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Maldives maintained trade relations with Sri Lanka for several centuries: Zahiya Zareer, High Commissioner
Written History is very little on Maldives other than oral tradition. Francois Pyrard in 1602 and the German Scholar, Geiger and later H.C.P. Bell rendered much service to the history by showing similarities of the shared history and culture between our two countries, between our languages and how...
10.07.2015 - 08:30 By Leelananda Ihalagamage, Editor / Travellanka
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Amanté reveals premium Enigma collection – the ultimate luxury in lingerie
Renowned for impeccable quality, fashion forward styles and collections that are both flattering and functional, amanté announced the launch of a premium collection, ‘Enigma’. The collection evokes the many intricate layers of a wearer’s personality, often kept private and unexplored. The styles wer...
10.07.2015 - 07:52
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President pays respects to martyr Henry Pedris
President Maithripala Sirisena participated at the commemorative ceremony to mark the 100 th death anniversary of National Hero Captain Edward Henry Pedris held at Foundation Institute yesterday (July 08). Captain Pedris was one of the leading figures of the freedom struggle to win independence to...
09.07.2015 - 14:59
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Sri Lanka appointed five more new envoys
The Sri Lankan Government has appointed four new ambassadors and one High Commissioner to countries including Australia, Canada and South Korea. The following individuals have been appointed to the diplomatic positions: S. Skandakumar – Ambassador to Australia Dr A.S.U. Mendis – Ambassador to Ba...
09.07.2015 - 09:44
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Historic bio of first Ceylonese rebel to face the firing squad unveiled in Colombo
A writer with SLEDB has authored the first bio on the young folk hero whose swift execution in July 1915 triggered Ceylon's three decade-long independence struggle culminating in the 1948 independence -and eager Lankan readers were seen queuing for a copy of new historic bio at the launch of 08 July...
09.07.2015 - 09:04
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Sri Lankans will not permit Mahinda Rajapaksa to be made the sacrificial lamb at the altar of a hostile international community
Some Sri Lankans will have issues with the style and substance of the period of governance of Mahinda Rajapaksa during his ten year presidency. They may oppose some of his actions and those of some who were close to him. However, an overwhelming majority of Sri Lankans of all ethnicities will not ha...
09.07.2015 - 08:57 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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ASEAN Parliamentarians call on Cambodia to abandon restrictive, undemocratic NGO law
ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) today called on the Cambodian government to abandon its proposed Law on Associations and Non-governmental Organizations (LANGO), arguing that the ruling party has pursued a fundamentally undemocratic course in attempting to secure the passage of a law t...
09.07.2015 - 08:50
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Delhi fails to know Myanmar and Northeast people
When the NSCN (K) unilaterally abrogated ceasefire with the government of India in March this year, nobody took it very seriously. Many in Indian side were wondering when the outfit had entered into ceasefire with the Myanmar government, while many intelligentsias felt that such truce with Myanmar g...
09.07.2015 - 08:41 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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‘Exports to US on steady rise’-Rishad
Sri Lanka’s exports to US are surging on hectic phase-and June’s renewed US GSP facility boosts our export development efforts, as revealed on 07 July. “On behalf of the Government of the President Maithripala Sirisena, we thank the US government for re-authorizing this crucial trade facility to S...
09.07.2015 - 08:20
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Five New Diplomats Presented Credentials
: Four High Commissioners and an Ambassador presented credentials to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat on Tuesday (7). Those who presented credentials were as follows: 01. Mrs. Florence Imisa Weche - Kenyan High Commissioner 02. Mr. Samuel Panyin Yalley, G...
08.07.2015 - 13:31
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Finance Minister Orders Probe into Tsunami Relief Vehicles
The Minister of Finance, Mr. Ravi Karunanayake, has initiated an inquiry into the importation of high-value vehicles for tsunami relief and subsequently given to third parties without paying due taxes and depriving the state of billions of rupees. This was brought to light when a vehicle importe...
08.07.2015 - 11:17
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The Man who attempted to Kill Rajiv Gandh - Given Nomination by Bodu Bala Sena
Vijitha Rohana Wijemuni, who openly confessed that his intention was to kill Rajiv Gandhi will be one of the candidates contesting in the forthcoming parliamentary election. Vijitha Rohana Wijemuni the Naval Rating who hit the then Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi during an inspection of guard...
08.07.2015 - 09:03
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"Weeratungas are like elephants"
My association with Patrick Weeratunga was rather a very long one, stretching to over 4 decades. We worked in the same commercial establishment back home and continued our unbroken partnership in the gulf by joining a reputed hospitality facility in Riyadh. It was real fun organizing outings in...
08.07.2015 - 08:06 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Sajin further remanded and not to be given nomination in the SLFP
UPFA Parliamentarian and former Monitoring MP of the Ministry of External Affairs Sajin de Vass Gunawardena was further remanded till July 21 by the Colombo Fort Magistrate yesterday. Also Sajin de Vas Gunawardene is one of the several SLFP members not to be given nomination in the forthcoming parl...
08.07.2015 - 07:54
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Wrong development priority in spite of Socio-Economic Census and National Sample Survey findings
Partial results of two important official surveys were released recently. They point to dismal living standards of India’s rural population and rising cost of health and education beyond the means of ordinary citizens. In spite of this reality the Modi government is undermining the public health and...
08.07.2015 - 07:13 By Dr Rahul Pandey, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Sri Lanka: Rajapaksa targets parliamentary poll to stage political comeback!
Sri Lanka is going to general polls in August this year to form a government to be headed by a PM, as the incumbent President Sirisena pushes through inclusive governance and seeks a friendly PM to work with in order to fulfill electoral promises. Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, having lost pres...
08.07.2015 - 07:06 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Is Sri Lanka so bankrupt that people cannot find replacements for those represented them in the last Parliament?
Many claim that Sri Lanka’s Presidential system and electoral process created an environment for bad governance with no accountability. Electing a new President on the 8th January 2015 expected rapid changes by cleaning up the mess allegedly created by the former regime and it did not happen. The p...
07.07.2015 - 17:18 Dr. M A. Mohamed Saleem
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Mystery of Indian corruption-crime: Vyapam scandal as a death trap!
India remains a mystery land with unending corruption plus criminal cases and without being able to solve the perennial problem. More and more Indians seeking to become rich overnight opt for corrupt and deceptive means for achieving their goal. With the privatization and liberalization policies,...
07.07.2015 - 17:05 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Hillary Clinton’s intervention on Sri Lanka in 2009 – Resisted by IMF
When Sri Lanka applied for this loan facility US $ 1.9 billion from the IMF at a time when the war against the LTTE had reached a very decisive stage, the recently released emails from Hillary Clinton's time during her first year as US Secretary of State contain several messages on Sri Lanka which w...
07.07.2015 - 09:08
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Sanath Jayasuriya Not To Contest In The Parliament Election
Sanath Jayasuriya - a former Sri Lankan cricketing star and a current member of the Parliament of and Deputy Minister has announced that he will resign from politics and he will not contest in the upcoming general election. He also stressed that he will also resign from the post of Sri Lanka...
07.07.2015 - 08:19
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