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Master Stroke By The President

Contrary to all expectations of what a politician would do in a situation where he could legitimately prevent his opponent from contesting him MR surprised us all by promptly accepting the resignation of SF which I see is a master stroke.

UN Humanitarian Chief To Visit Sri Lanka Next Week

The United Nations humanitarian chief will undertake a mission to Sri Lanka next week, the world body announced today.

British PM says ‘tough but fair approach’ to immigration

The British Prime Minister delivered a speech on immigration in Ealing, West London on 12 November 2009 and said that he would favor a “tough but fair approach” to immigration. During the speech he announced new plans to tighten the points-based system of immigration.

U.S. increasing attention to Asia

In today’s international politics, no region of the world is too far to reach out to. Whether it is for good or bad, what happens in one part of the world could have its global impacts. This emerging trend brings the East and the West closer.

Gen.Fonseka tenders resignation - "Rise and Fall of a General" !

It had been reported that Gen. Sarath Fonseka,Chief Defence of Staff, had tendered his resignation today, 12 November.

Sri Lanka: Government Keeps Its all pledges to Public- Minister Anuara Yapa

The United Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Government has recruited 58156 graduates to the public sector since 2004. “Total recruitments to the public sector stands as 261, 897 in the United Freedom Alliance governing period”, Mass Media and Information Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said at the weekly cabinet briefing held at Government Information Department on Thursday morning.

Maoists picket principal govt secretariat, halt all govt services

As a part of their second phase of the protest programs, tens of thousands of the Maoist cadres on Thursday picketed the chief government secretariat in Nepal.

General Sarath Fonseka’s 16 Reasons

General Sarath Fonseka is supposed to have said that there are 16 reasons why he is resigning and that while in uniform he cannot answer any questions until after the end of this month when he will be out of his uniform.

Five Sri Lankan Artists Honored with Bunka Awards

The 16th Bunka (Cultural) Awards organized by the Japan Sri Lanka Friendship Cultural Fund was held last Sunday, at the Lionel Wendt Theatre, located in Colombo .

South African Minister visited Sri Lanka with the pro-LTTE Deputy Minister Roy Padayachi

Mrs. Maite Nkoana Mashabane, South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation who declared that South Africa will not allow anyone to use it soil for any transitional government visited Sri Lanka, along with the Deputy Minister Roy Padayachie, a strong supporter of the LTTE who vociferously advocates a separate state of Tamil Eelam in Sri Lanka.

U.S. Ambassador opens two schools rehabilitated by U.S. Government in Trincomalee District

The U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Ms. Patricia A. Butenis, officially opened two schools in Mutur. The schools were rebuilt by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the development agency of the U.S. Government, as part of its program to help former conflict-affected communities return to normalcy as quickly as possible.

Thaksin lambasts Thai government

Thailand's current leadership is guilty of “false patriotism”, said former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, in Phnom Penh on Thursday.

Will Pottu Amman show up on Martyr's Day?

Popular Tamil weekly Ananda Vikatan has said there is widespread expectation among the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora that Prabhakaran's deputy and the now defunct LTTE's intelligence chief Pottu Amman will make an appearance and address the people on Nov 27, observed as martyrs day in memory of Tigers who laid down their lives in the armed struggle for an independent Eelam.