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Why I Will Never, Ever, Go Back to the United States

Oct 17th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured articles

The first part of the trip, from Montreal to New York, is known to be one of the world’s prettiest train routes. When we had just passed the sign ‘Welcome to the State of New York,’ the train pulled over for a border check. I put the brown envelope on my lap. On top of […]



Drafting of the new legislation for granting dual citizenship to expatriate Sri Lankans completed

Aug 14th, 2013 | By | Category: Daily News

Authorities in Sri Lanka have completed the drafting of new legislation to grant dual citizenship to Sri Lankans residing overseas. The spokesperson said the draft legislation has already been submitted to the Attorney General’s Department for review. Meanwhile, Secretary to the Ministry of Defense and Urban Development, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said the amendment would be tabled […]



Yala National Park closed in September for maintenance

Aug 7th, 2013 | By | Category: Daily News

According to the wildlife department, the Yala National Park will be closed for visitors in September. The spokesperson said bookings of bungalows would not be allowed for local or foreign visitors from September 1 to 30 and during this period maintenance work of bungalows and the park would be carried out. Spokesperson also said as […]



Government to pay Compensation for victims of Weliveriya

Aug 7th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News

The Sri Lankan government expressing condolences to the families of the dead and wounded residents of the Weliweriya area in Gampaha district during a protest last week said the government will compensate the families for their losses. Compensation is to be paid to family members of those who were killed and were injured in the […]



Indian Govt says ‘terror’ attack after blasts at Mahabodhi Temple

Jul 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Daily News

REUTERS – A series of explosions in and around Buddhism’s holiest shrine in Bihar injured two persons early on Sunday, in what the government described as a “terror” attack. The Mahabodhi Temple complex is located in Bodh Gaya, the place where the Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment. “It is a terror attack.. no […]



Tamil Nadu fishermen enter Sri Lankan waters

May 10th, 2013 | By | Category: Daily News

Jaffna forum – The claim of Tamil Nadu fishermen that they do not go beyond Kachchativu to fish and that they are attacked by the Sri Lankan Navy in Indian waters is completely fictitious, say Jaffna fishermen. “It is a blatant lie,” said an angry K Rajachandran, president of the Ambal Fishermen’s Cooperative Society, Karainagar, […]



5 year old girl fights for life after ‘rape’

Apr 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Foreign Affairs

After the kidnapping and rape of a 5 year old girl in New Delhi, demonstrators protest at police headquarters over reported malfeasance by officers handling the case. Young girl was in serious condition Saturday after being raped and tortured by a man who held her in a locked room in India’s capital for two days, […]



British woman in India, fearing a sexual assault ‘shouted for help for hour’

Mar 25th, 2013 | By | Category: Foreign Affairs

A British woman who jumped from a hotel balcony in India fearing a sexual assault said on Sunday she shouted for help for more than an hour before she fled. Jessica Davies, 31, from London, said she had barricaded the door of her hotel room in Agra with furniture to stop two men from entering. […]



No official record of Indian fishermen killed in Sri Lankan waters!

Mar 14th, 2013 | By | Category: Daily News

Indian Minister of Defence, Shri A.K. Antony in a statement to the Indian Parliament has said that there is no official record of Indian fishermen killed in Sri Lankan territorial waters. A total of 23 boats and 131 Indian fishermen were apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy during the last year. The apprehended fishermen have […]



Magnitude 8 earthquake strikes Solomons Islands

Feb 6th, 2013 | By | Category: Foreign Affairs

A major magnitude 8 earthquake was feared to have flattened villages in the Solomon Islands on Wednesday and triggered a tsunami. A wave measuring 3 feet reached the Solomon Islands after the quake, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. for more information please visit >> http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/8269740/Magnitude-8-quake-hits-off-Solomon-Islands