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20 hrs ago | TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: SL military deploys intimidation, deception in East to suppress testimonies to OISL

The SL military, which has been providing alcohol and other drugs to the youth, have converted some of the young Tamils deprived of education and other facilities to work as spies for them. Former LTTE members have been two choices.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: IC responsible to bring OISL to North and East: Tamil politicians

'The Deputy High Commissioner, who listened to our complaints on the human rights violations of the Tamil people, was silent. We urged her to impress upon her government and the international community to enable the OISL to visit the island,' TNA parliamentarian P Selvarasa from Batticaloa said.

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AlertNet

South Asia to get new drought monitoring tool

A new water pumping station in the Unnichchi tank in Sri Lanka's eastern Batticaloa District was established in 2010 as part of a new water distribution system. THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION/Amantha Perera STOCKHOLM South Asia is set to get a new drought monitoring tool next year, which policymakers hope will help a region increasingly buffeted by extreme weather.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: SL judiciary blocks massacre victims remembrance in Batticaloa

Batticaloa District Magistrate Mr NMM Abdulla issued an injunction order prohibiting the remembrance event at the memorial site accepting the SL police version, legal sources in Batticaloa said. Five infants, 42 children under ten, 85 women and 28 elders were among the 184 Eezham Tamil villagers who were massacred by the occupying Sri Lanka Army on 09 September in 1990 in the Chaththuruk-ko'ndaan SLA camp in the district.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

My holidays: David Shearer

Because I worked all over the world with the UN I've had weird and wonderful holidays in many far-flung places - the Dead Sea in Jordan, a remote part on the east coast of Africa, the beaches of Sri Lanka.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: Colombo steps up Sinhalicistion of public sector in North

Colombo is Sinhalicising the public sector in the North and East along with transformation of the SL military cantonments into Sinhala Military Zones in Jaffna and Trincomalee.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Colombo Page

Six illegal Sri Lankan migrants caught in India raise suspicions of LTTE revival in Australia

Aug 31, Colombo: The arrest of four human traffickers while trying to transport six Sri Lankans to Australia through the Prakasam coast in India earlier this week has raised the suspicion among Indian investigators that the defeated Tamil terrorist group, LTTE may be trying to revive in Australia.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Colombo Page

Sri Lanka police opens new station in Nilaveli

Aug 27, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Police recently opened its 436 Police Station in Nilaveli, in the Trincomalee District of Eastern Province.

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TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: Muslims protest against land grab in Pulmoaddai

A 54-year-old civilian, Abubakkar has been admitted at hospital with injuries, news sources in Pulmoaddai said.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Newkerala.com

PM for political solution to address aspirations of Tamil community

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday stressed the need for a political solution that addresses the aspirations of the Tamil community for equality, dignity, justice and self respect within the framework of a united Sri Lanka.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Colombo Page

Excavations of Muslim mass grave site in eastern Sri Lanka postponed again

Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lankan authorities have postponed the excavation of a suspected mass grave site in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka for the second time, Police media Unit said.

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TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: Occupying SL military demolishes mosque in Trincomalee

The mosque, established in 1926 and registered as a Jumma Mosque in 1947, has been seized by the SL military, which demarcated the area as 'High Security Zone' in 2009.

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