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Shaikh’s Murder – Is this the start of a sinister plan in Modi’s India?
A 28-year-old Muslim man was beaten to death in Pune, India on Monday night (June 2) by Hindutvadi zealots with suspected links to a Hindu fundamentalist outfit over a Facebook message they found offensive, according to police. The victim - Mohsin Mohammed Sadique Shaikh - had been living in Pune...
13.06.2014 - 07:21 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Burma: Religious Conversion Law Threatens Religious Freedom
Over 80 organizations from civil society worldwide today call on Burma to scrap proposed legislation that would unlawfully restrict the right to freely choose a religion. If adopted, this law would violate fundamental human rights and could lead to further violence against Muslims and other religio...
13.06.2014 - 07:09
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Sri Lanka wins Second Place among 84 Nations in one of the largest cultural Pageants in Europe
The Sri Lankan Association in Berlin has achieved one of the most prestigious place among the nations in the international city of Berlin by achieving the Second Place at the Carnival of Cultures, which was held on the 8th June 2014 in the streets of Berlin. This event is viewed by millions alongsid...
13.06.2014 - 06:56
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Fate of Article 371A is hanging in balance
If one studies carefully as to how the Nagaland State came into being, it is rather complex. The Nagas, particularly under the banner of the Naga National Council (NNC), had been engaged in series of political talks with Delhi before and after India attained her Independence. The NNC leaders had...
13.06.2014 - 06:46 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Research study to test anti-HIV gel for gay men and transgenders commences in Chiang Mai
Overall new HIV infection rates have dipped by 26% in Asia and the Pacific region since 2001, but not for key populations such as men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people (source: UNAIDS Asia Pacific report, November 2013). According to estimates, between 15% and 25% MSM of this region...
13.06.2014 - 06:38 By Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Chief of Staff of Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force Calls on President Rajapaksa
Admiral Katsutosi Kawano, the chief of staff of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the President’s House in Anuradhapura this morning. The discussion centered mainly on enhanced cooperation between the two countries in the area of maritime security and ot...
12.06.2014 - 20:22
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We should move forward to resolve unsettled matters, Nawaz Sharif tells Modi
Taking observers by surprise, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has written a ‘Thank You’ letter to Narendra Modi for the invitation to his oath taking and for his hospitality. Dispelling the talk in sections of Pakistan media that he was unhappy with Delhi visit, Prime Minister Sharif wrote th...
12.06.2014 - 18:50 By Malladi Rama Rao
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US court dismisses lawsuit against Sonia in 1984 riots case
A US court here has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Sikh group against Congress president Sonia Gandhi in the anti-Sikh riots case, granting her motion that there is lack of subject matter jurisdiction but did not bar the group from bringing litigation against her in future. In a 13-page order, US...
12.06.2014 - 08:01
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Erik Solheim, A Disgruntled Peace Maker?
Erik Solheim, the Norwegian facilitator, has stated that he would go before the War Crimes Tribunal on Sri Lanka initiated by the U.N. Human Rights Council and give testimony as to how many people were killed in Sri Lanka. In Erik Solheim’s recent statements, he argues that the war could have been...
12.06.2014 - 07:51
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Sri Lankan President Condemns Karachi Terrorist Attack
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in a message to Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif has vehemently condemned the terrorist attack on the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi last Sunday which killed several security forces personnel and civilian employees. "I am deeply shocked to learn of th...
12.06.2014 - 07:30
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Pope to visit Sri Lanka 13-15 January 2015
Pope Francis will visit Sri Lanka from January 13 to 15 next year, Bishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith confirmed on Monday. Pope Francis last month confirmed that he will visit the Philippines and Sri Lanka in January next year for two days but gave no definite dates and details. Early thi...
12.06.2014 - 07:20
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Navi Pillay says scars of terrorism and conflict yet to heal in Sri Lanka – Whose scars?
Outgoing UNHRC chief Navi Pillay gives the distinct impression that terrorism and conflict in Sri Lanka affected only the Tamils of Sri Lanka. This impression arises from the fact that she has led the chorus to investigate the final war in Sri Lanka and the role played by the Sri Lankan Armed F...
12.06.2014 - 07:13 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Mihintala Aloka Pooja in retrospect
Lake House, the House by the Lake is the Home of the Associated News Papers of Ceylon Limited (ANCL). This unique institution is commonly known as ‘pathara maha gedara’ among the journalistic fraternity in our country. It is and has been the premier media institution in the South Asian region that p...
12.06.2014 - 07:05 Jinadasa Bamunuarachchi - BA, MA , Attorney-at -Law
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Retired Senior Police Officers’ Association Requests Investigation of the Murder of 600 Police Officers in 1990
Representatives of the Retired Senior Police Officers’ Association had a meeting with the Chairman of the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons Mr. Maxwell Paranagama last week and handed over a memorandum requesting the Commission to investigate matters re...
12.06.2014 - 06:56
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Global milk industry’s brutal methods exposed
The world celebrated Milk Day on June 1 amidst newspaper articles extolling virtues of milk consumption. Sri Lankans are being urged to consume liquid milk instead of powdered milk to which most people young and old have become addicted over the past six decades. Amidst this a controversy is cont...
12.06.2014 - 06:45 By Janaka Perera
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Sri Lanka President to attend G77+China summit in Bolivia this week-end
Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa will participate at the Group 77+ China summit by this weekend to be held in the atin American country of Bolivia. As Sri Lanka has no diplomatic representation in the Latin American Country, Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to UN in New York, Dr. Palitha...
11.06.2014 - 03:23 By K.T.Rajasingham
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Lanka’s first ever JEC with G20 star coming
The 15th largest economy in the world and also a G20 nation signalled its readiness towards first ever Joint Economic mechanism with Sri Lanka-and also strongly praised Sri Lankan migrant workers’ contribution to its economy. ”We too want to further strengthen our trade, economic and investment rela...
11.06.2014 - 02:49
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Sri Lanka becomes an attractive holiday destination for South Koreans
Sri Lanka won the “Best Booth Design Award” at the 29th Korean World Travel Fair (KOTFA), the largest travel exposition held at the Convention & Exhibition Center (COEX) between 29 May, 2014 and 1 June, 2014. KOTFA is an integrated travel fair involving inbound and outbound travel, B2B and B2C m...
11.06.2014 - 02:38
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Mental health issues among families of missing persons
The Missing Persons Commission, together with the Ministry of Health, the National Institute of Mental Health and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) recently organized a consultative meeting with specialists in an effort to coordinate existing mechanisms to develop new strategies to...
11.06.2014 - 02:25
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The most popular diplomat who served the shortest period
I came across an interview in one of the Saudi dailies on 10 June, related to the Sri Lankan ambassador which interested me a lot. When he was asked ‘What was your first impression about the kingdom?’ his prompt reply was ‘Marvelous!’ I know very well that he loved the peace and harmony prevailed...
11.06.2014 - 02:18 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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