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3 hrs ago | Nerve News

Take up fishermen issue with Sri Lanka: Jayalalithaa to PM

Expressing anguish at the arrest of 50 Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy Tuesday, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the issue with the island nation through diplomatic channels.

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7 hrs ago | Suria

Pope to visit Sri Lanka, Philippines in...

Pope Francis will travel to Sri Lanka and the Philippines in January for his second trip to a continent where evangelisation is a big priority for the Catholic Church, the Vatican said on Tuesday.

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9 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

Sri Lanka navy arrests 50 Indian fishermen

The Sri Lanka navy arrested 50 Indian fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan waters, navy spokesman Kosala Warnakulasuriya told Xinhua on Tuesday.

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10 hrs ago | Colombo Page

British High Commissioner hopes Sri Lankans will come together respecting differences of faith

July 28, Colombo: In a message to Muslims celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr in Sri Lanka, the British High Commissioner in Colombo John Rankin expressed hope that people of Sri Lanka will come respecting differences of faith or opinion.

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15 hrs ago | Dallas Blog

Buddhist Monks Assault Sri Lankan Socialists

ColomboPage reports that, "A peace march against racism organized by a far-left party in Sri Lanka today has come under attack by a mob led by Buddhist monks and was stopped by the police."

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Sunday Herald

Sri Lankan president will stay away from war commemoration service

Mahinda Rajapaksa's regime is accused of committing atrocities against its own people in the final weeks of his country's 26-year civil war.

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SILive.com

Staten Island Buddhist Vihara temple to host Sri Lankan food celebration in Port Richmond

Richmond County plays home to one of the largest populations of Sri Lankans outside of Sri Lanka.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lankan President hands over Buddhist relics to temples in US and Korea

July 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka has donated sacred Buddha relics to be placed in temples in the United States and Korea for the Buddhists in those countries to worship.

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CPJ Press Freedom Online

In Sri Lanka crackdown, mobs and death threats turned on journalists

There is genuine cause for alarm about the anonymous death threats going to Sunil Jayasekara's phone.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lanka a potential location for Japanese SMEs to invest - Japan's State Minister

July 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's strategically located new infrastructure such as Hambantota airport and port make the island a potential location for Japanese small and medium enterprises to invest, a visiting Japanese minister has said today.

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MYREPUBLICA.com

South Africa win Sri Lanka test series 1-0

South Africa frustrated Sri Lankas spin attack with a defensive batting strategy to earn a draw in the second test on Monday and win the two-match series, 1-0.

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Green Left Weekly

Sri Lanka: China gets land for 'defence'

During a recent visit to China, Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa signed an agreement to give China 1200 acres of land in the Trincomalee area on a long term lease for "defence-related development".

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Suria

Asylum-seekers held at sea likely...

A group of 157 asylum-seekers held for weeks on the high seas on an Australian customs vessel were likely economic migrants from India, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said Monday.

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Yahoo!

Latest boat group 'unique' case

After more than six weeks at sea, the Sri Lankan boat people have been taken to the Curtin detention centre in the Kimberley.

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DNA India

Only fresh meeting between Tamil nadu-Sri Lanka fishermen will solve problems

Only a fresh meeting between fishermen of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka will solve the problems of the fishing community of the state, TNCC president B S Gnanadesikan said here today.

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DNA India

India to inform Sri Lanka about terror cloud on Colombo

India will be informing Sri Lanka about an official working with the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo who was allegedly playing a key role in planning terror strikes at the behest of ISI on the US and Israeli consulates in the southern part of this country.

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Colombo Page

First ever international film festival to be held in Sri Lanka

July 27, Colombo: For the first time an international film festival is planned to be held in Sri Lanka to offer a great international cinema experience to Sri Lankan film enthusiasts.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Newindpress

Rajendra Chola Promoted Saivism, Buddhism in Lanka, Says Scholar

COLOMBO : It was during the reign of Rajendra Chola that Chola power in Sri Lanka was "at its height", says S Pathmanathan, noted Lankan historian.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lanka Navy brings home 41 fishermen released from India

July 26, Kankasanthurai: Sri Lanka Navy Thursday brought home 41 Sri Lankan fishermen released from the custody of Indian officials.

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Colombo Page

President visits international exhibition promoting Ayurveda system in Sri Lanka

July 26, Kandy: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited the Ayurveda educational exhibition and trade fair in Kandy today, on the last day of the three-day event held to promote the Ayurveda system.

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