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1 hr ago | Colombo Page

Sri Lanka main opposition party to reinstate two expelled members in electoral organizer positions

Aug 21, Colombo: Ranil Wickremasinghe, Leader of Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party , has decided to reinstate two expelled members of the party in electoral organizer positions, party sources say.

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5 hrs ago | Colombo Page

Sri Lanka Tamil party delegation visits India to seek solutions to national issue

Aug 21, Colombo: A five-member delegation of Sri Lanka's major Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance , will leave for India today to hold discussions with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other senior Indian leaders on a host of issues.

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9 hrs ago | Colombo Page

British authorities arrest three Sri Lankans for visa application fraud

Aug 21, Colombo: A 42-year old Sri Lankan woman and her two adult daughters who applied together for UK visas were arrested today for using deception in their applications by applying in multiple identities, the British High Commission in Colombo said in a release.

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10 hrs ago | ABC News

Sri Lankan Activist: Gov't Trying to Hurt UN Probe

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's decision to deny entry to U.N. investigators is intended to undermine the credibility of an ongoing war crimes inquiry, an activist said Thursday.

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14 hrs ago | Colombo Page

UN Chief encourages Sri Lanka to cooperate with the international inquiry

Aug 20, New York: The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has encouraged Sri Lanka to cooperate with the international inquiry launched by the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights into human rights violations during Sri Lanka's war, his Spokesperson said Tuesday.

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18 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Australia's highest court to hear test case on asylum seekers

Australia's highest court set a date on Thursday for a full hearing into how a group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers were detained at sea, a case that will test the government's authority to pursue its secretive immigration policies.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Vietnam Seeks Closer Cooperation With Sri Lanka To Fight Crime

Vietnam hopes to work closely with Sri Lanka to fight crimes especially those involving e-commerce and credit in accordance with agreements signed earlier, Vietnam News Agency reported.

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Big News Network.com

Peace? Sri Lanka is still at war -- within

Title: This Divided Island: Stories from the Sri Lankan War; Author: Samanth Subramanian; Publisher: Hamish Hamilton ; Pages: 320; Price: Rs.499.

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TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: Colombo accelerates Sinhalicisation of Kagnchi-kudichchaa’ru in Ampaa’rai

A Buddhist monk, accompanied by two Karuna Group paramilitary operatives visited the villages three days ago vowing to put up a Buddhist temple within a month between the two villages, they further said.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lanka Central Bank lobbies in US to improve communication between the two countries

Aug 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Central Bank said it has sought the services of lobbying firms in the United States to improve the communication between the two countries to create an environment conducive to attract more US investments.

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Colombo Page

Japanese Vice-Minister, Sri Lankan President discuss Colombo city development

Aug 20, Colombo: Japan's Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Manabu Sakai called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees Tuesday .

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Daily Times

Sri Lankan president cancels visit amid political chaos : August 20, 2014,

ISLAMABAD Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has cancelled his visit to Pakistan in the wake of Pakistan's political situation, sources in the Foreign Office said.

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Newindpress

'Kaththi' Gets Flak from Tamil Fringe Groups

CHENNAI: As many as 65 members from different Tamil fringe groups have demanded a ban on Vijay-starrer Tamil actioner "Kaththi" alleging that its co-producer A. Subhaskaran has direct links with Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa and his government.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lanka opposition party leader to hand over Uva PC election to Sajith Premadasa - report

Aug 20, Colombo: The leader of Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party is to immediately appoint the party senior Sajith Premadasa as the deputy leader and entrust him with the operations of the Uva provincial council election, a local media report said.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Colombo Page

Relentless international pressure on Sri Lanka is absolutely harmful to country - Minister Peiris

Aug 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of External Affairs Prof G.L. Peiris Monday said that the relentless international pressure on Sri Lanka to probe alleged human rights violations is not only unhelpful, but is also absolutely harmful to the country.

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The Miami Herald

Sri Lanka won't allow UN war crimes panel to visit

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Outlook

PMO Calls Meeting on India-Sri Lanka Fishermen Issue

The Prime Minister's Office has convened a meeting tomorrow to explore a long-term solution to the contentious fishermen issue between India and Sri Lanka.

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The Nation

Trade mission to Sri Lanka set

Nopporn Adchariyavanich, the Thai ambassador to Sri Lanka, will lead delegations to Thailand for business matching by the middle of next month to promote trade and investment between the two countries.

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Hispanic Business

Sri Lankan E-Library Nenasala Program Receives International Access to Learning Award

The government of launched the program as a way to boost digital literacy and encourage economic development throughout the country based on its National Development policy "Mahinda Chinthana".

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Colombo Page

Shaan performs at Indian Independence Day Concert in Sri Lanka

Aug 19, Colombo: To commemorate the 68th Independence Day of India, the Indian CEO Forum, in collaboration with the High Commission of India in Sri Lanka, organized an Independence Day Concert by the famous Indian singer, Shaan at Stein Studio in Colombo on 17 August 2014.

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