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ASEAN MPs call for the release of human rights defenders in Cambodia
Parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia today called for the immediate and unconditional release of five human rights defenders (HRDs) currently detained and facing charges in Cambodia. Joining with more than 50 national, regional, and international civil society organizations to launch a ren...
08.08.2016 - 11:15
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Pakistan’s Air Chief in Sri Lanka
Chief of Air Staff of Pakistan Air Force Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday, on a two day official visit on the invitation of the Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force Air Marshal G.P Bulattsinghala. During his stay, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman will call on President of...
08.08.2016 - 09:06
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75 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees from in Tamil Nadu are arriving Sri Lanka on the 09th
Seventyfife Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu, India are arriving Sri Lanka under the UNHCR facilitated voluntary repatriation programme. There are three voluntary repatriation movements - on Tuesday August 09, 2016 consisting 29 persons (7 families) scheduled to arrive through Mihin Lanka A...
08.08.2016 - 08:57
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Test series victory celebrations continued throughout the weekend
Die hard cricket fans continued to celebrate Sri Lanka’s Test victories throughout the weekend. I noted one particular fan celebrating the team’s Test series victory against Australia with his friends in one of the well-known holiday resort at Bentota. The fan, Seyed Faiz, was proudly wearing a T Sh...
08.08.2016 - 08:48 By S.H.Moulana from Colombo
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Lalin’s Column: Police Hospital -Shocking and disgraceful negligence, criminal or not - IGP to the rescue
The reports in the Sunday papers of alleged medical negligence at the 180 bed Police hospital in the death of a retired police officer, (SDIG Leo Perera) are distressing. A case even of criminal negligence has been suggested. The IGP when informed of the allegations decided it was a case for the CID...
07.08.2016 - 10:18 By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
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The Need of Taking the Events in the Middle East Seriously
The falling oil price has started grabbing headlines again, despite experiencing a few spikes in recent months, owing to the combined impact of the sentiments and the infectious optimism of influential speculators. The latest fall, however, is directly related to the fact that the US shale industry...
07.08.2016 - 08:23 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Indian Grant Supported Cultural Centre in Jaffna – Construction Commenced
On the request of the Government of Sri Lanka, the Government of India has provided grant of Rs. 1.7 Billion to construct a Cultural Centre in Jaffna District. Under the Guidance and Direction of the President Maithripala Sirisena, the Cultural Centre will be located on a plot of land adjacent to t...
07.08.2016 - 08:11
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Turning India Into Venice
The Twitter crowd lost no time in mocking the quick transformation of ‘Gurugram’—Gurgaon for most people--after a sharp shower into Venice (or Florence), an Italian city of flowing canals where boats are the only mode of inter-city transport. But in comparing their city with a renowned tourist desti...
06.08.2016 - 08:18 By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
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Democracy Misunderstood and Abused
In vain do we boast that knowledge and intelligence in the 21st century had broken down all the strongholds of prejudice, ignorance, and superstition; and yet, at this very time, you can see that partisanship, injustice, total lack of elegance, covetousness, envious eagerness and extreme greed for m...
06.08.2016 - 08:07 By Zulkifli Nazim
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Work starts on Sri Lanka Rubber Masterplan
Work on the much awaited Sri Lanka Rubber Industry Masterplan has commenced in earnest with Industry and Commerce Ministry implementing a major portion of projects outlined in it. Meanwhile, an upbeat India says that an Indian team will be in town as early as next week to discuss none other than the...
06.08.2016 - 07:58
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Time World Punishes Pakistan For Its Terrorist Enterprise
When veteran diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad appeared before a joint meeting of US Congressional panels on Terrorism, Non-Proliferation, Trade and Asia and the Pacific issues on July 12 afternoon and exposed Pakistan’s perfidious games of terrorism, he did not disclose anything new, much less earth shatt...
05.08.2016 - 07:56 By Malladi Rama Rao - Syndicate Features
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U.S. Continues Support for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Sri Lanka
As part of its commitment to support sustainable economic growth in Sri Lanka, the Embassy of the United States of America supports expert American speakers and ongoing programs to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship across the country. “Our continuous outreach to students, academics, and entr...
05.08.2016 - 05:19
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E-waste likely to affect human health
"E-waste can give rise to a number of toxic by-products while the hazardous components are processed. They are likely to affect human health". A project has been implemented to raise awareness on Positive Behavioral Change on E-waste Management among school children, related business communities an...
06.08.2016 - 07:45 By Manjari Peiris
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Silent Tears Of The August In Bangladesh History
The August, the 8th month of the zodiac, named after the great Greek emperor Augustus is an eventful month in the annals of history of this subcontinent. Augustus was the founder of the Roman Empire and its first Emperor, ruling from 27 BC until his death in AD 14. August 18. The month August also...
05.08.2016 - 04:55 By Rabindranath Trivedi
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Pak Premier calls for joint efforts to combat regional challenges in SAARC meeting
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has declared that Pakistan is committed to jointly working with SAARC member states in fighting terrorism, corruption and organized crimes. He was addressing inaugural session of the SAARC Interior Ministers' Conference in Islamabad this morning. The Prime Minister sa...
05.08.2016 - 04:41
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‘Time for a Lankan corporate to be in Morgan Stanley Index’-Rishad at OBG Country Report launch
It is time that the high performing Sri Lankan corporate sector to be featured in global market classifications. In this light, Sri Lanka is proud to be part of the 23 country frontier country market group announced this June by a leading global financial services firm, according the Minister of Ind...
04.08.2016 - 10:43
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Dog Bites Dog!
To illustrate what constitutes ‘news’ students of journalism are told that dog bites man is no news but man biting dog is—because it is rather unusual. But nothing is said about the more common dog bites (barks, to be more precise). And when this phenomenon concerns the men and women in the media wo...
04.08.2016 - 09:03 By Tushar Charan - Syndicate Features
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New UN Resident Coordinator takes office
Ms. Una McCauley yesterday presented her credentials to Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs, as the new Resident Coordinator for the United Nations and the Resident Representative for UNDP in Sri Lanka. As the most senior UN Official in the country, Ms. McCauley will lead the UN Cou...
04.08.2016 - 08:56
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Sangaree urges Tamil Parliamentarians to resign their seats if can’t prevent opening up of camps in the North and the East
V.Anandsangaree, Secretary General of the Tamil United Liberation Front has urged Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi Parliamentarians to resign their parliamentary seats if can’t prevent the opening up of camps all over the North and the East. Anandsangaree has also objected to Government’s policy of a...
04.08.2016 - 08:48
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Award of scholarships by the Ceylon Estate Workers’ Education Trust
Applications are invited from the children of estate workers, who are resident on estates, for award of scholarships by the Ceylon Estate Workers’ Education Trust (CEWET). These scholarships are available for G.C.E. Advanced Level, Undergraduate courses and for students undergoing Vocational/ Tech...
03.08.2016 - 04:38
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