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Sri Lankan president cancels visit amid political chaos : August 20, 2014,
ISLAMABAD Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has cancelled his visit to Pakistan in the wake of Pakistan's political situation, sources in the Foreign Office said.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
'Kaththi' gets flak from Tamil fringe groups
As many as 65 members from different Tamil fringe groups have demanded a ban on Vijay-starrer Tamil actioner Kaththi alleging that its co-producer A. Subhaskaran has direct links with Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa and his government.
The Miami Herald
Sri Lanka won't allow UN war crimes panel to visit
Pictured is Guy Harvey artwork on an athletic clothing line. Artist Guy Harvey has developed his brand into a business empire.
Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi in landmark agreement to promote Sri Lanka to clients for investment
Aug 19, Colombo: The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, UFJ became the first bank yesterday to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Board of Investment in Sri Lanka to encourage Japanese investments.
Malaysian National News Agency
Sri Lankan President Postpones Visit To Pakistan
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has postponed his visit to Pakistan expected to take place later this month due to political unrest in Islamabad, Press Trust of India reported.
Sri Lanka says will refuse entry to UN...
Sri Lanka will not grant visas to UN investigators probing war crimes allegedly committed during the island's decades-long separatist conflict, President Mahinda Rajapakse said Tuesday.
The Baltimore Sun
Sri Lanka president adamant on barring U.N. war crimes investigators
Sri Lanka will deny visas to United Nations ' investigators probing accusations of war crimes as it strengthens a domestic panel looking into allegations related to its 26-year war, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said on Tuesday.
Shaan performs at Indian Independence Day Concert in Sri Lanka
Aug 19, Colombo: To commemorate the 68th Independence Day of India, the Indian CEO Forum, in collaboration with the High Commission of India in Sri Lanka, organized an Independence Day Concert by the famous Indian singer, Shaan at Stein Studio in Colombo on 17 August 2014.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Extremist Buddhist organization in Sri Lanka threatens to field a presidential candidate
Aug 18, Colombo: The Extremist Buddhist organization in Sri Lanka, Bodu Bala Sena has threatened to field a candidate for president at the next presidential election if the current President Mahinda Rajapaksa and other political leaders failed to accept their reforms for governance.
Two government-owned Sri Lankan plantation companies post profits for 2013
Aug 18, Colombo: Two government-owned Sri Lankan plantation companies handed over their profits in 2013 to the Treasury today at a function held at Temple Trees.
Sri Lanka President intends to visit Saudi Arabia to strengthen relations
Aug 18, Jeddah: The government of Sri Lanka and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have agreed to focus on strengthening the bilateral relations between the two countries when Sri Lanka's Ambassador Mohamed Hussein Mohamed met Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal in Jeddah on Sunday.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Kaushal Set to Urge Rajapaksa to Play Compromise Card
COLOMBO: Indian human rights activist, Avdhash Kaushal, who has been invited by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to join a panel of experts which will advise the Presidential Commission on missing persons and war crimes, will urge Rajapaksa and the minority Tamils to go for a compromise.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Sri Lanka police launch investigations on fraudsters claiming...
Aug 16, Colombo: The Special Investigation Unit of Sri Lanka Police has received 368 complaints of fraudsters, who have swindled the public claiming close connections to the President Mahinda Rajapaksa or his family.
The Times of India
Lanka hands over Indian fishermen to Coast Guard
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa had on August 13 ordered the release as a goodwill gesture ahead of India's Independence Day.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Connectivity for Shared Responsibility proposed for SAARC theme
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation is to adopt "Connectivity For Shared Prosperity" as the key theme of its 18th summit meeting to be held in Nepal from Nov 22-27.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
India appreciates Sri Lankan President's goodwill gesture to release Indian fishermen
Aug 14, Colombo: India appreciated Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's order yesterday to release all Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody on the occasion of India's Independence Day that is celebrated tomorrow.
Sri Lanka Announces USD 1 Million Aid to Palestine
President Mahinda Rajapaksa today announced that Sri Lanka will provide a financial assistance of USD 1 million to Palestine.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Indian rights activist accepts offer to be part of Sri Lanka's...
Aug 13, Colombo: An Indian human rights activist, who was nominated by the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to be part of the international panel of experts advising the Presidential Commission Investigating Cases of Missing Persons in Sri Lanka, has accepted the offer.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Sri Lanka prez for cultural, religious circuit in South Asia
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has urged the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation to propose a program to develop a circuit comprising important religious and cultural places in member states.
Sri Lankan President to declare open Commonwealth Youth Council Secretariat today
Aug 12, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa will declare open the Commonwealth Youth Council Secretariat at Hambantota District Secretariat office complex this evening.