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TN CM O Panneerselvam to resign, enabling acquitted Jayalalithaa to assume power in Tamil Nadu
As J Jayalalithaa, the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, has been acquitted in a corruption case that had led to her being jailed, she can now return to Madras Fort office. Current CM O Panneerselvam, who was hand-picked and installed by Ms Jayalalithaa when she had to step down after being conv...
12.05.2015 - 07:30 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Sajin arrested and remanded
Former Monitoring MP Sajin de Vass Gunawardena was remanded by Fort Magistrate Courts today until May 20 . Gunawardena was arrested earlier this afternoon by CID over the misuse of vehicles of the Presidential Secretariat. He had arrived at CID to give a statement over the incident earlier in the...
11.05.2015 - 19:34
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Anniversary Blues For Modi
While there is no doubt that Narendra Modi continues to stay ahead of all other leaders in popularity, his ‘bhakts’ will have noticed that there is a perceptibly less ardour for his government than was evident when his coronation took place under international glare on May 26, 2014. The captains of...
11.05.2015 - 07:56 By Tushar Charan - Syndicate Features
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19th of May 2009 ended the armed conflict in Sri Lanka: Every anniversary should be a day of remembrance for all those who died during the conflict
The 30 year armed conflict in Sri Lanka which ended on the 19th May 2009 was many things to many people. To a sovereign nation, it was a defence of its people, its territory and its unitary status, and a restoration of law and order and restoration of the State’s imprimatur throughout its lawful ter...
11.05.2015 - 07:49 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Ex TN CM Jayalalithaa disproportionate assets case: Prohibitory orders imposed near Karnataka High Court on May 11
Corruption scams are not rare in India: regime seems to promote this crime as the necessary social evil but in doing so it harms the societal order. The corruption case involving former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has raised a storm because she as a wealthy person from film world could...
10.05.2015 - 21:35 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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Sri Lanka Reconciliation Forum Sydney proposes further constitutional reforms in Sri Lanka
In the interests of reconciliation amongst communities in Sri Lanka and the impact it has on Sri Lankan origin communities in Australia, the Sri Lanka Reconciliation Forum, Sydney has issued a communiqué on broad proposals for further constitutional reform in Sri Lanka. This communiqué states that “...
10.05.2015 - 21:07 By A Special Correspondent
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Letter from America: Are the Rohingya people facing genocide?
Genocide is a serious matter and not a term to be bandied around willy-nilly. Recently the museum staff of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum from Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide investigated the threats facing the Rohingya people. They visited internment camps in the Ra...
10.05.2015 - 08:19 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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France’s First Family of Far-Right Explodes: dad goes ballistic while disowning daughter
Jean-Marie Le Pen, the co-founder of Front National – FN – the far-right party of France, which scored some electoral successes in recent months, is, according to his own admission, firing on his all cylinders against her own daughter in a rage for being instrumental in suspending him from the party...
10.05.2015 - 07:47 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Mysterious political chemistry in Nagaland becomes most intriguing in Indian democratic history
Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang said the induction of the Opposition Congress into his NPF-led DAN Ministry was a “dream” fulfilled as they had been dreaming of having an “Opposition-less” government in Nagaland. Actually, the role of Opposition by the Congress lawmakers in Nagaland was over the...
10.05.2015 - 07:42
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"Slow but steady wins the race": Lilawati
This is the inspirational story of Lilawati-a teacher cum farmer. The mother of 7 children—4 daughters and 3 sons, of whom one son died at the age of 25 years—66 years old Lilawati lives with her retired husband, 2 sons and their wives, a widowed daughter-in-law (who is a teacher) and 5 grandsons an...
10.05.2015 - 07:34 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Namal will quit politics if allegation proven
Responding to allegations leveled against former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family of possessing a wealth of USD 18 billion, Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa vowed to quit politics if charges were proven. MP Rajapaksa took to social media last morning to respond to Foreign Minister Mangala...
10.05.2015 - 06:56
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Mubarak & Sons Gets 3 Years Jail In Retrial For Embezzling Millions
An Egyptian court sentenced former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to three years in jail without parole on Saturday in the retrial of a corruption case, although the trio is unlikely to go to jail again. Mubarak, who ruled Egypt with an iron fist for 30 years, and his sons Gamal and Alaa a...
10.05.2015 - 06:43
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A party for Somawansa and a party for Weerawansa!
At the rate the political parties are mushrooming in Sri Lanka we can be assured of a cabinet of more than one hundred or more ministers very soon. There was a time we had only two major parties UNP and SLFP and when these two parties failed to get a clear majority in the parliament, the famous ‘h...
10.05.2015 - 06:24 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Record Number of Pakistani-origin MPs in UK polls
Pakistani-origin MPs have improved their tally in Britain's House of Commons after the just-concluded general election with a total of 10 elected candidates, drawing level with their Indian colleagues. Earlier, there were seven Pakistani-origin MPs in the Commons. Now the figure has risen to 10, w...
09.05.2015 - 12:33
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A massive crowd, more than 30,000 were present at the Kurunegala rally - “Bring Back Mahinda”
A massive crowd, more than 30,000 were present yesterday at the 4th campaign rally held at the Welagedara grounds, Kurunegala, under the “Bring Back Mahinda” theme, which demands to name former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Prime Ministerial candidate in the next general election. A total of...
09.05.2015 - 12:06
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Mahinda Denies Accusation By Mangala about 18 billion dollar assets
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa asks whether the current Government has assessed the Rajapaksa family assets out of the massive development activities carried out during the time of his rule. Denying accusations that he had stashed away funds amounting to USD 18 billion, former President Mahind...
09.05.2015 - 12:07
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UK Election: Record number of Indian origin candidates in British Parliament
A record number of 10 Indian-origin candidates including Keith Vaz, Priti Patel and Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy's son-in-law were today elected to the British Parliament. Prominent Labour candidates like long-serving MPs Keith Vaz (Leicester East) and Virendra Sharma (Ealing Southall) have...
09.05.2015 - 12:07
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The threat of bullet boomeranged!
The British people have decided to continue with David Cameron as their leader, for the stability of their country. Labour’s major setback came from Scotland by losing almost all the seats it held there to the Scottish Nationalist party. In the meantime, a conservative candidate of Sri Lankan origin...
09.05.2015 - 08:41 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Remembering Professor Sudatta Ranasinghe
We are always talking about the need of intellectuals for the country and for the development of the country. An intellectual can be defined as “a person possessing a highly developed intellect”. Yet many who claim to be “intellectuals” are not actual intellectuals. How can we assess the person wh...
09.05.2015 - 08:32 By Nalin Abeysekera - Senior Lecturer, Open University of Sri Lanka
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Congress joined DAN government, while first time in history, Chakhesang was not given Minister
Chief Minister of Nagaland TR Zeliang has created history of sort by inducting main Opposition Congress lawmakers into his Council of Ministers fulfilling his repeated assurances that he would have an “Opposition-less government” in Nagaland. It is also another history that for the first time, a m...
09.05.2015 - 12:08 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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