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Government supports livelihood development for conflict affected families in the North and Eastern Provinces
The Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs is currently implementing a livelihood development programme for the internally displaced conflict affected families and refugee returnees under the guidance of Minister, D.M.Swaminathan. The programme basically...
09.05.2016 - 08:25
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Kejriwal Wants Odd-Even Rule Permanently
Accounts of the Tughlaq rule during the 14th century Delhi Sultanate are not very flattering. It was a time of whims, cruelty and torture. To compare some of the acts of the Delhi government, presided over by Arvind Kejriwal, to those medieval times may be an exaggeration. But at least a section of...
09.05.2016 - 08:18 By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
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The Transit of Mercury
On Monday, the shadow of Mercury, the innermost planet of our Solar System, will appear to be passing across the Sun as a dot in a process known as the transit of Mercury. It will begin at 11:12GMT and last for over 7 hours before dying down at 18:42GMT. It may not generate the enthusiasm of a sol...
08.05.2016 - 12:21 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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South Asian Dirtiest Intelligence Game
Proactive, reactive, offensive and counter intelligence operations are obligatory elements of well comprehensive thoughtful intelligence plan of proxy wars. Usually, the plans of such nature in proxy wars are being executed through organized intelligence network in the rival countries. Execution o...
08.05.2016 - 12:14 By Zaheerul Hassan
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Create better, longer lives for the greatest number of people in the globe
Michael R. Bloomberg, an international leader on public health who works to create better, longer lives for the greatest number of people in the globe, states that the court rulings in India and the European Union upholding smart tobacco policies will help save millions of lives and help young peop...
08.05.2016 - 12:02 By Manjari Peiris
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Lalin’s Column: Splendor of a Revival -Jaffna
The first time I visited Jaffna was in 1961 for Captain, (later Major General) George Thevanayagam’s marriage to Ms Sanders. He was in the Sinha Regiment like me. This January (2016), we went with a close relative from the USA and her friend in the crack Chinese ‘Blue’ express train to Jaffna. It...
08.05.2016 - 07:47 By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
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India: Tamil Nadu poll 2016– Electoral promises: false or genuine?
Apparently governments promote corruption because ministers and high officals also want to make money though bribery and illegal deals. Officals and frauds help the ministers and even MLAs and MPs also make family wealth. Once elected, the MLAs and ministers ignore the people and constituencies as t...
08.05.2016 - 05:57 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Major General Sumith Manawadu passed away – No details of Funeral Arrangements
Major General Sumith Manawadu (55) has passed away while receiving treatment at the National hospital, Colombo, yesterday morning, Military Spokesman Brig. Jayanath Jayaweera said. He was admitted to the National Hospital after being critically injured on 4 May around 6.40 am, when a wooden beam...
07.05.2016 - 09:51
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Speaker appointed a four member committee, to investigate and report, on the result of vote on Supplementary Estimate
A tense situation prevailed in Sri Lankan Parliament yesterday - this time about the votes count regarding the supplementary vote that took place on Thursday evening (5th May). Sri Lanka Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday told the House that he has appointed a four member committee to i...
07.05.2016 - 08:35
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International Waters Conference in Sri Lanka
The 8th Global Environment Facility (GEF) Biennial International Waters Conference (IWC) will be held in Sri Lanka from the 9th to 13th May 2016 with representatives from over 80 countries. The week-long conference themed Scaling Up Investments from Source to Sea in the Context of Achieving the SD...
07.05.2016 - 08:18
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Life story of V.T.V. Deivanayanayagam Pillai - Founder of Eswaran Brothers
The life story of Deivanayanayagam Pillai is now translated and published in Sinhalese. It tells how to maintain good relationships, in the business world and the rapport one should maintain in dealing with their respective customers. "Lovak Eliya Kala Maha Pahan Tamba", the Sinhala translation o...
07.05.2016 - 08:06 Reviewed by E. Weerapperuma
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Golden Jubilee of Washington Buddhist Vihara marked
The first Theravada Buddhist monastic community in the United States incorporated as a religious society under the patronage of Most Venerable Madihe Pannasiha Mahanayake Thera in Washington, D.C. celebrated its Golden Jubilee last week attended by Buddhists and well wishers from all over America. T...
06.05.2016 - 08:45 Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune US National Correspondent
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All top 20 global shipping lines call on Colombo’-Rishad at #WEDF2016
Due to Sri Lanka’s strategic location, all top twenty global shippers call on historic Colombo port –and Sri Lanka’s central geographic location is a great drawcard for the 16th World Export Development Forum (WEDF) session to be held in Colombo this October, as revealed on 05 May in Colombo. “WED...
06.05.2016 - 08:13
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Corruption, liquor, price rise, unemployment and Hindutva - issues in Tamil Nadu poll 2016!
With two weeks left for the people of Tamil Nadu to queue up before the poll booths to decide their own fate as well as the future of their children in the corruption-liquor ridden, latest pre-poll predictions cast the dominant corrupt – and hence richest - Dravidian parties ruling AIADMK and former...
06.05.2016 - 08:06 Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal,
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Parliament voted to suspend for a week, two MPs for instigating the clash on Tuesday
Sri Lankan Parliament yesterday approved the proposal to suspend for a week from Parliament, effective from today, two members of Parliament - Deputy Minister of Internal, Cultural and Wayamba Development and UNP MP Palitha Thewarapperuma and UPFA Gampaha District MP Prasanna Ranaweera for in...
06.05.2016 - 07:40
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Clash Report recommends disciplinary action against MPs Palitha Thewarapperuma and Prasanna Ranaweera
The report compiled on the clash which broke out in Parliament yesterday recommends the highest possible disciplinary action against MPs Palitha Thewarapperuma(UNP) and Prasanna Ranaweera (UPFA) for causing the tense situation to escalate into an exchange of blows, according to sources. The repor...
05.05.2016 - 10:02
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Landmark victories for global health – major defeat for the tobacco industry
High courts in India and the European Union today upheld strong measures to reduce tobacco use, including requirements for large, graphic health warnings on tobacco products and in the EU, a ban on flavoured tobacco products, including menthol, and authority for countries to adopt standardized plain...
05.05.2016 - 08:41 By Manjari Peiris
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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya calls for an investigation into yesterday’s brawl in Parliament
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya calls for an investigation into yesterday’s brawl in Parliament and assigned Deputy Speaker Thilanga Sumathipala and Deputy Chairman of Committees Selvam Adaikkilanathan to submit a report of the investigations immediately. Addressing the House soon after it had been sum...
04.05.2016 - 05:48
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Superb example for other countries, including Sri Lanka to be more serious – Uruguay has successfully done it!
Two international studies conducted in Uruguay reveal that compared to indoor air contamination levels and nicotine levels before and after the smoking ban in the country, there is roughly 90 percent reduction in both. A 2010 national study revealed that there was a 22 percent drop in admissions...
04.05.2016 - 05:16 By Manjari Peiris
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Pakistan issues Commemorative Postal stamp to honor Prominent Christian Leader
The Government of Pakistan has issued a commemorative postage stamp in recognition of the services of prominent Pakistan movement activist and Christian minority leader Dewan Bahadur S.P. Singha. Lauding the services of Dewan Bahadur SP Singha, President Mamnoon Hussain said that dynamic nations a...
04.05.2016 - 05:08
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