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Lending the Police Service for a Sacrificial Offering.

After letting down the people of this country by the gross incompetence on the part of the government, it is now over reacting and harassing the people.

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Sri Lanka: an island on edge

When an aspiring kid wanted to learn music from a master of old school, we are told, that the former was usually subjected to a process of learning disharmony before mastering the art of harmony.

Sri Lanka: an island on edge
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Sri Lanka: A Tragic Lesson in Revenge Politics

My relationship with the island nation of Sri Lanka began over twenty years ago. At that time, it was engaged in a bloody 30-year civil war that eventually claimed the lives of an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 people. A deadly tsunami had devastated the country on Dec. 26, 2004, and on November 19, 2005, Mahinda Rajapaksa was elected to the first term of his presidency. From his predecessor, Chandrika Kumaratunga, a lady of questionable ethics, Mr. Rajapaksa inherited a country in chaos; it was rife with political corruption, racial, cultural, and religious conflicts, as well as poverty and social turmoil. The beleaguered natives were weary of hardship and death, of the seemingly endless war, of being left behind by economic development, and of living in constant fear that a suicide bomber might suddenly appear and blow them to bits.

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"Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day"

This is a letter written by Mahinda Gunasekera of Canada on the Proclamation of May 18, 2019 as 'Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day' by Toronto and Brampton. He writes this letter to the Mayors John Tory and Mayor Patrick Brown, on their proclamation of the “Proclamation of “Tamil Genocide Day”

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‘Ready to face investigations’-Rishad

In a special statement, Minister Rishad Bathiudeen and Leader of ACMC clarifies various allegations made against him, stressing that they are attempts to accuse him falsely. “I am ready to prove that I am correct” he adds. " class="caption" align="right" />

Sri Lankan Minister of Industry, Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons, Cooperative Development, Skills Development & Vocational Training Rishad Bathiudeen
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Terrorism strikes Sri Lanka!

As in Christchurch, New Zealand, terrorism has chosen another island nation. More than 300 people were killed and dozens were injured in a series of terrorist acts in different hotels and churches on the island of Sri Lanka. A peaceful country, located south of India, Sri Lanka enjoys a 97 percent literacy rate, the highest in South Asia, and is an amazing mix of religions, including Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Christians. The island, which produces the finest tea in the world, was colonized by the Dutch, Portuguese and finally by Britain.

Terrorism strikes Sri Lanka!
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Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka: Crisis, Correction and Hope

I was 16 when I witnessed the horror terrorism first hand. It was the blast I lost my father in.
When the long battle ended with the Tamil Tigers in 2009, I was relieved that what I witnessed would not be seen by my children.

Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka: Crisis, Correction and Hope
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Singapore: Amend the “Fake News” Bill

Singapore must significantly amend a “fake news” bill being debated in parliament this week that threatens to curb free speech and give authorities sweeping powers to punish critics, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said.

Singapore: Amend the “Fake News” Bill
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For Admission To Undergraduate Courses In India

The High Commission of India has invited applications from eligible Sri Lankan students (excluding PIO, OCI Card holders & NRIs) seeking admission to Undergraduate Courses in MBBS, BDS, BE, B.Tech, B.Pharm & B.Arch under the Self Financing Scheme for the academic year 2019-20.

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“Download 1990 App to save lives” Says Harsha, founder of 1990

The “1990 Suwa Seriya” pre-hospital care ambulance service is one of a kind services that started its pioneering journey in July 2016. Currently, 258 ambulances cover eight provinces in the country and will have national coverage with the launch of Eastern province later this month. The fleet will then consist of 300 units. The service is offered totally free to the people of Sri Lanka.

“Download 1990 App to save lives” Says Harsha, founder of 1990
“Download 1990 App to save lives” Says Harsha, founder of 1990
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Funds Released for Three Churches Damaged by Easter Sunday Bomb attacks

Funds have been released to reconstruct and rehabilitate St. Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade, St. Sebastian’s Church in Katuwapitiya and Zion Church in Batticaloa Under the direction of Prime Minister.

Funds Released for Three Churches Damaged by Easter Sunday Bomb attacks
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WP Governor Salley transfers 10 Muslim female teachers who were kicked out of school for wearing Abhaya

On an intervention by Western Province Governor Azath Salley, 10 Muslim female teachers were transferred to various schools in his province, when they were prohibited from entering the school, since they were wearing the traditional Hijab on Tuesday.

WP Governor Salley transfers 10 Muslim female teachers who were kicked out of school for wearing Abhaya
WP Governor Salley transfers 10 Muslim female teachers who were kicked out of school for wearing Abhaya
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