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AUGUST 18, 2010 EST, USA
VOL. 11, NO. 134


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Sri Lankan Opposition Up In Arms Against Fonseka's Court Martial
AHN, August 18, 2010. Colombo, Sri Lanka (AHN) - Opposition parties in Sri Lanka Wednesday were up in the arms against the court martial of former Army chief Sarath Fonseka, who played a key role in crushing the Tamil rebels last year, thus ending a two decades-long ethnic conflict in the island country.

Opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has asked the ruling government to table complete details of the court martial proceedings before Parliament. Flaying the court martial of the war hero in Parliament Wednesday, he asked

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Published: Wed Aug 18 22:48:17 EDT 2010

“Majority of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees reluctant to go back”
The Hindu, 2010-08-19 04:14:00 EST. A majority of the Sri Lankan Tamil refugees, who have been in India for a decade or more, are reluctant to go back to their nation, according to M. Mutia Kalaivanan, Director of Rehabilitation. More...
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Mahindra to expand business in Sri Lanka
The Hindu, 2010-08-19 06:05:00 EST. The Mahindra group is all set to expand its business in Sri Lanka by venturing into hospitality and finance. Group Vice-Chairman and Managing Director Anand Mahindra, who met President Mahinda Rajapaksa and other officials in the island nation, said Sri Lanka was poised to register a double digit growth in the post-conflict era. “The Mahindra group has a long and enduring association with Sri Lanka which is a strategic market for us. As a diversified federation of companies with a presence in several industries, we see immense opportunities for investment in the country. Over the years, our vehicles and tractors have acquired a More...
Published: Wed Aug 18 22:57:01 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Roofing sheets given to Sri Lanka
The Hindu, 2010-08-19 04:17:00 EST. High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Ashok K. Kantha on Wednesday handed over the first lot of the third consignment of galvanised corrugated roofing sheets to Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Devel... Back to the top

Central official to visit Sri Lanka - The Hindu, 2010-08-19 02:06:13 EST. CHENNAI: A senior official of the Union government will visit conflict-ridden areas of Sri Lanka early next month to assess development needs of the areas, ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka defends war conduct, slams rebel "human shields" - Reuters, 2010-08-17 18:02:20 EST. COLOMBO, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka said on Tuesday the army did all it could to avoid civilian casualties during the war with Tamil rebels and blamed the United Nations for failing to halt the rebels' use of civilians as human shields... Back to the top

Fighting LTTE on Playstation - Hindustan Times, 2010-08-18 22:42:10 EST. Sri Lanka has led a sustained campaign that the LTTE had used displaced Tamil civilians as a human shield and shot at those who tried to escape to the ... Back to the top

India to continue aid to Lanka in former war areas
The Hindustan Times, 2010-08-18 12:44:26 EST. India will continue to assist Sri Lanka in demining in the former war areas in northern Sri Lanka for another year... Back to the top

Concerned Delhi watchful about China's developments in Indian Ocean region ... - Sify, 2010-08-18 17:34:16 EST. As regards developments related to the first phase of the construction of the Hambatota Port in Sri Lanka, Shanthie Mariet D'Souza , a visiting research ... Back to the top

Confusion over LTTE and civilian casualties: Lanka Defence Secretary tells ... - Oneindia, 2010-08-18 13:06:15 EST. If the military suffered, you can imagine the number of LTTE casualties... Back to the top

In memory of the peacekeepers
The Hindustan Times, 2010-08-17 19:30:53 EST. As the commanding officer of the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF), Lieutenant General Amarjeet Singh Kalkat was the last to leave Sri Lanka’s shores on March 24, 1990... Back to the top

Lankans must look past Randiv
The Hindustan Times, 2010-08-18 18:02:27 EST. Sri Lanka suddenly find themselves in the midst of a debate, which could have been avoided... Back to the top

Cricket-Sri Lanka's Randiv gets one-match ban for no-ball gaffe - One News Page, 2010-08-18 19:53:08 EST. COLOMBO, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka bowler Suraj Randiv has been suspended for one match and forfeited his fees after a controversial no-ball incident in ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka bourse hits new record on stock split hopes - Economic Times, 2010-08-18 11:53:02 EST. COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's benchmark share index surged more than two percent to a new record in the first 40 minutes of trade on Wednesday, as investors snapped ... Back to the top

