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Minister Rishad to file Police complaint against Khan
It is reliably learnt that Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry & Commerce and Member of Parliament from Vanni District) is preparing to file a police complaint on threats and intimidation to him by one Quithir Khan of Uppalam, Mannar. Khan, at present, is reportedly bent on a character assas...
09.03.2015 - 15:06
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Top Cops transferred with immediate effect
Several top police officers have been transferred, which includes four Deputy Inspector Generals (DIGs) and 18 Senior Superintend of Police (SSP) with immediate effect, on the instructions of the Minister of Public Order John Amaratunga. DIG Kapila Jayasekara, who was in charge of Trincomalee polic...
09.03.2015 - 10:17
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Saudi king Salman’s quiet diplomacy: Pakistan Premier Sharif in Riyadh
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was invited to pay a visit to Saudi Arabia this past week. Ignoring all protocol, and as a rare, special gesture for Pakistan, King Salman bin Abdulaziz personally received Sharif at King Khalid airport, Riyadh. The warmth and hospitality extended to Sharif was u...
09.03.2015 - 08:14 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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President Sirisena Arrives in London on a Four-Day Official Visit
President Maithripala Sirisena and First Lady Jayanthi Sirisena arrived in London by a scheduled commercial flight, March 7, 2015, beginning a four-day official visit the United Kingdom. At the London Heathrow International Airport, the Baroness Garden of Frognal and Sri Lanka’s Acting High Commissi...
08.03.2015 - 21:50
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Letter from America: American Terrorist Snipers in Action
Since the release of the movie American Sniper, many trigger-happy Americans have gone gung ho in their targeted murder of and terrorist acts against Muslims living in the USA. The hatred is also fueled by hatemongers working for the Fox News. One of her female anchors was heard openly calling for t...
08.03.2015 - 14:25 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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India expands presence in Indian Ocean Region, offering military assistance to others to counter China!
Indian PM Narendra Modi’s forthcoming South Asia tour excludes Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh and includes Sri Lanka, Seychelles and Mauritius. The Maldives which was a part of PM’s itinerary has been cancelled due mainly to the political situation in that country. Indian PM is likely to visit...
08.03.2015 - 12:16 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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Apple Watch: latest gadget to be unveiled on Monday
Apple, the enviable front-runner of the tech industry, is going to introduce its latest product, Apple Watch, tomorrow in San Francisco. The much-awaited gadget, the first smartwatch from the makers of an iconic product line, ranging from iPhone to iPad, is going to be the hot topic among tech-savvy...
08.03.2015 - 08:35 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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An assessment on women’s right - by Mr. Subinay Nandy
Twenty years ago, a world was imagined in which women and girls had equal rights, freedom and opportunity in every sphere of life. But how has the world fared since then? Much progress has been made in the last two decades, though slow and uneven. Yet today no country can claim to have achieved equa...
08.03.2015 - 07:30
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When will it stop? - India’s Daughter
A new Pandora’s Box of emotions and rage has been unlocked throughout India because of the contents of the recent BBC documentary “India’s Daughter” which is a film based on the brutal gang rape of a 23 year old medical student in New Delhi back in December 2012. The documentary directed and produce...
08.03.2015 - 07:16 By Tharany Rajasingham
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Sri Lanka President Leaves For London Today Morning
Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena accompanied by First Lady Jayanthi Sirisena left on a three-day state visit to London this morning. He boarded an Emirates flight at around 10.08am this morning. President Sirisena, as the Chair-in-Office of the Commonwealth, will attend the Commonwealth Da...
07.03.2015 - 23:29
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ICC world cup 2015 : Sri Lanka is the favorite against Australia
Sydney cricket ground (SCG) in Australia is one of Sri Lankan favorite for years. Out of last three matches played in the venue Sri Lanka has won two matches and remaining one was ended up with no results. Up to now Sri Lanka has beaten Australia in Australia for 16 times . If we compare the latest...
07.03.2015 - 22:19 By Nalin Abeyasekera
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Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on President Maithripala Sirisena
Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj yesterday evening called on President Maithripala Sirisena at his Wijerama residence . to set the stage for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the country, the first bilateral tour by an Indian premier in over 25 years. During the meeting, Sirise...
07.03.2015 - 10:16
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Let Sanga remain a hero forever!
I do agree when some analysts describe Aravinda de Silva as a class batsman but I am reluctant to grade Aravinda above Sanga. I have always enjoyed watching both of them and their master class cricketing shots. However, on statistics Sanga has a better record in Tests as well as in ODIs than our old...
07.03.2015 - 09:58 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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When will the good times (achhe din) come for women in India?
While stone statues of the female form (Saraswati, Lakshmi, Durga/Kali) are worshipped in temples and religious rituals, a large number of those made of flesh and blood face violence on the streets and in homes, and encounter discrimination throughout their lives that begins at (or even before) birt...
07.03.2015 - 09:25 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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US Senator faces charges accepting gifts: US laws are strict
Following a disclosure in Sri Lanka parliament on 3 March that the previous Rajapaksa administration, using the four US lobbying firms it commissioned to enhance the image of the nation globally and lessen the impact of US cry on human rights, had given solicitations to congressmen, the Asian Tribun...
07.03.2015 - 09:14 By Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune US National Correspondent
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Fishing strains: No Indo-Lanka fishermen talks before PM Modi visit (Sketch of salient features of a conflict)
The Ministry of External Affairs of India is working on fixing a fresh date for holding third round of talks between fishermen of Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu after the TN State government informed that it would be difficult to host it on March 11 as proposed by Sri Lanka. The first and second rounds of...
07.03.2015 - 08:32 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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“Complaint received at the Commission to investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption against me - lRishad Bathiudeen M.P.
Rishad Bathiudeen M.P., Minister of Trade and Commerce, “ in a statement made to press has said that he has learnt through media reports that a person who contested in the last Northern Provincial Council Election on Sri Lanka Muslim Congress from the Mannar district and lost has filed a complaint...
06.03.2015 - 18:18
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Sri Lanka: President Sirisena’s First One Hundred Days
51 days have passed, and 49 remain to fulfill the election promises of the 100-day reform introduced by the newly elected regime in Sri Lanka. People are questioning the delay in implementing certain key promises, and the public is concerned that this may be another unfulfilled election promise. Acc...
06.03.2015 - 14:27 By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera
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Rajapaksa denies of presidential residence in KKS, Only a vilification campaign
Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa said today that no presidential residence was being built in Kankesanthurai for his exclusive use as reported in the media.‘They are international convention centers’ Maithripala-Ranil administration is on a vilification campaign. “Wide publicity has been given to...
06.03.2015 - 09:37
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Sri Lanka to probe if Rajapaksa government tried to bribe US lawmakers
It seems the Rajapaksha government had paid huge sums to USA to get its support for wars against Tamils which led to war crimes committed by the military. Reports suggested that the Rajapaksha government had paid huge sums to US Congressmen to support Colombo on war crimes against Tamils, in the nam...
06.03.2015 - 08:29 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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