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Chairman of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation proposes moves to streamline the national radio

July 31, Colombo: The Chairman of the Sri Lanka's state owned Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation Hudson Samarasinghe has proposed several measures to streamline the national radio, the oldest radio station in South Asia, its trade union sources say.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Colombo Page

Main opposition to visit Sri Lanka state enterprises without prior notice

July 29, Colombo: A parliamentarian of Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party said that the party would visit corrupts state enterprises without prior announcement.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Colombo Page

Left party march against racism attacked in Sri Lanka by extremist Buddhist mob

July 26, Colombo: A peace march against racism organized by a far-left party in Sri Lanka today has come under attack by a mob led by Buddhist monks and was stopped by the police.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Colombo Page

Australia to transfer Sri Lankan asylum seekers from boat to detention center in mainland

July 25, Colombo: Australian authorities will transfer157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers detained in a Australian Customs ship to a detention center in Western Australia, ABC news reported.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Inter Press Service

Human Development Report Finds South Asia's Poor on a Knife's Edge

Women sleep on a crowded train in Myanmar. Globally, some 1.2 billion people live on less than 1.25 dollars a day.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

State Department

Western Hemisphere: Colombia's Independence Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send my best wishes to the people of Colombia as you celebrate your independence on July 20th.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

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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Colombo Page

High winds in Sri Lanka damage houses, close university

July 13, Colombo: The Vice Chancellor of Sri Lanka's Sabaragamuwa University Prof.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Colombo Page

Sri Lanka Minister reveals the plans for Colombo - Ratnapura expressway

July 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka Project Minister of Ports and Highways Nirmala Kothalawala revealed the plans for the expressway from Ratnapura to Colombo.

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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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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Hindustan Times

12 mothers seeking asylum in Australia attempt suicide to give kids chance

A dozen mothers in an asylum-seeker camp have reportedly attempted suicide so their children can be settled in Australia, piling pressure on prime minister Tony Abbott who Wednesday said he would not be morally blackmailed.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lanka Opposition Leader refuses to accept Unp MP's resignation over communal violence

July 08, Colombo: Leader of Sri Lanka's opposition and the United National Party Ranil Wickremasinghe today rejected to accept the letter of resignation submitted by Kalutara district UNP MP Palitha Thewarapperuma.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: SL military issues threatening circular to NGOs assisting Tamil journalists

Colombo's genocidal military, which is preoccupied with sustaining the gagged condition in the occupied country of Eezham Tamils, is strongly opposed to any attempt to empower the journalists in the North and East.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

Suria

Australia hands asylum-seekers back to...

Canberra confirmed Monday a boat load of Sri Lankan asylum-seekers who attempted to reach Australia have been handed back to Colombo, sparking sharp criticism after a week of secrecy.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Australia hands asylum-seekers back to Sri Lanka

Canberra confirmed on Monday a boat load of Sri Lankan asylum-seekers who attempted to reach Australia have been handed back to Colombo, sparking sharp criticism after a week of secrecy.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lanka to construct another expressway linked to Southern Expressway

July 06, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is also the Minister of Ports and Highways, has approved the construction of a new expressway linked to the Southern Expressway.

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CNN

Arrested Pakistanis and Afghans to be sent back

Sri Lanka has decided to send all arrested Afghan and Pakistani asylum seekers and their families back to their countries as early as possible, a senior official said yesterday.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

Colombo Page

UNICEF Sri Lanka holds photography competition to celebrate 25th Anniversary of Rights of the Child

July 04, Colombo: The UNICEF has planned several activities to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child .

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AlertNet

UN decries reports on Australia's handling of Tamil asylum seekers

A Tamil woman prays at a small Hindu temple near her house before the start of her day in Colombo, Sri Lanka, January 29, 2014.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

Colombo Page

Sri Lankan nurses' union to call for a strike against two rival unions

July 04, Colombo: The Chairman of Sri Lanka's Public Service United Nurses' Union Muruttettuwe Ananda Thero said that his union of 28,000 nurses would call a strike next week against two rival trade unions.

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