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Month: January 2013

US to bring new human rights resolution against Sri Lanka

COLOMBO: The US will bring a fresh resolution to the UN Human Rights Council in a bid to force Sri Lanka to deliver on promises to probe its troops for war crimes, top US diplomats announced on Monday after talks with Colombo….

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Sri Lankan jumbo Cabinet expanded

The Sri Lankan Cabinet, one of the biggest in a democratic nation – with 93 Ministers – has been expanded to reward a few more who have exceeded the expectations of President Mahinda Rajapaksa….

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Sri Lanka beat Australia by 3 runs, win series 2-0

Sri Lanka beat Australia by three runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method in the second and final Twenty20 cricket international in Melbourne on Monday. Sri Lanka clinched the two-match series 2-0….

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10 Ministers, 6 Deputy Ministers take oaths

Ten ministers, six deputy ministers and two project ministers have taken oaths before President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in the much awaited cabinet reshuffle which took place at Temple Trees this morning, President’s Media Division said….

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Sri Lankan maid jumps to death in Dubai

A Sri Lankan girl was found dead in International City in Dubai on Friday evening. It is reported that she jumped off the balcony of her 4th floor accommodation. Aged 26, Anupama had started working for Jen Perfect cleaning company in Dubai four months ago….

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US delegation visits Jaffna

The visiting top level US delegation on Sunday visited Jaffna and held talks with Security Forces Commander-Jaffna Maj.Gen. M.Hathurusinghe, the army said….

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Cabinet Reshuffle – Raise the bar in evaluating quality of Ministers

By Shenali Waduge In a democracy, the people’s will is said to be exercised through its elected representatives. We know all too well how far elected representatives actually honor that duty. Be that as it may, it is abjectly clear that and no one would disagree that we lack quality in the people we vote…

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Sri Lanka beat Australia by 5 wickets in first T20

REUTERS – Sri Lanka beat Australia by five wickets in the first Twenty20 International in Sydney on Saturday to go 1-0 up in the two-match series….

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Can Sanath’s charms bring the best out of Sri Lanka again?

With former captain Sanath Jayasuriya set to be named Chairman of the new selection panel to be announced on Monday, there is some concern as to what he will bring into the table. But surely he can’t be worse than what the current lot have done….

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After execution, Sri Lanka to phase out maids going to Saudi

(Reuters) – Sri Lanka will gradually stop allowing women going to Saudi Arabia to be housemaids after a Sri Lankan was executed in the country over the death of an infant in her care, the Colombo government said on Thursday. The Indian Ocean island nation recalled its envoy to Saudi Arabia in response to the…

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Sri Lanka’s Multicultural Casualty – The National Anthem

By Shenali Waduge It is puzzling how an unreliable political ideology, advocated by liberals and subscribed to by a handful of academics, media personnel, government officials, social theorists. lefties and politicians have managed to take the world by storm introducing a concept called MULTICULTURALISM. We question what its experimentation has actually delivered to nations in…

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Holy Prophet’s teachings most relevant today – President

In keeping with tradition, the followers of Islam in Sri Lanka join their brethren in faith the world over to celebrate Milad-Un-Nabi, the birth of Holy Prophet Mohammed, states President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a Milad-Un-Nabi message….

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Minister Peiris calls on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

Minister of External Affairs Prof. GL Peiris who is currently in New Delhi in connection with the 8th Session of the India-Sri Lanka Joint Commission called on Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on 23 January. Minister Peiris conveyed the greetings of President Mahinda Rajapaksa to Prime Minister Singh. Recalling President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s recent visit to…

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World judges condemn Sri Lanka on chief justice sacking

(Reuters) – Leading judges and jurists from around the world, many from developing countries, on Wednesday condemned the Sri Lankan government’s sacking of the country’s chief justice, arguing it violated international law. The 44-strong group, all members of the Geneva Centre for the Independence of Judges and Lawyers (CIJL), called for the immediate reinstatement of…

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Champika flays Amunugama for CEB privatisation proposal

FILE PHOTO Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka yesterday lashed out at Deputy Finance Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama over the latter’s recent claim that the private sector should be allowed to hold stakes in the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB)….

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CJ’s soaring call for justice at ceremonial sitting

Chief Justice Mohan Peiris PC at the ceremonial sitting inducting him to office yesterday said his doors were open to anyone with a cogent need and he was prepared to listen to them….

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