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Wednesday | Suria

Australia's treatment of child...

The Australian government Wednesday rejected a report from church leaders describing its treatment of child asylum-seekers as "state-sanctioned abuse", saying such claims were "offensive".

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Wednesday | Colombo Page

Former LTTE members in Sri Lanka tour the South

July 30, Colombo: Former members of the Tamil Tiger terrorist group Liberations Tigers of Tamil Eelam , who had undergone rehabilitation, have recently visited the southern part of the country.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Suria

Asylum-seekers held at sea likely...

A group of 157 asylum-seekers held for weeks on the high seas on an Australian customs vessel were likely economic migrants from India, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said Monday.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

International Business Times

Australia's Decision to Bring Asylum Seekers Back to Mainland...

Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were sent back by Australia cover their faces as they wait to enter a magistrate's court in the southern port district of Galle July 8, 2014.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

Asylum-seekers held on high seas to be taken to Australia

A group of 157 asylum-seekers in custody on the high seas for weeks will be taken to Australia and held until consular officials confirm their nationalities, authorities said Friday .

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Times of India

India funds creches for Tamils of Indian origin in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO: India on Wednesday said it will upgrade 70 creches in the plantation areas in several parts of Sri Lanka so that mothers working in tea estates can leave their children in a safe environment.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

International Business Times

Asylum Seeker Women in Australia-Run Christmas Island Attempt Suicide in Desperation

Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were sent back by Australia cover their faces as they wait to enter a magistrate's court in the southern port district of Galle July 8, 2014.

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Colombo Page

India to upgrade 70 child development centers in Sri Lanka estate sector

July 23, Colombo: India has agreed to upgrade facilities at 70 child development centers in Sri Lanka's estate regions, where a majority of the Indian origin Tamil people live and work in tea plantations.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Newkerala.com

Morkel a great support bowler, says Robin Jackman

Former England Test bowler Robin Jackman has described Morne Morkel as one of the best support bowlers he has seen.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Cricketer International

Eranga out of Colombo Test

Sri Lanka fast bowler Shaminda Eranga has been ruled out for the second Test against South Africa, due to the hand injury he sustained in Galle .

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Suria

Sri Lanka 161-6 at lunch on day five

Sri Lanka were 161-6 at lunch in their second innings on the fifth and final day of the first Test against South Africa on Sunday.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Hispanic Business

Sri Lanka : Galle Harbour earns profit of Rs.20 million

Such favorable environs have enabled the port of Galle to bear all its expenses and maintenance costs without financial aid from the Colombo Port.

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Switched

A Plane Shot Down, Germany Celebrates And A Life-Size Godzilla: Week In Photos, July 13 - July 20

Nothing quite compares to the power of a photograph to communicate the goings on in the world.

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Suria

Sri Lanka all out for 292 in first innings

Sri Lanka were bowled out for 292 in reply to South Africa's first innings total of 455-9, on the fourth day of the first Test in Galle on Saturday.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Cricketer International

Philander fined for ball-tampering

Vernon Philander has become the second South African in the last nine months to be charged and fined for ball tampering after an incident during the ongoing Galle Test Vernon Philander has become the second South African in the last nine months to be charged and fined for ball-tampering after an incident during the ongoing Galle Test.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Cricket World

I Had To Find A Way - Dean Elgar

South African batsman Dean Elgar said he had to 'find a way to get through it' as he scored a century on day one of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.

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International Business Times

Amnesty International Slams Australia for Breaching Refugee Convention

Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were sent back by Australia cover their faces as they wait to enter a magistrate's court in the southern port district of Galle July 8, 2014.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

International Business Times

Australia to Face More Asylum Seeker Boats as People Smugglers Remain Active

Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were sent back by Australia cover their faces as they wait to enter a magistrate's court in the southern port district of Galle July 8, 2014.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

Reuters

Sri Lanka court keeps five in Australia asylum case in detention

A Sri Lankan court on Monday ordered that five suspected ringleaders of a people-smuggling operation remain in custody for two more weeks, in a case that has fueled controversy over Australia's tough line on immigration.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Canada.com

Sri Lankan asylum seekers sent back by Australia prepare to enter the magistrate's court in the southern port district of Galle on July 8, 2014.

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