Friday, September 17, 2021

Subramania Bharathi’s great grandson to speak at Indian Republic Day function in Jaffna

Colombo, December 16 (The New Indian Express): Rajkumar Bharathi, a great grandson of the Indian nationalist poet Mahakavi Subramania Bharathi and a music composer in his own right, will be speaking at the January 26, 2017 Republic Day function at the Indian Consulate in Jaffna, Consul General M.Natarajan told Express on Friday. “Rajkumar Bharathi had expressed a desire to visit...

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Sri Lanka, Malaysia sign five key agreements

Colombo, Dec 16 (NIA) - Malaysia is ready to explore new investment opportunities in Sri Lanka, says the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Abdul Razak. President Maithripala Sirisena who is currently on an official tour to Malaysia, held bilateral discussions with the Malaysian Prime Minister Abdul Razak at the Prime Minister’s Office, on Friday. A welcome ceremony was organized at the premises...

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Unlimited number of Sri Lankan flights can now operate from six Indian airports

New Delhi, December 16 (NIA): An unlimited number of Sri Lankan flights can operate to and from six designated Indian international airports, as per the “Open Skies” agreement which India has entered into with Sri Lanka, PTI reports. According to an Indian Civil Aviation Ministry release on Thursday India has signed “Open Skies” agreements with Sri Lanka, Finland, Spain, Jamaica,...

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Sri Lanka eyes Malaysian investments, seeks to strengthen investment, trade ties

Colombo, Dec 16 (NIA) - Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has invited Malaysian investors to invest in the island nation and assured his government would provide all the required facilities, the President's media division said in a statement here on Friday. The statement said that President Sirisena headed a business meeting of leading businessmen and investors of Malaysia and Sri...

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Sri Lankan President allows 80 more Tamil Nadu pilgrims to attend consecration of Kachchativu chapel

Colombo, December 15 (The New Indian Express): In response to a request from the Tamil Nadu government, Mrs.Sasikala Natarajan and the Ceylon Workers’ Congress leader Arumugan Thondaman, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has given permission to allow 80 more pilgrims from Tamil Nadu to witness the consecration of the renovated St. Anthony’s chapel in Kachchativu island on December 23, an...

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NewsIn.Asia links up with ONEm to share news through SMS and audio through Mobile Operators globally

Dec. 15 - London-based company, ONEm, has partnered with leading South Asian website NewsIn.Asia to share comprehensive coverage of South Asian news to millions of mobile users. The user is able to engage with the content through text and audio, which means that they can interact with NewsIn.Asia without the need for mobile data plans and regardless of the mobile...

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Journalists in Sri Lanka protest against Navy Commander

Colombo, Dec 15 (NIA) - Journalists in Sri Lanka, staged a protest on Thursday against the country's navy commander, after he was caught on camera assaulting a local journalist last week. The journalist was allegedly assaulted by Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne when he was covering a protest at the Hambantota Port in southern Sri Lanka. The Navy Commander has...

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Hundreds of employees in Chinese funded port suspend protest after facing risk of job termination

Colombo, Dec 15 (NIA) - Over 400 employees in a Chinese funded port in Sri Lanka's southern Hambantota district, called off a nine day protest on Thursday after the management warned that they would be terminated from work. The protesters who were temporary employees of the Hambantota port had been demanding that they be given permanent employment at the port. The protest...

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Shipping insurance companies dub Hambantota port in Sri Lanka as “High Risk”

Colombo, December 14 (The New Indian Express): Shipping insurance companies have dubbed Hambantota port in South Sri Lanka as a “high risk” one after local striking workers detained two vessels, including a large Japanese vessel carrying vehicles, for several days last week, the Sri Lankan Minister of Ports and Shipping, Arjuna Ranatunga, told newspersons here on Wednesday. He also said...

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