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AUGUST 11, 2010 EST, USA
VOL. 11, NO. 127


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Sri Lankan war hearings to open - BBC News, 2010-08-11 05:58:06 EST. An eight-member commission set up to look into the last years of the civil war in Sri Lanka is set to hold its first ... More...
Published: Wed Aug 11 09:54:15 EDT 2010
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UN pushes war crimes probe as Sri Lanka steps up diplomacy - CNN International, 2010-08-11 10:54:27 EST. Colombo, Sri Lanka (CNN) -- A protest at the UN compound and a cabinet minister's three-day "fast unto death" has not deterred UN Secretary-General Ban ... More...
Published: Wed Aug 11 09:58:38 EDT 2010 Back to the top

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 Back to the top

57 US lawmakers call for war crime probe in Sri Lanka - Daily News & Analysis, 2010-08-11 11:48:44 EST. Back to the top

Sri Lanka shares rebound, jump as much as 5 pct - Reuters India, 2010-08-11 07:47:16 EST. COLOMBO Aug 10 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's benchmark share index ... Back to the top

Ashok Leyland bags Rs 120cr order from Sri Lanka - Hindustan Times, 2010-08-11 14:57:44 EST. The company has a joint venture with the Sri Lankan government -- Lanka Ashok Leyland that was formed in 1983... Back to the top

Has Sri Lanka found Murali's successor? -, 2010-08-11 15:25:36 EST. A 16-year old Taraka has an action similar to Muralitharan and is the newest find in Sri Lanka... Back to the top

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... Back to the top

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 ... Back to the top

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 Moody’s 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 country’s 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

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