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India’s army chief General Dalbir Singh kicks off today a five-day visit to Colombo
India’s army chief General Dalbir Singh kicks off today a five-day visit to Colombo where he could discuss upgrading the island nation’s ageing warplanes, tanks and air defence guns as part of New Delhi’s efforts to curb China’s growing influence over Sri Lanka. The Hindustan Times quoted a Defen...
29.11.2015 - 12:35
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No Place For SP In Up Grand Alliance
The Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is something of a political enigma. He claims to be a ‘socialist’ who is known to splurge ostentatiously on his birthdays, his numerous rich guests landing in his ‘village’ in their individual flying machines or huge limousines, and he likes the country...
29.11.2015 - 08:35 By Tukoji R. Pandit - Syndicate Features
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Lalin’s Column : France- 3rd World War looming
Hundreds of innocent people were killed by the bestial IS and its affiliates in France, Nigeria, Lebanon, Kenya, sub Saharan Mali, the Cameroons, Iraq, Syria Pakistan and Afghanistan this November. SL naturally shares the grief of the people of these countries every time such attacks take place as...
29.11.2015 - 08:24 By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
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Commemoration of “Constitution Day” on November26, 2015
The Constituent Assembly of India adopted a new Indian Constitution on November 26, 1949. To commemorate the constitution making process in India and the role of members of the Constituent Assembly, particularly the Chairman of the drafting committee, the late Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, India has decided to...
29.11.2015 - 08:12
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Commonwealth chooses first female secretary-general
At their biennial summit in Malta, Commonwealth heads of government chose Dominica-born lawyer Baroness Patricia Scotland, a former attorney general to the British government, to take over from Indian diplomat Kamalesh Sharma on April 1, 2016. I am incredibly proud to be the first woman to hold the...
28.11.2015 - 09:25
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The Hug That Set Kejriwal On Fire
Watching the fallout from the Lalu Prasad Yadav-Arvind Kejriwal bear hug it would appear that politicians in India thrive on making ‘mountain out of a molehill’. Can one really believe that when two rivals, be they politicians or whatever, hug each other at a function it must mean a patch-up and all...
28.11.2015 - 07:54 By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
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Pakistan Naval Ship to arrive in Sri Lanka on 30th November, on a Goodwill visit
In a manifestation of the strong political, diplomatic, economic, cultural, and defense ties between the two friendly countries, Pakistan Naval Ship PNS Shamsheer will be arriving at Colombo Port for a 4-day goodwill visit from 30 November to 3 December 2015. Pakistan Navy (PN) ships pay port calls...
28.11.2015 - 07:42
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Pope in Kenya says Christian-Muslim dialogue essential for global peace!
Pope Francis said dialogue between religions in Africa was essential to teach young people that violence and hate in God's name was unjustified, speaking in Kenya which has been the victim of a spate of militant massacres. Addressing the Christian and Muslim leaders in Kenya on November 26 Pope Fra...
27.11.2015 - 16:00 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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‘Third generation of reforms’-Rishad in Parliament
Sri Lanka’s proposed economic reforms are of such a magnitude that it is possibly the third generation of reforms in the country’s economic history-and Lankan youth are increasingly attracted to services and it is now time to enlist them to manufacturing as well, said a top Cabinet Minister addressi...
27.11.2015 - 15:51
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ISIS puts down a Russian passenger plane and Turkey a fighter jet!
The Russian passenger plane put down with hundreds of innocent passengers is finally concluded as the cause of a bomb planted by the terrorist group ISIS. And now Turkey has shot down one of Russian fighter jets accusing it flew over its territory, which is being vehemently denied by Russia. One th...
27.11.2015 - 08:48 By S.H.Moulana
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27th November a date to remember for thousands
V.Anandasangaree, has posed a question and asked whether, Is it wise on the part of the Government to prevent the people from holding small religious events to commemorate the Great Heros’ day also known as Mahaveer Naal in Tamil which was held first on the 27th of November 1989, a quarter centur...
27.11.2015 - 08:40
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The Great November Revolution
President Maithripala Sirisena says persons who accomplished the revolution can defeat the counter-revolution. “We should make an attempt on what we should do at present and for what we do for the future by not forgetting the memories of November Revolution”, he added. The President made these rema...
26.11.2015 - 09:14
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Pak High Commissioner hosts Women’s A Cricket Team in Colombo
The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Maj. Gen. (R) Syed Shakeel Hussain hosted a brunch in Colombo to welcome the visiting Pakistan’s Women A cricket team in Sri Lanka. The Pakistan Women’s A cricket team is currently in Sri Lanka to play a One Day and three Twenty20 matches against the Sr...
26.11.2015 - 08:36
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India stands with Asia Pacific nations in drive for malaria?free region
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has joined other Asia Pacific Leaders in taking a concrete step closer to defeating malaria. Along with the 17 other East Asia Summit (EAS) Leaders meeting in Malaysia this past weekend, he endorsed a detailed plan to eliminate the disease throughout the region by 2030....
26.11.2015 - 08:23 By Citizen News Service
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Ideals of President and Prime Minister made the budget easy for all - Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake
Minister of Finance Mr Ravi Karunanayake said that it was the ideals of the President Maithripala Sirisena and the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe that were converted into practice through the budget- 2016. The minister made this observation when he met representative gatherings of Sri Lankan...
25.11.2015 - 22:19
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Turkey shoots down a Russian plane for violating territorial integrity!
West Asia is in perpetual crisis because of Israel, with US backing, is pursuing fascist terrorist policies in order to prolong illegal occupation of Palestine, threaten Iran with terror attacks, and intermittent terror attacks in the region to cater for the domestic politics. Arab world is in a sta...
25.11.2015 - 09:07 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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‘Lanka’s post war transparent growth grabbed our attention’-China Zhejiang
It is Sri Lanka’s post war transparent growth that has drawn the attention of China’s most prosperous province to the country. “After the war, Sri Lanka has demonstrated a very transparent economic growth trend. The most attractive aspect is Sri Lanka is being open to the world” said Vice Chairperso...
25.11.2015 - 08:03
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India-Sri Lanka Cooperation in Joint Sea Exploration
The Pathfinder Foundation (Colombo) and the Vivekananda International Foundation, (New Delhi) proposes to cover a broad spectrum of issues and ideas relating to expanded cooperation in joint sea exploration, development and preservation of the marine resources wealth of the region. Accordingly, this...
25.11.2015 - 07:47
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How will the 2016 Budget impact Sri Lanka’s real estate sector?
Last week, Sri Lanka’s Finance Minister announced plans to remove the 15 percent land leasing tax for foreign investors, and reduce the approval period for foreign direct investment requests. The foreigner-friendly budget for 2016 is expected to have great impact on the country’s real estate market....
25.11.2015 - 07:20
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Gas prices down from yesterday
Executive Chairman of the Litro Gas Co Mr Shalila Munasinghe said that as per the provision made in the Budget – 2016 presented by the Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake Gas prices have been reduced with effect from yesterday. Accordingly, the price of the 12.5 kg Cylinder of domestic Gas will...
24.11.2015 - 09:28
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