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In Batticaloa
November 3, 2017 6:54 am gmt |
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The Baticaloa district TNA parliamentarian Seenithamby Yogeswaran stated that the rights of Baticaloa living Tamil people to be preserved. He stated it while addressing on a prize giving event at Bat. Vibulanandha Vidyalaya.  He further said that, for last few days, communal conflicts have occurred i...
In Cricket
September 17, 2017 11:46 am gmt |
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“Something has to be done to uplift cricket. We should select skillful cricketers. All this conflicts have occurred due to weaknesses of the Present administration. We should follow the laws. Some changes should be done to save the cricket for future generation” said the Mahanayaka Thero of the Asgir...
In Latest Stories
March 10, 2017 12:43 pm gmt |
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When a man in the Turkish town of Cizre was told his sister had been killed, his family was invited to pick up her remains from the public prosecutor’s office. But all they received were three small pieces of charred flesh – and no information on how she died. His account from February 20...
In World
February 3, 2017 12:56 pm gmt |
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The Syrian city of Raqqa, a stronghold of the Islamic State (IS) group, is reported to have had its water supply cut off. The main pipeline has been damaged after US air strikes, according to IS and anti-IS activists. Syrian rebels backed by the US-led coalition are on the offensive, in a effort to c...
In World
December 14, 2016 8:57 am gmt |
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The US has said it will limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia amid concerns over civilian casualties linked to air strikes in Yemen. Precision-guided weapons will no longer be delivered, a Pentagon official said. President Barack Obama’s administration said it was concerned over “flaws” ...
In Africa
December 11, 2016 7:16 am gmt |
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A powerful explosion has killed at least three people near the port of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, police say. At least another seven people were injured, police added. The blast was followed by the sound of gunfire. One report said a suicide bomber had targeted a tax collection facility at the po...
In Middle East
November 16, 2016 7:41 am gmt |
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Bashar al-Assad said Mr Trump would be a “natural ally” if he fulfilled a campaign pledge to fight terrorism. But he said it was “dubious” whether Mr Trump could “live up to his promises”. Mr Trump had previously said it was “madness” to oppose both Syr...
In World
October 19, 2016 7:23 am gmt |
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US Secretary of State John Kerry has welcomed the announcement of a three-day ceasefire due to come into force in the war-torn country on Wednesday midnight. Kerry urged all sides of the conflict to halt military activities and help facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid to Yemenis across the co...
In Britain
September 17, 2015 5:52 am gmt |
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The UK is to devote more troops to UN peacekeeping, with personnel being sent to South Sudan. The prime minister will detail the move at a summit in New York this month. The extra troops will be deployed to the world’s newest country, where thousands have been killed and millions displaced amid...
In Middle East
September 15, 2015 12:02 pm gmt |
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has pledged continued military support for Syria’s Bashar al-Assad despite growing concerns over Moscow’s role in the war. Russian President urged other countries to join Russia in sending “military technical assistance”. He said the influx ref...
In Srilanka
August 26, 2015 6:18 am gmt |
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Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi’s partners have expressed strong opposition to the selection of the National List. ITAK won 14 seats at the parliamentary elections and got 2 seats through national list. Among many debacle ITAK announced the names for the National list on day before yesterday. TNA’...
In Europe
July 4, 2015 7:36 am gmt |
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Some 500 activists of the far-right radical group Right Sector, representatives of the Ukrainian volunteer corps and their supporters marched in central Kiev on Friday (July 3). The participants held a rally on Grushevsky Street, a site of a fierce standoff between protesters and police during the pe...
In Europe
July 1, 2015 9:00 am gmt |
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A record 137,000 people made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe in the first half of 2015, most of them fleeing war, conflict and persecution, the United Nations said today (Wednesday). “Europe is living through a maritime refugee crisis of historic proportions,” the ...
In World
June 6, 2015 10:16 am gmt |
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Pope Francis is celebrating Mass in front of tens of thousands of Catholics at a stadium in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The pontiff’s visit to the capital, Sarajevo, is aimed at promoting peace and reconciliation across the country. The Pope will also meet members of the Muslim, Orthodox Christian and ...
In World
May 27, 2015 5:53 am gmt |
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The Israeli air force has carried out four strikes on targets in the besieged Gaza Strip hours after a cross-border rocket landed in the city of Ashdod. The planes targeted training camps belonging to the Islamic Jihad in Rafah, Khan Yunis and Gaza City, witnesses said. There were no immediate report...
In Colombo
May 21, 2015 6:01 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena said the government has fulfilled the mandate given by the people in large measure to the satisfaction of the people and the policy of good governance would be continued in the coming years. “When I meet people they say that they are pleased with the performances of the...
In America
May 18, 2015 5:03 am gmt |
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Nine bikers have been killed and 18 hospitalized in a shoot-out between rival gangs at a recruitment event in a suburban Texas restaurant. What started as a physical fight in the bathroom spilled out into the bar and rapidly escalated to involve chains, clubs, knives and gunfire across Twin Peaks Bar...