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Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 07:02
By Manjari Peiris
Sri Lanka is in the first place of oral cancer prevalence in South, says the Dean of Dental Faculty of the University of Peradeniya, Professor W.M. Thilakaratne. The most recent data reveals that there are 2422 oral cancer patients in Sri Lanka and of them, 78 percent are men. Professor Thilakaratne stated that it is pathetic that knowingly or unknowingly they have become victims. A media program.....Read More...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 17:44
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
Once, a journalist asked Harold Macmillon, the former British Prime Minister, what a prime minister most feared and he instantly replied, “Events, dear boy, events.” Of course, Mr Macmillon didn’t elaborate the short phrase much, leaving it to the historians for interpretation – or misinterpretation. He, however, identified something that is universally true for any head of state, elected or.....Read More...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 14:19
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
Very soon a memorial, statue and library in the name of Bharatratna Dr. Abdul Kalam shall be the centre of life of his native Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu. Indian government led by Narendra Modi has decided to honor a great son of the nation and former President of Indian Dr. Abdul Kalam who lived for and died while doing a national duty of training the youth at a higher educational institute, and.....Read More...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 09:27
By Dr Mathias Keitel, Tubingen, Germany.
My recent visit to Sri Lanka, the country that I love most, fills me with dark foreboding as its vital interests are being systematically compromised by its buccaneering Foreign Minister. Dr Dayan Jayatilleka pointedly observed in a recent article, that Foreign Minister Samaraweera "poses an existential threat to the State’s sovereignty and security, and gravely jeopardizes political stability.....Read More...
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 08:03
By S.H.Moulana
The trip to Malaysia with the family was decided soon after hearing the date of graduation of our second grandson, Adel, at Nottingham University in Malaysia. After a brief discussion it was decided to book the trip by Sri Lankan Air Line where we were in transit in Colombo for approximately one hour. The flight from Colombo to Kuala Lumpur by UL 314 on Thursday the 21st provided us a kind of.....Read More...
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 07:38
By A Patabendige
The Island editorial of 15 July 16 titled “What’s Cooking“, compared US State Department’s Nisha Biswal and Mt Lavinia hotel’s chef Publis’ preparing a broth on TV to a diplomatic ‘nail soup’. The Island’s ‘nail soup’ story runs close to US General George Patton (Junior)’s favourite one of ‘rock soup’. Patton was the most admired commander among Western Allied Generals in WW2. His intervention in.....Read More...
Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 15:44
By S. Akurugoda
As per a Information Note Circulated by Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Prime Minister has appointed a Secretariat to seek the views of the public on so-called process and mechanisms for reconciliation in Sri Lanka and seek suggestions for 'their' design of; 1) Office of Missing Persons 2) Truth, Justice, Reconciliation and Non-Recirrence Commission 3) Judicial Mechanism 4) Office of Reparations 5).....Read More...
Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 07:46
Alfred Taban and Ana Namiriano, the editor of the Juba Monitor newspaper, were summoned to the headquarters of the security services in Juba on 16 July. Namiriano was allowed to leave after questioning but Taban (who founded the Juba Monitor in 2000, when it was called the Khartoum Monitor) was detained without any formal charge being brought against him. He is currently being held without.....Read More...
Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 07:31
By SHM from Kuala Lumpur
The University of Nottingham in Malaysia had its graduation ceremony at Putrajaya International Convention Center, on the 23rd of July, attended by a large crowd parents as well as well-wishers. The ceremony was presided over by Chancellor, Si Andrew Witty and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir David Greenaway in attendance. One of the former prime ministers of Malaysia was the guest of honor. In his.....Read More...
Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 06:39
By Philip Fernando
Democratic party VP pick, Sen. Time Kaine (D-Va.), came out blazing with perhaps the best speech I had heard, during his long political life as mayor of Richmond, Governor and senator from Virginia. The Hispanic Kaine spewed out was fluent, and the Miami Beach Cuban crowd went bonkers. Kaine will have to work harder to best that speech when he accepts his VP nomination next Friday. This was in.....Read More...
Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 11:24
By R. C. Saldi - Syndicate Features
The No Confidence Motion against Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli registered on July 13 was to come up in Parliament for debate and voting on the 21 staffer it completed the mandatory weeks’ notice time. But the debate was deferred as the House could not achieve a consensus on whether to take up first the budget or the no confidence. Prime Minister’s alliance partner, Communist Party of Nepal.....Read More...
Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 11:13
Kuwait, the Persian Gulf economy with a longstanding aquaculture tradition, revealed its keenness for Lankan seafood -and also expressed its interest to partner with the Lankan fishery industry. “We import fish from other South Asian countries but not from Sri Lanka” revealed the Kuwaiti Minister of Commerce Yousuf M Abdullah Al-Ali on 18 July in Nairobi, Kenya. Kuwaiti Commerce Minister.....Read More...
Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 11:02
Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service)
I met 37 years old Nqobile Zungu, at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) that is being held in Durban. And yes, her looks were deceptive in the sense that one could never guess that her outwardly healthy body and cheerful attitude masked not one but three diseases. Now a mother of two kids, aged 12 and 8 years, Nqobile suffered from asthma from early childhood. In 2002, when she.....Read More...
Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 10:14
The USS New Orleans (LPD 18) with embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) will arrive in Sri Lanka for a port visit on July 24. The ship and embarked MEU are in Sri Lanka to increase bilateral ties with the Sri Lankan Navy and provide U.S. support and training for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. “The 21st century is in many ways the Indo-Pacific century, and Sri Lanka is well-.....Read More...
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