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No more business as usual with USA

When the US decided to invade Afghanistan and topple Taliban regime led by Mullah Omar since it had refused to hand over Bin Laden suspected of being involved in 9/11 attacks, all the neighbors of Afghanistan including near neighbors supported USA. Among the immediate neighbors, Pakistan was the only country which enjoyed cordial relations with Taliban but still decided to go along with the decision of the international community.

Sri Lanka and China signed agreement for the construction of South Asia’s tallest tower in Colombo

Sri Lanka and China have signed an agreement for the construction of the South Asia’s tallest tower, the multi-faceted telecommunication tower and the leisure park named as the Lotus Tower.

BJP memo to President on reconvening RS session on Lokpal Bill

Accusing the government of "complete subversion" of Parliament, BJP top brass on Thursday met President Pratibha Patil and sought her intervention for reconvening of the session to enable voting on the Lokpal Bill in Rajya Sabha.

Protests and boycotts stop ‘religious’ seminar

The two-day (January 4-5) seminar on “Missionary Activities and Human Rights: Recommended Ground-rules for Missionary Activities” which the ‘Oslo Coalition on Freedom of Religion or Belief’ organized in Kandy came a cropper on the second day when Buddhist protestors both monks and lay persons prevented participants from entering the premises of the Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy at Pallekele, Kundasale, the venue of the event. The SIBA is a branch of the Dalada Maligawa, (Temple of the Sacred Tooth) Kandy.

Ailing Hazare not to campaign in Assembly polls

Anna Hazare will not campaign in the upcoming Assembly elections, including in Uttar Pradesh, as announced earlier owing to his poor health, his close aide Kiran Bedi said on Thursday.

A Global Survey ranks Sri Lanka as the world’s 4th fastest growing economy

Sri Lanka has the 4th fast growing economy in the world. The achievement of 8.4%economic growth in the 3rd quarter last tear has contributed for this global recognition. A Global Survey carried out by the ‘Equity and Bond Trading Institution’ has chosen Sri Lanka as the 4th rapidly developing economy in the world.


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