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UK suspends visas for students from North India

Britain has temporarily suspended accepting of applications from student visa-seekers from North India following an unprecedented increase in the number of such students. Britain suspects that there may be attempts to abuse the system.

A big shake-up in the Army hierarchy

As the case of conspiracy to assassinate President Mahinda Rajapaksha and his family is moving ahead with investigation, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander in Chief of the Sri Lanka Army, has brought about a drastic changes in the high level army officials.

Murder of Sunday Leader Editor Wickramatunge – light at the end of the tunnel found

A flicker of hope has suddenly emerged as the police has started moving in the right direction in unraveling the mystery behind the assassination of Lasanth Wickramatunge, Editor of The Sunday Leader, who was shot down and murdered cold-bloodedly.

Colombian Poll

For once, the Colombians have gained fame in the academic realm, as subjects of a socio-anthropological study. They were primarily responsible for the defeat of Sarath Fonseka by brazenly pronouncing the defeat of Mahinda Rajapakse prematurely; lost an election they would have won. With their garrulous talk, these town criers gave the wrong signals to galvanize the People to rally round MR.

No move to ban bikini on Goa beaches, says Minister

There will not be any ban on wearing of bikinis in Goa’s beaches as was being speculated following a spate of assaults on women tourists. This has been confirmed by a Goa minister.

'Recuperating the wages of Treason'

Wanasinghe and Ranatunge have both appeared on the stage of Sarath Fonseka.This was the duo that made advances to Velupillai Prabakaran by gifting him with truck loads of weapons and ammo and explosives and cash in 1989. Their love for Velu blinded them to commit treachery.

Election Results

Mahinda Rajapakse won the Presidential election convincingly, polling 58% of the total valid vote, while his main contender, Sarath Fonseka, could muster only 40%. That was one election result.

Letter from America: Howard Zinn – American People’s Historian

Dr. Howard Zinn, historian, teacher and political activist, died of a heart attack on Wednesday at the age of 87. He was an early opponent of U.S. involvement in Vietnam.

MyCola’ hits the export market

With the consignment of two MyCola containers to the Maldives, My Beverages Marketing (Pvt) Ltd, part of Pet Packaging Co (Pvt) Ltd made a major breakthrough in their beverages manufacture and distribution. One container load consists of 52,400 bottles.

Apex court agrees to hear Dr. Swamy in the disputed Ayodhya temple worship case

The Supreme Court today agreed to hear Janata Party chief Dr. Subramanian Swamy in the worshipping at the Lord Rama disputed temple site case.

NSA called upon the Sri Lankan Government to protect the rights of the Indian Fishermen"

Mr. Shiv Shankar Menon, the National Security Adviser (NSA) to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh today called upon the Sri Lankan Government to protect the rights of the Indian Fishermen, when they ventured in to the sea.