3rd December 2014

Pope and Leaders of the Main World Religions Sign Declaration to Eradicate Slavery by 2020

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Today Amma, Pope Francis, and other leaders of the world’s religions made history. They came together in one voice to declare that modern slavery is a crime against humanity. They called on all people, irrespective of gender, faith and culture, to work together to eradicate human trafficking and all other forms of slavery from the face of the earth by 2020. History was made in the Vatican today when Pope Francis and other leaders of the world’s main religions—Christianity Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism—signed a joint declaration to work together to eradicate modern slavery in its various forms by the year 2020. Pope Francis was the first to sign this “Joint Declaration of Religious Leaders against Modern Slavery,” in which they pledged “to do all […]

I was warned not to talk of corruption: Maithri

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Stating that he fought against corruption while being in the present government, the common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena today revealed that he was warned by state hierarchy for taking up such a struggle.  Addressing a rally organised by the Purawesi Balaya at Hyde Park last evening, Mr. Sirisena said he once cautioned the government on the corruption charges it faced with regard to road construction but the state top brass warned him saying he should not talk about corruption in the government. “I was told that I should not do the job of the Opposition,’ he said.  Coming out with more inside stories in the recent past, Mr. Sirisena said he and UPFA General Secretary Susil Premajayantha were also warned for intervening and calming the […]

Paid politicians and their cohorts in the state dedicated to only enriching themselves

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Poverty, unemployment, youth disillusionment, social and Institutional degradation and disintegration, and environmental despoliation continue relentlessly to haunt the world and our country. All this takes place in the back drop of widening gaps between the super-rich and rich, rich and the middle class, and, the middle class and the desperately poor, neglected, lower class. Let’s not be ambiguous and blinkered; we do not live in a world that is economically and socially just and fair, information, knowledge, and ultra modern technologies, notwithstanding. Unsurprisingly, in the prevailing global socio-economic scenario where the dominating ethos is one of selfish arrogance, self-centeredness, and self-absorption, many countries still flirt about with a never ending cycle of elections, of course, purported to register the voice of the people, the very […]

SL military intelligence gave the option of cross over to UPFA if he wanted his son

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 Colombo threatens TNA civic members to crossover to UPFA [TamilNet, Monday, 01 December 2014, 22:39 GMT] The intelligence and political operatives who operate under the direct command of SL presidential siblings Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, the SL defence secretary and Basil Rajapaksa, the economic minister have been trying to woo grassroots Tamil members of the civic bodies in the North and East to the side of the ruling UPFA in the South. US-trained SL military commander in Jaffna, Major General Udaya Perera, who has been transferred to Colombo and promoted to the rank of Director General General Staff at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff is attempting to woo TNA urban Council chairpersons and deputy chairpersons in North to the side of the UPFA through […]

Rajapakse regime facing imminent defeat seeks solutions via murders and blame on the LTTE

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(Lanka-e-News -02.Dec.2014, 11.30PM) A conspiracy has been hatched to murder a very special VIP or a group by Sri Lanka ‘s (SL) criminal defense secretary during the run up to Presidential elections , and to blame it on the LTTE , in order to prove that the LTTE is back in action, according to reports reaching Lanka e news inside information division. This is a ploy to win the elections by hook or by crook , or to postpone elections, Lanka e news inside information division reports. Gotabaya had enlisted his advisor Hendavitharane , and the LTTE cadres, Karuna Amman and ‘Nilupan Sethiran’, to execute this plot. The LTTE identified ‘Nilupan Sethiran’ at that time by the symbol E-803. He is now kept hidden as […]

LTTE ban: SL praises EU decision

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Sri Lanka today welcomed the Decision taken by the European Union (EU) to appeal the judgement of its General Court that lifted sanctions on the LTTE, the External Affairs Ministry said. The Full Statement Sri Lanka welcomes the decision of the Council of the European Union to appeal the judgement of the General Court of the European Union of 16 October 2014, which annulled measures taken by the Council to designate the LTTE as a terrorist organization and the freezing of LTTE funds. The action taken by the Council of the European Union demonstrates commitment for the fight against terrorism at a time when this threat is increasingly posing a significant challenge to global peace and stability, necessitating a collective and vigorous international effort to […]