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Elected members who work for the public will be assisted irrespective of party politics - President
President Maithripala Sirisena said the government would extend every possible assistance to the elected people’s representatives who work for the people, irrespective of their party politics. The President made this promise at Neluwa, where he handed over a newly constructed school auditorium to th...
19.06.2015 - 23:54
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Bravo gentlemen!
This is with reference to the news item in the local media that 'SL places road block against MERS at BIA', which prompted me to write this in appreciation of our health authorities' alertness and the timely steps they have taken to safeguard the citizens. Normally, we Sri Lankans are always quick...
19.06.2015 - 23:42 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Nagaland police to equip themselves modern riot control weaponries soon
After March 5 incident in Dimapur, the condition of the state police has been thoroughly exposed. One of the startling revelations soon after the unfortunate incident was the state police forces positioned in Dimapur on the fateful day was ill-equipped. They were without modern riot control weaponri...
19.06.2015 - 23:30 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Modi made a phone Sharif- Offered Ramadhan Wishes
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a phone call to his Pakistani counterpart Tuesday, offering Ramadan wishes and announcing the release of detained fishermen, in an apparent icebreaking move after recent provocative comments heightened bilateral tensions. "Both the leaders spoke for five mi...
18.06.2015 - 09:07
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The Gazette notification of the 20th Amendment published
The gazette notification on the 20th Amendment to the Constitution had been published, following weeks of discussions and changes to the proposed bill. According to Government Printer, the gazette notification in English language had been printed and the Sinhala and Tamil versions are to be printed...
18.06.2015 - 07:58
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Ambassador R. D. S. Kumarartne presents credentials to the Director General of the World Trade Organization
The newly appointed Sri Lanka Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Mr. R.D.S. Kumararatne, formally Director General of Commerce of the Department of Commerce presented his credentials to the Director General of the World Trade Organization Mr. Roberto Azevêd...
18.06.2015 - 07:42
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Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Call on the President
Ambassador of Saudi Arabia Abdul Azis Al Jammaz, who completed a seven-year long tenure in Sri Lanka paid a courtesy call on President Maithripala Sirisena to bid farewell today (June 17) at the Presidential Secretariat. - Asian Tribune -
18.06.2015 - 04:21
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Ramzan to Begin From Today
The Grand Mosque of Colombo announced that since the new moon was not sighted in any part of the country yesterday, it has been decided that Ramazan fast will commence from Friday. The holy month of Ramadhan was expected to begin on Thursday. Ramadan in 2015 will start on Thursday, the 18th of June...
18.06.2015 - 04:00
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Sajin Further Remanded
UPFA Parliamentarian Sajin de Vass Gunawardena, who was arrested for allegedly misusing vehicles belonging to the President Secretariat Office, has been further remanded until June 24 by the Colombo Magistrate’s. He was produced before the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court, when the case was taken up...
17.06.2015 - 20:28
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President Srisena distributes compensation payments to families of gem mine accident victims
President Maithripala Sirisena distributed financial payments as compensation to the families of persons who died or suffered disabilities in accidents in the gem mines belonged to the Gem and Jewellery Authority at a function held at the Presidential Secretariat today (June 17). President handed...
17.06.2015 - 20:19
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President Maithripala Sirisena unveils Pinnacle of new Stupa at KDU
The unveiling of the pinnacle of the newly constructed Stupa at the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University was held under the patronage of the President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (16). The foundation stone of this Stupa was laid in 2014 by Most Ven. Professor Bellanwila Wimalarathene T...
17.06.2015 - 20:12
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UNDP Sri Lanka to empower young voices
Country Director of United Nations Development Programme [UNDP] in Sri Lanka, Mr. Joern Soerensen and Editor of Daily Financial Times [Daily FT], Mr. Nisthar Cassim signed a partnership agreement last week to enable space for young Sri Lankans to express their views and opinions on development issue...
17.06.2015 - 09:04
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Transforming Axact’s Issue into Anti-Pakistan Campaign
Every one of us does acknowledge that internet media brought revolution and proved as tool of connecting world, emerged as the best source of knowledge, created jobs, introduced E-Commerce and E-Business, spreading knowledge through online books and education. Unfortunately, some criminal minded...
17.06.2015 - 08:54 By Zaheerul Hassan
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Compassionate illegality: Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj in trouble!
When the Modi government, in following the footsteps of previous Manmohan led Congress government on corruption issues, refused to act on corruption cases, Indian black money and money laundering, one thing became amply clear to the world that the BJP has deceived Indian voters on black money and an...
16.06.2015 - 15:27 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Chancellor Ocean University appointed
President Maithripala Sirisenas appointed Tilak Dharmaratne as the first Vice Chancellor of the Ocean Univeristy. The University was established under the provision of Ocean University of Sri Lanka Act No. 31 of 2014. This University is under the purview of the Minister of Skills Development and Vo...
16.06.2015 - 09:05
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"Be the change you want to see in the world": Pushpa Devi
Pushpa lives with her skilled-worker husband and four children—2 girls and 2 boys. Apart from being a woman farmer, she also doubles up as an ASHA bahu (Accredited Social Health Activist worker). Pushpa was born in a family of farmers in a village of Jalaun district. They were 6 siblings. Her father...
16.06.2015 - 08:24 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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President Appoints - New Chief of Defence Staff & A New Air Force Commander
President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunathilaka as the new Chief of Defence Staff and Air Marshal Gagan Bulathsinhala as the new Air Force Commander. The President handed over the letters of appointment to the new officers yesterday (15) at the Presidential Secre...
16.06.2015 - 08:12
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Indo – Lanka economic relations: Potential for a transformative leap
Pathfinder Foundation and Vivekananda International Foundation in India jointly made a statement based on recent visit of Indian Prim minister Narendra Modi to Colombo. It says that Indo – Lanka economic relations: Potential for a transformative leap forward for both countries. The full text of th...
16.06.2015 - 07:59
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First International Day of Yoga in Sri Lanka: June 21, 2015
Special events have been planned in Sri Lanka on the occasion of the first “International Day of Yoga’’ (IDY), which is being celebrated across the world on June 21, 2015. Addressing a Press Conference on Monday, the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, Mr. Y.K. Sinha, stated that the highligh...
16.06.2015 - 07:50
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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa Defends Former First Lady: Rubbishes Allegations Against Her
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday issued a statement dismissed allegations on the Prado that was discovered recently and strongly defended the former first lady as regards allegations pertaining to Siriliya Saviya SUV and the misuse of funds. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said, "...
15.06.2015 - 11:56
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