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Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Supreme Court of India to hear Perarivalan's plea

The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday issued a notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, on a plea by convict AG Perarivalan against his conviction by the top court in 1999, ANI reported.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Supreme Court of India to hear Perarivalan's plea
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Need for urgent regional action on Rohingya crisis – ASEAN fact-finding mission

At the conclusion of a four-day fact-finding mission, Southeast Asian lawmakers urged their governments to heed calls for action to address the Rohingya crisis, emphasizing that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) needs to take on a larger role in efforts to resolve the situation.

Need for urgent regional action on Rohingya crisis – ASEAN fact-finding mission
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Sri Lanka assumes the Presidency of the Conference on Disarmament

Sri Lanka has called on member states of the Conference on Disarmament (CD) to seek to bring back the necessary attention at the highest political levels to the CD, in order to maintain the integrity and credibility of the Conference, as well as to create forward movement and momentum.

Sri Lanka assumes the Presidency of the Conference on Disarmament
Sri Lanka assumes the Presidency of the Conference on Disarmament
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Graceful dance by Jayanthi Srivatsan

Jayanthi Srivatsan began her concert with an invocation – Shobhillu Saptaswara - in Ragam Jaganmohini Tyagaraja kriti and choreographed by Adyar K.Lakshman. The program was organised by Brahma Gana Sabha at Pethachi Auditorium in Alwarpet on January 22.

Graceful dance by Jayanthi Srivatsan
Graceful dance by Jayanthi Srivatsan
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A.E. Manoharan - Sri Lankan pop singer passed away

Tamil pop singer and actor A.E. Manoharan passed away yesterday at Chennai. He has acted in several Indian and Sri Lankan films. He is known worldwide for singing Sinhala mixed pop songs ‘Chinna Maamiye’ and ‘Surangani Surangani’.

A.E.Manoharan
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Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrived in Sri Lanka

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrived in Sri Lanka today on a three-day official visit at the invitation of President Maithripala Sirisena.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
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Thailand to assist agriculture sector through many new programmes

Government of Thailand has come forward to assist the development of Sri Lanka’s agriculture sector through many new programmes.

 Thai Ambassador Chulamanee Chartsuwan greeted by Sri Lankan President Maithrpala Srisena
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Tamil National Alliance in a quandary

It is unclear - what has gone wrong with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) in their local government election campaign? Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK) which leads the three party alliances, has suddenly become inactive and dormant, without any major political activities planned in all the eight districts of the North and East, where their candidates are contesting.

ITAK Leadership - M.A. Sumanthiran M.P., R.Sampanthan M.P., & S. Mavai S. Senathirajah M.P.
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United States Helping Sri Lanka to Counter Human Trafficking

The U.S. government will award more than 183 million rupees ($1.2 million) to counter trafficking in persons in Sri Lanka over the next three years. The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs will award the new project “Equipping Sri Lanka to Counter Trafficking in Persons (EQUIP)” to the International Labor Organization (ILO) Country Office for Sri Lanka and Maldives.

Atul Keshap - U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka
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Seat belts, Air Bags compulsory on vehicles from July

The Ministry of Finance and Mass Media having considered the representations made by motor vehicle importers and manufacturers for a lead time to make required adjustments to comply with the proposed emission standards and safety measures, has decided to postpone the implementation of the budget proposal on introduction of emission standards and safety measures from July 01, 2018.

Seat belts, Air Bags compulsory on vehicles from July
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