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The Economic Times
India approves $318 million loan for Sri Lanka RailwaysSri Lankan government spokesman and minister Gayantha Karunathilake said that t
India approves $318 million loan for Sri Lanka Railways
The Economic Times / Posted yesterday
Sri Lankan government spokesman and minister Gayantha Karunathilake said that the money will be used to improve the signal system from Maho to Anuradhapura in the north central province and from Anuradhapura to Omanthai in the north. It will also be... Read more
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asianage
India approves USD 318 million loan for Sri Lanka Railwaysmillion loan for Sri Lanka Railways to upgrade its communications system and ro
India approves USD 318 million loan for Sri Lanka Railways
asianage / Posted yesterday
million loan for Sri Lanka Railways to upgrade its communications system and rolling stock in the Tamil-dominated north. Sri Lankan government spokesman and minister Gayantha Karunathilake said that the money will be used to improve the signal... Read more
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dna
India approves US $318 million loan for Sri Lanka Railwaysmillion loan for Sri Lanka Railways to upgrade its communications system and ro
India approves US $318 million loan for Sri Lanka Railways
dna / Posted yesterday
million loan for Sri Lanka Railways to upgrade its communications system and rolling stock in the Tamil-dominated north. Sri Lankan government spokesman and minister Gayantha Karunathilake said that the money will be used to improve the signal... Read more
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CTV News
Sri Lanka to conserve climate-friendly mangrove forestorganization, last year launched a $3.4 million, five-year mangrove conservatio
Sri Lanka to conserve climate-friendly mangrove forest
CTV News / Posted 2 days ago
organization, last year launched a $3.4 million, five-year mangrove conservation and replanting program with the Sri Lankan government. A museum funded by the group opened in Pambala on Tuesday, World Mangrove Day, to exhibit mangroves,... Read more
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Daily News
Sally berates govt’s failure to come up with credible economic planat the South Asia Islamic Finance Forum, held in Colombo yesterday, Dr.Sally sa
Sally berates govt’s failure to come up with credible economic plan
Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
at the South Asia Islamic Finance Forum, held in Colombo yesterday, Dr.Sally said that during the Rajapaksa regime, the Sri Lankan government alienated both India and the West and foreign policy was very much aligned towards China. “Under the... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Sri Lanka to protect climate-friendly mangroves ecosystemlast year launched a 3.4 million dollar (£2.6 million), five-year mangrove cons
Sri Lanka to protect climate-friendly mangroves ecosystem
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
last year launched a 3.4 million dollar (£2.6 million), five-year mangrove conservation and replanting program with the Sri Lankan government. A museum funded by the group opened in Pambala on Tuesday, World Mangrove Day, to exhibit mangroves,... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Sri Lanka to conserve climate-friendly mangroves ecosystemorganization, last year launched a $3.4 million, five-year mangrove conservatio
Sri Lanka to conserve climate-friendly mangroves ecosystem
Brandon Sun / Posted 2 days ago
organization, last year launched a $3.4 million, five-year mangrove conservation and replanting program with the Sri Lankan government. A museum funded by the group opened in Pambala on Tuesday, World Mangrove Day, to exhibit mangroves,... Read more
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Salon.com
Sri Lanka to conserve climate-friendly mangroves ecosystemorganization, last year launched a $3.4 million, five-year mangrove conservatio
Sri Lanka to conserve climate-friendly mangroves ecosystem
Salon.com / Posted 2 days ago
organization, last year launched a $3.4 million, five-year mangrove conservation and replanting program with the Sri Lankan government. A museum funded by the group opened in Pambala on Tuesday, World Mangrove Day, to exhibit mangroves,... Read more
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Daily News
Finance Minister says too few tax payersSri Lankan government tax collections remain insufficient with only a relativel
Finance Minister says too few tax payers
Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
Sri Lankan government tax collections remain insufficient with only a relatively few companies and individuals shouldering the burden of tax payments, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said. “For a country of 23 million people, there are only... Read more
3d
Daily News
Canada, UK renew reconciliation callssuffered, and to promote unity over division and inclusion over prejudice.” His
Canada, UK renew reconciliation calls
Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
suffered, and to promote unity over division and inclusion over prejudice.” His country would “continue to encourage the Sri Lankan government to fulfill its commitment[s]” as stipulated in the October 2015 resolution adopted by the United... Read more
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Daily News
Black July: Canada, U.K. renew calls for reconciliationsuffered, and to promote unity over division and inclusion over prejudice.” Hi
Black July: Canada, U.K. renew calls for reconciliation
Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
suffered, and to promote unity over division and inclusion over prejudice.” His country would “continue to encourage the Sri Lankan government to fulfill its commitment[s]” as stipulated in the October 2015 resolution adopted by the United... Read more
