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Implementation of the UN Resolution: Minister Senaratne gives another interpretation. What next?
First it was the resolution itself. Co-sponsored by Sri Lanka obviously with the agreement of the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, consenting to have Commonwealth and other foreign judges enquiring into possible human rights violations committed in Sri Lanka during the last stages of the w...
29.01.2016 - 08:25 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Myanmar urged to scrap or amend new law that could grant immunity to former presidents
Myanmar should immediately repeal or amend a new law passed today which could grant former presidents’ blanket immunity for human rights violations and crimes under international law, said Amnesty International. Myanmar’s outgoing Parliament today voted to pass the Former Presidents Security Law. T...
29.01.2016 - 08:14
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New Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 came into force on 15th January, 2016
A very important and unprecedented development has taken place in India. Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 of Ministry of Women and Child Development came into force on 15th January, 2016. This is an Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to children in need of car...
28.01.2016 - 23:14 By Manjari Peiris
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Sri Lanka’s first formal condemnation against cross-border poaching raised in Mannar
Exasperated by the unabated poaching by cross boarder flotillas from sub-continental coastline, people of Mannar District-one of the richest and most diverse fishery spots in the Asian Pacific Region-have finally braved many a sentiments and decided to take their case all the way to the Indian High...
28.01.2016 - 23:01
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Pakistan, Maldives agree to strengthen cooperation in diverse fields
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said that the Pakistan and Maldives need to benefit from the opportunities available for promotion of bilateral trade. He was talking to the Maldives Foreign Minister Dunya Mamoun in Islamabad today. Nawaz Sharif said the two countries should also work to promote...
28.01.2016 - 22:45
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GTF opposes Sri Lankan President's recent comment on 'War Crimes Probe'
Global Tamil Forum was disturbed over President Maithripala Srisena’s recent comment over war crimes probe- indegenious, but not international. Global Tamil Forum (GTF) has expressed in a statement, its deep concern and disappointment over the recent comments of Sri Lanka's President Maithripala...
26.01.2016 - 09:19
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Arrest Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara – Homagama Magistrate orders
The Homagama Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake yesterday ordered the police to arrest and produce Bodu Bala Sena’s Secretary General Ven. Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thera, on charges of contempt of court and the disruption of court proceedings. The Magistrate issued the order against the thera on three c...
26.01.2016 - 08:52
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President Sirisena now promises an indigenous investigation
President Maithripala Sirisena who previously backed a UN resolution calling for a war crimes court supported by foreign judges, has now stated that he will never agree to international involvement in this matter. He has stated that “We have more than enough specialists, experts and knowledgeable p...
26.01.2016 - 08:29 By A Special Correspondent
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India ready to let USA use its military bases, ports to advance American interests!
Global super power USA, in trying to cripple regional superpower status India is enjoying in South Asia, is on its way to acquire, on a sort of indefinite lease, India’s military bases and ports for its own use, obviously on some agreement. Once the agreement is inked by USA and India, USA would hav...
25.01.2016 - 06:26 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Letter from America: A cursory look at this year’s WEF
The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Swiss nonprofit foundation, based in Cologny, Geneva. As a state recognized international institution for public-private cooperation, its mission is cited as "committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leader...
24.01.2016 - 13:30 By Habib Siddiqui
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Sri Lanka expresses commitment to protect endangered wildlife species
Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife, Mr. Gamini Jayawickrama Perera has re-iterated Sri Lanka's commitment to protect endangered wildlife species. He said consistent with this policy, the Government had decided to destroy a confiscated blood ivory shipment on 26th January 2016 at the Ga...
24.01.2016 - 11:30
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PM meeting with former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed
Prime Minister David Cameron welcomed former President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, to Downing Street this morning. Following the meeting a Downing Street spokesperson said: Following his release from prison, Mr Nasheed thanked the Prime Minister for the role the UK had played by continuing to...
24.01.2016 - 11:21
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Turning Trump into Triumph: ‘I’ and ‘h’ may come from Iowa and (New) Hampshire
As things stand in the race for the presidential nominee of the Republican Party, Donald J Trump, as Mr Trump wants himself to be known, seems to be enjoying an unassailable lead over his rivals. His closest rival, meanwhile, the heavily-animated, Canadian-born Ted Cruz seems to be struggling to kee...
24.01.2016 - 08:20 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Parliamentarians call for release of U Gambira after his re-arrest in Myanmar
Parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia raised concern at the re-arrest of former monk and pro-democracy leader U Gambira in Myanmar on alleged immigration offences, and called on authorities to ensure his immediate and safe release. “This arrest seems to be on trumped up charges and is most li...
23.01.2016 - 09:15
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UNDP Launches the Global Human Development Report 2015 in Sri Lanka ‘Work for Human Development’
UNDP officially launched the Global Human Development Report (HDR) 2015 at an event held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall today. Titled ‘Work for Human Development’ the report, taking a broader view of work, examines links between work and human development and explores cha...
23.01.2016 - 08:41
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Election commission appoints more than 300 military MPs to new parliament
Myanmar’s Union Election Commission has appointed 366 military-represented parliament members to three levels of the new parliament to take up 25 percent share of seats at each level of the legislative body, according to the commission’ s announcement made public Tuesday. Of the 366 MPs non-elected...
22.01.2016 - 08:45
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“Here’s a lovely pocketbook-it’s our constitution really!”-South Africa
The Rainbow Nation of the world has come forward to assist in Sri Lanka’s political transformation process, thereby greatly strengthening the unity government’s efforts in its constitutional exercise. With its rich, power-packed experience of its historic transition from an apartheid tyranny to a we...
22.01.2016 - 08:30
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President Zardari for diversifying trade between Pakistan‚ Sri Lanka
President Asif Ali Zardari has called for diversifying trade between Pakistan and Sri Lanka to promote greater economic interaction between the two countries. He also expressed the satisfaction that the trade volume between the two countries was following an upwards trajectory. President Asif Ali Z...
22.01.2016 - 08:18
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Why menstruating women are not permitted to enter temples in Tamil Nadu
On 'such days' women are not allowed to enter temples in Tamil Nadu, says a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) assailing a state law which makes a vague reference to menstruating women and bars them from entering temples. It wanted the court to strike down as discriminatory and unconstitutional Rul...
22.01.2016 - 08:05
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Charsadda Attack in Response to Pathankot Attack
Early morning of 20 January, 2016, four gunmen entered in the university and sprayed bullets on the innocent students who were busy in taking their breakfasts while sitting in their rooms of the boys’ hostel and canteen. The attackers were wearing suicide vests but were killed by security forces' be...
22.01.2016 - 07:49 By Zaheerul Hassan
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