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Missing Persons Commission Dealt With 172 Complaints At Mullaitivu Sessions
The Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons interviewed 172complaints during the public sittings it held in Mullaitivu district for the second time. The Commission Wednesday concluded its 4-day public sittings in the district held from Nov 2- 5 at the Maritim...
08.11.2014 - 04:32
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Sri Lanka highlighted at the 12th International Business Networking Event in Latvia
Mr. Ruwan Waidyaratne was addressing the 12th International Business Networking Event on “International Transport and Logistics and Challenging Export Markets” on 17th October 2014 in Riga, Latvia. In his presentation, Mr. Waidyaratne introduced Sri Lanka as the emerging Regional Logistics Hub in As...
07.11.2014 - 21:19
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Int’l O-Fish expert Bassleer at Monday’s first global confab
As Sri Lanka’s YoY ornamental fish (O-fish) exports surged by 41%, the country’s first ever Global O-Fish Confab will go live on 10 Monday -and a globally renowned expert will lead the two day sessions in Colombo. “We extend a warm welcome to Mr Bassleer, President of Ornamental Fish International....
07.11.2014 - 17:12
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Malaysia: Halt All Sedition Cases Pending Highest Court Decision
The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), together with its member Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), welcomed yesterday’s judgment by the High Court to refer a law professor's challenge of the constitutionality of the Sedition Act 1948 directly to the country’s highest judicial bo...
07.11.2014 - 05:05
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A Christian couple in Pakistan beaten to death over ‘blasphemy’ by angry crowd
A Christian couple in Pakistan have been beaten to death by an angry mob after being accused of desecrating a Koran, according to a police report. Their bodies were burned at the brick kiln where they worked in the town of Kot Radha Kishan in Punjab province. Police identified the victims only as S...
06.11.2014 - 07:55
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Minister Professor Pieris exposes underhand activities of TNA in manipulating evidences against the country
Professor G.L.Peiris explained the arrest of Sinnathamby Krishnarasa, a non-rehabilitated LTTE cadre who was employed by Alva Pulle Vijendrakumar alias Sun Master, a close associate of the TNA, to obtain signatures of those affected by the conflict on blank forms on the assurance that this exercise...
06.11.2014 - 07:36
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British High Commissioner Visits Nuwera Eliya
British High Commissioner John Rankin visited Nuwara Eliya on 5 November 2014 as part of his tour to the hill country. He visited MENCAFEP, a school for children with disabilities founded by Chris Stubbs MBE and his wife, Ranji. MENCAFEP provides a daycare facility and teaching to children of all ag...
06.11.2014 - 07:11
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Sri Lanka condemns suicide bomb attack in Wagah, Pakistan
The Government of Sri Lanka vehemently condemns the heinous suicide terrorist attack at Wagah, Pakistan, on 02nd November 2014 killing at least 60 people and injuring over 100 others. The people of Sri Lanka share the pain and anguish of the people of Pakistan over this wanton act of terror targetin...
06.11.2014 - 07:02
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International trade impacts tobacco control
The tobacco industry has a history of using international trade agreements to force open new markets in low and middle income countries, greatly increasing tobacco use and the consequent death/disease it causes. Tobacco companies are also challenging measures to reduce tobacco use as violations of t...
06.11.2014 - 06:53
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Indian High Commissioner visited in prisons the 5 Indians convicted for drug smuggling
The Indian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka, Y.K. Sinha, yesterday visited the five Indian convicts from Tamil Nadu who were sentenced to death by a Colombo court last week for alleged drug trafficking. India has already said that it will appeal against the death penalty handed down to the India...
05.11.2014 - 14:15
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Lahore Blast Sound disappointment of terrorists
Second of November 2014 has brought sadness for families of those patriotic innocent children; women and people who became victims of a foreign sponsored suicidal bomber. They were hit by the terrorist when they were returning from the venue after witnessing the famous Indo-Pak flag-lowering ceremon...
05.11.2014 - 09:39 By Zaheerul Hassan
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American cannot be bluffed by the Burmese Generals
The U.S. has imposed sanctions on Burmese lawmaker and businessman linked to attacks on the country’s democratic opposition. The sanctions, announced just come days before President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Burma, as part of a gathering of regional leaders. The sanctions will require U.S.-...
05.11.2014 - 08:35 By Kanbawza Win
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Pakistan Sends Relief Assistance for Sri Lankan Landslide Victims
The First Cargo flight of relief goods from Pakistan for the land slide victims of Haldummula arrived today at Katunayake airport. The relief goods containing generators, shelters, tents, medicines, etc. were handed over by the High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Maj Gen ® Qasim Qureshi to t...
05.11.2014 - 08:03
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British High Commissioner Visits The Vedd Community Of Sri Lanka
On 4 November 2014, British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, John Rankin visited the indigenous Vedda community in Dambana, in the Uva Province. He met community Chief Uru Warige Wannila Aththo, and learned about the long history of the Vedda people and the challenges faced by the community as they s...
05.11.2014 - 07:56
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Berlin Celebrates Deepavali.
The Sri Lankan communities living in Germany joined with their brethren Hindus as one Sri Lankan community to celebrate the Deepavali festival at Sri Ganesha temple in Berlin. The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Germany together with the Sri Lankan Associations in Germany organized the Deepavali celebration...
05.11.2014 - 07:46
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New Zealand Offers Support for Landslide Relief Efforts
At a meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees this morning, New Zealand’s Minister of Primary Industries and Racing Mr. Nathan Guy, on behalf of his Government, offered support to Sri Lanka for relief efforts following the landslide in Koslanda last week. “We offer our condolences...
04.11.2014 - 17:20
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D.A. Rajapaksa took lead in uplifting the agricultural and irrigation sectors distributing State lands in Giriwapatttuwa, to landless peasants
Former Agriculture and Lands Minister and Deputy Speaker D.A. Rajapaksa took the lead in uplifting the agricultural and irrigation sectors by taking the bold steps of distributing State lands in Giriwapatttuwa, to the landless peasants, said Professor Sampath Amaratunga. The 47th D.A. Rajapaksa com...
04.11.2014 - 08:56
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Missing Persons Commission to hear 231 cases In Mullaitivu
The Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons commenced conducting public sittings to hear cases of missing in Mullaitivu District again from yesterday till tomorrow - November 5th The Commission is hearing cases of disappearances and abductions in Mullaitiv...
04.11.2014 - 07:17
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Death For Al Badr Command And Media Doyen Mir Quasem Ali
A top leader of fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami party and Bangladeshi media doyen Mir Quasem Ali was sentenced to death on Sunday by a special tribunal for war crimes he committed during the independence war against Pakistan in 1971, days after the party's chief was given capital punishment on identi...
03.11.2014 - 10:28 From Diplomatic Correspondent
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Sri Lanka emphasizes its concern about 'ethical labor recruitment practices'
Sri Lanka has stressed the importance of its concern and commitment the recruitment of ethical labor recruitment practices. Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ravinatha Aryasinha, has said Sri Lanka which took over the chair of the Colombo Process (CP) one year ago was of the v...
03.11.2014 - 10:16
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