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Global pop superstar Michael Jackson dies at 50

Daya Gamage - In her book “On Michael Jackson”, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Margo Jefferson notes that Jackson read the autobiography of P.T. Barnum, huckster and ringmaster non-pareil, “fervently”, distributing copies to his staff, telling them “I want my career to be the greatest show on earth.”

First Pak made JF-17 to fly by year end: Air Chief

Farzana Shah - Pakistani Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman on Saturday said that first Pakistan made JF-17 - Thunder - aircraft would fly in the country's airspace by end of this year.

Tribal killed in hill district Rangamati by Army

William Gomes - Tarun Chakma was shot dead by Army during a gun fight. The incident happened 20 kilometres off the headquarters of the hill district Rangamati at Shuvolong Bazar on Friday. The security official said Tarun chakma is the member Pahari Chhatra Parishad (PCP), student front of Parbattya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS).

Profit taking slowed down the Market

Quintus Perera - Acuity – HNB Stockbrokers Research in their market review indicated that market slowed down this week as profit taking by investors during the first four trading days eroded some of the gains from last week’s strong rally.

Global pop superstar Michael Jackson dies at 50

Daya Gamage - In her book “On Michael Jackson”, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Margo Jefferson notes that Jackson read the autobiography of P.T. Barnum, huckster and ringmaster non-pareil, “fervently”, distributing copies to his staff, telling them “I want my career to be the greatest show on earth.”

Prabhakaran's daughter also killed - says KP

S Murari -Tamil Tiger leader Prabkaran's daughter Duvaraka has died along with him and his eldest son Charles Anthony in the final battle with the Sri Lankan forces, but the fate of his wife Mathivathani and second son Balachandran is not known, LTTE's international relations chief Selvaraja Pathmanathan, also known as KP, has said.

Supreme Court agreed the President appointed Chairman and Board of Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation

In a bid to strengthen the insurance sector in the country, and to streamline insurance for the benefit of citizens, President Mahinda Rajapaksa today appointed a high caliber Board of Directors to the Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation that comprised top professionals in both the state and private sector.

Obama Invites Manmohan for discussing global economic issues

M Rama Rao - The American National Security Advisor James L Jones has conveyed President Obama’s invitation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to visit Washington later this year for a discussion on the global economic situation and regional security issues.

SM Krishna meets Qureshi, discusses road map for bilateral ties

M Rama Rao - Furthering the dialogue process, India and Pakistan held another high level meeting this time at the foreign minister level on the sidelines of the G-8 Foreign ministers meeting at Trieste, Italy, and reviewed the current status of Indo-Pak relations.

Jai Ho Jackson, says Rahman

S Murari - Music maestro A R Rahman, who last met Michael Jackson after the Oscars at Los Angeles, has said in a tribute to pop king who died in California on Thursday:'Jai ho, MJ, we love you for your music regardless of all controversies".

Economic Diplomacy an Important Part of Sri Lanka’s Diplomacy

Economic diplomacy is an important part of Sri Lanka’s foreign policy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is committed to represent Sri Lanka’s interests both in the political and the economic spheres. Enhancing Sri Lanka’s stability through economic empowerment is Sri Lanka’s foremost consideration in the post conflict scenario.

Economic Diplomacy an Important Part of Sri Lanka’s Diplomacy

Economic diplomacy is an important part of Sri Lanka’s foreign policy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is committed to represent Sri Lanka’s interests both in the political and the economic spheres. Enhancing Sri Lanka’s stability through economic empowerment is Sri Lanka’s foremost consideration in the post conflict scenario.


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