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No Coordinating Secy of Rishad arrested

: The All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) announces that no Coordinating Secretaries of ACMC Leader, Minister Rishad Bathiudeen have been arrested in Mannar, contrary to such speculations in the social media on 30 April. ACMC denies that the arrested individual is part of Minister Bathiudeen’s staff.

No Coordinating Secy of Rishad arrested
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On the Terrorists Trail: Sri Lanka mastermind’s call data trail leads to Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Intelligence agencies are tracking over a dozen men from Tamil Nadu and Kerala whose phone numbers were found in the Call Detail Records (CDRs) of Zaharan Hashim, the suspected mastermind behind the Easter Sunday blasts in Sri Lanka, a security official told 'The Indian Express."

 On the Terrorists Trail: Sri Lanka mastermind’s call data trail leads to Tamil Nadu, Kerala
 On the Terrorists Trail: Sri Lanka mastermind’s call data trail leads to Tamil Nadu, Kerala
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Finance Minister leads Sri Lankan Delegation to 52nd AGM of the ADB in Fiji

Minister of Finance Mr. Mangala Samaraweera will lead the Sri Lankan Delegation to the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank to be held in Nadi, Fiji from 2nd to 5th May 2019.

Finance Minister leads Sri Lankan Delegation to 52nd AGM of the ADB in Fiji
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CDS Awards Rs. 100,000.00 Each To 07 SBS Persons Wounded In Action

The Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral RC Wijegunaratne authored a book titled “Read Between the Lines” compiling the essays written by him with true stories in his 38 years of military career.

CDS  Awards Rs. 100,000.00 Each To 07 SBS Persons Wounded In Action
CDS  Awards Rs. 100,000.00 Each To 07 SBS Persons Wounded In Action
CDS  Awards Rs. 100,000.00 Each To 07 SBS Persons Wounded In Action
CDS  Awards Rs. 100,000.00 Each To 07 SBS Persons Wounded In Action
CDS  Awards Rs. 100,000.00 Each To 07 SBS Persons Wounded In Action
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Situational Awareness-Must read for all citizens

In Sri Lanka, we have witnessed one of the worst days in our life as Easter Sunday bombings that left 253 people dead and more than 485 people wounded. Sri Lanka’s top defense official resigned on Thursday, April 25 over security failures and according to sources the Sri Lankan government admitted that "major" intelligence lapses led to the horrific coordinated attacks.

Situational Awareness-Must read for all citizens
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Lalin's Column: When does a Prime Minister Resign?

When PM Wickramasinghe was asked by BBC’s Channel 4 why he had not taken action against ISIS terrorists who had returned to the Island in 2017, his fatuous reply was that it was not illegal in SL to take part in terrorist actions abroad.

Lalin's Column: When does a Prime Minister Resign?
Lalin's Column: When does a Prime Minister Resign?
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India - National elections, Northeast shows the way

Once a land of separatist insurgents, their supporter-sympathizers and many journalist- intellectuals promoting anti-India propaganda, the northeastern region (commonly termed as Northeast) this time has marked a rare achievement of peaceful polling with echo-friendly campaigns resulting over 80 percent turn-out during the general elections of India, where the national average usually remains within 70% polling.

India - National elections, Northeast shows the way
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It is Mangala Again!

Mangala Samaraweera continues to better his record as the most treacherous person ever to assume a political office since independence in Sri Lanka. Holding a press conference on Friday the 27th April on the Easter attack, he maintained that he is concerned about the loss of revenue in tourism and the effect the attack may have on the future arrivals.

It is Mangala Again!
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Kashmir Again at Crossroads - What Future Holds for Kashmir if BJP Wins Indian Elections 2019?

General elections are underway in India, and in next four weeks, 900 million people there will be eligible to cast a vote to choose their next Prime Minister. Polls predictions so far suggests the potential re-election of BJP with Modi in power again for the next five years.

New trend in Kashmir is the attendance of a large number of Kashmiris in the funeral procession of rebels killed by Indian forces. Media reports say at least 160 rebels were killed in encounters this year across Kashmir. Sameer Mushtaq/Al Jazeera
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Sri Lankans In Saudia Condemns Sunday Easter Bomb Blasts In One Voice

The Sri Lankan community living in Saudi Arabia expressed their condemnation on the Sunday Easter bomb blast in Sri Lanka in one voice.

Sri Lankans In Saudia Condemns Sunday Easter Bomb Blasts In One Voice
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British soil used for jihadist activities

While it is well known to all of us that the United Kingdom has always been at the forefront of fighting terrorism and radical Islamic jihad, most definitely the British policymakers and Britons now need to answer the question as to why they have been allowing the British soil to some individuals in continuing jihadist activities.

British soil used for jihadist activities
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