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India, China, NGO Ayatolahs
India is not alone in the hullabaloo over Greenpeace and other foreign NGOs. China is also worried about the activities of these good Samaritans. Environment, human rights and political campaigns are sensitive subjects in the land of the great helmsman, Mao. For President Xi Jinping’s administratio...
30.06.2014 - 15:23 By M Rama Rao* - Syndicate Features
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Wigneswaran , Rishad join for Northern Spring cup kick-off
Sri Lanka’s first well-planned mega development “Northern Spring” arrived in Adampan, Mannar on 28 June with no less than a kick-off in celebration of the FIFA 2014 cup. A new play-garden for children and a newly upgraded sports venue with amenities was jointly kicked off in Adampan, Mannar by two...
30.06.2014 - 14:35
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Cameron's Ramadan greetings
I have heard and read so many Ramadan greetings from so many leaders all my life but the message from the British Prime-minister, David Cameron really touched my heart. When I listened to his message twice over, in a video, one of my friends asked me whether I am memorizing it. I listened to it a...
30.06.2014 - 07:23 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Suarez Saga: On-Pitch Excesses of Footballers
Uruguay, the tiny South American country, which enjoys relative peace with very little corruption, is not a republic that normally grabs bad headlines, despite being surrounded by neighbours, which are not so lucky. The country that boasts about having the poorest president in the world, who donat...
29.06.2014 - 08:31 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Letter from America: Cheney’s Obscene Chutzpah
John F. Kennedy's famously said, "Success has many fathers but failure is an orphan." Iraq epitomizes failure of American policy and its failure has multiple credible claims to its paternity. As the crisis in Iraq deepens so is the finger-pointing on the rise with the Republicans in the USA blaming...
29.06.2014 - 07:52 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Burma: Why does battles maintain in Shan State?
Political stability in Burma’s Shan state looks as if insecure as the government’s army is keen on fighting rather than empowering peace talks. The ceasefire agreement between Naypyitaw and SSPP/SSA was signed on 28 January 2012; however, it seems sham and false since the government’s soldiers neve...
29.06.2014 - 07:35 By – Zin Linn
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Why this should happen?
An altercation or fight could break up between any two individuals but when a certain combination will never be tolerated and thus it will always end up in a communal clash and destruction to properties of people totally innocent and unrelated to the two individuals, in conflict! This amazing phenom...
29.06.2014 - 07:15 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Lanka Factory Index strengthens
Despite cost pressures, Sri Lanka’s manufacturing signalled an expansion in the first quarter–while the country’s global competitiveness ranking moved up by three notches. “The Factory Industry Production Index that stood at 106.4 this January strengthened and by March it increased to 115.9. I am al...
28.06.2014 - 07:39
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18 killed, 30 injured in AP blaze after gas pipeline bursts
A 20-year –old gas pipeline burst yesterday on the Andhra Pradesh coast and the leaping flames at Nagram village some short distance from Rajhamundry town quickly swept through nearby houses and coconut plantations, leaving behind 18 dead and at least 30 with severe burns. The dead include three...
28.06.2014 - 07:22 By Malladi Rama Rao
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Global medical supplier in town, scouting for Lanka entry
A leading global electrosurgical gear maker with nanotech capacity is scouting Sri Lanka’s healthcare sector for entry. “We are gold standard in terms of electrosurgical gear and operating theatre equipment. In Sri Lanka we are looking for turnkey hospital projects to start with” said Tugrul Karagul...
28.06.2014 - 07:15
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….Now the saree diplomacy between India and Bangladesh
It is time for saree diplomacy in the South Asian region. What started of as a one –off affair a month ago between India and Pakistan, has now reached Dhaka marking the first stand alone foreign visit of Sushma Swaraj, the Indian External Affairs Minister. Former premier Khaleda Zia presented two...
28.06.2014 - 07:04 By Malladi Rama Rao
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Your Visit is a Milestone in Our Relations, Maldivian Foreign Minister Tells President Rajapaksa
“This is the fifth occasion Your Excellency is visiting Maldives, and you are the first foreign leader to visit our country after the current President assumed duties. Your Excellency, your visit is a milestone in our friendly relations,” said Maldivian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ms. Dunya Maumoon...
28.06.2014 - 06:53
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Karunanidhi ridicules Jaya Amma’s claims on Cauvery issue
The old Dravidian warriors in Chennai are back at their old game of attacking each other on water – Cauvery, Mullaperiyar and a host of rivers. The latest round of snipping was set in motion by Jayalalithaa Jayaram, though accidentally. The AIADMK supremo is still basking in the glory of decimati...
28.06.2014 - 06:43 By Malladi Rama Rao
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Your Visit is a Milestone in Our Relations, Maldivian Foreign Minister Tells President Rajapaksa
“This is the fifth occasion Your Excellency is visiting Maldives, and you are the first foreign leader to visit our country after the current President assumed duties. Your Excellency, your visit is a milestone in our friendly relations,” said Maldivian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ms. Dunya Maumoon...
28.06.2014 - 06:36
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3rd Swiss Sri Lanka Business and Investment Forum 2014
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Germany in collaboration with the Swiss Asian Chamber of Commerce, Switzerland successfully concluded the 3rd Swiss Sri Lanka Business and Investment Forum 2014 on the 12th June 2014 at the Zurich Yacht Club in Zurich, Switzerland. After the end of the 30 years of long...
28.06.2014 - 06:23
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President Rajapaksa Agrees to Assist Education Development in Maldives
President Mahinda Rajapaksa agreed to assist secondary and higher education sectors in the Maldives in every possible way. President pledged this in response to a request made by Vice President of Maldives Dr. Mohamed Jameel Ahmed when he called on President Rajapaksa at the Kurumba Island Resort ye...
27.06.2014 - 15:58
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SAPRI condemns recent out-break of violence in Aluthgama and Beruwala
The South Asia Policy and Research Institute (SAPRI) and the Members of its Forum for Inter-Faith Dialogue (FIFaD) have vehemently condemned the recent out-break of violence in Aluthgama and Beruwala, which has led to the tragic deaths of three persons, injuries to scores of others and the wanton...
27.06.2014 - 08:15
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British Foreign Secretary Welcomes Announcement of UN Investigation Team on Sri Lanka
The Foreign Secretary, William Hague, has welcomed the appointment of a team of experts to investigate alleged abuses in Sri Lanka. A statement by the UN Commissioner, made on 25 June, announces the appointment of international experts to the team investigating alleged abuses by both parties to the...
27.06.2014 - 07:29
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Sri Lanka and Maldives Sign Three Bilateral Agreements
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, currently on a state visit to Maldives, and President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom presided over the signing ceremony of three memorandums of understanding (MoUs) yesterday (June 25) at the President’s Office in Malé. The agreement between the health sectors, signed by...
27.06.2014 - 07:12
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NCP cannot suspend members of other political party: Dr TM Lotha
The news of the formal merger of three NCP MLAs, Dr TM Lotha, Imtilemba Sangtam and Mmhonlumo Kikon, with the BJP in Nagaland, which was done on June 16, 2014, refuse to die down as the NCP National Party continues to mislead the general public on the “merger” with the BJP in Nagaland. Reacting t...
27.06.2014 - 07:02 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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