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Sri Lanka raises objections to the text of the draft resolution
The Sri Lanka Government has raised objections and concerns over the first draft text of the resolution on Sri Lanka which is to be tabled during the 30thsession of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). In a statement made during an informal consultation on the draft resolution on Sri Lanka organiz...
22.09.2015 - 09:23
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Sangaree is for both domestic and hybrid special courts
V. Anandasangaree, the Secretary General of the Tamil United Liberation Front, says that he is for the probing of war crimes by both Domestic and Hybrid special courts in parts. Issuing a statement on Monday (21) Anandasangaree said, “It is very unfortunate that a matter of great importance to...
22.09.2015 - 09:11
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Ravi Karunanayake Inaugurates the ‘Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Development’ Conference
The 28th Annual Conference of the Organization of Professional Associations (OPA) organized in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was inaugurated yesterday under the patronage of Minister of Finance, Ravi Karunanayake. UNDP, the development arm of the United Nations...
22.09.2015 - 09:05
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U.S. Embassy Empowers Youth to Improve Local Communities
The United States awarded nearly $150,000 (approximately LKR 21,000,000) to 16 civil society organizations as part of the U.S. Embassy’s annual Youth Empowerment Grants, an innovative way to provide seed funding for up-and-coming groups working on solutions to problems affecting youth across Sri Lan...
21.09.2015 - 23:07
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Is India’s democratic system suitable to the Northeast people?
Our Northeast politicians are seen struggling in the sea of Indian political arena. Their political wisdom is fast waning. The Northeast is sharply divided on ethnic and tribal lines by wrong policies and programs of Delhi. Even after 70 years of India’s Independence, Delhi can hardly solve any of t...
21.09.2015 - 07:29
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Will Open a Discourse on Capital Punishment for Heinous Crimes – President
President Maithripala Sirisena says he would open a discourse on enforcing of punishment for the convicts of heinous crimes. He says though he has powers to take a direct decision in that regard, he expects to inquire about the compliance of everybody in the Parliament as a country respects democrac...
21.09.2015 - 07:22
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BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya passes away
The President of The Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) Jagmohan Dalmiya expired today after a clot in his coronary artery at a city hospital here. On 17th September Dalmiya was rushed to the hospital following complaints of chest pain. Jagmohan Dalmiya, President of Board of Control for C...
20.09.2015 - 23:47
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The Essence of Hajj
This week millions of Muslims have merged into Makkah (in today’s Saudi Arabia) for performing ‘hajj’(pilgrimage). No annual event on the face of the globe, religious or non-religious, compares to hajj in terms of the sheer number of participants, duration of the event and the breadth of agenda. In...
20.09.2015 - 08:15 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Concert to look forward to
A dancer is an individual who interprets and performs the movements set, technical ability and artistic maturity. A concert featuring ballet, hip-hop, contemporary, jazz, tap and salsa genres will be staged during the Lionel Wendt theatre on the 30th, 31st of October and 1st November. It is by the D...
19.09.2015 - 11:01 By Shani Calyaneratne Karunaratne
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Upgraded Indo US strategic dialogue to be held in Washington!
Soon Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to make his next visit to America. Prior to that, India and the USA are going to hold the first ministerial meeting of the India-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue (S&CD) in Washington on September 21-22, with External Affairs Minister Sushma S...
19.09.2015 - 10:02 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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13 terrorists killed after attack on PAF camp in Peshawar
Twenty persons including four soldiers embraced martyrdom in attack of terrorists and during gunfire. Security forces in quick operation killed thirteen terrorists who attacked on a residential camp of Pakistan Air Force at Badabair, Peshawar this morning. DG ISPR Major General Asim Bajwa told that...
19.09.2015 - 09:46
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Antibiotic use is driving antibiotic resistance...
... So suggests the new data released today by the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) via its ResistanceMap, an interactive online tool that allows users to track the latest global trends in drug resistance in 39 countries, and antibiotic use in 69 countries. CDDEP also issu...
18.09.2015 - 07:25 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Ambassador Kariyawasam Speaks On Prospects For U.S.-Sri Lanka Relations
Sri Lanka’s Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam was hosted by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a premier Washington-based think tank, to speak on prospects for U.S.-Sri Lanka relations following the elections in Sri Lanka. On September 15th, 2015 , to a full room of attendees comprising fo...
18.09.2015 - 07:16
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Global Tamil Forum welcomes the OHCHR report and calls for its full implementation
The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) has welcomes the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) report that strongly indicated war crimes and crimes against humanity were most likely committed by both sides to the conflict and recommended the establishment of an internationalised Special Cou...
18.09.2015 - 07:07
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USAID Launches Successful Water Access Programs in East
The United States is providing people across the Eastern Province with better access to water for drinking and farming, launching three separate projects this week in Batticaloa and Ampara through its development arm, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). “Through projects...
18.09.2015 - 06:56
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Pakistan Gifts IT Lab to Lankan College
The Government of Pakistan has donated a fully equipped IT Lab comprising 15 computers and related equipment to Hameed Al Husseinie College in Colombo, today, through its High Commission in Sri Lanka. The new IT Lab will be used to impart diploma certificates in various IT fields to the students as...
17.09.2015 - 08:08
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Fight against TB in Papua New Guinea: 'Embarrassment of riches' moment?
A country like Papua New Guinea (PNG) with 20% projected economic growth rate, still has half of its population at or below the poverty line, and epidemics like TB, are setting off alarm bells - year after year! "Papua New Guinea is a land of the unexpected! 800 languages, overcrowded households, se...
16.09.2015 - 08:38 By Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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A Burmese Perspective: Let us Prepare for the Worst as we cannot hope for the Bes
“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strike out against the injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million centres of energy and daring, those ripples built a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of opp...
15.09.2015 - 08:16 By Kanbawza Win
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Report on Sri Lanka to be released on Wednesday - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein today while making his opening address at the 30th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva said that he will release his report and recommendations on Sri Lanka on Wednesday. Al Hussein added that there were serious violations an...
14.09.2015 - 17:36
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Repression of foreign Sponsored Resistance in Balochistan
Recently, Dr. Muhammad Taqi has written an article “Repression, resistance, rapprochement” that was published in renowned English daily of Pakistan. In his article, Dr. Taqi twisted the historical facts and tried to link Geronimo movement with Baloch rebels. He stated that Geronimo led a tiny band...
14.09.2015 - 08:58 By Zaheerul Hassan
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