IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

SAO has merged into
IDN-InDepthNews,
flagship of the International Press Syndicate.

- Suresh Jaura
Publisher and Managing Editor

MORE SMOKE & MIRRORS

0712 flag pakistanSectarian violence in Karachi is just another chapter in Pakistan’s long history of violence against minorities, has afflicted Pakistan virtually from its moment of birth...

TRUMP'S FOREIGN POLICY

U.S. allies in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, smiling through their teeth, are feverishly hoping that Washington will maintain its security commitments. The Russians are ... . . ..   

AFGHANISTAN-PAKISTAN-USA

A US revaluation of its Af-Pak policy appears likely under Trump... It is, however, unlikely that US AfPak policy under Trump will be ‘more of the same’. Crucially, Pakistan’s role in supporting terrorism in Afghanistan . . .

NUCLEAR WWWIII

Escalation of hostility may become a thermonuclear WWIII.

ARM & TRAIN

Non-Muslims in violent conflict areas to enhance the security...

HYDRO BOOM & CONFLICTS

With approval of power plants, conflicts have arisen ...

SUICIDE TERRORISM

Growing support for suicide terrorism

.

SRI LANKA: News Briefs

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Parliament approves amendments to Terrorist Financing Act: Parliament on February 8 approved the draft bill to amend the Terrorist Financing Act. The draft bill when presented to Parliament on February 6 got hung up in the definition of the word 'terrorist' when the opposition pointed out that the word 'terrorist' had not been defined clearly. The Leader of the House and Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva clarified to the House who a terrorist is today and according to the Minister's definition, a terrorist is a person who is directly or indirectly involved in any terrorist activity or a person who aids and abets him. The Act is amended to prevent collection of funds for terrorist organizations. Colombo Page, February 7, 2013.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa rules out Tamil autonomy: Ruling out granting minority Tamils of the North any political autonomy as a solution to the three-decades-long ethnic conflict, President Mahinda Rajapaksa on February 4 said "it is not practical for this country to have different administrations based on ethnicity. The solution is to live together in this country with equal rights for all communities." Rajapaksa claimed that though nearly four years had passed since the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were routed, Sri Lanka "had to face continued challenges to protect the freedom and independence of our motherland. For this very reason we have now come to a very strong situation. Similarly, facing up to these challenges have increased our desire to be committed to our freedom". The Hindu, February 5, 2013.

[Source: SATP]

QR Code

QR Code

Links

 

 

Banner

 

 

ADVERTISE

We provide advertisers access to one of the largest and emerging South Asian markets.

OUR GOAL

Our goal is to be a comprehensive source of news and views on South Asia, India and Canada.

AWARDS

Since July 2001, South Asian Outlok Publisher and Columnists have been honoured for their work.

2008     2005   2004

Find us on linkedin
Follow Us