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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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Elephant Pass to Resume Salt Production
The Sri Lankan Government has begun work to restore the Elephant Pass saltern that was destroyed by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the 1980s. Once operational, the saltern could help Sri Lanka become self-sufficient in its salt requirement while generating about 2,000 job opportuniti...
12.07.2014 - 06:58
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‘Wait, our B2B list coming!’-Belarus
For the first time, no less than a stream of state owned businesses of a foreign economy is eyeing direct B2B with Lankan private sector. “Most of our business enterprises are state owned and still keen on exploring business opportunities here. We will definitely be happy to see more Lankan companie...
12.07.2014 - 06:54
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Missing Persons Commission Concludes Public Sittings in Mullaitivu
The Presidential Commission to Investigate Complaints Regarding Missing Persons concluded its fifth round of public sittings in Mullaitivu on July 8 with 128 people submitting evidence before the Commission. This time, the public sittings took place at the Puthukkudiyiruppu Divisional Secretariat on...
12.07.2014 - 06:45
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Burma gives journalists harsh prison-term as reform reversed
Burma’s media realm has been shocked as Pakokku district court in Magwe Division on Thursday (July 10) sentenced the chief executive officer of a weekly news journal and four of its reporters to 10 years in prison with hard labor for publishing a report that covered a huge mysterious government com...
12.07.2014 - 06:37 By – Zin Linn
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Jaffna Vembadi Girls' High School Receives Mahindodaya Technical Faculty
Jaffna Vembadi Girls' High School recently became one of the earliest schools to receive a Mahindodaya Technical Faculty, part of an island-wide programme that was ceremonially inaugurated by President Mahinda Rajapaksa earlier this year to establish 250 total faculties around the country. Chief M...
12.07.2014 - 06:29
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Tarik Ahsan -New High C\commissioner To Sri Lanka.– Bangladesh
The Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, with the concurrence of the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka has decided to appoint Mr. Tarik Ahsan, currently serving as Director General in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as the new High Commissioner of Bangladesh...
11.07.2014 - 08:59
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Lanka to honor Vietnam Buddhist martyr
Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in Vietnam Dr. Ivan Amarasinghe will be a special guest invited by the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha Council at the ceremony on Saturday July 12 – National Martyrs Day - to commemorate the sacrifice of the Buddhist monk, Venerable Thich Quang Duc 51 years ago in protest against the...
11.07.2014 - 08:48 By Janaka Perera
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Boat People from India – A Fearmongers’ hateful fraud
Respected journalist and political commentator from Australia, Andrew Bolt, in his regular Bolt Editorial has exposed the massive fraud being perpetrated by vested interests over the refugee scam involving boat people who have arrived from India, supposedly of Sri Lankan origin. Andrew Bolt’s colum...
10.07.2014 - 08:46 By A Special Correspondent
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