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Daily News
Strengthening the struggle for justice and libertyfamed Civil Service College in Singapore, he said this institution and the Sing
Strengthening the struggle for justice and liberty
Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
famed Civil Service College in Singapore, he said this institution and the Singapore government would cooperate with the Sri Lankan government in transforming the obese government sector, polluted by party politics into a sincere and independent... Read more
4d
The Hindu
Fulfil commitments on human rights, Canada, U.K. tell Sri LankaTrudeau says his country will "continue to encourage the Sri Lankan government
Fulfil commitments on human rights, Canada, U.K. tell Sri Lanka
The Hindu / Posted 4 days ago
Trudeau says his country will "continue to encourage the Sri Lankan government to fulfill its commitment[s]" as stipulated in the October 2015 resolution adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council.. Even as Sri Lanka observes 33rd... Read more
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Sunday Observer
New MoU for stronger coalition Govt.ignorant of this before January 2015. Yes, no one knew because these loans did
New MoU for stronger coalition Govt.
Sunday Observer / Posted 5 days ago
ignorant of this before January 2015. Yes, no one knew because these loans did not come via the standard procedure. The Sri Lankan government always takes loans through the Treasury, or through a direct government-to- government borrowing... Read more
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Daily News
French giant Total S.A eyeing oil off East Coastbecome successful. French Ambassador to Sri Lanka Jean-Marine Schuh said Total
French giant Total S.A eyeing oil off East Coast
Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
become successful. French Ambassador to Sri Lanka Jean-Marine Schuh said Total S.A inked a joint study agreement with the Sri Lankan government to explore for offshore oil and gas in Sri Lanka in February, 2016. Schuh said the size of the two... Read more
8d
Reuters
Swiss prosecutors file charges against alleged Tamil Tiger fundraisersfraud, false certification, and money laundering, the Office of the Attorney Ge
Swiss prosecutors file charges against alleged Tamil Tiger fundraisers
Reuters / Posted 8 days ago
fraud, false certification, and money laundering, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) said on Wednesday. In 2009, the Sri Lankan government ended its 26-year conflict with the Tamil Tigers, who had been fighting for an independent Tamil state... Read more
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9d
Daily News
Citibank partners to raise $ 1.5 bnCitibank achieved yet another milestone by partnering with the Central Bank of
Citibank partners to raise $ 1.5 bn
Daily News / Posted 9 days ago
Citibank achieved yet another milestone by partnering with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka on behalf of the Sri Lankan Government to successfully raise US $ 1.5 billion in a dual-tranche 5.5- and 10-year bond offering. The Notes were priced at a... Read more
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Daily News
For sale: The world’s emptiest International airportThe Sri Lankan government announced at the end of June that it is looking for E
For sale: The world’s emptiest International airport
Daily News / Posted 9 days ago
The Sri Lankan government announced at the end of June that it is looking for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from investors who would like to takeover commercial operations at Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA), the country’s number two... Read more
9d
Daily News
IE Singapore inks MoU on megapolisregion is the main driver of Sri Lanka’s economy, contributing 40 percent of it
IE Singapore inks MoU on megapolis
Daily News / Posted 9 days ago
region is the main driver of Sri Lanka’s economy, contributing 40 percent of its total gross domestic product in 2014. The Sri Lankan government aims to triple the region’s per capita income to US$12,000 (S$16,200) by 2020, targeting an average... Read more
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9d
The New Zealand Herald
Gift to Key elephant in the courtroomcountries. Eighteen groups and individuals have petitioned Sri Lanka's Court of
Gift to Key elephant in the courtroom
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 9 days ago
countries. Eighteen groups and individuals have petitioned Sri Lanka's Court of Appeal to quash the agreement between the Sri Lankan Government and Auckland Zoo over Nandi. Last week they also sought an interim order to ensure Nandi did not leave... Read more
9d
The Hindu
TN fishermen to hold series of agitations from July 22including the release of 77 fishermen and 103 boats from Sri Lankan custody. B
TN fishermen to hold series of agitations from July 22
The Hindu / Posted 9 days ago
including the release of 77 fishermen and 103 boats from Sri Lankan custody. Besides, they sought compensation from the Sri Lankan government for the damage caused to 18 mechanised boats released recently by the authorities of the island... Read more
9d
Daily News
Sri Lanka to use specialised companies for domestic worker recruitmentJEDDAH: The Sri Lankan government has defined four factors to organise the recr
Sri Lanka to use specialised companies for domestic worker recruitment
Daily News / Posted 9 days ago
JEDDAH: The Sri Lankan government has defined four factors to organise the recruitment of domestic workers to the Kingdom. These factors are related to stopping the sending of workers to recruitment offices and limiting them to specialised... Read more
10d
asianage
ICC in a fix over government interference?strongly reprimanded the Sri Lanka Cricket recently when the SLC was being run
ICC in a fix over government interference?
