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Gas prices down from yesterday
Executive Chairman of the Litro Gas Co Mr Shalila Munasinghe said that as per the provision made in the Budget – 2016 presented by the Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake Gas prices have been reduced with effect from yesterday. Accordingly, the price of the 12.5 kg Cylinder of domestic Gas will...
24.11.2015 - 09:28
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Inauguration of Government of India funded Mahatma Gandhi International Centre in Matale
Mr Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka, and High Commissioner of India, Mr Y. K. Sinha inaugurated the Mahatma Gandhi International Centre in Matale on November 22, 2015. Minister of Sports, Mr. Dayasiri Jayasekara, State Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Wasantha Aluvihare, Deputy Minister o...
24.11.2015 - 08:43
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Trivialization of Sunni-Shiite Divide and the Birth of ISIS
Having managed to keep the threat of Russian or Chinese veto to a minimum, the United Nations on Friday unanimously approved a resolution, calling on the national governments to take ‘all the necessary measures’ in the collective fight against the Islamic State; it, however, failed to spell out what...
22.11.2015 - 08:27 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Making India: Indian PM Modi invites ASEAN nations to invest in India!
Speaking at the ASEAN summit in Malaysia, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on November 21 called India and ASEAN natural partners, whose relationship goes back to 'ancient times'. Modi is in Malaysia for the ASEAN summit and in his speech he emphasized on India's economic growth, strong fundame...
22.11.2015 - 08:21 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Inauguration of Sangam: Festival of India in Sri Lanka, 2015-2016
Sangam: Festival of India in Sri Lanka, 2015-2016 was inaugurated in Colombo on November 19, 2015. The inaugural event, a mosaic of Indian dance forms, “Nrityarupa”, was held at the Nelum Pokuna theatre. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, former President of Sr...
21.11.2015 - 16:25
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Under Graduate, Post Graduate and Research/Phd Scholarships for studying in India
The High Commission of India, Colombo has announced the offer ICCR Scholarships for 2016-17 academic session. announces the offer for the following ICCR Scholarships for 2016-17 academic session: The ICCR Scholarships offer for 2016-17 academic session are as follows: Ø Nehru Memorial Scholarship...
21.11.2015 - 09:44
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'Towards a Better World Order,' by Asanga Abeyagoonasekera presented to the President
Mr. Asanga Abeyagoonasekera presented his book "Towards a better world order" to the President Maithripala Sirisena on 18th November 2015. The book was launched by late Most Ven.Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero along with Prof.Carlo Fonseka and Prof.Vini Vitharana. The book has received praise from Dr.Ed...
21.11.2015 - 09:30
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A Saudi court orders a Sri Lankan domestic worker stoned to death
A Sri Lankan female domestic worker has been ordered by a Saudi Court to be stoned to death for committing adultery. The Sri Lankan Housemaid, reported to be a married woman from Maradana has had an affair with a Sri Lankn man employed in Saudi Arabia, and made a confession before the court of ha...
21.11.2015 - 09:18
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Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake is scheduled to present the budget today
Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake is scheduled to present the second reading of the first budget of the UNP-led consensual government at 2.30 today afternoon. Minister Karunanayake added that the budget 2016 would also focus on the concept of President Maithripala Sirisena to make Sri Lanka self...
20.11.2015 - 08:56
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CSR with Heart, Mind and Soul
Cohort Nine students of the Commonwealth Executive Master of Business Administration (CEMBA) of the Open University of Sri Lanka successfully completed their Corporate Social Responsibility program (CSR) recently. The target school of the program was Udagama Primary school in Padukka in the Avissawe...
19.11.2015 - 08:12 By Dr.Nalin Abeysekera - Coordinator-CEMBA
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Parippu not above R190, Chicken R400 only
As the year-end festival season drew nearer, Sri Lanka’s Consumer Affairs Authority has brought in a new set of Maximum Retail Prices (MRP) for six new essential consumer items on 18 November-and these new prices are to take effect as early as this Friday 20 November. “The new maximum prices are int...
19.11.2015 - 07:54
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Are they really serious in eliminating the vicious IS?
Every time a brutal massacre by the terrorists takes place in some parts of the world all what we see in the print and electronic media is just condemnation. Instead of these repeated condemnations had all the world powers joined hands they could have cleansed the world from this menace. We were...
19.11.2015 - 07:43 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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New PM: Poland to help fight terrorism, reserved on migrants
Poland's new prime minister, Beata Szydlo, vowed Wednesday the country will cooperate with the European Union in fighting extremism, but was reserved on accepting refugees. Szydlo opened her policy speech with a condemnation of last week's attacks in Paris and said that her government's priority...
19.11.2015 - 07:35
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Cabinet approves proposal to abolish executive presidency
The Cabinet has approved to appoint a committee consisting of all party leaders and headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to give recommendations to the proposals of the President Maithripala Sirisena to abolish the Executive Presidency and to introduce a new electoral system. Subsequently,...
19.11.2015 - 07:26
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Sri Lanka: 8 Independent Commissions nominated
The Constitutional Council headed by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has nominated chairmen and members to eight independent commissions overseeing state institutions according to the provisions of the 19th Amendment enacted in April, the Speaker’s Office said. The Council has provided its lists of nominees...
19.11.2015 - 07:14
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Europe on Edge
In the early 90’s, I first experienced a distant taste of terrorism, when the LTTE detonated a bomb targeting the then Brigadier Vijaya Wimalaratne, who had been a major strategist in taking on the outfit, while in a military convoy moving close to the Royal College in Colombo. Not only did I feel...
18.11.2015 - 09:22 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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France: Hillary’s call for war on Islamic State, not Muslims!
As American politicians across the bipartisan poll politics looking for issues to beat each other in debates, the terror attacks in France and Turkey provided the necessary input for the in-party discussions in Democratic and Republican parties. Recently Democratic Party’s presidential hopefuls deba...
18.11.2015 - 09:16 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Winter Blues In Delhi
Even before the first wisp of the crisp early morning air hit Delhi’s autumn we were being warned that the capital would be facing its ‘worst’ winter with air pollution crossing all previous ‘danger’ levels. The deadly cocktail of polluted air and smog is something that is not peculiar to Delh...
18.11.2015 - 08:40 By Allabaksh - Syndicate Features
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Cabinet Paper to be submitted to abolish Executive Presidency
President Maithripala Sirisena said today that he will submit special cabinet papers on new constitution, to abolish the Executive Presidency and to bring in a new electoral system at the cabinet meeting tomorrow. Addressing a ceremony held at the Temple Trees to give dual citizenship to Sri Lank...
18.11.2015 - 10:07
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Riot and Responsibility: Governance and growth in South and South East Asia
One of the greatest Buddhist monks of Sri Lanka most Ven.Maduluwawe Sobitha who spoke fearlessly to overthrow the previous Government to usher in better political order has passed away. The entire nation mourns the loss of this great human being. He was a leader who spoke for a better political cu...
17.11.2015 - 18:46 By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera
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