Why is the West blind to Sri Lanka's reconciliation efforts?
The United States has said that there has been no softening of its
stand on Sri Lanka with regard to the human rights situation. State
Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, denying recent news reports in this
regard, has told reporters in Washington that only thing that he could
confirm was that was right was that the US Secretary of State John Kerry
had a meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the sidelines of the
UN General Assembly.
Navy thwarts largest gold smuggling attempt:
Customs beef up surveillance
The smooth waters off the coast of Jaffna were
ruffled - a dinghy was moving rather suspiciously in the smooth
waters giving the Sri Lanka Customs the opportunity to make its
hundredth detection in Jaffna. The cooperation of Customs officials,
who were advised to increase surveillance and intelligence,
Raj Rajaratnam accused of funding LTTE
On Wall Street, Raj Rajaratnam is famous for
being a perpetrator in one of the biggest insider trading cases in
history. But he's also the subject of another lawsuit that's only
just beginning. It involves money, death and terrorists.