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Jayalalithaa Jayaram: the Queen of Letters in the Digital Age
Ms Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, has written yet another letter to Mr Narendra Modi, the Indian Prime Minister, asking for his intervention to get some fishermen released, who were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for maritime trespassing. Ms Jayaram is no stranger to letter...
05.06.2016 - 10:10 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Vesak Celebrated in Turkey with International Participation
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Ankara celebrated Vesak on the 30th May 2016, with participation and collaboration of several countries, in Antalya, Turkey. The event was held at the Nepalese garden at EXPO-2016 in Antalya. The Nepalese garden was chosen as the venue given the fact that the Lord Buddha...
05.06.2016 - 08:15
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Cossacks ‘commen’ (The Cossacks are coming)
All the leaders of the great white father nations who made their black money in the slave trade are in trouble, no more so than Cameron. Cameron has probably mounted a traditional watch on the ‘white’ cliffs of Dover, not to detect the ghosts of a Napoleonic fleet but to hurl threats of nuclear dest...
05.06.2016 - 08:03 By A Patabendige
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Muhammad Ali, one of the greatest athletes of all time!
Muhammad Ali, the silver-tongued boxer and civil rights champion who famously proclaimed himself "The Greatest" and then spent a lifetime living up to the billing, is no more after a 32-year battle with Parkinson's disease. Muhammad Ali, revered as one of the greatest boxers of all time, has died at...
05.06.2016 - 07:43 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Nehru could foresee much ahead into Naga future, had genuine concern about Naga issue - Dr Jamir in his ‘Autobiography’
Odisha Governor and former Nagaland Chief Minister Dr SC Jamir said Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru was very clear in his understanding of the Naga issue. His (Nehru) serious concern about the Naga issue could be seen from his reply given to T Sakhrie, Secretary, Naga National Council (NNC) on August 1, 194...
05.06.2016 - 07:30 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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U.S. Prime Concern: Only to protect itself from terrorism
Washington, D.C. 04 June ( Some Sri Lankan media outlets, giving coverage to the just-released U.S. Department of State Country Reports on Terrorism- 2016 for the Year 2015 has highlighted its reference to LTTE global network which continues to collect funds and the continued opera...
04.06.2016 - 12:24 By Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune Political Note
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Pakistan’s First-ever Wesak Festival concludes successfully
The first-ever Wesak Festival organized by the Government of Pakistan was successfully concluded with the return of delegation to Colombo last evening. The Sri Lankan delegation which was invited by the Government of Pakistan to visit the Gandhara region. During their stay in Pakistan the delegation...
04.06.2016 - 06:15 Colombo: 04 June, (
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Debates and Discussions-Bulwarks of American Democracy
America has developed a democratic system of government that has grown in strength and character over the years. It takes a good look at the candidates they chose as their leaders and they take a fairly long time over it. Their method is reminiscent of the Greek tradition of city-states where almost...
04.06.2016 - 05:49 By Jesudason John Atputharajah
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Vesak lights up the sky in Havana
The “Festival of Lanterns and Illuminations” organized by the Sri Lankan Embassy in Havana on the occasion of Vesak was held from 20th – 30th May 2016 at the Sri Lankan Embassy premises in Havana for the 4th consecutive year. This year’s Vesak festival was inaugurated on 20th May 2016 with the parti...
04.06.2016 - 05:33
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Korea Hyundai backed firm enters KKS Cement race with huge $450 Mn pitch
In a new breakthrough in the on-going revival saga of historic Kankesanthurai (KKS) cement project, a South Korean conglomerate of global scale said it is vying to clinch the mega Northern project on 24 May. Interestingly, the Korean conglomerate is to enlist yet another gigantic Korean multinationa...
03.06.2016 - 08:29
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For the Dragon, friend or foe make, No difference when money matters
India and China have been talking for over three decades to resolve their border dispute. While the talks have not paved the way for an all-round healthy relations, trade has boomed. It is a one-way street though- China exports and India accepts from quality goods like air conditioners to power equi...
03.06.2016 - 08:05 By Malladi Rama Rao - (Syndicate Features):
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Sri Lanka ratifies the Trade Facilitation Agreement with the World Trade Organization (WTO)
Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the WTO in Geneva Ambassador R.D.S. Kumararatne has presented to Mr. Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General of WTO the Instrument of Acceptance of the Protocol on Trade Facilitation on 31st May 2016. Sri Lanka is the 81st Member to deposit its Instrument of Accepta...
03.06.2016 - 07:55
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Sri Lankan delegation visits Pakistan's historic Buddhist Monestry at Takht-i-Bhai
The Sri Lankan delegation led by Minister for Primary Industry, Hon. Daya Gamage and Deputy Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Hon. Anuma Gamage, which is currently in Pakistan, visited historic Buddhist site at Takht-i-Bahi in Mardan, in Pakistan. While speaking on the occasion, Emeritus...
02.06.2016 - 06:58
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India Clueless About Ending Racism
Call it ‘unfortunate’ or ‘embarrassing’ or whatever, the killing of a 29-year-old Congolese national in Delhi is a manifestation of deep-rooted racism in India. It is a malady that everyone knows exists but nobody seems to know how to stamp it out; least of all the external affairs minister despite...
02.06.2016 - 06:44 By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
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Visit to Sri Lankan of inductees into the Indian Administrative Services
Visit to Sri Lankan of inductees into the Indian Administrative Services A team of thirty six newly inducted Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officers visited Sri Lanka from 22 to 26 May 2016 as part of the foreign exposure component of the IAS induction programme at the Institute of Management...
01.06.2016 - 08:41
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Measuring Development and the life of our friend Billy Gallon.
The United Kingdom stands at No. 16 on the Human Quality Life Index. Norway is No. 1. Sri Lanka, where I come from, ranks 73rd. Having lived in all three countries plus some others I wonder whether it is a true indicator that reasonably measure Development. Countries, Cities, Townships, villages...
01.06.2016 - 08:24 Author - Shani Calyaneratne Karunaratne
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High Impact Resettlement Projects for North and East
The Government has allocated Rs.14 billion for high impact resettlement projects in the Northern and Eastern Provinces to socially upgrade and integrate the war affected families into the mainstream of development. These projects are currently being implemented on a accelerated manner by the Ministr...
31.05.2016 - 22:48
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No End To Turmoil In Nepal
28th May is a significant day in the history of Nepal, as the country was declared a Federal Democratic Republic on this day in 2008, abolishing the 273- year- old Monarchy, and vesting all executive powers in the Prime Minister. The country’s Parliament was reinstated on May 18, 2006 after a popula...
31.05.2016 - 10:17 By RC Saldi - Syndicate Features
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Life Time Achievement Award to Swamy
Rotary International will confer its highest award of Life Time Achievement to Dr Prakash M Swamy, a senior Indian-American journalist and former United Nations Correspondent at a gala investiture to be held in Chennai on June 11. The award will be presented by Dr A Surya Prakash, Chairman of Prasar...
31.05.2016 - 07:21
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Mass massacre that could have been avoided at Mullivaikkal
18th of May will go down in the history of Sri Lanka for several generations to come, as a day of mourning and as a day to remember, the massacre of several thousands of innocent men women and children and a large number of combatants and the injured of the LTTE at Mullivaikkal. This cruel massac...
31.05.2016 - 07:16 By V.Anandasangaree - Secretary General- TULF
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