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Sri Lanka: China gets land for 'defence'

During a recent visit to China, Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa signed an agreement to give China 1200 acres of land in the Trincomalee area on a long term lease for "defence-related development".

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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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Yahoo!

Latest boat group 'unique' case

After more than six weeks at sea, the Sri Lankan boat people have been taken to the Curtin detention centre in the Kimberley.

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DNA India

Only fresh meeting between Tamil nadu-Sri Lanka fishermen will solve problems

Only a fresh meeting between fishermen of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka will solve the problems of the fishing community of the state, TNCC president B S Gnanadesikan said here today.

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DNA India

India to inform Sri Lanka about terror cloud on Colombo

India will be informing Sri Lanka about an official working with the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo who was allegedly playing a key role in planning terror strikes at the behest of ISI on the US and Israeli consulates in the southern part of this country.

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Colombo Page

First ever international film festival to be held in Sri Lanka

July 27, Colombo: For the first time an international film festival is planned to be held in Sri Lanka to offer a great international cinema experience to Sri Lankan film enthusiasts.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Newindpress

Rajendra Chola Promoted Saivism, Buddhism in Lanka, Says Scholar

COLOMBO : It was during the reign of Rajendra Chola that Chola power in Sri Lanka was "at its height", says S Pathmanathan, noted Lankan historian.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lanka Navy brings home 41 fishermen released from India

July 26, Kankasanthurai: Sri Lanka Navy Thursday brought home 41 Sri Lankan fishermen released from the custody of Indian officials.

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Colombo Page

President visits international exhibition promoting Ayurveda system in Sri Lanka

July 26, Kandy: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited the Ayurveda educational exhibition and trade fair in Kandy today, on the last day of the three-day event held to promote the Ayurveda system.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Fresh legal challenge as boat people come ashore

Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Saturday the government will still do whatever it can to stop the boats.

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ABC News

Clark scores 27 as Australia hammers Sri Lanka in sevens

Cameron Clark scored 27 points as Australia ran over the top of Sri Lanka in their Pool D match at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Saturday.

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Sheffield Star

Friends of Sheffield murder victim speak of their loss

Detective Constable Karen Cocker, holding a photograph of the late Mr Peiris with friends of the deceased, Kim Peech , Fabian Gonsal and Isura Herath .

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Xinhuanet

Interview: China-Sri Lanka ties at new high, focusing on trade, investment: ambassador

China and Sri Lanka's cooperation has grown significantly, the Chinese ambassador has said, noting that greater trade relations and mutual understanding would further enhance bilateral ties.

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Hispanic Business

Sri Lanka : BOC Ranked above all Sri Lankan Banks; Among Top 1,000 Global Banks

The Top 1,000 banks were selected in recognition of their achievements as global leaders in the industry.

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Foreign Policy

Sri Lanka's NGO Clampdown

The move has been sharply by both leading activists within Sri Lanka and experienced international analysts.

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Colombo Page

Both ruling and opposition parties are responsible for public welfare, Sri Lankan President says

July 25, Anuradhapura: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said the country's development is not one political party's responsibility it is the responsibility of both ruling and the opposition parties to uplift welfare of the public and develop the country.

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Colombo Page

No deaths of Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters since 2011

July 25, New Delhi: The Indian government has been consistently taking up on the reports of alleged attacks on Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters with the Sri Lankan government, the Defense Minister of India Arun Jaitley said Friday.

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Christian Science Monitor

Australia to allow (some) asylum seekers ashore. Why now?

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

Sri Lankan government to amend Tea Act to impose hefty fines on unscrupulous tea traders

July 25, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has received approval from the cabinet of Ministers to amend the legislation regarding refuse tea and several waste tea grades to enable the authorities to impose hefty fines on the unscrupulous tea traders Accordingly, the government will amend the Tea Control Act, No.51 of 1957 to control and monitor ... (more)

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

ABC News

Sri Lankan Asylum Seekers to Be Taken to Australia

Australia's immigration minister says Sri Lankan asylum seekers who have been languishing on board an Australian customs vessel for weeks will temporarily be brought to the mainland.

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