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AUGUST 26, 2010 EST, USA
VOL. 11, NO. 142


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UN asks $165 mln for Sri Lanka post-war resettlement - Reuters, 2010-08-26 19:01:31 EST. COLOMBO Aug 26 (Reuters) - The United Nations on Thursday urged donors to provide $165 million to Sri Lanka this year to help resettle around 100000 people displaced by decades of fighting.

While 200,000 people have been resettled since the war ended last May, the others remain in transit camps near their home areas and less than 35,000 in emergency sites. More...Discuss this story
Published: Thu Aug 26 13:30:26 EDT 2010

Krishna to visit Sri Lanka soon - Express Buzz, 2010-08-26 08:28:19 EST. NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister S M Krishna would soon be visiting Sri Lanka, where he intends to take up the issue of rehabilitating Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) with the Rajapaksa government.

A senior official of the Ministry of External Affairs is also being despatched to the island nation. An estimated 30,000 to 35,000 IDPs still remain in the camps, he said. The government would constantly monitor the situation in the neighbouring country and seek to ensure that the Indian assistance reached the beneficiaries. As such, he felt that there was no need for a parliamentary delegation More...Discuss this story
Published: Thu Aug 26 06:54:43 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Sri Lanka blocks over 100 porn websites - AFP, 2010-08-26 12:35:40 EST. COLOMBO — Sri Lanka has blocked over 100 porn websites that allegedly feature local men and women, the government said Thursday, in its biggest yet Internet censorship move.

The Sri Lankan Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) has been asked to prevent users in the country accessing some 107 adult websites, the government information department said. More...Discuss this story
Published: Thu Aug 26 06:53:57 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Saudi Employer Allegedly Tortured Maid By Driving 23 Nails Into Her Body - FOXNews, 2010-08-25 19:17:35 EST. Doctors are treating a Sri Lankan maid who had 23 nails hammered into her body in a grisly act of torture allegedly perpetrated by her employer in Saudi Arabia, Sri Lankan Embassy sources told Arab News... Back to the top

'Tortured' maid to have surgery
BBC South Asia, 2010-08-26 12:10:23 EST. A Sri Lankan housemaid who accused her former employers in Saudi Arabia of implanting nails in her body is to undergo surgery, her doctors say... Back to the top

‘IPL created harmony among foreign players’
The Hindu, 2010-08-26 19:16:00 EST. International cricketers share much better relations due to the Indian Premier League as the Twenty20 event has given them an opportunity to know each other, feels Sri Lankan vice-captain Mahela J... Back to the top

Sri Lanka and India to tour England in 2011 - AFP, 2010-08-26 14:48:48 EST. LONDON — England will host Test and one-day series against both Sri Lanka and India in 2011, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced Thursday... Back to the top

India's Kohli fined for showing dissent - AFP, 2010-08-26 13:34:13 EST. DAMBULLA, Sri Lanka — Young Indian batsman Virat Kohli was on Thursday fined 15 percent of his match-fee for showing dissent at an umpire's decision during ... Back to the top

Fiat India bets big on car exports to Sri Lanka - Commodity Online, 2010-08-26 10:00:36 EST. ... Fiat India Automobiles Ltd (FIAL) may supply cars to the Asian subcontinents including neighbouring countries of India like Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Nepal ... Back to the top

Place: New Delhi Govt monitoring Indian aid to displaced Tamils in Sri Lanka - Daily News & Analysis, 2010-08-25 14:25:22 EST. Back to the top

Tamils can call Sri Lanka — free - Toronto Sun, 2010-08-26 01:48:29 EST. Frustrated Tamil migrants were finally given the free use of telephones to call their loved ones in Sri Lanka after losing ... Back to the top

India registers thumping win over Kiwis, play Lanka in finals - Sify, 2010-08-25 20:40:07 EST. India beat New Zealand by 105 runs in the ODI played at the Rangiri International stadium here on Wednesday with the help of Virender Sehwag's 13th ODI century and a blistering performance by the pacers to enter the tri-series final to be played against Sri Lanka on Sunday... Back to the top

Major Sri Lanka hotel chains are pumping USD 5 billion into new projects - Al-Bawaba, 2010-08-25 14:51:16 EST. The double-digit growth of inbound tourism to Sri Lanka has sparked a massive hotel expansion drive by several hotel giants, including refurbishment of ... Back to the top

Treading Water in Sri Lanka - Huffington Post (blog), 2010-08-25 00:53:27 EST. Last week, a commission began investigating the final phase of a horrendous decades-long civil war... Back to the top

Sri Lanka - CB celebrates Diamond Jubilee - ISRIA (registration), 2010-08-25 11:51:44 EST. The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) which commenced operations on 28 August 1950, will be celebrating its 60th year of establishment in 2010... Back to the top

India beat Kiwis to reach final
BBC South Asia, 2010-08-25 16:50:25 EST. India cruise to a 105-run win against New Zealand to reach the final of the tri-series, where they will play Sri Lanka on Sunday... Back to the top

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