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Tamils languish in Lankan jails
The Hindustan Times, 2010-09-20 20:14:54 EST. Thousands of Tamil youth are being held in military and police custody without charges, a former diplomat has told the Lankan war commission. Incarcerated for years, these youth could throw up “many more Prabhakarans” because of their mental state, K. Godage told the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) in his deposition. The LLRC, set up President Mahinda Rajapaksa in May, is looking into reasons behind the breakdown of the 2002-2008 ceasefire and the final years of the civil war. More...
Published: Mon Sep 20 20:42:50 EDT 2010

Sri Lanka to build 1-GW nuclear power plant by 2030 - Reuters India, 2010-09-20 22:59:18 EST. (Reuters) - Sri Lanka is to have its first nuclear power plant within the next 20 years to generate cheap electricity to draw large investments and boost its post-war economy, a top government official said on Monday. "We have received government clearance to set up a nuclear power plant of 1,000 MW," M.M.C. Ferdinando, the secretary of the Ministry of Power and Energy told an investor forum in Colombo. More...
Published: Mon Sep 20 20:41:09 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Sri Lanka shares at new peak on price limit removal - Reuters, 2010-09-20 16:01:29 EST. COLOMBO, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's benchmark share index hit a new record high on Monday on robust economic growth hopes and the removal of a 10 percent daily share price limit imposed by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) early last month. Sri Lanka's main share index .CSE closed 1 percent up to hit a record high of 6,521.43 points. It touched an intraday high of 6,589.21 points and then fell due to profit taking. The index is Asia's best performer in 2010 with a 92 percent gain. More...
Published: Mon Sep 20 20:42:04 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Over 500 testify final days of Sri Lankan offensive
sify, Sep 20. Civilians who survived the final days of last year's fighting between Sri Lankan troops and the vanquished Tamil rebels testified Sunday about conditions in their shrinking patch of land as government troops closed in... Back to the top

Three Sri Lankan nationals detained
The Hindu, 2010-09-21 04:29:00 EST. The ‘Q' Branch CID police on Monday detained three Sri Lankan nationals for suspected links with a racket in human trafficking... Back to the top

Sri Lanka's ex-army chief vows to fight back from jail - AFP, 2010-09-19 18:09:09 EST. COLOMBO — Sri Lanka's ex-army chief and opposition leader Sarath Fonseka on Sunday rejected his conviction at a court martial and said he would fight against a proposed three-year jail term... Back to the top

Sri Lanka's war probe commission attract hundreds in north - People's Daily Online, 2010-09-20 04:39:03 EST. Several hundred people in northern Sri Lanka attended sessions of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) held over the weekend in the former Tamil Tiger rebels controlled area of Kilinochchi, officials from the LLRC said Sunday... Back to the top

Show magnanimity - The Hindu, 2010-09-19 21:35:32 EST. The second court martial of Sarath Fonseka, Sri Lanka's former Army commander, has ended predictably with a verdict of guilty on the charge of violating procedures in military procurement... Back to the top

Sumithra Peries injured after accidental fall
The Hindu, 2010-09-20 03:35:00 EST. Sri Lankan filmmaker Sumithra Peries (75), who is now in Goa taking part in the South Asian Film Festival (SAFF) which began on Friday, escaped with minor injury when she had an accidental fall at Dona Paula near here on Sunday... Back to the top

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