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Basil Rajapaksa on a study tour on the Aceh Peace Process in Indonesia

Senior Advisor to the President of Sri Lanka, Basil Rajapaksa, MP is presently in Indonesia on a good will visit on the personal invitation extended by Dr. Hassan Wirajuda, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia. He was accompanied by Mr. Dhammika Perera, Chairman, Board of Investment of Sri Lanka.

Historic unity for Development and Reconciliation

A historic meeting of all political parties represented in Parliament, and others too, to discuss the development and reconciliation needs of Sri Lanka, following the defeat of terrorism, took place in Colombo on Thursday- 02 July.

Pakistan moves troops to Afghan border

Pakistan's army has deployed troops to a stretch of the Afghan border to stop Taliban militants fleeing a major US offensive in southern Afghanistan, ISPR spokesman said Thursday.

Basil Rajapaksa on a study tour on the Aceh Peace Process in Indonesia

Senior Advisor to the President of Sri Lanka, Basil Rajapaksa, MP is presently in Indonesia on a good will visit on the personal invitation extended by Dr. Hassan Wirajuda, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia. He was accompanied by Mr. Dhammika Perera, Chairman, Board of Investment of Sri Lanka.

Minister's 'pressure' on Justice: Writ filed for CBI inquiry

Gopal Ethiraj - Social Activist Traffic Ramaswamy has filed a writ petition in the Madras High Court today seeking an-interim order to direct the Director, CBI , to inquire into a Union Minister’s phone call to Justice Regupathi trying to influence him in favour of an accused on June 29.

Sri Lanka President stresses unity among all political parties

President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday appealed to the Sri Lankan political parties to unite as one team of patriots as it was not the time to concentrate on differences but on equalities. Sri Lanka President made this observation while addressing the inaugural session of the Presidential Committee on Development and Reconciliation at the President's Office, on Thursday morning.

26 soldiers dead as Pak Army helicopter crashes in tribal agency

Farzana Shah - A military transport helicopter of Pakistan army went down and crashed on the border between Khyber and Orakzai tribal region on Friday afternoon, killing all the twenty-six security personnel on board, a government official said.

India: Govt faces flak in and outside Par for petrol price hike

M Rama Rao - The much expected hike in petrol and diesel prices has had the predictable impact on the opening day of Parliament’s short budget session. The Lok Sabha could not transact much official business right from the question hour and adjourned for the day by 2 PM itself.

US Strategy on Sri Lankan Tourism

Dr.P.A.Samaraweera - During the last couple of months when the Sri Lankan war was on, the Tamil Diaspora and the sympathisers of the LTTE went on a rampage in the Western countries conducting demonstrations, processions, blocking roads, fasting and so on causing problems to the locals and inconveniencing the tourists. Because of this, tourists changed their travel arrangements from the West to Asia. This had an impact on their tourism.

Nepal decides to seek Visakhapatnam port with India for west-bound transit cargo

Kosh Koirala - Reversing its previous decision, Nepal has decided to ask India to provide Visakhapatnam port in Andhra Pradesh as additional transit port for catering to the Nepali west-bound transit cargos

U.N. Chief Has Good Intention

Nehginpao Kipgen - After weeks of uncertainty, the United Nations secretary general is scheduled to make a two-day visit to the military-ruled Burma from July 3-4. This comes after Ibrahim Gambari’s, secretary general’s special envoy, two-day visit to the country from June 26-27.

Minister's 'pressure' on Justice: Writ filed for CBI inquiry

Gopal Ethiraj - Social Activist Traffic Ramaswamy has filed a writ petition in the Madras High Court today seeking an-interim order to direct the Director, CBI , to inquire into a Union Minister’s phone call to Justice Regupathi trying to influence him in favour of an accused on June 29.

Sri Lanka President stresses unity among all political parties

President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday appealed to the Sri Lankan political parties to unite as one team of patriots as it was not the time to concentrate on differences but on equalities. Sri Lanka President made this observation while addressing the inaugural session of the Presidential Committee on Development and Reconciliation at the President's Office, on Thursday morning.

China and the world community invited to partner in economic empowerment of post conflict Sri Lanka

Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama, who is on an official visit to China, addressed a gathering of over 100 diplomats, leading think tanks, research organizations and media personnel at the prestigious China Institute for International Studies on “Post – Conflict Sri Lanka and the way forward” on July 2nd.


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