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15 perish in landslide in Nepal

Kosh R. Koirala - At least 13 persons were killed in a massive landslide caused by incessant rainfall in Sankhuwasabha district in eastern Nepal, Sunday night

Three terrorists arrested in connection with Marriot Hotel Islamabad blast

Pakistani security agencies arrested three terrorists in connection with last year’s blast in Marriot Hotel Islamabad.

Sigiriya Museum, A gift from Japan to people of Sri Lanka – President Mahinda

As a nation we believe in providing our people the opportunity to view all things of historical value. Therefore the donation of this museum from Japan to the people of Sri Lanka is a gift to our tradition of protecting and viewing the treasures of history, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing the opening ceremony of newly constructed Sigiriya Museum, today, July 28.

Eliminate poverty with Information and Communication Technology

Quintus Perera - Only the knowledge based technology (ICT) could help eradicate poverty from this country and though some time ago English was considered as a language of imperialists, today they all have to accept that it has become world language and the best mode of communication among the countries and within countries and which would assist to share the knowledge based technology, said Prof Tissa Vitharana, Minister of Science and Technology, while speaking as Chief Guest at the launch of Knowledge City in collaboration with IDPL Affiliated to International Programme to Teach English., at Taj Samudra Hotel in Colombo.

Militancy is bound to fragment India

Asif Haroon Raja - Spilling of blood of Muslims in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan is a sport of entertainment played by blood thirsty Americans duly joined by other non-Muslim nations. Blood sport becomes all the more pleasurable when competitors are Muslims locked in mortal combat. Deaths of 1.5 million have still not quenched their thirst and they want more. USA has inflamed the region to keep its homeland safe. India has helped USA in shifting part of militancy from Afghanistan into Pakistan.

Lawyers' Cricket World Cup 2009

The Sri Lanka Lawyers' Cricket team left for England on Monday to participate in the 2nd Lawyers' Cricket world Cup which will be held in Cambridge.

15 perish in landslide in Nepal

Kosh R. Koirala - At least 13 persons were killed in a massive landslide caused by incessant rainfall in Sankhuwasabha district in eastern Nepal, Sunday night

US pledges to be supportive of Sri Lanka’s resettlement efforts

Eric Schwartz, Assistant Secretary, Bureau for Population, Refugees of the US Government, welcomed Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s commitment to the resettlement process of the displaced persons in the north, pledged supportive to such resettlement efforts.

Government’s inaction on India’s Tipaimukh dam construction challenged in court

M.A. Qader - Two days before a 10-member parliamentary delegation scheduled to visit the India’s Tipaimukh dam site, a writ petition at the High Court on Monday challenged the legality of the Bangladesh government’s inaction to stop the erection of the dam by India across the common river Barak.

Iqbal Singh, new Lieutenant-Governor of Puducherry

Gopal Ethiraj - Congress leader and former Rajya Sabha member Iqbal Singh was sworn in as the 20th Lieutenant-Governor of the Union Territory on Monday. Chief Justice of the Madras High Court H. L. Gokhale administered the oath of office and secrecy to him at a brief function.

IPFM writes to President Rajapakse on Media Freedom in Sri Lanka

Quintus Perera - The International Press Freedom Mission to Sri Lanka (IPFM) has sent an open letter President Mahinda Rajapaksa on media freedom in Sri Lanka.

Three terrorists arrested in connection with Marriot Hotel Islamabad blast

Pakistani security agencies arrested three terrorists in connection with last year’s blast in Marriot Hotel Islamabad.

IPFM writes to President Rajapakse on Media Freedom in Sri Lanka

Quintus Perera - The International Press Freedom Mission to Sri Lanka (IPFM) has sent an open letter President Mahinda Rajapaksa on media freedom in Sri Lanka.


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