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19th Amendment passed: Significant advancement in post war restoration and reconstruction of democratic governance
A question often asked is why a face is in the front of a head and not the back of a head. The answers seldom considered however is that it is in front so that one can see ahead, and not look back at where one had come from. The significant advancement in post war restoration and reconstruction of d...
01.05.2015 - 09:24 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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No other way out: We need to early diagnose TB and treat with drugs that work
It may sound rhetorical but some of the 'absolute must' steps for progressing towards ending tuberculosis (TB) are to early and accurately diagnose TB and treat with the standard combination of drugs that are sensitive and work for a particular patient. Although sounds simplistic yet these are 'easi...
01.05.2015 - 09:03 By Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service – CNS
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British High Commissioner James Dauris Visits Kandy
The newly-appointed British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, James Dauris, yesterday made his first official visit to Kandy. He paid his respects at the Sacred Temple of the Tooth, and called on the Most Venerable Tibbatuwawe Sri Siddhartha Sumangala Mahanayake Thero of the Malwatte Chapter. They s...
01.05.2015 - 08:37
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Zeliang wants NPF to understand importance of opposition-less government
Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang said, “Reconciliation is the most significant indication of life’s maturity as countries across the globe often appoint ‘Truth and Reconciliation’ Commission for rebuilding rapport between communities divided by conflict.” Addressing the NPF General Convention at I...
01.05.2015 - 08:24 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Decided to place the country before the party and voted against the 19th Amendment - Sarath Weerasekera MP
Ampara District MP Sarath Weerasekara - a former Deputy Minister of Labour and Labour Relations under the Rajapaksa government, became the first SLFP MP to vote against the 19th Amendment as the vote was being taken in Parliament on 28th April. Sarath Weerasekera MP says he voted against the 1...
30.04.2015 - 11:44
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India requested Sri Lankan Navy not to fire on Indian fishermen: VK Singh
“Government of India,” according to a report on DNA Analysis, “on Wednesday said it has requested Sri Lankan Navy to act with restraint and not to fire on Indian fishermen if they stray into the waters of the island nation.” Replying to a question, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh...
30.04.2015 - 08:23
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"She who does not tire, tires adversity": Savitri
Savitri, a mother of 6 children—5 daughters and 1 son—became a widow 12 years after her marriage, when her husband, the eldest of three brothers, died of electrocution. Narrating her tearful story, Savitri said that fate had been unkind to her from her early childhood. Her father died when she was a...
30.04.2015 - 08:20 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Sinhala & Tamil New Year celebrated in Berlin, Germany
Under the theme of peace and reconciliation the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Berlin, Germany, celebrated the Sinhala and Tamil New Year with the participation of more than 250 Sri Lankans and German friends at the Sri Lankan Embassy in Berlin on Saturday, 25th April 2015. The full-day event organized b...
30.04.2015 - 08:02
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Vietnam’s victory 40 years ago
April 30th marks the 40th anniversary of the liberation of Vietnam, a country with which Sri Lanka has developed strong ties during the past five decades. The press in this country like newspapers elsewhere gave wide publicity to the fall of the U.S.-backed puppet regime in what was then South Vie...
30.04.2015 - 07:49 By Janaka Perera
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The Doctrine of Democracy Restored in Sri Lanka
Our President, Maithripala Sirisena, is the only person in the whole wide-world, who struggled with all his might, to reduce the powers conferred on him by the Constitution of Sri Lanka, whilst remaining in power. All those forces of evil which screamed “Ayes” and more “Ayes” when the 18th amendme...
30.04.2015 - 07:41 By M. Zulkifli Nazim
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Five new envoys accredited to Lanka present credentials
Four new Ambassadors and one High Commissioner presented credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today, according to press release by President’s Media. They are - 01 - Mr Amir Muharemi – Ambassador of Croatia 02 - Mr Tareq Mubarak Bin Daineh– Ambassador of B...
29.04.2015 - 20:07
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John Kerry To Undertake Official Visit To Sri Lanka – Foreign Ministry
On the invitation of Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, Secretary of State of the United States of America John Kerry will pay an official visit to Sri Lanka from 2nd to 3rd May 2015, states a press release by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Foreign Ministry press release further states: This...
29.04.2015 - 10:05
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Time to walk the talk for accelerating towards TB-free India
India's fight against tuberculosis (TB) has made remarkable progress despite which formidable challenges remain. With the launch of 'Call To Action For TB Free India' last week amidst strong commitment from India's Health Ministry and other partners in fight against TB, it is high time to start prep...
29.04.2015 - 09:07 By Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Indonesia Executes Eight Drug Convicts
Defying international condemnation and rejecting 11th-hour pleas for clemency, the Indonesian government executed eight drug convicts after midnight on Wednesday, including seven foreigners. An Indonesian firing squad executed eight convicted drug-traffickers , along g with one Indonesian, from sev...
29.04.2015 - 08:41
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Ouster of Mahinda Rajapaksa; Has Yahapalanaya changed governance in Sri Lanka?
The common opposition to the regime of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, particularly its candidacy to oppose President Rajapaksa at the Presidential election was plotted and planned in utmost secrecy and the coup d’état was carried out with precision. The then SLFP General Secretary and the current Pres...
28.04.2015 - 16:12 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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The impossible trinity: an immutable law of economics
With the end of the 100 days, moves are currently afoot to complete the constitutional amendments and electoral reform. Elections are also on the horizon. The Pathfinder Foundation is of the view that once these important measures are completed, high priority should be attached to the imperatives fo...
28.04.2015 - 10:48
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Chandrika Condoles Over Deaths and Destruction In Nepal
Former Sri Lanka President Madam Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has conveyed her heartfelt condolences to those families of victims of the massive earthquake in Nepal last Saturday. Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga in a message sent yesterday to Ram Baran Yadav, President Federal Democra...
28.04.2015 - 10:41
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Still Uncertainity Looms Over The Fate Of 19th Amendment
Uncertainty looms again over passing of the 19th Amendment, as the opposition demanded the government to implement 8 of their proposals in reciprocal to their support. As things remains, the fate of the 19th Amendment still lies in the balance, with more than 30 amendments covering eight broad ar...
28.04.2015 - 08:07
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Mr Prime Minister, your words do not match your actions
In an impromptu debate in the Lok Sabha on the tragic suicide of farmer Gajendra Singh in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed pain and said that farmers cannot be left to fend for themselves. He admitted that the problem afflicting the farmers is old, deep-rooted and wide-spread. While...
27.04.2015 - 13:20 By Dr Rahul Pandey, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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JHU to Support 19th Amendment To The Constitution - Patali Champika Ranawaka
When Parliament commence debating the 19th Amendment to the Constitution today, Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) which earlier opposed the 19th Amendment to the Constitution had decided to extend full support for the 19th and 20th Amendments to the Constitution, party General Secretary Patali Champika...
27.04.2015 - 09:00
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