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An elderly mother from Sri Lanka needs your help urgently. She is critically ill. At present she is on dialysis three times a week. This dialysis treatment is important for her heart to recuperate. Once her heart condition improves, then only she could be able to undergo the kidney transplantation at the Apollo Hospital in Chennai, Tamill Nadu, India. A mother’s life hangs in a thin thread. Your generous donation can help to keep this poor mother to stay alive. Give her all what you can. Donate generously and Save the Mother.

JVP in the saddle of power with a difference.

The Janatha Vimukthi Perumuna at last in the saddle of power with a difference, when four of its members were sworn in as Ministers with full cabinet status and another four as Deputy ministers, thus bringing a total of 35 Cabinet ministers in the government of the ruling United Peoples’ Front Alliance.

78 dead in Thailand clashes

Clashes between security forces and youths who launched attacks on police and army checkpoints in Thailand's Muslim south have left up to 78 people dead.

PM calls emergency meeting of security agencies to tackle southern violence

In a move apparently seen defy the state authority and be the most violent act in Thailand's southern region since the beginning of this year, dozens of armed assailants stormed nine security checkpoints and a police station in Yala, Songkhla, and Pattani simultaneously this early morning, causing massive casualties, prompting Prime Minister Thaksin Shinwatra to call an emergency meeting with security agencies here this morning to seek for urgent measures to tackle the latest violence.

Tyronne Fernando Resigns from UNP Alleging Ranil Refused to Move Against Corrupt Cabinet Ministers.

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

Former Foreign Minister and United National Party (UNP) stalwart Tyronne Fernando made serious charges against former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that he refused even to lift a finger against corrupt politicians in his cabinet of ministers, in a letter of resignation from the party.

JVP to tow in line while Norwegians are expected to jump start the process.

While Norway confirmed that it is sending a two member delegation to Sri Lanka to meet the Sri Lankan Government leaders as well as the Leaders of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Janatha Vimukthi Perumuna, the junior partner in the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA), it is learnt had given an assurance that, they would not in any way oppose any future Talks with the Tamil rebel outfit.

No date yet for postponed Myanmar meeting

Hopes of an early kick-start to the process of national reconciliation in Myanmar receded today when Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai conceded that Rangoon had still not set a date for the already postponed Bangkok Process meeting.

US claims major blow against Mahdi Army

The US says it has killed scores of Iraqi fighters near Najaf - but an aide of the Shia leader beseiged there says a deal can still be struck

Tamil Tiger child soldiers at risk of re-enlisted: Human Rights group

An international human rights group has accused Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels of attempting to re-enlist child soldiers, just weeks after they were freed following a deadly factional battle in the guerrilla group.

Myanmar Allows Opposition Leaders to Meet

Myanmar's military government allowed the pro-democracy opposition's top nine members to meet Tuesday at the residence of Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, where she is under house arrest.

Officials seize control of Mosque in gun battle

Scenes of carnage greeted officials this afternoon when they finally seized control of a Pattani mosque where insurgents had escaped after pre-dawn raids on security outposts across the southern region.