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“The Opposition was day dreaming as he would be the President of the country even after January 9,” – Mahinda Rajapaksa
President Rajapaksa said the Opposition was day dreaming as he would be the President of the country even after January 9. President Rajapaksa added that Sirisena has announced that he will shut down the Bandaranaike International Airport on January 8 and beyond to prevent him (President) leaving th...
06.01.2015 - 06:49
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Kanagaratnam remains as President Coordinator: Denies vicious press reports
Mr. S. Kanagaratnam continues to remain as the President’s Coordinator for the Mullaitivu district and strongly denies press reports that he has been removed of his prestigious position. Mr. Kanagaratnam, a former member of parliament, at present the President’s Coordinator for Mullaitivu distric...
05.01.2015 - 08:49
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After the 67th Anniversary of Independence, Burma still has no free choice
January 4th is the 67th Anniversary of Burma’s Independence Day which marks the victory of the nation’s independence struggle. President of Burma (Myanmar) Thein Sein has delivered a message to the nation and its people on the occasion of the 67th Anniversary Independence Day. President Thein Sein o...
05.01.2015 - 08:23 By – Zin Linn
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Last Day For Campaigning: President Mahinda will address Four Massive Rallies Today
As the election campaigning concludes by today midnight, President Mahinda Rajapaksa will address final election rallies in Debarawewa, Ambalangoda, Matugama and Kesbewa today. The President is also scheduled to address the people in Bibile town today. He will also address a rally at Ethiliwewa junc...
05.01.2015 - 07:09
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Sex - mighty weapon of man’s destruction
The explosive revelations made by a young American woman, known as Jane Doe 3 in Florida court papers, seem to have the potential to cause significant, irreversible damage to a few well-known figures on both sides of the Atlantic, if they can be substantiated with acceptable facts. The ‘victim’, wh...
04.01.2015 - 12:41 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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A 'third Bush' or a 'first woman' in the White House?
This is with reference to the news report ‘Jeb Bush sheds business ties ahead of 2016 run’, which prompts us to think whether we are going to have the third Bush in the White House. In the meantime, we learn about Hilary Clinton’s preparation too to get in there where her husband was a two term pres...
04.01.2015 - 06:25 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Sri Lankan Presidential election: MR or MS? Benefitting from hindsight
The mood of the country amongst the middle and lower middle class, and sections of the educated professionals and seemingly large numbers amongst very ordinary apolitical persons in the urban sector and less so in the rural sector, appears to be for a regime change. That change they see as necessary...
04.01.2015 - 06:16 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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President Rajapaksa Urges People of Jaffna to Join Hands to Achieve the Promised Bright Future
President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that our journey has only recently commenced with good results, already seen. “As we look to the future, I see the vast potential and promise of a brighter tomorrow, and I urge you all to join hands with me to achieve it,” he said. Addressing the professionals in J...
04.01.2015 - 06:01
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Nuklutoshi condemns IED planting at Mokokchung a ATM
Minister for National Highways and Mechanical Engineering, Nuklutoshi, has strongly condemned the planting of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in an ATM Booth at Mokokchung town on Friday. In a statement issued today, the Minister termed as “senseless and mindless” the acts of the miscreants becaus...
04.01.2015 - 05:48
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Kankesanthurai – Jaffna Train Services Inaugurated - Reconnects Last Link To North
Transport Minister Kumara Welgama inaugurated the Jaffna to Kankesanthurai train service with the departure of the Yal Devi train from the KKS railway station at 10.22 a.m yesterday (2nd January). President Mahinda Rajapaksa had been due to inaugurate the latest stretch of a reopened rail link from...
03.01.2015 - 07:42
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India lends a helping hand
To help in meeting the needs of people affected and displaced by floods and landslides caused by the incessant rains in Sri Lanka, the High Commission of India handed over relief goods today as humanitarian assistance to the National Disaster Relief Services Centre (NDRSC) of the Ministry of Disaste...
03.01.2015 - 06:53
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Presidential Elections in Sri Lanka - The People Will Decide
Having been to Sri Lanka many times over the past few years and written a number of analytical pieces on its efforts to return to normalcy following the comprehensive defeat of the Tamil Tigers, I returned to Colombo to observe the presidential elections. First, I was curious as to why President...
03.01.2015 - 06:48 By Mathias Keitel*
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Nuklutoshi regrets decline on Christian principles in Nagas
Nagaland Minister for National Highways and Mechanical Engineering expressed his unhappiness on the fast decline of Christian spirit and the principles among the Naga people. He said only a small per cent of Naga people lived as true Christian while sizeable number them did not even go to the Chur...
03.01.2015 - 06:35 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Pakistan lodges protest on unprovoked Indian firing across Working Boundary
Pakistan has lodged a strong protest over the unprovoked firing of the Indian troops in the Zafarwal Sector, resulting in the martyrdom of two personnel of Pakistani Rangers. Indian Deputy High Commissioner was summoned to the Foreign Affairs Ministry on Wednesday to condemn the action of Indian Bor...
02.01.2015 - 07:54
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Western Aid & Trade, Sustain the Burmese Military Dictatorship
With the ringing of the New Year Bells the modern Union of Burma will be celebrating its 68th anniversary and facilitations will pour in from every diplomatic mission but the entire people of Burma will continue to suffer under the smokescreen of elected government but in reality is a cruel military...
02.01.2015 - 07:48 By Kanbawza Win
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India constructs 27,000 houses in Sri Lanka
The Indian Housing Project in Sri Lanka continues to make excellent progress, with the project reaching its target of constructing 16,000 houses during 2014. With the achievement of this important milestone, a total of 27,000 houses have been constructed or repaired under this project till date. Dur...
02.01.2015 - 07:15
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Jan-Nov exports at $10 B
Sri Lanka’s January–November exports have notched $10.1 Bn driven by 'across the board' surge and specifically led by apparel and industrial products, as revealed on 30 December-and the crucial apparel volumes appear to be almost on its annual earnings target. “Several sub sectors including apparel...
01.01.2015 - 07:54
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TNA’s announcement of supporting the opposition presidential candidate will prove counter productive
V. Anandasangaree, Secretary General of Tamil United Liberation Front castigates the Tamil National Alliance leader R.Sampanthan for interfering unnecessarily, by urging the Tamil people to vote for the opposition candidate Maithripala Srisena, instead he suggested that the TNA should have allo...
01.01.2015 - 07:40
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Did Burma close down the democratic reform in 2014?
Citizens of Burma or Myanmar remain skeptical of political transformation under the existing President Thein Sein’s regime that claims itself as a reformist government. The reason is that the regime just changes its clothes rather than its undemocratic mind-set. People believe country’s sovereignty...
31.12.2014 - 07:17 By - Zin Linn
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M.S. Dhoni retires from test cricket
MS Dhoni has retired from Test cricket with immediate effect following the drawn Test against Australia in Melbourne. Virat Kohli will take over as India captain for the final Test of the series, which India have already lost, in Sydney. “One of India’s greatest Test Captains under whose leadership...
30.12.2014 - 22:44
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