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JULY 27, 2010 EST, USA
VOL. 11, NO. 112


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Sri Lanka opposition man in self-immolation - Global Times, 2010-07-27 10:09:51 EST. 60-year-old activist of Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) has died in self-immolation, party and medical officials said here Tuesday. Rienzie Algama set himself in fire opposite the UNP headquarters at the Colombo suburbs of Pitakotte around 5:30 p.m. local time (1200 GMT) on Monday. He was rushed to the local Kalubowila hospital with severe burn injuries and was later transferred to the General Hospital in the capital. More...
Published: Tue Jul 27 09:22:26 EDT 2010

Refugee ship could be boarded by US or Canada - Toronto Star, 2010-07-27 06:00:04 EST. VANCOUVER—A cargo ship allegedly carrying more than 200 Tamil refugees is being monitored by U.S. and Canadian officials as it makes its way to the British Columbia coastline after being turned away by Thai and Australian authorities. An intelligence source have told the Toronto Star that there is a potential for Canadian or American coast guards to board the vessel before it reaches Canadian waters as a way of deterring the vessel from landing. So far, no one in the Tamil communities in Canada have made contact with any of the migrants supposedly on the vessel, according to Gary Anandasangaree, one of the lawyers representing some of the Tamil migrants who arrived in Victoria by another ship last October. More...
Published: Mon Jul 26 23:37:04 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Kingdom to help the disabled in Sri Lanka - Arab News, 2010-07-28 01:06:25 EST. RIYADH: The Kingdom is to consider providing an endowment for a nongovernmental organization that looks after handicapped children in Sri Lanka. “The Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has agreed to consider a proposal for an income-generating project in aid of the disabled children at our center,” said Jiffry Haniffa, who is heading a delegation from the Islamic Center for the Physically Handicapped (ICPH) in Sri Lanka. He made the comments following his meeting on Monday with Saleh Al-Aayed, secretary-general of the supreme council. More...
Published: Tue Jul 27 21:33:40 EDT 2010 Back to the top

PM deputing official to Sri Lanka to study situation -, 2010-07-26 21:03:50 EST. Chennai, July 26 (PTI) India is deputing a senior official of the Ministry of External Affairs to Sri Lanka to assess the progress of restoration of normal life in Tamil-dominated northern and eastern parts of the island at the end of the war against LTTE... Back to the top

Global Insider: India-Sri Lanka Relations - World Politics Review, 2010-07-27 21:07:34 EST. India's chief of naval staff called for increased bilateral cooperation with Sri Lanka during a visit to the country late last month... Back to the top

Sehwag's unbeaten 64 leads India's strong reply to Sri Lanka's 642-4 - The Canadian Press, 2010-07-27 16:30:13 EST. COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Virender Sehwag hit a brisk unbeaten half-century as India started a strong reply to Sri Lanka's 642-4, mainly inspired by Kumar Sangakkara's double-century Tuesday... Back to the top

Sri Lanka post massive 642; India need 425 to avoid follow on - Hindustan Times, 2010-07-27 15:01:51 EST. Mahela Jayawardene registered his 28th century as Sri Lanka continued to dominate against a toothless Indian bowling attack to pile up an imposing 587 for ... Back to the top

SSC continues to feed Sri Lanka's run machines - Hindustan Times, 2010-07-27 22:12:45 EST. Such is the record that not many would feel that the The two run-machines of Sri Lanka, on their way to taking their team to safety on the second day of ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka : Sri Lanka Cabinet approves Broadland Hydropower Project - HydroWorld, 2010-07-27 06:29:54 EST. Sri Lanka government has decided to commence the construction of long pending Broadland Hydropower Projec (BHP)t of Laxapana Hydropower complex... Back to the top

India to send an official to Sri Lanka - Sify, 2010-07-26 22:31:51 EST. Chennai: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has decided to send an official of the external affairs ministry to Sri Lanka to consult the Indian high commissioner there and assess the progress of rehabilitation of Tamils living in refugee camps, according to his letter to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M... Back to the top

SRI LANKA: Fresh catch brings new life to former conflict zone -, 2010-07-26 17:40:17 EST. PANICHCHANKERNI, 26 July 2010 (IRIN) - Every day, more than 100 fishing boats launch into the waters off Panichchankerni in eastern Batticaloa District - four times the number when fighting re-erupted four years ago... Back to the top

Lankan selectors spring a surprise - Deccan Herald, 2010-07-26 21:07:55 EST. Sri Lanka created a first of sorts at the SSC grounds on Monday by putting out a completely rejigged bowling attack for the second Test against India... Back to the top

Centurions Sangakkara, Paranavitana flay India
The Hindu, 2010-07-26 23:30:00 EST. There was no respite for the beleaguered Indian attack at the Sinhalese Sports Club ground here on Monday... Back to the top

British Tamil embarks on Sri Lanka justice walk - The Guardian, 2010-07-26 18:58:02 EST. A British Tamil has embarked on a two-week walk from London to Geneva to ask the UN to initiate an independent investigation into allegations that war crimes were committed when the Sri Lankan government crushed the Tamil Tigers last year... Back to the top

Sri Lanka would look to reach 550 tomorrow: Dilshan - Rediff, 2010-07-26 19:02:41 EST. With Sri Lanka in the drivers' seat after the first day, senior batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan [ Images ] said his side would look to reach 550 on Tuesday so that their spinners can apply pressure on the Indians in the second Test in Colombo... Back to the top

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