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AIPMC calls for release of student leaders detained ahead of July 7 commemoration events

The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC) called on the government of the Union of Myanmar to immediately release student leaders detained in Mandalay, Yangon and other cities and to ensure students and civil society groups are given the freedom to assemble and exercise their democratic rights.

“Crisis within the Human Rights Movement” A Rejoinder

In a short article written to the Colombo Telegraph(1 July 2012) titled “The Crisis Within The Human Rights Movement,” Sajeeva Samaranayake has raised some important questions regarding the approaches of the human rights movements today which implicitly resonate some of the vexed issues pertaining to the violations and accountability in Sri Lanka.

Letter from America: The Doggy Mess – part 3

Are the violent extremists winning everywhere? A closer look offers ample of evidences to suggest that indeed they are winning, esp. in war-torn countries and in countries that are engaged in war.

Higgs boson: statistical life-line for an elusive particle

The news about the’ discovery’ of a particle that resembles Higgs boson or so-called God particle by CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, stirred up immense excitement in the scientific community this week, which in turn developed into a world-wide frenzy, when the media glorified the event while mischievously shadowing a multitude of depressing news from both political and economic realms.

Shettar to replace Gowda as Karnataka CM

Buckling under B S Yeddyurappa's pressure, the BJP on Saturday decided to replace Sadanand Gowda with Jagdish Shettar as Chief Minister of Karnataka, marking the third change in the state in four years.

Lalin’s Column: A Royal Battle - Bradby Spring at Pallekelle

It was a beautiful day for rugby. Pallekelle, flanked by the Mahaveli at Kundasale and over looked by Hantane and the Knuckles Range was inviting but was not as lush as Bogambara .

Fantasy, Reality and Media Freedom

Last week, a group of Lankan airmen found themselves in the middle of a politico-diplomatic storm. Furious at the Centre’s unilateral decision to provide technological training to the Lankan airmen at the Tambaram air base in Tamil Nadu, the state’s fractious politicians screamed their protest in one voice. Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha called it “an insult to Tamil people”, a sentiment vociferously shared by her bitter rivals in the DMK.

Delhi court warrant against PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss

A Delhi court on Saturday issued a bailable warrant against former Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss after he failed to appear before it in a case of allegedly allowing a medical college to go ahead with admissions without having sufficient resources.

Turn The Tide: Treat HIV and cure TB

Despite the fact that TB is curable and HIV is treatable, an estimated 8.5 million new and relapsed TB cases were reported in 2010, and an estimated 1.4 million died, which included 350,000 people living with HIV and co-infected with TB.

Sri Lanka’s food industry thanks Ind & Commerce for strong support


As Sri Lanka’s processed food exports rose by 41% topping $ 95 Mn in2011, the food industry lavished praise on the Industry and Commerce Ministry for its continued support to sustain growth in this crucial sector.”


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