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Daily News
Lamudi Sri Lanka identifies international potential for Lankan developersSeveral international projects such as One Galle Face by Shangri-La, ITC Colomb
Lamudi Sri Lanka identifies international potential for Lankan developers
Daily News / Posted 17 hours ago
Several international projects such as One Galle Face by Shangri-La, ITC Colombo, Altair and Hyatt Regency are on the rise around Sri Lanka due to the increasing demand for real estate and tourism. However, most domestic developers have focused only... Read more
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Sunday Observer
Hard bargaining over Cabinet portfoliosNational Govt: UNP resists backbench pressure to go it alone : �Aim for the m
Hard bargaining over Cabinet portfolios
Sunday Observer / Posted 2 days ago
National Govt: UNP resists backbench pressure to go it alone : �Aim for the moon and hit the stars� was the Sri Lanka Freedom Party�s rule when it negotiated for ministerial portfolios with the UNP to form a... Read more
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Sunday Observer
US-SL resolution after release of HR chief�s reportThe US - Sri Lanka collaborative resolution will be �crafted� after the release
US-SL resolution after release of HR chief�s report
Sunday Observer / Posted 2 days ago
The US - Sri Lanka collaborative resolution will be �crafted� after the release of the UN Human Rights High Commissioner�s report on accountability issues in Sri Lanka in September. A spokesperson at the Ministry of External Affairs said President... Read more
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Sunday Observer
TNA rejects domestic inquiryThe Tamil National Alliance (TNA) will neither support nor accept a domestic in
TNA rejects domestic inquiry
Sunday Observer / Posted 2 days ago
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) will neither support nor accept a domestic inquiry on war crimes because such an inquiry is doomed to fail, in the backdrop of historical failures of local inquiries on such matters, Spokesman of the TNA, Suresh... Read more
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Daily News
A positive stepThe UN War Crimes inquiry hung over Sri Lanka like the proverbial Sword of Damo
A positive step
Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
The UN War Crimes inquiry hung over Sri Lanka like the proverbial Sword of Damocles ever since the war ended in May 2009. The previous Government led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa repeatedly ignored calls by the International community to... Read more
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Daily News
SL govt presents domestic inquiry mechanism to BiswalThe Sri Lankan government has presented the mechanism of the domestic inquiry i
SL govt presents domestic inquiry mechanism to Biswal
Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
The Sri Lankan government has presented the mechanism of the domestic inquiry into alleged war crimes during the final phase of war in Sri Lanka to visiting US Assistant State Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal, highly placed... Read more
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The Hindu
US to ‘collaborate’ with Sri Lanka at UNHRCThe U.S. said on Wednesday said it would offer a resolution on alleged human ri
US to ‘collaborate’ with Sri Lanka at UNHRC
The Hindu / Posted 5 days ago
The U.S. said on Wednesday said it would offer a resolution on alleged human rights violations in Sri Lanka at the September session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in collaboration with “the government of Sri Lanka and other key stakeholders,... Read more
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The Hindu
U.S. backs Sri Lanka's own war crimes probeThe U.S was in the forefront in adopting three resolutions at the U.N. human ri
U.S. backs Sri Lanka's own war crimes probe
The Hindu / Posted 6 days ago
The U.S was in the forefront in adopting three resolutions at the U.N. human rights session on Sri Lanka. The United States said on Wednesday that it wants to sponsor a resolution at next month’s U.N. human rights session that is supportive of Sri... Read more
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The Standard
Washington softens stance on Sri Lanka war casualtiesThe announcement by the visiting Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal (Pic
Washington softens stance on Sri Lanka war casualties
The Standard / Posted 6 days ago
The announcement by the visiting Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal (Pictured) of a joint resolution with the Sri Lankan government presents a major shift by Washington on Colombo. “The US has announced it will be offering a resolution at the... Read more
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Daily News
US reaffirms support to Sri LankaVisiting United States Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian
US reaffirms support to Sri Lanka
Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
Visiting United States Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal yesterday voiced Washington's strong support for Sri Lanka. Addressing the press at the Foreign Ministry in Colombo, Biswal said they are here to... Read more
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Independent
Tamil Tigers change their stripes: Former fighters become politicians as the struggle for self-rule in Sri Lanka goes onShut inside the hot confines of a house in Jaffna, located in the former northe
