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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 03:32
Dr. Subramanian Swamy has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi that his government confer Bharat Ratna on Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa under whose leadership the LTTE was eliminated. Even earlier he has pleaded with the former Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh with plea to confer Bharat Ratna to Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa. “This elimination of the LTTE must be recognized in.....Read More...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 03:01
V.Anandasangaree, in a public letter to President Mahinda Rajapaksa has insisted that “We want Peace and Unity in Harmony.” Anandasangare, Secretary General of the Tamil United Liberation Front said that the offer by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to abolish the Executive Presidency, if the TNA and the Tamil Diaspora are ready to stop working for separation and the establishment.....Read More...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 02:47
Chairman and members of the Commission of the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons (PCICMP) held discussions with Sir. Desmond De Silva, Q.C., Mr. Avdash Kaushal, and Mr. Ahmer Bilal Soofi, Chairman and members of the Advisory Council appointed by the President to advice the PCICMP of inquiry on the specific issues set out by the President in the.....Read More...
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 20:19
Sri Lanka has remained free of malaria for two years – an accomplishment the Global Health Group (GHG) described as a “spectacular achievement,” during a meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees recently. Dr. Richard Feachem, who is the Director of GHG of the University of California San Francisco and the Chair of the Malaria Elimination Group (MEG) convened under GHG,.....Read More...
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 20:04
October 20, 2014: Michael Delaney, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for South Asia, and H.E. Mohamed Saeed, Minister of Economic Development, launched the first meeting of the Joint Council of the Maldives-U.S. Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) today. The two countries originally signed the TIFA in October 2009, establishing the forum as the premier venue to promote bilateral.....Read More...
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 15:44
By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Professor Ali Al-Amin Mazrui died last week on 13 October 2014, at Binghamton, New York, in the United States after being ill for several months. He was 81. I first learned about this great scholar when I was preparing a talk on Africa in the early 1980s in California. My search on the topic took me to the university library where I found some two dozen books on Africa written by this renowned.....Read More...
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 07:56
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google and the world’s 138th richest man, disclosed something on Monday that took both the technocrats and ordinary web users by complete surprise, regardless of their respective loyalties. During a visit to a software and hardware company in Berlin, Germany, Mr Schmidt publicly declared that neither Yahoo nor Microsoft’s Bing was Google’s rival search.....Read More...
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 07:51
By Oken Jeet Sandham
Parliamentary Secretary for Urban Development Zhaleo Rio has strongly condemned the unabated racial attacks on the northeast students and youth in India’s major cities and strongly warned that if the “trend continues, India will be fragmented.” Talking to this writer here on Saturday, the Parliamentary Secretary expressed deep dismay on the nature of racial attacks that had taken place in the.....Read More...
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 07:43
By Raj Gonsalkorale
The LTTE was a despicable oraganisation headed by a despicable apology of a man. The misnomer that they were freedom fighters sullies the good name of freedom fighters the world has known. Genuine freedom fighters did not kill innocent men, women and children, the LTTE did. Freedom fighter did not kill anyone who opposed them. Genuine freedom fighters did not kill their own people and their own.....Read More...
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 07:34
Dr. Mahanambrata Brahmachari, (1904-99) a soft-spoken Hindu scholar who offered early and important intellectual encouragement to the Roman Catholic monk and writer Thomas Merton. 15 years have passed since his last journey to eternal world on 18 October 1999. Although Dr. Brahmachari lived most of his life in his native Bengal, he enjoyed a remarkable sojourn in the Depression-era United States.....Read More...
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 08:08
Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Michael Delaney speaks with Neela Marikkar, Chairperson from The Grant Group, to discuss the launch of the “War Widows Project” in partnership with the Ministry for Industry & Commerce. Launch of the War Widows Project The project is supported through nearly 15 million Sri Lankan Rupees from the United States to open handloom training centers and.....Read More...
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 07:58
By Oken Jeet Sandham
Of late, there have been criticisms against the remarks made by Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang with regard to the chronic Assam-Nagaland border issues. The Chief Minister seemingly stated that Nagaland lacked documents to settle its protracted border row with neighboring Assam. His remarks soon drew flaks from various quarters. In fact, soon after Zeliang’s remarks came up, the Assam media.....Read More...
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 07:49
The Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association organized a special ceremony at the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka to present state of the art Computer Tablets to several bright Sri Lankan University Students. The selected students hailed from Medical, Law, Business and Finance faculties of different universities of Sri Lanka. The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka HE Maj. Gen(R).....Read More...
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 07:39
Rear Admiral J.V. Bainimarama, the newly elected Prime Minister of Fiji has acknowledged the immense debt Fiji owes to Sri Lanka, in his inaugural speech on 13th October 2014 at the Parliament House in Suva, following the convincing victory of his Fiji First Party at the general elections held last month, in which it secured 59.2% of the popular vote. In his address to the Parliament, Prime.....Read More...
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