asianage / Posted 10 days ago
strongly reprimanded the Sri Lanka Cricket recently when the SLC was being run by an “interim committee” selected by the Sri Lankan government and had ticked them off saying SLC needs to hold elections to select members to run their cricket. The... Read more
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Decclan Chronicle
ICC in a fix over government interference?strongly reprimanded the Sri Lanka Cricket recently when the SLC was being run
ICC in a fix over government interference?
Decclan Chronicle / Posted 10 days ago
strongly reprimanded the Sri Lanka Cricket recently when the SLC was being run by an “interim committee” selected by the Sri Lankan Government and had ticked them off saying SLC needs to hold elections to select members to run their cricket. The... Read more
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Daily News
Singapore signs deal to help develop Sri Lanka’s Western Regionis the main driver of the country's economy, contributing to 40 per cent of its
Singapore signs deal to help develop Sri Lanka’s Western Region
Daily News / Posted 10 days ago
is the main driver of the country's economy, contributing to 40 per cent of its total Gross Domestic Product in 2014. The Sri Lankan government aims to triple the region's per capita income to US$12,000 by 2020, targeting an average annual growth... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Singapore signs deal to help develop Sri Lanka's Western Regionis the main driver of the country's economy, contributing to 40 per cent of its
Singapore signs deal to help develop Sri Lanka's Western Region
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 10 days ago
is the main driver of the country's economy, contributing to 40 per cent of its total Gross Domestic Product in 2014. The Sri Lankan government aims to triple the region's per capita income to US$12,000 by 2020, targeting an average annual growth... Read more
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11d
The Hindu
Sri Lanka escalating frequency of fishermen arrests, says Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaaare in a state of despondency.” Urging the Prime Minister to take up the matte
Sri Lanka escalating frequency of fishermen arrests, says Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa
The Hindu / Posted 11 days ago
are in a state of despondency.” Urging the Prime Minister to take up the matter with the highest authorities in the Sri Lankan government through the Indian High Commission, Ms. Jayalalithaa requested him to direct the Ministry of External... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Separatist leader Geelani asks UN, world to intervene over Kashmir violencereads. “This inquiry is not unprecedented. Recently, the OHCHR instituted an in
Separatist leader Geelani asks UN, world to intervene over Kashmir violence
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 11 days ago
reads. “This inquiry is not unprecedented. Recently, the OHCHR instituted an inquiry into the crimes perpetrated by the Sri Lankan government.” ‘New wave of terror’ The veteran separatist leader has also accused the Indian Army of “unleashing... Read more
12d
Sunday Observer
�Unique Lankan model, no tribunals�Council by then had decided to write its own report and then have an internatio
�Unique Lankan model, no tribunals�
Sunday Observer / Posted 12 days ago
Council by then had decided to write its own report and then have an international inquiry, without the consent of the Sri Lankan Government. That report was to have been tabled in March 2015. Had that report been tabled, international... Read more
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Daily News
Country now on brink of collapse - Mawbima Ape Organisationsaid that our Security Forces had not used cluster bombs. Al Hussein wants to
Country now on brink of collapse - Mawbima Ape Organisation
Daily News / Posted 14 days ago
said that our Security Forces had not used cluster bombs. Al Hussein wants to betray our security forces, while the Sri Lankan government supports their efforts. The Foreign Minister said the proposal to remove Army camps in the North would... Read more
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Daily News
India, Sri Lanka sign MoU to promote significance of Ramayanathat form a part of the Ramayana circuit, the Indian Central government signed
India, Sri Lanka sign MoU to promote significance of Ramayana
Daily News / Posted 14 days ago
that form a part of the Ramayana circuit, the Indian Central government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Sri Lankan government, which says both the neighbouring nations will work jointly to promote mutual tourism... Read more
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Daily News
Northern fishermen protest against fishing rights to Indiansprotest was organized by a collective of fishermen cooperative societies in the
Northern fishermen protest against fishing rights to Indians
Daily News / Posted 16 days ago
protest was organized by a collective of fishermen cooperative societies in the North. The fishermen demanded that the Sri Lankan government should not consider such a proposal. They said that if this happens, it will severely affect Northern... Read more
17d
The Economic Times
Petronet LNG plans $3 billion investment in overseas pushlink for its 600-megawatt power plant, Singh said. That would require 13 billio
Petronet LNG plans $3 billion investment in overseas push
The Economic Times / Posted 17 days ago
link for its 600-megawatt power plant, Singh said. That would require 13 billion rupees in investment, if approved by the Sri Lankan government. Rising Indian demand for LNG has prompted Petronet to operate its 10 mtpa Dahej plant at 120 per cent... Read more
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Daily News
US Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal will visit Sri LankaAssistant Secretary for South Asia, Manpreet Singh Anand, will accompany her.
US Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal will visit Sri Lanka
Daily News / Posted 17 days ago
Assistant Secretary for South Asia, Manpreet Singh Anand, will accompany her. She is expected to meet with senior Sri Lankan government officials, political leaders, and civil society representatives for talks on economic cooperation,... Read more
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Daily News
Three bidders shortlisted for Larfarge dealand Commerce Ministry Secretary T.M.K.B.Tennakoon said whoever the buyer may be
Three bidders shortlisted for Larfarge deal
Daily News / Posted 18 days ago
and Commerce Ministry Secretary T.M.K.B.Tennakoon said whoever the buyer may be, the land would still be owned by the Sri Lankan government. “The Sri Lankan government’s agreement was with Holcim, and after its divestment the buyer will have... Read more
18d
The Hindu
Probe into IS ties extends to Sri Lankatransit camp” for several of the “missing families” suspected to have joined th
Probe into IS ties extends to Sri Lanka
The Hindu / Posted 18 days ago
transit camp” for several of the “missing families” suspected to have joined the IS. Sri Lanka orders probe They said the Sri Lankan government was conducting its own investigation after reports emerged that at least two of its citizens had joined... Read more
20d
The Hindu
Row over exhibition on Dalai Lamain any country under any name and excuse.” The Association said the exhibition
Row over exhibition on Dalai Lama
The Hindu / Posted 20 days ago
in any country under any name and excuse.” The Association said the exhibition had “indirectly” harmed policies of the Sri Lankan government towards China and the friendship between the two countries. What apparently complicated the matter was... Read more
21d
New Kerala
Sri Lanka refuses to release boats seized from Indian fishermen - newkerala.com #87170Colombo, July 7 : The Sri Lankan government on Thursday said it will not releas
Sri Lanka refuses to release boats seized from Indian fishermen - newkerala.com #87170
New Kerala / Posted 21 days ago
Colombo, July 7 : The Sri Lankan government on Thursday said it will not release boats seized from Indian fishermen who were arrested for poaching in the island nation's territorial waters. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Indian fishermen... Read more
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Environmental Data Interactive Exchange
UN calls for post-Brexit UK to link with EU on environment policySolheim has had a distinguished career. He also served as a diplomat who negoti
UN calls for post-Brexit UK to link with EU on environment policy
Environmental Data Interactive Exchange / Posted 21 days ago
Solheim has had a distinguished career. He also served as a diplomat who negotiated a truce in fighting between the Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tigers in 2002. Before arriving at Unep, he spent three years as head of the Organisation... Read more
22d
The Economic Times
Arrest of Tamil Nadu fishermen: Jayalalithaa writes to PM Narendra Modi againtheir traditional livelihood by our fishermen in the Palk Bay," Jayalalithaa sa
Arrest of Tamil Nadu fishermen: Jayalalithaa writes to PM Narendra Modi again
The Economic Times / Posted 22 days ago
their traditional livelihood by our fishermen in the Palk Bay," Jayalalithaa said. Urging the Centre to impress upon the Sri Lankan government to release the fishing boats that were already in custody, she requested Modi to direct the External... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Sri Lanka says it will create court to probe war abusesgovernment troops defeated Tamil Tiger rebels who fought to create a separate s
Sri Lanka says it will create court to probe war abuses
Brandon Sun / Posted 22 days ago
government troops defeated Tamil Tiger rebels who fought to create a separate state for ethnic minority Tamils. Both the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers have been accused of serious human rights violations. According to U.N.... Read more
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SKY News
Sri Lanka Plans To Pull Troops Back By 2018After decades of civil war in which at least 100,000 people died, the Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Plans To Pull Troops Back By 2018
SKY News / Posted 22 days ago
