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2 hrs ago | Colombo Page

Sri Lankan President offers condolences to South Korean counterpart on ferry tragedy

Apr 17, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has sent a message of condolence to South Korean President Park Geun-hye on the passenger ferry accident that took place off the southern resort island of Jeju yesterday.

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6 hrs ago | Colombo Page

Sri Lanka police obtain 40 Interpol red notices on suspected LTTE operatives

Apr 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have obtained Interpol Red Notices on 40 suspected LTTE operative, the Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohan said Thursday.

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10 hrs ago | Colombo Page

Lot can be learnt from Sri Lanka's experience with non-state actors - Defense secretary

Apr 17, Putrajaya: As a country that suffered three decades of ruthless terrorism, there is a great deal that can be learnt from the Sri Lankan experience with non-state actors, Sri Lanka's Secretary Defense and Urban Development Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said.

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13 hrs ago | Colombo Page

US is looking to resume a 'more comprehensive' military relationship with Sri Lanka

Apr 17, Boston: The United States is looking for resuming a "more comprehensive" military relationship with Sri Lanka once the Sri Lankan government makes progress towards reconciliation and accountability, a top U.S. official said.

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14 hrs ago | Colombo Page

Sri Lankan Chief Prelate threatens to launch protest over government failure to amend land laws

Apr 17, Colombo: A Mahanayake Thero in Sri Lanka has threatened to take to the streets with the Maha Sangha over the government's failure to amend some land laws.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Colombo Page

Indian Supreme Court to hear case against role of Indian Army in Sri Lanka war

Apr 17, New Delhi: India's Supreme Court on Friday will hear a writ petition for a probe by a Special Investigation Team into the alleged role of the Indian Army in the war in Sri Lanka.

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The Indian Express

Under fire for SL Tamils issue, Sonia says Rajiv Gandhi did most for them

Sonia attacked the Jayalalithaa Govt for adopting a lethargic approach to end the recurring attacks on fishermen from the state.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lankan authorities set up center for monitoring tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs

Apr 16, Colombo: Authorities in Sri Lanka have set up a monitoring center to keep a tab on tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs.

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Colombo Page

International body names extremist Buddhist organization in Sri Lanka as a terrorist organization

Apr 16, Colombo: An extremist Sinhala Buddhist organization in Sri Lanka, the Bodhu Bala Sena has been named as a terrorist organization by an international body called Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium .

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Asia, World News

Colombo Page

Sri Lanka fourth worst place for journalists' murders to go unsolved

Apr 16, New York: Sri Lanka has been ranked as the fourth worst place for journalists worldwide in the updated Global Impunity Index published by the New York based-Committee to Protect Journalists .

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TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: Alarming trend of ‘hostage taking’ by Colombo’s TID investigators: Lawyers

The lawyers described the trend as alarming. Not only the freedom of movement, but also the freedom of having visitors in their residences is seriously affected in Mullaiththeevu and Ki'linochchi districts in particular, the lawyers said.

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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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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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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Travel, Asia Travel, Sri Lanka Travel

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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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