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The Jerusalem Question – Part 2

In 636 CE, at the battle of Yarmouk, the Byzantines were decisively defeated by the Muslim Army, led by Amr ibn al-‘As (R). Within months in 637 CE, the Muslim army under the leadership of Abu Ubayda ibn Jarrah (R) lay a bloodless siege on Jerusalem, which lasted for four months. Patriarch Sophoronius offered to surrender the city if Khalifa Umar ibn al-Khattab (R) himself would come in person to ratify the terms of the surrender.

The Jerusalem Question – Part 2
The Jerusalem Question – Part 2
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Recollections of the University of Peradeniya

1942 was the year when the University of Ceylon, the first University, was established in Colombo in the premises of College House. The master plan of the University envisaged that all activities of the University will be shifted to Hantana in Peradeniya, the present premises of the University of Peradeniya after several name changes.

Shant Nandana Wijesinghe
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Left Wins Nepal Ballot - India Need To Treat Cautiously

Nepal was completely draped in Red, barring a few spots in the Terai region bordering India as results trickled in after the maiden election to Parliament and Provincial Assemblies under the new Constitution adopted two years ago.

K.P. Sharma Oli is the best bet
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The Arrival of UFOs and Our Hunt for Aliens

With the Christmas just two days away, the never-ending debate on the evidence of UFOs got a boost that is similar in every sense to the very boost that the UFOs normally get in aero dynamical sense, when the latter realized they were on our retina, rather than on government-owned radar.

The Arrival of UFOs and Our Hunt for Aliens
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Major General Gratian Silva VSV-(1933 -2015)

Major General HG (Gratian) Silva VSV was a Commander of the Sri Lanka Regiment of Artillery. It is nearly 130 years old. He in the words of another Artillery General and cricketer like him , a de Silva, ‘ was the finest Commanding Officer the Gunners ever had’ He was an excellent example to all gunners as the last 2 Gunner Army Commanders Generals Srilal Weerasuriya and Lionel Balagalle who had imbibed his best qualities could say. He was truly great gunner General.

 Major General Gratian Silva VSV-(1933 -2015)
Major General Gratian Silva VSV
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Trump’s reckless decision on Jerusalem – Part 1

U.S. President Donald Trump’s controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was dealt a blow when the bulk of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (GA) member states backed its motion to brand his unilateral move as “null and void”.

Trump’s reckless decision on Jerusalem – Part 1
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‘Love’ Cannot Defeat Modi or BJP

The newly minted Congress president, Rahul Gandhi, thinks he can defeat Narendra Modi or the party that he runs with fellow Gujarati, the portly Amit Shah, with ‘love’.

Rahul Gandhi with Narendra Modi - File Photo
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The brave, not so brave and the timid at the UN

In a rare emergency session of the UN General Assembly 128 countries voted to call on the US to rescind its Dec. 6 decision on Jerusalem. 9 voted against and 35 abstained.

Votes to Call US to Rescind Its Decision On Jerusalem
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Why should millions of animals destroyed during Christmas to celebrate birth anniversary of one man?

Life is the most precious possession of all living beings. No religion can deny this simple fact. Reverence for life is the epitome of ethics. To confine the reverence for life to only one species and discard the claims to live unharassed of the other eight million species that share the planet with humans is ethically and morally indefensible.

Why should  millions of animals destroyed during Christmas to celebrate birth anniversary of one man?
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The Dirtiest Poll?

Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar calling Narendra Modi a ‘neech admi’ simply cannot be accepted even by those who have no love for the prime minister and his fondness for rather freely using derogatory terms for his opponents, particularly Rahul Gandhi, the new president of the Indian National Congress. According to an unwritten but widely accepted code abuses will not be hurled at the prime minister even when disliked by many.

 Mani Shankar Aiyar calling Narendra Modi a ‘neech admi’
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