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Probing of war crimes is taking a drastic turn - Anandasangaree
V. Anandasangaree. Secretary General – TULF has resubmitted his proposal regarding Probing of war crimes. In an open letter to President Maithripala Srisena he has written, “Lot of proposals are reaching you as to what steps should be taken to probe the war crimes. But unfortunately many of th...
15.07.2016 - 08:43
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MRPs for 16 essential items announced
Control prices of 16 essential items were announced by the Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen today 14 July morning. Gazetting tonight The Gazette is expected tomorrow 15 July-prices are effective immediately. The Items are: 1. Chicken meat with Skin Rs 410 per Kilo - without S...
14.07.2016 - 14:17
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Sydney H. Schanberg, - A Tribute
Sydney H. Schanberg, a correspondent for The New York Times who won a Pulitzer Prize for covering Cambodia’s fall to the Khmer Rouge in 1975 and inspired the film “The Killing Fields” with the story of his Cambodian colleague’s survival during the genocide of millions, died on Saturday in Poughkeeps...
14.07.2016 - 08:53 By Rabindranath Trivedi
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Top cop who ran 119 leads Lanka Sathosa cleanup
In a new move to make Lanka Sathosa a viable entity again, a former Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) has been brought in to commence the clean-up of largest state owned FMCG network in the country-also on the cards are Mini Sathosa’s specifically to sell essential and controlled price items who...
14.07.2016 - 04:46
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China-India ties: Need for direct ‘honest’ talks
The Chinese have panache for signalling and that is very much evident as far as India is concerned, in the aftermath of Delhi’s NSG membership. A series of articles have appeared in the Chinese print media arguing endlessly that Beijing was not the only country that opposed India’s membership. This...
13.07.2016 - 07:25 By Malladi Rama Rao
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Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski to Arrive Today
Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski will visit Sri Lanka and Cambodia from July 12 to 20, where he will engage with government officials and local civil society representatives. In Sri Lanka, Assistant Secretary Malinowski will focus on Sri Lanka’s cont...
12.07.2016 - 08:28
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Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski to Arrive Today
Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski will visit Sri Lanka and Cambodia from July 12 to 20, where he will engage with government officials and local civil society representatives. In Sri Lanka, Assistant Secretary Malinowski will focus on Sri Lanka’s cont...
12.07.2016 - 08:27
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35 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees from Tamil Nadu, arriving today
35 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees from Tamil Nadu, arriving today35 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu, India are arriving Sri Lanka today under the UNHCR facilitated voluntary repatriation programme. They are two voluntary repatriation movements on Tuesday July 12, 2016 consisting 17 persons (8 fa...
12.07.2016 - 08:17
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Cambodian Prominent Political Analyst Kem Ley Slain
Kem Ley, perhaps Cambodia’s most prominent political analyst and a frequent critic of Prime Minister Hun Sen, was shot dead on Sunday morning at the convenience store of a gas station where he drank coffee and met with friends most mornings. Sitting alone inside the Caltex gas station at the inters...
11.07.2016 - 09:24
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Asian Development Bank supported Fisheries Development Project in the Northern Province
On the request of Government of Sri Lanka, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has provided a project preparatory technical assistance to formulate a project to revive the fisheries sector in the four conflict affected districts namely Jaffna, Mannar, Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi under the Northern Provi...
11.07.2016 - 09:09
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California, Driven By Tourism, Becomes World's Sixth Biggest Economy
Demonstrating the enormous wealth of the U.S.A., one of its 50 constituent States, California - dubbed the Golden State- has emerged as the world's sixth biggest economy. Already well ahead of countries such as France, Brazil, Russia and Australia, California is poised to leap ahead of the U.K. into...
11.07.2016 - 06:54 By Lakshman Ratnapala - Emeritus President & CEO of PATA
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US Assistant Secretary Nisha Biswal to visit Sri Lanka
Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal will travel to Sri Lanka this week. Assistant Secretary Biswal is currently in Dhaka to meet with government officials to discuss issues of shared concern and offer U.S. assistance to the Bangladeshi government’s eff...
11.07.2016 - 06:45
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State terrorism against Kashmiris need to be stopped
Killing of 22 years young freedom fighter and alleged Hizbul Mujahideen Commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani by the security forces fueled the situation in Sri Nagar, capital city of Indian Occupied Kashmir on 9 July 2016. The clashes started all over the valley when Para-Military Forces opened ruthl...
11.07.2016 - 06:25 By Zaheerul Hassan
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India should harness research: NJ Author
The number of Indians and persons of Indian origin who have enriched many nations, and humanity as a whole, through applied research and innovation in a multitude of fields has increased dramatically, says V. Ramaswami, the New Jersey based author of the to be released book “Innovation by India for...
11.07.2016 - 06:19
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Politicians as entertainers!
The Sinhala comedy program ‘Vinoda Samaya’ with the legendary Samuel Rodrigo, Anesley Dias and Bertie Gunatileke has been one of my favorite entertainment programs during my working days back home. It became a common practice during our lunch break we share our views as to which part we enjoyed mo...
11.07.2016 - 06:07 By S.H.Moulana
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U.S. should have its own Chilcot Report
I have argued many times that the Iraq invasion was a crime of the highest proportion. Bush’s poodle, a.k.a. former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, allowed his country to be pulled into a conflict that claimed hundreds of British lives, thousands of American lives, and probably a million Iraqi li...
10.07.2016 - 23:45 By Habib Siddiqui
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No foreign judges to hear war cases would be allowed – President
President Maithripala Sirisena strongly refuted claims that he had agreed with the UNHRC to have a war tribunal to probe into incidents that had taken place during the conflict or to allow any foreign judges to enter the country as stated in some media as headline news. President emphasized tha...
10.07.2016 - 08:03
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President Obama cuts short European trip following attacks on Dallas police!
US President Barrack Obama, who like Indian premier Modi who is now in Africa, has been on shuttle diplomacy, has reportedly cut short his four-day trip to Europe and would be on his way back to Washington, following the shooting deaths of five police officers in Dallas on July 07. The White Hous...
10.07.2016 - 07:34 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Right to road must first go to pedestrians, non-motorised vehicles
It did not strike me even for a second how fatal it could be for my child to ride a two-wheeler as a pillion rider - without a helmet. If I was conscious about the risk then I would have definitely given a helmet to my child" said the mother of a child who died in an unfortunate road accident in Luc...
10.07.2016 - 06:58 By Bobby Ramakant - CNS (Citizen News Service)
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Juno: NASA’s probe in Orbit around Jupiter
NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, moved past yet another astronomical equivalent of a milestone this week, when, Juno, the spacecraft that they sent in 2011, finally managed to position itself in an orbit around the gas giant, Jupiter. It is a monumental achievement, given t...
10.07.2016 - 06:48 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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