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US experts join hunt for abducted Nigerian schoolgirls

May 6, 2014 at 8:44 pm

Mother of abducted schoolgirl at rally in Abuja. 6 May 2014 Families of the missing girls say the Nigerian government’s response has been too slow

A team of US experts has been sent to Nigeria to help find more than 200 schoolgirls abducted last month by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Gajendrakumar challenges Sumanthiran on Geneva discourse

May 5, 2014 at 10:36 pm

[TamilNet, Sunday, 04 May 2014, 22:56 GMT] The biggest betrayal is failing to do the needful at the right time to the Tamil people through demanding the international community to make the right decision. The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and its nominated politician M.A. Sumanthiran have failed the Tamil people by reducing their scope of demands to fit the agenda of regime change and sabotaged every attempt by fellow Tamil representatives to advance the limitations, said Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam, the president of the Tamil National Peoples Front (TNPF) at a press conference held in Jaffna on Sunday in response to the accusations levelled against the TNPF by Mr Sumanthiran at an earlier press conference in Jaffna on Friday.

James Packer’s Sri Lanka casino plans in doubt

May 5, 2014 at 10:33 pm

Nine Entertainment chairman David Haslingden has stood by his chief executive David Gyngell following a violent public brawl with his friend, billionaire James Packer.

‘‘David Gyngell has had and continues to have the full support of the board in his role as CEO of Nine Entertainment Company,’’ said Mr Haslingden in a prepared statement.

Sri Lanka’s ruling coalition likely to shatter- report

May 5, 2014 at 10:25 pm

Sun, May 4, 2014, 10:36 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 04, Colombo: Several popular Sunday Sinhala newspapers published reports which said that dissent is brewing among constituent parties in the ruling coalition and leaders of several coalition partners are likely to shift allegiance in a future election.

The Sunday Lankadeepa newspaper in its lead news directly alluded to nationalist parties Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) and National Freedom Front (NFF) as possible coalition partners who are suspected of shifting allegiance from the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) .

President opens new state-of-the-art military hospital in Sri Lanka

May 5, 2014 at 10:22 pm

Mon, May 5, 2014, 06:18 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 05, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today declared open the new largest state-of-the-art military hospital in Narahenpita.

At the invitation of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, President, Chief Guest for the occasion, accompanied by Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence and Urban Development, unveiled a plaque and ceremonially opened the new Army Hospital.

Sri Lanka’s governing party ally to forward 12 proposals to the government to continue its support

May 5, 2014 at 10:19 pm

Tue, May 6, 2014, 09:14 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 06, Colombo: An ally of Sri Lanka’s governing party, the National Freedom Front (NFF) has unanimously adopted several proposals at its second national convention to submit to the government in order to continue with its support.

The party held its second national convention at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium Monday evening under the theme “Defeating fatal traps against the Motherland”.

Sri Lanka Opposition Leader to convey party’s vision for future of country to the public

May 5, 2014 at 10:17 pm

Mon, May 5, 2014, 04:21 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 05, Cambridge, MA: Sri Lanka’s Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe says he aims to convey the party’s vision and goals for the future of the country to the public and raise awareness in the current situation of the country.

Speaking to ColomboPage exclusively, the Opposition Leader, who is currently finishing up a fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, dismissed the media reports which said that he will not contest the Presidency at the next Presidential elections.

Editorial- Island.lk

May 5, 2014 at 10:13 pm

Victims, perpetrators and hypocrites

May 5, 2014, 8:17 pm

The May Day hangover is not yet over. Workplaces are limping  back to normal, and in a few days holiday mood is sure to set in again in view  of Vesak. Politicians are preening themselves on crowds they attracted to their  rallies on the International Workers’ Day which they hijacked to promote  themselves on the pretext of championing workers’ cause.

What ails India, Sri Lanka?

May 5, 2014 at 10:08 pm


May 5, 2014, 8:50 pm

SCAM is a very interesting word, specially when it comes to  Indian politics. According to Wikipedia, India is grappled with various scandals  and scams. The biggest scam for this year is said to be the in the ‘Indian Coal  Allocation Scam’. The Comptroller and the Auditor General, in a special report  to Parliament alleged that the Coal Minister and Ministries and private  companies were involved in this unbelievable fraud which dwarfs the Himalayan  mountains. It amounts to Indian Rs. 185,591,034.

South African initiative, an opportunity for govt. to restore its credibility

May 5, 2014 at 10:02 pm


May 5, 2014, 8:47 pm

By Jehan Perera

The government’s inability or unwillingness to provide the  international community with the quantum of evidence required to ban the 16  Tamil Diaspora groups and 424 individuals it listed under a UN anti terrorism  resolution has led to both the United States and Canada refusing to ban them.   

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