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President leaves for Japan
President Maithripala Sirisena left for Japan today (May 25) to participate in the G–7 Summit to be held on the 26th and 27 in Ise-Shima in Japan. The President and the delegation left the country from Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake at 2.25 pm by Emirates normal passenger plane. Th...
26.05.2016 - 04:17
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Golden Jubilee Of Sri Lanka Tourism
Sri Lanka tourism celebrates the Golden Jubilee of the founding of the (then) Ceylon Tourist Board in 1966, with a commemorative event at the BMICH on Friday, May 27 and will issue a celebratory volume and a special stamp to mark the event. It has every reason for joyous celebration, for in these fi...
26.05.2016 - 04:06 By Lakshman Ratnapala - Emeritus President & CEO Of PATA
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Towards A One-Party Democracy
The chorus eulogising the ‘impressive’ show by the Bharatiya Janata Party in the just concluded state assembly polls will in all probability continue well into 2017 when the saffron flag, so it is hoped by the party, will be hoisted in many more other states, especially UP. The adulators obviously s...
26.05.2016 - 03:43 By Tukoji R. Pandit - Syndicate Features
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New Left government in Kerala: CPM leader Pinarayi Vijayan to be sworn in as CM today!
The Left Democratic Front (LDF) led by the CPM won a decisive mandate in the 16 May assembly elections with 91 out of the 140 seats. Thus the people of Kerala have removed the Congress party led UDF government that faced anti-incumbency for its corrupt governance and replaced it with the Left partie...
25.05.2016 - 09:47 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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NJ author releases book in Chennai
Uma Swaminathan, a New Jersey-based community activist and a fighter of injustice in NJ school system last week released her book “Healing with Herbs- Ancient Ayurvedic Wisdom for Health and Longevity” at a gala book signing event in Odyssey Book Store in Chennai. Last year, Ms. Swaminathan authore...
25.05.2016 - 08:27
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Despite Assam show, BJP Can’t Shield Amit Shah
In the post-Assam euphoria, the Bharatiya Janata Party may not admit it, but it has suffered a big blow in Uttarakhand where it failed disastrously in its attempt to dislodge the Congress. A state that looked set to deal a telling blow to the Congress, the party in power, before the BJP misadventur...
25.05.2016 - 07:42 By Allabaksh - Syndicate Features
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Rishad meets flood victims
Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen visited Colombo’s flood affected zones in Wellampitiya and Kolonnawa on 21, 22 and 23 May. Minister Bathiudeen was joined by Minister of Environment & Renewable Energy Susil Premajayantha, Western PC MPs, Navy personnel, and Divisional secret...
25.05.2016 - 07:30
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Where are we heading to? Can’t we all look back?
Our country is undergoing untold hardships politically, economically and due to National calamities off and on. We faced big crises in the government and just limping back with hopes for a better future. Months back everyone felt that it is the bounden duty of every citizen of this country to rede...
25.05.2016 - 07:24 By V.Anandasangaree - Secretary General- TULF
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Tamil Nadu: CM Jayalalithaa swings into action from Chennai fort immediately after assuming power!
Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa, 68, on May 23 (exactly a year since being sworn in after her stint in jail in Bengaluru in connection with disproportionate asset case), was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu by Governor K Rosaiah at the Madras University Centenary Auditorium. Twenty eight mi...
24.05.2016 - 07:06 By Dr Abdul Ruff
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OIC Trade Fair in Riyadh
The OIC trade fair is held every two years to promote products from OIC countries, it was held in the capital of Saudi Arabia this time. Thirty six countries including Saudi Arabia took part in the prestigious fair. Next to the host country there were lot of interested visitors were seen at the Ma...
24.05.2016 - 07:01 By S.H.Moulana
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Pakistan hands over First Consignment of Relief Items for Sri Lankan Flood Victims
The First Cargo flight of relief goods from Pakistan, for the victims of the recent devastating floods, landslides and torrential rains in Sri Lanka, arrived today at Bandaranaike International Airport Katunayake. The Pakistani Cargo Plane brought full load of C-130 aircraft carrying priority rel...
24.05.2016 - 06:26
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Rishi Kapoor’s Attention Grabbing Tweets
Yesteryear film star Rishi Kapoor may not have lived up to his inherited thespian genes but he sure has the knack for attention-grabbing Tweets. He had showed it a few weeks earlier when the ‘non-saffron’ section had applauded him for lambasting the beef ban move of the BJP; now he has done it by l...
24.05.2016 - 06:17 By Allabaksh - Syndicate Features
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The Foreign Minister Must Resign!
As a student of Sri Lankan politics and a commentator on South Asian affairs, I was appalled to read the open letter written by the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister, Samaraweera, to the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. In a mature democracy, in the very least, he would have been forced to resign. In...
23.05.2016 - 07:30 By *Dr Mathias Keitel
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Sri Lankans with generosity -Case Study for Entire world!
I received a call on 18th Wednesday early in the morning from Oshadee, a good friend of mine, a CEO of an Event Management Company. He told me that the water level of Kelani River has increased and many people had been badly affected due to this. On that day his company stopped their daily work and...
23.05.2016 - 07:22 By Dr. Nalin Abeysekera
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Tamil Nadu Jayalalithaa to be sworn in as CM on 23 May!
Upon the ruling AIADMK’s spectacular victory in the just concluded assembly poll, incumbent Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has been invited by Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah to form the government after she apprised him of her election as leader of AIADMK Legislature Party. Jayalalithaa will be sworn...
23.05.2016 - 07:13 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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India participates in Buddha Rashmi Vesak celebrations in Colombo
India has the honour to participate in the Buddha Rashmi Vesak celebrations at the kind invitation of the Government of Sri Lanka. India would, inter alia, be displaying a Vesak lantern modelled on the stupa at the Mahabodhi Temple in Gaya, Bihar, India. The event is being jointly organised by the P...
23.05.2016 - 07:05
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No More Advantavge English
Even ‘anti-national’ Indians concede that by virtue of it being the source of most Indian languages, Sanskrit should and does command great respect in the country. The government does not have to go so far in support of Sanskrit as to make it compulsory in schools, colleges—and IITs, as the human re...
23.05.2016 - 07:00
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Sri Lankan President, PM, Top Leaders inaugurate Exposition of Holy Relics from Pakistan
The Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe inaugurated the exposition of the most Sacred Relics of Lord Buddha brought from Pakistan, in an impressive ceremony at Temple Trees last evening, for public exposition. A large number of senior Monks/religious...
23.05.2016 - 06:54
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Letter From America: Israel: where is she heading to?
General Ya’ir Golan, the deputy Chief of Staff of the Israeli army, delivered a speech on Holocaust Memorial Day. He said, "If there is something that frightens me about the memories of the Holocaust, it is the knowledge of the awful processes which happened in Europe in general, and in Germany in p...
22.05.2016 - 09:58 By Habib Siddiqui
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India lends a helping hand to Sri Lanka
Indian Government has offered emergency aid to Sri Lanka in response to the request for assistance made by the Government of Sri Lanka. A press statement released by the Indian HighCommission in Colombo revealed that the Indian aid was s an expression of our solidarity, Prime Minister of India, S...
22.05.2016 - 07:49
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