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37 Sri Lankan Tamils detained in Kerala

Kerala Police on Monday detained 37 Sri Lankan Tamils under suspicious circumstances from Kothamangalam in Ernakulam district.

Reconciliation is a Promising Possibility in Sri Lanka

If the ‘international community’ works with Sri Lanka with a proper understanding of the circumstances under which the LTTE had to be completely defeated militarily, the reconciliation is undoubtedly a promising possibility. This is the country’s paramount need and the hope of all communities although reconciliation is not easy or self-evident.

Don’t reduce three parliamentary seats from Jaffna electoral district – Minister Douglas Devananda

It is not the opportune time to reduce three parliamentary seats from the Jaffna electoral district, based on the population of the Jaffna peninsula, urges Minister Douglas Devananda.

Pak PM Gilani calls back Hina Rabbani after US charge of backing terror

Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Sunday called back foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar from the US amid strained ties with Washington following an accusation that Pakistan was supporting the Haqqani terror network.

Thakshin to be pardoned on the Thai King's 84th birthday

The ruling Pheu Thai-led government is preparing to seek a large-scale pardon for prisoners on the Thai King's 84th birthday on Dec 5, a move seen as an alternative to the red shirts' campaign for clemency for ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra.

India happy US at last realized Haqqani-ISI links

India on Sunday said it was for good that the US recognised the link between the Haqqani network and the Pakistani ISI, both of which have been blamed for the assassination of former Afghan President Burhanudin Rabbani.

Saudi king enfranchises women – the right to vote

Saudi King Abdullah announced on Sunday he was giving women the right to vote and run in municipal election, in a historic first for the ultra-conservative country where women are subjected to many restrictions.

Manmohan Singh got spoiled in Congress company, says Modi

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had got 'spoiled' in the company of Congress.

Indian Grant Assistance to Siddha Faculty, Trincomalee Campus of Eastern University


The High Commissioner of India Ashok K. Kantha in a ceremony held on 24 September, 2011 at the Trincomalee Campus of Eastern University handed over the Indian grant assistance to the Siddha Faculty.

Sonia Gandhi, Ratan Tata among World’s most influential people

United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi and industrialist Ratan Tata were among the world's "50 most influential people" along with German Chancellor Angel Merkel, who was ranked No 1, according to a survey by UK-based magazine NewStatesman.

S W R D Bandaranaike remembered

I would like to say, at this critical juncture, to all Sinhalese, Tamils, and everybody else, in respect of an issue more important, more difficult, than any I can remember to have arisen in this country for many years, I would appeal to all, in the name of this country, to at least give us a chance. Let us not say, on a Bill which is introduced, we will declare war, we will create complete chaos, and so on - S W R D Bandaranaike, Prime Minister of Ceylon, moving the Second Reading of the Official Languages Act in Parliament on June 6th 1956.


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