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1 hr ago | 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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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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6 hrs ago | The Straits Times

Sri Lanka's militant monk rejects Dalai Lama as spiritual leader

In this photograph taken on March 29, 2013 , Sri Lankan Buddhist monk Galagodaatte Gnanasara speaks during a press conference in Colombo, denying involvement in an overnight attack against a Muslim-owned clothing store just outside the capital.

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8 hrs ago | Nerve News

Jayalalithaa opposes buoys on India-Sri Lanka sea boundary

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa urged the central government to pursue the idea of sustainable fishing by Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen and disagreed with a proposal to instal buoys to demarcate the international maritime boundary.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

TamilNet Newswire

Wigneswaran gets ‘UN Lesson’ on Sri Lankan ‘Unitary State’

This was revealed to the public by Mr CV Wigneswaran himself, at a public address delivered by him on the occasion of the opening ceremony of the Chavakachcheari Town Hall on Saturday.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lankan MP wanted for attacking a public official absconding

July 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana says that the Kurunegala district MP Nimal Nilwala Wijesinghe who is wanted for assaulting a Village Officer is absconding.

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TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: Struggle against genocidal military land-grab intensifies in Jaffna

The SL military, which has occupied the lands belonging to the Multi Purpose Cooperative Society and 9 families for two decades since the SL military captured Jaffna peninsula from Eezham Tamils in 1995, is now trying to establish a cantonment for the 5th Infantry Regiment on Rasa Road close to Achchuveali town.

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Colombo Page

India wants excellent relations with Sri Lanka - BJP delegation

July 21, Colombo: A group of members from India's Bharatiya Janata Party , including the Chairman of BJP's Committee on Strategic Action and Former Union Minister Dr. Subramanian Swamy, met Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees today.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lankan President expresses condolences to Dutch and Malaysians over MH17 tragedy

July 21, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has conveyed condolences to the Dutch and Malaysian families on the loss of loved ones on Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lanka and Singapore to establish a pilot training school at Mattala airport

July 21, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has taken steps to establish a pilot training school at the newly opened Mattala Airport in the Southern Province, Minister of Civil Aviation Priyankara Jayaratne said.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Colombo Page

Central Bank takes measures to retrieve Sri Lankan coins from till boxes in India

July 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka has initiated measures to bring back a huge stock of Sri Lankan coins that are in the Buddhist pilgrim sites of India, the Governor of Central Bank of Sri Lanka Ajith Nivard Cabraal said.

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Daily Times

Sri Lanka's NGO crackdown triggers free speech fears

COLOMBO: A Sri Lankan government crackdown this month on NGOs has sparked claims that President Mahinda Rajapakse, paranoid that he could be toppled, is again attempting to silence critics and tighten his grip on power.

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TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: Sinhala-Buddhist land grab threatens Muslims at Thoappoor in Trincomalee

The Muslim families are residing in the lands with necessary papers for decades and they have engaged in agriculture in the lands since 1960.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress to vie for the Chief Minister position of the Eastern PC

July 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's major Muslim party Sri Lanka Muslim Congress has decided to demand the Chief Minister position of the Eastern Provincial Council.

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World News Report

Sri Lanka: Visiting Portugal Leader Urged to raise Security for...

In an appeal to the Prime Minister of Portugal Mr. Pedro Passos Coelho, the Prime Minister of Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam Mr. Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran has urged the Portugal leader to raise with Sri Lankan President the issue of security for witnesses who will be testifying before a UN inquiry for the mass killing of Tamils.

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Suria

Sri Lanka 161-6 at lunch on day five

Sri Lanka were 161-6 at lunch in their second innings on the fifth and final day of the first Test against South Africa on Sunday.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

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A Plane Shot Down, Germany Celebrates And A Life-Size Godzilla: Week In Photos, July 13 - July 20

Nothing quite compares to the power of a photograph to communicate the goings on in the world.

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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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Arab Times

Sri Lanka court sentences four for murder of Briton, rape of fiancee

COLOMBO, July 18, : A Sri Lankan court convicted on Friday four men, including a ruling party town council member, of the murder of a British aid worker and the rape of his Russian fiancA©e and sentenced them to jail with hard labour for 20 years.

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Colombo Page

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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