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Footprints: Five Minutes With Sri Lanka’s Former President
It is 8 am on Saturday and I am outside Carlton House, the forest-green-colored residence of Mahinda Rajapaksa, former president of Sri Lanka. It is a modest structure and on a low roof perches a medium-sized board carrying a picture of him beaming. He has been residing in his hometown Tangalle af...
02.03.2015 - 09:20
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2nd March 1815- The Darkest Day of Sri Lankan History
Exactly 200 years ago, on 2nd March 1815, entire Sri Lanka became totally a colony of another country. Sri Lanka was ruled by several kings as an independent nation for nearly 2350 years. Certain areas were under foreign power for some period but not the entire country. Since colonization, especiall...
02.03.2015 - 08:35 By T.K.Premadasa
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Fraudulently issued dual citizenship and diplomatic passports to come under scanner
Public Order, Disaster Management and Christian Affairs Minister John Amaratunga said a probe will be launched into the manner in which Dual Citizenships and Diplomatic Passports were granted during the previous regime. The Dual Citizenship granted fraudulently without fulfilling qualifications...
02.03.2015 - 08:27
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BJP assumes power in Kashmir: PDP’s unholy alliance and betrayal of Kashmiris!
People’s Democratic Party (PDP), after a few formal political gimmicks of discussion with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in New Delhi, finally obeys the BJP high command, almost surrendering Kashmir to India once again. 1. Quick poll and delayed government formation The Jammu Kashmir state now fi...
02.03.2015 - 08:00 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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Health Minister appeals all to collectively fight Swine flu; asks not to travel to outbreak areas
As Swine Flu or H1N1 claims another fresh 36 more lives raising the toll to 1041 in the country; the Nagaland Medical Department continues to keep close vigil round the clock to contain the outbreak of the epidemic disease. Only 4 confirmed cases of Swine Flu have so far been reported in Nagaland an...
02.03.2015 - 07:31 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Optical Illusions: Disputed Colour of a Dress
What started as an innocent exchange of a dress between a mother and her daughter on Thursday, then, grew into an internet sensation within 24 hours by Friday, because millions of viewers could not agree on the real colour of the dress in question – a two-toned frock. The dress, a creation of Roman...
01.03.2015 - 08:33 Hemantha Abyewardena writes from London…
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What an exciting finish!
The Australia-New Zealand encounter as predicted by us in our post under caption ‘Have we seen the Cricket World Cup winner yet?’ in these columns (21 Feb.) provided the most exciting finish so far.
01.03.2015 - 07:37 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Call on the President
UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, arrived in Sri Lanka on a four-day visit and he called on President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday afternoon at the President’s Official Residence in Colombo. The Under-Secretary-General held discussions with President Maithr...
01.03.2015 - 07:09
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Following Indian objections, Sri Lanka not to let Chinese submarines to dock in its ports!
Recently Sri Lanka, which is maintaining a steady relationship with China, said it would not allow Chinese submarines to dock in its ports, a move apparently aimed at allaying its sea neighbor India's concerns. Colombo acknowledged that such a docking did take place coinciding with the Japanese Pri...
01.03.2015 - 06:48 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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Kokang’s Peasant Crises is for the International Community to review their Perspective (The Introduction to Tatmadaw Dynasty)
The word "peasant" is derived from the 15th century French word païsant, meaning one from the pays, or countryside; ultimately from the Latin word pagus.The peasant sector occupies around 70 percent of Burma’s population and undoubtedly the most productive workforce in the country. Obviously, the co...
01.03.2015 - 06:32 By Kanbawza Win
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Sri Lanka to send a high level delegation to Malé to express deep concern on the arrest and harassment of political leaders
Sri Lanka President Maithripala Srisena will be sending a sending a high level delegation to Malé to express deep concern on the arrest and harassment of political leaders. This was revealed when Jumhooree Party (JP) Leader Gasim Ibrahim met Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena this morning to...
28.02.2015 - 22:46
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UN's Jeffrey Feltman extends Sri Lanka tour to Jaffna
In a sudden change of his Sri Lanka itinerary, United Nations Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman will now extend his official tour to the north of the country to Jaffna. Mr. Feltman who has displayed his political skills while being a thirty-year officer in the US Depart...
28.02.2015 - 11:32 By Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune Media Note
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Arrest warrant for Bangladesh Opposition Leader Khaleda Zia
Dhaka court in Bangladesh in South Asia has issued a warrant for the arrest of opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader Khaleda Zia, amid a political stand-off in the country. The court in Dhaka acted after Ms Zia failed to appear in connection with a corruption case, an action likely to incre...
28.02.2015 - 10:46 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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Elections Of Pudukudirippu and Maritimepattu Pradeshiya Sabhas: Supreme Court Issues Stay Order
The Supreme Court yesterday issued a Stay Order on the elections of Pudukudirippu and Mulliyawali Maritimepattu Pradeshiya Sabha until March 27, 2015. Supreme Court Judges Justice Priyasath Dep, Justice Sarath de Abrew and Justice Anil Gunaratne directed the Stay Order. The elections were to be held...
28.02.2015 - 08:37
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Unauthorized Mining of Sands to Come Under Strict Control
President Maithripala Sirisena instructed the Inspector General of Police to strictly operate the laws and regulations on prevention of unauthorized mining and transportation of sand. He said the mining and sand transportation had become a mafia, emphasizing that quick attention should be paid for p...
28.02.2015 - 08:16
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The De Lanerolle Brothers pledge support to Unity Mission Trust to unite, heal and integrate Sri Lankan youth
A familiar name to music lovers in Sri Lanka and across the world – Rohan and Ishan De Lanerolle have without doubt carved out a firm niche for themselves and in the hearts of fans as part of the contemporary Sri Lankan music scene. With a journey beginning in 2009, the De Lanerolle Brothers with th...
27.02.2015 - 08:37
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Netanyahu on course to destroy US-Israeli relations!
Ever since Israel was forced on Mideast in Palestine territories, years of US-Israeli bilateral relations tilted favoring and protecting the Zionist regime in Mideast by using the US veto to shield Israeli military from any possible punishment. So much so, Israeli leaders, accustomed to being pamper...
27.02.2015 - 08:26
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Sri Lanka Embassy in Germany celebrates 67th Independence Day
“The election of the new President and the peaceful and democratic transition of power provides a surge of hope for strengthening democracy in Sri Lanka. Several measures taken by the new President and the Government to bring the country back on the democratic path demonstrate the positive changes t...
27.02.2015 - 08:18
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Are people being deceived in search for good governance?
On January 8th 2015 people of Sri Lanka voted for a leadership change which led MPs switching alliance en masse, causing a structural change in the government. Although 48% of the voters expressed support for continuity of Mahinda’s UPFA government the rest had endorsed Maithripala’s campaign messag...
27.02.2015 - 08:05 By Dr.M.A.Mohamed Saleem
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A major blast at Wokha, killing eight people and injuring dozens
Home Minister Y Patton along with high ranking state police and civil officials has yesterday visited the Wokha bomb blast site and the affected people living in the makeshift camp here at Tsumang Colony. During his visit, he also announced ex-gratia relief of Rs 1 lakh each to the next of kith and...
27.02.2015 - 07:49 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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