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U.S. Underwater Demining Assistance Improves Safety
The U.S. Navy recently concluded a two-week training session in Trincomalee to equip and support Sri Lanka’s underwater demining efforts. Working with scan sonars and robots donated by the U.S. Navy, the Sri Lankan Navy enhanced its ability to search, locate, and provide information on any unknown...
13.10.2015 - 22:10
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Justice Eva Wanasundera taken oaths as acting Chief Justice
Senior Supreme Court Judge, Justice Eva Wanasundera has taken oaths yesterday as the acting Chief Justice before President Maithripala Sirisena. Justice Wanasundera will act as CJ during the absence of Chief Justice K Sripavan who is currently abroad. Prior to her appointment as Puisne Justice of t...
13.10.2015 - 10:01
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Saudi kingdom will continue to control the Holy Hajj!
Following the double tragedies in Mecca killing hundreds of pilgrims during the Holy Hajj pilgrimage, naturally Saudi government has been blamed for the unfortunate mishap and there is a strong suggestion that control mechanism of the annual pilgrimage should be shared by Muslim nations collectively...
13.10.2015 - 09:48 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Plight of arrested Pillayan unknown
The plight of arrested Pillayan is still unclear and according to sources he is expected to be produced before Colombo Magistrate today. Former Eastern Province former Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan who was arrested by the CID on Sunday evening when he arrived at the CI...
13.10.2015 - 08:13
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Ambassador Tilak Ranaviraja, Presents Credentials to Director General of UNESCO
Sri Lanka Ambassador and Permanent Delegate HE Tilak Ranaviraja, presented credentials today, 06th October 2015, to UNESCO Director General Madam Irina Bokova at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. During his meeting with the Director General, Ambassador Ranaviraja underlined the importance of U...
12.10.2015 - 20:55
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The idea of the Kohima City
Kohima, the Capital of Nagaland State, has lots of historical backgrounds. One of the most significant chapters in the history of this picturesque City is the British India Government occupying it and later becoming their battlefield fighting against the Japanese troops during the Second World War i...
12.10.2015 - 09:04 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Hold joint Indo-Lanka naval patrols Demands Sampanthan
Sri Lanka’s Opposition Leader Rajavarothiam Sampanthan has demanded India and Sri Lanka should hold joint naval patrols to prevent fishermen from poaching in each others' waters, Sri Lanka's main opposition leader said. Speaking during a debate on alleged poaching by Indian fishermen in northern Sri...
12.10.2015 - 08:20
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Aachi’, Manorama who died on Saturday, cremated today
Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah, chief minister J Jayalalithaa, leaders of various political parties, film personalities and people from all walks of life paid homage to actor , comedian and singer Manorama, affectionately referred to as ‘Aachi’, Manorama who died on Saturday night at the age of 79,...
11.10.2015 - 22:16
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Pillaiyan arrested today in Colombo
The Eastern Provincial Council Member of the UPFA and the former Chief Minister of the Eastern was arrested today in Colombo. Earlier in the day he arrived at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Colombo to give a statement in connection with the murder of former TNA MP Joseph Pararajasin...
12.10.2015 - 07:59
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Steve Jobs Movie: a mischievous emphasis on human flaws?
"Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we have done something wonderful: that's what matters to me." ~ Steve Jobs Steve jobs, the ‘much-anticipated’ biopic of the late co-founder of Apple, was released on Friday, much to the dismay of the memb...
11.10.2015 - 08:15 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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BJP may deny Srinivasan a third term
G Srinivasan, chairman of New India Assurance Company Limited, Mumbai, who is close to former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram is seeking a third extension of the post violating all norms, industry experts aver. The ruling BJP dispensation in New Delhi especially Union Finance Minister Arun Jait...
11.10.2015 - 07:24
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Letter from America: Anti-Mosque protests in the West
Racism and bigotry is on the rise across the globe. Many of the western governments won't allow building of a mosque on Muslim owned properties. Even if the central government sometimes may have no bars for such mosque constructions, the local Christian community, much given to racism and bigotry, m...
11.10.2015 - 07:18 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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EU to support strong Climate bill at Paris climate meet on Nov 30
As climatic disorders, owing to wrong state polices, continue to dormant the humanity, world powers are meeting in November in Paris to discuss the dangerous climate issue and decide the solutions to save the earth and the living beings on the earth. The process of environmental disorder due mainly...
11.10.2015 - 07:14 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Call to kick polluters out of climate talks
Activists have appealed to Indian government to take urgent and meaningful action on climate change next week in Germany. The action is part of a global day of action in several countries calling for a more just and sustainable energy system and for policymakers to end the undue influence and obstru...
11.10.2015 - 07:02 By Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Members for Committee on High Posts & Standing Committee announced
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday announced in Parliament the names of MPs for the Committee on High Posts and the Standing Committee. The Committee on High Posts comprises Speaker Jayasuriya (chairman), John Amaratunga, Nimal Siripala de Silva, Rauf Hakeem, Lakshman Kiriella, Wijayadasa Rakjapaksh...
10.10.2015 - 07:57
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Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees from India Return Home
Seventy three Lankan refugees sheltered in the special camps in Chennai were repatriated to Sri Lanka with the assistance of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Thursday, 'The Hindu' reported. The children, born to a Sri Lankan refugee couple in a special camp at Adiyanuthu...
10.10.2015 - 07:47
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Relocation of Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington DC
The Embassy of Sri Lanka located at 2148 Wyoming Ave NW Washington D.C. will be relocating to the following address with effect from October 19th, 2015. All telephone and fax numbers remain unchanged. The new address of the Embassy of Sri Lanka: 3025 Whitehaven Street NW Washington D.C. 20008 - Asi...
09.10.2015 - 11:24
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Cosmoglitz Awards presented in Chennai
Beauty industry is undergoing revolutionary change and progress witnessing a variety of advanced products / services / treatments. Yet there are only a few Awards and titles to recognize the Key personalities responsible for this development. Cosmoglitz is one such token of recognition returning suc...
09.10.2015 - 09:22
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Distinguished Service Decoration given to outstanding senior officers in the armed forces
President Maithripala Sirisena offered “Vishishta Seva Vibhushanaya (Distinguished Service Decoration)” medals to the senior officers in the Army, Navy and Air-Force at the Presidential Secretariat. These medals were awarded to the Senior Officers of the Regular Forces of the three services for ex...
09.10.2015 - 08:48
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CSW Endorses Declaration of Southeast Asia Conference on Religious Freedom
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has joined a range of other faith-based, intergovernmental and UN agencies in endorsing a declaration on strengthening freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) in Southeast Asia. The Conference Declaration follows a groundbreaking conference in Thailand from 30 Sep...
09.10.2015 - 08:18
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