NO Political solution to Tamils for now (since 4th February 1948), We will only give Money to them – Minister Basil

Minister claims NPC has ‘other priorities’ TNA must work with powers they have before asking for more devolution: Basil Says NPC can do much more with funds allocated Calls for NPC to cooperate with Economic Development Ministry Blames PC for railway link delays to Jaffna By Dharisha Bastians Observing what he called a ‘slowdown’ of development activities in the north, powerful Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa yesterday called on the Northern Provincial Council to cooperate with his Ministry to push the process forward. Minister Rajapaksa said that his understanding was…

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Sri Lanka exports jump on EU, US demand for garments

COLOMBO, (AFP) – Sri Lanka’s trade deficit narrowed substantially this year thanks to increased demand for clothing exports to the United States and Europe, the island’s central bank said Thursday. Exports jumped 16.8 percent to $5.44 billion in the first six months of calendar 2014 compared to the same period last year, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka said. Imports meanwhile declined 1.2 percent to $8.99 billion compared to the same period last year, the bank said. Overall, the trade gap reduced from $4.44 billion in the first six months…

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Lankan incidents draws UN attention

CLICK TO VIEW VIDEO : https://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1722935254001/?bctid=3755084005001&autoStart=false&secureConnections=true&width=480&height=270 A UN official today noted that incidents in some countries, including Sri Lanka, clearly demonstrate that societies are grappling with identity based tensions. The UN official highlighted the important role played by the initiative known as the Alliance of Civilizations in building bridges to peace, especially amid the current instability in many parts of the world, as he kicked off a global forum in Bali, Indonesia. “The Alliance is here for you to serve as a soft power tool for conflict prevention, reconciliation, and to advance…

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