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  1. Canberra silent on Sri Lanka abuses in 'boat people' deal: reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | Bangkok Post

    Australia stayed silent about human rights abuses in Sri Lanka in exchange for its cooperation in cracking down on people-smuggling, Colombo's new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in an interview published Monday. Most asylum-seeker boats that have made the precarious journey to Australia came from Indonesia, but 120 left from Sri Lanka in 2012 Wickremesinghe said former president Mahinda Rajapakse had agreed to help stop boats carrying asylum-seekers leaving for Australia if Canberra kept quiet about alleged abuses by Rajapakse's regime.

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  2. Sri Lanka: Australia made asylum dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | Bangkok Post

    The Australian government agreed not to criticise Sri Lanka's alleged human-rights abuses in order to secure cooperation on stopping asylum-seeker boats headed to Australia, Sri Lanka's new prime minister said in an interview published Monday. Australia has been criticised at home and abroad for its tough immigration policies, including sending asylum seekers to camps in impoverished Papua New Guinea and Nauru, where they face long periods of detention.

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  3. China, India competing in South Asia: Pakistani dailyRead the original story

    Monday Feb 23 | Nerve News

    The competition between India and China to gain diplomatic one-upmanship in South Asia, from Sri Lanka to Maldives, exposes a strategic necessity, a leading Pakistani daily said Monday. According to the article in Dawn by Zarrar Khuhro, the civil nuclear deal between India and Sri Lanka, signed during Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's visit to India last week capped efforts by India to roll back Chinese influence on the island nation, with the previous government in Sri Lanka having made it a point to move closer to China.

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  4. Sri Lankan Prime Minister accuses local print media of trying to promote communalismRead the original story

    Sunday Feb 22 | Colombo Page

    Feb 23, Colombo: Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe says that some local print media were attempting to create ethnic disharmony by writing articles that promote communalism. Mr. Wickremesinghe addressing a public event in Kurunegala yesterday warned the local print media of action against them if they attempt to promote hatred among communities.

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  5. Sri Lankan activist monk calls on government to hold next election under new electoral systemRead the original story

    Sunday Feb 22 | Colombo Page

    Feb 23, Colombo: Convener of the National Movement for a Just Society in Sri Lanka, Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero says the government should be committed to hold the next national election under the proposed new electoral system.

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  6. Bangladesh vs Sri LankaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 22 | CricketCountry.com

    Sri Lanka take on Bangladesh in their respective third encounter of the group stage clash in the ICC World Cup 2015, Match 18 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne on Thursday, February 26. This is the third encounter between both the teams at this grandest stage, having met each other twice during the 2003 and 2007 edition, with Sri Lanka winning on both the occasions. Sri Lanka, the finalists of the last two editions, lost it to the defending champions Australia in 2007 and to India in 2011.

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  7. Moeen-inspired England beat ScotlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 22 | BBC News

    ... little can be learned as to whether England are in better shape for the sterner tests to come - starting with Sri Lanka in Wellington on Sunday - given the nature of the opposition. The opening stand of 172 by Moeen Ali and Ian Bell is England's ...

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  8. Australia quiet on rights abuses in return for asylum deal-Sri ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 22 | AlertNet

    The Australian government agreed not to criticize Sri Lanka's alleged human rights abuses in order to secure cooperation on stopping asylum-seeker boats headed to Australia, Sri Lanka's new prime minister said in an interview published on Monday. Australia has been criticised at home and abroad for its tough immigration policies, including sending asylum seekers to camps in impoverished Papua New Guinea and Nauru, where they face long periods of detention.

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  9. Australia silent on Sri Lanka rights abuses in boat people deal, PM saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 22 | South China Morning Post

    Sri Lanka's new President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who accused the previous government of being complicit in people smuggling. Photo: EPA Australia stayed silent on alleged human rights abuses in Sri Lanka in exchange for cooperation in cracking down on people-smuggling, Colombo's new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Monday.