Tamil Tigers change their stripes: Former fighters become politicians as the struggle for self-rule in Sri Lanka goes on
Independent / Posted 6 days ago
Shut inside the hot confines of a house in Jaffna, located in the former northern war zone of Sri Lanka, the nine men are busy drawing the future plans for their defeated party. They are members of “Crusaders for Democracy”, a political party made up... Read more
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The Hindu
Sri Lanka briefs U.S. on domestic human rights mechanismOn measures taken by the government to address the human rights concerns follow
Sri Lanka briefs U.S. on domestic human rights mechanism
The Hindu / Posted 7 days ago
On measures taken by the government to address the human rights concerns following the over three-decade-long civil war with the LTTE Sri Lanka’s new Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera on Tuesday briefed two top visiting U.S. State Department... Read more
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asianage
‘Sri Lanka must retain friendship with China’China’s state media on Monday said that Sri Lanka should retain friendship with
‘Sri Lanka must retain friendship with China’
asianage / Posted 7 days ago
China’s state media on Monday said that Sri Lanka should retain friendship with cash-rich China as India is “not capable of providing large investment and loans”, in the first commentary following the defeat of pro-Beijing Mahinda Rajapaksa in the... Read more
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asianage
�Sri Lanka must retain friendship with China'China’s state media on Monday said that Sri Lanka should retain friendship with
�Sri Lanka must retain friendship with China'
asianage / Posted 7 days ago
China’s state media on Monday said that Sri Lanka should retain friendship with cash-rich China as India is “not capable of providing large investment and loans”, in the first commentary following the defeat of pro-Beijing Mahinda Rajapaksa in the... Read more
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Daily News
Tamils firmly behind TNA - GTFThe Tamil people have also sent a clear message to the new Sri Lankan governmen
Tamils firmly behind TNA - GTF
Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
The Tamil people have also sent a clear message to the new Sri Lankan government and to the international community that they are firmly behind the TNA and its leadership, the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) said in a statement. The GTF also congratulated... Read more
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Daily News
MATRADE wants to finance SL projectsMalaysia’s MATRADE says it is ready to work with Sri Lanka in property developm
MATRADE wants to finance SL projects
Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
Malaysia’s MATRADE says it is ready to work with Sri Lanka in property development, monorail, railway infrastructure development, port operations, real estate and resort constructions. This was announced by MATRADE, when they met a group of Sri... Read more
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Daily News
Women and children, an overlooked factorThis week, Verité Research presents Part 11 of an ongoing 12-part series on its
Women and children, an overlooked factor
Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
This week, Verité Research presents Part 11 of an ongoing 12-part series on its recent study of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliations Commission (LLRC). The series presented the implementation status of LLRC recommendations under 11 thematic... Read more
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New Kerala
Decisive MomentThe MoU is valid for two years, can be extended further with the consent of the
Decisive Moment
New Kerala / Posted 7 days ago
The MoU is valid for two years, can be extended further with the consent of the two parties, and defines the process of formation of a National Government. In a nation seeking a final resolution to decades of ethnic strife, the formation of such a... Read more
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Daily News
President to receive UNHRC war crimes report this weekPresident Maithripala Sirisena is to receive an advanced copy of the UNHRC war
President to receive UNHRC war crimes report this week
Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
President Maithripala Sirisena is to receive an advanced copy of the UNHRC war crimes report early this week, informed diplomatic sources said. This will also coincide with the arrival of US Assistant State Secretary for South and Central Asian... Read more
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The Hindu
Jayalalithaa slams Elangovan, urges AIADMK workers to stop protestsShe also criticised Mr. Elangovan for stating that he had only spoken of a "sec
Jayalalithaa slams Elangovan, urges AIADMK workers to stop protests
The Hindu / Posted 9 days ago
She also criticised Mr. Elangovan for stating that he had only spoken of a "secret pact" between AIADMK and BJP and that his "political view" was twisted. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa on Sunday appealed to party workers... Read more
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Aljazeera
Sri Lanka's new political pathMahinda Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka's former president, was hoping that a victory in t
