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Why at present the AAP offers the best hope for governance and policy

In a short period of time the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has shaken up India’s political landscape by offering an honest alternative to the mainstream national parties, specifically the Congress and the BJP. This article is an attempt to understand AAP’s credibility on certain crucial dimensions, namely, the integrity of senior leadership; their policy agenda for the underprivileged sections of society; and for the economy and business sector.

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Kamalendran Further Remanded until 6th March

Kayts Magistrate S. Lenin Kumar further remanded Kandasamy Kamalendran, the EPDP stalwart and Leader of the Opposition in the Northern Provincial Council and also Lundan Sasindran and Rexigan's wife Enida Rexigan for the fourth time, until 6th March, when they were produced in the courts yesterday.

Kamalendran Further Remanded until 6th March
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Why Question Lanka’s India Policy? Why Not the Other Way around?

Should developing a foreign policy to suit the aspirations of the stronger powers by the weaker powers in the neighborhood or elsewhere, be an obligation of the latter? That idea came to my mind after reading Dayan Jayatilleke’s article in Ceylon Today of 15 February 2014. Dayan might say, “no”, that was not his purpose. Even if one can agree, I find Dayan’s article on the whole provides an entry point to raise a question in the opposite direction.

Why Question Lanka’s India Policy? Why Not the Other Way around?
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Excavated Skeletal Remains Rises to a Soaring 70 at Mannar

As three more skeletal remains dug out yesterday Wednesday 19th February, the total remains so far unearthed had risen to a soaring 70.

 Excavated Skeletal Remains Rises to a Soaring 70 at Mannar
 Excavated Skeletal Remains Rises to a Soaring 70 at Mannar
 Excavated Skeletal Remains Rises to a Soaring 70 at Mannar
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66th Independence Day Celebrations at Sri Lanka Embassy in Abu Dhabi

66th Independence Day celebrations was held at Sri Lanka Embassy in Abu Dhabi with the participation of Sinhala, Tamil , Muslim and Catholic Community and the Staff of the Sri Lanka Embassy.

66th Independence Day Celebrations at Sri Lanka Embassy in Abu Dhabi
66th Independence Day Celebrations at Sri Lanka Embassy in Abu Dhabi
66th Independence Day Celebrations at Sri Lanka Embassy in Abu Dhabi
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Jeyalalitha releases Rajiv Gandhi killers: Would she pardon Prabakaran posthumously for ordering the killing?

It would also be interesting for the international community, a section of which is pushing for an international probe on human rights violations , crimes against humanity and war crimes in Sri Lanka during the last days of the war against the LTTE, to consider the action taken by Jeyalalitha to free LTTE killers, and whether she has implicated herself in these violations and possible war crimes, should an international probe finds that the LTTE did commit war crimes and crimes against humanity and human rights violations.

Jeyalalitha releases Rajiv Gandhi killers: Would she pardon Prabakaran posthumously for ordering the killing?
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66th Sri Lanka National Day Celebrations in Ankara

The Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in Ankara, Turkey, celebrated the 66th Independence Day on 04.02.2014.

66th Sri Lanka National Day Celebrations in Ankara
66th Sri Lanka National Day Celebrations in Ankara
66th Sri Lanka National Day Celebrations in Ankara
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Pakistani manufactured Toyota Altis Cars handed over to Sri Lankan Police and Armed Forces

100 Toyota Corolla (Altis) cars manufactured by Indus Motors Pakistan were handed over to the Sri Lankan Police and the Armed Forces in a ceremony held yesterday at the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Sri Lanka.

Pakistani manufactured Toyota Altis Cars handed over to Sri Lankan Police and Armed Forces
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Ambassador Amza points out Sri Lanka’s concern over the selective adoption of country-specific actions driven by electoral compulsions

Sri Lanka’s Head of Mission to the European Union, Ambassador P.M. Amza while addressing the meeting of the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with the Countries in the South Asia (DSAS) on 19 February 2014, said ”Sri Lanka is concerned about the continuation of selective adoption of country-specific actions in the HRC, driven by electoral compulsions of some Member States, as these efforts can erode the credibility and impartiality of the Council.

Ambassador  P.M. Amza
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“We are not for communal politics!”-ACMC

The peacock branded All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC), is fielding a diverse set of 40 candidates at the forthcoming Western Provincial polls- a Corporate Accountant among them.

Rishad Bathiudeen (Leader of ACMC and Minister of Industry and Commerce-third from left) addresses the 19 February press conference at Hotel Nippon, Colombo as MNAM Hizbullah (Deputy Leader of ACMC and Deputy Minister of Economic Development) looks on.
Accountant Nawaz Mustafa (Deputy Team Leader of ACMC Group at WP polls-second from left) addresses the 19 February press conference at Hotel Nippon, Colombo.
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President Extends Mandate of Missing Persons Commission by Six Months

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has extended the mandate issued to the Presidential Commission to investigate cases of alleged disappearances of persons in the Northern and Eastern Provinces by six months to August 12, 2014.

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