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The personal largesse of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa comes to light
The “heady mix of power and wealth is the bottom line of this case,” the court said. “The huge accumulation of wealth by Ms. Jayalalithaa and others in a short span of five years is a telling example of how power would lead to concentration of unlawful wealth, posing a veritable danger to the democr...
30.09.2014 - 08:40 By A Special Correspondent
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Hong Kong Protests: feeble democracy is not the only issue facing Hong Kongers
As the number of protesters on Hong Kong streets swells into hundreds of thousands, China took the first swipe at an ‘unnamed’ country for ‘stirring things up’ in a thinly-veiled accusation; identifying the country in question is not rocket science, though. It was against the United Kingdom, the for...
30.09.2014 - 08:30 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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U.S. Trade Show 2014 Offers New Opportunities for American, Sri Lankan Partnerships
Top American companies from a wide variety of sectors showcased their products, technologies, and services at U.S. Trade Show 2014 today at the Hilton Residences. This year, the U.S. Trade Show focused on expanding the variety of American goods and services for local businesses and consumers. Alon...
30.09.2014 - 08:25
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Inauguration of Language Lab set up by India in Kandy
Minister of Education of Sri Lanka, Mr. Bandula Gunawardana, and Mr. Y.K. Sinha, High Commissioner of India, jointly inaugurated a Language Lab in Kandy on September 29, 2014 at a function held at Mahaweli National College of Education. Advisor to the President, Mr. Sunimal Fernando, Central Provinc...
30.09.2014 - 08:15
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The long road to justice in India; Chief Minister Jayalalithaa not spared even after 18 years
After 18 long years, the long arm of the Indian Justice system dealt a big blow to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jeyaram Jayalalithaa convicting her and three other associates and jailing Ms Jayalalithaa to four years in prison and fining her $ 10 million for disproportionate accumulation of wealt...
29.09.2014 - 09:34 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Bentota provides everything tourists look for
My weekend at Bentota, during my short stay back home, was the icing on the cake compared to all other tourists’ favorite spots I could visit recently. I did not favor this spot just because I am a southerner but it really deserved praise. We chose a resort by the famous Bentara Ganga, where vari...
29.09.2014 - 07:42 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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The Burmese Army (Tatmadaw) is Anathema to, Peace, Democracy or Federalism
The world should face the truth and say that the Tatmadaw does not want Peace, Democracy and Federalism. Instead it wants a thinly disguised pseudo democracy giving in exchange for the international community right to invest and start business. In a world where “business always overrules the conscie...
29.09.2014 - 07:27 By Kanbawza Win
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Rhythm of the heart
A little fluttering in the chest or pounding of the heart is all too familiar and a common phenomenon that we often ignore; rightly so, when it is before a public speech or while we run to catch a bus or train that is leaving the platform. These are normal responses to stressful events. However, whe...
29.09.2014 - 10:29 By Dr Bobby John, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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“States are made to roam as beggars”: Kaito
Nagaland Industries and Commerce Minister G Kaito Aye broke his silence saying states were made to roam as “beggars” and urged the Center to see the states particularly the northeastern ones from the realistic point of view. “Whether big or small, every state should be taken into account according t...
29.09.2014 - 07:03 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Jailed Jaya picks up die-hard loyalist Panneerselvam as stop-gap successor
Jailed Jayalalithaa has nominated die-hard loyalist and TN finance minister O.Panneerselvam, as her “stop-gap” successor from her Bangalore jail cell and AIADMK lawmakers faithfully elected him as their legislature party today evening. O.Panneerselvam who was once stop-gap CM for six-months in 2001...
28.09.2014 - 23:59 From Malladi Rama Rao
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President Rajapaksa and UN Sec-Gen Meet in New York
President Mahinda Rajapaksa and United Nations Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moon met for talks at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City this afternoon. Congratulating President Rajapaksa on his leadership, Mr. Ban acknowledged the progress that hasn been made in Sri Lanka in the years af...
28.09.2014 - 14:48
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Masala FM picks up listeners in 40 countries
US based Masala FM with a tag line of unlimited music anywhere anytime is a 24X7 Online Cloud Radio headquartered in Hollywood, California has picked up listeners in 40 over countries. It aims at spreading the joy of unlimited music to its listeners anywhere, anytime across the globe. “We at Masal...
28.09.2014 - 08:49 By Prakash M Swamy
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Arachnophobia: threat of invasion by spiders in Britain
It is not just the North African immigrants, who have been playing peek-a-boo with the French authorities in their quest for setting foot in Britain, near the English Channel for some time, that pose a threat of invasion to the island nation. A notoriously disorganized army of spiders, belonging to...
28.09.2014 - 13:53 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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U.S. Embassy, Jayewardene Family Launch Auditorium At Bar Association of Sri Lanka
U.S. Ambassador Michele Sison joined today with the family of the late Dr. H.W. Jayewardene and members of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) to inaugurate a newly-renovated auditorium named in honor of Dr. Jayewardene, the first president of BASL. Attorney General Palitha Fernando also attende...
28.09.2014 - 07:19
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Business Council for International Understanding Hosts Briefing for President
The Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) hosted a briefing for President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning in New York City. The briefing was organized with two primary objectives. One was to gather representatives from major U.S. companies that are either already investing in Sri L...
28.09.2014 - 07:15
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Intrusive mandate given to OHCHR to carry out investigations on Sri Lanka, unwarranted - Like Minded Group in Geneva
Twenty-two developing countries of the Like Minded Group (LMG) in Geneva have come forward to support Sri Lanka in its battle against the UN Human Rights Council’s investigations into allegations of human rights violations by both sides during the final stages of the civil war. A government state...
28.09.2014 - 06:59
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Letter from America: China’s Draconian sentence against her Mandela
China has one of the worst records on human rights. Its inhuman and savage treatment of Uyghur (also spelled as Uighur) Muslim minorities living in the far western Xinjiang region (East Turkistan) is one of the worst our world is witnessing outside how the Rohingyas are treated inside Myanmar. Beij...
28.09.2014 - 06:37 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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D P Wealth Case: 18 years legal battle comes to end-Special Court Convicts Jayalalithaa and sentences for 4 years with a fine of Rs 100 crore
An eighteen years of legal battle faced by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) supremo J Jayalali8thaa, came to an end by a special court in Bengaluru on Saturday sent her to jail for Four years and slaped a fine of Rs 100 crore. in a disproportionate walth...
27.09.2014 - 22:47 By Sathyalaya Ramakrishnan
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Once a political pariah, US embraces Modi: Judicial summons await
Declared a political pariah by the United States administrations of both Bush and Obama, India's charismatic prime minister Narendra Modi arrived in New York on Friday to attend and address the World Body on Saturday and then travel to Washington next week to meet with President Obama, vice presiden...
27.09.2014 - 22:38 Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune US National Correspondent
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Australian Prime Minister Commends President on LLRC Implementation
President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott met this morning in New York City and held talks. At a cordial discussion that took place on the sidelines of the 69th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the two leaders caught up on a range of matters of bilateral interest....
27.09.2014 - 13:09
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