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Chidambaran concern at growth of right-wing terror groups

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has expressed serious concern over the growth of right-wing terror groups and favoured a proper research and study of the phenomenon.

Makkah, Jeddah residents urged to perform Umrah now

There is already a capacity crowd of worshipers in the holy city, thousands more expected in the last ten days.

University students withdraw petitions challenging the ceasing of duties of departmental heads

In view of the likelihood of the resolution on the salary issue of aggrieved of Heads of Department of the Universities in Sri Lanka, the Writ petitions before the Court of Appeal challenging their ceasing of duties were withdrawn on Thursday (4) by the aggrieved undergraduate students.

Primary Concern of India is the welfare of the Sri Lankan Tamils - underlines Minster S.M. Krishna

The India’s Minister of External Affairs S.M.

President Nasheed warns of economic disaster prior to Seychelles tour

The Maldives’ economy will continue to suffer if the tax bills submitted to Parliament are not passed urgently, President Mohamed Nasheed warned prior to leaving for Seychelles yesterday.

UN chief in Sri Lanka makes second visit to northern districts

The newly-arrived chief of the United Nations in Sri Lanka is making his second familiarisation visit to the north of the country and says that there are many encouraging and notable signs of progress but substantial challenges remain ahead to improve the lives of those affected by the conflict.

Ranjith Gunaratna - Sri Lanka Ambassador to Lebanon

Ranjith Gunaratna, Sri Lanka Ambassador to Lebanon presented his Letter of Credence to General Michel Sleiman, President of the Republic of Lebanon at a ceremony held at the Presidential Palace in Beirut.

Sri Lankan food and cultural festival attracts many in Sweden


Sri Lanka was among 160 countries which participated in the Food and cultural festival held in Sweden. Sri Lanka presented different varieties of its traditional delicious and spicy food and the Kandyan dance at the venue for the World Scout Jamboree.

Sarath Fonseka’s CA application against the Court Martial to cashier him put off for Sept. 12

The Writ application before the Court of Appeal filed by former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka challenging the impugned decision of the 1st Court Martial to cashier him was on Thursday (4) put off for September 12.

Rival BJP group boycotts swearing in of new Karnataka CM

Though there were handshakes between the rival BJP groups over the election of new Karnataka Chief Minister, the swearing in of DV Sadananda Gowda on Thursday was boycotted by the defeated faction.

TNA announced ultimatum for Talks to find solution to the national question

In the 10th round of talks between the high level committee, appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentary delegation led by R. Sampanthan on Thursday 4th August, the TNA announced that they would not agree to set a date for the next round of talks and that their willingness to continue participation in the discussions would be conditional.

Land Grabbing Case: Another former DMK Minister NKKP Raja Arrested- Police secured Erode Mayor also

Yet another former Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(DMK) minister district secretary of the party N K K P Raja, Mayor of the Erode Municipal Corporation Kumar Murugesh and three others were arrested by the police at Kavindapady in Erode district on Thursday morning in Connection with a land grabbing case.

Prof.Peiris addresses Diplomatic Corps


Prof. G.L.Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, addressed Ambassadors, High Commissioners and Consuls at his Ministry recently.

U.S. Assistance to Remove Radioactive Sources

As part of a worldwide program to properly dispose of potentially dangerous radioactive material, the United States approached the Government of Sri Lanka to offer assistance to remove two radioactive sources no longer in use.

DNA’s Fundamental Rights Petition on the disruption of the protest campaign postponed to Sept. 12

The Supreme Court on Thursday (4) postponed to September 12, the fundamental rights violation petitions filed by members of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA).

Election Case: Madras High Court dismisses Home Minister P Chidambaram's plea for close the case

The Madras High Court has rejected an application by Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram seeking dismissal of the election petition filed by his immediate All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) rival R.S. Raja Kannappan challenging his election to Lok Sabha from Sivaganga constituency in 2009 General Elections.

Police arrest two Swedes on suspicion of murder

Thai police have arrested two Swedish nationals as prime suspects in the murder of a compatriot earlier this week on Phuket Island, police said on Thursday.

Sonia Gandhi undergoes surgery in US

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi has undergone successful surgery in the US an undisclosed medical condition, Congress party spokesman said in New Delhi on Thursday.


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