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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

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SRI LANKA: News Briefs

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No favorable response from the Government for political solution, says TNA leader R. Sampanthan: Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R. Sampanthan said that there had been no favorable response from the Sri Lankan Government on the issue of local political solution to the national problem in Sri Lanka. He further said that the suggestion made by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) for an accepted solution for the national issue with maximum devolution had also been thrown away by Mahindra Rajapaksa Government. Dailymirror, April 27, 2012.

Power devolution issue can only be solved through PSC, says Media Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena: Media Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena on April 19 reiterated Government stance that a clear solution to the power devolution issue could only be provided through a parliamentary select committee (PSC) and urged Tamil national Alliance (TNA) to join the process. The Minister stressed that it is compulsory to find a solution that can satisfy all stakeholders. Colombo Page, April 20, 2012.

No room for ethnic disharmony among the Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim communities, says President Mahinda Rajapaksa: President Mahinda Rajapakse on April 11 said that there will be no room to create ethnic disharmony among the Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim communities in the country although some quarters in the world attempt to tear up cohesion among ethnic groups and promote separatism. The President noted the strong historic ties that existed between the Sinhala and Muslim communities and said the communities should not bow down to the negative elements that try to fracture the country. Colombo Page, April 12, 2012.

Government spends 125 billion for eastern revival, reports Economic Development Ministry: According to Economic Development Ministry report, the overall Government investment for eastern revival, up to end of 2011 is LKR 125.35 billion. This amount has been allocated for the Eastern Province development programmes under the Negenehira Navodaya programme from 2006 to 2011. Daily News, April 10, 2012. [Source: SATP]

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