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Ease of Doing Business Forum postponed in view of the funeral of Late Ven Sobitha Thera
As the funeral of the Ven Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera is scheduled to be held on November 12 with State honors, the Ministry of Finance announced that the scheduled meeting of the Ease of Doing Business Forum will not be held on that day. The government has also declared Nov 12 as a day of mourning....
10.11.2015 - 08:11
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Funeral of Ven Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera is to be held at the Parliament ground on 12th with full state honors
Yesterday, Srilankan flight UL 309, carrying the body of the Most Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera from Singapore, International Airport (BIA) Katunayake. Ven. Sobhitha Thera passed away around 5.50 am (3.20 am Lankan time) yesterday at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore where he had been treated...
09.11.2015 - 09:55
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Changing Indian politics: Leftists take lead over ruling Congress party in Kerala civic poll, Hindutva BJP makes impressive presence!
It looks like Kerala is witnessing a reversal of political fortunes, with the Opposition Left Democratic Front (LDF) racing ahead of its rival United Democratic Front (UDF) in as many as 530 of the 941 grama-panchayats in the State. In 2010, the alliance could win only about 365 grama-panchayats. Su...
09.11.2015 - 09:10 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Release all the Tamil Prisoners unconditionally - V.Anandasangaree
Secretary General- TULF, V.Anandasangaree in his latest appeal to President Maithripala Srisena with copy to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has urged him to release the Tamil political Prisoners unconditionally. He has in his latest missive has pointed out that, “Your Excellency please...
09.11.2015 - 08:57
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Bihar - A Knock Out Punch For Modi
Till Saturday (November 7) night they were ‘celebrating’ their ‘victory’ in the Bihar assembly polls, hours before the counting of votes in Bihar. The Bharatiya Janata Party was so sure of its win that while it was readying for a big celebration it had ordered 100 kg of ‘Ladoos’ in Delhi. It must...
08.11.2015 - 22:48 By Atul Cowshis - Syndicate Features
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Letter from America: Myanmar goes to the polls today
Today Myanmar (previously Burma) is holding its first contested vote since 1990. Since achieving independence from Britain in 1948, the country had a very difficult start. Military has ruled the country for more than half a century since 1962. Although an election was held in 1990 in which the Natio...
08.11.2015 - 15:32 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Colombo Process concludes with decisions aimed at ensuring skilled and safe labour migration from Asia
A two-day Senior Officials’ Meeting of the Colombo Process (CP) held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 4-5 November 2015 has resulted in far reaching concrete decisions and recommendations aimed at advancing collective efforts for safe and skilled labour migration management by sending countries in Asia....
08.11.2015 - 14:57
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Delivery by Drones: Sky doesn’t seem to be the limit!
Delivery by drones is no longer the stuff for science fiction; with the green light from the civil aviation authorities in the offing, both Amazon and Google, the two internet giants, are already competing for supremacy over the skies, while taking leaps in innovation. Behind them, an army of new pl...
08.11.2015 - 16:29 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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UNDP Embarks on a New Innovation and Development Partnership with COSTI
The United Nations Development Programme entered in to a memorandum of understanding with the Coordinating Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation (COSTI) today, for the further development of the National Innovations Dashboard. COSTI, established in 2013, is the leading government body r...
07.11.2015 - 09:17
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Maldives' Parliament impeaches country’s vice-president Ahmed Adeeb
Maldives' Parliament voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to impeach the country's vice-president, who will be charged with terrorism for plotting to kill the president, a minister said. Ahmed Adeeb is the second vice-president to be impeached in three months. He has been arrested for allegedly plannin...
07.11.2015 - 08:21
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‘I am not ready to keep farmers of this country unsatisfied’ – President Maithri
President Maithripala Sirisena said that he is not ready to keep farmers of this country unsatisfied, as a politician who grew with the farming community and understand their tears and joys. The President said that he is always with the farming community according to his conscience and the Govern...
07.11.2015 - 07:41
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Bond is Back – Visit Britain and The Great Britain Campaign
Bond is back in Spectre and VisitBritain and the GREAT Britain campaign is once again utilizing 007’s iconic international profile to show the world what makes Britain GREAT. The British High Commission (BHC) in Colombo hosted an event at Westminster House, with the attendance of Prime Minister Ran...
07.11.2015 - 07:25
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My father Ossie
The 9th of November marks the 21st death anniversary of Ossie Abeyagoonasekera who was assassinated by the LTTE. He was not alone. The weeks preceding this day also mark the death anniversary of United National Party Presidential candidate Gamini Dissanayake, Dr.Gamini Wijesekera, Weerasinghe Mallim...
07.11.2015 - 07:15 By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera
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Pakistan’s Commerce Minister to arrive in Sri Lanka on November 10th
The Federal Commerce Minister of Pakistan Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan is arriving in Sri Lanka on a three-day official visit to boost bilateral investment and trade between the two friendly countries. He would be accompanied by a high powered business delegation consisting of cement, pharmaceutical,...
07.11.2015 - 07:01
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Burma: Calls for tolerance and respect for human rights during and after elections
The disenfranchisement of a significant proportion of the population in Burma, and ongoing human rights violations including discrimination against religious and ethnic minorities, are among the issues of concern ahead of the national elections on 8 November. Despite being the first openly-conteste...
06.11.2015 - 08:38
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2016 Budget will make life very easy for all - Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake
Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake has said that the Budget 2016 will make life very easy for all and everyone will be happy, especially the fixed wage earners. The Minister has said the government has no intention to put burden on the wage earners. In terms of taxation, the rich who evade will be...
06.11.2015 - 08:06
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Malaria, dengue and leishmaniasis
An additional investment of US$ 10.7 million has been announced by Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund) to find more effective tools to control and eliminate TB, malaria, dengue and leishmaniasis. Dr BT Slingsby, CEO of GHIT Fund spoke with CNS (Citizen News Service) before this anno...
06.11.2015 - 08:01 By Bobby Ramakant, CNS (Citizen News Service)
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President Maithripala Sirisena meets Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand
President Maithripala Sirisena who is on a four day state visit to Thailand met the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand at the Sra Pathum Palace yesterday – on Nov. 4. President Sirisena was warmly welcomed by the Princess at the Palace and said when she visited Sri Lanka she learnt the hos...
05.11.2015 - 08:53
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Indian Businessmen Donate Water Purification Plant and School Books To Rural Schools
A group of Indian businessmen arrived in Sri Lanka recently and ceremonially handed over a water purification plant donated by them to the Sri Rahula Maha Vidyalaya, Maradankadawala. The occasion was also attended by Lions District 306B2 Governor Lion S.K. Ravindran and First Lady Lion Mangaleshwar...
05.11.2015 - 08:03
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SCS, proxy wars and Sri Lanka
‘The enemy of your enemy is your friend.’ This old saying is reflected today in the precarious situation developing in the South China Sea. The possibility of it leading to a proxy war cannot be ruled out unless the tension building up in the region can be defused. China continuing its construction...
05.11.2015 - 07:51 By Janaka Perera
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