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SAARC Leaders Offer Best Wishes for President Rajapaksa’s Re-election and Express Confidence on His Victory
Many of the leaders President Mahinda Rajapaksa met for bilateral discussions on the sidelines of the 18th SAARC Summit offered their best wishes for his re-election bid at the forthcoming presidential election and expressed confidence on his victory. During his discussion with President Rajapaksa...
27.11.2014 - 22:16
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President Meets Leaders of Afghanistan, Bhutan, Maldives and Nepal in Kathmandu
President Mahinda Rajapaksa held bilateral discussions with several leaders from SAARC countries during his stay in Kathmandu. These included Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Bhutan Prime Minister Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay, Maldives President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom and Nepal Prime M...
27.11.2014 - 22:05
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Sri Lanka Army to Return More Gold Jewellery To Northern Owners
Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake on Wednesday (26) at the Media Centre of the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development, announcing the release of another stock of gold jewelleries to 1960 more identified rightful owners in the North at a ceremony on December 4, headed by Pre...
27.11.2014 - 09:20
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Ambassador D. S. de Silva presents credentials to the Polish President
Sri Lanka's Ambassador-designate to Poland, D.S. de Silva presented his credentials to the President of Poland Bronis?ow Komorowski at a ceremony held at the official residence, "Belvedere" in Warsaw, on 07th November 2014. The Ambassador was invited to a private meeting with the President, where h...
27.11.2014 - 07:38
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Russia approves import of fish and fish products from Sri Lanka
As a result of the untiring efforts of the Government of Sri Lanka through the Embassy of Sri Lanka in the Russian Federation, the Federal Service of Veterinary Surveillance under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation has granted approval on 12th November 2014 to import fish and fish...
26.11.2014 - 22:25
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Holy Mass held in Bethlehem to bless President Rajapaksa
A Holy Mass organized by friends of Sri Lanka in Bethlehem in collaboration with the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Israel and the Representative Office of Sri Lanka in the State of Palestine was held on 22nd November at the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem where Jesus Christ was born to bless President Mah...
26.11.2014 - 22:10
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Postal Voting Applications For Presidential Election Commenced
Applications for postal votes for the upcoming Presidential Election commenced on Sunday, Elections Department sources said. Additional Elections Commissioner U. Amaradasa said applications will be accepted until December 4. Applications can be faxed to the Election Secretariat at 011-2877615 or e-m...
26.11.2014 - 08:43
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Strong Case for Nautical Tourism in Sri Lanka
Marinas are the infrastructure of the yachting and boat building industry and are essential for yachts and nautical tourism in Sri Lanka. This was stated by Simon J. Arrol, Managing Director of both Arrol Ltd and Marina Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, when making a strong case for the essential infrastructure to s...
26.11.2014 - 07:25 By Ranjit J Perera
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President Rajapaksa Visits Lumbini
Soon after arriving in Nepal, President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited Lumbini – the birthplace of the Lord Buddha – one of the most sacred places for Buddhists. Though it’s not the President’s first time in Lumbini, he did participate in a number of events, with particular significance to Sri Lankan B...
25.11.2014 - 22:24
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Rishad's Eastern MPs cross-over, Rishad still with the government
3 Eastern Provincial Council members belonging to Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiutheen's ACMC have decided to be independent in the council from 25 November. The ACMC Leader Minister Bathiudeen has stressed to Asiantribune that this is not a total crossover by himself or by his part...
25.11.2014 - 21:10
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President Leaves for Nepal to Attend 18th SAARC Summit
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, this morning, left for Kathmandu, Nepal, to attend the 18th SAARC Summit, taking place Nov. 25-27. The 18th Summit of SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) is being held in Kathmandu for the third time. The first time it took place in Nepal was in 19...
25.11.2014 - 09:59
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Yapa – the new SLFP Secretary assumes duties
Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa who has been appointed General-Secretary of the SLFP by the party’s Chairman, President Mahinda Rajapaksa, assumed duties yesterday as the new General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party. The new appointment follows the defection of Maithripala Sirisena, who...
25.11.2014 - 09:31
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Reaching the unreached: ENGAGE TB initiative
Despite great strides made in TB care and control over the last few years, the latest data shows that 1/3 of all TB cases are still either not detected or not reported to public health systems. These are people who either seek treatment in the private sector and are not notified to the National TB p...
25.11.2014 - 08:47 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Et tu Sirisena? Trusted Lieutenant Maithripala Sirisena joins the political assassins
As Roman Emperor Caesar purportedly told his friend Marcus Brutus, “you too Brutus” at the moment of the Emperors assassination when Brutus stuck a knife in Caesars back, President Rajapaksa may well have repeated this to the now sacked SLFP General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena when he announced h...
24.11.2014 - 16:54 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Indian Prime Ministers lack wisdom on Naga issue
Many have already started losing their hopes on the long drawn out Center-NSCN (IM) talks with no early solution in sight. The Center and NSCN (IM) formally declared their ceasefire on July 25, 1997 and subsequently, they held over 80 rounds of talks. Both sides could iron out many contentious areas...
24.11.2014 - 06:37 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Project Loon: Balloon Powered Internet for All Closer to Reality
Google’s ambition to provide the folks in the rural and remote communities with Wi-Fi access in order to make them part of what it defines as the global community, the internet, appeared to have gone past the stage of aspiration, according to the information released by the search giant in this rega...
23.11.2014 - 08:11 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Prime Minister wants positive result of peace process in six months
Nagaland Governor PB Acharya said all the 60 legislators and the two Members of Parliament (MP) in Nagaland irrespective of their party affiliations should come forward and place their ideas and concepts of Naga political solutions to the negotiating parties before striking a “final settlement” to t...
23.11.2014 - 05:30 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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The problem of Maithripala Sirisena
Today, when I sat down to write this, there was the live telecast of Mr. Maithripala Sirisena announcing that he is the common candidate of the opposition. During the press conference, he did not find fault with President Mahinda Rajapakse or the Government. Reason for that must be that he does not...
22.11.2014 - 17:20
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Dr. Swamy Wants Ban Imposed on Prabhakaran's Birth Anniversary Celebration
Dr. Subramanian Swamy Swamy on Friday has urged Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh to issue a directive to the Tamil Nadu government to ban the move to celebrate birth anniversary of slain LTTE Terrorist Chief V Prabhakaran, the mastermind behind for killing of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi....
22.11.2014 - 06:56
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Presidential Poll on 08 January
The Presidential election will be held on January 8, 2015 (Thursday), Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya made this announcement yesterday upon receiving the proclamation signed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Also he made the statement that nominations for the Presidential election will be r...
22.11.2014 - 05:31
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