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2 hrs ago | TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: Australian author Trevor Grant documents genocide of Eezham Tamils in new book

In his recently released book 'Sri Lanka's Secrets: How The Rajapaksa Regime Gets Away With Murder', Mr. Grant besides documenting the various forms in which genocide is being perpetrated by the Sri Lankan state on the Tamils, also blasts the world establishments for their hand in this crime.

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6 hrs ago | Colombo Page

Landslide warnings issued in Sri Lanka as heavy rains continue

Aug 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's National Building Research Organization has asked the public to be alert on landslides as the Meteorology Department warned today that more rain will continue for next 24 hours.

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9 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

Michael Crummey's Sweetland is like a song of mourning

Michael Crummey's Sweetland is all of a piece, its apparent simplicity of style, like that of its protagonist and his setting, concealing a primordial power.

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13 hrs ago | Colombo Page

Ex- LTTE cadre pleads guilty for assassination of former Sri Lankan Major General

Aug 22, Colombo: A former Tamil Tiger terrorist accused of assassinating the former Sri Lanka Army senior official Major General Janaka Perera and 28 others in a suicide bomb attack in 2008 in Anuradhapura pleaded guilty today.

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14 hrs ago | CNN

A Pakistan woman appeals to Sri Lankan Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem

I am Sadia Khan a Pakistani blogger. I wrote about the atrocities of Pakistan security forces.

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18 hrs ago | GantDaily.com

Record harvest loss, food shortages hit dry Sri Lanka

"It's severe. In some areas in the North, North Central and Eastern Provinces, the water levels in the irrigation reservoirs will be sufficient only for drinking purposes and that, too, will be barely enough.

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22 hrs ago | Colombo Page

Sri Lanka suspends on-arrival visa facility for four Ebola-affected countries

Aug 22, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has temporarily suspended the on-arrival visa facility for visitors, with respect to four African countries, with immediate effect.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

International Business Times

UNHCR To Appear In A High Court Challenge Against Abbott Government

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 Lanka main opposition party to reinstate two expelled members in electoral organizer positions

Aug 21, Colombo: Ranil Wickremasinghe, Leader of Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party , has decided to reinstate two expelled members of the party in electoral organizer positions, party sources say.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lanka Tamil party delegation visits India to seek solutions to national issue

Aug 21, Colombo: A five-member delegation of Sri Lanka's major Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance , will leave for India today to hold discussions with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other senior Indian leaders on a host of issues.

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Colombo Page

British authorities arrest three Sri Lankans for visa application fraud

Aug 21, Colombo: A 42-year old Sri Lankan woman and her two adult daughters who applied together for UK visas were arrested today for using deception in their applications by applying in multiple identities, the British High Commission in Colombo said in a release.

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ABC News

Sri Lankan Activist: Gov't Trying to Hurt UN Probe

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's decision to deny entry to U.N. investigators is intended to undermine the credibility of an ongoing war crimes inquiry, an activist said Thursday.

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Colombo Page

UN Chief encourages Sri Lanka to cooperate with the international inquiry

Aug 20, New York: The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has encouraged Sri Lanka to cooperate with the international inquiry launched by the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights into human rights violations during Sri Lanka's war, his Spokesperson said Tuesday.

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Yahoo!

Australia's highest court to hear test case on asylum seekers

Australia's highest court set a date on Thursday for a full hearing into how a group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers were detained at sea, a case that will test the government's authority to pursue its secretive immigration policies.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Vietnam Seeks Closer Cooperation With Sri Lanka To Fight Crime

Vietnam hopes to work closely with Sri Lanka to fight crimes especially those involving e-commerce and credit in accordance with agreements signed earlier, Vietnam News Agency reported.

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Big News Network.com

Peace? Sri Lanka is still at war -- within

Title: This Divided Island: Stories from the Sri Lankan War; Author: Samanth Subramanian; Publisher: Hamish Hamilton ; Pages: 320; Price: Rs.499.

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TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: Colombo accelerates Sinhalicisation of Kagnchi-kudichchaa’ru in Ampaa’rai

A Buddhist monk, accompanied by two Karuna Group paramilitary operatives visited the villages three days ago vowing to put up a Buddhist temple within a month between the two villages, they further said.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lanka Central Bank lobbies in US to improve communication between the two countries

Aug 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Central Bank said it has sought the services of lobbying firms in the United States to improve the communication between the two countries to create an environment conducive to attract more US investments.

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Colombo Page

Japanese Vice-Minister, Sri Lankan President discuss Colombo city development

Aug 20, Colombo: Japan's Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Manabu Sakai called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees Tuesday .

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Daily Times

Sri Lankan president cancels visit amid political chaos : August 20, 2014,

ISLAMABAD Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has cancelled his visit to Pakistan in the wake of Pakistan's political situation, sources in the Foreign Office said.

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