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Important democratic gains in Sri Lanka, some other countries – Kerry

Important democratic gains in Sri Lanka, some other countries – Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry said the past year marked important democratic gains in Sri Lanka and some other countries. He said that despite turbulence and tragedy, the past…

Modi’s drop-in at Lahore was security risk: experts

Modi’s drop-in at Lahore was security risk: experts

The intimate reception accorded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his“drop-in” at Lahore on Christmas day was an uncomfortable spectacle to many security experts, reviving memories of the attack on…

Enrique mania and other tales of angry fans

Enrique mania and other tales of angry fans

FANS of Tom Jones have been doing it for years, but women at an Enrique Iglesias gig in Sri Lanka have caused outrage by flinging their underwear at him. Indignation…

Right to Information bill to Parliament in January

Right to Information bill to Parliament in January

The Right to Information Bill will be presented to Parliament in January, Mass media and Parliament Reforms Ministry Secretary Wajira Narampanawa said. The right to information is enforced in several…

India, Pakistan and Bangladesh can become a ‘Federation': Paswan

India, Pakistan and Bangladesh can become a ‘Federation': Paswan

Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan today favoured India, Pakistan and Bangladesh becoming a “Mahasanghatan” (federation) with a common currency and open trade, a move, he claimed would put an end…

Wigneswaran-Sampanthan talks fail to end crisis in TNA

Wigneswaran-Sampanthan talks fail to end crisis in TNA

The three-hour one-to-one meeting between the Northern Province Chief  Minister C.V.Wigneswaran, and the leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), R.Sampanthan, held here on Friday, had failed to resolve the…

Expat women ‘can’t take up jobs reserved for Saudi females’

Expat women ‘can’t take up jobs reserved for Saudi females’

Expatriate women would not be allowed to take up jobs reserved for Saudi women at shops selling female products, according to Labor Minister Mofarrej Al-Haqbani. Speaking at the sixth social…

Nawaz Sharif to visit Sri Lanka next month

Nawaz Sharif to visit Sri Lanka next month

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit Sri Lanka next month during which the two sides will sign several agreements including a pact on combating money laundering and terrorism financing,…

Sri Lanka invites KSA to set up oil refinery

Sri Lanka invites KSA to set up oil refinery

Sri Lanka has invited Saudi Arabia to set up a petroleum refinery in the southern part of the island, the country’s Central Bank Gov. Arjuna Mahendran said here. In addition…

Top political advisor meets Vietnam’s NA chairman in Beijing

Top political advisor meets Vietnam’s NA chairman in Beijing

Yu Zhengsheng(R), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, meets with Chairman of Vietnamese National Assembly Nguyen Sinh Hung in Beijing, capital of China, on…

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