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Monday Aug 18 | TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: Occupying SL military demolishes mosque in Trincomalee

The mosque, established in 1926 and registered as a Jumma Mosque in 1947, has been seized by the SL military, which demarcated the area as 'High Security Zone' in 2009.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Newindpress

India Beefs up Defence Ministry Representation in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO: Apparently in view of the strategic importance of Sri Lanka in the context of the increasing influence of China on it, and the existence of strong ties with Pakistan, India has beefed up the Defence Ministry's representation at the Indian High Commission here.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

Colombo Page

Sri Lanka power authority seeks international investors for Sampur power plant

Aug 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka's power monopoly, state-run Ceylon Electricity Board will call for tenders, from international investors, for the proposed Sampur Coal Power Plant, according to a local media report.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lankan Minister's name mentioned in baby elephant smuggling

The incident came to light when Matale police today arrested three persons who were transporting a three year old elephant calf in a lorry from Kandy to Minneriya.

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Sun Aug 10, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

Going back in time in Sri Lanka

Two Sri Lankan cities at the heart of a 25-year civil war are creeping back onto a tourist trail from which they were blocked until peace came to this South Asian country five years ago.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

Amnesty International USA

Release 2006 commission report on Trinco Five killings

Ragihar Manoharan was one of five Sri Lankan Tamil students killed by security forces in January 2006 in the city of Trincomalee.

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Mon Aug 04, 2014

Colombo Page

Over one million people affected by drought in Sri Lanka

Aug 04, Colombo: Over one million people in Sri Lanka have severely been affected by the prolonged drought prevailing in 14 districts of the island, a government minister says.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: SL Navy refuses to release Hindu cremation ground in Trincomalee

Despite a section of the people were allowed to resettle in Moothoor East, the SL Navy is still holding the cremation grounds causing difficulties for the resettled people to cremate their dead and conduct the funeral rituals, says Eastern Provincial Council opposition member Kumarasamy Nageswaran.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Green Left Weekly

Sri Lanka: China gets land for 'defence'

During a recent visit to China, Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa signed an agreement to give China 1200 acres of land in the Trincomalee area on a long term lease for "defence-related development".

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Newindpress

Rajendra Chola Promoted Saivism, Buddhism in Lanka, Says Scholar

COLOMBO : It was during the reign of Rajendra Chola that Chola power in Sri Lanka was "at its height", says S Pathmanathan, noted Lankan historian.

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