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Pakistan hands over First Consignment of Relief Items for Sri Lankan Flood Victims
The First Cargo flight of relief goods from Pakistan, for the victims of the recent devastating floods, landslides and torrential rains in Sri Lanka, arrived today at Bandaranaike International Airport Katunayake. The Pakistani Cargo Plane brought full load of C-130 aircraft carrying priority rel...
24.05.2016 - 06:26
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Rishi Kapoor’s Attention Grabbing Tweets
Yesteryear film star Rishi Kapoor may not have lived up to his inherited thespian genes but he sure has the knack for attention-grabbing Tweets. He had showed it a few weeks earlier when the ‘non-saffron’ section had applauded him for lambasting the beef ban move of the BJP; now he has done it by l...
24.05.2016 - 06:17 By Allabaksh - Syndicate Features
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The Foreign Minister Must Resign!
As a student of Sri Lankan politics and a commentator on South Asian affairs, I was appalled to read the open letter written by the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister, Samaraweera, to the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. In a mature democracy, in the very least, he would have been forced to resign. In...
23.05.2016 - 07:30 By *Dr Mathias Keitel
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Sri Lankans with generosity -Case Study for Entire world!
I received a call on 18th Wednesday early in the morning from Oshadee, a good friend of mine, a CEO of an Event Management Company. He told me that the water level of Kelani River has increased and many people had been badly affected due to this. On that day his company stopped their daily work and...
23.05.2016 - 07:22 By Dr. Nalin Abeysekera
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Tamil Nadu Jayalalithaa to be sworn in as CM on 23 May!
Upon the ruling AIADMK’s spectacular victory in the just concluded assembly poll, incumbent Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has been invited by Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah to form the government after she apprised him of her election as leader of AIADMK Legislature Party. Jayalalithaa will be sworn...
23.05.2016 - 07:13 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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India participates in Buddha Rashmi Vesak celebrations in Colombo
India has the honour to participate in the Buddha Rashmi Vesak celebrations at the kind invitation of the Government of Sri Lanka. India would, inter alia, be displaying a Vesak lantern modelled on the stupa at the Mahabodhi Temple in Gaya, Bihar, India. The event is being jointly organised by the P...
23.05.2016 - 07:05
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No More Advantavge English
Even ‘anti-national’ Indians concede that by virtue of it being the source of most Indian languages, Sanskrit should and does command great respect in the country. The government does not have to go so far in support of Sanskrit as to make it compulsory in schools, colleges—and IITs, as the human re...
23.05.2016 - 07:00
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Sri Lankan President, PM, Top Leaders inaugurate Exposition of Holy Relics from Pakistan
The Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe inaugurated the exposition of the most Sacred Relics of Lord Buddha brought from Pakistan, in an impressive ceremony at Temple Trees last evening, for public exposition. A large number of senior Monks/religious...
23.05.2016 - 06:54
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Letter From America: Israel: where is she heading to?
General Ya’ir Golan, the deputy Chief of Staff of the Israeli army, delivered a speech on Holocaust Memorial Day. He said, "If there is something that frightens me about the memories of the Holocaust, it is the knowledge of the awful processes which happened in Europe in general, and in Germany in p...
22.05.2016 - 09:58 By Habib Siddiqui
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India lends a helping hand to Sri Lanka
Indian Government has offered emergency aid to Sri Lanka in response to the request for assistance made by the Government of Sri Lanka. A press statement released by the Indian HighCommission in Colombo revealed that the Indian aid was s an expression of our solidarity, Prime Minister of India, S...
22.05.2016 - 07:49
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Converting India Into Pakistan
It is a strange paradox. While the distance between India and Pakistan is increasing day by day, the country is being recast as a mirror image of its radicalised and paranoiac western neighbour. The present dispensation is speeding up this transformational project while refusing to see that it can l...
22.05.2016 - 07:28 BY Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
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Vesak Greetings from Obama and Kerry
Keeping with a very long tradition of greeting on occasions of international celebrations, the United States president Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry extended warmest wishes to Buddhists in the United States and around the world in their celebration of Vesak. The American president...
21.05.2016 - 09:06 By Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune US National Correspondent
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Tamil Nadu poll 2016: Jayalalithaa’s historic victory!
Incumbent Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa led AIADMK, by pursuing positive politics, has obviously showcased a spectacular victory on May 19 in the just concluded assembly poll by winning 133 seats – much more than the required 118 seats to form a government - in a very closely contested po...
21.05.2016 - 06:45 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Weather Havoc in Sri Lanka: are we out of the woods yet?
Torrential rains, coupled with massive mudslides that wreaked havoc in Sri Lanka do not seem to be showing the much anticipated signs of abating, as a significant volume of moist air is heading towards the island from the West and the South West regions triggering off heavy rainfall. The latest sa...
20.05.2016 - 12:36 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from Sri Lanka…
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Charity with a cause from Pakistan
On Wednesday, Nov 25, 2010, the United States added Pakistan's Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) to its official list of blacklisted terror organisations. “The move shows the United States will not tolerate any support to this organisation”, Daniel Benjamin, the State Department's coordinator for c...
20.05.2016 - 06:42 By James Douglous Crickkton
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Pakistan hands over Most Sacred Buddhist Relics to Sri Lanka for Exposition
The Government of Pakistan has handed over the most sacred relics of Lord Buddha to the Government of Sri Lanka today in a special ceremony arranged at the historic Taxila Museum. The relics were handed over on behalf of the government of Pakistan, by the Advisor to Pakistan’s Prime Minister on Nati...
20.05.2016 - 06:14
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Disgraceful effort to privilege tobacco business interests over public health has rightly failed utterly – other countries to follow UK lead
The High Court challenge to the Regulations on Standardized Plain tobacco packaging by the tobacco industry met with a humiliating defeat on Thursday, 19th of May 2016. Thus the landmark judgment in the case will help other countries looking forward to introduce Plain Packaging. France and the Repub...
20.05.2016 - 05:34 By Manjari Peiris
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Twin blasts rock Peshawar, cop killed 17 injured
A cop has been killed and at least 17 other people injured, mostly law enforcement agencies personnel among them when twin blasts rock Peshawar's Mathra area Wednesday morning. According to the police officials the polio team administering drops to the children in the area was the target of the at...
19.05.2016 - 06:40 By Farzana Shah- Pakistan correspondent
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New twists in Bangladesh heist confirms initial suspicion
Latest forensic investigations into Bangladesh Bank (BB) heist have taken the digital trail to Pakistan and its long-time friend, North Korea, and brought into sharp focus terrorism financing angle. Pakistan’s ISI, Northeast Indian rebel, Paresh Baruah, and the Chinese are the primary suspects in th...
19.05.2016 - 06:33 By James Duglous Crickton
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U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap’s Condoles on the Recent Landslides and Flooding
U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap has extended his Condolence to the Government of Sri Lanka and the families affected by the recent landslides and flooding in various parts of the Island. Given below the full text of U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap’s Condolence message: On behalf of the men and women...
19.05.2016 - 06:24
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