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“Complaint received at the Commission to investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption against me - lRishad Bathiudeen M.P.
Rishad Bathiudeen M.P., Minister of Trade and Commerce, “ in a statement made to press has said that he has learnt through media reports that a person who contested in the last Northern Provincial Council Election on Sri Lanka Muslim Congress from the Mannar district and lost has filed a complaint...
06.03.2015 - 18:18
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Sri Lanka: President Sirisena’s First One Hundred Days
51 days have passed, and 49 remain to fulfill the election promises of the 100-day reform introduced by the newly elected regime in Sri Lanka. People are questioning the delay in implementing certain key promises, and the public is concerned that this may be another unfulfilled election promise. Acc...
06.03.2015 - 14:27 By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera
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Rajapaksa denies of presidential residence in KKS, Only a vilification campaign
Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa said today that no presidential residence was being built in Kankesanthurai for his exclusive use as reported in the media.‘They are international convention centers’ Maithripala-Ranil administration is on a vilification campaign. “Wide publicity has been given to...
06.03.2015 - 09:37
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Sri Lanka to probe if Rajapaksa government tried to bribe US lawmakers
It seems the Rajapaksha government had paid huge sums to USA to get its support for wars against Tamils which led to war crimes committed by the military. Reports suggested that the Rajapaksha government had paid huge sums to US Congressmen to support Colombo on war crimes against Tamils, in the nam...
06.03.2015 - 08:29 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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Third Round Of Talks between Indian & Sri Lanka Identified proposals regarding upgrading the economic engagements
Subsequent to the announcement by Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, during the visit of . President Maithripala Sirisena to India in February 2015, that Commerce Secretaries of both countries would meet soon to review bilateral commercial relations, Shri Rajeev Kher, Commerce Secretary o...
05.03.2015 - 20:50
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Qatar recruit s 1.5 lakh more Bangladeshi workers
Reports suggest that Qatar government always helps the poor Muslim nations in whatever ways it can. Qatar provides job opportunities for Muslim youth from Islamic world-both skilled and unskilled. Bangladesh is among the beneficiaries. Pakistan is another. Bangladeshi Expatriates’ Welfare and Ove...
05.03.2015 - 20:29 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Diplomats seek end to unrest in Bangladesh
Diplomats called for an end to the violent unrest in Bangladesh as tensions rose further on Wednesday when former opposition leader Khaleda Zia again failed to appear at a corruption trial despite facing the threat of arrest. Mission heads from nine countries, including the United States and several...
05.03.2015 - 13:25 From Our Diplomatic Correspondent
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Pakistan Naval Ships in Sri Lanka on a Goodwill visit
Pakistan Navy Ship Zulfiquar arrived at the port of Trincomalee on 3rd March 2015 on a four days goodwill visit. This port call is part of strong multifaceted relationship and engagement between the defense establishments of two countries. Pakistan Navy Ship Zulfiquar is the pioneer ship of the swor...
05.03.2015 - 09:43
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Creating political hysteria
The prime minister of Israel acting like the president of America addressed the both Houses in Washington, telling the administration what it should do and what it should not do. All these time the elected president of the United States was watching it from the White House helplessly. A country whic...
05.03.2015 - 09:22 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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UN would support a domestic inquiry if it meets the international standards - Jeffrey Feltman
Secretary General for UN Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman says they would support a domestic inquiry if it meets the international standards. “Without question, there is still a wide trust deficit between communities in Sri Lanka, especially between the Tamil and the Sinhalese. We have thus encoura...
04.03.2015 - 08:18
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Former top LTTE Sea Tiger women’s wing leader Murugesu Bairahi arrested
: A former top LTTE Sea Tiger women’s wing leader Murugesu Bairahi has been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport while she was about to leave for France. Police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said that the Terrorist Investigations Division (TD) of the police had launched investigations ove...
04.03.2015 - 07:35
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M.K. Stalin likely to be DMK’s CM candidate for 2016 poll in Tamil Nadu!
Overtly, there is commonality between Joseph Stalin the Soviet iron man and a generally soft spoken M.K.Stalin of Tamil Nadu’s DMK (Dravida Munetra Kazhagam)party, a dear son of former TN chief minister and as one moves closer, a close affinity between these two personalities is discernible. Both pl...
04.03.2015 - 06:50 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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Sri Lanka is among significant success of UNHRC – John Kerry
US Secretary of State John Kerry who addressed high-level segment of the 28th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) yesterday said that Sri Lanka is among the significant successes of the Council and added that opportunities for real change exist in Sri Lanka. While stating that...
04.03.2015 - 06:44
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MMBL Pathfinder wins Taiki Akimoto 5S Merit Award
MMBL Pathfinder wins Taiki Akimoto 5S Merit Award MMBL Pathfinder Group of companies, Sri Lanka was recently awarded the 5S Merit Award for the year 2014, at the Taiki Akimoto 5S Awards Competition for successfully implementing the internationally accepted quality standards. The Taiki Akimoto 5S Aw...
04.03.2015 - 06:32
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Bangladesh Pays Tribute to US Blogger Killed in Machete Attack
Bangladeshis paid tribute last Sunday to an American blogger and critic of religious extremism who was hacked to death in Dhaka, in the latest of a series of attacks on writers in the Muslim-majority nation. Avijit Roy, a U.S. citizen of Bangladeshi origin, was killed by machete-wielding assailants...
03.03.2015 - 15:50
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fireball A fireball streaked across the sky over Kerala sky in India!
On March 01 2015, a 'fireball' streaked across the sky over Kerala sky, triggering panic in several districts of south India. The firewall appeared on Friday night in parts of Thrissur, Ernakulam, Palakaad, Kozhikode and Malappuram districts of Kerala. An area of Karimalloor village, where the 'fir...
03.03.2015 - 07:48 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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Namibia President Pohamba wins world’s most valuable individual award
Namibia’s outgoing President-Hifikepunye Pohamba has won the world’s most valuable individual award, the Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership—and he will receive $5 million for this. The Mo Ibrahim prized was launched in 2007 by British-Sudanese mobile communications entrepreneur and philanthropi...
02.03.2015 - 23:58
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Footprints: Five Minutes With Sri Lanka’s Former President
It is 8 am on Saturday and I am outside Carlton House, the forest-green-colored residence of Mahinda Rajapaksa, former president of Sri Lanka. It is a modest structure and on a low roof perches a medium-sized board carrying a picture of him beaming. He has been residing in his hometown Tangalle af...
02.03.2015 - 09:20
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2nd March 1815- The Darkest Day of Sri Lankan History
Exactly 200 years ago, on 2nd March 1815, entire Sri Lanka became totally a colony of another country. Sri Lanka was ruled by several kings as an independent nation for nearly 2350 years. Certain areas were under foreign power for some period but not the entire country. Since colonization, especiall...
02.03.2015 - 08:35 By T.K.Premadasa
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Fraudulently issued dual citizenship and diplomatic passports to come under scanner
Public Order, Disaster Management and Christian Affairs Minister John Amaratunga said a probe will be launched into the manner in which Dual Citizenships and Diplomatic Passports were granted during the previous regime. The Dual Citizenship granted fraudulently without fulfilling qualifications...
02.03.2015 - 08:27
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