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Open House by the High Commission of India in Colombo
As an endeavor, the High Commission of India in Colombo has decided to make its services transparent and more accessible to Indian nationals in Sri Lanka. As part of this effort, High Commission of India in Colombo would hold an Open House by the High Commission of India in Colombo on Thursday, Au...
13.08.2016 - 07:42
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Canada PRIMA Bake Masters: Sri Lanka’s future chefs bake-off in baking competition!
The High Commission of Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service in partnership with Prima Ceylon’s Prima Baking Training Centre is delighted to organize the second consecutive year of ‘Canada Prima Bake Masters’. The baking competition with Sri Lanka’s future chefs is aimed at introducing and generating...
13.08.2016 - 07:25
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Pillayan & three others further remanded
The former Eastern Province chief minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan further remanded yesterday till August 24 by Batticaloa Magistrate M. Ganesharaja. The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) arrested Chandrakanthan on October 11 2015, in connection with the assassination of fo...
12.08.2016 - 09:25
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Norwegian Prime Minister to be welcomed today
The Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, will have her official programme on 12 and 13 August 2016. She is already in Sri Lanka on a private visit. Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, who is already in Sri Lanka on a private visit, will have an official Programme at the invitation of the Go...
12.08.2016 - 09:03
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Oral cancer attributable to betel chewing with tobacco leaves and areca nuts - Dr. Prasanna Jayasekera
In Sri Lanka of the cancers prevalent among males, a quarter is oral cancer which is attributable to betel chewing with tobacco leaves and areca nuts, says Dr. Prasanna Jayasekera, Consultant in Community Dentistry of the National Cancer Control Program. According to Dr. Jayasekera, while there are...
12.08.2016 - 08:36 By Manjari Peiris
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Korea urged to accept more Sri Lankan workers: Ex-president visits Seoul to celebrate elephant's birth
A former Sri Lankan president has called for the Korean government to issue work permits for more Sri Lankan nationals who wish to work here. "There are people who want to come here and work and are waiting for their visas. I hope they can get their visas quickly," Mahinda Rajapaksa, two-term presid...
11.08.2016 - 08:59
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Myanmar: Can the 21st Century Peace Conference pave way to total reconciliation?
Myanmar also known as Burma will inaugurate long-awaited political talks with ethnic armed groups at the end of this month, as the new civilian government's key leader Aung San Suu Kyi desires, peace as a commencement to rebuild economic life by foreign direct investment for poor nation. Since th...
11.08.2016 - 07:41 By – Zin Linn
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As no public servant appeared to sign bail bond: Daya Master remanded until today
Former LTTE spokesman Velayuthan Dayanidi alias Daya Master was produced before the Vavuniya High Court over a statement made by him was released on bail with a cash bail of Rs. 500,000 with four personal sureties each worth of Rs. 100,000. However, he was ordered to be remanded until today as no p...
11.08.2016 - 06:32
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Indian Grant Supported Cultural Centre in Jaffna – Construction Commenced
The construction of the Rs. 1,7 billion Cultural Centre in Jaffna has already commenced. The contractor P & C Projects has commenced work on 03rd August 2016, said the Secretary, Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs, Mr. V. Sivagnanasothy. Govern...
10.08.2016 - 09:26
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US implementing its vision of the Indo-Pacific Economic Corridor - U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap
US Ambassador in Sri Lanka Atul Keshap Tuesday pointed out that United States believes that South Asia’s economic potential can be unlocked through enhanced regional economic connectivity. “To achieve this goal” he said, “we are implementing our vision of the Indo-Pacific Economic Corridor, or...
10.08.2016 - 08:57
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Pakistan’s Air Chief meets Sri Lankan President
Pakistan’s Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman (NI, HI, SI, TI) called on Hon President of Sri Lanka H.E Maithripala Sirisena at his official residence in Colombo today (August 9). During the meeting, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman conveyed best wishes and warm regards from the Preside...
10.08.2016 - 08:29
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Anandasangaree - “l has now come out to expose Sambanthan & TNA”
Mr. V. Anandasangaree, the Secretary General of the Tamil United Liberation Front in an open letter to R. SAmpanthan, Leader of the Opposition and also leader of the Tamil National Alliance stated that he remained silent all these 12 years, because by his interference the peace process should...
09.08.2016 - 09:01
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Basil Rajapaksa Granted Bail on High Court Orders
Kaduwela Magistrate Dhammika Hemapala yesterday released former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa on surety bail of one million rupees each on the orders of the Colombo High Court. The High Court also considered the Revision application filed by Kithsiri Basnayake, the former Director Ge...
09.08.2016 - 08:05
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ASEAN MPs call for the release of human rights defenders in Cambodia
Parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia today called for the immediate and unconditional release of five human rights defenders (HRDs) currently detained and facing charges in Cambodia. Joining with more than 50 national, regional, and international civil society organizations to launch a ren...
08.08.2016 - 11:15
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Pakistan’s Air Chief in Sri Lanka
Chief of Air Staff of Pakistan Air Force Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday, on a two day official visit on the invitation of the Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force Air Marshal G.P Bulattsinghala. During his stay, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman will call on President of...
08.08.2016 - 09:06
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75 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees from in Tamil Nadu are arriving Sri Lanka on the 09th
Seventyfife Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu, India are arriving Sri Lanka under the UNHCR facilitated voluntary repatriation programme. There are three voluntary repatriation movements - on Tuesday August 09, 2016 consisting 29 persons (7 families) scheduled to arrive through Mihin Lanka A...
08.08.2016 - 08:57
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Test series victory celebrations continued throughout the weekend
Die hard cricket fans continued to celebrate Sri Lanka’s Test victories throughout the weekend. I noted one particular fan celebrating the team’s Test series victory against Australia with his friends in one of the well-known holiday resort at Bentota. The fan, Seyed Faiz, was proudly wearing a T Sh...
08.08.2016 - 08:48 By S.H.Moulana from Colombo
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Lalin’s Column: Police Hospital -Shocking and disgraceful negligence, criminal or not - IGP to the rescue
The reports in the Sunday papers of alleged medical negligence at the 180 bed Police hospital in the death of a retired police officer, (SDIG Leo Perera) are distressing. A case even of criminal negligence has been suggested. The IGP when informed of the allegations decided it was a case for the CID...
07.08.2016 - 10:18 By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
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The Need of Taking the Events in the Middle East Seriously
The falling oil price has started grabbing headlines again, despite experiencing a few spikes in recent months, owing to the combined impact of the sentiments and the infectious optimism of influential speculators. The latest fall, however, is directly related to the fact that the US shale industry...
07.08.2016 - 08:23 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Indian Grant Supported Cultural Centre in Jaffna – Construction Commenced
On the request of the Government of Sri Lanka, the Government of India has provided grant of Rs. 1.7 Billion to construct a Cultural Centre in Jaffna District. Under the Guidance and Direction of the President Maithripala Sirisena, the Cultural Centre will be located on a plot of land adjacent to t...
07.08.2016 - 08:11
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