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Sri Lanka Army to open third wellness resort for handicapped soldiers in Kurunegala

Apr 20, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Army will open the third wellness resort for the disabled soldiers in Kurunegala in the North Western Province.

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Sri Lanka seeks assistance from diplomatic community to nab overseas LTTE leaders

Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka will seek assistance from the diplomatic community to apprehend LTTE operatives who have been issued Interpol red notices.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Thephuketinsider.com

Shangri-La Sri Lanka Projects Moving Ahead

Being a frequent visitor to Sri Lanka I was pleased to read a report in TTG which quoted Hong Kong's Shangri-La group saying their two hotel projects are forging ahead.

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Colombo Page

Slots in Sri Lankan parliament for Matara and Kurunegala districts reduced

Apr 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Election Department has reduced the number of slots in parliament assigned for Matara District in Southern Province and Kurunegala district in North Western Province.

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Sri Lankan President distributes title deeds to 5,500 Mahaweli families

Apr 19, Girandurukotte: Under the third phase of the national program to distribute 45,000 Mahaweli land title deeds, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Saturday distributed 5,500 title deeds to families in Mahaweli B and C Zones.

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Colombo Page

New bridge across Batticaloa lagoon connects communities in Eastern Sri Lanka

Apr 19, Batticaloa: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Saturday declared open the newly constructed Manmunai Bridge across Batticaloa lagoon for the benefit of the people in the East.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lankan Muslim religious body to meet President and Chief...

Apr 19, Colombo: A Muslim religious body in Sri Lanka plans to meet with the President and the Chief Prelates in order to discuss the suppression faced by the Muslim community.

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Sri Lanka: CSD operative in Vanni detained for murder of woman from Matale

The SL police detained the paramilitary operative after securing the murder weapon from the CSD operative on Wednesday.

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U.S. Department of State Sports Envoys Edna Campbell and Tamika Williams Travel to Sri Lanka

From April 21-25, former WNBA players Tamika Williams and Edna Campbell will visit Sri Lanka as State Department Sports Envoys .

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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