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Sri Lanka invited to Davos of Development
Sri Lanka has been invited to take part in the high profile global forum on inclusivity and development for the first time ever. “Your invitation comes at a time when Sri Lanka enters a period of major economic and social reforms” voiced a pleased Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen...
12.05.2016 - 06:22
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Tamil Nadu poll 2016: Place of kin and role of gods and floods!
The kith and kin of several political leaders, along with leaders themselves, are testing their political fortunes in the 16 May assembly elections, just like in all states of India, in Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and Kerala. Party leaders prefer their own kin and kith to occupy their own positions in t...
12.05.2016 - 06:12 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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President left for London today
President left for London today morning around 10.05 by Emirates EK 651 flight, from the Bandaranaike International Airport. President Maithripala Sirisena and the delegation has left for London to take part in the "Anti-Corruption Summit -2016" to be held in London on 12th May. The Summit com...
11.05.2016 - 22:18
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Sri Lanka’s first workforce smartcard matures to a dual swipe
Sri Lanka’s pioneering workforce smartcard launched to honour its apparel workforce has matured to become the first ever dual swipe card in the country-and the Sri Lankan Minister of Commerce vows to safeguard its apparel exports from the looming Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement. “I am pl...
11.05.2016 - 08:59
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Pakistan will continue to Extend all out Support to Sri Lanka: Pak Envoy
The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Maj. Gen. (R) Syed Shakeel Hussain said Pakistan has always been extending all out support to Sri Lanka including cooperation at multiple multilateral forums which Government of Sri Lanka has deeply appreciated at all levels. Syed Shakeel Hussain said...
11.05.2016 - 08:46
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India: Kerala Assembly poll 2016: Congress led UDF on its way out?
People of neighboring Tamil Nadu and Kerala are getting ready to exercise their franchise to elect new state Assemblies in a matter of a week and most of them may have already decided whom to vote standing in long queues under scorching heat. While the ruling AIADMK and DMK are being projected by me...
11.05.2016 - 08:26 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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Casino Twist To Bangladesh Heist
There is a casino twist to the Bangladesh Bank heist case that has pump primed terrorism financing angle into focus with footprints traced to South-Asia, South-East Asia and China. Most of the $81 million stolen from the apex bank of Bangladesh by hackers using malware has been traced to Rizal Bank...
10.05.2016 - 22:17 By *James Duglous Crickton
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Today: Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa Leaves For Uganda
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be leaving for Uganda today to attend Yoweri Museveni's Swearing-in-ceremony of his fifth term as the President. Incumbent President Museveni has served in the capacity since 29 January 1986. Uganda has sent invitations to many dignitaries including fifty P...
10.05.2016 - 10:12
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Pakistani origin Sadiq Khan sworn in as London`s first Muslim mayor
A Pakistani origin Sadiq Khan was sworn in as London mayor On May 07 after being elected the first Muslim leader of a major Western capital, as the Conservatives defended attempts to link him to extremism during the campaign. The Conservatives who rule Great Britain have badly failed to get Sadiq...
10.05.2016 - 03:26 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Nepal Crisis Prachanda U-TurnSaves Oli
In a swift chain of events, Nepal witnessed political upheaval of an alarming magnitude since the beginning of May 2016, giving a big jolt to the Communist- led K.P. Sharma Oli government. Oli, however, survived for the present, courtesy Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias Prachanda, leader of the Unified Comm...
10.05.2016 - 03:07 By Rattan Saldi - Syndicate Features
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President Srisena to visit UK & India
President Maithripala Srisena will be away from the Island from 11 th to 14th May visiting United Kingdom and India. He will be in UK from 11th & 12 and would visit India from 13th to 14th of this month. In United Kingdom, President Maithripala Sirisena is to attend an Anti-Corruption Summit or...
09.05.2016 - 08:51
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Government supports livelihood development for conflict affected families in the North and Eastern Provinces
The Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs is currently implementing a livelihood development programme for the internally displaced conflict affected families and refugee returnees under the guidance of Minister, D.M.Swaminathan. The programme basically...
09.05.2016 - 08:25
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Kejriwal Wants Odd-Even Rule Permanently
Accounts of the Tughlaq rule during the 14th century Delhi Sultanate are not very flattering. It was a time of whims, cruelty and torture. To compare some of the acts of the Delhi government, presided over by Arvind Kejriwal, to those medieval times may be an exaggeration. But at least a section of...
09.05.2016 - 08:18 By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
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The Transit of Mercury
On Monday, the shadow of Mercury, the innermost planet of our Solar System, will appear to be passing across the Sun as a dot in a process known as the transit of Mercury. It will begin at 11:12GMT and last for over 7 hours before dying down at 18:42GMT. It may not generate the enthusiasm of a sol...
08.05.2016 - 12:21 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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South Asian Dirtiest Intelligence Game
Proactive, reactive, offensive and counter intelligence operations are obligatory elements of well comprehensive thoughtful intelligence plan of proxy wars. Usually, the plans of such nature in proxy wars are being executed through organized intelligence network in the rival countries. Execution o...
08.05.2016 - 12:14 By Zaheerul Hassan
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Create better, longer lives for the greatest number of people in the globe
Michael R. Bloomberg, an international leader on public health who works to create better, longer lives for the greatest number of people in the globe, states that the court rulings in India and the European Union upholding smart tobacco policies will help save millions of lives and help young peop...
08.05.2016 - 12:02 By Manjari Peiris
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Lalin’s Column: Splendor of a Revival -Jaffna
The first time I visited Jaffna was in 1961 for Captain, (later Major General) George Thevanayagam’s marriage to Ms Sanders. He was in the Sinha Regiment like me. This January (2016), we went with a close relative from the USA and her friend in the crack Chinese ‘Blue’ express train to Jaffna. It...
08.05.2016 - 07:47 By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
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India: Tamil Nadu poll 2016– Electoral promises: false or genuine?
Apparently governments promote corruption because ministers and high officals also want to make money though bribery and illegal deals. Officals and frauds help the ministers and even MLAs and MPs also make family wealth. Once elected, the MLAs and ministers ignore the people and constituencies as t...
08.05.2016 - 05:57 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Major General Sumith Manawadu passed away – No details of Funeral Arrangements
Major General Sumith Manawadu (55) has passed away while receiving treatment at the National hospital, Colombo, yesterday morning, Military Spokesman Brig. Jayanath Jayaweera said. He was admitted to the National Hospital after being critically injured on 4 May around 6.40 am, when a wooden beam...
07.05.2016 - 09:51
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Speaker appointed a four member committee, to investigate and report, on the result of vote on Supplementary Estimate
A tense situation prevailed in Sri Lankan Parliament yesterday - this time about the votes count regarding the supplementary vote that took place on Thursday evening (5th May). Sri Lanka Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday told the House that he has appointed a four member committee to i...
07.05.2016 - 08:35
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