A day after President Obama ordered Attorney General Eric Holder to review the Justice Department’s guidelines regarding interactions with the press, Free Press and a diverse coalition of civil liberties, digital rights and open government groups weighed in on the agency’s treatment of journalists’ sources and information.
Fallout from rare strike at Arabtec Construction continues, as many South Asian labourers ordered to leave the country.
There are growing tensions in northern Sri Lanka as Tamil people try to prevent the Sinhalese-dominated army from taking over their land.
The British foreign secretary, William Hague, has warned of the risks of failure of the US-sponsored mission to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, suggesting that it was the last attempt possible at reaching a two-state solution to the conflict and there was no realistic "plan B".
The Jury appointed by Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER) to decide the nominations for first Didi Nirmala Deshpande South Asian Peace and Justice Award for 2013 announced on Friday to confer the award on Ms. Sunila Abeysekera, a leading women’s human rights defender in Sri Lanka and South Asia, and a major player in the global women’s movement.
The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) is to cancel the memorandum of understanding signed with the Indian Oil Company (IOC) on fuel distribution in the country and is to enter into an agreement with Saudi Arabia’s ARAMCO, sources from the government said.
The attack in Woolwich yesterday was horrific. There can be no justification for a murderous attack on an individual soldier in the streets of London. It must have been awful too for the local people who witnessed it.
Russians’ love for vodka has a long history. Legend holds that vodka arrived in Moscow in the 14th century, brought by Genovese merchants to Prince Dmitry Ivanovich. Legend also says that monk Isidore, who lived in the Chudov Monastery, inside the Kremlin, made a recipe for Russian vodka around 1430. He probably didn’t anticipate the devastating effect that alcohol addiction, mainly to vodka, would have on Russians’ health and quality of life and on the country’s economy and social fabric.
A group of monks were in a fisticuff outside the Bodhu Bala Sena (BBS) head office in Thunmulla, Colombo resulting in one monk being admitted to the Colombo National Hospital while several others were taken into custody by the Bambalapitiya police.
NFF Leader and Minister Wimal Weerawansa was admitted to the Nawaloka Hospital a few days back. It was initially believed that Weerawansa suffered from a heart ailment.
Vesak Day is a celebration for Buddhists worldwide and an opportunity for all members of the international community to benefit from their rich traditions.
On the Vesak Celebration for this year, the Asian Human Rights Commission offers the following greetings.
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that Mr. Krishnaswami Ramachandran was arrested on suspicion of his involvement in the bomb blast at Daladha Maligawa in 1998. He was tortured and the charges were based on the confession he was forced to give under duress.
Apple has called for US corporate tax rates to be slashed after it admitted sheltering at least $30bn (£20bn) of international profits in Irish subsidiaries that pay no tax at all.
Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has called for an explanation from Navy Commander Admiral Jayanath Colombage over the death of a sailor after a Navy fast attack craft toppled during Victory Day celebrations.
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- UN Development Chief again named one of the world's 100 most powerful women
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- Woolwich attack: Eyewitness saw 'two men hack young victim to death - then pose for pictures'