Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday issued a statement dismissed allegations on the Prado that was discovered recently and strongly defended the former first lady as regards allegations pertaining to Siriliya Saviya SUV and the misuse of funds.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott refused again to deny allegations on Sunday (Jun 14) with regards on official paying thousands of dollars to turn back a boatload of asylum-seekers, despite calls from Indonesia for answers.
Under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1373, Sri Lanka listed 16 entities and 424 individuals of the LTTE overseas network that engaged in terrorist propaganda, fund raising, procurement, shipping and other support activities.
We all know how to please gods and the practices, quite understandably, depend on the regions that the former rule over us and the intensity of the enthusiasm of the faithful, who love to be at their beck and call.
I have never come across such massive news coverage in print and electronic media nationally and internationally of the ambuscade on the Indian Army convoy by the combined team of NSCN (K), KYKL and KCP in Manipur’s Chandel district bordering Myanmar. 18 soldiers were killed while 11 left injured in the ambush.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi claims to be a devout Hindu who likes to visit Hindu temples wherever he visits. In spite of his short visit to Bangladesh, thus, he did not miss visiting the Dhakeshwari Mandir and Ramkrishna Math in Dhaka.
A large number of Asian born expatriates working in the gulf and now domiciled in Canada and who have become Canadian citizens are really concerned about the new legislation passed by the Canadian government, recently.
Australia would have stooped to a "new low" if reports that its navy paid people-smugglers bound for Australia thousands of dollars to turn back their boat are true, an Indonesian government official said on Saturday.
Propensity to violence and criminal activities is not a recent development among Tamils. The history of Tamil involvement in our country is marked by excessive violence, plunder, deceit and ingratitude. This particularly characterizes the history of Tamil invasions and interactions within our country from very early times. We are well aware of the gruesome terrorist activities unleashed and promoted by Tamils in recent years. This makes one think whether violence and extreme forms of behavior are a part of Tamil culture.
The secessionist groups within the Tamil Diaspora very clearly moved away from advocating armed struggle to achieve an independent-separate state in the northern and eastern region of Sri Lanka toward a protracted global diplomatic campaign to delegitimize the Sri Lankan state in achieving a United Nations intervention - in the name of protecting the minority Tamils - to finally obtaining a referendum to bifurcate the nation since the military annihilation of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
In the final days of the Bonn Climate Change Conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Corporate Accountability International delivered a resounding call to the governments who have ratified the UNFCCC: protect the treaty and climate policy making from the undue influence of the globe’s biggest polluters. The call endorsed by over 224,000 sends a strong message to kick big polluters out of climate policy.