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The killing of Balachandran - Who cries for the thousands of little boys and girls killed by his father, Prabakaran?

While the UNHRC, The Tamil Diaspora and their friends are focusing on the last few days of a 10,800 day bloody conflict, Balachandran’s father, Velupillai Prabhakaran who was responsible for not hundreds but thousands of deaths of innocent children, women and men, appears to have disappeared from the radar of all those who are accusing the Sri Lankan Armed Forces of War crimes.

The killing of Balachandran - Who cries for the thousands of little boys and girls killed by his father, Prabakaran?
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The US to introduce another resolution against Sri Lanka

The United States has officially announced that it will introduce another resolution against Sri Lanka in the 22nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council.

Ms Esther Brimmer, US Assistant Secretary of State for international organizations
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India; Rail fares unchanged, more trains, better amenities in Budget

Train fares remain unchanged. Charges on some services such as tatkal and reservation will be hiked. Freight charges will rise.

Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal
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US Designate Commander Nazir Group and sub-commander Malang Wazir Terrorists

The US State Department designates Commander Nazir Group and sub-commander Malang Wazir as Global Terrorists.

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Ram Sethu issue rocks Rajya Sabha

The issue of Ram-Sethu rocked Rajya Sabha on Tuesday with asking the government to withdraw its affidavit given in court on plans to dismantle it, leading to acrimonious exchanges and consequent adjournment of the House.

Ram Sethu issue rocks Rajya Sabha
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Burma Lower House Speaker encourages MPs to analyze national budget

People’s Parliament Speaker Thura Shwe Mann discussed issues interrelated to the National Planning Bill for 2013-2014 fiscal year at the 13th day sixth regular session of the First Union Parliament Monday, ‘The New Light of Myanmar’ said today.

People’s Parliament Speaker Thura Shwe Mann
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US Defence Secy. nominee critical of India role in Afghanistan

In a sharp contrast to US view on India's role in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama's Defence Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel has alleged that India has over the years "financed problems" for Pakistan in the war-torn country.

President Barack Obama's Defence Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel
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"Sri Lanka has overcome a difficult past and its the time to move forward,” Robert Stardy MEP

Business Leaders from across Europe joined in Brussels recently by a delegation of top businessmen from Sri Lanka for the launch of the EU - Sri Lanka Business Council (EUSLBC).

(L-R- Alan Donnelly, Executive Chairman Sovereign Strategy, Ambassador P.M.Amza, MEP, Robert Sturdy, Vice Chair of International Trade Committee of European Parliament, Dilipan Tyagarajah, Chairman European  Chambers of Commerce, Sri Lanka)
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Is Nagaland heading for “Hung Assembly”?

When Neiphiu Rio parted with SC Jamir at the end of the 2002, few months before the 2003 Assembly polls in Nagaland, we knew that the former would mobilize with whatever means available to dislodge the latter’s political foundation.

Is Nagaland heading for “Hung Assembly”?
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More charges against Lankan troops: Rape, torture of suspected LTTE activists

More damning charges against Sri Lankan forces’ handling of LTTE sympathizers spell trouble for Colombo with a few weeks left for Geneva meet to discuss Sri Lanka’s rights record.

Human Rights Watch report of 75 cases of rape and sexual assault by members of the Sri Lankan security forces from 2006 to 2012
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Jal Satyagrah in Sitapur: Demand to stop erosion without delay

About thousand villagers in Reusa Block, Sitapur, staged a Jal Satyagrah by getting down into the waters of river Sharda and standing there all day long on 25-26 February 2013.

Jal Satyagrah: Displaced people stand in river Sharda
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Sri Lanka Australian High Commission showcase Sri Lanka in the Cowra City

Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra at the invitation of the Mayor of the Cowra Shire City Council in New South Wales (NSW), Australia will be participating at the Cowra Festival of International Understanding - 2013 as the Guest Nation.

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“Sri Lanka should be encouraged in its reconciliation process, rather than being singled out for any disproportionate attention in the HRC”

Sri Lanka should be encouraged in its reconciliation process, rather than being singled out for any disproportionate attention in this Council.

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