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APRIL 18, 2010 EST, USA
VOL. 11, NO. 12


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Premadas's son blames UNP leadership for poor performance
Zee, April 18. Colombo: Slain Sri lankan President R Premadasa's son and opposition UNP leader Sajith Premadasa has blamed the party leadership for its poor performance in the general elections and stressed the need for reforming the party.

Sajith, the senior United National Party Parliamentarian from the South Eastern Hambantota district, said the party needs to be reformed to represent the grassroots, including labourers, farmers and fishermen.

"The reform should begin with where the power is centred," he was quoted as saying by BBC's Sinhala service, in an apparent reference to UNP chief Ranil Wickramasinghe. More... Discuss this story
Published: Sun Apr 18 14:01:40 EDT 2010

Indonesia to move boat-load of Sri Lanka migrants: ministry
Sify, April 18. Indonesia is likely on Monday to move scores of Sri Lankan migrants who have refused to leave their rickety boat for the past six months, the foreign ministry said.

"Most probably on Monday.... Wait for the details tomorrow," foreign ministry official Sujatmiko told AFP when asked about the expected move.

He declined to say where the approximately 200 Tamil Sri Lankans camped at the port of Merak on Java island after they were intercepted in October bound for Australia would be taken. More...Discuss this story
Published: Sun Apr 18 14:03:35 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Sri Lanka war wounded face long fight to recovery
afp, April 18. RAGAMA, Sri Lanka (AFP) – Sri Lanka's leaders have hailed the end of the island's long civil war as the start of a new era, but for soldiers injured in battle, the future is far from rosy.

In a hospital outside the capital Colombo, Manju Lakshman, 32, lies on a bed staring at the ceiling. More... Discuss this story
Published: Sun Apr 18 14:04:22 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Prabakaran mother's name was on ‘Warning Circular' list
hindu, Apr 18, 2010. CHENNAI: The immigration authorities at the Chennai airport were surprised to see Parvathi, mother of slain LTTE leader Prabakaran, when she landed from Malaysia with a valid medical visa at the airport here on Friday night... Back to the top

Deportation raises a storm in TN
ENS, April 18. CHENNAI: Political parties in Tamil Nadu have strongly condemned the deportation of LTTE chief V Prabhakaran’s mother Parvathy Ammal from the Chennai airport to Kuala Lumpur on the night of April 16... Back to the top

TNA, Muslim Congress talk co-operation
hindu, april 18. The Tamil National Alliance (TNA), which has emerged as a major political force in the northern and eastern provinces of Sri Lanka, intends to join hands with the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) to work together to secure rights of minorities... Back to the top

MDMK to protest deportation of Prabhakaran's mother
PTI, Apr 17. Chennai, Apr 17 (PTI) Condemning the deportation of slain LTTE chief Prabhakaran's ailing mother to Malaysia, MDMK chief Vaiko today said his party would launch a hunger strike in protest against the Centre's action on April 22... Back to the top

Monks to hold prayers ahead of sitting of Lankan Parliament
zee, Apr 17. Colombo: Several Buddhist monks will hold overnight prayers at the Sri Lankan Parliament complex ahead of the first sitting of the new house on April 22... Back to the top

Volcanic ash fears cancell Sri Lanka flights
Xinhua, April 17. COLOMBO, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Volcanic ash crisis in Europe has forces several cancellations of national carrier Srilankan Airlines flights... Back to the top

The Tamil boat mystery
Globe and Mail, April 17. The Canadian navy plane circled above the mysterious cargo ship, a rusted, 100-metre-long vessel steaming at a steady 10 knots per hour toward Vancouver Island... Back to the top

Prabhakarn's mother arrives, deported to Malaysia
PTI, Apr 16. Chennai, Apr 16 (PTI) Slain LTTE chief V Prabhakaran's ailing mother, Parvati, who arrived tonight from Malaysia was deported immediately as the Central government did not give permission for her stay in India, police said here... Back to the top

Lankan Tamils should get due respect: Sachar
ens, 16 Apr 2010. NEW DELHI: Justice Rajinder Sachar on Thursday said that Sri Lankan Tamils should be given due status and respect as equal citizens of the island nation... Back to the top

US, Sri Lankan militaries in joint exercise
IANS, April 16. Colombo, April 16 (IANS) The Sri Lankan military and the US Navy have conducted a joint humanitarian exercise in Trincomalee in the country's east, the US embassy said Friday... Back to the top

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