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1 hr ago | India Talkies

India-Sri Lanka to resume talks on fishermen issue next month - Indiatalkies.com

New Delhi, Apr. 16: Talks on the issue of trespassing and poaching by fishermen between India and Sri Lanka will resume next month.

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6 hrs ago | Colombo Page

Sri Lanka investigates associates of killed LTTE operatives

Apr 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka security forces have commenced investigations on the people who had close links with the three LTTE operatives killed earlier this month during a confrontation with the Sri Lankan army.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Colombo Page

Conde Nast Traveler features Sri Lankan string hopper mold

Apr 16, Colombo: Conde Nast Traveler, the world's premier travel magazine, on its online home has featured Sri Lanka's traditional string hopper mold as a souvenir.

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Scoop

Sri Lankan abuse of Presidential Pardon

The Panadura High Court judge, Kusala Sarojani Weerawardana, found ten Presidential Security Division officers who were accused of assaulting two famous songsters Rookantha Gunathilike and Chanta Chandraleka Perera to be guilty of the charges and sentenced them to four and a half years of rigorous imprisonment.

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Warrnambool Standard

Six days of sanctuary for refugees

FOR the Tamil asylum seekers being hosted by Warrnambool district families, Saturday's Framlingham Aboriginal Reserve's 150th anniversary celebrations aroused understandable empathy.

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Colombo Page

Guaranteed price encourages big onion farmers in Sri Lanka

Apr 15, Colombo: Following the government's measure to set a guaranteed price for big onions, more farmers in Sri Lanka have decided to cultivate big onions in the forthcoming season.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Colombo Page

Sri Lanka becomes one of Asia's fastest growing economies - report

Apr 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's economy grew at a rate of 7.2% over the past financial year, making the island one of Asia's fastest-growing markets after China, The Financial Times of London reported.

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The Globe and Mail

Canada pulls funding for Commonwealth in flap over Sri Lanka

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says money which would have gone to the Commonwealth Secretariat will be allocated to other programs.

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TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: Terror squad assaults Tamil journalist in Vadamaraadchi, Jaffna

When the journalist attempted to escape from the squad, the attackers chased him on foot and assaulted him causing severe internal injuries to his head.

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Ndp.ca

NDP Condemns Sri Lankan Attack on Civil Society

"The recent decision by the Sri Lankan government to ban numerous international civil society organizations is unacceptable and must be immediately reversed," said NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Paul Dewar .

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Bajan Reporter

"Sri Lanka - straining the Commonwealth" By Sir Ronald Sanders

The Commonwealth of 53 nations is facing yet another ordeal because of the government of Sri Lanka .

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Colombo Page

Sri Lankan trade unions hand in nine proposals on formulating a private sector wage policy

Apr 14, Colombo: Trade unions in Sri Lanka have submitted nine proposals to the National Pay Commission appointed by the President to assist the government in formulating National Wage Policy.

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Legal action called against Sri Lankan minister for resettling people in national park

Apr 14, Colombo: An ally of Sri Lanka's governing party, the Jathika Hela Urumaya has called to initiate legal action against Minister Rishad Bathiyutheen over the alleged resettlement of Muslim people in the Wilpattu National Park.

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LIRNEasia

Internet subscribers and users: What is the difference and why does it matter?

The 2013 Central Bank of Sri Lanka report is being sourced for the claim that one in ten Sri Lankans is on the Internet.

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Colombo Page

In Pictures: Sri Lanka's First Family celebrates traditional Sinhala and Tamil New Year

Apr 14, Tangalle: Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa along with their sons Namal, Yoshitha, Rohitha and other relatives celebrated the Sinhala and Tamil New Year customs today at the President's ancestral home, Carlton House in Tangalle.

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Sunderland Echo

MPs pull out of Sri Lanka trip over UN inquiry

The representative for Washington and Sunderland West was due to travel to the country on an all-costs-covered visit, supported by the Foundation of Goodness, founded by cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Colombo Page

Sri Lanka's water buffaloes facing extinction due to slaughter

Apr 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's water buffaloes, the ancient symbol of agriculture are facing extinction due to slaughter and lack of pastures, according to agricultural organizations.

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Colombo Page

Indian minister blames Tamil Nadu government for sabotaging fishermen talks with Sri Lanka

Apr 14, Colombo: An Indian minister has blamed the Tamil Nadu government led by the Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa for stalling the second round of the negotiations on the fishermen issue with Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka seeks Interpol's assistance to nab overseas LTTE leaders

Apr 13, Colombo: The Sri Lankan law enforcement authorities will seek Interpol's assistance to nab the LTTE leaders operating from foreign countries to revive the defunct terrorist outfit in the island, police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohan has said.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

Colombo Page

Essential to build national unity to usher in rapid development in Sri Lanka- President

Apr 13, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said the country is welcoming the tradition a Sinhala and Tamil New Year at a time when production and development in agriculture and other spheres are making immense progress and it is essential to build national unity to usher in rapid development in the country.

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