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3 hrs ago | Newindpress

'Kaththi' Gets Flak from Tamil Fringe Groups

CHENNAI: As many as 65 members from different Tamil fringe groups have demanded a ban on Vijay-starrer Tamil actioner "Kaththi" alleging that its co-producer A. Subhaskaran has direct links with Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa and his government.

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Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

7 hrs ago | Colombo Page

Sri Lanka opposition party leader to hand over Uva PC election to Sajith Premadasa - report

Aug 20, Colombo: The leader of Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party is to immediately appoint the party senior Sajith Premadasa as the deputy leader and entrust him with the operations of the Uva provincial council election, a local media report said.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Colombo Page

Relentless international pressure on Sri Lanka is absolutely harmful to country - Minister Peiris

Aug 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of External Affairs Prof G.L. Peiris Monday said that the relentless international pressure on Sri Lanka to probe alleged human rights violations is not only unhelpful, but is also absolutely harmful to the country.

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The Miami Herald

Sri Lanka won't allow UN war crimes panel to visit

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Outlook

PMO Calls Meeting on India-Sri Lanka Fishermen Issue

The Prime Minister's Office has convened a meeting tomorrow to explore a long-term solution to the contentious fishermen issue between India and Sri Lanka.

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The Nation

Trade mission to Sri Lanka set

Nopporn Adchariyavanich, the Thai ambassador to Sri Lanka, will lead delegations to Thailand for business matching by the middle of next month to promote trade and investment between the two countries.

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Hispanic Business

Sri Lankan E-Library Nenasala Program Receives International Access to Learning Award

The government of launched the program as a way to boost digital literacy and encourage economic development throughout the country based on its National Development policy "Mahinda Chinthana".

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Colombo Page

Shaan performs at Indian Independence Day Concert in Sri Lanka

Aug 19, Colombo: To commemorate the 68th Independence Day of India, the Indian CEO Forum, in collaboration with the High Commission of India in Sri Lanka, organized an Independence Day Concert by the famous Indian singer, Shaan at Stein Studio in Colombo on 17 August 2014.

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The Straits Times

Sri Lanka to refuse entry to UN investigators probing alleged war crimes: President

Sri Lanka will not grant visas to United Nations investigators probing war crimes allegedly committed during the island's decades-long separatist conflict, President Mahinda Rajapakse said on Tuesday.

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Suria

Sri Lanka to refuse entry to UN...

Sri Lanka will not grant visas to UN investigators probing war crimes allegedly committed during the island's decades-long separatist conflict, President Mahinda Rajapakse said Tuesday.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: Majority Tamil Councillors from North, East request OHCHR to investigate genocide

We request the OHCHR investigative team to look into the pattern of all the atrocities against the Tamil people, and to determine if Genocide has taken place,' states a joint letter by the majority of the Northern Provincial Council and Tamil opposition councillors form the Eastern Provincial Council .

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Colombo Page

Two government-owned Sri Lankan plantation companies post profits for 2013

Aug 18, Colombo: Two government-owned Sri Lankan plantation companies handed over their profits in 2013 to the Treasury today at a function held at Temple Trees.

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TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: Educationalist, veteran civil activist Varatharajan passes away

Apart from serving his people as an educationalist, Mr Varatharajan stepped in as a grassroots civil activist whenever his people faced a challenging time under outside occupations.

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Jerusalem Post

Fundamentally Freund: Defeating terrorists: From Sri Lanka to Gaza

Let's leave aside the question of whether a novelist such as Grossman is really in a position to provide the Israeli public with informed military analysis, and look at what a real expert has to say.

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Colombo Page

Extremist Buddhist organization in Sri Lanka threatens to field a presidential candidate

Aug 18, Colombo: The Extremist Buddhist organization in Sri Lanka, Bodu Bala Sena has threatened to field a candidate for president at the next presidential election if the current President Mahinda Rajapaksa and other political leaders failed to accept their reforms for governance.

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Colombo Page

Excavations of Muslim mass grave site in eastern Sri Lanka postponed again

Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lankan authorities have postponed the excavation of a suspected mass grave site in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka for the second time, Police media Unit said.

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DNA India

First photo of Taj Mahal, other rare vintage pictures on show for 175th World Photography Day

The first ever picture of Taj Mahal, along with early black and white photographs that were painted to give a sense of colour, now form part of rare and iconic photographs put up for display here.

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TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: Occupying SL military demolishes mosque in Trincomalee

The mosque, established in 1926 and registered as a Jumma Mosque in 1947, has been seized by the SL military, which demarcated the area as 'High Security Zone' in 2009.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Newindpress

Kaushal Set to Urge Rajapaksa to Play Compromise Card

COLOMBO: Indian human rights activist, Avdhash Kaushal, who has been invited by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to join a panel of experts which will advise the Presidential Commission on missing persons and war crimes, will urge Rajapaksa and the minority Tamils to go for a compromise.

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The Indian Express

67 years young

Soon after India got freedom, we made a new beginning. We chose democracy as the way forward.

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