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AUGUST 10, 2010 EST, USA
VOL. 11, NO. 126


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US urged to press for international probe of Sri Lanka war - AFP, 2010-08-11 00:15:52 EST. Sri Lanka has rejected a United Nations probe into alleged rights abuses during the final stages of the war. The UN has previously reported that at least ... More...
Published: Tue Aug 10 23:05:14 EDT 2010

Sri Lankan minister who tied up official is sacked
BBC, Aug 10. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has sacked a minister who tied a government official to a tree last week in the capital, Colombo.

Deputy Highways Minister Mervyn Silva tied the official up after accusing him of not attending meetings to discuss a dengue fever outbreak.

Officials say the president sacked Mr Silva after he was suspended from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.

They say that he is currently undergoing disciplinary action.

Officials say that the dismissed minister has been "involved in a number of controversial incidents" and had "failed to discipline himself despite multiple warnings". More...Discuss this story
Published: Tue Aug 10 14:43:13 EDT 2010 Back to the top

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Sri Lankan journalists demand information on colleague said missing for 200 days - The Canadian Press, 2010-08-10 16:55:28 EST. COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Journalists protested and demanded Sri Lanka's government disclose information Tuesday on the disappearance of a journalist who ... More...
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BC jails prepare for passengers on migrant ship -, 2010-08-11 01:01:40 EST. An estimated 100 men and 80 women are believed to be onboard the MV Sun Sea, bound from Sri Lanka and carrying the flag of Thailand... Back to the top

SRI LANKA: Forced into fighting and still missing -, 2010-08-10 16:12:41 EST. As many as 11000 former Liberation Tamil Tiger Eelam (LTTE) fighters were detained initially but 6900 remain in detention - including 600 who will either ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka's rival leaders meet again on constitutional reform - People's Daily Online, 2010-08-10 11:55:29 EST. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his opposition rival Ranil Wickremesinghe met here Tuesday to continue their talks which began last month, presidential officials said... Back to the top

AAI plans to build airport in Sri Lanka - Sify, 2010-08-11 00:33:17 EST. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) plans to build an airport in Sri Lanka, which could be its first foray into the international market in about 30 years ... Back to the top

No Sri Lanka, no interest at Dambulla - Hindustan Times, 2010-08-10 22:47:23 EST. "It's the psyche of the locals who are happy to see non-Sri Lanka matches on television," a member of the tour organising committee said... Back to the top

Sri Lanka Seeks Moody's Debt Rating Before $1 Billion Sovereign Bond Sale - Bloomberg, 2010-08-10 09:46:50 EST. Sri Lanka is seeking a rating of its sovereign debt from Moodys Investors Service ahead of a planned $1 billion overseas bond sale, central bank Assistant Governor C... Back to the top

Canada 'monitoring' refugee ship
BBC South Asia, 2010-08-10 05:34:16 EST. A ship carrying hundreds of Sri Lankan asylum seekers is heading towards Canada's west coast, Canadian officials say... Back to the top

Sri Lanka war panel to start - Straits Times, 2010-08-10 13:13:26 EST. COLOMBO - SRI Lanka announced the government-appointed panel looking into the island's civil war that ended last year would hold its first public hearings on Wednesday... Back to the top

India are deserving No. 1: Muralitharan
The Hindu, 2010-08-10 19:34:00 EST. Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara might find the ICC rankings system flawed but the countrys spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan feels it is alright and India are a deserving number on... Back to the top

Ohio convert leaves state custody as she turns 18 - The Associated Press, 2010-08-10 19:52:42 EST. ... client is relieved but won't discuss her immediate future or the status of her attempt to stay in the US Bary is an illegal immigrant from Sri Lanka... Back to the top

Sri Lanka - UN staff has no confidence in Ban Ki-moon - ISRIA (registration), 2010-08-10 16:03:48 EST. Open discontent with the UN's Ban Ki-moon has spread, reflected in a resolution passed on August 5 by the UN Staff Union deploring “the systemic lack of ... Back to the top

Is suspected migrant ship carrying terrorists or refugees? - Toronto Star, 2010-08-10 08:24:59 EST. Weeks after it was turned away from Australia, a Thai cargo ship believed to be carrying about 200 illegal migrants from Sri Lanka is now expected to reach Canada any day... Back to the top

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... Back to the top

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 ... 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

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

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

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

Strong batting line-up gave India decisive edge in Sri Lanka Test series: Akram - Sify, 2010-08-09 11:34:21 EST. ... clear of second placed South Africa (119 points). Sri Lanka will move into third place on 115 points, ahead of both Australia (113) and England (111)... Back to the top

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