1st August 2014

Key Witness Of The Trial Of Forcing Teacher Kneel Down Found Dead

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A key witness in the trial against a former Provincial Council Member of Mahinda’s party who forced a teacher on her knees, has been found dead in an abandoned well.Nawagaththegama Police said that the body of Rajakaruna Abeyratne Mudiyanselage Punyasoma Bandara, a resident of Hospital Road, Nawagaththegama, has been found in this manner.He was the fourth witness of the case against Ananda sarath Kumara, who forced the Teacher in charge of discipline at Navodya School in Nawagaththegama to kneel down in the school.The deceased has apparently given valuable evidence in the case against Ananda Sarath Kumara.Police is investigating the cause of the death. For the time being, police has cordoned off the area where the body was found.

Several International Dignitaries Join Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE)uiyu5

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TGTE’s Senate – The Upper House of Parliament – has Senators from Africa, Europe, Asia and mericas. The Prime Minister of Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam Mr. Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, today announced the names of fifteen Senators for the TGTE’s second Parliamentary Session. The Senate serves as the Upper House of TGTE’s Parliament.  Several international dignitaries include: a former US Attorney General, Senior Civil Rights and Human Rights Lawyers from France and Canada, a former Member of Parliament from Malaysia, a representative from South Sudan People’s Liberation Movement and a former Member of European Parliament. Also included are a Sinhalese Physician, Professors, Journalists, Political Leaders, Academics and others from India, Malaysia and several other African, European, Asian and North American countries. Here is the full list […]

Lanka’s Article of Jayalalitha: Full Text

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How meaningful are Jayalalitha’s love letters to Narendra Modi?’ Subramanium Swamy thanked the Sri Lankan President for arresting the Indian fishermen while confiscating the boats.  Tamil Nadu Chief Minister may learn sooner than later that Narendra Modi is not a puppet to dance to her tantrums or threats. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned they say and that aptly puts to context the feelings of Jayalalitha towards Sri Lanka. But, the BJP high powered delegation led by Dr. Subramaniam Swamy who arrived in Sri Lanka at the invitation of the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies recently made explicitly clear that Tamil Nadu would not come between Indo-Lanka relations and also thanked the Sri Lankan President for arresting but releasing the Indian fishermen while […]

Jaya, TN Parties Condemn Article in Lankan Website

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 AIADMK Protests ‘Derogatory’ Article Against Jaya In a rare show of comraderie, political parties in Tamil Nadu rallied behind Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in condemning a derogatory article against her on a Sri Lankan official website, forcing Colombo to issue an unqualified apology and remove the post.The article in the website of Ministry of Defence and Urban Development of Sri Lanka left all sections of society in Tamil Nadu fuming with AIADMK and various Tamil outfits staging protests across the state and venting their anger by burning effigies and photos of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse.As tempers rose in the state and the issue rocked Parliament with AIADMK raking it up, the article was removed, with Sri Lanka tendering an ‘unqualified apology.’“We extend […]

SL Trying to Create Fissures in India’s Federal Polity: Jaya

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Taking strong exception to an alleged derogatory article about her on the Sri Lankan defence website, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today accused it of trying to create fissures in India’s federal polity as she demanded an unconditional apology from Colombo for the insinuations against her. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi hours after the controversy broke out, leading to a furore in Tamil Nadu’s political circles, she said that it also depicted him in a ‘disrespectful manner.’ She said it was brought to her notice that the article, titled ‘How meaningful are Jayalalithaa’s love letters to Narendra Modi’ had been published in the website of Ministry of Defence and Urban Development of Sri Lanka. Though the article had been removed following an […]

Kumari Balasooriya’s statement a threat to President’s life

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No other president will be appointed as long as President Mahinda Rajapaksa lives and it is definite like the sun and the moon says the Governor for Southern Province Ms. Kumari Balasooriya speaking at a ceremony held at Ambalangoda. The charges against the moves by the present president are going up daily and among these charges are obstructing prospects for democratic moves, torching media institutions, murder of journalists, failing to increase salaries of state and private sector employees and slashing of public welfare. What Ms. Kumari Balasooriya hints while a public opinion is developing against these moves is that President Mahinda Rajapaksa could be defeated only if he doesn’t exist. According to Ms. Balasooriya’s statement there could be a threat to President’s life and it […]

Mr. President, the murderer is in your lap

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It was on a day like yesterday (31st) that distinctive artist Premakeerthi de Alwis was murdered 25 years ago. A commemoration ceremony was organized at Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) complex. A large number of artistes including Victor Ratnayaka participated. The President was the special invitee. Premakeerthi’s widow Ms. Nirmala Alwis had told the President, “Mr. President, the murderer is on your lap.” Ms. Nirmala Alwis charges that the Chairman of SLBC Hudson Samarasinghe murdered her husband. Speaking regarding this Ms. Nirmala Alwis later said, “Many commemoration ceremonies are held on behalf of Premakeerthi. However, only a few speak about his murder. After studying regarding this murder for 25 years I had come to a conclusion.  I told the President and others through various messages […]

Medical & Dental School Ranking 14/15 – Barts in the Top Ten

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Medical & Dental School Ranking 14/15 – Barts in the Top Ten Three different University ranking systems have placed Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry inthe top 10 institutes in the world and the UK. The Leiden Ranking 2014, the Guardian University Guide 2015 and the Complete University Guide 2015 have all ranked the medical and dental school (part of Queen Mary University of London) in the top tier, using a variety of measurements, showing that medical research and teaching at Barts is absolutely world-class. The CWTS Leiden Ranking 2014 measures the scientific performance of 750 major universities worldwide. Using a sophisticated set of bibliometric indicators, the ranking aims to provide highly accurate measurements of the scientific impact of universities and of universities’ involvement in scientific collaboration. The CWTS […]