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Muslim sex gangs not Asian

The recent British media reports on the Rochdale sex gang describing them as ‘Asian’ are both offensive and unfair. The use of the blanket term Asian by the media to describe these criminals’ brands all Asians as potential offenders and attributes either implicitly or often explicitly this kind of behavior to Asians in general, which is both racist and offensive to a large section of the law-abiding Asian community.

Mr. Michel Hanna Shomali appointed Honorary Consul for Sri Lanka in Bethlehem and Hebron, Palestinian National Authority

Prof. G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs of Sri Lanka had issued the Commission of Appointment to Mr. Michel Hanna Shomali as Honorary Consul for Sri Lanka in Bethlehem and Hebron, recently.

Vesak 2012 at Dharma Vijaya in Los Angeles


The all-day and evening Vesak celebration at Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara in Los Angeles began early with nearly 50 people taking Eight Precepts and spending the day in a meditation retreat. Buddha Puja was followed by talks and meditations conducted by Ven. Walpola Piyananda, Ven. Shibuya Subhuti, Ven. Wehihene Pannaloka, and Dr. Stephen Long.

Chidambaram invokes Jesus after Opposition’s resignation demand

The controversy over the Aircel-Maxis deal on Thursday erupted in Parliament with the Opposition dubbing it as a big scam and demanding Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram’s resignation but he dismissed charges saying that neither he nor any member of his family were involved.

2600 Years of Sambuddha Jayanthi Celebrated in Berlin


2600 years of Sambuddha Jayanthi was celebrated in a grand scale at Das Buddhistische Haus (Buddhist Temple) in Berlin, Germany on 6th May, 2012. The celebrations were jointly organized by the Sri Lanka Embassy in Berlin, Das Buddhistische Haus and the Sri Lanka Association in Berlin.

Tejinder Singh withdraws petition against Army Chief

In a surprise move, retired Lt Gen Tejinder Singh on Thursday withdrew his petition from the Supreme Court seeking a CBI inquiry into the alleged misconduct of Army chief Gen V K Singh.

What does making TB a notifiable disease mean to us?

On one hand the Indian Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) needs to be complimented for making tuberculosis (TB) a notifiable disease, but on the other hand there are words of caution and oft-repeated list of actions RNTCP should consider to reach the unreached populations who need TB services.

Air India risks $5.8 b bailout as pilots disrupt flights

State-owned Air India risks losing a $5.8 billion government bailout, civil aviation minister Ajit Singh said on Thursday, as industrial action by pilots disrupted flights for a fourth day.

The Apex Court’s Verdict against Hajj Subsidy is uncalled-for, Muslim NGOS seek immediate review petition

The premier Muslim NGOs from Mumbai observed the Apex Court’s, decision to axe Hajj subsidy as uncalled-for and unwarranted.

Sri Lanka moves to modernize the booming plastic sector: ‘Timely step as we cross the 6 Kg per capita use,’ says Minister Rishad


Sri Lanka’s plastic industry will get a new boost when the Industry Ministry and UNIDO will soon launch national initiative to upgrade it.


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