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Friday, April 25, 2014 - 08:09
By Gopal Ethiraj from Chennai
There were sparks with word play in the recently concluded campaign in the Tamil Nadu elections for Lok Sabha with Jayalalithaa and BJP’s Venkaiah Naidu joining issue on the comments made by M K Stalin, providing entho for Tamil Nadu voters. At a rally at Pudukottai, 375 km from Chennai, M. K. Stalin, the younger son of Mr Karunanidhi, said: "It is neither Narendra Modi nor the Lady, but my.....Read More...
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 08:02
The Pathfinder Foundation and Vivekananda International Foundation have recently signed a Memorandum of Intent to cooperate on issues of bilateral interest. The following Release has been issued by the two institutions in Colombo and New Delhi. “With a new government about to assume office in India, this is an opportune occasion to consider how Indo-Sri Lankan relations can be reset. Joint.....Read More...
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 07:54
By Zaheerul Hassan
GEO TV anchor Hamid Mir was attacked by some unknown motorcyclists once he was on his way from Jinnah International Airport on Shara-e-Faisal to Geo News Office. He was targeted by gunmen near the Natha Khan Bridge. Hamid Mir was shot three times and was rushed to a private hospital where he underwent an operation. All segments of life have condemned the attack but unfortunately GEO media group.....Read More...
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 07:47
By Kanbawza Win
A seven year old girl was raped by the Burmese army ‘Tatmadaw’ solder was no news for the tyrannical Burmese army. They have been doing this for more than half a century and the people in their back call them ‘Mudane Tatmada’ meaning when the rapist army come all the fair sex has to hide because they will not differentiate whether it is a child or a 90 year old women. They just want to rape in.....Read More...
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 07:26
Dr Sandeep Pandey, Citizen News Service (CNS)
In the context of movement against the Kudankulum nuclear power plant the PM had himself directly accused the movement of receiving foreign funds implying thereby that there were some foreign powers who were not interested in seeing development in India and therefore sponsored anti-development movements. Realty was that the office of the movement was being run from a Church. But most fisherfolk.....Read More...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 16:52
A comprehensive briefing was provided for Ambassadors and High Commissioners accredited to Sri Lanka, at the Ministry of External Affairs, on Thursday, 24th April 2014 by Professor G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, with the assistance of Major General K.H.G. Hendawitharana, representing the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development. The principal purpose of the briefing was to give the.....Read More...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 10:35
Sri Lanka has come up with a mini-diplomatic shake up and it is expected to take effect soon. Already Chitrangee Wagiswera, the last Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Canada has returned to the country and has taken up appointment as one of the Additional Secretaries in the Ministry of External Affairs. Jaliya Wickramasuriya, the present Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to USA from 2008 is expected as the.....Read More...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 08:29
Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary, Ministry of Defence & Urban Development, visited Malaysia from 15th to 17th April 2014 at the invitation of Dato Seri Hishammuddin bin Hussein, Minister of Defence of Malaysia, as a guest speaker at the Putrajaya Forum held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Defence Secretary spoke on the theme, “Influence of Non-State Actors: Impact on Global Security”. He.....Read More...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 08:18
Sinnathurai Thavarasa was sworn in as a member of the Northern Provincial Council yesterday before President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Temple Trees. He was nominated as a Councilor of Northern Provincial Council to the vacancy occurred due to the removal of Kandasamy Kamalendran from EPDP and subsequently from the Council . The Chairman of the Delft Pradeshiya Sabha, Daniel Rexian was shot.....Read More...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 17:22
By Oken Jeet Sandham
Nagaland Governor Dr Ashwani Kumar always emphasizes on the “quality education” in the State and once cautioned, while speaking at the 20th Foundation Day of Nagaland University at Kohima last year, that "If we delay in taking corrective measures and do not immediately rework our curriculum and courses, we will be doing injustice to our children." He called on academicians, politicians and civil.....Read More...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 09:45
During a meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa on April 21 evening at Temple Trees, Special Envoy and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea Mr. Yu Myung-hwan said, “Sri Lanka has achieved a lot” since the war ended. “The integration of former LTTE soldiers and the very swift return of internally displaced persons” are two examples Mr. Myung-hwan cited as the post-war.....Read More...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 09:32
By Dr.T.Jayasinghe
Private Secretaries to the Cabinet Ministers of the 1970-1977 government held a commemorative alms giving on 17th April at the Gamini Matha Elders' Home of the Young Mens' Buddhist Association situated at Sir James Peries Mawata, Colombo 2. This event is held annually to remember and invoke blessings on the departed Cabinet Ministers, Deputy Ministers and Private Secretaries of the 1970-1977.....Read More...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 09:26
To celebrate Earth Day 2014, U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele Sison met with Sri Lankan Girl Guides as they launched their "Earth Day Ambassadors" program. Sixty girls from Girl Guides chapters in Jaffna, Kandy and Colombo were selected to be “Earth Day Ambassadors”. The participants researched and scored their respective city’s environmental ‘green’ ranking, and will now collectively.....Read More...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 09:09
By Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune Presentation
Sri Lanka, which ended a brutal insurgency after twenty six years in May 2009 seems to be looking toward South Africa, recommended by the West using as a 'Global Example' of reconciliation , to establish a 'Truth and Reconciliation Commission'. 'Reconciliation' and 'Transparency' are two key phrases the West is using to dictate terms to Sri Lanka how to run the country, in what manner and what.....Read More...
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