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Letter from America: Rape of a woman in India
Rape is becoming more like an epidemic in India. According to India's National Crime Record Bureau, crimes against women have increased by 7.1 percent since 2010. The number of rapes reported has also risen. Nearly one in three rape victims in India is under the age of 18. One in 10 is under 14. E...
31.01.2016 - 13:00 By Habib Siddiqui
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Western Province Megapolis Development Plan launched
: The launching ceremony of the Western Province Megapolis Development Plan was held yesterday, under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena, at the Independence Square. According to this development plan, the entire Western Province, including districts of Colombo, Gampaha and Kalutar...
30.01.2016 - 09:11
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India invites Sri Lankan businessmen to ‘Make in India’
High Commission of India organized a road-show in Colombo on January 29, 2015 to invite Sri Lankan businesses to participate in the ‘Make in India Week’, to be held in Mumbai from February13-18, 2016. The High Commission’s social media portal on ‘India-Sri Lanka Business Forum’ was also launched on...
30.01.2016 - 03:24
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HMS Defender - British warship in Colombo
HMS Defender is paying a routine visit to Colombo to take on stores and fuel before continuing with her duties in the Indian Ocean. This is the first time in four years that a RN warship has visited Sri Lanka, a country with which the United Kingdom shares a long military history. The Ship’s visi...
30.01.2016 - 03:14
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TULF calls for the unity of all Tamil speaking people
30.01.2016 - 03:00 By V.Anandasangaree - Secretary General-TULF
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Sri Lanka: Does President Sirisena seriously think about justice for Lankan Tamils?
Criminals, howsoever big or tall they may be, should be held responsible for their actions and accountable for their crimes. Punishment is absolutely necessary to place accountability on those who committed the crimes. Sri Lankan constitution, old or new, does not state that the rulers are above l...
30.01.2016 - 02:48 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Significance of Resolving Saudi-Iran Conflict
History of strained relationship between two oil producing countries Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and Iran is too old. The major causes of continuous deteriorating relationship are based on sectarianism, differences in ideology, variation in economic, political, military interests, controlling Gulf...
29.01.2016 - 08:33 By Zaheerul Hassan
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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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