After decades of civil war in which at least 100,000 people died, the Sri Lankan government says it intends to demilitarise the country by 2018. The 37-year conflict with Tamil separatists wanting an independent state within the majority Sinhalese... Read more
22d
New Kerala
Commission to probe war crime claims against Sri Lanka Army - newkerala.com #86702Colombo, July 6 : The Sri Lankan government on Wednesday said a proposed fact-f
Commission to probe war crime claims against Sri Lanka Army - newkerala.com #86702
New Kerala / Posted 22 days ago
Colombo, July 6 : The Sri Lankan government on Wednesday said a proposed fact-finding commission will inquire into allegations against the army of committing war crimes during the final stages of a 30-year war with Tamil Tiger rebels. Foreign... Read more
23d
The Economic Times
India, Sri Lanka to begin talks on ETCA pact to boost trade tiesKorea and Japan. The Minister further said that building infrastructure will c
India, Sri Lanka to begin talks on ETCA pact to boost trade ties
The Economic Times / Posted 23 days ago
Korea and Japan. The Minister further said that building infrastructure will continue to be a major focus area for the Sri Lankan government. The government of the island nation is working on creating a single electronic window for customs... Read more
24d
The Economic Times
Sri Lanka woos Indian pharma companies to set up operations in the countryby offering them space in its special economic zones, a prospect that has raise
Sri Lanka woos Indian pharma companies to set up operations in the country
The Economic Times / Posted 24 days ago
by offering them space in its special economic zones, a prospect that has raised concern for domestic manufacturers. The Sri Lankan government could also offer sops to Indian firms which invest to expand the production of formulations and bulk... Read more
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Daily News
SRI LANKA’S LONG ROAD TO NATIONAL RECONCILIATIONSeven years ago, when the Sri Lankan Government defeated LTTE after an almost 3
SRI LANKA’S LONG ROAD TO NATIONAL RECONCILIATION
Daily News / Posted 24 days ago
Seven years ago, when the Sri Lankan Government defeated LTTE after an almost 30-year civil war, an excellent opportunity awaited the country and its people. The victory paved the way for reconciliation among Sri Lanka’s ethnic groups. Yet,... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Sri Lanka considering granting licences to Indian fishing trawlersThe Sri Lankan government is considering a proposal to issue permits to a limit
Sri Lanka considering granting licences to Indian fishing trawlers
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 25 days ago
The Sri Lankan government is considering a proposal to issue permits to a limited number of Indian trawlers to enter the International Maritime Boundary Line in an attempt to minimise illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, a media report has... Read more
25d
The Economic Times
Sri Lanka mulls granting licences to Indian trawlersCOLOMBO: The Sri Lankan government is considering a proposal to issue permits t
Sri Lanka mulls granting licences to Indian trawlers
The Economic Times / Posted 25 days ago
COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan government is considering a proposal to issue permits to a limited number of Indian trawlers to enter the International Maritime Boundary Line in an attempt to minimise illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, a media... Read more
26d
Sunday Observer
Upscale Bangladeshi Cafe under siegehave been withheld for security reasons. �They are under severe trauma, after t
Upscale Bangladeshi Cafe under siege
Sunday Observer / Posted 26 days ago
have been withheld for security reasons. �They are under severe trauma, after the tragic experience,� she said adding that the Sri Lankan government was extremely grateful for the prompt action by the Bangladeshi Forces to save... Read more
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The Hill
Trump's torture stance is bad counterterrorism policyforces to quit the Gaza Strip and West Bank in 1994 and 1995. The tactic was al
Trump's torture stance is bad counterterrorism policy
The Hill / Posted 27 days ago
forces to quit the Gaza Strip and West Bank in 1994 and 1995. The tactic was also temporarily effective in getting the Sri Lankan government to tolerate a de facto Tamil state between 1990 and 2009, when the Tamil "state" was crushed, and... Read more
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