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39 min ago | The New Zealand Herald
A contentious issue in the Australian election was illegal migration, the party leaders competing for the harshest tactics to deal with it.
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4 hrs ago | Green Left Weekly
The university was reopened that day after several weeks of closure. All universities in Sri Lanka had been closed during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting to prevent them being used as organising centres for protests.
8 hrs ago | Colombo Page
Dec 09, Colombo: The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka D. M. Jayaratne and the High Commissioner of India Y. K. Sinha inaugurated the Indian Gallery at the International Buddhist Museum in the Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy Sunday.
8 hrs ago | Tehran Times
Sri Lanka would have a huge advantage if the sanctions on Tehran were eventually lifted, according to Sri Lankan Petroleum Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa.
8 hrs ago | Colombo Page
Dec 09, Colombo: Streets of Sri Lanka's capital Colombo will become race tracks for car and motor cycle racers as the city is being prepared to hold the night motor races once again.
12 hrs ago | Colombo Page
Dec 09, Colombo: Yasushi Akashi, the representative of the Government of Japan for Peace-Building, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Monday held discussions on Sri Lanka's current developments.
Dec 09, Colombo: Parliamentarian Anura Kumara Dissanayake of Sri Lanka's Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna , has called on the government to provide a detailed response on the transfer of 23 police officers of the Police Organized Crimes Division following a raid on an illegal gaming center in Colombo.
Dec 09, Colombo: Trade unions affiliated to Sri Lanka's petroleum sector have warned that the price of 92 Octane petrol that is to be imported from January next year will be increased after a few months despite assurances given by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation that the new fuel will be sold at the same price as the 90 Octane petrol at present.
Dec 08, Colombo: The Professional Web Journalists' Association of Sri Lanka says that the blocking of a local website is part of a 'selective curbing of access to internet news.'
Inner City Press which covers UN proceedings asked, "since when did the UN start congratulating governments for "successful military operations"?, and comparing against UN actions in Sri Lanka, said, "[t]his harkens back for some to the UN's approach in 2009 to the Sri Lankan government's "successful military operations" against the Tamil Tigers or ... (more)
Dec 08, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government plans to table the Witness and Victim Protection Bill, which has already been approved by the cabinet, in parliament early next year.
While a recovery in exports and robust government spending have continued to drive Sri Lankan economic activity in 2013, the invest -ment story has so far failed to recapture its double-digit growth form of 2011-12.
Dec 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna plans to request a parliamentary debate on the largest heroin stock seized in Sri Lanka.
Eleven direct witnesses gave evidence to the panel during the first day. The judges, many of whom are legal scholars on genocide, will apply the principles enshrined in the 1948 Genocide Convention to the evidence presented to announce their legal determination this Tuesday, December 10th.
Not since the horrors of Abu Ghraib have I been so disturbed by a story that combines women, sadism and murder.
The article quoted Richard Dicker from Human Rights who countered Africa's arguments saying that African nations cannot deny access to victims just because it is not possible to provide victims in Sri Lanka justice, implying that while ICC has failed to go after war-criminals in Sri Lanka even after the UN's Petrie Report has accused Sri Lanka of ... (more)
The Tamil community in Britain is mounting pressure on the British establishment to compel Sri Lanka to an early reconciliatory action.