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Wednesday, 25 July 2012
UN must follow due process – SL
Sri Lanka said that UN system and member states, including the Human Rights Council, must follow due process and be guided by objective criteria in assessing developments in Sri Lanka.... Read more

Senior lawyers want court to punish Bathiudeen
Senior lawyers including the Presidents of the Mannar Bar Association and the Galle Law Association filed a petition seeking the Appeal Court to punish ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Minister Rishad Bathiudeen for contempt of court... Read more

Mirror Stock Watch - 25-07-2012
A brief daily round up of the market activities at Colombo Stock Exchange from Mon-Fri. Check out the day’s top losers, gainers and the fluctuations within the market indices.... Read more

Lawyers protest against Mannar incident
Group of lawyers including members of the Mannar Bar Association staged a protest march in Hulftsdorp today. The protesting lawyers marched from the Supreme Court Complex to the bar association building near the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court complex. They urged the government to arrest the minister... Read more

Amana Bank launches Saturday Banking
Amana Bank has now opened its doors for banking on Saturdays facilitating greater convenience to its valued customers. Speaking on this initiative Amana Bank’s Head of Consumer Banking and Strategic Marketing Mr. Siddeeque Akbar said “We are committed to ensure convenience and peace of mind... Read more

Audio: Intimidation rampant in the East: JVP
The JVP charged today that threats and intimidation was rampant in the Eastern Province... Read more


Namal should be Min. of Education; Akila
Kurunegala district UNP MP Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said today that UPFA MP Namal Rajapaksa should be made Minister of Higher Education if he had given an assurance to do justice to all students who sat their 2011 A/L examination... Read more

Demanding justice from SLIC
Former employees of the Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation staged a protest today urging the authorities’ to pay them compensation for being dismissed from service unfairly during the period in which the SLIC was privatized. Pix by Nisal Baduge... Read more

Ranaweera says S’gamuwa CM should be from Rathnapura
Former minister and UPFA candidate Jayathissa Ranaweera said the Sabaragamuwa PC Chief Minister must be someone from Ratnapura... Read more

The big thaw: NASA scientists stunned as satellite pictures show 'unprecedented' melting of Greenland's ice sheet
Scientists have raised fears of rising sea levels after pictures showed Greenland's ice sheet has melted over a larger area than at any time in more than 30 years of satellite observations.... Read more

Dayasiri won’t crossover: Karu
UNP MP Karu Jayasuriya said today he did not believe UNP MP Dayasiri Jayasekara will cross over to the Government.... Read more

Syria sends armored column to Aleppo, strikes from air
Syria sent thousands of troops surging towards Aleppo in the early hours of Wednesday, where its forces have been pounding rebel fighters from the air, engulfing the country's largest city in total warfare to put down a revolt.... Read more

Venezuela withdrawing from regional human rights court
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Tuesday the South American nation is withdrawing from a regional human rights court that Latin America's leftist leaders have increasingly criticized as a pawn of Washington.... Read more

New India President Pranab Mukherjee is sworn in
Former Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has taken office as the country's 13th president.... Read more

Boyfriend who held girlfriend’s hand gets bail
A youth was arrested and produced before the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court after his girlfriend had complained to the police that her boyfriend had sexually harassed her by holding her by the hand and attempting to drag her out of a three-wheeler.... Read more

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Beautician found dead in Vavuniya
A 30 year-old woman, beautician was found hanging in a hotel room where she had allegedly been staying with a man in Vavuniya early this morning, police said. PHOTOS... Read more

TNA candidate arrested over alleged human smuggling
A TNA candidate for the Eastern Provincial Council from the Trincomalee district believed to be one of the main suspects of the human smuggling operation was arrested by a special CID team in Trincomalee, police Spokesman SP Ajith Rohana said.... Read more

Heroin ‘extracted’ from Lankan drug mules
A brief ‘vacation’ — less than 12 hours long — in India landed two Sri Lankan nationals in the customs’ net Chennai on Tuesday. The duo, who posed as tourists, later turned out to be smuggling drugs about 300 gms of first grade heroin in their person.... Read more

MR to intervene
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has directed the Higher Education minister to forward him a comprehensive report on the implementing process of the Z -score immediately, the Government Information Department said.... Read more

Bourse slide continues
For the third successive day, the Colombo bourse continued to slide as main indices ended in the red despite improved turnover levels and share volumes when compared with Monday.... Read more

Sri Lanka thrashes India by 9 wickets
India's captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni shakes hands with Sri Lanka's captain Mahela Jayawardene after India lost the second one-day international (ODI) cricket match to Sri Lanka, in Hambantota last evening (July 24). REUTERS... Read more

USAID - DAYA Apparel alliance uplifts Eastern living standards
The United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Patricia A. Butenis inaugurated an apparel factory in Thirukkovil, Ampara on Monday, set up under the Eastern Garment Alliance, a public-private alliance between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Daya Apparel Pvt Ltd.... Read more

The other side of IIFA
Although many Sri Lankans have not-so-fond memories about the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) due to scandals surround it, a book has been written by a member in the Steering Committee of IIFA outlining how the event rolled out.... Read more

HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTION IN SRI LANKA -THE FORGOTTEN HALF OF THE STORY
Much ink has been spilt over the years on the subject of human rights in Sri Lanka. The opinions, observations and indeed ultimatums have emanated from official, unofficial, international and domestic quarters.... Read more

From nation-state to just state
There are a number of reasons why the educated and talented youth of this country desire to leave Sri Lanka.  I do not wish to pass judgment on those who want to migrate but to explore reasons why they want to do so at various levels; state, society, family and personal.... Read more

The crisis in Sudan
Diplomacy is in wanting when it comes to the crisis in Sudan. Reports of clashes between the two flanks of Sudan are quite unfortunate.... Read more

Editorial - The agony of Z- scores
By the looks of it, the initial blunder made by the Examinations Department officials has invited many more blunders in its lousy run to rectify the errors. The newly revised Z-scores show a drastic drop of district and island ranks of the students who sat the examination in 2011 under the old syllabus.... Read more

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