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Yesterday | Colombo Page

Sri Lanka President commissions patrol boats gifted by Australia

July 09, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning ceremonially commissioned the two patrol boats that were gifted by the Australian government to Sri Lanka to aid in combating people smuggling.

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Yesterday | Illawarra Mercury

'Piracy on the high seas': Fraser slams Abbott

Former Liberal Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser has characterised Australia's interdiction and detention of more than 150 Sri Lankan asylum-seekers at sea as ''piracy on the high seas.'

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Australia Won't Return Sri Lankan Asylum Seekers Without Notice

Australia has agreed not to return a second boatload of Sri Lankan asylum seekers without first giving 72 hours' notice.

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TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: Wigneswaran briefs Tamil journalists on meeting South African Envoy Ramaphosa

Addressing the press following his meeting with the South African delegation, Mr Wigneswaran said Mr Ramaphosa assured him that the 'South African involvement' would not be contradictory to the 'political initiatives' by New Delhi and to the Geneva-based war-crime process supported by the Western countries.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

Colombo Page

Sri Lanka to construct another expressway linked to Southern Expressway

July 06, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is also the Minister of Ports and Highways, has approved the construction of a new expressway linked to the Southern Expressway.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

Colombo Page

Train derailment in Sri Lanka injures eight

July 05, Colombo: A passenger train derailed this evening in Sri Lankan capital Colombo injuring eight people, railway officials said.

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Colombo Page

Chinese President to visit Sri Lanka

July 05, Colombo: China's President Xi Jinping will this year become the first Chinese head of state to visit Sri Lanka in three decades, underlining Beijing's renewed push to deepen its strategic and economic presence in the neighborhood and in the Indian Ocean, according to a report in The Hindu.

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The Age

Morrison to visit Sri Lanka amid silence

The Immigration Minister Scott Morrison will travel to Sri Lanka next week amid his continuing silence on whether 203 Tamil asylum seekers have been handed over to the Sri Lankan navy.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Scott Morrison to visit Sri Lanka

The Immigration Minister Scott Morrison will travel to Sri Lanka next week amid his continuing silence on whether 203 Tamil asylum seekers have been handed over to the Sri Lankan navy.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

Financial Times

'Noontide Toll', by Romesh Gunesekera

"They say this island of ours is the crossroads of the world," observes Vasantha, the hired driver and narrator of the interlinked stories in Romesh Gunesekera's new book, Noontide Toll .

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

The Daily Star

Bangladesh-Sri Lanka trade and investment ties make major strides

THE last four years has seen a dramatic change in economic ties between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

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Fri Jun 27, 2014

Colombo Page

Japanese Prime Minister may visit Sri Lanka in early September

June 27, Colombo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering visiting Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in early September, Kyodo News said Friday citing a government source.

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Thu Jun 26, 2014

Colombo Page

Sri Lankan government Minister orders police to seize all unlicensed...

June 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources and Beruwala electoral organizer Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, who just returned to his violence-stricken electorate from a foreign tour has ordered the police to arrest all violence mongers.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lanka issues travel advisory on Iraq

June 26, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government today warned its citizens planning to travel to Iraq about the deteriorating situation in that country and advised to exercise extreme caution.

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Wed Jun 25, 2014

Forbes.com

Sri Lanka Plans Its Own Mini Vegas

In the heart of Colombo, next to a lake, John Keells Holdings, Sri Lanka's largest listed conglomerate, has giant excavators preparing the foundation for its new resort, the biggest in the country.

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Colombo Page

Veteran diplomat assumes duties at Sri Lanka Embassy in Washington

June 25, Colombo: Veteran career diplomat Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam assumed duties at the Embassy of Sri Lanka to United States at Washington D.C. on June 23, 2014.

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Fri Jun 20, 2014

Colombo Page

Nolimit fashion store in Sri Lanka's Panadura city set on fire

June 21, Colombo: A Muslim owned fashion store in Sri Lanka's Panadura town in the outskirts of Colombo district was set ablaze in the pre-dawn hours of today.

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Colombo Page

Top U.S., UN officials visiting Sri Lanka

June 20, Colombo: Top U.S. and UN officials are currently visiting Sri Lanka and holding discussions with key Ministers and government officials on the current developments in the country.

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Thu Jun 19, 2014

Reuters

Sri Lanka imports Iran crude via 3rd parties, avoids sanctions

Sri Lanka has been buying Iranian crude through third parties from various countries and avoiding sanctions with the understanding of the United States, a government spokesman said on Thursday.

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Wed Jun 18, 2014

Triple Pundit

Climate Change Threatens Sri Lanka's Tea Industry

Few crops have transformed countries the way tea has changed Sri Lanka. Long after the first tea plant from China was planted in Sri Lanka 190 years ago, tea now grows on 3 percent of the island, provides 2.5 percent of the nation's GDP and generates income for over 1 million Sri Lankans.

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