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Debate: What do post-2015 strategic development goals mean to us?
In the year 2000, countries of the world had agreed to meet the 8 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. Numerous consultative processes have been taking place around the world on what should be the development goals post-2015. A draft list of 17 Strategic Development Goals (SDGs) and 168 targ...
24.08.2014 - 05:59 By Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service – CNS
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Playing Football With Bharat Ratna
Politicians, generally not famous for their love of sports, have been accused of playing football with the Bharat Ratna (BR) nominations. While they have awarded it to a cricketer (Sachin Tendulkar), they are said to be seriously considering the name of a legendry hockey player, Dhyan Chand. In this...
23.08.2014 - 08:29 By Allabaksh - Syndicate Features
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Will illegal migrants outnumber northeast indigenous people in 30 years?
A decade ago, then Assam Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Ajay Singh made a startling revelation that about 6000 illegal Bangladeshis were entering into Assam daily. If his statement was correct, then the fate of the northeast people is terribly at stake. Now after 10 years, one can simply imagine what will b...
23.08.2014 - 08:14 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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TNA visit to India: Modi should direct them back to Sri Lanka
According to press reports, a TNA delegation is India and they are billed to meet Prime Minister Modi to discuss a political solution based on the full implementation of the 13th Amendment. If Mr Modi is to be taken for his word that the Sri Lankan issues is something for Sri Lankans to discu...
23.08.2014 - 08:05 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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UK Visa Applicants Arrested For Fraud
A 42-year old Sri Lankan woman and her two adult daughters who applied together for UK visas were arrested yesterday for using deception in their applications by applying in multiple identities. The applicants were referred by the UK Visas and Immigration to Fraud Investigations Bureau police in Co...
22.08.2014 - 08:59
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A Vietnamese MPs' Delegation Visited Parliament
A delegation of members of the National Assembly of Vietnam led by the head of Justice Committee Nguyen Van Hien yesterday visited Parliament and held bilateral talks with Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody at the Parliament complex. Mr Van Hien said that his government hoped to expand the bilatera...
22.08.2014 - 08:48
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Two More New Tamil Deputy Ministers
Two Tamil parliamentarians took oaths before President Mahinda Rajapaksa as deputy ministers at Temple Trees yesterday morning (21 August). Democratic People's Congress leader and Colombo district parliamentarian Praba Ganeshan was sworn in as Deputy Minister in Telecommunications and Information T...
22.08.2014 - 08:42
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India That Is Hindustan
Some eminent members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party have mercifully come out with a very simple prescription to end the cycle of communal strife in the country and remove cantankerous religion and caste-based differences among them: Everyone who lives in ‘Hindustan’ (India) should call himself...
22.08.2014 - 00:24 By Tushar Pundit - Syndicate Features
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Japanese Vice-Minister Calls on President Rajapaksa
Japan’s Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Mr. Manabu Sakai called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday (Aug. 19). President Rajapaksa conveyed Sri Lanka’s appreciation to Japan for its continued support at international forums, poin...
20.08.2014 - 20:36
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Center’s response on the Assam-Nagaland border row questionable
After frantic pleadings to the Center by two helpless chief ministers of Assam and Nagaland for its immediate intervention to the unfortunate border clashes that broke out on August 12, the Center’s lackluster response dashed hopes of people of the two states. The Center says it cannot intervene for...
20.08.2014 - 06:15 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Just hitting the ball is not elegance
This is with reference to the Sri Lanka’s victory in the second and final Test played against Pakistan in Colombo at SSC Ground. As widely expected it was a fitting farewell for an outstanding player, Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lanka has produced. Despite Rangana Herath's magnificent piece of bowling...
19.08.2014 - 07:30 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Political Polarization dangerous for Nuclear Pakistan
Imran Khan “Azadi Long March and Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri “Inqlab Long March” reached in Capital of Pakistan on 15 August 2014. Both the leaders are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, reelection after carrying out electoral reforms through technology oriented voting system and...
19.08.2014 - 06:22 By Zaheerul Hassan
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Indian Independence Day Concert : Live Performance by Shaan
To commemorate the 68th Independence Day of India, the Indian CEO Forum, in collaboration with the High Commission of India in Sri Lanka, organized an Independence Day Concert by the famous Indian singer, Shaan (Shantanu Mukherjee) at Stein Studio in Colombo on 17 August 2014. The President of Sri...
19.08.2014 - 06:05
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Past, present and future attempts to measure childhood TB
The first estimates of the global burden of TB in children given by the WHO in 2012, suggested that there might be 530,000 children suffering from it. Subsequently there has been an uptake in the research in this field. A recent mathematical modelling study on the burden of childhood TB in 22 high-b...
18.08.2014 - 20:15 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Mahela Jayewardene : a legend in Sri Lankan test cricket
Sri Lankan cricket fans will miss the excellence of Mahela Jayawardene in test matches. Still I can remember the way Mahela came for batting in his test debut at R.Premadasa stadium in 1997, the historical test which Sri Lankans have scored the world record of highest runs per inning in test Vs...
18.08.2014 - 19:54 By Nalin Abeysekera
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First hand Syrian account reveals Lanka a destination beyond Gulf
For the first time, Syrian investors' view on trading and investing in Sri Lanka has been revealed in a first-hand account on 13 August in Colombo. And the cash rich Syrians want to set up active projects first, rather than sending a stream of hot funds. “As countries, Gulf economies are richer th...
18.08.2014 - 19:40
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Letter from America: What a week!
This past week, Hollywood actor Robin Williams, one of the funniest guys in the planet, took his own life by committing suicide. He was suffering from depression, anxiety and the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. It is so difficult to believe that Robin who amused so many through his acting and s...
18.08.2014 - 20:11 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Volatility on Ukraine’s Eastern Front: President Putin’s dangerous military manoeuvres
In fluctuating order of volatility, the crises in Iraq and Ukraine swap their relative positions around, while generating more heat and sound than any pleasant form of light, as the clueless world has been forced to witnesses the combined morbid spectacle from a comfortable distance in total bewilde...
17.08.2014 - 08:39 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Kohima Press Club members called on Governor
Nagaland Governor PB Acharya said he wanted to make the Kohima Raj Bhavan a “people’s Bhavan” and further disclosed that common men were yet to see their Bhavan. Informing this to the members of the Kohima Press Club (KPC) who called on him at his official residence here Saturday, the Governor s...
17.08.2014 - 05:53 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Seychelles Health Minister Calls on President Rajapaksa
The Seychelles Minister of Health Mrs. Mitcy Larue called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday (Aug. 14) afternoon. Accompanied by the Chief Executive Officer of the Seychelles Health Care Agency Dr. Suresh Menon and several other high-level health officials from Seychelles, Min...
16.08.2014 - 22:20
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