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Alavi to undergo a surgery
Alavi Moulana - the Octogenarian will be undergoing a surgery for liver complication, a spokesman in the family revealed to Asian Tribune. Last week Alavi Moulana was admitted to the Durdan Hospita, Colombo for a week and once his conditions slightly improved he was discharged home for recuper...
11.06.2016 - 22:56
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Gone is the superstar, yet the light shines
He was one of the heroes of my youth, not just because he was a great boxer, but also because of his "big mouth" as we said. He was Muhammad Ali who in the exuberance of his own youth, boasted he was "the Greatest", a claim that we thought, at the time, was nothing but an exaggeration, born of arro...
11.06.2016 - 22:16 By Lakshman Ratnapala - Emeritus President & CEO of PATA
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India signs agreements for Indian Housing Project in Central and Uva Provinces
The High Commission of India signed agreements to award work to four Implementing Agencies (IAs), viz., UN-HABITAT; International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in partnership with Sri Lanka Red Cross; National Housing Development Authority (NHDA); and Habitat for Humani...
11.06.2016 - 08:33
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Global Terrorism Incubated in India's Neighborhood: Modi to US
Addressing the Joint Session of the United States Congress on June 8, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi alerted, despite the shadow of terrorism is spreading across the world, it is incubated in India's neighborhood. Shri Modi stressed that terrorism remains the biggest threat in South Asia, and g...
10.06.2016 - 04:43 By Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune US National Correspondent
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Criticizing Ravi K on VAT is baseless”-Rishad
Sri Lanka’s Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen came on strong to defend his embattled Cabinet colleague, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake on June 9, in the House. “Many times Minister Karunanayake is criticized more than the government regarding VAT. I would like to ask this Augu...
10.06.2016 - 04:26
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35 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees from Tamil Nadu arriving on 14th June
35 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu, India are arriving Sri Lanka under the UNHCR facilitated voluntary repatriation programme. They are two voluntary repatriation movements on Tuesday June 14, 2016 consisting 17 persons (6 families) scheduled to arrive through Mihin Lanka Airlines (MJ 308)...
10.06.2016 - 04:33
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Most Sacred Relics of Lord Buddha from Pakistan in Hambantota
The Most Sacred Relics of Lord Buddha from Pakistan are presently being exhibited in Hathagala Rajamaha Vihayaya, Hungama. The exposition for public will be for two days from June 08-09, 2016. The government of Pakistan has provided the most sacred bone relics of Lord Buddha to Sri Lankan government...
07.06.2016 - 18:22
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India and Sri Lanka sign MoU for a Women Empowerment Project in Ampara
India and Sri Lanka today signed an MoU to set up a Women's Community Learning Centre in Ampara, Sri Lanka. The MoU was signed at the High Commission of India byMr. Y.K. Sinha, High Commissioner of India and Ms. Chandrani Senaratne, Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Affairs. The ceremony was pr...
07.06.2016 - 16:33
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UNILEVER joins SATHOSA in Sri Lanka’s first ever land sweepstakes
Unilever Sri Lanka, the Lankan presence of global FMCG giant has joined forces with the largest state owned FMCG network in Sri Lanka’s first ever “land sweepstakes”. And the state owned FMCG network has succeeded in steadily reducing its losses in a few months–almost twelvefold! “It gives me great...
07.06.2016 - 16:13
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'Fly like a butterfly and sting like a bee!'
Thousands of boxing fans thronged the airport when Ali's plane landed in Saudi Arabia during his prime days, shouting and rallying around the hero, Muhammad Ali. He met the late prince Faisal bin Fahad, who was then director general of youth care. News agencies competed each other to cover news of...
07.06.2016 - 07:49 By S.H.Moulana
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Ramadan fasting begins today
The new moon had been sighted, the Colombo Grand Mosque announced and the Ramadan fasting begins from today. Accordingly, Muslims were required to commence their first fast prior to Subah prayers this morning, it added. Muslims all over the world will observe a month of fasting and prayers...
07.06.2016 - 07:32
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Basil Rajapaksa Arrested & Released On Bail
Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa has been arrested and then released on bail by the Pugoda Magistrate’s Court, a short while ago - on Monday afternoon. Basil Rajapaksa was released after being produced before the Magistrate by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division. He was...
06.06.2016 - 18:10
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160 Bright Sri Lankan Students receives prestigious Jinnah Scholarship Awards for 2016
The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Maj General (R) Shakeel Hussain reiterated Pakistan’s continued support to Sri Lanka in enhancing younger generation’s nation building capacities with better educational opportunities. He was speaking on the occasion of award of educational scholarship...
06.06.2016 - 09:59
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A fire broke out at the armory of the Kosgama Salawa Army Camp
A fire broke out at the armory of the Sri Lanka Salawa Army Camp, located in Kosgama, Avissawella around 6pm yesterday, according to police sources. The Kosgama Camp accommodated one of the biggest armouries of the Sri Lanka Army. The fire had reportedly started around 6pm while loud exploding...
06.06.2016 - 09:25
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Jayalalithaa Jayaram: the Queen of Letters in the Digital Age
Ms Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, has written yet another letter to Mr Narendra Modi, the Indian Prime Minister, asking for his intervention to get some fishermen released, who were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for maritime trespassing. Ms Jayaram is no stranger to letter...
05.06.2016 - 10:10 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Vesak Celebrated in Turkey with International Participation
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Ankara celebrated Vesak on the 30th May 2016, with participation and collaboration of several countries, in Antalya, Turkey. The event was held at the Nepalese garden at EXPO-2016 in Antalya. The Nepalese garden was chosen as the venue given the fact that the Lord Buddha...
05.06.2016 - 08:15
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Cossacks ‘commen’ (The Cossacks are coming)
All the leaders of the great white father nations who made their black money in the slave trade are in trouble, no more so than Cameron. Cameron has probably mounted a traditional watch on the ‘white’ cliffs of Dover, not to detect the ghosts of a Napoleonic fleet but to hurl threats of nuclear dest...
05.06.2016 - 08:03 By A Patabendige
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Muhammad Ali, one of the greatest athletes of all time!
Muhammad Ali, the silver-tongued boxer and civil rights champion who famously proclaimed himself "The Greatest" and then spent a lifetime living up to the billing, is no more after a 32-year battle with Parkinson's disease. Muhammad Ali, revered as one of the greatest boxers of all time, has died at...
05.06.2016 - 07:43 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Nehru could foresee much ahead into Naga future, had genuine concern about Naga issue - Dr Jamir in his ‘Autobiography’
Odisha Governor and former Nagaland Chief Minister Dr SC Jamir said Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru was very clear in his understanding of the Naga issue. His (Nehru) serious concern about the Naga issue could be seen from his reply given to T Sakhrie, Secretary, Naga National Council (NNC) on August 1, 194...
05.06.2016 - 07:30 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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U.S. Prime Concern: Only to protect itself from terrorism
Washington, D.C. 04 June ( Some Sri Lankan media outlets, giving coverage to the just-released U.S. Department of State Country Reports on Terrorism- 2016 for the Year 2015 has highlighted its reference to LTTE global network which continues to collect funds and the continued opera...
04.06.2016 - 12:24 By Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune Political Note
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