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America took nearly one year to free Japanese-Americans after the WW II : Irrefutable facts about Internee Camps in U.S.
The administration of any country trying to throw stones at others should look at skeletons in its own cupboards before speaking out. The United States of America, perhaps, with its three century old record, is the last country that could open its mouths about human rights or humanitarian considerat...
18.03.2014 - 15:14 By Bandu de Silva
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US Government Concerned Over Detention of Two Human Rights Activists in Lanka
Immediately after the arrest of Ruki Fernando and Fr Praveen Mahesan, prominent activists of the National Peace Council (NPC), US Government has expressed its concern over their arrests. In a statement released yesterday, it said, “The United States Government is concerned about the arrests and dete...
18.03.2014 - 07:59
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National Peace Council Tiger Links Bared
Ruki Fernando and Fr Praveen Mahesan, prominent activists of the National Peace Council (NPC), were taken into custody in Kilinochchi by the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID), Military spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasekera yesterday said. “They were taken into custody for questioning under the...
18.03.2014 - 07:52
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Suspected assailants of Amalraj, the victim at the school cricket match remanded till 25th March
Mallakam Magistratre ordered all the four suspects arrested in connection with the murder of Tharshan Jeyaratnam Amalraj (23yrs) to be remanded till 25th of this month. Last Saturday, 15th March Tharshan Jeyaratnam Amalraj was murdered at Vaddukoddai while watching the 26th annual Rajan Kadi...
18.03.2014 - 07:43
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UNHRC Resolution against Sri Lanka: International community must separate the woods from the trees
A majority of Sri Lankans are against the UNHRC resolution moved by the USA for one fundamental reason. It is because they consider the resolution an attack on their political leadership and their much valued Armed forces and the Police that defeated 30 years of LTTE terrorism inflicted on all of S...
17.03.2014 - 21:28 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Air Chief Marshall Harsha Abeywickrema assumes duties as the Bank of Ceylon’s New Chairman
Air Chief Marshall Harsha Abeywickrema RWP, RSP, VSP, USP assumes duties as the BOC’s new chairman from today. The former Sri Lankan Air Force Commander, Air Chief Marshal Abeywickrema, joined the SLAF in 1980 as an Officer Cadet and was commissioned as a Pilot Officer in 1982. He has earned a M...
17.03.2014 - 15:33
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Emerging Russia-China axis augurs well for many nations
A new dynamic emerged recently as Russia and China vetoed moves by the West to bring sanctions against Syria and Zimbabwe at the UN. Obviously, the interests of Russia and China have converged as never before. This augurs well for smaller nations like Sri Lanka striving to keep the wolf away f...
17.03.2014 - 07:56 By Philip Fernando
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Pi Day – 3 / 14
On Friday, enthusiasts of mathematics worldwide celebrated the most famous mathematical symbol – constant – of all time, Pi, π the Greek letter that represents a sequence of never-ending numbers, starting from 3.14159… Although, the crisis in Ukraine and the fate of MH 370, the missing aeroplane...
16.03.2014 - 14:55 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Two-day annual feast of St. Anthony's Church in Kachchativu commenced yesterday
The annual two-day Kachchativu Feast commenced yesterday - Saturday 15 March and up to yesterday night nearly 5500 pilgrims both from India and locally participated and more expected today to participate in the festival. All the necessary basic facilities to the pilgrims were provided by the...
16.03.2014 - 14:44
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Letter from America: The Question of Minorities – 2
The term illiberal democracy was first used by Dr. Fareed Zakaria (of CNN’s GPS program) in a 1997 article in the Foreign Affairs journal. By this he meant a governing system in which, although elections take place (a necessary requisite for democracy), citizens are cut off from knowledge about the...
17.03.2014 - 01:58 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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How come MP Rathika meets banned LTTE leaders in Tamil Nadu after her so called ordeal in Sri Lanka?
More revelations of MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan's visit to Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu, South India have now surfaced. She claimed that her private visit to Sri Lanka after some 27 years was to meet with relatives and see her former home in Jaffna and engage in some charitable work just before the March 2...
15.03.2014 - 09:58 By Mahinda Gunasekera - Toronto
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It’s a false alarm!
It is learnt that a hoax e-mail telling people they may have cancer has been in circulation in many parts of the world. The messages appear to be from the National Institute for Health Care Excellence (NICE), but the organization’s chief executive, in UK, has personally warned people that the e-m...
15.03.2014 - 06:41 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Diplomats briefed in New Delhi on World Conference on Youth 2014 to be held in Sri Lanka
Representatives of over 100 diplomatic missions in New Delhi met on 11th March 2014 at a briefing on the World Conference on Youth which will be held in Sri Lanka this year in May. The conference will come to Asia for the first time and the focus will be on young people’s role in the creation and i...
15.03.2014 - 06:24
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Donation of 50,000 MTs rice from the people of Sri Lanka to the World Food Programme
Sri Lanka yesterday donated 50,000 metric tons of rice to the World Food Program (WFP) for free supply to 10 countries in Central Africa and South Asia. President Mahinda Rajapaksa made a symbolic handover of the consignment of rice to the WFP Representative and Country Director Ismail Omer at the...
15.03.2014 - 06:11
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Health Ministry distributes ambulances to 7 provinces
The Ministry of Health has distributed eighty six (86) brand new ambulances with intensive care facilities to hospitals in seven Provinces in Sri Lanka, namely the Northern, North Central, North Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, Uva and Eastern Provinces. The ambulances were handed over at a ceremony...
15.03.2014 - 05:59
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“My highest regard for the Judiciary” - Rishad
Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen expressed his highest regard for the Judiciary. “I express my highest regard for the Judiciary. I regret for the unauthorised use of the telephone” said Minister Bathiudeen on 14 March in Colombo. Minister Bathiudeen was addressing a special pres...
15.03.2014 - 05:55
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Sri Lankan Community in US Rallied Against Unfounded US/UN Allegations
Over one hundred Sri Lankan Americans from the Houston region attended a protest rally to voice their strong opposition to the ongoing aggressive stand by the United States of America against Sri Lanka. The protest rally was organized Sri Lankan Americans for Unity and Prosperity and held a prote...
14.03.2014 - 16:19
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Part IV: Indo Lanka Relations before China War and After
The post war period, last three years especially, Indo-Sri Lanka relations were seen going through a period of stress. The first manifestation of this came with India extending support to a Resolution that US along with European Union succeeded in passing at the UNHRC in Geneva in 2012 and again in...
14.03.2014 - 14:22 By Bandu de Silva
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French Ambassador on a fact finding visit to the North
The Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Mr Jean-Paul Monchau, was on a fact finding official visit to the Northern Province between the 9th and the 11th of March 2014. In Jaffna, Mr Jean-Paul Monchau held a meeting with the Governor of the Northern Province, Mr G. A. Chandrasiri...
14.03.2014 - 12:54
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Let’s Strengthen Ideology of Pakistan
Allama Iqbal Ideology of Pakistan has been truly translated when Quaid-e-Azam demanded a separate country for the Indian Muslims. At that time, the Qauid also assured the world that minorities and all sects will live freely according to their religious obligations, norms and services. However, the...
14.03.2014 - 08:58 By Zaheerul Hassan
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