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First women political leaders in Saudi Arabia - Role of women in Islamic societies!
Saudi Arabia, the most important nation in West Asia, has successfully conducted local elections in municipalities to strengthen the truly democratic roots of the kingdom, enabling women to contest and win polls. Women have been elected to municipal councils in Saudi Arabia for the first time afte...
15.12.2015 - 01:39 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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President Leaves for Vatican
President Maithripala Sirisena left the Island yesterday morning (13) for a visit to the Vatican on an invitation by the Holy See. The highlight of the President’s visit will be an audience with His Holiness Pope Francis I at the Vatican which will take place today. This is the second time th...
14.12.2015 - 08:24
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High Commissioner of India on a two-day visit to the North
Indian High Commissioner Mr. Y.K. Sinha was on a two-day visit to the Northern Province and declared opened several projects where India was involved in the construction and funding of such projects. Mr. Y.K. Sinha, High Commissioner of India, and the Mr. H.M.G.S. Palihakkara, Governor of Northern...
14.12.2015 - 01:33
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Now the cat is out of the bag!
When we heard for the first time that Russia accusing Turkey for buying oil from ISIS, we were shocked but subsequently to our consolation a strong denial came from Turkey. However, this time the accusation is coming from none other than Turkey’s coalition partner to eliminate ISIS and NATO co-mem...
14.12.2015 - 00:51 By S. H. Moulana
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Looking into the Abyss of Oil Price Rout
The descent of oil price on a financial chart is almost like that of a parachutist with a pleasant spectacle to look at from consumers’ point of view. Whereas the parachutist may be at the mercy of gravity, the price of oil seems to be hinging on the wishful thinking of the world’s largest producer,...
13.12.2015 - 09:16 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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President Sirisena to meet Pope
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to leave for Italy today for a two-day official visit. During his visit, the President is scheduled to meet with Pope Francis and a host of other leaders. The meeting with the Pope for bilateral discussions would be his second meeting since a...
13.12.2015 - 07:46
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Embarkation Tax slightly increased by US$05/=
The embarkation taxi levied on travelers departing Sri Lanka will be slightly increased from US$ 25 to US$ 30 from January 1 next year in keeping with a Budget proposal. “Accordingly, the previous levy which was around Rs. 3,250 will be increased to Rs. 4,500 with effect from January 1,” Civil Avia...
13.12.2015 - 05:34
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“Stay strong and face the future with courage” - President to Kusal Perera
President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday telephoned Sri Lankan cricketer Kusal Janith Perera , who is suspended by the International Cricket Council over dope charges, and encouraged him “to stay strong and face the future with courage”. In a tweet message, President said “I phoned Kusal J Perera th...
12.12.2015 - 22:18
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Minister Nuklutoshi to release book - “Narendra Modi And Naga Peace Accord”
Minister for National Highways and Mechanical Engineering, Nuklutoshi will formally release a book entitled “Narendra Modi And Naga Peace Accord” written by Oken Jeet Sandham, Senior Journalist, Nagaland, on December 13, 2015, at 1:30 PM at Hotel Japfu, Kohima. The Book mostly focused on the Pri...
11.12.2015 - 07:17
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Indian PM Narendra Modi will visit Pakistan next year
India and Pakistan have been busy conducting active diplomatic exercises to reset their bilateral policies. Pakistan long a back invited Indian PM Mod to visit as early as possible and restart the ailing relationship. As the result of prolonged diplomacy, Indian has agreed to send its PM to visit Pa...
10.12.2015 - 08:29 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Who would like to meet him, leave alone the London Mayor?
Donald Trump who is now strongly campaigning for a Muslim ban in the US is traced to an immigrant ancestry. While his paternal record is traced to Germany his maternal lineage is from Scotland and his wife is from Slovenia. It is also on record he has called for banning immigrants from various c...
10.12.2015 - 08:20 By S.H.Moulana
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Govt to take steps for prevention of corruption to work in a free and fair manner without any political influence - President
President Maithripala Sirisena says he would make every arrangement for the institutions which work for prevention of corruption, to work in a free and fair manner without any political influence. He added that required amendments to the Prevention of Corruption Act will be formulated enabling the...
10.12.2015 - 08:07
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Two outstanding sportsmen's magnanimous gesture
Sri Lankan Cricket legends Kumar Sangakkara and Muttiah Muralitharan have donated Rs. 16 million to help the Chennai flood victims. Muralitharan has donated Rs. 10 million and Sangakkara donated Rs. 6 million for the flood victims, Indian Media reported. “As per latest updates, Sri Lankan top cla...
09.12.2015 - 08:49 By S.H.Moulana
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Will 2030 Global Goals help accelerate progress towards ending TB?
This article is based upon an exclusive interview with Dr Mario Raviglione, Director of the WHO's Global TB Programme. Dr Raviglione spoke with CNS (Citizen News Service) at the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Cape Town, South Africa. As we know, the Global Goals for Sustainable Develo...
08.12.2015 - 11:16 By Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service)
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Dr. Nalaka Godahewa was remanded till14 December 2015
The former Chairman of Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC), Dr. Nalaka Godahewa was remanded till14 December 2015 after being presented yesterday before the Magistrate Court. Dr. Nalaka Godahewa appeared before the Financial Crimes Investigation Division of the police yesterday morning an...
08.12.2015 - 10:29
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Through anti-tobacco & drugs policies, a healthy nation will be built – President
President Maithripala Sirisena says the responsibility will be fulfilled as a government for a healthy nation, through the government’s policy on alcohol and tobacco. He added that the government will address the issue of the non- infectious diseases, faced by the world community and will do the bes...
08.12.2015 - 09:36
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Pak-China Corridor and Balochistan
Progress on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is on its fast track since 17 September and first phase of the project is likely to be completed by the end of 2017. However, the CPEC is a 15 year project between Pakistan and China spanning 2015-2030, while the Western route has to be completed...
08.12.2015 - 07:07 By Zaheerul Hassan
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President Participates in Pandit Amaradewa’s Felicitation Musical Show
President Maithripala Sirisena participated in the musical show ‘Sasara Vasana Thuru’ held on Dec. 05, at the BMICH to felicitate the veteran musician Pandit Amaradewa, in line with his 88th birth anniversary. “The greatest musician of the nation of Sri Lanka, Pandit Amaradewa is a world renowned...
07.12.2015 - 07:39
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Release of LTTE Detainees: A Threat to Rajapaksa’s Life - Spokesman Rohan Welivita
The security detail of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa should be increased with the release of LTTE detainees, who have not been rehabilitated, last month by the government, rather than decreasing it, his spokesman Rohan Welivita said in a statement. . Welivita former President’s spokesperson...
07.12.2015 - 07:01
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‘8500+ cars driven here Lankan assembled’-Rishad
Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen addresses Colombo Motor Show’s eighth (8th) gala awards night held on 03 December at JAIC Hilton. Sri Lanka’s automobile assembly industry has the potential to save valuable forex sacrificed for vehicle imports, stressed Minister of Industry and...
06.12.2015 - 16:43
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