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“We will make Sri Lanka a country that implements best educational practices,” President Maithripala Sirisena
While implementing all the necessary reforms in the education sector in a proper way, we will make Sri Lanka a country that implements best educational practices, President Maithripala Sirisena said. President made these comments at the Golden Jubilee of Royal College in Polonnaruwa today. President...
10.02.2015 - 07:46
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I voted for the interim budget of the government, with ‘reluctance’ – Namal Rajapaksa M.P.
Hambantota UPFA MP Namal Rajapaksa said that he voted for the interim budget presented by the new government, with “reluctance” because of concerns he had about the “unsustainable nature of the proposals that have been presented”. “The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has taken a decision to vote fo...
09.02.2015 - 07:11
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President Srisena’s Visit Expected To India's warm and friendly ties to Sri Lanka
Indian government said the forthcoming state visit of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena from the 15th to 18th of February will strengthen India's warm and friendly ties to Sri Lanka. The Spokesperson of India's external Affairs Ministry Syed Akbaruddin said the President Sirisena had a...
09.02.2015 - 06:57
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Will Congress lawmakers agree to idea of merging with any political parties?
The cent percent voting in favor of the historic “Confidence Motion” moved by Chief Minister (CM) TR Zeliang was not unexpected. In fact, this writer, at a press conference by TR at his official residence on February 3, two days ahead of the much awaited and talked “Confidence Motion,” only told him...
09.02.2015 - 06:44 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Ukraine Conflict: both sides raise the stakes
It is no secret that President Putin of Russia and the West have been at loggerheads for a significant period of time, with the pendulum of stability in Ukraine dangerously swinging between the extremes of uneasy calm and outright war. As the volatility in the region took a turn for the worse during...
08.02.2015 - 11:03 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Anecdotes of Molla Nasreddin Hodja
Nasreddin Hodja (Hoca in Turkish; the letter ‘c’ is pronounced as ‘dj’) was a Muslim humorist from Turkey (in the 13th century C.E.). As many as 350 anecdotes have been attributed to the Hodja, as he most often is called. Hodja is a title - meaning teacher or scholar (“Hodja” or “Hojjat” literally m...
08.02.2015 - 10:50 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Sri Lanka Government’s Mini-Budget Passed – TNA Voted With Government
The Vote on the Appropriation (Amendment) Bill which was presented to Parliament by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, was passed with a majority of 163 votes in Parliament yesterday evening. At the end of second reading, the single Frontline Socialist Party MP Ajith Kumara called for a division. W...
08.02.2015 - 07:30
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Cricket fever to replace the agonizing election fever!
We spent two long months with an agonizing election fever which is now to be replaced with a more exciting and pleasant cricket fever! There are no crossovers or turncoats here, we are all for one and that is our beloved Sri Lanka, the team that won us the World Cup in 1996 and became twice runner u...
08.02.2015 - 07:01 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Regime change in Sri Lanka
The regime change in Sri Lanka orchestrated by many players drawn from Sri Lankan and overseas sources heralded much promise. Things were going to change and the country was going to get a fresh breeze of oxygen as it were to breathe. The 100 day program, supported by virtually all political parties...
08.02.2015 - 06:54 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Sri Lanka To Recccall 36 Politically Appointed Diplomats
: Sri Lanka’s External Affairs Ministry has decided to recall 36 politically appointed Sri Lankan diplomats. The decision had been taken at a meeting held recently. Lakshman Hulugalla the former head of the Media Centre for National Security was also among those recalled. These diplomats had bee...
08.02.2015 - 06:46
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Indian politics: Delhi poll verdict could determine future politics of India
It's now unanimous, Kejriwal, all polls say AAP have withstood the Modi wave. And there you have it folks. Unless every single exit poll gets it wrong, we are going to see an AAP government in Delhi. AAP is clearly elated with the findings, but also prefer to adopt a more cautious wait and see appr...
08.02.2015 - 06:38 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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No-confidence Motion Against Minister John Amaratunga Handed Over To Parliament Secretary General
The opposition UPFA handed over the no confidence motion against Minister of Public Order and Disaster Management John Amaratunga today to the Parliament Secretary General. The motion signed by 114 members and was handed over to the Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dassanayaka by a group o...
07.02.2015 - 19:02
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Backstreet Boys in Malaysia soon!
Backstreet Boys are an American vocal group formed in Orlando, Florida in 1993. The group members are A.J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrel. Their hit numbers include ‘I want it that way’, ‘Everybody’, ‘As long as you love me’, ‘I’ll never break your heart’ and...
07.02.2015 - 09:32 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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President to Appoint Special Presidential Task Force on Reconciliation
The Cabinet yesterday (Feb. 05) approved the setting up of a Special Presidential Task Force on Reconciliation as per a cabinet paper presented by President Maithripala Sirisena, Cabinet Spokesman and Health and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne said. Addressing the Cabinet press br...
07.02.2015 - 09:12
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President Srisena invited Chinese government, as well as private companies to increase investment in Sri Lanka
While expressing hope that China would assist Sri Lanka in its development endeavors in the future too, President Maithripala Sirisena invited Chinese government as well as private companies to increase investment in Sri Lanka when the Chinese President’s Special Envoy and Assistant Minister of Fore...
07.02.2015 - 09:15
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Sri Lanka’s footwear & leather exports double within a year
Sri Lanka’s footwear and leather exports have doubled within a short period of one year and posted the highest revenues so far in recent times-and the sector lauds praise on the Industry and Commerce Minister for the provision of first modern tannery complex for them, as reported on 06 February. “T...
06.02.2015 - 22:32
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Al- Qaida to be banned in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Government yesterday presented the regulation under the United Nations Act, to locally ratify the ban on Al- Qaida or Taliban as a global terrorist outfit. The Gazette notification had been signed by former External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris on December 14, 2014 . According to the reg...
06.02.2015 - 09:51
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Diplomatic Reception: 67th Independence Day of Sri Lanka
The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York hosted a well-attended reception for the diplomatic community and senior UN staff at its chancery premises on 4th February to celebrate Sri Lanka’s 67th commemoration of Independence. This is the third consecutive year in which the...
06.02.2015 - 09:38
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TR Zeliang won “Confidence Motion” with 59 legislators favoring his Motion
Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang has won the “Confidence Motion” moved by him today on the Floor of Nagaland Legislative Assembly. 59 legislators in the House of 60 voted in favor of DAN Government headed by TR Zeliang and with this development the month-long political impasse that started early l...
06.02.2015 - 07:38 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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South Asian Peace linked with Kashmir
Since 1948, the inhabitants of scenic piece of land “Kashmir” are locking toward international human rights organizations and member states of United Nation (UN) to intervene and help them in living with peace and free of fear in their motherland as mentioned in UN Resolutions 48-49 and Simla Agreem...
06.02.2015 - 07:27 By Zaheerul Hassan
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