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TULF requests Tamil people to wake up from their deep slumber
V. Anandasangaree, Secretary General of the Tamil United Liberation Front has appealed to all Tamil Political Parties including those of the South and the Upcountry to get united under one banner to form a common front, as an alternative to the TNA in the interest of the Tamil speaking people. Anan...
03.07.2015 - 13:58
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'Pehchan' has given transgender people a new 'Pehchan' (Identity)...
So said Priya when I met her at the community dinner on the eve of the recent 3rd Hijra Habba (Habba is a Kannada word meaning festival) event organized by Pehch?n project in association with India HIV/AIDS Alliance in Delhi, that brought together over 350 hijras and transgenders from across the cou...
03.07.2015 - 08:40 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Sri Lankans poised to provide a critical mandate
It is a haunting maize that Sri Lankans face in August. How will the issues be framed by a tripartite political power divide now prevailing in the country? President Sirisena is reportedly bent on keeping his Swan symbol intact, while the UNP led by Ranil Wickremesinghe and the group headed by the f...
03.07.2015 - 08:31 By Philip Fernando
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UTNA reveals shortage of 348 staff nurses, wonders on creation of 17 posts of staff nurses in 26 years
Unemployed Trained Nurses Association (UTNA) of Nagaland has come down heavily on the State Government for making the State Health services in a very pathetic condition. They said there was shortage of about 348 staff nurses plus 30% leave reservation in hospitals in the state, and strangely the gov...
03.07.2015 - 08:21
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‘China’s new World Bank opportunity for Sri Lanka’-Mainland Press Official
Just as Sri Lanka vies for China’s booming export market, the country also yearns for imports from China-and Sri Lanka is an ‘important location’ in China’s strategic Silk Road Economic Belt project and China’s new “World Bank”, as revealed on 02 July.” Sri Lanka is an important link in China’s $...
02.07.2015 - 22:34
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Pakistan a lucrative destination for investment: Bloomberg
The Washington based international financial monitoring institution Bloomberg News has acknowledged Pakistan's expanding economy. In a report, it said that cheapest borrowing costs have made the country as a lucrative destination for investment. It said in Pakistan's commercial hub of Karachi, at le...
02.07.2015 - 16:09
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Navin urges people to reject Mahinda and “consign him into the dustbin of history”
“Mahinda same old stuff...old tape...nothing new for the people...people will put you in dustbin of history...sad to see you fall step by step like this...,” Posted Tourism and Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake and said people would reject Mr. Rajapaksa and consign him into the dustbin of history....
02.07.2015 - 10:07
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Cyber-related risks a global threat of “bloodless war,” - PM at the launch of Digital India week
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today described cyber-related risks as a global threat of “bloodless war,” and called upon the nation’s IT community to serve the entire world by building credible cyber-security systems. He was speaking at the launch of the Digital India week in New Delhi tod...
01.07.2015 - 22:26
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Sri Lanka’s ’15 Kunming take surpasses $2M
Sri Lankan biz, facilitated by EDB strongly raged at the recent Kunming international fair in China notching initial an income surpassing $2 Mn-and some eager Lankan firms are still continuing in the mainland having been asked by keen Chinese firms to stay back and conclude initial agreements for fu...
01.07.2015 - 09:07
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Multi Religious Ceremonies in Ratnapura to bless former President Chandrika Kumaratunga
The Multi-religious Forum in Imbulpe, in collaboration with the South Asia Policy & Research Institute (SAPRI) organized multi religious programmes in the Ratnapura district, on June 18th, with the participation of children of all four religions, to invoke blessings on former President Chandrika...
01.07.2015 - 08:57
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Democracy and Nagaland
India is, undoubtedly, the largest democratic nation in the world. It has multi-party system in its democracy. There are many countries in the world where such multi-party systems have been successful in their respective democracies. Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Ita...
01.07.2015 - 08:39 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Sri Lankan general election: The return of Mahinda Rajapaksa
While Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Medvedev exchanged the seats of power by mutual agreement, and some goodwill, it is unlikely that there is any goodwill between the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa even if the latter is given n...
01.07.2015 - 08:24 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Sri Lanka showcased at Asia Pacific Yachting Conference
The 2-day Asia Pacific Yachting Conference, which coincided with the Singapore Yacht Show, was attended by a delegation from the Sri Lanka Government. A prominent speaker at the conference, and at the Asia Boating Forum that followed, was Simon Arrol, Managing Director of Marina Lanka (Pvt) Limited...
30.06.2015 - 08:21
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Sri Lanka showcased at Asia Pacific Yachting Conference
The 2-day Asia Pacific Yachting Conference, which coincided with the Singapore Yacht Show, was attended by a delegation from the Sri Lanka Government. A prominent speaker at the conference, and at the Asia Boating Forum that followed, was Simon Arrol, Managing Director of Marina Lanka (Pvt) Limited...
30.06.2015 - 08:18
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Mick Jagger's soup story
One of Mick Jagger’s hit number ‘Too many cooks spoil the soup’ came to my mind when I started to read more frequently about Rauf Hakeem’s kitchen cabinet and in fact of our ever enlarging cabinet. Be assured with the increasing number of new parties in the fray, in August, we are bound to get an ev...
30.06.2015 - 08:04 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Bodu Bala Sena to contest in the general election
The Bodu Bala Sena , on Monday (29) announced that it will contest at the forthcoming general election under the Bodu Jana Peramuna (BJP) ticket with the symbol of cobra. BBS Chief Executive Officer Dilantha Vithanage told that the BBS has also requested the BJP to change its existing symbol from...
30.06.2015 - 07:56
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‘Heavy industries relevant in knowledge economy too’-Rishad
Despite economies such as Sri Lanka taking the knowledge economy path to drive growth, heavy industries are still important, as revealed on 27 June-and the manufacturing sub sector is the biggest contributor to Lankan industrial value addition. “Since knowledge economy is seen as “mostly digital” s...
29.06.2015 - 18:04
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Sri Lanka beat Pakistan and the weather
As we predicted in Asian Tribune of 27 June; ‘Anyhow Sri Lankan team is placed in a formidable position bar the weather’ and it happened true to our words, under Angelo Mathews wise captaincy the Lankans beat Pakistan and the weather at Colombo P. Sara Oval. They avenged the defeat to the visitors i...
29.06.2015 - 17:54 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Goal of fasting during Holy Ramadan!
Muslims are under intense surveillance and attacks globally while many Muslims deliberately harm fellow Muslims and bring bad name for Islam. It is because they have no faith in God or Islam. They live for themselves, their focus being on material profits, even work against Islam and Muslim communit...
29.06.2015 - 09:33 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Sri Lanka initiates collaboration with CERN
: Sri Lanka and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) have entered into an agreement to begin cooperation between CERN and the scientific community in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka‘s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha and the Director General of CERN...
29.06.2015 - 07:40
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