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Adapting Toward Success: Cuba in 2016
The leader of the free world set foot in Communist Cuba, a nation which was cornered by trade embargoes by United States. This practice was taken forward for 88 years by all Presidents in US office. Obama disturbed the existing order by not accepting to take forward what his predecessors had passe...
29.03.2016 - 07:26 By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera
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Pak Lanka Remain Committed to further Consolidate Relationship: High Commissioner Shakeel Hussain
A colorful reception to mark the 76th National Day of Pakistan was hosted by the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka on 23rd March, 2016 at a local Hotel in Colombo. While speaking on the occasion, the High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Maj. Gen. (R) Syed Shakeel Hussain said that Paki...
29.03.2016 - 07:18
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Drug kingpin Wasantha Mendis arrested in Thailand deported to Sri Lanka
Drug kingpin Wasantha Mendis who was arrested in Thailand a few days ago was brought to Sri Lanka on 26th of this month, was taken into custody by the Police Narcotic Bureau at the Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake. Police said the arrested would be produced in the Negombo Magistrat...
28.03.2016 - 07:42
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Apple’s Latest iPhone: small is beautiful appeal to be tested in the coming months
The Team Apple unveiled a range of products on Tuesday with a heavy focus on its star product, the iPhone, in a fairly low-key event – a far cry from previous Apple events; among many thing that were conspicuously absent, the lack of excitement rolled up the list in proportion to the subdued reacti...
27.03.2016 - 07:42 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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High Level Delegation Visits WEF as follow-up to Davos Summit
Following the participation of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and delegation at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos in January, a Sri Lankan delegation consisting of senior government officials and representatives from the private sector engaged in a two-day follow-up meeting...
27.03.2016 - 06:46
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‘They Hate Us’ – Really? – Part 2
We are living in an age of fitnah and fasad (trials and tribulations) when terrorism has become a reality in many parts of our world. Ordinary people are either being terrorized or getting lynched from all sides – the enemies from within and without. So miserable is the Muslim experience tha...
27.03.2016 - 06:32 By Habib Siddiqui
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An appeal not to terminate Sri Lankan flights to Rome
An appeal has been forwarded to Ranil Wickremasinghe, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka not to terminate Sri Lankan flights to Rome, Italy. Msgr. Neville Joe Perera, National Coordinator (CEI), Apostolate to Sri Lankan Migrants in Rome has written to Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister t...
26.03.2016 - 09:01
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World must condemn Brussels attack – President
President Maithripala Sirisena expressed his deepest sympathy over the dastardly terrorist attack at the Brussels airport yesterday and said it must be condemned by the entire world. In a message to the King Phillippe of Belgium, he conveyed the sympathies of the people and the government of Sri Lan...
26.03.2016 - 08:44
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‘GSK’s 2.5 Bn capacity Paracetamol plant a strong boost to Lanka pharmas’ says Rishad
Sri Lanka’s pharmaceutical manufacturing sector will get a new boost when Glaxo Wellcome Ceylon GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) commences the first ever solid pharma production facility by a multinational in the country on 24 April. “I am given to understand that Glaxo Wellcome will be producing a huge 2.5 Bn...
25.03.2016 - 09:42
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Punjab Shows The Way For Religious Tolerance
A sleepy village Aloarkh in Sangrur district of Punjab stands as a perfect example of religious tolerance and harmony. It is in sharp contrast to the public debate on intolerance on the idiot box. And to the outcry by political parties blaming each other for raking up the issue in the public domain...
25.03.2016 - 08:52 By Rattan Saldi - Syndicate Features
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Tamil Nadu poll: PWF could be an effective alternative to corrupt Dravidian regimes!
There is an impression in public that the Vaiko led PWF alliance in Tamil Nadu has enough potential to fight corruption and liquor, but it is too early to pass judgment about the possible poll outcomes straight away. One The People’s Welfare party (PWF) is sure to make its presence felt in the...
25.03.2016 - 08:16 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Pak Lanka Engagement intensified to further deepen Political and Economic Relationship: Envoy
The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Maj Gen ® Syed Shakeel Hussain said that Pakistan and Sri Lanka have intensified engagement and undertaken substantive measures to further deepen and broaden the economic and political relationship between the two sides. The High Commissioner said this...
24.03.2016 - 08:37
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North Well Health gives $5K to Chennai flood relief
North Well Health, Healthcare provider for Long Island community and one of the largest health care systems in the US recently donated $5,000 to America Tamil Sangam to provide relief to those affected by the devastating flood that drowned Chennai. Dr. Raj Narayan, Senior Vice President of Neuros...
24.03.2016 - 08:19
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Spurt In Terror Activities In Punjab
The arrest of an ISI agent from Pathankot on Feb 2, 2016, who worked as a labourer at Mamoon cantonment, recovery of two AK -47 rifles, two Insas rifles and a large quantity of cartridges and a magazine from a tributary of Doaba canal and the recent countrywide arrest of 15 suspected moles of the IS...
24.03.2016 - 08:12 By Rattan Saldi - Syndicate Features
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Strike at the root of the problem to kill TB
Goodman Makanda, who lives in Khayelitsha - outside of Cape Town in South Africa - was diagnosed with multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) in November 2013, when he was 30 years old. As if this was not enough, after 3 months of treatment, he was told in January 2014 that his MDR-TB had escalated to extre...
24.03.2016 - 08:07 By Shobha Shukla - Citizen News Service - CNS
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Troubled Canal Cruise
It was in 1976 that the chief ministers of the time in Punjab and Haryana, Giani Zail Singh and Banarsi Das Gupta, exchanged letters on constructing a canal to link the basins of the Sutluj and Yamuna rivers. It was to boost irrigation facility in the two premier agriculture producing states of Indi...
23.03.2016 - 08:13 By Aallabaksh - Syndicate Features
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Justice Delayed is Justice Denied
Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka’s maiden speech in parliament is indeed an eye-opener to all our Sri Lankan citizens, without any exception. This comes from no less a personality than the person who was in the frontline - battlefront and in the forefront holding the position of greatest importance and...
23.03.2016 - 08:05 By M. Zulkifli Nazim
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BHC supports professional development of the Sri Lankan Police Force
The UK will continue to support the development of the Sri Lankan police, Deputy British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Laura Davies says. Speaking at the launch of the ‘Professional Development Framework’ for the Sri Lanka Police, Deputy British High Commissioner Davies said “professional develop...
23.03.2016 - 07:50
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The current Sri Lankan government can be toppled and fresh elections held
Contrary to what Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has stated, his government can be toppled as per the 19th Amendment to the Constitution and an election held. The following clause in the 19th Amendment makes the methodology clear. If Parliament rejects the Statement of Government Policy or the...
23.03.2016 - 07:36 By A Special Correspondent
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Cricket With Pakistan Is Politica After All
There is no dearth of people who would advise us against mixing cricket (sport) with politics, particularly in the context of the traditional India-Pakistan rivalry. The more we hear this homily the more we see the distasteful mixture of the two. This unpalatable truth was again in evidence in Kolka...
22.03.2016 - 09:41 By Tushar Charan - Syndicate Features
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