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1 hr ago | 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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6 hrs ago | 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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7 hrs ago | 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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7 hrs ago | 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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9 hrs ago | 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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13 hrs ago | 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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Colombo Page

India Supreme Court says to resolve TN fishermen issue with Sri Lanka politically

Aug 26, New Delhi: India's Supreme Court today has observed that the issue of Tamil Nadu fishermen getting arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy needs to be resolved politically and diplomatically and the court cannot intervene in such matters.

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Colombo Page

DMK Chief's pro-Eelam organization calls UN not to allow Sri Lankan President to address UNGA

Aug 26, Chennai: Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation , the Tamil Nadu pro-Eelam organization led by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam president M. Karunanidhi plans to hold a demonstration on September 3 in Chennai to urge the United Nations not to allow Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to address the General Assembly next month.

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Colombo Page

Opposition MP Mangala Samaraweera slams Sri Lanka's 'ice bucket' craze amid drought

Aug 26, Colombo: Main opposition United National Party parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera today slammed the Sri Lankan politicians converting the "Ice Bucket Challenge" to a publicity stunt by blindly following whatever originated in the West.

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Daily Times

PAF chief arrives in Sri Lanka for three-day visit : August 26, 2014,

ISLAMABAD Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka on a three-day visit on Wednesday on the invitation of Commander of Sri Lanka Air Force Air Marshal KA Gunatilleke.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lanka keen to increase ICT reaching 75 percent of its population

Aug 26, Colombo: While Information and Communications Technologies in Sri Lanka is expanding and currently has reached over 50 percent of the population, the government is keen to see this rise with speed to 75 percent and beyond, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said.

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Colombo Page

Agenda for Pope's apostolic visit to Sri Lanka officially announced

Aug 26, Colombo: The programme of the Pope's apostolic trip to Sri Lanka, scheduled for January 2015, has officially been announced.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Colombo Page

Sri Lankan Provincial Minister speaks of cooperating with Pakistan to strengthen agriculture sector

Aug 25, Lahore: Sri Lanka and Pakistan have lot to offer to each other to strengthen the agriculture sectors of the two countries, a Sri Lankan Provincial Minister visiting Lahore said.

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Muthoot Finance picks up 30% stake in Lankan NBFC for $2.1m

Facing growth headwinds following regulatory tightening, leading pure-play gold financier Muthoot Finance today announced branching out to neighbouring Sri Lanka by acquiring a 30 per cent stake in Asia Asset Finance for $ 2.1 million.

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Colombo Page

Court grants permission to access bank records of Sri Lanka's former Chief Justice

Aug 25, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today granted permission to a panel of computer experts to inspect the bank accounts of former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake.

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Business Times

Building a better life through innovation

More than 70% of the Earth's surface is covered in water, but only 0.01% of that water is fit to drink.

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Colombo Page

Avenra Beach Hotel opens in Southern Sri Lanka

Aug 25, Colombo: Meeting the need of more hotel facilities to cater to the increasing number of tourists arriving in the country, the Avenra group in Sri Lanka has opened the newly refurbished Avenra Beach Hotel in in the southern beach town of Hikkaduwa.

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