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U.S. Announces Increased Funding for Demining in Sri Lanka
\In a meeting with Minister D.M. Swaminathan, U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap announced an additional $1.745 million (245 million LKR) for demining activities of international and domestic partners and the National Mine Action Committee (NMAC) under the Ministry of Rehabilitation, Resettlement, and Hin...
09.10.2015 - 07:47
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Let’s acknowledge Pensioners’ Sacrifices
Irrespective of country, pensioners and veterans are part of that community who use to scarify their past for ours today and tomorrow. From the outset we must acknowledge that none of the country can pay back for the services, which they normally deliver in the best interests of their respective...
08.10.2015 - 08:58 By Zaheerul Hassan
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Dialogues for justice, public interest and the common good
A day after 193 member states of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) together with grassroots activists, faith-based groups and NGOs organized a side event at the margins of the UN summit to discuss pressing iss...
08.10.2015 - 07:50 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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As bilateral ties reaching zenith, China builds advanced submarines for Pakistan!
The all-weather relationship between China and Pakistan has been reinforced now with Beijing deciding to strengthen Pakistani military infrastructure. Pakistan continues to focus on Indian aggressions in order to retain illegal occupational status of Jammu Kashmir. China and Pakistan also share clos...
08.10.2015 - 07:38 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Chauhan is Nassau County’s Director of South East Asia
Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos announced the appointment of New York community activist Dilip Chauhan as Director of South East/Asian Community Affairs. Chauhan will be responsible for monitoring and enhancing minority and women owned business participation in County contracts and purchase...
08.10.2015 - 06:52
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Somebody who never went to college helps children of brick kiln workers enter college
There may be many examples like Super 30 of Patna where children of daily wage earners are being trained to make it to elite higher educational institutions of India. These centres are mostly run by very qualified people. But in Kanpur Mahesh Pandey, who completed his Intermediate education and dr...
07.10.2015 - 00:33 Dr Sandeep Pandey, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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The Aos in Church movement in Amri Karbi areas
It is not out of nowhere, but it is God’s plan that I landed in a village called Rongphar. It is one of the Amri Karbi tribe’s villages in the Amri Karbi areas of Assam. The village is some 40 kilometers away from Guwahati and some 4 kilometers away from the National Highway 37. I along with my c...
07.10.2015 - 00:26 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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IIT graduation ceremony held at BMICH
The Picture shows Seyed Raed Moulana receives his Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) Honors in Software Engineering from the chief guest, Professor Geoffrey Petts, Vice-Chancellor and Rector, University of Westminster, England at the graduation ceremony of IIT held at BMICH, Colombo, held recently. The...
06.10.2015 - 23:19
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U.S. Continues Support for Sri Lankan Cultural and Religious Heritage
As part of its continuing efforts to preserve Sri Lanka’s cultural and religious heritage, the Embassy of the United States of America is pleased to announce new grants totaling $300,000 (42.1 million LKR) to help restore the ancient Buddhist Rajagala Monastery and improve preservation of artifacts...
05.10.2015 - 18:32
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Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake to attend WB/IMF annual meeting in Peru
Minister of Finance Mr. Ravi Karunanayake left the Island to attend the 2015 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund which will take place in Lima, Peru, from 9-11 October 2015. The Minister was accompanied by the Governor Central Bank of Sri Lanka Mr Arujuna Mah...
05.10.2015 - 11:19
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Sri Lanka sent a team of experts to assist in the investigations to the explosion Maldives President and First Lady
Sri Lanka sent a special team of experts to Male to assist in the investigations related to the explosion of the boat carrying Maldives President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom and First Lady Fathimath Ibrahim on September 28. The special team comprises four detectives attached to the Criminal Investi...
05.10.2015 - 10:01
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Pakistan arrested 70 Indian fishermen
Pakistan on Saturday has arrested 70 Indian fishermen for allegedly violating its territorial waters off the coast of southern Sindh province, an official said. The arrests were made yesterday and the fishermen were brought to provincial capital Karachi. Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PSMA) s...
05.10.2015 - 08:38
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Geneva going, USA Hammering and Gallows Humor
The USA made sure that SL dug its own grave in Geneva in 2015. Looks like the GTF, the Policy Alteration boys and the International Community (read white eyes only) had been working overtime on the wording of the joint submission by USA and good old SL. The so called HR abuses read like a war diary...
04.10.2015 - 13:10 By A Patabendige
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Elbowing a Superpower - Russian Style
The fact that a 3-star Russian general gave his US counterparts in Syria just an hour’s notice to move American aircrafts out so that Russia can launch air strikes, undoubtedly, is the most significant watershed moment in the post-Soviet, geo-political landscape. In fact, the alarming development w...
04.10.2015 - 10:01 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Letter from America: Thoughts on Oregon Shooting
The world is bleeding with blood, or so it seems. The sad fact is: the victims of this orgy of violence around the globe, often times, have no clue as to why they are getting killed or maimed. Friday morning was supposed to be an ordinary day for the students at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, U...
04.10.2015 - 09:52 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Exercise Duty Increased On Cigarettes, Beer and Hard Liquor
The Ministry of Finance has announced the immediate increase of the Excise duty of Cigarettes, beer and hard liquors. Price Increase on cigarettes The excise duty on 1000 cigarettes of JPGL variety (Gold Leaf) has been increased from Rs 21,610 to Rs 23,750 by Rs 2,140. Accordingly, the price of a Go...
03.10.2015 - 22:33
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Comprehensive report of the Office of the UNHCHR on Sri Lanka - Recommendations
The Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Sri Lanka contains the principal findings of the comprehensive investigation conducted by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights into alleged serious violations and abuses of human righ...
03.10.2015 - 09:46
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Jayalalithaa, Karunanidhi slam UN resolution over Sri Lanka, want India to step up pressure on Sirisena!
People of Tamil Nadu in general and Tamil politicians in particular are annoyed that the UN resolution pushed by USA is in favour of Sri Lankan government, its military war crimes unleavened on Lankan Tamils, and adversarial to Sri Lankan Tamils. Tamils in India and Sri Lanka therefore feel dejected...
03.10.2015 - 08:49 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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President Srisena Returns After US Visit
President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in the country yesterday afternoon after concluding his visit the United States to attend the UN General Assembly in New York. A special ceremony was organised at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake to welcome the President upon arriva...
03.10.2015 - 08:33
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Recommendation to establish an international inquiry mechanism exceed the mandate - Ambassador Zameer Akram
The High Commissioner’s Report contained in document A/HRC/25/23 is not balanced and some of the elements including recommendation to establish an international inquiry mechanism exceed the mandate granted by HRC resolution 22/1 said Permanent Representative of Pakistan Ambassador Mr. Zameer Akram....
03.10.2015 - 08:17
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