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59 min ago | Colombo Page

Sri Lankan government denies allegations that Muslims displaced by naval deployment

Apr 19, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government today refuted reports that the Muslim families settled in Wilpattu National Park were displaced due to the deployment of Navy in the area during the war.

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5 hrs ago | TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: Eezham Tamils in Canada evolve common position on Tamil activism

The Tamil Assembly rejected the proscription of 16 Tamil diaspora organizations along with 424 individuals by the Government of Sri Lanka and said: The ongoing genocide of the Tamil nation is aided and abetted by institutions, governments, and bodies outside the purview of the Sri Lankan state structure, making them complicit in the ongoing ... (more)

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9 hrs ago | Colombo Page

Sri Lankan peace organization calls on government to resume dialogue to avoid backslide to past

Apr 18, Colombo: The National Peace Council , a nongovernmental organization promoting peace and reconciliation in Sri Lanka, has urged the government and other political parties in the country to urgently set up institutions to enable giving a measure of autonomy to the Tamil people.

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13 hrs ago | Newkerala.com

Hyderabadi's death in Sri Lanka: AP police probing kidney racket

Hyderabad, apr 16 : Andhra Pradesh Police today launched an investigation into a suspected Colombo-based kidney racket following a death of Hyderabad-based youth in Sri Lanka.

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15 hrs ago | Colombo Page

Former Maldivian President Abdul Gayoom visits Sri Lanka

Apr 17, Colombo: Former President of the Maldives Abdul Gayoom, accompanied by his wife Mrs. Nasreena Gayoom, is in Sri Lanka for a visit, the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement Thursday.

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19 hrs ago | AlertNet

Sri Lanka - Tamil journalist attacked

Reporters Without Borders joins its partner organization, Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka , in condemning an attack on Sivagnanam Selvatheepan , a journalist who freelances for Tamil media, near the northern city of Jaffna on the night of 14 April.

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21 hrs ago | PR-inside.com

The Sri Lankan Defense Industry - Competitive Landscape and Strategic ...

It features insights into the recent activity and strategic initiatives of key public sector companies that support the industry.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Colombo Page

India's Prime Ministerial candidate promises to resolve fishermen issue with Sri Lanka

Apr 18, Ramanathapruam: A Bhaathiya Janatha Party -led government under Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister would solve the nagging issue between the Tamil Nadu fishermen and their Sri Lankan counterparts, the party has asserted.

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Colombo Page

Abu Dhabi-based Rotana Jet starts flights to Sri Lanka

Apr 17, Colombo: Abu Dhabi-based airline Rotana Jet commenced flights to Sri Lanka's Colombo and Mattala airports from Wednesday April 09. As a part of airline's expansion, Rotana Jet has added Sri Lanka as the airline's first international destination outside the Gulf region.

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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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