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Curtains For Indian, Pakistani Dynasties?
Looking at the current political scene in India it can be said with some confidence that the stars of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty are on the decline after enjoying positions of power right from the time of Independence in August 1947. Pakistan, which was carved out of British India, is witnessing a sim...
07.04.2015 - 09:39 By Allabaksh - Syndicate Features:
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Haoliang Xu meets with Dr. Harsha de Silva
Yesterday, the Visiting UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP’s Regional Director Mr. Haoliang Xu, had discussions with the Deputy Minister of Policy Planning and Economic Affairs, Dr. Harsha de Silva . The discussions revolved around potential areas of new support to the agencies under the new M...
07.04.2015 - 08:38
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Expat Lankans donate cardiac catheter lab to A’pura Teaching hospital
“We are deeply grateful to expatriate Sri Lankans in Australia for facilitating the grant of a fully equipped Cardiac Catheter Laboratory to the Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital” Health and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said at the opening of the first Angiography Unit at the Anur...
07.04.2015 - 08:30 By Janaka Perera
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Present government vilifying predecessors with dubious accusations: Development has grounded to a halt – Slams Mahinda
The Media Coordinating Secretary of Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday (5) dismissed allegations leveled by Minister Kabir Hashim about several infrastructure projects initiated by the ex-government. At a press conference last Thursday April 02, Minister Kabir Hashim made certain allegatio...
06.04.2015 - 09:03
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“Tripartite Talk” crucial for solution to Chang-Yimchunger issue
When state Home Minister Y Patton landed in Shamator Subdivision HQ under Tuensang district on March 30, a mammoth Yimchunger crowd in their public ground was waiting to hear from him of what the government was thinking about the recent clashes between the Chang and Yimchunger people in the district...
06.04.2015 - 08:01 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Resumption of Colombo-Talaimannar train services
After more than 24 years, direct train services between Colombo and Talaimannar resumed from April 2nd. The train will run on the newly completed railway track between Medawachchiya and Talaimannar. Branching off the Northern Line at Medawachchiya Junction, the line heads north-west through North Ce...
06.04.2015 - 07:56
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Iran’s Nuclear Deal: Iranians jubilant; Saudis muted; Israel dismayed
The historic agreement, reached by the West and Iran over the disputed nuclear programme of the latter on Thursday, has all the political ingredients for a dramatic global political shift, if the stakeholders can see it through. In this context, there are obvious winners – and, inevitably, of course...
05.04.2015 - 15:47 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Nigerians got a wise change!
At last a sigh of relief for the unlucky Nigerians by freeing themselves from the grip of Goodluck Jonathan. Although he hoped to be reelected, his chances were found to be remote well ahead of the election, because of the new regulations made rigging very hard and impossible. His failure to contro...
05.04.2015 - 08:25 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Easter stands out as the most important celebration for Christians, as it marks the conquest of death
As Easter revives the Christian spirit, which contributes to achieving social justice and reconciliation, it also gives an important lesson for our own advancement as a nation, said Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena in his Easter message. Easter stands out as the most important celebration f...
05.04.2015 - 07:18
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UNDP Regional Director arrives in Sri Lanka on a week-long visit
Mr. Haoliang Xu, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, Chair, United Nations Development Group Asia-Pacific and UNDP Assistant Administrator & Director, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific arrived in the island yesterday for a 6 day visit. Upon arrival, Mr. Xu stated “My second visit...
05.04.2015 - 07:09
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Letter from America: Can Bangladesh’s politicians learn to walk their talk?
On March 26 the Bangladeshi community in Philadelphia celebrated the Independence Day to commemorate the country's declaration of independence from Pakistan in the late hours of 25 March 1971 by the "Father of the Nation" Bongobondhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman before he was arrested by Pakistani forces....
05.04.2015 - 06:54 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Echoes of April 5
April is the month when flowers bloom in Nuwara Eliya. It has also been a month when guns boomed and bombs exploded and of ‘revolution.’ All of them occurred on a 5th of April within a span of 29 years. The first of these was the Japanese air raid over Colombo in 1942 followed by the air raid ov...
05.04.2015 - 06:48 By Janaka Perera
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Whose advising the Forces now?
A fearless President with his Tri Services Commanders, led Sri Lanka to victory after 26 years of terror on 19 May 2009.In the face of daunting adversity, he never gave up. The cost was about 100,000 lives of troops, civilians and terrorists. Complete peace reigned thereafter. While massive, unpre...
04.04.2015 - 22:13 By 'A Patabendi'
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Modi strengthens ties with Indian Ocean neighbours
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched his foreign policy initiatives to establish India’s strategic presence in the Indian Ocean with a five-day (March 10-14) visit to three littoral states - Seychelles, Mauritius, and Sri Lanka, all former British colonies. Modi’s stated objective was to st...
04.04.2015 - 08:48 by Ramtanu Maitra -
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‘EU trade region very significant to Sri Lanka’-EDB
As a single economic region, EU is very significant for Sri Lanka. The Government of Sri Lanka is making arrangements to participate at the universal exposition “Expo Milano 2015”. The event is organised under the auspices of Ministry of Industry & Commerce with fully pledged assistance and co-o...
03.04.2015 - 07:42
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What is Sri Lanka’ Destiny ?
Our Beautiful country was redeemed, with the greatest of difficulties, from the vestiges of imminent devastation, murder, plunder and pillage. Narcissists, who supported the previous presidency for their personal advantages, are now feeling the pinch of their aggrandizement and their inability to...
03.04.2015 - 07:33 By S. A. Zulkifli
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Are Sri Lankans ready for Good Governance?
When two Sri Lankans meet nowadays good governance is the topic tossed around. Also, it is the issue on which the new President Maithripala Sirisena was elected. It also implies that people were not happy with the way they were being governed. Good governance is about making sure that exercising...
02.04.2015 - 17:45 By Dr.M.A.Mohamed Saleem - Honorary President and Chief executive Officer of SWARAJYA foundation
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A Second Look at the Pareto Principle
Vilfredo Pareto (1848 – 1923) was an Italian civil engineer who became more famous as an economist, political scientist and philosopher. He gave the world what we call the 'Pareto Principle'. At the University of Lausanne, Switzerland he published his first paper "Cours d'économie politique" in 1896...
02.04.2015 - 09:18 By Habib Siddiqui
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EU considers GSP+ and lifting of fish products ban
Expressing deep appreciation over the new government’s policies on improving human rights and strengthening democratic institutions, European Union Ambassador to Sri Lanka David Daly said the EU is seriously reevaluating the Sri Lanka’s request to grant the GSP+ concession once again for Sri Lanka e...
02.04.2015 - 08:35
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Taking Stock: Skewed priorities of the government's budget
Skewed Priorities of the government: Write-off in customs duty on gold, diamond and jewellery is about twice the cut in total budget for health, education, women and child development, drinking water and sanitation The 2015-16 Budget and the Statement of Revenue Impact of Tax Incentives in 2014-15...
02.04.2015 - 08:15 Dr Rahul Pandey, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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