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Explosion Re[ported At Thirumurukandy: Five civilians injured.
Yesterday, (3 March 2014) around 4 p.m. in Thirumurukkandi (Killinochchi District) an explosion was reported at a place where scrap iron is being collected. According Military Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya: Five civilians (two males aged 52 & 53 and three females aged 25, 26, & 4...
04.03.2014 - 09:47
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Re-setting India - Sri Lanka Relations
The India - Sri Lanka Joint Study Group, set up under a joint initiative of the Manipal Global Education (MaGE) of India and the Pathfinder Foundation of Sri Lanka, has presented its recommendations to the Governments of India and Sri Lanka last year. The Joint Study Group was conceived as a discree...
04.03.2014 - 08:38
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President Mahinda Arrives in Myanmar
President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived yesterday at Myanmar's Nay Pyi Taw International Airport this afternoon to participate in the BIMSTEC Summit. The President was received at the airport by Myanmar's Minister of Labor, Mr. U Aye Mint, Deputy Foreign Ministers Mr. U Tin Oo Lwin and Mr. U Thant K...
04.03.2014 - 08:09
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Myanmar’s Suspension of MSF’s Work in Arakan is Criminal
Medicines Sans Frontieres (MSF), the Nobel Prize-winning charity group also known as Doctors Without Borders, have been asked by the Mynamar government to shut its operation inside Arakan. The group has been operating in Burma (Myanmar) since 1992 under an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the...
04.03.2014 - 07:41 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Navi Pillay’s report based on invalid Darusman report
United Nations Human Rights High Commissioner Navi Pillay’s report on Sri Lanka calling for an international probe into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka, is highly politicized and unsubstantiated, said Presidential Spokesman Mohan Samaranayake. “Her findings about the armed conflict in Sri Lanka ar...
04.03.2014 - 07:28
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UNHCR Double Standard And Palestine Factor
While the witches of UNHRC are chanting mantrams with mother Lanka tied to the stake the NGO cannibals are dancing around the fire with the terrorist diaspora vultures hovering over expecting to taste the flesh and blood of united and peaceful motherland belonging to Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims....
04.03.2014 - 07:44 By. Dr. T.Jayasinghe - Fmr Ambassador to Palestine
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President Rajapaksa conveyed condolences on the terrorist attack in Kunming
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has sent a message of condolences to his Chinese counterpart President Xi Jinping on the terrorist attack against civilians in the South-western city of Kunming, last Saturday in which several people lost their lives and many more injured. The text of the condolence messa...
04.03.2014 - 00:29
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President Leaves for BIMSTEC Summit
BIMSTEC, which stands for Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi–Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation, is a regional grouping of seven South and South East Asian countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand. It was first established in June 1997 in Bangkok with th...
03.03.2014 - 14:57
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GL Emphasizes Asian Solidarity in Discussions With Myanmar Foreign Minster
The importance of Asian solidarity with regard to a wide range of challenges confronting the region formed the central theme of the bilateral discussions which took place on Sunday at the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw between Professor G. L. Peiris Minister of External Affairs and Mr Wu...
03.03.2014 - 13:47
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Statement on Recent Discovery of Skeletal Remains in Udayarkattu Area
The Military Spokesman yesterday said that an attempt was made by interested parties to hold the government and the Security Forces responsible for skeletal remains that have been found in the Udayarkattu area when in fact this was an area where the LTTE was known to kill civilians who defied its o...
03.03.2014 - 08:07
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Sri Lanka President Leaves For BIMSTEC Summit Today
President Mahinda Rajapaksa will leave for Myanmar today to attend the third BIMSTEC Summit at which leaders of seven Asian States will meet. The seven-member Grouping will hold its summit on March 4 in Myanmar capital Nay Pyi Taw. The seven members– India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myan...
03.03.2014 - 07:52
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US Embassy Delivers English Books to Maldivian Students
The United States Embassy, in partnership with the Maldivian Ministry of Education, delivered yesterday 983 books worth nearly $13,000 USD (201,000 Rufiyaa) to the Gnyaviyani Atoll Education Center in Fuvahmulah, Maldives. This donation was made possible with support from American non-governmenta...
03.03.2014 - 06:44
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Korea-Sri Lanka Travel & Tourism Club Launched
The Korea-Sri Lanka Travel & Tourism Club was launched at the Millennium Hilton Hotel in Seoul on 14th February 2014. The club was created to enhance the cultural and economic relationship between Sri Lanka and South Korea. One of its main goals is to promote tourism, a core area of growth for S...
02.03.2014 - 08:05
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Two Sides of the Ukrainian Coin: jubilation in Crimea and Anger in Kiev
When the familiar combination of sabre-rattling and rhetoric slowly dies down, not only will Russia emerge victorious from the present crisis in Ukraine, but also make its rapid ascent through the military firmament above the Black Sea is beyond any conceivable challenge and just an inevitable polit...
02.03.2014 - 07:56 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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'Sanga is Lanka and Lanka is Sanga'!
Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lanka’s wicket keeper–batsman completed 12,000 runs (12,422) for Sri Lanka in ODIs during his knock of 67 in the Asia Cup opener against Pakistan in Bangladesh. He is the second batsman to accomplish this feat from Sri Lanka – the first being Sanath Jayasuriya. Sri Lanka came...
02.03.2014 - 07:51 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Minorities in the Indian Sub-continent
Many Indian Hindus often present a very rosy picture about Indian democracy and secularism, while stereotyping its neighbor Bangladesh negatively. They blame Muslims for the partition of India and the communal riots that rock India almost on a regular basis. Let me make some observations here. Fo...
03.03.2014 - 06:49 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Sri Lanka showcased at the biggest annual International Tourism Mart in Israel
The Embassy of Sri Lanka participated at the 20th International Mediterranean Tourism Mart(IMTM) held on 11th and 12th February 2014 at the Israel Trade Fairs and Exhibition Centre in Tel Aviv in order to showcase the vast tourism potential of Sri Lanka. The IMTM Fair is the largest professional t...
01.03.2014 - 08:16
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Signing of the Air Services Agreement between Sri Lanka and South Africa
Relations between Sri Lanka and South Africa have been further strengthened with the signing of the Air Services Agreement between the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Government of Republic of South Africa on 21 st February, 2014 at an official ceremony held in t...
01.03.2014 - 08:04
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Creating Awareness of Sri Lankan Government’s Development Agenda in Guangdong, China
The 66th Independence Day anniversary of Sri Lanka was celebrated at a reception organized by the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Guangzhou on 21 February 2014 at the Redtory, Guangzhou’s premier arts space. The event was testimony to Sri Lanka’s rich cultural heritage. The audience was given a...
01.03.2014 - 07:49
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Korea-Sri Lanka Travel & Tourism Club Launched
The Korea-Sri Lanka Travel & Tourism Club was launched at the Millennium Hilton Hotel in Seoul on 14th February 2014. The club was created to enhance the cultural and economic relationship between Sri Lanka and South Korea. One of its main goals is to promote tourism, a core area of growth for S...
28.02.2014 - 23:48
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