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A disaster in the making
Former Israeli prime- minister, late Menachem Begin was the cause for the destruction of Iraqi reactor in 1981. Now, three decades later, the present prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, who is being viewed a ‘liar’ internationally, is planning to attack the Iranian nuclear facility. He...
05.04.2014 - 07:41 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Singapore Foreign Minister K. Shanmugam Calls on Countries to Engage Constructively with Sri Lanka
Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law, Mr. K. Shanmugam, during a meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the President’s Office this evening, called on countries to engage constructively with Sri Lanka and look to the future rather than dwell on the past. Mr. Shanmugam s...
05.04.2014 - 07:41
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Saudi Arabia gifts 200 Tonnes of Dates to Sri Lanka
The Government of Sri Lanka is deeply appreciative of the recent generous donation of 200 metric tonnes of dates by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the people of Sri Lanka. As desired by the donor, the dates would be distributed i...
05.04.2014 - 07:42
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Gymnasium Isernhagen of Germany celebrates 20th anniversary of the relations with Sri Lanka
With an evening of classical music, the Gymnasium Isernhagen, a modern high school located on the outskirts of Altwarmbüchen in Northern Germany, has celebrated the 20th anniversary of its relations with schools in Sri Lanka. On this occasion, the Ambassador of Sri Lanka for Germany, Mr. Sarath Ko...
05.04.2014 - 07:43
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New Ambassadors and High Commissioners Present Credentials to President Rajapaksa
Two new ambassadors, a high commissioner and the diplomatic representative from the Vatican presented their credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday afternoon. They were - Mr. Alexandre Cece Loua Ambassador of Guinea Mr. Zigmund Bertok Ambassador of Sl...
05.04.2014 - 07:43
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Impact of social media while our elections & politics groping in the dark
Literally, every person on the street has Facebook Account. In other countries and even in major Indian cities, whether cobbler or rickshaw puller or barber or vegetable vender, they mostly have social media accounts, particularly Facebook. . Almost every restaurant – whether small or big – has free...
05.04.2014 - 06:38 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Bank of Ceylon, Sri Lanka’s No.1 Bank, has recorded the highest profits yet again in 2013
Bank of Ceylon (BOC) has concluded its financial year 2013 reporting the highest profits over its domestic peers successfully proving, yet again, its market leadership. The results indicate an increase in volumes in both assets and gross operating income and achieving asset growth in all its busin...
04.04.2014 - 07:22
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Air Pollution in the UK: Saharan dust takes the smog to an alarming level
Having woken up on Monday morning, much to our surprise, we found out that our cars were covered with layers of fine yellowish form of dust. At night before, we suffered from itchy eyes and short outbursts of cough in unusual manner, especially in the wee hours. As the dawn broke, the scale of the p...
04.04.2014 - 07:02 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to Pakistan conferred Prestigious Civil Award by Pak President
The former Army Commander and Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Pakistan, General (R) C. S. Weerasooriya was decorated with Sitara-i-Pakistan by the President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain. The investiture ceremony, marking Pakistan Day on 23 March 2014, was held at the Aiwan-i-Sadr Islamabad, and was...
04.04.2014 - 06:55
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Ceylon Tea gets major boost at Cairo International Fair
The Sri Lanka Embassy in Cairo organized a Sri Lanka stall for the second time at the 47th Cairo International Fair from 19th to 28th March 2014 to exclusively promote Pure Ceylon tea. This Fair is one of the biggest trade events in the region, attracting leading business delegations and buyers from...
04.04.2014 - 06:45
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Creating New Tourism Opportunities for Sri Lanka in Guangdong, China
The Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Guangzhou organized an event attended by 187 students from the third year and graduating classes of 22 prestigious universities in Guangzhou, on 21 March 2014, to create awareness of Sri Lanka’s history, culture and places of tourist attraction. Chinese audien...
03.04.2014 - 22:02
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Kamalendran and two other suspects further remanded till 17th April
The murder trial of the Delft Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Daniel Rexigan was taken up today at the Kayts courts and Magistrate S. Leninkumar further remanded until April 17th the three murder suspects namely - Kandasamy Kamalendran, Leader of the Opposition in the Northern Provincial Council, h...
03.04.2014 - 21:50
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Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Mullaitivu Today
Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence & Urban Development is visiting Mullaitivu area today (03 April) and inaugurate several important projects. Main among them are; handing over 100+ houses to Keppapilavu resettled families which the second stage of the three stage project of providing hou...
03.04.2014 - 07:52
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Sri Lankan Ambassador calls on Minister of Internal Affairs & Communications of Japan
Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Japan, met with Minister of Internal Affairs & Communications of Japan, Hon. Yoshitaka Shindo, on 14th March, to discuss issues of mutual interest and relevance to both the countries as well as of the scheduled visit of Hon. Dr. Keheliya R...
03.04.2014 - 07:45
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Sri_la_ Arumuka Navalar Peruman in the archway of Navalar Saiva Prakasa Vidiyasalai in Chidamparam
Navalar Saiva Prakasa Vidiyasalai - school was established by Sri_la_ Arumuka Navalar Peruman in the year 1864. This school has been presently taken over by the Tamil Nadu Government and it is now functioning as one of the a Government mixed schools, with 880 students and classes up to Gra...
03.04.2014 - 10:04 By K.T.Rajasingham
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DoNER Ministry does not make Northeast better
The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), established in September 2001, was just a nodal Department of the Central Government to deal with matters related to the socio-economic development of the Northeastern States of India. It was later accorded the status of a full-fledged Min...
02.04.2014 - 09:23 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Will Burma Army stay away from parliamentary politics?
Nowadays, the most serious question of all in Burma (Myanmar) probably is the constitutional amendment dilemma. Almost all political parties, civil societies, government institutions including the defense services and law professionals have put forward suggestions to a parliament-appointed panel st...
02.04.2014 - 09:14 By - Zin Linn
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Is feminism a dirty word?
We are being bombarded with debates, blogs and articles on sexism, feminism, women’s right and gender equality on every other form of media. Although women empowerment and feminism is debated throughout the year and will be debated until the day women are treated an equally empowered human beings bu...
03.04.2014 - 12:12 By Tharany Rajasingham M.Sc
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Dawoodi Bohra head visits Sri Lanka
The Spiritual Head of the lnternational Dawoodi Bohra Community His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin arrived in Colombo on Monday evening for a short visit in the island. This is the first visit by His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin after he became the 53rd Dai-ul-Mutlaq, after the sad demis...
02.04.2014 - 08:21
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Order under UNSC Resolution 1373 signed by Minister Peiris
An order, designating persons and entities in terms of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1373 which sets out strategies to combat terrorism and to control terrorist financing has been signed by Prof. G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, and will be published in the Government Gaze...
02.04.2014 - 08:09
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