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Letter from America: Dick Cheney – the Torture Architect

There is little doubt that the former US vice president Dick Cheney is a sick man – physically and mentally. He has long histories of cardiovascular disease and periodic need for emergency health care. Last Thursday, he had back surgery at George Washington University Hospital.

Call for stringent measures to curb visa frauds

A number of Sri Lankan-born Australians are expressing concern over wide spread violations of visa regulations conditions on which Sri Lankans are allowed overseas travel. This practice by some self-seeking individuals would have far-reaching implication here as well as abroad, the expatriates warn.

Hindu College in Jaffna Goes for English Medium with Best Results

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has paid special attention to upgrade quality of education of the Northern Province under the Northern Spring (Uthuru Wasanthaya) program, says Northern Province Governor Major General (retired) G A Chandrasiri.

Referendum sought to decide the fate of monarchy, Hindu state

Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPP-N), the only party supporting monarchy in Nepal, has demanded referendum to decide the fate of Monarchy in the country.

Sri Lank PM leads country’s high-powered delegation to UN

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Rathnasiri Wickramanayake will be leading the Sri Lanka delegation to the 64th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, commencing 22 September 2009.

Pakistan to indict 7 Mumbai attack suspects soon

Pakistani Interior minister Rehman Malik said on Saturday that a court will indict seven suspects in last year's attack on Mumbai in the coming week. Malik also told reporters that Pakistan wants more forensic evidence from India.

A Bright Idea with an Unrivalled Potential to Invite Dark Forces – Energy Saving Bulbs

We witnessed the ban of sale of 100-Watt incandescent light bulbs within the European Union this week, as the first step in the process of phasing-out the remaining types by 2011 A.D, if the scheme goes ahead as planned.

Anti-Taliban group surrenders to Pakistani authorities

An anti-Taliban group has surrendered to Pakistani authorities on Saturday.

Libya's Mercurial Leader Keeps U.N. Guessing

Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi, who will be making his maiden appearance before the United Nations next week, has been described as a gadfly with a penchant for stirring up controversies.

Alston’s Plan Backfires On Him

For quite some time, Philip Alston supposed to be a professor (subject undisclosed) who has been appointed as the UN Special Rapporteur on extra-judicial summary or arbitrary executions has with arrogance maintained that Sri Lanka is guilty of crimes against humanity and has demanded from our government an official invitation so that he could investigate what he has already concluded to be a fact.

Pakistani police raids US-linked security firm

Islamabad police in an early morning raid on Saturday, claimed to have recovered 61 illegal guns and nine pistols from the offices of a private security firm providing security to the US embassy.

World Tamil Conference in Coimbatore in Jan 2010

The Tamil Nadu Government on Saturday decided to host the ninth World Tamil Conference in Coimbatore from Jan 21 to 24, 2010.

E-Paper Volume 1 - Issue 1

Sri Lanka President calls for a “Lasting Partnership of the Muslims”

President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his Id-Ul-Fitr festival message called for lasting partnership of the Muslims of Sri Lanka to forge a new Sri Lankan nation of unity, tolerance and harmony.


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