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Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Ramazan & Eid Trade Bazaar
Following its huge success at the 1st Ramazan & Eid Trade Bazaar, the Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association will be continuing its drive to enhance people to people contacts and bilateral trade connectivity between the two friendly countries. The Ramazan & Eid Trade Bazaar will be offer...
04.07.2014 - 13:01
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Neomal Perera officiates Sri Lanka Honorary Consulate in Zurich
After his appointment as Sri Lanka Honorary Consul for the Zurich Canton in March 2014 under the guidance of the Sri Lanka Embassy in Berlin, Vidarshana Munasinghe has arranged a series of events officiating his functions. In April, religious ceremonies were held at the Consulate. The declaration o...
04.07.2014 - 07:53
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Asian governments must combat hate crime towards minorities and indigenous peoples, says annual survey
Hate crime towards minorities and indigenous peoples is a daily reality across Asia but is often ignored by the governments of the region, Minority Rights Group International (MRG) warns in its annual report. This year’s flagship report, State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2014, i...
03.07.2014 - 20:55
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Is there religious disharmony among communities in Sri Lanka? Who is adding fuel to the fire and fanning the flames?
Although disharmony is defined simply as lack of harmony or agreement, its synonyms like discord, friction, strife, conflict, hostility, acrimony, bad blood, enmity, feuding etc., describe the real meaning of the word. The question that is relevant in the context of the recent violence against some...
03.07.2014 - 17:28 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Listen Hindi Songs You Can Have The Comfort - Chief Minister Dayasri Jayasekara
Listening Hindi songs we can remove the stress. I am willing to listen Hindi songs after busy work, Chief Minister Dayasiri North Westen Province said yesterday when opening first Hindi library in North Western provincial capital - Kurunegala. “Since our childhood we love Hindi films and songs....
03.07.2014 - 13:42
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Lanka in global women biz breakthrough
Sri Lanka’s women biz are on the verge of a breakthrough on 02 July as Commonwealth said it has picked the country to be its pioneering training point for its int’l women entrepreneurship push. “What we are looking at is Sri Lanka to be the hub for face to face delivery of training-whether it’s a...
03.07.2014 - 12:50
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A landmark Judgement: European Court upholds French Ban of Islamic Niquab or face covering veil
The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday 01/07/2014 in the matter of SAS V Government of France (Case No.43835/2011) upheld France's ban on wearing niqab or Burqa, full-face veils in public, rejecting arguments that the ban undermines freedoms of religion and expression and Muslim women’s’ r...
03.07.2014 - 08:38 By Jinadasa Bamunuarachchi - BA MA, Attorney at Law
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President Appoints Nine Members Public Service Commiss
President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday appointed nine members to the Public Service Commission (PSC) headed by retired Supreme Court Judge Sathya Hettige. The new Commission’s term will be for three years. Other members in the Commission are S.C.Mannapperuma, Ananda Seneviratne, N.H.Pathirana, S.Nad...
03.07.2014 - 00:02
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Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera assumed duties as the 19th Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy
Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed Rear Admiral Perera as the new Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy and promoted him to the rank of Vice Admiral with effect from 1st July 2014. Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera assumed duties as the 19th Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy at a ceremonial function...
02.07.2014 - 11:32
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Is it Asthma or COPD?
Both asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are chronic diseases involving airflow obstruction and are consequences of gene environment interaction. COPD includes progressive respiratory diseases like emphysema and chronic bronchitis and is characterized by decreased airflow over ti...
02.07.2014 - 09:28 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Marina Lanka Featured at World Marinas Conference in Istanbul
Marina Lanka (Pvt) Ltd., – a Sri Lankan company servicing the yachting industry – was a key feature at the World Marinas Conference (WMC) held in Istanbul, recently. One of Marina Lanka’s projects was featured in prime position by Arrol Ltd., - the world’s No.1 independent marina consultancy firm –...
02.07.2014 - 02:38
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Hashemite Kingdom renews trade, wants to re-activate JC right away
The Hashemite Kingdom wants to renew its trade with Sri Lanka-with no less than a Joint Commission meet at its end. “Let us now get really practical. It is time to activate 2007 Agreement and start vigorous bilateral trade. We are open to all suggestions from Sri Lanka” said a keen Ambassador Hass...
02.07.2014 - 02:32
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Blimey! Modi Misses ‘Honeymoon’
The ‘acche din’ harbinger, Narendra Modi, has lamented that the pleasure of a ‘honeymoon’ has been unjustly denied to him since he occupied the prime ministerial office and heralded a government that is ‘decisive’, ‘transparent’ and morally upright. He does not state it, but obviously it is the spor...
02.07.2014 - 02:23 By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
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When will Israel’s Insanity Ends?
A sadly familiar scene over the past two weeks here in occupied Palestine:10 Palestinians (including a 7 and 15 year old) and three Israeli settlers (16 – 19 year old) were killed. Dozens of Palestinian homes were demolished in the past two weeks. Over 570 more Palestinians were kidnapped in these t...
02.07.2014 - 02:11 By Mazin Qumsiyeh - Bethlehem, Occupied Palestine
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When will Israel’s Insanity Ends?
A sadly familiar scene over the past two weeks here in occupied Palestine:10 Palestinians (including a 7 and 15 year old) and three Israeli settlers (16 – 19 year old) were killed. Dozens of Palestinian homes were demolished in the past two weeks. Over 570 more Palestinians were kidnapped in these t...
02.07.2014 - 02:11 By Mazin Qumsiyeh - Bethlehem, Occupied Palestine
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New Heads of Mission Present Credentials to President Rajapaksa
Two new high commissioners and three new ambassadors presented their credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this morning. Mr. Grahame Morton - High Commissioner of New Zealand Ms. Zahiya Zareer - High Commissioner of the Republic of Maldives Mr. Hassan Mahmoud M...
01.07.2014 - 16:43
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India Offers Ayush Scholarship Scheme
The High Commission of India announces the offer of eight (08) scholarships for Sri Lankan Nationals under the “Ayush Scholarship Scheme” for UG/PG/Ph.D courses in Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha ,Homeopathy and Yoga during the forthcoming session of 2014 – 2015. The Government of India selects meritoriou...
01.07.2014 - 10:07
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Some progress in India buying French Rafale
On Monday when India launched a French satellite, the French foreign minister Laurent Fabius held talks with Indian foreign and defence ministers on bilateral strategic partnership, and pushed for early purchase of the multi-billion dollar Rafale combat aircraft. Space, civil and nuclear energy coo...
01.07.2014 - 10:00 By Malladi Rama Rao
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‘Lanka handlooms special’-Int’l Design Expert
Just as the US demand for Lankan handlooms surged, an international design expert called on 30 June the country to further strengthen its design and promotion capacities-and Sri Lanka’s handloom designs continue to have a special identity. “Sri Lanka has been known for its handloom textiles. Sri...
01.07.2014 - 09:47
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Fight smear factor with an open debate
The charged nature of current Sri Lankan politics is fertile grounds for dueling factionalism. Asian Tribune’s Daya Gamage captured the smear factor that prevailed in politics even in USA. Vituperation abounds. Getting over that called for a sober assessment of facts. Sinhala and Muslim communities...
01.07.2014 - 09:31 By Philip Fernando
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