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The infamous Balfour declaration and Palestinians
This is with reference to the news report ‘Israel livid at end of Palestinian rift’ in most of the international media with the picture along with Mahmoud Abbas in close consultation with the Hamas leader. I am sure that many will be extremely pleased to see this positive development except just...
06.06.2014 - 09:03 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Sumitra Mahajan to be Lok Sabha Speaker, Thambi Dorai her deputy
A veteran BJP law maker, Sumitra Mahajan is all set to be the unanimous Speaker of the Lok Sabha. The front runner for the post Deputy Speaker is Thambidurai of AIADMK. Prime Minister Modi and leaders of most parties have proposed the name of Sumitra Mahajan (not a relative of BJP strongman, late...
06.06.2014 - 08:38
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The Rehabilitation of ex-LTTE Cadres Nearing Completion
According to the Bureau of the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation (BCGR), there are 132 former members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) currently undergoing rehabilitation. The Commissioner General of Rehabilitation Maj. Gen. Jagath Wijetilleke said that nearly 12,000 former LTTE c...
06.06.2014 - 08:31
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Cultural Diplomatic Outreach in Viet Nam
The Ambassador for Sri Lanka in Ha Noi, continues with a programme of outreach to the social fabric of Viet Nam through various Buddhist spiritual renaissance activities. One such programme is the inauguration of Dhamma and meditation classes with special emphasis on the youth of Viet Nam with colla...
06.06.2014 - 08:25
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China’s Response to Modi’s Accession: Is there something amiss?
As a long time China watcher for close upon six decades, I was somewhat puzzled when I noticed an almost a blank in news about an early response from China over the success of India’s Prime Ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, and his Bharatiya Janatha Party at the recent hustling. That was the abs...
06.06.2014 - 08:16 By Bandu de Silva
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President Rajapaksa sends condolence message to Indian PM Modi
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has expressed sadness over the tragic demise of the Union Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation of India, Shri Gopinath Munde. . In a personally signed letter to Indian Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, President Rajapaksa extolle...
06.06.2014 - 08:07
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Sri Lanka Participates in Seafood Expo Global 2014
The Sri Lanka Export Development Board in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Embassy in Belgium organized Sri Lanka’s participation at the 22nd Annual European Seafood Exposition, “Seafood Expo Global” (formerly the European Seafood Exposition), held at the Parc des Expositions de Bruxelles (BRUSSELS...
06.06.2014 - 07:58
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Astronomers discover type of rocky planet much bigger than Earth
- Astronomers have discovered a new type of rocky planet beyond the solar system that weighs more than 17 times as much as Earth while being just over twice the size, scientists said on Monday. The so-called "mega-Earth" circles a very old star called Kepler-10, which is located about 560 light-ye...
05.06.2014 - 08:33
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DMDK, MDMK send wish list to Modi
Two days after Amma Jayalalithaa Jayaram presented her 28-page wish list to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it is BJP allies, Vijayakanth’s and Vaiko’s turn to press their wish list. DMDK chief Vijayakanth articulated the concerns voiced TN Chief Minister over the SL Tamil issue, and the travails of...
06.06.2014 - 08:19 By Malladi Rama Rao
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Lanka Ind&Com Deputy IDs surprise export stakeholder on live TV
Sri Lanka’s exports diversification strategy is reaping its rewards-and Sri Lanka is mulling an unlikely economic component to diversify its exports basket. “Youth are an important aspect when it comes to our exports strategy. They would contribute to our export diversification through increased I...
05.06.2014 - 07:59
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Is English captain trying to divert attention of his disappointed fans?
The English side never had any excuse for its defeat in the T/20 and the ODI series to the guest team Sri Lanka until the so called unrelated ‘mankading’ came for its captain’s rescue, who was desperately looking for a hiding place. Mankading – the most famous example of this method of dismissal i...
05.06.2014 - 07:53 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Sri Lanka Algeria on Regular Political Consultations
A comprehensive agreement with regard to political consultations on a regular basis was signed at the Palace of Nations in Algiers by Professor G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs of Sri Lanka, and Mr. Ramtane Lamamra, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Algeria. This agreement was signed on the s...
05.06.2014 - 07:32
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It fits the grandpa too!
It was a Saturday but I had some urgent work in office to be attended to, which would take few hours to finish. As usual, my wife selected what I should wear that day. Quite strangely, this time, there was a trouser and a T-Shirt! I have neither seen nor worn this T-Shirt before, which will go wel...
04.06.2014 - 08:41 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Sri Lanka & Japan to initiate discussions on a Trade Arrangement
Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Japan, met with the Vice Minister for International Affairs, Mr. Norihiko Ishiguro, of Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry [METI], last week, to discuss key issues prior to the commencement of “Inter-governmental Economic Policy Dialogue...
04.06.2014 - 01:25
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India PM to have a foreign policy advisor
After appointing an “out of the box’ thinking sleuth as his intelligence Tsar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is said to be keen to appoint a seasoned diplomat as his foreign policy advisor. The incumbent will have to work with hands on expert on terrorism, Ajit Kumar Doval, who has taken over as th...
04.06.2014 - 07:52 By Malladi Rama Rao
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Extradition of Sri Lankan Terror Suspect Mohmed Husnie in Motion
The Tamil Nadu police have sought Interpol assistance to begin the extradition process of Mohamed Husnie, Sri Lankan national arrested in Malaysia, for planning to attack foreign missions in Chennai and Bengaluru. He is believed to be an associate of another Lankan, a suspected ISI spy, Sakir Hussi...
03.06.2014 - 06:52
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Elissa: the 'Rihanna' of the Arab world!
Rihanna is the most popular female singer in the world and comparatively younger than Elissa, having started her career only in 2005,but she shot up to fame in no time. Elissa, however, is a highly popular Lebanese singer, in this part of the world. She is known for her collaborations with well-k...
03.06.2014 - 06:08 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Displaced Villagers File Complaint Regarding Japan’s Investment in Myanmar’s Thilawa Special Economic Zone
Three residents from the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) area near Yangon, Myanmar, delivered an Objection to the Examiner for the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) today in Tokyo. It is the first known formal complaint filed under JICA’s Objection Procedures since the restructurin...
03.06.2014 - 05:56
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U.S. Pacific Command Conducts South Asia Environmental Security Forum in Maldives
U.S. Pacific Command, in partnership with the Maldives National Defence Force, will conduct a South Asia Environmental Security Forum 2-5 June 2014 in the Republic of the Maldives. The event, which will involve representatives from nations throughout South Asia, international governmental organiza...
03.06.2014 - 05:40
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Ugandan Minister of International Affairs Calls on President Rajapaksa
Uganda’s Minister of State for International Affairs Mr. Okello Oryem called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday evening. The Minister who has had an opportunity to visit the Northern Province described to the President his impressions of the development that is taking place...
03.06.2014 - 17:31
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