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Rishad says will cut red-tape for Vavuniya South water flow
Minister of Industry and Commerce, ACMC’s leader and Vanni MP Rishad Bathiudeen visited many Sinhalese settlements of Vavuniya South Sinhala Division today 6 August. Weli Oya Vihara Chief Most Ven. Polonnaruwa Thilakalankara Thero joined ACMC Leader Rishad during the day time visit. • Vavuniya Sout...
06.08.2015 - 23:25
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The signing ceremony of “Framework Agreement” & Modi misses many
I have been closely observing the fast political development taking place after Prime Minister Narendra Modi tersely conveyed his mind and plan towards settlement of the Naga issue to the 19-Member Parliamentary Working Committee (PWC) of Nagaland. He actually opened up his mind what he was intendin...
06.08.2015 - 08:41 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Termination of GK case by SC helps expedite repayment to depositors – Finance Minister
Minister of Finance Mr Ravi Karunanayake said that the government welcomes the decision by the country’s apex court the Supreme Court to terminate the long over drawn Golden Key proceeding while granting its approval for the repayment mechanism of the Golden Key depositors submitted by the Ministry...
06.08.2015 - 08:01
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Wasim Akram escapes an assassination attempt in Karachi
Former Pakistan cricket team captain Wasim Akram escaped an assassination attempt when unidentified assailants opened fire at his car on Shah Faisal road near Karsaaz in Karachi. According to details the cricketer came under attack while going to National Cricket Stadium where he is holding a traini...
06.08.2015 - 07:56
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Mahatma Gandhi Scholarships for 2014-15
The prestigious Mahatma Gandhi Scholarships for 2014-15 were awarded to 150 high school students from all 25 districts across Sri Lanka by Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, and Mr. Y. K. Sinha, High Commissioner of India, at a special ceremony at the Auditorium of the Ministry...
06.08.2015 - 07:44
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ISIS - The Face of Evil
The Terror Organization describing themselves as IS – Islamic State is very emphatically a misnomer. It has nothing to do with anything Islamic or even a decent state. It is an organization using trickery, chicanery and guile so as to deceive the gullible, the ignorant and the psychopathic killer f...
06.08.2015 - 07:13 By Ms. Sumaiyya Ahamed
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Sri Lankan general election: The world has moved on, Sri Lanka has moved on, but Tamil politicians remain in a time warp
The TNA as well as the newest political grouping in the North, the Crusaders for Democracy, admittedly a strange political slogan for a group of former terrorists who directly or indirectly engaged/supported the worst form of violence possible, and were part of a territory they controlled without an...
05.08.2015 - 22:38 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Redefining the Mission of EROS.
Settlement to the ethnic problem continues to evade Sri Lanka. As far as Tamil people are concerned, a peaceful live in their homeland is not possible without a settlement to the ethnic conflict. Thirteenth Amendment has been a half backed solution that satisfies neither the Tamils nor the Sinhalese...
05.08.2015 - 14:27 By A.R. Arudpragasam ( Arular)- Chairman and Founder member of EROS - EDF.
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Chunnakam UNP election office attack masterminded by a Norway based Tamil
The attack on the UNP office located on the Jaffna – KKS Road in Chunnakam, is now said to be due to an intraparty feuding, and a notorious Norway based Tamil was the mastermind behind the attack. On Sunday, in the early hours, the election office of Dr. R. Sivasankar was attacked. He is a UNP...
05.08.2015 - 10:50
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Who cares about ‘Gonibilla’ and ‘Grease Yaka’?
Couple of years ago we saw the new version of ‘Gonibilla’ called the ‘Grease Yaka’. During our childhood our parents used the scary word ‘Gonibilla’ to feed us whenever we are reluctant to eat. Then the politicians or some with ulterior motive introduced more-scary ‘Grease Yaka’ to create fear amon...
05.08.2015 - 09:05 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Smoking “may play a role” in the development of the mental health illness
“When I was doing my clinical examinations interviewing patients with mental health problems, I was even advised to take a packet of Benson & Hedges in with me to offer to patients, “says Dr. Jonathan Campion, Consultant Psychiatrist and Director of Public Mental Health at South London and Mauds...
05.08.2015 - 08:31 By Manjari Peiris
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Indian government signs historic peace accord with NSCN-IM of Nagaland
At long last there is tunnel light in the troubled state of Nagaland in North Eastern India. With an aim of ending insurgency in Nagaland, government on August 03 signed an accord with key faction NSCN (IM), an armed rebel group, paving the way to end the country's oldest insurgency, in the presence...
05.08.2015 - 08:26 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Any United Nations assistance for people in North, only through Ministry of Resettlement
The government said if any project is being done by the United Nations as assistance for the resettled people in Northern Province, it would be done through the Ministry of Resettlement of the central government not through the Northern Provincial Council. Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Mahishini...
05.08.2015 - 08:15
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President expresses satisfaction about improved cooperation with Turkey
President Maithripala Sirisena thanked Turkey for the steps taken to strengthen bilateral relations and cooperation. He said Turkish construction companies have partnered in several construction projects including a housing project in Mannar where 100 houses were built. He made this comment when t...
04.08.2015 - 22:24
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PM witnesses the signing of historic peace accord between Government of India and Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN)
The Government of India and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) successfully concluded the dialogue on Naga political issue, which has existed for six decades, and signed an agreement today in the presence of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Government’s Interlocutor for Naga P...
04.08.2015 - 07:32 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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August 17th General Election in Sri Lanka: Ex Tigers as crusaders for democracy - Wolves in Sheep’s clothing
“When a lame ex-bodyguard of Prabhakaran was asked if the CFD could be depended upon to deliver, he shot back saying that it was because of people like him that Prabhakaran was able to sleep soundly at night,” he said. On the CFD’s manifesto, Vithyatharan said that it wants all international agreeme...
03.08.2015 - 23:13 By A Special Correspondent
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President appoints brand ambassadors for National Kidney Fund
President Maithripala Sirisena officially appointed the veteran cricketers Muttiah Muralitharan and Mr. Thilakaratne Dilshan as the brand ambassadors of the National Kidney Fund which was established in line with the sustainable program to control kidney disease, according to the concept of the Pres...
03.08.2015 - 07:31
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Another View of Saudi-Russian Nuclear Deal
Recently held Russian-Saudi dialogues and signing of agreement over peaceful nuclear programme in St Petersburg on 18 June 2015 indicate that fresh associations of two states will likely to influence the future of Middle East and will bring regionally and the dynamic changes in geopolitics and sec...
03.08.2015 - 06:57 By Zaheerul Hassan
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Employee happiness is important
Happy employees are central to the success of a business. Nobody would argue that employees should be sad and downtrodden. One of the researchers, Andrew Oswald, said in a press release ‘Companies like Google have invested more in employee support and employee satisfaction has risen as a result’. I...
03.08.2015 - 00:32 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Cricket: Malinga defeats Sri Lanka: Replace ineffective bowlers!
Lasith Malinga is a senior Sri Lankan leg spin (crash) bowler and can threaten every batboy with his bowling effect but he seems generally bowls depending on the circumstances as he, like other top bowlers in the world, is well connected to other teams by playing in bilateral matches regularly and...
03.08.2015 - 00:20 By Dr. Abdul Ruff (Specialist on sport fixing)
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