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Seven wars you probably don’t know are happening

While Ukraine, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, and Afghanistan dominate the news cycle, conflicts rage across the globe with little or no media coverage. These are the wars that aren’t being covered by Western media outlets.

The Bellamy Brothers add more exotic tour dates this summer

Country duo The Bellamy Brothers have added more exotic dates to their 2014 summer tour schedule. These will include tour stops in Qatar, Australia and New Caledonia.

Buddhist terrorists incite mob against Sri Lankan Muslims

Aluthgama - Clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in Sri Lanka were reportedly incited by monks associated with the Bodu Bala Sena, a terrorist organization that seeks to maintain Sinhalese Buddhist prominence on the island.

Peace envoy in Norway would testify on Sri Lanka war 'atrocities'

A report on Sunday said that Erik Solheim, a top Norwegian peace envoy, said he would testify to any international war crimes investigation over "atrocities" committed during Sri Lanka's separatist conflict.

Bellamy Brothers is first country act to tour Sri Lanka and India

Legendary country duo, the Bellamy Brothers, has returned from an extensive tour of India and Sri Lanka. They are the first country act to tour in those Asian countries.

Op-Ed: Commonwealth summit opens in Sri Lanka, chaotic scenes in Jaffna

Colombo - The Commonwealth Summit began in Sri Lanka Friday but the row over human rights breaches will not go away. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa will chair the summit for the next two years, which could cause problems if concerns are not addressed.

Op-Ed: Malaysian accountants struggling to find work in Australia

It's no secret that the Australian government is constantly looking for skilled and professional migrants to grace their sunny shores, but it's being reported that the accounting industry has been recently hit with a surplus of workers.

One protester killed in Sri Lankan military shooting

Colombo - One person has been killed and about 15 were wounded when Sri Lanka's military shot at protesters demanding clean drinking water.

New species of giant tarantula spider discovered in Sri Lanka

Biologists say they have discovered a new species of giant tarantula in northern Sri Lanka. The spider, about the size of a human face, belongs to the genus Poecilotheria, tree-dwelling venomous tarantulas found in India and Sri Lanka

Worst butt dial ever as Sri Lankan prisoner hides cellphone

Welikada - A prisoner at the high-security Welikada jail in Colombo, Sri Lanka tried to hide a cellphone in his rectum, during a search by the guards. All would have been fine, but the darn thing decided to ring.

Major flashfloods and landslides in Sri Lanka kill 25 (video)

Colombo - Torrential rains continued to lash Sri Lanka after Wednesday's floods and landslides killed 25 people and left over 18,000 homeless, in most parts of the country.

Mysterious mass grave discovered in central Sri Lanka

Matale - The remains of dozens of people were unearthed last month in the center of the country as a variety of theories try to solve this bizarre and suspicious find.

Op-Ed: UN report highlights failure in Sri Lanka

According to a newly released UN report, the international body failed to protect civilians in the last months of the Sri Lankan civil war, which ended in May 2009 with the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

Elephants of Sri Lanka: A Photo Essay Special

Elephants, elephants and more elephants. If you have a passion for pachyderms you can get your fix in Pinnawala, Sri Lanka, home of the Elephant Orphanage.

Tamils stage global protests against Rajapaksa Jubilee attendance Special

Toronto - Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa attended Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee celebrations this week. The Sri Lankan leader was warmly welcomed by the British establishment, but Tamils across the globe are protesting his attendance.

Thousands gather for Pongu Tamil in Toronto urging freedom Special

Toronto - Thousands of Tamils, alongside Canadian officials, gathered at Queen's Park outside of the Ontario Legislature for Pongu Tamil (Tamil Uprising). Supporters called for social justice, human rights and Tamil independence in Sri Lanka.

Canadian officials commemorate War Crimes Day at Queen's Park Special

Toronto - Thousands of Canadian Tamils and public officials gathered in front of the Ontario Legislature at Queen's Park in Toronto to commemorate the second annual International War Crimes Day remembrance ceremony.

UN panel of experts publish 'Accountability in Sri Lanka' report Special

Colombo - The United Nations has published a report from the Secretary General's panel of experts regarding the accountability measures in Sri Lanka. Despite the report, the international community is criticizing Ban Ki-moon for not initiating a war crimes probe.

ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final: Sri Lanka v New Zealand

Colombo - The ICC World Cup cricket is now down to the semi-finals stage and co-hosts Sri Lanka, having despatched England so easily, take on New Zealand in Colombo and world-famous spinner Muttiah Muralitharan is fit and ready to take part for the hosts.

ICC World Cup cricket: Sri Lanka v England

Colombo - England have had an indifferent campaign in this world cup so far and today they travel to the cauldron of Colombo in Sri Lanka for the last quarter-final. Winners will face New Zealand in Tuesday's semi-final.

