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Jaffna Chamber of Commerce beckons Tamil diaspora to buy local

August 27, 2014 at 10:13 pm

 

August 27, 2014, 9:55 pm

The President of the Jaffna Chamber of Commerce (JCC) R.  Jeyasegaran appeals to expatriate Tamils visiting Sri Lanka to purchae gifts  such as jewellery and clothes in Jaffna as to boost the local economy which has  suffered severe setbacks because of the war.

Jayasegaran said as a large number of Tamisl resident overseas  came here for various festivals and visit their family members had helped revive  the Jaffna economy which, he, however, says needs a bigger boost.

Kachatheevu cannot be retrieved from Lanka: Indian SC told

August 27, 2014 at 10:10 pm

 

August 27, 2014, 12:00 pm

A week before hearing on petitions by Tamil Nadu chief minister J  Jayalalithaa and her arch rival M Karunanidhi seeking retrieval of Kachatheevu  Island from Sri Lanka, Indian attorney general Mukul Rohatgi on Tuesday told the  Supreme Court that the task was impossible, according to a story published by  the Times of India yesterday.

US institution carries out satellite survey of Jaffna HSZ

August 27, 2014 at 9:32 pm

 

* Following request by British NGO

August 27, 2014, 12:00 pm

By Shamindra Ferdinando

Moon panel member, Sooka and Norwegian producer of  ‘My daughter the  terrorist’ are involved in  the NGO project

Sri Lanka’s primary High Security Zone (HSZ) in the Northern Peninsula has  recently come under satellite surveillance consequent to a request by a UK-based  NGO, namely the Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice.

VVIP Chopper scam: Finmeccanica to pay Rs.60 crore fine to Italian government-Manu Pubby New Delhi IT

August 27, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Defence major Finmeccanica which has been embroiled in corruption charges in the 2010 VVIP Chopper deal  with India has agreed to pay the Italian government a fine of Rs.60 crore as part of a plea bargain with prosecutors in return of the company not being held liable for the alleged corrupt practices of its former top executives.

Details have emerged of the plea bargain agreement that is likely to be ratified in a court in Busto Arsizio on Thursday that specify a Rs.60 crore or 7.5 million Euro fine on the company that has been under fire after its subsidiary AgustaWestland was charged with international corruption to fix the deal for 12 Choppers with India after a two year investigation in 2012.

The Monk Who Runs A Business-by Prince Mathews Thomas

August 27, 2014 at 3:57 pm

The Monk Who Runs A Business
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Indecisive end to Gaza conflict

August 27, 2014 at 3:30 pm

By Kevin Connolly BBC News, Jerusalem

Palestinians mourn two teenaged brothers killed in Israeli air strikes in Gaza on 26 August 2014 Fifty days of fierce fighting left more than 2,200 people dead, most of them Palestinians

Burger King abdicates US citizenship

August 27, 2014 at 3:16 pm

Anthony Zurcher By Anthony Zurcher Editor, Echo Chambers

A Burger King sign stands next to one for Tim Hortons.

The King has fled the tax man, abandoning his native home.

Ukraine crisis: Rebels push into port of Novoazovsk

August 27, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Smoke from shelling rises over Novoazovsk, eastern Ukraine, 27 August Novoazovsk was hit by shells on Wednesday

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have pushed their way into the port of Novoazovsk, threatening to open up a new front in the war.

The mayor of the town on the Sea of Azov confirmed rebels had entered, as jubilant rebel supporters shared photos of advancing tanks on social media.

Syria conflict: Islamic State ‘committed war crimes’

August 27, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Islamic State (IS) militants have committed “mass atrocities” in Syria and have recruited children as fighters, the United Nations says.

In a report, investigators say public executions are a “common spectacle” in areas run by IS, one of the groups fighting against Syria’s government.

The report also accuses the Syrian authorities of using chemical agents in eight separate incidents this year.

Upstanding citizens caught with stolen antique passport

August 27, 2014 at 12:27 am

 

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By Madura Ranwala

In a well planned raid, the Kollupitiya police on Monday night  arrested six suspects, a retired army major, a university chief marshall, a  civil engineer, a garment factory owner, a pharmacy owner and a principal when  they attempted to sell an antique passport for Rs. 30 million to police decoys  who acted as buyers. The police said the travel document of historical value had  been stolen.


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