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Sri Lanka,United States : Sri Lankan Cargills Foods secured equity investment from Ifc

But the group operates other businesses, like FMCG comprising dairy, restaurants, investment across banking and real estate spaces, under the umbrella of .

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Outlook

Shenanigans In Sri Lanka?

Given Tamil sensitivities and Lanka's strategic location, a loose cannon could have dangerous consequences for India's security and national integration.

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TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: Modi gave lesson to TNA on ‘collaborative politics’ says Devananda

He was addressing the audience at the re-opening ceremony of Achchuveali Industrial Estate in Jaffna on Wednesday.

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Hispanic Business

Sri Lanka : Concessionary loans for Divi Neguma families

As part of its poverty alleviation policy the Government will provide concessionary loans to families under the Divi Neguma program.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Bar/fly: Sri Lanka

A menu board appeared from the gloom by the bar: lager 90 rupees half litre; strong beer 110 rupees half litre.

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Colombo Page

International rights groups urge protection for Sri Lanka war crime witnesses at UN probe

Aug 28, Colombo: A collective of international human right organizations has urged the Sri Lankan government and the member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council to ensure protection for the witnesses at the UN mandated war crime probe against Sri Lanka.

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International Business Times

Asylum Seekers Demand Compensation From Australia for Neglect and Poor Healthcare

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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TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: Muslims protest against land grab in Pulmoaddai

A 54-year-old civilian, Abubakkar has been admitted at hospital with injuries, news sources in Pulmoaddai said.

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Newkerala.com

Pakistan's Air Force chief visits Sri Lanka

Pakistan Air Force chief Tahir Rafique Butt arrived in Sri Lanka Wednesday on a three-day visit at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart Air Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke.

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Colombo Page

Colombo's first Seychelles forum attracts Sri Lankan businesses

Aug 27, Colombo: More than 130 Lankan private sector representatives from 125 companies attended a Seychelles business forum inaugurated in Colombo today.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lanka police opens new station in Nilaveli

Aug 27, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Police recently opened its 436 Police Station in Nilaveli, in the Trincomalee District of Eastern Province.

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Colombo Page

External Affairs Minister reviews progress of Sri Lankan missions in Europe

Aug 27, Rome: Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris has met with several of the country's Ambassadors in Europe at the Sri Lankan Embassy in Rome for a comprehensive review of their work.

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Express India

Sri Lanka rupee firmer on exporter dollar sales

People's Bank of China on Monday said it would allow the central bank of Sri Lanka to invest in the country's interbank bond market.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Nerve News

Divided Sri Lanka haunts a man at the wheels

Title: Noon Tide Toll; Author: Romesh Gunesekera; Publisher: Penguin Books: Pages: 237; Price: Rs.299 How does Sri Lanka fare after the end of a quarter century of ethnic conflict? Vasantha ferries visitors all around the island in a van bought with savings after retiring early.

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The Indian Express

Lanka links' land two Tamil movies in trouble

Two upcoming Tamil films, Kaththi and Puli Paarvai, are facing troubles from Tamil fringe groups for alleged Sri Lankan connections.

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Planetizen

China Bans the Use of Coal Around Cities

In this Sunday Review editorial, The New York Times applauds China's announcement that it will ban coal burning in the Beijing region by 2020, but warns that some solutions to air pollution will exacerbate climate change.

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Colombo Page

India Supreme Court says to resolve TN fishermen issue with Sri Lanka politically

Aug 26, New Delhi: India's Supreme Court today has observed that the issue of Tamil Nadu fishermen getting arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy needs to be resolved politically and diplomatically and the court cannot intervene in such matters.

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DMK Chief's pro-Eelam organization calls UN not to allow Sri Lankan President to address UNGA

Aug 26, Chennai: Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation , the Tamil Nadu pro-Eelam organization led by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam president M. Karunanidhi plans to hold a demonstration on September 3 in Chennai to urge the United Nations not to allow Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to address the General Assembly next month.

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Colombo Page

Opposition MP Mangala Samaraweera slams Sri Lanka's 'ice bucket' craze amid drought

Aug 26, Colombo: Main opposition United National Party parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera today slammed the Sri Lankan politicians converting the "Ice Bucket Challenge" to a publicity stunt by blindly following whatever originated in the West.

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Daily Times

PAF chief arrives in Sri Lanka for three-day visit : August 26, 2014,

ISLAMABAD Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka on a three-day visit on Wednesday on the invitation of Commander of Sri Lanka Air Force Air Marshal KA Gunatilleke.

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