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Government of India signs contract to renovate Rabindra Memorial Library in Sripalee College, Horana
As part of its development partnership with Sri Lanka in the field of education, the Government of India is undertaking a project to renovate the Rabindra Memorial Library and Hall in Sripalee College, Horana, at a total cost of SLR 38 million. In this regard, following a process of competitive...
15.05.2015 - 07:27
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Indian PM Modi's visit: China says boundary issue can't be resolved quickly!
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Beijing on 14 May on the second leg of his three-day China visit during which he will hold talks with his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang on May 15 Friday at the Great Hall of the People and they are expected to discuss the boundary issue on issues of mutual in...
15.05.2015 - 07:18 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Sri Lanka's Douglas Perera recognized during US Asian Heritage Month
In this month of May declared every year by the United States as the Asian Pacific Heritage Month recognizing the contribution of Asian and Pacific Islanders to their adopted nation as well as to their nations of birth, the Nevada State Democratic Party is giving a fitting tribute to an Asian Ameri...
15.05.2015 - 07:08 By Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune US National Correspondent
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Mahinda demands Rs.1 billion for the alleged defamatory statement
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had sent a letter of demand to Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera demanding Rs.1 billion as compensations over a statement alleged to have made by the minister during a news conference. The letter of demand sent to Samaraweera by Attorney-at-Law Athula Priyadarsh...
14.05.2015 - 16:24
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Supreme Court today issued an interim order staying the arrest of Gotabaya Rajapaksa
The Supreme Court today issued an interim order preventing the arrest of former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, until the determination of the FR petition filed by him. Rajapaksa on Monday (11) filed the fundamental rights application challenging the legality of establishing the Financial Cr...
14.05.2015 - 07:49
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ASEAN Parliamentarians condemn Indonesia’s treatment of migrants
ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) criticized Indonesia’s approach to dealing with the influx of migrants in the midst of an escalating regional refugee crisis. The condemnation follows Indonesian authorities’ decision to tow a boat carrying around 400 migrants from Myanmar and Banglades...
14.05.2015 - 07:33
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Indian fishermen’s delegation meets Sri Lanka President
A special delegation of the Indian Fishermen’s’ Organization called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Office, Colombo day before yesterday (May 12). The discussion focused on the difficulties faced by the Indian Fishermen. The President who gave a patient hearing to their views...
14.05.2015 - 07:24
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We need Kejriwals with brooms!
We had numerous Kejriwals in the past, in Sri Lanka, who had done even better than the Indian leader, who has just started his sweeping out corruption with his broom (his election symbol) from Delhi. The most outstanding of them all was our dear late prime minister, Dudley Senanayake, who had a b...
14.05.2015 - 07:13 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Switzerland declares support for 19A
Switzerland, the nation with richest households in the world, threw its support behind the 19 Amendment to the Lankan Constitution on 13 May-while Swiss investors in Colombo chorused in unison for long-term Swiss investments here. “I am very much impressed by the democratic process of Sri Lanka disp...
14.05.2015 - 07:04
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LG bodies to come under special commissioner after automatic dissolution on May 15
Local Government bodies will come under the supervision of a special commissioner after their automatic dissolution on May 15, President Maithripala Sirisena said. President Maithripala Sirisena said today that the 334 local bodies whose terms would lapse on Friday would be placed under special co...
13.05.2015 - 08:12
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Indian judiciary: Public prosecutor considers Jayalalithaa's acquittal by court flawed!
The ADMK supremo and ex. CM of Tamil Nadu Jayalalithaa very effectively coerced the judiciary to deliver a judgment in her favor. The credit for this unique achievement goes to her skillful multi-pronged strategy. She can also declare that money and contracts can do wonders in India. Now that the A...
13.05.2015 - 07:36 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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“Congress unable to compromise its ideology with communal political party”: Therie
The Opposition Congress has once again stated that it would not be able to go together with the NPF-led DAN Government in Nagaland as the BJP was part of the government and further disclosed that they had already served “show cause notice” to their MLAs on May 9 to reply within seven days after thei...
13.05.2015 - 07:19 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Sri Lanka is grateful to Pakistan for the enormous assistance provided to defeat the terrorists - President
President Maithripala Sirisena said not only the government of Sri Lanka but the entire nation is grateful to Pakistan for the enormous assistance provided to Sri Lanka to defeat the terrorists. “Sri Lanka today stands as a peaceful unitary State because of your support,” he told the new Pakistan...
13.05.2015 - 07:08
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Nauser Fowzie Arrested and Released on Bail
Western Province Council UPFA member Nauser Fowzie was released on bail after being presented at the Colombo Magistrate Courts this morning. Fowzie was produced before the Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya, and he ordered his release on a cash bail of Rs 10,000 and two personal bails of 1...
12.05.2015 - 17:29
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Deputy Minister of Law and Order and Christian Affairs Neranjan Wickremesinghe Passed Away
: Deputy Minister of Law and Order and Christian Affairs Neranjan Wickremesinghe passed away a short while ago. Panadura hospital police said he was pronounced dead after admitting to the hospital. Deputy Minister Wickramasinghe has been admitted to Bandaragama Hospital after a sudden illness and la...
12.05.2015 - 16:54
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Police Team Deployed To Arrest Ven. Gnanasara Thera At The Airport
Colombo, 12 May, (Asiantribune.com): A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Ven. Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thera after he failed to appear before the court on a case regarding his alleged participation at an unlawful assembly in front of the Bribery Commission....
12.05.2015 - 09:08
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Vesak Celebrations in Havana lights up the Sky
A week - long Vesak celebrations organized by the Sri Lankan Embassy in Cuba from 03rd - 10th May 2015 on the theme “ Festival of Lanterns & Illuminations, ” at the Embassy premises, lit up Havana for the 3rd consecutive year . The festival was inaugurated on 03rd May amidst a large gat...
12.05.2015 - 12:49
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President urges party leaders to submit any amendments and proposals to the electoral reforms
President Maithripala Sirisena informed all party leaders to submit any amendments and proposals to the electoral reforms in writing to the Presidential Secretariat before Wednesday (13) noon. He said such proposals could also be discussed again. A special discussion on electoral reforms headed by t...
12.05.2015 - 08:06
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TN CM O Panneerselvam to resign, enabling acquitted Jayalalithaa to assume power in Tamil Nadu
As J Jayalalithaa, the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, has been acquitted in a corruption case that had led to her being jailed, she can now return to Madras Fort office. Current CM O Panneerselvam, who was hand-picked and installed by Ms Jayalalithaa when she had to step down after being conv...
12.05.2015 - 07:30 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Sajin arrested and remanded
Former Monitoring MP Sajin de Vass Gunawardena was remanded by Fort Magistrate Courts today until May 20 . Gunawardena was arrested earlier this afternoon by CID over the misuse of vehicles of the Presidential Secretariat. He had arrived at CID to give a statement over the incident earlier in the...
11.05.2015 - 19:34
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