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Sri Lanka: Genocidal military twists statistics on uprooted Eezham Tamils

Sri Lankan authorities have fully abandoned the figures of the resettled people residing outside the so-called welfare camps.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

Hispanic Business

Sri Lanka : Prospect of increased Korean investments in Sri Lanka

The Korean dignitary also noted that 116 Korean companies operate in Sri Lanka; Mr. -hwan added that under the Country Partnership Strategy that has been introduced by the Korean Government, Sri Lanka has been identified to utilise Korean assistance in the priority areas of economic and social infrastructure, as well as technical and secondary ... (more)

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Daily Times

Corruption-free culture promoted in Punjab, says CM

LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that the government is implementing a comprehensive programme for the welfare and betterment of the people and huge funds have been provided for public welfare projects.

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KHOU-TV Houston

Sri Lanka to deport UK tourist with Buddha tattoo

Sri Lankan authorities will deport a British tourist for having an image of Buddha tattooed on her arm, an official said Wednesday.

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BBC News

The ways tattoos can get you into trouble

The Sri Lankan authorities have ordered the deportation of a British tourist because she had a Buddha tattoo on her arm.

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India Talkies

Sri Lanka suspends sending workers to Libya - Indiatalkies.com

Colombo, April 23: Sri Lanka Wednesday suspended sending its citizens for work to Libya due to the volatile situation in that country.

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Nerve News

Sri Lanka suspends sending workers to Libya

Sri Lanka Wednesday suspended sending its citizens for work to Libya due to the volatile situation in that country.

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Hispanic Business

Sri Lanka First in South Asia to Access Innovative World Bank Disaster Risk Financing

The facility was approved by the Board along with a , which will finance both short and long term interventions to reduce climate and disaster risk.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: Tamil village in Trinco survived pogroms and war, now faces structural genocide

The temple, which is mentioned in a local mythological literature called Karaisaip-puraa'nam, was destroyed by an external group of Sinhalese on Tamil Heroes Day in November 2009.

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TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: JMC workers protest demanding permanent jobs

The protesters gathered in front of the secretariat of the colonial governor Major Genral GA Chandrasiri as SL minister Douglas Devananda of the EPDP had recently threatened to deploy SL soldiers to take over their work if they continued to protest demanding permanent jobs at the JMC.

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Colombo Page

Extremist Sri Lankan Buddhist organization has no plans to topple the government

Apr 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's extremist Buddhist movement Bodu Baa Sena said today that it had no plans to topple the government led by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lanka has achieved a lot, Korean envoy tells President

Apr 22, Colombo: A South Korean envoy, who is visiting Sri Lanka, has said that the country has made tremendous progress since the end of the war five years ago.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lanka maintains policy rates, current monetary policy appropriate

Apr 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Central Bank has decided to maintain current policy interest rates as its Monetary Board is of the view that the current monetary policy stance is appropriate.

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Congleton Guardian

A British tourist is to be deported from Sri Lanka because of a tattoo of Buddha on her arm.

Sri Lankan police said Naomi Michelle Coleman, 37, was arrested at Bandaranaike International Airport in the capital, Colombo, after she arrived from India.

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The Independent

British tourist deported from Sri Lanka for having a Buddha tattoo

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TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: SL military conceals mass graves at Vara’ni in Thenmaraadchi

After removing all the traces, the bunkers have been filled with sand brought from elsewhere.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Telegraph

Lanka bridge for govt, party

New Delhi, April 21: The Congress and India's foreign office, long at loggerheads over the Sri Lankan policy, have been independently coaxing a common visitor to fly across the Palk Straits.

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PR-inside.com

Sri Lanka defence market: Budget of only $1.7 billion in 2012

Rebuilding northern parts of the country, which were destroyed during the war and repayment of loans taken during the war, are expected to drive the countrys military expenditure, which is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.12% over the forecast period.

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Reuters

Sri Lankan shares close at over 10-wk high ahead of policy review

The Sri Lankan share index hit its highest closing level in more than 10 weeks on Monday, led by blue chips ahead of the central bank's policy rates announcement while retail investor interest also helped boost sentiment.

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Colombo Page

Woman arrested for providing land in Northern Sri Lanka to LTTE operatives

Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lankan law enforcement authorities have arrested a Tamil woman for providing land in the North to suspected LTTE supporters.

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