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Tamil Sai devotees ‘walkathon’ to Shirdi
A group of thirteen Sai Baba devotees from Chennai walked all the way to Shirdi with "Sai Baba’s palanquin". On their arrival in Shirdi on July 27, Deputy Executive officer of Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, Appasaheb Shinde warmly welcomed and congratulated them for their 31-day feat. This is not fo...
29.07.2014 - 17:13
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The peace that prevails in the country today has contributed to facilitating religious practices such as Eid ul-Fitr
The peace that prevails in the country today has contributed to facilitating their religious practices, and should be strengthened to help in the progress of society and in the country’s development said Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksha. President Mahinda Rajapaksa stated in a message to ma...
29.07.2014 - 09:02
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Northern Provincial Council Chief Secretary to enjoy her constitutional guarantees
The Supreme Court today reserved its order for July 30 on the fundamental rights petition filed by Mrs. Vijayalakshmi Ramesh Northern Province Chief Secretary challenging the Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran. The petition which alleged interference with her employment and his bid to remove her from...
29.07.2014 - 08:15
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'Roti' On The Firing Line
Whoever imagined that the humble ‘roti’ could be seen as an instrument in efforts to divide the voter on communal lines? That the word, roti, was almost universally used in news reports instead of the elegant ‘chapati’ is beside the point. A widely aired TV footage showed a Shiv Sena MP, Ranjan Vich...
29.07.2014 - 07:36 By Tushar Pandit* – Syndicate Features
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Jaffna – Colombo Train Services from 15 September
Colombo Train Services from 15 September as the reconstructed railway line up to Jaffna would be completed by September. The train services which were suspendeed for nearly 30 years due to LTTE terrorists activities expected to resume its normal operations from 15th September, the Ministry of Trans...
29.07.2014 - 07:29
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Japan’s State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Calls on President Rajapaksa
Japan's State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Mr. Kazuyoshi Akaba called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees this evening. The primary focus of the discussion was enhancing the trade and economic relations between the two countries. "We'd like to see new Japanese investors come...
28.07.2014 - 21:05
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Not a single Indian fishermen killed in SL waters since 2011 – Indian Defence Minister
Arun Jaitly India’s Defence Minister categorically stated that No cases of deaths of Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters have been reported since April 2011. The Defence Minister reminded the Lok Sabha that the Indian government, while keeping in mind the humanitarian and livelihood dimensions of...
28.07.2014 - 06:51
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Today - Eid celebrations in Saudi Arabia
Elaborate arrangements have been made by the authorities to celebrate Eid Al Fitr festivities, which falls on today (Monday 28 July). The Riyadh Governorate, the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance and the Riyadh Municipality have made elaborate civil and security arrangem...
28.07.2014 - 06:26 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Letter from America: Israeli Jews, Hate Crime and Hate Speech
In the last two days I have almost stopped watching TV news. It has been too painful to watch the gory scenes of the massacre of unarmed Palestinians in Gaza. How could any democratic government, which touts itself as the protector of its civilians, living the Jewish moral codes, commit such horrend...
27.07.2014 - 12:35 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Debate about the Ideal Woman Body Shape – curve or hourglass
In the modern world, it is almost accepted as gospel truth: the ideal shape of a woman is slender, either with an hourglass shape or a curve. As an inevitable psychological effect of a somewhat questionable cause, most women tend to question themselves whether they got such a figure or not – in meta...
27.07.2014 - 08:40 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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President Rajapaksa congratulates President-elect Joko Widodo of Indonesia
Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa has telephoned the newly elected President of Indonesia, Mr. Joko Widodo to offer congratulations on his decisive victory at the recently concluded Presidential elections. Having secured 53.15% of the vote, Mr. Widodo emerged as the clear winner over his rival,...
27.07.2014 - 07:28
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Stigma blocks access to care for young gays and transgender
Stigma related to HIV not only blocks access to existing services for key affected populations but also increases risk of HIV acquisition manifold. When self-stigma or shame seeps in, it pushes people into depression, aggression, self-harm, addictions or even suicide. HIV-related stigma and dis...
27.07.2014 - 07:22 Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Today : Kandy Esala Perahera
The historic Esala Perahera in Kandy, the world’s oldest, religious and cultural pageant will begin on July 27 with the traditional installation of Kapa (Kap-Situweema) at the four Devales located around the Sri Dalada Maligawa. It is held annually at Kandy and beginning with the full moon poya day...
27.07.2014 - 07:08
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How to safe guard the neglected Himalayas
The abandonment of the policy of “benign neglect” of the north Himalayan borders by India came in the wake of nearly 600 intrusions by Chinese troops within the course of one year all along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). It was also noticed that many of these major incursions and violations occur...
27.07.2014 - 06:55 By Eklavya *- Syndicate Features
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Track II With Hafeez Saeed
When it is not certain if the so-called Track II diplomacy can be credited to have played a crucial role in improving ties between the traditional ‘foes’ India and Pakistan, it is hard to understand the furore generated by a belated disclosure about a meeting between the Mumbai massacre mastermind a...
26.07.2014 - 09:21 By Tushar Pandit - Syndicate Features
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Sri Lanka Government's statement on the crash of the Air Algeria flight AH 5017
Sri Lanka has expressed its deep shock and sorrow about the tragedy involving Air Algeria Flight AH 5017 that resulted in the loss of 116 innocent lives. According to the statement released by the Sri Lanka’s Ministry of External Affairs: “ It is with shock and deep sorrow that Sri Lanka learnt of...
26.07.2014 - 09:16
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UK Visa Applicants Arrested For Fraud
A married Sri Lankan couple who applied together for UK visas were arrested yesterday for using deception in their applications and unofficially tampering with their passports. UK High Commission in Colombo informs that , UK Visas and Immigration run the arrest programme in partnership with the Sri...
26.07.2014 - 09:09
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Call to step up the pace of TB-HIV collaborative activities
“We must focus upon individual human beings rather than on individual diseases of TB and HIV. A person centric approach is bound to work together than a disease centric approach,” said Mark Dybul, Executive Director, Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria at a high level WHO consultatio...
26.07.2014 - 09:03 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Coconut and Paddy Husks to Filter Arsenic-Bangladesh Experiment
The following is a success story in Bangladesh in water purification, which may have a promising application in Sri Lanka. The filter is made from readily available local materials, the apparatus is affordable, and the cost free installation, demand a serious study of the adaptability and suitabilit...
26.07.2014 - 08:54 By Daya Hettiarachchi
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Israeli savagery in Gaza exposed!
Israel has finally discovered no more it can hide the truth of human cost, devastation and savagery it is solely responsible in world’s only open prison, Gaza. The Zionist controlled print and electronic media did everything possible to hide the real truth from the public but failed miserably, thank...
25.07.2014 - 09:19 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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