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VOL. 11, NO. 169


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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

S Lanka police kill third suspect - BBC News, 2010-09-22 20:20:21 EST. "It is the duty of the court to punish those found guilty, if the rule of law prevails in Sri Lanka," Chrishantha Weliamuna, a leading human rights lawyer, ... More...
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HC calls for report on case against Lanka minister Devananda - Times of India, 2010-09-23 02:02:43 EST. The incident dates back to the time when LTTE-led militancy was at its peak. All the accused were arrested and later released on bail. ... More...
Published: Wed Sep 22 22:13:57 EDT 2010 Back to the top

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... Back to the top

LTTE ban: Vaiko plea rejected - Indian Express, 2010-09-22 23:53:40 EST. The special tribunal headed by a High Court judge to examine the legality of the extension of a ban on Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), on Wednesday ... Back to the top

Despite long civil war, Lanka is neighbour's envy in health, education - Hindustan Times, 2010-09-22 16:50:44 EST. Sri Lanka has the lowest maternal mortality rate (MMR) in south east Asia and its infant mortality rate (MMR) is better than many wealthier countries, ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka Sees Opportunity As China Costs Rise - Wall Street Journal, 2010-09-23 04:25:52 EST. NEW YORK -- Sri Lanka's president said Wednesday that rising labor costs in China present an opportunity for his South Asian country to ... Back to the top

Qatar and Sri Lanka agree to boost ties - Gulf Times, 2010-09-23 03:10:06 EST. Qatar and Sri Lanka have agreed to enhance co-operation following talks between the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse and HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin ... 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

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