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Daily News
MR likens Joint Resolution to the 1815 betrayalFormer President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a statement yesterday said the UNHRC reso
MR likens Joint Resolution to the 1815 betrayal
Daily News / Posted 7 hours ago
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a statement yesterday said the UNHRC resolution co-sponsored by the Sri Lankan government is a great betrayal comparable to the Kandyan Convention of 1815. "There is now an attempt to portray this UNHRC... Read more
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asianage
Short of options, Sri Lanka turns back to China's embraceIndia is nervous about losing influence over the island nation off its southern
Short of options, Sri Lanka turns back to China's embrace
asianage / Posted yesterday
India is nervous about losing influence over the island nation off its southern tip. (Photo: AFP) Most of the focus has been on the $1.4 billion port city China wants to build in the commercial capital, Colombo. Colombo: Just over a year after a... Read more
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The Economic Times
Short of options, Sri Lanka turns back to Beijing's embraceCOLOMBO: Just over a year after a new leader was elected and Sri Lanka's busine
Short of options, Sri Lanka turns back to Beijing's embrace
The Economic Times / Posted yesterday
COLOMBO: Just over a year after a new leader was elected and Sri Lanka's business ties with China came under close scrutiny, Colombo is reversing course by resuming a stalled port project and naming Beijing as the front runner for a new special... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Short of options, Sri Lanka turns back to Beijing's embraceCOLOMBO: Just over a year after a new leader was elected and Sri Lanka's busine
Short of options, Sri Lanka turns back to Beijing's embrace
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
COLOMBO: Just over a year after a new leader was elected and Sri Lanka's business ties with China came under close scrutiny, Colombo is reversing course by resuming a stalled port project and naming Beijing as the front runner for a new special... Read more
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The Star
Short of options, Sri Lanka turns back to Beijing's embraceCOLOMBO (Reuters) - Just over a year after a new leader was elected and Sri Lan
Short of options, Sri Lanka turns back to Beijing's embrace
The Star / Posted yesterday
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Just over a year after a new leader was elected and Sri Lanka's business ties with China came under close scrutiny, Colombo is reversing course by resuming a stalled port project and naming Beijing as the front runner for a new... Read more
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Daily News
God only knows!Although Gamini Dissanayake was a close associate of former President J.R. Jaye
God only knows!
Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
Although Gamini Dissanayake was a close associate of former President J.R. Jayewardene, the former was livid when the Jayewardene administration decided to strip civic rights of former Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike. Despite his close... Read more
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Daily News
Inquiry mechanism should be primarily acceptable to victims - ZeidAny mechanism that investigates allegations of rights abuses, referred to in th
Inquiry mechanism should be primarily acceptable to victims - Zeid
Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
Any mechanism that investigates allegations of rights abuses, referred to in the UNHRC resolutions on Sri Lanka, should be primarily acceptable to the victims, or will be doomed to fail, visiting UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al... Read more
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The Hindu
Accelerate land return, U.N. rights chief tells Sri Lankan militaryZeid Ra’ad Al Hussein also calls for reducing the size of the military force in
Accelerate land return, U.N. rights chief tells Sri Lankan military
The Hindu / Posted 2 days ago
Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein also calls for reducing the size of the military force in the North and East to a "less intrusive" level. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, on Tuesday urged the Sri Lankan military to... Read more
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Daily News
Sri Lanka's Tamil leaders call for UN help on 4,000 missingSri Lanka's Tamil leaders on Sunday asked the top U.N. human rights official to
Sri Lanka's Tamil leaders call for UN help on 4,000 missing
Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
Sri Lanka's Tamil leaders on Sunday asked the top U.N. human rights official to help determine the fate of more than 4,000 civilians reported missing in the country's long civil war amid the government's assertion that most of them are probably... Read more
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Daily News
‘Eastern Province exemplary’ - UN Human Rights Chief“I am delighted to have witnessed the majority Sinhalese and minority Tamils an
‘Eastern Province exemplary’ - UN Human Rights Chief
Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
