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Darshan, an awakening

February 25, 2010 admin 34

Meherabad: By 4 am, people formed a long line at the tomb shrine atop the Meherabad hill on February 25. And darshan was an orderly affair as usual. Normally, the shrine ‘opens’ at 5.30 am; darshan continues till around 8 pm but for half an hour from 6am when it Read more ………

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SL:Thousands of Tamils still in detention camps

February 20, 2010 admin 1

By Subash Somachandran and Kamal Rasenthiran Tens of thousands of Tamil civilians, who fled the fighting in the final days of the military’s offensive against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), remain in squalid detention camps in northern Sri Lanka. The official total is 106,000, with around 80,000 people Read more ………

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EU hurts Sri Lanka economy

February 20, 2010 admin 0

On February 15, the European Union decided to withdraw temporarily the preferential tariff benefits under Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) granted to Sri Lanka on the charge that Colombo had indulged in human rights violations.  The ‘suspension’ will come into effect in six months. And it means a loss of Read more ………

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Rajapaksa actions politicize Sri Lanka Army

February 20, 2010 admin 0

Since his re-election for a second term, President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa is clearly on a ‘purging spree’. All his actions clearly demonstrate his continued ‘dictatorial’ ways of cleansing opponents both in political parties, the media and governmental institutions. The proud Sri Lankan army, which has rooted out the Read more ………

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Rajapaksa actions politicize Sri Lanka Army

February 20, 2010 admin 0

Since his re-election for a second term, President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa is clearly on a ‘purging spree’. All his actions clearly demonstrate his continued ‘dictatorial’ ways of cleansing opponents both in political parties, the media and governmental institutions. The proud Sri Lankan army, which has rooted out the Read more ………

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A- bombs’ era over says Iran President

February 14, 2010 admin 0

Tehran: Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in Tehran that A-bombs’ era is over as no one wants to use them. In an interview to Russian NTV network said the Islamic Revolution is first of all a humane revolution and that aspect has influenced the cultural, political and economic aspects (of Read more ………

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Small arms sales heading underground in Yemen

February 14, 2010 admin 0

The Yemenese  government has started imposing tough new restrictions on arms dealers in local markets, but this is merely pushing the trade underground, say local NGO activists and military officials. according to a  report circulated by IRIN fr0m Sanaa. “In the past, various types of small and medium-sized weapons were Read more ………