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Nagaland Governor Chary Visited Hornbill Kohima Carnival
Governor of Nagaland PB Acharya has today visited Hornbill Kohima Night Carnival here and strolled around and visited various stalls. He also enjoyed purchasing various items and also tasted veg eatable items from various eateries. Expressing his happiness on visiting the stalls at the Hornbill Kohi...
08.12.2014 - 07:07 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Falling Oil Prices: winners and losers
Petrol prices at the pump are falling and the drop is palpable at British forecourts, especially when you fill up the tank full or even half full. So, understandably, we, the motorists are fairly delighted at the development for obvious reasons; yet an inexplicable anxiety over the same is looming o...
07.12.2014 - 13:26 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Letter from America: Minority Report
Minority problem is a recurrent issue in almost all parts of the world, including the more inclusive USA. On Thursday (Dec. 4) evening a 15-year-old Muslim boy of Somali descent - Abdisamad Sheikh-Hussein - was struck by a SUV intentionally as he was leaving the Somali Center of Kansas City after le...
07.12.2014 - 12:48 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Sri Lanka provides immediate assistance to relieve potable water crisis in Maldives
The Government of Sri Lanka commenced delivery of drinking water to the capital Malé by the evening of 5th December. Malé is facing a severe shortage of drinking water, following a fire on the previous day at its sole water purification plant which disrupted the water supply to the city, and prompte...
07.12.2014 - 06:54
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Air China to fly three flights a week: Chengdu - Colombo
Air Chin to start direct service between Chengdu and Colombo in February, the airline said in a statement. An Airbus A330 will fly the Chengdu-Colombo route each Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. A one-way journey between Chengdu and Colombo will take about five-and-a-half hours, Air China sa...
07.12.2014 - 06:37
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Azwer appointed as a Senior Adviser to the President
President Mahinda Rajapaksa Appointed Alhaj A.H.M. Azwer as Senior Advisor to the President on parliamentary affairs, mass media and communication, December 4, 2014. He was earlier the Monitoring MP of the Ministry of Mass Media and Information - Asian Tribune -
06.12.2014 - 09:58
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‘Lanka IT sector to hit $1B mark next year’-EDB
Sri Lanka’s surging IT and BPO exports would hit the critical dollar one billion mark as early as next year, surpassing previous expectations! And London Stock Exchange and HSBC have praised the Lankan IT sector ‘with joy’, as revealed on 05 December in Jaffna. And the pioneering Northern IT Expor...
06.12.2014 - 08:32
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British High Commission and German Embassy Commemorate the Christmas Truce
2014 marks 100 years since the Christmas Truce of World War I, when roughly 100,000 British and German troops were involved in an unofficial ceasefire along the Western Front during the Christmas period. The two sides sang carols and exchanged small presents in No Man’s Land; troops from both sides...
06.12.2014 - 08:19
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All afloat at Pettah
Of the many city beautification projects in Colombo, the Floating Market along Bastian Mawatha in Pettah is a novel concept. Those familiar with the precinct that once existed there can appreciate the pleasing transformation complete with promenades, boardwalks and floating decks that complement the...
06.12.2014 - 07:49
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Sri Lanka and Bangladesh sign Agreement to import rice to Sri Lanka
The Contract to purchase 25,000 metric tonnes of coarse rice from Bangladesh on a Government to Government basis was signed by the Governments of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on 03 December 2014 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Mr.Nalin Fernando, Chairman of Lanka Sathosa Ltd, Sri Lanka and Mr. Sarwar Khan, Direct...
06.12.2014 - 07:31
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Vigilance sleuths raided minister’s residences, CM not taken into confidence
Two days after Nagaland Governor PB Acharya blasted state politicians for the rampant corruption in the state, a surprise raid was conducted in a cabinet minister’s house here this morning by state vigilance and anti-corruption sleuths. According to sources, the state vigilance sleuths swooped down...
06.12.2014 - 07:21
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Lubricant leader Chevron’s new Lankan plant goes live
Sri Lanka’s largest lubricant player, Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC kicked off operations of its new state of the art blending plant at Lindel Industrial Estate, Sapugaskanda in the presence of Colleen Cervantes (President of Chevron Lubricants) on 04 December. Minister of Industry and Commerce Risha...
05.12.2014 - 14:53
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President vests in the people Ambilipitiya Public Fair & other developments.
The new public market in Embilipitiya, in the Sabaragamuwa Province, will benefit consumers, farmers and agro-based cultivation. President Mahinda Rajapaksa said after declaring open the Ambilipitiya Public Fair on the 3rd, that the new public market in Embilipitiya, in the Sabaragamuwa Province, wi...
05.12.2014 - 14:45 By Milinda Rathíyake
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DHL, UNDP Prepare Airport Staff for Disaster Relief Logistics
Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s leading mail and logistics services group and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Ministry of Disaster Management and Ministry of Civil Aviation, kicked off a disaster preparedness initiative ‘Get Airports Ready for Disaster’ (GARD)...
05.12.2014 - 07:02
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Breaking taboos, reaping dividends
Consider these statistics: Globally, 370,000 million children are married every day. By 2020, an additional 142 million girls will be married before their 18th birthday. 6 million adolescent pregnancies occur in South Asia-- 90% of them inside marriage. Further, 34% of all unsafe abortions in the As...
04.12.2014 - 02:40
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Prime Minister Modi stuns Na-gas, others by not touching Naga issue
Never before had I come across any Indian Prime Ministers not referring to the Naga political issue whenever they paid a visit to Nagaland, because for the simple fact that the Naga political issue is as old as India’s Independence, besides the present state of Nagaland was born out of the “16-Point...
04.12.2014 - 02:28 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Sri Lanka welcomes decision of the Council of the European Union to appeal the judgment of the General Court of the European Union
Sri Lanka welcomes the decision of the Council of the European Union to appeal the judgement of the General Court of the European Union of 16 October 2014, which annulled measures taken by the Council to designate the LTTE as a terrorist organization and the freezing of LTTE funds. The action taken...
03.12.2014 - 15:35
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Ajit Doval - National Security Adviser of India visited Sri Lanka
Mr. Ajit Doval, National Security Adviser of India visited Sri Lanka on November 30 -December 2, 2014 at the invitation of Government of Sri Lanka to participate in the annual International Maritime Conference ‘Galle Dialogue’. This was Mr. Ajit Doval’s first visit to Sri Lanka as National Security...
03.12.2014 - 08:09
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President vests in the people 'Laksanda Sevana' Housing Scheme
Making a giant leap forward in the resettlement of underserved communities, the newly constructed ‘Laksanda Sewana’ Housing Scheme situated at Salamulla,Kolonnawa, was declared open by President Mahinda Rajapaksa , day before yesterday ( December 01). During the ceremony, the President handed over t...
03.12.2014 - 07:29 By Milinda Rathnayake
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FIFA President Calls on President Rajapaksa
The President of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Mr. Joseph S. Blatter called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday morning. The President and Mr. Blatter discussed ways in which Sri Lanka can create more enthusiasm for the sport of football among you...
03.12.2014 - 07:10
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