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In Srilanka
April 14, 2018 6:32 am gmt |
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R.Sampanthan, the opposition leader and the TNA parliamentarian extended his heartiest wishes to the people of Sri Lanka on the Tamil Sinhala New Year today. The Opposition Leader in his message to mark the New Year said lasting peace and harmony is inevitable for a country to make progress in develo...
In Srilanka
January 14, 2018 9:42 am gmt |
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Opposition Leader R Sampanthan says Thai Pongal marks a new year with many expectations in the hearts of the people. The Opposition Leader said the Tamil people’s long-standing aspiration for a lasting political solution to the national question still remains unattained. During last year, R Sampantha...
In Srilanka
December 16, 2017 12:24 pm gmt |
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Security will be tightening in Capital of Sri Lanka due to the New Year Celebration, Police Head Quarters said. It further said that the special operation will be started today (16 Dec), to confirm the security of the people who come to Colombo for various need. Additional police officials will be de...
In Latest Stories
January 1, 2017 7:02 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in his New Year message said “yet undoubtedly, much needs to be done in our pursuit to be a fully-fledged democracy that is also economically sound and socially empowered.” “Let this New Year be the one to usher in greater change, a greater vision and prosperity to...
In Latest Stories
January 1, 2017 6:48 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena says that everyone should be committed during the New Year to conquer the challenge of eradicating poverty. This was issuing his warmest wishes to all Sri Lankans in view of the New Year.  Meanwhile, Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe in his New Year message stated tha...
In Britain
January 1, 2017 6:31 am gmt |
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The UK has marked the start of 2017 with a spectacular firework display and a declaration that “London is open”. Tens of thousands gathered on the banks of the Thames to watch the display immediately after Big Ben sounded its midnight chimes. New Year events across the UK went ahead under...
In Britain
December 31, 2016 12:37 pm gmt |
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Security at outdoor New Year’s Eve events around the UK has been “modified” following the lorry attacks in Berlin and Nice this year. In London – where 100,000 tickets have been sold to watch the fireworks – more armed officers will be deployed and concrete barriers will...
In Canada
January 2, 2016 10:46 am gmt |
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Gov. Gen. David Johnston thanks Canadians for their compassion in his New Year’s address as the country accepts thousands of refugees fleeing civil war in Syria. “I thank all of you for showing such generosity to these newest members of our Canadian family,” he says in his annual me...
In Britain
January 2, 2016 6:38 am gmt |
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Londoners and tourists attended a parade in central London on Friday (January 1) despite a feared New Year attack in Munich said to have been planned by Syrian and Iraqi militants. More than 8,500 performers representing 20 countries took part in London’s New Year’s Day parade, including ...
In World
January 2, 2016 3:40 am gmt |
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A riot at a prison in Guatemala has left at least eight inmates dead and more than 20 injured. The authorities said the inmates were drinking on New Year’s Eve when a fight broke out. At least two prisoners were beheaded by fellow inmates. Rioters set fire to mattresses and bedsheets and cut po...
In Srilanka
January 1, 2016 8:48 am gmt |
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The New Year celebrates the emerging of a nation that understands and comprehends the true meaning of freedom from oppression, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Sri Lanka enters 2016 on a note of hope and abundance, as a country fortifying its economic, social and political strength, he said in a ...
In Europe
January 1, 2016 6:21 am gmt |
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French President Francois Hollande reviewed the security provision in Paris ahead of the city’s annual New Year celebration on Thursday (December 31), meeting security personnel and paramedics. The French police announced on Wednesday that 11,000 policemen, firemen and soldiers would be mobilis...
In Colombo
January 1, 2016 5:14 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena stated that we can reap the harvest of our victory only by forgoing unity and cooperation through trust to march forward in his New Year’s message. The President continued: We celebrate the dawn of this New Year with many hopes and aspirations in our hearts. With the im...
In Latest Stories
December 31, 2015 7:55 am gmt |
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New Year fireworks and festivities have been cancelled in the Belgian capital Brussels because of an alert. Extra measures will also be in place in cities including Paris, London, Berlin and Moscow. Meanwhile in Turkey, security services say they have thwarted a major plot to attack celebrations in A...
In Srilanka
April 7, 2015 7:07 am gmt |
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Former president Mahindha Rajapaksha says that the arbitrary actions of the present government that have resulted in a halt of the development activities initiated during his tenure, has put hundreds of families in a terrible condition, that they have become unable to celebrate the upcoming New Year ...