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Sri Lanka to strike a crude oil deal with Iraq

Sri Lanka’s state-run oil utility- Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has concluded talks with State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) of Iraq to buy crude oil from Iraq.

U.S. - trained and funded Indonesian military unit reputed for torture: New video emerges torturing Papuans

On eve of President Obama’s state visit to his one-time childhood home Indonesia next month, and his administration’s policy decision to restore training and military support to that country’s military units such as special forces Kopassus, “anti-terror” force Detachment 88 (Densus 88) and the militarized police (Brimob) notorious for their torture expeditions a new video emerged 18 October depicting the torture of helpless men in the Indonesian-ruled territory of West Papua.

80 militants waiting across LoC to sneak in during Obama visit

The Indian government has disclosed that nearly 80 militants armed with sophisticated weapons are waiting across the Line of Control to sneak into Jammu and Kashmir to create trouble in the run up to US President Barack Obama's visit to the country next month.

Two-pronged efforts to pulverize Taliban

War on terror in Afghanistan has entered the tenth year and still the end doesn’t seem in sight. The tenth year has however brought a significant change in the thinking of USA, which has now started talking of options other than use of force and is apparently keen to end the war.

Lalit Modi warned over not responding to passport order

As the probe against former IPL chief Lalit Modi gains momentum, a notice has been issued to him for revocation of his passport with the government on Friday warning that appropriate action would be taken if no reply is received by October 28.

Govt lawyer hits out at use of word “keep” in Supreme Court order

A senior government lawyer on Friday created a flutter in the Supreme Court by strongly objecting to the use of the word "keep" in a judgement on the right of maintenance of women in live-in relationships.

Overseas Realty Rights Issue

Overseas Realty (Ceyon) Ltd announced a Rights Issue of one new ordinary share for each two shares held at an Issue Price of Rs.15.00, a total of 281,161,453 shares (ordinary) being issued as at end of trading on October 11th 2010.

26/11 attack accused Kasab wants trial referred to international court

After the 26/11 attacks Ajmal Kasab and the nine other Pakistani terrorists had also planned to strike at Malabar Hills where the Raj Bhawan and the chief minister's residence are located, government counsel Ujjwal Nikam told the Bombay high court on Friday.

Turned 100, he's World's oldest student

A freedom fighter, teacher, a lawyer, a judge and now back to being a student - 100-year-old Bholaram Das has just enrolled for his doctorate, becoming India's oldest student and perhaps even world's only university student to bat a century.

SLIM delegates at Philippines Marketing Conference

At the recent National Marketing Conference of the Philippinee te elegates from the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) made presentations. The flagship event of the Philippine Marketing Association, it included prominent and leading speakers from the Asia Pacific region as well as elite marketers from the Philippines.

IDPs now down to 18,799

The total number of IDPs in the Vavuniya relief villages has dropped to 17, 641 as of yesterday (Oct. 19), due to the Government's speedy resettlement programme, the Ministry of Resettlement stated.

Ambassador Lionel Fernando highlights richness of diversity at UNESCO-Asia Pacific Cultural Evening

The Asia Pacific Group of UNESCO held its annual Cultural Evening at the headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on Thursday .

Amitabh Bachchan, other celebrities honoured with National Film Awards


Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan and a host of regional cinema achievers were honoured by President Pratibha Patil at the National Film Awards presentation ceremony on Friday.

A Burmese Perspective: The Chung Kuo (Zh?ngguó) ??Spirit

Chung Kuo means the "Middle Kingdom," or “central country" and that China is the centre of their known civilized world and the peripherals were called Eastern Yi, Southern Man, Western Rong and Northern Di, respectively considered to be less civilized, if not barbarian.

ILO, DG Somavia indicates work related accidents and diseases kill 6,300 workers, each day

With the mine accidents are reported frequently and in particular, the spectacular rescue operations carried out and saved the 33 lives trapped for more than two months in the copper and gold mine in Chile, International Labour Organization (ILO) too have taken cognizance of it.

What Sri Lankan university students should remember at all times

When less than 23,000 students are eligible for higher studies in the 15 state universities in Sri Lanka one would expect these students to not only value their placement but do their utmost to successfully complete their studies that would facilitate further education or their ability to enter employment.

TN Fishermen decides to meet SL President Rajapaksa

Tamil Nadu Fishermen from Ramanadapuram has decided to meet Sri Lankan Presedent Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo to protest the attack on Indian fisher men by Sri Lanka Navy.


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