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President & Family Members Celebrate New Year At Tangalle
Pesident Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa along with their sons MP Namal Rajapaksa, Lieutenant Yoshitha Rajapaksa and Rohitha Rajapaksa and other relatives observed Sinhala and Tamil New Year traditions at their ancestral home, Carlton House in Tangalle. All rituals such as lig...
16.04.2014 - 07:58
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Sinhala and Tamil New Year Celebrations in Tokyo
The Embassy of Sri Lanka together with the Sri Lankan Associations and Sri Lankan Community living in Japan organized the Sinhala and Tamil New Year Festival on Sunday 13th April in Tokyo. A large gathering of over 5000 Sri Lankan and Japanese community members from all parts of Japan participate...
16.04.2014 - 07:25
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UN Youth Advisory Panel Launched : 15 young Sri Lankans to engage with the United Nations
The United Nations Youth Advisory Panel (UNYAP), officially launched on 7 April, is part of the wider UN-wide Action Plan on Youth to establish direct linkages between youth and the UN Country Team (UNCT). It was followed by a three-day orientation programme in Colombo. UNYAP brings together a gr...
15.04.2014 - 20:46
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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...
15.04.2014 - 20:36 By Citizen News Service (CNS)
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New Year - ‘Jaya Varudam,’ not that conducive to Sri Lanka
Generally the political situation in the country will not be conducive. Instability and dissension might exist. ‘Thiruganita’ Panchangam when describing about the dawn of the new year – Jaya Varudam, predicts that peace would be put to test throughout this new year. In the prediction regarding the...
15.04.2014 - 14:01
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Kanthapuranam Reading and recitation at Maviddapuram Kandasamy Temple
Kanthapuranam Reading and recitation comments at Maviddapuram Kandasamy Temple on 14th April- New Year day. Maharajasri D.S.Ratnasabapathy Kurukkal, High Priest of of temple inaugurated the Reading and Recital ceremony. K.T.Rajasingham, Chief Editor of Asian Tribune and the Advisor of Maviddap...
15.04.2014 - 09:39
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In Understanding Rauf Hakeem and Anti-Islamism in India: Comments on some recent Indian writings
Rauf Hakeem said that the Muslims in the [formerly temporarily amalgamated) “north-east” were `in a difficult situation particularly because of the India-sponsored merger of the northern and eastern districts (provinces) to form a united northeastern province. The merger had made the Muslims politic...
14.04.2014 - 07:04 By Bandu de Silva
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New Year brings a new opportunity for all Sri Lankans to join together in the spirit of tolerance, reconciliation, and peace – Secretary John Kerry
United States Secretary of State John Kerry issuing Sinhala and Tamil New Year’s message said that this New Year brings a new opportunity for all Sri Lankans to join together in the spirit of tolerance, reconciliation, and peace. Secretary John Kerry further said, “As you continue your work to bu...
13.04.2014 - 07:24
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New Year, Tony Greig and Geneva
Sri Lankans are celebrating the Sinhala and Tamil New Year with the National Cricket Team. I can remember how Arjuna Ranatunga guided Sri Lanka for the historical world cup victory on 17th March 1996. This year too a similar incident has occurred on 6th April 2014, under the captaincy of Lasith Mal...
13.04.2014 - 07:13 By Nalin Abeysekera
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BIWN demands to stop alarming violence against indigenous women and girls and punishment of perpetrators
Leaders of Bangladesh Indigenous Women’s Network (BIWN) voiced to prevent alarming violence against indigenous women and girls and also demanded for ensuring punishment of perpetrators to ensure access to justice of indigenous women. This demand was raised by the indigenous rights activists in a h...
13.04.2014 - 07:02
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Letter from America: Thoughts on Bangladesh – 12
Does history repeat itself? If we are to ask this question, the overwhelming response we’ll get is that it does. However, it may not be always true. Take for example the case of Bangladesh that had its national election four months ago in which the Awami League (AL) alliance, which has been runnin...
13.04.2014 - 06:48 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Terrorist-Political-Human Rights Nexus in Canada
Terrorist groups worldwide operate through community, welfare, social, cultural, humantarian, human rights and organizations many registered as charities, non profit organizations and NGOs. During the recent sessions, investigations revealled that the world's most august human rights body - the Unit...
12.04.2014 - 15:46 By Maya Anthony
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Thavarasa of EPDP nominated as new UPFA Councilor of Northern Provincial Council
Sinnathurai Thavarasa of the EPDP has been nominated as Northern Provincial Councilor replacing Kandasamy Kamalendran who is now in remand prison for allegedly being one of the three suspects in a murder case. Kandasamy Kamalendran, the former Leader of the Opposition in the Northern Provincial Co...
12.04.2014 - 10:38
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Government of Pakistan Announces Jinnah Educational Scholarships 2014 for Sri Lankan Youth
The High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka has invited applications for award of Jinnah Scholarship from deserving Sri Lankan students pursuing their studies at O’ Levels and A Levels. The Government of Pakistan is awarding Jinnah Scholarships for Sri Lanka O/A level students for past 9 years...
12.04.2014 - 08:19
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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of Pakistan calls on Minister Peiris
General Rashal Mahmood, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of Pakistan, called on Professor G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, recently. Prof. Peiris referred to the excellent bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in all sectors, and expressed appreciation of the s...
12.04.2014 - 08:12
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Coordinated Approach for Counseling and Psychosocial Support for Conflict-affected Persons
A coordinated and comprehensive approach to provide psychosocial support and counseling for conflict-affected persons in the North and East will soon be in operation. At a meeting held yesterday (April 9) with stakeholder ministries, Secretary to the President and Chairman of the Committee Monitor...
12.04.2014 - 08:07
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'Sri Lanka needs to refocus her foreign policy'
“The biggest threat to the Asian region is how the US is wooing the Indian government and its corporate sector, and promoting the idea – in a very subtle way - that Indian and Chinese civilizations are different. Indians seem to be falling into this trap at the moment.” Kalinga Seneviratne, Adju...
12.04.2014 - 08:01 By Janaka Perera
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“Condemn unruly disruption, want a Commission of Inquiry”–Rishad & ACMC
Condemning the unruly disruption on 09 Wednesday, Rishad Bathiudeen (Leader, All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) & Minister of Industry and Commerce), called for a Commission of Inquiry to look into the incidents against minorities in the country. ” The ACMC calls upon the authorities to enforc...
12.04.2014 - 07:52
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Greetings from a Pakistani first grader!
After ending up in the ‘bride’s maid’s’ role on four occasions, after being a real bride in 1996, Sri Lanka became the bride to climb the throne once again in Bangladesh. What a moment it was for the 20 million elated islanders, wherever they were. Many of my friends other than Indians, who had t...
11.04.2014 - 08:43 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh.
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“Convention of National Unity” Convened in Colombo
The Ministry of National Languages and Social Integration conducted the “National Unity Convention” under the auspices of President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo yesterday (April 07). The Convention was organized to build consensus...
11.04.2014 - 07:14
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