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Humble coop-city rises to become Sri Lanka’s third supermarket force
Sri Lanka’s surging retail supermarket industry’s newest rising star is from an unlikely source-the cooperatives movement of the country. "Out of all the top six supermarket brands, our coop-city cooperative shop is the third ranking supermarket for household purchases among Sri Lankan households"...
24.06.2016 - 08:19
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International Day of Yoga celebration at UN
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged everyone to embrace healthier choices and lifestyles and to commit to unity with other human beings, regardless of ethnicity, faith, age, gender identity or sexual orientation. “Practicing yoga can also help raise awareness of our role as consum...
24.06.2016 - 08:09 By Prakash Swamy
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First National Coop Week launched tomorrow culminates with July 2 celebrations
The first ever National Cooperatives Week will take off today 23 June at BMICH, Colombo-with many Provincial Coop Ministers eagerly joining to map the future of this crucial sector. “Our coop sector is much more important than any of us understand” stressed Minister of Industry and Commerce Risha...
23.06.2016 - 06:36
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Pak Lanka Friendship Zindabaad
The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Maj. Gen. (R) Syed Shakeel Hussain presented Certificates of merit to the students of Pakistan Culture Education & Urdu Language Center, today in Colombo for rendering meritorious service on account of developing, composing and presenting the first...
23.06.2016 - 06:27
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U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap Visits Hambantota
U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap and a U.S. Embassy team recently visited the Hambantota region to meet local officials and business executives. During the June 20-21 visit, Ambassador Keshap spoke with leaders from the Hambantota Chamber of Commerce, which was initially established with support from th...
22.06.2016 - 07:54
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Stranded 44 Sri Lankans Refugees Status To Be Assessed
Local authorities also suspended attempts to tow the ship back to international waters, after two days of bad weather. On Tuesday, high waves drenched the engine and caused the boat to list 45 degrees. “Looking at the condition of the boat now, no way can it be pulled back to sea,” said Achmad Samad...
22.06.2016 - 07:47
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Sri Lankan marketers need the service of Anthropologists
Few years ago, a leading mobile service operator in Sri Lanka had a problem when a new package was introduced by another mobile service operator with the help of the government. Some “loyal “customers suddenly switched onto the new package because of the price factor. By responding to this, we hav...
22.06.2016 - 07:11 By Dr.Nalin Abeysekera
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Modi Conquers US
The media hype over Narendra Modi’s five-nation tour, with Washington as his prime destination, will have us believe that he completely bowled over US lawmakers when he addressed a joint session of the two houses of the Congress. Modi Bhakts and most pundits, particularly those identified closely wi...
22.06.2016 - 07:05 By Atyl Cowshis - Syndicate Features
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Double blow to Moulana’s family
Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne yesterday charged that a private hospital had fleeced the family of former Governor Alavi Moulana. “According to information received, a private hospital had charged an exorbitant sum to admit him and when he passed away after two days had given his relatives a...
21.06.2016 - 19:47
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Anuradhapura to host Most Sacred Buddhist Relics from Taxila Pakistan on Poson Poya
The Most Sacred Relics of Lord Buddha from Taxila Pakistan are currently being exhibited for general public in Thanthirimalaya Rajamaha Viharaya, Thanthirimalaya, Anuradhapura for two days on the occasion of Poson Full Moon Poya Day. The sacred relics include two holy bone relics of Lord Buddha, a g...
21.06.2016 - 19:32
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What should be the Honorific for Our Ministers
The fire from the union human resource minister Smriti Irani, reputed holder of a degree from an Ivy League university, is faster than the shots from any Texas cowboy’s gun. Luckily, the rapid gunfire from the HRD minister comes in verbal form and so it saves any bodily harm. The Bihar education min...
21.06.2016 - 19:21 By Tukoji R Pandit - Syndicate Features
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Muzammil, arrested and remanded
National Freedom Front (NFF) spokesman Mohammed Muzammil, was arrested by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) and produced in the Colombo Fort Magistrate's Court on charges of misusing vehicles belonging to the Presidential Secretariat. He was remanded till July 4. by Colombo Fort M...
21.06.2016 - 06:44
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In Jaffna: renovated Duraiappah Stadium in Jaffna Declared opened by Maithripala Sirisena, and Shri Narendra Modi
Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka and Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, through video conferencing from New Delhi, jointly inaugurated the newly renovated Duraiappah Stadium in Jaffna on June 18, 2016. High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, Shri Y.K. Sinha was also present at the venue....
21.06.2016 - 06:24
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Veteran journalist says not worth replying to Jayalaithaa outbursts on Kachchativu
No politician or government official in Sri Lanka should react to claims made by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram that the 285-acre Katchathivu islet belongs to India, a veteran journalist says. Chief Editor of Asian Tribune online publication, K.T. Rajasingham in an interview with The...
20.06.2016 - 23:56
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MP Udaya Gammanpila MP remanded till July 01
Yesterday, UPFA MP Udaya Gammanpila was remanded till July 01 by the Fort magistrate. He was arrested by the Police Special Investigation Unit (SIU) this morning over a complaint that he had used an allegedly fraudulent Power of Attorney to sell shares of an Australian company. The UPFA Colombo Dis...
19.06.2016 - 06:51
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Consequences of Brexit on European (Dis)Union
We will be in the unchartered waters next week; with the Brexit, the British referendum that determines whether Britain should stay in the European Union or not – just less than a week away, and the very nation being rattled to the core by the brutal murder of an elected member of parliament in broa...
19.06.2016 - 06:43 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Indonesia lets stranded Sri Lankan Tamils Ashore
Indonesia allowed a group of Tamil migrants from Sri Lanka to come ashore in Aceh province on Saturday after confining them to their stranded boat for a week, but is insisting they will be towed out to sea once the vessel is repaired. Rights groups including Thinacheithi – weekly print edition and A...
19.06.2016 - 06:38
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China to help developing northern Sri Lanka
Chinese Ambassador Yi Xianliang pledged topush forward ties with Sri Lanka by assisting development of the former war zone in theTamildominated north, a Chinese Embassy official said on Friday. During a four day visit to Northern Province, the ambassador met with Chief Minister Wigneswaran and Nor...
18.06.2016 - 08:10
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Wither Hindu existence in Bangladesh?
Many believed that the agony of the Hindus would be over and they would regain their lost honor with the liberation of Bangladesh in December 1971. It was entirely a mistaken notion. However, a crore-plus minority population cannot be wished away. Bangladesh’s liberation struggle raised slogans th...
18.06.2016 - 07:56 By Rabindranath Trvedi
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Lessons from tobacco taxation can serve developing countries
At a conference hosted by the World Bank on the pressures developing countries face to lower tax rates and shrink their tax base while also fighting tax avoidance and evasion, Jason Furman, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors to US President, Barack Obama, emphasized that the most important un...
18.06.2016 - 07:40 By Manjari Peiris
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