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  1. Sri Lanka celebrates two years without malariaRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

    Sri Lanka has not reported a local case of malaria since October 2012, according to the Sri Lankan Anti-Malarial Campaign. If it can remain malaria-free for one more year, the country will be eligible to apply to the World Health Organization for malaria-free certification.

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  2. Sri Lanka National Chamber conducts Budget Seminar 2015Read the original story

    8 hrs ago | Colombo Page

    Oct 23, Colombo: The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka will conduct a post Budget seminar on Thursday, 30 October 2014. The seminar will highlight the important aspects of the Budget 2015 the impact on economy and business arising from the new budget.

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  3. Sri Lanka Celebrates Two Years Without MalariaRead the original story

    23 hrs ago | Newswise

    Sri Lanka has not reported a local case of malaria since October 2012, according to the Sri Lankan Anti-Malarial Campaign. If it can remain malaria-free for one more year, the country will be eligible to apply to the World Health Organization for malaria-free certification.

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  4. Presidential election in Sri Lanka throws into question plans for papal visit in JanuaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 20 | Catholic World News

    Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo, Sri Lanka, has asked President Mahinda Rajapaksa whether a visit by Pope Francis, scheduled to begin next January 13, should be postponed in light of the news that the country may hold a presidential election that same month. Cardinal Ranjith said that he wrote to the president after political leaders said that Sri Lanka would hold a presidential election in early January.

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  5. Australian travelers advised to exercise a high degree of caution in Sri LankaRead the original story

    Monday Oct 20 | Colombo Page

    Oct 20, Colombo: Australia has advised its citizens traveling to Sri Lanka to "exercise a high degree of caution" in the country at this time because of the unpredictable security environment in the island. Australia has updated its travel advisory following the Sri Lankan government's announcement on October 15 that the foreign passport holders, including diplomats and international and local non-government organization personnel, now require approval from the Ministry of Defense to travel to the north of Sri Lanka.

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  6. With eye on China, India to step-up military ties with Lanka and MaldivesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 20 | The Times of India

    NEW DELHI : India will further step-up defence cooperation with Sri Lanka and Maldives, including assistance in "capacity-building" of their armed forces through both training and supply of equipment, in tune with the overall policy to steadily boost military ties with countries in Indian Ocean to counter China's strategic inroads in the region. Defence minister Arun Jaitley on Monday held a meeting with visiting Sri Lankan defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakshe, the brother of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, to discuss ways to expand the bilateral military relationship.

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  7. Nepal beats Colts Cricket Club by 7 wickets in second practice match on Sri Lanka tourRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 19 | Nepalnews.com

    The Nepali cricket team has followed its humiliating defeat by Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club in its first practice match with a seven-wicket victory against Colts Cricket Club on Sunday in its second practice match of the Sri Lanka tour at the Colombo Colts Cricket Ground, Sri Lanka. Nepal had lost to Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club by 75 runs in its first practice match on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

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  8. Sri Lanka: SL military turns back UN official at Oamanthai check-post on World Food DayRead the original story

    Saturday Oct 18 | TamilNet Newswire

    Ms Beth Crawford, the FAO representative for Maldives and Sri Lanka, invited as Special Guest to attend the World Food Day event organised by the Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society in Ki'linochchi, was unable to attend the event. Colombo has imposed a new restriction on foreigners traveling to North without Defence Ministry permission since last Friday.

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  9. U.S. trade delegation backs enhanced U.S.-Sri Lankan business cooperationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | Colombo Page

    Oct 16, Colombo: The American and Ceylon Chambers of Commerce joined the Ministry of Industry and Commerce to co-host U.S.-Sri Lanka Business Forum today to coincide with the 11th Trade and Investment Framework Agreement Joint Council Meeting. Michael Delaney, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Central and South Asia, and Anura Siriwardena, Secretary from the Ministry, both spoke in support of expanded bilateral trade at the Forum.

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  10. Sri Lanka Army officers to receive French language lessonsRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 16 | Colombo Page

    Oct 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army has requested the assistance of the French Embassy to conduct French language lessons to its officers. The Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake made this request when the Defence Attache for Sri Lanka from France, Commander Loic Bizot called on him on Wednesday at the Army Headquarters.

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  11. Barry comprehensive pupils enjoy life changing tripRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 15 | Barryanddistrictnews.co.uk

    ACTIVITIES: The team visited St Joseph's School for the Deaf, Ragama, where they provided arts, crafts, face painting and sports ON July 2, Mr Alun Jones, Mrs Maria Morgan and six Year 12 students from Barry Comprehensive School travelled to Sri Lanka to support the work of the charity, HelpLanka. While in Sri Lanka, the team spent weekday morning's teaching English in a rural school.

