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Allow developing nations to set their own policy priorities - Dr. Kohona
Sri Lanka's ambassador to the United Nations Dr. Palitha Kohona addressing the General Assembly's debate on “Delivering on and implementing a transformative post-2015 development agenda” this week stressed that "As we develop the (post- 2015 Development) agenda, countries must be allowed their poli...
10.10.2014 - 08:14 By Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune US National Correspondent
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Durgaostab and Hindu religious status in Bangladesh - Part- V
It may be recalled In the last sixty two years since 1950 , more than ten million of the country's religious minorities have fled to India in the face of sustained persecution and periodic riots . At the time of country's partition, the Hindu population in East Pakistan was 11.4 million or 29.17 per...
10.10.2014 - 07:52 By Rabindranath Trivedi
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U.S. Sailors Visit Orphanage, Clean-up Beach In ViliMale
Officers and crew from the USS Rodney M. Davis, an Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate with the U.S. 7th Fleet, visited ViliMale on the North Male Atoll yesterday and assisted with painting and repairs at the Kudakudhinge Hiyaa orphanage. The American sailors also worked with a local e...
10.10.2014 - 07:33
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Evidence shows we can prevent obesity in children: E Waters, Anne Anderson Awardee 2014
Researchers have demonstrated that childhood obesity prevention programmes have a positive health impact on body mass index (BMI - a measure of body fat based upon height and weight). So policies and practices should take this evidence into consideration to nip alarming rates of childhood obesity. P...
10.10.2014 - 07:18 By Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant - Citizen News Service - CNS
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Cooking Gas Price Reduced
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed the Finance Ministry to reduce the price of a 12.5 kg domestic gas cylinder by Rs.250. The Presidential Media Unit said that the price reduction will be in effect from Friday. - Asian Tribune -
09.10.2014 - 16:03
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V.S. Radhakrishnan MP sworn in as Deputy Minister
UPFA Nuwara-Eliya MP , Mr. V.S. Radhakrishnan was sworn in as the Deputy Minister of Botanical Gardens and Public Recreation before President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning. Mr Radhakrishnan contested the 2010 General Election under the United Peole's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) ticket from Nuwara Eli...
10.10.2014 - 09:17
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Flood and Sits-in Damaged Pakistani Economy
Nine lac cusec high flood water tide of River Chenab leaving behind miseries, destructions, deaths and after rocking the provinces of Punjab and Sindh has now entered into the Arabian Sea. On 3 October 2014, while addressing the International Donors Conference in Islamabad, Finance Minister Ishaq D...
09.10.2014 - 06:26 By Zaheerul Hassan
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Judge Sri Lanka in proportion to the challenges faced by country emerging from a 30 year terrorist conflict - Ambassador Aryasinha
Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva and Leader of the Sri Lanka delegation to the Human Rights Committee Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha asked the Human Rights Committee to “judge Sri Lanka in proportion to the challenges Sri Lanka has continued to face as a country emerging from...
09.10.2014 - 06:06
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Ambassador Amunugama meets Berlin Governing Mayor
Ambassador Karunatilake Amunugama had a meeting with the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Mr. Klaus Wowereit, at the Senate Administration of Berlin recently. Governing Mayor Wowereit welcomed the new Sri Lankan Ambassador to his city and wished him all the best for his tour of duty in Germany. The Amb...
09.10.2014 - 05:59
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Pakistan to Build 220 Houses for Homeless Sri Lankans in Mannar and Nanattan
Pakistan has initiated a housing project to assist Sri Lanka in the rehabilitation of war affected homeless people of the Northern Province. In this regard, the High Commissioner of Pakistan Maj. Gen. (R) Qasim Qureshi, handed over a cheque of US $ One Million to the Minister of Economic Development...
09.10.2014 - 05:53
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Durgotsab and Hindu religious status in Bangladesh - Part- IVI
Shri Jyotirmoy Barua, an Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh in an article titled ‘Durga Puja and our religious sentiment’ as appeared in the daily Star on 5 October 2014 stated: “Hindu religious festivals are famous worldwide for their colourfulness, and even with our diminishing numbers we celeb...
09.10.2014 - 05:41 By Rabindranath Trivedi
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Durgaostab and Hindu religious status in Bangladesh - Part-III
Disturbed Hindus do not get any relief or justice, rule of law. One Mr.Nitai Chakraborty S/0 Ganesh Chakraborty of Kanuria Mukshudpur filed case of release his ancestral property from VP(Kh) list under section 14 ( Kha) , but Local land officials including Tahsildar Razzaque Mridha in connivance of...
08.10.2014 - 04:02 By Rabindranath Trivedi
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Lionel Richie will be around with his ‘All Night Long’!
I read a news item related to a live concert to be held by Lionel Richie in Colombo, on the 11th of October, in one of the local media. I am really sad to miss this golden opportunity to watch one of my favorite singers performing live. I respect him more because he is not only a highly talented...
08.10.2014 - 03:52 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Ambassadors’ Cup Cricket Tournament promotes Cricket in Cuba
The Embassies of 22 Cricketing countries accredited to Cuba, in collaboration with Cuban National Institute of Sport (INDER) hosted the First ever Ambassadors´ Cup Cricket Tournament from 26th to 28th September 2014 at the Eduardo Saborit International Sports Complex, in Havana. A high level dele...
08.10.2014 - 03:40
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Sri Lanka Denies Media Reports of speculative nature: Appreciated beginning of High level dialogue
Sri Lanka's External Affairs Ministry said that any reference in the media to the contents of this discussion are of a speculative nature and does not in any way reflect the view of the Government of Sri Lanka. In fact, reference to this meeting has been published in the schedule of State Secreta...
07.10.2014 - 06:39
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Durgotsab and Hindu religious status in Bangladesh - Part-II
What had happened under Pakistani regimes (1947-1971), that has been repeatedly happening in Bangladesh over the last four decades? All those violation of human rights were nothing but ‘persecution of religious minority in Bangladesh’ or can be termed as ‘ethnic cleansing’. Hindus facing persecutio...
07.10.2014 - 05:54 By Rabindranath Trivedi
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Tourism Promotional Event at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Stockholm
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Stockholm, Sweden organized a Tourism Promotional Event at the Embassy premises on 25 September 2014. The event was jointly organized by the Embassy and Gränslösa Resor AB - "Journeys beyond Borders", a travel company arranging specially designed travel tours for nature a...
07.10.2014 - 05:43
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Burma is Progressing, except on the Road to Peace & Democracy
Burma is progressing by leaps and bound except in Democracy and Peace is everyone’s knowledge. Greater economic openness and re-engagement with the international community have successfully stimulated the country’s economic growth. The economy has sustained GDP growth of more than 7 per cent for two...
07.10.2014 - 05:23 By Kanbawza Win
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Durgotsab And Hindu religious status in Bangladesh - Part-I
Durgotsab is an annual Hindu festival which celebrates worship of the Hindu goddess of power, Durga or Shakti. And it has always been an integral part of the Hindu culture. However, the origin of public celebrations of grand Durga Puja can be traced back to the 16th century. With the ascent of the...
06.10.2014 - 15:01 By Rabindranath Trivedi
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Today Haj Festival : President Greets Muslims
Today Muslims in Sri Lanka celebrate the Haj Festival and Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his message has pointed out that the teachings of the Holy Quran have helped the Muslims of Sri Lanka to live in harmony with other communities in our country. The teachings of the Holy Quran have hel...
06.10.2014 - 07:35
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