COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - TNA Leader R. Sampanthan’s Office in a statement says UK MP Lord Malcolm Bruce concedes that TNA demands are fair and assured UK would work with the Sri Lanka government to find a reasonable solution to the longstanding issue.
COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Police headquarters reveals alleged Maldivian link to the Easter bombings by the National Thowheed Jamaat, with four Maldivians, wanted in connection with the coordinated attacks and Syria trained Sri Lankan among 153 persons held under Prevention of Terrorism Act.
COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet raises concerns about Sri Lanka in report presented to the UN Human Rights Council, one among which is the government's inability to deal with impunity and to reform institutions.
COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa criticises the US for imposing a travel ban on Army Commander Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva and his family, saying it harks back to medieval collective punishment practised in Europe, based on mere allegations.
NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Ba had passed through that fire often enough. She had been to jail several times in South Africa. Suffering for the sake of the country’s freedom had become so natural to her that she thought nothing of imprisonment for herself, her husband or her children.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The immediate repatriation of more than 500 Filipinos on the cruise ship Diamond Princess was ordered by Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. as the two-week quarantine of the vessel off Yokohama, Japan, ended on Wednesday.
NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - The Chief Justice has advanced cogent reasons for effecting a balance between development and the environment.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - If we left it to the players, the power generators, and the electricity distributors, they’d be left to pretty much work out whatever deal they liked. That would not be good for us who have to pay for the electricity bought out of that deal.
NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Equally, is it an index to Afghanistan’s fractured polity that the result was declared close to six months after the election was held ~ in September last year.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Shyril Gee Distor, 33, a restaurant manager, died on Feb. 3, after a “glutathione session” in a spa in Sampaloc, Manila.
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