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Tamil Nadu justifies ban on LTTE - The Hindu, 2010-09-21 23:04:57 EST. The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday strongly defended the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), which was extended on May 14 for two more years. Delhi High Court judge Justice Vikramjit Sen is the one-man tribunal set up by the Centre to go into the validity of the ban, which was clamped under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Tamil Nadu said lifting the ban at this juncture would imply allowing such a deadly foreign terrorist organisation to operate fully from India, and this would give the outfit a tremendous psychological boost. Counsel for the State S. Thananjayan prayed for its continuance. More...
Published: Tue Sep 21 20:11:41 EDT 2010

Emotional return - BBC News, 2010-09-22 04:22:16 EST. "Sri Lanka is a beautiful country but the war destroyed everything," she reflects ruefully. Mrs Amirthalingam is at the place where her husband - who in ... More...
Published: Tue Sep 21 22:10:23 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Vaiko asks tribunal to lift ban on LTTE - Express Buzz, 2010-09-22 05:55:53 EST. The tribunal constituted under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act was adjudicating if there was sufficient cause for declaring the LTTE an unlawful ... More...
Published: Tue Sep 21 22:11:26 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Island of Rajapaksas? - Economic Times, 2010-09-21 08:28:00 EST. Indeed, allegations of a vendetta, the opaque nature of Fonseka's trial and the general situation in Sri Lanka have cast a very dark shadow on events... Back to the top

Sri Lanka Leaves Rates Unchanged, Judging Mid-Year Cuts to Be Sufficient - Bloomberg, 2010-09-22 01:56:30 EST. Sri Lanka's central bank kept both of its benchmark interest rates unchanged for the first time in three ... Back to the top

7 fishermen injured in alleged attack by Sri Lankan Navy
The Hindu, 2010-09-22 04:43:00 EST. Seven fishermen of Rameswaram and Thangachchimadam were injured, after they were allegedly attacked by Sri Lankan naval personnel early on Tuesday... Back to the top

Detainees end Sydney roof protest
BBC South Asia, 2010-09-21 10:43:48 EST. Nine asylum seekers in Australia have ended their protest on the roof of a Sydney detention centre after 29 hours... Back to the top

Sri Lanka rail beggars crackdown - BBC News, 2010-09-21 19:12:37 EST. All beggars are being removed from Sri Lanka's railway stations, authorities say... Back to the top

Sri Lanka: Opposition parties and activists against Sarath Fonseka's conviction - Spero News, 2010-09-21 08:00:44 EST. Last Friday, a court martial convicted Fonseka for “disgraceful conduct” in military procurements during the war against Tamil Tiger (LTTE) rebels, ... Back to the top

Ban on LTTE: Vaiko's plea rejected - Sify, 2010-09-21 18:47:55 EST. Through a notification, the Home Ministry had stated that even though LTTE was defeated in Sri Lanka, the reports reveal that "remnant LTTE cadres and ... Back to the top

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... Back to the top

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... 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... 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

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