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  10. Canberra silent on Sri Lanka abuses in 'boat people' deal: ReportRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 22 | Channelnewsasia.com

    Colombo's new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said former president Mahinda Rajapakse had agreed to help stop boats carrying asylum-seekers leaving for Australia if Canberra kept quiet about alleged abuses committed by the previous regime. SYDNEY: Australia stayed silent on alleged human rights abuses in Sri Lanka in exchange for cooperation in cracking down on people-smuggling, Colombo's new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Monday .

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  11. Sri Lanka: OISL deferral has dashed Tamils' hope on permanent settlement: NPC CouncillorRead the original story

    Sunday Feb 22 | TamilNet Newswire

    ... without proper help, on par with the respect the government gives to what it claims as war heroes of the Sri Lanka Army, their orphans and the families, Mr Sarweswaran said. All the honour and all the compensations given to the SL Army should be ...

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  12. Sri Lanka's China DilemmaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 22 | Forbes.com

    ... clock is therefore ticking. Moreover, it is doing so in contradictory directions and, in this respect, the case of Sri Lanka is especially instructive. Sri Lanka held elections in December, which were unexpectedly won by the opposition, whose ...

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  13. Sri Lanka mulls future of Rajapaksa's - white elephants'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 22 | The Star Online

    HAMBANTOTA: From a multi-million dollar airport ignored by airlines to a lavish cricket stadium rejected by players, Sri Lanka's new government is mulling the future of a string of "white elephants". Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa ordered the state-of-the-art facilities built in his southern home town of Hambantota in extensive efforts to turn his rural constituency into a regional business hub.

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  14. Jayawardene ton saves Sri Lanka from Afghanistan scareRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 22 | Daily Times

    DUNEDIN: Mahela Jayawardene's century rescued Sri Lanka from a batting meltdown as they beat Afghanistan by four wickets in their World Cup match in Dunedin on Sunday. Set a modest target of 233 to win the Pool A game, 1996 champions Sri Lanka were stunned when openers Lahiru Thirimanne and Tillakaratne Dilshan both fell for golden ducks.

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  15. Man survives plunge off 4,000ft cliffRead the original story

    Sunday Feb 22 | Unexplained Mysteries

    The 35-year-old and his new bride had been enjoying their honeymoon in a picturesque region of Sri Lanka when the couple stopped so that Lendas could take some pictures. In a momentary lapse of concentration however the Dutchman inadvertantly stepped backwards to get a wider angle and ended up plummeting over the edge of the notorious World's End cliff, one of the most dangerous drops on the planet at a height of 4,000ft.

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  16. Sri Lanka struggles to beat AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 22 | The China Post

    Afghanistan threatened to produce a shock victory over Sri Lanka at the Cricket World Cup on Sunday before the favorites dug themselves out of deep trouble in the run chase and pulled off a four-wicket win. The bowlers were performing jubilant cartwheels as Sri Lanka lurched from 2-2 to 18-3 and 51-4.

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  17. When the less fancied dominateRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 22 | The Daily Star

    ... happened. After all you had two super-star teams facing off at a packed Melbourne Cricket Ground; the Afghanistan-Sri Lanka fixture, in comparison, was like peanuts next to that and shouldn't have even bothered viewers. However, towards the end of ...

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  18. Ocean 12 making waves in AustraliaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 22 | Al Jazeera

    The Sri Lankan national team is taking part in the World Cup but another team from Sri Lanka is making waves in Sydney.

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  19. Afghanistan captain satisfied with performance vs Sri LankaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 21 | CricketCountry.com

    Dunedin: Taking positives from the fact that they gave Sri Lanka a scare in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Pool A encounter , Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi said he was pleased with the way his team performed which kept the Lankans on a leash. SCORECARD: Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 match Afghanistan batted reasonably well putting up 232 on board.

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  20. Delays in releasing Tamil political prisoners by the Sri Lankan government raise concernsRead the original story

    Sunday Feb 22 | Colombo Page

    Feb 22, Colombo: Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council in Sri Lanka C V Wigneswaran has expressed concern over the delay in releasing Tamil political prisoners by the new government. Mr. Wigneswaran has told the New York Times that he fears the Prime Minister has refused to release prisoners because he does not want to anger the Sinhalese majority ahead of parliamentary elections.

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