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Quantitative Easing – QE: in European Style
The no-non-sense Managing Director of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, went on record in 2014 by making the distinction between two of the most widely used terms in Economics – inflation and deflation: “If inflation is genie,” she said, “then deflation is orgy that must be fought decisively.” This is exa...
25.01.2015 - 07:56 Hemantha Abewardena writes from London…
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Reflections on the Death of My Mother
Last month on December 22 I received a call around 10:30 p.m. from my niece Tanita that my mom had been hospitalized. It was dreaded news for which none within our family was prepared. I remember talking with her a few hours before she went to sleep that night. She sounded cheerful in the presence o...
25.01.2015 - 07:52 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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SLFP Central Committee appointed two New Vice Presidents & two Deputy Ssecretaries
he Central Committee of the SLFP met on Friday (January 23) for the first time under the Chairmanship of President Maithripala Sirisena. Parliamentarians S.B. Dissanayake and Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena were appointed as Vice-Chairmen while Dilan Perera and Mahinda Samarasinghe were appointed as Deputy...
25.01.2015 - 07:44
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Burma’s Religious Conversion Bill: Major Setback for Religious Freedom and Human Rights
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has expressed profound concern that a new law restricting religious conversions, passed earlier this week by the upper house of Burma’s parliament, would be a major setback for religious freedom and human rights in the country. If implemented, the law will requi...
24.01.2015 - 09:29
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Sri Lanka President Condoles the Death of Saudi King Abdullah
President Maithripala Sirisena visited the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Colombo and expressed his condolences upon the death of Saudi King Abdullah who was also the Custodian of the two holy mosques. President Maithripala Sirisena was accompanied by Minister Rauff Hakeem yesterday to the Saudi...
24.01.2015 - 09:02
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King Abdullah was a father figure
King Abdullah’s death has been mourned not only by the Saudi citizens but by the entire Muslim nation. From the moment he took over in 2005 after the death of king Fahad he became extremely popular with the local population. Out of his numerous achievements the one internationally acclaimed was his...
24.01.2015 - 08:32 S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Evidence of India’s involvement in regime change in Sri Lanka
Fresh evidence has emerged pointing to a concerted international effort behind the defeat of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse in the country’s presidential election on January 8. Reuters reported on Sunday that the Colombo station chief for India’s external spy agency, the Research and Analysi...
24.01.2015 - 08:17 By K. Ratnayake
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President Maithripala Srisena Appointed Media Heads
President Maithripala Srisena appointed several heads of the state media organizations. Professor D.G. Dissanayake has been appointed ITN Chairman, while Dhanushka Ramanayake was appointed a Working Director, Government Information Department said. Furthermore, N. Muruttettuwegama was appointed SL...
23.01.2015 - 22:55
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President Maithripala Srisena appointed three more Provincial Governors
President Maithripala Srisena appointed three more provincial Governors today. K.C Logeswaran has been appointed Western Province Governor, Hemakumara Nanayakkara has been appointed Southern Province Governor while Amara Piyasili Ratnayaka was appointed Governor of North Western Province, the Divis...
24.01.2015 - 16:46
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President Maithripala Srisena appointed three more Provincial Governors
President Maithripala Srisena appointed three more provincial Governors today. K.C Logeswaran has been appointed Western Province Governor, Hemakumara Nanayakkara has been appointed Southern Province Governor while Amara Piyasili Ratnayaka was appointed Tribune -Governor of North Western Province, t...
23.01.2015 - 22:50
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Pakistan and Sri Lanka keen to enhance bilateral cooperation
The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Major Gen (Retd) Qasim Qureshi called on the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, at the Ministry of External Affairs. They discussed a range of issues encompassing the entire spectrum of bilateral relations, including ways and means of sus...
23.01.2015 - 08:57
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Stop Murder, Stop Sexual Violence And Impunity In Burma
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) condemned the rape and murder of two Kachin women in their church compound on the night of 19 January, and called on the government of Burma to immediately stop its military offensives in ethnic areas and bring the perpetrators of sexual violence to justice. The...
23.01.2015 - 08:51
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Brigadier K.J Jayaweera – New Military Spokesman
Brigadier K.J Jayaweera, the present Director, Directorate of Media at Army Headquarters has been appointed temporarily as new Military Spokesman, Director Training & Coordination and Spokesman-Media Centre, Ministry of Defence and Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) with immediate eff...
23.01.2015 - 08:43
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Kumarasinghe Sirisena – Brother of President, New Telecom Chairman
President Maithripala Sirisena’s brother Pallewatta Gamaralalage Kumarasinghe Sirisena has been appointed as the Chairman of Sri Lanka Telecom and according to sources he has already assumed duties. Kumarasinghe Sirisena was the CEO/General Manager of the State Timber Corporation from 2006 to D...
23.01.2015 - 08:37
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Good governance in Sri Lanka; Should Yahapalanaya begin at home with the government?
Hound dogs are out in Sri Lanka seeking those who may have committed acts of corruption, human rights abuses and even war crimes, and unduly influenced the dispensation of justice and maintenance of law and order. Indeed, for the sake of good governance, those responsible must be brought to justice....
22.01.2015 - 20:53 By A Special Correspondent
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New Sri Lankan Government yet to appoint new governors
Governors of all nine provinces in Sri Lanka have resigned by tendering their resignation to the President Maithripala Sirisena. The last one to go was Alavi Moulana of the Western Province. There were all sorts of reports about Alavi Moulana’s resignation. Reports revealed that he was being press...
22.01.2015 - 14:37
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Chief Justice Mohan Peiris Resigns
Chief Justice Mohan Peiris has agreed to resign from his post with immediate effect and had communicated his decision to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Sri Lanka's 44th Chief Justice Mohan Peiris yesterday handed his letter of resignation over to Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe. Mr. Moha...
22.01.2015 - 12:32
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Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka acquitted, civic rights restored
Former Sri Lanka Army Commander Sarath Fonseka has been acquitted of all charges filed against him under the previous Government and has been granted complete amnesty by President Maithripala Sirisena, the President’s Media Division said. In keeping with his election pledge President Maithripala S...
22.01.2015 - 08:46
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New Ministers sworn-in before the President
A Cabinet Minister, a State Minister and four Deputy Ministers were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena this afternoon at the Presidential Secretariat. The Ministers are as follows: Cabinet Minister Abdul Haleem Mohamad Hazeem – Muslim Reliigious Affairs and Posts State Minister Mohamad...
22.01.2015 - 08:26
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Sri Lanka Government Reduced Prices of Fuel
The Government announced the reduction of fuel prices with effect from midnight yesterday. Accordingly – A litre of Petrol (92 octane) has been reduced by Rs. 33 A litre of petrol (95 octane) has been reduced by Rs. 30. A litre of Lanka Auto Diesel has also been reduced by Rs. 16 A litre of Lank...
22.01.2015 - 07:52
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