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Geared up for enhancing Pakistan Sri Lanka cooperation
The Secretary Defense Sri Lanka Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa handed over 100 Pakistani manufactured Toyota Altis Cars to Sri Lankan Army Commander Lt Gen Daya Ratnayake and IG Police Mr Illangakoon for utilising as Staff Cars in the presence of Pakistani High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Maj Gen (R) Qasim Q...
24.02.2014 - 10:58
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Observing the 3rd Anniversary of the Passing of H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
On Feb. 23, 2014, people around the world will gathered to honor the life of Her Holiness Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi on the third anniversary of her passing. Shri Mataji, as she was commonly known, was an international spiritual leader and the founder of the worldwide movement Sahaja Yoga. She led a...
24.02.2014 - 10:49
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The state visit of Afghan President to Sri Lanka Postponed
The three-day state visit of Hamid Karzai, Afghan President to Sri Lanka Postponed indefinitely. According to a Press Release State visit of the President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai to Sri Lanka from 23rd to 25th February 2014 has been postponed due to an unforeseen security situation that has...
24.02.2014 - 10:37
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Letter from America: Indian Expats in Bangladesh
A couple of years ago, during my visit to Bangladesh I got a glimpse of globalization inside Bangladesh when I met some Indian Engineers who were working for a reputable home building company. A friend of mine later introduced me to some Indian engineers working for Bangladeshi ship-builders in Chi...
23.02.2014 - 12:31 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Prof Peiris Meets Sartaj Aziz - Special Advisor to Pak PM on National Security and Foreign Affairs
Professor G.L .Peiris had discussions with Mr. Sartaj Aziz, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs of Pakistan. External Affairs Minister Professor G.L .Peiris had wide-ranging discussions on Wednesday, 19th of February 2014 on the sidelines of the 35th Ses...
23.02.2014 - 12:06
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Another batch of Tamil Women to be recruited in the Sri Lankan Army
Sri Lanka Army has provided another opportunity to females in areas of the Wanni and the East to serve in the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force. Accordingly 100 females from Killinochchi and 50 females from the Eastern Province would be recruited to the Sri Lanka Army Women's Corps. Recruitment has b...
23.02.2014 - 11:54
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Sri Lanka’s 66th Independence Day Celeberated in Russia
The Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in the Russian Federation celebrated Sri Lanka’s 66th Independence Day on 4th February 2014 with the participation of a large number of Sri Lankans, diplomatic community, prominent political and business leaders of Russia. The celebration...
23.02.2014 - 11:39
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Two more skeletal remains recovered yesterday
Two more skeletal remains were recovered, when the excavation works continued yesterday for the 27th time at the Mannar Grave sites. Excavation works commenced yesterday as usual at 8.30 AM and continued till 2 PM under the direct supervision of Mannar Magistrate and also the District Judge Ana...
22.02.2014 - 13:51
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Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka for Rhineland-Palatia celebrates 60 Years of Diplomatic Relations between Sri Lanka and Germany
The Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka for Rhineland-Palatia, Mr. Nihal S. Samarasinha, organised an event to celebrate 60 Years of Diplomatic Relations between Sri Lanka and Germany and the 66th Independence Day of Sri Lanka with a reception and commercial exhibition organised in cooperation with the Emb...
22.02.2014 - 13:28
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Sri Lanka Supports China’s Initiative of a 21st Century Maritime Silk Route
A delegation led by the Director General, Department of the National Development and Reforms Commission of the People’s Republic of China, is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka from 22nd to 25th February, to discuss further the broad parameters of bilateral economic cooperation. Following closely on the h...
22.02.2014 - 12:50
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Acting C.J. Shirani Thillakawardene sworn in
Supreme Court Judge Shirani Thillakawardene was sworn in as the Acting Chief Justice before President Mahinda Rajapaksa at President's House today (21). Secretary to the President, Lalith Weeratunga was also present at the event. - Asian Tribune -
22.02.2014 - 02:58
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Sri Lanka assured unequivocal support by Cuban Leaders
Sri Lanka was assured of Cuba’s unequivocal support by Cuban leaders when they met the Minister of Environment & Renewable Energy, Susil Premajayanth during his official visit to Cuba from 17th to 19th February as the Special Envoy of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. On 19th February, Minister P...
22.02.2014 - 02:51
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Tissera Perera, our own Chris Gayle!
We have proudly shown the cricket fans all over the world that we too have a Chris Gayle in Sri Lanka. Our own Chris Gayle walked in when all our recognized batsmen have returned to the pavilion after struggling at the wicket playing so many dot balls and being given as many narrow shaves. We wer...
22.02.2014 - 01:38 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Ceylon Tobacco Company to produce and supply cigarettes without changes to its current packs
Ceylon Tobacco Company has challenged in the Court of Appeal, the Tobacco Products Regulations and the Court has reserved its order till 12th May and the Tobacco company has decided to the market as usual without any changes to its current packs. The Tobacco Products (Labeling and Packagin...
21.02.2014 - 19:13
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Strategic communication at best: Sri Lanka's Amza does it again
Sri Lanka’s Head of Mission to the European Union, Ambassador Amza has a remarkable gift of cogently presenting facts, while separating fiction, listing in a methodical manner Sri Lanka's case largely misunderstood by the international community (meaning the West) because of this South Asian nation'...
21.02.2014 - 12:12 Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune Foreign News Desk
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Five more skeletal remains were dug out yesterday
Five more skeletal remains were dug out yesterday at the Mannar grave site, when excavation works continued for the 26th time. So far a total of 75 skeletal remains have been excavated at the grave site. Excavation works commenced as usual at 8.30 AM and continued till 2 PM under the direct su...
21.02.2014 - 12:19
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Middeniya's MAS Asialine clinches national cleaner production gold
A Sri Lankan outerwear apparel maker operating in the deep-south and supplying to such global brands as GAP, Nike, and Polo Ralph Lauren, has emerged as the 2013 National Gold Award winner for Cleaner Production -and the national cleaner production body NCPC has reported a stunning $ 750,000 in biz...
21.02.2014 - 04:17
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Regulation under the National Authority on Tobacco unanimously passed
Regulation under the National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol Act related to pictorial warnings on cigarette packets (PHWs) covering 80% on the surface area (front & back) was unanimously passed in Parliament on 19th of February 2014. When Sri Lanka Health Minister approved the implementation...
21.02.2014 - 04:01 By Manjari Peiris
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Will Myanmar Military take part to amend constitution?
Nowadays, the most serious question of all in Myanmar probably is the constitutional amendment dilemma. Almost all political parties, civil societies, government institutions including the defense services and law professionals have put forward suggestions to a parliament-appointed panel stating th...
21.02.2014 - 03:51 By - Zin Linn
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Enough is enough: PAF Targeted Taliban Hideouts
Government suspended negotiations with Taliban when public pressures built up after repeated attacks of militants on security forces and the innocent people. According to the credible reports 308 civilians, 114 military soldiers including officers, 38 police persons have been martyrdom and 1,264 (6...
21.02.2014 - 03:45 By Zaheerul Hassan
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