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56 min ago | DNA India

Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa likely to meet PM Narendra Modi on UNGA sidelines in New York

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is likely to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the 69th United Nations General Assembly session in New York later this month.

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4 hrs ago | Fibre2Fashion

'Sustainability is inherent in Sri Lankan culture'

"Sustainability is inherent in our culture here in Sri Lanka, as we are an island with scarce resources so we do our best to conserve these", says the top honcho of a Sri Lanka Group with interests spread across textiles, apparel, hotels, retail, finance, etc.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

WGBH

'A Thousand Mirrors' Shows Two Views Of One Long, Brutal War

It's hard to comprehend the toll Sri Lanka's civil war took on the South Asian country.

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South China Morning Post

Bridge on the River Kwai will rise again as Sri Lankan tourist draw

Now, 57 years after it was blown to smithereens, authorities in Sri Lanka plan to rebuild the centrepiece of the film Bridge on the River Kwai , to assuage the anger among locals over a controversial dam project.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lanka armed forces joint field exercise to commence on September 2

Aug 31, Colombo: The three-week long joint military exercise involving thousands of Sri Lankan armed forces personnel and representatives from foreign countries will commence on Tuesday for the fifth consecutive year, the Army said.

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China to ensure efficient functioning of Sri Lanka's problem-plagued coal power plant

Aug 31, Colombo: During the upcoming Chinese President xi Jinping's visit to Sri Lanka, the two countries will sign a Memorandum of Understanding to ensure trouble-free, smooth functioning of the China-funded Lakvijaya coal power plant at Norochcholai.

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Colombo Page

Six illegal Sri Lankan migrants caught in India raise suspicions of LTTE revival in Australia

Aug 31, Colombo: The arrest of four human traffickers while trying to transport six Sri Lankans to Australia through the Prakasam coast in India earlier this week has raised the suspicion among Indian investigators that the defeated Tamil terrorist group, LTTE may be trying to revive in Australia.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Colombo Page

Saudi officials to visit Sri Lanka to discuss recruitment of domestic workers

Aug 30, Colombo: Representatives of Saudi Arabia's National Committee of Recruitment of the Council of Saudi Chambers will pay a five-day visit to Sri Lanka to discuss the issues related to the recruitment of domestic workers.

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Sri Lanka Marxist party says ruling party thugs terrorizing Uva Province

Aug 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist Party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna during a discussion with the Commissioner of Elections on Friday has told him that gangs of thugs and underworld figures have been brought down to Uva by the ruling party to terrorize the villagers.

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Families of disappeared persons in Sri Lanka protest to mark International Day of the Disappeared

Aug 30, Vavuniya: The families of the disappeared persons in Sri Lanka held a protest today at Vavuniya town in the Northern Province to mark the International Day of the Disappeared.

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TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: Political fundamentals cannot be surrendered to military requisites of imperialism

Militarisation of this nature, that too by a historically proven genocidal State and by its military, is perhaps the most important reason, why the military-less nation of Eezham Tamils can't expect any political solution working within a united island and that they should seek independence.

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Colombo Page

Competing party leaders of Sri Lanka main opposition to come together on same platform

Aug 30, Colombo: Leader of Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party Ranil Wickremasinghe and his competitor Sajith Premadasa will address people after a long time from the same platform tomorrow.

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Supplementary medical professionals of Sri Lanka to end strike tomorrow

Aug 30, Colombo: The supplementary medical professionals at the state hospitals of Sri Lanka ended their strike today after discussions with Health Ministry officials.

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Daily Mail

Sri Lanka to rebuild iconic Bridge On The River Kwai that starred...

'The bombers alone provide the means of victory': Legendary Lancaster marks same route as the 55,000 WWII aircrew who never came home in tribute to Winston Churchill's Dambusters Fears 'Pompeii of the North' could be snapped up by developers as historic Roman site is put up for sale Sri Lanka to rebuild iconic Bridge On The River Kwai that starred ... (more)

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American Reporter

Case In PointTHE F.T.C. Challenges Hydrogen Kit Claims, and Loses

Not since the horrors of Abu Ghraib have I been so disturbed by a story that combines women, sadism and murder.

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TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: STF deployed to muzzle protests against environmental genocide in Jaffna

On Thursday, a 25-year-old pregnant woman was killed on the spot when a speeding vehicle belonging to Maheswary Foundation hit her on Saraswathy Lane at Navakkiri in Valikaamam East.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Colombo Page

Tough action against Sri Lankan rice traders hiding rice stocks

Aug 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka Consumer Affairs Authority announced Thursday that the rice millers are required to submit the records of their stocks to the Authority by September 15. The Authority said that private rice mills and stores would be raided after that day for hidden stocks and stern action would be taken against rice hoarders.

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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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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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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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