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‘The boss’ dominates Arab music world!
‘The boss’ – ‘Limuallem’ is the latest release from the young talented Moroccan artist, Sa’ad Lamjarred to go viral in youtube. In this short period of time, it was released, it has already hit the 35 million mark with over 21 thousand positive comments. Arab music lovers would remember that Sa’...
06.06.2015 - 09:44 By S.H.Moulana
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Today is World Environment Day (June 5th)
The international theme for this year is, “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet, consume with care”. This theme highlights the fact that human needs, economic growth and the sustainable us of the environment are directly associated. Food, air and water needed for the beings are obtained from the environ...
05.06.2015 - 06:57 By Manjari Peiris
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Modi: Infallible And Invincible!
It is one party that began a day or two before the actual date of the ‘birth’ and seems likely to last a year when the next installment will take off. And now that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has completed one year in office, who says that he does not speak to the press? The media, whether prin...
05.06.2015 - 06:46 By Atul Cowshis - Syndicate Features
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EDB moving top Lankan education providers to Maldives next week
Buoyed by its success of the educational promotions of 2014 in Male, the EDB is facilitating the largest Lankan educational delegation to Maldives next week. The promotional tour is organized in collaboration with Sri Lanka High Commission in Male. The second time such an educational delegation is f...
05.06.2015 - 06:38
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Sri Lanka Celebrates International Day of Vesak : “Fostering World Peace through Cultural Education”
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in France & Permanent Delegation of Sri Lanka to UNESCO in collaboration with the National Commission of Sri Lanka to UNESCO convened a three day symposium to celebrate Vesak, a day of International Observance at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris from 27th-29th May, 2015...
05.06.2015 - 06:25
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‘Identity Politics and State – Building in Sri Lanka’
The University of Peradeniya, a long standing bedrock of academic discourses in many aspects of Sri Lanka’s development process was the location chosen by the Center for Social Science Studies for the launch of the timely publication of ‘Identity Politics and State – Building in Sri Lanka’ edited by...
05.06.2015 - 06:07
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Unstoppable Indian corruption – Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa’s illegal asset case to go to Supreme Court!
As a crude jolt to ambitions of Jayalalithaa who, upon her acquittal in the historic illegal assets case, retook the rein of Tamil Nadu as CM, Karnataka government has decided to appeal in Supreme Court against the apparently faulty judgment delivered by judge Kumaraswami of Karnataka High Court, ac...
04.06.2015 - 09:07 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Ukraine Puts Public Health First in Suspending WTO Challenge to Australia’s Law Requiring Plain Cigarette Packs
The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, Washington DC., reports that Ukraine’s new government has suspended the country’s case before the World Trade Organization that challenged Australia’s law requiring that cigarettes be sold in plain packaging. This action is a blow to the continued efforts of the t...
04.06.2015 - 08:31 By Manjari Peiris
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Hypocrisy Over Dress Code
Two district collectors in Chhattisgarh have earned the wrath of the chief minister, Raman Singh, for not being properly attired when they met the Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the state on a day when the sun god was not in a merciful mood. They were sent ‘waning letters’ for not...
04.06.2015 - 08:25 By Tushar Charan - Syndicate Features
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Sri Lanka’s O-Fish surging further upstream
Sri Lanka’s ornamental fish sector is basking in the glow of international spotlight having bagged many top awards for its diversity-and O-Fish sector is one of highest return on investment sectors, as revealed on 03 June in Colombo. “On behalf of the government of HE the President Maithripala Siris...
04.06.2015 - 08:16
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After Modi's Yatara To China
After his three –city (Xi'an, Beijing, Shanghai) three-day (May 14-16) visit to the land of the Great Wall, admirers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi are in an over drive claiming that he has surpassed all expectations in dealing with India’s relations with the world, including the two hostile neighb...
03.06.2015 - 07:44 By Tushar Charan & Malladi Rama Rao - Syndicate Features
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Takht-i-Bhai: A Buddhist monastery in Mardan
The ostentatious structure and imposing relics of the Buddhist monastery Takht-i-Bhai (Throne of Origins) has captivated a large number of locals and tourists who have flocked to see the ancient site which dates back to early 1st century AD. Listed in the World Heritage List, it is considered one...
03.06.2015 - 07:30
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‘Appointing a Committee on CAA vehicle issue’-Rishad
Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen, in his statement, says that some weekend press reports about him using vehicles of Consumer Affairs Authority ‘are false’ -and appointing a Committee to look into it. The statement of Minister Bathiudeen is reproduced in full below: 1. During t...
02.06.2015 - 10:07
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Is the Fraud & Corruption Investigation Division (FCID) agenda the mother of all political witch hunts in Sri Lanka?
The Sri Lanka Gazette notification 1901/20 dated the 13th February 2015 setting up the Fraud & Corruption Investigation Division (FCID) within the Sri Lankan Police Department (as per copy below) is unambiguously clear that it will investigate complaints forwarded to it by the Secretariat establ...
02.06.2015 - 09:38
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Enchanting dance recital by Nandini
in association with Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple hosted eminent Mumbai-based Bharathanatyam dancer Nandini Ganesan for a dance recital in Hanuman temple auditorium in Glen Oaks in Long Island, New York this weekend. Nandini commenced with a vibrant Oothukaadu Venkata Subbayar composition Ananda Nart...
02.06.2015 - 09:26
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Google Maps to go offline – finally, the long wait is over!
Google announced on Thursday that its immensely popular map app, Google Maps, will be available offline this year, much to the amazement of millions of daily global users, who rely on it to a range of tasks from simple navigation to exploring business connections. With the availability of Google Map...
02.06.2015 - 09:17 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Sri Lanka takes a lead in Multi-lingual Internet Initiatives
Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha said Sri Lanka had taken a lead in multi-lingual Internet initiatives, by putting in place technical conditions to facilitate the presence of its local languages on the Internet and encouraging the development...
02.06.2015 - 09:10
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Hitting roadblocks to tobacco endgame
With one person dying every six seconds from a tobacco-related disease -- almost 5.4 million deaths per year of which more than 600,000 are of non-smokers due to secondhand smoke-- the tobacco epidemic is a global public health threat. If current trends continue, by 2030 nearly 8 million people are...
02.06.2015 - 08:40 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Letter from America: Assad’s latest war crimes
There are not too many governments in our time that massacres its own people just to stay in power. Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria is one such criminal government – outside those of Myanmar and China – that has not learned to alter its hideous means that have served it quite well to hang on to po...
02.06.2015 - 08:42 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Sri Lankan politics at a critical juncture!
President Sirisena is striving hard to be the erstwhile dedicated egalitarian leader propelled into power in January due to the fractious nature of politics now: the passage of 20A is in the balance and the date of next election has receded as a pall hangs over the careers of MPs unsure of getting n...
02.06.2015 - 08:46 By Philip Fernando
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