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Private-Public partnership to drive active style to spruce GDP growth Global food giant Nestle partner Lanka Sathosa
In a unique Private- Public partnership that Sri Lanka has not seen before Global food giant Nestle partnered largest retail chain of Sri Lanka ' Lanka Sathosa', to drive nutrition among the mass market consumer in the C1, C2 and D SEC consumer groups of Sri Lanka. The launch was held at the flagshi...
19.03.2016 - 08:24
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Swings in US-Pak relations
The United States generally, and the U.S. State Department in particular, seem perennially unwilling to grasp the realities of Pakistan. Refusing to recognize that Pakistan pursues ideological goals through the use of terrorism under its ever-expanding nuclear umbrella, the United States persists wi...
19.03.2016 - 08:16 By C. Christine Fair
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Burmese Government Urged To Promote Freedom Of Religion For Belief For All
In a joint statement with Jubilee Campaign at the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) today, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) urged the government of Burma to repeal or amend the 1982 Citizenship Law which discriminates against the Muslim Rohingya and to promote the right to freedom of rel...
18.03.2016 - 09:08
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What does it take to beat drug-resistant TB?
I met Lucy in Khayelishta (near Cape Town) on the bright sunny morning of 4th December 2015 - just two days after she had celebrated the 10th birthday of her lovely daughter. A cured multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB survivor, her face glowed with the happiness and pride of winning her battle against tw...
18.03.2016 - 09:00 Shobha Shukla - Citizen News Service - CNS
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Jayalalithaa’s disproportionate assets case: Only Karnataka can file the appeal in Supreme Court
Supreme Court of India has now made it clear that Karnataka alone can file the appeal in Supreme Court on Jayalalithaa’s disproportionate assets case. It appears Tamil Nadu CM J. Jayalalithaa is trying to prolong her disproportionate assets case in the courts. Arguments in the disproportionate ass...
17.03.2016 - 09:59 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Serial Debates - Tolerance, Sedition, Nationalism
Producers of our soap serials on television that never seem to end must be a worried lot these days. Their monopoly on prime time viewing is under threat from ‘talk shows’ that serially air ‘serious debates’ during news time on topics of great importance. To begin with it was about ‘Intolerance vs....
17.03.2016 - 09:21 By Tushar Charan - Syndicate Features
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Peshawar: Blast in Bus near Sunehri Mosque
Terrorists blasted bus carrying employees of KPK secretariat early in the morning. According to the news three government officials killed and many injured. The exact nature of attack has not yet been ascertained. At least three persons are feared dead and over 10 injured. The bus was carrying over...
17.03.2016 - 09:15 By Zaheerul Hassan
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Nishantha Ranatunga granted bail by the Kaduwela Magistrate
Former CSN CEO Nishantha Ranatunga had been granted bail by the Kaduwela Magistrate today (16). He was released on Rs. 100,000 cash bail and two sureties of Rs. one million each and the Magistrate imposed a travel ban on the suspect. Colombo High Court on 13th March accepted the bail revision appli...
17.03.2016 - 08:29
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Myanmar Parliament Elects Suu Kyi Aide as President
After the massive November election success of Myanmar’s National League for Democracy (NLD), the party has elected the nation’s first civilian leaders after more than 50 years of military rule. A close adviser and loyal friend to Aung San Suu Kyi, the 69-year-old was nominated by the National Lea...
16.03.2016 - 16:42
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Madhesi Troubles Overshow Oli’s Delhi Visit
After a long dilly-dally, Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli was in New Delhi on a six-day State visit beginning 19th Feb 2016 during which he tried to halt the downturn in the Nepal-India relations triggered by the promulgation of new Constitution in the Himalayan State. Now he is getting ready t...
16.03.2016 - 08:40 By Rattan Saldi - Syndicate Features
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No privatization of SATHOSA, vows Rishad
Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen addresses launch of first island wide International Consumer Rights day event in Vavuniya on 15 March. The state owned LANKA SATHOSA islandwide store chain will continue to remain with the public and shall not be divested, a top Lankan Cabinet Mi...
15.03.2016 - 16:51
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The loss is ours – Suranganie Ellawala
To me she is Lady Ellawala – such a civilized, cultured, gentle and sweet human being – so rare these days. I have met her twice only, but the impression she created in my mind about the kind of human being she is will remain indelible. I went to meet the new Governor of the Central Province, Mr...
15.03.2016 - 12:51 Appreciation by Champa Frenando - Secretary KACPAW
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USAID Conference for COPA, COPE MPs Bolsters Good Governance Agenda
Members of Parliament on the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) and the Committee on Public Enterprise (COPE) joined officials from the Ministry of Finance and the Auditor General’s Department for a March 5 conference sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to he...
15.03.2016 - 12:44
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Mahinda Rajapaksa slammed the government for blaming him for its mistakes
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday slammed the government for blaming him for its mistakes when a journalist asked him about the foreign loans obtained by his government.
15.03.2016 - 09:57
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Vigilantism Unlimited!
Vigilantism seems to have overtaken India. Self-appointed moralists and super patriots are finding it easier to prey upon targets on the streets, on campuses and even inside court rooms. The custodians of law are content to watch ‘action’ from a safe –and respectful—distance from the custodians of o...
15.03.2016 - 07:43 By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
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Yoshitha Rajapaksa and three others were granted bail
Yoshitha Rajapaksa and three others were granted bail by Judge A. A. Heiyanthuduwa, Colombo High Court today. The Colombo High Court is currently considering the granting of bail for yet another suspect in the case, Nishantha Ranathunga. The Colombo High Court decided to revise the Kaduwela Magist...
14.03.2016 - 12:27
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Jaffna District was as usual worst affected due to the All Island power outage
Yesterday, it was only after 11 PM midnight, the power lines were restored in the Jaffna district. The power went out by 2.30 PM afternoon in Jaffna, as well as in the other parts of the Island, but the power was restored by 6 PM in the South, but not so in the Jaffna district. Yesterday’s black...
14.03.2016 - 10:22
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Why is the United National Party not ascending in the political landscape in Sri Lanka?
It is not rocket science for one to have predicted that the beneficiary of the unlikely arranged union between a divided SLFP and the UNP, would be the UNP. However, despite the infighting within the SLFP and the support that President Sirisena and his faction has within the SLFP and within the coun...
14.03.2016 - 08:57 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Vocational Training Centre opens in Kaithady with the support of the German Government
The Vocational Training Authority of Sri Lanka (VTA) announced the inauguration of its vocational training centre in Kaithady, Jaffna, on 4th March 2016. The Vocational Training in the North and East of Sri Lanka (VTN) Project is a bilateral cooperation between the Democratic Socialist Republic of S...
14.03.2016 - 08:52
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Tamil Nadu poll scene: Battle for Chennai fort!
Poll politics in Tamil Nadu where two Dravidian parties have been ruling alternatively, has just begun to make its general impact on the electorate with parties like AIADMK, DMK, Congress, Third Front led by senior politician Vaiko, and BJP, among other parties have started streamlining their poll s...
14.03.2016 - 08:45 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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