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4 hrs ago | TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: Tamil village in Trinco survived pogroms and war, now faces structural genocide

The temple, which is mentioned in a local mythological literature called Karaisaip-puraa'nam, was destroyed by an external group of Sinhalese on Tamil Heroes Day in November 2009.

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23 hrs ago | CNN

Westward Group Tokyo Energy News Tokyo Power opens new Biomass Plant in Mahiyanganaya

The Tokyo Cement Group recently opened its second Biomass power plant to supply the largely rural region of Mahiyanganaya with 5MW of energy.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Colombo Page

President opens new facilities at Sri Lanka's Eastern University

Apr 21, Batticaloa: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Sunday declared open several newly constructed building complexes at the Eastern University, Batticaloa in the Eastern Province.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Colombo Page

New bridge across Batticaloa lagoon connects communities in Eastern Sri Lanka

Apr 19, Batticaloa: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Saturday declared open the newly constructed Manmunai Bridge across Batticaloa lagoon for the benefit of the people in the East.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Colombo Page

Tamil MP says peace and harmony in Sri Lanka yet a distant dream

Apr 16, Colombo: Parliamentarian of Sri Lanka's Tamil National Alliance P. Ariyanethran has said that the President had made a good New Year message promoting peace and harmony.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: SL military threatens former LTTE members, civilians from Batticaloa

A couple and their kids living in Vavuniyaa were detained by the so-called Terrorist Investigation Division, interrogated at Vavuniyaa TID office and later transferred to Boossa detention in Colombo.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Flight Journal

On This Day in Aviation History

1942 - The Imperial Japanese Navy launches an air raid on Trincomalee in Ceylon ; Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Hermes and Royal Australian Navy destroyer HMAS Vampire are sunk off the island's east coast.

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

Colombo Page

Sri Lanka's Eastern district of Trincomalee lifts ban on cattle slaughter

Apr 07, Colombo: The ban on cattle slaughter in Sri Lanka's Eastern Trincomalee District has been lifted with effect from April 1st, according to local media reports.

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Sat Apr 05, 2014

Colombo Page

New bridge across Batticaloa lagoon to be opened on April 19

Apr 05, Colombo: A new bridge constructed across the Batticaloa lagoon connecting Batticaloa district to Ampara district in Eastern Sri Lanka will be opened on April 19 for the public.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

Colombo Page

Sri Lanka Navy conducts training exercises in Eastern seas

Apr 03, Trincomalee: Sri Lanka Navy has commenced the TRINEX exercises in the Eastern seas off Trincomalee to provide maritime training to the junior officers.

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TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: SL military accelerates forced ‘resettlement’...

The houses are to be handed over in a military function scheduled to be attended by Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, the SL presidential sibling and defence secretary of the occupying State, who has also instructed its military Establishment to get rid of the complaints from uprooted people from Valikaamam North in Jaffna district by forcing them to accept ... (more)

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Fri Mar 28, 2014

Colombo Page

Sri Lanka's Eastern Provincial Council to recruit new employees according to racial ratio and merit

Mar 28, Batticaloa: The Eastern Provincial Council of Sri Lanka will follow the racial ratio in the country as well as merit when filling vacancies and making new posts.

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Thu Mar 27, 2014

Newindpress

Disappearances Commission to Study Cases from 1983

The Sri Lankan government on Wednesday changed the Disappearances Commission's period of inquiry from 1990 to 2009 to 1983 to 2009, provoking some commentators to speculate that this may have been done to include complaints against the Indian Peace Keeping Force , which was stationed in the island's Northern and Eastern Provinces between July 1987 ... (more)

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Wed Mar 26, 2014

Colombo Page

Sri Lanka Tamil legislator says lands in North and East grabbed by chauvinist forces

Mar 26, Colombo: Parliamentarian of Sri Lanka's Tamil National Alliance P. Selvaraja has said that lands in the North and East are being grabbed by chauvinist forces.

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