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Prof. Peiris Briefs Diplomats on Government Action Against Terrorist Funding
A comprehensive briefing was provided for Ambassadors and High Commissioners accredited to Sri Lanka, at the Ministry of External Affairs, on Thursday, 24th April 2014 by Professor G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, with the assistance of Major General K.H.G. Hendawitharana, representing the...
24.04.2014 - 16:55
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Sri Lanka on mini-diplomatic shake-up
Sri Lanka has come up with a mini-diplomatic shake up and it is expected to take effect soon. Already Chitrangee Wagiswera, the last Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Canada has returned to the country and has taken up appointment as one of the Additional Secretaries in the Ministry of External Affai...
24.04.2014 - 10:41
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Defence Secretary concludes successful visit to Malaysia
Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary, Ministry of Defence & Urban Development, visited Malaysia from 15th to 17th April 2014 at the invitation of Dato Seri Hishammuddin bin Hussein, Minister of Defence of Malaysia, as a guest speaker at the Putrajaya Forum held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Defenc...
24.04.2014 - 08:36
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Sinnathurai Thavarasa sworn-in
Sinnathurai Thavarasa was sworn in as a member of the Northern Provincial Council yesterday before President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Temple Trees. He was nominated as a Councilor of Northern Provincial Council to the vacancy occurred due to the removal of Kandasamy Kamalendran from EPDP and s...
24.04.2014 - 08:18
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Can the Nagaland Education Minister remain silent?
Nagaland Governor Dr Ashwani Kumar always emphasizes on the “quality education” in the State and once cautioned, while speaking at the 20th Foundation Day of Nagaland University at Kohima last year, that "If we delay in taking corrective measures and do not immediately rework our curriculum and cour...
23.04.2014 - 17:22 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Sri Lanka Has Achieved a Lot, Korean Envoy Tells President Rajapaksa
During a meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa on April 21 evening at Temple Trees, Special Envoy and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea Mr. Yu Myung-hwan said, “Sri Lanka has achieved a lot” since the war ended. “The integration of former LTTE soldiers and the very...
23.04.2014 - 09:45
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Madam Srimavo Bandaranaike Remembered On Her 98th Birth Anniversary
Private Secretaries to the Cabinet Ministers of the 1970-1977 government held a commemorative alms giving on 17th April at the Gamini Matha Elders' Home of the Young Mens' Buddhist Association situated at Sir James Peries Mawata, Colombo 2. This event is held annually to remember and invoke bless...
23.04.2014 - 09:36 By Dr.T.Jayasinghe
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US Ambassador Celebrates Earth Day with Sri Lankan Girl Guides
To celebrate Earth Day 2014, U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele Sison met with Sri Lankan Girl Guides as they launched their "Earth Day Ambassadors" program. Sixty girls from Girl Guides chapters in Jaffna, Kandy and Colombo were selected to be “Earth Day Ambassadors”. The participants resear...
23.04.2014 - 09:26
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Apartheid Did Not Die in South Africa: Twenty Years by Another Name
Sri Lanka, which ended a brutal insurgency after twenty six years in May 2009 seems to be looking toward South Africa, recommended by the West using as a 'Global Example' of reconciliation , to establish a 'Truth and Reconciliation Commission'. 'Reconciliation' and 'Transparency' are two key phrases...
23.04.2014 - 09:09 By Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune Presentation
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Letter from America: Untangling Myth of Emperor Aurangzeb’s Reign
In a polarized world that we live in (which is, sadly, getting ever more polarized now by every minute and hour), we have often assumed that what is good for “our” people had to be bad for the “other” people. A glaring example is the personality of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, who ruled India for 50 ye...
20.04.2014 - 07:46 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Way-out of Eliminating Balochistan Militancy
Strategically vital, rich in natural resources, land of courageous and traditional inhabitants, “Balochistan” is an indispensable component of Pakistan. Baloch masses and leaders out rightly supported 1940 resolution, played pivotal and active role in creation of Pakistan. The resolution demanded th...
20.04.2014 - 07:39 By Zaheerul Hassan
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Sri Lanka participates in Malaysia International Tea & Coffee Expo 2014 (MITCE 2014)
The High Commission of Sri Lanka participated in the inaugural Malaysia International Tea & Coffee Expo 2014 (MITCE 2014) which was held in Kuala Lumpur from 27 to 31 March. The Fair was a unique tea and coffee promotional event in Malaysia, co- organised by the Tea Trade Association of Malaysia...
20.04.2014 - 07:33
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Call to stop water privatization and strengthen public water systems
On the heels of the World Bank's 2014 spring meetings, an international coalition of water rights groups from India and the United States issued a stern call for the institution to end its destructive promotion of water privatization under the guise of development. After a week of meetings, includin...
20.04.2014 - 07:29 By Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Millions of dead fish found floating and lying in Thondamanaru lagoon area
Shoal of fish, may be a couple of million – our reporter lost count of it, were seen dead floating and lying in the shores of Thondamanaru and around the Barrage area located in the Valvetiturai Kankesanthurai Road. Mysteriously all those dead fishes found in Thondamanaru Lagoon area were almost...
19.04.2014 - 09:51
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Sri Lanka Reacts to Canada’s Decision to suspend Commonwealth funds
Sri Lanka's Ministry of External Affairs said that Canada's decision to use the voluntary funds to the Commonwealth as a political tool based on dictates of electoral compulsions was regrettable. Responding to the Canada's announcement that it will suspend the $10 million annual voluntary contrib...
19.04.2014 - 07:45
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The Ministry of Defence & Urban Development Denies Displacement Muslim Families Due to Naval Deployment
The Ministry of Defence & Urban Development and the Sri Lanka Navy refute in strongest terms the allegation published in the news media that the Muslim families who have encroached the sanctuary of Willpattu National Park were the families displaced due to naval deployments in the area. Brigadi...
19.04.2014 - 07:33
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A Job Bank and personnel Search for 1300 jobs in Government Service
: A job bank and personnel search was conducted yesterday at Nelliady, Karaveddy by the Civil Defence Services and nearly 3500 applicants gathered to apply for available 1300 vacancies. Brigadier Keerthi Rajapaksa of the Jaffna Security Force presided over the personnel search event conducted at...
18.04.2014 - 10:44
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Swamy vs Vadra (husband of Priyanka)
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy has written to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking a CBI investigation into the declassification of Keventer Dairy Ltd. land near Rashtrapati Bhavan for building apartments, allegedly benefiting the real estate company DLF. He has appended documents whi...
18.04.2014 - 07:34
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President offers condolences to South Korean counterpart on ferry tragedy
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has sent a message of condolence to South Korean President Park Geun-hye on the passenger ferry accident that took place off the southern resort island of Jeju yesterday. In his message, President Rajapaksa, while conveying the heartfelt and profound condolences of the Go...
18.04.2014 - 07:28
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Lalin’s Column: The General Udugama I knew
Everyone in the Ceylon Army knew the tough and rugged, formidable, straight and fierce Maj Gen Richard Udugama MBE long before he became its Commander in 1964. Malcontents and shirkers feared him. He had during WW2 served with the later famous XIV British army in Burma on secondment from the Ceylon...
19.04.2014 - 07:12 By Major General (Retd) Lalin Fernando
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