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Wholesale giant SATHOSA returns to Lankan FMCG after 13 years
After a 13-year long hiatus, Sri Lanka’s state controlled wholesale giant CWE has actively re-entered the domestic FMCG market on 10 April. The Cooperative Wholesale Establishment (CWE), the 1949 born Sri Lanka’s oldest state owned corporation to be active even today after 67 years, unveiled its n...
11.04.2016 - 20:34
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Global Challenges in Generating Electricity
Sri Lanka, which recently went through one of the worst power crises in the living memory, may be exploring the possibility of averting a similar scenario in the future, along with a feasible plan in order to deal with the growing demand for electricity, in proportion to the expansion of the realm o...
10.04.2016 - 08:48 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Letter From America: Suu Kyi must erase the apartheid stain
Thich Nhat Hanh, a Buddhist monk, wrote, "When fear becomes collective, when anger becomes collective, it’s extremely dangerous. It is overwhelming... The mass media and the military-industrial complex create a prison for us, so we continue to think, see, and act in the same way... We need the cour...
10.04.2016 - 07:03 By Habib Siddiqui
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Total of 96 Indian and 9 Sri Lankan fishermen repatriated
Sri Lanka handed over to India 96 Indian fishermen who were arrested for poaching in the country’s territorial waters, while nine Sri Lankan fishermen held by India were also handed over. Sri Lanka Navy assisted the repatriation of 96 Indian fishermen, released from Sri Lankan custody by provid...
10.04.2016 - 06:06
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The 19th Anniversary of the Annual Pilgrimage to St.Anthony’s Shrine in Padua
The 19th Anniversary of the Annual Pilgrimage to St.Anthony’s Shrine in the Prato Della Valle in Padua is scheduled to be held on Sunday the 1st of May, 2015. According to Mons.Neville Joe Perera, the National Coordinator - The Prato Della Valle in Padua is the biggest and one of the most be...
10.04.2016 - 05:54
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TN poll 2016: Vasan’s TMC joins Vaiko’s PWF, making it a powerful alliance!
Tamil Nadu poll scenario is fast changing, also the quality of politics in the South tip state. The poll process that has just begun in the state of Tamils is expected to make a sea change even in India national politics by launching new fronts to defeat the corrupt government and save the people f...
10.04.2016 - 05:34 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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‘Lanka-Pak FTA boosted trade’-Rishad
The Lanka-Pakistan FTA boosted trade between both countries-and Lankan investors are bullish on investing in Pakistan, according to Sri Lanka’s Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen. “The FTA signed by both the countries helped boost trade” said Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen...
09.04.2016 - 05:25
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Tamil Nadu poll 2016: Struggles for poll alliances to capture Chennai fort!
MDMK founder Vaiko on April 06 accused DMK leader M K Stalin and his son-in-law of trying to split Vijayakanth’s DMDK and as a result the ‘Captain’ faced a revolt in his party for his decision to align with an alliance of PWF of small parties and the Left. Vijayakanth was wooed by both DMK and BJP b...
09.04.2016 - 05:17 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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Lalin’s Column: Royalised Education
‘Hurrah for the Mary, Hurrah for the lamb, Hurrah for the Royalists who passed the buck to Trinity, drowning out the battle cry of free education’(with apologies to the version of the US civil war song ‘Battle cry for Freedom’ that used to be sung at cricket matches by some schools.) A child in t...
08.04.2016 - 08:37 By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
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Modi Sarkar Caves In On Pak Spy Charge
Indian Government’s reaction to the Pak claim of arresting an Indian spy was, to say the least, so mild that it sounded almost like an apology. It amounted to tacit acceptance of the fiction that Pakistan has been hawking for long—without any success—that India is behind the unrest in Balochistan...
08.04.2016 - 08:31
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An Unblemished Character Worthy of Emulation - Late Hon A.C.S.Hameed
Abdul Cader Shahul Hameed, famously known as A.C.S.Hameed, fondly known among his friends as Shahul, was the longest serving Minister of Foreign Affairs with considerably a long public life. Hailing from a highly reputable and educated family in Kurugoda, Akurana, he started his education at St.Anth...
08.04.2016 - 08:18 By Dickson Hemantha - Maryland, USA
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World’s largest wastewater firm ready for Sri Lanka entry
World’s largest wastewater service firm is looking to enter Sri Lanka and help modernize the country’s disposal methods. “We are the single largest wastewater management company in the world, well-known for green-tech, microbiology, biotech and nanotech innovations” said Devan Iyavoo (Manager - Ind...
08.04.2016 - 08:03
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Peace process between India and Pakistan suspended: Pakistan envoy Abdul Basit
Pakistani High Commissioner in New Delhi Abdul Basit said that according to him the peace process between India and Pakistan at present stands suspended. Basit added: "There shouldn’t be any doubt that Pakistan wants to have a normal & peaceful relationship with India. We all are aware of those...
08.04.2016 - 07:55 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Ven. Warakagoda Gnanarathana Thera is the Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter
Anunayaka Thera of the Asgiriya Chapter Ven. Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thera was appointed as the 22nd Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter of the Siyam Nikaya today. The post of Mahanayake of the Asgiriya chapter fell vacant following the demise of the most venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Ma...
07.04.2016 - 23:22
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Pak-Lankan Ministers Inaugurate Pakistan's First Textile Sector Exhibition in Karachi
Pakistan's first Textile Sector Exhibition TeXpo 2016 was inaugurated this morning by Federal Minister of Commerce Pakistan Eng Khurram Dastgir Khan, along with the Sri Lankan Minister for Commerce and Industry Rishad Bathiudeen, CE Trade Development Authority of Pakistan S.M. Muneer & Secretary...
07.04.2016 - 22:27
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe visits China: Mahinda Rajapakse vision and legacy lives on
Volte faces are not always welcome. However, this one by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe and the Yahapalanaya government is very welcome. Having criticized Mahinda Rajapakse for his leanings towards China, and condemned virtually every project funded with Chinese assistance, and making that crit...
07.04.2016 - 07:59 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Burma: NLD - Led Government Must Act To End Rohingya Crisis
Members of the European Burma Network (EBN) call upon the new government of Burma to act swiftly to start to address the Rohingya crisis in Burma/Myanmar. The past five years have seen a dramatic escalation of human rights abuses, repression, discrimination and violence against the Rohingya. Aroun...
07.04.2016 - 07:50
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Sri Lankan Commerce Minister leads high level business delegation to Pakistan
A 15-member Sri Lankan business delegation led by Minister for Commerce and Industry Rishad Bathiudeen left for Pakistan yesterday for a 4 day official visit on the invitation of his Pakistani counterpart Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan. The Sri Lankan delegation, comprising of top textile and busine...
07.04.2016 - 07:44
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Sycophancy Is God’s Gift To India
If ever there was any doubt that sycophancy trumps everything else in Indian politics, it should have been removed when one of the top leaders of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, Venkaiah Naidu, repeated what he had first said in August last year: The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, is a ‘God’s gi...
07.04.2016 - 07:35 By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
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Special Coordinator Todd Buchwald and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Manpreet Anand Conclude Visit to Sri Lanka
Special Coordinator for the U.S. Department of State Office of Global Criminal Justice Todd Buchwald and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Manpreet Anand (DAS) concluded a several-day visit to Sri Lanka, during which they met with government and political leader...
07.04.2016 - 07:26
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