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3 hrs ago | Colombo Page

Bar Association of Sri Lanka appalled by restriction on NGOs

July 12, Colombo: The Bar Association of Sri Lanka in a communique said that it is appalled by the recent circular issued by the National Secretariat for Non-Governmental Organizations in relation to the activities of the NGOs.

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7 hrs ago | Colombo Page

Sri Lankan President reappoints GA Chandrasiri as Northern Province Governor

July 11, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today reappointed the current Governor of the Northern Province Major General G.A. Chandrasiri, whose official term is slated to end tomorrow.

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11 hrs ago | Colombo Page

Director General of Sri Lanka Coast Guard appointed as Chief of Staff of Navy

July 12, Colombo: President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Sri Lanka has appointed Rear Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne as the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy with effect from 07th July 2014.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Colombo Page

Sri Lanka Minister reveals the plans for Colombo - Ratnapura expressway

July 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka Project Minister of Ports and Highways Nirmala Kothalawala revealed the plans for the expressway from Ratnapura to Colombo.

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Colombo Page

Opposition MP says Sri Lankans are depositing money in Swiss bank accounts as Seychelles citizens

July 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party MP Dr. Harsha de Silva charged that Sri Lankans deposit money in secret Swiss banks accounts appearing as citizens of Seychelles.

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Reuters

Sri Lankan Muslim leader warns of radicalization after clashes

Sri Lanka's Muslim minority could become radicalized and turn to foreign Islamic groups for support because of violent attacks on them by Buddhist hardliners, the island nation's main Muslim leader and justice minister said on Friday.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lanka court to deliver verdict on British national's murder on 18th

July 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Colombo High Court will deliver the verdict of the high-profile murder trial of the British national Khuram Shaikh on July 18th.

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Daily Times

Sri Lanka Muslim leader warns of radicalisation after riots : July 12, 2014,

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's most senior Muslim politician Friday warned that his government's failure to restrain Buddhist monks accused of sparking religious hate attacks will foment extremism and threaten security.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lanka, India discuss economic, security cooperation, fisheries issue, and housing projects

July 11, New Delhi: Sri Lanka and India on Friday comprehensively discussed several issues significant to the two nations when Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister Prof.

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Canada.com

Gormley: My country's the best and you can't have it

Instagram users share their snapshots as they soak up the sun this week on the beach, at the PNE, in parks and at the ballgame.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lanka releases 37 Indian fishermen while Navy arrests four more

July 11, Mannar: A Sri Lankan court on Friday released 37 Indian fishermen who were arrested by Sri Lanka Navy on two separate occasions for poaching in the country's territorial waters while the Navy arrested four more Indian fishermen Thursday.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lankan government's circular may not prevent information flowing...

July 11, Colombo: Representatives of the Non-Governmental Organizations in Sri Lanka say that the government's move to restrict the NGOs may only deprive people in the country of access to information but will not prevent the information flowing outside of the country.

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TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: British State complicity in genocide of Eezham Tamils explored in new report

'This report draws on original research conducted at the UK National Archives and from Freedom of Information requests, as well as pooling together disparate information that is available in the public domain,' Phill Miller says in the preface.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Colombo Page

MP of Sri Lankan government coalition party in fruitful discussions with main opposition

July 11, Colombo: Athuraliye Rathana Thero, the leader of the Pivithuru Hetak National Movement of Sri Lanka and a parliamentarian of the government coalition party Jathika Hela Urumaya said that the discussions his party members had with the opposition United National Party was successful.

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The Age

A treasure map and assassination bid

Fear for their lives ... from left, Hemantha Kuruppu, 41, Janaka Gayan Athukorala, 40, and Sujeewa Saparamadu, 42. Part of group of 41 asylum seekers returned to Sri Lanka.

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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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Colombo Page

Australian Foreign Minister refuses to comment on Sri Lankan asylum seekers

July 10, Canberra: Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said today her government is determined to stop the people smuggling practice and the policy is not to provide the people smugglers with information that they use to ply their trade.

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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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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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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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