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Monday, August 3, 2015 - 23:13
By A Special Correspondent
“When a lame ex-bodyguard of Prabhakaran was asked if the CFD could be depended upon to deliver, he shot back saying that it was because of people like him that Prabhakaran was able to sleep soundly at night,” he said. On the CFD’s manifesto, Vithyatharan said that it wants all international agreements on the Tamil question to be implemented and to press this, it will fight using “moral force”.....Read More...
Monday, August 3, 2015 - 07:30
President Maithripala Sirisena officially appointed the veteran cricketers Muttiah Muralitharan and Mr. Thilakaratne Dilshan as the brand ambassadors of the National Kidney Fund which was established in line with the sustainable program to control kidney disease, according to the concept of the President The appointments were made before starting the Twenty-Twenty Cricket Match at R. Premadasa.....Read More...
Monday, August 3, 2015 - 06:57
By Zaheerul Hassan
Recently held Russian-Saudi dialogues and signing of agreement over peaceful nuclear programme in St Petersburg on 18 June 2015 indicate that fresh associations of two states will likely to influence the future of Middle East and will bring regionally and the dynamic changes in geopolitics and security environment. The deal was stamped by Vladimir Putin and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad.....Read More...
Monday, August 3, 2015 - 00:32
By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
Happy employees are central to the success of a business. Nobody would argue that employees should be sad and downtrodden. One of the researchers, Andrew Oswald, said in a press release ‘Companies like Google have invested more in employee support and employee satisfaction has risen as a result’. In this respect many leading hotels in the kingdom annually organize Staff Parties to reward their.....Read More...
Monday, August 3, 2015 - 00:20
By Dr. Abdul Ruff (Specialist on sport fixing)
Lasith Malinga is a senior Sri Lankan leg spin (crash) bowler and can threaten every batboy with his bowling effect but he seems generally bowls depending on the circumstances as he, like other top bowlers in the world, is well connected to other teams by playing in bilateral matches regularly and in IPL type extremely bogus matches. Corporate lords who sponsor matches are in contact with.....Read More...
Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 20:15
In pursuance of the good governance concept introduced by the new government by alleviating the corruption and fraud that prevailed during the last ten years of the Mahinda Rajapaksa government, the total government revenue during the first quarter of the year 2015 has increased by 16.4 percent to Rs 285.6 billion. The Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake elaborating on the economic.....Read More...
Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 08:26
Mathias Keitel - Tubingen, Germany
I watched Sri Lanka pull itself out of hopeless depths of desperation, largely through its own efforts in May 2009. To my amazement, I observed the country dust itself and very quickly surge ahead economically, even leaving behind other developing countries. As a long time critical student of Sri Lankan affairs, I was delighted by its dramatic change of fortune since the debilitating conflict.....Read More...
Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 08:16
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
With the parliamentary election in Sri Lanka in full swing, conventional news websites have been forced to compete with an inevitable offshoot of what Al Gore once called, Information Superhighway, in mid- nineties, which eventually became the internet as we know of it today – propagating gossip. Even the well-known TV channels and traditional newspapers are slowly entering the fray, somewhat.....Read More...
Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 08:08
By Oken Jeet Sandham
When 19-Member Parliamentary Working Committee (PWC) of Nagaland met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Delhi, he told them, “You expect 100. (But) If I give you 80%, doesn’t mean I will not give 20%.” Interestingly, this “80%” had prominently dominated in the two-day discussion on the Naga political issue from July 23 to 24, 2015 in just concluded Nagaland Assembly Session. Strangely enough, nobody.....Read More...
Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 07:53
By Manjari Peiris
The negotiations of Trans-Pacific Partnerships (TPP) are in the final stages this week in Maui – the tobacco industry and its political allies have stepped up their fight against any safeguard for tobacco control measures by claiming it would harm tobacco farmers. It is a shame that tobacco companies are hiding behind tobacco growers to disguise their own wrongful and abusive behavior, states.....Read More...
Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 14:37
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
Former Indian president Dr. Abdul Kalam, who passed away upon accomplishing his life mission, is a historic phenomenon. Born in Muslim fishermen family (Marakkar) and sold newspapers to add to his father’s income, Kalam rose to become first ever poor citizen to decorate Indian presidential palace (Rashtrapati Bhawan). The final journey of a great Indian by name APJ Abdul Kalam who died on July 27.....Read More...
Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 08:32
Armed men opened fire at the group of UNP supporters yesterday morning killing one woman and injuring more than 16 others in the Kotahena area. According to reports, unidentified gunmen opened fire at a large group of UNP supporters engaged in election related campaigning for UNP Colombo District candidate Ravi Karunanayake . The attack began at 11.10 am and lasted close to five minutes. At.....Read More...
Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 08:01
Unleashing his party ACMC to the Eastern province for the first time, ACMC’s leader Rishad Bathiudeen has moved his battle right into the political fulcrum of the East: Ampara, which is also considered as the home turf of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC). Meanwhile, some breakaway Eastern Muslim factions are expected to announce their ACMC backing tomorrow 01 August after Friday Mosque sessions.....Read More...
Friday, July 31, 2015 - 10:12
By Ira De Silva - Canada
Ms. Ira De Silva in her letter to the Editor Asian Tribune has pointed out that , “The TNA has not changed it's goal and have made it abundantly clear. It is now the turn of all political party leaders to respond so that voters know if they agree with the TNA or not. “ “It is the responsibility of the media to highlight important issues and ensure that the electorate is well informed, Ira De.....Read More...
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