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Former CEC TN Seshan: A no-nonsense man, he cleaned up India’s electoral system

Former CEC TN Seshan: A no-nonsense man, he cleaned up India’s electoral system

CHENNAI/NEW DELHI (Indo-Asian News Service) – N Seshan brought back faith in the Indian electoral system at a time when Indian elections were synonymous with booth rigging and misuse of government machinery. The no-nonsense Seshan, an IAS officer of 1955 batch from Tamil Nadu cadre, managed to stamp his authority on the country’s electoral system [...]

‘American immortals’ discuss Gota’s fate

High over Washington’s Capitol Hill, ‘The Immortals’—a select group of dead presidents— were having an emergency meeting with the participation of lesser mortals like living presidents and some chosen bureaucrats. Members of ‘The Immortals’, though long dead hover over Washington skies watching over American interests. A founding father of the American constitution, Thomas Jefferson presiding, [...]

Xi’s Governance of China in Sinhala

Xi’s Governance of China in Sinhala

The Sri Lanka China Society has translated Chinese President Xi Jinping’s ‘The Governance of China’ book into Sinhala.This translation was edited by Amaradasa Gunawardana, president of Sri Lanka China Society with support from a few eminent members of the society. Sri Lanka China society wishes to distribute this book among school libraries in Sri Lanka [...]

WNPS lecture on Thursday

The Wildlife and Nature Protection Society (WNPS) lecture this month is intriguingly titled ‘The Western Purple-Faced Langur Tree Top ‘Soap’: Who holds the ‘remote’?’ The lecture by Dr. Jinie Dela, a field researcher on primate ecology and behaviour will be on Thursday, November 21, at the Jasmine Hall of  the BMICH at 6 p.m. Dr [...]

Thabla recital by Ranga Perera

Rang of Taal –a tabla recital by Ranga Perera and his disciples will be held on Thursday, November 21 at the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (SVCC), 16/2, Gregory’s Road, Colombo 7. Ranga completed his M.A. (tabla) from Indira Kala Sangeeth University, Khairagharh, India. He has been teaching tabla at Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre since 2018 [...]

Sri Lanka’s ambassador to UAE presents credentials

Sri Lanka’s ambassador to UAE presents credentials

Ambassador Majintha Jayesinghe presented Letters of Credence to the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, at the Qasr Al Watan Presidential Palace recently. Mr. Jayesinghe joined the Sri Lanka Foreign Service in 1998 and was Deputy High Commissioner in Malaysia prior [...]

New hope for Indian unity

NEW DELHI – After eight years of deliberations, India’s Supreme Court has issued a verdict that settles one of the most protracted inter-religious conflicts in the country’s turbulent history. The Court’s decision couldn’t have come at a better time. The ruling concerns a disputed site in the dusty temple town of Ayodhya, in India’s most [...]

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