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Kirk Douglas Celebrates 100th Birthday with Lavish Party

December 10, 2016 at 3:39 pm


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Polar Vortex demystified: Bitter cold next week in Canada

December 10, 2016 at 3:37 pm


 With bitterly cold air on the way for much of the country, you may hear a weather term cropping up that has received a lot of publicity in recent years – the Polar Vortex.

Secret CIA assessment says Russia was trying to help Trump win White House

December 10, 2016 at 3:34 pm


Adam Entous, Ellen Nakashima and Greg Miller with Philip Rucker

 CIA assessment: Russia tried to help Trump win 2016 election

Low cost alternative for railway gates

December 10, 2016 at 3:31 pm


Yet another tragic accident at a railway crossing, this time at Wadduwa has brought into focus the need for a quick, effective and a low-cost solution to this deadly problem. The presence of a speed –breaker no doubt would have prevented this accident where the warning given by the Rail-Gate keeper was not heeded. Readers will recall that several letters to the Press on this proposal were published from as far back as year 2013. Most of these letters were forwarded to GMR and the relevant authorities without even an acknowledgement. The writer also sent this proposal to the Ministry of Higher Education, which was conducting a contest to select the best low-cost, effective proposal to prevent accidents at railway-crossings. Though it was acknowledged, the entire project seems to have got derailed somewhere.

A country free of corruption – an urgent need

December 10, 2016 at 12:09 am


The United Nations Organization has declared December 09 as the Anti-corruption Day. It says corruption is a serious crime that can undermine social and economic development in all societies. This year it has focused its campaign on how corruption affects education, health, justice, democracy, prosperity and development.

Proposed center periphery relations

December 10, 2016 at 12:06 am


By Neville Ladduwahetty

Pera undergrads accuse university marshals of torture

December 9, 2016 at 11:56 pm

by Dasun Edirisinghe


Undergraduates of the Peradeniya University protested opposite the Senate building yesterday against torture some of their colleagues had undergone allegedly at the hands of university security personnel.

Allahabad High Court slams ‘Triple talaq’ as cruel and …….

December 9, 2016 at 11:52 pm


most demeaning form of divorce practised by Muslims in India



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NEW DELHI, December 8: The Allahabad High Court in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has come down heavily on the practice of “triple talaq”, saying this form of “instant divorce” is “cruel” and “most demeaning”, which “impedes and drags India from becoming a nation.”

India: Rahul slams demonetisation as a foolish decision

December 9, 2016 at 11:49 pm




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NEW DELHI, December 8: Opposition Congress Party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi today launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying his decision on demonetisation is “foolish” and has “devastated” India.

Anura Kumara laments estate Tamils’ plight;

December 9, 2016 at 11:29 pm

Minister demands apology from JVP for burning down tea factories

Chief Opposition Whip Anura Kumara Dissanayake yesterday in Parliament stressed the need to establish a special zone and authority for the estate Tamil community to resolve their problems and called on the government to do so with immediate effect.

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