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Sri Lanka suspects a third party role in fishermen’s incident

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Sri Lanka esuspects a third party involvement in the shooting incident at Indian fishermen in the recent past. Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in New Delhi, Prasad Kariyawasam referring to the alleged incidents in the Northern waters has said “the Sri Lanka Navy will not fire at Indian fishermen even if they had crossed the maritime boundary and suspected the role of some third party behind the incidents”.

He said that proper investigation would bring out the truth. “Now that the LTTE is no more, we do not know who did it. We hope investigation (on both sides) throws light,” the High Commissioner told India’s Daily News Analysis Read the rest of this entry »

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January 26, 2011 at 5:47 pm

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CIA-trained ‘terrorist’ in US court

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Accused of killing 73 in an airline bombing, Luis Posada Carriles charged with immigration violations, not terrorism.-El Paso, Texas – Margarita Morales Fernandez couldn’t be in court to see the former CIA agent who allegedly killed her father and 72 others aboard a Cuban airplane in one of the world’s worst airline attacks before September 11, 2001.

Fernandez and hundreds other victims are carefully watching the trial of former CIA operative Luis Posada Carriles in US federal court. His 11 charges include perjury for lying to US immigration officials, but terror-related offences are not on the docket Read the rest of this entry »

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January 26, 2011 at 4:59 pm

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Tuticorin-Colombo ferry service by February-end: Vasan

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Ferry service between Tuticorin and Colombo is expected to commence by February-end, G. K. Vasan, Union Minister of Shipping, said on Monday. Initially, it would be operational thrice a week. Later, the frequency would be increased.

Inaugurating a passenger terminal and laying the foundation stone for North Cargo Berth II on the premises of Tuticorin Port, he said that TPT would soon be named after freedom fighter V.O. Chidambaram. While passenger amenities were established at a cost of Rs.2.25 crore, NCB II would be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs.332.16 crore in two years Read the rest of this entry »

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January 25, 2011 at 11:09 am

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Israel plans to build 58,000 settler homes in occupied Jerusalem

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GAZA, (PIC)– Gaza’s religious affairs ministry expressed concern over a project to build 58,000 Jewish settler homes in occupied Jerusalem by 2020. Meanwhile, Israel is announcing Jerusalem as the capital for Jewish people and allocating funds to attract Jews in a project dubbed Jerusalem 2020, the ministry said in a statement Monday.

The construction is aimed at pushing out Jerusalem’s Arab population and making it a holy city for the Jews, the ministry added. Settlement funds purchased two weeks earlier the Shepherd hotel under an illegal absentee property law and planned to build in its place a Jewish settlement. The property was owned by late Palestinian Mufti Amin al-Husseini Read the rest of this entry »

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January 25, 2011 at 10:57 am

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Namal Rajapaksa meets Libyan leader

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UPFA MP Namal Rajapaksa toured Libya yesterday (Jan. 17) and met with president Col. Muammer Al Gaddafi in Tripoli. Mr. Rajapaksa was accompanied in the tour by MPs Sajin Vaas Gunawardena, Duminda Silva as well as Lohan Ratwatte, Tharanath Basnayake, Indika Karunajeewa and Tharanga Gamlath.Sri Lankan ambassador Sudantha Ganegamaarachchi also attended the Sri Lankan delegation’s meeting with the Libyan leader.

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January 18, 2011 at 9:30 pm

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Huge damage caused by floods:Ministry

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The Disaster Management Ministry said the initial estimated damage from the floods stand at US $ 500 million which is about Rs. 50 billion. Ministry Secretary Mrs. Marina Mohamed making a presentation on the emergency situation before Heads of Mission of the Member States of the Organization of the IslamicConference (OIC) based in Colombo, said the initial estimated damage from the floods stood at US $ 500 million, the External Affairs Ministry said.

“The government has spent US $ 10 million to provide cooked meals and dry rations for the people in all affected areas. The Ministry of Disaster Management has released US $ 1.5 million for relief during the three days ending January 12,” the Ministry Secretary said. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 15, 2011 at 4:41 pm

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Over 950,000 affected by floods, death toll rises to 18: DMC

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The death toll in floods and landslides increased to 18 as over 950,000 people were flood hit, officials at the Disaster Management Centre said. Nearly 200,000 people have been forced to vacate their homes. Over 400,000 acres of paddy cultivation has gone under water, according to the Minister of Agrarian Services, S.M.Chandrasena said.

