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Letter From America: Recent Disturbing Events inside Bangladesh Demand Change

In the last few weeks Bangladesh has seen a series of student protests in much of the country in which the high school going students became vocal about reckless driving of bus drivers that continues to kill so many every day.

Letter From America: Recent Disturbing Events inside Bangladesh Demand Change
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Why good news is no news?

During my short vacation in Colombo I made a visit to Bank of Ceylon, NRFC Department, in its new location. I was not surprised in any way the way they attended to me.

Why good news is no news?
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Worsening Iran’s Economic Troubles: Middle East on the brink of getting its next flash point

Iranian economic situation is already dire and unless a miracle takes place, it may go out of the frying pan into the fire next week, when President Trump will impose a wave of sanctions.

Worsening Iran’s Economic Troubles: Middle East on the brink of getting its next flash point
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Sri Lankan alleged war crime suspect arrested in Germany

According to a US Newspaper, ‘The Charlotte Observer’, German authorities have arrested a Sri Lankan man suspected of involvement in killing captured government soldiers as a member of the Tamil Tigers rebel group a decade ago.

Sri Lankan alleged war crime suspect arrested in Germany
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Existence of civil society is under threat

The increasing repression of civil society was a major theme that emerged during the recently concluded 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam. A range of presentations and discussions confirmed that, in many countries, like Hungary, Russia, Venezuela, and the Philippines, the civil society space for HIV prevention is diminishing with the introduction of new laws and policies that are aimed at minimizing access to human rights and jeopardizing the health and well-being of key populations.

Photograph of Gandhiji's Talisman
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Vijaya kala opa karana

Government party MP and state minister Vijaykala is the wife of Maheswaran also an UNP MP who was killed in 2008 by the LTTE at a Hindu kovil in Colombo. He gave her a luxurious life with the sacks of money he made shipping essential supplies to Jaffna. What is not as well known is that he was also kept captive by the LTTE for 2 weeks for reneging on protection money. Had the LTTE given him a final notice? Surely Vijayakala must have pined for him after he was killed?

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