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Pope to visit Sri Lanka, Philippines in...

Pope Francis will travel to Sri Lanka and the Philippines in January for his second trip to a continent where evangelisation is a big priority for the Catholic Church, the Vatican said on Tuesday.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Colombo Page

Decrease in respect for religious freedom in Sri Lanka as extremists...

July 29, Washington, DC: Although Sri Lanka's Constitution and other laws and policies protect religious freedom, there was an overall decrease in societal respect for religious freedom, as Buddhist nationalist groups led campaigns targeting Muslims and Christians, International Religious Freedom Report for 2013 released by the United States ... (more)

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Asylum-seekers kept at sea by Australia...

A group of 157 asylum-seekers held for weeks on the high seas on an Australian customs vessel will seek compensation for their treatment, their lawyers said Monday.

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The New Zealand Herald

US concerned over Sri Lankan journalists' rights

The United States has urged the Sri Lankan government to protect the rights of journalists after a government-backed protest forced the cancelation of a training program for journalists.

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Sri Lanka a potential location for Japanese SMEs to invest - Japan's State Minister

July 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's strategically located new infrastructure such as Hambantota airport and port make the island a potential location for Japanese small and medium enterprises to invest, a visiting Japanese minister has said today.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

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Asylum-seekers held on high seas arrive in Australia

The first group of 157 asylum-seekers who attempted to enter Australia by boat arrived on the country's mainland Sunday, after being held at sea for weeks.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Colombo Page

Sri Lanka will play an important role in building process of proposed ...

July 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka stands to gain from the proposed Maritime Silk Route policy of the Chinese government as the island's location puts it in a prime position to act as a hub for South Asia and link to Africa and the Middle East, the Chinese ambassador to Sri Lanka Wu Jianghao has said.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Marine News

Sanjam Gupta helps Launch WISTA in Sri Lanka

Within two years of the launch in India in 2012, the Women's International Shipping and Trading Association , Ms.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Colombo Page

Land acquisition for Sri Lanka's Ratnapura expressway within 26 weeks

July 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Project Minister of Ports and Highway Nirmala Kotelawala said that the government has decided to pay compensation and acquire the state and private land within 26 weeks to expedite the construction of the Colombo - Pelmadulla expressway via Ratnapura.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

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Sri Lankan government bans sending workers to Libya, brings back all workers home

July 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion Dilan Perera says that the government of Sri Lanka has banned sending employees to work in Libya.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

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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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The Dutch trade stands ready to engage and explore opportunities in Sri Lanka

July 19, Colombo: Simon Smits, the Vice Minister for Foreign Trade of The Netherlands and a Dutch trade delegation of five high level business representatives concluded a successful visit to Sri Lanka.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

Colombo Page

SriLankan to join oneworld carriers at Terminal-3, London Heathrow Airport

July 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's national carrier, SriLankan Airlines, the newest member of the oneworld alliance, in view of providing convenient and hassle-free travel to passengers across the alliance will be operating from London Heathrow Airport's Terminal-3, which is to become home to many oneworld carriers by 2016.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

Colombo Page

Sri Lankan President to open upmarket shopping complex in Colombo today

July 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa today will declare open a new upmarket shopping complex at the Independence Square in the posh neighborhood of the capital Colombo.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

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Heavy winds damage over 300 houses in Sri Lanka's hill country

The Assistant Director of Disaster Management Center Pradeep Kodippili said that 318 houses in Ratnapura, Nuwara Eliya and Badulla districts have been partly damaged.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

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Sri Lanka's controversial Buddhist monk to visit Australia next week

July 11, Colombo: The leader of Sri Lanka's extremist Buddhist organization, Bodu Bala Sena , controversial monk Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero will travel to Australia at the end of next month, sources close to BBS said.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

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Sri Lanka President commissions patrol boats gifted by Australia

July 09, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning ceremonially commissioned the two patrol boats that were gifted by the Australian government to Sri Lanka to aid in combating people smuggling.

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Illawarra Mercury

'Piracy on the high seas': Fraser slams Abbott

Former Liberal Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser has characterised Australia's interdiction and detention of more than 150 Sri Lankan asylum-seekers at sea as ''piracy on the high seas.'

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

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Australia Won't Return Sri Lankan Asylum Seekers Without Notice

Australia has agreed not to return a second boatload of Sri Lankan asylum seekers without first giving 72 hours' notice.

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TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: Wigneswaran briefs Tamil journalists on meeting South African Envoy Ramaphosa

Addressing the press following his meeting with the South African delegation, Mr Wigneswaran said Mr Ramaphosa assured him that the 'South African involvement' would not be contradictory to the 'political initiatives' by New Delhi and to the Geneva-based war-crime process supported by the Western countries.

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