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Rudrakumaran’s Accountability: USSC interprets ‘how speech aids terrorism’ – Part Two

The material-support law has been one of the most effective tools in the U.S. government’s effort to fight international terrorism. It is designed to isolate extremist groups that use wanton violence for political ends by cutting them off from all potential supporters.

President Mahinda assures that he will develop temples, kovils, churches and mosques in Sri Lanka

President Mahinda Rajapaksa said the government will never remove any religious institute in the name of development. Denying rumors being made by the propaganda mill of the United National Party, notorious for spreading malicious rumors, that the government is planning to remove a certain mosque in Hambantota for infrastructure development, the President said, that temples, kovils, churches and mosques will be developed rather than removed.

A Domestic Airport to Sri Lanka’s Tea Growing District of Nuwara Eliya

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed the Ministers and Parliamentarians representing the tea growing hill country district of Nuwara Eliya to find a suitable land in the district to erect a domestic airport. He has said that it is his intention to make the people of Nuwara Eliya district to enjoy the benefits of the rapidly growing tourism industry.

Lankan's imagination, in the gulf, runs riot!

Sri Lankan president’s announcement of finding natural gas deposits for the first time during exploratory drilling off our coast has made us Lankan expatriates, in the gulf, to rejoice. In the meantime, imagination has already started to run riot among most of us.

Afghan President Karzai in Delhi, meets S.M.Krishna

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai who arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday met External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna.

Second Jaipur Foot Artificial Limb Fitment Camp Organized in Sri Lanka

The Jaipur Foot Artificial Limb Fitment camp, fully funded by Government of India, was organized by the Jaipur-based Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS) from 03-30 September at Divisional Hospital Kondavil, Jaffna.

Chidambaram as guilty as Raja, claims Subramanian Swamy

Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday alleged Union Home Minister P Chidambaram was equally guilty as former telecom minister A Raja in the 2G spectrum allocation scam since all decisions were taken by the two together.

SBI downgrade brings down Sensex sharply

The BSE Sensex dropped for a third straight session on Tuesday, falling 1.77% to its lowest close in more than five weeks, as a rating downgrade of top lender State Bank of India rattled investors and sent bank stocks reeling on renewed fears of weakening asset quality.

Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri of Iraq sanctioned by US as a specially Designated Global Terrorist

The Department of State designated Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri, also known as Abu Du’a, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224.

Deputy Minister Neomal Perera called on Vice Minister of Peru Jose Antonio Meier

The Deputy Minister External Affairs, Neomal Perera seen here with the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru Mr. Jose Antonio Meier, during his recent visit to Peru.

Badruddin Ajmal Condemns Violence in Ruddarpur, Calls for Justice to Victims

In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Maulana Badruddin Ajmal, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) and President of All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), condemned the flare-up of communal violence in Ruddarpur and surrounding areas, in the strongest possible terms.

Salem's extradition: CBI moves Portugal's SC

CBI on Tuesday moved Portugal's Supreme Court challenging its high court order revoking extradition of underworld don Abu Salem.

Burma: Kachin Conflict Escalates As Talk Of Change Grows

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is deeply concerned by reports of a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Kachin State, Burma. Information received by CSW from Kachin sources indicate an escalation in the Burma Army’s offensive against Kachin civilians, at a time when the regime in Burma is talking about peace and national reconciliation. Over 20,000 Kachin civilians have been displaced as a result.

Libraries for Schools in difficult areas under “Nana Guna Piyasa”

The inauguration ceremony of the “Nana Guna Piyasa” programme established under the noble concept of President, Mahinda Rajapaksa for providing libraries to schools in difficult areas was held at Dmbana Primary School in Monaragala District, Bibila Education Zone under the patronage of the Secretary to the President, Lalith Weeratunga and Uva Provincial Council Chief Minister, Shasheendra Rajapaksa.

Tension in Tiruchi jail after inmates protest

Tension prevailed at the Tiruchirapalli Central Prison as inmates shouted slogans against police for beating up a detenu, leading to 150 prisoners going on hunger strike.

Daniel Shechtman of Israel Is Awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman won the 2011 Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for his discovery of quasicrystals.