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Nuklutoshi condemns IED planting at Mokokchung a ATM
Minister for National Highways and Mechanical Engineering, Nuklutoshi, has strongly condemned the planting of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in an ATM Booth at Mokokchung town on Friday. In a statement issued today, the Minister termed as “senseless and mindless” the acts of the miscreants becaus...
04.01.2015 - 05:48
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Kankesanthurai – Jaffna Train Services Inaugurated - Reconnects Last Link To North
Transport Minister Kumara Welgama inaugurated the Jaffna to Kankesanthurai train service with the departure of the Yal Devi train from the KKS railway station at 10.22 a.m yesterday (2nd January). President Mahinda Rajapaksa had been due to inaugurate the latest stretch of a reopened rail link from...
03.01.2015 - 07:42
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India lends a helping hand
To help in meeting the needs of people affected and displaced by floods and landslides caused by the incessant rains in Sri Lanka, the High Commission of India handed over relief goods today as humanitarian assistance to the National Disaster Relief Services Centre (NDRSC) of the Ministry of Disaste...
03.01.2015 - 06:53
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Presidential Elections in Sri Lanka - The People Will Decide
Having been to Sri Lanka many times over the past few years and written a number of analytical pieces on its efforts to return to normalcy following the comprehensive defeat of the Tamil Tigers, I returned to Colombo to observe the presidential elections. First, I was curious as to why President...
03.01.2015 - 06:48 By Mathias Keitel*
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Nuklutoshi regrets decline on Christian principles in Nagas
Nagaland Minister for National Highways and Mechanical Engineering expressed his unhappiness on the fast decline of Christian spirit and the principles among the Naga people. He said only a small per cent of Naga people lived as true Christian while sizeable number them did not even go to the Chur...
03.01.2015 - 06:35 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Pakistan lodges protest on unprovoked Indian firing across Working Boundary
Pakistan has lodged a strong protest over the unprovoked firing of the Indian troops in the Zafarwal Sector, resulting in the martyrdom of two personnel of Pakistani Rangers. Indian Deputy High Commissioner was summoned to the Foreign Affairs Ministry on Wednesday to condemn the action of Indian Bor...
02.01.2015 - 07:54
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Western Aid & Trade, Sustain the Burmese Military Dictatorship
With the ringing of the New Year Bells the modern Union of Burma will be celebrating its 68th anniversary and facilitations will pour in from every diplomatic mission but the entire people of Burma will continue to suffer under the smokescreen of elected government but in reality is a cruel military...
02.01.2015 - 07:48 By Kanbawza Win
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India constructs 27,000 houses in Sri Lanka
The Indian Housing Project in Sri Lanka continues to make excellent progress, with the project reaching its target of constructing 16,000 houses during 2014. With the achievement of this important milestone, a total of 27,000 houses have been constructed or repaired under this project till date. Dur...
02.01.2015 - 07:15
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Jan-Nov exports at $10 B
Sri Lanka’s January–November exports have notched $10.1 Bn driven by 'across the board' surge and specifically led by apparel and industrial products, as revealed on 30 December-and the crucial apparel volumes appear to be almost on its annual earnings target. “Several sub sectors including apparel...
01.01.2015 - 07:54
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TNA’s announcement of supporting the opposition presidential candidate will prove counter productive
V. Anandasangaree, Secretary General of Tamil United Liberation Front castigates the Tamil National Alliance leader R.Sampanthan for interfering unnecessarily, by urging the Tamil people to vote for the opposition candidate Maithripala Srisena, instead he suggested that the TNA should have allo...
01.01.2015 - 07:40
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Did Burma close down the democratic reform in 2014?
Citizens of Burma or Myanmar remain skeptical of political transformation under the existing President Thein Sein’s regime that claims itself as a reformist government. The reason is that the regime just changes its clothes rather than its undemocratic mind-set. People believe country’s sovereignty...
31.12.2014 - 07:17 By - Zin Linn
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M.S. Dhoni retires from test cricket
MS Dhoni has retired from Test cricket with immediate effect following the drawn Test against Australia in Melbourne. Virat Kohli will take over as India captain for the final Test of the series, which India have already lost, in Sydney. “One of India’s greatest Test Captains under whose leadership...
30.12.2014 - 22:44
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The TULF wants the TNA not to interfere with the Tamil Voters Sangaree
The Tamil Uunited Liberation Firont has some very justifiable reasons for asking the Tamil National Alliance not to interfere and to leave it to the Tamil people to decide on their own and cast their vote. V.Anandasangaree , Secretary General-TULF in a statement has pointed out that the TNA, mor...
30.12.2014 - 22:12
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Pakistan: 99 percent of Hindu girls raped, converted are under 13 years of age
As many as 99 percent of Hindu girls who are converted to Islam and forcibly married are under 13 years of age, leader of the premier Hindu organization in Pakistan said Friday. “As many as 20 new cases have been registered in courts in the last two months alone,” Ravi Dawani, general secretary of t...
30.12.2014 - 07:47
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The people should decide whether Country should go forward or slide backwards at the January 8, Presidential poll
The people have to decide whether the country should go forward or slide backwards at the January 8, 2015 Presidential poll, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said. President Rajapaksa said the January 8 Presidential poll is not a mere election but will decide the future of the country, which is on a prog...
29.12.2014 - 15:21
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Russian Economic Crisis – is it getting out of hand?
The combined effect of plummeting oil price and Western economic sanctions appears to be taking its toll on the Russian economy – finally. According to some government ministers’ own admission, the economy will soon be in the doldrums with a sharp increase in inflation –certainly in recession too, u...
28.12.2014 - 08:32 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Mattala Int’l Airport – A Dire Need And A Wise Investment
The second International airport (MRIA) built at Hambantota district (Sri Lanka) continues to draw malicious attacks from political opponents even though they are fully aware of the dire need for this airport. Obviously petty politics had taken priority over development. At the moment more and more...
28.12.2014 - 06:16 By Dr. T.Jayasinghe
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Letter from America: From Christ to Christmas – a historical analysis – Part 2
No one would dispute that what we call today Christianity – in all its manifold and often irreconcilable forms – is the result of a prolonged, gradual, often haphazard process involving much trial and error, much uncertainty, much schism, much compromise, much improvisation, much a posteriori accret...
28.12.2014 - 05:58 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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The Government Committed To Create Better Future For Younger Generation
The government is committed to creating a better future for the future generation, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said. He said the country's younger generation should be ready to conquer the world utilising resources provided for education. The President was speaking at a UPFA election rally in Galle...
27.12.2014 - 09:01
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December 30 – Last Chance For Postal Voters
Those who failed or missed to cast their votes through postal voting on December 23, 24 or 26 can do so on December 30 at the District Elections Office, the Elections Department stated in a release yesterday. The release added that the last date for marking of postal ballot papers for those who cou...
27.12.2014 - 08:44
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