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Friday, August 29, 2014 - 20:48
Pakistan Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt called on Sri Lankan Secretary Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Colombo and discussed ways to strengthen defence cooperation between the two countries. During the meeting, a cordial discussion was held between Secretary Defence and Air Chief Marshal Butt on matters of bilateral cooperation and mutual interest. Mementoes were also.....Read More...
Friday, August 29, 2014 - 09:10
From Malladi Rama Rao
These are bad days for the once powerful Maran brothers. The license to their Cable empire, Kal Cables were cancelled on Wednesday was terminated after the Federal Interior Ministry denied security clearance to the DMK-backed company by the ministry of home affairs. And on Thursday, the Supreme Court gave its nod to the CBI to register against the Marans in the controversial Aircel-Maxis deal......Read More...
Friday, August 29, 2014 - 09:02
By Prakash M Swamy
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is one of the most popular leaders in the world and several countries are lining up to invite him, said Ram Madhav, General Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party here recently. Addressing a felicitation organized by Indian American community jointly by the Overseas Friends of BJP (OFBJP) and HSS, he said Modi invited the leaders of SAARC nations to his.....Read More...
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 11:21
For the first time in the history, the world-famous and most visited tourist spot Niagara Falls was illuminated with Indian tri-color thanks to Indian-American physicians of Rajasthan Medical Alumni Association of North America (RAJMAAI). The Silver Jubilee celebrations of RAJMAAI was held between Aug 14 and 17 at Hotel Marriot Gateway on the Falls in Ontario, Canada in which over 300.....Read More...
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 08:16
The foundation stone of the project to renovate the Duraiappah Stadium in Jaffna was laid yesterday by Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development of Sri Lanka, Mahindananda Aluthgamage, Minister of Sports of Sri Lanka, and Mr. Y.K. Sinha, High Commissioner of India, at a ceremony in Jaffna. Douglas Devananda, Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development of Sri.....Read More...
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 08:04
From Malladi Rama Rao
India’s Minister for the Interior Rajnath Singh on Wednesday received a conduct certificate for his family from none other than the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A senior opposition leader, Sharad Yadav of the Janta Dal (United) also gave him a clean chit saying “I know Rajnath Singh for the last 40 years and he is a man of clean image”. This followed reports in a section of the media that.....Read More...
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 07:44
By Rabindranath Trivedi
"To those who complain why I'm not like them: Does the nightingale's songs belong to anyone? Can you call wild flowers your own? Just because I was born into a certain community or society doesn't mean it owns me. I belong to the world and all its corners. I'm a devotee of eternal radiance and because I can rise above petty communalism, I'm a poet." said Kazi Nazrul Islam, while speaking at a.....Read More...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 22:19
Upendra Chivukula, deputy speaker of New Jersey State Assembly last week honored eminent South Indian classical instrumentalist and mridangam exponent Tiruvarur Vaidyanathan with the New Jersey Assembly proclamation for his service and promoting Carnatic music abroad. The Citation said Vaidyanathan, born in a family of percussionists, began training at the age of six from his grand father and.....Read More...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 22:08
No less than 130 reps from 125 Lankan firms thronged the first bilateral B2B call between Sri Lanka and Seychelles biz ever to be held in Colombo on 27 August. “Today’s event can be a stepping stone for more bilateral trade between both countries, which is an urgent need at this moment. The total bilateral trade has been low at only $3.7 Mn. Today’s initiative therefore is a major step in this.....Read More...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 18:27
The Atchchuvely Industrial Estate in Jaffna district was inaugurated today by Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development of Sri Lanka and Mr. Y.K. Sinha, High Commissioner of India, at a function held at Atchchuvely . Douglas Devananda, Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development of Sri Lanka, Weerakumara Dissanayake of Sri Lanka, Dy. Minister of Traditional.....Read More...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 06:38
By Rabindranath Trivedi
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that through the 15th amendment to the constitution, the Awami League government reestablished the spirit of the Liberation War." The 15th amendment also ensured the capital punishment for those who will grab the state power violating the constitution. We did this to establish democracy on a solid foundation," she added. What does she mean the word ‘.....Read More...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 21:45
The Air Chief of Pakistan Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt is due to arrive in Sri Lanka on a three day visit starting 27th August 2014 on the invitation of Air Marshal KA Gunatilleke Commander of Sri Lanka Air Force. During his stay, Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt will call on President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka H.E Mahinda Rajapaksa and meet top military.....Read More...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 14:07
Pope Francis's visit to Sri Lanka has been officially announced. This announcement has been made by Cardinal Dr. Ranjith Malcolm after the first sermon of the Madhu festival. This has also been announced by the official newspaper of the Sri Lanka Catholic Council. Pope is to arrive at the Katunayake International Airport at 9.00 am on 13th January 2015. He will be escorted to the Bishop's.....Read More...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 07:33
India has been urged to respect the sovereignty of Sri Lanka and its independent stance. Avdhash Kaushal, the Indian social worker, who has been appointed as one of the five advisors to the Sri Lankan Presidential commission on missing persons and war crimes, has said that India should respect Sri Lanka’s sovereignty while trying to help the latter resolve the Tamil question. “You can talk to.....Read More...
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