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2 hrs ago | Colombo Page

Australia says co-operation with Sri Lanka to prevent people smuggling is a success

Apr 24, Canberra: The Australian government says it is engaging proactively and positively with Sri Lanka to prevent the illegal migration of people through the sea route and the measures taken in cooperation with Sri Lanka are successful in reducing the number of people illegally entering its borders.

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6 hrs ago | Colombo Page

Consumer movement urges Sri Lankan government to remove the fuel surcharge from the electricity bill

Apr 24, Colombo: A consumer movement in Sri Lanka, the National Movement of Electricity Consumers has urged the government to remove the fuel surcharge from the electricity bill.

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10 hrs ago | The Washington Post

British tourist arrested and about to be deported from Sri Lanka because of her Buddha tattoo

Naomi Coleman was arrested as she arrived at the airport in the capital Colombo after authorities spotted the tattoo on her right arm.

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11 hrs ago | Colombo Page

Sri Lankan President vows to take strict action against lawbreakers, not to permit religious discord

Apr 24, Colombo: There is no religious disharmony in Sri Lanka as some groups are attempting to create an opinion that there are such religious conflicts in the country, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa asserted today.

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16 hrs ago | Daily Times

Balochistan lawmakers on 4-day visit to Sri Lanka : April 24, 2014,

COLOMBO A parliamentary delegation of the Balochistan Assembly, headed by Speaker Mir Jan Muhammad Khan Jamali, reached here in the Sri Lankan capital on Thursday on a four-day official visit to strengthen bilateral parliamentary relations.

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16 hrs ago | Reuters

Sri Lanka opposition protest to block Packer's casino plans

Hundreds of Sri Lankan opposition party members marched in protest in Colombo on Thursday to pressure the government to stop Australian gambling tycoon James Packer from opening casinos in hotel projects planned by his Crown Resorts Ltd. The protest was held as parliament began debating whether to approve Crown's $400 million mixed-development ... (more)

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18 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency

Sri Lankan President Ready For Snap Presidential Polls

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday said he is ready to hold a snap presidential or general election next year if the opposition makes a formal request.

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22 hrs ago | TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: Genocidal military twists statistics on uprooted Eezham Tamils

Sri Lankan authorities have fully abandoned the figures of the resettled people residing outside the so-called welfare camps.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

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Sri Lanka : Prospect of increased Korean investments in Sri Lanka

The Korean dignitary also noted that 116 Korean companies operate in Sri Lanka; Mr. -hwan added that under the Country Partnership Strategy that has been introduced by the Korean Government, Sri Lanka has been identified to utilise Korean assistance in the priority areas of economic and social infrastructure, as well as technical and secondary ... (more)

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Daily Times

Corruption-free culture promoted in Punjab, says CM

LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that the government is implementing a comprehensive programme for the welfare and betterment of the people and huge funds have been provided for public welfare projects.

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Sri Lanka to deport UK tourist with Buddha tattoo

Sri Lankan authorities will deport a British tourist for having an image of Buddha tattooed on her arm, an official said Wednesday.

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The ways tattoos can get you into trouble

The Sri Lankan authorities have ordered the deportation of a British tourist because she had a Buddha tattoo on her arm.

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Sri Lanka suspends sending workers to Libya - Indiatalkies.com

Colombo, April 23: Sri Lanka Wednesday suspended sending its citizens for work to Libya due to the volatile situation in that country.

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Sri Lanka suspends sending workers to Libya

Sri Lanka Wednesday suspended sending its citizens for work to Libya due to the volatile situation in that country.

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Sri Lanka First in South Asia to Access Innovative World Bank Disaster Risk Financing

The facility was approved by the Board along with a , which will finance both short and long term interventions to reduce climate and disaster risk.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

TamilNet Newswire

Sri Lanka: Tamil village in Trinco survived pogroms and war, now faces structural genocide

The temple, which is mentioned in a local mythological literature called Karaisaip-puraa'nam, was destroyed by an external group of Sinhalese on Tamil Heroes Day in November 2009.

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Sri Lanka: JMC workers protest demanding permanent jobs

The protesters gathered in front of the secretariat of the colonial governor Major Genral GA Chandrasiri as SL minister Douglas Devananda of the EPDP had recently threatened to deploy SL soldiers to take over their work if they continued to protest demanding permanent jobs at the JMC.

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Colombo Page

Extremist Sri Lankan Buddhist organization has no plans to topple the government

Apr 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's extremist Buddhist movement Bodu Baa Sena said today that it had no plans to topple the government led by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lanka has achieved a lot, Korean envoy tells President

Apr 22, Colombo: A South Korean envoy, who is visiting Sri Lanka, has said that the country has made tremendous progress since the end of the war five years ago.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lanka maintains policy rates, current monetary policy appropriate

Apr 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Central Bank has decided to maintain current policy interest rates as its Monetary Board is of the view that the current monetary policy stance is appropriate.

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