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Sri Lanka posted new ambassadors to five countries
The Ministry of External Affairs announced the appointment of new ambassadors for five countries - France, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Kuwait and Seychelles. According to the, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Mahishini Colonne A.L.T. Najimudeen has been appointed to Afghanistan, Yasoja Gu...
23.07.2015 - 10:18
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The generation that is born today should be a generation without tobacco
Currently one person dies every six seconds due to tobacco, which is nearly six million people each year, the World Health Organization states. Ministers from 10 countries, including Australia with the aim of ending high smoking rates among young people, assembled recently in Paris to start a commo...
23.07.2015 - 09:49 By Manjari Peiris
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Government to pay the Golden Key depositors on 24th
As per the proposal made by the Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake through his interim budget, the government is to begin the disbursement of payment to the deposit holders of the defunct Golden Key Credit Card Company Ltd (GK) from July 24th. The cabinet of ministers gave its approval last week...
22.07.2015 - 22:53
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Safeguard Security
We remember how the government elected in 1977 under the leadership of J.R Jayewardene (J.R.J) removed the security forces from the coastal areas of the Northern and Eastern provinces in order to please the Tamil politicians, disregarding the importance of national security. J.R.J led government und...
22.07.2015 - 22:45 By S. Akurugoda
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Fast-tracked to hell!
A face-book ,message, still to be confirmed, related to the death of a so called ‘Karate Master’ from Sri Lanka, fighting for ‘IS’ has been received with disgust rather than sadness. This dubious group called ‘IS’ has misled many youngsters by assuring them of a short cut to heaven. However, these...
22.07.2015 - 09:16 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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The Third Hopper Betrayal: Dealing the Foreign Cards Again
The recent UPFA Anuradapura meeting did not see hundreds of CTB buses transporting supporters as were the case in the presidential election. But the crowds appeared bigger and were definitely larger than the UNP meeting in Kandy. And this was after Sirisena had back-stabbed his own party three times...
22.07.2015 - 08:41 By Susantha Goonatilake
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Blowing Smoke for Big Tobacco
A group of public interest and international public health organizations have released “Blowing Smoke for Big Tobacco.” "Blowing Smoke for Big Tobacco" was released by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Public Citizen, Corporate Accountability International, the Framework Convention Alliance, Actio...
22.07.2015 - 08:20 By Manjari Peiris
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Indian PM Modi’s visit to Russia and Central Asia to boost India's multi-directional strategy! - A Report
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has resumed his foreign tours and went to Eurasia (Russia and Central Asia) from July 6-13 that will see a packed schedule with the prime minister spending about a day in each country. He was on a 3-day visit to Russia attend the seventh meeting of BRICS and Shang...
22.07.2015 - 08:13 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka condemns IS as un-Islamic
The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka today expressed its “deep dismay” at media reports of the first Sri Lankan killed in battle in Syria with IS. This was stated in an open letter address to Maithripala Srisena, President of Sri Lanka. The Letter further stated - “This group of extremists who call th...
21.07.2015 - 23:51
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‘Zaheer stop it now!’
‘Zaheer Abbas karo!’ was the unison shout from the Indian players in the field when the ‘batting machine’ starts exploding said Sunil Gavaskar, while he was commentating. This legend of a player, the finest batsman Pakistan has ever produced is the current ICC President and was warmly welcomed on h...
21.07.2015 - 10:32 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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No Ticket For Wijemuni – Rajiv Attacker
The Bodu Jana Permuna (BJP), the election wing of the Bodu Bala Sena has refused to give election ticket to Wijemuni Vijitha Rohana de Silva, who had hit Rajiv Gandhi with his rifle butt when the then Indian Prime Minister was reviewing a Guard of Honuor at Colombo on July 30, 1987, in the aftermat...
21.07.2015 - 09:00
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Can Martyrs’ aspirations revive in Burma?
Nineteenth of July has been known as Martyr's Day in Burma and citizens deeply used to commemorate their independence heroes amid political uncertainty ahead of 8 November 2015 Elections. Burma gained its Independence in January 1948. It’s not an easy task of struggling to overthrown the British Col...
21.07.2015 - 08:42 By - Zin Linn
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What a marvelous effort – Home Gardening
Some people, especially city dwellers, think they need a huge yard to have their own vegetable garden, but nothing could be further from the truth. No matter how much space you have, you can always find room for a few useful plants. This is true even if you live in an apartment or only have a small...
20.07.2015 - 16:26 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Forum of Fisher Peoples demands compensation for 600 Indian fishermen killed by Sri Lanka Navy
The World Forum of Fisher Peoples, has urged payment of compensation for Indian fishermen who were shot at and killed by the Sri Lankan navy. In a resolution adopted at its co-ordination committee meeting, recently held stated, “The unfortunate truth is that the families of these fishermen who h...
20.07.2015 - 13:11
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President Maithripala Sirisena’s Speech On Current Political Situation
The Special Statement of the President Maithripala Sirisena? on the Current Political Situation ?14-07-2015 at the President’s Office. Transcript of the full text of Maithripala Srisena delivered on 14 July 2015 in the Sinhalese language is given below: As I remember I am meeting you for the firs...
20.07.2015 - 08:59
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President Maithripala Sirisena’s Speech On Current Political Situation
The Special Statement of the President Maithripala Sirisena? on the Current Political Situation ?14-07-2015 at the President’s Office. Transcript of the full text of Maithripala Srisena delivered on 14 July 2015 in the Sinhalese language is given below: As I remember I am meeting you for the first...
31.07.2015 - 11:19
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ASEAN Parliamentarians condemn passage of Cambodian NGO law
The Cambodian National Assembly’s passage of the highly controversial Law on Associations and Non-governmental Organizations (LANGO) represents a grave threat to independent civil society and constitutes a failure of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) to embrace a democratic, consultative app...
20.07.2015 - 08:13
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Romanticizing a Celestial Minnow – Pluto
With the fly-by carried out by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft on Tuesday, both astronomers and space enthusiasts have started talking about the Pluto, which lost its planetary status in somewhat controversial manner in 2006 – not in space, but in Prague, Czech Republic, here on planet Earth. With t...
19.07.2015 - 11:42 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Letter from America: The Confederate Flag is Down
Friday, July 10, 2015 was a historic moment in the history of the United States of America. On Friday morning just after 10 a.m., the Confederate flag on South Carolina’s (SC) State House grounds was removed. It was an event that was surely overdue for decades. But thanks to the SC politicians, many...
19.07.2015 - 07:04 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Is Burma a failed state as media under threats?
The most media in Burma daren’t to criticize the authorities and their human rights abuses during the junta’s reign. The military regime imposed heavy censorship and all editors and publishers in Burma had to put forward news stories, articles, commentaries, pictures, cartoons and even the obituari...
19.07.2015 - 06:56 By – Zin Linn
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