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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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Yapa – the new SLFP Secretary assumes duties
Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa who has been appointed General-Secretary of the SLFP by the party’s Chairman, President Mahinda Rajapaksa, assumed duties yesterday as the new General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party. The new appointment follows the defection of Maithripala Sirisena, who...
25.11.2014 - 09:31
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Reaching the unreached: ENGAGE TB initiative
Despite great strides made in TB care and control over the last few years, the latest data shows that 1/3 of all TB cases are still either not detected or not reported to public health systems. These are people who either seek treatment in the private sector and are not notified to the National TB p...
25.11.2014 - 08:47 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Et tu Sirisena? Trusted Lieutenant Maithripala Sirisena joins the political assassins
As Roman Emperor Caesar purportedly told his friend Marcus Brutus, “you too Brutus” at the moment of the Emperors assassination when Brutus stuck a knife in Caesars back, President Rajapaksa may well have repeated this to the now sacked SLFP General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena when he announced h...
24.11.2014 - 16:54 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Indian Prime Ministers lack wisdom on Naga issue
Many have already started losing their hopes on the long drawn out Center-NSCN (IM) talks with no early solution in sight. The Center and NSCN (IM) formally declared their ceasefire on July 25, 1997 and subsequently, they held over 80 rounds of talks. Both sides could iron out many contentious areas...
24.11.2014 - 06:37 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Project Loon: Balloon Powered Internet for All Closer to Reality
Google’s ambition to provide the folks in the rural and remote communities with Wi-Fi access in order to make them part of what it defines as the global community, the internet, appeared to have gone past the stage of aspiration, according to the information released by the search giant in this rega...
23.11.2014 - 08:11 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Prime Minister wants positive result of peace process in six months
Nagaland Governor PB Acharya said all the 60 legislators and the two Members of Parliament (MP) in Nagaland irrespective of their party affiliations should come forward and place their ideas and concepts of Naga political solutions to the negotiating parties before striking a “final settlement” to t...
23.11.2014 - 05:30 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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The problem of Maithripala Sirisena
Today, when I sat down to write this, there was the live telecast of Mr. Maithripala Sirisena announcing that he is the common candidate of the opposition. During the press conference, he did not find fault with President Mahinda Rajapakse or the Government. Reason for that must be that he does not...
22.11.2014 - 17:20
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Dr. Swamy Wants Ban Imposed on Prabhakaran's Birth Anniversary Celebration
Dr. Subramanian Swamy Swamy on Friday has urged Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh to issue a directive to the Tamil Nadu government to ban the move to celebrate birth anniversary of slain LTTE Terrorist Chief V Prabhakaran, the mastermind behind for killing of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi....
22.11.2014 - 06:56
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Presidential Poll on 08 January
The Presidential election will be held on January 8, 2015 (Thursday), Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya made this announcement yesterday upon receiving the proclamation signed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Also he made the statement that nominations for the Presidential election will be r...
22.11.2014 - 05:31
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Another Mega Housing Complex “Sirimuthu Uyana” Vested on Public
Making a giant leap forward in the resettlement of underserved communities, the newly constructed ‘Sirimuthu Uyana’ Housing Scheme situated Bandaranayake Avenue in Colombo 14,were ceremonially declared open by His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa during a grand ceremony Today Evening (21)....
22.11.2014 - 05:20 By Milinda Rathanayake
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U.S. EPA Welcomes Colombo Participation In Cities Clean Air Partnership Program
Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) met with Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy B.M.E.D. Basnayake today to commend Sri Lanka for designating Colombo City as a participant in the Cities Clean Air Partnership (CCAP) program, a city-to-city support...
22.11.2014 - 05:09
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Leave the worshipers and places of worship alone!
A criminal act committed by anyone especially on worshipers or in a place of worship of any faith should be condemned, whether it is by Palestinians or Jews but the news report ‘Synagogue strike: House demolition by Zionists renders attackers’ kin homeless’ and the related threat by the Israeli prim...
22.11.2014 - 04:51 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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The fight is on the rock, but one must not forget the Earth
The government totally refuted the request from the Northern Provincial Council to release 100 hardcore LTTE terrorists . When the LTTE was governing the North by 'Iron and Blood’, due to the fear, the Tamil National Alliance kept away. But once the LTTE was wiped out, the TNA acted as if they were...
21.11.2014 - 15:35
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Sri Lanka and Belarus Explore Stronger Cooperation in Fisheries Sector
A high-level parliamentary delegation from the National Assembly of Belarus, led by the Chairman of the House of Representatives Mr. Vladimir Andreichenko, called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa this evening at Temple Trees. The discussion focused considerably on trade relations, including the expans...
21.11.2014 - 09:06
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Sri Lanka and Thailand launch diamond jubilee celebrations of diplomatic relations
The celebration of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Thailand is being launched today, (20 November 2014). The two countries established formal diplomatic relations on 20 November 1955. Sri Lanka and Thailand have a long history of close religiou...
21.11.2014 - 05:06
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Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association hold 48th Annual General Meeting
The 65 year old Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association held its 48th AGM recently at 'Padang', Malay Club Premises. The meeting was chaired by the President Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association Ifthikhar Aziz. The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka HE Maj. Gen.(R) Qasim Qureshi grace...
21.11.2014 - 05:00
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Ambassador Raja Edirisuriya presents credentials in Suriname
Ambassador Raja A. Edirisuriya, presented his letters of credence on the 12th of November 2014, as the non-resident Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the President of Suriname, Desire Delano Bouterse. Following the presentation of the credentials, President Bouterse met with Ambassador Edirisuriya, during...
21.11.2014 - 04:32
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