“I am delighted to have witnessed the majority Sinhalese and minority Tamils and Mulims living peacefully in the Eastern Province. It is indicative of the work of the new government. The Eastern Province is an example to the other provinces, ” UN... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Editor selections from AsiaIn this Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 photo, supporters of the Sri Lankan opposition p
Editor selections from Asia
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 4 days ago
In this Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 photo, supporters of the Sri Lankan opposition political parties backing former president Mahinda Rajapaksa protest out side the U.N. office in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Hundreds of protesters marched to the U.N office... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Editor selections from AsiaIn this Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 photo, supporters of the Sri Lankan opposition p
Editor selections from Asia
Houston Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
In this Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 photo, supporters of the Sri Lankan opposition political parties backing former president Mahinda Rajapaksa protest out side the U.N. office in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Hundreds of protesters marched to the U.N office... Read more
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Daily News
Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein meets Malwathu Maha TheraThe UN high commissioner for human rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, paid a visit
Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein meets Malwathu Maha Thera
Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
The UN high commissioner for human rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, paid a visit to Sri Dalada Maligawa this morning (08). He met the Malwathu Maha Thera today. During the meeting Malwathu Maha Thera Thibbotuwave Sumangala Thera pointed out that the... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Sri Lanka's Tamil leaders call for UN helpSupporters of Sri Lankan opposition political parties backing former president
Sri Lanka's Tamil leaders call for UN help
News 24 South Africa / Posted 4 days ago
Supporters of Sri Lankan opposition political parties backing former president Mahinda Rajapaksa protest outside the UN office in Colombo over alleged atrocities committed during the civil war. (Eranga Jayawardena, AP) Jaffna - Sri Lanka's ethnic... Read more
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The Hindu
UN commissioner meets North IDPs UN commissioner meets North IDPs in JaffnaZeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, o
UN commissioner meets North IDPs UN commissioner meets North IDPs in Jaffna
The Hindu / Posted 4 days ago
Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, on Sunday interacted in Jaffna with groups of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and family members of those who disappeared during and following the conflict. After... Read more
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The Economic Times
Sri Lanka's Tamil leaders call for UN help on 4,000 missingJAFFNA: Sri Lanka's ethnic Tamil leaders on Sunday asked the top U.N. human rig
Sri Lanka's Tamil leaders call for UN help on 4,000 missing
The Economic Times / Posted 4 days ago
JAFFNA: Sri Lanka's ethnic Tamil leaders on Sunday asked the top U.N. human rights official to help determine the fate of more than 4,000 civilians reported missing in the country's long civil war amid the government's assertion that most of them are... Read more
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The Hindu
Sri Lanka's Tamil leaders call for UN help on 4,000 missingMr. Wigneswaran said he gave Mr. Zeid a list of the more than 4,000 people repo
Sri Lanka's Tamil leaders call for UN help on 4,000 missing
The Hindu / Posted 4 days ago
Mr. Wigneswaran said he gave Mr. Zeid a list of the more than 4,000 people reported missing, with dates and places where they were seen last. Sri Lanka’s ethnic Tamil leaders on Sunday asked the top U.N. human rights official to help determine the... Read more
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CTV News
Sri Lanka's Tamil leaders call for UN help on 4,000 missingJAFFNA, Sri Lanka -- Sri Lanka's ethnic Tamil leaders on Sunday asked the top U
Sri Lanka's Tamil leaders call for UN help on 4,000 missing
CTV News / Posted 4 days ago
JAFFNA, Sri Lanka -- Sri Lanka's ethnic Tamil leaders on Sunday asked the top UN human rights official to help determine the fate of more than 4,000 civilians reported missing in the country's long civil war amid the government's assertion that most... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Sri Lanka's Tamil leaders call for UN help on 4,000 missingJAFFNA, Sri Lanka (AP) � Sri Lanka's ethnic Tamil leaders on Sunday asked the t
Sri Lanka's Tamil leaders call for UN help on 4,000 missing
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 4 days ago
JAFFNA, Sri Lanka (AP) � Sri Lanka's ethnic Tamil leaders on Sunday asked the top U.N. human rights official to help determine the fate of more than 4,000 civilians reported missing in the country's long civil war amid the government's assertion that... Read more
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Daily News
UN human rights chief to visit Sri LankaThe UN high commissioner for human rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, will begin a
UN human rights chief to visit Sri Lanka
Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
The UN high commissioner for human rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, will begin a four-day official visit on Saturday to Sri Lanka at the invitation of the Sri Lankan government, a UN spokesman told reporters here Friday. "During his visit, the high... Read more
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Daily News
Lanka against bottom trawling - MinisterThe Sri Lankan government will emphasise to Indian External Affairs Minister Su
Lanka against bottom trawling - Minister
Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
The Sri Lankan government will emphasise to Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj that Sri Lanka in no way accepts bottom trawling by Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters, Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Mahinda... Read more
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Daily News
Sri Lanka requests IMF bailout to tackle budget deficitSri Lanka has made a formal request for an International Monetary Fund (IMF) ba
Sri Lanka requests IMF bailout to tackle budget deficit
Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
Sri Lanka has made a formal request for an International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout package to aid its struggling economy after a sharp slowdown in growth and with its budget deficit widening, officials said on Saturday (Feb 6). The IMF confirmed... Read more
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Daily News
India, Sri Lanka to begin talks on new agreementIndia and Sri Lanka are preparing to begin negotiations on an Economic and Tech
India, Sri Lanka to begin talks on new agreement
Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
India and Sri Lanka are preparing to begin negotiations on an Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement following Colombo’s reservations over a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) that was being negotiated for long without any... Read more
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Sunday Observer
Shumba�s crimeMaldivian social media activist arrested in Sri Lanka as a suspect in connectio
Shumba�s crime
Sunday Observer / Posted 5 days ago
Maldivian social media activist arrested in Sri Lanka as a suspect in connection with the alledged assassination bid on President Abdulla Yameen, now charged with simply threatening a Council member. by Rukshana Rizwie Shumba and two other supects... Read more
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Sunday Observer
[Sunday Politics]Historic singing of National Anthem: Corruption probes push Rajapaksas to the w
[Sunday Politics]
Sunday Observer / Posted 5 days ago
Historic singing of National Anthem: Corruption probes push Rajapaksas to the wall While the group led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa continues to pander to the most chauvinistic sentiments of the Sinhala-Buddhist community in their bid to... Read more
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The Hindu
India assures Sri Lanka of support for reconciliationTamil leaders meet Sushma Swaraj, express willingness to work with Colombo Ind
India assures Sri Lanka of support for reconciliation
The Hindu / Posted 5 days ago
Tamil leaders meet Sushma Swaraj, express willingness to work with Colombo India has expressed support for Sri Lanka on its reconciliation and development policies. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who was here on a two-day visit, conveyed... Read more
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The Hindu
Swaraj meets Tamil leaders in Sri LankaThe External Affairs Minister also met Eastern Province CM Nazir Ahmad and lead
Swaraj meets Tamil leaders in Sri Lanka
The Hindu / Posted 5 days ago
The External Affairs Minister also met Eastern Province CM Nazir Ahmad and leaders of the Sri Lankan Muslim Congress. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday met leaders of Sri Lanka’s main Tamil party TNA led by its chief R Sampanthan,... Read more
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The Economic Times
Sushma Swaraj calls on Lankan President; holds meeting with TNA leadersA day after Swaraj co-chaired the 9th Indo-Lanka Joint Commission meeting here
Sushma Swaraj calls on Lankan President; holds meeting with TNA leaders
The Economic Times / Posted 5 days ago
A day after Swaraj co-chaired the 9th Indo-Lanka Joint Commission meeting here along with her Lankan counterpart Mangala Samaraweera, she had an "excellent meeting" with President Sirisena. "The President recalled the very warm ties that exist... Read more
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dna
UN rights chief in Sri Lanka to discuss war crimes probeThe United Nations' human rights chief on Saturday began discussions with the S
UN rights chief in Sri Lanka to discuss war crimes probe
dna / Posted 5 days ago
The United Nations' human rights chief on Saturday began discussions with the Sri Lankan government over its probe into allegations of atrocities committed during the civil war with the Tamil Tigers amid an uncertainty over the involvement of foreign... Read more
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Business Standard India
Swaraj winds up her two-day Lanka visitA day after Swaraj co-chaired the 9th Indo-Lanka Joint Commission meeting here
Swaraj winds up her two-day Lanka visit
Business Standard India / Posted 5 days ago
