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Britain Urges Sri Lanka To Cooperate With International Investigation

Britsain has called on Sri Lanka to cooperate with the international investigation mandated by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva in March, and to fully implement the specific recommendations in your own Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission report, including on accountability and ensuring justice for victims.

Britain Urges Sri Lanka To Cooperate With International Investigation
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Junket Culture

It is surprising that a government that is run by the champions of ‘Indianness’ and ‘swadeshi’ culture had decided that six legislators, three of them ministers, from the BJP-ruled Goa will be sent on a ‘videshi’ (foreign) junket, to far away Brazil to watch the world cup football matches. The sports ministry of the state had set aside Rs 89 lakh for the ‘educational’ trip, which was also some kind of a show of solidarity with a Portuguese speaking nation by a part of India that was once a Portuguese colony.

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Modi defers Tokyo visit to early August

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has deferred his second foreign visit to early August.

Modi defers Tokyo visit to early August
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Sri Lanka Briefed Human Rights Council Action Taken By Government To Bring Back Normalcy To Aluthgama and Beruwala

Sri Lanka informed the Human Rights Council that prompt action had been taken by the government to bring back normalcy to Aluthgama and Beruwala, the areas affected by recent incidents of the communal violence.

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Violence against Muslims threatens secularism in Sri Lanka

Constituency politics, the bane of Sri Lanka’s democracy has prevented important issues being discussed openly as political parties have not taken the initiative to do this fearing a loss of votes from their constituencies. This inaction has left these issues to simmer beneath the surface and mutate into ugly extremist viruses that threatens the secularism of the country. Unless there is an open discussion now on issues that causes friction amongst various religious groups in the country, the nation will become sick and not a healthy country for the future generations.

Violence against Muslims threatens secularism in Sri Lanka
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Muslim Owned Nolimit Store In Panadura Set On Fire

In the ongoing violence targeting Muslims, a Muslim owned fashion store in Sri Lanka's Panadura town in the outskirts of Colombo district was set ablaze in the pre-dawn hours of today.

NoLimit on Fire
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