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Sri Lankan seaman in the hijacked vessel “Orana” by Somali pirates released

A cargo vessel “MV Orana” owned by an Ajman based shipping company, Kassab Inter Shipping LLC was hijacked by Somali pirates on 2nd December 2010 with twenty crew members on board including a Sri Lankan seaman named Mr. K.A.S.Soorasena.

Assembly polls in three North-East states in February

Assembly elections in Tripura will be held on February 14 and in Meghalaya and Nagaland on February 23 and their results will be out on February 28, the Election Commission announced on Friday in New Delhi.

Front-page of South Asian newspapers under gender lens

"Front-page of South Asian newspapers under gender lens" report was released in by Vote For Health campaign of Asha Parivar and Citizen News Service – CNS. This report presents the summary analysis of an initial pilot research study comprising a month-long news monitoring, aggregation and gender analysis of the first page of prominent English newspapers in five South Asian countries.

Capital shame: Apex court says women not safe on Delhi roads

Holding that there was no safety for women on Delhi's roads, the Supreme Court Court said on Friday: "We are failing to treat women with dignity, equality and respect."

Why our rescue efforts on Rizana ended in failure?

I received hundreds of e-mails, from all over the world, on Rizana's pathetic end but there was one e-mail which I found with some concrete and reasonable arguments, which I would like to share with the readers here.

Hafiz Saeed warns of violence in Kashmir

Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed, accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, , said India was trying to destabilize Pakistan and predicted violence in Kashmir region could get "ugly".

Dual Citizenship – some facts

If someone wants to apply for the dual citizenship, they have to apply under the ‘Overseas Sri Lankan Scheme’ and the person has to be in the scheme for five years to be eligible for dual citizenship.


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