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A major blast at Wokha, killing eight people and injuring dozens
Home Minister Y Patton along with high ranking state police and civil officials has yesterday visited the Wokha bomb blast site and the affected people living in the makeshift camp here at Tsumang Colony. During his visit, he also announced ex-gratia relief of Rs 1 lakh each to the next of kith and...
27.02.2015 - 07:49 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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New Heads of Mission Present Credentials to President Maithripala
Sri Lanka President spelt out that the Foreign policy of the Government is to continue on the path of non-alignment with cordial relations with all nations, when two ambassadors and a high commissioner presented their credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat thi...
26.02.2015 - 23:03
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The unseen hand of Mahinda Rajapaksa
Over 6.4 million people gave a mandate for the President, the government and the Cabinet of Ministers. The people can be asked to give a fresh mandate, if somebody has any reservation over the mandate that the existing government has” - Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe. The current Sri Lankan con...
26.02.2015 - 20:38 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Sashi Weerawansa further remanded
Chief Magistrate of Colombo, Gihan Pilapitiya, yesterday ordered former Minister Wimal Weerawansa's wife, Sashi Weerawansa, who has been taken into custody by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for allegedly submitting false information to the Department of Emigration and Immigration and ob...
26.02.2015 - 08:52
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Maldives President Abdulla Yameen visits Pakistan
In the midst of heightened political confusion in Maldives, following the arrest and ongoing trial of former president Mohamed Nasheed, Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom will be in Islamabad on 25 February on a two-day official visit. During his first ever visit to Pakistan, President...
26.02.2015 - 08:12 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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Ambassador Amunugama meets German State Secretary Markus Ederer
Ambassador Amunugama met State Secretary Markus Ederer at the Federal Foreign Office today (23rd Feb.2015) to brief him on steps that have been taken by the current Government to establish good governance, national reconciliation as well as strengthening democratic institutions and rule of law in Sr...
26.02.2015 - 08:05
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Sri Lanka Vs. Bangladesh: will this be the turning point for Sri Lankan cricket to win ICC world cup 2015?
Cricket is all about excitement, uncertainty and fun. There are many arguments on recent “form” of Sri Lankan cricket. Anyway Sri Lanka will get an opportunity against Bangladesh and this match can be really critical for our cricketers to prove their potential to win ICC world cup 2015. This match...
26.02.2015 - 07:57 By Nalin Abeysekera
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UN Senior Official to Visit Sri Lanka
Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman will arrive in Sri Lanka on Saturday, 28 February. He plans to meet with senior officials of the Government of Sri Lanka, political parties and civil society groups. This will be his first visit to Sri Lanka. USG Feltman looks forward t...
25.02.2015 - 23:30
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Twenty years of Students Exchange Programme - Students from St. Thomas Mt. Lavinia visiting Germany
Ten students from St. Thomas College, Mt. Lavinia are presently in Germany on a three-week study tour organized by Mr. Manfred Moeller, Teacher and Coordinating Director of Gymnasium Isernhagen. The Gymnasium Isernhagen, a high school in Hannover, has been engaging in an annual student exchange prog...
25.02.2015 - 22:24
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Palitha Kohona: An Extraordinary Diplomat for Sri Lanka; His address on Biological Diversity to FAO
As Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative in the United Nations, Dr. Palitha Kohona was a prominent voice within the Global Body on equality for women, global security, prevention of violence against girls and boys, getting the UN to recognize Youth Year and holding it in his native Sri Lanka, and now...
25.02.2015 - 06:02 Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune US National Correspondent
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The Netherlands will host the fourth Global Conference on CyberSpace (GCCS 2015) on 16-17 April 2015 in the World Forum in The Hague.
Government officials will meet with representatives of the private sector and civil society to promote practical cooperation in cyberspace, enhance the building of cyber capacity, agree on norms for responsible and acceptable behaviour online, and explore ways to protect freedom and privacy in cyber...
25.02.2015 - 05:50
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Amid public protests, the Modi government introduces Land Acquisition Bill crippling farmer rights
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare launched on February 23 his protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi against the ordinance on Land Acquisition Bill, even as the budget session of Indian Parliament began with President Pranab Mukherjee's address to members of both the houses of Parliament. The budge...
25.02.2015 - 05:27 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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Singapore would continue to cooperate with Sri Lanka at international forums- Foreign Minister K. Shanmugam
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Law of Singapore K. Shanmugam praised the new Sri Lankan government’s efforts for development and reconciliation. Stating this when he called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today (February 24) he said that Singapore would continue to...
25.02.2015 - 00:36
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Storm Brewing In East: 6 UPFA Councilors To Withdraw Support To Muslim Congress
Latest development reveals that already 6 out of 14 UPFA Eastern Provincial Councilors have indicated their intention to withdraw their support given to Sri Lanka Muslim Congress to form the Government in the Eastern Provincial Council. It is learnt that the rebel Councilors have informed SLFP leade...
24.02.2015 - 15:25
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Inter religious harmony: Muslims in Norway protect a synagogue!
When ordinary humans make a promise and keep their word, fulfilling the pledges made to others in real terms, they indeed become true, great humans. It is indeed incredible and commendable that Muslims in Norway have come forward to perform that secret duty. When it comes to rescue or save people,...
24.02.2015 - 11:12 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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TB Alliance advances next-generation TB drug candidate into clinical testing
The Global Alliance for TB Drug Development (TB Alliance) announced on February 19, 2015 the start of the first human study of a new TB drug candidate TBA-354--the first new potential TB drug to begin a Phase 1 clinical study in 6 years since 2009. “There is a critical gap of new compounds for TB,”...
24.02.2015 - 05:53 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Indian system: Leakage of sensitive oil ministry documents!
The recent leakage of sensitive oil ministry documents has taken the people of India by shock. Indian NSA orders action on leakage of classified oil ministry documents, accused produced before court, but there are unanswered questions. While success by negotiations, including triclomacy, is the goal...
23.02.2015 - 10:37 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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President reviews progress of the 100-day plan
President Maithripala Sirisena Friday chaired a special progress review meeting at the Presidential Secretariat. The meeting was held to review the progress on the implementation of the government's 100-Days Programme and resource allocation and to receive the feedback from the senior government off...
23.02.2015 - 08:15
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Mars One Project: One Way Trip to Mars
Mars one, the brainchild of a Dutch entrepreneur which lays the necessary groundwork for settling a colony of thrill-seeking earthlings on Planet Mars in nine years’ time – precisely in 2024 – is gathering momentum at present, in proportion to the excitement shown by the would-be participants across...
22.02.2015 - 08:06 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Sri Lanka ‘s Independence celebrated in Cuba amid a large gathering of well-wishers
Sri Lanka’s 67th Independence Day was celebrated in Cuba on 04th February 2015 at two high profile events organized by the Sri Lankan Embassy in Havana. The official ceremony that took place at the Embassy chancery commenced at 10 am with the flag hoisting amid magul bera, followed by recital of the...
22.02.2015 - 07:37
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