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Aitcheson College’s soccer team calls on Pakistan High Commissioner

A 15-member soccer team from Pakistan’s prestigious Aitcheson College, Lahore, paid a courtesy call on the High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat on 12th February 2018 at the High Commission’s premises.

Group Photo - High Commissioner of Pakistan Dr  Shahid Ahmad Hashmat with Aitcheson College soccer team
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Asma Jahangir (1952-2018): A tragic loss for South Asia and the world

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is deeply saddened by the sudden demise of eminent human rights defender, lawyer and social activist Asma Jahangir in Lahore, after she suffered a cardiac arrest on 11 February 2018.

Asma Jahangir
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Women ‘shouldn’t be forced to wear abaya’ - Senior Saudi religious cleric

Sheikh Abdullah al-Mutlaq, a senior member of the top Muslim clerical body in Saudi Arabia, said that women should not be obliged to wear the loose-fitting, full-length robes symbolic of the Muslim faith known as the ‘abayas’ as the purpose of the Sharia code is to cover the entire body with any long and loose-fitting garment, whether using a cloak or any form of modest clothing.

Sheikh Abdullah Al-Mutlaq, a member of the Council of Senior Scholars.
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What’s behind the U.S. stock market bust?

In the last couple of weeks, the Dow-Jones index bounced like a wild horse that’s out of control. It closed at 23,190 before closing on last Friday, Feb. 9.

What’s behind the U.S. stock market bust?
What’s behind the U.S. stock market bust?
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Batting and fielding in turns!

You may think that this is related to Sri Lanka Vs Bangladesh Test match played at Dhaka and won by Sri Lanka by 215 runs and under three days.

Batting and fielding in turns!
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Sri Lanka elections turnout signals bad news for "Good" government

Amid tight security, Sri Lanka's local government polls closed on February 10th evening in a peaceful manner.
The Election commission said that the overall voter turnout in the elections was around 65%-at 10.2 Million voters.

Sri Lanka elections turnout signals bad news for "Good"  government
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70th Independence Day of Sri Lanka celebrated by Deputy High Commission in Chennai

The 70th Independence Day of Sri Lanka was celebrated in ceremonial way at the Deputy High Commission for Sri Lanka in Chennai on February 4 with the tri-lingual National Day Message of His Excellency the President of Sri Lanka read by the officers of the Mission, and with the blessings of the multi-faith religious leaders here.

70th Independence Day of Sri Lanka celebrated by Deputy High Commission in Chennai
70th Independence Day of Sri Lanka celebrated by Deputy High Commission in Chennai
70th Independence Day of Sri Lanka celebrated by Deputy High Commission in Chennai
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Government Leaders Insult Intelligence of Sri Lankan Public

These days we hear ad nauseam, ‘holier than thou’ preaching by President Maithripala Sirisena (MS) and Prime Minister Ranil Wikramasinghe (RW). The virtues of honesty and integrity claimed by these two Government leaders are an insult to the intelligence of the average Sri Lankan whose literacy is high and has eyes to see, ears to hear, and a brain to think for oneself and understand.

Government Leaders Insult Intelligence of Sri Lankan Public
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Minister Fowzie’s Granddaughter – Fathima Hafsa Assaulted In Court Premises

Minister A. H. M. Fowzie’s granddaughter – Attorney-at-Law Fathima Hafsa lodged three complaints yesterday, for intimidating and assaulting her in Court premises this morning against Dr. Shazli Mowjood, who is on bail and allegedly carried on these acts in breach of bail conditions.

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Tamil Diaspora urge British government to sack “slit throat” Sri Lanka diplomat

Angered by a public death threat against Tamil demonstrators in London, Eelamist diaspora groups in a rare display of solidarity have urged the British government to strip Sri Lanka’s military attaché in the United Kingdom of his diplomatic status and declare him a “Persona non Grata” who has been allowed to continue to work in High Commission on the ‘Special Orders’ of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Srisena.

A video showed Minister Counsellor (Defence) Brigadier Priyankara Fernando,  making a slitting the throat gesture towards the protesters
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Turning sunset years into gold

As soon as I set foot inside ‘Suansawan Care Resort for the elderly’ in northern Thailand, I was immediately struck by its spacious, sylvan and tranquil surroundings. Set in Maerim valley, 20 km away from the Lanna province of Chiang Mai, this retirement facility is owned and managed by 66 years old British businessman Peter Brown and his Thai wife. Opened in 2013, it won the Most Outstanding Care Resort of the world award in 2016. In an exclusive and candid interview with CNS (Citizen News Service), Peter narrated the incident that motivated him to open this care home for the elderly.

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