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Pak Lanka Engagement intensified to further deepen Political and Economic Relationship: Envoy
The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Maj Gen ® Syed Shakeel Hussain said that Pakistan and Sri Lanka have intensified engagement and undertaken substantive measures to further deepen and broaden the economic and political relationship between the two sides. The High Commissioner said this...
24.03.2016 - 08:37
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North Well Health gives $5K to Chennai flood relief
North Well Health, Healthcare provider for Long Island community and one of the largest health care systems in the US recently donated $5,000 to America Tamil Sangam to provide relief to those affected by the devastating flood that drowned Chennai. Dr. Raj Narayan, Senior Vice President of Neuros...
24.03.2016 - 08:19
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Spurt In Terror Activities In Punjab
The arrest of an ISI agent from Pathankot on Feb 2, 2016, who worked as a labourer at Mamoon cantonment, recovery of two AK -47 rifles, two Insas rifles and a large quantity of cartridges and a magazine from a tributary of Doaba canal and the recent countrywide arrest of 15 suspected moles of the IS...
24.03.2016 - 08:12 By Rattan Saldi - Syndicate Features
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Strike at the root of the problem to kill TB
Goodman Makanda, who lives in Khayelitsha - outside of Cape Town in South Africa - was diagnosed with multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) in November 2013, when he was 30 years old. As if this was not enough, after 3 months of treatment, he was told in January 2014 that his MDR-TB had escalated to extre...
24.03.2016 - 08:07 By Shobha Shukla - Citizen News Service - CNS
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Troubled Canal Cruise
It was in 1976 that the chief ministers of the time in Punjab and Haryana, Giani Zail Singh and Banarsi Das Gupta, exchanged letters on constructing a canal to link the basins of the Sutluj and Yamuna rivers. It was to boost irrigation facility in the two premier agriculture producing states of Indi...
23.03.2016 - 08:13 By Aallabaksh - Syndicate Features
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Justice Delayed is Justice Denied
Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka’s maiden speech in parliament is indeed an eye-opener to all our Sri Lankan citizens, without any exception. This comes from no less a personality than the person who was in the frontline - battlefront and in the forefront holding the position of greatest importance and...
23.03.2016 - 08:05 By M. Zulkifli Nazim
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BHC supports professional development of the Sri Lankan Police Force
The UK will continue to support the development of the Sri Lankan police, Deputy British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Laura Davies says. Speaking at the launch of the ‘Professional Development Framework’ for the Sri Lanka Police, Deputy British High Commissioner Davies said “professional develop...
23.03.2016 - 07:50
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The current Sri Lankan government can be toppled and fresh elections held
Contrary to what Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has stated, his government can be toppled as per the 19th Amendment to the Constitution and an election held. The following clause in the 19th Amendment makes the methodology clear. If Parliament rejects the Statement of Government Policy or the...
23.03.2016 - 07:36 By A Special Correspondent
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Cricket With Pakistan Is Politica After All
There is no dearth of people who would advise us against mixing cricket (sport) with politics, particularly in the context of the traditional India-Pakistan rivalry. The more we hear this homily the more we see the distasteful mixture of the two. This unpalatable truth was again in evidence in Kolka...
22.03.2016 - 09:41 By Tushar Charan - Syndicate Features
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Double Comet Encounter: third closest fly-by in the history takes place today
A pair of rare celestial event takes place on Monday and Tuesday with two comets flying past the Earth, while recording the third closest approach since records began. Comet 252P/LINEAR comes within 3.3 million miles from the Earth on Monday. The second, Comet P/2016 BA14 will fly by on Tuesday in...
22.03.2016 - 09:33 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Government can never be effective in absence of Opposition, and ultimate casualty will be the citizens
The popular saying goes: “Opposition makes the Government.” One of the finest stages, if I am asked to say in a Parliamentary Form of Government,” will be “Question Hours during the Parliament and Assembly Sessions.” The Government is, as it were, put on its trial during the Question Hour and every...
22.03.2016 - 09:28 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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President Obama in Cuba
Today, President Obama is scheduled to land in Havana, the capitol of Cuba, while making history on many fronts while defying the conventional political wisdom that rules out such an ideologically-toxic event, especially in the last few months left in one’s presidency. It is the first trip of its ki...
20.03.2016 - 16:28 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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‘They Hate Us’ – Really? - Part 1:
Donald Trump said on March 9, 2016 that he thinks "Islam hates us," drawing little distinction between the religion and radical terrorism by some misguided and angry Muslims. "I think Islam hates us," Trump told CNN's Anderson Cooper, deploring the "tremendous hatred" that he said partly defined the...
20.03.2016 - 06:18 By Habib Siddiqui
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Will not have international judges on the bench for the investigation into allegations of human rights violations – Sri Lankan President
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena once again has emphasized that he will not have international judges on the bench for the investigation into allegations of human rights violations during the final stages of the war between government troops and the LTTE. Addressing the National Law Co...
20.03.2016 - 06:04
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Is Sri Lanka sinking and Ranil Wickremasinghe’s conservative economic thinking a thing of the past?
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe should perhaps take a leaf from what the Australian Labour Party Leader Bill Shorten said at a recent National Press Club speech. Mr Wickremasinghe though has to be given credit for not pretending to be who he is not. He has always been a conservative when it come...
20.03.2016 - 05:54 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Trump Factor in U.S. and Rajapaksa Factor in Sri Lanka
One could see some similarities in billionaire-businessman Donald Trump's ascendency to the front-runner position in the nation-wide primary elections to secure nomination to be the Republican Party presidential candidate for this November U.S. election and former Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapak...
19.03.2016 - 16:15 By Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune Media Note
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Europe's most wanted terrorist captured
Europe's most wanted man was captured after a shootout in Brussels in a major coup for authorities investigating November's Islamic State attacks on Paris. Salah Abdeslam, 26, the first suspected active participant taken alive, was being held overnight in hospital with a slight leg wound, Belgian P...
19.03.2016 - 10:08
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Private-Public partnership to drive active style to spruce GDP growth Global food giant Nestle partner Lanka Sathosa
In a unique Private- Public partnership that Sri Lanka has not seen before Global food giant Nestle partnered largest retail chain of Sri Lanka ' Lanka Sathosa', to drive nutrition among the mass market consumer in the C1, C2 and D SEC consumer groups of Sri Lanka. The launch was held at the flagshi...
19.03.2016 - 08:24
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Swings in US-Pak relations
The United States generally, and the U.S. State Department in particular, seem perennially unwilling to grasp the realities of Pakistan. Refusing to recognize that Pakistan pursues ideological goals through the use of terrorism under its ever-expanding nuclear umbrella, the United States persists wi...
19.03.2016 - 08:16 By C. Christine Fair
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Burmese Government Urged To Promote Freedom Of Religion For Belief For All
In a joint statement with Jubilee Campaign at the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) today, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) urged the government of Burma to repeal or amend the 1982 Citizenship Law which discriminates against the Muslim Rohingya and to promote the right to freedom of rel...
18.03.2016 - 09:08
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