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NCEASL Condemns Violence Against Muslims in Aluthgama and Beruwela
The National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka (NCEASL) strongly condemns the blatant attack on members of the Muslim minority, in Aluthgama and Beruwela on the 15th of June 2014 that reportedly left Muslim-owned shops in the area torched, mosques damaged, 80 people injured with at least 7...
18.06.2014 - 08:38
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Most Venerable Davuldena Sri Gnanissara thero Mahanayaka of Amarapura Maha Nikaya urges unity
The Mahanayaka of the Sri Lanka Amarapura Maha Nikaya, the most venerable Davuldena Sri Gnanissara thero, has called for unity among all communities in Sri Lanka. In a statement issued today the Mahanayake said that the recent incidents in Aluthgama and Beruwala have created a tense situation in t...
18.06.2014 - 07:24
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Sri Lankan and Bolivian Presidents Hold Bilateral Discussions
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who travelled to Bolivia to attend the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Group of 77 and China (G77 + China), held bilateral talks with Bolivian President Evo Morales on Monday (June 16) at the Presidential Palace in the city of La Paz. During the discussi...
18.06.2014 - 07:09
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Sri Lanka: Pillay alarmed by intercomunal violence, calls for end to hate speech
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay expressed her deep alarm Monday at inter-communal violence taking place in south-western Sri Lanka in which two, or possibly three, people have reportedly been killed and scores injured. The violence erupted on Sunday 15 June in the town of Alu...
17.06.2014 - 08:43
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Sri Lanka President in Bolivia Explains Sri Lanka’s Reality to World Leaders
President Mahinda Rajapaksa currently visiting Santa Cruz in Bolivia to attend the Golden Jubilee of the G77 held bilateral discussions with several world leaders at the Expo Cruz Export Center on Sunday (June 15) and explained Sri Lanka’s actual situation to them. Prime Minister of Gabon Mr. Danie...
17.06.2014 - 07:34
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Bodu Bala Sena: Freedom fighters or terrorists?
If one accepts that the end justifies the means to that end, then in principle, there cannot be a difference between the LTTE and the Bodu Bala Sena. The LTTE resorted to violence to achieve an end they believed in and the BBS seems to be resorting to means just one step away from violence, whic...
17.06.2014 - 07:23 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Sri Lanka President Arrives in Bolivian City of La Paz
Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who traveled to Bolivia to participate in the G77+China Summit in Santa Cruz, arrived in the Bolivian city of La Paz on Monday (June 16) morning (Bolivia time). The President was received by high-level Bolivian officials at the El Alto International Airport a...
17.06.2014 - 07:15
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U.S. Embassy condemns Aluthgama & Beruwela Violence
The US Embassy in Colombo in a statement released yesterday has condemned the violence that has spread over the weekend in Authgama and Beruwela and has urged the Sri Lanka Government to ensure that order is preserved and the lives of all citizens, places of worship, and property are protected. Gi...
17.06.2014 - 07:01
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa urged all parties to exercise restraint regarding situation unfolded in Aluthgama
President Mahinda Rajapaksa today urged all parties to exercise restraint regarding the situation which unfolded in the Aluthgama area, following clashes between two religious groups. Earlier today police declared curfew in the Beruwala police area and Aluthgama police area until further notice, i...
16.06.2014 - 09:02
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Palestinians thank President Rajapaksa for the establishment of the “Mahinda Rajapaksa Vocational Training Centre”
At a meeting held at the Ministry of Labour, Naser Qatami, Deputy of Minister of Labour of the State of Palestine expressed thanks to President Mahinda Rajapaksa for the establishment of the “Mahinda Rajapaksa Vocational Training Centre” in the Palestinian city of Nablus for the benefit of the Pa...
16.06.2014 - 07:51 By Nihad Issa – Ramallah
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Today my column is about Education.
When I was young, I was told that I had two choices. One was to get in to a Sri Lankan University and the other was to get in to a foreign university. At that time, choices were few due to Funding difficulties and strict Foreign Exchange laws. I, having returned from USA, and being put in a Sinha...
16.06.2014 - 07:43 By Shani Calyaneratne Karunaratne
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Sri Lanka President Attends Opening Session of G77+China Summit
President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday evening attended the opening ceremony of the GoldenmJubilee of the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Group of 77 and China (G77+China), held at the Expo Cruz Center in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. The Summit was organized under the theme "For a New World...
15.06.2014 - 20:36
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“Let Us Work Together to Overcome Obstacles” – President Mahinda Tells Namibia
“We must work together to overcome obstacles including unjustified external forces,” President Mahinda Rajapaksa told the Namibian Prime Minister Hage Geingob. “The situations of the countries which were subjected to foreign interferences are worse today than before. Those countries are more chaot...
15.06.2014 - 12:47
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Is the End of Iraq – as we know it – nigh?
The lightning speed at which the radicals of ISIS – Islamic State of Iraq and Levant – advanced towards Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, took Western intelligent agencies, their Iraqi - and regional counterparts for that matter- and certainly the Iraqi government headed by Prime Minister Nuori-al-Maliki...
15.06.2014 - 07:01 Hemantha Abewardena writes from London…
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FIFA World Cup 2014: Spain routed by the Dutch
Holland crushed Spain, the reigning world champions, 5-1, with an emphatic win at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador on Friday. The significance of the win is the way the Dutch came from behind and then marched towards victory in an impressive manner. Robin Van Persie and Robben added two goals in a matt...
15.06.2014 - 02:45 By our Sports Correspondent
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Commonwealth Cricket Unifies People – Dr. Chris Nonis
Cricket is a strong unifier amongst all communities, Dr Chris Nonis said, as he warmly welcomed the Sri Lankan Cricket team to a Commonwealth Cricket Reception at the Sri Lanka High Commission in London. He congratulated the team for their perseverance and dedication and that it was a great tribute...
15.06.2014 - 02:40
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Modi today in Goa, tomorrow in Bhutan
ndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who landed in Goa today on his first visit outside, will fly to Thimphu tomorrow on his maiden foreign visit. Goa has special place in Modi scheme of things. It was here shortly after the Godhra communal carnage in 2002, the BJP rallied behind him and persuaded th...
15.06.2014 - 02:31 By Malladi Rama Rao
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Pakistan awards Scholarship to 83 brilliant Sri Lankan Students including 12 promising Journalists in 2nd Phase
The Government of Pakistan through its High Commission in Sri Lanka has awarded SL Rs 2 Million worth of educational scholarships last evening to 71 students of O/L and A/L and 12 promising working journalists under the second Phase of Jinnah Scholarship Programme 2014. The ceremony to award Jinnah...
14.06.2014 - 08:23
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Sri Lanka participates at the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony in El Salvador
The Inauguration Ceremony of the newly elected President of El Salvador, Salvador Sanchez Ceren took place at the International Fair & Convention Centre in San Salvador on 01st June 2014 amid a large gathering of foreign dignitaries including heads of state & government, vice presidents,...
14.06.2014 - 07:56
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Sri Lanka says humanitarian crises can be overcome with political commitment
”In contrast to the considerable challenges in the humanitarian crises that continue to engulf many parts of the world today, Sri Lanka’s achievements particularly following the ending of the terrorist conflict, provides confidence and hope that even the most severe and insurmountable humanitarian c...
14.06.2014 - 07:41
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