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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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Mission accomplished – Rosetta catches up with a comet at last!
On August 6th, the European Space Agency – ESA – passed a significant milestone in its 39-year-old history while its spacecraft, Rosetta – the comet chaser – finally caught up with the celestial object that it had been pursuing for well over a decade; Rosetta managed to successfully orbit comet 67P....
10.08.2014 - 17:51 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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India should rebuild Ramna Kali Mandir as 1971 War Monument - Part II
In Bangladesh there are more than 30,000 temples and religious citadels in Bangladesh, and most of those were ransacked, demolished and desecrated. Bangladesh could be divided into six tirtha (pilgrimage) regions. 1. It is worth mentioning here that it is estimated that there are over 20,323 perma...
10.08.2014 - 08:00 By Rabindranath Trivedi – The Ramna Kali Mandir in Dhaka: Destruction and Reconstruction Episode
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Media Role in Eliminating Terrorism
Since ages, irrespective of religions, countries and areas, terrorism of any form either state, group or individual sponsored can be found all over the world. However, its causes of start, foundations and fomentation depend upon the unique situation, psychology of inhabitants, security and political...
09.08.2014 - 08:13 By Zaheerul Hassan
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Bravo Baroness!
The resignation of Baroness Warsi from her British cabinet post she was holding in David Cameron’s government should be regarded as a brave act. One keeps wondering, why should western governments imagine that their citizens will accept them ‘eyes-closed’ for Israel’s continued theft of Palestinia...
09.08.2014 - 07:16 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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DR Chris Nonis With Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen
Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1998 for his work in welfare economics and has made contributions to welfare economics, social choice theory, economic and social justice, economic theories of famines, and indices of the measure of well-being of citizen...
09.08.2014 - 07:06
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India Independence Day Concert: Shaan
As part of the series of events being organized on the occasion of the 68th Independence Day of India (15 August 2014), the Indian CEO Forum, in collaboration with the High Commission of India in Sri Lanka, is organizing an Independence Day Concert by the famous Indian singer, Shaan (Shantanu Mukher...
09.08.2014 - 06:58
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Will Business Always Overrules the Conscience?
With John Kerry landing in Nyapydaw this Saturday, whatever lingering moral authority remaining in the administration of President Barack Obama may fell to dust. In a country like Burma; one is immediately struck by the staggering glibness that tore a great many people to pieces, among them many inn...
09.08.2014 - 06:46 By Kanbawza Win
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Reports from the ground: How are TB-HIV collaborative activities being rolled out?
We know that nearly one third of the 35 million people living with HIV (PLHIV) have tuberculosis (TB), and 13% of 8.6 million new TB cases every year are HIV positive. Also 1 in 5 HIV associated deaths are due to TB. Moreover PLHIV are 21-34 times more likely to develop active TB disease than perso...
09.08.2014 - 06:34 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Trade talks for first TA with surging ‘Nam on the cards
As YoY bilateral trade jumped by a huge 88%, possibility of a first ever official trade agreement with one of the most discerning Asian suppliers to Sri Lanka has edged closer to reality on 07 August. “Our record exports today at $130 Bn was strongly supported by the seven FTAs that we entered into....
08.08.2014 - 07:48
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Minister Senaratne to sue Ven. Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thera demanding one billion rupees compensation
Minister Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development and a Member of Parliament representing the Kalutara District Rajitha Senaratne said that he has sought legal advice to sue Ven. Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thera over the abusive statements made against him at a press conference held in Colombo on...
08.08.2014 - 07:40
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Pakistan, Sri Lanka have significant potential for trade: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday that there was significant potential for trade between Pakistan and Sri Lanka particularly after the Free Trade Agreement 2005 became operational. The Prime Minister was talking to Sri Lankan Secretary for External Affairs Mrs Kshenuka D. Senew...
07.08.2014 - 14:19
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‘Sri Lanka will be fast growing’-Accenture
As a visiting top level French biz and construction delegation warmed up for Lanka entry, a global investment consulting giant declared that Sri Lanka ‘will be very fast growing’ on 06 August. Sri Lanka meanwhile stressed of the unprecedented levels of ownership and openness allowed for foreign inv...
07.08.2014 - 08:49
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Commission on Missing Persons to Commence Public Sittings in Mannar This Week
The sixth round of public sittings inquiring into allegations of missing persons will be held in the Mannar District from Aug. 8 – 11, 2014. The Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons will conduct its next sittings at the Manthai West Divisional Secretariat...
07.08.2014 - 08:33
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Joint Press Statement: Pakistan-Sri Lanka Foreign Secretary-level talks
Foreign Secretaries of Pakistan and Sri Lanka, Mr. Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry and Mrs. Kshenuka Senewiratne held Fourth round of Political Consultations on 6th August 2014 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad. The Sri Lankan delegation comprised of Air Chief Marshal Jayalath Weerakkody, Sri La...
07.08.2014 - 08:34
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External Affairs Ministry Statement on the Meeting at CSR on 4th August
Sri Lanka’s External Affairs Ministry has urged the diplomatic community to be more conscious of local sensitivities when attending events of an emotive nature. Recently diplomats from the embassies of France, Germany, Great Britain and Switzerland seems to have participated in a get-together on the...
07.08.2014 - 08:35
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