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19 hrs ago | 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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Yesterday | 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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Yesterday | Green Left Weekly

Sri Lanka: China gets land for 'defence'

During a recent visit to China, Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa signed an agreement to give China 1200 acres of land in the Trincomalee area on a long term lease for "defence-related development".

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Newindpress

Rajendra Chola Promoted Saivism, Buddhism in Lanka, Says Scholar

COLOMBO : It was during the reign of Rajendra Chola that Chola power in Sri Lanka was "at its height", says S Pathmanathan, noted Lankan historian.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Reuters

Chinese firm to help S.Lanka build aircraft maintenance unit

A state-owned Chinese aviation company will help build an aircraft maintenance facility in Sri Lanka to save the island nation the foreign exchange it spends on repairs to Chinese-made aircraft in its air force, officials said on Thursday.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: Sinhala-Buddhist land grab threatens Muslims at Thoappoor in Trincomalee

The Muslim families are residing in the lands with necessary papers for decades and they have engaged in agriculture in the lands since 1960.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: China gets 1200 acres in Trincomalee for ‘defence development’

An 'agreement' in this regard has been signed when Rajapaksa visited China, after Modi government coming to power in New Delhi, news sources in Trincomalee said.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

ABC News

Fact file: Why the fate of 153 asylum seekers is in the hands of the High Court

On June 20, the Federal Government announced the "continued success" of its border protection operations, evidenced by six months without a "successful people smuggling venture".

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Stuff.co.nz

Dark secrets of Sri Lankan asylum seekers

UNCERTAIN FUTURE: The repatriated Sri Lankan asylum seekers - Hemantha Kuruppu , Janaka Gayan Athukorala , and Sujeewa Saparamadu - and their families.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Age

A treasure map and assassination bid

Fear for their lives ... from left, Hemantha Kuruppu, 41, Janaka Gayan Athukorala, 40, and Sujeewa Saparamadu, 42. Part of group of 41 asylum seekers returned to Sri Lanka.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

ABC News

Australia Defends Returning Migrants to Sri Lanka

Australia on Wednesday defended returning dozens of Sri Lankan asylum seekers back home after intercepting them at sea and rejected allegations they were mistreated.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Times of Oman

Sri Lanka asylum seekers returned by Australia face "rigorous imprisonment"

Sri Lankan naval vessel the Samudra is anchored after transfering 41 would-be asylum seekers whose boat was turned away by Australia at the southern port of Galle on July 7, 2014.

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VDARE

As America Crumbles, Australian Courts Try To Destroy Their Country Too

The federal government of what used to be the United States of America now openly sides with illegal invaders against its own despised citizens .

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Canberra City News

Grattan / High Court puts interim block on Sri Lankan asylum transfer

The High Court has issued a temporary injunction to stop the Australian government transferring more than 150 asylum seekers, who are on a boat unheard of publicly for more than a week, to the Sri Lankan authorities.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

ABC News

Government confirms first sea transfer of asylum seekers to Sri Lanka

DAVID MARK: The Immigration Minister, Scott Morrison, has confirmed 41 asylum seekers who tried to come to Australia by boat have been returned to Sri Lanka.

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Suria

Australian minister to visit Sri Lanka...

Australia's immigration minister will visit Colombo this week for talks on illegal immigration following international concern at his country's handling of Sri Lankan asylum-seekers, it was announced Sunday.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Reports of Australia sending Tamil asylum seekers to Sri Lanka draws fire from UN

Displaced Tamils start the day at a welfare camp in Kiran at the government-controlled territory of Batticaloa on Jan. 21, 2007.

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The Globe and Mail

Reports of Australia sending Tamil asylum seekers to Sri Lanka draws fire from UN

Displaced Tamils start the day at a welfare camp in Kiran at the government-controlled territory of Batticaloa on Jan. 21, 2007.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

Colombo Page

EU Head of Operations in Sri Lanka visits EU funded projects in North and East

July 01, Colombo: The European Union Head of Operations to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Mr. Willy Vandenberghe visited EU funded projects in the Batticaloa and Mullaitivu Districts, the EU Delegation to Sri Lanka said in a release today.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lanka's Commission on Missing Persons to hold next public sittings in Mullaitivu

July 01, Colombo: The Presidential Commission Investigating Cases of Missing Persons in Sri Lanka will hear cases next in Mullaitivu District.

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