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Sri Lanka Tamil party criticizes presidential panel - Arab News
google.com, 2010-09-17 00:29:12 EST. By REUTERS COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's main Tamil party on Thursday ruled out participating in a new advisory panel set up to review government appointments by the ... More...
Published: Thu Sep 16 22:00:48 EDT 2010

China to build another port in Sri Lanka - Times of India
google.com, 2010-09-16 23:55:27 EST. NEW DELHI: First, it was Hambantota port in south Sri Lanka which went to the Chinese. Now, an ambitious programme to develop Colombo port has been given to ... More...
Published: Thu Sep 16 22:04:04 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Sri Lanka's Peace-Torn Democracy - Wall Street Journal
google.com, 2010-09-16 19:33:59 EST. One of Sri Lanka's unique achievements was preserving democratic rule through its 26-year bloody battle against Tamil Tiger insurgents. ... More...
Published: Thu Sep 16 21:59:48 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Rajapaksa using Sino-Indian rivalry in Sri Lanka: Activist - Economic Times
google.com, 2010-09-16 13:36:35 EST. NEW DELHI: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is using the perceived Sino-Indian rivalry to keep at bay New Delhi's concerns over the Tamil community, says a leading rights activist from Colombo... Back to the top

Man held for printing slain LTTE chief's pic - Times of India
google.com, 2010-09-17 01:52:10 EST. CHENNAI: Will mere display of the pictures of LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran amount to soliciting support for a banned act? Will a person printing or ... Back to the top

Waiting for justice
Al Jazeera, Sep 16. "Amelia," a Filipina domestic worker who sought shelter at her embassy in Beirut earlier this year, had one wish: "I just want to get my money [unpaid wages] and to go back to the Philippines... Back to the top

Rajapaksa Makes a Move - Wall Street Journal
google.com, 2010-09-16 18:55:16 EST. Sri Lanka's president wants to stay in power for a long time... Back to the top

Use more Tamil: Lankan commission
The Hindustan Times, 2010-09-15 19:15:45 EST. The government should take steps to ensure that the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the war-affected northern districts were able to use Tamil in their interaction with local administration, a Lankan reconciliation commission has suggested... Back to the top

Sri Lanka port authority to be sole bunker fuel seller at Hambantota - Platts
google.com, 2010-09-16 14:22:58 EST. Sri Lanka Ports Authority, operator of the $360 million China-funded Hambantota port, will take on the job of supplying bunker fuel to ships visiting the ... Back to the top

Enable own-language use: Sri Lankan panel
The Hindu, 2010-09-16 03:50:00 EST. The Sri Lankan Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) has suggested to President Mahinda Rajapaksa interim measures to better the lot of resettled Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and people living in former conflict areas... Back to the top

Sri Lanka port authority to be sole bunker fuel seller at Hambantota
Platts, Sep 16. Sri Lanka Ports Authority, operator of the $360 million China-funded Hambantota port, will take on the job of supplying bunker fuel to ships visiting the port once it is open, a source at SLPA said Thursday, as opposed to earlier plans of choosing a supplier via an open tender process... Back to the top

Religare to pay $10-$12 mln for Sri Lanka buy - source - Reuters India
google.com, 2010-09-16 16:22:32 EST. It has received approval from regulators at Colombo, Sri Lanka," the source added... Back to the top

Sri Lankan shares hit new peak on pricing move - Reuters
google.com, 2010-09-15 16:58:27 EST. COLOMBO, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan shares registered a new record high on Wednesday as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced plans to withdraw a 10 percent daily limit on share price moves from September 20... Back to the top

Sri Lanka seeks to boost ties with Iran - Tehran Times
google.com, 2010-09-15 23:39:42 EST. COLOMBO During his meeting with the Iranian Commerce Minister Mehdi Ghazanfari, the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa called for expansion of ties between Tehran and Colombo... Back to the top

India hands over water harvesting project to Sri Lanka - MSN India
google.com, 2010-09-15 14:46:11 EST. Colombo, Sep 15 (PTI) India has handed over a water harvesting project here to Sri Lanka with a hope that it would popularise the process for recharging underground aquifers in the country... Back to the top

Tiger speaks out on Sri Lanka war - BBC News
google.com, 2010-09-15 20:43:25 EST. A former media spokesman for the Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka has said the decades-long war between them and the state was a waste of people's lives... Back to the top

Sri Lanka to end 10 pct price limit on share trading - Reuters
google.com, 2010-09-15 10:01:59 EST. COLOMBO, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday said it would remove the 10 percent price limit on stocks ... Back to the top

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