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4 hrs ago | Colombo Page

Considerable increase in number of tourists visiting botanical gardens in Sri Lanka

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.

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8 hrs ago | SILive.com

National Womens' Dance Troupe of Sri Lanka to stage national premiere at Staten Island's CFA

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.

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12 hrs ago | DNA India

Article on Sri Lankan government website criticises Jayalalithaa, evokes protest

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.

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14 hrs ago | Colombo Page

Sri Lanka to rehabilitate four sugar plants to boost local production

Aug 01, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government plans to rehabilitate four sugar plants with the view to increase local production up to 40 percent of the annual sugar requirement of the country by 2020.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Global Catholic Network EWTN

31-Jul-14 - Dates For Pope's Trip To Sri Lanka And Philippines Confirmed

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.

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Sri Lanka: Five-year-old child kidnapped

On Monday, 28 July 2014, an unidentified group kidnapped five-year-old Damindu Yasen Kumara.

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Colombo Page

Two major Sri Lankan drug racketeers live in Peshawar, Sri Lanka police say

July 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police Narcotics Bureau has revealed that the drug kingpins Mohammed Siddik and Wele Suda live in Peshawar in Pakistan.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lanka President names a road in honor of the artist slain by the Marxists party

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.

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Colombo Page

U.S. actions seriously hampering reconciliation efforts in Sri Lanka, government charges

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.

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Hindustan Times

Rajiv Gandhis Sri Lanka policy led to his death he was badly advised Natwar Singh

Rajiv Gandhi's Sri Lanka policy led to his assassination, former external affairs minister Natwar Singh has said.

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AlertNet

Sri Lanka launches drought relief measures for farmers

A persistent drought is likely reduce Sri Lanka's vital paddy harvest by 15 percent, experts warn.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lanka, Singapore bilateral discussions focus on expanding economic and defense relations

July 31, Colombo: Bilateral discussions that took place between Sri Lankan and Singapore recently focused on expanding economic relations and cooperation in defense and security spheres.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Economist

Forced landing

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.

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BBC News

Rare leopards born in French zoo

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.

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Colombo Page

Massive investments Sri Lanka made must be utilized for greater economic benefits - President

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.

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Suria

Australia's treatment of child...

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".

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Colombo Page

Former LTTE members in Sri Lanka tour the South

July 30, Colombo: Former members of the Tamil Tiger terrorist group Liberations Tigers of Tamil Eelam , who had undergone rehabilitation, have recently visited the southern part of the country.

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Sri Lankan government allocates Rs. 5.8 billion to develop North Central Province

July 30, Colombo: Sri Lankan government has allocated nearly Rs. 5.8 billion under a national plan to develop the North Central Province.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Daily Kos

The notion that marriage is a refuge from rape is nothing new.

I'm not going to repost Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa's horrible comments from a few months ago about marrying rapists.

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Colombo Page

Malaysian firm to invest in a hybrid power project in Sri Lanka's North

July 29, Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's state-owned utility company Tenaga Nasional Bhd has signed an agreement to invest in a hybrid wind and solar power project in Sri Lanka's Northern Jaffna peninsula.

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