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Tuesday | Colombo Page

Sri Lanka's coasts, agriculture under threat from climate change -ADB report

Aug 19, Colombo: Widespread degradation of Sri Lanka's coastal and agricultural resources due to climate change could cost the country's economy more than 6% of its gross domestic product by the end of this century, says a new Asian Development Bank climate and economics report for South Asia.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Colombo Page

Over 10,000 quack doctors in Sri Lanka, the doctor's union finds

Aug 17, Colombo: There are over 10,000 quack doctors in Sri Lanka practicing western medicine without qualifications, the trade union of government doctors Government Medical Officers' Association has found.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Times of Oman

Scenic Sri Lanka - Dream destination for avid travellers

Rich in natural beauty and cultural splendours, Sri Lanka is certainly in the spotlight as a dream destination for avid travellers.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

Colombo Page

Sri Lanka zoo breeds endangered freshwater fish

Aug 13, Colombo: In an effort preserve endangered species of freshwater fish in Sri Lanka, the National Zoological Gardens has taken steps to breed a freshwater fish that is near extinction.

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Sun Aug 10, 2014

Colombo Page

Sri Lanka Ebola screening facilities at international airport ready

Aug 10, Colombo: The screening facilities set up at Sri Lanka's Colombo international airport at Katunayake to screen incoming passengers to prevent bringing the deadly Ebola virus to the island are now fully operational, health official said.

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Mon Aug 04, 2014

Colombo Page

Museum to be established at prehistoric Fa Hien cave in Sri Lanka

Aug 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka Ministry of National Heritage has taken steps to establish an archaeological museum near the pre-historic Fa-Hien cave archaeological site in Pahiyangala of Bulathsinghala in Kalutara district.

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Sat Aug 02, 2014

Colombo Page

Sri Lankan Minister's walk for peace stopped by police

Aug 02, Colombo: A walk organized by the Ministry of National Languages and Social Integration was suspended by police today at Panadura.

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ThinkProgress

How Chiquita Bananas Undermined The Global War On Terror

Colombian families whose relatives were massacred by paramilitaries cannot sue the Chiquita Brands fruit company in federal court, the 11th Circuit United States Court of Appeals ruled last week.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lanka Army to establish new base in Kalutara district

Aug 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka Ministry of Defense and Urban Development has decided to establish an Army base in Kalutara district in Western Province.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Colombo Page

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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