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Chief of Defence Staff Roshan Goonetileke - due to retire

The Chief of Defence Staff - Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke is expected to retire on 02 March. It is expected he will be given a diplomatic appointment soon.

The Chief of Defence Staff -  Air Chief Marshal Roshan  Goonetileke
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India: Accountability must for rights violations in Sri Lanka

In the wake of fresh allegations of rights violations against ethnic Tamils in Sri Lanka, India on Wednesday said there should be accountability for such issues but remained evasive on the position it will take at the UN on a resolution against that country.

 External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid
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TNA Parliamentary delegation leaving to Geneva today

The Tamil National Alliance delegation leaves today for Geneva to campaign for the support of the procedural Resolution US Government has planned to introduce in the 22nd session of the UN Human Rights Council.

Suresh Premachandran M.P.
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The Pope, 85, will retire today

Thousands of pilgrims gathered yesterday in St Peter's Square in the Vatican for Pope Benedict's final general audience.

Pope Benedict XVI walks to the altar as he arrives at St Peter’s Square
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The Asian Tribune editor criticizes the silence maintained by the certain international group

Chief editor of the leading international website, the Asian Tribune, K.T. Rajasingham says that the Global Tamil Forum is an organization which supports the opinions of the LTTE.

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JPC set up to probe chopper deal

The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday adopted a motion constituting a 30-member Joint Parliamentary Committee to probe the VVIP chopper deal.

JPC set up to probe chopper deal
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Sri Lanka Promotional events launched in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru

During the second week of February 2013 several promotional events were held in India with a view to attracting investments and tourists to Sri Lanka. The High Commission actively supported and assisted in these events organized by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau and the Colombo Stock Exchange, respectively.

 High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam attended the event as a Guest of Honor at the OTM 2013 Inauguration Ceremony.
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Two Indian Nationals Serving Prison Terms In Sri Lanka Transferred to Kerala

Two eligible sentenced Indian nationals, serving prison terms in Sri Lanka, were yesterday transferred to Trivandrum, Kerala, under the provisions of the India-Sri Lanka bilateral Agreement on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons.

Indian High Commissioner Ashok K. Kantha
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The pleasant memories of our good old days!

I read an article authored by a JHU official, Gamanpila, in one of the local newspapers. This indeed an interesting article, taking us back to our school days. All friends irrespective of religion had followed the following rules without any hesitation.

1. All had meals in Saiva hotel..................it is cheap

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Police probe IM “threat letter” to Mukesh Ambani

The police have launched a probe after a letter purportedly sent by terror outfit Indian Mujahideen was delivered to the office of RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani, threatening to harm him for supporting Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and investing in the state, PTI sources said Wednesday.

RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani,
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United Nations Human Rights Council disassociates from screening of ‘No fire Zone’ at UN in Geneva

The United Nations Human Rights Council has disassociated itself from the screening of the Channel 4 film “No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka” organized by Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and FIFDH to be held on Friday (01 March 2013) in Geneva at the UN premises.

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