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2 hrs ago | IRIN

Sri Lanka suggests moves to investigate war-time missing

Sri Lanka's government has given its strongest indication to date that it will go beyond enumerating missing persons from it 26-year civil war and investigate the circumstances of their disappearance.

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6 hrs ago | Colombo Page

Sri Lankan court extends order suspending deportation of Pakistani refugees

Aug 29, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today extended an order it issued earlier suspending the repatriating Pakistani nationals who have sought refugee status in Sri Lanka.

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10 hrs ago | Colombo Page

Pakistan, Sri Lanka agree to enhance defense cooperation

Aug 29, Colombo: Chief of Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, Air Chief Marshal, Tahir Rafique Butt Staff called on Sri Lankan Secretary Defense and Urban Development, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa at the Sri Lankan Ministry of Defence in Colombo on Thursday and discussed ways to strengthen defense cooperation between the two countries.

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12 hrs ago | Nerve News

Tamil party agrees to resume talks with Sri Lanka government

Sri Lanka's main Tamil party has announced it is willing to restart talks with the government after a lapse of nearly three years to find a political solution to a dragging ethnic issue after a three-decade civil war ended in 2009, an official said here Friday.

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17 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

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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