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A River for Jaffna
In the article on Eppawala phosphate deposit in your paper on Sunday 07 March 2010, the felicitation to Jayantha Dhanapala on his election as President of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs for a five year term 2007 – 2012 was mentioned. At a Workshop in his honour in November 2007...
26.04.2015 - 08:43 By Thiru Arumugam Sydney, Australia
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Desecrating and Defiling the National Flag
Let us draw attention to the prognostication visualized and promulgated by the Most Venerable Chief Prelates of the Asgiriya and Malwatta Chapters – The late Most Venerable Aggamahapanditha Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Rathanapala Mahanayake Thero of the Asgiriya Chapter and The Most Venerable Tibbat...
26.04.2015 - 08:31 By Sithy A. Zulkifli
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Letter from America: Partnership with Myanmar – dream or delusion?
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon convened a meeting in the UN headquarters on Myanmar on Friday, April 24, 2015. In his speech to the participants of the Partnership Group for Peace, Development and Democracy in Myanmar, Mr. Ban warned Myanmar that stability in its most sensitive region can’t be achiev...
26.04.2015 - 07:34
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Secretary Kerry to visit Lanka on May 2
United States Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka on May 2 on a two-day visit. According to unofficial sources, Kerry is due to tour several other countries in close proximity to Sri Lanka after his trip here. The top US official is expected in the country following an...
26.04.2015 - 07:30
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Kohima steadily slipping into insecurity
Yesterday, another Assam Rifles jawan was shot dead at broad daylight near Red Cross, Kohima by unidentified gunmen. The incident took place at about 1 PM when the jawans were patrolling. The jawan who was shot dead is identified as Rawat. Eyewitnesses told NEPS that three unidentified gunmen were s...
26.04.2015 - 07:19 ]By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Oh no, please don’t tickle me!
This is the response you will hear from a ticklish person once he is tickled! Ticklishness is indeed a mysterious phenomenon and not just for you. To this day no one has adequately answered the question of what causes it. Talking about ticklishness most people mean the kind that makes you laugh. We...
25.04.2015 - 09:37 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Asian and Cuban communities come together to Celebrate Earth Day in Cuba
The Earth Day jointly organized by the Asian Ladies Association in Cuba in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ( MINREX ), National Institute of Hydraulic Resources ( INRIH ) and Cuban Institute of Friendship with Peoples ( ICAP ) was held at the Metropolitan Park in Central Havana...
25.04.2015 - 09:25
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Does law protect our girls from Eve Teasing?
Does law protect our girls from Eve Teasing? If it does, to what extent? this question is being asked by million in Bangladesh, with the recent event in TSC, University of Dhaka, Bangladeshi girl are among most doomed in the world who regularly suffer the social disease known as eve teasing . This...
25.04.2015 - 08:56 By *ATM Haidar Khan
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'Call to Action' launch catalyzes fight against TB
India has made impressive gains in the fight against tuberculosis (TB) but significant challenges still confront us in the path ahead to eliminate TB. The launch of 'Call To Action For A TB Free India' by Sri Jagat Prakash Nadda, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, in Delhi o...
25.04.2015 - 08:51 Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Pakistan Announces Jinnah Scholarships 2015 for Sri Lankan Youths
The High Commission of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Sri Lanka invites 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 f...
25.04.2015 - 08:07
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Consider a Bill of Rights along with amendments 19th and 20th - V. Anandasangaree - Secretary General - TULF
V. Anandasangaree - Secretary General - TULF has called for the adoption of a Bill of Rights along with 19th and 20th amendments to the constitution. He has said, that I am frankly of the opinion that neither the 19th amendment nor the 20th amendment will get passed or even reach the point...
24.04.2015 - 19:17
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Exciting news for all asthma sufferers
An outright cure for asthma could be possible in five years if researchers establish that existing drugs for people with brittle bones can be safely used to treat sufferers’ lungs.
24.04.2015 - 13:39 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Ready to Face Challenges on Behalf of 1.4 million Samudhri Benificiaries
Prison authorities yesterday transferred former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa from Welikada prison hospital to ward 43 of the National hospital. Prison officials said that the former Minister had been moved to the National hospital on the advice of doctors. Sources said that Gampaha...
24.04.2015 - 11:10
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Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrived and left the Bribery Commission within half an hour
Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa who arrived at the Bribery Commission this morning and left the Commission within half an hour. He was summoned to record a statement over various allegations, including the Avant-Garde Securities and Rakna Araksha Lanka, left the Commission within half...
23.04.2015 - 13:32
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Sri Lanka’s folly: Foreign policy of the Sirisena/Wickremasinghe regime
In an article titled “India Will Pay a Heavy Price for Hegemony in Indian Ocean Region” posted on April 19th, 2015, Dilrook Kannangara has highlighted some key points that underpins the misplaced foreign policy direction of the new regime in Sri Lanka. Kannangara says” When a Chinese submarine docke...
23.04.2015 - 06:02 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Land Acquisition Bill takes away rights of farmers and pits them against 'Make in India'
Since the past several months we have seen the NDA government aggressively pushing through changes in land acquisition policy, first in the form of Ordinance in December 2014 and then, as it was passed as a Bill with nine changes in Lok Sabha but faced roadblock in Rajya Sabha, re-promulgating it be...
22.04.2015 - 19:07 By Dr Rahul Pandey and Dr Sandeep Pandey, Citizen News Service - CNS
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The former president and the former ‘comrade governor’!
Former president took time off to meet the trade union representative and among them is seen the veteran trade union leader and former governor of Western Province, Alavi Moulana, who is fondly called by the former president ‘Andukara Sahodaraya’ meaning ‘Comrade Governor’. It is said ‘life brings...
22.04.2015 - 08:47
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Basil Rajapaksa arrived in the country
Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa who left for the US on 10th January, soon after the presidential elections arrived in the country yesterday aboard a Singaporean Airlines flight . A large crowd including several parliamentarians including Ruwan Ranatunga, M.L.A.M. Hisbullah, D...
22.04.2015 - 08:43
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Bank Of Ceylon Records Rs. 20.3 billion Profit - Highest Ever Profit Made by a single Entity in Sri Lanka
Bank of Ceylon closed its 75th year on a magnificently high note, by recording the highest ever profit before tax (PBT) in the bank’s history as well as in the Sri Lankan banking industry of Rs.20.3 billion, achieving a growth of 29% compared to the previous year. Post tax profit stood at Rs. 13.6 b...
21.04.2015 - 08:39
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Better Late than Never: Ed Miliband Rectifies the Error in His New Year Message
According to my sources at the Sri Lankan High Commission in London, UK, Ed Miliband, the leader of the Labour Party seems have rectified the mistake that he made in his New Year message, while wishing only the Tamil community in the UK – and, of course, by erroneously identifying them as the sole r...
21.04.2015 - 08:24 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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