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Five New Diplomats Presented Credentials
: Four High Commissioners and an Ambassador presented credentials to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat on Tuesday (7). Those who presented credentials were as follows: 01. Mrs. Florence Imisa Weche - Kenyan High Commissioner 02. Mr. Samuel Panyin Yalley, G...
08.07.2015 - 13:31
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Finance Minister Orders Probe into Tsunami Relief Vehicles
The Minister of Finance, Mr. Ravi Karunanayake, has initiated an inquiry into the importation of high-value vehicles for tsunami relief and subsequently given to third parties without paying due taxes and depriving the state of billions of rupees. This was brought to light when a vehicle importe...
08.07.2015 - 11:17
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The Man who attempted to Kill Rajiv Gandh - Given Nomination by Bodu Bala Sena
Vijitha Rohana Wijemuni, who openly confessed that his intention was to kill Rajiv Gandhi will be one of the candidates contesting in the forthcoming parliamentary election. Vijitha Rohana Wijemuni the Naval Rating who hit the then Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi during an inspection of guard...
08.07.2015 - 09:03
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"Weeratungas are like elephants"
My association with Patrick Weeratunga was rather a very long one, stretching to over 4 decades. We worked in the same commercial establishment back home and continued our unbroken partnership in the gulf by joining a reputed hospitality facility in Riyadh. It was real fun organizing outings in...
08.07.2015 - 08:06 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Sajin further remanded and not to be given nomination in the SLFP
UPFA Parliamentarian and former Monitoring MP of the Ministry of External Affairs Sajin de Vass Gunawardena was further remanded till July 21 by the Colombo Fort Magistrate yesterday. Also Sajin de Vas Gunawardene is one of the several SLFP members not to be given nomination in the forthcoming parl...
08.07.2015 - 07:54
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Wrong development priority in spite of Socio-Economic Census and National Sample Survey findings
Partial results of two important official surveys were released recently. They point to dismal living standards of India’s rural population and rising cost of health and education beyond the means of ordinary citizens. In spite of this reality the Modi government is undermining the public health and...
08.07.2015 - 07:13 By Dr Rahul Pandey, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Sri Lanka: Rajapaksa targets parliamentary poll to stage political comeback!
Sri Lanka is going to general polls in August this year to form a government to be headed by a PM, as the incumbent President Sirisena pushes through inclusive governance and seeks a friendly PM to work with in order to fulfill electoral promises. Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, having lost pres...
08.07.2015 - 07:06 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Is Sri Lanka so bankrupt that people cannot find replacements for those represented them in the last Parliament?
Many claim that Sri Lanka’s Presidential system and electoral process created an environment for bad governance with no accountability. Electing a new President on the 8th January 2015 expected rapid changes by cleaning up the mess allegedly created by the former regime and it did not happen. The p...
07.07.2015 - 17:18 Dr. M A. Mohamed Saleem
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Mystery of Indian corruption-crime: Vyapam scandal as a death trap!
India remains a mystery land with unending corruption plus criminal cases and without being able to solve the perennial problem. More and more Indians seeking to become rich overnight opt for corrupt and deceptive means for achieving their goal. With the privatization and liberalization policies,...
07.07.2015 - 17:05 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Hillary Clinton’s intervention on Sri Lanka in 2009 – Resisted by IMF
When Sri Lanka applied for this loan facility US $ 1.9 billion from the IMF at a time when the war against the LTTE had reached a very decisive stage, the recently released emails from Hillary Clinton's time during her first year as US Secretary of State contain several messages on Sri Lanka which w...
07.07.2015 - 09:08
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Sanath Jayasuriya Not To Contest In The Parliament Election
Sanath Jayasuriya - a former Sri Lankan cricketing star and a current member of the Parliament of and Deputy Minister has announced that he will resign from politics and he will not contest in the upcoming general election. He also stressed that he will also resign from the post of Sri Lanka...
07.07.2015 - 08:19
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Join the crusade: Big push for transgender and hijra welfare
It was indeed a humbling experience for me to be part of the Third National Hijra Habba (festival of transgenders) held recently in the capital city of India. Organised by India HIV/AIDS Alliance’s Pehchan programme, it was the first event of its kind at the national level since the Supreme Court’s...
06.07.2015 - 14:25 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Is there anything Islamic in 'IS'?
I very strongly doubt about the authenticity of IS and its affiliates whether they are actually Muslims. We read about IS hanging the young children who were not fasting in Syria. We all know that fasting is not compulsory on young children. On the other hand did these brutes ever care to see wheth...
06.07.2015 - 07:17 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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If Foothill Road construction completed, it will be economic boom for state: Nuklutoshi
Frequent bandhs and strikes in Assam have largely impacted on the state of Nagaland and also neighboring Manipur. Such bandhs and strikes have also badly hampered the inter-district movement of Nagaland particularly those bordering Assam, because only few roads are there connecting border districts...
06.07.2015 - 07:09 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Alwaleed Philanthropies grants 10,000 housing units, 10,000 cars to citizens
As an expression of his gratitude to the Saudi nation and its people, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal announced the resumption of the two Alwaleed Philanthropic projects that consist of providing 10,000 housing units to Saudi citizens, which is part of his development housing initiative, in addition to gr...
06.07.2015 - 06:51
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Letter From America: Maung Maung Ohn lies about the Rohingya people
The Outlook India magazine has recently conducted an interview of General Maung Maung Ohn, the chief minister of the Rakhine state of Myanmar. In that he shared his opinions about the Rohingya people who are recognized as the most persecuted people in our planet. During his tenure in office we have...
05.07.2015 - 07:02 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Hypocrites all - Remembrance Games in SL
There was what was touted to be a ‘Remembrance Parade’ at Matara on 18 May 2015. Thousands and not only from the South came to see it, to honor those who delivered them from the scourge of terrorism and pay tribute to those who had sacrificed their lives for the country. During the 26 year old ‘c...
05.07.2015 - 06:53 By A. Patabendi
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Saudi billionaire prince pledges entire fortune to charity
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal says the money will go to programmes promoting health, modernisation, intercultural understanding and empowering women. A Saudi billionaire has announced one of the biggest philanthropic gestures in history, promising to donate all his $32bn wealth to charity over the co...
04.07.2015 - 08:33
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Changing party is like changing shirt!
Today you may elect someone who contests on SLFP ticket at the general elections and tomorrow you will see him crossing over to the UNP. The same goes with the guy who contested and won on the UNP ticket, crossing over to the blue. I don’t want to mention the hundreds of other parties, which I hav...
04.07.2015 - 08:19 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh.
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TULF requests Tamil people to wake up from their deep slumber
V. Anandasangaree, Secretary General of the Tamil United Liberation Front has appealed to all Tamil Political Parties including those of the South and the Upcountry to get united under one banner to form a common front, as an alternative to the TNA in the interest of the Tamil speaking people. Anan...
03.07.2015 - 13:58
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