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Ambassador R. D. S. Kumarartne presents credentials to the Director General of the World Trade Organization
The newly appointed Sri Lanka Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Mr. R.D.S. Kumararatne, formally Director General of Commerce of the Department of Commerce presented his credentials to the Director General of the World Trade Organization Mr. Roberto Azevêd...
18.06.2015 - 07:42
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Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Call on the President
Ambassador of Saudi Arabia Abdul Azis Al Jammaz, who completed a seven-year long tenure in Sri Lanka paid a courtesy call on President Maithripala Sirisena to bid farewell today (June 17) at the Presidential Secretariat. - Asian Tribune -
18.06.2015 - 04:21
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Ramzan to Begin From Today
The Grand Mosque of Colombo announced that since the new moon was not sighted in any part of the country yesterday, it has been decided that Ramazan fast will commence from Friday. The holy month of Ramadhan was expected to begin on Thursday. Ramadan in 2015 will start on Thursday, the 18th of June...
18.06.2015 - 04:00
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Sajin Further Remanded
UPFA Parliamentarian Sajin de Vass Gunawardena, who was arrested for allegedly misusing vehicles belonging to the President Secretariat Office, has been further remanded until June 24 by the Colombo Magistrate’s. He was produced before the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court, when the case was taken up...
17.06.2015 - 20:28
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President Srisena distributes compensation payments to families of gem mine accident victims
President Maithripala Sirisena distributed financial payments as compensation to the families of persons who died or suffered disabilities in accidents in the gem mines belonged to the Gem and Jewellery Authority at a function held at the Presidential Secretariat today (June 17). President handed...
17.06.2015 - 20:19
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President Maithripala Sirisena unveils Pinnacle of new Stupa at KDU
The unveiling of the pinnacle of the newly constructed Stupa at the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University was held under the patronage of the President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (16). The foundation stone of this Stupa was laid in 2014 by Most Ven. Professor Bellanwila Wimalarathene T...
17.06.2015 - 20:12
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UNDP Sri Lanka to empower young voices
Country Director of United Nations Development Programme [UNDP] in Sri Lanka, Mr. Joern Soerensen and Editor of Daily Financial Times [Daily FT], Mr. Nisthar Cassim signed a partnership agreement last week to enable space for young Sri Lankans to express their views and opinions on development issue...
17.06.2015 - 09:04
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Transforming Axact’s Issue into Anti-Pakistan Campaign
Every one of us does acknowledge that internet media brought revolution and proved as tool of connecting world, emerged as the best source of knowledge, created jobs, introduced E-Commerce and E-Business, spreading knowledge through online books and education. Unfortunately, some criminal minded...
17.06.2015 - 08:54 By Zaheerul Hassan
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Compassionate illegality: Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj in trouble!
When the Modi government, in following the footsteps of previous Manmohan led Congress government on corruption issues, refused to act on corruption cases, Indian black money and money laundering, one thing became amply clear to the world that the BJP has deceived Indian voters on black money and an...
16.06.2015 - 15:27 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Chancellor Ocean University appointed
President Maithripala Sirisenas appointed Tilak Dharmaratne as the first Vice Chancellor of the Ocean Univeristy. The University was established under the provision of Ocean University of Sri Lanka Act No. 31 of 2014. This University is under the purview of the Minister of Skills Development and Vo...
16.06.2015 - 09:05
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"Be the change you want to see in the world": Pushpa Devi
Pushpa lives with her skilled-worker husband and four children—2 girls and 2 boys. Apart from being a woman farmer, she also doubles up as an ASHA bahu (Accredited Social Health Activist worker). Pushpa was born in a family of farmers in a village of Jalaun district. They were 6 siblings. Her father...
16.06.2015 - 08:24 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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President Appoints - New Chief of Defence Staff & A New Air Force Commander
President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunathilaka as the new Chief of Defence Staff and Air Marshal Gagan Bulathsinhala as the new Air Force Commander. The President handed over the letters of appointment to the new officers yesterday (15) at the Presidential Secre...
16.06.2015 - 08:12
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Indo – Lanka economic relations: Potential for a transformative leap
Pathfinder Foundation and Vivekananda International Foundation in India jointly made a statement based on recent visit of Indian Prim minister Narendra Modi to Colombo. It says that Indo – Lanka economic relations: Potential for a transformative leap forward for both countries. The full text of th...
16.06.2015 - 07:59
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First International Day of Yoga in Sri Lanka: June 21, 2015
Special events have been planned in Sri Lanka on the occasion of the first “International Day of Yoga’’ (IDY), which is being celebrated across the world on June 21, 2015. Addressing a Press Conference on Monday, the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, Mr. Y.K. Sinha, stated that the highligh...
16.06.2015 - 07:50
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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa Defends Former First Lady: Rubbishes Allegations Against Her
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday issued a statement dismissed allegations on the Prado that was discovered recently and strongly defended the former first lady as regards allegations pertaining to Siriliya Saviya SUV and the misuse of funds. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said, "...
15.06.2015 - 11:56
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Tiger Entities and Personalities Should Remain Blacklisted
Under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1373, Sri Lanka listed 16 entities and 424 individuals of the LTTE overseas network that engaged in terrorist propaganda, fund raising, procurement, shipping and other support activities. If they are delisted by the Maithripala Sirisena-Ranil Wickrama...
15.06.2015 - 09:43 By M. Gunasekera - Sri Lanka United National Association Of Canada (SLUNA), Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Eureka! Perfect Recipe to invite the wrath of gods: posing naked on holy mountains
We all know how to please gods and the practices, quite understandably, depend on the regions that the former rule over us and the intensity of the enthusiasm of the faithful, who love to be at their beck and call. Little known, however, is a formula for doing the polar opposite – inviting the full-...
15.06.2015 - 08:08 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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The events unfold Delhi
I have never come across such massive news coverage in print and electronic media nationally and internationally of the ambuscade on the Indian Army convoy by the combined team of NSCN (K), KYKL and KCP in Manipur’s Chandel district bordering Myanmar. 18 soldiers were killed while 11 left injured in...
15.06.2015 - 08:02 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Letter from America: Is Modi failing to deliver on his promises?
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi claims to be a devout Hindu who likes to visit Hindu temples wherever he visits. In spite of his short visit to Bangladesh, thus, he did not miss visiting the Dhakeshwari Mandir and Ramkrishna Math in Dhaka. I have no problem about anyone’s religion and devotion t...
15.06.2015 - 07:49 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Don’t let down your adopted children
A large number of Asian born expatriates working in the gulf and now domiciled in Canada and who have become Canadian citizens are really concerned about the new legislation passed by the Canadian government, recently. The new Canadian immigration law enacted states that the new Canadian citizens ha...
15.06.2015 - 07:56 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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