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Vidarshana Munasinghe appointed as Sri Lanka’s Honorary Consul in Zurich
The Government of Sri Lanka has appointed Mr. Vidarshana Munasinghe as the Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka in Zurich, Switzerland. Ambassador Sarrath Kongahage in Germany, concurrently accredited to the Swiss Confederation, presented the Letter of Commission to Mr. Vidarshana Munasinghe at the Sri La...
10.04.2014 - 07:28
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Ambassador Admiral Karannagoda welcomes National Youth Council delegation to Tokyo
The Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Japan, Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda, received a four member National Youth Council delegation from Sri Lanka on 5th April at the Embassy. The delegation is currently visiting Japan during their 40 day tour of 18 countries in order to promote the World Conference on You...
10.04.2014 - 07:17
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Moles in Sikh Organizations
Sikhs although started struggle of their rights just after the partition of Hindustan but it took new dimension in 1984 when Indian armed forces with their boots on, entered into Golden Temple and killed thousands of people. According to the independent sources, in that tragic incident mor...
09.04.2014 - 09:40 By Zaheerul Hassan
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Susil Premaratne – Great Artist with Variety of Talents.
The eighty ninth (89) Birthday anniversary of Susil Premaratne, popular playback singer and renowned creative artist of beauty falls on April 5 , 2014. He was a great performer skilled with varieties of talents rarely found in the field of Arts. The vacuum left by the demise of an artiste of his...
09.04.2014 - 11:58 By T.K.Premadasa
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Pakistan's Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee meets Sri Lankan President
Pakistan's Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Rashad Mahmood called on President of Sri Lanka H.E Mahinda Rajapaksa today at Temple Trees. During the meeting, General Rashad Mahmood conveyed best wishes and warm regards from the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan, to Pre...
09.04.2014 - 08:50
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Rise in global health financing, but funding priorities shift
A new research done by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), at the University of Washington, indicates that globally the total development assistance for health (DAH) hit an all-time high of $31.3 billion in 2013 (a year-over-year increase of 3.9%), although funding priorities sh...
09.04.2014 - 08:44 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Vietnamese Minister of Public Security Meets President
Vietnamese Minister of Public Security Prof. Gen Tran Dai Quang called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday (07) evening. He was on an official visit to Sri Lanka with a view to strengthening cooperation between the two countries in the areas of public security, law and order....
09.04.2014 - 08:38
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Will Geneva Vote mean a paradigm shift in India’s neighbourhood policy?
< There has been no overall response in Sri Lanka to India’s stand this time over the voting on the US sponsored Draft Resolution (D/R) at UNHRC session in Geneva despite President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s spontaneous response to release the Indian fishermen in custody and a thank you letter since...
08.04.2014 - 07:25 By Bandu de Silva
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National Kite festival 23rd of March 2014
Muni Siripa Kendraya is a unique nongovernmental organization. It is a brain child of Rev. Hakmana Nandaloka thero, and it undertakes social projects. I had the privilege of attending their latest project ' the National Kite festival at the Galle face Green, Colombo on the 23rd of March 2014. T...
08.04.2014 - 07:10 By Shani Calyaneratne Karunaratne
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US Ambassador’s Cup Cricket Tournament Promotes Youth Empowerment, Builds Bridges between Communities
U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele Sison sponsored the first-ever US Ambassador’s Cup Cricket Tournament in Kandy this past weekend, with teams from American Corner youth groups from Kandy and in Jaffna playing for the US Ambassador’s Cup trophy. This six-aside tournament drew two teams each...
08.04.2014 - 06:50
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Dr. Swamy on the premiership of Modi
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramaniam Swamy said here on Saturday that the country had accepted, whether one likes it or not, that Narendra Modi would be India’s next Prime Minister. He cited an English magazine as expressing the opinion that the people of India had decided to make Mr. M...
07.04.2014 - 08:54
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Buddhist monks in firsthand tour of Wilpattu squatters
Mannar GA M.Y. Deshapriya has promised some relief action to squatters of Wilpattu on 06 April at a patch of squattimg grounds, in Wilpattu. Marichchikattu. At a meeting mediated by Rishad Bathiudeen Vanni MP and Minister of Industry and Commerce at 1.00pm on 06 April, with 100 members of squatte...
07.04.2014 - 08:37
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Dr. Fuller's Ludicrous Theory about ethno-centric Buddhism
My attention has been drawn to Dr. Paul Fuller's article which has appeared in the DVB. Here below I share my observations. Throughout history there have always been people, even those who appear to be intellectuals, who justified the crimes of despots and ruthless murderers under certain pretexts....
07.04.2014 - 08:30 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Pakistan’s CJCSC Gen Rashad to arrive in Sri Lanka today
The Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) Pakistan, General Rashad Mahmood, NI (M), will be arriving in Sri Lanka today on his first overseas visit after taking over as CJCSC. The CJCSC is visiting Sri Lanka at the invitation of his counterpart General Jagath Jayasuria from 7-11 April 2...
06.04.2014 - 18:22
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Gopal Ethiraj elected The Hindu union president for third time
E. Gopal (Gopal Ethiraj) has been elected as president of The Hindu Office and National Press Employees’ Union for the third consecutive term on March 31. M. Kamalanathan is elected as general secretary, also making an hat trick with the president. An official statement said that M. Davaseelan...
06.04.2014 - 18:16
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Netanyahu: UNHRC continues its 'march of hypocrisy' against Israel
Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has slammed the five resolutions on Israel passed by the UNHRC stating “this march of hypocrisy is continuing and we will continue to condemn it and expose it”. Of the course this is not the first time the UNHRC has passed resolutions on Israel, and all t...
06.04.2014 - 08:16 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Letter from America: When uttering the truth can be a sin!
Last Saturday (March 29, 2014) Republican hopefuls for the 2016 presidential election - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R), Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) and Ohio Governor John Kasich were in Las Vegas, courting donors. They were invited at the Republican Jewish Coalition's (RJC) 2014 Spri...
06.04.2014 - 07:00 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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International Pillow Fight Day in London
The annual pillow fight day took place in Trafalgar Square, London on Saturday with the participation of thousands of enthusiasts from all walks of life, who loved to get involved in a fluffy fight. Since it is not as famous as major events on calendar, like Christmas, there were a significant num...
06.04.2014 - 06:54 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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The Allies must face the Axis Alliance (Part 1)
Now it has become quite clear that the axis alliance of the 'Tatmadaw', the xenophobic extremist monks and the USDP (the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party) are working hands in glove to upset the current situation in the country. Despite, what appears to be the rapid process of democrati...
06.04.2014 - 06:48 By Kanbawza Win
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A huge conjoined freak Margosa Tree in Urelu, Chunnakam
A huge conjoined freak Margosa tree is found in the outer courtyard of Kannakai Amman Temple premises in Urelu, located in the Palay – Jaffna Road, nearly 5 km away from Chunnakam. The trunks of four different trees are conjoined to make one tree. This type of freak Margosa tree is not f...
06.04.2014 - 07:03 By K.T.Rajasingham
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