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Britain Urges Sri Lanka To Cooperate With International Investigation
Britsain has called on Sri Lanka to cooperate with the international investigation mandated by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva in March, and to fully implement the specific recommendations in your own Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission report, including on accountability and ensurin...
21.06.2014 - 07:57
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Kidnapped Indians in Iraq “safe”; One has managed to escape
Indian foreign ministry is working overtime to rescue the 40 construction workers mostly from Punjab and Andhra Pradesh, who are reportedly held by the ISIS militants near Mosul. The Iraqi government reportedly conveyed to Delhi that the Indian construction workers were being held along with work...
20.06.2014 - 15:14 By Malladi Rama Rao
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Protest in Jaffna supporting Muslims in Aluthgama & Beruwela
A protest calling attention to atrocities committed against Muslims at Aluthgama and Beruwela was held this morning in Jaffna . The protest was organized by the Tamil National Alliance and it was held , opposite the Jaffna bus stand, for two hours from 9 am to 11 am this morning. A few-dozen...
20.06.2014 - 14:46
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Modi Lays Maculay To Rest
The 19th century British historian, educationist and politician, Thomas Babington Maculay evokes two kinds of contradictory feelings in India. He is denounced for his supercilious colonial outlook which obliged him to ridicule India and its literature and culture. But a lot of Indians think that Ind...
20.06.2014 - 09:09 By Atul Cowhish - Syndicate Features
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100th Birth Anniversary of Edirweera Srachandra: Commemorations at UNESCO
The 100th birth anniversary of Professor Ediriweera Sarachchandra was commemorated at UNESCO on 10th June 2014 under the auspices of the Director General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova and the Minister of Culture, T. B. Ekanayake. The recognition and commemorations of the centenary birth anniversary of t...
20.06.2014 - 08:16
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Investigate all extremist groups and ban those carrying out a campaign of hate, intimidation and violence – Muslim Council
: Muslim Council in a public appeal has urged President Mahinda Rajapaksa to immediately investigate the actions of all extremist groups and ban those who have been carryout a campaign of hate, intimidation and violence against Muslims, Christians and other religious minorities. The appeal signed...
20.06.2014 - 08:05
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FIFA World Cup 2014: England face the early elimination scenario
Uruguay beat England, 2-1, in the latest Group D match in Brazil last night that enhanced the embarrassing spectacle of early exit for England from the tournament. Ironically, it was a Uruguayan player - who plays for Liverpool Football Club, a major English club – who was instrumental in bringin...
20.06.2014 - 07:37 By our sports correspondent…
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Dick Cheney's 'cocky' prediction!
Former vice president, under George Bush’s presidency, Dick Cheney soon after conquering Iraq boasted in an announcement that ‘My belief is we will be, in fact, greeted as liberators!’ The truth of this statement was publicly proved when George Bush made an unannounced visit to Iraq in 2008. A r...
20.06.2014 - 07:30 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Pakistan navy is fully prepared and geared up to safeguard Pakistan’s maritime interests: Nawaz Sharif
Our navy is fully prepared and geared up to safeguard Pakistan’s maritime interests including the defence of sea frontiers”, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Prime Minister of Pakistan. Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that our naval forces are fully prepared to guard our maritime frontiers and...
20.06.2014 - 07:17
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Ending Sexual Violence In Conflict Requires Us To Break The Mould
Imagine witnessing a member of your family taken from your home by armed men and raped, or sold into sexual slavery, or imprisoned and tortured sexually. Imagine that happening to tens of thousands of other women, men and children in your country, for years on end, and living in that dangerous and...
20.06.2014 - 07:12 By William Hague - Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Angelina Jolie, UNHCR Special Envoy
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Rishad’s ACMC skips Parliament vote
The All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) led by Rishad Bathiudeen (MP Vanni District and Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka) has boycotted the Parliamentary vote of 18 June. The 18 June vote was taken on the resolution to not to allow the UNHRC team into the country to investigate alleged...
19.06.2014 - 08:03
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FIFA World Cup 2014: reigning champions, Spain, out
Chile managed to create the most shocking development so far in the tournament by showing the world cup holder, Spain, a humiliating exit. The 2-0 victory by Chile over Spain was stunning: Spain were outplayed from the outset; the men of Vicent Del Bosque did not seem to have a game plan for this...
19.06.2014 - 07:56 By our sports correspondent…
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Sri Lankan Muralitharan to join Australian coaching team
Sri Lankan spin great Muthiah Muralitharan announced Wednesday he will join the Australian coaching team for their series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. The world's leading Test wicket taker is already working with Australia's top spinner Nathan Lyon as part of Australia's National C...
19.06.2014 - 07:32
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Unhealthy diets are threatening global health
An estimated 65% of the world’s population lives in countries where obesity leads to more deaths than underweight. In 2012, over 40 million children under the age of five were considered overweight or obese, 30 million of who were living in developing countries. Around 3.4 million adults die each ye...
19.06.2014 - 07:23 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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ADB President Calls on President Rajapaksa
The President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Mr. Takehiko Nakao called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning at the President’s House. During the discussion, President Rajapaksa briefed Mr. Nakao on Sri Lanka’s post-war development. The President explained how the Government immediately...
18.06.2014 - 19:38
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Sri Lanka President Returns From Bolivia
President Mahinda Rajapaksa returned to the island yesterday (June17) after Golden Jubilee of the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Group of 77 and China (G77+China). The President was received at the Bandaranaike International Airport by several cabinet ministers, members of parliamen...
18.06.2014 - 18:48
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FIFA World Cup 2014: Brazil and Mexico ended up in goalless draw
From spectators’ point of view it the match between Brazil and Mexico was a really exciting one indeed; it was a battle between two equals. Despite the goalless draw, the credit for the excitement goes to the two goalkeepers for the sheer brilliance they showed in diverting the ball from their res...
18.06.2014 - 14:43 By our sports correspondent…
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NCEASL Condemns Violence Against Muslims in Aluthgama and Beruwela
The National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka (NCEASL) strongly condemns the blatant attack on members of the Muslim minority, in Aluthgama and Beruwela on the 15th of June 2014 that reportedly left Muslim-owned shops in the area torched, mosques damaged, 80 people injured with at least 7...
18.06.2014 - 08:38
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Most Venerable Davuldena Sri Gnanissara thero Mahanayaka of Amarapura Maha Nikaya urges unity
The Mahanayaka of the Sri Lanka Amarapura Maha Nikaya, the most venerable Davuldena Sri Gnanissara thero, has called for unity among all communities in Sri Lanka. In a statement issued today the Mahanayake said that the recent incidents in Aluthgama and Beruwala have created a tense situation in t...
18.06.2014 - 07:24
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Sri Lankan and Bolivian Presidents Hold Bilateral Discussions
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who travelled to Bolivia to attend the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Group of 77 and China (G77 + China), held bilateral talks with Bolivian President Evo Morales on Monday (June 16) at the Presidential Palace in the city of La Paz. During the discussi...
18.06.2014 - 07:09
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