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The Naked Emperor and His Endangered Realm

Post-impeachment, the Rajapaksas have entered a new phase in their fanatically single-minded pursuit of absolute and permanent power. They are abandoning all pretensions and acting with total disregard for appearances; not even a fig-leaf is being retained. With the judiciary conquered, the Siblings obviously see no cause for pretences of justice, no reason for charades of fair-play.

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Cyber Attacks: when will they constitute acts of war?

The news of the cyber-attack launched at Twitter, the micro-blogging site, on Friday, which resulted in the exposure of usernames, encrypted passwords and email addresses of more than a quarter of a million users, came hard on the heels of a catalogue of similar attacks against the US-based media in recent times.

Cyber Attacks: when will they constitute acts of war?
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Analyzing the messages U.S. officials from State and Defense gave Sri Lanka

The three mid-level American officials, two from the State Department and the other from the Defense Department who monitor South and Central Asian Region issues as contributory endeavors to develop policy planks for the hierarch of their government, gave many serious messages to Sri Lanka when they were in Colombo last week.

Analyzing the messages U.S. officials from State and Defense gave Sri Lanka
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Gang-rape accused plead not guilty in Delhi court

A fast-track court in Delhi on Saturday framed charges against five accused in the December 16 gang- rape case and put them on trial on various counts including conspiracy to abduct the 23-year-old girl and sexually assault and murder her.

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Sri Lanka Minister Congratulates Kerry

Sri Lanka’s External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L.Pieris has congratulated John Kerry on his appointment as the Secretary of State of the United States of America.

Sri Lanka Minister Congratulates Kerry
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Lalin’s Coloum: Absurd and ridiculous tales-The burning of the Jaffna Library

Retired DIG Edward Gunewardene’s (EG) book ‘Memorable tidbits and the burning of the Jaffna library’, launched last week marks a chronic trend in auto biographies. It is a shock and awe WMD type attack on the sensibilities of the readers. It has speculative assertions unsupported by verifiable facts. It appears to be based on personal agendas, festering prejudice and conjecture.

Lalin’s Coloum: Absurd and ridiculous tales-The burning of the Jaffna Library
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Why blame BJP alone, there were riots during Congress rule also, points out Rajnath Singh

With the BJP being constantly targeted over Gujharat riots, , party president Rajnath Singh on Saturday alleged it was being defamed and maligned continuously under a "planned conspiracy".

Why blame BJP alone, there were riots during Congress rule also, points out Rajnath Singh
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Kaushalya smashed 56 off 41 deliveries!

Until I received the following e-mail message from a very close Indian friend of mine from UAE, I did not think of writing this article. My friend’s message read; ‘Congratulations on the Women’s World Cup last ball victory over England, the reigning champions.

Kaushalya smashed 56 off 41 deliveries!
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Appeal to President to not sign anti-rape ordinance: Women rights' organizations

"We, as representatives of women’s organizations, civil society groups, and activists committed to women’s rights, convey our strong opposition to the Government's decision to move an ordinance on the criminal law amendments related to sexual violence. We call upon the President of India to not sign such an Ordinance" said firebrand social activist Arundhati Dhuru in a press conference in Lucknow.

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Letter from America: Lies about peace and war!

In his second inaugural speech, President Obama said, “We will defend our people and uphold our values through strength of arms and rule of law. We will show the courage to try and resolve our differences with other nations peacefully – not because we are naïve about the dangers we face, but because engagement can more durably lift suspicion and fear.

Letter from America: Lies about peace and war!
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