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Donald Trump’s Unstoppable March towards the White House
Having clinched the Republican nomination for the forthcoming presidential election in November, Donald Trump has set his sight firmly on the ultimate political trophy – the White House. With an enviable form of self-belief, Mr Trump is already acting, talking and of course, behaving like the presid...
29.05.2016 - 08:17 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Lalin’s Column: The day the Bradby tradition nearly died and two schools wept
Pallekelle on 14 May 2016 even with leaden skies and tiny rain drops falling, was lovely as ever. The main road from Kandy was lined with parked vehicles for some fair distance from the turn off to the grounds. Owner drivers who came late had no other option. ’Parking’ signs were held up at every no...
29.05.2016 - 07:56 By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
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Ganguly’s pseudo-analysis of Bangladesh
After reading Sumit Ganguly’s article - Bangladesh’s Accommodation of Extremism Spells Danger for Region (YaleGlobal Online) - I could not believe that I was reading an analysis from someone who holds the Rabindranath Tagore Chair in Indian Cultures and Civilizations at Indiana University, Bloomingt...
29.05.2016 - 07:42 By Habib Siddiqui
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Sri Lanka receives the 3rd tranche of Relief Assistance from Pakistan
The Pakistani cargo plane brought the 3rd consignment of relief good containing medicine, raincoats, rain boots, mosquito replants, shelters and tents which were identified by the Sri Lankan authorities as immediate requirements for the flood victims. The Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sr...
28.05.2016 - 22:13
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Rishad calls Rs 100,000 cash grant for each affected family
Not entirely satisfied with the progress of flood relief efforts in the country, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen –who was once a former Minister of Resettlement and Disaster Relief Services -has proposed that each affected family to be given immediate cash assistance too-adding t...
28.05.2016 - 08:13
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India: Mamata Banerjee is CM of West Bengal for second time!
Unlike the neighboring Assam where the ruling Congress party lost to BJP party in the May assembly poll , letting the fanatic Hindutva party to come to power for the fist time in history, West Bengal has retained the government of TMC of Mamata Banerjee. The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) swept...
28.05.2016 - 07:59 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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‘Sri Lanka pulse imports rising fast’-Rishad at Global Confab
As Sri Lankan’s hunger for pulses and lentils continues to grow, the country now annually imports pulses exceeding $70 Mn and even at 100Mn-and the bulk of it being the well-known staple ‘red lentils’, revealed Sri Lanka’s Industry and Commerce Minister on 20 May. “Pulses and grains were introdu...
27.05.2016 - 22:21
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Sri Lanka President Arrives in Japan
President Maithripala Sirisena arrived yesterday morning (May 26) in Nagoya in Southern Japan to participate in the G 7 Outreach Summit in Ise-Shima, an exotic island south of Nagoya. The President was received at the airport by Japanese Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Governor of Aichi Pr...
27.05.2016 - 08:42
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China's Complicity in Pakistan's Islamist terrorism
Hafeez Saeed needs no introduction to Americans. His name rings bells because his jihadi outfit, Lashkar-e-Toiba, (LeT), had carried out a blitzkrieg of sort on India's happening city, Mumbai, in Nov 2008, and claimed the lives of several Americans, Brits, and Israelis amongst other nationalities. B...
27.05.2016 - 07:33 By James Duglous Crickton
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Minister Senaratne draws attention of the World Health Assembly to the recent floods in Sri Lanka
Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr Rajitha Senaratne on Tuesday (24 May 2016) drew the attention of the 69th World Health Assembly (WHA) meeting in Geneva to the recent floods and landslides in Sri Lanka that affected nearly half a million people and appreciated the expression...
27.05.2016 - 07:23
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Pavithra presents Yoga of dance at Princeton Univ.
Renowned Bharatanatyam dancer Pavithra Srinivasan of Chennai mesmerized the audience at the Whig Hall of Princeton University during a lecture and dance presentation on the Yoga of Dance last week. Acclaimed dancer and educator Pavithra Srinivasan explored the intersections and suggested India's ven...
26.05.2016 - 04:57
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President leaves for Japan
President Maithripala Sirisena left for Japan today (May 25) to participate in the G–7 Summit to be held on the 26th and 27 in Ise-Shima in Japan. The President and the delegation left the country from Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake at 2.25 pm by Emirates normal passenger plane. Th...
26.05.2016 - 04:17
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Golden Jubilee Of Sri Lanka Tourism
Sri Lanka tourism celebrates the Golden Jubilee of the founding of the (then) Ceylon Tourist Board in 1966, with a commemorative event at the BMICH on Friday, May 27 and will issue a celebratory volume and a special stamp to mark the event. It has every reason for joyous celebration, for in these fi...
26.05.2016 - 04:06 By Lakshman Ratnapala - Emeritus President & CEO Of PATA
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Towards A One-Party Democracy
The chorus eulogising the ‘impressive’ show by the Bharatiya Janata Party in the just concluded state assembly polls will in all probability continue well into 2017 when the saffron flag, so it is hoped by the party, will be hoisted in many more other states, especially UP. The adulators obviously s...
26.05.2016 - 03:43 By Tukoji R. Pandit - Syndicate Features
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New Left government in Kerala: CPM leader Pinarayi Vijayan to be sworn in as CM today!
The Left Democratic Front (LDF) led by the CPM won a decisive mandate in the 16 May assembly elections with 91 out of the 140 seats. Thus the people of Kerala have removed the Congress party led UDF government that faced anti-incumbency for its corrupt governance and replaced it with the Left partie...
25.05.2016 - 09:47 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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NJ author releases book in Chennai
Uma Swaminathan, a New Jersey-based community activist and a fighter of injustice in NJ school system last week released her book “Healing with Herbs- Ancient Ayurvedic Wisdom for Health and Longevity” at a gala book signing event in Odyssey Book Store in Chennai. Last year, Ms. Swaminathan authore...
25.05.2016 - 08:27
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Despite Assam show, BJP Can’t Shield Amit Shah
In the post-Assam euphoria, the Bharatiya Janata Party may not admit it, but it has suffered a big blow in Uttarakhand where it failed disastrously in its attempt to dislodge the Congress. A state that looked set to deal a telling blow to the Congress, the party in power, before the BJP misadventur...
25.05.2016 - 07:42 By Allabaksh - Syndicate Features
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Rishad meets flood victims
Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen visited Colombo’s flood affected zones in Wellampitiya and Kolonnawa on 21, 22 and 23 May. Minister Bathiudeen was joined by Minister of Environment & Renewable Energy Susil Premajayantha, Western PC MPs, Navy personnel, and Divisional secret...
25.05.2016 - 07:30
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Where are we heading to? Can’t we all look back?
Our country is undergoing untold hardships politically, economically and due to National calamities off and on. We faced big crises in the government and just limping back with hopes for a better future. Months back everyone felt that it is the bounden duty of every citizen of this country to rede...
25.05.2016 - 07:24 By V.Anandasangaree - Secretary General- TULF
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Tamil Nadu: CM Jayalalithaa swings into action from Chennai fort immediately after assuming power!
Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa, 68, on May 23 (exactly a year since being sworn in after her stint in jail in Bengaluru in connection with disproportionate asset case), was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu by Governor K Rosaiah at the Madras University Centenary Auditorium. Twenty eight mi...
24.05.2016 - 07:06 By Dr Abdul Ruff
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