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"Slow but steady wins the race": Lilawati
This is the inspirational story of Lilawati-a teacher cum farmer. The mother of 7 children—4 daughters and 3 sons, of whom one son died at the age of 25 years—66 years old Lilawati lives with her retired husband, 2 sons and their wives, a widowed daughter-in-law (who is a teacher) and 5 grandsons an...
10.05.2015 - 07:34 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Namal will quit politics if allegation proven
Responding to allegations leveled against former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family of possessing a wealth of USD 18 billion, Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa vowed to quit politics if charges were proven. MP Rajapaksa took to social media last morning to respond to Foreign Minister Mangala...
10.05.2015 - 06:56
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Mubarak & Sons Gets 3 Years Jail In Retrial For Embezzling Millions
An Egyptian court sentenced former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to three years in jail without parole on Saturday in the retrial of a corruption case, although the trio is unlikely to go to jail again. Mubarak, who ruled Egypt with an iron fist for 30 years, and his sons Gamal and Alaa a...
10.05.2015 - 06:43
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A party for Somawansa and a party for Weerawansa!
At the rate the political parties are mushrooming in Sri Lanka we can be assured of a cabinet of more than one hundred or more ministers very soon. There was a time we had only two major parties UNP and SLFP and when these two parties failed to get a clear majority in the parliament, the famous ‘h...
10.05.2015 - 06:24 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Record Number of Pakistani-origin MPs in UK polls
Pakistani-origin MPs have improved their tally in Britain's House of Commons after the just-concluded general election with a total of 10 elected candidates, drawing level with their Indian colleagues. Earlier, there were seven Pakistani-origin MPs in the Commons. Now the figure has risen to 10, w...
09.05.2015 - 12:33
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A massive crowd, more than 30,000 were present at the Kurunegala rally - “Bring Back Mahinda”
A massive crowd, more than 30,000 were present yesterday at the 4th campaign rally held at the Welagedara grounds, Kurunegala, under the “Bring Back Mahinda” theme, which demands to name former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Prime Ministerial candidate in the next general election. A total of...
09.05.2015 - 12:06
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Mahinda Denies Accusation By Mangala about 18 billion dollar assets
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa asks whether the current Government has assessed the Rajapaksa family assets out of the massive development activities carried out during the time of his rule. Denying accusations that he had stashed away funds amounting to USD 18 billion, former President Mahind...
09.05.2015 - 12:07
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UK Election: Record number of Indian origin candidates in British Parliament
A record number of 10 Indian-origin candidates including Keith Vaz, Priti Patel and Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy's son-in-law were today elected to the British Parliament. Prominent Labour candidates like long-serving MPs Keith Vaz (Leicester East) and Virendra Sharma (Ealing Southall) have...
09.05.2015 - 12:07
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The threat of bullet boomeranged!
The British people have decided to continue with David Cameron as their leader, for the stability of their country. Labour’s major setback came from Scotland by losing almost all the seats it held there to the Scottish Nationalist party. In the meantime, a conservative candidate of Sri Lankan origin...
09.05.2015 - 08:41 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Remembering Professor Sudatta Ranasinghe
We are always talking about the need of intellectuals for the country and for the development of the country. An intellectual can be defined as “a person possessing a highly developed intellect”. Yet many who claim to be “intellectuals” are not actual intellectuals. How can we assess the person wh...
09.05.2015 - 08:32 By Nalin Abeysekera - Senior Lecturer, Open University of Sri Lanka
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Congress joined DAN government, while first time in history, Chakhesang was not given Minister
Chief Minister of Nagaland TR Zeliang has created history of sort by inducting main Opposition Congress lawmakers into his Council of Ministers fulfilling his repeated assurances that he would have an “Opposition-less government” in Nagaland. It is also another history that for the first time, a m...
09.05.2015 - 12:08 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Pakistan Donates Fully Equipped IT Lab to Sri Saddarmodaya Maha Vidyala School
The Government of Pakistan has donated a fully equipped IT Lab which comprises of 08 computers, related equipment and furniture to Sri Saddarmodaya Maha Vidyala School in Colombo 5, today, through its High Commission in Sri Lanka. The Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Dr. Sarfraz Ah...
09.05.2015 - 12:09
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Vesak Day Celebration in Berlin
Sri Lanka Embassy in collaboration with the Museum of Asian Art, State Museums in Berlin, as well as with the Sri Lankan community organized a Seminar on Buddhism to celebrate Vesak Day on 06th May 2015. The seminar began by observing five Precepts through Reverend Shantharakkhitha of the Buddhis...
09.05.2015 - 12:09
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Pakistan military helicopter crashes killing Norwegian, Philippine ambassadors
A Pakistan military helicopter carrying diplomats to the launch of projects in northern Pakistan crashed on Friday killing six people, including the ambassadors of Norway and the Philippines and the wives of the ambassadors of Malaysia and Indonesia, the army said. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was...
08.05.2015 - 16:21
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Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID), is akin to that of the ‘era of Hitler’ – Mahinda Rajapaksa
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said that the mechanism of the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID), is akin to that of the ‘era of Hitler’. “The Prime Minister cannot take the role of the IGP and give orders. Mahinda Rajapaksa speaking to journalists said that the Prime Minister...
08.05.2015 - 11:00
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Is The Future Of Sri Lanka in Jeopardy?
Our President Mr. Maithripala Sirisena having an audience with Mahinda Rajapaksa has caused shock-waves of consternation. Simple-minded people were worried about the discussion plans; but people with wisdom were totally well aware of the conditions for discussions that would be put forward, and wit...
08.05.2015 - 08:32 By M. Zulkifli Nazim
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The Embassy of Sri Lanka Joins Passport DC’s Around The World Tour In The US Capital
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington D.C. opened its doors for American visitors as part of Passport DC’s Around the World Embassy Tour on May 2nd, 2015, promoting Sri Lanka as an exciting destination among prospective US tourists. Over one thousand visitors were treated to traditional Sri Lankan...
08.05.2015 - 08:23
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Pakistan, Maldives resolve to further expand bilateral ties
Pakistan and Maldives has expressed their resolve to further expand bilateral cooperation and deepen their ties in diverse fields. This was stated by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Maldivian President Abdullah Yameen Abdul Gayoom while addressing a joint news conference after holding talks in Isl...
08.05.2015 - 08:10
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Large and in charge
Truth be known, I love to hate the Australians more than anyone else. And therefore the man who got under their skin the most is my hero. Appearances can be deceiving, and when it comes to Arjuna Ranatunga, the rotund Sri Lankan mastermind, there was nothing soft in his underbelly. He is as tough a...
08.05.2015 - 08:02 By *Martin Crowe
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Vesak 2015 at Dharma Vijaya in Los Angeles
The all-day and evening Vesak celebration at Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara in Los Angeles began early with nearly 50 people taking Eight Precepts and spending the day in a meditation retreat. An initiation ceremony was held mid-morning, and five individuals became Upasakas and Dhammacaris. The e...
07.05.2015 - 23:11 By Dr. Stephen Long - Los Angeles, California
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