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Mr. Kevin Rudd, Mate, Let’s Get Real!

In a bid to improve his sagging popularity with the electorate, and to suck up to the Australian Tamil diaspora, Kevin Rudd, the Australian Foreign Minister, announced brazenly that “The Australian national position is that the Human Rights Council needs to re-visit its earlier deliberations on Sri Lanka”. He quite forgot that the HRC, in 2008 overwhelmingly welcomed Sri Lanka’s victory over terrorism.

2G Spectrum scam: Trial begins amidst former minister Raja’s protest

The 2G Spectrum scam case, one of the biggest financial scandals to rock the country as well as the Manmohan Singh government, on Friday entered a crucial stage with a Delhi court commencing the trial amidst protest by former Telecom Minister and prime accused A Raja refusing to cross-examine witnesses saying trial cannot start when the probe is still underway.

The New Sri Lankan Ambassador extends invitation to King of Sweden to visit Sri Lanka


The new Sri Lanka’s Ambassador for Sweden Oshadhi Alahapperuma has extended an invitation to King of Sweden to make an official visit to Sri Lanka as the country has already returned to normalcy.

Manmohan Singh holds talks with Afghan President Karzai


Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday met Afghan President Hamid Karzai and is understood to have discussed with him the regional situation, particularly in the war-torn country.

Nepal To Host 18th SAARC Summit in 2013


The two-day 17th South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit ended in Addu City of Maldives on Friday with the adoption of 20 points Addu Declaration on the theme of “Building Bridges”.

Financial turbulence rocks Kingfisher airline

Facing serious financial turbulence, Kingfisher Airlines has sought government help for a bailout even as it continued its flight curtailment spree for the fifth consecutive day today and its stocks plummeted by over 19 per cent to an all-time low but recovered slightly later.

Pak-Sri Lanka to further expand and strengthen their ties in different fields


Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa met with Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani here on Thursday on the sidelines of 17th SAARC Summit and discussed bilateral relations.

Reconstruction of Five Bridges with Japanese assistance commences in the East

The reconstruction of five bridges in the Eastern Province will be ceremonially commenced by the Minister of Economic Development, Basil Rakapakse and Deputy Minister of Highways, Nirmala Kotalawala together with Nobuhito Hobo - the Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka and Akira Shimura, Chief Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on 15 November.

Three Sri Lankan children excelled in Poland's art competition


Three Sri Lankan children were awarded with two prizes and Honorable Mention at the XVI International Artistic Contest of Children and Youth “Always Green, Always Blue” held in Poland this year.

Sri Lanka President Returns


President Mahinda Rajapaksa returned to the country a short while ago after having attended the 17th SAARC summit held in the Addu city, Maldives.


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