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When will Israel’s Insanity Ends?
A sadly familiar scene over the past two weeks here in occupied Palestine:10 Palestinians (including a 7 and 15 year old) and three Israeli settlers (16 – 19 year old) were killed. Dozens of Palestinian homes were demolished in the past two weeks. Over 570 more Palestinians were kidnapped in these t...
02.07.2014 - 02:11 By Mazin Qumsiyeh - Bethlehem, Occupied Palestine
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New Heads of Mission Present Credentials to President Rajapaksa
Two new high commissioners and three new ambassadors presented their credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this morning. Mr. Grahame Morton - High Commissioner of New Zealand Ms. Zahiya Zareer - High Commissioner of the Republic of Maldives Mr. Hassan Mahmoud M...
01.07.2014 - 16:43
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India Offers Ayush Scholarship Scheme
The High Commission of India announces the offer of eight (08) scholarships for Sri Lankan Nationals under the “Ayush Scholarship Scheme” for UG/PG/Ph.D courses in Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha ,Homeopathy and Yoga during the forthcoming session of 2014 – 2015. The Government of India selects meritoriou...
01.07.2014 - 10:07
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Some progress in India buying French Rafale
On Monday when India launched a French satellite, the French foreign minister Laurent Fabius held talks with Indian foreign and defence ministers on bilateral strategic partnership, and pushed for early purchase of the multi-billion dollar Rafale combat aircraft. Space, civil and nuclear energy coo...
01.07.2014 - 10:00 By Malladi Rama Rao
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‘Lanka handlooms special’-Int’l Design Expert
Just as the US demand for Lankan handlooms surged, an international design expert called on 30 June the country to further strengthen its design and promotion capacities-and Sri Lanka’s handloom designs continue to have a special identity. “Sri Lanka has been known for its handloom textiles. Sri...
01.07.2014 - 09:47
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Fight smear factor with an open debate
The charged nature of current Sri Lankan politics is fertile grounds for dueling factionalism. Asian Tribune’s Daya Gamage captured the smear factor that prevailed in politics even in USA. Vituperation abounds. Getting over that called for a sober assessment of facts. Sinhala and Muslim communities...
01.07.2014 - 09:31 By Philip Fernando
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Management of respiratory diseases beyond drugs: Pulmonary Rehabilitation
A very interesting and informative panel discussion on Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) of patients of respiratory diseases was held as part of the 20th National Conference on Environmental Sciences and Pulmonary Diseases (20th NESCON), organized by the Academy of Respiratory Medicine, under the a...
01.07.2014 - 09:05 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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President Rajapaksa Returns After Visits to Maldives and Seychelles
President Mahinda Rajapaksa returned to the island yesterday (June 29) after completing a successful four-day state visit to Maldives and Seychelles. The President was accompanied by First Lady Shiranthi Wickremasinghe Rajapaksa during these visits. Seychelles President James Michel, Vice Presiden...
30.06.2014 - 20:18
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India, China, NGO Ayatolahs
India is not alone in the hullabaloo over Greenpeace and other foreign NGOs. China is also worried about the activities of these good Samaritans. Environment, human rights and political campaigns are sensitive subjects in the land of the great helmsman, Mao. For President Xi Jinping’s administratio...
30.06.2014 - 15:23 By M Rama Rao* - Syndicate Features
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Wigneswaran , Rishad join for Northern Spring cup kick-off
Sri Lanka’s first well-planned mega development “Northern Spring” arrived in Adampan, Mannar on 28 June with no less than a kick-off in celebration of the FIFA 2014 cup. A new play-garden for children and a newly upgraded sports venue with amenities was jointly kicked off in Adampan, Mannar by two...
30.06.2014 - 14:35
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Cameron's Ramadan greetings
I have heard and read so many Ramadan greetings from so many leaders all my life but the message from the British Prime-minister, David Cameron really touched my heart. When I listened to his message twice over, in a video, one of my friends asked me whether I am memorizing it. I listened to it a...
30.06.2014 - 07:23 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Suarez Saga: On-Pitch Excesses of Footballers
Uruguay, the tiny South American country, which enjoys relative peace with very little corruption, is not a republic that normally grabs bad headlines, despite being surrounded by neighbours, which are not so lucky. The country that boasts about having the poorest president in the world, who donat...
29.06.2014 - 08:31 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Letter from America: Cheney’s Obscene Chutzpah
John F. Kennedy's famously said, "Success has many fathers but failure is an orphan." Iraq epitomizes failure of American policy and its failure has multiple credible claims to its paternity. As the crisis in Iraq deepens so is the finger-pointing on the rise with the Republicans in the USA blaming...
29.06.2014 - 07:52 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Burma: Why does battles maintain in Shan State?
Political stability in Burma’s Shan state looks as if insecure as the government’s army is keen on fighting rather than empowering peace talks. The ceasefire agreement between Naypyitaw and SSPP/SSA was signed on 28 January 2012; however, it seems sham and false since the government’s soldiers neve...
29.06.2014 - 07:35 By – Zin Linn
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Why this should happen?
An altercation or fight could break up between any two individuals but when a certain combination will never be tolerated and thus it will always end up in a communal clash and destruction to properties of people totally innocent and unrelated to the two individuals, in conflict! This amazing phenom...
29.06.2014 - 07:15 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Lanka Factory Index strengthens
Despite cost pressures, Sri Lanka’s manufacturing signalled an expansion in the first quarter–while the country’s global competitiveness ranking moved up by three notches. “The Factory Industry Production Index that stood at 106.4 this January strengthened and by March it increased to 115.9. I am al...
28.06.2014 - 07:39
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18 killed, 30 injured in AP blaze after gas pipeline bursts
A 20-year –old gas pipeline burst yesterday on the Andhra Pradesh coast and the leaping flames at Nagram village some short distance from Rajhamundry town quickly swept through nearby houses and coconut plantations, leaving behind 18 dead and at least 30 with severe burns. The dead include three...
28.06.2014 - 07:22 By Malladi Rama Rao
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Global medical supplier in town, scouting for Lanka entry
A leading global electrosurgical gear maker with nanotech capacity is scouting Sri Lanka’s healthcare sector for entry. “We are gold standard in terms of electrosurgical gear and operating theatre equipment. In Sri Lanka we are looking for turnkey hospital projects to start with” said Tugrul Karagul...
28.06.2014 - 07:15
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….Now the saree diplomacy between India and Bangladesh
It is time for saree diplomacy in the South Asian region. What started of as a one –off affair a month ago between India and Pakistan, has now reached Dhaka marking the first stand alone foreign visit of Sushma Swaraj, the Indian External Affairs Minister. Former premier Khaleda Zia presented two...
28.06.2014 - 07:04 By Malladi Rama Rao
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Your Visit is a Milestone in Our Relations, Maldivian Foreign Minister Tells President Rajapaksa
“This is the fifth occasion Your Excellency is visiting Maldives, and you are the first foreign leader to visit our country after the current President assumed duties. Your Excellency, your visit is a milestone in our friendly relations,” said Maldivian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ms. Dunya Maumoon...
28.06.2014 - 06:53
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