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Rauff ready to convey pardon plea

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Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem said today he would consider appealing to President Mahinda Rajapaksa to pardon former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka if such a request was made by Mr. Fonseka’s family members. Mr. Hakeem told parliament a procedure had to be followed in securing a pardon for Mr. Fonseka. “For me to act in this regard, a request should be made by his family members Read the rest of this entry »

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December 9, 2011 at 10:44 pm

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Sri Lankan Minister, Iranian Envoy Agree on Expanding Media Cooperation

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TEHRAN (FNA)- Sri Lanka’s Mass Media and Information Minister Keheliya Rambukwella met with Iranian Ambassador to the South Asian nation Mohammad Nabi Hasaki to discuss cooperation between the two countries in the field of media. Following the meeting, Rambukwella told reporters that the Iranian and Sri Lankan governments have agreed to exchange knowledge and technology in the fields of media and filming industry. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 9, 2011 at 10:42 pm

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Pakistan wants strong economic ties with Lanka

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Pakistan has sought stronger economic ties with Sri Lanka so as to enhance trade between the two countries. President Asif Ali Zardari said Pakistan values its ties with Sri Lanka which are based on mutual trust and shared interests in maintaining regional peace, security and stability, reported Associated Press of Pakistan. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 6, 2011 at 9:10 am

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Sri Lankan Govt. approves building of 35 five star hotels

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Sri Lankan Government has given permission to set up 35 five star hotels across the country, said a media report. According to the report, the Government has approved setting up of eleven five star hotels in Colombo and another 24 in outstation areas. Minister Basil Rajapaksa has said, out of the 24 five star hotels that will come up in outstation areas, 14 will be built in Batticaloa and Trincomalee districts.“Each will get seven hotels” Read the rest of this entry »

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December 6, 2011 at 9:00 am

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SL only non-Muslim country which broadcasts Azan – Parliamentarian AHM Azwer

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Sri Lanka is the only non-Muslim, country which allows broadcasting of Azam-Call for Prayers – daily in the national radio, said Al Haj. A.H.M. Azwer, Member of Parliament. He was addressing the Opening Sessions of the world Muslim Congress Conference at Hotel Ramada recently Azwer said a united and concerted effort must be made by the World Muslim and Arab countries to thwart the conspiracies hatched by the so-called super powers to decimate Muslim countries and to eliminate world Muslim leadership. This can be dangerous to other countries in the region. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 6, 2011 at 8:48 am

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Govt-TNA talks: Where are the Muslim politicians?

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By Latheef Farook
Where are the Muslim parliamentarians and what about the burning issues facing the Muslim community? This is the question raised in many Muslim circles following reports of talks between the government and the Tamil National Alliance aimed at solving the problems of Tamils. However, Muslim politicians, it appears, have not even woken up from their long slumber, leave alone highlighting the grievances of Muslims. One after the other, individually and collectively, Muslim politicians struck deals and joined the government stating that there was “no point wasting time with a weak opposition, Read the rest of this entry »

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December 4, 2011 at 7:43 pm

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Free University Education to be stopped

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By M.Omar
With the economy dwindling and Sri Lanka trying to move away from being a third world country, Sri Lanka needs to revamp its educational policy and progress from being a “Welfare State’. One of the key changes that need to take place is to change the free university educational policy. This might come as a shock to some but stopping this would only be beneficial to all

Sri Lankan universities today generate low caliber graduates, who not only get a free education on tax payer’s money but in return have nothing to offer those who paid for their education. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 3, 2011 at 11:40 am

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