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2 hrs ago | TamilNet Newswire

‘Sri Lanka Army not a counterinsurgency force’

In a paper published on Small Wars Journal on 23 June, the Mr. Pinney further concludes that 'failure to address the political grievances of the Tamil population is likely to imperil the prospect of a durable peace.'

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6 hrs ago | International Business Times

Australia Denies Reports of Suicide as Desperate Refugee Women Plea for Baby Adoption

Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were sent back by Australia cover their faces as they wait to enter a magistrate's court in the southern port district of Galle July 8, 2014.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

International Business Times

Father Fears for 3-Year-Old Daughter as 'Rigorous Imprisonment' Awaits Sri Lanka Asylum Seekers

Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were sent back by Australia cover their faces as they wait to enter a magistrate's court in the southern port district of Galle July 8, 2014.

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Coleraine Today

Sham marriage party escape imprisonment

A fake bride, her "naive simpleton" groom and two witnesses to their sham marriage escaped jail when a judge suspended their jail terms.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lankan consumers protest against use of MSG in school food

July 09, Colombo: A Sri Lankan consumer movement has launched a protest demanding the authorities to ban the flavor enhancer Mono Sodium Glutamate in food preparations at school cafeterias.

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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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Sydney Morning Herald

Treatment of Sri Lankans act of piracy, says Malcolm Fraser

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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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 maintains secrecy over refugees

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa with Immigration Minister Scott Morrison in Colombo on Wednesday during a ceremony commissioning two patrol boats given as a gift by Australia.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

International Business Times

PM Abbott, Cold-hearted *itch on Mothers' Suicide and Self-harm in Christmas Island

As a result of the government's decision to turn back a boat with 153 asylum seekers on board back in Sri Lanka, children as young as two years old were now in a limbo, mothers are attempting suicide and harming themselves.

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Colombo Page

U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele Sison nominated to UN Security Council

July 08, Washington, DC: President of the United States, Barack Obama Tuesday announced his intent to nominate the U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives to represent the U.S. in the United Nations Security Council .

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NEWS.com.au

Cage fight: Asylum-seeker outcry just doesn't float

A MAN addresses the crowd at a rally protesting the Federal Government's treatment of Sri Lankan asylum-seekers.

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Daily Mail

Thugs 'stabbed pizza driver to death for his phone' as he made one...

Toddler who died in dad's SUV 'had been switched out of his new forward-facing car seat and put in rear-facing one even though it was too small' Thugs 'stabbed pizza driver to death for his phone' as he made one final delivery before quitting job to start new career 'Quiet, calm and gentle': Thavisha Lakindu Peiris, 25, was stabbed to death as he ... (more)

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News24

.com | Sri Lanka migrants angry with Australia

Japan's government has approved a reinterpretation of the war-renouncing constitution to allow greater use of military force to defend other countries.

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ABC News

Human Rights Commission president talks about the stand-off over Sri Lankan asylum seekers

Gillian Triggs, president of the Australian Human Rights Commission, talks to Sarah Ferguson about Sri Lankan asylum seekers and the High Court challenge SARAH FERGUSON, PRESENTER: Tonight, 153 Sri Lankan asylum seekers, including 37 children, are being detained in an Australian Customs ship somewhere on the high seas.

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Iol.co.za

Can Ramaphosa help heal Sri Lanka?

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived in Sri Lanka on Monday to share South Africa's experiences in reconciliation and nation-building with rival Sri Lankan groups.

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Journal Gazette

Hardline Buddhists want Pope Francis to apologize

"We are waiting till the Pope comes to see what he is going to say about the crimes here," Rev.

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Star Tribune

Sri Lankan Buddhist group wants Popes to apologize for alleged Christian colonial atrocities

A Buddhist group accused of recent attacks on Muslims in Sri Lanka says Pope Francis must apologize to Buddhists for atrocities allegedly committed by Christian colonial rulers of the South Asian island nation when he visits next year.

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International Business Times

Australia's Treatment of Asylum Seekers Under Fire Due to...

A group of 41 Sri Lankan asylum seekers had attempted to reach by boat. The refugees' attempts to seek asylum in the country did not succeed as they were intercepted and handed over the Sri Lankan navy.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Age

High Court considers case of asylum seekers being returned to Sri Lanka

Asylum seeker being delivered to court in Galle on Tuesday, after Australian authorities handed the group of 41 over to the Sri Lanka navy.

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