Cricket World Cup: Pakistan v Sri Lanka Live Score and Highlights

Pakistan and Sri Lanka will play their second World Cup game of this edition when they face each other at Colombo on February 26.

Cricket World Cup 2011: Sri Lanka v Canada Live Score

Hambantota - Sri Lanka will play Canada in the third game of the World Cup and the match will be played at Hambantota on February 20.

Officials help welcome National Council of Canadian Tamils office Special

Toronto - Members of all three levels of government in Canada and representatives of the Tamil community helped launch the official National Council of Canadian Tamils (NCCT) office in northern Toronto Saturday.

Canadian Tamils rally against escalation of violence in Sri Lanka Special

Toronto - In front of the Sri Lankan Consulate in uptown Toronto, a dozen activists and members of the National Council of Canadian Tamils gathered in order to rally against the increase of violence and murders against Tamils.

Sri Lankan government grants BBC access to commission hearings Special

Colombo - After being stopped by the Sri Lankan Defence Ministry from entering the northern part of the country to interview Tamil civilians, the Office of President Mahinda Rajapaksa has informed the BBC they will be allowed to attend war commission hearings.

Pharmaceutical Chicanery: Snake Oil Vendors of the Modern Era

Are you sure you know what you are getting inside that box of prescription medicine? Two recent newspaper articles have offered very interesting and varying perspectives into a disturbing growing international trend in the pharmaceutical industry.

Smuggler forced to poop out smuggled diamonds

A man from Sri Lanka almost got away with the diamonds and gems packed in his stomach, but after clearing customs and immigration at an India airport, he was nabbed by police just as he was getting into a taxi cab.

Nails hammered into housemaid's body

A housemaid in Saudi Arabia has been found to have 24 nails hammered into her hands by her employers after she complained she was being asked to work too hard.

Sri Lanka commission begins civil war inquiry amid skepticism

Colombo - Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has appointed a commission to investigate what transpired in the 26-year civil war and how to make sure the country does not return to the same conflict.

Former Sri Lankan MP M.K. Eelaventhan on politics in Sri Lanka Special

Toronto - At each rally, demonstration, political event and memorial, elderly Tamils provide their insights, experiences and analysis into the history of Sri Lanka. DigitalJournal.com caught up with former Sri Lankan Member of Parliament M.K. Eeleaventhan.
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Dozens gather outside of the British Embassy in downtown Toronto holding Canadian and British flags ...
Dozens gather outside of the British Embassy in downtown Toronto holding Canadian and British flags to protest Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s attendance for Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee.
Canadian Tamils taking part in the Dec. 19  2009 national referendum.
Canadian Tamils taking part in the Dec. 19, 2009 national referendum.
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Toronto Centre Member of Provincial Parliament Glenn Murray.
Toronto Centre Member of Provincial Parliament Glenn Murray.
A Sri Lanka prisoner hid a cell phone in his rectum  but got caught out when it started to ring.
A Sri Lanka prisoner hid a cell phone in his rectum, but got caught out when it started to ring.
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Elephant trying to break the chains that hold him. He is chained during bath time because he has bee...
Elephant trying to break the chains that hold him. He is chained during bath time because he has been aggressive in the past.
photos from the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawalla  Sri Lanka
photos from the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawalla, Sri Lanka
During the music and dances performed at Queen s Park  the sounds of cries  wimpers  bombs and gun s...
During the music and dances performed at Queen's Park, the sounds of cries, wimpers, bombs and gun shells were heard, which prompted the Tamil families to show what they go through in Sri Lanka.
Dozens gather outside of the British Embassy in downtown Toronto holding Canadian and British flags ...
Dozens gather outside of the British Embassy in downtown Toronto holding Canadian and British flags to protest Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s attendance for Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee.
photos from the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawalla  Sri Lanka
photos from the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawalla, Sri Lanka
photos from the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawalla  Sri Lanka
photos from the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawalla, Sri Lanka
A map of Central Province  Sri Lanka  with the city of Matale left in the image.
A map of Central Province, Sri Lanka, with the city of Matale left in the image.
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Dozens gather outside of the British Embassy in downtown Toronto holding Canadian and British flags ...
Dozens gather outside of the British Embassy in downtown Toronto holding Canadian and British flags to protest Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s attendance for Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee.
photos from the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawalla  Sri Lanka
photos from the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawalla, Sri Lanka
New Democratic Member of Provincial Parliament Michael Prue (L) and Tamil New Democrat Member of Par...
New Democratic Member of Provincial Parliament Michael Prue (L) and Tamil New Democrat Member of Parliament Rathika Sitsabaiesan.
photos from the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawalla  Sri Lanka
photos from the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawalla, Sri Lanka