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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 08:40
By A Special Correspondent
The “heady mix of power and wealth is the bottom line of this case,” the court said. “The huge accumulation of wealth by Ms. Jayalalithaa and others in a short span of five years is a telling example of how power would lead to concentration of unlawful wealth, posing a veritable danger to the democratic structure.” A report appearing in the Hindu today says that 3,000 acres Land held by six firms.....Read More...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 08:30
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
As the number of protesters on Hong Kong streets swells into hundreds of thousands, China took the first swipe at an ‘unnamed’ country for ‘stirring things up’ in a thinly-veiled accusation; identifying the country in question is not rocket science, though. It was against the United Kingdom, the former colonial ruler. Although, western journalists try to draw a parallel between so-called Arab.....Read More...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 08:25
Top American companies from a wide variety of sectors showcased their products, technologies, and services at U.S. Trade Show 2014 today at the Hilton Residences. This year, the U.S. Trade Show focused on expanding the variety of American goods and services for local businesses and consumers. Along with hundreds of visitors, U.S. Ambassador Michele J. Sison attended the one-day event, which was.....Read More...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 08:15
Minister of Education of Sri Lanka, Mr. Bandula Gunawardana, and Mr. Y.K. Sinha, High Commissioner of India, jointly inaugurated a Language Lab in Kandy on September 29, 2014 at a function held at Mahaweli National College of Education. Advisor to the President, Mr. Sunimal Fernando, Central Provincial Council members and several senior Government Officials were present on the occasion. The.....Read More...
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 09:34
By Raj Gonsalkorale
After 18 long years, the long arm of the Indian Justice system dealt a big blow to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jeyaram Jayalalithaa convicting her and three other associates and jailing Ms Jayalalithaa to four years in prison and fining her $ 10 million for disproportionate accumulation of wealth. The Hindu editorial of the 28th September has said “the conviction of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister.....Read More...
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 07:42
By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
My weekend at Bentota, during my short stay back home, was the icing on the cake compared to all other tourists’ favorite spots I could visit recently. I did not favor this spot just because I am a southerner but it really deserved praise. We chose a resort by the famous Bentara Ganga, where various types of boat rides are provided at nominal charges for locals as well as tourists. I saw the.....Read More...
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 07:27
By Kanbawza Win
The world should face the truth and say that the Tatmadaw does not want Peace, Democracy and Federalism. Instead it wants a thinly disguised pseudo democracy giving in exchange for the international community right to invest and start business. In a world where “business always overrules the conscience,” the international business community has willingly issued a General Amnesty to the Burmese.....Read More...
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 07:09
By Dr Bobby John, Citizen News Service (CNS)
A little fluttering in the chest or pounding of the heart is all too familiar and a common phenomenon that we often ignore; rightly so, when it is before a public speech or while we run to catch a bus or train that is leaving the platform. These are normal responses to stressful events. However, when it occurs without any rhyme or reason, then we ought to give it some thought. Was it sudden or.....Read More...
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 07:02
By Oken Jeet Sandham
Nagaland Industries and Commerce Minister G Kaito Aye broke his silence saying states were made to roam as “beggars” and urged the Center to see the states particularly the northeastern ones from the realistic point of view. “Whether big or small, every state should be taken into account according to their needs,” he blurted. Talking to NEPS here on Sunday, the senior DAN Minister, who was.....Read More...
Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 23:59
From Malladi Rama Rao
Jailed Jayalalithaa has nominated die-hard loyalist and TN finance minister O.Panneerselvam, as her “stop-gap” successor from her Bangalore jail cell and AIADMK lawmakers faithfully elected him as their legislature party today evening. O.Panneerselvam who was once stop-gap CM for six-months in 2001, will take over the CM mantle with remote control in Amma’s hands who is at present Prisoner No......Read More...
Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 14:47
President Mahinda Rajapaksa and United Nations Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moon met for talks at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City this afternoon. Congratulating President Rajapaksa on his leadership, Mr. Ban acknowledged the progress that hasn been made in Sri Lanka in the years after the war and expressed his optimism that the remaining challenges would also be overcome with.....Read More...
Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 07:56
By Prakash M Swamy
US based Masala FM with a tag line of unlimited music anywhere anytime is a 24X7 Online Cloud Radio headquartered in Hollywood, California has picked up listeners in 40 over countries. It aims at spreading the joy of unlimited music to its listeners anywhere, anytime across the globe. “We at Masala FM believe that music has no language and no boundaries. We strive to unite people of varied.....Read More...
Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 07:29
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
It is not just the North African immigrants, who have been playing peek-a-boo with the French authorities in their quest for setting foot in Britain, near the English Channel for some time, that pose a threat of invasion to the island nation. A notoriously disorganized army of spiders, belonging to 600 different species, are doing the same by stealth at present, as the autumn sets in with cooling.....Read More...
Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 07:19
U.S. Ambassador Michele Sison joined today with the family of the late Dr. H.W. Jayewardene and members of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) to inaugurate a newly-renovated auditorium named in honor of Dr. Jayewardene, the first president of BASL. Attorney General Palitha Fernando also attended the ceremony, which included a tribute to Dr. Jayewardene and his efforts to support the.....Read More...
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