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The condition of former South African leader Nelson Mandela has deteriorated in the last few days, presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj has said. The announcement came as President Jacob Zuma cancelled a trip to Mozambique following consultations with Mr Mandela’s doctors. Mr Mandela, 94, South Africa’s first black president, has been in hospital   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Sri Lanka’s ranking among failed states has deteriorated, based on the findings published in the annual Foreign Policy and Fund of Peace report. The report puts Sri Lanka at 28th position as compared to 29 in the 2012 report. Somalia is the number 1 failed state while Bangladesh and Nepal   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Strong and early objections by the Indian government to the Sri Lankan government’s conduct of the war might have saved civilian lives, Human Rights Watch said. Meenakshi Ganguly, the South Asia director at Human Rights Watch said that in Sri Lanka, India chose private diplomacy to address concerns about risks   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Two Sri Lankan army officers were killed this morning following an accident involving their vehicle. Colonel Ravindra Hadunpathirane and a Lance Corporal were killed while a Major was also injured in the accident. The police said that the jeep they were travelling in met with the accident at Thabowa in   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Ahead of Sri Lanka’s planned provincial election in a former war zone, the country’s main ethnic minority Tamil party is pushing to have as much power devolved from Colombo as possible. The island nation has grappled for decades with the question of the devolution of power to its nine provinces,   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

A boat carrying up to 60 asylum seekers has capsized in the Indian Ocean en route to Australia, with 13 people confirmed dead and no survivors found by the fourth day of searching, an official said on Sunday, according to the Associated Press. An air and search continued Sunday 120   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

President Obama initiated the referendum that led to the independent state of South Sudan. Tamils for Obama, in a letter to the president, suggests that the same thing can be accomplished in northeastern Sri Lanka. South Sudan’s referendum on independence was a good idea and had a good result, said   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Former Norwegian peace envoy to Sri Lanka Erik Solheim says he is still having a close eye on Sri Lanka despite the end of his mediator role several years ago. Speaking to the Colombo media, Solheim said that he had also met the Tamil Diaspora during his recent trip to   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

MDMK general secretary Vaiko Saturday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to ensure the immediate removal of Sri Lankan naval vessels from Katchatheevu island. In a letter to Singh, Vaiko said there were reports that Chinese vessels and Chinese navy personnel in Sri Lankan vessels had been spotted in the Palk   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

China will expand its presence in Sri Lanka after signing a contract in Beijing on Tuesday to deliver Sri Lanka’s first communications satellite. China Great Wall Industry Corp – the nation’s only authorized provider of commercial satellite launch services to the global market – and SupremeSAT Ltd, a Sri Lankan   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]