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Letter from America: Reflections on my latest trip to Bangladesh
I was in Bangladesh recently visiting my relatives and friends. The air flight from Philadelphia was long via the Qatar Airways. Previously, like many airlines Qatar Airways did not have a direct flight out of Philadelphia. Now it does, which allowed me to avoid traveling to nearby JFK airport in NY...
30.11.2014 - 03:39 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Fishermen from the North benefit by Coast Guard Awareness Program
Coast Guard personnel attached to the Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) Northern Region recently conducted an awareness program for fishermen at Point Pedro. The awareness program was held for fisher folk in Kottadi, Point Pedro. The program was conducted to educate fishermen on duties of Coast Guard, i...
29.11.2014 - 14:44
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Sri Lanka Marks 29th November – Intl. Solidarity Day With Palestine
This year too Palestine solidarity workers in Sri Lanka will be joining millions of friends of Palestine from all over the world in marking the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people declared by United Nations Organization. In 1977 General Assembly of United Nations called for t...
29.11.2014 - 08:06 By. Dr.T.Jayasinghe - Fmr Ambassador to the State of Palestine
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Parliamentarian A H M Azwer Resigns to pave way for Ameer Ali
United People’s Freedom Alliance Parliamentarian A H M Azwer has resigned from the Parliament today, it is learnt to pave way for Rishad’s Ameer Ali. Eastern Provincial politician Ameer Ali of Vanni MP Rishad Bathiudeen’s ACMC, has been proposed for the vacancy created in Parliament by the resigna...
28.11.2014 - 19:29
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Shuffling of Army Generals
Major General K. Jagath Alwis has been appointed as the new Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), effective from Friday (28) by the Commander of the Army. He is also to take over as the Colonel Commandant, Military Intelligence Corps beginning 10 December 2014. According to Sri L...
28.11.2014 - 17:14
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Sri Lanka Regime Change: Leads to Bifurcation
"The issue at the forthcoming presidential election is not the replacement of incumbent president Mahinda Rajapaksa with opposition common candidate Maitripala Sirisena; the larger scenario is whether the people of Sri Lanka are prepared to allow the strategy manipulation of the Tamil Tiger professi...
28.11.2014 - 11:56
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Dr. Swamy predicts 40% Tamil votes to Mahinda
Dr. Subramanian Swamy in a twitter message said 40 percent of Sri Lankan Tamils will vote for President Mahinda Rajapaksa this time. Tamils voted 0 per cent last time and added that once President Mahinda Rajapaksa wins the Presidential election, he (Swamy) would take the Devolution issue and help S...
28.11.2014 - 21:56
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B’Deshi biz steps in to accelerate historic trade pact
As both Bangladesh and Sri Lanka moved closer to their historic trade pact, the process took a new turn as a keen Bangladeshi private sector itself stepping in to accelerate it on 27 November, a rare development in an on-going Lankan trade negotiations-and bilateral trade between both countries has...
28.11.2014 - 07:59
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UK Trade Mission In Sri Lanka
The inauguration of the UK trade mission to Sri Lanka, "Putting British Business on the Front Foot", was held on Thursday, 27 November, 2014 at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo. Organised by the UK Trade & Investment section of the British High Commission, Colombo, the trade mission saw representative...
28.11.2014 - 07:48
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SAARC Leaders Offer Best Wishes for President Rajapaksa’s Re-election and Express Confidence on His Victory
Many of the leaders President Mahinda Rajapaksa met for bilateral discussions on the sidelines of the 18th SAARC Summit offered their best wishes for his re-election bid at the forthcoming presidential election and expressed confidence on his victory. During his discussion with President Rajapaksa...
27.11.2014 - 22:16
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President Meets Leaders of Afghanistan, Bhutan, Maldives and Nepal in Kathmandu
President Mahinda Rajapaksa held bilateral discussions with several leaders from SAARC countries during his stay in Kathmandu. These included Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Bhutan Prime Minister Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay, Maldives President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom and Nepal Prime M...
27.11.2014 - 22:05
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Sri Lanka Army to Return More Gold Jewellery To Northern Owners
Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake on Wednesday (26) at the Media Centre of the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development, announcing the release of another stock of gold jewelleries to 1960 more identified rightful owners in the North at a ceremony on December 4, headed by Pre...
27.11.2014 - 09:20
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Ambassador D. S. de Silva presents credentials to the Polish President
Sri Lanka's Ambassador-designate to Poland, D.S. de Silva presented his credentials to the President of Poland Bronis?ow Komorowski at a ceremony held at the official residence, "Belvedere" in Warsaw, on 07th November 2014. The Ambassador was invited to a private meeting with the President, where h...
27.11.2014 - 07:38
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Russia approves import of fish and fish products from Sri Lanka
As a result of the untiring efforts of the Government of Sri Lanka through the Embassy of Sri Lanka in the Russian Federation, the Federal Service of Veterinary Surveillance under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation has granted approval on 12th November 2014 to import fish and fish...
26.11.2014 - 22:25
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Holy Mass held in Bethlehem to bless President Rajapaksa
A Holy Mass organized by friends of Sri Lanka in Bethlehem in collaboration with the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Israel and the Representative Office of Sri Lanka in the State of Palestine was held on 22nd November at the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem where Jesus Christ was born to bless President Mah...
26.11.2014 - 22:10
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Postal Voting Applications For Presidential Election Commenced
Applications for postal votes for the upcoming Presidential Election commenced on Sunday, Elections Department sources said. Additional Elections Commissioner U. Amaradasa said applications will be accepted until December 4. Applications can be faxed to the Election Secretariat at 011-2877615 or e-m...
26.11.2014 - 08:43
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Strong Case for Nautical Tourism in Sri Lanka
Marinas are the infrastructure of the yachting and boat building industry and are essential for yachts and nautical tourism in Sri Lanka. This was stated by Simon J. Arrol, Managing Director of both Arrol Ltd and Marina Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, when making a strong case for the essential infrastructure to s...
26.11.2014 - 07:25 By Ranjit J Perera
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President Rajapaksa Visits Lumbini
Soon after arriving in Nepal, President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited Lumbini – the birthplace of the Lord Buddha – one of the most sacred places for Buddhists. Though it’s not the President’s first time in Lumbini, he did participate in a number of events, with particular significance to Sri Lankan B...
25.11.2014 - 22:24
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Rishad's Eastern MPs cross-over, Rishad still with the government
3 Eastern Provincial Council members belonging to Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiutheen's ACMC have decided to be independent in the council from 25 November. The ACMC Leader Minister Bathiudeen has stressed to Asiantribune that this is not a total crossover by himself or by his part...
25.11.2014 - 21:10
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President Leaves for Nepal to Attend 18th SAARC Summit
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, this morning, left for Kathmandu, Nepal, to attend the 18th SAARC Summit, taking place Nov. 25-27. The 18th Summit of SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) is being held in Kathmandu for the third time. The first time it took place in Nepal was in 19...
25.11.2014 - 09:59
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