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Indian fishermen on death row: Advocates, Students, Youth, politicians rally in support.
Even as an appeal is moved in Sri Lankan Supreme Court against death sentence awarded by Colombo High Court to five fishermen from Rameswaram in an alleged drug trafficking case, advocates, student –youth groups, and politician in Tamilnadu have begun to rally in support of the ill-fated fishermen...
10.11.2014 - 20:20 From Malladi Rama Rao in New Delhi
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Historical importance of the TULF
The latest developments in Tamil Politics are causing great anxiety to the people. The TNA and more particularly the ITAK is running at a tangent without knowing where they are taking the Tamil People who are completely in the dark. They are under a spell and their magic formula is gradually losin...
10.11.2014 - 05:47 By V.Anandasangaree - Secretary General - TULF
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Burma: Killing of the press shows stalling of reform process
Freedom of the press is the basic right of citizens of all nations. The right of every citizen to read news is clearly similar to free flow of information including freedom of news production, speech and writing. Particularly in independent societies, freedom of the press means the right to circulat...
10.11.2014 - 05:25 By – Zin Linn
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Top global fishery leaders in town tomorrow for first int’l confab
As Sri Lanka’s ornamental fish (O-fish) exports surged by 41%, the country’s first ever Global O-Fish Confab will go live on 10 Monday -and a globally renowned industry leaders will lead the two day sessions in Colombo. “We extend a warm welcome to Mr Bassleer, President of Ornamental Fish Internat...
10.11.2014 - 05:19
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Unsolved Mystery behind Plummeting Oil Price
Oil prices, consistently indicated both by Brent, the global benchmark and the U.S. benchmark, have been falling for more than six successive weeks, yet no one knows what exactly is causing the mysterious phenomenon that defies the conventional wisdom. As of Friday, Brent crude was trading at $83.3...
09.11.2014 - 11:47 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Vigneswaran spent the night at the controversial Premananda’s Ashram
The Chief Minister of Sri lanka’s Northern Province C.V. Vigneswaran stayed in Trichy Premananda Ashram on the first day of his visit – 7th November. He will deliver a lecture on civil liberties in South Asia at an event organised by the People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) in Chennai today -...
09.11.2014 - 08:42
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UN Human Rights Commissioner Under Fire From Sri Lanka
The UN Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein came under heavy fire from Sri Lanka for his usage of intemperate language to “attack and vilify” Sri Lanka - a sovereign member of the United Nations. Earlier on Friday the UN human rights Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein had condemne...
09.11.2014 - 07:24
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Sri Lankan PM Chief Guest at Manipal varsity; worships at Tirumala
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Jayaratne, participating as Chief Guest at the 19th convocation of Manipal University in Manipal(Karnataka) on November 8, said that Sri Lanka has the longest historical and bilateral links with India. “Historically and culturally, our two nations...
09.11.2014 - 06:59 From Gopal Ethiraj in Chennai
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Sri Lanka has a unique model to fight piracy in the Indian Ocean
The Sri Lankan delegation which participated at the Counter Piracy Conference stated that Sri Lanka has a unique model placed in the form of public/private partnership model to fight piracy in the Indian Ocean. It further added that Sri Lanka will continue to play a role in anti-piracy operations u...
09.11.2014 - 06:39
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The days of 'fan clubs' and 'hit parade'!
Yes, it was the time we did not have TVs, computers or mobile phones in our country but we had a wonderful time during our youthful days. There was no YouTube to click on to check the latest releases or what is on top of the chart etc. All what we could rely on was our good old ‘Radio Ceylon’ and it...
09.11.2014 - 06:40 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Veteran actor S Ve Shekher honored
Noted Tamil film and stage actor S Ve Shekher was honored in Bay Area for his service to the film and stage by Prof. George L Hart, distinguished professor of Tamil at the University of California, Berkeley. He presented the title "Nataka Ulaga Nayagan" (King of drama) to the veteran actor. The even...
08.11.2014 - 09:22
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Vigneswaran in Chennai
The Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Vigneswaran Arrived in Chennai yesterday. It is the first foreign visit to Vigneswaran after his appointment as the Chief Minister of the Northern Province in September 2013. Immediately on his arrival, he left the airport without making any comments and...
08.11.2014 - 06:23
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Sri Lanka pledges support for South-South Initiatives
The Deputy Minister of External Affairs, Neomal Perera, participating in expression of solidarity with the Landlocked Developing Countries in South Asia and other regions, at the 2nd UN Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDC) held in Vienna, stressed that as a country committed to the p...
08.11.2014 - 05:01
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Sri Lankan Youth Delegates attend the UN General Assembly, Meets Ban Ki Moon
Ms. Mahishaa Balraj and Mr. Senel Wanniarachchi, Sri Lanka’s Official Youth Delegates to the United Nations for the year 2014, attended the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. Selected by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development of Sri Lanka Ms. Balraj and Mr. Wanniarach...
08.11.2014 - 04:48
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Missing Persons Commission Dealt With 172 Complaints At Mullaitivu Sessions
The Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons interviewed 172complaints during the public sittings it held in Mullaitivu district for the second time. The Commission Wednesday concluded its 4-day public sittings in the district held from Nov 2- 5 at the Maritim...
08.11.2014 - 04:32
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Sri Lanka highlighted at the 12th International Business Networking Event in Latvia
Mr. Ruwan Waidyaratne was addressing the 12th International Business Networking Event on “International Transport and Logistics and Challenging Export Markets” on 17th October 2014 in Riga, Latvia. In his presentation, Mr. Waidyaratne introduced Sri Lanka as the emerging Regional Logistics Hub in As...
07.11.2014 - 21:19
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Int’l O-Fish expert Bassleer at Monday’s first global confab
As Sri Lanka’s YoY ornamental fish (O-fish) exports surged by 41%, the country’s first ever Global O-Fish Confab will go live on 10 Monday -and a globally renowned expert will lead the two day sessions in Colombo. “We extend a warm welcome to Mr Bassleer, President of Ornamental Fish International....
07.11.2014 - 17:12
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Malaysia: Halt All Sedition Cases Pending Highest Court Decision
The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), together with its member Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), welcomed yesterday’s judgment by the High Court to refer a law professor's challenge of the constitutionality of the Sedition Act 1948 directly to the country’s highest judicial bo...
07.11.2014 - 05:05
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A Christian couple in Pakistan beaten to death over ‘blasphemy’ by angry crowd
A Christian couple in Pakistan have been beaten to death by an angry mob after being accused of desecrating a Koran, according to a police report. Their bodies were burned at the brick kiln where they worked in the town of Kot Radha Kishan in Punjab province. Police identified the victims only as S...
06.11.2014 - 07:55
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Minister Professor Pieris exposes underhand activities of TNA in manipulating evidences against the country
Professor G.L.Peiris explained the arrest of Sinnathamby Krishnarasa, a non-rehabilitated LTTE cadre who was employed by Alva Pulle Vijendrakumar alias Sun Master, a close associate of the TNA, to obtain signatures of those affected by the conflict on blank forms on the assurance that this exercise...
06.11.2014 - 07:36
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