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Kerry seeks to reset US-Lanka relations, urges Sirisena to cooperate with UN in war crimes investigation!
US Secretary of State John Kerry who visited Sri Lanka recently sought to reset US-Lanka relations and urged new Lankan President Sirisena to work with the United Nations to ensure the investigation into war crimes met international standards order to renew ties. Kerry said the United States is prep...
05.05.2015 - 09:01 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Pakistan PM calls for further strengthening Pak-Sri Lanka economic relations
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that Pakistan's economic ties and trade linkages with Sri Lanka must be further strengthened for the benefit of Sri Lankan people, Pakistani news paper 'Daily Times' said. The Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has called for further strengthening Pa...
05.05.2015 - 08:36
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Overview of 2015 UK election
With the aim of electing 56th parliament, the United Kingdom’s general election will take place on 7th May 2015. Many political parties are contesting to form the government in which Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democratic, UKIP and Green party are the major according to public opinion; however the...
05.05.2015 - 08:22 By ATM Haidar Khan
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Vesak Program at Medamulana- Televised Live in Jaffna
The Amadam Sisilasa Poya Day programme was organized this time for the 136th occasion with the participation of Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. This program carried live by a regional base TV belongs to Rajapaksa family. The Amadam Sisilasa Poya programme organized on every Poya Day was launche...
04.05.2015 - 16:11
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With no cure in sight, controlling asthma is essential
With no cure in sight, experts believe that controlling asthma is essential to ensure good quality of life for those living with it. "It is Time to Control Your Asthma" is thus the sub-theme of this year's World Asthma Day, an annual event earmarked for the first Tuesday of May, which is organised b...
04.05.2015 - 11:29 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Mannar Bishop admitted in the ICU in Colombo
Most Rev. Dr. Rayappu Joseph, Bishop of the Mannar Diocese who was on his way to Colombo to meet US Secretary of State John Kerry, was admitted to Colombo National Hospital after he collapsed. Source said the Bishop had suffered a stroke. According to sources from Bishop’s House Mannar he is unde...
04.05.2015 - 08:49
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Vesak Day marks triple events in the life of the Buddha & Its suits all era – President
It is with the much tranquility of devotion that I send this message on the occasion of the Triple Festival of Vesak, which comes with the Buddha's message of compassion to all beings, President Maithripala Sirisena stated in a message to mark Vesak. In a message to Mark Vesak Full Moon Poya, the...
04.05.2015 - 07:56
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Controlling and managing asthma is key to live a normal life
Living a normal life is possible if people with asthma can control and manage the condition well, say experts. This year's World Asthma Day theme is "You can control your asthma." Asthma is a chronic, long-term condition that varies in severity. It can be a serious and even life-threatening problem....
03.05.2015 - 11:29 By Rahul Kumar Dwivedi, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Microsoft Edge: replacement to Internet Explorer
Microsoft revealed the successor to Internet Explorer this week, which up until 2004 had been almost synonymous with web browser, thanks to the overwhelming reliance on its Windows operating system by computer users around the world. It is going to be called Microsoft Edge. The software giant reluc...
03.05.2015 - 07:53 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Lalin’s Column : Lt Col Kenneth Abeywickrama 10 April 1935 – 7 April 2015
Kenneth Abeywickrama, was born in Kandy to a well known and philanthropic Baddegama family in the South. He schooled at Royal College in Colombo, was a reserve Lieutenant Colonel in the SL Army Service Corps (Volunteers) from 1962 -1982, retiring after being the 21st Commanding Officer from 1977 to...
03.05.2015 - 06:18 By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
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Letter from America: USCIRF Report on Burma
The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has recently issued its report on Burma. The U.S. government has designated Burma as a "country of particular concern" (CPC) since 1999, most recently in July 2014. The longstanding Presidential action for this designation keeps the exis...
03.05.2015 - 11:16 By Dr Habib Siddiqui
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Buddhism in Russia and the Lankan connection
While Sri Lanka and many other predominantly Buddhist countries celebrate Vesak today (May 3), it is worth recalling this island’s connection with Buddhism in Russia. On May 23, 2012 the Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences released the 1,045 page- Encyclopedia of Buddhism edited b...
03.05.2015 - 05:52 By Janaka Perera
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Burma: Fettering the press may cause an abortive reform
The 3rd May is the World Press Freedom Day. The day highlights the importance of the media freedom. The day also draws attention to freedom of expression, speech, writing, publishing and distribution of news among journalists, citizens of all nations and peoples of different classes living around t...
02.05.2015 - 12:40 By - Zin Linn
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John Kerry arrives
US Secretary of State John Kerry just arrived in Colombo, for his first trip to the country, the US State Department stated in a release. This is the first official visit by an US Secretary of State since that of William Pierce Rogers in 1972. Secretary of State Colin Powell visited Sri Lanka foll...
02.05.2015 - 11:42
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Global Tamil Forum Congratulates Sri Lanka for passing of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution
Global Tamil Forum sends a congratulatory note to President Maithripala Srisena and to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe for adopting the 19th amendment to the Sri Lanka Constitution. In a statement released by the by one of the leading Tamil Diaspora organization in the West, - Global Tamil Fo...
02.05.2015 - 09:02
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Five Dutch Nationals of Sri LankanoOrigin jailed in The Hague for supporting Tamil Tigers
Five Dutch nationals of Sri Lankan origin have been jailed for between 19 months and six years three months for raising money for the Tamil Tigers. The Tamil Tigers have been on the EU’s official list of terrorist organizations since 2006. The group has been fighting for what it calls Tamil Eelam...
02.05.2015 - 07:44
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resident calls the working people to show their commitment to Good Governance
“As we celebrate May Day this year, we are indeed fortunate in having established a democratic environment in Sri Lanka, where workers enjoy the rights of assembly and protest in an atmosphere of peace both in the work place and society”, President Maithripala Sirisena said. I, therefore, call o...
01.05.2015 - 09:40
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19th Amendment passed: Significant advancement in post war restoration and reconstruction of democratic governance
A question often asked is why a face is in the front of a head and not the back of a head. The answers seldom considered however is that it is in front so that one can see ahead, and not look back at where one had come from. The significant advancement in post war restoration and reconstruction of d...
01.05.2015 - 09:24 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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No other way out: We need to early diagnose TB and treat with drugs that work
It may sound rhetorical but some of the 'absolute must' steps for progressing towards ending tuberculosis (TB) are to early and accurately diagnose TB and treat with the standard combination of drugs that are sensitive and work for a particular patient. Although sounds simplistic yet these are 'easi...
01.05.2015 - 09:03 By Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service – CNS
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British High Commissioner James Dauris Visits Kandy
The newly-appointed British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, James Dauris, yesterday made his first official visit to Kandy. He paid his respects at the Sacred Temple of the Tooth, and called on the Most Venerable Tibbatuwawe Sri Siddhartha Sumangala Mahanayake Thero of the Malwatte Chapter. They s...
01.05.2015 - 08:37
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