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Tamil Nadu poll 2016: will People’s Welfare Alliance (PWA) be able win polls for Madras Fort?
Certainly, it is not easy for the new political force People’s Welfare Alliance (PWA) in Tamil Nadu to be able to win the Assembly poll, but if it does win, one can obviously expect good and honest governance in the state after several decades. The campaigning for the assembly elections in Tamil N...
15.05.2016 - 14:27 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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Trump’s Triumph and Looming Global Trade Wars
With the suspension of the campaigns by the two remaining rivals, Donald J Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for the forthcoming US presidential election, has set his sight firmly on the ultimate goal – the Oval Office. If Mr Trump is the human equivalent of a hurricane, the trail of destru...
15.05.2016 - 10:50 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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The need for the formation of the Democratic Tamil National Front - Anandasangaree Clarifies
V.Anandasangaree, Secretary General-TULF has explained the need for the recent formation of a Democratic Tamil National Front. His statement was as usual was an attack on the Tamil National Alliance and of their politicking....
15.05.2016 - 08:49
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Thiyagaraja Arasanayagam is the winner of the Gratiaen Prize 2015
Thiyagaraja Arasanayagam was awarded the Gratiaen Prize 2015 for his unpublished manuscript ‘White Lanterns – Wesak 2011,’ for the best creative work in English. The annual prize recognises the best work of creative writing in English by a Sri Lankan resident and comes with Rs. 200,000 in award mon...
15.05.2016 - 08:14
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Myanmar's 'Rohingya' problem
Human rights groups say the Rohingya people are one of the most persecuted ethnic groups in the world. My own research work on endangered people has also shown that they are the most persecuted people in our time. More than a million people in Myanmar from the Muslim minority are currently stateless...
15.05.2016 - 07:56 By Habib Siddiqui
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All of Sri Lanka” sales roaring
Sri Lanka’s only national Gift & Souvenir Boutique has notched increased sales in Q1-and aims for huge Rs 01Bn turnover this year by leveraging the country’s growth in tourism. “I am pleased that Laksala has shown increasing sales growth. I believe Laksala can achieve Rs one Billion in 2016” sa...
14.05.2016 - 21:42
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Ten-Fold US aid for "American-leaning Sri Lanka government"
Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Subcommittee of the U.S. Congress Foreign Relations Committee Matt Salmon acknowledged at a hearing at Capitol Hill on May 11 that "Sri Lanka's new government has been counted as more American-leaning than the previous government", and that in 2017 US budget allocations...
14.05.2016 - 20:57 By Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune US National Correspondent
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Tobacco control must be a priority for health professionals
As lung cancer treatment outcomes are difficult and five-year survival is abysmally low, preventing lung cancer is a top public health priority. Up to 90% of lung cancer cases are because of tobacco use. Therefore effective implementation of evidence-based and comprehensive tobacco control policies...
14.05.2016 - 20:47 By Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant, CNS (Citizen News Service)
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President Srisena & Opposition Leader Samanthan In Ujjain
Sri Lanka President Maithripala Srisena and the Leader of the Opposition R.Sampanthan MP are in Ujjain, to participate today in the Simhasth Kumbh Mela being held in the banks of the sacred river Kshipra in ancient and religious city Ujjain, located in Madhya Pradesh. Sri Lankan President Maith...
13.05.2016 - 12:18
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Modi Meets The Five Fishermen Released Facing Death Sentence In Sri Lanka
Minutes before addressing an election meeting in Vedaranyam on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who secured the release of five Tamil Nadu fishermen facing death sentence in Sri Lanka, made it a point to meet them. “It gave me immense pleasure to meet the five fishermen who were saved from t...
13.05.2016 - 06:26
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CASA – 1000 launched by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other regional leaders
The Central Asia South Asia 1000 power project was launched near Dushanbe in Tajikistan on Thursday. The CASA-1000 is a flagship project, and the first of its kind that will link Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan through electricity grid. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Tajik President E...
13.05.2016 - 06:03
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Basil Rajapaksa Arrested and then released on Bail
Basil Rajapaksa, former strongman in his sibling former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Government, was arrested this morning by the police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID), then produced before the courts and the courts released him on bail. Former Economic Affairs Minister Basil...
12.05.2016 - 23:02
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President arrives in London for Anti Corruption Summit
President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in London last evening(May 11) to participate in the Anti- Corruption Summit – 2016 commencing today in the British capital. The President was received at the Heathrow Airport by Queen’s special representative Bruce Holder, who is the Deputy Lieutenant to Que...
12.05.2016 - 08:09
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Aos have crucial role to play for Nagas
Former Nagaland Chief Minister and the Governor of Odisha, Dr. SC Jamir has been critical of the Center’s Framework Agreement with the NSCN (IM) since the signing of it on August 3, 2015. He has been critical of the nature of the accord as the two failed to make public the contents of it. “However,...
12.05.2016 - 06:35 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Sri Lanka invited to Davos of Development
Sri Lanka has been invited to take part in the high profile global forum on inclusivity and development for the first time ever. “Your invitation comes at a time when Sri Lanka enters a period of major economic and social reforms” voiced a pleased Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen...
12.05.2016 - 06:22
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Tamil Nadu poll 2016: Place of kin and role of gods and floods!
The kith and kin of several political leaders, along with leaders themselves, are testing their political fortunes in the 16 May assembly elections, just like in all states of India, in Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and Kerala. Party leaders prefer their own kin and kith to occupy their own positions in t...
12.05.2016 - 06:12 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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President left for London today
President left for London today morning around 10.05 by Emirates EK 651 flight, from the Bandaranaike International Airport. President Maithripala Sirisena and the delegation has left for London to take part in the "Anti-Corruption Summit -2016" to be held in London on 12th May. The Summit com...
11.05.2016 - 22:18
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Sri Lanka’s first workforce smartcard matures to a dual swipe
Sri Lanka’s pioneering workforce smartcard launched to honour its apparel workforce has matured to become the first ever dual swipe card in the country-and the Sri Lankan Minister of Commerce vows to safeguard its apparel exports from the looming Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement. “I am pl...
11.05.2016 - 08:59
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Pakistan will continue to Extend all out Support to Sri Lanka: Pak Envoy
The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Maj. Gen. (R) Syed Shakeel Hussain said Pakistan has always been extending all out support to Sri Lanka including cooperation at multiple multilateral forums which Government of Sri Lanka has deeply appreciated at all levels. Syed Shakeel Hussain said...
11.05.2016 - 08:46
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India: Kerala Assembly poll 2016: Congress led UDF on its way out?
People of neighboring Tamil Nadu and Kerala are getting ready to exercise their franchise to elect new state Assemblies in a matter of a week and most of them may have already decided whom to vote standing in long queues under scorching heat. While the ruling AIADMK and DMK are being projected by me...
11.05.2016 - 08:26 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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