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Joint Celebration - ‘Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation Day and the ‘International Students Day’
annual get-together of the ITEC alumni and Sri Lankan students who studied in India under various scholarship schemes of the Government of India was held on Monday, March 30, 2015, at Hotel Taj Samudra. Dr Sarath Amunugama, Minister of Higher Education and Research, Government of Sri Lanka, graced t...
01.04.2015 - 08:35
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Conspiracy’ to Push India into Dark Ages
It is bad enough that while on the political front ‘fringe elements’ are being given freedom to tout their divisive and hate agenda, in the sport arena both the traditional (print) and the ‘new’ (electronic and social) media are on an overdrive to convert Indian sports-lovers, especially cricketers,...
01.04.2015 - 08:18 By Atul Cowshis - Syndicate Features
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Sri Lanka exports revving for this year’s historic Milano blitz
Sri Lanka has promptly moved on 26 March to leverage a universal global expo series whose history extends back to 1851 in London to hold its exports edge-and also vowed to showcase its exports diversification strength at the latest exposition in the series coming up in Milano, Italy this May. “We...
31.03.2015 - 09:31
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Patton appeals to YTC leaders to attend “Tripartite Talk”
Nagaland Home Minister Y Patton said the upcoming “Tripartite Talk” to be held on April 7 at Kohima would be crucial as it was to find amicable and lasting solution to the “Chang and Yimchunger” issues. Addressing a huge crowd here at Shamator HQ, under Tuensang district Monday, the Minister appea...
31.03.2015 - 08:48
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Former Strongman Basil Faces Imminent Threat of Arrest at the Airport
Former strongman and one of the siblings of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa faces imminent threat of being arrested at the Katunayake International Airport, no sooner he lands. Basil Rajapaksa, the former Economic Development Minister is wanted by the Police to record a statement over alleged m...
31.03.2015 - 08:01
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AAP Has Self –Destructive Instincts
The ‘pink slip’ to ‘rebels’ Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan and their loyalists Anand Kumar and Ajit Jha may be deemed to show the self-destructive instincts of the Aam Aadmi Party if you don’t like ‘muffler-man’ Arvind Kejriwal. And if you are one of those who see him as the new messiah out on the...
31.03.2015 - 07:10 By Tukoji Pandit - Syndicate Features
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First European R&D breakthrough for Lankan apparels
Within a day after Sri Lanka and EU successfully joining in Colombo for the redux of the sought after GSP Plus to boost its apparel exports, comes yet another coveted technical breakthrough extended through a surging EU economy –and this support stream connects not only to Lanka’s finished apparels...
30.03.2015 - 10:17
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Politics of Bluff & Bluster In India
Sonia Gandhi, the Congress President, literally sprang a surprise this week by displaying an aggression, which is not associated with her. Both on the floor of Parliament and outside, she put the Modi government on notice that her party’s poor bench strength would not come in her way of leading the...
30.03.2015 - 08:43 By Malladi Rama Rao - Asian Tribune
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‘Disgusted’, Really General?
It may not be wrong to assume that Gen (retd) V.K. Singh, minister of state for external affairs in the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, felt ‘disgusted’ as an afterthought following his appearance at the Pakistan Nation Day function in Delhi on March 23. It had provided some spice to the sensation...
30.03.2015 - 07:41 By Tushar Charan - Syndicate Features
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No Belchi Moment
Manmohan Singh’s tryst with black gold in Talabira may turn out to be the badly needed Belchi moment for his Congress party, which is in a state of despair, with the Crown Prince appearing to give credence to the growing perception that “he is an empty suit”. Sonia Gandhi’s dramatic gesture in suppo...
30.03.2015 - 00:34 By Malladi Rama Rao
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Knee-Jerk Rules in Aviation: two-man Cockpit Rule
In the aftermaths of the destruction of the Airbus 320 of Germanwings, some of the circumstances that led to the catastrophic suicide act by Andreas Lubitz, the 28-year-old pilot, have been completely eclipsed by the disproportionate focus on a single, relatively-new structural addition to the inte...
29.03.2015 - 11:52 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Letter From America: ‘Hidden Hands’ Behind Communal Violence in Myanmar - I told you so
In a country that has been infested with the blight of unfathomable racism and bigotry for decades, rumors are enough to trigger communal riots. And if the press, priests, public servants and people’s representatives are all working in cahoots as a party to a very sinister program – which I have bee...
29.03.2015 - 11:44 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Sri Lanka and rising ASEAN economy ink first trade minutes in Colombo
With a call to quadruple bilateral trade to $1 Bn, Sri Lanka and Vietnam inked the minutes of the successful first official joint trade meet on the eve of 26 March in Colombo. Interestingly, private sector players of the communist party state Vietnam are enlisted to take the lead in Sri Lanka’s o...
29.03.2015 - 07:40
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Responding to Yemen crisis
Sunni-Shi’a divide seems to be deep rooted and explosive by nature. Not only anti-Islamic world exploits the deadly divide in Islamic world to their own advantages, but also, it helps the enemies of Islam to accelerate the globally circulated awful trend: Islamophobia. World now looks at Islam as a...
29.03.2015 - 07:26 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Pak Envoy expresses deep shock and grief over the demise of President’s youngest brother
The Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan at Colombo, Dr. Sarfraz Sipra expresses deep shock, heartfelt condolences and sympathies on behalf of the people and the Government of Pakistan on the very sad and tragic demise of Mr. Priyantha Sirisena, the youngest brother of His Excellency the President o...
29.03.2015 - 07:19
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Host countries to clash in the World Cup final!
We would like to recall that we predicted in these columns that there will be a probable clash between the neighbors in the World Cup final. We will be seeing on Sunday that New Zealand and Australia fighting it out for the one day supremacy. This is almost the repetition of the last World Cup, w...
28.03.2015 - 11:28 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Maithripala Sirisena and Xi Jinping reiterated Sri Lanka and China are all weather friends
Presidents of Sri Lanka and China Maithripala Sirisena and Xi Jinping reiterated the view that Sri Lanka and China are all weather friends, whose relations span centuries and have stood the test of time. These sentiments were expressed during the bilateral discussions between Sri Lanka and Chinese P...
28.03.2015 - 09:41
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Indian High Commissioner in Batticaloa and Ampara
Indian High Commissioner, Mr. Y.K. Sinha, visited Batticaloa and Ampara from March 23-25, 2015.
28.03.2015 - 09:28
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‘No expired rice stocks’- Kiran Atapattu
Some news reports by certain media on 27 March alleging that expired rice unfit for human consumption were found at a Lanka Sathosa storage, are incorrect and require immediate correction, according to Kiran Atapattu (Chairman, Lanka Sathosa). The clarification stresses that the media reports have f...
28.03.2015 - 08:47
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Sri Lanka plans to lift ‘terrorist’ ban on Tamil groups
Sri Lankans both Sinhalese and Tamils in Canada has expressed surprise by plans by President Maithripala Sirisena to legalize the LTTE. The LTTE operates overseas through cover organizations taking the face of diaspora organizations. Sri Lankans and Canadians of Sri Lankan heritage are questioning...
28.03.2015 - 08:38 By Ganesh of Toronto
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