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PM witnesses the signing of historic peace accord between Government of India and Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN)
The Government of India and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) successfully concluded the dialogue on Naga political issue, which has existed for six decades, and signed an agreement today in the presence of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Government’s Interlocutor for Naga P...
04.08.2015 - 07:32 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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August 17th General Election in Sri Lanka: Ex Tigers as crusaders for democracy - Wolves in Sheep’s clothing
“When a lame ex-bodyguard of Prabhakaran was asked if the CFD could be depended upon to deliver, he shot back saying that it was because of people like him that Prabhakaran was able to sleep soundly at night,” he said. On the CFD’s manifesto, Vithyatharan said that it wants all international agreeme...
03.08.2015 - 23:13 By A Special Correspondent
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President appoints brand ambassadors for National Kidney Fund
President Maithripala Sirisena officially appointed the veteran cricketers Muttiah Muralitharan and Mr. Thilakaratne Dilshan as the brand ambassadors of the National Kidney Fund which was established in line with the sustainable program to control kidney disease, according to the concept of the Pres...
03.08.2015 - 07:31
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Another View of Saudi-Russian Nuclear Deal
Recently held Russian-Saudi dialogues and signing of agreement over peaceful nuclear programme in St Petersburg on 18 June 2015 indicate that fresh associations of two states will likely to influence the future of Middle East and will bring regionally and the dynamic changes in geopolitics and sec...
03.08.2015 - 06:57 By Zaheerul Hassan
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Employee happiness is important
Happy employees are central to the success of a business. Nobody would argue that employees should be sad and downtrodden. One of the researchers, Andrew Oswald, said in a press release ‘Companies like Google have invested more in employee support and employee satisfaction has risen as a result’. I...
03.08.2015 - 00:32 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Cricket: Malinga defeats Sri Lanka: Replace ineffective bowlers!
Lasith Malinga is a senior Sri Lankan leg spin (crash) bowler and can threaten every batboy with his bowling effect but he seems generally bowls depending on the circumstances as he, like other top bowlers in the world, is well connected to other teams by playing in bilateral matches regularly and...
03.08.2015 - 00:20 By Dr. Abdul Ruff (Specialist on sport fixing)
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Fraud and corruption of MR era led to economic downturn and decline in revenue - Minister Ravi Karunanayake
In pursuance of the good governance concept introduced by the new government by alleviating the corruption and fraud that prevailed during the last ten years of the Mahinda Rajapaksa government, the total government revenue during the first quarter of the year 2015 has increased by 16.4 percent t...
02.08.2015 - 20:21
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Cry (Again!) My Beloved Country
I watched Sri Lanka pull itself out of hopeless depths of desperation, largely through its own efforts in May 2009. To my amazement, I observed the country dust itself and very quickly surge ahead economically, even leaving behind other developing countries. As a long time critical student of Sri La...
02.08.2015 - 08:26 Mathias Keitel - Tubingen, Germany
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Gossiping
With the parliamentary election in Sri Lanka in full swing, conventional news websites have been forced to compete with an inevitable offshoot of what Al Gore once called, Information Superhighway, in mid- nineties, which eventually became the internet as we know of it today – propagating gossip....
02.08.2015 - 20:07 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Nobody knows what Prime Minister Modi’s exact “80%” formula to Nagas is!
When 19-Member Parliamentary Working Committee (PWC) of Nagaland met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Delhi, he told them, “You expect 100. (But) If I give you 80%, doesn’t mean I will not give 20%.” Interestingly, this “80%” had prominently dominated in the two-day discussion on the Naga political i...
02.08.2015 - 08:08 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Must Protect Nations’ Right to Enact Measures to Reduce Tobacco Use
The negotiations of Trans-Pacific Partnerships (TPP) are in the final stages this week in Maui – the tobacco industry and its political allies have stepped up their fight against any safeguard for tobacco control measures by claiming it would harm tobacco farmers. It is a shame that tobacco companie...
02.08.2015 - 07:53 By Manjari Peiris
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End of era of a patriotic phenomenon called Bharat Ratna Dr. Abdul Kalam!
Former Indian president Dr. Abdul Kalam, who passed away upon accomplishing his life mission, is a historic phenomenon. Born in Muslim fishermen family (Marakkar) and sold newspapers to add to his father’s income, Kalam rose to become first ever poor citizen to decorate Indian presidential palace (R...
01.08.2015 - 14:37 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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UNP supporters attacked - 1 killed, 16 injured
Armed men opened fire at the group of UNP supporters yesterday morning killing one woman and injuring more than 16 others in the Kotahena area. According to reports, unidentified gunmen opened fire at a large group of UNP supporters engaged in election related campaigning for UNP Colombo District c...
01.08.2015 - 09:07
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Rishad moves east, takes battle to SLMC home turf
Unleashing his party ACMC to the Eastern province for the first time, ACMC’s leader Rishad Bathiudeen has moved his battle right into the political fulcrum of the East: Ampara, which is also considered as the home turf of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC). Meanwhile, some breakaway Eastern Muslim fac...
01.08.2015 - 08:02
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Will Political Party Leaders Respond Whether They Agree With TNA Or Not? - Ms. Ira De Silva
Ms. Ira De Silva in her letter to the Editor Asian Tribune has pointed out that , “The TNA has not changed it's goal and have made it abundantly clear. It is now the turn of all political party leaders to respond so that voters know if they agree with the TNA or not. “ “It is the responsibility of...
31.07.2015 - 10:12 By Ira De Silva - Canada
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Government should enforce guidelines in coal mining
We have been seriously discussing on the coal mining issues – whether there are legal or illegal – taking place in Nagaland particularly in Mon district. The random coal mining sans following guidelines has destroyed the environment and eco-system in and around the coal mining areas. The mining has...
31.07.2015 - 08:37 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Which is lesser of the Two Evils?
With the Nationwide ceasefire and elections approaching, an average non-Myanmar ethnic nationality will be conjecturing of which one is of the lesser evil, since he has to choose between the two Myanmar groups to be his boss, either the Tatmadaw backed USDP or the pro democratic forces led by NLD? N...
31.07.2015 - 08:35 By Kanbawza Win
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Disambiguation of Self-determination: What exactly does the TNA want? Do they have an ulterior motive?
The direct and indirect motive of territoriality and challenges to the belief that territorial integrity is more important than self-determination has led to more conflicts within many states The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) of Sri Lanka, the dominant Tamil political grouping in the North of Sri La...
30.07.2015 - 23:19 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Rishad assists Welioya devotees for Jasmine Offering
More than 400 Buddhist families of Welioya Sinhala Division were assisted by Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen to take part in the grand scale Pichchamal Pooja event held in Anuradhapura. The devoted families of Welioya who were looking forward to attend 25 July grand scale Pich...
30.07.2015 - 15:06
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The Litro Gas refutes Bandula Gunawardena’s allegations
The Litro Gas Lanka Ltd refuted allegations that the government has signed a MoU with Shell Gas Ltd to purchase Gas at US D 105 per MT, contrary to international tender procedures. This allegation was leveled by former Minister Bandula Gunawardena. He also alleged that the Government has approved...
30.07.2015 - 08:50
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