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World’s largest shipper Maersk & global diabetic warrior Nordisk readying Sri Lanka entry
Boosting Sri Lanka’s international investment profile, two top global multinationals are moving for Sri Lanka entry –they are the world’s largest shipper Maersk Line and the front line warrior battling the global diabetes pandemic, Nordisk A/S-and yet to be identified two other giants in green-tech...
14.01.2016 - 09:56
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Famous Pakistani scientist Prof. Dr Atta-ur-Rahman in Sri Lanka
Famous Pakistani scientist Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman is currently visiting Sri Lanka to attend 1st International Conference on Bioscience and Biotechnology – 2016 under the theme of “Molecular Life Science for the Development in the 21st Century”, from January 12-13, 2016, organized by Faculty of App...
14.01.2016 - 09:47
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Over 300 companies to participate at Jaffna International Trade Expo in January
For the 7th consecutive year, the Jaffna International Trade Fair (JITF 2016) is scheduled to be conducted from the 29th – 31st of January 2016 in Jaffna. This event is considered by the people in the north as the largest exhibition and consumer fair. The Exhibition which has grown to a ‘must atten...
14.01.2016 - 09:12
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Science Conference A 'Circus'
Nobel laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan thinks that the annual Indian Science Congress (founded in 1904) is nothing but a ‘circus’ where back-scratching talks defy the purpose of a gathering of over 1000 scientists. Those who express their anger at ‘manufactured’ anger of writers and decry the tribe...
13.01.2016 - 09:51 By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
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Sri Lanka’s Travel Hot Spots showcased in North America’s Largest Travel Show
Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau in collaboration with Sri Lanka Embassy in Washington,organized a Sri Lanka travel booth at the New York Times Travel Show from January 08-10, 2016 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York with participation of 10 destination Management companies and Sr...
13.01.2016 - 08:56
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Consultative Meeting on the Launch of GSI Programme.
Global Sustainability Initiative (GSI) a multi-faceted programme with its Head Office if Jaffna held a consultative meeting on the launch of programme. The launching event was was held at Nallur on last Sunday and the event was presided by Professor S. Mohanadas. After the welcoming speech...
13.01.2016 - 08:45
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Performance by Ms. Sonam Kalra & The Sufi Gospel Project for “Sangam: Festival of India in Sri Lanka 2015-2016”.
High Commission of India in Sri Lanka, announced that performances by award winning singer, Ms. Sonam Kalra and her brainchild, ‘The Sufi Gospel Project;’ as the next event under ‘Sangam: Festival of India in Sri Lanka 2015-2016’. According a press release of tge Indian High Commission – Ms. Sonam...
13.01.2016 - 08:35
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Jayalalithaa assets case: SC will hear plea challenging her acquittal in February
For Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and her ADMK party another deadlier trouble than they faced hitherto, soon after the giant floods that shook the Tamil state, is in the pipeline. The ?66 crore disproportionate assets case continues to haunt her and also should spoil their sleep as the c...
12.01.2016 - 09:14 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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High Commission of India celebrated Pravasi Bhartiya Divas - 2016
High Commission of India in Sri Lanka celebrated Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) 2016 on January 9, 2016 at Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo. About 50 prominent members of Pravasi Bhartiya community in Sri Lanka were invited to attend the event. Minister for National Co-existence, Dialogue and Officia...
12.01.2016 - 09:06
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IDPs a key topic in UN Commissioner Zeid’s February visit to Colombo
In a major boost to the present unity government’s reconciliation efforts, the UN has given its thumbs-up to Sri Lanka-and in his next month’s ground-breaking visit to Colombo, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Al Hussein will focus on, among others, the issues of Lankan IDPs ‘who are stil...
12.01.2016 - 08:47
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Watch ‘Bailando’; sure you will change your mind!
The bra throwing stunt or a girl kissing the world renowned Spanish singer on the stage is nothing compared to what our politicians do daringly in public and the obscene language they use in the august house not respecting even the ladies around them or the children in the gallery, watching the proc...
12.01.2016 - 08:01 By S.H.Moulana
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President reminded of the disappointment over the failure in releasing Tamil prisoners
While welcoming President Maithripala Srisena’s decision to participate at a Thai Pongal ceremony to be held in Jaffna on 16th January, V. Anandasangaree Secretary General – TULF has conveyed the disappointment of the families and relatives of those Tamil political prisoners who are still l...
11.01.2016 - 09:07
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Dangerous Nuclear Adventurism of North Korea
The nuclear bomb, detonated by North Korea this week, took the entire international community by surprise, because, with that Kim Jong-un, the baby-faced strongman of North Korea, significantly dashed the hopes of Korean unification, while somewhat contradicting himself: in his New Year Message, th...
10.01.2016 - 11:11 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Mysterious space balls crash in Vietnam
Recently, several mysterious metal balls crash-landed in Vietnam, prompting investigation into their source. Two large metal balls landed in Yen Bai province of Vietnam, and a third ball struck a field of maize in the neighboring province of Tuyen Quang, Thuy Hang reported for Thanh Nien News. The...
10.01.2016 - 06:42 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Duckworth-Lewis method is not only for cricket!
All cricket fans know what a ‘Duckworth-Lewis method’ means. It is, however, a mathematical formulation designed to calculate the target score for the team batting second in a limited over cricket match interrupted by weather or other circumstances. It is generally accepted to be the most accurate...
10.01.2016 - 05:50 By S.H.Moulana
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Letter from America: My letter to Senator Pat Toomey
Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania is an unabashed supporter of Israel. In his latest email to me, he wrote, "I have warned of the dangers that America and her allies face when it comes to the Islamic Republic of Iran. This is not a topic that is new to me. I have long supported the strongest possib...
10.01.2016 - 05:38 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Nuklutoshi asks students to identify their talents to set their priority
Minister for National Highways, Mechanical Engineering and Election, Nuklutoshi called upon the students to identify their areas of talents and set them their “priority” in life. Speaking as Chef Guest on the occasion of the 32nd Tobu Area Students’ Session cum Sports Meet here on Thursday, the Mi...
09.01.2016 - 07:33 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Guantanamo: No Charges, No Trial, No Release, 14-year- Inhuman Torture
A lot of Guantanamo detainees were subjected to harsh interrogations, but what Mohamedou Slahi went through was extraordinary. In 2003, then Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld personally approved what was called a special interrogation plan for him. It used so-called enhanced methods. According t...
08.01.2016 - 16:34 By Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune Media Commentary
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Victor & the Vanquish - Programs to mark one year completion of Sirisena presidency
A series of programs will be held today (Jan. 08) to mark the one year completion of the democratic governance, established under the leadership of President Maithripala Sirisena. In the meantime former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says he would congratulate President Maithripala Sirisena on the elec...
08.01.2016 - 09:08
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Secessionist Tamil Diaspora's debt to America: Federalism for Sri Lanka
On 8 April 2009, just forty days before the total domestic annihilation of the LTTE in Sri Lanka, the US Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia Richard Boucher from his Washington office and US ambassador to Sri Lanka Robert Blake from his Colombo Chancery building were on a digital video confe...
07.01.2016 - 22:48 By Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune Political Note from U.S.
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