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Nine people dead, at least 16 injured after van hits pedestrians in north Toronto
Nine people dead, at least 16 injured after van hits pedestrians in north Toronto
Nine people dead, at least 16 injured after van hits pedestrians in north Toronto

Nine people are dead, and sixteen more are injured, many critically, after a rental van mowed down pedestrians for close to three kilometers in North York Monday afternoon. Aerial footage from the scene showed victims on the sidewalk covered with orange tarps, as police taped off the surrounding blocks. The Globe and Mail has not confirmed the number of people dead…

Globe and Mail - Apr 23 21:00 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Canada ]

‘This is not a car accident.’ Nine dead as van strikes pedestrians along Yonge St. in North York, driver in custody
‘This is not a car accident.’ Nine dead as van strikes pedestrians along Yonge St. in North York, driver in custody
‘This is not a car accident.’ Nine dead as van strikes pedestrians along Yonge St. in North York, driver in custody

Nine people have been killed and many more injured after a van ran down pedestrians along Yonge St. between Finch and Sheppard Aves. on Monday afternoon, Toronto police say. Sunnybrook hospital says it has received eight patients from the scene.

Toronto Star - Apr 23 20:56 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Canada ]

Gary Anandasangaree
  • How active approach and personal touch can win over clients

    How active approach and personal touch can win over clients

    Personal relationships lie at the heart of an advisor’s ability to provide value and steer clients away from the pitfalls of emotional investing. That’s the view of Roy Ratnavel, EVP, head of sales, CI Investments, who believes an active approach will be crucial in “smoothing out the ride” in times of increased volatility. Ratnavel believes that the market…

    WealthProfessional - Apr 23 18:13 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: World ]

  • Canada 'failed' latest victim of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur, migrant workers groups say

    Canada \'failed\' latest victim of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur, migrant workers groups say

    The alleged murder of a Sri Lankan refugee claimant has several migrant worker groups calling on the federal government to make what they say are long overdue changes to Canada's immigration laws. Accused serial killer Bruce McArthur is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam. The 37-year-old fled the civil war in Sri Lanka…

    CBC - Apr 23 18:01 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada ]

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      - They thought he was hiding: The story behind the Tamil migrant believed to be Bruce McArthur’s eighth victim - Toronto Star
  • CID CLOSES IN ON MASTERMINDS OF KEITH NOYAHR ABDUCTION

    CID CLOSES IN ON MASTERMINDS OF KEITH NOYAHR ABDUCTION

    The CID is nearing the end of its investigation into the May 2008 abduction and assault of former deputy editor of The Nation newspaper, Keith Noyahr, according to a detailed three-hour oral submission made to the Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court by Senior State Counsel (SSC) Lakmini Girihagama last Wednesday on behalf of the Attorney General.Objecting to bail being…

    SO - Apr 23 17:55 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, History, WarCrimes ]

  • Revisiting northern Sri Lanka’s battlefields

    Revisiting northern Sri Lanka’s battlefields

    A group of Indian Peace Keeping Force veterans revisits the battlefields of northern Sri Lanka, where their lives and destinies were interwoven with those of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam three decades ago We were in Sri Lanka to remember our comrades, those we had cremated or buried here in the days of 1987-1990, when we were part of the Indian Peace Keeping…

    Hindu - Apr 23 17:51 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, India, WarCrimes ]

  • President Sirisena arrives in Sri Lanka following CHOGM

    President Sirisena arrives in Sri Lanka following CHOGM

    President Maithripala Sirisena returned to the island today (April 23) following the conclusion of the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting or CHOGM, which was held in London. The theme of CHOGM 2018 was a Common Future. In addition to attending the main summit, President Sirisena also addressed the Commonwealth Business Forum and was the keynote speaker…

    News First - Apr 23 17:44 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, UK, WarCrimes ]

  • USAID, IOM Hand Over New Homes to Sri Lanka Flood, Landslide Victims

    USAID, IOM Hand Over New Homes to Sri Lanka Flood, Landslide Victims

    USAID and IOM, the UN Migration Agency, this week handed over new transitional homes to 120 families affected by the May 2017 floods and landslides in the Rathnapura district of Sri Lanka. The homes, which were built by IOM in Dombagammana village over the past three months, will house some 445 people, including 194 children. The families either lost their homes to…

    ReliefWeb - Apr 13 19:51 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, NGOs, History ]

  • Sri Lanka president suspends parliament until May 8

    Sri Lanka president suspends parliament until May 8

    Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday (Apr 12) suspended parliament until next month in a shock move amid a deepening power struggle between him and his unity government's prime minister. A government decree quoted the president as stating that he had halted parliament's meetings "with effect from midnight" on Thursday under article 70 of the…

    AFP - Apr 13 19:44 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, Colombo, SriLanka ]

  • One woman's story of being trafficked from Sri Lanka

    One woman\'s story of being trafficked from Sri Lanka

    An undercover investigation by BBC Wales Investigates has shown the extent and scale of labour exploitation and modern day slavery in the UK. With a 300% rise in recorded slavery victims since 2012, officials acknowledge there is a growing problem. We have seen evidence of traffickers forcing vulnerable people to work for little or no money.

