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17 hrs ago | Colombo Page

Sri Lankan President Chief Guest at 163rd Prize Giving Ceremony of Royal College

July 10, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa was the Chief Guest at the 163rd Prize Giving Ceremony of Royal College, the prestigious boys' school , held today at the Nava Rangahala auditorium of the school.

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22 hrs ago | Colombo Page

Belarus offers Sri Lanka help in food security and agriculture, agrees to increase bilateral trade

July 10, Colombo: Belarus, a key member of upcoming Eurasian Economic Union , has offered Sri Lanka support in agriculture to achieve total food security, a goal Sri Lanka aims to reach by the year 2020.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

CPJ Press Freedom Online

Sri Lanka moves to silence NGOs, press groups

The Sri Lankan government has taken yet another step to silence critical media coverage, banning non-governmental organizations from holding press conferences and issuing press releases, as well as running workshops or training sessions.

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AlertNet

Sri Lanka bans activist groups from contact with media

Sri Lanka has banned activist groups and NGOs from holding press conferences and issuing press releases, a Defence Ministry circular says, raising new concerns over freedom of expression in the island nation.

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The Age

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison defends secrecy over refugees

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa with Immigration Minister Scott Morrison in Colombo on Wednesday during a ceremony commissioning two Australian-gifted patrol boats.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Colombo Page

President evaluates progress of development in Puttalam District

July 08, Puttalam: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa presided over the Puttalam District Development Committee meeting held this morning at Madampe Cooperative Hall.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Colombo Page

South African President's envoy Cyril Ramaphosa calls on Sri Lankan President

July 07, Colombo: South African President Jacob Zuma's special envoy to Sri Lanka, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa called on Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees this evening.

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Colombo Page

Over 2800 science diploma holders in Sri Lanka receive science teaching appointments

July 07, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa awarded letters of appointment to over 2,800 science teachers at a ceremony held in the Sugathadasa indoor stadium in Colombo today.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

The Age

Asylum seekers sent to Sri Lanka

Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Australia has returned 41 asylum seekers to Sri Lankan custody despite Australia accusing the country of state-sponsored torture.

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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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Fri Jul 04, 2014

Daily Reporter

Sri Lanka accused of turning blind eye to violence

The attackers stormed in close to midnight, tearing through town with gasoline bombs and clubs before carting away piles of cash and jewelry they stole from Muslim families in this tiny corner of Sri Lanka.

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National Public Radio

Sri Lanka Accused Of Turning Blind Eye To Violence

The attackers stormed in close to midnight, tearing through town with gasoline bombs and clubs before carting away piles of cash and jewelry they stole from Muslim families in this tiny corner of Sri Lanka.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lankan President says extremists bring no justice to any religion

July 04, Galle: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said today that those who condemn other religions and speak against other faiths are only bringing disgrace to their own religion.

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Inter Press Service

U.N. Chief Urges Sri Lanka to Protect Muslims Under Attack

Muslim women were the first to venture back to their homes following deadly riots in southwest Sri Lanka on Jun. 15, 2014.

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The Economist

Paradise lost

DOZENS of Pakistani asylum-seekers have been locked up in a detention camp in southern Sri Lanka following mass arrests that the UN's refugee agency, UNHCR, says it never saw coming.

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AlertNet

U.N. decries reports Australia handing Tamil asylum seekers back ...

The United Nations has expressed "profound concern" about Australia's handling of asylum seekers amid reports that scores of Sri Lankans will be handed over to their country's navy after only a brief assessment by Australian authorities.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

Colombo Page

Sri Lanka Customs to be housed in a new state-of-the-art building complex

July 03, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs Department which celebrated its 200th birthday on June 14 will move to a new building next week.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

Colombo Page

Sri Lanka Army troops to complete first phase of reconstruction work...

July 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army troops, now engaged in restoration of damaged properties in the violence-hit southern coastal towns of Aluthgama and Beruwala since Friday , expect to complete the phase of the reconstruction project within few weeks.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

Colombo Page

Sri Lankan President makes appointments to Public Service Commission

July 01, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today appointed nine members to the Public Service Commission at a function held at the Temple Trees.

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Colombo Page

New envoys to Sri Lanka assure continued cooperation towards strengthening relations

July 01, Colombo: Two new high commissioners and three new ambassadors to Sri Lanka presented their credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this morning.

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