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Suspect wanted by Interpol for stabbing Mahfooz spotted in Colombo
A suspect in the attack on Mahfooz Saeed, former President Mohamed Nasheed’s lawyer, has been spotted as Sosun Villa in Colombo. Suspect Shafraaz Ibrahim, 20, wanted by the Interpol, was spotted at Sosun Villa, a property owned by the Maldives government. Maldives Independent reported that Shafra...
19.10.2015 - 23:01
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Myanmar’s NCA seems half-done missing some signatories
The Government of Myanmar signed a long-awaited “nationwide cease-fire agreement” (NCA) with eight armed ethnic groups on 15 October which was witnessed by representatives from the European Union, the United Nations and diplomats, as said by the state media. It is a part of challenge to end decades...
19.10.2015 - 07:54 By - Zin Linn
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Tamil Prisoners suspended their death fast
The hunger strike launched by suspected Tamil political prisoners have suspended their death fast six days long, till 7th November after the assurance given by the President to set up a mechanism to look into their issues. The inmates began the fast demanding release or presidential pardon for...
18.10.2015 - 11:29
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Former Colonel Thamilini passed away
Former senior LTTE official Subramaniam Sivakamy, better known as Colonel Thamilini, has died at the age of 43, due to cancer. She was reportedly hospitalised a few days ago and passed away this morning. Col Thamilini, from Paranthan in Kilinochchi, was the head of the LTTE women's wing political di...
18.10.2015 - 11:20
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China’s Island Building in the South China Sea: will other nations follow suit?
China, the world’s second largest economy, seems to be undeterred by the concerns expressed by those who have claims of ownership in the South China Sea, where the former has been building artificial islands at an alarmingly accelerated phase. Vietnam, the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Taiwan al...
18.10.2015 - 07:35 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Letter from America: D’Souza: A case of cultural alienation?
Dinesh D'Souza is widely believed to be a racist and a soft bigot. I wish I did not have to say this, but the fact of the matter is there is no other way to portray him. Last year, he claimed that African-Americans are better off because their ancestors were 'hauled from Africa to America'. "Did Ame...
18.10.2015 - 07:30 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Maldives defense minister removed
The Maldives president Abdulla Yameen fired his defense minister with immediate effect - the latest move in a defense shake-up following an explosion targeting the Maldive’s Leader. According to a Reuters report, last week the president's office, citing the findings of international investigat...
18.10.2015 - 07:22
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Sampanthan criticized on his role as Leader of the Opposition
Parliamentarian Udaya Gammanpila alleged R.Sampanthan, Leader of the Opposition is not paying attention to the concerns of the people, unless they were related to the North or East. Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) General Secretary and UPFA MP Udaya Gammanpila said, “It seems the Opposition Leade...
17.10.2015 - 10:51
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Hindu existence in Bangladesh?
The US government in its report on international religious freedom for 2014 criticized Bangladesh for attacks on religious minorities after the January 5 national election, reports the daily star, October 14, 2015.’ Government officials including police were sometimes slow to protect individuals, in...
17.10.2015 - 09:48 By Rabindranath Trivedi
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Modi values regional economic cooperation in Asia
After the end of the cold world war, the magic word today followed is "Economic Cooperation" and not political confrontation. It promotes economic growth and political stability at the international level, said Vijay Jolly, BJP leader and former Prabhari of Overseas Friends of Bharatiya Janata Party...
17.10.2015 - 09:10 By Prakash M Swamy
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Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam - the people's president
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, ex-president of India, died on July 27 of this year. Although I never had the privilege of meeting him personally but always admired him greatly. He was an extraordinary human being. He was a scientist, aeronautical engineer and writer who became the eleventh President of India,...
16.10.2015 - 07:40 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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TPP: Trading people for profit
The recently concluded Transpacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will expand corporate profits at the expense of people’s rights. A new addition to the growing number of free trade agreements (FTAs) took centre stage last Monday as the United States and 11 Pacific Rim countries announced the conclus...
16.10.2015 - 07:23 By Mark Moreno Pascual, CNS (Citizen News Service)
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Durga Puja In Bangladesh
History records that grand celebration of Durga Puja began in late 1500s. There are many folk tales about the first Durga Puja in Bengal. Raja Kangshanarayan of Taherpur organized the first autumn Durga Puja in Bengal. Tahirpur is a municipal town of Bagmara upazila under the district of Rajshahi....
15.10.2015 - 20:48 By Rabindranath Trivedi
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Olympic Committee reviewed the progress revised sports legislation in Sri Lanka
The International Olympic Committee (IOC), along with representatives of ASOIF, ANOC and the OCA, hosted a constructive and fruitful meeting in Lausanne with a delegation from the Government of Sri Lanka that was led by Dayasiri Jayasekara, Minister of Sports, and the National Olympic Committee of S...
15.10.2015 - 15:22
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Government started pursuing Tamil prisoners' issue
Fasting Tamil Prisoners’ issue has been brought to the attention of President Maithripala Srisena and to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe yesterday after the weekly Cabinet meeting by National Dialogue Minister Mano Ganeshan. Reports reveal that President Maithripala Sirisena has promised to look...
15.10.2015 - 09:52
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Appoint a panel of retired judges to inquire and release the Fasting Tamil Prisoners - Anandasangaree
V. Anandasangaree, Secretary General of the Tamil United Liberation Front in an appeal to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Srisena to appoint a panel of retired judges both male and female and form a few panels to inquire each cases of the Pathetic Plight of Fasting Prisoners and to rele...
14.10.2015 - 09:42
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Navy Arrested 24 Indian Fishermen Poaching Sri Lankan Waters
Sri Lanka Navy assisted the Sri Lanka Coast Guard to arrest twenty-four Indian fishermen along with four Indian fishing trawlers poaching in Sri Lankan waters at the distances between 3 to 6 nautical miles from Thalai-mannar on 12th October 2015. According to the Sri Lankan Navy news report, When...
14.10.2015 - 08:40
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U.S. Underwater Demining Assistance Improves Safety
The U.S. Navy recently concluded a two-week training session in Trincomalee to equip and support Sri Lanka’s underwater demining efforts. Working with scan sonars and robots donated by the U.S. Navy, the Sri Lankan Navy enhanced its ability to search, locate, and provide information on any unknown...
13.10.2015 - 22:10
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Justice Eva Wanasundera taken oaths as acting Chief Justice
Senior Supreme Court Judge, Justice Eva Wanasundera has taken oaths yesterday as the acting Chief Justice before President Maithripala Sirisena. Justice Wanasundera will act as CJ during the absence of Chief Justice K Sripavan who is currently abroad. Prior to her appointment as Puisne Justice of t...
13.10.2015 - 10:01
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Saudi kingdom will continue to control the Holy Hajj!
Following the double tragedies in Mecca killing hundreds of pilgrims during the Holy Hajj pilgrimage, naturally Saudi government has been blamed for the unfortunate mishap and there is a strong suggestion that control mechanism of the annual pilgrimage should be shared by Muslim nations collectively...
13.10.2015 - 09:48 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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