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NDA Appeasement Of The Akalis Is Wrong
The Hooda government has set up a separate Haryana Gurdwara Prabhandhak Committee for the state in an obvious bid to shore up the Congress party’s electoral fortunes and to create a wedge between the Akali led government in Punjab and the BJP-led government at the centre. New Delhi has put pressure...
02.08.2014 - 07:14 By Tushar Pandit - Syndicate Features
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Chevening Scholarship Applications Open
Applications for the prestigious Chevening Scholarship programme for 2015/2016 from yesterday. Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organizations. The Scholarships offer the opportunity to study...
02.08.2014 - 07:09
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'If I Could Do It, Anyone Can!'
According to a joint UN report entitled “HIV prevention, treatment and care in prisons and other closed settings: a comprehensive package of interventions,” at least 30 million men, women and children globally go through prison systems each year, and the prevalence of HIV, STIs, hepatitis B and C an...
02.08.2014 - 07:03 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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US Embassy statement was judgmental based on erroneous and biased information
Colombo US Embassy statement was judgmental based on erroneous and biased information alleges Sri Lanka’s Ministry of External Affairs. This was in response to a media statement by the US Embassy on 28th July expressing concerns on media freedom in Sri Lanka. The External Affairs Ministry further...
01.08.2014 - 09:04
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Kunming ’14 rakes in $4.6M for Lankan biz
Sri Lanka has garnered more than $4.6 Mn orders at the recently concluded Kunming Int’l Fair in China-and this too is only from the initial overview of Kunming outcomes rather than any in-depth totals. “I am pleased of the performance of the delegation of 119 companies and businesses that I led to K...
01.08.2014 - 08:55
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Sri Lanka President Meets with Officials to Discuss ICAPP Arrangements
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, this evening at Temple Trees, met with officials to discuss arrangements for the next meeting of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP). ICAPP will take place in Colombo Sept. 18-21, 2014, under the theme "Building an Asian Community.” The eight...
01.08.2014 - 08:47
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Multi-Faith Network Urges Secretary Kerry To Raise Religious Freedom Violations With Burmese Government
Members of the US-based International Religious Freedom (IRF) Roundtable, a multi-faith informal group of organizations and individuals advocating for freedom of religion or belief, have written to US Secretary of State John Kerry ahead of his visit to Burma, urging him make it a priority to discuss...
01.08.2014 - 08:36
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Foreign Ministers of Sri Lanka and Singapore consolidate strong bilateral ties
Expansion of economic relations in the atmosphere of peace and stability prevailing in the country was the central focus of the bilateral discussions which took place in Singapore on Monday 28th July 2014, between Professor G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs,...
01.08.2014 - 08:12
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IMF Executive Director Calls on President Rajapaksa
The Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, D.C., United States, representing Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh and Bhutan, Dr. Rakesh Mohan called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday evening at Temple Trees. Commenting on the Government's initiatives toward rapid...
31.07.2014 - 17:06
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Lanka exports clinch hat trick win in first half
Sri Lanka’s exports sector has clinched a triple win for 2014 1H (January-June) –a first time event. “Latest reports are good news for our $20B goal. We should commend our committed exporters for this achievement” said an upbeat Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka) on 2...
31.07.2014 - 09:10
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Claiming award for war criminals!
I came across an interesting news item in one of the Western media and it read: ‘Last week when Israeli ambassador to the US, Ron Dermer, addressed a ‘Christian (Evangelical) for Israel’ Summit, in Washington, he said that the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) should be given the ‘Nobel Peace Prize’ for f...
31.07.2014 - 08:22 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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The Glascow Games: Showcasing The Commonwealth’s Strengths
Last week, 6,500 world-class athletes from 71 nations gathered in Glasgow for the start of the 20th Commonwealth Games. Over a week and a half, hundreds of millions of spectators will watch these athletes display their skill, strength and endurance in seventeen different disciplines. As I watched...
31.07.2014 - 08:12 By Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP
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Israeli holocaust in Gaza endorsing terrorism
On 30 July 2014, a complete family consist of seven members were killed in Israeli bombardment on a house located in Southern city of Gaza “KhanYunis”. The death toll touched to 1362 that include 312 children, 178 women and left more than 7050 injured in 23 days of Israeli brutality against Gazans....
31.07.2014 - 08:04 By Zaheerul Hassan
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Multipurpose prevention technologies for HIV and STIs in spotlight at AIDS 2014
Women of reproductive age have a need for prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV, and family planning methods. More importantly, women need prevention tools/methods that are under their control and do not leave them at the mercy of their partner, in as far as their sexual...
31.07.2014 - 07:59 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s many legacies: Full Parliamentary democracy to follow ending 30 years of Tamil Tiger terrorism?
No governance system is perfect and different models suit particular circumstances and particular times. While President J R Jayewardene is roundly criticized for introducing the Executive Presidency, the positive aspects of the governance model embodied in the 1978 constitution is often overlook...
30.07.2014 - 09:55 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Malaysia Airlines to change name
Disaster struck Malaysia Airlines reeling under pressure is considering a name change and restructuring of routes in a bid to repair its reputation, a media report has said. The Malaysian flag carrier, majority-owned by the government, is likely to change its name as part of a radical overhaul...
30.07.2014 - 08:30
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Dates confirmed for Pope Francis' trip to Sri Lanka, Philippines
The Holy See Press Office issued a comunique Tuesday confirming the dates of the Apostolic Trip of the Holy Father in Sri Lanka and the Philippines. Accepting the invitation from the civil authorities and the Episcopate, His Holiness Francis will make an Apostolic Trip to Sri Lanka from 12 to 15 J...
30.07.2014 - 08:06
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Japan positive on FTA, wants economic regime strengthened
As Sri Lanka-Japan bilateral trade jumped $890 Mn and edged to $ 900 Mn mark, a keen Japan signalled towards a Lanka-Japan FTA for the first time-albeit with a qualifier. “In terms of country risk and future potential, I believe Sri Lanka is quite promising. We consider that FTA and EPAs as very use...
30.07.2014 - 07:49
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A never ending indoor Test match!
The feud between the mothers and daughters-in-law is compared to a never ending indoor Test match and it is hard to predict the ultimate result. I read the news report about the release of a new book, 'The Mother-in-Law', with great interest. However, I believe the feud between mothers and daughter...
30.07.2014 - 07:37 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Tamil Sai devotees ‘walkathon’ to Shirdi
A group of thirteen Sai Baba devotees from Chennai walked all the way to Shirdi with "Sai Baba’s palanquin". On their arrival in Shirdi on July 27, Deputy Executive officer of Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, Appasaheb Shinde warmly welcomed and congratulated them for their 31-day feat. This is not fo...
29.07.2014 - 17:13
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