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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...
20.07.2015 - 08:57
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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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Controversial mayhem in Meluri areas undermines people’s efforts to restore peace
When the Parliamentary Working Committee (PWC) Members from Nagaland were camping in Delhi calling on various Central leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju and other key persons in Naga peace talks, mayhem was going...
19.07.2015 - 06:50 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Sri Lanka Explores Partnership With The U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)
In a meeting with the Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Dana J. Hyde, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam emphasized the desire of the Government to establish a partnership with the United States under the Millennium Challenge Corporation. Created by t...
18.07.2015 - 12:28
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Kattakatha, Napoleon, Hitler and MR
Sri Lanka produces politicians like this every minute. They are stupid, ignorant and arrogant but at the drop of a hat they wish to exhibit to us, whom they consider to be country bumpkins, what they fondly believe is their superior knowledge. This man, from the now fast liquidizing Yahapalanaya of...
18.07.2015 - 09:53 By A Patabendi
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Nagaland Legislators call on Union Home Minister
A delegation of Ministers and Members of Legislative Assembly from Nagaland led by the Speaker of Nagaland Legislative Assembly, Chotisuh Sazo and the Chief Minister, T.R. Zeliang, called on the Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh here today and discussed different Naga Political issues. The delegat...
18.07.2015 - 09:24 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Eid reminds the contribution of Islam in building the very fabric of our nation - President Maithripala Sirisena
“Eid reminds us of the contribution of the Islam faith in building the very fabric of our nation moving forward towards enduring reconciliation and unity,” pointed out President Maithripala Sirisena in his Ramazan Message. "As Muslims throughout Sri Lanka and the World celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, I am m...
18.07.2015 - 09:19
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Racism: Focus on Myanmar’s Islamophobia!
Racism sponsored or promoted by a state, like terrorism of all sorts, remains an ugly embodiment of modern corrupt civilization. Today, in the post Sept-11 hoax setting, Islamophobia and media targeting of Muslims serve the racial cause for brutality in many anti-Muslim nations. All racist states...
18.07.2015 - 08:49 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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Sri Lanka will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr Festival tomorrow
Muslims in Sri Lanka will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr Festival tomorrow (18) as the new moon of Shawwal has been sighted, Colombo Grand Mosque announced. Eid al-Fitr bids goodbye to Ramadan -- a month of dawn-to-dusk abstinence from food, drinks and other sensual pleasures. After 30 days the end of Rama...
17.07.2015 - 23:51
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The Elections Commissioner requests to stop telecast of President’s special speech
The Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapiriya has requested both state and privately-owned electronic media to refrain from telecasting President Maithripala Sirisena’s address to the Nation on last Tuesday (July 14). The Commissioner has stated that the speech was being inimical to politica...
17.07.2015 - 15:00
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In the North UPFA Contest All Alone
The United Peoples Freedom Alliance for the first time has come forward to contest in the two Northern Province electorates all alone, without the support of Eelam Peoples Democratic Party in the Jaffna and All Ceylon Makkal Congress in the Vanni – considered all these days as their political bro...
17.07.2015 - 10:21 By K.T.Rajasingham
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In the North UPFA Contest All Alone
The United Peoples Freedom Alliance for the first time has come forward to contest in the two Northern Province electorates all alone, without the support of Eelam Peoples Democratic Party in the Jaffna and All Ceylon Makkal Congress in the Vanni – considered all these days as their political bro...
17.07.2015 - 10:20 By K.T.Rajasingham
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