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Two cousins convicted over murder of Thavisha Lakindu Peiris

Two cousins convicted over murder of pizza delivery driver during his last shift before he started new career as IT consultant Two cousins are each facing a life sentence after a pizza delivery driver was brutally stabbed to death - on his last shift before starting a career in IT.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

International Business Times

Asylum Seeker Women in Australia-Run Christmas Island Attempt Suicide in Desperation

Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were sent back by Australia cover their faces as they wait to enter a magistrate's court in the southern port district of Galle July 8, 2014.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lankan minister not pleased with government's decision to broaden ...

July 23, Colombo: The Leader of National Freedom Front , a coalition party of the Sri Lankan government, Minister Wimal Weerawansa has expressed his opposition to President Mahinda Rajapaksa's recent decision to broaden the scope of the Missing Persons Commission and allow investigations into alleged human rights abuses by the security forces ... (more)

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Colombo Page

Indian court asks for written correspondence over the proposed sale of warships to Sri Lanka

July 23, Madurai: The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court in Chennai, hearing a Public Interest Litigation petition filed on the proposed sale of two naval warships to Sri Lanka, has called for the records of the written correspondence between the central Indian government and the state government of Tamil Nadu over the issue.

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India to upgrade 70 child development centers in Sri Lanka estate sector

July 23, Colombo: India has agreed to upgrade facilities at 70 child development centers in Sri Lanka's estate regions, where a majority of the Indian origin Tamil people live and work in tea plantations.

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CNN

Behind the crackdown on Pakistani asylum seekers in Sri Lanka

Pak Sri Lanka friendship is strong and remains unchanged. It was Pakistan which helped Sri Lanka to win their war against separatist Tamil tigers.

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Global Voices Online

Sri Lanka Plans to Deport 1,500 Pakistani and Afghan Refugees

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

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The Age

Delhi offers little comfort to Morrison's boat mission

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison and Lieutenant-General Angus Campbell meet with Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in Delhi on Tuesday.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Colombo Page

Sri Lankan university students to hold protest march in Colombo tomorrow

July 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka university students' union, Inter University Students' Federation will hold a protest march tomorrow from Colombo Fort to the Ministry of Higher Education.

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Vietnam, Sri Lanka to work closely in fighting transnational crime

July 22, Ha Noi: Vietnam and Sri Lanka have agreed to step up cooperation in fighting transnational crime, especially those involving e-commerce and credit.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Sri Lanka investigates navy over gang-rape of girl

Sri Lankan police were on Tuesday investigating the gang-rape of an 11-year-old girl allegedly by seven sailors in the island's former war zone.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lanka Navy arrests 38 Indian fishermen for poaching

July 22, Kankasanthurai: Sri Lanka Navy on Monday arrested 38 Indian fishermen along with their nine fishing trawlers on two separate occasions when they were engaged in poaching well within Sri Lankan waters.

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Yahoo!

Asylum seekers only get 3 hours sun: doc

More than 150 Sri Lankan asylum seekers detained on an Australian Customs vessel are being given only three hours of natural light a day to eat meals, the government has told the High Court.

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The Straits Times

Sri Lanka's militant monk rejects Dalai Lama as spiritual leader

In this photograph taken on March 29, 2013 , Sri Lankan Buddhist monk Galagodaatte Gnanasara speaks during a press conference in Colombo, denying involvement in an overnight attack against a Muslim-owned clothing store just outside the capital.

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Nerve News

Jayalalithaa opposes buoys on India-Sri Lanka sea boundary

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa urged the central government to pursue the idea of sustainable fishing by Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen and disagreed with a proposal to instal buoys to demarcate the international maritime boundary.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

TamilNet Newswire

Wigneswaran gets ‘UN Lesson’ on Sri Lankan ‘Unitary State’

This was revealed to the public by Mr CV Wigneswaran himself, at a public address delivered by him on the occasion of the opening ceremony of the Chavakachcheari Town Hall on Saturday.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lankan MP wanted for attacking a public official absconding

July 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana says that the Kurunegala district MP Nimal Nilwala Wijesinghe who is wanted for assaulting a Village Officer is absconding.

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TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: Struggle against genocidal military land-grab intensifies in Jaffna

The SL military, which has occupied the lands belonging to the Multi Purpose Cooperative Society and 9 families for two decades since the SL military captured Jaffna peninsula from Eezham Tamils in 1995, is now trying to establish a cantonment for the 5th Infantry Regiment on Rasa Road close to Achchuveali town.

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Colombo Page

India wants excellent relations with Sri Lanka - BJP delegation

July 21, Colombo: A group of members from India's Bharatiya Janata Party , including the Chairman of BJP's Committee on Strategic Action and Former Union Minister Dr. Subramanian Swamy, met Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees today.

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Sri Lankan President expresses condolences to Dutch and Malaysians over MH17 tragedy

July 21, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has conveyed condolences to the Dutch and Malaysian families on the loss of loved ones on Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17.

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