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Chandrika Kumaratunga meets Aung San Suu Kyi,
Former President Chandrikea Kumaratunga was in Myanmar [Burma] last week and met with Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, a globally known activist for democracy she is the leader of the National League for Democracy in Myanmar. The meeting held at the Chatrium Hotel in Yangon, with senior leaders of...
30.08.2014 - 22:24
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Dayanidhi, Kalanidhi charge-sheeted in Aircel-Maxis deal
India’s premier investigation agency, CBI Friday filed a charge-sheet against the Maran brothers – Dayanidhi and Kalanidhi –in the Aircel-Maxis deal case in the court of Special Judge O P Saini here. The judge will hear the case on September 11, it was said later. The case is a fall-out of the 2G s...
30.08.2014 - 07:47 From Malladi Rama Rao
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U.S. Government Support for New Hospital for Poonaryn in Kilinochchi District
The Northern Provincial Council Ministry of Health opened the Poonaryn Divisional Hospital on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. The new hospital facility is part of a U.S. government program to support the Northern Provincial Council’s work to expand medical services in the former conflict-affected areas...
30.08.2014 - 07:33
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Jayalalithaa re-elected AIADMK chief, verdict in her assets case next month
“AIADMK has no enemies in political field”, said Jayalalithaa in Chennai shortly after the party faithful duly elected her as their general secretary for the seventh time. This re-election, which is a mere formality, coincided with the CBI charge sheeting the Maran brothers, who are close to DMK p...
30.08.2014 - 07:27 From Malladi Rama Rao
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Pakistan Sri Lanka agree to enhance defence cooperation
Pakistan Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt called on Sri Lankan Secretary Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Colombo and discussed ways to strengthen defence cooperation between the two countries. During the meeting, a cordial discussion was held between Secretary Defence and Air Chie...
29.08.2014 - 20:48
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Bad days for once powerful Maran brothers
These are bad days for the once powerful Maran brothers. The license to their Cable empire, Kal Cables were cancelled on Wednesday was terminated after the Federal Interior Ministry denied security clearance to the DMK-backed company by the ministry of home affairs. And on Thursday, the Supreme Cou...
29.08.2014 - 09:10 From Malladi Rama Rao
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Modi emerging as global leader: Ram Madhav
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is one of the most popular leaders in the world and several countries are lining up to invite him, said Ram Madhav, General Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party here recently. Addressing a felicitation organized by Indian American community jointly by the Overse...
29.08.2014 - 09:02 By Prakash M Swamy
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Indian tri color lights up Niagara Falls
For the first time in the history, the world-famous and most visited tourist spot Niagara Falls was illuminated with Indian tri-color thanks to Indian-American physicians of Rajasthan Medical Alumni Association of North America (RAJMAAI). The Silver Jubilee celebrations of RAJMAAI was held between...
28.08.2014 - 11:21
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Foundation Stone Laid To Renovate Duraiappah Stadium in Jaffna
The foundation stone of the project to renovate the Duraiappah Stadium in Jaffna was laid yesterday by Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development of Sri Lanka, Mahindananda Aluthgamage, Minister of Sports of Sri Lanka, and Mr. Y.K. Sinha, High Commissioner of India, at a ceremony in Jaffna...
28.08.2014 - 08:16
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Indian Interior Minister gets a “certificate” for his son from PM Modi
India’s Minister for the Interior Rajnath Singh on Wednesday received a conduct certificate for his family from none other than the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A senior opposition leader, Sharad Yadav of the Janta Dal (United) also gave him a clean chit saying “I know Rajnath Singh for the last 4...
28.08.2014 - 08:04 From Malladi Rama Rao
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National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam - Reminiscence
"To those who complain why I'm not like them: Does the nightingale's songs belong to anyone? Can you call wild flowers your own? Just because I was born into a certain community or society doesn't mean it owns me. I belong to the world and all its corners. I'm a devotee of eternal radiance and becau...
28.08.2014 - 08:31 By Rabindranath Trivedi
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Chivukula honors 'mridangam' exponent
Upendra Chivukula, deputy speaker of New Jersey State Assembly last week honored eminent South Indian classical instrumentalist and mridangam exponent Tiruvarur Vaidyanathan with the New Jersey Assembly proclamation for his service and promoting Carnatic music abroad. The Citation said Vaidyanatha...
27.08.2014 - 22:19
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Lankan biz throng first Seychelles forum in Colombo
No less than 130 reps from 125 Lankan firms thronged the first bilateral B2B call between Sri Lanka and Seychelles biz ever to be held in Colombo on 27 August. “Today’s event can be a stepping stone for more bilateral trade between both countries, which is an urgent need at this moment. The total b...
27.08.2014 - 22:09
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Atchuvely Industrial Estate Inaugurated Today
The Atchchuvely Industrial Estate in Jaffna district was inaugurated today by Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development of Sri Lanka and Mr. Y.K. Sinha, High Commissioner of India, at a function held at Atchchuvely . Douglas Devananda, Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterpri...
28.08.2014 - 10:16
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A Bangladesh Hindu citizen’s question: has Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina really meant it?
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that through the 15th amendment to the constitution, the Awami League government reestablished the spirit of the Liberation War." The 15th amendment also ensured the capital punishment for those who will grab the state power violating the constitution. We...
27.08.2014 - 06:38 By Rabindranath Trivedi
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Air Chief of Pakistan to arrive in Sri Lanka tomorrow
The Air Chief of Pakistan Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt is due to arrive in Sri Lanka on a three day visit starting 27th August 2014 on the invitation of Air Marshal KA Gunatilleke Commander of Sri Lanka Air Force. During his stay, Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt will call on Preside...
26.08.2014 - 21:45
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Pope Visit to Sri Lanka - Officially Anounced
Pope Francis's visit to Sri Lanka has been officially announced. This announcement has been made by Cardinal Dr. Ranjith Malcolm after the first sermon of the Madhu festival. This has also been announced by the official newspaper of the Sri Lanka Catholic Council. Pope is to arrive at the Katunay...
26.08.2014 - 14:08
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Respect Sri Lanka’s Sovereignty – India Urged
India has been urged to respect the sovereignty of Sri Lanka and its independent stance. Avdhash Kaushal, the Indian social worker, who has been appointed as one of the five advisors to the Sri Lankan Presidential commission on missing persons and war crimes, has said that India should respect Sri...
26.08.2014 - 07:33
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High level ‘Nam push for Lanka investments
The Government of Vietnam, while unravelling Lankan investment volumes within its borders, signalled on 22 August of its own investment push towards Sri Lanka-and coming from its high levels. “Already 10 Sri Lankan investment projects are in Vietnam. Vietnam investors and businesses too are eager to...
25.08.2014 - 20:50
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Scientists Honor Bruno Manser on His 60th Birthday
A team of Swiss scientists honour missing rainforest advocate Bruno Manser with the announcement of the discovery of two new animal species in the tropical rainforests of Borneo. This was announced today by the Natural History Museum of Berne, Switzerland, on the occasion of Bruno Manser’s 60th birt...
25.08.2014 - 14:57
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