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The new Parliament will be constituted by September – President Maithri
President Maithripala Sirisena said the government has fulfilled the mandate given by the people in large measure to the satisfaction of the people and the policy of good governance would be continued in the coming years. “When I meet people they say that they are pleased with the performances of th...
25.05.2015 - 22:01
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Pakistan seeks stronger ties with Central Asia
Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif concluded a visit to the Central Asian region on 22 May Friday, pushing to expand energy, security and tourism ties with the former Soviet states, essentially to sign deals to overcome Pakistan's chronic power shortages. In a meeting with his Kyrgyz counterpar...
25.05.2015 - 07:47 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Letter from America: Two Unfair Verdicts – My Two Cents!
An Egyptian court - read ‘kangaroo’ court - has recently pronounced death sentences on ousted president Mohammed Morsi and more than 100 other people over a mass prison break in 2011. Such harsh sentences in Sisi's Egypt are not unsurprising. Sisi wants to be the latest Pharaoh of Egypt, and is seri...
25.05.2015 - 07:34 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Through the people's lens: Modi's development model so far
Story of Modi’s development model so far: Cutting health and education expenditure, forcing land acquisition, buying expensive jets and unsafe nuclear power, benefitting Big Business, diluting employment guarantee, fanning communal fires, exploiting Ganga, curbing dissent and shielding governance fr...
24.05.2015 - 19:51 Dr Rahul Pandey, Bobby Ramakant and Dr Sandeep Pandey, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Tamil Nadu: Jayalalithaa returns as CM amid uncertainty as faulty HC judgment is likely to go Supreme Court!
History repeats itself in Tamil Nadu politics, eminently controlled by cinema world. And, certainty turns uncertainty and vice versa as in films. Nearly eight months after she was forced to quit over corruption charges, film star turned politician and the ruling AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa was on...
23.05.2015 - 16:29 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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Historical No Confidence Motion Against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe To Be Launched - Former Minister Dullas Alahapperuma
Former Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said that they have started to collect signatures for the no confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and more than 60 parliamentarians had signed it so far. Addressing the media at Abhayaramaya Temple in Narahenpita, Alahapperuma said th...
23.05.2015 - 12:47
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Senior Police officers of Jaffna transferred
The Inspector General of Police N. K. Illangakoon has ordered the transfer of the OIC of the Jaffna Division, SSP SSP Lakshman Weerasekara and the HQI of Kayts CI Q.R. Perera and HQI of Jaffna CI B.M.R.K.B. Balasooriya with immediate effect. Accordingly the SSP of Jaffna Division has been transferr...
23.05.2015 - 12:12
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An Admonishment with Tears
No sooner Mr. Maithripala Sirisena was elected President on 09th January 2015, the loud and persistant outcry from many people – individuals and organizations, in fact, the whole country, was that the new President should hold General Elections without delay. But our incumbent President and his 47 y...
23.05.2015 - 10:03 By M. Zulkifli Nazim
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I will support entrepreneurs’ development: But will not be influenced - President
President Maithripala Sirisena says he would not try to unduly influence any business or entrepreneur in the way some previous politicians of the Government did, but will give support for the development of business. “We expect only the tax and other payments due to the government from the entrepr...
23.05.2015 - 09:54
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TR’s 1 year in office – a tumultuous political journey, Kaziranga to Kohima
When TR Zeliang led NPF legislators along with their allies were singing a “Song” paying “tribute to mothers” at the famous Kaziranga’s IORA The Retreat, it reverberated across the state of Nagaland. One thinks – “How would it be nice if they could sing same at Kohima or Dimapur or any place in Naga...
23.05.2015 - 09:36 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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The day I wrote Vasudeva off!
I am not a fan of prime-minister, Ranil Wickramasinghe but I respect him for he has maintained a clean record where honesty is concerned and he remains one of the most educated in the parliament now. On the other hand I was an admirer of Vasudeva Nanayakara, who never failed to defend the minority...
23.05.2015 - 09:31 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Hindutva march: US panel asks Obama to act against Indian negative attitude toward minorities!
Indians expected PM Narendra Modi to further advance the non-hatred policies of first ever BJP PM AB Vajpayee but, unfortunately, not only he is reluctant to do so but even pursues a hard cord Hindutva agenda to placate Hindutva constituency in the country. It is already on record that the PM...
23.05.2015 - 09:15 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Reemergence of LTTE warned
In a letter to the Editor, Asian Tribune Ira de Silva of London, Canada has painfully pointed out of the growing threat of LTTE and the “growing increase of the LTTE operating in the country without inhibition.” She has alleged that this threat was “fully supported by the spokespersons of the LT...
23.05.2015 - 09:08 By Ira de Silva of London, Canada
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Pak Sri Lanka Friendship has Centuries old Civilizational Roots: Pak Envoy
A group of 19 Cadets of the Sri Lankan National Cadet Corps hailing from all over the Island will be visiting Pakistan from 24 to 31 May 2015, on a bilateral exchange visit. The group will be headed by Major General Raja Guru and will also include 3 officers of the Sri Lankan Army. Yesterday, th...
23.05.2015 - 08:45
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Four SLFP Ministers Resign – A Political Storm In The Making
Four Sri Lanka Freedom Party Ministers - Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, State Minister of Housing and Samurdhi, Dilan Perera, State Minister of Public Administration and Democratic Governance C.B. Ratnayake and State Minister of Environment Pavithra Wanniarachchi res...
22.05.2015 - 08:31
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War Heroes Remembrance Day Celebrated in Washington
The Ambassador and the staff of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington D.C. marked the sixth anniversary of the end of the armed conflict in Sri Lanka and the War Heroes Remembrance Day on May 19th, 2015, by observing a minute of silence followed by a ceremony. In his remarks at this event, the...
22.05.2015 - 07:23
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The country is poised to enter a new phase of health development - Dr. Rajitha Senaratne
Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne on 19th May, addressed the 68th World Health Assembly held in Geneva and highlighted the progress Sri Lanka has made in achieving the Millennium Development Goals and universal health coverage, particularly with respect to Maternal...
21.05.2015 - 11:04
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Why not a ‘Remembrance Day’!
Nineteenth of May is being remembered under various captions; political parties have created an unnecessary and unwanted controversy by some of them calling it ‘Victory day’ another section calling it ‘Honoring the dead’ while few appropriately calling it ‘Remembrance day’. It is a well-known fact...
21.05.2015 - 10:26 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Bodily autonomy and sexual rights are integral to development justice
The dream of development justice cannot be realized unless governments also recognize bodily autonomy and sexual rights for every human being, especially for those who are marginalized and seldom heard or 'visible'. If we look closely at the data, it will become evident that women and girls are amon...
21.05.2015 - 09:58 By Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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NY Tamils celebrate Amma's victory
A group of Tamils led by Jaya Sundaram, Secretary of American Tamil Sangam and Koshy Oomen, President of Overseas Friends of AIADMK celebrated AIADMK's supremo J Jayalalithaa's acquittal in the protracted wealth case held in Karnataka by offering special prayers to Maha Vallabha Ganapathy temple in...
21.05.2015 - 09:03
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