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Stakes higher for Opposition due to reignited terror debate
The electoral dynamics of Sri Lanka changed with the European Union de-proscribing the LTTE on a technicality, reigniting the debate of yesteryear, a hornet’s nest hard for the Opposition to put away but an unexpected windfall for the government. People turn out to vote for two reasons: They care...
23.10.2014 - 08:45 By Philip Fernando
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Hectic preparation to celebrate “50 Years Anniversary of Nagaland Legislative Assembly” underway
Hectic preparation is underway to celebrate the “50 Years Anniversary” of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) at its Complex at 10 AM on November 29 next month. Speaker of Lok Sabha Smti Sumitra Mahajan will be the Chief Guest, while Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang will give “Greetings” to th...
23.10.2014 - 08:18 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Recycling Company receives Fourth Award for The Year
Kalhari Enterprises won its fourth award for the year when it received a Silver Award for its export performance in 2013 in the medium category industry sector. The award was presented recently by the National Chamber of Exporters (NCE) at its 22nd Annual Export Awards Ceremony at the Hilton Colombo...
22.10.2014 - 12:24
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Is Jayalalithaa a BJP ally or foe?
Post-her sentence in graft case and two-month bail from Bangalore central jail, the same old question has come up front: Is Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the AIADMK supremo, a friend or enemy of BJP? This followed what is seen as disowning of Union Minister Maneka Gandhi’s letter to Jaya Amma. Maneka, kno...
22.10.2014 - 09:03 From Malladi Rama Rao
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Deepavali is the deeper celebration of the triumph of Good over Evil – Mahinda Rajapaksa
Deepavali is the deeper celebration of the triumph of Good over Evil (Monster Naga Asuran) , Light of Knowledge over the Darkness of Ignorance. President Mahinda Rajapaksa thus said in his Deepavali Message to the Hindus of Sri Lanka. Hindus of Sri Lanka celeberate Deepavali today. Deepavali sig...
22.10.2014 - 08:31
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Professor G.L.Peiris Clears Allegation Against Kshenuka On The Issue Of Contract
Professor G.L.Peiris, Minister of External Affairs has rejected news reports appearing in certain sections of the media recently, imputing impropriety on the part of the Secretary to the Ministry, Kshenuka Senewiratne in the award of a contract for the renovation of the official residence of Sri Lan...
22.10.2014 - 07:57
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Sri Lanka represented at the largest SME Fair in the Asia Pacific region in Guangzhou
Sri Lanka participated for the first time at the 11th edition of the China International SME Fair (CISMEF) in Guangzhou from 11 to 14 October 2014. The Sri Lanka Pavilion was jointly organized by the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Guangzhou and the Sri Lanka Export Development Board and had stro...
22.10.2014 - 07:14
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Dr. Swamy Reiterates His Plea For Bharat Ratna to Mahinda
Dr. Subramanian Swamy has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi that his government confer Bharat Ratna on Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa under whose leadership the LTTE was eliminated. Even earlier he has pleaded with the former Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh with plea to confer Bharat Ratn...
21.10.2014 - 03:32
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We want ‘Peace and Unity in Harmony’ - Anandasangare
V.Anandasangaree, in a public letter to President Mahinda Rajapaksa has insisted that “We want Peace and Unity in Harmony.” Anandasangare, Secretary General of the Tamil United Liberation Front said that the offer by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to abolish the Executive Presidency...
21.10.2014 - 03:02
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Missing Persons Commission hold discussion with Expert Panel
Chairman and members of the Commission of the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons (PCICMP) held discussions with Sir. Desmond De Silva, Q.C., Mr. Avdash Kaushal, and Mr. Ahmer Bilal Soofi, Chairman and members of the Advisory Council appointed by the Pres...
21.10.2014 - 02:47
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Sri Lanka’s Malaria Elimination Efforts a “Spectacular Achievement” –Global Health Group
Sri Lanka has remained free of malaria for two years – an accomplishment the Global Health Group (GHG) described as a “spectacular achievement,” during a meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees recently. Dr. Richard Feachem, who is the Director of GHG of the University of Californ...
20.10.2014 - 20:19
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U.S. Delegation Launch Talks To Expand Trade, Investment In Maldives
October 20, 2014: Michael Delaney, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for South Asia, and H.E. Mohamed Saeed, Minister of Economic Development, launched the first meeting of the Joint Council of the Maldives-U.S. Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) today. The two countries originally si...
20.10.2014 - 20:04
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Letter from America: Death of a public intellectual - Ali Mazrui
Professor Ali Al-Amin Mazrui died last week on 13 October 2014, at Binghamton, New York, in the United States after being ill for several months. He was 81. I first learned about this great scholar when I was preparing a talk on Africa in the early 1980s in California. My search on the topic took me...
20.10.2014 - 07:54 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Keep Innovating or else be prepared to be left obsolete: Google Chairman warns!
Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google and the world’s 138th richest man, disclosed something on Monday that took both the technocrats and ordinary web users by complete surprise, regardless of their respective loyalties. During a visit to a software and hardware company in Berlin, Germany...
19.10.2014 - 07:56 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Zhaleo Rio warns fragmentation of India if racial, hate crimes continue
Parliamentary Secretary for Urban Development Zhaleo Rio has strongly condemned the unabated racial attacks on the northeast students and youth in India’s major cities and strongly warned that if the “trend continues, India will be fragmented.” Talking to this writer here on Saturday, the Parlia...
19.10.2014 - 07:51 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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EU Court ruling lifting restrictions on LTTE: Ascendancy of Sinhala nationalism inevitable with the resurgence of LTTE
The LTTE was a despicable oraganisation headed by a despicable apology of a man. The misnomer that they were freedom fighters sullies the good name of freedom fighters the world has known. Genuine freedom fighters did not kill innocent men, women and children, the LTTE did. Freedom fighter did not k...
19.10.2014 - 08:49 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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In Memoriam of Dr. Mahanambrata Brahmachari (1904-1999)
Dr. Mahanambrata Brahmachari, (1904-99) a soft-spoken Hindu scholar who offered early and important intellectual encouragement to the Roman Catholic monk and writer Thomas Merton. 15 years have passed since his last journey to eternal world on 18 October 1999. Although Dr. Brahmachari lived most of...
19.10.2014 - 07:34
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U.S. Trade Delegation Discuss Business Training, Partnerships For Sri Lankan Women
Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Michael Delaney speaks with Neela Marikkar, Chairperson from The Grant Group, to discuss the launch of the “War Widows Project” in partnership with the Ministry for Industry & Commerce. Launch of the War Widows Project The project is supported through nearl...
18.10.2014 - 08:08
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Public consultation on Assam-Nagaland Border issues needed
Of late, there have been criticisms against the remarks made by Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang with regard to the chronic Assam-Nagaland border issues. The Chief Minister seemingly stated that Nagaland lacked documents to settle its protracted border row with neighboring Assam. His remarks soon...
18.10.2014 - 07:58 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association endeavors to bridge digital divide for Sri Lankan Students
The Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association organized a special ceremony at the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka to present state of the art Computer Tablets to several bright Sri Lankan University Students. The selected students hailed from Medical, Law, Business and Finance faculties of...
18.10.2014 - 07:49
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