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The Way We Are

A Lankan expatriate worker dies or is killed everyday. - The crucial contribution made by expatriate workers, especially in West Asia, to the Lankan economy is well documented. In a sense these men and women, many of whom engage in backbreaking labour, keep not just their families but also our economy afloat. Yet around 40 of them die each month, nearly half of them in questionable circumstances. And almost 60% of these victims are women.

India's GMR to run Male' International airport

The Indian giant on infrastructure, GMR will run the Male' International airport for the next 25 years.

U.S. Un-manned drone attacks killing civilians are extra-judicial killings –UN report

“Targeted killings pose a rapidly growing challenge to the international rule of law. They are increasingly used in circumstances which violate the relevant rules of international law. The international community needs to be more forceful in demanding accountability,” said Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions.

Russia questions the legitimacy of the UN Panel on Sri Lanka appointed by the Secretary General

As we understand, the mission of the UN Panel on Sri Lanka is to advice the UN Secretary General whether or not there is a prima facie case that war crimes were committed by the Sri Lankan Armed Forces and the LTTE during the last stages of the recent war in Sri Lanka.

Football World Cup 2010: Uruguay and Ghana through to the Quarters-final

The match between Uruguay and South Korea ended with a 2-1 win for the South Americans. South Korea paid a heavy price for offering a lamentable form of defence. Uruguay scored the first goal, just at the eight minute cashing in on the obvious weakness. Not only did Suarez use the opportunity to score the first goal, but also lifted the sagging morale up, especially on the rain-soaked pitch.

Sonia Gandhi condoles the death of CLP leader D Sudarsanam

All India Congress Committee(AICC) President and the UPA Chair Person Ms Sonia Gandhi has condoled the sudden demise of the Tamil Nadu Congress Legislature Party Leader D Sudarsanam.

Despite money gains, market ends in red

Acuity Stockbrokers Research in their Market Review indicated that the market ended the week in red territory owing mostly to retail investors profiting out which also coincides with end of the month settlement dates.

Hindu Youth Association Chief shot dead, Maoists blamed for the killing

In a fresh series of violence across the country, an unidentified armed group on Saturday evening shot dead Central President of World Hindu Youth Association (WHYA) Kashi Tiwari in bordering town of Birgunj in southern part of the country.

Letter from America: Friedman’s insincere letters from Istanbul

Thomas Friedman is an Op/Ed columnist for the New York Times. He writes on a variety of subjects, including the Muslim world. In a recent article “Letter From Istanbul,” he wrote about the much visited city in Turkey. In his June 15 column, he wrote, “I like the people, the culture, the food and, most of all, the idea of modern Turkey — the idea of a country at the hinge of Europe and the Middle East that manages to be at once modern, secular, Muslim, democratic, and has good relations with the Arabs, Israel and the West.”

Chief Minister of Madya Pradesh in Sri Lanka

The Chief Minister of Madya Pradesh of India, Shivraj Singh Chauhan, arrived in Sri Lanka accompanied by a delegation on an official visit.

Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case: Life convict Nalini decides to approach retired judges for her premature release

Life convict in the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case Nalini Murugan has decided to approach retired judges and other eminent personalities for her premature release.

Sri Lanka's delayed enforcement Commissions coming in August, highly active Elections Commission reconstituted

Sri Lanka has decided to resurrect two defunct law enforcement commissions come August. They will arrive after the new constitutional amendments are effected in July, a national newspaper in Colombo reported today.

Karachi-bound vessel detained in W. Bengal with arms, explosives

A Karachi-bound cargo vessel from Bangladesh with heavy military supplies, including explosives, was on Saturday detained by the police at Diamond Harbour in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, top police officials disclosed.

Sri Lankan Tamill Scholars feel themselves being ignored by WCTC organisers

After Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka is the place which holds a large number of Tamils. Tamil being the second most important language in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan Tamils feel that they had been ignored by the organizers of the World Classical Tamil Conference (WCTC).

Draft law sets conditions for Saudi women to marry foreigners

The proposed new law governing the marriage of Saudi nationals to foreigners will permit Saudi women to marry non-Saudis born in the Kingdom to a Saudi mother or parents both of non-Saudi nationality, on the condition that prospective husbands have legal residence, birth certificates from the department of Civil Status, and have lived in the Kingdom for at least 15 years, sources have said.

Pak national with suspected 26/11 link held in Zimbabwe

A Pakistani national suspected to be linked to the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, was nabbed in Zimbabwe while attempting to enter South Africa, raising fears that terror groups could be trying to target the FIFA World Cup underway now.


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