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59 min ago | SFGate

China leader's India visit highlights changing power dynamic

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.

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5 hrs ago | Colombo Page

Seminar on Japanese university education for Sri Lankan students on September 20

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.

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9 hrs ago | Colombo Page

Sri Lanka, China sign 27 agreements to deepen Strategic Cooperative Partnership

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.

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13 hrs ago | Colombo Page

British Deputy High Commissioner visits Sri Lanka's Eastern Province

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.

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14 hrs ago | Colombo Page

Sri Lankan President welcomes Chinese President at BIA

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.

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18 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Chinese president to launch port city in Sri Lanka

Susana Pereda, left, support specialist, and product specialists Christopher Jorge, and Marcella Salem, right, demonstrate the birth simulator "Victoria" that is used for healthcare education. "> To place a Death Notice, please call 305-376-8901 or email obit@miamiherald.com .

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21 hrs ago | Newindpress

First SL Catholic on Sainthood Path

COLOMBO: If Pope Francis canonizes Fr Joseph Vaz , as he is expected to when he visits Sri Lanka in January 2015, the island nation will be getting its first Saint. Vaz's canonization will be a landmark for India too, because he would be the first full-blooded Indian to be canonized.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Age

Academics condemn professor for call to go soft on Sri Lanka's war history

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.

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DFW Catholic

Thousands attend annual healing service in Sri Lanka

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.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lanka committed to full implementation of 13th Amendment, India says

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.

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Channelnewsasia.com

China's Xi heads to Sri Lanka seeking to boost ties

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.

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Colombo Page

Asian-Pacific Postal Union Executive Council meeting begins in Sri Lanka

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.

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Colombo Page

Nigerian lawmaker charges Sri Lankan airport authorities of harassing Nigerian family

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.

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Colombo Page

Traffic restriction in Sri Lankan capital tomorrow due to Chinese President's arrival

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.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lanka donates tea to China earthquake victims

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.

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TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: SL Navy attacks on Tamil Nadu fishermen escalate

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.

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TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: SL military deploys intimidation, deception in East to suppress testimonies to OISL

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.

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Reuters

Gemfields forms jv to explore gemstones in Sri Lanka

Gemfields Plc, which produces about a fifth of the world's rough emeralds, said it had formed a joint venture to explore sapphire and gemstones in Sri Lanka. The London-listed miner said the joint venture with East West Gem Investments Ltd , a Jersey-registered company, would operate via three Sri Lankan subsidiaries.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Telegraph

Think hard

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.

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Arab Times

Pope Francis may declare Lanka's 1st saint

Francis plans to visit the island nation Jan 13-15 and then travel onto the Philippines to meet with survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. The archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, said he hoped that the Vatican would give final approval to the sainthood case of the Rev.

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