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Sri Lanka’s ruling coalition partner calls for KP’s protection

The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU)- a constituent party of the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) government, said on Thursday, that the former International Chief of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)- Kumaran Pathmanathan (KP), who is now under government custody, must be protected and utilized in the interests of the country.

Sri Lanka govt. to present constitutional reforms next week claims JVP

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) slammed the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) for allegedly trying to conceal its draft constitutional reforms proposals from the public and claimed that the intended legislation would be presented to parliament next week, at a press conference held on Thursday in Colombo.

Al-Qaeda bombing plot in Canada busted

Canadian police claimed on Thursday to have foiled a major al-Qaeda bombing plot by arresting two Ottawa residents, including one Misbahuddin Ahmed, alleged to have close ties to top leaders of the terror outfit, who reportedly comes from India. Ahmed,36, worked as an X-ray technologist at an Ottawa hospital.

Sri Lankan Parliamentarian Palitha Thewarapperuma remanded again

Sri Lankan Parliamentarian and United National Party (UNP) Member for Kalutara District , Palitha Thewarapperuma was ordered to be remanded yesterday, (August 26, 2010) after being released by the Court of Appeal just three days ago.

Expatriate help to achieve the goal of Sri Lanka as a Knowledge Center is laudable – Presidential Consultant Director Sugeeswara Senadhira


The expatriate community can play a major role in assisting the Motherland to achieve its goal of making Sri Lanka a Knowledge Center in the region.

Sri Lanka to slash import taxes again on vehicles & mobiles, 35% revenue boost from last cut

Sri Lanka is busy preparing to slash import taxes on vehicles, mobiles and cameras –again.

China told India n-cooperation with Pak only for peaceful purpose

China has assured India that its nuclear cooperation with Pakistan is for peaceful purposes, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna said in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. India is keeping a close watch on nuclear cooperation between China and Pakistan and has taken up the issue with Beijing, he said.

SLMC to join the UPFA government soon?

Speculations are doing rounds in political circles that the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) is to join the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) government in the very near future.

Bhai-Bhai over n-bill: PM thanks BJP leader Advani

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may be the main opposition party, but that has not stopped it from extending a helping hand to the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre in times of need.

The SAARC University Begins First Academic Session

The eight nations vision of a University, South Asian University (SAU) has formally commenced its operation on Thursday, with the start of its first academic session.

Repatriate Indian fishermen after sentence is over: Pakistan's Supreme Court

Supreme Court of Pakistan informed 454 Indian fishermen (out of total 582 currently detained) have completed their sentences in Pakistani jails, should be repatriated.


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