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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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Colombo Page

Coalition party of Sri Lanka ruling alliance likely to contest Uva PC separately

July 24, Colombo: Coalition party of Sri Lankan government National Freedom Front said today that the party would not hesitate to contest the Uva Provincial Council election separately if nomination is not granted to them.

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Food Technology

Sri Lanka will 'set the pace' for India in milk yield and quality: Wellard

Sri Lanka will soon "set the pace" for neighboring India in terms of milk quality and yield, Australia's largest livestock exporter, Wellard Rural Exports, has claimed.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lanka's Central Bank enters into an investment agreement with Reserve Bank of India

July 24, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka and the Reserve Bank of India today entered into a Bilateral Agreement to gain access into each other's securities markets.

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Supreme Court of Sri Lanka orders public institutions not to obstruct people wearing Islamic attire

July 24, Colombo: Supreme Court of Sri Lanka today ordered the Attorney General to issue instructions to all public institutions not to obstruct people who wear traditional Muslim attire.

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ABC News

Family member of Tamils detained at sea fears if handed over to India, may be sent to Sri Lanka

MARK COLVIN: India is now waiting for a response from the Abbott Government, after seeking consular access to the 157 Tamil asylum seekers being held on an Australian customs vessel on the high seas.

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Daily Mail

Two cousins convicted over murder of Thavisha Lakindu Peiris

Two cousins convicted over murder of pizza delivery driver during his last shift before he started new career as IT consultant Two cousins are each facing a life sentence after a pizza delivery driver was brutally stabbed to death - on his last shift before starting a career in IT.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

International Business Times

Asylum Seeker Women in Australia-Run Christmas Island Attempt Suicide in Desperation

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 minister not pleased with government's decision to broaden ...

July 23, Colombo: The Leader of National Freedom Front , a coalition party of the Sri Lankan government, Minister Wimal Weerawansa has expressed his opposition to President Mahinda Rajapaksa's recent decision to broaden the scope of the Missing Persons Commission and allow investigations into alleged human rights abuses by the security forces ... (more)

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Indian court asks for written correspondence over the proposed sale of warships to Sri Lanka

July 23, Madurai: The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court in Chennai, hearing a Public Interest Litigation petition filed on the proposed sale of two naval warships to Sri Lanka, has called for the records of the written correspondence between the central Indian government and the state government of Tamil Nadu over the issue.

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Colombo Page

India to upgrade 70 child development centers in Sri Lanka estate sector

July 23, Colombo: India has agreed to upgrade facilities at 70 child development centers in Sri Lanka's estate regions, where a majority of the Indian origin Tamil people live and work in tea plantations.

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CNN

Behind the crackdown on Pakistani asylum seekers in Sri Lanka

Pak Sri Lanka friendship is strong and remains unchanged. It was Pakistan which helped Sri Lanka to win their war against separatist Tamil tigers.

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Global Voices Online

Sri Lanka Plans to Deport 1,500 Pakistani and Afghan Refugees

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

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The Age

Delhi offers little comfort to Morrison's boat mission

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison and Lieutenant-General Angus Campbell meet with Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in Delhi on Tuesday.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Colombo Page

Sri Lankan university students to hold protest march in Colombo tomorrow

July 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka university students' union, Inter University Students' Federation will hold a protest march tomorrow from Colombo Fort to the Ministry of Higher Education.

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Vietnam, Sri Lanka to work closely in fighting transnational crime

July 22, Ha Noi: Vietnam and Sri Lanka have agreed to step up cooperation in fighting transnational crime, especially those involving e-commerce and credit.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Sri Lanka investigates navy over gang-rape of girl

Sri Lankan police were on Tuesday investigating the gang-rape of an 11-year-old girl allegedly by seven sailors in the island's former war zone.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lanka Navy arrests 38 Indian fishermen for poaching

July 22, Kankasanthurai: Sri Lanka Navy on Monday arrested 38 Indian fishermen along with their nine fishing trawlers on two separate occasions when they were engaged in poaching well within Sri Lankan waters.

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Yahoo!

Asylum seekers only get 3 hours sun: doc

More than 150 Sri Lankan asylum seekers detained on an Australian Customs vessel are being given only three hours of natural light a day to eat meals, the government has told the High Court.

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