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September 20, 2017 4:59 am gmt |
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Eelam People’s Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF) Leader Suresh Premachandran said although his party is a constituent of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), it will not support the 20th Amendment as it will create a mess in the provincial council system. “According to the amendment, i...
In America
September 20, 2017 4:40 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena called upon the international community to seriously consider the tremendous progress made by the government towards reconciliation, restoration of democratic freedoms, human rights and the rule of law and extend the fullest support to the slow, but the steady forward m...
In India
September 20, 2017 4:10 am gmt |
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In a case that could decide the future of the E Palaniswami government in Tamil Nadu, the Madras High Court will today hear the country’s former top law officer and former Union Ministers argue on a petition challenging Speaker’s order disqualifying 18 lawmakers of the ruling AIADMK who s...
In America
September 20, 2017 3:54 am gmt |
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U.N. chief Antonio Guterres welcomed world leaders to the United Nations on Tuesday (September 19), the first day of the General Assembly debates. Guterres posed for pictures before sitting down with Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May, Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos Calderon, J...
In Football
September 20, 2017 3:41 am gmt |
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Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez celebrated his first Bundesliga start for Bayern Munich in style by inspiring them to a 3-0 win at Schalke 04 on Tuesday (September 19). James, on loan from Real Madrid, scored the second goal and cleverly set up the third, having also played a part in winning the ...
In Latest Stories
September 6, 2017 11:48 am gmt |
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Pope Francis left for Colombia on Wednesday (September 6) for a visit set to encourage a fledgling peace process that ended half a century of war between a succession of governments and the guerrilla group FARC but has left the country deeply divided. Francis, making his 20th foreign trip as pontiff ...
In Jaffna
September 6, 2017 11:17 am gmt |
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Northern Province Chief Minister and Tamil People’s Council (TPC) President C.V. Wigneswaran yesterday said, that President Maithripala Siriena’s statement, that he will not let anyone to conduct a probe against Government Forces on war crimes allegations, indirectly says that Forces have...
In India
September 6, 2017 4:34 am gmt |
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Senior journalist, editor and activist Gauri Lankesh, 55, was shot dead by unidentified assailants at the entrance of her home in Bengaluru West on Tuesday evening. Four bullets were pumped into the editor of the Kannada weekly Lankesh Patrike at her doorstep after she had stepped out of her car and ...
In Latest Stories
September 5, 2017 3:41 am gmt |
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World number one Rafael Nadal reached the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open for the first time in four years with a 6-2 6-4 6-1 victory over Ukraine’s Alexandr Dolgopolov on Monday (September 4). Two-time U.S. Open winner Nadal is on course to win his second grand slam of the year after sealing t...
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September 4, 2017 4:10 am gmt |
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South Korea has conducted a missile drill simulating an attack on the North Korean nuclear test site in response to Pyongyang’s sixth nuclear test. The live-fire exercise saw ballistic missiles launched from fighter jets and the ground. It came as US defence chief James Mattis warned that any t...
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August 28, 2017 11:36 am gmt |
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Thailand’s defense minister on Monday said he did not know the whereabouts of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, days after she failed to show up for a verdict in her trial for negligence at which she faced up to 10 years in prison. Yingluck, whose government was ousted in a 2014 coup, fled t...
In India
August 28, 2017 11:16 am gmt |
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An Indian judge on Monday handed a 10-year jail sentence to self-styled ’godman’ Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, whose followers went on a deadly rampage after he was convicted of rape on Friday. “The court has ordered 10-year jail term for the accused,” Ram Niwas, senior bureaucrat in charge of law and ord...
In Colombo
August 28, 2017 7:51 am gmt |
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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj comes to Colombo to participate in the two-day Indian Ocean Conference to be held from August 31 in which Sri Lankan prime minister and president are among key speakers. Foundation, a Delhi-based think tank, will host the IOC 2017 in collaboration with RSIS, Si...
In Colombo
August 28, 2017 6:11 am gmt |
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The Sri Lankan Freedom Party (SLFP) decided to cancel the membership of the six parliament members due to their presence on Joint Opposition (JO). The following parliament members, Pavithra Devi Wanniarachchi, Rohitha Abeygunawardhana, Prasanna Ranathunga, Prasanna Ranaweera, Sanath Nishantha and Loh...
In Cricket
August 28, 2017 4:24 am gmt |
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Opener Rohit Sharma and former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni hit unbeaten 124 and 67 respectively as India crushed Sri Lanka by six wickets to take unassailable 3-0 lead in five-match series at Pallekele on Sunday. India romped to the 218-run target riding on knocks of Sharma and Dhoni with more than ...
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August 23, 2017 6:01 am gmt |
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 Resettlement Minister, D. M. Swaminathan stated, that It is impossible to do anything about the release of Tamil political prisoners detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act. The Minister said, responding to a question of journalists  in Jaffna yesterday (Tuesday), about Three Tamil political ...
In India
August 23, 2017 4:58 am gmt |
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Over 70 people were injured after eight coaches of the Kaifiyat Express derailed and one overturned near Auraiya in Uttar Pradesh during the early hours of Wednesday. No deaths have been reported as of now. Kaifiyat Express runs between Azamgarh and New Delhi met with an accident after a loader carry...
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August 23, 2017 4:58 am gmt |
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, Pakistan must adopt a different approach to terrorism, and we are ready to work with them to help them protect themselves against these terrorist organizations. “There’s been an erosion in trust because we have witnessed terrorist organizations ...
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August 23, 2017 4:08 am gmt |
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Norwegian cross-country Zskier Therese Johaug’s doping ban has been extended by five months, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Tuesday (August 22), dashing her hopes of competing in the Olympic Games next February. The ban, extended to 18 months, will expire in April 2018, CAS sa...