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Child Friendly School
Benjamin Disraeli once said that “the youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity”. Any investment in the empowerment of youths will always add value to a Nation especially to one like Sri Lanka. A tool to eradicate vendetta and retaliation in a nation after a long ethnic war is through awarene...
07.03.2014 - 08:12 By Tharany Rajasingham
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Disproportionate negative attention is making the task of reconciliation difficult in Sri Lanka – Prof. G.L. Peiris
Sri Lanka’s External Affairs Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris has said, the highly prejudiced actions taken by a few countries and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to give disproportionate negative attention to Sri Lanka, has made the separatist Tamil elements in Sri Lanka an...
07.03.2014 - 07:57
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Excavation in Mannar Mass Grave Site Stopped, on the Orders of Police Magistrate.
The excavation works at the Mass Grave site, Mannar have been stopped effective from Wednesday - 5th March, subsequent to the decision arrived at a discussion held yesterday near the Grave Site presided over by Mannar Magistrate Ms. Ananthi Kanagaratnam. The meeting was held at the Mass Grave...
06.03.2014 - 10:07 By K.T.Rajasingham
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President and BIMSTEC Leaders Pledge to Strengthen Bilateral Relations
President Mahinda Rajapaksa held bilateral discussions with several leaders on the sidelines of the third BIMSTEC Summit in Myanmar. During these discussions leaders agreed to strengthen existing relations both within and outside the BIMSTEC framework in all areas where there is potential for cooper...
06.03.2014 - 07:50
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President Mahinda Returns
President Mahinda Rajapaksa returned to the island early in the morning following a visit to Myanmar to attend the third BIMSTEC Summit. Here the President is seen being received by Minister of Civil Aviation Mr. Priyankara Jayaratna, Deputy Minister of External Affairs Mr. Neomal Perera, Chairman...
05.03.2014 - 23:31
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China’s Hanification of Xinjiang is Failing
On Saturday, March 1, more than 10 assailants slashed scores of people with knives at the Kunming train station in Yunnan province in southern China in what state media said Sunday was a terrorist assault by ethnic Uyghur (also spelled as Uighur) separatists from the far west. Twenty-nine slash vi...
05.03.2014 - 23:23 By Habib Siddiqui and A.R.M. Imtiyaz
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Sri Lank's Actg. External Affairs Minister receives Foreign Minister of Afghanistan
Neomal Perera, Acting Minister of External Affairs received Zarar Ahmad Osmani Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport on Wednesday (5th March, 2014) ahead of the State visit to Sri Lanka by His Excellency Hamid Karzai,...
05.03.2014 - 22:43
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Sri Lanka: War Crimes or New Cold War? Is the real intention a regime change?
A lot has been written in the media by several observers about a possible international investigation by the UN Human Rights Council into alleged abuses of human rights during the latter stages of the war in 2009. The focus has been on an agenda espoused by the Tamil diaspora relating to alleged ab...
05.03.2014 - 09:52 By A Special Correspondent
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Islamabad Blasts: A Slap on National Security Policy
Two Suicide bombers and 4 others terrorists hit the capital just after the announcement of cease fire by TTP. The terrorists started the attack at 09:15 am and kept on playing with the lives of innocent people for about 40 minutes but none of the local security elements reached to the scene and res...
05.03.2014 - 09:39 By Zaheerul Hassan
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66th Independence Day of Sri Lanka Celeberated in Glienicke/Nordbahn of Berlin
Dr. Hans Gunther Oberlack, Mayor of Glienicke/Nordbahn, a residential area north of Berlin, Germany, organized a ceremony to celebrate the 66th independence day of Sri Lanka in the town hall. Ambassador of Sri Lanka for Germany, staff of the Sri Lankan Embassy in Berlin and the Sri Lankan communit...
05.03.2014 - 09:33
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Inauguration of Kilinochchi-Pallai re-constructed railway track and signal system
The reconstructed railway track and signal system from Kilinochchi to Palai was ceremoniously opened up yesterday (4th March). The ceremony was attended by Kumara Welgama, Minister of Transport of Sri Lanka, Douglas Devananda, Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprises Development...
05.03.2014 - 09:18
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President of Afghanistan to undertake State visit to Sri Lanka
\ The President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai will be undertaking a State visit to Sri Lanka from 5th to 7th March 2014, at the invitation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. It may be noted that this visit which was scheduled to take place last month, had to be postponed due...
05.03.2014 - 08:55
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Parthenium Eradication Campaign By Sri Lanka Army in Jaffna
Sri Lanka Army launched on Tuesday, 4th March, a campaign to eradicate Parthenium - a most harmful and dangerous plant which causes dermatitis and respiratory difficulties, such as asthma to men and women and children , oral diseases and even death to animals - that is vastly spreading in all t...
04.03.2014 - 21:27 By K.T.Rajasdingham
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Ensure Terrorism Never Raise Its Ugly Head Again – President Mahinda
Though terrorism is no more in the shores of Sri Lanka it is important to ensure that it would never raise its ugly head again, declared Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa. He further pointed out of the necessity of eternal vigilance as it was vital particularly because terrorist organizations...
04.03.2014 - 15:10
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Excavation at Mannar Grave Site Commenced Yesterday
Excavation of skeletal remains at Manthai, Thirukethieswaram located at Mannar commenced yesterday before Ms. Ananthi Kanagaratnam, Mannar Magistrate / District Judge after a lapse of six days . Asian Tribune learnt that yesterday the Judicial Medical officers from Anuradhapura were not present...
04.03.2014 - 10:22
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Explosion Re[ported At Thirumurukandy: Five civilians injured.
Yesterday, (3 March 2014) around 4 p.m. in Thirumurukkandi (Killinochchi District) an explosion was reported at a place where scrap iron is being collected. According Military Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya: Five civilians (two males aged 52 & 53 and three females aged 25, 26, & 4...
04.03.2014 - 09:47
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Re-setting India - Sri Lanka Relations
The India - Sri Lanka Joint Study Group, set up under a joint initiative of the Manipal Global Education (MaGE) of India and the Pathfinder Foundation of Sri Lanka, has presented its recommendations to the Governments of India and Sri Lanka last year. The Joint Study Group was conceived as a discree...
04.03.2014 - 08:38
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President Mahinda Arrives in Myanmar
President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived yesterday at Myanmar's Nay Pyi Taw International Airport this afternoon to participate in the BIMSTEC Summit. The President was received at the airport by Myanmar's Minister of Labor, Mr. U Aye Mint, Deputy Foreign Ministers Mr. U Tin Oo Lwin and Mr. U Thant K...
04.03.2014 - 08:09
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Myanmar’s Suspension of MSF’s Work in Arakan is Criminal
Medicines Sans Frontieres (MSF), the Nobel Prize-winning charity group also known as Doctors Without Borders, have been asked by the Mynamar government to shut its operation inside Arakan. The group has been operating in Burma (Myanmar) since 1992 under an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the...
04.03.2014 - 07:41 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Navi Pillay’s report based on invalid Darusman report
United Nations Human Rights High Commissioner Navi Pillay’s report on Sri Lanka calling for an international probe into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka, is highly politicized and unsubstantiated, said Presidential Spokesman Mohan Samaranayake. “Her findings about the armed conflict in Sri Lanka ar...
04.03.2014 - 07:28
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