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10 min ago | Asian Correspondent
The Sri Lanka government is intent on controlling freedom of thought by expelling foreign passport holders who visit the country and later attend seminars or give press interviews on subjects the regime considers taboo.
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10 min ago | Colombo Page
Dec 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's national standards body, Sri Lanka Standard Institution has taken measures to introduce a certification for the vegetarian foods, the Minister of Technology, Research and Atomic Energy Patali Champika Ranawaka said.
3 hrs ago | TamilNet Newswire
The Police officer, named "Mr. AS" in the proceedings to preserve anonymity, and believed to be a Sinhala officer, told the courts that he and 11 other members of a special unit of the police took part in white-van abductions of Tamils suspected of having links with the LTTE, and that his unit operated from abandoned buildings and received direct ... (more)
10 hrs ago | Colombo Page
Dec 11, Nairobi: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, this evening, beginning a four-day state visit.
13 hrs ago | TamilNet Newswire
The members of the squad arrived through the Sinhala market, parked their motorbikes and launched the attack after covering their faces with clothes.
13 hrs ago | Colombo Page
Dec 11, Trincomalee: Sri Lanka Navy today arrested over 100 Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu on Wednesday for allegedly poaching in Sri Lankan waters and seized their boats.
14 hrs ago | Daily Mail
Naomi's tears for Mandela: Supermodel breaks down after seeing ex-president's coffin as thousands of mourners line streets to see it driven to lie in state in the former home of apartheid Body is transported to lie in state at Union Buildings, the seat of government in South Africa's capital Pretoria Giant arena in his home town of Qunu is being ... (more)
18 hrs ago | The Huffington Post
As 2013 begins to draw into itself for holiday season and the arrival of the coming new year, it is worth thinking about what human rights issues might be put onto our collective front-burners.
It is disappointing that Sri Lanka, a country with such a serious democratic deficit, is chairing the Commonwealth for the next two years.
Most of the hubs that have flights to and from the Maldives are London, Paris and Frankfurt in Europe.
Dec 10, Colombo: The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka today held several events to celebrate the International Human Rights Day across the country.
Dec 10, Colombo: Front Line Socialist Party, a breakaway Marxist party of Sri Lanka marking the World Human Rights Day today held a protest and seminar to protest the disappearances and killings of activists.
Kyabram P-12 College student Ashleigh Hill flew out to Sri Lanka last Saturday for a two-week volunteering trip.
Dec 10, Johannesburg: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa now in South Africa to pay his last respects to the former South African President Nelson Mandela attended the State Memorial Service for the late President that took place at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg today .
Rob and Paul Forkan's parents died in the Boxing Day 2004 disaster in Sri Lanka as the family travelled around south-east Asia Two brothers whose parents were killed in the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami are raising money for other orphaned youngsters by selling flip flops.
Dec 10, Colombo: A Sri Lankan man has attempted to commit suicide at the office of Foreign Employment Bureau of Sri Lanka demanding the officials to bring back his wife who has gone to Saudi Arabia as a housemaid.
The Sri Lankan government never misses any opportunity to boast that it defeated Tiger terrorism.