A day after Swaraj co-chaired the 9th Indo-Lanka Joint Commission meeting here along with her Lankan counterpart Mangala Samaraweera, she had an "excellent meeting" with President Sirisena. "The President recalled the very warm ties that exist... Read more
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dna
Sushma Swaraj meets Tamil leaders in Sri LankaExternal Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday met leaders of Sri Lanka's
Sushma Swaraj meets Tamil leaders in Sri Lanka
dna / Posted 5 days ago
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday met leaders of Sri Lanka's main Tamil party TNA led by its chief R Sampanthan, who briefed her about the efforts made by the government in moving forward the reconciliation process with the minority... Read more
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The Hindu
Swaraj meets Tamil leaders in Sri LankaMs. Swaraj also met Eastern Province Chief Minister Nazir Ahmad and leaders of
Swaraj meets Tamil leaders in Sri Lanka
The Hindu / Posted 5 days ago
Ms. Swaraj also met Eastern Province Chief Minister Nazir Ahmad and leaders of Sri Lankan Muslim Congress and discussed various issues. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday met leaders of Sri Lanka’s main Tamil party TNA led by its... Read more
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New Kerala
UN Human Rights chief arrives in LankaColombo, Feb 06: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad A
UN Human Rights chief arrives in Lanka
New Kerala / Posted 5 days ago
Colombo, Feb 06: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has arrived in Sri Lanka on Saturday for a four day official visit at the invitation of the Sri Lankan Government. During his visit, the UN rights chief will... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Sri Lanka requests IMF bailoutCOLOMBO - Sri Lanka has made a formal request for an IMF bailout package to aid
Sri Lanka requests IMF bailout
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 5 days ago
COLOMBO - Sri Lanka has made a formal request for an IMF bailout package to aid its struggling economy after a sharp slowdown in growth and with its budget deficit widening, officials said Saturday. Sri Lanka enjoyed a blistering economic growth... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Sri Lanka requests IMF bailoutCOLOMBO - Sri Lanka has made a formal request for an IMF bailout package to aid
Sri Lanka requests IMF bailout
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 6 days ago
COLOMBO - Sri Lanka has made a formal request for an IMF bailout package to aid its struggling economy after a sharp slowdown in growth and with its budget deficit widening, officials said Saturday. Sri Lanka enjoyed a blistering economic growth... Read more
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The Economic Times
Sri Lanka requests IMF bailout to tackle budget deficitCOLOMBO:Sri Lanka has made a formal request for an IMF bailout package to aid i
Sri Lanka requests IMF bailout to tackle budget deficit
The Economic Times / Posted 6 days ago
COLOMBO:Sri Lanka has made a formal request for an IMF bailout package to aid its struggling economy after a sharp slowdown in growth and with its budget deficit widening, officials said Saturday. The International Monetary Fund confirmed the island... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Sri Lanka requests IMF bailout to tackle budget deficit Published: 6 February 2016 4:12 PM A worker rests during a break at the Colo
Sri Lanka requests IMF bailout to tackle budget deficit
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 6 days ago
Published: 6 February 2016 4:12 PM A worker rests during a break at the Colombo port in Sri Lanka January 21, 2016. Sri Lanka's inflation measured in a new National Consumer Price Index (NCPI)... Read more
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Business Standard India
IMF asks Sri Lanka to reduce budget deficit, improve fundsIMF expressed concern that the fiscal deficit for 2015 is estimated to have exc
IMF asks Sri Lanka to reduce budget deficit, improve funds
Business Standard India / Posted 6 days ago
IMF expressed concern that the fiscal deficit for 2015 is estimated to have exceeded the original budget target, despite 5.2% GDP growthIMF expressed concern that the fiscal deficit for 2015... Read more
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The Indian Express
Sri Lanka drops plan to buy fighters from Pak after India objectsThe Pakistani media were reporting that the deal for JF-17s would be signed dur
Sri Lanka drops plan to buy fighters from Pak after India objects
The Indian Express / Posted 7 days ago
The Pakistani media were reporting that the deal for JF-17s would be signed during Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s three-day visit to Colombo which ended Wednesday. (Source: Reuters file photo) Stiff opposition from India has forced Sri Lanka to drop... Read more
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The Hindu
Sri Lanka I-Day to have anthem in TamilFor about five years, there was an unofficial ban on singing the national anthe
Sri Lanka I-Day to have anthem in Tamil
The Hindu / Posted 8 days ago
For about five years, there was an unofficial ban on singing the national anthem in Tamil The Sri Lankan government will stick to its decision to have the national anthem rendered in Tamil too at the official event marking the 68th Independence Day... Read more
