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The Sinkhole that is Rajapaksa Rule

A former journalist paying a call on President Rajapaksa in the dawn hours reportedly found him standing on his head. Upon inquiry, the President replied, “We have done so many good things. The opposition cannot see any of them. So I stand on my head to see how I could see the country in that position” (‘The Sunday Times’ – 10.2.2013).

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Andrew Mason: departure of a model CEO

Andrew Mason, 32, the founder and CEO of Groupon - the website that thrives on coupon - who got fired on Friday, left a distinctly unique footprint on corporate beachfront with utmost humility. Without drowning the shareholders, customers and fans in a sea of ambiguity about his ultimate fate, Mr Mason simply admitted that he was fired – and leaving the company that he founded.

Andrew Mason: departure of a model CEO
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Kidnapped sibling found murdered in Delhi

Two siblings who were allegedly kidnapped from their school four days ago were found dead in New Delhi on Saturday.

Kidnapped sibling found murdered in Delhi
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Burma President broadcasts a hypothetical radio message

President Thein Sein of Myanmar (Burma) has broadcast a radio message from 1 to 3 March. Nay Pyi Taw Radio Myanmar, Mandalay FM Pyinsawady FM, Shwe FM, Cherry FM, Padamya FM, FM Bagan and Thazin broadcast the message at 7 am, 11 am, 6 pm and 8 pm respectively. Padauk Myay Radio will air the speech at 5.30 am, 7 am, 6 pm and 8 pm respectively, the state-run media said on Friday.

President Thein Sein of Myanmar
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BJP accuses UPA of failure to put down terrorism

The BJP, which has been opposing NCTC, on Saturday accused the Congress-led UPA government of failing to provide leadership in fighting terror and asked it to bring in a strong anti-terror law if it was serious on the issue.

 BJP chief Rajinath Singh
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Indian Education Fair Inaugerated

Minister of Higher Education Mr. S.B Dissanayake, inaugurated the “Indian Education Fair-2013 yesterday (March 02, 2013) at the BMICH in Colombo in the presence of Mr. Ashok K. Kantha, High Commissioner of India in Sri Lanka and Mrs Anju Banerjee, Chairperson and Managing Director of EdCIL India Limited.

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President Mahinda handed over 95 houses in Ratnapur to War Heroes

The 95 houses which were built and completed in the Ratnapura district under the eleventh phase of the 'Api Wenuwen Api' housing project for war heroes were given ownership yesterday (02 March) by Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa. " class="imagecache-750x450" align="right" />

Presiden Mahinda Rajapaksa ceremonially handed over the first house to Lance Corporal WGS Weerasekara of the Sri Lanka Army in the presence of the Maha Sangha and distinguished at Thoranagoda in Eheliyagoda - (Pix. Sudath Silva)
President Mahinda handed over 95 houses in Ratnapur to War Heroes
President Mahinda handed over 95 houses in Ratnapur to War Heroes
President Mahinda handed over 95 houses in Ratnapur to War Heroes
President Mahinda handed over 95 houses in Ratnapur to War Heroes
President Mahinda handed over 95 houses in Ratnapur to War Heroes
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Letter from America: The Sequester is back

When the Democrats and Republicans could not agree on budget cuts by mid-night on last Friday, the US President Barack Obama signed into effect a wave of steep spending cuts - known as the sequester – which will take $85bn from the US federal budget this year.

Letter from America: The Sequester is back
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