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Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 13:00
The U.S. Department of State’s Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program and the World Customs Organization (WCO) trained 34 Customs Officials from Sri Lanka in strategic trade controls enforcement from September 12 to September 15, 2017. The methodology discussed in the workshop allows Customs Administrations to focus on cargo entering their borders that may present risks to.....Read More...
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 09:38
20th Century Fox, together with the British High Commission and Skyline Entertainment Pvt Ltd, celebrated Britain’s creative industries during a reception to launch the film ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’. The film is the much anticipated follow-up to the hit 2015 film ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’. Speaking to guests from the Colombo film and arts scene at the reception, the British High.....Read More...
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 08:37
By Kanbawza Win
We fully support the UN taking a strong stand about ethnic cleansing by the Burmese army at the coming UN General Assembly but is quite perplexed of why it is only now, when the ethnic cleansing in Burma by the Army has been going on for more than half a century? The UN has concurred with the theory that dictators can change the fair name of the country (Burma to Myanmar) without the consensus of.....Read More...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 19:55
Former Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunge and former Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) Director General Anusha Palpita were granted bail today by the Colombo High Court. Former Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga and former Director General of the TRC Anusha Palpita, who were sentenced over the ‘Sil Cloth’ case, (fabrics used by devotees to observe sil) distribution.....Read More...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 07:46
Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, addresses the general debate of the 72nd Session of the General Assembly of the UN (New York, 19 - 25 September 2017). http://webtv.un.org/meetings-events/general-assembly/watch/sri-lanka-pre.....Read More...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 06:17
By S.H. Moulana
It is really heartening to read that a team of cardiologists from a children hospital in the UK are performing heart surgeries at a Galle hospital. We learn that they are doing this free of charge on children with serious heart problems and their priority would be for children coming from families who could not afford the high prices charged by private hospitals here. These doctors with a sincere.....Read More...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 06:07
By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
The literal translation of ‘Dera Sacha Sauda’ would be ‘Camp of True Deal’. But after the violence that took over 30 lives following the conviction of the head of the Dera, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, on rape charges by a special CBI court in Panchkula (Haryana) on August 25, it will be hard to associate the Hissar based cult that claims millions of followers in India and abroad with any ‘true deal.....Read More...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 05:52
By A Patabendige
The Army knew what it had to do and did it well when hostilities restarted at Mavil Aru in 2006. Unfortunately it did not know how it would all end. The final victory over the LTTE at Nandikadal (2009) is credited to Gen Sarath Fonseka (SF) the then Army Commander. He after being promoted Field Marshal in 2016, almost in tandem with Yasmin Sooka, has volunteered to give ‘evidence’ of war crimes.....Read More...
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 22:41
The Police has threatened to arrest all males in the Thunnalai East and Kudawattai villages in Point Pedro. After shooting and killing a 25 year old Yogarajah Dinesh of Thunnalai East, on 8th of July, Nelliayadi and Point Pedro Police had arrested 38 men from Thunnalai East, and Kudawattai villages and charged them under various sections and put them in remanded. Even after arresting 38 men.....Read More...
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 15:24
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London...
President Trump, who has never been a big fan of the UN, did not shy away from his core belief about the organization in his opening remark on Monday. He contradicted his own ambassador’s view of the organization in her opening speech, that the latter got ‘tremendous potential’. Mr Trump reminded the audience of heads of state, who gathered for the occasion where the real potential lies – his.....Read More...
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 06:48
President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in New York yesterday to attend the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations will be addressing the UN General Assembly today evening. Sri Lankan President will be the 27th speaker to address the UN General Assembly today. This is the third time that President Maithripala Sirisena is addressing the UN General Assembly. The 72nd Regular Session of the.....Read More...
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 05:50
From Gopal Ethiraj
The Speaker of Tamil Nadu's State Assembly, P. Dhanapal, on Monday (Sept 18) disqualified 18 MLAs loyal to ousted AIADMK ‘general secretary’ V K Sasikala and ‘deputy general secretary’ TTV Dinakaran. The action against 18 MLAs backing Dinakaran, who had revolted against Chief Minister K. Palaniswami, was taken under Tamil Nadu Assembly Members anti-defection and disqualification rules of 1986.....Read More...
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 15:31
By Allabaksh - Syndicate Features
Not for the first time in the last three years or so, Anna Hazare, the crusader against corruption, wrote to Narendra Modi on August 30 that he will launch an agitation because the promised Lokayukt (Ombudsman) has not been appointed yet, nor Lokpal laws enacted. In fact, in his latest missive he has threatened to come to Delhi from his Maharashtra perch to restart the anti-corruption campaign.....Read More...
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 15:19
President Maithripala Sirisena who left Colombo for New York to attend the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations arrived at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York this morning (Sep. 18). The representatives of the Sri Lankan Ambassador’s Office in New York warmly welcomed President Sirisena and Mrs. Jayanthi Sirisena at the hotel where the President will stay during the visit.....Read More...
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