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Pope Visit to Sri Lanka - Officially Anounced
Pope Francis's visit to Sri Lanka has been officially announced. This announcement has been made by Cardinal Dr. Ranjith Malcolm after the first sermon of the Madhu festival. This has also been announced by the official newspaper of the Sri Lanka Catholic Council. Pope is to arrive at the Katunay...
26.08.2014 - 14:08
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Respect Sri Lanka’s Sovereignty – India Urged
India has been urged to respect the sovereignty of Sri Lanka and its independent stance. Avdhash Kaushal, the Indian social worker, who has been appointed as one of the five advisors to the Sri Lankan Presidential commission on missing persons and war crimes, has said that India should respect Sri...
26.08.2014 - 07:33
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High level ‘Nam push for Lanka investments
The Government of Vietnam, while unravelling Lankan investment volumes within its borders, signalled on 22 August of its own investment push towards Sri Lanka-and coming from its high levels. “Already 10 Sri Lankan investment projects are in Vietnam. Vietnam investors and businesses too are eager to...
25.08.2014 - 20:50
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Scientists Honor Bruno Manser on His 60th Birthday
A team of Swiss scientists honour missing rainforest advocate Bruno Manser with the announcement of the discovery of two new animal species in the tropical rainforests of Borneo. This was announced today by the Natural History Museum of Berne, Switzerland, on the occasion of Bruno Manser’s 60th birt...
25.08.2014 - 14:57
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36 Tamil Women Recruits Passed Out In Trincomalee
36 recently-enlisted Tamil woman soldiers passed out yesterday during a colorful Passing out Parade at 22 Division, Trincomalee. The 36 Tamil women recruits of 5(V) Sri Lanka Army Women's Corps (SLAWC) were passed out on successful completion of four months training at 5 (V) SLAWC. Brigadier R Sh...
25.08.2014 - 07:18
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Untimely death of an outstanding member of a pioneer hotel in Riyadh
Riyadh Inter-Continental Hotel is the first ever five star facilities to come up in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, having started its operation in the year 1974. All highly prestigious conferences and parties flow into it because of its spacious banquet hall where it can accommodate a large number o...
25.08.2014 - 06:42 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Watch your step': Negotiations around post-2015 development agenda
The deadline for the realization of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by countries of the world is drawing to a close in 2015. The progress on MDGs might have been with mixed results, but lot of lessons need to be learnt while we frame new set of development goals and targets after 2015....
25.08.2014 - 06:28 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Letter from America: Western Conquerors were never Liberators
On August 5 of this year, Major General Harold J. Greene was killed in Afghanistan by a lone gunman. Greene was the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be killed in a war zone in four decades. Before him, according to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial database, Maj. Gen. John Albert B. Dillard Jr....
24.08.2014 - 13:01 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Bangladesh’s High Profile In Cricket
The media and political commentators fell over each other to hail the Independence Day speech of Narendra Modi, exhausting their vocabulary of adjectives and superlatives for its contents and many ‘firsts’. In fact, every political commentator worth his or her salt earned the gratitude of the nation...
24.08.2014 - 06:08 By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
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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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