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JULY 30, 2010 EST, USA
VOL. 11, NO. 115


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Gang torches Sri Lanka broadcaster's office - Reuters India, 2010-07-30 16:14:52 EST. (Reuters) - An unidentified gang set fire to a Sri Lankan broadcaster owned by a businessman who had backed the opposition in a presidential election, destroying its main control room, police said on Friday.

The arson attack on the Siyatha media group forced broadcasting to stop and hurt at least one person, police and a witness said. Siyatha has a TV channel and three radio stations.

A witness said the gang held one journalist and a news editor at gunpoint before burning the control room. More...Discuss this story
Published: Fri Jul 30 09:17:16 EDT 2010

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Privately owned Voice of Asia Network torched in Sri Lanka - CPJ Press Freedom Online, 2010-07-30 23:58:38 EST. New York, July 30, 2010—Two employees were injured in an arson attack today on the offices of the Voice of Asia Network in the heart of Sri Lanka's capital ... More...
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Japan urges Sri Lanka to allay human rights concerns -, 2010-07-30 14:03:35 EST. But Sri Lanka has repeatedly resisted international calls to investigate allegations of crimes against humanity and gross human rights abuses while battling ... More... Discuss this story
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India, Sri Lanka criticise unsporting pitch after drawn Test - Sify, 2010-07-30 18:34:08 EST. The second cricket Test of the three-match series ended in a draw with both the teams India and Sri Lanka blasting the unsporting pitch after the end of the final day's play at the Sinhalese Sports Club ground here Friday... Back to the top

Majority of Tamil diaspora backing government's efforts: Sri Lanka
The Hindu, 2010-07-30 03:46:00 EST. The Sri Lanka government maintains that the Tamil diaspora is now divided into two groups and the majority is supporting its efforts towards improvement of the living standards of Tamils in the northern and eastern provinces... Back to the top

'Rise of Al-qaeda led to the fall of LTTE' - Hindustan Times, 2010-07-29 17:28:23 EST. The multi-pronged 9/11 attacks by Al-Qaeda on the US in 2001 turned world opinion against armed insurgencies across the world including the LTTE, leading eventually to its decimation, a top Tamil Tiger leader has said... Back to the top

LTTE lost because of Al Qaeda: Tamil Tiger leader - Hindustan Times, 2010-07-29 22:33:17 EST. The multi-pronged 9/11 attacks by Al-Qaeda on the US in 2001 turned world opinion against armed insurgencies across the world including the LTTE, ... Back to the top

World Cup venue to be named after Muralitharan - AFP, 2010-07-30 10:16:38 EST. The move had the backing of the provincial governor, Tikiri Kobbekaduwa, and will be put to Sri Lanka Cricket shortly, the newspaper said... Back to the top

Jubilant FoodWorks plans to enter Sri Lanka, B'desh - Economic Times, 2010-07-30 14:48:30 EST. "By the end of this financial year, we will start operations and open at least 2-3 company owned stores in Sri Lanka," said Ajay Kaul, Jubilant FoodWorks ... Back to the top

Britain removes travel ban to former Sri Lanka battle zones - Xinhua, 2010-07-30 14:37:37 EST. COLOMBO, July 30 (Xinhua) -- The British government has removed the restriction on travel imposed to its citizens touring Sri Lanka's Northern Province... Back to the top

Hunger striker wins burger-munching libel case - Washington Post, 2010-07-29 14:40:46 EST. LONDON (Reuters Life!) - A protester who went on hunger strike outside Britain's parliament last year won substantial libel damages on Thursday over newspaper reports he had secretly eaten McDonald's burgers during his demonstration... Back to the top

Sri Lankan fishermen rescued
The Hindu, 2010-07-30 05:50:00 EST. The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) rescued a Sri Lankan fishing boat with five crew members from the high seas on Thursday... Back to the top

Sri Lanka to send jaguars, alligators to thank NGO - JoongAng Daily, 2010-07-29 19:00:48 EST. Sri Lanka is donating 153 rare or endangered animals to Korea, including a pair of elephants, golden snub-nosed monkeys, jaguars and alligators, to thank a nongovernmental organization that helps Sri Lankan laborers... Back to the top

Sri Lanka and India draw - The Press Association, 2010-07-30 15:10:36 EST. Kumar Sangakkara marked his 33rd Test fifty but the Sri Lanka captain's efforts proved fruitless as the second match against India petered out to a tame ... Back to the top

Centurions Sachin, Raina pound Sri Lankan bowlers
The Hindu, 2010-07-29 22:15:00 EST. A double hundred from Sachin Tendulkar and Suresh Raina's century on debut added some spice to what was otherwise a dreary fourth day of the second Micromax Test... Back to the top

Sri Lanka ex-army chief faces new trial - Brisbane Times, 2010-07-29 13:04:57 EST. Sri Lanka's former army chief and defeated presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka was brought before the Colombo High Court on Thursday to answer charges of ... Back to the top

India Vs Sri Lanka Highlights - Sachin Tendulkar Slams Double Ton Against Sri ... - ThatsFamous (blog), 2010-07-29 13:51:03 EST. India Vs Sri Lanka: India is slowly inching closer and closer to save the second test in Colombo Sri Lanka today... Back to the top

Live updates: Dhoni drives India ahead - Rediff, 2010-07-29 14:53:53 EST. India [ Images ] inched closer to Sri Lanka's [ Images ] first innings total on the fourth day of the second Test at the SSC Ground at Colombo on Thursday... Back to the top

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