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Sri Lankan energy expert says current policies will lead to power cuts in 2018 and a sharp hike in power bills thereafter

Sri Lankan energy expert says current policies will lead to power cuts in 2018 and a sharp hike in power bills thereafter

Colombo, September 20 (NIA): Dr.Tilak Siyambalapitiya, former Chief Engineer (Generation Planning) in the Ceylon Electricity board (CEB), has warned that Sri Lankans will have to face load shedding in 2018 and put up with high cost power thereafter, if the government persists in rejecting cheaper coal-fired power plants, and going for the much more expensive diesel, LNG, Solar and Wind...

Modi’s absence from UN General Assembly session helps avert a direct clash with Sharif

Modi’s absence from UN General Assembly session helps avert a direct clash with Sharif

Islamabad, September 19 (NIA): In an interesting editorial on Monday, the English language Pakistani daily Dawn draws attention to the importance of two things: first is the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement which describes the men who attacked the Indian army camp at Uri in Kashmir as “terrorists”.The second is the fact that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not...

Ban Ki-moon condemns attack on Indian army base at Uri in Kashmir

Ban Ki-moon condemns attack on Indian army base at Uri in Kashmir

United Nations, September 19 (NIA): : United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki moon has condemned Sunday’s militant attack in Uri, Indian administered Jammu and Kashmir, and hoped that the perpetrators of the crime will be identified and bought to justice. “He wishes a speedy recovery to those injured,” the UN said in a statement. “The United Nations is following developments...

Pakistani Generals meet to discuss possible retaliatory strike by India after Uri terrorist attack

Pakistani Generals meet to discuss possible retaliatory strike by India after Uri terrorist attack

Rawalpindi, September 19 (NIA): With Indian leaders and the India media discussing retaliatory strikes against Pakistan after the terrorist attack on the Indian army’s administrative base in Uri in Kashmir on Sunday, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) of the Pakistan army, Gen Raheel Sharif, met the Corps Commander’s here on Monday. The conference provided an in-depth review of the...

Indian army says it will retaliate at a time and place of its choice, not now when Pakistan is prepared

Indian army says it will retaliate at a time and place of its choice, not now when Pakistan is prepared

New Delhi, September 19 (NIA): The Indian Army has said that it will strike across-border in Pakistan at a time and place of its choosing, a day after Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists attacked the Uri army camp killing 18 Indian soldiers. But analysts wonder if any of the existing options is guaranteed to work “The Indian Army has displayed considerable restraint...

Sri Lanka summons Malaysian diplomat over envoy’s assault

Sri Lanka strongly condemns attack on Kashmir military base

Sept 19, (NIA) - The Sri Lankan government on Monday strongly condemned the terrorist attack on an Indian military base in Kashmir on Sunday. "Sri Lanka, as a country, that has undergone the scourge of terrorism for almost three decades resents all forms and manifestation of terrorism," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement here. "In the hour of grief, the...

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