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Impasse with the TNA; A joint working Group to facilitate the development agenda in the North?
In a news report filed by Waruni Karunarathne in the Sunday Leader of the 14th September 2014, TNA MP, Suresh Premachandran has reiterated that there are different issues in the North and the East compared to other provinces as these areas had to bear the brunt of nearly 30 years of terrorism and wa...
14.09.2014 - 12:49 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Xi Jinping - First Chinese President to Visit Sri Lanka
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s scheduled visit to Sri Lanka would be a milestone for the bilateral ties, Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Wu Jianghao has said. The ambassador speaking at a press briefing said, Xi’s visit would be the first of Chinese president and it will set up a guideline and a b...
14.09.2014 - 06:43
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Political Asylum Seekers
Responding to a statement made by UNP MP Mangala Samaraweera challenging another UNP MP Sajith Premadasa to show his work, the latter has called the former ‘a Political Asylum Seeker’. In a lengthy statement, as appeared in 'Ceylon Today' dated 12 September 2014, Sajith recalled that it was Mangal...
14.09.2014 - 05:45 By S. Akurugoda
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Vadivel Krishnamoorthy presents credentials to Kenyan President
Mr. Vadivel Krishnamoorthy, High Commissioner-designate of Sri Lanka to the Republic of Kenya, presented his letter of credentials to Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya at the State House on Tuesday, 9th September 2014. President Uhuru Kenyatta while extending his warm greetings t...
13.09.2014 - 08:06
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“ The Sky is the Limit for the Two Island Nations ” – Ambassador Sarath Dissanayake
Ambassador Sarath Dissanayake welcomes the dialogue, and has much to say, because Sri Lanka and Cuba just celebrated 55 years of diplomatic relations last 29th July. He recalled that his nation was the first Asian country to recognize and support the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, and that this is...
13.09.2014 - 07:58 By Nyliam Vázquez García
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High Court stayed disqualification of 3 NCP MLAs till next hearing
In a landmark judgment, the Kohima Bench of Gauhati High Court here on Friday stayed the Nagaland Assembly Speaker Chotisuh Sazo’s order disqualifying erstwhile 3 NCP legislators – Imtilemba Sangtam, Dr TM Lotha and Mmhonlumo Kikon – on August 25 last. Mention may be made that three NCP MLAs, Imtil...
13.09.2014 - 07:45 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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The Hindu Temple And Human Rights In Bangladesh
Bangladesh was born to be a Bengali nation-State out of Islamic Republic of Pakistan by the sacrifices of Bengali Freedom Fighters and cemented by Indian soldiers’ blood in December 1971. But we will see the repetition of history and the betrayal of the constitutional governments of Bangladesh .The...
13.09.2014 - 07:39 By Rabindranath Trivedi
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Mainichi biz journo surprised of Lankan triumph in Japanese hi tech sector
As Sri Lanka’s IT exports topped $719 Mn, a business journalist from world’s fourth largest selling newspaper was taken by surprise on 05 September of the country’s inroads into one of the most demanding niche software markets in the world. “I am really surprised of your ability in our platforms. Th...
12.09.2014 - 07:31
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“Center has will & guts to solve Naga issue”: Acharya
Governor of Nagaland PB Acharya said the 17 year long Naga peace process was quite long and people had suffered enough. “Enough is enough,” he said during a massive press conference held here at his official residence, Kohima Raj Bhavan on Thursday. The Governor said the Narendra Modi Government a...
12.09.2014 - 07:19 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Jaya tells Modi: Send “a clear” message to Rajapaksa, “retrieve” Katchatheevu
In yet another letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the vexed fishermen issue – the second in less than a fortnight, the Tamilnadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has termed the SL action against fishermen as hostile act and called for a “strong and clear” message to Colombo to desist such acts....
11.09.2014 - 22:59 From Malladi Rama Rao in New Delhi
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Graceful dance movements by Samiksha
Samiksha Vittalraj, disciple of Guru Thejaswini Raj presented her Bharathanatyam Arangetram on behalf of Shivajyothi Dance Academy in Queens last week. The program commenced in Mallari with Ganapathi Mantra as Mallari is an invocatory item derived from the Nadaswaram tradition. She followed it with...
12.09.2014 - 07:37
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Sri Lanka Defence team visits Indonesia
A Sri Lanka Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) delegation comprising eighteen officers from the Army, Navy and Air Force headed by the Chief of Instructor – Navy Wing, Commander AAP Liyanage undertook an overseas study tour to Jakarta and Bandung cities in Indonesia from 13 to 23 Aug...
11.09.2014 - 22:41
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Shrinath Viswanathan excel in debut performance
As the audience stood up to drown out the emcee’s voice with their applause, a shy 14 year old put down his mridangam and bowed. Shrinath Viswanathan, a student of guru A.R. Balaskandan of New York, presented his Mridangam Arangetram (debut performance) at the main auditorium of the Hindu Temple in...
11.09.2014 - 07:57
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World’s ICT leader announces pioneering delegation to Sri Lanka
The first ever high level trade & business delegation to Sri Lanka from the World’s ICT leader is now mulled for early December, as revealed on 04 September in Colombo. “I have been able to encourage my government to renew trade cooperation with Sri Lanka. I have been highly encouraged by the ra...
11.09.2014 - 07:47
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United States, Ministry of Water Supply & Drainage Show Support for Water Conservation
Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum held its 11th annual symposium last Friday, September 5, 2014. The symposium brought together experts in the field of water conservation and provided a platform to present research findings and discusses best practices and key challenges related to rainwater harvesti...
11.09.2014 - 07:33
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Azo regrets hurting media sentiment, assures rectification in defamation lawsuits
Nagaland Minister for Roads and Bridges Kuzholuzo Nienu (Azo) said he had high respect for the freedom of expression and the mass media whose role was one of the important pillars of democracy. Talking to NEPS here at his official residence Monday, the senior DAN Minister asserted that without fre...
11.09.2014 - 07:23 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Jayalalithaa slaps second defamatory case against Dr. Subramanian Swamy
In a bid to silence Dr. Subramanian Swamy Tamil Nadu Chief Minister has slapped the second defamation case. Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday filed a defamation case against BJP leader Subramanian Swamy for his alleged defamatory statement against her, Times of India reports. In his...
10.09.2014 - 08:18
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German Minister For Development to Visit Sri Lanka Soon
German Cooperation and Development Minister Dr. Gerd Mueller has expressed his desire to visit Sri Lanka in the near future. An invitation to visit Sri Lanka was extended to Germany’s Minister by Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Germany, Karunatilaka Amunugama when he met the Minister recently. During...
10.09.2014 - 08:06
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Vijith Malalgoda appointed President of the Court of Appeal.
Additional Solicitor General Vijith Malalgoda PC has been appointed as the President of the Sri Lanka Court of Appeal. Malalgoda holds a Masters of Law from the University of Aberdeen in the United Kingdom and previously held the position of judge advocate with the Sri Lanka Air Force. - Asian Tri...
10.09.2014 - 07:45
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Nagaland Speaker’s disqualification order “unconstitutional”: SC lawyer
\ In a significant move, a senior Supreme Court (SC) lawyer termed as “unconstitutional” the Nagaland Assembly Speaker’s decision on disqualifying 3 NCP MLAs on August 25 last. Satya Pal Jain, senior advocate of the SC and ex-MP, who appeared on behalf of the disqualified 3 NCP MLAs, Imtilemba...
10.09.2014 - 06:32 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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