Sri Lanka's new political path
Aljazeera / Posted 13 days ago
Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka's former president, was hoping that a victory in the general elections would pave the way for him to become the next prime minister. But the coalition that defeated him in the presidential elections in January made big... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
As Sri Lanka goes to polls, calls grow for war crimes trial over Tamil Tigers assaultThe government of then-president Mahinda Rajapaksa had designated the area a “n
As Sri Lanka goes to polls, calls grow for war crimes trial over Tamil Tigers assault
Daily Telegraph / Posted 15 days ago
The government of then-president Mahinda Rajapaksa had designated the area a “no fire zone” for civilians. But it was transformed into a free-fire zone as the army oversaw an alleged indiscriminate slaughter in its mission to end the 26-year... Read more
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The Hindu
Sri Lankan people want good governance, transparency: Prime Minister Ranil WickremesingheExclusive interview with the Sri Lankan Prime Minister. After a month-long exh
Sri Lankan people want good governance, transparency: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
The Hindu / Posted 16 days ago
Exclusive interview with the Sri Lankan Prime Minister. After a month-long exhaustive election campaign, United National Party leader and Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe did not look tired when The Hindu met him at his official... Read more
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The Hindu
Sri Lankan people want good governance, transparency: Prime Minister Ranil WickremesingheAfter a month-long exhaustive election campaign, United National Party leader a
Sri Lankan people want good governance, transparency: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
The Hindu / Posted 16 days ago
After a month-long exhaustive election campaign, United National Party leader and Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe did not look tired when THE HINDU met him at his official residence, Temple Trees, on Saturday morning. He was quite... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
China's man-made island takes shape in Sri LankaCOLOMBO: The Ocean seafood restaurant at Colombo’s five-star The Kingsbury was
China's man-made island takes shape in Sri Lanka
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 17 days ago
COLOMBO: The Ocean seafood restaurant at Colombo’s five-star The Kingsbury was once famous for its magnificent view of the Indian Ocean. Its open-air wooden terrace that runs along the hotel’s western façade used to be so close to the beautiful... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Former Tamil Tigers set to contest upcoming Sri Lankan electionJAFFNA, Sri Lanka: Sivanathan Navindra was once known as Venthan, a former body
Former Tamil Tigers set to contest upcoming Sri Lankan election
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 18 days ago
JAFFNA, Sri Lanka: Sivanathan Navindra was once known as Venthan, a former bodyguard of the slain Velupillai Prabhakaran, leader of the world’s deadliest terrorist organisation at the time, the Tamil Tigers. When Sri Lanka goes to the polls on Aug... Read more
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Daily News
Govt. to donate US$ 25,000 to Myanmar flood affectedThe Government will grant a donation of US$ 25,000 to the flood affected people
Govt. to donate US$ 25,000 to Myanmar flood affected
Daily News / Posted 19 days ago
The Government will grant a donation of US$ 25,000 to the flood affected people of Myanmar as an emergency response to the disaster situation. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has recommended the President to release this fund to the people of... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
The disappeared: Sri Lanka's missing personsJAFFNA, Sri Lanka: The summer monsoon air was hot and clammy as it swept throug
The disappeared: Sri Lanka's missing persons
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 19 days ago
JAFFNA, Sri Lanka: The summer monsoon air was hot and clammy as it swept through a small room inside an old building on the northern tip of Sri Lanka, filling it with the smell of the Indian Ocean. Separating it from a sun-lit garden, a wooden door... Read more
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Calcutta News
Sri Lankan Tamil Brides Reject Grooms Demanding Dowries COLOMBO, SRI LANKA - The astrologer who examined Usha Thevathas' astrological
Sri Lankan Tamil Brides Reject Grooms Demanding Dowries
Calcutta News / Posted 20 days ago
COLOMBO, SRI LANKA - The astrologer who examined Usha Thevathas' astrological chart quickly determined that the 25-year-old student, elocution teacher, and corporate trainer is ready for... Read more
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New Kerala
Not informed by India on rail link: Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan government on Monday said it has not received any official com
Not informed by India on rail link: Sri Lanka
New Kerala / Posted 22 days ago
The Sri Lankan government on Monday said it has not received any official communication from India to establish a road and rail link between Tamil Nadu's Rameshwaram town and Sri Lanka's Talaimanner... Read more
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asianage
