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Letter from America: NSA’s Spying of American Muslims
The Intercept, an investigative outlet co-founded by Greenwald, has lately reported that the National Security Agency spied on five American citizens - all Muslims - despite a lack of any finding that they posed a threat to national security. They were targeted for surveillance between 2002 an...
13.07.2014 - 08:01 By Habib Siddiqui
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How Kashmir Issue can be resolved?
India always refused to accept third party intervention for the resolution of Kashmir issue since she doesn’t believe in reasons Recently, soon after the publication of the news quoting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as saying that he had, in 1999, sought US role in resolving the lingering issue, the I...
13.07.2014 - 03:02 By Zaheerul Hassan
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"We must learn not to hate each other but to hate violence itself" - Prof. Hangawatte
Ratha Yatra is a festival of chariots, a festival of sacred journey. Every year Lord Jagannath, the Lord of Puri , who is believed to be an avatar of Lord Vishnu, with his elder brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra, travel on grand chariots, from his temple in Puri, to his garden palace in the co...
13.07.2014 - 02:53
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P M Amza: Fitting Farewell to a Model Ambassador
On Tuesday evening, July 8th, the diplomatic community and the friends of Sri Lanka came out in their numbers to bid farewell to the hard-working, amiable and patriot-to-the-core P M Amza, the outgoing Sri Lankan Ambassador to Belgium and Luxemburg – and the Head of Mission to the European Union –...
12.07.2014 - 08:05 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Japan - Sri Lanka Parliamentary League To Visit Sri Lanka
The members of Japan-Sri Lanka Parliamentary League are scheduled to visit Sri Lanka by the end of July, 2014. In this context, Ambassador Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda, met with both the President and the Secretary-General of the Parliamentary League to discuss the programme as well as other functio...
12.07.2014 - 07:41
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Lalin’s Column: Responsibility for Communal Riots
Last year, following sporadic BBS agitation and attacks on ‘No Limit’ and other Muslim owned shops there was a discussion on the ‘Halal ‘ and ‘Burka’ issues at the ICES Colombo 7. The guest speakers were a sedate lady Muslim professor of the Colombo Uni, an agitated Mr. A Kadirigamar and another ge...
12.07.2014 - 07:29 By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
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Blair: Where are you?
Has anyone heard anything from the Middle East Peace Envoy, Tony Blair, on the ongoing onslaught on Gaza by Israel? We heard so many world leaders including the Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki Moon making symbolic statements but none from the man who was directly responsible to bring peace to...
12.07.2014 - 07:05 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Elephant Pass to Resume Salt Production
The Sri Lankan Government has begun work to restore the Elephant Pass saltern that was destroyed by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the 1980s. Once operational, the saltern could help Sri Lanka become self-sufficient in its salt requirement while generating about 2,000 job opportuniti...
12.07.2014 - 06:58
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‘Wait, our B2B list coming!’-Belarus
For the first time, no less than a stream of state owned businesses of a foreign economy is eyeing direct B2B with Lankan private sector. “Most of our business enterprises are state owned and still keen on exploring business opportunities here. We will definitely be happy to see more Lankan companie...
12.07.2014 - 06:54
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Missing Persons Commission Concludes Public Sittings in Mullaitivu
The Presidential Commission to Investigate Complaints Regarding Missing Persons concluded its fifth round of public sittings in Mullaitivu on July 8 with 128 people submitting evidence before the Commission. This time, the public sittings took place at the Puthukkudiyiruppu Divisional Secretariat on...
12.07.2014 - 06:45
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Burma gives journalists harsh prison-term as reform reversed
Burma’s media realm has been shocked as Pakokku district court in Magwe Division on Thursday (July 10) sentenced the chief executive officer of a weekly news journal and four of its reporters to 10 years in prison with hard labor for publishing a report that covered a huge mysterious government com...
12.07.2014 - 06:37 By – Zin Linn
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Jaffna Vembadi Girls' High School Receives Mahindodaya Technical Faculty
Jaffna Vembadi Girls' High School recently became one of the earliest schools to receive a Mahindodaya Technical Faculty, part of an island-wide programme that was ceremonially inaugurated by President Mahinda Rajapaksa earlier this year to establish 250 total faculties around the country. Chief M...
12.07.2014 - 06:29
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Tarik Ahsan -New High C\commissioner To Sri Lanka.– Bangladesh
The Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, with the concurrence of the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka has decided to appoint Mr. Tarik Ahsan, currently serving as Director General in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as the new High Commissioner of Bangladesh...
11.07.2014 - 08:59
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Lanka to honor Vietnam Buddhist martyr
Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in Vietnam Dr. Ivan Amarasinghe will be a special guest invited by the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha Council at the ceremony on Saturday July 12 – National Martyrs Day - to commemorate the sacrifice of the Buddhist monk, Venerable Thich Quang Duc 51 years ago in protest against the...
11.07.2014 - 08:48 By Janaka Perera
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Boat People from India – A Fearmongers’ hateful fraud
Respected journalist and political commentator from Australia, Andrew Bolt, in his regular Bolt Editorial has exposed the massive fraud being perpetrated by vested interests over the refugee scam involving boat people who have arrived from India, supposedly of Sri Lankan origin. Andrew Bolt’s colum...
10.07.2014 - 08:46 By A Special Correspondent
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Historic Lanka-Belarus trade talks begin in Colombo
The first ever Sri Lanka-Belarus official trade talks commenced in Colombo on 09 July amidst avowed assertions from both sides towards forging sustainable trade links while making inroads to the huge ‘New Asian; and upcoming Eurasian Union markets. And the first Colombo talks have now paved the way...
10.07.2014 - 08:12
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President Commissions Patrol Boats Gifted by Australia
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, this morning at the Port of Colombo, ceremonially commissioned the “Mihikatha” and “Rathnadeepa” patrol boats that were gifted by the Australian Government to Sri Lanka. Australia’s Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Scott Morrison also participated in the c...
10.07.2014 - 07:58
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FIFA World Cup 2014 Final: it is Argentina Vs Germany
Argentina beat The Netherlands on Wednesday 4-2 on penalties to reach the final of the FIFA World Cup. As the first 90 minutes of the game ended up without a single goal being scored from either side, the fears started growing in the South American camp that the trophy was about to out of reach f...
10.07.2014 - 07:11 By our sports correspondent…
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Concerns Regarding Sri Lankan NGO Freedom of Expression
The United State has expressed its concerned over reports that the Sri Lankan Ministry of Defense has ordered registered Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and civil society groups to cease their media engagements and activities. US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said the order underm...
09.07.2014 - 22:44
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Indian Rly Budget investor friendly, Gets thumbs up from Jaya Amma
Proving market watches right, the Modi government today presented railway budget that opened doors for investors from home and abroad saying that there is no other mantra to put the cash strapped network on track once again. The Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda was very candid. Saying that he neede...
09.07.2014 - 10:11 By Malladi Rama Rao
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