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'Shahansha' And His 'Shah'
If the Lok Sabha polls are to be viewed with the benefit of the hindsight it might be said that it was a predictable contest in which the ‘Shahzada’ (prince) was comprehensively trounced by the ‘Shahanshah’ (the king). As everyone would remember, Shahzada was the sarcastic term Narendra Modi, now th...
15.07.2014 - 10:19 By Atul Cowshish* – Syndicate Features
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An emotional Palestinian friend
After reading my comments in my article, ‘Blair: Where are you?’ (12 July), where I expressed my candid view that Hamas should not lock horns with Israel with only some homemade harmless rockets in its arsenal, a very close Palestinian friend called me to tell me that I was wrong in that. He went on...
15.07.2014 - 09:31 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Linking humanitarian, development and climate finance critical for fragile and conflict-affected States
Three sources of finance - humanitarian, development and climate finance - play a critical role in supporting recovery efforts in fragile and conflict-affected countries, says a report launched today by Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Chair of the Un...
15.07.2014 - 08:55
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Bilateral Foreign Office Consultations with Belarus concludes successfully in Colombo
The second round of Foreign Office Consultations (FOC) between Sri Lanka and Belarus was held on the sidelines of the 1stsession of the Joint Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation on 10th July 2014, at the Ministry of External Affairs in Colombo. The Foreign Office Consultations were co-ch...
15.07.2014 - 08:42
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Israeli atrocities against Gazans need to be halt
In last six days, Israeli aircraft in 105 airstrikes killed more than 135Gazans including 29 children and women. Most of killed and injured person were observing the fasts of Ramadan and offering their prayers in mosques and homes when they were hit by Israeli Air Force. During these ruthless att...
15.07.2014 - 08:33 By Zaheerul Hassan
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Farewell Luncheon for Ambassador Sarath Kongahage hosted by the Foreign Office
The German Federal Foreign Ministry hosted a luncheon at the fashionable “Bocca di Bacco”-restaurant in the centre of Berlin to bid farewell for Ambassador Sarath Kongahage on the conclusion of his tour of duty as Sri Lankan Ambassador for Germany. Present were among others Mr. Peter Pruegel, Regio...
15.07.2014 - 08:25
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India to Assist the Faculty of Agriculture and Engineering at Kilinochchi
India announced of a partnership with Sri Lanka to assist in the setting up of a Faculty of Agriculture and a Faculty of Engineering for the University of Jaffna at Kilinochchi. In this regard, a Memorandum of Understanding between the two Governments for the implementation of this project was...
14.07.2014 - 17:32
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Lanka-B’Desh trade crosses critical $ 100M levels for the first time
s bilateral trade crossed the critical $100 Mn mark for the first time, a confident Bangladesh called on 11 July for a formal investment protection mechanism to drive trade volumes to next levels. “As a result of an investment protection agreement, fundamentals of investments would be right for B’De...
14.07.2014 - 17:04
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Dilip Kumar's Pakistan residence declared national heritage
Veteran Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar’s ancestral house in Peshawar has been declared a national heritage, said a report published in The Times of India (TOI). According to the Pakistan daily Dawn Manzoor Ali Memon, spokesperson of Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi, told the TOI over phone that...
14.07.2014 - 16:54
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Prof. G.L. Peiris holds bilateral talks with Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj
Sri Lanka, India discussed subjects such as economic and security cooperation, fisheries issue, and housing projects. External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris, at his meeting with Shrimathi Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs of India, in New Delhi on Friday 11 July, recalled with...
14.07.2014 - 09:57
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A friend intrigued is a friend indeed
The CIA seems to be at it again; it can’t resist spying on the most modest woman politician in Europe, Angela Merkel of Germany, the government that she leads and the institutions that the Germans feel are under threat from grave form of espionage. Germany, being a major ally of the West, feels be...
13.07.2014 - 10:49 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Government urged to reign in on Bodu Bala Sena
The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka has urged the Sri Lankan Government to reign in on organizations like Bodu Bala Sena which disseminate, provoke hate speech to pay the way for all religious communities to live in harmony as Sri Lankans. Hilmy Ahamed the Vice President of the community portal in a...
13.07.2014 - 07:41
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Double drubbings for Brazil!
All Brazil fans are thoroughly disappointed with its performance in the playoff for the third place. Netherland added more miseries to the home team with a 3-0 victory, like adding insult to injury. This is just another embarrassment for the home side and particularly for their coach Luz Felipe Sc...
13.07.2014 - 07:20 By S.H.Moulana Riyadh
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Letter from America: NSA’s Spying of American Muslims
The Intercept, an investigative outlet co-founded by Greenwald, has lately reported that the National Security Agency spied on five American citizens - all Muslims - despite a lack of any finding that they posed a threat to national security. They were targeted for surveillance between 2002 an...
13.07.2014 - 08:01 By Habib Siddiqui
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How Kashmir Issue can be resolved?
India always refused to accept third party intervention for the resolution of Kashmir issue since she doesn’t believe in reasons Recently, soon after the publication of the news quoting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as saying that he had, in 1999, sought US role in resolving the lingering issue, the I...
13.07.2014 - 03:02 By Zaheerul Hassan
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"We must learn not to hate each other but to hate violence itself" - Prof. Hangawatte
Ratha Yatra is a festival of chariots, a festival of sacred journey. Every year Lord Jagannath, the Lord of Puri , who is believed to be an avatar of Lord Vishnu, with his elder brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra, travel on grand chariots, from his temple in Puri, to his garden palace in the co...
13.07.2014 - 02:53
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P M Amza: Fitting Farewell to a Model Ambassador
On Tuesday evening, July 8th, the diplomatic community and the friends of Sri Lanka came out in their numbers to bid farewell to the hard-working, amiable and patriot-to-the-core P M Amza, the outgoing Sri Lankan Ambassador to Belgium and Luxemburg – and the Head of Mission to the European Union –...
12.07.2014 - 08:05 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Japan - Sri Lanka Parliamentary League To Visit Sri Lanka
The members of Japan-Sri Lanka Parliamentary League are scheduled to visit Sri Lanka by the end of July, 2014. In this context, Ambassador Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda, met with both the President and the Secretary-General of the Parliamentary League to discuss the programme as well as other functio...
12.07.2014 - 07:41
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Lalin’s Column: Responsibility for Communal Riots
Last year, following sporadic BBS agitation and attacks on ‘No Limit’ and other Muslim owned shops there was a discussion on the ‘Halal ‘ and ‘Burka’ issues at the ICES Colombo 7. The guest speakers were a sedate lady Muslim professor of the Colombo Uni, an agitated Mr. A Kadirigamar and another ge...
12.07.2014 - 07:29 By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
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Blair: Where are you?
Has anyone heard anything from the Middle East Peace Envoy, Tony Blair, on the ongoing onslaught on Gaza by Israel? We heard so many world leaders including the Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki Moon making symbolic statements but none from the man who was directly responsible to bring peace to...
12.07.2014 - 07:05 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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