21st November 2016

Salman Khan surprised Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar at 2.0 first look launch + PHOTOS

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2.0: Not Baahubali, Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar film may be India’s biggest Here is why we think 2.0, and not Baahubali, may win the tag finally. Rajinikanth and Shankar’s magnum opus 2.0 is driving the fandom crazy as the new project will be “Hollywood-level” with VFX, music, cast and direction being top notch. With popular director Shankar Shanmugam working with biggest stars of Indian film industry such as Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson, the film is said to showcase sophisticated technology like its prequel Enthiran, but on a grander scale. Competing with the likes of Baahubali 2 for the title of biggest Indian film in recent times, 2.0 has a lot going for it. Here is why we think 2.0, and not Baahubali, may win […]

Lyca Productions launches 2.0 first look in Mumbai

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The most awaited first look of SuperStar Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film ‘2.0’, was unveiled on Sunday November 20th @ 5PM. The first look was launched at the grand event held at prestigious Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai. ‘2.0′ is a multi-lingual film which is the sequel to 2010’s blockbuster ‘Enthiran’ or ‘Robot’ which is directed by S. Shankar and co-written by him and Sujatha Rangarajan. Now, 2.0 is also directed by S. Shankar and co-written by B.Jeyamohan. The film is produced by Subaskaran Allirajah under his banner Lyca Productions. ‘2.0’ is India’s most expensive film made of Budget Rs 350 crores. The film features Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson in lead roles. The film also stars Sudhanshu Pandey, Adil Hussain and Kalabhavan […]

UN Human Rights Committee orders Sri Lanka to compensate Canadian torture victim

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TORONTO — A Toronto man who was imprisoned and tortured while visiting Sri Lanka must be compensated for the abuses he suffered, the United Nations Human Rights Committee has ruled. The decision calls for Sri Lanka to prosecute those responsible and “provide adequate compensation” to Roy Samathanam, a Canadian who had filed a complaint with the committee three years ago. Samathanam, 46, called the ruling handed down in Geneva “a measure of justice” in a statement to be released Monday by the Canadian Centre for International Justice, which worked with him on the complaint. The case is another rebuke of Sri Lanka arising from abuses committed by security forces during the country’s long civil war that ended in 2009 with the defeat of the separatist Liberation […]

Jaliya Gives Part Of Swindled Rs. 52M To MR ‘Big Wig’

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by Nirmala Kannangara It is an open secret how former first citizen Mahinda Rajapaksa, his off springs and siblings, while ‘serving’ for the motherland, looted out its wealth. This newspaper has repeatedly exposed many financial frauds committed by the Rajapaksa’s and their kith and kin amounting into billions of rupees and this time it is all about Jaliya Wickramasuriya, cousin of Kurunegala District MP, Mahinda Rajapaksa. Wickramasuriya was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport on Thursday, November 17 by the officers of the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) for misappropriation of public funds while serving as the Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States of America (USA) between 2008 and 2013. Wickramasuriya was to leave Sri Lankan shores after a holiday when he was arrested […]

Viagra dominates morning session Live TV parliamentary coverage

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By Shamindra Ferdinando The use and non-use of viagra by members of Parliament dominated yesterday’s morning live telecast of parliamentary proceedings on the state-run Eye channel with actor-turned politician Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake insisting members shouldn’t gratify their carnal desires at the expense of the President’s Fund. Gampaha District MP Ramanayake said that he didn’t mind it as long as public funds weren’t involved. Ramanayake intervened during a heated argument between former Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwelle and Kurunegala District UNP MP Nalinda Bandara over the President’s Fund having met the former’s medical bills. Kandy District parliamentarian insisted that unlike some members he didn’t use viagra. A smiling MP Rambukwella declared that it would be certainly better to have sexual relations with a woman than being […]

JHU opposes referendum on new Constitution to be made

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By Dasun Edirisinghe A referendum on a new Constitution was unnecessary, but it would come through the consent of all in Parliament, Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka said yesterday. Addressing the media at JHU headquarters in Battaramulla, Ranawaka said a referendum would not reflect the public opinion on the issue as the people will be influenced by other factors such as their political affiliations etc in casting their votes. Citing Brexit referendum as an example, Minister Ranawaka said that also led to several unwanted problems including political and economic instability and divisions in the UK. “If we conduct a referendum at this moment, Chief Minister of Northern Province C. V. Wigneswaran could use it for his separatist political campaign as well […]

New Constitution: Centre-Periphery Relations Sub-Committee Report – Full Texts In Three Languages

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The Report of the sub-committee on Centre-Periphery Relations has been submitted to the Constitutional Assembly for its consideration with the other five sub-committees reports. According to the Prime Minister’s office sources, six sub-committees were appointed by the Constitutional Assembly to make recommendations on the areas of Fundamental Rights, Judiciary, Finance, Law & Order, Public Service and Centre-Periphery Relations. The Reports have not, as yet, been considered by the Steering Committee. The Reports of the sub-committees are submitted for the consideration of the Constitutional Assembly. Committee Chairman Sithadthan “While there have been many similar recommendations in respect of several important areas, as is inevitable, the Reports of the sub-committees contain overlapping proposals as well as differing proposals on certain aspects. The Steering Committee will consider the sub-committee reports […]