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India That Is Hindustan
Some eminent members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party have mercifully come out with a very simple prescription to end the cycle of communal strife in the country and remove cantankerous religion and caste-based differences among them: Everyone who lives in ‘Hindustan’ (India) should call himself...
22.08.2014 - 00:24 By Tushar Pundit - Syndicate Features
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Japanese Vice-Minister Calls on President Rajapaksa
Japan’s Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Mr. Manabu Sakai called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday (Aug. 19). President Rajapaksa conveyed Sri Lanka’s appreciation to Japan for its continued support at international forums, poin...
20.08.2014 - 20:36
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Center’s response on the Assam-Nagaland border row questionable
After frantic pleadings to the Center by two helpless chief ministers of Assam and Nagaland for its immediate intervention to the unfortunate border clashes that broke out on August 12, the Center’s lackluster response dashed hopes of people of the two states. The Center says it cannot intervene for...
20.08.2014 - 06:15 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Just hitting the ball is not elegance
This is with reference to the Sri Lanka’s victory in the second and final Test played against Pakistan in Colombo at SSC Ground. As widely expected it was a fitting farewell for an outstanding player, Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lanka has produced. Despite Rangana Herath's magnificent piece of bowling...
19.08.2014 - 07:30 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Political Polarization dangerous for Nuclear Pakistan
Imran Khan “Azadi Long March and Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri “Inqlab Long March” reached in Capital of Pakistan on 15 August 2014. Both the leaders are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, reelection after carrying out electoral reforms through technology oriented voting system and...
19.08.2014 - 06:22 By Zaheerul Hassan
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Indian Independence Day Concert : Live Performance by Shaan
To commemorate the 68th Independence Day of India, the Indian CEO Forum, in collaboration with the High Commission of India in Sri Lanka, organized an Independence Day Concert by the famous Indian singer, Shaan (Shantanu Mukherjee) at Stein Studio in Colombo on 17 August 2014. The President of Sri...
19.08.2014 - 06:05
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Past, present and future attempts to measure childhood TB
The first estimates of the global burden of TB in children given by the WHO in 2012, suggested that there might be 530,000 children suffering from it. Subsequently there has been an uptake in the research in this field. A recent mathematical modelling study on the burden of childhood TB in 22 high-b...
18.08.2014 - 20:15 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Mahela Jayewardene : a legend in Sri Lankan test cricket
Sri Lankan cricket fans will miss the excellence of Mahela Jayawardene in test matches. Still I can remember the way Mahela came for batting in his test debut at R.Premadasa stadium in 1997, the historical test which Sri Lankans have scored the world record of highest runs per inning in test Vs...
18.08.2014 - 19:54 By Nalin Abeysekera
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First hand Syrian account reveals Lanka a destination beyond Gulf
For the first time, Syrian investors' view on trading and investing in Sri Lanka has been revealed in a first-hand account on 13 August in Colombo. And the cash rich Syrians want to set up active projects first, rather than sending a stream of hot funds. “As countries, Gulf economies are richer th...
18.08.2014 - 19:40
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Letter from America: What a week!
This past week, Hollywood actor Robin Williams, one of the funniest guys in the planet, took his own life by committing suicide. He was suffering from depression, anxiety and the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. It is so difficult to believe that Robin who amused so many through his acting and s...
18.08.2014 - 20:11 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Volatility on Ukraine’s Eastern Front: President Putin’s dangerous military manoeuvres
In fluctuating order of volatility, the crises in Iraq and Ukraine swap their relative positions around, while generating more heat and sound than any pleasant form of light, as the clueless world has been forced to witnesses the combined morbid spectacle from a comfortable distance in total bewilde...
17.08.2014 - 08:39 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Kohima Press Club members called on Governor
Nagaland Governor PB Acharya said he wanted to make the Kohima Raj Bhavan a “people’s Bhavan” and further disclosed that common men were yet to see their Bhavan. Informing this to the members of the Kohima Press Club (KPC) who called on him at his official residence here Saturday, the Governor s...
17.08.2014 - 05:53 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Seychelles Health Minister Calls on President Rajapaksa
The Seychelles Minister of Health Mrs. Mitcy Larue called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday (Aug. 14) afternoon. Accompanied by the Chief Executive Officer of the Seychelles Health Care Agency Dr. Suresh Menon and several other high-level health officials from Seychelles, Min...
16.08.2014 - 22:20
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World mourns the death of a legendary comedian
All Robin William fans are saddened after hearing his death by hanging. First he has attempted to slash one of his wrists, according to a preliminary coroner’s report released. The 63 year old Oscar winning actor has hanged himself with a belt in his bedroom at his home in Tiburon, in northern Cali...
16.08.2014 - 08:06 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Kohima Lions visited Lepers with rice, meats, dhal, potatoes, sweets
Members of the Lions Club of Kohima (LCK) led by its President Lion Talimangyang Jamir have visited lepers in the Leprosy Colony here at Naga Bazar Friday. During the visitation program at the Leprosy Colony, the Club also presented rice, meats, potatoes, dals, sweets, etc. to the inmates. LCK use...
16.08.2014 - 07:59
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President Rajapaksa Sends Condolences to Victims of Iranian Plane Crash
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in a letter to Iranian President Dr. Hassan Rouhani, conveyed condolences to those who have been affected by the crash of the passenger plane in the capital Tehran. “The Government and the people of Sri Lanka join me in expressing our heartfelt condolences to the overn...
16.08.2014 - 07:53
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68th Independence Day of India Celebrations in Sri Lanka
The High Commission of India and the Indian expatriate community in Sri Lanka celebrated the 68th Independence Day of India on Friday, 15 August 2014 at India House in Colombo. High Commissioner Mr. Y.K. Sinha unfurled the National Flag and inspected a Guard of Honor presented by the BSF contingent....
16.08.2014 - 07:47
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Can Burma make a breakthrough in peacemaking without hostilities?
Decades of armed clashes in Burma or Myanmar between consecutive regimes and the ethnic rebel groups cause troubles on the lives of civilians as undergoing peace process has been stagnant so far. The national ceasefires agreement between the government and more than a dozen ethnic armed groups ha...
15.08.2014 - 07:30 By - Zin Linn
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Sri Lanka condemns Pillay’s last ditch efforts to influence OHCHR investigation process
Sri Lanka has exposed the bias nature adopted by the outgoing UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Navanethem Pillay for her last ditch efforts to influence OHCHR investigation process against Sri Lanka. The outgoing High Commissioner Pillay has in an e-mail interview to the Thomson Reut...
15.08.2014 - 07:24
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Let us Stage another Saya San Revolution
More than half a century of military dictatorship to be exact since March 2nd 1962, there have been several sporadic outburst against the ruling Junta starting from 7th July 1962 but the major ones that shakes the government was the 8888 Democracy Uprising and the Saffron Revolution of 2007. The...
15.08.2014 - 06:56 By Kanbawza Win
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