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The Hindu
U.N. top official’s visit not related to Geneva resolution: ColomboSri Lankan Foreign Ministry says visit would be in response to an invitation ex
U.N. top official’s visit not related to Geneva resolution: Colombo
The Hindu / Posted 9 days ago
Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry says visit would be in response to an invitation extended by the government in February 2015, many months before the adoption of the resolution. This week’s visit by top United Nations official for human rights Zeid Ra’ad... Read more
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New Kerala
UN Chief hopes Lanka to stand by commitment on UNHRC resolutionNew York, Jan 30: The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expresse
UN Chief hopes Lanka to stand by commitment on UNHRC resolution
New Kerala / Posted 12 days ago
New York, Jan 30: The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed hope that Sri Lankan government will abide by the commitment it made to the UN Human Rights Council in October last year when it co-sponsored the UN resolution. Stephane... Read more
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New Kerala
Rajapakse's son arrestedColombo, Jan 30 : A son of former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse was ar
Rajapakse's son arrested
New Kerala / Posted 12 days ago
Colombo, Jan 30 : A son of former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse was arrested on Saturday after he was grilled for hours over allegations of corruption. Yoshitha Rajapakse, a lieutenant in the Sri Lanka Navy, was detained along with the... Read more
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Canberra Times
Sri Lanka destroys $3.7 million haul of elephant tusksSri Lankan Buddhist monks give blessings for a better rebirth to African elepha
Sri Lanka destroys $3.7 million haul of elephant tusks
Canberra Times / Posted 16 days ago
Sri Lankan Buddhist monks give blessings for a better rebirth to African elephants killed by poachers. Photo: AP Colombo: A group of saffron-robed monks chanted as officials crushed more than 300 elephant tusks in a seaside ceremony in a Colombo... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Sri Lanka destroys $3.7 million haul of elephant tusksSri Lankan Buddhist monks give blessings for a better rebirth to African elepha
Sri Lanka destroys $3.7 million haul of elephant tusks
Brisbane Times / Posted 16 days ago
Sri Lankan Buddhist monks give blessings for a better rebirth to African elephants killed by poachers. Photo: AP Colombo: A group of saffron-robed monks chanted as officials crushed more than 300 elephant tusks in a seaside ceremony in a Colombo... Read more
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The Age
Sri Lanka destroys $3.7 million haul of elephant tusksSri Lankan Buddhist monks give blessings for a better rebirth to African elepha
Sri Lanka destroys $3.7 million haul of elephant tusks
The Age / Posted 16 days ago
Sri Lankan Buddhist monks give blessings for a better rebirth to African elephants killed by poachers. Photo: AP Colombo: A group of saffron-robed monks chanted as officials crushed more than 300 elephant tusks in a seaside ceremony in a Colombo... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Sri Lanka destroys $3.7 million haul of elephant tusksSri Lankan Buddhist monks give blessings for a better rebirth to African elepha
Sri Lanka destroys $3.7 million haul of elephant tusks
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 16 days ago
Sri Lankan Buddhist monks give blessings for a better rebirth to African elephants killed by poachers. Photo: AP Colombo: A group of saffron-robed monks chanted as officials crushed more than 300 elephant tusks in a seaside ceremony in a Colombo... Read more
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WA Today
Sri Lanka destroys $3.7 million haul of elephant tusksSri Lankan Buddhist monks give blessings for a better rebirth to African elepha
Sri Lanka destroys $3.7 million haul of elephant tusks
WA Today / Posted 16 days ago
Sri Lankan Buddhist monks give blessings for a better rebirth to African elephants killed by poachers. Photo: AP Colombo: A group of saffron-robed monks chanted as officials crushed more than 300 elephant tusks in a seaside ceremony in a Colombo... Read more
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Daily News
Arrests of Indian fishermen do not resolve the disputeWhen will the Government solve the recurring problem of the Indian fishing traw
Arrests of Indian fishermen do not resolve the dispute
Daily News / Posted 17 days ago
When will the Government solve the recurring problem of the Indian fishing trawlers entering our Sri Lankan territorial waters, engaging in illegal methods of fishing, destroying our marine resources and depriving our active fishermen and their... Read more
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New Kerala
Sri Lanka urged to fulfil call for justiceNew York, Jan 25 : The Sri Lankan government should fulfil its commitments to t
Sri Lanka urged to fulfil call for justice
New Kerala / Posted 17 days ago
New York, Jan 25 : The Sri Lankan government should fulfil its commitments to the UN Human Rights Council by ensuring that foreign judges and prosecutors play a significant role in the mandated accountability mechanism for wartime abuses, Human... Read more
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