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Spurt of appointments to SLFP MPs by Sri Lanka President
President Maithripala Srisena today appointed two SLFP Parliamentarians and former Prime Ministers D.M. Jayaratne and Ratnasiri Wickramanayake as his senior advisers on political affairs. Yesterday he also appointed four SLFP MPs as Deputy Ministers. They were - Dahanayake has been appointed as th...
11.06.2015 - 15:55
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Spokesman failed to reveal Ban’s interest on the proposed 20th Amendment
Spokesman failed to reveal Ban’s interest on the proposed 20th Amendment In the ‘Readout’ revealed by Stéphane Dujarric , Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, there was no mention about Ban Ki-Moon urging Sri Lanka President to take measures regarding the proposed 20th Amendment to Sri Lanka’s Co...
11.06.2015 - 14:26
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India: Does BJP plan to impose president’s rule in Delhi state against the will of Delhiites?
The historic battle for Delhi state was won by the Aam Admi party of Arvind Kejriwal by drowning in the River Yamuna both Congress and BJP parties - the former rulers of Delhi. Obviously both BJP and Congress have reasons to feel belittled by a new political outfit. The pain is intolerable for the B...
11.06.2015 - 11:39 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Four New Deputy Ministers Sworn In Today
Four Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Parliamentarians were today appointed as deputy ministers by President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat. MPs Sanath Jaysuriya, Wijaya Dahanayake, Eric Weerawardena and Thilanga Sumathipala were sworn in as Deputy Ministers, the President’s Medi...
12.06.2015 - 06:08
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Seven strategies employed by the tobacco industry to undermine the impact of tax increases
These strategies have been used by the tobacco industry to avoid the impact of planned tobacco tax increases on their profits and outlines what governments can do to prepare effective responses. This publication titled - Undermining Government Tax Policies: Common Strategies Employed by the Tobacc...
10.06.2015 - 09:36 By Manjari Peiris
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Pakistan calls upon int’l community to take notice of Modi's statement: FO
Pakistan has called upon the international community to take notice of Indian acknowledgement of its interference in East Pakistan. In a statement in Islamabad today, Foreign Office Spokesperson Qazi Khalilullah said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's admission of Indian involvement in the even...
10.06.2015 - 08:56
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Pakistan’s Incurable RAW Fear
Which country has the most powerful intelligence agency in the world? The answer from most Indians will be that it has to be the US with its CIA. Some others may talk about spy agencies of the UK, Russia or Israel. And, of course, ‘credit’ will be willingly given to the Pakistani Inter-Services Inte...
10.06.2015 - 08:40 By Atul Cowshis - Syndicate Features
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Spotlight On Sri Lanka's Elephants At Smithsonian's National Zoo
The international documentary film ‘Common Ground’ focusing on Sri Lanka’s human-elephant conflict was screened at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington D.C. on June 5th, 2015. The screening was jointly organized by the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and the Sri Lanka Embassy in Washington D.C....
09.06.2015 - 08:46
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Islamist fundamentalism raises head in Mauritius
Mauritius is witnessing an upsurge in Islamist fundamentalist elements since the general elections held last December. Besides a host of Islamist groups like Zam Zam Society (ZZS), Hizbullah Party(HP), and Islamic Society of Mauritius (ISM), Hizb-ut-Tahrir (HuT, Islamist Party of Liberation), which...
09.06.2015 - 08:33 By our political editor
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Hard work overcomes hard luck": Leela Shikhdar
Leela Shikhdhar was born in a farmer’s family of village Gabia. She had to leave her studies midway after passing Class 8 as her mother got sick and the responsibility of managing the household chores and looking after her four siblings fell upon her. But after her marriage she managed to finish her...
09.06.2015 - 08:25 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Sri Lanka Strengthens engagement with UNESCO and France
During the visit of Minister Karu Jayasuriya to Paris in his capacity as Minister of Buddha Sasana, Public Administration, Local Government and Democratic Governance to attend the Vesak Symposium, he met with Madam Irina Bokova, Director-General/UNESCO for a brief courtesy call on 27th May, 2015. M...
09.06.2015 - 08:01
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Justice (Mrs) Chandra Ekanayake Sworn-in as the Acting Chief Justice before the President
Supreme Court Judge Mrs. Chandra Ekanayake was sworn in as the Acting Chief Justice before President Maithripala Sirisena this morning (June 8) at Presidential Secretariat. Secretary to the President P.B. Abeykoon was also present in the occasion. - Asian Tribune -
09.06.2015 - 07:49
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A ride in Peter's ‘tuk-tuk’!
No vacation is complete for me without having a ride in Peter’s ‘tuk-tuk’ – three-wheeler, at least a ride from Wellawatta to Galle Face Green. It is not only the airy ride that I enjoy but Peter’s narration of political situation in the country. We hit on very well since we both had the identica...
09.06.2015 - 07:43 By S.H.Moulana -Riyadh
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An Electrifying Evening with Tanya – Accomplished Sri Lankan pianist’s performance in London
Musical instruments, regardless of the individual type, we were told, generate soothing notes by a simple physical process of resonance. If the musician in question could effortlessly extend the very process beyond the instrument of her choice, straight into the audience in such a way that the human...
09.06.2015 - 18:12 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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UN’s phone call pushes fickle Lanka for 20A reforms
As two scenarios on Parliamentary dissolution being speculated in Colombo, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has called for a series of crucial political meetings today and tomorrow (June 08 & 09). The meetings –Cabinet, public as well as one-to-one with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesin...
09.06.2015 - 07:22
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Ranil Wickremesinghe challenges those Parliamentarians whether they have any mandate from the people to form a Government?
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe challenges those Parliamentarians who have filed a no confidence motion against him whether they have any mandate from the people of this country to form a Government? He said those who were bringing the no-confidence motion against him were trying to grab power...
09.06.2015 - 07:17
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PM Modi in Dhaka: India and Bangladesh settle border dispute, flag off Bangla-India bus services!
On June 06 during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden visit to Dhaka, India and Bangladesh sealed a historic agreement that will settle a 41-year-old land boundary dispute through exchange of territories, removing a major irritant in bilateral ties. Even ahead of his visit, Modi had said...
09.06.2015 - 07:15 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Muaythai Federation of India (MFI) celebrates Silver Jubilee amidst fanfare
Muaythai Federation of India (MFI) celebrates Silver Jubilee amidst fanfare The Muaythai Federation of India (MFI) completes 25 years of its existence and a grand “Silver Jubilee” celebration of the MFI has been successfully organized here at SAI Indoor Boxing Stadium, Khuman Lampak, Imphal Saturday...
09.06.2015 - 07:11
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Saffronizing Ambedkar to serve Hindutva Ideology
If Hitler were alive, would you be amused if he had laid a floral wreath at the Auschwitz? Well, facts are sometimes stranger than fiction. And that is why don’t be surprised to learn that on April 14 of this year, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who heads the BJP party – a Hindutvadi fascist p...
09.06.2015 - 07:04 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Gilgit – Baltistan goes to polls on June 8 amidst pre-poll rigging charges
Gilgit-Baltistan goes to polls on June 8 to elect its second legislative assembly; the opposition is charging the Pakistan Muslim League (N) of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with indulging in rigging even before the first ballot is cast. While all elections held in Pakistan are known to be rigged to v...
09.06.2015 - 07:07 By Malladi Rama Rao
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