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Tamils and citizens need to consolidate the recent progressive changes in the country
Global Tamil Forum (GTF) strongly urges the Tamil people and all citizens of Sri Lanka to do their historic duty at the upcoming Parliamentary elections by carefully voting for the parties and candidates with the main objective of consolidating the progressive changes and gains made during the recen...
25.07.2015 - 09:49
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President presents National Flag to Lankan scout team
: President Maithripala Sirisena as the First Scout of Sri Lanka today (July 23) presented the National Flag to the Sri Lankan scouts team which is participating in the World Scout Jamboree in Japan. The World Scout Jamboree is to be held from July 29 to August 01 in Yamiguchi in Japan, with partici...
25.07.2015 - 08:39
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Overwhelming support for Imams
There is overwhelming support for the Friday’s (24/7) sermon in every mosque in Sri Lanka, which centered on the evil activities of the extremist groups in other countries and the damage they have deliberately caused to the peaceful religion Islam. Imams pointed out how these groups have managed to...
25.07.2015 - 08:06 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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President Barack Obama invites Nawaz Sharif to USA: Implications!
US President Barack Obama has invited Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for an official visit, a move seen in Washington here as mark of support for his policies, particularly efforts to improve ties with neighbors including India with pipeline diplomacy. This is notwithstanding seemingly illusio...
25.07.2015 - 07:57 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Ranil wants report on alleged IS combatant
Cabinet spokesperson and Minister Rajitha Senaratne announcing the Cabinet decisions said that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had requested the Inspector General of Police to investigate the incident and close associates of the deceased involved the recent Syria attack and submit a report to h...
24.07.2015 - 08:55
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Early diagnosis of drug resistance is crucial to ending TB
Despite being treatable, TB remains a major global public health problem. As Dr Mario Raviglione, Director Global Tuberculosis Programme of WHO, informed, in 2013, 9 million people fell ill with TB in; 1.5 million men, women and children died from it; 480,000 people developed multi drug resistant TB...
24.07.2015 - 08:20 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Winners from Sri Lanka received Young Leadership Award from the Queen
Winners from Sri Lanka who received Young Leadership Award from the Queen met the British High Commissioner. British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, James Dauris recently met Kavindya Thennakoon and Thejitha Saubhagya Edirisinghe, the Sri Lankan winners of the inaugural Queen’s Young Leader Award...
24.07.2015 - 08:10
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“He is the first President we can look up to”
Civil Society Representatives Appreciate the President’s Neutral Role in the Election Campaigning Process. As directed by President Maithripala Sirisena, Secretary to the President P.B. Abeykoon informed all Ministry Secretaries and Provincial Secretaries that recruitment, appointments and promotio...
23.07.2015 - 17:01
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Sri Lanka posted new ambassadors to five countries
The Ministry of External Affairs announced the appointment of new ambassadors for five countries - France, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Kuwait and Seychelles. According to the, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Mahishini Colonne A.L.T. Najimudeen has been appointed to Afghanistan, Yasoja Gu...
23.07.2015 - 10:18
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The generation that is born today should be a generation without tobacco
Currently one person dies every six seconds due to tobacco, which is nearly six million people each year, the World Health Organization states. Ministers from 10 countries, including Australia with the aim of ending high smoking rates among young people, assembled recently in Paris to start a commo...
23.07.2015 - 09:49 By Manjari Peiris
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Government to pay the Golden Key depositors on 24th
As per the proposal made by the Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake through his interim budget, the government is to begin the disbursement of payment to the deposit holders of the defunct Golden Key Credit Card Company Ltd (GK) from July 24th. The cabinet of ministers gave its approval last week...
22.07.2015 - 22:53
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Safeguard Security
We remember how the government elected in 1977 under the leadership of J.R Jayewardene (J.R.J) removed the security forces from the coastal areas of the Northern and Eastern provinces in order to please the Tamil politicians, disregarding the importance of national security. J.R.J led government und...
22.07.2015 - 22:45 By S. Akurugoda
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Fast-tracked to hell!
A face-book ,message, still to be confirmed, related to the death of a so called ‘Karate Master’ from Sri Lanka, fighting for ‘IS’ has been received with disgust rather than sadness. This dubious group called ‘IS’ has misled many youngsters by assuring them of a short cut to heaven. However, these...
22.07.2015 - 09:16 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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The Third Hopper Betrayal: Dealing the Foreign Cards Again
The recent UPFA Anuradapura meeting did not see hundreds of CTB buses transporting supporters as were the case in the presidential election. But the crowds appeared bigger and were definitely larger than the UNP meeting in Kandy. And this was after Sirisena had back-stabbed his own party three times...
22.07.2015 - 08:41 By Susantha Goonatilake
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Blowing Smoke for Big Tobacco
A group of public interest and international public health organizations have released “Blowing Smoke for Big Tobacco.” "Blowing Smoke for Big Tobacco" was released by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Public Citizen, Corporate Accountability International, the Framework Convention Alliance, Actio...
22.07.2015 - 08:20 By Manjari Peiris
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Indian PM Modi’s visit to Russia and Central Asia to boost India's multi-directional strategy! - A Report
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has resumed his foreign tours and went to Eurasia (Russia and Central Asia) from July 6-13 that will see a packed schedule with the prime minister spending about a day in each country. He was on a 3-day visit to Russia attend the seventh meeting of BRICS and Shang...
22.07.2015 - 08:13 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka condemns IS as un-Islamic
The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka today expressed its “deep dismay” at media reports of the first Sri Lankan killed in battle in Syria with IS. This was stated in an open letter address to Maithripala Srisena, President of Sri Lanka. The Letter further stated - “This group of extremists who call th...
21.07.2015 - 23:51
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‘Zaheer stop it now!’
‘Zaheer Abbas karo!’ was the unison shout from the Indian players in the field when the ‘batting machine’ starts exploding said Sunil Gavaskar, while he was commentating. This legend of a player, the finest batsman Pakistan has ever produced is the current ICC President and was warmly welcomed on h...
21.07.2015 - 10:32 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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No Ticket For Wijemuni – Rajiv Attacker
The Bodu Jana Permuna (BJP), the election wing of the Bodu Bala Sena has refused to give election ticket to Wijemuni Vijitha Rohana de Silva, who had hit Rajiv Gandhi with his rifle butt when the then Indian Prime Minister was reviewing a Guard of Honuor at Colombo on July 30, 1987, in the aftermat...
21.07.2015 - 09:00
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Can Martyrs’ aspirations revive in Burma?
Nineteenth of July has been known as Martyr's Day in Burma and citizens deeply used to commemorate their independence heroes amid political uncertainty ahead of 8 November 2015 Elections. Burma gained its Independence in January 1948. It’s not an easy task of struggling to overthrown the British Col...
21.07.2015 - 08:42 By - Zin Linn
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