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Kamalendran continues to receive remand sentences
Kayts Magistrate Selvanayakam Lenin Kumar further remanded Kandasamy Kamalendran, who was a former EPDP stalwart and Leader of the Opposition in the Northern Provincial Council and also Lundan Sasindran and Rexigan's wife Enida Rexigan, until 8th Juy, when they were produced in the courts yesterd...
25.06.2014 - 09:28
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Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam Assumes Duties As Ambassador (Designate) For Sri Lanka To The United States
Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam assumed duties at the Embassy of Sri Lanka to United States at Washington D.C. on June 23, 2014. President Obama is scheduled to receive Ambassador Kariyawasam on July 14, 2014 at the Oval Office of the White House at a Ceremony accepting the Credentials of the new Sri...
25.06.2014 - 09:17
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EDB starts work on latest global market Fairtrade call
As Fairtrade becomes the latest sales driver in international markets, Sri Lanka has stepped up its efforts to meet the new standard. A promising Lankan export niche has become the successful testing ground for Sri Lanka’s entry into global Fairtrade certification regime-and the EDB, which leads the...
25.06.2014 - 09:04
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Please don’t turn our paradise island into a hell!
Our childhood memory of our motherland is so pleasant and beautiful and it is our wish that it will be the same for generations to come. The English poet Rudyard Kipling wrote; ‘Our hearts where they rocked our cradle, our love where we spent our toil and our faith, and our hope, and our honor, We p...
25.06.2014 - 08:06 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh.
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Dr. Swamy to Jayalalithaa - Meet Rajapaksa to sort fishermen issue
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday urged Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa to meet Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo to work out a compromise to resolve the recurring issue of the arrest of Indian fishermen by the Lankan navy. In a statement, Swamy also called upon Jaya...
25.06.2014 - 07:42
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Nayanahari’s Photography Exhibition
The title of this exhibition had a play on words. In English It was titled ‘These are not dew drops of Jaffna”! That is obvious. Jaffna is a very very warm place. There is hardly any dew, even in the morning. So it is factually correct not to expect dew drops in Jaffna in the morning. But in Sin...
25.06.2014 - 07:23 By Shani Calyaneratne Karunaratne
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Stop the Human Rights Abuses in Iraq and Syria
Prominent social, educational, religious and human rights Muslim NGOs, based in Mumbai, strongly condemn the human rights abuses and unchecked killing spree of innocent people in Iraq and Syria, whether it is by the ISIS(L), the forces of Bashar-al-Assad or Noori-al-Maliki. To explain on the i...
25.06.2014 - 07:04
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Former Judge who sentenced Saddam Hussein to death ‘is captured and executed by ISIS’
The judge who sentenced former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein to death has been captured and executed by ISIS militants, it is claimed. Raouf Abdul Rahman, who sentenced the dictator to death by hanging in 2006, was reportedly killed by rebels in retaliation for the execution of the 69-year-old. Hi...
25.06.2014 - 01:59
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Former NCP President & office bearers appeared before Speaker; official notification for merger with BJP expected by Wednesday
Former office bearers of NCP, Nagaland Unit led by its former president Imtilemba Sangtam, MLA, have appeared before the Speaker of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly, Chotisuh Sazo at his Office Chamber on Tuesday to validate their resolution passed on June 16, 2014 for their formal “merger claim” w...
25.06.2014 - 01:52 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Agreement Signed for Construction of Jaffna Cultural Centre
The Agreement to appoint Archt. Madhura Premathilake as the Consultant Architect for construction of the Jaffna Cultural Centre was signed on 19 June 2014, in the presence of Y.K. Sinha, the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka. The Government of India will be constructing the Cultural Centre at...
24.06.2014 - 13:02
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‘New economic cooperation with Lanka on horizon’-India
The new Indian government is still settling down and has not indicated any changes in its trade with Sri Lanka yet-but wait and see! “With the new Indian government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the focus is on economy and trade. As for the new government, it is still settling down. But wait...
24.06.2014 - 08:57
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India: Rail Fare Hike - Phoney Criticism And Absurd Defence
Indian politicians and the people in general are so used to greeting even a small increase in any tariff or commodity price with instant howls and protests that it would have appeared almost a natural reaction when the NDA government’s decision to hike the railway tariff, both passenger and freight...
24.06.2014 - 08:10 By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features:
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Dutch push for Lanka’s hi-tech exports
Sri Lanka is leveraging ICT exports to achieve its $20 B goal of 2020. And a new support initiative by the Netherlands is set to elevate Lankan software exporters to latest tech developments. “The government is highly focused on ICT sector as a forex earner and export driver. We cannot ignore ICT if...
24.06.2014 - 08:03
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Sri Lanka rejects inference that the presence of the military contributes to the insecurity of women and girls in the former conflict-affected areas
Sri Lanka has strongly rejected the inference that the presence of the military contributes to the insecurity of women and girls in the former conflict-affected areas. Exercising a 'Right of Reply' with regard to the statement made during the General Debate under Agenda Item 4 by Canada, claiming ‘o...
24.06.2014 - 07:53
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Official Notification of 3 NCP MLAs’ merger expected by Monday
“An Official Notification” of the 3 Nagaland NCP MLAs’ merger with the BJP in Nagaland is expected by Monday and the Nagaland Assembly Office has already received the additional documents from the three and also merger acceptance letter from the BJP National Party. Talking over phone from Guwahati,...
23.06.2014 - 06:41 Kohima, 23 June, (Asiantribune.com):
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Vijitha Thera’s injuries self-inflicted - Police
The cuts on the body of Watareka Vijitha Thera who claimed he was abducted and assaulted by an unidentified group were self-inflicted, the Police said. Police confirms that legal action will be taken against the monk for making false statements. Speaking at a media briefing, Police Spokesman SSP...
23.06.2014 - 06:32
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Zarb-e-Azb: Though late! But still in time
Pakistani Armed Forces have launched full scale operation “Zarb-e-Azb” to eliminate terrorists and their sanctuaries from Waziristan Agency on 15 June, 2014. Till today Armed Forces have cleared over 40% area, destroyed communication centers, bases and heaps ammunition and explosives. The forces hav...
23.06.2014 - 06:22 By Zaheerul Hassan
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Quit Time for Raj Bhavan Occupants
After taking some widely hailed ‘bold’ and ‘innovative’ initiatives during its initial days, the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance government has strayed into controversial territories that can much deplete its stock of goodwill. It took recourse to the ordinance route for appointing a...
23.06.2014 - 06:03 By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Feature
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Analysing the Science of Penalty – following the early exit of England
The unfortunate early exit of England from FIFA World Cup 2014 was truly frustrating for those of us, who had been waiting for four years to witness much better performance from the national team than what we saw in 2010. Despite the combination of money that the Football Association, FA, has at...
22.06.2014 - 06:56 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Russia time tested, reliable friend, says Modi
The Russian Deputy PM Dmitry Rogozin, who is the second high-level foreign dignitary to come here after the Modi government took office last month, has conveyed President Putin’s desire to work with the new Indian leadership. The first visitor was Chinese foreign minister, who came as a special...
22.06.2014 - 02:53 By Malladi Rama Rao
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