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Lanka asks US to mind its own business over new law - Hindustan Times, 2010-09-13 18:35:36 EST. Sri Lanka on Monday criticised the US for making adverse comments on the 18 th Amendment (18A) which added sweeping powers to President Mahinda Rajapksa besides doing away with term limits for the top executive office. The US department of state had said it was ``concerned that this constitutional amendment weakens checks and balances and thus undermines the principles of constitutional democracy.’’It added that the amendment eliminates term limits for the president and expands the power of the president over independent institutions, including the elections, police, and human rights commissions, as well as the judiciary. More...Discuss this story
Published: Mon Sep 13 11:30:50 EDT 2010

Tamil Congress headquarters ransacked - Montreal Gazette, 2010-09-13 09:48:30 EST. Toronto police are investigating the theft of a computer containing the names of some of the Sri Lankan migrants who arrived in Canada last month aboard the ship MV Sun Sea.

The computer was stolen during a break-in at the head office of the Canadian Tamil Congress, which had been keeping records of the migrants and their families in Canada and Sri Lanka.

As police searched the office yesterday, CTC spokesman David Poopalapillai told reporters he fears Sri Lankan intelligence agents could be responsible. More...Discuss this story
Published: Mon Sep 13 07:16:11 EDT 2010 Back to the top

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Information about MV Sun Sea migrants stolen from Tamil group's office - Globe and Mail  -
Canada worried over reports of ship carrying Lankan refugees - Times of India  -

Sri Lankan 'generosity' is hailed
BBC South Asia, 2010-09-13 13:37:38 EST. The Sri Lankan president has hailed the results of the World Giving Index.

The survey shows the country's people are the eighth most generous in the world in providing charity donations.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa said last week's analysis by the British-based Charities Aid Foundation showed that Sri Lanka was a very caring society. More...Discuss this story
Published: Mon Sep 13 11:33:17 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Ottawa warned months ago of Tamil influx by Canadian diplomats - Vancouver Sun, 2010-09-13 18:43:13 EST. OTTAWA — The federal government was warned nine months ago by its own diplomats in Sri Lanka that Canada should prepare for a greater influx of Sri Lankan migrants, an internal report shows... Back to the top

Commerce min. travels to Sri Lanka - Tehran Times, 2010-09-13 00:31:56 EST. The 9th Joint Economy and Trade Cooperation Committee meeting between Iran and Sri Lanka will be held from the 13th to the 15th of September, IRNA reported... Back to the top

“State ready to hand over Murugan idol to Sri Lanka”
The Hindu, 2010-09-13 06:37:00 EST. The State government authorities on Sunday indicated that they were ready to hand over to the Sri Lankan authorities the Murugan idol smuggled to Tamil Nadu in 2006... Back to the top

'Blast suspects did not receive training in Sri Lanka' - The Hindu, 2010-09-12 23:44:07 EST. COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has denied the claim made by one of the two suspects in the Pune German Bakery blast case that he ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka among the widely connected countries in South Asia - President - ISRIA (registration), 2010-09-13 11:40:01 EST. For a country that has emerged from nearly three decades of brutal terrorism, Sri Lanka is today among the most widely connected countries and societies in ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka: The Rajapaksa Juggernaut Rolls On - Eurasia Review, 2010-09-12 16:42:53 EST. The Sri Lanka parliament voted to end the two-term limit imposed on the president by more than the required two thirds majority in the 225-member house on September 8... Back to the top

Malay Chamber Of Commerce To Explore Opportunities In Sri Lanka - Bernama, 2010-09-13 08:37:22 EST. ... said these commercial centres were part of Sri Lanka's reconstruction effort in areas left by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) guerrillas... Back to the top

Police investigate break-in at Canadian Tamil Congress - National Post, 2010-09-12 23:50:14 EST. The ban was imposed to protect the refugee claimants and their families in Sri Lanka from reprisal TORONTO — Toronto police are investigating a break-in at ... Back to the top

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