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2 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

My holidays: David Shearer

Because I worked all over the world with the UN I've had weird and wonderful holidays in many far-flung places - the Dead Sea in Jordan, a remote part on the east coast of Africa, the beaches of Sri Lanka.

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6 hrs ago | Colombo Page

Sri Lanka Freedom Party can consolidate freedom to the whole nation - President

Sept 02, Badulla: Sri Lanka Freedom Party was borne to establish national freedom and protect national heritage and it is the only party that could consolidate freedom to the whole nation, Sri Lankan Mahinda Rajapaksa said today.

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8 hrs ago | Serious Eats

An Introduction to Sri Lankan Cuisine

"Is it like Indian food?" That's the first question most people ask about Sri Lankan cuisine - if they know where the tiny island nation is, which is rare.

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11 hrs ago | DNA India

Nine fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka Naval personnel

Nine fishermen from this coastal town were arrested by Sri Lankan naval personnel when they were returning from the Palk Straits early this morning, a top official of Mechanised boat fishermen Association said.

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11 hrs ago | Colombo Page

Sri Lanka Navy arrests nine Indian fishermen

Sept 02, Rameswaram: Sri Lanka Navy arrested nine Indian fishermen Monday for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary line and fishing in the country's waters.

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15 hrs ago | BBC News

Day in pictures: 1 September 2014

People arriving from Miami load their luggage into a car outside Havana's international airport.

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19 hrs ago | Colombo Page

Sri Lanka's Laugfs Gas ventures into international shipping and maritime services

Sept 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka's private gas retailer Laugfs Gas has incorporated a fully owned subsidiary, Laugfs Maritime Services Limited to expand its businesses into the international shipping industry.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

Colombo Page

Sri Lanka hopes for better relations with new UNHRC Chief

Sept 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka Monday expressed hope that the new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan be "more balanced" in his responsibilities than his predecessor Navanetham Pillay.

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TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: Colombo steps up Sinhalicistion of public sector in North

Colombo is Sinhalicising the public sector in the North and East along with transformation of the SL military cantonments into Sinhala Military Zones in Jaffna and Trincomalee.

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Colombo Page

The best we can give our children is education - Sri Lankan President

Sept 01, Moneragala: Stressing that the best thing a society can give its children is education, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said today that it is parents' responsibility to provide an opportunity for the children to receive the benefits of free education.

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Colombo Page

Plans underway to give Sri Lanka's phosphate deposit to China, civil society movement charges

Sept 01, Colombo: The Convener of a civil society movement, The Anti-Corruption Voice of Sri Lanka, Wasantha Samarasinghe said that a plan is being compiled by the Chairman and other officials of Lanka Phosphate Company to sell the Eppawala apatite deposit to China.

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Colombo Page

UK has provided 3.5 million pounds for Sri Lanka's demining program

Sept 01, Colombo: British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, John Rankin, visited a demining site in Muhamalai during a visit to the North on Monday, 1 September, 2014.

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AlertNet

Sri Lanka court okays deportation of Pakistani asylum seekers

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DNA India

Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa likely to meet PM Narendra Modi on UNGA sidelines in New York

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is likely to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the 69th United Nations General Assembly session in New York later this month.

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Fibre2Fashion

'Sustainability is inherent in Sri Lankan culture'

"Sustainability is inherent in our culture here in Sri Lanka, as we are an island with scarce resources so we do our best to conserve these", says the top honcho of a Sri Lanka Group with interests spread across textiles, apparel, hotels, retail, finance, etc.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

WGBH

'A Thousand Mirrors' Shows Two Views Of One Long, Brutal War

It's hard to comprehend the toll Sri Lanka's civil war took on the South Asian country.

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South China Morning Post

Bridge on the River Kwai will rise again as Sri Lankan tourist draw

Now, 57 years after it was blown to smithereens, authorities in Sri Lanka plan to rebuild the centrepiece of the film Bridge on the River Kwai , to assuage the anger among locals over a controversial dam project.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lanka armed forces joint field exercise to commence on September 2

Aug 31, Colombo: The three-week long joint military exercise involving thousands of Sri Lankan armed forces personnel and representatives from foreign countries will commence on Tuesday for the fifth consecutive year, the Army said.

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Colombo Page

China to ensure efficient functioning of Sri Lanka's problem-plagued coal power plant

Aug 31, Colombo: During the upcoming Chinese President xi Jinping's visit to Sri Lanka, the two countries will sign a Memorandum of Understanding to ensure trouble-free, smooth functioning of the China-funded Lakvijaya coal power plant at Norochcholai.

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Colombo Page

Six illegal Sri Lankan migrants caught in India raise suspicions of LTTE revival in Australia

Aug 31, Colombo: The arrest of four human traffickers while trying to transport six Sri Lankans to Australia through the Prakasam coast in India earlier this week has raised the suspicion among Indian investigators that the defeated Tamil terrorist group, LTTE may be trying to revive in Australia.

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