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1 hr ago | Scoop

Sri Lanka: Five-year-old child kidnapped

On Monday, 28 July 2014, an unidentified group kidnapped five-year-old Damindu Yasen Kumara.

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5 hrs ago | Colombo Page

Two major Sri Lankan drug racketeers live in Peshawar, Sri Lanka police say

July 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police Narcotics Bureau has revealed that the drug kingpins Mohammed Siddik and Wele Suda live in Peshawar in Pakistan.

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9 hrs ago | Colombo Page

Sri Lanka President names a road in honor of the artist slain by the Marxists party

July 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa today officially named the road between the national television station Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation and the national radio Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation as Premakeerthi de Alwis Mawatha in honor of the artist.

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9 hrs ago | Colombo Page

U.S. actions seriously hampering reconciliation efforts in Sri Lanka, government charges

July 31, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government today charged that the actions of the United States targeting a specific community in the island can seriously hamper the fragile reconciliation process.

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11 hrs ago | Hindustan Times

Rajiv Gandhis Sri Lanka policy led to his death he was badly advised Natwar Singh

Rajiv Gandhi's Sri Lanka policy led to his assassination, former external affairs minister Natwar Singh has said.

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13 hrs ago | AlertNet

Sri Lanka launches drought relief measures for farmers

A persistent drought is likely reduce Sri Lanka's vital paddy harvest by 15 percent, experts warn.

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18 hrs ago | Colombo Page

Sri Lanka, Singapore bilateral discussions focus on expanding economic and defense relations

July 31, Colombo: Bilateral discussions that took place between Sri Lankan and Singapore recently focused on expanding economic relations and cooperation in defense and security spheres.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Economist

Forced landing

THERE was a hint of triumph when Tony Abbott, Australia's prime minister, boasted on June 19th that no asylum-seekers had reached Australia by boat for six months.

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BBC News

Rare leopards born in French zoo

Only about 700 of the rare leopards, which have been classified as gravely endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature , are left in the wild, says Jimmy Ebel of Maubeuge Zoo, AFP news agency says.

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Colombo Page

Massive investments Sri Lanka made must be utilized for greater economic benefits - President

July 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka has reached an era where rapid transformation is taking place to become a true middle-income nation and the massive investments the country has made so far, must now be utilized more effectively to generate greater economic benefits to all people, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said.

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Suria

Australia's treatment of child...

The Australian government Wednesday rejected a report from church leaders describing its treatment of child asylum-seekers as "state-sanctioned abuse", saying such claims were "offensive".

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Colombo Page

Former LTTE members in Sri Lanka tour the South

July 30, Colombo: Former members of the Tamil Tiger terrorist group Liberations Tigers of Tamil Eelam , who had undergone rehabilitation, have recently visited the southern part of the country.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lankan government allocates Rs. 5.8 billion to develop North Central Province

July 30, Colombo: Sri Lankan government has allocated nearly Rs. 5.8 billion under a national plan to develop the North Central Province.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Daily Kos

The notion that marriage is a refuge from rape is nothing new.

I'm not going to repost Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa's horrible comments from a few months ago about marrying rapists.

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Colombo Page

Malaysian firm to invest in a hybrid power project in Sri Lanka's North

July 29, Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's state-owned utility company Tenaga Nasional Bhd has signed an agreement to invest in a hybrid wind and solar power project in Sri Lanka's Northern Jaffna peninsula.

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Nerve News

Take up fishermen issue with Sri Lanka: Jayalalithaa to PM

Expressing anguish at the arrest of 50 Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy Tuesday, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the issue with the island nation through diplomatic channels.

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Suria

Pope to visit Sri Lanka, Philippines in...

Pope Francis will travel to Sri Lanka and the Philippines in January for his second trip to a continent where evangelisation is a big priority for the Catholic Church, the Vatican said on Tuesday.

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Xinhuanet

Sri Lanka navy arrests 50 Indian fishermen

The Sri Lanka navy arrested 50 Indian fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan waters, navy spokesman Kosala Warnakulasuriya told Xinhua on Tuesday.

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Colombo Page

British High Commissioner hopes Sri Lankans will come together respecting differences of faith

July 28, Colombo: In a message to Muslims celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr in Sri Lanka, the British High Commissioner in Colombo John Rankin expressed hope that people of Sri Lanka will come respecting differences of faith or opinion.

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Dallas Blog

Buddhist Monks Assault Sri Lankan Socialists

ColomboPage reports that, "A peace march against racism organized by a far-left party in Sri Lanka today has come under attack by a mob led by Buddhist monks and was stopped by the police."

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