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AUGUST 12, 2010 EST, USA
VOL. 11, NO. 128


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Canadian Navy Boards Refugee Ship Said to Be Carrying Tamil Tigers Members - FOXNews, 2010-08-13 01:37:46 EST. The Sri Lanka United National Association of Canada sent a letter last week to top government officials in Ottawa warning them that Canadian Tamils would ... More...
Published: Thu Aug 12 19:09:15 EDT 2010
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Kevin Libin: What Australia can teach us about the Tamil asylum seekers - National Post  -
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Canada set to board ship carrying Tamil migrants off its West Coast - Reuters India  -

Rights group urges US, other countries to support UN rights panel on Sri Lanka - The Canadian Press, 2010-08-12 14:45:38 EST. COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — An international human rights group has urged the United States and other countries to support a UN panel investigating alleged rights ... More...Discuss this story
Published: Thu Aug 12 09:06:02 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Canada hospitals, jails prepare for Sri Lanka refugees
AFP, August 12, 2010. VANCOUVER Canadian officials prepared hospital beds and jail cells Thursday hours ahead of the expected arrival of a cargo ship thought to be carrying hundreds of Tamil refugees fleeing Sri Lanka.

Between 200 and 500 refugees, including women and children, are believed to be aboard the MV Sun Sea, a cargo ship flying a Thai flag, in an incident that has highlighted concern over the plight of Sri Lanka's Tamil minority.

Sri Lanka has repeatedly rejected a United Nations probe into alleged rights abuses during the final stages of its long civil war, which ended with government troops defeating the Tamil Tiger rebels in May 2009. More...
Published: Thu Aug 12 16:13:01 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Three Iranians arrested with narcotics in Sri Lanka - INDOlink, 2010-08-12 22:59:55 EST. He said this variety of narcotic was not in common use in Sri Lanka and suspected the country was to be used as a transit point to take the drug elsewhere... Back to the top

Hambantota will never be a military port, says Peiris
The Hindu, 2010-08-13 05:17:00 EST. Sri Lankan Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris on Thursday dismissed Indian concerns that the Chinese-built deep-sea port at Hambantota was part of Beijing's policy to expand its strategic footprint in t... Back to the top

Pain of 1990 Muslim 'massacre' lingers in Sri Lanka - BBC News, 2010-08-12 18:08:45 EST. By Sivaramakrishnan Parameswaran BBC Tamil An apology has been issued by Tamil leaders in Sri Lanka to the country's Muslim minority for "massacres" ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka: US Report Shows No Progress on Accountability - Human Rights Watch (press release), 2010-08-12 03:44:44 EST. (New York) - A US State Department report released on August 11, 2010, shows that Sri Lanka has not yet conducted an effective investigation into ... Back to the top

China pledges support to Sri Lanka - The Hindu, 2010-08-12 20:39:03 EST. China has pledged its support to Sri Lanka against any international pressure for a United Nations-led probe into alleged war crimes, Sri Lankan Foreign ... Back to the top

Rights Group Urges Support for UN Sri Lanka Investigation - Voice of America, 2010-08-12 20:38:16 EST. The New York-based rights group said a US State Department report released this week shows Sri Lanka has not yet conducted an effective investigation into ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka the surprise package: Why Asia's forgotten destination is an ... - Daily Mail (blog), 2010-08-12 18:17:33 EST. The basic figures of Sri Lanka's existence make fine reading: A 'teardrop island' (as the description usually runs) of 25000 square miles, ... Back to the top

In pictures: Sri Lanka practise ahead of clash with New Zealand - Island Cricket (blog), 2010-08-13 00:53:57 EST. August 12, 2010 ( Team Sri Lanka gear up for their first match of the tri-series with a practise session at the Rangiri Dambulla ... Back to the top

HSBC, RBS Hired for $1 Billion Sri Lanka Bond Sale - San Francisco Chronicle, 2010-08-12 18:04:51 EST. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Sri Lanka hired HSBC Holdings Plc, Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc and Bank of America Corp... Back to the top

Home > Sports > Cricket > 2nd ODI - Sri Lanka v New Zealand preview and live ... -, 2010-08-12 21:00:45 EST. If you bet on Sri Lanka v New Zealand and your first bet loses, 888sport will refund your stake in full! The key to Sri Lanka winning the game could be ... Back to the top

Sangakkara impressed with Kiwis
The Hindu, 2010-08-13 01:00:00 EST. Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara was impressed with New Zealand's display against India in the opening match of the Mircomax ODI tri-series... Back to the top

Sri Lanka pins hopes on China-funded port - AFP, 2010-08-12 06:00:54 EST. HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka is preparing to open the first phase of a China-funded, 1.5-billion-dollar port project that has fuelled Indian concerns ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka's civil war inquiry is 'eyewash', say Tamils - Independent, 2010-08-12 03:00:21 EST. Sri Lanka's investigation into the war against the Tamil Tigers – a conflict that left thousands of civilians dead ... Back to the top

Tamil refugee ship nears Canada -, 2010-08-12 09:52:36 EST. Sri Lanka's military defeated the LTTE last year, but accusations of rights abuses against civilian Tamils have continued... Back to the top

Statement by the Government of Sri Lanka on Ambassador Rapp's Report to Congress - PR Newswire (press release), 2010-08-12 03:31:34 EST. The Government wishes in this regard to observe that in May 2009, Sri Lanka defeated the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), recognized globally as a ... Back to the top

Krishna to take up harassment of Indian fishermen by Lankan navy - Times of India, 2010-08-12 02:15:04 EST. NEW DELHI: The government will once again take up with Sri Lanka the harassment of Indian fishermen by its naval forces when external affairs minister SM ... Back to the top

Tamil Tigers' entry into Canada feared - Times of India, 2010-08-12 07:48:52 EST. The LTTE, I remind you, is an organization that has engaged in the widespread use of suicide bombings against civilian targets in Sri Lanka, ... Back to the top

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 ... Back to the top

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 ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka's Foreign Reserves Increase to Record $5.8 Billion on Higher Aid - Bloomberg, 2010-08-12 14:34:33 EST. Sri Lanka's foreign reserves have risen to a record $5.8 billion due to higher aid and investment flows, ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka police arrest Iranians in major drug bust - AFP, 2010-08-12 11:16:01 EST. "In Sri Lanka, this type of drug is new and the street value is tens of millions of dollars... 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 Grabs Order For Buses - Oneindia, 2010-08-12 16:12:00 EST. Ashok Leyland, one of India's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer grips Rs 120 crore order from the People's Leasing Company in Sri Lanka... Back to the top

CTC: Boat Carrying Tamil Refugees Fleeing Sri Lanka - Marketwire (press release), 2010-08-12 15:00:34 EST. 12, 2010) - The Canadian Tamil Congress has been advised that a boat carrying Tamil refugees fleeing Sri Lanka in search of safety and security is currently ... 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

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