Maldives  Election: Opposition leader Ibrahim claims victory

41 Views There were no other candidates at Sunday’s election which was held with all key dissidents either in jail or exile. COLOMBO: Opposition presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih  a longtime but little-known lawmaker in the Maldives, declared victory early Monday in a contentious election widely seen as a referendum on the island nation’s young democracy. Solih’s win, […]

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Imran Khan’s first month as PM

13 ViewsPakistan’s former cricket captain is fast learning that holding office in the country brings heavy compromises On Monday morning, in the ramshackle suburb of Al-Asif Square in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi, local headteacher Syed Mustafa was organising a party. The night before, the newly elected prime minister, Imran Khan had promised on […]

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Chandrika to receive the highest honor from France

21 ViewsFrance’s Ambassador Jean-Marin Schuh after presenting the award to Kumaratunga. Picture by Rukmal Gamage. Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga became the first Sri Lankan to be awarded the Prestigious Medal of Commander in the National Order of the Legion of Honour, the highest rank of the National Order of France. President Kumaratunga served as […]

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My holiday with the Afghan mujahideen

24 ViewsIn the late 1970s, John England, from High Wycombe, was befriended by his neighbour Rahmatullah Safi, originally from Afghanistan. In 1988, Rahmatullah invited John to visit a war zone in his home country and they embarked on an unconventional trip. John kept a diary and took photos of his three-week trip with Rahmatullah, self-publishing […]

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Sri Lanka stops importing Iranian crude oil Fearing U.S. sanctions on Tehran

37 ViewsIn anticipation of new U.S. sanctions against Tehran, Sri Lankan energy officials said Tuesday the South Asian nation has stopped importing Iranian crude oil. “We stopped as soon as the sanctions were announced,” Sri Lankan petroleum resources development minister Arjuna Ranatunga was quoted as saying in Abu Dhabi’s leading English language newspaper, The National. “We didn’t buy […]

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unfortunately Elephant deaths

34 Viewshttp://www.wcenews.lk Three elephants had been killed in a train that was traveling from Habarana to Palugaswewa railway station this morning (July 18), while the elephants were walking across the tracks. the elephants were knocked down by the train with oil tank wagons at about 4.30 a.m at the 127-milepost between the Habarana and Palugaswewa Railway […]

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