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Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 13:13
The General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Command of the Indian Army, Lieutenant General P.M Hariz was in Jaffna yesterday to pay floral tribute to Late Captain Path Vall of the IPKF, who demised in action in Kopay in 1987. The visiting delegation, comprised of Lieutenant General P.M Hariz and his spouse, Mrs Zarina Hariz, Major General V.K Singh and his spouse, Mrs Mona Singh,.....Read More...
Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 09:47
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
On Monday, August 21, those who live in North America are going to witness a grand celestial spectacle, provided that the show is not spoilt by a darkened cloud cover, as that was the case in Britain in 2015. It is almost 99 years since the people in North Americans saw a total eclipse, across the region; there is no surprise, in this context, why it was dubbed, the Great American Eclipse. Since.....Read More...
Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 09:40
At least 23 people were killed and more than 64 injured after an express train derailed in north India Saturday, officials said, as rescuers clambered across mangled carriages to pull passengers from the wreckage. Emergency workers and crowds of local people rushed to the site where 14 coaches derailed near Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh state, some 130 kilometres (80 miles) from New.....Read More...
Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 22:08
By V.Anandasangaree - Secretary General - TULF
It is very unfortunate that in our country many people, mostly Tamils in particular, refuse to believe what can be publicly acknowledge as Gospel truth, while they shout from roof tops believing all what is said by some selfish politicians, who have no scruples in running with the hare and hunting with the hound and smartly exploiting the LTTE for their own political advantage. Apart from this,.....Read More...
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 23:36
Vice Admiral Travis Sinniah has been appointed as the 21st Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy by President Maithripala Sirisena. He received his letter of appointment from the President at the President’s Official Residence, this morning (18th Aug.). Travis Sinniah joined the Sri Lanka Navy in 1982, and has been awarded a number of medals, including the Weera Wickrama Vibhushanaya, Rana Wickrama,.....Read More...
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 16:22
The planning seminar is taking place in Colombo for the new Norwegian Research vessel Dr Fridtjof Nansen to come to Sri Lankan waters in 2018 to carry out a survey on the marine resources. This is part of the technical and institutional cooperation on Fisheries between Norway and Sri Lanka, which was endorsed by the top level political authorities of the two countries. The aim of the planned.....Read More...
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 14:46
A gazette notification has been issued enabling the transfer of the Development and National Lotteries Boards to the Ministry of Finance. The Development and National Lotteries Board which was initially under the Finance Ministry and was transferred to the Foreign Ministry on June 09, 2017, after the appointment of Ravi Karunanayake as the Foreign Minister. - Asian Tribune -..Read More...
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 10:41
Rear Admiral Travis Jeremy Liyanduru Sinniah is to be promoted as the new Sri Lanka’s Navy Commander soon. 'Asian Tribune, learnt that, the present Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne who was on a six months extension, is to retire on 22nd of this month and he is being considered for the appointment as Defence Chief of Staff. The incumbent General Crisanthade Silva who is.....Read More...
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 09:46
German auto major Volkswagen, which is embroiled in a global emission scandal, today submitted a roadmap before the National Green Tribunal to recall over 323000 vehicles in the country fitted with a 'defeat device' meant to fudge emission tests. According to a PTI News report, The road-map was submitted by Volkswagen in pursuance to the NGT's direction passed yesterday. The automobile giant is.....Read More...
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 09:29
Cabinet has granted approval to construct 50,000 Brick and Mortar type houses for conflict affected Northern and Eastern Provinces. It is reliably learnt that the Cabinet of Ministers granted approval to construct 50,000 Brick and Mortar type houses for the conflict affected families in the Northern and Eastern Provinces based on a Cabinet Memorandum submitted by Prime Minister Ranil.....Read More...
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 19:25
The ad-valorem excise duty rate of 90% imposed on motorcycles with an engine capacity less than 150cc will be removed with effect from midnight today (17), Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said. The duty is charged based on engine capacity. The ministry said that a substantial price reduction will happen, particularly for Japanese motorcycle. Meanwhile the excise duty on mini trucks and.....Read More...
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 18:54
Janaprith Fernando, Attorney-at-Law and Deputy Chief Commissioner of Sri Lanka Scout Association was elected as a member of the 41st World Scout Conference, being held in Baku, Azerbaijan where 166 member countries voted. Janaprith is the first Sri Lankan to be elected to this prestigious post in the 110 year history of Sri Lanka scouting. Fernando graduated from S. Thomas' College, Mount.....Read More...
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 14:57
The Supreme Court dismissed a Fundamental Rights Petition filed against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen and Minister for Sustainable Development and Wildlife Gamini Jayawickrama Perera under Articles 17 and 126 of the Constitution for infringing the Fundamental Rights of the petitioners by resettling civilians in the Wilpattu Forest Reserve. The three-bench panel of judges comprising Sisira De Arbrew.....Read More...
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:48
By K.T.Rajasingham
General Officer Commander-in-Chief of the Southern Command of Indian Army Lieutenant General P M Hariz is expected to pay floral tribute to one his colleagues, who was killed in August 1987, during the IPKF operation. This colleague of the Indian Southern Command was in charge of the IPKF Division at Vellavaikkal Piradiyady, located in the Kopay Raja Veethy. He was killed during the.....Read More...
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