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Sri Lankan Prez sets Dec 31 deadline to release all military occupied land in North and East

Colombo, Oct 5 (UNI) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has set December 31, as deadline to release all the Tamil civilian lands held by the State in the country’s northern and eastern provinces.
The President instructed the officials to release all military occupied land in North and East residential Task Force on Development of the Northern and Eastern Provinces before December 31, when they met for the third time on Wednesday at the Parliamentary Complex, the Colombo Page reported.
Since the end of the armed conflict in May 2009, a considerable part of private lands were released to the original owners.
Mr Sirisena further instructed to prepare a proper time frame to launch the relevant program.
Special attention should be given on releasing military occupied buildings and lands belong to schools in the North and East, the President said.
Mr Sirisena told them then that more than 85 per cent of the lands held by the military belonging to civilians had been released. However, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) urged that in order to achieve reconciliation and national integration, all lands belonging to the people which are now in the possession of the armed forces should be released without any further delay.
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Demonstrating hostility to Russia, US will receive rebuff: Russian diplomat

20 Oct 2018 | 9:13 PM

Moscow, Oct 20 (UNI) Demonstrating hostility towards Moscow, Washington will receive a tougher response, according to the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov’s commentary on accusations against the Russian national Elena Khusyaynova with conspiring to interfere with the US elections released on Saturday.

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Russian diplomat: invited to US for talks on N Korea

20 Oct 2018 | 8:44 PM

Moscow, Oct 20 (UNI) Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov on Saturday said that he has been invited to the United States for consultations on the Korean Peninsula crisis, TASS reported.

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Apple CEO asks Bloomberg to retract its story on Chinese spying chips

20 Oct 2018 | 8:33 PM

San Francisco, Oct 20 (UNI) Apple CEO Tim Cook is urging Bloomberg to retract its story about an alleged embedded Chinese spying chips that compromised about 30 companies including the servers of Apple.

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Expatriates Pakistanis not to vote in 2nd round of bypolls: ECP

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20 Oct 2018 | 8:28 PM

Islamabad, Oct 20 (UNI) Overseas Pakistanis will not be able to vote in the second round of by-elections scheduled for Sunday as they were never registered by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), an ECP official on Saturday said.

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