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Month: September 2014

DMK protests against MR’s participation in UNGA

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and its allies observed a “Black Day” protest across Tamil Nadu condemning Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s participation in the UN General Assembly meeting despite not cooperating with the world body’s probe into alleged rights violations in Sri Lanka….

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Court extends custody of Lankan spy

Suspected ISI operatives Lankan born Arun Selvarajan, Sakir Hussain, Sivabalan, Mohammad Salim and Rafiq were on Thursday produced before a Poonamallee special court in Chennai which extended their custody and remanded them in Puzhal prison….

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The Ranil Wickremasinghe enigma: A Political Case Study

“I have done many political campaigns all my life, but one thing I have still not worked out is, what goes on in the mind of the Sri Lankan voter before he votes” so said Esmond Wickremesinghe, the father of Ranil Wickremesinghe. With 30 successful election failures to his credit and still counting the thought…

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103-year-old woman killed in Balangoda, 13-year-old arrested

The police have arrested a 13-year old boy over a murder of 103-year old woman in Egoda Walebada area in Balangoda, last afternoon….

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President Rajapaksa holds bilateral talks at UN Headquarters

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is in New York City to attend 69th United Nations General Assembly which is being held in the UN Headquarters, held bilateral discussions with several state leaders on Tuesday afternoon. They included the Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, the Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón and the Secretary General of the…

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Sri Lanka an unfortunate victim of ill-conceived agendas – President

Post-conflict Sri Lanka has also become an unfortunate victim of ill-conceived agendas of some in the Human Rights Council, who pay scant regard to the substantial progress achieved by Sri Lanka, in reconstruction, rehabilitation and reconciliation within a short span of 5 years, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said addressing the 69th Session of the United Nations…

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Marvan confirmed as Sri Lanka Head Coach

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) confirmed in a media release yesterday that ‘as per the recommendations of the special committee appointed to select the National Head Coach, The Executive Committee of SLC unanimously approved and appointed Marvan Atapattu to the position of National Head Coach of Sri Lanka Cricket with immediate effect’….

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Bandarawela HQI transferred over election day clash

Bandarawela Police Headquarters Inspector (HQI), SK Karunasena, has been transferred to Colombo with immediate effect for negligence of duty after he failed to prevent a clash inside the police station premises on the Election Day….

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President Rajapaksa joins Hillary Clinton at CGI Annual Meeting-2014

President Mahinda Rajapaksa attended the Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative- 2014 (CGI- 2014) in New York last evening (23 Sep). President Rajapaksa, who is in New York to attend the 69th annual session of the United Nations General Assembly, also participated in the 10th Annual Meeting of the CGI which is being held…

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The fundamental rule of international law is that states cannot attack other states, even for humanitarian reasons

Does US care about violating international laws? Nope. Is there any entity that can take action against US and Allies if they violate international laws? Nope. So what is the use in an UN and its Secretary General or the UN Human Rights head? They simply take home lavish salaries, remunerations and travel VIP and…

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Police arrest suspect in Haliela journalist assault

Badulla Police today (24) arrested Amila Sandaruwan who is suspected of assaulting a journalist from the Sirasa media during the recent infamous incident of post-election violence in Haliela, Badulla….

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Jayalalithaa files two more cases against Swamy

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa filed two more defamation cases against BJP leader Subramanian Swamy in a city court on Tuesday for his alleged remarks against her on a social media platform. The City Public Prosecutor filed the cases in the Principal Sessions Court for Dr. Swamy’s “defamatory and baseless” comments on Twitter on September 17 and…

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LOWER INTEREST AS ECONOMIC SPUR

In a move aimed at stimulating the economy expected to grow at 7.8 percent this year, the Central Bank yesterday announced efforts to make commercial banks lower their interest rates and increase lending — while keeping its own policy lending rate unchanged….

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President Rajapaksa addresses UN Climate Summit – 2014

President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived at the UN Headquarters in New York this morning to participate the United Nations Climate Summit 2014 . UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is hosting this Climate Summit from September 23, 2014, to engage world leaders from government, finance, business and civil society to catalyse climate action….

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ITAK STOP FOOLING SRI LANKA: Is Your Constitution Federal or Confederal

The question is simple but why is the answer being dragged? All we want to know is whether the Illankai Thamil Arasu Katchchi the party that calls itself the Federal Party in its aims and objectives stands for a Federal system or is it aiming at a confederacy in both the 1949 Constitution and the…

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STF deployed in Haliela after post election violence

Security has been tightened in the Haliela area, in the wake of clashes between UNP and UPFA supporters yesterday….

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