Six LTTE sympathisers convicted - Times of India, 2010-08-18 01:33:34 EST. CHENNAI: The assistant sessions court in Tambaram on Tuesday convicted six LTTE sympathisers and sentenced them to one year imprisonment in a case registered against them by the Q Branch police in 2007... Back to the top

Key evidence at Sri Lanka panel
BBC South Asia, 2010-08-17 16:48:31 EST. The Sri Lankan defence secretary says that he believes more than 6,000 Tamil Tiger rebels were killed in the final stages of the war... Back to the top

Fear of defeat led to no-ball: Sehwag
The Hindu, 2010-08-18 19:35:00 EST. In an apparent taunt to Sri Lankan players who denied him a century in a controversial tri-series match at Dambulla, Indian opener Virender Sehwag on Wednesday suggested that the fear of defeat mi... Back to the top

Sri Lanka opposition protests court martial of former army chief - Earthtimes, 2010-08-17 17:16:10 EST. olombo – Opposition parties staged a protest inside Sri Lanka's parliament against the court martial of former army commander Sarath Fonseka, who defeated separatist Tamil rebels last year... Back to the top

Sri Lanka investigates no-ball, as skipper comes under cloud - Daily News & Analysis, 2010-08-17 23:31:44 EST. It was probably one of the most bizarre moments in sports. India at 170, needing one run to win against Sri Lanka... Back to the top

Sri Lanka May Not Tap IMF Funds Immediately on Reserves, Amunugama Says - Bloomberg, 2010-08-17 13:34:28 EST. Sri Lanka may not tap loans from the International Monetary Fund immediately as foreign-exchange reserves ... Back to the top

US military in Sri Lanka on training mission - Sify, 2010-08-16 18:35:36 EST. More than 40 US service members are here on a six-day medical and engineering training mission with the Sri Lankan government and medical representatives from the Maldives and Mongolia... Back to the top

SLC launches internal probe into no-ball incident
The Hindu, 2010-08-17 22:36:00 EST. The contests between India and Sri Lanka have, by and large, been played in excellent spirit... Back to the top

Rebuilding of Sri Lanka - The Hindu, 2010-08-16 23:22:25 EST. WSince the end of the military operations against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam more than a year ago, the Sri Lanka watchers have been preoccupied with the question of how the government plans to go about the task of reconciliation between the majority and minority communities... Back to the top

Sri Lanka seeks deal to share intelligence on migrants - Globe and Mail, 2010-08-17 06:11:18 EST. Sri Lanka is urging Canada to share more of its intelligence if it is serious about tackling what both countries have warned could be a human smuggling operation with ties to the Tamil Tigers... Back to the top

Cricket-Sri Lanka apologise to India for Randiv's no-ball - Yahoo! Eurosport UK, 2010-08-17 12:41:21 EST. Sri Lanka Cricket has apologised to India opener Virender Sehwag after he was denied a century by Suraj Randiv's no-ball in their tri-nations one-dayer at ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka vets go on strike over elephants - AFP, 2010-08-17 12:15:50 EST. Sri Lanka's elephant population has dwindled to about 4000 from about 12000 estimated in 1900, according to wildlife department director general Ananda ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka wildlife vets on strike - BBC News, 2010-08-17 08:43:12 EST. Sri Lanka's wildlife veterinary surgeons have gone on strike in protest at what they say is the government's failure to manage a serious conflict between wild elephants and humans... Back to the top

Sril Lanka Cricket apologise after no-ball controversy with India - The Guardian, 2010-08-17 15:06:29 EST. Sri Lanka Cricket has apologised to India opener Virender Sehwag after he was denied a century by Suraj Randiv's no-ball in their tri-nations one-dayer at ... Back to the top

Yuvraj shows signs of recovery from dengue
The Hindu, 2010-08-16 23:31:00 EST. Yuvraj Singh appears to be making a speedy recovery from a bout of dengue... Back to the top

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