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A Bad Week – home and abroad

Three Muslim students were murdered on February 10 in Chappell Hill, N.C. in what can only be described as a hate crime. As usual, the popular media in the USA initially did not mention that it was a targeted murder committed by a gun-trotting White racist whose all victims were Muslims. Only after the Internet had cried foul the media pundits corrected their reporting so as not to appear biased. I am sure if the victims were non-Muslims and the killer a Muslim, the media would have called him a Muslim or an Islamic terrorist.

A Bad Week – home and abroad
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Government Ready To Punish Those Involved In Rights Violations During Conflict

President Maithripala Sirisena assured the diplomatic community that his government will not hesitate to punish the offenders of human rights violations said to have taken place during the war after the conduct of a credible domestic inquiry through a judicial process into the allegations.

Government Ready To Punish Those Involved In Rights Violations During Conflict
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Ukraine crisis: Ceasefire starting on February 15

Following 17 hours of talks in Minsk, Belarus, an agreement aimed at ending the fighting in Ukraine has been reached among leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France on February 12. They announced that a ceasefire would begin on 15 February.

Ukraine ceasefire deal reached after marathon Minsk talks
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Sri Lanka Foreign Minister Samaraweera met with US Envoy to UN Samantha Power 13 February 2015: United Nations 'Mum' on Sri Lanka UNHRC resolution

At least the United States admitted, after Sri Lanka's foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera met with secretary of state John Kerry for talks to persuade the American administration to defer the Sri Lanka resolution scheduled to come up at UNHRC session in Geneva on 25 March that the 'topic' came up; but following Samaraweera's meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, the UN spokesman for Ban made no reference that the issue was even raised.

Sri Lanka Foreign Minister Samaraweera met with US Envoy to UN Samantha Power 13 February 2015: United Nations 'Mum' on Sri Lanka UNHRC resolution
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President Maithripala Sirisena left for New Delhi

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena left the island this (15) afternoon on a three-day state visit to India on the invitation of Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi. The President travelled on a regular scheduled commercial fight, UL-195 to New Delhi.

President  Maithripala Sirisena left  for New Delhi
President  Maithripala Sirisena left  for New Delhi
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