Sri Lankan fund manager financed LTTE terrorists

Sept 30, Colombo: Sri Lankan-born Galleon hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam, who was found guilty on all counts in the high-profile insider trading trial and awaiting sentencing in the United states, also financed Sri Lanka’s decades-long terrorist war, Vanity Fair magazine reported Friday in an exclusive article titled “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Raj”. The report says […]
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Defending and protecting Sri Lanka

By Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka It was just weeks ago that I raised with ‘policy wonks’ in Paris, the possibility that Western over-assertiveness in North Africa, chiefly Libya, would carry the price tag of heightened threat perceptions in Russia and impact upon domestic politics there. I may have been right. Prospects of a greater assertion of […]
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Tensions erupt in Sri Lanka town after suspect in police custody dies

Sept 30, Dompe: Tensions erupted in Dompe, a town about 35 miles east of Colombo, this morning when residents attacked the police station after a suspect in police custody died during an escape attempt. Police Media Spokesman SP Maxi Proctor said the situation is under control now and the elite police Special Task Force (STF) […]
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Sri Lanka Police arrest and release five persons including former editor of JVP newspaper

Sept 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have arrested five persons including a former editor of the Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) newspaper, Lanka, along with over 20,000 copies of the newspaper last night. The police have made the arrest since the newspaper was being printed by an editor who has been suspended from the […]
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US planning attack: Little choice for Pakistan

When the going gets tough the weak get hammered. As the United States’ military occupation of Afghanistan falters with the Taliban launching a series of successful attacks on US targets, many wonder whether President Barack Obama, in a deep quagmire over his failure to salvage the crumbling economy, is now planning a war on Pakistan […]
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Government to construct 1,930 housing units for slum dwellers in Sri Lankan capital

Sept 29, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government is stepping up is housing construction efforts to provide homes for the underserved settlements in the capital Colombo and adjoining areas. A proposal forwarded by the President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his capacity as the Defence Minister to build 1,930 housing units for the low income families in Colombo […]
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