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January 12, 2011 at 9:16 pm

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Mizan: IOF killed 14 Palestinians, wounded 38 last month

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GAZA, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) killed 14 Palestinians including two children and wounded 38 citizens including eight children during the past month of December, the Mizan center for human rights said in a report.

The report published on Monday said that the IOF troops launched five major incursions into the Gaza Strip during which dozens of cultivated dunums were bulldozed. It highlighted the IOF navy forces escalated targeting of Palestinian fishermen in the final month of 2010, wounding one and arresting six while fishing Read the rest of this entry »

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January 11, 2011 at 7:24 pm

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Jaffna district GA denied the rumour ‘that Jaffna Muslim IDP must register before 31of January ‘

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Jaffna  district  government agent  imelda sukumar  denied  the rumour  that Jaffna Muslim IDP must register before 31 of January  ‘ that is false propaganda   there is no such decision form the government ‘  she said when she discussed regarding Jaffna Muslims IDPs  resettlement  with Jaffna municipal  council member B.A.S. Sufiyan.

According to B.A.S. Sufiyan she said   ‘Jaffna Muslims can come and resettle in their Original places  any time, there is  no such death line for Muslim IDP’s resettlement’  ‘I serve people equally they can come any time without any time frame’-  B.A.S. Sufiyan

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January 7, 2011 at 9:35 am

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Muthaliph Farook takes oath

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Muthaliph Farook took oaths as an MP filling the vacancy created by late SLMC MP Noordeen Mazoor. Farook polled the next highest preferential votes in the electoral list of Vanni district. Farook filled the vacancy created in Parliament with the demise of Noordeen Mashoor MP who contested the last parliamentary general Election under the UNP.The new Parliamentarian is a resident of Musali in the Mannar district.

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January 5, 2011 at 7:08 pm

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Islam converts number 100,000

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Up to 100,000 converts to Islam are living in the UK, with white women leading the growing number of people embracing the Muslim faith, according to a report published today. The number of converts to Islam may have risen from around 60,000 in 2001 to up to 90,000 to 100,000, according to estimates in a report for the Faith Matters organisation.

A study by Kevin Brice, of Swansea University, on behalf of Faith Matters, found 5,200 people converted to Islam in the UK last year. A survey of 122 converts last year showed 56% were white British, with women making up 62% of respondents. The average age at conversion was just over 27 Read the rest of this entry »

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January 5, 2011 at 11:49 am

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Asian aid convoy reaches Gaza Strip

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An aid convoy carrying food and medical supplies for the besieged Palestinians, as part of an Asian aid mission, has arrived in the Gaza Strip. The Asia to Gaza Solidarity Caravan, (Asia 1) entered the coastal strip through the Rafah border crossing with Egypt on Monday.

Some 105 human rights activists gathered at the crossing. Most of them flew to Egypt from Syria. And eight activists arrived at the Egyptian port of El Arish onboard a ship.
Egyptian authorities had prevented Iranian activists with the convoy from entering Egypt Read the rest of this entry »

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January 3, 2011 at 12:52 pm

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Holocaust survivors warn of stirrings of neo-fascism

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Survivors of the Holocaust have warned of the first stirrings of neo-fascism in Israel following the emergence of a Right-wing campaign to cleanse Arabs from predominantly Jewish parts of the country.

By Adrian Blomfield, Jerusalem: Until this month, the shadowy Lehava organisation was best known for issuing an eccentric demand in March urging Bar Refaeli, an Israeli model, not to marry Leonardo DiCaprio, the American actor, because he is a gentile

But in recent weeks it has taken on a more sinister hue by spearheading a series of actions that included a rally in the coastal city of Bat Yam to denounce Jews who rent their homes to Arabs Read the rest of this entry »

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January 1, 2011 at 7:08 pm

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Saudi Investor delighted by the hospitality of Sri Lankans

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A renowned Saudi Investor has expressed confidence that Sri Lanka will become an economic power soon and that he never felt so comfortable in a country immediately after arrival as he felt in Sri Lanka although he has visited so many countries in the world.

The investor Mr. Saad Abdul Ghani Al Shamrani who has made considerable investments in many countries is reported to be having many blueprints for investment in Sri Lanka has met President Mahinda Rajapaksa to discuss about his investment plans in the country Read the rest of this entry »

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January 1, 2011 at 6:42 pm

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