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Sri Lanka appoints one-man committee to probe student death - People's Daily Online, 2010-08-10 04:24:52 EST. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has appointed a one-man commission to probe the death of a student, officials said on Monday.

The retired judge, Jagath Balapatabendi will go into the circumstances related to the death of the student Susantha Bandara.

Bandara died on July 18 in the hospital at the central town of Badulla. More...Discuss this story
Published: Mon Aug 9 23:33:46 EDT 2010

Sri Lankan Stocks Tumble for Third Day After Exchange Imposes Price Band - Bloomberg, 2010-08-09 10:49:24 EST. Sri Lanka's benchmark index tumbled for a third day after the exchange imposed a 10 percent limit on ... More...Discuss this story
Published: Mon Aug 9 07:02:47 EDT 2010 Back to the top
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Sri Lankan panel to start work
The Hindu, 2010-08-09 07:03:00 EST. The Commission on “Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation” constituted by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is scheduled to hold its first public sitting on August 11 here.

Besides six sittings here, it would have two sittings in Vavuniya district in the north this month.

The Commission has been appointed under Section 2 of the Commission of Inquiry Act to probe the incidents leading to the war between the LTTE and the security forces.

The Commission has been given the mandate to attend to the concerns and recommend measures to ensure that there will be no recurrence of such a situation in the interest of national unity and reconciliation among all communities. More...Discuss this story
Published: Sun Aug 8 23:05:43 EDT 2010 Back to the top

It will be an exciting tournament: Dhoni
The Hindu, 2010-08-10 06:21:00 EST. Ahead of the triangular ODI series, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni dwelt on the side often being pitted against Sri Lanka over the last two years... Back to the top

US, Sri Lanka for joint humanitarian assistance - ISRIA (registration), 2010-08-08 17:32:31 EST. Representatives from the United States Pacific Command will join Sri Lankan partners to provide humanitarian and civic assistance to civilians in central and western Sri Lanka as part of Operation Pacific Angel 2010 scheduled from 14 – 22 August... Back to the top

Partnership for HIV prevention in Sri Lanka - UNAIDS, 2010-08-09 15:50:36 EST. HIV prevalence in the general population of Sri Lanka is very low at 0.1%... Back to the top

Canada concerned about migrant ship - The Associated Press, 2010-08-10 00:12:57 EST. TORONTO — Canada's top security official says he's concerned a ship carrying asylum seekers from Sri Lanka could be carrying members of a terrorist ... Back to the top

World Cup the focus in leisurely tri-series - Daily Times, 2010-08-09 02:36:50 EST. COLOMBO: In its dual role as commercial hub of the North Central Province and site of the holy Golden Cave Temple, a UNESCO world heritage monument, Dambulla has long attracted a varied set of visitors... Back to the top

M.I.A: 'Sri Lanka govt pressuring fans' - Digital Spy, 2010-08-09 13:43:41 EST. MIA has claimed that the Sri Lankan government is forcing her fans to remove her videos from YouTube... Back to the top

Sri Lanka Tri Series: All teams to compete for better ODI rankings - Live Cricket (blog), 2010-08-09 14:31:00 EST. By Keshav The upcoming triseries in Sri Lanka between India, New Zealand and SriLanka is looked upon as a trial for the next year's world cup in the sub ... Back to the top

Ramasamy to spearhead committee on genocide in Sri Lanka - The Sun Daily, 2010-08-08 15:32:16 EST. The report on war crimes committed during hostilities between the Tamil Tigers rebels and the Sri Lanka government would also be presented to UN ... Back to the top

Denville's 35th annual Sri Lanka Day fetes South Asian nation -, 2010-08-09 12:07:57 EST. DENVILLE — The township held its 35th annual Sri Lanka Day on Saturday amid perfect summer weather and a ... Back to the top

Sri Lankan asylum-seekers deserve hearings - Washington Post, 2010-08-09 07:28:53 EST. During Sri Lanka's civil war, both the government and the Tigers committed brutal human rights abuses, including war crimes... Back to the top

Maldives high court in limbo amid political spats - The Associated Press, 2010-08-09 13:30:33 EST. MALE, Sri Lanka — Political turmoil paralyzing the Maldives deepened Monday after the attorney-general resigned in frustration over parliament's refusal to ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka missions to monitor hijacked crew conditions - ISRIA (registration), 2010-08-08 17:32:35 EST. The External Affairs Ministry formally informed the Sri Lanka missions in Washington and Nairobi to find out details and conditions of Sri Lankan crew ... Back to the top

India to send an official to Sri Lanka - Calcutta Tube (blog), 2010-08-08 17:21:34 EST. Chennai, July 26 (Calcutta Tube) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has decided to send an official of the external affairs ministry to Sri Lanka to consult the ... Back to the top

India-New Zealand-Sri Lanka Tri-series Preview -, 2010-08-08 11:06:44 EST. The tri-series involving India, New Zealand and hosts, Sri Lanka, gets underway on Tuesday the 10th of August with India taking on New Zealand at Dambulla... Back to the top

Madras Miscellany
The Hindu, 2010-08-08 14:09:00 EST. Go, Thora, Go; “Go, Thora, Go,” the girls from Colombo shouted, and responding to the shouts from their sister school, Bishop's College, the boys from St... Back to the top

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