    BBC - Apr 11 13:05 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Refugees, World, UK ]

  • Sri Lankan shares end higher; foreigners sell

    Sri Lankan shares end higher; foreigners sell

    Sri Lankan shares ended slightly firmer on Wednesday led by blue-chip stocks in thin trade, while foreign selling boosted turnover with most local investors on leave ahead of the Sinhala-Tamil New Year this week, brokers said. Foreign selling accounted for 80 percent of the day’s turnover of 553 million rupees ($3.55 million), less than half of this year’s…

    Reuters - Apr 11 13:02 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SriLanka, Economy, WarCrimes ]

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  • Risotto From Sri Lanka Is Just as Good

    Risotto From Sri Lanka Is Just as Good

    If you’re tired of reading terrible things about immigrants — how they never integrate, how they rape and steal, how they deal drugs, how they create “no-go zones” in European cities — here’s a success story to ponder. I’d say there are millions of such stories across Europe. It concerns Ramesh Kumar Balakrishnan, whose first job in Italy was as a…

    New York Times - Apr 09 19:51 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: World, Arts&Culture ]

  • Beyond No Confidence Motion, Is Sanity Possible?

    Beyond No Confidence Motion, Is Sanity Possible?

    Raised from the Ground restarted the writing-life of Nobel laureate Jose Saramago. The semi-autobiographical novel uses the trials and travails of a single family of landless peasants through three generations to shed light on the desperate plight of Portugal’s rural poor. The book ends on a hopeful note. The Carnation Revolution has begun and the peasants are…

    Groundviews - Apr 09 19:45 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics ]

  • NO STRINGS ATTACHED TO NO-FAITH VOTE - TNA

    NO STRINGS ATTACHED TO NO-FAITH VOTE - TNA

    Debunking the conspiracy theory that the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) support for the Prime Minister at last week’s No Confidence vote had hinged on 10 tough conditions, the country’s main Tamil party said their primary objective in voting against the Joint Opposition motion was to ensure the continuity of the Government of National Unity, so that it can meet its…

    SO - Apr 09 15:21 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, SriLanka ]

  • Rajapaksa camp wanted to defend themselves from murder, fraud and corruption charges - JVP

    Rajapaksa camp wanted to defend themselves from murder, fraud and corruption charges - JVP

    The No-Confidence motion brought against the Prime Minister split the joint opposition and also undermined its recent electoral gains at local elections, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna leader Anura Dissanayake MP told journalists yesterday. During a media briefing at JVP office in Battaramulla Dissanayake said only the Gotabhaya Rajapaksa camp in the JO was…

    CDN - Apr 06 15:03 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, History, SriLanka ]

  • Mangala promises:Progress in constitutional reforms and transitional justice

    Mangala promises:Progress in constitutional reforms and transitional justice

    "The initial drafts of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission are now with the Prime Minister. We will present them to the Cabinet and Parliament this year. The legislation pertaining to the Reparation Unit is also being finalised now. The Office of Missing Persons has been established and our Ministry allocated Rs 1.3 billion to operationalize it."The minister said…

    Island - Apr 06 14:59 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

  • Sri Lanka rules out foreign judges in human rights probe

    Sri Lanka rules out foreign judges in human rights probe

    Sri Lanka on Friday completely ruled out any possibility of having foreign judges in its investigations on war time human rights abuses. President Maithripala Sirisena told media heads in Colombo that Sri Lanka’s position was clearly communicated to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva last month. The Canadian delegation in Geneva had said that Canada…

    Sunday Leader - Apr 06 14:49 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada, UN, WarCrimes ]

  • Expert Gives His Take on Religious and Political Tensions in Sri Lanka

    Expert Gives His Take on Religious and Political Tensions in Sri Lanka

    With Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe facing a no-confidence motion that could lead to political instability in the island nation, Sputnik spoke with Mahinda Deegalle Professor of Religions, Philosophies and Ethics at Bath Spa University for insight into the ongoing religious and political tensions in the country... I think that in Sri Lanka the…

    Sputnik News - Apr 06 14:25 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History ]

  • Recruiters order Sri Lankan women to take birth control before working in Gulf

    Recruiters order Sri Lankan women to take birth control before working in Gulf

    Sri Lankan women who take up domestic work in the Middle East to support families devastated by conflict are being targeted by recruitment agents who order them to take contraceptives before leaving. Six recruiters licensed by the Sri Lankan government said they could provide an employer with a “three-month guarantee” that a maid would not become pregnant. …

    Guardian - Apr 06 14:19 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Colombo, History, World ]

  • NCM against PM defeated

    NCM against PM defeated

    The No-Confidence Motion (NCM) on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was defeated in Parliament a short while ago. A total of 76 MPs voted for the motion while 122 voted against it. Twenty-six MPs were not present in the chambers at the time of the vote. The vote at 9.30pm today was the culmination of a 12-hour debate that began this morning with many MPs…

    Sunday Times - Apr 04 18:32 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, History, SriLanka ]

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