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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 13:52
Each year, the U.S. Department of State recognizes the exceptional courage and commitment of women who serve as advocates for human rights, justice, peace, and gender equality. Today, Sri Lanka’s Sandya Eknelygoda joins twelve other women from across the globe to receive the U.S. Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage award for 2017. First Lady Melania Trump and Undersecretary of.....Read More...
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 13:03
The Madurai bench of the Madras high court on Monday adjourned the hearing on a petition filed by Tamil actor Dhanush to April 11. Venkatesh Prabhu, known by his stage name Dhanush, is an Indian film actor, director, producer, writer, lyricist, and playback singer and well known face of Tamil cinema. Dhanush made his film debut with film Thulluvadho Ilamai (2002), directed by his father, Kasthuri.....Read More...
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 10:26
The United National Party could consider if any requests made by former UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake to re-join the party said his successor Kabir Hashim said. . The present General Secretary of the UNP Kabir Hashim elaborated that the Party can consider taking its former general secretary Tissa Attanayake back to the fold, if he makes a formal request to re-join the party. “Let.....Read More...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 07:05
By Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service)
The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is convening the 4th session of the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD 2017) from 29 to 31 March 2017, in Bangkok, Thailand. The APFSD is expected to define a regional roadmap to support member States' implementation of the 2030 Agenda over the next 15 years. The conclusions and recommendations of the APFSD.....Read More...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 05:15
By V.Anandasangaree - Secretary General - TULF
The TULF demands the Leader of the Opposition to take immediate action on the following crucial matters. I am in full agreement with R.Sampanthan, Leader of the Opposition, that the Tamils have reached their limits of tolerance, but not now. It happened long ago. They are now forced to come to a decision to demand your resignation from the office of the Leader of the opposition, which office you.....Read More...
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 06:46
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
Mrs. Carrie Lamm, 59, has been elected as Hong Kong's first woman chief executive - the top government job. Lam had the backing of the Chinese government in Beijing and was widely expected to win. Mrs Lam garnered 777 votes to Tsang's 365. Woo received 21. Mrs Lam's main rival, former finance chief John Tsang, was the public's favourite, according to opinion polls. The third candidate, and the.....Read More...
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 06:28
Doctors moved National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa, who has been fasting at the Welikada remand prison since March 22, has been transferred to the prison hospital on Sunday morning, officials said. The Former Housing Minister, who is currently in prison on allegations of misusing state vehicles, said to have caused a huge loss to the state by misusing vehicles, is continuing.....Read More...
Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 11:37
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
After a flurry of rumours, leaks and guesses that have been running for months, Samsung Galaxy S8 is going to be released on Wednesday, according to Samsung, the tech giant, while stirring up the excitement of millions of its fans, most, if not all, may have had a bruising experience last year, if they bought the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 Samsung suffered a double whammy of the arrest of its Group.....Read More...
Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 09:31
By Habib Siddiqui
How paranoid can one become? Consider the latest laptop ban. Last Tuesday, the U.S. and U.K. banned people flying from much of the Middle East and North Africa from carrying laptops, tablets and other large electronic devices in the airplane cabin because of concerns about terrorism. While the ban notice states this is not a public regulation but it does request that the Middle Eastern airlines.....Read More...
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 10:19
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) welcomes today’s landmark resolution on human rights in Burma (Myanmar) by the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), which establishes an independent international fact-finding mission to investigate alleged human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State. The new resolution, which was adopted by consensus, also extends the mandate of.....Read More...
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 10:14
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has welcomed the adoption of UNHRC resolution 34/L 1 which reaffirms the full implementation of resolution 30/1 of 2015, promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka. The TNA also welcomed the fact that resolution 34/L 1, gives specific time frames for the Government of Sri Lanka and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rightsto.....Read More...
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 16:02
A colorful reception to mark the 77th National Day of Pakistan was hosted by the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka on 23rd March, 2017 at Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo. Minister for Public Enterprises Development Kabir Hashim was the chief guest on the occasion. While welcoming the guests, the High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Maj. Gen. (R) Syed Shakeel Hussain said each year,.....Read More...
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 08:48
The resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) was passed without a vote in Geneva yesterday,UN Human Rights Council adopted the resolution, which Promoted reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka, without a vote granting two years to fulfill recommendations of the 2015 resolution. According to Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Harsha De Silva the.....Read More...
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 08:38
National Freedom Front leader and Colombo District Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa on Wednesday launched a hunger strike, demanding his release from the Welikada Prison. In the meantime Wimal Weerawansa’s daughter was yesterday, admitted to the Lady Ridgeway Hospital yesterday evening, hospital sources said. It was reported that she had refused her food, after Mr. Weerawansa began a hunger.....Read More...
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