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October 31, 2014 [GMT]
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces tax cuts, increased benefits for families:
[Friday 2014-10-31 12:00]

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced new measures to help make life more affordable for Canadian families. He was joined by Joe Oliver, Minister of Finance, Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), and Stella Ambler, Member of Parliament for Mississauga South.



TNA says will agree for conditional talks
[Thursday 2014-10-30 20:00]

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says it is ready for conditional talks with President Mahinda Rajapksa to reach a political solution to the Tamil issue.TNA leader R. Sampanthan told Parliament today that his party is ready to negotiate with the President based on three statements the President had made following the end of the war. The three statements include one made following a meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon when the latter had visited Sri Lanka.



192 people still missing Top News
[Thursday 2014-10-30 20:00]

MC Assistant Director Pradeep Kodippili said according to the latest information 192 people were believed to be missing in yesterday’s landslide at Meeriyabedda estate and rescue operations were underway. He said the Army and Police personnel were engaged in rescue operations while five teams from the National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) were also deployed in the rescue mission. Rescue operations were halted last evening because of heavy rains. He said 817 displaced people were being sheltered in two camps at Ampitikanda and Koslanda.



UN Committee raises several concerns
[Thursday 2014-10-30 19:00]

The UN Human Rights Committee, while taking note of some positive developments in Sri Lanka, also raised several concerns and proposed recommendations in its concluding observations made today on the fifth periodic report of Sri Lanka. The Committee considered the fifth periodic report submitted by Sri Lanka at its meetings held on 7 and 8 October and today made available its concluding observations.



India in touch with Lanka on court order
[Thursday 2014-10-30 19:00]

The Indian External Affairs Ministry says it is in touch with the Sri Lankan Government over death sentence issued by a Sri Lankan court on five Indians today. “India – Sri Lanka in constant touch in aftermath of judgement against 5 Indian fishermen by lower court in Sri Lanka,” Indian External Affairs Ministry Spokesman Syed Akbaruddin tweeted.The Colombo High Court today issued the death sentence on eight people, including five Indians after they were found guilty for heroin smuggling.



More burdens heaped on travellers
[Thursday 2014-10-30 19:00]

The Defence and Urban Development Ministry yesterday (29) issued further instructions to foreign passport holders, who wish to travel to the North, adding to the process of obtaining permission.Those include multiple entries, details of drivers and such like. The restrictions apply to those who wish to travel to the Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu Districts, Mannar District (only areas north of Vidattaltivu) and the Vavuniya District (only areas north of Omanthai).



SLFP – JHU talks in deadlock
[Thursday 2014-10-30 19:00]

Ongoing high profile talks between the SLFP and the JHU to resolve a simmering dispute over the latter’s constitutional and political reform proposals primarily meant to dilute presidential powers have failed to produce the desired results. Proposals dealt with far reaching political reforms and a range of other contentious issues, including police and land powers contained in the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. Interestingly, except the JVP, other political parties while demanding the abolition of the executive presidency/pruning of presidential powers remain committed to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.



300 believed trapped in Badulla landslide Top News
[Wednesday 2014-10-29 20:00]

More than three hundred people are believed to be trapped in this morning’s land slide at Haldummulla in Badulla while eight bodies have been recovered, Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said. The land slide had also destroyed 120 estate line rooms and three government quarters. The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said an area of about two kilometres had been affected in the landslide. DMC Assistant Director Udayakumara said that the rescue operations are underway with the help of the army and the police. Meanwhile, Military Spokesman RuwanWanigasuriya said 500 soldiers have been deployed in the rescue mission.



Polls chief office not fully independent
[Wednesday 2014-10-29 20:00]

Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma says the Office of the Commissioner of Elections is not fully independent.Addressing the media in Colombo today, Sharma also said that the Commonwealth will monitor the next national elections in Sri Lanka. “Commonwealth election observers in Sri Lanka have drawn attention to the fact that the Office of the Commissioner of Elections is not fully independent. The Commonwealth is preparing a compendium of practice from across the full membership concerning the appointment and independence of Electoral Commissions, and will share this with Sri Lanka.” he said.



No Chinese military presence here
[Wednesday 2014-10-29 20:00]

The Ministry of Defence yesterday denied there is Chinese military presence in Sri Lanka as claimed by India.Responding to concerns raised by India, Military Spokesperson, Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya, told Ceylon Today, there are no Chinese military personnel in Sri Lanka and if anyone claims that Sri Lanka is harbouring Chinese military personnel, it is a misleading statement.



Ease travel restrictions on expat Tamils – Vijayakala
[Wednesday 2014-10-29 20:00]

Jaffna District Parliamentarian, Vijayakala Maheswaran, has urged the government to lift the travel restrictions imposed on expatriate Tamils, when travelling to Jaffna. Maheswaran was speaking during debate on Budget 2015 in Parliament on Monday (27). She was also part of the Lankan Parliamentary delegation to Geneva led by Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa a week ago.



