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2 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun
Australia has sent 157 migrants, thought to be Sri Lankan asylum seekers, to a detention center on the Pacific island of Nauru after they declined an offer to speak with Indian officials about their refugee claims, the government said on Saturday.
5 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times
A Sri Lankan newspaper will once again print an edition infused with insect repellant as part of the island nation's fight against dengue fever, the publisher has announced.
6 hrs ago | Business Insurance
Sri Lanka's Union Assurance P.L.C. is set to sell 78% of its general insurance business worth 4.5 billion Sri Lankan rupees to Fairfax Asia Ltd., the Asian subsidiary of Canada's Fairfax Financial Holdings P.L.C. All composite insurers operating in Sri Lanka are required to segregate life and general insurance business, Lanka Business Online ... (more)
10 hrs ago | Colombo Page
Aug 01, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government says a considerable increase in the number of foreign and local tourists visiting the botanical gardens in Sri Lanka has been observed last year and as well as this year.
15 hrs ago | SILive.com
Staten Island audiences have seen Sri Lankan dance over the past six or eight years, but not the rite-of-passage piece that will be performed Aug. 9 at the College of Staten Island's Center for the Arts.
19 hrs ago | DNA India
An article appearing on Sri Lankan Defence Ministry's website criticising Tamil Nadu government for raising the issue of attacks on Indian fishermen evoked strong protests in Parliament on Thursday, with Communist Party of India condemning it and asking the Centre to seek an apology from Colombo.
VATICAN CITY, July 29 .- The Holy See Press Office confirmed today that Pope Francis will be traveling to Sri Lanka Jan. 12-15 and to Philippines Jan. 15-19.
On Monday, 28 July 2014, an unidentified group kidnapped five-year-old Damindu Yasen Kumara.
July 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police Narcotics Bureau has revealed that the drug kingpins Mohammed Siddik and Wele Suda live in Peshawar in Pakistan.
July 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa today officially named the road between the national television station Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation and the national radio Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation as Premakeerthi de Alwis Mawatha in honor of the artist.
July 31, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government today charged that the actions of the United States targeting a specific community in the island can seriously hamper the fragile reconciliation process.
Rajiv Gandhi's Sri Lanka policy led to his assassination, former external affairs minister Natwar Singh has said.
A persistent drought is likely reduce Sri Lanka's vital paddy harvest by 15 percent, experts warn.
THERE was a hint of triumph when Tony Abbott, Australia's prime minister, boasted on June 19th that no asylum-seekers had reached Australia by boat for six months.
Only about 700 of the rare leopards, which have been classified as gravely endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature , are left in the wild, says Jimmy Ebel of Maubeuge Zoo, AFP news agency says.
July 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka has reached an era where rapid transformation is taking place to become a true middle-income nation and the massive investments the country has made so far, must now be utilized more effectively to generate greater economic benefits to all people, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said.
The Australian government Wednesday rejected a report from church leaders describing its treatment of child asylum-seekers as "state-sanctioned abuse", saying such claims were "offensive".
Updated: Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:09 pm
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