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AUGUST 29, 2010 EST, USA
VOL. 11, NO. 145


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Sri Lanka withdraws plan to scrap visa-on-arrival - Emirates 24/7, 2010-08-29 07:28:42 EST. Sri Lanka on Saturday suspended plans to scrap on-arrival visas for most nationals, including visitors from UAE. The government had announced it was withdrawing the landing endorsements from September 30 in a move widely seen as potentially damaging to the island's tourism industry, which is recovering from 37 years of ethnic conflict. "Notice is hereby given that the earlier public notice on 'Withdrawal of on-arrival visa facility' be treated as withdrawn until further notice," immigration controller W.A.C. Perera said in a statement posted on his website. More...
Published: Sun Aug 29 09:55:36 EDT 2010

Spotlight on Jaffna as Nirupama visits Lanka - Hindustan Times, 2010-08-30 00:25:37 EST. Former Indian envoy to Lanka, Rao's visit is an attempt to change that view and send across the message that India was against the LTTE but will never ... More...
Published: Sun Aug 29 21:19:28 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Sri Lankan Tamils seek refugee status in Canada - Xinhua, 2010-08-29 14:00:25 EST. The COLOMBO, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- At last, these Sri Lankan Tamils reached the alien soil ending their harrowing sea journey through the Pacific. The controversial ship claimed to be carrying Tamil Tiger rebels (Liberation of Tamil Tigers of Eelam, or the LTTE) of Sri Lanka was under the naval microscope for over three months and at last the radars detected its destination -- Canada, which has banned the LTTE as a terrorist organization. More...
Published: Sun Aug 29 09:54:51 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Indian cricket team returns
The Hindu, 2010-08-29 14:38:00 EST. The Indian cricket team, led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, on Sunday returned home after losing the tri-nation series final to Sri Lanka in Dambulla on Saturday... Back to the top

Majeed was in Lanka during Asia Cup
bangaloremirror, August 29, 2010. There really was nothing that stood out about that taxi ride from the hotel that I was staying at to the Rangiri International Cricket Stadium in Dambulla for the India-Pakistan encounter during the Asia Cup in June... Back to the top

Nails, Needles Removed From Sri Lankan Maid -, 2010-08-29 18:40:38 EST. The family for which she worked, the 50-year-old from Sri Lanka a total of 23 red-hot nails rammed into the flesh – every time she complained of being ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka reverses decision to suspend visa on arrival
The Hindustan Times, 2010-08-28 10:29:15 EST. Sri Lanka today reversed the decision to withdraw the visa-on-arrival facility for foreign tourists, less than a day after it passed an order to do so from September 30... Back to the top

Sri Lanka to Complete Resettlement in Four Months - allvoices, 2010-08-28 14:27:30 EST. Since the war between government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ended more than a year ago, there was continuous pressure to ... Back to the top

Tamil migrant review hears of torture -, 2010-08-28 09:51:46 EST. She said the woman had gone to a hospital in Sri Lanka, but left, fearing she would be persecuted... Back to the top

Sri Lankan Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa Urges Heightened Maritime ... - PR Newswire (press release), 2010-08-27 23:51:30 EST. Mr. Rajapaksa recalled Sri Lanka's successful struggle to achieve a military victory over the LTTE, a globally recognized terrorist organization that ... Back to the top

EDITORIAL - Canada's new Tamil refugees - Laval News, 2010-08-28 00:58:46 EST. The refugees aboard are now requesting asylum in Canada, claiming they were persecuted in their native Sri Lanka... Back to the top

Have no complaints, says Dhoni
The Hindu, 2010-08-29 05:53:00 EST. Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday said he has no complaints in his side’s tri-series summit clash loss to Sri Lanka here, saying that his batsmen let them down by not app... Back to the top

Tamils of a different stripe - Globe and Mail, 2010-08-28 02:50:02 EST. The Tigers are history and Sri Lanka's ethnic minority remains under the government's thumb... Back to the top

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