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ITAK leader Sumanthiran puts Lankan government in a spot and Tamil rivals in the shade

Sri Lankan PM assures Bar Association no SOFA agreement with US

Colombo, July 18 (newsin.asia) - Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesighe, on Thursday assured the Bar Association of Sri Lanka that his government had not signed the SOFA agreement with the United States. "The Bar Association sought clarification on SOFA, MCC and the Land Bill. Explained there is no SOFA. They were pleased. Explained the MCC. Told them that the ...

Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed. File | Photo Credit: AP

Hafiz Saeed, 2008 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind, arrested in Pakistan

July 17 (PTI) - Hafiz Saeed, 2008 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief, was arrested on Wednesday by the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Pakistan’s Punjab Province, officials said. Saeed, who has several cases pending against him, was travelling to Gujranwala from Lahore to appear before an anti-terrorism court when the arrest took place, officials said, adding that he...

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