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Which is lesser of the Two Evils?
With the Nationwide ceasefire and elections approaching, an average non-Myanmar ethnic nationality will be conjecturing of which one is of the lesser evil, since he has to choose between the two Myanmar groups to be his boss, either the Tatmadaw backed USDP or the pro democratic forces led by NLD? N...
31.07.2015 - 08:35 By Kanbawza Win
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Disambiguation of Self-determination: What exactly does the TNA want? Do they have an ulterior motive?
The direct and indirect motive of territoriality and challenges to the belief that territorial integrity is more important than self-determination has led to more conflicts within many states The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) of Sri Lanka, the dominant Tamil political grouping in the North of Sri La...
30.07.2015 - 23:19 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Rishad assists Welioya devotees for Jasmine Offering
More than 400 Buddhist families of Welioya Sinhala Division were assisted by Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen to take part in the grand scale Pichchamal Pooja event held in Anuradhapura. The devoted families of Welioya who were looking forward to attend 25 July grand scale Pich...
30.07.2015 - 15:06
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The Litro Gas refutes Bandula Gunawardena’s allegations
The Litro Gas Lanka Ltd refuted allegations that the government has signed a MoU with Shell Gas Ltd to purchase Gas at US D 105 per MT, contrary to international tender procedures. This allegation was leveled by former Minister Bandula Gunawardena. He also alleged that the Government has approved...
30.07.2015 - 08:50
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President signs Condolence Book
Mr. Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka, today visited the High Commission of India in Colombo to convey his condolences on the demise of the former President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. President Sirisena signed the Condolence Book and fondly recalled his meeting with Dr. Kalam last...
29.07.2015 - 23:08
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ISIS and ISIL Terrorism – A Scourge on the Muslims and the world
The world is struck with fear, dread, shock and consternation in witnessing a gory, sanguinary behavior on a daily basis, by a group of psychopathic murderous debauched maniacs calling themselves, Islamic State in the hope that they could empower themselves by the recruitment of the morally corrupt...
29.07.2015 - 09:16 By M. Zulkifli Nazim
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Monitoring tobacco use is central to understanding and reversing the tobacco epidemic
A compilation of national survey data of adults 15 years and over collected in 22 low and middle income countries between 2008 and 2013 reveals that monitoring tobacco use is central to understanding and reversing the tobacco epidemic. Countries can use the Global Adults Tobacco Survey (GATS) Atlas...
29.07.2015 - 09:07 By Manjari Peiris
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Over 110 civil society organizations, political parties and trade unions signed an agreement with United National Front for Good Governance
Over 110 civil society organizations, political parties and trade unions yesterday signed an agreement with the UNP led United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) to defeat the reactionary forces striving to reverse the victories gained by the people in the aftermath of January 8 Presidenti...
29.07.2015 - 09:04
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“My memory of the last day with the great Kalam sir,” - former President's aide
This was posted on Facebook at 4 am by the former President's aide, Srijan Pal Singh. Here is the full text of the post: What I will be remembered for... my memory of the last day with the great Kalam sir... It has been eight hours since we last talked - sleep eludes me and memories keep flushing d...
29.07.2015 - 00:11 By the former President's aide, Srijan Pal Singh.
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Sri Lankan President Condoles the Death of Dr A P J Abdul Kalam
I am deeply saddened by the demise of former President of India Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, an outstanding visionary, a great teacher and an unparalleled human being, said Sri Lanka President Maithripala Srisena. In his condolence message Sri Lanka President pointed out, “During his visit to Sri Lanka la...
28.07.2015 - 22:57
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Deceitful Alliance in Search of Good Governance
A new alliance has been forged by the United National Party (UNP) with some other political groupings under the banner United National front for Good Governance (UNFGG). All component parties of UNFGG are well established in Parliament for a number of years either as the main ruling party or as coal...
28.07.2015 - 15:53 By Dr.M.A.Mohamed Saleem
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Why Support the Regime that is against Peace, Democracy and the Union?
An average Burmese could not comprehend of why the West led by the US is supporting the Burmese regime and the Myanmar Tatmadaw that is not only against Democracy and Peace but also against the Union of the country itself. The man in the street who had come of age and seeing things by himself for mo...
28.07.2015 - 09:06 By Kanbawza Win
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Cricket: Well done Sri Lanka in crushing ultra greedy Pakistan!
Like all other teams, Pakistanis also want as many 200s, 100s, 150s and 50s as the opponent bowlers and fielders allow, because cricket matches are staged only for making batboys shine at other’s coast while bowlers are encouraged, if not asked even by offering extra money, to offer big scores and g...
27.07.2015 - 17:13 Dr. Abdul Ruff (specialist on sport fixing)
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Turkey's change of heart
This is with reference to the news report ‘Turkey moves to crush terror on all fronts’ which we read with great interest, in many international media. The growing engagement by Ankara against Isis is really welcome news for all peace loving people. How long Ankara can remain just a spectator afte...
27.07.2015 - 09:20 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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“A timely need for responsible parties to take immediate action to limit, if not prevent the use of areca-nut”
A special programme to mark the Head and Neck Cancer day which falls on 27th July has been arranged by the Centre for Research in Oral Cancer, in the Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya. The Director of the Centre, Professor WM Thilakaratne stated that several programmes are schedul...
27.07.2015 - 08:43 By Manjari Peiris
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Why not asking Prime Minister Modi to give 100 to Nagas not 80!
Two days of discussion on the Naga political issue with almost all the legislators taking part on the Floor of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly has shown very clearly that not a single legislators of the present 12th NLA is aware of the “Charter of Demands” on which the Government of India and the...
27.07.2015 - 08:31
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We wish them good luck!
Despite winning the fifth ODI quite convincingly by beating the visitors by a huge margin, this is one of the most disappointing series Sri Lanka had faced at home in the hands of any visiting team. We lost the Test and the ODI series badly. I was a witness to some of the young ones who were enthu...
27.07.2015 - 00:20 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh.
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Launching of the UPFA manifesto - 2015
The UPFA Manifesto – 2015 will be launched tomorrow at 9.00 am at Henry Pedris Ground on 28 July. The UPFA comprise of 20 political parties and nearly 100 civil society organizations and all of them are expected to participate in the launching event - Asian Tribune -
26.07.2015 - 14:13
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Sri Lankan General Election 2015: who will take us to the Promised Land?
The Sri Lankan General Election, scheduled to be taken place on August 17, is in full swing and the expatriate community as a whole is as keen as the local population back home in watching the latest developments. Although, after months of speculations – and denials as well – it started on a dull no...
26.07.2015 - 14:03 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Mahinda will pay for using State-provided vehicles for election campaigning
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will also pay for using State-provided vehicles for election campaigning, his press office announced. A payment of Rs. 100,000 on this account had been remitted to the presidential secretariat a news release said. Earlier Cabinet has approved a proposal which stat...
26.07.2015 - 08:57
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