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Madras High Court refused to interfere with the India-Sri Lanka agreement on Kachatheevu
The Madras high court has declined to interfere with the India-Sri Lanka agreement, and subsequent executive orders, on the Kachatheevu issue saying the issue could be best resolved through diplomatic channels and not through court directives. "This court has no jurisdiction to enforce a writ on t...
25.06.2016 - 06:57
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The Ukrainian Captain of the Avent Garde Ship arrested
Gennady Gavrilov, 43 - Ukrainian captain of the controversial Avant-Garde ship was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in Galle on Thursday evening around 8 pm , Police said. He was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) at the Galle Harbour on Thursday eveni...
25.06.2016 - 06:37
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Brexit: PM David Cameron quits after Britons vote to leave EU
Yes, Britain has decided to exit from EU, making the slogan ‘Brexit’ a reality. In a referendum, Britain voted to leave the European Union, forcing the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron who sought Britain to remain in the European Union, and dealing the biggest blow to the European project...
25.06.2016 - 06:15 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Censor Board Fails to Ground Udta Punjab
They were making a film on Punjab which was supposed to be flying ‘high’ with its drug problem. The government-appointed censor board did not like it and clipped its wings, nearly grounding the film titled ‘Udata Punjab’ by its producers. But the censor board, especially its chief Pahlaj Nihalani, a...
25.06.2016 - 05:57 By Allabaksh - Syndicate Features
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Britain votes to leave EU in historic divorce
Britain has voted to leave the European Union, results from Thursday's landmark referendum showed, - 52 % voted to Leave and 42 % voted to Remain - , an outcome that sets the country on an uncertain path and deals the largest setback to European efforts to forge greater unity since World War Two....
24.06.2016 - 12:51
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Land Owners Threatened Possession, Now Have Relief via Prescription (Special Provision) Act No. 5 of 2016
The Prescription (Special Provision) Bill which was shelved for a long period have now been revived by the Government to provide relief to the people, who were forced to abandon their properties due to the situation that prevailed in the country from May 1983 to May 2009 and to enable them to claim...
24.06.2016 - 09:18
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Five Hohos urge Center to resume two laning road constructions immediately
The five tribal Hohos – Phom Peoples’ Council, Sumi Hoho, Chakhesang Public Organization, Ao Senden and Konyak Hoho – have come down heavily on the indifferent attitude and the step-motherly treatment to the people of Nagaland. They said by not resuming the construction of two laning road projects i...
24.06.2016 - 08:58 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Spicing up Development Assistance to Sri Lanka
Delivering the keynote address at a Briefing Session organized by the Standard and Trade Development Facility (STDF) Division of WTO held on 21st June 2016 to share Sri Lanka’s experience on the Cinnamon Development Project Assistance, R.D.S. Kumararatne, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of S...
24.06.2016 - 08:41
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Dawn lambasts Sharif’s handling of NSG Issue
A respected daily newspaper in Pakistan has criticized the Nawaz Sharif government of handling the issue of Nuclear Suppliers’ Group (NSG) waiver for India, pointing to “civil-military divide”, increasing dysfunction in the Foreign Office, and ‘belated’ effort to seek the group’s membership. This wa...
24.06.2016 - 08:28 By Malladi Rama Rao
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Humble coop-city rises to become Sri Lanka’s third supermarket force
Sri Lanka’s surging retail supermarket industry’s newest rising star is from an unlikely source-the cooperatives movement of the country. "Out of all the top six supermarket brands, our coop-city cooperative shop is the third ranking supermarket for household purchases among Sri Lankan households"...
24.06.2016 - 08:19
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International Day of Yoga celebration at UN
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged everyone to embrace healthier choices and lifestyles and to commit to unity with other human beings, regardless of ethnicity, faith, age, gender identity or sexual orientation. “Practicing yoga can also help raise awareness of our role as consum...
24.06.2016 - 08:09 By Prakash Swamy
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First National Coop Week launched tomorrow culminates with July 2 celebrations
The first ever National Cooperatives Week will take off today 23 June at BMICH, Colombo-with many Provincial Coop Ministers eagerly joining to map the future of this crucial sector. “Our coop sector is much more important than any of us understand” stressed Minister of Industry and Commerce Risha...
23.06.2016 - 06:36
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Pak Lanka Friendship Zindabaad
The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Maj. Gen. (R) Syed Shakeel Hussain presented Certificates of merit to the students of Pakistan Culture Education & Urdu Language Center, today in Colombo for rendering meritorious service on account of developing, composing and presenting the first...
23.06.2016 - 06:27
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U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap Visits Hambantota
U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap and a U.S. Embassy team recently visited the Hambantota region to meet local officials and business executives. During the June 20-21 visit, Ambassador Keshap spoke with leaders from the Hambantota Chamber of Commerce, which was initially established with support from th...
22.06.2016 - 07:54
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Stranded 44 Sri Lankans Refugees Status To Be Assessed
Local authorities also suspended attempts to tow the ship back to international waters, after two days of bad weather. On Tuesday, high waves drenched the engine and caused the boat to list 45 degrees. “Looking at the condition of the boat now, no way can it be pulled back to sea,” said Achmad Samad...
22.06.2016 - 07:47
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Sri Lankan marketers need the service of Anthropologists
Few years ago, a leading mobile service operator in Sri Lanka had a problem when a new package was introduced by another mobile service operator with the help of the government. Some “loyal “customers suddenly switched onto the new package because of the price factor. By responding to this, we hav...
22.06.2016 - 07:11 By Dr.Nalin Abeysekera
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Modi Conquers US
The media hype over Narendra Modi’s five-nation tour, with Washington as his prime destination, will have us believe that he completely bowled over US lawmakers when he addressed a joint session of the two houses of the Congress. Modi Bhakts and most pundits, particularly those identified closely wi...
22.06.2016 - 07:05 By Atyl Cowshis - Syndicate Features
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Double blow to Moulana’s family
Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne yesterday charged that a private hospital had fleeced the family of former Governor Alavi Moulana. “According to information received, a private hospital had charged an exorbitant sum to admit him and when he passed away after two days had given his relatives a...
21.06.2016 - 19:47
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Anuradhapura to host Most Sacred Buddhist Relics from Taxila Pakistan on Poson Poya
The Most Sacred Relics of Lord Buddha from Taxila Pakistan are currently being exhibited for general public in Thanthirimalaya Rajamaha Viharaya, Thanthirimalaya, Anuradhapura for two days on the occasion of Poson Full Moon Poya Day. The sacred relics include two holy bone relics of Lord Buddha, a g...
21.06.2016 - 19:32
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What should be the Honorific for Our Ministers
The fire from the union human resource minister Smriti Irani, reputed holder of a degree from an Ivy League university, is faster than the shots from any Texas cowboy’s gun. Luckily, the rapid gunfire from the HRD minister comes in verbal form and so it saves any bodily harm. The Bihar education min...
21.06.2016 - 19:21 By Tukoji R Pandit - Syndicate Features
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