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Bodily autonomy and sexual rights are integral to development justice
The dream of development justice cannot be realized unless governments also recognize bodily autonomy and sexual rights for every human being, especially for those who are marginalized and seldom heard or 'visible'. If we look closely at the data, it will become evident that women and girls are amon...
21.05.2015 - 09:58 By Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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NY Tamils celebrate Amma's victory
A group of Tamils led by Jaya Sundaram, Secretary of American Tamil Sangam and Koshy Oomen, President of Overseas Friends of AIADMK celebrated AIADMK's supremo J Jayalalithaa's acquittal in the protracted wealth case held in Karnataka by offering special prayers to Maha Vallabha Ganapathy temple in...
21.05.2015 - 09:03
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SAPRI in an Effort to Build Religious Harmony
The South Asia Policy and Research Institute (SAPRI) chaired by former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, has embarked on a programme to build sustainable religious harmony in Ratnapura, Kurunegala and Gampaha districts. SAPRI, a regional organization focusing on the formulation of poli...
21.05.2015 - 08:53
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International NGOs Urge To Negotiate Aid Access To Rakhine State, Myanmar
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) today joined twenty-six other international humanitarian aid and advocacy organizations as a signatory to a letter to the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, urging him to give his “personal attention” to the humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State, Myanma...
21.05.2015 - 08:45
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Will HLPF push for accountability in post-2015 development agenda?
Without robust accountability and monitoring mechanisms, how will people ensure that their governments deliver on the promises they make towards post-2015 sustainable development agenda? Past experience tells us that governments may make promises at the global level but seldom translate them into gr...
20.05.2015 - 08:31 Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Parliament adjourned till today: Tension prevailed demanding to debate the no confidence motion against Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendra
As the opposition members demanded yesterday the Deputy Speaker to take up in Parliament to debate the no confidence motion against Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendra, seeking the dismissal, Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody was compelled to adjourn sittings at 3.12 pm yesterday till today...
20.05.2015 - 08:13 Colombo, 20 May, (
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Mahinda Celebrates Victory Day
The annual Victory Day celebration organised by the Dinudehshya Surakeeme Jathika Vyaparaya (National Movement to Safeguard Motherland was held at the Vihara Maha Devi Open Air Theatre Colombo on Monday (May 18). The ceremony under the theme, Viruvan Dina Dun Mavubima Rekagamu (Protect the Mother...
20.05.2015 - 03:19
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“Muslim Extremism on the Rise” - Countered
The Editor of Asian Tribune forwarded the article “Muslim Extremism on the Rise” by Dr. Daya Hewapathirane, requesting my response. I would take this opportunity to comment on the fact that the said article has been drawn without order or any sense of responsibility that is expected of a learned doc...
19.05.2015 - 08:20 By M. Zulkifli Nazim
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Drafting a new National Policy on arts and culture
A proposal, which includes recommendations for drafting a new National Policy on arts and culture, was presented to today. A committee comprised of eminent personalities of art and culture has drafted the proposal. The proposal contains necessary steps that should be taken for the advancement of a...
19.05.2015 - 08:07
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Will post-2015 development agenda integrate economic, environmental and social pillars?
Key consultative processes have been going on globally to gather the broadest voices with the intent to effectively shape the post-2015 sustainable development agenda. In the Asia Pacific region there is a considerable effort put in to engage different communities and sectors in these consultations....
19.05.2015 - 07:52 By Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Burma: Action Urged On Stranded Rohingya Refugees
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has called on the British government to press for EU Foreign Ministers meeting today to discuss the case of Rohingya refugees who are currently stranded in the Andaman Sea. The BBC reports that hundreds of Rohingya refugees have been stranded on boats for over a...
18.05.2015 - 23:18
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Impairing Af-Pak and Chinese Interests
A group of terrorists targeted innocent Ismaili individuals sitting in a Bus near Safora Churangi Karachi, and killed more than 44 and many injured when Prime Minister Nawaz sharif was chairing All Parties Conference over Pak-China Economic Corridor project on 14 May 20l5. Moreover, six police offi...
18.05.2015 - 09:24 By Zaheerul Hassan
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9 dead after shooting between biker gangs in Texas - Police
Police in Waco, Texas say nine people are dead and multiple people are injured after a shooting between rival biker gangs at a restaurant Sunday. Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton told a news agency that eight people died at the scene of the shooting at the Twin Peaks restaurant about noon Sund...
18.05.2015 - 06:06
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Letter from America: Thoughts on the upcoming Oslo Conference
In recent weeks, Rohingyas stranded in rickety boats in the Andaman Sea has caused international alarm. There are several thousand of these migrants in boats off the coasts of Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia with dwindling supplies of food and water. In spite of their sad plight, they are unwanted...
17.05.2015 - 12:09 By Dr Habib Siddiqui
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Lord Mayor Of London On A Three-Day Business Promotion Today In Sri Lanka
The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Alan Yarrow, is to lead a business delegation to Sri Lanka (17-19 May) as part of efforts to make sure London and the UK remain the regional partner of choice when it comes to financial and professional services. The Lord Mayor, acting as ambassador fo...
17.05.2015 - 07:06
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Where do we stand?
I am shocked to see that again not a single Indian University can make it in the top 200 World Universities. There is no sign of improvement of our Universities in the country till now. It is no surprising when the United States of America (USA) continues to be a Super Power and tops everything in t...
17.05.2015 - 06:53 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Jetman ‘s Stunts in Dubai Skies
Yves Rossy, the Swiss aviation enthusiast, famously known as the ‘Jetman’, performed yet another set of breathtakingly beautiful aerial manoeuvres this week while flying in the skies over Dubai. Rossy, a former fighter pilot from the Swiss Air Force, has been flying with jetpacks strapped to his b...
17.05.2015 - 06:47 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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India and China ink economic agreements, UN veto and border dispute in cold storage!
Ever since Indian embarked upon liberalization and excessive privatization by selling pubic wealth to corporate two decades ago under Congress rule, the major thrust of Indian foreign adventures has been obtaining a veto handle on discredited UNSC, alongside economic deals. All these years India...
17.05.2015 - 06:26 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Government ended the era of political influence in the judiciary - President Maithri
Government ended the era of political influence in the judiciary - President President Maithripala Sirisena said that the new government has ended the era of political influence in the judiciary, with consolidation its independence to the maximum, said President Maithripala Sirisena. Speaking at t...
16.05.2015 - 11:49
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Sri Lankan President Faces Arduous Challenge
Today, we Sri Lankans seem to be in a state of grave disappointment. We have a feeling of dissatisfaction that the results of our expectations are not realized under the new presidency; but we must bear in mind that this country was under the autocratic and despotic rule of the Rajapaksas who exerc...
16.05.2015 - 11:15 By M. Zulkifli Nazim
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