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Viewpoint: Why Pakistanis crave stability

Viewpoint: Why Pakistanis crave stability

Pakistan needs and deserves better leaders – but it also needs stability and an end to games played by politicians and generals, argues guest columnist Ahmed Rashid. When Imran Khan…

T.N. insists on release of boats

T.N. insists on release of boats

The government also renewed its call that fishermen fishing in the Palk Bay should not be apprehended, harassed or attacked by the Sri Lankan Navy. The Tamil Nadu government has…

FACETS Sri Lanka in September

FACETS Sri Lanka in September

FACETS Sri Lanka 2014, the prestigious International Gem and Jewellery Show that showcases hundreds of local and foreign exhibitors, will be held from September 4 to 7 at the Sirimavo…

Myanmar beauty queen loses title for being ‘dishonest’

Myanmar beauty queen loses title for being ‘dishonest’

A Myanmar beauty queen has been stripped of her title after South Korean organisers claimed she was ungrateful and acted dishonestly. May Myat Noe had won the Miss Asia Pacific…

Lanka-Seychelles MoU on manpower training

Lanka-Seychelles MoU on manpower training

The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka and the Board of Investment of Seychelles signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Ministry of Investment Promotion, World Trade Center yesterday. Investment Promotion…

Pakistan air chief meets defence secretary

Pakistan air chief meets defence secretary

Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt, Chief of the Air Staff of the Pakistan Air Force paid a courtesy call to Secretary Defence and Urban Development, Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday…

Avis announces new partnership with SriLankan Airlines

Avis announces new partnership with SriLankan Airlines

Avis, today announced a new partnership agreement with SriLankan Airlines the national carrier of Sri Lanka and the newest member of the oneworld alliance. Through the new partnership, the Airline’s…

Amitabh Bachchan joins Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor to shake their ‘bootiya’

Amitabh Bachchan joins Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor to shake their ‘bootiya’

The peppy track ‘Shake your bootiya’ made megastar Amitabh Bachchan put on his dancing shoes for a jig with ‘Finding Fanny’ stars Arjun Kapoor and Deepika Padukone on a brand…

Work with existing powers before devolution: Basil

Work with existing powers before devolution: Basil

The Northern Provincial Council (NPC) should work with existing powers before demanding further devolution, Sri Lanka’s Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa said on Thursday. “They have not done anything yet,”…

Sri Lanka’s debt management improves, central bank data show

Sri Lanka’s debt management improves, central bank data show

Sri Lanka’s government has improved its debt management, reaching its debt-to-GDP goal for year’s end by mid-year, data released on Thursday by the central bank showed. However, analysts said the…

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