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TPP: Trading people for profit
The recently concluded Transpacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will expand corporate profits at the expense of people’s rights. A new addition to the growing number of free trade agreements (FTAs) took centre stage last Monday as the United States and 11 Pacific Rim countries announced the conclus...
16.10.2015 - 07:23 By Mark Moreno Pascual, CNS (Citizen News Service)
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Durga Puja In Bangladesh
History records that grand celebration of Durga Puja began in late 1500s. There are many folk tales about the first Durga Puja in Bengal. Raja Kangshanarayan of Taherpur organized the first autumn Durga Puja in Bengal. Tahirpur is a municipal town of Bagmara upazila under the district of Rajshahi....
15.10.2015 - 20:48 By Rabindranath Trivedi
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Olympic Committee reviewed the progress revised sports legislation in Sri Lanka
The International Olympic Committee (IOC), along with representatives of ASOIF, ANOC and the OCA, hosted a constructive and fruitful meeting in Lausanne with a delegation from the Government of Sri Lanka that was led by Dayasiri Jayasekara, Minister of Sports, and the National Olympic Committee of S...
15.10.2015 - 15:22
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Government started pursuing Tamil prisoners' issue
Fasting Tamil Prisoners’ issue has been brought to the attention of President Maithripala Srisena and to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe yesterday after the weekly Cabinet meeting by National Dialogue Minister Mano Ganeshan. Reports reveal that President Maithripala Sirisena has promised to look...
15.10.2015 - 09:52
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Appoint a panel of retired judges to inquire and release the Fasting Tamil Prisoners - Anandasangaree
V. Anandasangaree, Secretary General of the Tamil United Liberation Front in an appeal to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Srisena to appoint a panel of retired judges both male and female and form a few panels to inquire each cases of the Pathetic Plight of Fasting Prisoners and to rele...
14.10.2015 - 09:42
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Navy Arrested 24 Indian Fishermen Poaching Sri Lankan Waters
Sri Lanka Navy assisted the Sri Lanka Coast Guard to arrest twenty-four Indian fishermen along with four Indian fishing trawlers poaching in Sri Lankan waters at the distances between 3 to 6 nautical miles from Thalai-mannar on 12th October 2015. According to the Sri Lankan Navy news report, When...
14.10.2015 - 08:40
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U.S. Underwater Demining Assistance Improves Safety
The U.S. Navy recently concluded a two-week training session in Trincomalee to equip and support Sri Lanka’s underwater demining efforts. Working with scan sonars and robots donated by the U.S. Navy, the Sri Lankan Navy enhanced its ability to search, locate, and provide information on any unknown...
13.10.2015 - 22:10
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Justice Eva Wanasundera taken oaths as acting Chief Justice
Senior Supreme Court Judge, Justice Eva Wanasundera has taken oaths yesterday as the acting Chief Justice before President Maithripala Sirisena. Justice Wanasundera will act as CJ during the absence of Chief Justice K Sripavan who is currently abroad. Prior to her appointment as Puisne Justice of t...
13.10.2015 - 10:01
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Saudi kingdom will continue to control the Holy Hajj!
Following the double tragedies in Mecca killing hundreds of pilgrims during the Holy Hajj pilgrimage, naturally Saudi government has been blamed for the unfortunate mishap and there is a strong suggestion that control mechanism of the annual pilgrimage should be shared by Muslim nations collectively...
13.10.2015 - 09:48 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Plight of arrested Pillayan unknown
The plight of arrested Pillayan is still unclear and according to sources he is expected to be produced before Colombo Magistrate today. Former Eastern Province former Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan who was arrested by the CID on Sunday evening when he arrived at the CI...
13.10.2015 - 08:13
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Ambassador Tilak Ranaviraja, Presents Credentials to Director General of UNESCO
Sri Lanka Ambassador and Permanent Delegate HE Tilak Ranaviraja, presented credentials today, 06th October 2015, to UNESCO Director General Madam Irina Bokova at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. During his meeting with the Director General, Ambassador Ranaviraja underlined the importance of U...
12.10.2015 - 20:55
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The idea of the Kohima City
Kohima, the Capital of Nagaland State, has lots of historical backgrounds. One of the most significant chapters in the history of this picturesque City is the British India Government occupying it and later becoming their battlefield fighting against the Japanese troops during the Second World War i...
12.10.2015 - 09:04 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Hold joint Indo-Lanka naval patrols Demands Sampanthan
Sri Lanka’s Opposition Leader Rajavarothiam Sampanthan has demanded India and Sri Lanka should hold joint naval patrols to prevent fishermen from poaching in each others' waters, Sri Lanka's main opposition leader said. Speaking during a debate on alleged poaching by Indian fishermen in northern Sri...
12.10.2015 - 08:20
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Aachi’, Manorama who died on Saturday, cremated today
Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah, chief minister J Jayalalithaa, leaders of various political parties, film personalities and people from all walks of life paid homage to actor , comedian and singer Manorama, affectionately referred to as ‘Aachi’, Manorama who died on Saturday night at the age of 79,...
11.10.2015 - 22:16
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Pillaiyan arrested today in Colombo
The Eastern Provincial Council Member of the UPFA and the former Chief Minister of the Eastern was arrested today in Colombo. Earlier in the day he arrived at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Colombo to give a statement in connection with the murder of former TNA MP Joseph Pararajasin...
12.10.2015 - 07:59
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Steve Jobs Movie: a mischievous emphasis on human flaws?
"Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we have done something wonderful: that's what matters to me." ~ Steve Jobs Steve jobs, the ‘much-anticipated’ biopic of the late co-founder of Apple, was released on Friday, much to the dismay of the memb...
11.10.2015 - 08:15 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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BJP may deny Srinivasan a third term
G Srinivasan, chairman of New India Assurance Company Limited, Mumbai, who is close to former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram is seeking a third extension of the post violating all norms, industry experts aver. The ruling BJP dispensation in New Delhi especially Union Finance Minister Arun Jait...
11.10.2015 - 07:24
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Letter from America: Anti-Mosque protests in the West
Racism and bigotry is on the rise across the globe. Many of the western governments won't allow building of a mosque on Muslim owned properties. Even if the central government sometimes may have no bars for such mosque constructions, the local Christian community, much given to racism and bigotry, m...
11.10.2015 - 07:18 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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EU to support strong Climate bill at Paris climate meet on Nov 30
As climatic disorders, owing to wrong state polices, continue to dormant the humanity, world powers are meeting in November in Paris to discuss the dangerous climate issue and decide the solutions to save the earth and the living beings on the earth. The process of environmental disorder due mainly...
11.10.2015 - 07:14 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Call to kick polluters out of climate talks
Activists have appealed to Indian government to take urgent and meaningful action on climate change next week in Germany. The action is part of a global day of action in several countries calling for a more just and sustainable energy system and for policymakers to end the undue influence and obstru...
11.10.2015 - 07:02 By Citizen News Service (CNS)
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