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UN would support a domestic inquiry if it meets the international standards - Jeffrey Feltman
Secretary General for UN Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman says they would support a domestic inquiry if it meets the international standards. “Without question, there is still a wide trust deficit between communities in Sri Lanka, especially between the Tamil and the Sinhalese. We have thus encoura...
04.03.2015 - 08:18
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Former top LTTE Sea Tiger women’s wing leader Murugesu Bairahi arrested
: A former top LTTE Sea Tiger women’s wing leader Murugesu Bairahi has been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport while she was about to leave for France. Police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said that the Terrorist Investigations Division (TD) of the police had launched investigations ove...
04.03.2015 - 07:35
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M.K. Stalin likely to be DMK’s CM candidate for 2016 poll in Tamil Nadu!
Overtly, there is commonality between Joseph Stalin the Soviet iron man and a generally soft spoken M.K.Stalin of Tamil Nadu’s DMK (Dravida Munetra Kazhagam)party, a dear son of former TN chief minister and as one moves closer, a close affinity between these two personalities is discernible. Both pl...
04.03.2015 - 06:50 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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Sri Lanka is among significant success of UNHRC – John Kerry
US Secretary of State John Kerry who addressed high-level segment of the 28th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) yesterday said that Sri Lanka is among the significant successes of the Council and added that opportunities for real change exist in Sri Lanka. While stating that...
04.03.2015 - 06:44
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MMBL Pathfinder wins Taiki Akimoto 5S Merit Award
MMBL Pathfinder wins Taiki Akimoto 5S Merit Award MMBL Pathfinder Group of companies, Sri Lanka was recently awarded the 5S Merit Award for the year 2014, at the Taiki Akimoto 5S Awards Competition for successfully implementing the internationally accepted quality standards. The Taiki Akimoto 5S Aw...
04.03.2015 - 06:32
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Bangladesh Pays Tribute to US Blogger Killed in Machete Attack
Bangladeshis paid tribute last Sunday to an American blogger and critic of religious extremism who was hacked to death in Dhaka, in the latest of a series of attacks on writers in the Muslim-majority nation. Avijit Roy, a U.S. citizen of Bangladeshi origin, was killed by machete-wielding assailants...
03.03.2015 - 15:50
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fireball A fireball streaked across the sky over Kerala sky in India!
On March 01 2015, a 'fireball' streaked across the sky over Kerala sky, triggering panic in several districts of south India. The firewall appeared on Friday night in parts of Thrissur, Ernakulam, Palakaad, Kozhikode and Malappuram districts of Kerala. An area of Karimalloor village, where the 'fir...
03.03.2015 - 07:48 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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Namibia President Pohamba wins world’s most valuable individual award
Namibia’s outgoing President-Hifikepunye Pohamba has won the world’s most valuable individual award, the Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership—and he will receive $5 million for this. The Mo Ibrahim prized was launched in 2007 by British-Sudanese mobile communications entrepreneur and philanthropi...
02.03.2015 - 23:58
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Footprints: Five Minutes With Sri Lanka’s Former President
It is 8 am on Saturday and I am outside Carlton House, the forest-green-colored residence of Mahinda Rajapaksa, former president of Sri Lanka. It is a modest structure and on a low roof perches a medium-sized board carrying a picture of him beaming. He has been residing in his hometown Tangalle af...
02.03.2015 - 09:20
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2nd March 1815- The Darkest Day of Sri Lankan History
Exactly 200 years ago, on 2nd March 1815, entire Sri Lanka became totally a colony of another country. Sri Lanka was ruled by several kings as an independent nation for nearly 2350 years. Certain areas were under foreign power for some period but not the entire country. Since colonization, especiall...
02.03.2015 - 08:35 By T.K.Premadasa
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Fraudulently issued dual citizenship and diplomatic passports to come under scanner
Public Order, Disaster Management and Christian Affairs Minister John Amaratunga said a probe will be launched into the manner in which Dual Citizenships and Diplomatic Passports were granted during the previous regime. The Dual Citizenship granted fraudulently without fulfilling qualifications...
02.03.2015 - 08:27
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BJP assumes power in Kashmir: PDP’s unholy alliance and betrayal of Kashmiris!
People’s Democratic Party (PDP), after a few formal political gimmicks of discussion with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in New Delhi, finally obeys the BJP high command, almost surrendering Kashmir to India once again. 1. Quick poll and delayed government formation The Jammu Kashmir state now fi...
02.03.2015 - 08:00 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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Health Minister appeals all to collectively fight Swine flu; asks not to travel to outbreak areas
As Swine Flu or H1N1 claims another fresh 36 more lives raising the toll to 1041 in the country; the Nagaland Medical Department continues to keep close vigil round the clock to contain the outbreak of the epidemic disease. Only 4 confirmed cases of Swine Flu have so far been reported in Nagaland an...
02.03.2015 - 07:31 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Optical Illusions: Disputed Colour of a Dress
What started as an innocent exchange of a dress between a mother and her daughter on Thursday, then, grew into an internet sensation within 24 hours by Friday, because millions of viewers could not agree on the real colour of the dress in question – a two-toned frock. The dress, a creation of Roman...
01.03.2015 - 08:33 Hemantha Abyewardena writes from London…
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What an exciting finish!
The Australia-New Zealand encounter as predicted by us in our post under caption ‘Have we seen the Cricket World Cup winner yet?’ in these columns (21 Feb.) provided the most exciting finish so far.
01.03.2015 - 07:37 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Call on the President
UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, arrived in Sri Lanka on a four-day visit and he called on President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday afternoon at the President’s Official Residence in Colombo. The Under-Secretary-General held discussions with President Maithr...
01.03.2015 - 07:09
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Following Indian objections, Sri Lanka not to let Chinese submarines to dock in its ports!
Recently Sri Lanka, which is maintaining a steady relationship with China, said it would not allow Chinese submarines to dock in its ports, a move apparently aimed at allaying its sea neighbor India's concerns. Colombo acknowledged that such a docking did take place coinciding with the Japanese Pri...
01.03.2015 - 06:48 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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Kokang’s Peasant Crises is for the International Community to review their Perspective (The Introduction to Tatmadaw Dynasty)
The word "peasant" is derived from the 15th century French word païsant, meaning one from the pays, or countryside; ultimately from the Latin word pagus.The peasant sector occupies around 70 percent of Burma’s population and undoubtedly the most productive workforce in the country. Obviously, the co...
01.03.2015 - 06:32 By Kanbawza Win
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Sri Lanka to send a high level delegation to Malé to express deep concern on the arrest and harassment of political leaders
Sri Lanka President Maithripala Srisena will be sending a sending a high level delegation to Malé to express deep concern on the arrest and harassment of political leaders. This was revealed when Jumhooree Party (JP) Leader Gasim Ibrahim met Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena this morning to...
28.02.2015 - 22:46
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UN's Jeffrey Feltman extends Sri Lanka tour to Jaffna
In a sudden change of his Sri Lanka itinerary, United Nations Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman will now extend his official tour to the north of the country to Jaffna. Mr. Feltman who has displayed his political skills while being a thirty-year officer in the US Depart...
28.02.2015 - 11:32 By Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune Media Note
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