UN to publish its Lanka review outcome
[Wednesday 2014-10-29 20:00]

The UN Human Rights Committee is to publish a report tomorrow on its concluding observations regarding a review on Sri Lanka and a few other countries. The UN Human Rights Committee will also be holding a news conference to discuss the outcome of its 112th session and members will respond to questions on their concluding observations, follow-up to past recommendations to States, and their adopted General Comment on liberty and security of person.



Hundreds feared dead in massive landslide in Sri Lanka Top News
[Wednesday 2014-10-29 11:00]

Hundreds of people are feared dead in Sri Lanka after a massive landslide early Wednesday morning buried a row of line houses in Haldumulla, Badulla in the island's upcountry.Rescue workers have found two dead bodies while clearing the buried area and many more are trapped under the earth and feared dead.The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said the rescue missions are underway with the aid of the police and army.



One arrested for collecting signatures on blank UN war crimes complaint forms
[Tuesday 2014-10-28 19:00]

Acting on information received from the public, the police have arrested a person tasked by the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to collect signatures on blank ‘UN war crimes complaints forms’ in the Vanni region. A senior security official said that the suspect had undergone compulsory LTTE combat training for about a month during the war. Responding to a query, the official alleged that the suspect had been seen in the Mulankavil area, arrested over the weekend and brought to Colombo for further questioning.



Two-thirds of Lankan refugees want to remain in India
[Tuesday 2014-10-28 19:00]

A survey by Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, conducted among the one-lakh-odd Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in India has found that 67 per cent of those interviewed wanted to remain in India.Only 23 per cent of the 520 families surveyed wanted to return to the island nation, while four per cent wanted to migrate to a third country where they have relations, according to the survey. The study titled ‘Exploring Durable Solutions for Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees in India’ said the most preferred destinations for those who wanted to go back were Mannar and Vavuniya.



Top UN team to visit Jaffna while here
[Tuesday 2014-10-28 18:00]

The United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), which begins a three-day focused country visit to Sri Lanka, today (Tuesday), will also visit Jaffna, the UN office in Colombo said. The official mission to Sri Lanka, which will stress the importance of a comprehensive approach to countering terrorism in accordance with the principles of the rule of law including human rights, as requested by the Security Council, will be undertaken through engagement with the Government and include a visit to Jaffna.



Indian Police want LTTE ban to continue
[Tuesday 2014-10-28 18:00]

Deputy Superintendent of Police, Q Branch, Madurai, Rajaram, testifying before the tribunal appointed to go in to the legality of the LTTE ban in India, said the probe into the recovery of pipe-bombs and pamphlets supporting the LTTE cause in Madurai, has led to the arrest of six persons owing allegiance to the Tamil Nadu Liberation Army (TNLA). If the ban was lifted, he argued, the activities of such elements would increase. Rajaram gave this testimony at the opening session of a sitting of the Justice G.P. Mittal-led Special Tribunal constituted by the Delhi High Court, under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, to look into the LTTE ban.



Pope will arrive on January 13
[Tuesday 2014-10-28 18:00]

Both Presidential Election and Papal visit would take place in January, sources said last night contrary to speculation that the Pope would not visit a country close to an election. Pope Francis would arrive at the Bandaranaike International Airport on Jan. 13 and meet the Bishops Conference of Sri Lanka at Archbishop’s House, Borella and then proceed to Temple Trees to call on President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The Pope will also meet inter-religious leaders on the same day evening at the BMICH. The Holy Eucharist of the canonization of Blessed Joseph Vaz, The Apostle of Sri Lanka would be presided over by the Holy Father on January 14 at 8.30 a.m. at Galle Face Green.



Sri Lankan asylum seeker killed in UK Top News
[Tuesday 2014-10-28 18:00]

An asylum seeker who escaped war-ravaged Sri Lanka was mowed down and killed in a hit-and-run on Sunday night just metres from his home in Croydon, England. Jeyaratnam Kandiah, 43, described as “charming” and “much-loved” by friends, fled to the UK 14 years ago but died after being hit by a BMW at a pedestrian crossing in Shirley, Croydon Guardian reported. Kandiah, known as Selvam by friends, was pronounced dead after the crash, which happened as he crossed Wickham Road.



The windowless plane set for take-off in a decade!
[Tuesday 2014-10-28 14:00]

Head in the clouds? UK developers are working on removing windows in planes to save weight and fuel, replacing them with smartscreen panels broadcasting the view. Photograph: Tomasz Wyszo/mirski/ww.dabarti/CPI It is a glimpse into the future that will inspire wonder in some people but perhaps strike terror into the heart of the nervous flyer: a windowless plane that nonetheless allows passengers to see what’s going on outside, as well as checking their email and surfing the net. In a vision of what the next generation of commercial aircraft could look like in little more than a decade, windows would be replaced by full-length screens allowing constant views of the world outside. Passengers would be able to switch the view on and off according to their preference, identify prominent sights by tapping the screen or even just surf the internet.


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