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Dr Chris Nonis met with Prince El Hassan Bin Talal of Jordan
Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the UK, Dr Chris Nonis, met Prince El Hassan of Jordan during his visit to London. In Jordan, Prince El Hassan established the Royal Scientific Society, the Arab Thought Forum, the Higher Council for Science and Technology, and the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith...
19.07.2014 - 08:44
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The Kandy Agreement and Aung San’s death
July 19 marks the 67th death anniversary of a great Asian leader, assassinated in a failed attempt at regime change. The victim, General Aung San, architect of Myanmar’s independence, was to become the country’s first Head of State after the departure of the British colonialists. Myanmar, as we k...
19.07.2014 - 08:34 By Janaka Perera
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Modi Raj In Public Perception
Rather than regretting that he was denied the pleasure of a 100-day ‘honeymoon’, Narendra Modi, the prime minister, should be pondering about the negative public perception of certain actions his government taken soon after assuming power. Of course, there are not decisions like the Saarc constellat...
19.07.2014 - 08:13 By Atul Cowhish* - Syndicate Features
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Mothers of all Palestinians must be killed: Israeli MP
A well-known Israeli politician and parliament member has branded Palestinians as terrorists, saying mothers of all Palestinians should also be killed during the ongoing Israeli assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, Daily Sabah (Turkish Daily Newspaper) reported. Ayelet Shaked of the ultra-nationa...
18.07.2014 - 09:05
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Industrialist Honoured for Significant Contribution for Growth of Polymer Industry
Mr. Kaushal Rajapaksa, Chairman / Managing Director, Kalhari Group of Companies, received the Plastics and Rubber Institute’s prestigious Merit Award for his significant contribution towards the development and growth of Sri Lanka’s Polymer Industry. In the image he is seen receiving the award f...
18.07.2014 - 07:31
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Middle East No More Attractive Job Market
Indian nurses and workers who were able to return home safely from the bloody civil strife in Iraq and nearby areas have reportedly said they would ‘never’ return to the country. Their bitterness is understandable because most of them were in the midst of or close to the areas of gun battles, tank f...
18.07.2014 - 07:23 By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
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The indigestion of politics!
Yes, this indigestion is caused by the round the clock politics and mushrooming political parties, especially in South East Asia. Don’t be surprised to see a one man party and strangely enough, sometimes, he will turn out to be the king maker in tipping the balance of power for a slightly bigger p...
18.07.2014 - 07:18 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Minister Basil Rajapakse In Shangai to participate in promotional Event Series
As a part of his official tour of China, the Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa, visited Shanghai as Special Envoy of President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Trade and Commerce from 3rd to 6th July 2014. This visit also coincided with the “Sri Lanka Shines in Shanghai” promotional event, co-ord...
18.07.2014 - 07:06
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Indian Doctor Trupti Gilada to get Fellowship Award at AIDS 2014
A Mumbai-based Indian doctor, Dr Trupti Gilada Baheti, is a recipient of the prestigious Fellowship Award on HIV and Drug Abuse Research from the International AIDS Society (IAS), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and French National Agency for Research on AIDS and Viral Hepatitis (ANRS)....
18.07.2014 - 06:54 B y Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Are Buddhist institutions needed to safeguard the Buddha Dhamma?
Throughout Sri Lankan history, historians claim that for periods of varying lengths, Buddhism had been lost and then regained in the country. The debate should be about what was lost, and whether it was the Dhamma or the institutions that purportedly safeguard the Dhamma. One should also question wh...
17.07.2014 - 16:45 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Nominations called for Elections to Uva provincial council elections
Nominations have been called for Elections to the Uva provincial council and would be received from July 30 to August 6 at the nomination centres in the respective District Secretariats, the Election Department said. The relevant Gazette Notification was to be issued yesterday. According to Ele...
17.07.2014 - 08:10
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New FDI For Defence
As the Jailey’s maiden budget cleared the decks for 49 per cent FDI in defence, it is pertinent to point out that Indian is currently the importer of the largest value of weapons by any country. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) India takes in 12 per cent of t...
17.07.2014 - 07:42 By Eklavya* - Syndicate Features
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Chevening At 30
In today’s world the UK is working with international partners more than ever before. Many of the challenges that we all face – such as climate change or protecting the human rights of those most vulnerable – can only be tackled if nations work together with a shared purpose. Globalisation also...
17.07.2014 - 07:35 By Hugo Swire M - Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Minister of State
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TNA Agreed To Accept Undivided Sri Lanka: Affidavit to be submitted before Supreme Court
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) agreed to submit an affidavit before the Supreme Court swearing its acceptance of an undivided Sri Lanka. This was agreed yesterday by President's Counsel K. Kangaeshwaran appearing for the TNA in a case concerning seven petitions filed before the Supreme Court t...
16.07.2014 - 09:08
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Bungalow Grabbing in Luyten Delhi
It is a story that hits the headlines, unfortunately, only after a new government takes over in Delhi—generally after a five-year interval. Once the matter is somehow sorted out, it is nearly forgotten, though everyone knows that it will crop up again. The matter is about finding ‘suitable’ accommod...
16.07.2014 - 08:07 By Tushar Pandit - Syndicate Features
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To Kill an American
You probably missed this in the rush of news, but there was actually a report that someone had published in a newspaper, an offer of a reward to anyone who killed an American, any American. So an Australian dentist wrote an editorial the following day to let everyone know what an American is . So...
16.07.2014 - 07:54 Written by an Australian Dentist
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Australia Exposes the International Double Standards of Human Trafficking
The position taken by the Tony Abbot Government on Sri Lanka has sparked a genuine discussion on the reality of things. Scott Morrison, Australia’s Immigration Minister called critics “Increasingly shrill”, having visited Sri Lanka and it’s formally war torn North. ‘Do not use boat people’ to car...
16.07.2014 - 07:37 By Sundari Loganadan
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'Shahansha' And His 'Shah'
If the Lok Sabha polls are to be viewed with the benefit of the hindsight it might be said that it was a predictable contest in which the ‘Shahzada’ (prince) was comprehensively trounced by the ‘Shahanshah’ (the king). As everyone would remember, Shahzada was the sarcastic term Narendra Modi, now th...
15.07.2014 - 10:19 By Atul Cowshish* – Syndicate Features
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An emotional Palestinian friend
After reading my comments in my article, ‘Blair: Where are you?’ (12 July), where I expressed my candid view that Hamas should not lock horns with Israel with only some homemade harmless rockets in its arsenal, a very close Palestinian friend called me to tell me that I was wrong in that. He went on...
15.07.2014 - 09:31 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Linking humanitarian, development and climate finance critical for fragile and conflict-affected States
Three sources of finance - humanitarian, development and climate finance - play a critical role in supporting recovery efforts in fragile and conflict-affected countries, says a report launched today by Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Chair of the Un...
15.07.2014 - 08:55
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