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Draconian Indian military law AFSPA is withdrawn in Tripura!
Indians in many parts of India reel under special, oppressive military/powers given by central and state governments as free gifts. Unable to contain rising prices, poverty and corruption, the regime has first propelled agitational and extremist measures by the affected common people and then target...
29.05.2015 - 07:40 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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South Korea - Sri Lanka close links bound by Buddhist affinity
Most Venerable Lim Hakgyu Yongdam of Popwansa temple of Bujong in South Korea said the strength of the close relationship between Korea and Sri Lanka is firmly based on Buddhist ties between the two countries. He said the economic cooperation and relationship in other spheres have been built on the...
29.05.2015 - 07:32
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'War criminal' named 'peace envoy' resigns!
The news of Tony Blair's resignation from the 'peace envoy' job to solve the Israeli-Palestinian issue has brought jubilation among the people of the region. The strangest statement he has made in his letter of resignation to the UN Secretary General Secretary has amused many. He has assured that...
29.05.2015 - 07:21 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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India: One year of Modi government: Foreign tours to cover up domestic failures?
A firm looking PM Narendra Modi with aggressive rhetoric has demolished the innocent looking image of India represented by Dr. Manmohan Singh for 10 long years. Preface There is general view that BJP rule is slightly better than Congress misrule. Of course, Manmohan will never the premier again in...
28.05.2015 - 09:54 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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BoC starts the year on strong footing with a Rs.4.4 billion Profit Before Tax (PBT) for 1Q 2015
After completing its 75th anniversary year with a commendable achievement of Rs.20.3 billion PBT, BoC has reported Rs. 4.4 billion PBT for the 1Q 2015 by achieving a 15% growth over 1Q of the previous year. Profit After Tax (PAT) stood at Rs.3.0billion resulting 15% growth. The Group reported Rs.4.3...
28.05.2015 - 08:55
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Harvard Appoints Patrick Mendis as Senior Fellow
he Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University appointed Dr. Patrick Mendis as a senior fellow of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. “I am indeed honored to associate with the Ash Center as I continue my teaching and research activities on Sino-American relations,” sa...
28.05.2015 - 09:03
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Genocide: Justice for Tamils over war crimes in Sri Lanka!
At the outset it must put on record that Tamils who were initially brought to Lankan island by the British empire to work in tea plantations, railways, and business establishments, big and small and the contributions of Tamils to the overall development of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) has been as significant...
27.05.2015 - 06:40 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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General Secretary of Bodu Bala Sena arrested and released on bail
Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera , General Secretary of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) was arrested by the Cinnamon Gardens police yesterday morning on an arrest warrant issued by the Colombo Chief Magistrate Court (01) on May 08, and was subsequently enlarged on cash bail of Rs. 5,000 and one million ru...
27.05.2015 - 06:29
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Is there any urgency for a new constitution?
While much bravado is made out about the achievements of the Sirisena/Wickemasinghe regime, the most significant, if not the only significant achievement maybe taken as the restoration of the independent commissions under the 19th Amendment to the constitution, and the establishment of a Constitutio...
27.05.2015 - 05:57 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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UK Visa Applicant Arrested For Fraud
A 30-year old man from the Jaffna area was arrested for using deception in his UK visit visa application. He was found to have previously applied under a different identity. The visa applicant was referred by UK Visas &Immigration to the Fraud Investigations Bureau police in Colombo. He had pr...
26.05.2015 - 08:00
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South Africa’s Deputy Minister Nomaindiya C Mfeketo Met Members of GTF in London
On invitation from the Deputy Minister of Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) of Republic of South Africa Hon. Ms. Nomaindiya C Mfeketo MP, a GTF delegation led by Father S J Emmanuel met at the South African High Commission, South Africa House at Trafalgar Square in London...
26.05.2015 - 07:53
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Pakistan decries India's admission of involvement in cross-border terrorism
The adviser to the prime minister on national security and foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz, expressed serious concern over the statement made by Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar that India will use terrorism to counter terrorism from other countries. This statement, Aziz said, only confirms I...
26.05.2015 - 07:42
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Greatest Tribute to the Foremost Comedy Duo: Laurel & Hardy back on big screen
Laurel and Hardy, the greatest comedy pair of all time, are to return to the big screen across the UK in June on account of the 125th birth anniversary of the ‘wiser’ – the exact inverse of screen portrayal - of the two, Stan Laurel, who was born in Britain. The two films chosen for a series of e...
26.05.2015 - 07:22 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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The new Parliament will be constituted by September – President Maithri
President Maithripala Sirisena said the government has fulfilled the mandate given by the people in large measure to the satisfaction of the people and the policy of good governance would be continued in the coming years. “When I meet people they say that they are pleased with the performances of th...
26.05.2015 - 07:03
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Pakistan seeks stronger ties with Central Asia
Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif concluded a visit to the Central Asian region on 22 May Friday, pushing to expand energy, security and tourism ties with the former Soviet states, essentially to sign deals to overcome Pakistan's chronic power shortages. In a meeting with his Kyrgyz counterpar...
26.05.2015 - 07:06 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Letter from America: Two Unfair Verdicts – My Two Cents!
An Egyptian court - read ‘kangaroo’ court - has recently pronounced death sentences on ousted president Mohammed Morsi and more than 100 other people over a mass prison break in 2011. Such harsh sentences in Sisi's Egypt are not unsurprising. Sisi wants to be the latest Pharaoh of Egypt, and is seri...
26.05.2015 - 07:07 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Through the people's lens: Modi's development model so far
Story of Modi’s development model so far: Cutting health and education expenditure, forcing land acquisition, buying expensive jets and unsafe nuclear power, benefitting Big Business, diluting employment guarantee, fanning communal fires, exploiting Ganga, curbing dissent and shielding governance fr...
26.05.2015 - 07:26 Dr Rahul Pandey, Bobby Ramakant and Dr Sandeep Pandey, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Tamil Nadu: Jayalalithaa returns as CM amid uncertainty as faulty HC judgment is likely to go Supreme Court!
History repeats itself in Tamil Nadu politics, eminently controlled by cinema world. And, certainty turns uncertainty and vice versa as in films. Nearly eight months after she was forced to quit over corruption charges, film star turned politician and the ruling AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa was on...
23.05.2015 - 16:29 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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Historical No Confidence Motion Against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe To Be Launched - Former Minister Dullas Alahapperuma
Former Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said that they have started to collect signatures for the no confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and more than 60 parliamentarians had signed it so far. Addressing the media at Abhayaramaya Temple in Narahenpita, Alahapperuma said th...
23.05.2015 - 12:47
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Senior Police officers of Jaffna transferred
The Inspector General of Police N. K. Illangakoon has ordered the transfer of the OIC of the Jaffna Division, SSP SSP Lakshman Weerasekara and the HQI of Kayts CI Q.R. Perera and HQI of Jaffna CI B.M.R.K.B. Balasooriya with immediate effect. Accordingly the SSP of Jaffna Division has been transferr...
23.05.2015 - 12:12
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