Maldives Investment Forum to be held in Dubai on December 18

Maldives Investment Forum to be held in Dubai on December 18

Male, December 12 (newsin.asia): The Maldives Investment Forum (MIF), the prime investment event of the government of Maldives will be held at the Sheikh Maktoum Hall in the Dubai International Convention Center on December 18. It will be the fourth edition of the MIF. Implemented through the Ministry of Economic Development the MIF will showcase […]

Lankan human rights activist Shreen Saroor gets Franco-German award

Lankan human rights activist Shreen Saroor gets Franco-German award

Colombo, December 12 (newsin.asia): Noted Sri Lankan human rights campaigner Shreen Abdul Saroor,  received the Franco-German Human Rights Award at a ceremony here on Monday in the presence of the Sri Lankan Minister of Finance and Media ,Mangala Samaraweera and the German Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Jörn Rohde. The Franco German Prize for Human Rights […]

Tamil Chief Minister Wigneswaran says LTTE’s violence was “rebellion” not “war”

Tamil Chief Minister Wigneswaran says LTTE’s violence was “rebellion” not “war”

Colombo, November 15 (newsin.asia): The Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority Northern Province, C.V.Wigneswaran, has characterized the violent struggle waged by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as a “rebellion” and not a “war” between countries. The Chief Minister’s argument for saying so was that  the machinery of the Sri Lankan government was functioning […]

Modi is still the leader whom majority Indians trust

Modi is still the leader whom majority Indians trust

New Delhi, Oct 30 – Recently  I watched a video sent by an esteemed friend of mine denouncing the work of the Modi government in India. I do not agree  on the contents of the video and also on the  assessment of some of my friends who commented on the video. I thought the video […]

Opposition Tamil leaders boycott Lankan President’s visit to Jaffna

Opposition Tamil leaders boycott Lankan President’s visit to Jaffna

Colombo, October 14: Leaders of the opposition Tamil National Alliance (TNA), including the leader of the official parliamentary Opposition, R.Sampanthan,  boycotted Sri Lankan President Mithripala Sirisena’s visit to the Tamil-speaking Northern town of Jaffna on Saturday. They were protesting against the continued detention of 168 Tamil “political prisoners” who had been taken into custody during […]

Young Lankan actress Michelle Dilhara seeks immortality but for others’ sake

Young Lankan actress Michelle Dilhara seeks immortality but for others’ sake

Colombo, October 12 (newsin.asia): Up and coming Sri Lankan actress Michelle Dilhara is well into the glitz and glamour of the world of popular Sri Lankan tele-dramas. And like every denizen of the tinsel world, young Michelle seeks name, fame and  immortality. But the “immortality” that the spiritually inclined Michelle is aspiring for, is not […]

Entire responsibility for Rohingyas’ upkeep thrust on Bangladesh’s slender shoulders

Entire responsibility for Rohingyas’ upkeep thrust on Bangladesh’s slender shoulders

Unhelpful and hostile neighbors have thrust the enormous burden of looking after 400,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar on the slender shoulders of Bangladesh when the latter is just beginning to make progress on the economic front. After telling Bangladesh that it is fully with it on the Rohingya issue (to assuage anger in that country […]

Lankan President pledges help to make Indian Ocean a peaceful hub of commerce and development

Lankan President pledges help to make Indian Ocean a peaceful hub of commerce and development

Colombo, September 2 (Daily News/newsin.asia): Closing the second annual Indian Ocean conference Friday evening, President Maithripala Sirisena said Sri Lanka would work to promote peace and prosperity in the region. “We appreciate peace between our countries, we appreciate peace between every ethnic group,” he said in a speech at Temple Trees. Sirisena reminded the audience […]

What makes the UNP-SLFP coalition tick ?

What makes the UNP-SLFP coalition tick ?

Colombo, July 18: The United National Party (UNP)-Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) coalition which came into being in 2015 with the laudable objective of giving “Good Governance” in place of the corruption-ridden and arbitrary nine-year rule of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, is struggling to survive in the third year of its five year term,  writes P.K.Balachandran […]

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