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Saturday Apr 12 | 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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Sun Mar 23, 2014

Colombo Page

Presidential Commission probing disappearances in Sri Lanka concludes hearings in East

Mar 23, Colombo: The Presidential Commission investigating the alleged disappearances of persons in conflict affected areas concluded its first public sitting in the East yesterday .

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Sat Mar 22, 2014

TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: Tamil university students attacked in their homeland by Sinhala students

More than 45 Sinhala students, armed with batons, penknives and iron-boxes, assaulted the Tamil students at the party causing serious injuries to 7 Tamil students.

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Thu Mar 20, 2014

Colombo Page

Presidential Commission probing disappearances in Sri Lanka begins hearings in the East

Mar 20, Colombo: The Presidential Commission investigating the alleged disappearances of persons in conflict affected areas commenced its first public sittings in the Eastern part of the country in the Batticaloa District today.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lankans protest UN resolution, shut down Eastern port city

Mar 20, Trincomalee: Sri Lankans today staged several protests to against a UN resolution sponsored by the United States calling for an international inquiry into the alleged human right violations committed during the armed conflict.

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WTOP-FM Washington

Sri Lankan city shut ahead of war crime resolution

Supporters of Sri Lanka's government brought a city in the country's former civil war zone to a standstill on Thursday to protest a U.S.-sponsored resolution at the U.N. Human Rights Council on alleged war crimes.

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