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AUGUST 31, 2010 EST, USA
VOL. 11, NO. 147


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Germany charges suspected Tamil Tigers' suppliers - Daily Times, 2010-09-01 01:14:24 EST. BERLIN: German prosecutors said on Tuesday they had charged three men suspected of fundraising and buying weapons for the Sri Lankan separatist group the Tamil Tigers. Sri Lankan national Vijikanendra VS, 35, and German nationals Sasitharan M, 33, and Koneswaran T, 39, were charged with belonging to a banned ‘terrorist’ organisation and breaking export laws, a statement said. More...
Published: Tue Aug 31 21:36:49 EDT 2010

India monitoring China's intention in Indian Ocean, says Krishna - The Hindu, 2010-08-31 23:17:37 EST. India on Tuesday said it was closely monitoring China's intention as it was showing “more than the normal interest” in the Indian Ocean affairs. “The Government of India has come to realise that China has been showing more than the normal interest in the Indian Ocean affairs. So we are closely monitoring the Chinese intentions,” External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said in the Lok Sabha. More...
Published: Tue Aug 31 21:41:04 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Sri Lanka readies for the 'Rajapaksa dynasty' - Express Buzz, 2010-08-31 08:51:21 EST. COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan cabinet on Monday approved the constitutional changes that President Mahinda Rajapaksa wanted to bring about. The proposed changes are: Removing the two-term limit for a President; diluting the 17th amendment on appointments to high offices with a view to safeguarding the constitutional powers of the President; and introducing the First Past the Post system in a limited way in elections to the local bodies. More...Discuss this story
Published: Tue Aug 31 07:23:34 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Sri Lanka blacklists agent who recruited tortured housemaid - National, 2010-09-01 00:08:33 EST. COLOMBO // Authorities investigating how a Sri Lankan maid working in Saudi Arabia ended up with 14 nails in her body have temporarily barred the local agent who recruited her from soliciting more workers... Back to the top

Sri Lanka bourse up 1 pct after month-end settlement - Reuters, 2010-08-31 15:58:56 EST. COLOMBO, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's benchmark share index rose on Tuesday led by diversified and oil palm shares as investors snapped them up after ... Back to the top

$2.5 Million for Livelihood Training for Sri Lanka's Internally Displaced - allvoices, 2010-08-31 19:04:00 EST. Sri Lanka's economic development ministry will be overseeing the implementation of the project... Back to the top

Fewer boats from Sri Lanka - Sydney Morning Herald, 2010-08-31 18:07:10 EST. The number of asylum seekers arriving from Sri Lanka has slowed dramatically in the five months since Labor said it would stop processing claims from that ... Back to the top

India assures all help to war-displaced Tamils in Sri Lanka - Daily News & Analysis, 2010-08-31 13:44:31 EST. India today assured Sri Lanka's war-displaced Tamils of all kind of assistance, as foreign secretary Nirupama Rao visited the IDP camps in the country's north to get an overview of the process of their resettlement... Back to the top

Foreign women are treated like slaves -, 2010-08-31 09:04:29 EST. COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- When Mrs. L.P. Ariyawathie showed up at the hospital in the town of Kamburupitiya, near the southern tip of Sri Lanka, few could imagine that the 49-year-old mother of three would make headlines across the world... Back to the top

China Merchants Holdings in $450 mln Sri Lanka port deal - Reuters, 2010-08-31 15:02:21 EST. Aug 31 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka has signed a $450 million deal with China Merchants Holdings (0144... Back to the top

Lankan maid torture: will the perpetrators ever be nailed? - Hindustan Times, 2010-08-31 14:28:18 EST. At last count, doctors had extracted some 15 nails, four pins and a piece of metal from Ariyawathy’s body... Back to the top

SRI LANKA: Addressing needs of stressed children -, 2010-08-31 08:27:21 EST. MULLAITIVU, 31 August 2010 (IRIN) - Few studies of children in Sri Lanka have examined the daily stress they continue to face since the tsunami and civil ... Back to the top

Arrests made in maid's nail torture, Sri Lankan officials say
CNN, Aug 30. Colombo, Sri Lanka (CNN) -- A Saudi employer and his wife, who are accused of torturing a Sri Lankan housemaid by hammering nails into her body, have been arrested in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, officials at the Sri Lankan External Affairs Ministry said Monday... Back to the top

Sri Lanka cabinet backs Rajapaksa bid for third term - BBC News, 2010-08-30 20:06:00 EST. Sri Lanka's cabinet has backed a proposal to change the country's constitution to allow President Mahinda Rajapaksa to run for a third term... Back to the top

Rao in Sri Lanka to assess rehabilitation of Tamils - Indian Express, 2010-08-30 21:39:48 EST. Colombo: Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao on Monday arrived in Sri Lanka on a three day visit to get an overview of the process of resettlement of three lakh ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka's Premier Bank Commercially Rollout PayMate's Mobile Banking and ... - TMCnet, 2010-08-30 18:33:46 EST. To launch user-friendly mobile payment and banking solutions, PayMate, India's premier mobile payments company has tied ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka - Road Show in Delhi on Tourism and Investment - ISRIA (registration), 2010-08-30 11:24:10 EST. Presiding over a well attended Road Show held in New Delhi today (25 August 2010) Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa invited Indian entrepreneurs to invest in tourism related infrastructure development to cater to the 2.5 million tourists, a target expected to be achieved in the next few years... Back to the top

NTPC goes to Lanka, Bangladesh with mega power projects - Financial Express, 2010-08-30 20:59:36 EST. New Delhi: NTPC is expanding its operations into neighbouring countries like Bangladesh and Sri Lanka... Back to the top

China Merchants, Aitken Spence May Win Colombo Terminal Deal, Silva Says - Bloomberg, 2010-08-30 12:48:49 EST. China Merchants Holdings (International) Co. and Aitken Spence & Co... Back to the top

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