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First Young Global Leaders event in Sri Lanka
For the first time in Sri Lanka, Young Global Leaders event of the World Economic Forum was held from 16-18th February 2016. The event was a great success according to the participants. There were thirty Young Global Leaders who participated from South Asian countries for this event, the “South Asi...
21.02.2016 - 06:07
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Shirani Bandaranayake: Former Chief Justice Acquitted And Released
Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya yesterday ordered the release of former CJ Shirani Bandaranayake from a case filed against her by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption for failure to accurately declare her assets and liabilities . The Defence had argued that...
20.02.2016 - 10:15
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Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered news media to focus on "positive reporting”
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday ordered news media run by the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Chinese government to strictly follow the Party's leadership and focus on "positive reporting." Speaking in a symposium Friday afternoon after touring China's three leading news providers, the...
20.02.2016 - 09:32
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Pathfinder Foundation Joins Quad Plus Dialogue
The Pathfinder Foundation (PF) joined the Quad-Plus forum; comprising Australia, India, Japan and the United States of America, which held its third, round in Jaipur, India, the capital of Rajasthan. In 2013, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (Australia), the Heritage Foundation (USA), the...
19.02.2016 - 07:47
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Lamudi Sri Lanka explores how the real estate market in Colombo has changed
When it comes to searching for real estate, Colombo is the most popular area in Sri Lanka for property-seekers. According to Lamudi Sri Lanka, more than 70 percent of website searches are for property in the country’s commercial capital. Property demand in Colombo has risen in recent years, with p...
19.02.2016 - 07:00
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It is the same story again of the Government Schools
Again, as usual, I have seen a story with a photograph in "The Morung Express" - February 16 Edition. "No textbooks, no classes" ran the lead story. The picture of Government Primary School, Mezoma was given as locked because of the non-availability of textbooks meant for teaching the students. I a...
19.02.2016 - 06:53 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Open for Business: U.S. Assists Sri Lanka Customs to Develop Trade Potential
Legal experts from the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Customs and Border Protection collaborated with 20 senior officials from Sri Lanka Customs in Colombo last week on reforming customs procedures to enhance trade. The effort seeks to improve efficiency and transparency for businesses, allow...
18.02.2016 - 07:17
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Sri Lanka has become a Party to the Protocol to eliminate the Illicit Trade of Tobacco Products
It is most welcoming and glad to hear that Sri Lanka has ratified the World Health Organization – FCTC Protocol to eliminate the Illicit Trade of Tobacco Products which is effective from February 2016. Already 15 Parties have ratified this important protocol. The illicit trade in tobacco products...
18.02.2016 - 06:59 By Manjari Peiris
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Racial Slur On India
There was a countrywide uproar in India when about five years ago following a series of ‘racial’ attacks on Indian youth in Australia. The outrage in India is equally strong when there are reports of attacks on people of Indian origin or Indian nationals living in the US. Some of these attacks resul...
18.02.2016 - 06:48 By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
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Existence of two active and legally binding constitutions in Sri Lanka pointed out
It has been pointed of the existence of two constitutions at present and both of them are effective legal. “As one country, two nations, do you know we have the luxury of having two constitutions – of which one is active, whilst other is dormant, however it is legally effective?” Yesterday, K.T.Ra...
18.02.2016 - 12:58
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President Maithripala Sirisena arrived at the Tegal Airport in Berlin
Ambassador Jurgen Christian Mertens, Chief of Protcol of the German Government and the staff of the Embassy of Sri Lanka, including the Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Germany, Karunatilake Amunugama welcomed President Sirisena and Madam Jayanthi Sirisena on arrival yesterday early morning at the airport...
17.02.2016 - 08:13
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Who thinks Rs.200,000 is big money in Sri Lanka now?
At a time the Gulf countries are bringing restrictions on remittances outward due to the prevailing economic condition in the region, the introduction of the new Customer Due Diligence (CDD) Rules gazetted by the Financial Intelligence Unit of the Central Bank have created real panic and concern amo...
17.02.2016 - 07:59 By S.H.Moulana
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“The ‘discovery of the century” - Pakistani Scientists played key role in discovery of Einstein’s Gravitational Waves
As the story of one of the world’s most influential scientific discovery unfolds, it comes to the forefront that not one, but two Pakistanis were part of the various research teams which contributed to the discovery of gravitational waves. A young researcher from Quetta, Imran Khan, currently purs...
17.02.2016 - 07:45
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Proposals of the Tamil United Liberation Front for a new constitution
We represent the TULF and I am its Secretary General. I have lived in this country for 82 years and I was just 13+ when the country gained its Independence in 1948. The TULF had been a strong Democratic Party that had 18 members in Parliament. It created history in the democratic world by asking a...
17.02.2016 - 07:37 By V.Anandasangaree - Secretary General, Tamil United Liberation Front
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The UN Determination Relating to Julian Assange and Some Pertinent Lessons for Sri Lanka
The UN working group on arbitrary detention has determined that Mr Julian Assange, who has been holed up in the Equadoran Embassy in London as a political refugee for almost four years, was being subject to arbitrary detention by the United Kingdom. The working group said, in addition, that he shoul...
16.02.2016 - 10:54 By Mathias Keitel
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Bail applications filed at the Colombo High Court on behalf Navy Lt Yoshitha Rajapaksa and four others
Bail applications were filed at the Colombo High Court on behalf of five individuals including Navy Lt Yoshitha Rajapaksa, Rohan Weliwita, arrested and remanded for alleged money laundering at Carlton Sports Network (CSN), sought bail from the Colombo High Court yesterday through bail revision app...
16.02.2016 - 09:10
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Significant evidence that the flavored tobacco products sales ban successful in New York City
A study conducted by Dr. Shannon M. Farley, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control, reveals that flavoured tobacco product sales and odds of ever using flavoured tobacco products or using any tobacco products among teens have d...
16.02.2016 - 08:29 By Manjari Peiris
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Indian politics: after DMK-Congress pact, AIADMK-BJP might also try for alliance in Tamil Nadu!
Even before former Jammu Kashmir CM and Congress emissary for talks with DMK in Tamil Nadu, BJP has been in touch with Modi's “friends” in Tamil Nadu like Jayalalithaa and Rajinikanth in order to shore up the Hindutva chances for assembly poll tie-ups but without any success, so far. But BJP, like C...
16.02.2016 - 08:24 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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President Maithripala Sirisena left for Germany this morning
President Maithripala Sirisena left for Germany yesterday morning in a normal passenger plane. He will be away for five days and visit Austria as well. President Maithripala Sirisena left for Germany this morning on an official visit and will be arriving in Germany this evening . He will stay t...
16.02.2016 - 10:01
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Reginald Cooray sworn in as the new governor of North
Former Minister Reginald Cooray was sworn in as the Governor of the Northern Province before President Maithripala Sirisena, on Sunday (14) at the President's official residence, the presidential office said. His appointment will be effective from 16th February. Cooray was Chief Minister of the We...
15.02.2016 - 06:35
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