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Mannar Graves - a Forensic Excavation?
One more skeletal remains was dug out as the excavation at the so called Mass Grave Sites at Mannar continued for the 23rd time on Thursday 13 February, drawing similarities to another mass grave site earlier stumbled in Matale – in Central Sri Lanka, where the Forensic Excavation led to the g...
14.02.2014 - 13:08 By K.T.Rajasingham
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U.S. meddling in internal affairs: Ukraine and Sri Lanka two contrasting agendas
The protests in the western Ukraine are organized by the CIA, the US State Department, and by Washington- and EU-financed Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) that work in conjunction with the CIA and State Department. The purpose of the protests is to overturn the decision by the independent gover...
14.02.2014 - 11:27 Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune Analysis
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Actions against Sri Lanka - Is world elites sympathize with terrorists?
The ultimate objective of any government is to ensure the well-being of its people – better living standards, reduce inequality, to cater to external pressures. Therefore, governments formulate and implement public policies to ensure efficient and fair delivery of public services to satisfy public i...
14.02.2014 - 10:57 By M.Ali Hassen - Deputy Director of Information
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Sri Lanka National Day Celebrations in Ottawa
he snow covered freezing temperature in Ottawa, did not deter the large expatriate Sri Lankan community and other special guests who attended the 66th Anniversary of Sri Lanka's National Day celebrations held on 9th February organized by the Sri Lanka High Commission in Ottawa at the prestigious Nat...
14.02.2014 - 10:44
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Sri Lanka Navy Dance Troupe dazzles audiences in Delhi
The Sri Lanka Navy Dance Troupe joined dancers from Egypt and Manipur and drummers, musicians and singers from Rajasthan and Colombia to usher in the Delhi International Arts Festival 2014 at the historic site of Delhi’s Purana Qila (Old Fort) on Sunday 8 February evening. The Sri Lankan troupe perf...
14.02.2014 - 10:35
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66th Independence Day of Sri Lanka Celeberated at Palestine
The 66th Independence Day of Sri Lanka was celebrated at the Representative Office of Sri Lanka in the State of Palestine on 4th February 2014 with the participation of Sri Lankan community and the well wishers in the State of Palestine. The auspicious ceremony started with the hoisting of the Nati...
14.02.2014 - 04:13
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Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association holds Fund Raising Master Quiz
The Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association (SLPAFA) in collaboration with the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka organized a fun-filled Fund Raising Friendship Evening recently at the Grand Oriental Hotel, Fort, Colombo 1. The Chief Guest on the occasion was the High Commissioner of Pakis...
14.02.2014 - 04:01
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66th Anniversary of the National Day celebrations of Sri Lanka in Kathmandu
Embassy of Sri Lanka in Kathmandu celebrated 66th Anniversary of the National Day on 4th February 2014. The Embassy held two functions to celebrate the event. The morning celebrations was held at the Embassy premises with the hoisting of the National flag by Mr. W.M. Senevirathna, the Ambassador of...
14.02.2014 - 03:48
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Election Fever. TN Government presents Tax Free Budget
With an eye on the coming Lok Sabha elections, the Tamil Nadu government on Thursday presented a tax-free budget for the 2014-15 fiscal with a special focus on power and industrial sector. In the budget presented in State Assembly, Finance Minister O. Panneerselvam did not propose any fresh impos...
13.02.2014 - 20:47 By Sathyalaya Ramakrishnan
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What Hypocrisy! America’s Push for accountability in Sri Lanka
For a small country like Sri Lanka, meeting the challenge of a super power like the US is an up-hill task. There is no match at all. Sri Lanka does not have even economic resources as Iran or Libya under Colonel Gaddafi had, to hit back at US, as they once did in their own way-occupation of US Embas...
13.02.2014 - 15:22 By Bandu de Silva
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UN acknowledges ‘considerable achievements’ in resettlement of IDPs in Sri Lanka
In Sri Lanka has made considerable achievements in resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the North and East and the post-settlement assessments confirmed they are secure and free, have access to adequate standards of living and access to livelihoods. The vast majority of resett...
13.02.2014 - 12:57 By Sugeeswara Senadhira, Consultant Director (Data & Information), President’s Office
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UN Assistant Secretary General calls on President Rajapaksa
The UN Assistant Secretary-General and Assistant Administrator and Director, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Mr. Haoliang Xu called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday evening ( Feb 12). Commending Sri Lanka’s achieve...
13.02.2014 - 11:32
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66th Independence Day of Sri Lanka in New York – Community Celebration
The 66th Independence Day of Sri Lanka was celebrated by the Sri Lankan community on Saturday, February 08th, 2014 at Forest Hills High School, Queens, New York. The event was attended by over 1000 Sri Lankans and expatriates of different ethnic, religious, political, and social groups living in the...
13.02.2014 - 11:20
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Yesterday: Two more skeletal remains and number of body parts dug out at Manthai – Thirukketheeswaram site
While doubts being continuously raised about the status of the excavation carried out at Manthai – Thirukketheeswaram site, located in the Mannar district, it has been reported that two more skeletal remains were dug out yesterday making the total of so far excavated skeletal remains to 61. . Thos...
13.02.2014 - 11:03 By K.T.Rajasingham
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Sri Lanka’s 66th Independence Anniversary celebrated in Cuba
The Sri Lankan Embassy staff, joined by their families, students, community members and well-wishers in Cuba celebrated the 66th Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence at the Embassy premises on 4th February 2014. The ceremony began with the unfurling of National Flag by Ambassador Sarath Dissanay...
13.02.2014 - 05:17
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Lanka mulling to be a medical tourism brand
Merging its latest tourism arrivals to its modernizing healthcare, Sri Lanka is mulling to be a medical tourism destination next-while also opening a new niche service niche in its surging exports. “Due to the support of well-trained, high quality healthcare professionals, availability of treatment...
13.02.2014 - 03:40
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66 th Independence and National Day of Sri Lanka: Celebrations in New Delhi
High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam, joined by the staff of the Sri Lanka High Commission in India, offered alms to Buddhist priests representing the Sri Lankan Buddhist temples located in India on the morning of 4 February, commencing day-long celebrations of the 66 th Independence and National...
13.02.2014 - 03:19
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Challenges for marketers in Sri Lanka: Balancing the Valentine’s Day with Poya day
On 14th of February, people (especially youths) will be celebrating the Valentine’s Day all over the world. Sri Lankans consider the Valentine’s Day as a concept imported from the West. For the marketers, this is a great opportunity to increase their sales as there will be more demand for flowers, g...
12.02.2014 - 11:47 By Dr. Nalin Abeysekera
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Jaffna High Court Postponed the Hearing on the Bail Motion of Kamalendran
The Jaffna High Court yesterday postponed without taking up for hearing the motion seeking bail to the Northern Provincial Council Opposition Leader Kandasamy Kamalendran. Kandasamy Kamalendran is the chief accused person in the murder of the Delft Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Daniel Rexigan and a...
12.02.2014 - 11:37
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UNDP’s Asia-Pacific Chief expresses satisfaction on the long-term partnership between UNDP and GOSL
On February 10, 2014, Mr. Haoliang Xu, the visiting UN Assistant Secretary-General and Director of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific met and exchanged views with Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development. Expressing satisfaction on the long-term partnership UNDP enjoyed wi...
12.02.2014 - 10:45
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