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PM halts Rauff & Water Board after Rishad's complaint
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe instructed both Minister Rauff Hakeem and the water board Chairman to not to proceed with water supply disruption of 5 July due to Ramazan. The instructions came after direct complaint by Industry & Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen to PM about the sudden de...
06.07.2016 - 06:48
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World's ugliest colour - Dark Green Brown
The results of a survey led by a group of experts from a marketing company in finding the ugliest colour in the world have just released and it is Opaque Couche or Pantone 448c. It is called Dark Green Brown! This survey has been conducted on the invitation of the Australian Government by research a...
06.07.2016 - 06:41 by Manjari Peiris
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Happy Ramzan: Essence of Eid al-Fitr !
Eid al-Fitr or Ramzan is marked on June 06 this year. Eid Mubarak! Regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam, Ramadan fasting is the period when Muslims fast every day from sunrise to sunset. They refrain from consuming food, drink and engaging in sexual relations. It also includes the increased...
05.07.2016 - 12:58 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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‘George Master’ - former translator of LTTE political head Thamilselvan released by court
Acting on the advice of the Attorney General (AG), Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya yesterday, released, after seven years, 'George Master' aka Veluppillai Kumaru Pancharatnam, former translator of LTTE political head S.P Thamilselvan, from the magisterial inquiry conducted against him b...
05.07.2016 - 09:00
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CAA conducts more than 10000 consumer protection raids
Sri Lanka’s Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) hit more than 10000 raids in the first half (1H) of 2016 –and increased its fine collections by a strong 55%, latest data showed. According to the CAA data of July, raids conducted by the CAA teams from January to June this year totalled 10146 and is ste...
05.07.2016 - 08:28
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Four people killed and five injured after suicide bombing in Saudi Arabia – one of Islam's holiest sites
Several cars caught fire and local media showed images of what appeared to be a fire outside one of the buildings overlooking the Prophet's Mosque. The area was packed for prayer during the final days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which ends in the kingdom on Tuesday. Millions of Muslims v...
05.07.2016 - 08:18
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Farmers to opt to cultivate other crops instead tobacco
A very interesting and encouraging news from Karnataka, India, which could be an example for Sri Lanka too to follow with, to convert our country's soil a profitable one and to help our citizens to be hale and hearty. A witnessing change has been taking place in parts of tobacco growing regions...
05.07.2016 - 07:42 By Manjari Peiris
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Eli - the weasel - is dead
Eli Wiesel has died. I was never a fan of him in spite of his many successes in life, mostly selling the Holocaust industry. I found him fake and considered him a disingenuous person: a hypocrite of our time. He was in the habit of making things up, in a way that his many subsequent detractors could...
04.07.2016 - 19:21 By Habib Siddiqui
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Lesson In Obsequiousness In Interview Grab
Despite all the claims of its high TRP, there are not many who rate the nightly verbal joust on Times Now high because all you get to hear is shouting and screaming. Perhaps the only reason why the programme enjoys high viewership is that people do like to see the interviewee, if he or she is a big...
04.07.2016 - 09:21 By Atul Cowshis - Syndicate Features
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Nearly 120 killed in overnight Baghdad bombings
Nearly 120 people were killed and 200 wounded in two bombings overnight in Baghdad, most The attack on the shopping area of Karrada is the deadliest since U.S.-backed Iraqi forces last month scored a major victory when it dislodged Islamic State from their stronghold of Falluja, an hour's drive wes...
04.07.2016 - 09:16
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U.S. on Civilian Casualties: Inherent right of self-defense-national interest
"U.S. policy on civilian casualties resulting from U.S. operations involving the use of force in armed conflict or in the exercise of the Nation's inherent right of self-defense is based on our national interest, our values, and our legal obligations", declares President Obama in an Executive Order...
04.07.2016 - 08:44 Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune US National Correspondent
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Sri Lanka’s first National Coop Policy & Coop Act in the offing
As Sri Lanka’s third economic force reported total value close to $ 3 Bn, it is set to enter the next stage of development with a variety of support measures from the government –including a National Cooperative Act, a Coop policy and the third cooperative university in South Asia set up in Sri Lank...
04.07.2016 - 08:25
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Strategizing Indo-Sri Lanka Symbiosis
"Sri Lanka needs to strategize and place on track an India Policy" is what Prof. Sudharshan Seneviratne, former Sri Lanka High Commissioner to India, onetime Director-General Central Cultural Fund and former Professor of Archaeology at Sri Lanka's premier university Peradeniya advocates . Professor...
04.07.2016 - 08:14 An Asian Tribune Presentation
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Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy - New Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan economist Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy has been named yesterday as the new Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) by President Maithripala Sirisena. The appointment of a respected economist to the post of governor to replace Arjuna Mahendran has avoided a showdown between Presi...
03.07.2016 - 08:52
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Brexit: the harbinger of doom on other global alliances?
When I predicted the likelihood of the Brexit two weeks ago in my weekly column, I didn’t use a crystal ball to catch a glimpse of what was to come; nor did I subject my observations to a relentless political analysis in the hope of coming up with the exact outcome. It was the combination of good,...
03.07.2016 - 08:14 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Why Delhi still wants to keep Nagaland under Disturbed Area Act?
It is so embarrassing to see the declaration of the entire State of Nagaland as “Disturbed” by the Government of India with effect from June 30, 2016, invoking once again the so-called draconian Act, “Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), 1958.” By what yardstick how the Government of India has o...
03.07.2016 - 07:57 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Islam: Ramadan fasting brings change in the mind and life of Muslims!
A month of a serious intense religious-spiritual exercise Holy Ramadan has done marvelous impact on the life of Muslims for over 1400 years, although for many Muslims the fasting from dawn to dusk maybe more a mere routine formality than a serious spiritual exercise to strengthen Islamic faith fo...
03.07.2016 - 07:00 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Kejri Referendum For Delhi
His demand for holding a referendum on statehood for the national capital looks nothing but a part of the never-ending war that the Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has launched against Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party. He must be aware that there is absolutely no chance of a refer...
03.07.2016 - 06:47 By Allabaksh - Syndicate Features
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Another Hindu priest murdered
Bike-riding assailants hack him to death in Jhenidah; SITE Intelligence claims IS took responsibility. The rosaries of Hindu priest Shymananda Das lies amid blood stains on the spot where he was hacked to death early yesterday Azibor Rahman in Jhenidah with Shariful Islam The sixty-two year-old Sh...
03.07.2016 - 06:32
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Breixt and Sri Lanka Exports
Popular topic within the international community during the last few months was on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) campaigned as short ward BREXIT. After having long dialogue on this issue, a Referendum was held on June 23, 2016 in a bid to test the will of th...
02.07.2016 - 23:36 By T.K.Premadasa*
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