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  12. Man photographs wife in front of epic tornadoes, hurricanes and lightning stormsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | Mail on Sunday

    It's a constellation prize! Star-shaped private yacht contains eight decks with enough room for helipad and sub-marine viewing deck Scottish chef ditches Tunnock's biscuits for mangrove worms, stingray, bat and electric eel as he travels the world for TV show British Airways 'bullied' family of girl, 5, with severe allergy into leaving plane after father asks airline not to serve nuts during flight 'I've had to cancel my annual leave to cope with the demand!': Bookings soar 110% at Scottish travel agent after cringeworthy spoof Virgin Airways video goes viral New 36 gadget that promises travellers a comfortable nap ANYWHERE ... from buses to planes and even while cradling a baby 'It looks like a bomb site!': Vortex winds from low-flying plane blamed for blowing tiles off mum's roof into yard where children were playing moments before From slums of Calcutta to the overcrowded city centre ... (more)

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  13. Physics graduates film the moment they send the first burger and chips into SPACERead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | Mail on Sunday

    It's a constellation prize! Star-shaped private yacht contains eight decks with enough room for helipad and sub-marine viewing deck Scottish chef ditches Tunnock's biscuits for mangrove worms, stingray, bat and electric eel as he travels the world for TV show British Airways 'bullied' family of girl, 5, with severe allergy into leaving plane after father asks airline not to serve nuts during flight 'I've had to cancel my annual leave to cope with the demand!': Bookings soar 110% at Scottish travel agent after cringeworthy spoof Virgin Airways video goes viral New 36 gadget that promises travellers a comfortable nap ANYWHERE ... from buses to planes and even while cradling a baby 'It looks like a bomb site!': Vortex winds from low-flying plane blamed for blowing tiles off mum's roof into yard where children were playing moments before From slums of Calcutta to the overcrowded city centre ... (more)

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  14. Train Resumes Operation in Former Sri Lankan War ZoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 13 | Big News Network.com

    After almost a quarter of a century suspension due to civil war, a train is back in service in Sri Lanka. The rail line reopened Monday to connect the capital, Colombo, with the city of Jaffna, in the northern Tamil heartland.

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  15. Sri Lanka: Rajapaksa deception in North aims at electionsRead the original story

    Friday Oct 10 | TamilNet Newswire

    While large numbers of SL soldiers were deployed on the streets of Jaffna subjecting the public with security checks, EPDP paramilitary operatives and a section of occupying SL military soldiers were coercing public sector workers, teachers, students together with the people deceived with false promises of livelihood assistance to attend the meetings. More than 650 voluntary teachers attending the Teachers Training College in Koappaay were instructed to come without college uniform to receive permanent appointment letters from the visiting SL president on Monday.

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  16. Red Bull 2014 WWL sees aerial athletes soaring from 2,600ft from clifftopRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 13 | Mail on Sunday

    Mid-air cocktails, five-star hors d'oeuvres and live sporting events: The most luxurious on-board airline bars in the sky revealed From slums of Calcutta to the overcrowded city centre of Sao Paulo: The 10 WORST cities in the world to go on holiday revealed British Airways 'bullied' family of girl, 5, with severe allergy into leaving plane after father asks airline not to serve nuts during flight 'I've had to cancel my annual leave to cope with the demand!': Bookings soar 110% at Scottish travel agent after cringeworthy spoof Virgin Airways video goes viral New 36 gadget that promises travellers a comfortable nap ANYWHERE ... from buses to planes and even while cradling a baby 'It looks like a bomb site!': Vortex winds from low-flying plane blamed for blowing tiles off mum's roof into yard where children were playing moments before The Queen of Jaffna train rides again along 250-mile ... (more)

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  17. Train service back in former Sri Lankan war zoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 13 | NewsOK.com

    Cheered by tens of thousands of people, a train decorated with banana plants and colorful flower garlands arrived in Sri Lanka's northern Tamil heartland on Monday, 24 years after the "Queen of Jaffna" was suspended due to civil war. Sri Lankan ethnic Tamils rush towards the train "Queen of Jaffna," after it arrived at Jaffna in Sri Lanka, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014.

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  18. Sri Lanka's Jaffna railway to reopenRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 12 | BBC News

    A popular Sri Lankan rail service known as the "Queen of Jaffna" will reopen on Monday, linking the capital, Colombo, to Jaffna in the country's north. President Mahinda Rajapaksa will inaugurate the newly renovated railway line, which was closed 24 years ago during Sri Lanka's bloody civil war.

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  19. Sri Lanka bars foreigners from former war zoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 12 | The China Post

    Sri Lanka's military has banned foreigners from traveling to the island's former war zone during a visit there by President Mahinda Rajapakse, officials and diplomatic sources said Sunday. Foreigners were turned back at Omanthai, the army-controlled entry point to the Northern Province that the president is visiting, the diplomatic sources said.

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  20. Sri Lanka Tourism welcomes 100,000th Chinese Tourist this yearRead the original story

    Sunday Oct 12 | Colombo Page

    Oct 12, Colombo: The 100,000th Chinese tourist to visit Sri Lanka in 2014 arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake today. Sri Lanka Tourism warmly welcomed Ha Yeon and Chen Yu Hua who arrived from Shanghai in a SriLankan Airlines flight UL 867 at 5.30 a.m. this morning.

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