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Aandasangaree Lambaste Mavai Senathirajah & TNA for being the Proxy of LTTE
In an open letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, V.Aandasangaree Secretary General –TULF has lambasted Tamil National Alliance for its anti-Tamil stance. The veter...
04.10.2014 - 05:02
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Pope's visit puts a nation in quandary.
The Popes visit to Sri Lanka is expected to provide a test of relations between the Catholic Church and the Sangha and Buddhist clergies following comments about Nirvana in his recently-published book. The Buddhist clergy and laity of Sri Lanka believe it is due to the pioneering efforts of their l...
04.10.2014 - 04:30 By K.T.Rajasingham
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Rakhaines at the Verge of Extinction: Civic right groups reveal the dire situation of Rakhaine people
The Rakhaine people have been living in different areas of Borguna and Patuakhali districts for hundreds of years. The history of these areas is intertwined with the culture, tradition, belief and social system of the Rakhaine people. However, the Rakhaine people have gradually been marginalized in...
04.10.2014 - 04:17
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Top corporates in Lanka’s first industrial energy push
Several top Lankan manufacturing firms have been enlisted in the first ever industrial energy initiative as announced on 25 September. As a result of the success, a second manufacturing energy initiative is now being mulled. And, Ceylon Electricity Board is slowly ‘getting off’ from expensive oil po...
04.10.2014 - 03:54
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An online campaign has brought 10-day reprieve to Iranian women Reyhaneh Jabbari on the Death Row
An online campaign to save the Iranian women Reyhaneh Jabbari had compelled the state to give her a 10-day reprieve. Earlier on Monday 29th September, Reyhaneh Jabbari has been transferred to Rajai-Shahr Prison to be hanged . Reyhaneh Jabbari, was due to be put to death for killing a man, she...
04.10.2014 - 03:41
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Those who 'own little, live on little' carry highest burden of climate change
Climate change seems to be the new food for thought for world leaders to chew upon. Recently 122 heads of state gathered in New York City for the UN Climate Summit, organised by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, aimed to mobilize action to prevent looming climate disasters and garner political will...
03.10.2014 - 07:55 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Sri Lanka asks refugee receiving countries to expedite processes of finalizing resettlement claims
Sri Lanka has called on refugee receiving countries to expedite the processes of finalizing resettlement claims and to also assist UNHCR to enhance its resource capacity, in order to overcome present difficulties being experienced in Sri Lanka on account of rapid influx of refugees/asylum seekers. D...
03.10.2014 - 07:30
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Injustice to Indian boxer Sarita tarnishes images of boxing world & 17th Incheon Asian Games
In my 36 years of sports career, particularly in the field of martials arts – Karate, Kick-Boxing and later 25 years in Muaythai – I have never come across such a humiliating sporting incidents like the one where India’s boxing star Sarita Devi’s semifinal fight against her South Korean opponent Jin...
03.10.2014 - 07:22 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Minister Fowzie attends inauguration of new President of Afghanistan
Sri Lanka’s Senior Minister for Urban Affairs A.H. M. Fowzie represented President Mahida Rajapaksa at the swearing in ceremony of the newly elected President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Dr Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai in Kabul on 29th September 2014. Following the Inauguration ceremony, Senior...
03.10.2014 - 00:58
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Stopgap Chief Minister of Tamil Nad Writes to Modi for the Release of Arrested Fishermen
The stopgap Chief Minister of Tamil Nad O Panneerselvam has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take "positive and concrete" steps to secure the immediate release of 20 Tamil Nadu fishermen and their 75 boats from the custody of the Sri Lankan authorities. In his first letter to the Prime M...
02.10.2014 - 10:05
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Pakistan Naval Ships in Sri Lanka on a Goodwill visit
Pakistan Naval Ships PNS NASR and SAIF will be arriving today at Colombo Port for a four-day goodwill visit. This port call is part of the strong multifaceted relationship and engagement between the defence establishments of both countries. Commodore Zahid Ilyas, is the Mission Commander of the visi...
02.10.2014 - 05:44
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Top corporates in Lanka’s first industrial energy push
Several top Lankan manufacturing firms have been enlisted in the first ever industrial energy initiative as announced on 25 September. As a result of the success, a second manufacturing energy initiative is now being mulled. And, Ceylon Electricity Board is slowly ‘getting off’ from expensive oil po...
02.10.2014 - 05:38
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IKS Request Modi And SAARC Intervention In Protecting Rohingya Minorities
A letter addressed to Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, the world’s biggest democratic country and Arjun Bahadur Thapa Secretary General of SAARC Secretariat have asked for the immediate intervention for protecting Rohingya Minorities in the Buddhist ruled Myanmar. Secretaries Indo-Kuwait...
02.10.2014 - 05:26
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History & Devi Durga Puja in Bangladesh
History records that grand celebration of Durga Puja in present form began in late 1500s. There are many folk tales about the first Durga Puja in Bengal. Raja Kangshanarayan of Taherpur organized the first autumn Durga Puja in Bengal. Tahirpur is a municipal town of Bagmara upazila under the distr...
02.10.2014 - 05:05 By Rabindranath Trivedi
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Lanka’s biggest southern manufacturing zone gets immediate $460,000 upgrade
As it prepares for its latest investment wave, Sri Lanka largest industrial zone in South is to receive an immediate infrastructure boost, as revealed on 26 September. And the strategic Zone, is within a mere 30 Km radius of key Southern logistics-the Magampura Harbour and the Mahinda Rajapksa Inter...
01.10.2014 - 16:22
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Sri Lankan Exporters Of Food & Beverages To USA Urged To Renew Their Registration
September 30, 2014: The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington DC has urged all Sri Lankan Exporters of food and beverage products to USA to renew their USFDA registration before December 31, 2014. According to a statement by Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington, “The USFDA requires all domestic and forei...
01.10.2014 - 08:04
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Medical malpractices: Is there light at the end of the tunnel?
The noblest professional of all-to heal fellow human beings- is certainly witnessing its worst decay. Dr Peter Gotzsche, Director, Nordic Cochrane Centre and Professor in University of Copenhagen, said to Citizen News Service (CNS): "There is a lot that needs to change in healthcare. It is one of th...
01.10.2014 - 07:41 Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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The personal largesse of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa comes to light
The “heady mix of power and wealth is the bottom line of this case,” the court said. “The huge accumulation of wealth by Ms. Jayalalithaa and others in a short span of five years is a telling example of how power would lead to concentration of unlawful wealth, posing a veritable danger to the democr...
30.09.2014 - 08:40 By A Special Correspondent
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Hong Kong Protests: feeble democracy is not the only issue facing Hong Kongers
As the number of protesters on Hong Kong streets swells into hundreds of thousands, China took the first swipe at an ‘unnamed’ country for ‘stirring things up’ in a thinly-veiled accusation; identifying the country in question is not rocket science, though. It was against the United Kingdom, the for...
30.09.2014 - 08:30 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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U.S. Trade Show 2014 Offers New Opportunities for American, Sri Lankan Partnerships
Top American companies from a wide variety of sectors showcased their products, technologies, and services at U.S. Trade Show 2014 today at the Hilton Residences. This year, the U.S. Trade Show focused on expanding the variety of American goods and services for local businesses and consumers. Alon...
30.09.2014 - 08:25
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