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Errant traders beware, fine up to R100,000’-Rishad
In view of the forthcoming New Year season, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen has instructed the Consumers Affairs Authority (CAA) under him to take all relevant measures so that consumers do not feel any discomfort, as revealed on 08 April-and re-structuring efforts of Lanka Satho...
09.04.2015 - 10:54
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Bank of Ceylon General Manager suspended
Bank of Ceylon Chairman Ronald C. Perera PC, justifies reasons behind placing bank’s General Manager, Mr. D M Gunasekera on suspension (on compulsory leave) , until investigations are completed such that the conduct of investigations is independent and impartial. In a statement released to...
09.04.2015 - 09:11
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Protest against the use of the term Tamil National Alliance aka TNA
V. Anandasangaree, Secretary General of the TULF has lodged a strong protest the Commissioner of Elections against the use of the term Tamil National Alliance (TNA). In a protest note sent to the Election Commissioner V. Anandasangaree, Secretary General – TULF has stated, “I wish to lodge my...
09.04.2015 - 07:36
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Leader of the Opposition - Dinesh Gunawardene?
Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa has apprised the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) General Secretary Susil Premajayantha to have discussions with the party members and decide on who should be appointed as the Opposition Leader. Speaker on Thursday (7) told the Parliament that he needs more time to co...
09.04.2015 - 07:10
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State Funeral With Full Honors to Late Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter
Sri Lanka Government has declared April 12 as a Day of Mourning for the late Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter Most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Thera who had passed away at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore yesterday morning while receiving treatments at the age of 85. Yesterd...
09.04.2015 - 06:50
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The Most Venerable Mahanayake Thera of Asgiriya Chapter passes away in Singapore
Most Ven. Aggamahapanditha Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Rathanapala Mahanayake Thera (Chief Prelate) of the Asgiriya Chapter, has passed away at a private hospital in Singapore. The Most Venerable Thero was admitted to the hospital after falling gravely ill recently. The Mahanayake Thera was receiv...
08.04.2015 - 09:57
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A Political Fiasco?
There is a loud cacophony, a persistent harsh outcry by some Senior Ministers of the UPFA and the debauched henchmen of their ilk, the very same people who screamed that they will institute disciplinary against all those who attended the UPFA meetings in support of Mahinda Rajapksa are clamouring no...
08.04.2015 - 07:53 By Sithy A. Zulkifli
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World Health Day: No substitute to healthy mind
We all aspire to be healthy and at times go to great lengths to ward off sickness. The fight against disease begins early on in life with responsible parents ensuring that their kids are administered all available vaccinations ((although there is a small lobby that is against this important preventi...
08.04.2015 - 07:46 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Modi-Fixation With Smart Cities
With Prime Minister Narendra Modi set to spend a day in Toulouse during his latest three-nation tour of the West, the talk of the town is that the BJP-led NDA government may finally opt for the French model for its Smart City project. For the uninitiated, Toulouse, about 580km from the French capita...
08.04.2015 - 07:38 By *D R Ahuja - Syndicate Features
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Politics of Correctness: The Legacy of Lee Kuan Yew
Drawing open the curtains to what is the festive month of April in many parts of Asia and the world, on 02 April, one hundred forty two students were slaughtered in Garissa University College in Kenya by al Shabab: an al Qaeda-linked Somali terrorist outfit. A statement issued by al Shabab warned K...
08.04.2015 - 07:23 By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera
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‘Pakistan our second largest SAARC partner’-Rishad
As a three day official tour of HE the Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena kicked off on 05 April, a member of the delegation, Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen voiced that Pakistan is the second largest trade partner of Sri Lanka after India prior to his departure on 05 April. “Aft...
07.04.2015 - 10:23
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Curtains For Indian, Pakistani Dynasties?
Looking at the current political scene in India it can be said with some confidence that the stars of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty are on the decline after enjoying positions of power right from the time of Independence in August 1947. Pakistan, which was carved out of British India, is witnessing a sim...
07.04.2015 - 09:39 By Allabaksh - Syndicate Features:
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Haoliang Xu meets with Dr. Harsha de Silva
Yesterday, the Visiting UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP’s Regional Director Mr. Haoliang Xu, had discussions with the Deputy Minister of Policy Planning and Economic Affairs, Dr. Harsha de Silva . The discussions revolved around potential areas of new support to the agencies under the new M...
07.04.2015 - 08:38
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Expat Lankans donate cardiac catheter lab to A’pura Teaching hospital
“We are deeply grateful to expatriate Sri Lankans in Australia for facilitating the grant of a fully equipped Cardiac Catheter Laboratory to the Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital” Health and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said at the opening of the first Angiography Unit at the Anur...
07.04.2015 - 08:30 By Janaka Perera
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Present government vilifying predecessors with dubious accusations: Development has grounded to a halt – Slams Mahinda
The Media Coordinating Secretary of Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday (5) dismissed allegations leveled by Minister Kabir Hashim about several infrastructure projects initiated by the ex-government. At a press conference last Thursday April 02, Minister Kabir Hashim made certain allegatio...
06.04.2015 - 09:03
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“Tripartite Talk” crucial for solution to Chang-Yimchunger issue
When state Home Minister Y Patton landed in Shamator Subdivision HQ under Tuensang district on March 30, a mammoth Yimchunger crowd in their public ground was waiting to hear from him of what the government was thinking about the recent clashes between the Chang and Yimchunger people in the district...
06.04.2015 - 08:01 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Resumption of Colombo-Talaimannar train services
After more than 24 years, direct train services between Colombo and Talaimannar resumed from April 2nd. The train will run on the newly completed railway track between Medawachchiya and Talaimannar. Branching off the Northern Line at Medawachchiya Junction, the line heads north-west through North Ce...
06.04.2015 - 07:56
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Iran’s Nuclear Deal: Iranians jubilant; Saudis muted; Israel dismayed
The historic agreement, reached by the West and Iran over the disputed nuclear programme of the latter on Thursday, has all the political ingredients for a dramatic global political shift, if the stakeholders can see it through. In this context, there are obvious winners – and, inevitably, of course...
05.04.2015 - 15:47 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Nigerians got a wise change!
At last a sigh of relief for the unlucky Nigerians by freeing themselves from the grip of Goodluck Jonathan. Although he hoped to be reelected, his chances were found to be remote well ahead of the election, because of the new regulations made rigging very hard and impossible. His failure to contro...
05.04.2015 - 08:25 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Easter stands out as the most important celebration for Christians, as it marks the conquest of death
As Easter revives the Christian spirit, which contributes to achieving social justice and reconciliation, it also gives an important lesson for our own advancement as a nation, said Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena in his Easter message. Easter stands out as the most important celebration f...
05.04.2015 - 07:18
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