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BJP Loves To Invite Trouble!
It makes little sense for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to go on inviting trouble and still hope to make India ‘Congress-Mukt’, or at least decimate most of the forces opposed to it. While the storm over the suicide of a Dalit student of Hyderabad Central University, Rohith Vemula, was sti...
03.02.2016 - 09:24 By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
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Forecast 2016: A Roadmap for Sri Lanka
In ‘Sri Lanka: A Silent Revolution’, the 02 February 2015 entry for IPCS column Dateline Colombo, authored after the victory of incumbent Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, this author identified a few areas focus on which would improve the state of the nation at the time, and stated that "S...
03.02.2016 - 09:17 By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera
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The Genesis of Kashmir issue
It is a historical fact that India had forcibly occupied Jammu and Kashmir by landing its troops in Srinagar on 27th October, 1947, against the will of the Kashmiri people and in total disregard to the Partition Plan of the subcontinent. According to the Plan, the Princely States were offered the op...
03.02.2016 - 09:05 By Muhammad Raza Malik
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Pakistan Sri Lanka Continue to Enjoy Excellent Relations: Pak Envoy
The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Major Gen(R) Syed Shakeel Hussain said that Pakistan and Sri Lanka continue to enjoy excellent relations as there is a strong will on both sides to further develop and promote these relations. Pakistani envoy said this while briefing a delegation of I...
02.02.2016 - 09:32
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Indian politics: a new alliance launched in Tamil Nadu to fight assembly poll without truck with major parties AIADMK and DMK!
Indian politicians might claim their birth right to seek bribes, promote corruption, to cheat and deceive people; promote the interests of corporate lords that aid speedy rampant corruption in the country.  The corruption phenomenon thrives in Indian society because the state and government tactfull...
02.02.2016 - 09:38 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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Rising tensions: NATO-Turkish radars detected Russian jet's airspace violation, Turkey warns Russia!
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on 31 January that both Turkish and NATO radars detected a Russian jet violating Turkish airspace, refuting Russian claims that the violation was "pure propaganda." Latest reports suggest Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov d...
01.02.2016 - 17:17 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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One sided justice in Sri Lanka could justify a UNHRC international enquiry
Ironically, the tactics of the regime to target the Rajapaksa’s as evidence that the justice system is independent and is working in Sri Lanka, might prompt the very person who they are targeting to call for an international enquiry as he too would not have the confidence that those who fought and r...
01.02.2016 - 08:46 By A Special Correspondent
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Arrest of Yoshita a political witch hunting: Police denied allegation
“Political revenge and witch hunting should be confined to politicians and not be extended to their families”, said former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday after he visited his second son, Yoshitha, remanded at the Welikada Prison since Saturday night, on a charge of violating the Money Launder...
01.02.2016 - 08:25
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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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