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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:13
The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami in his latest letter to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has described the poachers apprehended by the Sri Lanka Navy as “mid-sea-abductions.” The Chief Minister has made such accusation knowing well that Sri Lankan Navy never crosses the IMBL and arrests were always made well within the Sri Lankan waters. The Chief Minister’s letter.....Read More...
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 10:20
Swede who had been held hostage by al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011 has been freed, the Swedish government has announced. Sweden's Foreign Ministry has confirmed that Johan Gustafsson, who was held hostage by al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011, has been released. Gustafsson was abducted by a group of armed insurgents on the terrace of his hotel in Timbuktu in November 2011, along with South African national.....Read More...
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 09:02
The Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne on identifying the importance of responding swiftly during natural disasters, declared open a dedicated ‘Disaster Response Unit’ (DRU) at SLNS Gemunu, Welisara on Sunday (25). The Navy Commander during his address highlighted a very important aspect to the officers and sailors who were present on the occasion. He mentioned that ‘at.....Read More...
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 08:29
The US Department of State has designated Mohammad Yusuf Shah, also known as (AKA) Syed Salahuddin, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under Section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which imposes sanctions on foreign persons who have committed, or pose a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security,.....Read More...
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 09:52
By M. Burhanuddin Qasmi
Eidul Fitr Mubarak to all who are celebrating it either on Sunday or Monday as per the moon sighting on their respective countries of living. The very word Eid in Arabic means happiness and returning festival. The Eid day is a gift-day from the Lord almighty - Allah, where He rewards His slaves with forgiveness, His happiness and Jannah in return of what the slave has done for the preceding one.....Read More...
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 14:55
By A Patabendige
Champika Ranawaka while serving as a minister in Mahinda Rajapakse’s government had in lightning haste published a 78 page ‘book’ after the terrorist conflict ended in 2009. It had about 25 pages of pictures. It includes Ranawaka’s scurrilous statements about his opinion as to PM Ranil Wickremasinghe’s attitudes to Sinhala Buddhists. Ranil has not challenged it. Judging by their new friendship.....Read More...
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 10:37
By K.T.Rajasingham
Indian poachers are coming… coming, to plunder Sri Lankan fish resources by adopting illegal ‘bottom trawling’ measures, despite Indian Government has already banned such fishing method and in the end, deprive the Sri Lankan Northern fishermen of their livelihood. It is reported they are coming into Sri Lankan waters with the tacit approval and connivance of Tamil Nadu police intelligence – Q.....Read More...
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 08:49
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
The unceremonious departure of Travis Kalanick, the CEO and the co-founder of the Uber, the ride-hailing success story, signifies the plethora of internal squabbles at the world’s most successful start-up almost reaching the critical mass – along the well-trodden path to self-harm. We have never heard of the heads of new technological start-ups going Gandhian in their quest for global dominance......Read More...
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 08:09
By Habib Siddiqui
This Sunday Muslims in the North America are going to celebrate their Eid-ul-Fitr after a month of fasting. Many parts of the world will celebrate the Eid later based on local citing of the crescent moon. This Ramadan, like some other previous ones in recent years, has not been trouble-free for many Muslims, esp. for those living in war ravaged countries. They had to run for their lives away from.....Read More...
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 22:34
Muslims in Sri Lanka will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr (Ramazan festival) on Monday (June 26). Colombo Grand Mosque announced that the new moon was not sighted today. The month-long Ramadan fasting period began on May 27 this year in Sri Lanka. - Asian Tribune -..Read More...
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 09:36
Alibaba founder Jack Ma thinks artificial intelligence will make people's lives a lot easier in the future. "I think in the next 30 years, people will only work four hours a day and maybe four days a week," Ma said Tuesday during a CNBC interview at the Gateway '17 Conference. "My grandfather worked 16 hours a day in the farmland and [thought he was] very busy. We work eight hours, five days a.....Read More...
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 09:21
By Allabaksh - Syndicate Features
In his forthcoming meeting with US President Donald Trump in Washington, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to discuss a wide variety of subjects that have a bearing on bilateral relations. The India-Pakistan relations also appear certain to be discussed. In this context, what need to be taken up more specifically is Pakistan’s efforts to sabotage India-Afghanistan ties. It has been.....Read More...
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 09:09
Former British agent confessed that he only killed Diana in respect to the direct order from British Prince family particularly from Prince Philip. A dying 80-year-old retired MI5 agent, John Hopkins, has made a series of astonishing confessions since he was released from hospital in London on Wednesday and told he has weeks to live. Hopkins claims to have been involved in 23 assassinations for.....Read More...
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:28
By K.T.Rajasingham
The 97the session of the Northern Provincial Council Assembly had a smooth sailing yesterday, without any shouting or protest. The Provincial Council session was presided over by its chairman C.V.K. Sivangnam, the Councilor who handed over the No-Confidence motion signed by 21 Councilors against the Chief Minister, to the Northern Province Governor on the 14th of this month. It was greatly.....Read More...
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