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Chandrayaan-1 terminated, but second mission on course

The Indian Space Research Organisation on Sunday formally terminated India's maiden moon mission Chandrayaan-I,, a year before schedule, after losing contact with it in the early hours of Saturday, but affirmed that the launch of Chandrayaan-II was on course.

Tissanayakam convicted for 20 years hard labor

J. S. Tissanayakam Convicted for 20 years hard labour by the Colombo High Court under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

"Convert Military Victories & Political Changes for a Meaningful Freedom" – President Rajapaksa

Colombo, 31 August, (Asiantribune.com): Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa called on the Muslim community to place trust in him as he is their friend and relative said while addressing a highly attended National Congress Party meeting which was held in Akkaraipattu on last Saturday.

Altaf Hussain and National Security

Once more, the Pakistani president along with his happy-go-lucky entourage paid homage to MQM’s founder Altaf Hussain. The honorable Pakistani ambassador to Washington and his better half (MNA) Farah Naz Ispahani also graced the momentous occasion with their presence.

India : Congress celebrates 100days in office; BJP gropes for a Messiah

India’s ruling combine, the Congress led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) is celebrating its first 100-days in second term with gusto and by unveiling a slew of new programmes. But the main opposition, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is at sixes and sevens about its today and tomorrow. It is groping for a messiah to resurrect the party now that operation annihilation of strong man L K Advani is complete.

Experts In Human Rights

Human rights today have become such a complicated subject that it seems only experts are competent to talk on the subject.

Fuel prices in Pakistan set to rise by Rs5 next month

Pakistanis will be facing increase in fuel price, as the country’s Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) is all set to impose a Rs3-5 increase in prices of petroleum products next month.

Tamil-speaking Muslims demands Deputy Mayorship of Jaffna

The All Ceylon Muslim Congress which contested the last Jaffna Municipal election, as one of the constituent parties of the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance, demands the Deputy Mayor slot to one of their candidates.

Jaffna Municipal election, held on last 8th August, UPFA won 13 seats and out of those, 4 seats belong to All Ceylon Muslim Congress.

Dawn of peace brings in Japanese Business Delegation to Sri Lanka

A 40 member high level Japanese trade and investment mission is due to visit Sri Lanka in November 2009. 15th Joint Committee Meeting of the Sri Lanka – Japan and Japan - Sri Lanka Business Co-operation Committee is scheduled to be held from 18th to 20th November, 2009 in Colombo with the the Japanese delegation. The 14th Joint Committee Meeting was held in Tokyo in May 2006.

Rajiv assassination: India to send ‘questionnaire’ to ‘KP'

The dormant Indian agency entrusted with probing conspiracy angle in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination is springing back to life. It will question LTTE financier Selvarasa Pathmanathan presently in Sri Lankan custody as a prized catch.

Suicide attack kills 15 policemen in northwest Pakistan

About 15 police cadets were killed when a militant blew himself at a police station in Pakistan's northwestern Swat Valley on Sunday.

How to maximize opportunities in the global market

Often importers and exporters even those with experience encounter issues that could be avoided. To offer practical information that will help protect interests of companies and maximize opportunities in the global market, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC), in association with the Department of Sri Lanka Customs, will hold a series of half day Seminars on Export & Import Procedures.

Indias New Naval Chief

Indias New Naval Chief

Admiral Nirmal Verma took over from Admiral Sureesh Mehta, as the 20th CNS of Independent India and the 18th Indian to take command of the Indian Navy, in New Delhi on August 31, 2009.

The President of Republic Namibia arrives in India

The President of Republic Namibia arrives in India

The President of Republic Namibia, Mr. Hifikepunye Pohamba and Mrs. Penehupifo Pohamba being welcomed by the President, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil and the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, at the ceremonial reception, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on August 31, 2009.

J.S. Tissanayagam Gets 20 Years' Hard Labour

J.S. Tissanayagam Gets 20 Years' Hard Labour

J.S. Tissanayakam Convicted for 20 years by the Colombo High Court. On 07 March 2008, the TID detained J.S. Tissanayagam, the editor and writer of Outreach Sri Lanka website, under emergency regulations. Mr.Tissanayagam was a full time journalist for the Mid Week Mirror and the Daily Mirror before he engaged with the NorthEastern Herald weekly which became a monthly magazine later.

Sri Lankan War Critic Gets 20 Years' Hard Labour

Sri Lankan War Critic Gets 20 Years' Hard Labour

J.S. Tissanayakam Convicted for 20 years by the Colombo High Court. On 07 March 2008, the TID detained J.S. Tissanayagam, the editor and writer of Outreach Sri Lanka website, under emergency regulations. Mr.Tissanayagam was a full time journalist for the Mid Week Mirror and the Daily Mirror before he engaged with the NorthEastern Herald weekly which became a monthly magazine later.

Journalist Thissanayagam Sentenced for 20 Years RI

Colombo High Court convicts journalist J S Thissanayagam under Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) and sentences for 2o year rigorous imprisonment today (August 31).


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