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Nepal : Search on for missing passengers

Authorities have continued the search for the missing passengers in a bus accident that took place in the Sunkoshi river in Sidhupalchowk district for third consecutive day on Saturday.

Sri Lanka: National Dengue Prevention

Sri Lanka government has declared a National Dengue Prevention Week Programme from 21st to 27th September 2009. This programme is sponsored by Sri Lanka Telecom Ltd. According to Dr. Nihal Jayatilleke, the Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Healthcare & Nutrition, from January 2009 to date, Dengue patients numbering 25,301 have been reported throughout the country and 249 patients have died due to this disease.

Gallery: Asin - The hot South Indian enchanting actress

Asin Thottumkal is a very popular south indian film actress.She is a two time Filmfare award winner.She is one of the few actresses in south indian film industry who take family type roles.Asin started her schooling in Naval Public school which was in Kochi,her home town.She has also completed her B.A English at St.Teresa's college.

Analysis & Opinion: A priority misplaced?

Maldives’ President Mohamed Nasheed’s strict and across the board austerity measures to prop up the economy are surely commendable. But did he blunder when he initially decided to skip the Copenhagen climate change summit pinning it too on cost cutting – in a nation where the single most danger is rising waters?

NATO - An Ailing Alliance in the Absence of the Dreaded Bear

Hardly a week passes without now-all-too-familiar animated texts that run depressingly at the bottom of our television screens:’ Breaking News – There are reports of British casualties after being hit by an IED in Helmund province, in Afghanistan; their next of kin have been informed.’ The British fatalities went past the 200 casualty post very recently, leaving the public in a very uncomfortable lurch, especially when it comes to absorbing the loss of young British lives – some of whom were still in their late teens.

Letter from America: 9/11 and Obama

This past week Americans observed the 8th anniversary of 9/11, the deadliest terrorist attack on US soil. Nearly 3000 people died when the four planes crashed in New York, at the Pentagon and in a Pennsylvania field. At a ceremony, held in the Pentagon, President Obama paid tribute to the victims and vowed to "never falter" in defending the US. In New York, thousands gathered for ceremonies in a square near Ground Zero.

Gunning for the JVP?

“Govt. warns of JVP hand in anti-forces conspiracy” The Island – 11.9.2009)

World Bank Approves Multi-Million Dollar IDA Credit to Sri Lanka – more than a gesture at the hour of need!

The World Bank has approved a US$75 million IDA credit to Sri Lanka, which will support the second phase of a community driven development program that has touched the lives of nearly one million poor Sri Lankans in the three provinces of Uva, Southern, and Sabaragamuwa.

Reflections on “The New Sri Lanka”

As a Buddhist monk engaged in various dhammaduta activities, I have lived primarily in the United States for the past eleven years, and before that I was living in Japan. I always return to Sri Lanka each year, and I recently returned to Los Angeles from a two-month visit, where I had the opportunity to observe first-hand many of the changes that are taking place in our post-war country. My life abroad has given me a different perspective on my motherland, and I would like to share some reflections on what I am now calling “The New Sri Lanka.”

None is Allowed to Challenge the Territorial Integrity of the Country- President

Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa pledges that the government is always committed to serve the patriotic masses of the country, reminding that the Government was able to receive a historical as well as a tremendous victory, defeating the terrorism and this was only because of the collective support rendered by those patriotic masses.

Revisiting the Taliban Question after Zbigniew Brzezinski exposure

The report by BBC Diplomatic Correspondent Jonathan Marcus in Geneva dated September 11, quoting former U.S. national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski speaking at a Global Strategy Conference held in Geneva recently, urges me to revisit what I myself wrote in The Island Newspaper in Colombo early August under the title “Is Taliban winning the second round? - Obama and Miliband ready to talk to the Taliban.” The first round the Taliban won was at the UN as I wrote in n earlier article in The Island a few years back.

Tyranny of minorities: How so much damage can be done by so few to so many

Minorities referred to here are not ethnic minorities. This needs to be made clear at the outset before anyone allows their imagination and even anger, to take the better of them. What are referred to as minorities are few individuals or small groups within minority and majority communities who, through their strong influence on either minority or majority community groups, political parties and even governments, inflict so much damage to the broader fabric of society.

Yet another beauty from God's own land--Kerala

Yet another beauty from God's own land--Kerala

Asin Thottumkal is a very popular south indian film actress.She is a two time Filmfare award winner.She is one of the few actresses in south indian film industry who take family type roles.Asin started her schooling in Naval Public school which was in Kochi,her home town.She has also completed her B.A English at St.Teresa's college

--Gopal Ethiraj

Yet another beauty from God's own land--Kerala

Yet another beauty from God's own land--Kerala

Asin : The hot South Indian enchanting actress. Name:Asin Thottumkal. Born:October 26,1985. Debut film:Narendra Makan Jayakanthan Vaka(malayalam) in 2001.Awards:2 time Filmfare award winner for the films Ghajani and 'Amma Nanna O Tamilammai'

--Gopal Ethiraj

Pix: Praveen (from his photo shoot)

Yet another beauty from God's own land--Kerala

Yet another beauty from God's own land--Kerala

Her fans worry:
"Ghajini" fame Asin
is yet to star with Rajini.

--Gopal Ethiraj

Pix: Praveen (from his photo shoot)

Yet another beauty from God's own land--Kerala

Yet another beauty from God's own land--Kerala

--Gopal Ethiraj

Pix: Praveen (from his photo shoot)

Yet another beauty from God's own land--Kerala

Yet another beauty from God's own land--Kerala

Md.Ghajini,
plundered India
17 times;
That's history--
his story.

--Gopal Ethiraj

Pix: Praveen (from his photo shoot)

Yet another beauty from God's own land--Kerala

Yet another beauty from God's own land--Kerala

'Ghajini' fame Asin
plundered Indians (hearts)
with more than
films seventeen;
That is the story--
her story!

--Gopal Ethiraj
Pix: Praveen (from his photo shoot)

Preservation of Ozone Layers

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer of the United Nations is commemorated every year on September 16th to mark the date of signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in 1987.


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