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“My memory of the last day with the great Kalam sir,” - former President's aide
This was posted on Facebook at 4 am by the former President's aide, Srijan Pal Singh. Here is the full text of the post: What I will be remembered for... my memory of the last day with the great Kalam sir... It has been eight hours since we last talked - sleep eludes me and memories keep flushing d...
29.07.2015 - 00:11 By the former President's aide, Srijan Pal Singh.
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Sri Lankan President Condoles the Death of Dr A P J Abdul Kalam
I am deeply saddened by the demise of former President of India Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, an outstanding visionary, a great teacher and an unparalleled human being, said Sri Lanka President Maithripala Srisena. In his condolence message Sri Lanka President pointed out, “During his visit to Sri Lanka la...
28.07.2015 - 22:57
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Deceitful Alliance in Search of Good Governance
A new alliance has been forged by the United National Party (UNP) with some other political groupings under the banner United National front for Good Governance (UNFGG). All component parties of UNFGG are well established in Parliament for a number of years either as the main ruling party or as coal...
28.07.2015 - 15:53 By Dr.M.A.Mohamed Saleem
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Why Support the Regime that is against Peace, Democracy and the Union?
An average Burmese could not comprehend of why the West led by the US is supporting the Burmese regime and the Myanmar Tatmadaw that is not only against Democracy and Peace but also against the Union of the country itself. The man in the street who had come of age and seeing things by himself for mo...
28.07.2015 - 09:06 By Kanbawza Win
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Cricket: Well done Sri Lanka in crushing ultra greedy Pakistan!
Like all other teams, Pakistanis also want as many 200s, 100s, 150s and 50s as the opponent bowlers and fielders allow, because cricket matches are staged only for making batboys shine at other’s coast while bowlers are encouraged, if not asked even by offering extra money, to offer big scores and g...
27.07.2015 - 17:13 Dr. Abdul Ruff (specialist on sport fixing)
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Turkey's change of heart
This is with reference to the news report ‘Turkey moves to crush terror on all fronts’ which we read with great interest, in many international media. The growing engagement by Ankara against Isis is really welcome news for all peace loving people. How long Ankara can remain just a spectator afte...
27.07.2015 - 09:20 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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“A timely need for responsible parties to take immediate action to limit, if not prevent the use of areca-nut”
A special programme to mark the Head and Neck Cancer day which falls on 27th July has been arranged by the Centre for Research in Oral Cancer, in the Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya. The Director of the Centre, Professor WM Thilakaratne stated that several programmes are schedul...
27.07.2015 - 08:43 By Manjari Peiris
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Why not asking Prime Minister Modi to give 100 to Nagas not 80!
Two days of discussion on the Naga political issue with almost all the legislators taking part on the Floor of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly has shown very clearly that not a single legislators of the present 12th NLA is aware of the “Charter of Demands” on which the Government of India and the...
27.07.2015 - 08:31
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We wish them good luck!
Despite winning the fifth ODI quite convincingly by beating the visitors by a huge margin, this is one of the most disappointing series Sri Lanka had faced at home in the hands of any visiting team. We lost the Test and the ODI series badly. I was a witness to some of the young ones who were enthu...
27.07.2015 - 00:20 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh.
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Launching of the UPFA manifesto - 2015
The UPFA Manifesto – 2015 will be launched tomorrow at 9.00 am at Henry Pedris Ground on 28 July. The UPFA comprise of 20 political parties and nearly 100 civil society organizations and all of them are expected to participate in the launching event - Asian Tribune -
26.07.2015 - 14:13
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Sri Lankan General Election 2015: who will take us to the Promised Land?
The Sri Lankan General Election, scheduled to be taken place on August 17, is in full swing and the expatriate community as a whole is as keen as the local population back home in watching the latest developments. Although, after months of speculations – and denials as well – it started on a dull no...
26.07.2015 - 14:03 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Mahinda will pay for using State-provided vehicles for election campaigning
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will also pay for using State-provided vehicles for election campaigning, his press office announced. A payment of Rs. 100,000 on this account had been remitted to the presidential secretariat a news release said. Earlier Cabinet has approved a proposal which stat...
26.07.2015 - 08:57
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Derailing Parliament Session Over Non-Issue.....?
Even without being subjected to the barrage of strident comments from the pundits most Indians understood that derailing parliament session is bad, an unhealthy practice in a democracy. But it is not clear if ‘allowing’ parliament to be back on the track would address the issues that have arisen out...
26.07.2015 - 08:12 By Atul Cowshis & Malladi Rama Rao - Syndicate Features
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Implications of nuclear deal for Saudi Arabia!
US President Barack Obama, as he sought support from his countrymen over the issue, told Americans today that the agreement reached between Iran and six major powers to limit its sensitive nuclear activities will make America and the world safer and more secure. “That's why we're going to seize it t...
26.07.2015 - 08:02 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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President Maithripala Sirisena to attend commemoration of the Golden Jubilee of Independence of Maldives
President Maithripala Sirisena will undertake a State visit to participate at the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Maldives on 26th July, 2015 in Male. The President will be accompanied by the Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake and senior officials of th...
25.07.2015 - 11:42
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Tamils and citizens need to consolidate the recent progressive changes in the country
Global Tamil Forum (GTF) strongly urges the Tamil people and all citizens of Sri Lanka to do their historic duty at the upcoming Parliamentary elections by carefully voting for the parties and candidates with the main objective of consolidating the progressive changes and gains made during the recen...
25.07.2015 - 09:49
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President presents National Flag to Lankan scout team
: President Maithripala Sirisena as the First Scout of Sri Lanka today (July 23) presented the National Flag to the Sri Lankan scouts team which is participating in the World Scout Jamboree in Japan. The World Scout Jamboree is to be held from July 29 to August 01 in Yamiguchi in Japan, with partici...
25.07.2015 - 08:39
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Overwhelming support for Imams
There is overwhelming support for the Friday’s (24/7) sermon in every mosque in Sri Lanka, which centered on the evil activities of the extremist groups in other countries and the damage they have deliberately caused to the peaceful religion Islam. Imams pointed out how these groups have managed to...
25.07.2015 - 08:06 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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President Barack Obama invites Nawaz Sharif to USA: Implications!
US President Barack Obama has invited Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for an official visit, a move seen in Washington here as mark of support for his policies, particularly efforts to improve ties with neighbors including India with pipeline diplomacy. This is notwithstanding seemingly illusio...
25.07.2015 - 07:57 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Ranil wants report on alleged IS combatant
Cabinet spokesperson and Minister Rajitha Senaratne announcing the Cabinet decisions said that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had requested the Inspector General of Police to investigate the incident and close associates of the deceased involved the recent Syria attack and submit a report to h...
24.07.2015 - 08:55
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