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Veteran JVP Leader Somawansa resigns from JVP to form new party
Former Leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Somawansa Amarasinghe announced yesterday that he would resign from the party. He said he would not distance himself from politics following his resignation from the JVP, the party which he led for nearly 25 years. Amarasinghe said he resigned...
17.04.2015 - 08:22
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India has extended e-Tourist Visa scheme for Sri Lankan citizens
India has extended the e-Tourist Visa (eTV) scheme for Sri Lankan citizens in keeping with a pledge made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Sri Lanka last month. The Indian High Commission said the Tourist Visa on Arrival enabled by Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) scheme has...
16.04.2015 - 22:54
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Former Minister Rohitha Abegunawardana sacked from the SLFP Central working Committee
Former Minister Rohitha Abegunawardana has been sacked from the SLFP Cenral Committee. Former Minister Abeygunawardana stated that he has received the relevant letter. Abeygunawardena joins the ranks of four other ex-ministers removed from the party’s decision-making body just last week. On April 1...
16.04.2015 - 17:41
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Ambassador Aryasinha opens the 2015 Meeting of Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems (LAWS)
Sri Lanka's Ambassador to the UN in Geneva Ravinatha Aryasinha, in his capacity as the Chair – Designate of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) for 2015, opened the week long 'Meeting of Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems (LAWS)', held within the framework of the CCW on Mon...
16.04.2015 - 07:46
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Sri Lanka’s New Leader to Dissolve Parliament and Launch War Crimes Probe - Time
Sri Lanka’s new leader Maithripala Sirisena plans to dissolve the country’s Parliament in May, setting the island nation on course for general elections in late June or early July — around the same time that he plans to announce details of a probe into allegations of human rights abuses during Sri L...
16.04.2015 - 07:32
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Cease-fire and the mentality of the Myanmar Generals
Myanmar generals has a long history of overruling the others that they can never contemplate as being equal to others nor has a history of voluntarily giving up power. When the Myanmar was able to overthrow the Mon Khmer kingdom in the 18th Century they bullied all the ethnic nationalities with high...
15.04.2015 - 10:32 By Kanbawza Win
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Government To Accord Pride Of Place To Improve Agricultural Sector - President
President Maithripala Sirisena stresses that the government will accord pride of place to improve country’s agricultural sector as a significant part of the national economy. He highlighted that it is imperative to uplift life of the local farmers and entrepreneurs. A range of programmes is underway...
15.04.2015 - 09:05
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Unruly behavior of a young artist
Following the footsteps of our Lankan politicians' sons a notorious but famous artist is stealing the headlines in the media for wrong reasons, you like it or not. Justin Bieber, the Canadian young artist is known to have more charges to his credit than his hit numbers. Now we read that an Argent...
14.04.2015 - 14:45 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Burma needs to show more trust than doubt
Burma watchers around the world are paying special attention at the six-party talks held at the presidential residence in Nay-Pyi-Taw on 10 April. Present at the talks were President Thein Sein, the Union Parliament Speaker Thura Shwe Mann, Upper House Speaker Khin Aung Myint, Commander-in-Chief Sen...
14.04.2015 - 08:00 By – Zin Linn
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New Year, spread of festivity amidst commitment to good governance - President Maithri
What is special in this New Year celebration is the spread of festivity amidst the commitment to good governance that transcends differences of ethnicity, caste and community, with important strides being taken to realize the need for unity among all our people, President Maithripala Sirisena said i...
14.04.2015 - 07:55
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Hillary Clinton to contest US presidency 2016
Democratic leader and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has formally entered the 2016 race for the White House in a bid to become the first woman US president. Mrs. Clinton, wife of former US president Bill Clinton, told the Americans she wanted to be their "champion" as everyday American...
14.04.2015 - 07:33 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Periscope – revolutionary real-time mobile video app
At the moment of writing this piece, I can see a video of a house warming party in California, a steak party in a restaurant in Tokyo, Japan, a folk making a mouth-watering Greek salad at his home, somewhere in Turkey and make my own short video to show how to invert a triangle of three coins with j...
12.04.2015 - 13:49 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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100th Birthday of Sunil Shantha - Radiance of a Maestro
Centennial Birthday of Sunil Shantha, the greatest singer, music composer and indisputable golden voice of Sri Lanka falls on 14th April 2015. Sunil Shantha who made an excellent contribution to introduce the identity of Sri Lankan music composed with traditional folk songs of indigenous style of mu...
12.04.2015 - 13:42 By T.K.Premadasa
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Sri Lanka starts re-thinking 2020
Sri Lanka is re-thinking hard on the premier exports indicator that has been floating atop its macro-economic landscape for the past few years-and to meet the revised targets, the country’s apex export body is diving into no less than ISO standards for its own service delivery, as revealed on 09 Apr...
12.04.2015 - 13:18
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Chunnakam Ground Water Contaminated
Minister of Urban Development, Water Supply and Drainage, Rauff Hakeem said in Parliament yesterday that a report compiled by the Ministry had revealed that... ... ground water surrounding the Chunnakam power plant was contaminated with oil and was not suitable for drinking. Responding to a questi...
12.04.2015 - 07:39
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Inauspicious Time, New Year and Sri Lanka
These days we are heading for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year. Sinhala and Tamil people in Sri Lanka will be celebrating the New Year as it signifies the reaping of the harvest and social customs associated with the farming community. This is one of our historic and cultural traditions with many valu...
12.04.2015 - 07:29 By Nalin Abeysekera
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Letter from America: Playing politics with the White Cards?
In early February this year, the Myanmar parliament approved a proposal by President Thein Sein to allow people with temporary identification “white cards,” most of whom were Rohingya, to vote on a referendum on constitutional amendments to the country’s junta-backed constitution, which could come a...
12.04.2015 - 07:20 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Terrorists Slaughtering In Turbat Challenged Balochistan Security
At least 20 laborers gun downed and three others wounded in terrorist attack in Balochistan area of Turbat on night 1- and 11 April 2015. The laborers were working on an under construction bridge in Turbat area of Gagdan. According to sources the individuals of Levies and police deputed for guar...
12.04.2015 - 07:17 By Zaheerul Hassan
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Post-Rajapaksha Sri Lanka: President Sirisena for communal harmony, stability, development!
The arrival of President Maithripala Sirisena, who is seen committed to people’s causes as well as nation’s pride, signals the rise of a new phenomenon in Sri Lanka, governance and politics, just like what the new political phenomenon the Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in Indian politics meant to India....
12.04.2015 - 07:10 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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SLFP in a bid to clean up the Party from Mahinda supporters
Sri Lanka Freedom Party, in a sudden bid to clean up the party from the rebels who have openly defied the party’s instruction and identified with former President Mahinda Rajapaks, has removed several leading members who were former ministers from the Central Committee of the Party. Those so f...
12.04.2015 - 07:04
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