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Rs. 3000 million investment in Development in the North Western Province - Dayasiri Jayasekara
Since, being elected to office as the Chief Minister of the North Western Province Rs. 3000 million has been invested in development efforts across the Province. This was highlighted by Dayasiri Jayasekara , Chief Minster at the occasion to handover appointments for Education Administrative Offic...
04.08.2014 - 06:50
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Canada Rejected Visa to Dr Wickramabahu Karunaratne
The Canadian High Commission in Colombo, last week has rejected the issue of visa to party Dr Wickramabahu Karunaratne. The Canadian High Commission First Secretary, Immigration, C McKinney had in a letter to Left Front President and General Secretary of the Nava Sama Samaja party Dr Wickramabahu...
03.08.2014 - 17:07
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Letter from America: Israel needs to be punished for her crimes against humanity
As I stated last week, I have almost stopped watching TV news these days. It is too depressing to watch the cries of Palestinians who have lost their loved ones in a genocidal campaign launched by the rogue state of Israel. Probably by now more than 1800 Palestinians in Gaza have died – almost all c...
03.08.2014 - 12:07 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Argentinian Economic Crisis - 2014
During the early 1900s, according to historians, Europeans used to brand a wealthy person as someone who was as rich as an Argentinian, thanks to the enviable position that Argentina enjoyed in the rich club – the 10th wealthiest nation on the planet. At a time when Argentina defaulted on its debt f...
03.08.2014 - 12:00 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Rumor Mongers Involved in Creating Social Disharmony - Warned
: Defence Ministry has said that strict action would be taken against those who circulate false information with the malicious objective of creating social disharmony among communities. Sspokesman for Ministry of Defence & Urban Development, Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said in a press relea...
03.08.2014 - 06:54
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Asylum seekers were encouraged to return in the security interests of Sri Lanka and the region
Sri Lanka blamed that United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR for its failure to issues surrounding the asylum seekers in the country, especially the Pakistan Asylum Seekers. Sri Lanka has clearly stated that it cannot be expected to carry a burden of this nature for an indefinite perio...
03.08.2014 - 06:56
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Why Can’t BJP Face Polls in Delhi
The Bharatiya Janata Party has tied itself in all sorts of knots as pressure mounts on it to decide what to do with the suspended Delhi assembly—should it be dissolved and fresh polls ordered or should the BJP form a government by whatever means. But it will appear that the other major players in De...
03.08.2014 - 06:15 By M Rama Rao & Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
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Can innovation drive HIV responses to meet 90:90:90 targets by 2020?
Joint United Nations programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is mobilizing governments and other partners to achieve new set of targets, referred to as, 90:90:90 by 2020, but with current set of tools, approaches, funding commitments, and challenge that HIV poses to the world, the goal seems certainly a bo...
03.08.2014 - 06:11 By Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service – CNS
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NDA Appeasement Of The Akalis Is Wrong
The Hooda government has set up a separate Haryana Gurdwara Prabhandhak Committee for the state in an obvious bid to shore up the Congress party’s electoral fortunes and to create a wedge between the Akali led government in Punjab and the BJP-led government at the centre. New Delhi has put pressure...
02.08.2014 - 07:14 By Tushar Pandit - Syndicate Features
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Chevening Scholarship Applications Open
Applications for the prestigious Chevening Scholarship programme for 2015/2016 from yesterday. Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organizations. The Scholarships offer the opportunity to study...
02.08.2014 - 07:09
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'If I Could Do It, Anyone Can!'
According to a joint UN report entitled “HIV prevention, treatment and care in prisons and other closed settings: a comprehensive package of interventions,” at least 30 million men, women and children globally go through prison systems each year, and the prevalence of HIV, STIs, hepatitis B and C an...
02.08.2014 - 07:03 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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US Embassy statement was judgmental based on erroneous and biased information
Colombo US Embassy statement was judgmental based on erroneous and biased information alleges Sri Lanka’s Ministry of External Affairs. This was in response to a media statement by the US Embassy on 28th July expressing concerns on media freedom in Sri Lanka. The External Affairs Ministry further...
01.08.2014 - 09:04
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Kunming ’14 rakes in $4.6M for Lankan biz
Sri Lanka has garnered more than $4.6 Mn orders at the recently concluded Kunming Int’l Fair in China-and this too is only from the initial overview of Kunming outcomes rather than any in-depth totals. “I am pleased of the performance of the delegation of 119 companies and businesses that I led to K...
01.08.2014 - 08:55
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Sri Lanka President Meets with Officials to Discuss ICAPP Arrangements
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, this evening at Temple Trees, met with officials to discuss arrangements for the next meeting of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP). ICAPP will take place in Colombo Sept. 18-21, 2014, under the theme "Building an Asian Community.” The eight...
01.08.2014 - 08:47
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Multi-Faith Network Urges Secretary Kerry To Raise Religious Freedom Violations With Burmese Government
Members of the US-based International Religious Freedom (IRF) Roundtable, a multi-faith informal group of organizations and individuals advocating for freedom of religion or belief, have written to US Secretary of State John Kerry ahead of his visit to Burma, urging him make it a priority to discuss...
01.08.2014 - 08:36
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Foreign Ministers of Sri Lanka and Singapore consolidate strong bilateral ties
Expansion of economic relations in the atmosphere of peace and stability prevailing in the country was the central focus of the bilateral discussions which took place in Singapore on Monday 28th July 2014, between Professor G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs,...
01.08.2014 - 08:12
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IMF Executive Director Calls on President Rajapaksa
The Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, D.C., United States, representing Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh and Bhutan, Dr. Rakesh Mohan called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday evening at Temple Trees. Commenting on the Government's initiatives toward rapid...
31.07.2014 - 17:06
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Lanka exports clinch hat trick win in first half
Sri Lanka’s exports sector has clinched a triple win for 2014 1H (January-June) –a first time event. “Latest reports are good news for our $20B goal. We should commend our committed exporters for this achievement” said an upbeat Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka) on 2...
31.07.2014 - 09:10
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Claiming award for war criminals!
I came across an interesting news item in one of the Western media and it read: ‘Last week when Israeli ambassador to the US, Ron Dermer, addressed a ‘Christian (Evangelical) for Israel’ Summit, in Washington, he said that the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) should be given the ‘Nobel Peace Prize’ for f...
31.07.2014 - 08:22 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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The Glascow Games: Showcasing The Commonwealth’s Strengths
Last week, 6,500 world-class athletes from 71 nations gathered in Glasgow for the start of the 20th Commonwealth Games. Over a week and a half, hundreds of millions of spectators will watch these athletes display their skill, strength and endurance in seventeen different disciplines. As I watched...
31.07.2014 - 08:12 By Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP
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