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Bangladesh: The Demolition Of Ramana Kali Temple In March 1971

The birth of Bangladesh in 1971 was a unique phenomenon- it was the first nation state to emerge after waging a successful liberation war against a postcolonial state.

Beating Sri Lanka with IDP stick

Apparently India is back at her old game. According to the Sept. 20 Sunday Times, Colombo, Delhi is pressuring Sri Lanka on the IDP issue. The report quoted Indian media as saying that Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had told the Sri Lankan Government “in no uncertain terms” that “immediate measures” should be taken to resettle the displaced people. It further says that Indian National Security Adviser M.K. Narayanan had sent a “strong letter on the issue to President Rajapaksa ‘s Secretary Lalith Weeratunga.

Sunday celebrity:Kala Master: she is ‘sagala Kala vallavi’

Manada Maiyilada” dance programme in Kalainger TV has become an addiction today with the viewers from young to old. On Sundays and its repeat programmes on the following Saturdays, you find people glued to the box. And it is the talk of the town.

Sri Lanka: Analysis: Mockery in the run up to Southern polls

A raging battle is now on between the ruling UPFA candidates Nisthantha Muthuhettige and Anarkali Akarsha over allegations of death threats.

Sri Lanka: Another Batch Of 5320 IDPs Resettled In Their Original Places

Sri Lankan government has resettled another batch of 5320 persons from 1000 families,. The function to mark the resettlement of Sinhala, Muslim and Tamil civilians who left to their original places took place yesterday (September 20) at the Vavuniya Cultural Centre.

Tissanayagam, Daya Master and the Return of the Hangman

“War is the health of the state. It automatically sets in motion throughout society those irresistible forces for uniformity, for passionate co-operation with the Government into coercing into obedience the minority groups and individuals which lack the large herd sense. the machinery of government sets and enforces the drastic penalties, the minorities are either intimidated into silence or brought slowly around by a subtle process of persuasion….” Randolph Bourne (War is the Health of the State – from The Seven Arts 1918)

Reintegration of ex-LTTE cadres into civilian life on the pipe-line

Governments of Japan, United Kingdom and United States of America have pledged to support a programme for “Reintegrating ex-LTTE Cadres into Civilian life. Ministry of Justice and Law Reforms is working closely with the International Organisation for in the launch of this $ 23 million programme.

Challenges to Global Nutrition

“There is shift towards highly refined foods and towards meat and dairy foods containing saturated fat especially in low and middle income countries turning it into a ‘double burden of disease’” said Dianne Stevens, a Nutrition Specialist of UNICEF addressing the technical session of a seminar organized by the College of Community Physicians recently in Colombo.

Tamil Nadu MPs to take up Lanka with Indian PM

All the 39 members of Parliament from Tamil Nadu, belonging to the Congress and the ruling DMK, propose to take up the plight of the war refugees in Sri Lanka and the harassment of fishermen from the State in the hands of the island navy, with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi next Tuesday.

US Policy, HR violations and war crimes - 'Pot calling kettle black'

Mohammed Noordin, Indonesia's militant leader and ally of Al-Qaida who masterminded a string of terrorist attacks across the Indonesian region for 7 years was killed with 3 of his aides on 18th September. He had been responsible for the Mariott Hotel bombing in 2003 which killed a number of foreign tourists and for the Australian Embassy attack.

CSE records the highest ever market capitalization

Acuity – HNB Stockbrokers Search in their market review indicated that stocks rallied for the fourth consecutive week amidst continued strong buying interest on index heavyweights, fuelling further sharp gains in indices. The week saw the bourse’s market capitalization hitting an all time high of Rs.942.7 billion on Thursday, surpassing the previous Rs. 938.6 billion registered on 13th February 2007.

Keeping memories alive 20th anniversary of Rajani's assassination

One night in 1983, soon after midnight Rajani woke me up and whispered to me that she had been asked to treat an injured boy from the Iyakkam (movement). For her, this was an act of compassion by a doctor towards her patient.


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