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Kalam’s links with Lanka recalled, July 30, 2015

Kalam’s links with Lanka recalled, July 30, 2015

As former Indian President A.P.J.Abdul Kalam was laid to rest at Rameswaram across the Palk Strait on Thursday, Sri Lankans mourned his death and recalled his association with the island…

David Cameron presses Malaysian PM on corruption claims

David Cameron presses Malaysian PM on corruption claims

David Cameron has pressed the Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak over claims he has imprisoned his political opponents and taken government money for personal gain, at a private meeting between…

Ranawaka calls on Tamils to integrate with Sinhalese

Ranawaka calls on Tamils to integrate with Sinhalese

Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) leader Patali Champika Ranawaka on Wednesday called upon Sri Lankan Tamils to integrate themselves with the majority Sinhalese community. In an interview with The Hindu, Mr.…

As Chief Minister, Digambar Kamat Took Bribe, Say Louis Berger Officials

As Chief Minister, Digambar Kamat Took Bribe, Say Louis Berger Officials

As Chief Minister of Goa, Digambar Kamat  of the Congress accepted a bribe from a US firm  in 2010, executives from the company  have testified for a Goa magistrate, according…

Sri Lanka businesses urged to practice good governance : IFAC President

Sri Lanka businesses urged to practice good governance : IFAC President

Sri Lanka’s business organization should practice good governance to build next level businesses and to support country to move ahead, Olivia Kirtley, president of the International Federation of Accountants said.…

A Bangladeshi town in human traffickers’ grip

A Bangladeshi town in human traffickers’ grip

Smugglers use high-pressure tactics to pack rickety boats with desperate refugees, most of them Myanmarese Rohingyas. From his shop overlooking a pier on this island near the border with Myanmar,…

SL launches universal internet access in partnership with Google Loon

SL launches universal internet access in partnership with Google Loon

Sri Lanka to be the first country in the world to have universal internet access in partnership with Google Loon. Foreign, Telecommunications and IT Minister, Mangala Samaraweera, on Tuesday announced on…

WFP Sri Lanka boosts data collection with new computer system

WFP Sri Lanka boosts data collection with new computer system

Data collection and monitoring has improved at WFP Sri Lanka, as the country office joins several others in adopting Android tablets equipped with specially designed software. COLOMBO – The eWIN…

15-year-old Lucknow girl is India’s youngest PhD student

15-year-old Lucknow girl is India’s youngest PhD student

Fifteen-year-old Sushma Verma, the youngest postgraduate in the country, has now achieved yet another milestone by becoming the youngest Indian to get enrolled in the PhD course at Babasaheb Bhimrao…

Sri Lanka to implement $675 million rainwater project

Sri Lanka to implement $675 million rainwater project

Sri Lanka plans to store and use a billion cubic metres of rainwater per year, which would otherwise drain into the sea, in an ambitious effort to boost irrigation and…

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