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3 hrs ago | 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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Sat Aug 16, 2014

TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: Tamil woman under SL military training dies in Jaffna, cause of death concealed

The victim, Ajantha Prasath, a mother of 6-year-old girl was from Chelvapuram in Oddu-chuddaan in Vanni.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Newindpress

India Beefs up Defence Ministry Representation in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO: Apparently in view of the strategic importance of Sri Lanka in the context of the increasing influence of China on it, and the existence of strong ties with Pakistan, India has beefed up the Defence Ministry's representation at the Indian High Commission here.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: Alcohol becomes genocide weapon deployed by occupying Sinhala State

Responding to an incident that took place in the district this week, in which a poor, female-headed family, brewing country liquor was shot by raiding Sinhala police of a State that promotes its alcohol business, the social activists were coming out with the larger dimensions of the alcohol crisis in the district.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

Colombo Page

Police attacked during illicit liquor raid in Sri Lanka's Eastern Province

Aug 13, Batticaloa: A group of police officers conducting a raid on an illicit liquor den in Batticaloa district had been attacked by the villagers, the police said.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lanka power authority seeks international investors for Sampur power plant

Aug 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka's power monopoly, state-run Ceylon Electricity Board will call for tenders, from international investors, for the proposed Sampur Coal Power Plant, according to a local media report.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: SL police opens fire on Tamil villagers in Batticaloa, two women wounded

There is no independent verification of the police claim at the time of this reporting.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lankan Minister's name mentioned in baby elephant smuggling

The incident came to light when Matale police today arrested three persons who were transporting a three year old elephant calf in a lorry from Kandy to Minneriya.

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Sun Aug 10, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

Going back in time in Sri Lanka

Two Sri Lankan cities at the heart of a 25-year civil war are creeping back onto a tourist trail from which they were blocked until peace came to this South Asian country five years ago.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

Colombo Page

United States support for Sri Lankan cultural preservation

Aug 08, Colombo: The United States Embassy in Colombo today announced the visit of Dr. Martin Perschler, Director of the State Department's Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation , to Sri Lanka this week.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

Amnesty International USA

Release 2006 commission report on Trinco Five killings

Ragihar Manoharan was one of five Sri Lankan Tamil students killed by security forces in January 2006 in the city of Trincomalee.

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TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: Occupation of grazing lands in Batticaloa is big scale Sinhalicisation: EPC Councillor

The area consists of more than 30 Tamil villages that come under the Koara'laip-pattu South and Ea'raavoor-pattu divisions.

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Mon Aug 04, 2014

Colombo Page

Over one million people affected by drought in Sri Lanka

Aug 04, Colombo: Over one million people in Sri Lanka have severely been affected by the prolonged drought prevailing in 14 districts of the island, a government minister says.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: 6,000 families in Poaratheevup-pattu, Batticaloa, suffer without potable water

The families have suffered not only from the genocidal onslaught, but also from the seasonal flooding and draught.

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TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: SL Navy refuses to release Hindu cremation ground in Trincomalee

Despite a section of the people were allowed to resettle in Moothoor East, the SL Navy is still holding the cremation grounds causing difficulties for the resettled people to cremate their dead and conduct the funeral rituals, says Eastern Provincial Council opposition member Kumarasamy Nageswaran.

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