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Rajapaksa calls for Par election on April 8

February 10, 2010 admin 0

President Mahinda Rajapakse on Tuesday dissolved Parliament and called for general election s two months ahead of schedule. April 8 will be the polling day. The announcement came hours after former army chief and defeated Presidential candidate Gen Sarath Finseka was detained to face court martial on the charge that Read more ………

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SL to buy Russian arms

February 10, 2010 admin 0

Sri Lanka has secured a 300-million-dollar loan from Russia to upgrade its military, the foreign ministry in Colombo said while reports from Moscow said the loan is buy small arms from Russia. Technology transfer is also mentioned as a sugar coating on the deal signed during the week end visit Read more ………

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US plans sanctions on Iran’s Revolutionary Guards

February 10, 2010 admin 0

The Obama administration is working on a series of sanctions that would take aim at the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps of Iran, publicly singling out the organization’s vast array of companies, banks and other entities in an effort to curb Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, the New York Times reports. Senior White Read more ………

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Hindus in Quetta seek protection

February 10, 2010 admin 0

The Hindu  community in Quetta, Pakistan,  is worried over increasing cases of kidnappings  for ransom and robbery.It asked the provincial government of Pakistan to take steps to curb these incidents and ensure a sense of security. Addressing a press conference on Tuesday with Minorities Minister Basant Lal Gulshan, a leader Read more ………