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59 min ago | SFGate
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Colombo, Sri Lanka, where he is greeted by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Photo: Ishara S.kodikara, AFP/Getty Images Chinese President Xi Jinping 's trip to India this week highlights subtle shifts in the regional power dynamic that are bringing warmer ties between the two Asian giants, challenging China's traditional relationship with Pakistan, and opening a new chapter in Beijing's ongoing competition for influence with arch-rival Japan.
5 hrs ago | Colombo Page
Sept 16, Colombo: A seminar on Japanese university education will be held in Colombo this week to enlighten Sri Lankan students interested in obtaining university education at Japanese institutions, the Embassy of Japan said in a release today. "Japanese Education Seminar 2014" will be held at the Galadari Hotel in Colombo on Saturday 20th September 2014, from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Admission to this seminar is free of charge.
9 hrs ago | Colombo Page
Sept 16, Colombo: Following bilateral discussions between Sri Lanka and China Tuesday, the two countries signed 27 agreements to further cooperation between the two nations. At the end of the official talks between the Sri Lankan and Chinese delegations, a Plan of Action to deepen the Strategic Cooperative Partnership between the two countries was signed by the Minister of External Affairs of Sri Lanka, Prof.
13 hrs ago | Colombo Page
Sept 16, Colombo: British Deputy High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Laura Davies visited the Eastern Province from 9-12 September, the High Commission said in a release today. Ms. Davies travelled to Pottuvil, Arugam Bay, Oluvil, Kalmunai, Kattankudy, Batticaloa and Trincomalee.
14 hrs ago | Colombo Page
Sept 16, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Wickremasinghe Rajapaksa welcomed the President of Peoples' Republic of China and General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan at the Bandaranaike International Airport this morning. The Chinese President and First Lady were welcomed by hundreds of students in an elaborate welcome ceremony at the airport, following which they, along with the delegation, travelled to Colombo, the President's Office said in a release.
18 hrs ago | The Miami Herald
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Tamils pay tribute to Tamil victims during a rally denouncing the Tamils' genocide in Sri Lanka in front of the European Headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva. Photo: AP Academics and non-governmental organisations have condemned a University of Sydney academic's call for delegates at a human rights conference to go soft on Sri Lanka despite claims of the country's war-time atrocities.
Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sep 15, 2014 / 08:04 pm .- The annual "Day for the Sick" held by the Archdiocese of Colombo recently drew more than 5,000 Sri Lankan faithful to the Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka for a service led the Cardinal Ranjith. The spiritual, inner healing service and blessing of the sick is a renewal of faith held in Ragama, a suburb of Colombo, and has been observed annually for 67 years.
Sept 15, New Delhi: Sri Lanka has assured India that it is committed to the full implementation of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, India said today. "We have been assured and reassured by the leaders of Sri Lanka that they are committed to full implementation of the 13th Amendment," the Indian Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said at the Ministry's press briefing in New Delhi on Monday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will on Tuesday begin his first state visit to Sri Lanka, seeking to bolster already strong ties with the island just days after Japan's prime minister launched a rival bid for influence. Chinese President Xi Jinping sits with other members of the delegation during official talks with the Maldives government in Male, Maldives, on Sep 15, 2014.
Sept 15, Colombo: The Asian-Pacific Postal Union Executive Meeting got underway in Sri Lankan capital Monday with the participation of 150 representatives from 32 member countries. Addressing the meeting, Sri Lanka's Minister of Postal Services Jeewan Kumaranatunga said that the meeting would become a tremendous boost to Sri Lankan postal service which has embarked upon a speedy journey with latest technology.
Sept 15, Colombo: A Nigerian lawmaker has accused Sri Lankan authorities at the Colombo International Airport of harassing a Nigerian family who is visiting Sri Lanka during the Ebola scare. The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora Affairs, Abike Dabiri- Erewa has criticized the rising spate of stigmatization of Nigerians travelling to other countries due to the outbreaks of Ebola in Nigeria.
Sept 15, Colombo: Vehicle movement in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo and on airport expressway will be restricted due to Chinese President's arrival tomorrow on a two-day official visit, the Police Headquarters announced. Accordingly, traffic will be restricted on Colombo-Katunayake Expressway, Baseline Road, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Galle Road, Bambalapitiya and Galle Face from 10.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. Tuesday.
Sept 15, Colombo: The Government of Sri Lanka has donated a consignment of Ceylon black tea to the victims of the recent earthquake in Yunnan Province, China. The consignment of tea was handed over to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing recently by the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to China, Ranjith Uyangoda to be distributed among the victims of the earthquake in Yunnan Province, the official website of the Data and Information Unit of the Presidential Secretariat said.
One of the dead fishermen was identified as 40-year-old Gnanapirakasam from Rameswaram from a tattoo that depicted AIDMK's "two leaves" party symbol. The other body washed ashore in Vadamaraadchi Munai on Sunday is yet to be identified.
The SL military, which has been providing alcohol and other drugs to the youth, have converted some of the young Tamils deprived of education and other facilities to work as spies for them. Former LTTE members have been two choices.
After a prolonged hiatus, Sri Lanka may soon resume its search for a political solution to its ethnic problem. An indication of this came from the recent admission of President Mahinda Rajapaksa that his government is open to dialogue on the implementation of the 13th amendment to the constitution.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 09:53 pm
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