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Pakistan Independence Day Celebrating in Sri Lanka
The High Commission of Pakistan and the Pakistani community in Sri Lanka celebrated the 68th Independence Day of Pakistan with traditional fervor and resolve to make Pakistan a strong, dynamic progressive tolerant and democratic Islamic welfare state. The High Commissioner of the Islamic Republic...
14.08.2014 - 22:47
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Sri Lanka President Announces US$ 1 Million in Financial Assistance to Palestine
President Mahinda Rajapaksa today announced that Sri Lanka will be providing US$ 1 million in financial assistance to Palestine. President Rajapaksa has been a long-time supporter of the Palestinian cause and is the Founder President of the Sri Lanka Committee for Solidarity with Palestine. Dur...
14.08.2014 - 22:29
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“India & Sri Lanka: A Partnership That Transcends Time”
A brochure titled “India & Sri Lanka: A Partnership That Transcends Time”, published by the High Commission of India in Sri Lanka, was released yesterday 13th August, by the Minister of Economic Development of the Government of Sri Lanka, Basil Rajapaksa, and the High Commissioner of India, Mr...
14.08.2014 - 06:57
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Take action on those responsible for the resignation & assassination of Kingsly Rasanayakam - Anandasangaree
V. Anandasangaree, Secretary General of Tamil United Liberation Front has urged that Sri Lankan authorities to take suitable action against those responsible for the assassination of Kingsley Rasanayakam the former Member of Parliament from April 2004 to May 2004. Rasanayagam was involved in Ill...
14.08.2014 - 07:16
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“I was in Israel Jail For 11 Years and Mastered the Hebrew Language” – Palestinian Ambassador
Palestinian Ambassador in Colombo said that he was in the Israeli prisons for no fault of his for nearly 11 years. During this period, he mastered the Hebrew language which is helping him now to go into the Israeli Web sites which is mainly in Hebrew. He could therefore minutely understand their mov...
14.08.2014 - 05:57
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Parliament Debates Bill to Restore Rights of Land Owners in North and East
The Prescription (Special Provisions) Bill, which seeks to restore the rights of land owners who were forced to flee their homes or abandon their properties during the conflict in the North and East, was taken up for its Second Reading in Parliament on Aug. 7, 2014. According to prevailing laws und...
13.08.2014 - 15:08
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New Jersey Assembly honors Kavita, Dr L Subramaniam
New Jersey State Assembly Deputy Speaker Upendra Chivukula honored the musical couple of India - Bollywood singer Kavita Krishnamurti and her husband and violin maestro Dr L Subramaniam with special Assembly proclamations for their service to global music. Presenting the Assembly proclamations to...
13.08.2014 - 10:16
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Top Asia-Pac fishery man prepping Colombo for rare int’l confab
Sri Lanka will feature a rare international confab this November –and many top global fishery experts and exporters will gather together in one place for the first time in South Asia, as announced on 12 August. “First ever International Ornamental Fish Conference to be held in Sri Lanka is taking pl...
13.08.2014 - 10:09
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TR confident of Center’s realization on State financial position
Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang said they were yet to hold a State’s Plan discussion with the Planning Commission and expressed the hope that there would be 9% increase to their Plan size. He, however, disclosed that the Memorandum on the State’s finances had already been submitted to the Prime M...
13.08.2014 - 08:40 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Swamy today urged the Centre to do away with the system of collecting income tax
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today urged the Centre to do away with the system of collecting income tax and instead find out other means to raise money to the exchequer. The revenue earned through the collection of income tax was about Rs 2 lakh crore annually. At a time when the entire nation is...
13.08.2014 - 07:59
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India Prime Minister Narendra Modi to host Special Event at New York’s Madison Square Garden
The Indian American Community Foundation will host India Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a special event being held on September 28th, 2014 at Madison Square Garden in New York. This will be Mr. Modi’s first visit to the United States since his election in May as India’s newly elected Prime Ministe...
13.08.2014 - 07:42
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"George” is the trademark name of clothes sold in the UK supermarket chain Asda.
On Wednesday, 6 August, 2014 the British High Commissioner John Rankin, accompanied by Gary Leslie, Head of UK Trade and Investment, visited the headquarters of George Sri Lanka who source and export over US$210 million worth of apparel annually from Sri Lanka. At the headquarters, the High Commiss...
13.08.2014 - 07:34
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The body of a two-headed dolphin has washed up on a beach in Turkey
The body of a two-headed dolphin has washed up on a beach in Turkey this week. The conjoined corpse was seen floating onto the shore in Izmir on Turkey's west coast on Monday by sports teacher Tugrul Metin. He noticed the corpse of what he suspected was a dolphin wash up on a beach in Izmir, Turke...
12.08.2014 - 10:01
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Examine root causes for US perception of anti-Western sentiment: Sri Lanka External Affairs Ministry
The Sri Lankan Government says the Security Message for US Citizens issued by the United States Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security on 8th August creates a false and alarmist view of the conditions prevalent in Sri Lanka. The External Affairs Ministry said that the right to freedom of...
12.08.2014 - 06:51
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L’affaire Love Letters
L’affaire Love Letters Post on MOD website of Sri Lanka is a timely reminder of a story from Hindu mythology. The name of demon king Bhasmasura often pops up even in routine every day conversations amongst the Hindus even if they are not regular practitioners of the Hindu religious rituals. It is be...
12.08.2014 - 06:41 By *Ram Singh Kalchuri - Syndicate Features
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South Asia’s Fastest Growing Economy: A look At Modern Sri Lanka With Ambassador Kariyawasam
In a satellite photo of the Indian Ocean, the nation of Sri Lanka looks like a mere dot in southeast of India. But to the extent that geography can be destiny, this nation of 21 million has a key position in international politics. More than two-thirds of the world’s petroleum passes through these...
12.08.2014 - 06:15 By Michael D. Mosettig
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Secretary General of SAARC Calls on President Rajapaksa
The Secretary General of SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Mr. Arjun B. Thapa called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the President’s House in Kandy this morning. President Rajapaksa informed the Secretary General that Sri Lanka is looking forward to participating in the 1...
11.08.2014 - 17:10
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Police Clear Consular Division and Overseas Division Staff of Gold Chain Theft : Office Assistant Arrested
Police have cleared Director General of Consular Division of the External Affairs Ministry, Theja Gunatilleke and 2 others attached to the same section and 10 others from overseas administration division and dispatch division of involvement in the recent disappearance of a gold chain weighing 37...
11.08.2014 - 09:37
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Letter from America: Negotiations for the sake of appearance
Will the Palestinian people be ever free? Will they ever get justice for the crimes inflicted on them by the powerful against them? I am beginning to doubt. I am very skeptical these days. True to the words of Bertrand Russell, Israel as a colonial enterprise has been able to abuse the process...
10.08.2014 - 11:50 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Bangladesh : Rape used as weapon against indigenous women
Rape has become a most pervasive crime against indigenous women in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, and the perpetrators in majority of the cases are Bangalee settlers, lawyers and rights activists say. The idea behind this is to create panic among indigenous women and thus force them to leave their ho...
10.08.2014 - 08:25 From our diplomatic correspondent
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