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New York Times - Sri Lanka's Intransigence - A Factual Response
It is unfortunate that the NY Times has published article entitled “Sri Lanka’s Intransigence “on August 23rd., by its editorial board and it was alleged that the content of the article misleading and unsubstantiated. New York Times that published which published the article appeared on its ‘o...
03.09.2014 - 20:48
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Bala Tampoe – An irreparable loss to the trade union movement and the country
With the passing away of Bala Tampoe Sri Lanka has lost a son of great talent, capability and commitment to the progress of the working people as well as a brave fighter against colonial rule and for the establishment of a strong pro-people democracy in this country, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said...
03.09.2014 - 06:45
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“We will help you”, Abe tells Modi, ties elevated to Special Strategic Partnership
) Marking the Modi-Abe summit on Monday, Japan removed six of India's space and defence-related entities from its negative list known as Foreign End User List in a clear signal of its readiness to enter into a civil nuclear energy deal with India. Prime Minister Abe commended India’s efforts in...
02.09.2014 - 21:52 From Malladi Rama Rao
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Prepared for any sacrifice to solve the Ethnic Problem
The ethnic problem is such a complicated one, although simple and easy to solve, had become very difficult due to various factors the main one being the parties to the discussion did not consult or obtained the co-operation of their respective opponents. I have a sacred duty cast on me to contribute...
02.09.2014 - 21:32
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Tokyo Modi takes aim at China, warns forces of expansionism
Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears to have won a place in the Japanese hearts Monday with his dig at China which has become their bugbear with its “claim” over their seas. On the second day of his stay in Tokyo, the Indian leader spoke about “Vistarvaad” (expansionism) and “vikasvaad” (developm...
02.09.2014 - 21:09 From Malladi Rama Rao
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Japanese Prime Minister Abe to visit Sri Lanka
The Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe has planned to undertake an official visit to Sri Lanka from 7th to 8th September 2014, at the invitation of President Rajapaksa. It may be recalled that President Rajapaksa paid an official visit to Japan in March 2013 to mark the 60th anniversary of the e...
01.09.2014 - 14:29
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Indo-Pak Dialogues Necessary for Peace
Tension on international border remained high due to unprovoked Indian firing on r the civilian and deployed Pakistani troops. On 22 and 23 August 2014 two Pakistani citizens were killed and three injured when Indian troops opened fire and Artillery shelling on the villages along working boundary n...
01.09.2014 - 08:13 By Zaheerul Hassan
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Modi in Japan, ties up to make Varanasi smart city
A MoU on developing the holy city of Varanasi as a smart city marked the first day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Japan on Saturday. He presented to his host, Shinzo Abe, a specially-chosen book titled 'Swami Vivekananda and Japan'. Indian Ambassador Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa and Kyoto Mayor...
31.08.2014 - 10:46 From Malladi Rama Rao
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Europe at War? Crisis in Ukraine is spiralling out of control
By the weekend, there were two frighteningly significant developments in Europe as far as the collective security of the continent – and beyond, as well - was concerned: First, there was a thinly-veiled warning from President Putin against the West – not to mess with nuclear armed Russia; then, the...
31.08.2014 - 08:14 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Bangladesh Hindu’s ‘Rights And Reality’ In The Republic
The collective dream of liberation was for the establishment of democracy in the country, and it has to be admitted that there is not much of a difference between proper democracy and secularism. That collective dream has been shattered, to be replaced by one of personal aggrandizement. This change...
31.08.2014 - 08:08 By Rabindranath Trivedi
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India terms border clashes serious, rules out revision of N-doctrine
A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Islamabad had made a “spectacle” of the planned Foreign Secretary level talks by meeting with Srinagar based Hurriyat leaders, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley has termed the ceasefire violations and firing across the border and LoC as provocative and serio...
31.08.2014 - 07:54 From Malladi Rama Rao
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Appeal To Arrest Tamil Australian Citizens for allegedly committing Crimes under Foreign Incursions and Recruitment Act
It has been brought to the notice of the Attorney General Australia about the crimes committed by Australian Citizens and urged to take action according Act 13 of 1978(Foreign Incursions and Recruitment). Earlier Julie Bishop (MP) Foreign Minister on her discussions with the Sri Lankan counterpart...
31.08.2014 - 07:40
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Kamalendran released on bail after held for 9 months
Jaffna High Court released on conditional bail Former Northern Provincial Council Opposition Leader Colombo, 31 August, ( on Friday. On Friday the motion seeking bail for Kandasamy Kamalendran and for Enida Rexigan came up again before the Jaffna High Court Judge Annalingham Pr...
31.08.2014 - 07:14
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Rameswaram fishermen call off strike
A day after the India-Sri Lanka joint committee on fisheries related issues met here Rameswaram fishermen have decided to end their more than one month old strike, and resume fishing from Monday. The Rameswaram fishermen launched an indefinite strike on July 24 demanding an end to attacks by the S...
31.08.2014 - 06:47 From Malladi Rama Rao
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Chandrika Kumaratunga meets Aung San Suu Kyi,
Former President Chandrikea Kumaratunga was in Myanmar [Burma] last week and met with Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, a globally known activist for democracy she is the leader of the National League for Democracy in Myanmar. The meeting held at the Chatrium Hotel in Yangon, with senior leaders of...
30.08.2014 - 22:24
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Dayanidhi, Kalanidhi charge-sheeted in Aircel-Maxis deal
India’s premier investigation agency, CBI Friday filed a charge-sheet against the Maran brothers – Dayanidhi and Kalanidhi –in the Aircel-Maxis deal case in the court of Special Judge O P Saini here. The judge will hear the case on September 11, it was said later. The case is a fall-out of the 2G s...
30.08.2014 - 07:47 From Malladi Rama Rao
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U.S. Government Support for New Hospital for Poonaryn in Kilinochchi District
The Northern Provincial Council Ministry of Health opened the Poonaryn Divisional Hospital on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. The new hospital facility is part of a U.S. government program to support the Northern Provincial Council’s work to expand medical services in the former conflict-affected areas...
30.08.2014 - 07:33
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Jayalalithaa re-elected AIADMK chief, verdict in her assets case next month
“AIADMK has no enemies in political field”, said Jayalalithaa in Chennai shortly after the party faithful duly elected her as their general secretary for the seventh time. This re-election, which is a mere formality, coincided with the CBI charge sheeting the Maran brothers, who are close to DMK p...
30.08.2014 - 07:27 From Malladi Rama Rao
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Pakistan Sri Lanka agree to enhance defence cooperation
Pakistan Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt called on Sri Lankan Secretary Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Colombo and discussed ways to strengthen defence cooperation between the two countries. During the meeting, a cordial discussion was held between Secretary Defence and Air Chie...
29.08.2014 - 20:48
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Bad days for once powerful Maran brothers
These are bad days for the once powerful Maran brothers. The license to their Cable empire, Kal Cables were cancelled on Wednesday was terminated after the Federal Interior Ministry denied security clearance to the DMK-backed company by the ministry of home affairs. And on Thursday, the Supreme Cou...
29.08.2014 - 09:10 From Malladi Rama Rao
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