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A Charge to the People of Burma Residing in Canada
On March 2nd. 1962, the day the military takeover Burma, Eugene’s Younger brother Sao Myee Myee Thaike was deliberately shot on that night as the Burmese army raided the President’s home. Since then more than half of the past-century, the various military administrations of Burma, was one of the wor...
20.07.2014 - 11:05 Keynote speech by Prof. B T Win*
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The Bloodbath of Job Cuts at Microsoft
The unprecedented job cuts announced by Microsoft on Thursday, took even the most pessimistic analysts in the industry by complete surprise: on one hand, it is the biggest in the 39-year-old history of the software giant; while adding insult to the injury, on the other hand, Microsoft is going to do...
20.07.2014 - 09:41 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Letter from America: Israel’s Nazi-like criminal campaign in Gaza
Back in the early 1980s when I was a graduate student at University of California, the student community organized a seminar on the Palestine-Israel conflict. It was before the 1982 invasion of Lebanon (oddly codenamed Operation Peace for Galilee), but Israel had already annexed a strip of souther...
20.07.2014 - 09:35 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Large Carter Appears in the Yamal Peninsula (End Of the World) of northern Russia
Mysterious 'gigantic' hole in remote region spotted by helicopters over gas-rich Yamal peninsula - its name means the 'end of the world' ' The Siberian Times has reported. Extraordinary aerial images show a mysterious hole which experts say may be up to 262 feet wide is found in the Yamal Peninsu...
20.07.2014 - 08:33
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‘Do not be a statistic, but own the information that shapes programmes’
Engaging key populations in HIV responses is fundamental not only because these affected communities are at an elevated risk of HIV acquisition but also they are key to HIV responses. Sonya Arreola from the Global Fund for MSM and HIV (MSMGF) said at a pre-conference meeting around XX International...
20.07.2014 - 07:49 By Bobby Ramakant - Citizen News Service (CNS)
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India’s Air Staff Chief Calls on President Rajapaksa
India’s Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees this evening. During the discussion with President Rajapaksa, Air Chief Marshal Raha told President Rajapaksa that he had very fruitful meetings with defence officials in Sri Lanka. T...
19.07.2014 - 09:19
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A tragedy after another!
Malaysian airline MH370 disappeared without any trace, with 239 people on board, on 8th of March and now the same airline flight MH17 has crashed over Ukraine under controversial circumstances with 298 people on board. We learn 189 of them are Dutch and 80 of the total passengers are children. Sa...
19.07.2014 - 09:09 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Sri Lanka expresses condolence on the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH 17
It is with profound shock and deep sadness that Sri Lanka received the news of the crash of the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH 17 in Eastern Ukraine, which resulted in the tragic loss of many innocent lives, including those of infants. The Government together with the people of Sri Lanka conveys hea...
19.07.2014 - 08:59
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What has TB got to do in an AIDS Conference?
Well almost everything. Tuberculosis (TB) remains the most common AIDS-defining illness and the leading cause of death in people living with HIV (PLHIV) with 1 in 5 HIV-associated deaths in 2012 attributed to TB. At least one third of the 35.3 million living PLHIV worldwide are infected with latent...
19.07.2014 - 08:52 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Dr Chris Nonis met with Prince El Hassan Bin Talal of Jordan
Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the UK, Dr Chris Nonis, met Prince El Hassan of Jordan during his visit to London. In Jordan, Prince El Hassan established the Royal Scientific Society, the Arab Thought Forum, the Higher Council for Science and Technology, and the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith...
19.07.2014 - 08:44
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The Kandy Agreement and Aung San’s death
July 19 marks the 67th death anniversary of a great Asian leader, assassinated in a failed attempt at regime change. The victim, General Aung San, architect of Myanmar’s independence, was to become the country’s first Head of State after the departure of the British colonialists. Myanmar, as we k...
19.07.2014 - 08:34 By Janaka Perera
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Modi Raj In Public Perception
Rather than regretting that he was denied the pleasure of a 100-day ‘honeymoon’, Narendra Modi, the prime minister, should be pondering about the negative public perception of certain actions his government taken soon after assuming power. Of course, there are not decisions like the Saarc constellat...
19.07.2014 - 08:13 By Atul Cowhish* - Syndicate Features
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Mothers of all Palestinians must be killed: Israeli MP
A well-known Israeli politician and parliament member has branded Palestinians as terrorists, saying mothers of all Palestinians should also be killed during the ongoing Israeli assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, Daily Sabah (Turkish Daily Newspaper) reported. Ayelet Shaked of the ultra-nationa...
18.07.2014 - 09:05
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Industrialist Honoured for Significant Contribution for Growth of Polymer Industry
Mr. Kaushal Rajapaksa, Chairman / Managing Director, Kalhari Group of Companies, received the Plastics and Rubber Institute’s prestigious Merit Award for his significant contribution towards the development and growth of Sri Lanka’s Polymer Industry. In the image he is seen receiving the award f...
18.07.2014 - 07:31
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Middle East No More Attractive Job Market
Indian nurses and workers who were able to return home safely from the bloody civil strife in Iraq and nearby areas have reportedly said they would ‘never’ return to the country. Their bitterness is understandable because most of them were in the midst of or close to the areas of gun battles, tank f...
18.07.2014 - 07:23 By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
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The indigestion of politics!
Yes, this indigestion is caused by the round the clock politics and mushrooming political parties, especially in South East Asia. Don’t be surprised to see a one man party and strangely enough, sometimes, he will turn out to be the king maker in tipping the balance of power for a slightly bigger p...
18.07.2014 - 07:18 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Minister Basil Rajapakse In Shangai to participate in promotional Event Series
As a part of his official tour of China, the Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa, visited Shanghai as Special Envoy of President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Trade and Commerce from 3rd to 6th July 2014. This visit also coincided with the “Sri Lanka Shines in Shanghai” promotional event, co-ord...
18.07.2014 - 07:06
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Indian Doctor Trupti Gilada to get Fellowship Award at AIDS 2014
A Mumbai-based Indian doctor, Dr Trupti Gilada Baheti, is a recipient of the prestigious Fellowship Award on HIV and Drug Abuse Research from the International AIDS Society (IAS), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and French National Agency for Research on AIDS and Viral Hepatitis (ANRS)....
18.07.2014 - 06:54 B y Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Are Buddhist institutions needed to safeguard the Buddha Dhamma?
Throughout Sri Lankan history, historians claim that for periods of varying lengths, Buddhism had been lost and then regained in the country. The debate should be about what was lost, and whether it was the Dhamma or the institutions that purportedly safeguard the Dhamma. One should also question wh...
17.07.2014 - 16:45 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Nominations called for Elections to Uva provincial council elections
Nominations have been called for Elections to the Uva provincial council and would be received from July 30 to August 6 at the nomination centres in the respective District Secretariats, the Election Department said. The relevant Gazette Notification was to be issued yesterday. According to Ele...
17.07.2014 - 08:10
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