Speech delivered by Secretary Defence at the Putrajaya Forum 2014' in Malaysia held from 14th to 18th April 2014 at the Putra World Trade Center, Kuala Lumpur on the theme "Influence of Non-State Actors: Impact on Global Security"
(By Maya Anthony)Terrorist groups worldwide operate through community, welfare, social, cultural, humanitarian, human rights and organizations many registered as charities, non profit organizations and NGOs. During the recent sessions, investigations revealled that the world's most august human rights body - the United Nations Human Rights Council - was infiltrated by the LTTE, a proscribed terrorist group. For its role in terrorism in Sri Lanka and in India and terrorist support activities, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam is a proscribed terrorist group in the US, Canada, UK, EU, India and a number of other countries.
By Pranay Upadhyaya, Special corr.Hindi daily "Dainik Jagran"
A thriving and vibrant electoral democracy through periodic elections, India has a distinct identity at the global stage. Since independence in 1947, the country has witnessed a peaceful transfer of power through ballot in last more than six decades. Termed as world’s largest democracy and second most populous country on earth, India has begun its mammoth election exercise from April 7, 2014. Divided into 28 states and 7 union territories the country with population of more than 1.2 billion will elect its new Federal Government.
(By Lucien Rajakarunanayake) - The results of the polls in the Western and Southern Provinces were not unexpected. The UPFA won good majorities in both provinces with ease. It would however be overly simplistic to attribute this success to events that took place far away in Geneva, as many post-poll analysts have indicated, following a trend of those who were critical of the UPFA's strategy during the poll campaign.
Today is the 6th death anniversary of Jeyaraj Fernandopulle. Fearless Politician The Voice that was to be silenced by death- still echoes from within
Jeyaraj Fernandopulle was an outspoken gentleman. Those who assassinated him thought they could silence him. But all those whom Jeyaraj helped and all those who still love him cannot be silenced. They remember him.
Fulfilling yet another beautification project in Colombo the floating market complex in Bastian Mawatha and former Auditor General's building nearby Torrington square will be opened for pubic in near future.
(By: Shenali Waduge) The Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth 2 has made her choice. She has picked General Peter Cosgrove as the Governor General of Australia. Peter Cosgrove is incidentally a former defence forces chief.
Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha, has said "the draft resolution on Sri Lanka deposited with the Human Rights Council by a core group comprising - the USA, UK, Mauritius, Montenegro and Macedonia, violates the constitutional provisions of Sri Lanka, is highly intrusive in nature and is in breach of the sovereignty of the Sri Lankan people and the territorial integrity of Sri Lanka". "In being politicised and in clear contravention of accepted principles of conduct in the Council", he said, "the resolution sets a bad precedent, and can in the medium-to-long term have an adverse impact on all developing countries in the Council".