PM Modi, Jayalalithaa discuss issues over lunchPrime Minister Narendra Modi with Tamil Nadu CM J. Jayalalithaa in Chennai. (Ph
PM Modi, Jayalalithaa discuss issues over lunch
asianage / Posted 24 days ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Tamil Nadu CM J. Jayalalithaa in Chennai. (Photo: PTI) Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa stood alongside governor K. Rosaiah to receive Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a bouquet on his arrival at the... Read more
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Daily News
Govt. to reconstruct A5 main road from Badulla to ChenkaladyThe government has decided to reconstruct the A5 main road from Badulla to Chen
Govt. to reconstruct A5 main road from Badulla to Chenkalady
Daily News / Posted 24 days ago
The government has decided to reconstruct the A5 main road from Badulla to Chenkalady which is one of the major highways linking parts of the Central Province to the Eastern Province. Highways and Investment Promotion Ministry Secretary... Read more
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New Kerala
Sri Lanka condoles loss of lives in Myanmar floods, hopes for quick recovery The Sri Lankan Government has condoled the loss of lives in the devastating f
Sri Lanka condoles loss of lives in Myanmar floods, hopes for quick recovery
New Kerala / Posted 25 days ago
The Sri Lankan Government has condoled the loss of lives in the devastating floods that took place in Myanmar, hoping for a quick recovery of the nation. According to the... Read more
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The Hindu
Former LTTE members seek self-rule for TamilsThe Crusaders for Democracy, a group of former members of the Liberation Tigers
Former LTTE members seek self-rule for Tamils
The Hindu / Posted 27 days ago
The Crusaders for Democracy, a group of former members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), on Tuesday urged the Sri Lankan government to “honour its commitments” made in the past at the international level on the Tamil... Read more
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Daily News
Foreign Ministry disowns Sooka’s reportYasmin Sooka’s report released last week by the International Truth and Justice
Foreign Ministry disowns Sooka’s report
Daily News / Posted 28 days ago
Yasmin Sooka’s report released last week by the International Truth and Justice Project, a project administered by the Foundation for Human Rights in South Africa run by Sooka, claimed that human rights violations were taking place in Sri Lanka even... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
AFP providing support to Sri Lankan department accused of tortureAFP providing support to Sri Lankan government department accused of torture T
AFP providing support to Sri Lankan department accused of torture
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 29 days ago
AFP providing support to Sri Lankan government department accused of torture The Australia Federal Police (AFP) has been providing equipment and assistance to Sri Lanka's Criminal Investigation Department (CID), which has been accused of kidnapping... Read more
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The Hindu
U.N. for a ‘broad package’ for Northern ProvinceThe United Nations is exploring provision of “a broad package of technical and
U.N. for a ‘broad package’ for Northern Province
The Hindu / Posted 30 days ago
The United Nations is exploring provision of “a broad package of technical and financial assistance” to the Northern Province at the request of the Province’s Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran. Stating this at a daily press briefing at his office in... Read more
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New Kerala
Come November, Kiwis to explore investment opportunities in Lanka New Zealand's High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Graham Morton has announced that
Come November, Kiwis to explore investment opportunities in Lanka
New Kerala / Posted a month ago
New Zealand's High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Graham Morton has announced that a delegation of investors from his country will be visiting Sri Lanka in November to explore bilateral... Read more
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The Philippine Inquirer
Facebook and Google ready internet systems in the skiesSEPERATELY, BUT NOT UNRELATEDLY, Facebook and Google are behind air-bound pushe
Facebook and Google ready internet systems in the skies
The Philippine Inquirer / Posted 1 months ago
SEPERATELY, BUT NOT UNRELATEDLY, Facebook and Google are behind air-bound pushes for wider, better internet coverage in hard-to-reach-with-advertising areas. Facebook, which we will deal with first, has announced some activity about Internet.org and... Read more
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The Philippine Inquirer
Google Updates: Sri Lanka goes Loony, bring your own keys and ads in your app searchIN A WEEK when the focus has been on Redmond instead of Mountain View, it's tim
Google Updates: Sri Lanka goes Loony, bring your own keys and ads in your app search
The Philippine Inquirer / Posted 1 months ago
IN A WEEK when the focus has been on Redmond instead of Mountain View, it's time to check in with what's been going on in the world of Google. First up, the company is now allowing users to bring their own encryption keys for its Compute Engine.... Read more
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