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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:44
The vehicle belonging to UPFA Uva Provincial Council candidate and former Uva Provincial Council Minister Senthil Thondaman met with an accident in Bandarawela on Wednesday, when his driver, rammed into a crowd of supporters during an election rally in Bandarawela yesterday (17). Following the incident the driver had escaped, Police Media Spokesman, SSP Ajith Rohana said. "The jeep had.....Read More...
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:20
U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele J. Sison awarded $102,547 (approximately SLR 13,357,772) to 11 Youth Empowerment Grant winners for projects to help enhance their local communities. Chosen from a competitive pool of proposals, the 11 winning recipients were awarded for creative ideas that will help benefit local communities and make a difference through youth leadership. “I believe the best.....Read More...
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 09:29
Nepal's Foreign Affairs Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey will hand over Nepal's Prime Minister Sushil Koirala's invitation for the SAARC Summit to the President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday, September 18. The Nepal Foreign Minister has left yesterday for Sri Lanka and the Maldives to hand over the invitations for their participation in the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (.....Read More...
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 08:56
The Embassies of Cricket playing nations located in Washington, DC held their annual Ambassadors’ Cricket Cup Tournament 2014 last week with a view to further promoting friendship, cooperation and camaraderie that happily exist between Cricket playing nations in the world and extending it towards the people of United States. Teams from Australia, Bangladesh, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri.....Read More...
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 03:34
From Malladi Rama Rao
On the eve of its audio launch, Tamil film, ‘Kaththi’ featuring actor Vijay has run into controversy with allegations that the Lyca Group, which is a producer and financier of the film, has business linkages with Sri Lanka’s first family. The company has rejected the allegation and termed it as the creation of vested interests. “It is misinformation”, the clarification said. The film, an.....Read More...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 07:42
By T.K.Premadasa
The historical visit of Xi Jinping , President of the People's Republic of China on September 16 , 2014 marks a new milestone in further strengthening Sri Lanka-China strong relationship maintained over centuries ago. His visit becomes historical because it is a visit of the Chinese leadership after 30 years. The last visit of a Chinese leader was Li Xiannian in 1986. The current visit is very.....Read More...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 07:26
President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Chinese President Xi Jinping together commissioned the last phase of the Norochcholai Lakvijaya Power Plant this evening at a joint event that remotely linked the Presidential Secretariat with Norochcholai via a fibre optic network. Work on the second phase of Sri Lanka’s only coal-fired power plant commenced in March 2010. Through this final phase, two generators.....Read More...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 07:14
Sri Lanka’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) expanded by 7.8 percent in the second quarter of 2014 compared to same period last year, Department of Census and Statistics said in its Quarterly Estimates of Gross Domestic Product report released Monday. The total economic output in Sri Lanka, measured by the GDP for the second quarter 2014 from April to June was Rs. 840.653 billion recording a positive.....Read More...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 22:25
By Malladi Rama Rao in New Delhi
For the second time in his innings here as Pak envoy Abdul Basit has contributed to a “downslide” in the India-Pak relations by raising India’s hackles. At a trade chamber meet on “Indo-Pak Economic Growth”, Monday, he spoke eloquently about bilateral trade prospects and declared that Islamabad was planning for the revival of dialogue process. And then when asked about Hafeez Saeed, he.....Read More...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 06:54
The opening ceremony of the Asian Pacific Postal Union (APPU) Executive Council Meeting (ECM), which is one of the most significant events hosted by the Sri Lankan Postal Department was held at the Cinnamon Grand hotel in Colombo under the patronage of the President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The Minister of Postal Services Jeevan Kumaratunga presented the new postage stamp and the first day cover.....Read More...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 05:40
The Deputy Minister of Health of Sri Lanka, Lalith Dissanayake accompanied by a senior official level delegation represented Sri Lanka at the 32nd Health Ministers’ Meeting and 67th session of the WHO’s Regional Committee for South East Asia Region (SEARO) in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 9-12 September 2014. The two Meetings were inaugurated by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on 9th.....Read More...
Monday, September 15, 2014 - 16:04
“Dhammo Hawe Rakkhathi Dhamma Chari”, this is Lord Buddha's saying that those who are committed to the path of Dhamma [Virtues] are Protected by the Dhamma itself. A Sri Lankan feature film “Ira Sevaya - Sun Rise”, (a spiritual film) was screened as its premier show on 5th September 2014 at the Russian Centre of Culture and Science, Kathmandu. The film has been directed by Mr. Rodney.....Read More...
Monday, September 15, 2014 - 11:24
From Malladi Rama Rao in New Delhi
Notwithstanding Sri Lanka’s concerns over the use bottom –trawlers, Indian fishermen, particularly from Rameswaram belt are not likely to discard these vessels in the near term. They have been using the method for more than four decades and rule out abandoning them overnight. Instead they are asking for some breathing space to opt for vessels like Tuna Long Liner and deep-sea fishing trawlers.....Read More...
Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 12:49
By Raj Gonsalkorale
In a news report filed by Waruni Karunarathne in the Sunday Leader of the 14th September 2014, TNA MP, Suresh Premachandran has reiterated that there are different issues in the North and the East compared to other provinces as these areas had to bear the brunt of nearly 30 years of terrorism and war. “There are issues about war widows, orphans, those who are disabled, and many such specific.....Read More...
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