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Sri Lanka Embassy in Stockholm celebrates “Deepavali” Festival at the “Ganesh” Temple
The Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Sweden, Mr. Oshadhi Alahapperuma, together with the staff of the Embassy, celebrated “Deepavali”, at the Ganesh Hindu Temple in Farsta, Stockholm on 22nd October, 2014. Large number devotees of Sri Lankan origin irrespective of their cast, creed or religion joined h...
25.10.2014 - 15:47
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Canada to strengthen prevention of terrorism laws
In the aftermath of the terrorist attack on the Canadian Parliament and in the vicinity on Wednesday, Stephen Harper's Canadian administration is taking positive measures to strengthen its laws for the prevention of terrorism on its soil and threats from abroad. Canada’s Minister of Public Safety j...
25.10.2014 - 09:34 Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune US National Correspondent
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A wonderful wedding anniversary gift!
Until we actually became grandparents we could not possibly have imagined the joy grandchildren would bring and the fun it would create and the pleasurable experiences we would have. Grandchildren are everything for grandparents, in every way. They are loving spirits, innocent, beautiful, precious a...
25.10.2014 - 09:05 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Tamil cinema’s yesteryear actors SSR passes away
Tamil cinema's yesteryear actor SS Rajendran, popularly known as SSR passed away today (Oct. 24). He was 85. He was battling for life at a private hospital, where he was admitted on Thursday and breathed his last on Friday. His last rites took place same day evening. Leading film industry and pol...
25.10.2014 - 08:56 From Gopal Ethiraj
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Bangladesh War criminal Ghulam Azam dies in Prison
The ex-Jamaat ameer serving 90yr jail term was on life support since 9:00pm Thursday Convicted war criminal Ghulam Azam has died. The former chief of Jamaat-e-Islami, aged 92, was kept on life support as his physical condition deteriorated. Brigadier (retd) Abdul Mazid Bhuiyan, director of Bangaba...
24.10.2014 - 14:55 From Diplomatic Correspondent
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Very disturbing to see increasing terrorist acts in many countries, now in Canada – Mahinda Rajapaksa
Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa has expressed his concerns over increasing terrorist activities in several countries, including Canada. The President, in a twitter post, yesterday, expressed his concerns and disappointment over this matter, stating every party should work together to being th...
24.10.2014 - 07:38
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Yuwanjana Wanasundera Wijayathilake was sworn in as Attorney General
Solicitor General Yuwanjana Wanasundera Wijayathilake was sworn in yesterday as the 28th Attorney General of Sri Lanka this afternoon before President Mahinda Rajapaksa. He became an attorney in 1979 and joined the legal department as an attorney-at-law in 1980, and up to date he has completed 34 y...
24.10.2014 - 07:29
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INOC chairman meets Rahul Gandhi
George Abraham, Chairman of the Indian National Overseas Congress, USA met with Mr. Rahul Gandhi, Vice-President of the All India Congress Committee in New Delhi and briefed him on the perspectives from the Diaspora on the recent election reversals. Mr. Gandhi credited NRIs for their contributions...
24.10.2014 - 07:08 By Prakash M Swamy
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The Congress is a ‘Head’-less Party
The outcome of Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana is out. As projected by political experts; the actual results rightly are; the Indian National Congress (INC) bites dust in both the states and the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) makes sweeping victory in Haryana (47 out of 90) and ‘historic’...
24.10.2014 - 06:59 By M. Burhanuddin Qasmi
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No longer business as usual: Out of the box solutions needed to end TB
In May 2014, the World Health Assembly approved the WHO's new post-2015 global TB strategy and targets for tuberculosis, which aims to achieve the targets for 2035-- 95% decline in TB deaths and 90% decline in TB incidence rate compared with 2015--less than 10 TB cases per 100, 000 population, and t...
24.10.2014 - 06:47 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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What happened to the balance gold jewels? Has Mahinda disposed them? – M.A. Sumanthiran
What happened to the balance gold jewels? Has Mahinda disposed them? This question was posed publicly by M.A. Sumanthiran, the ‘Green Horn’ to Sri Lanka Politics, who has been planted as ‘Party List MP,’ in the midst of Tamils, by R.Sampanthan, Leader of Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchchi and Tamil...
23.10.2014 - 11:05 By K.T.Rajasingham
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Stakes higher for Opposition due to reignited terror debate
The electoral dynamics of Sri Lanka changed with the European Union de-proscribing the LTTE on a technicality, reigniting the debate of yesteryear, a hornet’s nest hard for the Opposition to put away but an unexpected windfall for the government. People turn out to vote for two reasons: They care...
23.10.2014 - 08:45 By Philip Fernando
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Hectic preparation to celebrate “50 Years Anniversary of Nagaland Legislative Assembly” underway
Hectic preparation is underway to celebrate the “50 Years Anniversary” of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) at its Complex at 10 AM on November 29 next month. Speaker of Lok Sabha Smti Sumitra Mahajan will be the Chief Guest, while Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang will give “Greetings” to th...
23.10.2014 - 08:18 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Recycling Company receives Fourth Award for The Year
Kalhari Enterprises won its fourth award for the year when it received a Silver Award for its export performance in 2013 in the medium category industry sector. The award was presented recently by the National Chamber of Exporters (NCE) at its 22nd Annual Export Awards Ceremony at the Hilton Colombo...
22.10.2014 - 12:24
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Is Jayalalithaa a BJP ally or foe?
Post-her sentence in graft case and two-month bail from Bangalore central jail, the same old question has come up front: Is Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the AIADMK supremo, a friend or enemy of BJP? This followed what is seen as disowning of Union Minister Maneka Gandhi’s letter to Jaya Amma. Maneka, kno...
22.10.2014 - 09:03 From Malladi Rama Rao
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Deepavali is the deeper celebration of the triumph of Good over Evil – Mahinda Rajapaksa
Deepavali is the deeper celebration of the triumph of Good over Evil (Monster Naga Asuran) , Light of Knowledge over the Darkness of Ignorance. President Mahinda Rajapaksa thus said in his Deepavali Message to the Hindus of Sri Lanka. Hindus of Sri Lanka celeberate Deepavali today. Deepavali sig...
22.10.2014 - 08:31
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Professor G.L.Peiris Clears Allegation Against Kshenuka On The Issue Of Contract
Professor G.L.Peiris, Minister of External Affairs has rejected news reports appearing in certain sections of the media recently, imputing impropriety on the part of the Secretary to the Ministry, Kshenuka Senewiratne in the award of a contract for the renovation of the official residence of Sri Lan...
22.10.2014 - 07:57
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Sri Lanka represented at the largest SME Fair in the Asia Pacific region in Guangzhou
Sri Lanka participated for the first time at the 11th edition of the China International SME Fair (CISMEF) in Guangzhou from 11 to 14 October 2014. The Sri Lanka Pavilion was jointly organized by the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Guangzhou and the Sri Lanka Export Development Board and had stro...
22.10.2014 - 07:14
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Dr. Swamy Reiterates His Plea For Bharat Ratna to Mahinda
Dr. Subramanian Swamy has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi that his government confer Bharat Ratna on Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa under whose leadership the LTTE was eliminated. Even earlier he has pleaded with the former Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh with plea to confer Bharat Ratn...
21.10.2014 - 03:32
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We want ‘Peace and Unity in Harmony’ - Anandasangare
V.Anandasangaree, in a public letter to President Mahinda Rajapaksa has insisted that “We want Peace and Unity in Harmony.” Anandasangare, Secretary General of the Tamil United Liberation Front said that the offer by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to abolish the Executive Presidency...
21.10.2014 - 03:02
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