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Navies of India and Lanka hold discussions - The Hindu, 2010-09-30 01:28:24 EST. The talks were held on board the INS Kukri, an offshore patrol vessel, at the International Maritime Boundary Line near Point Calimere. Commodore Rajiv Girotra, Naval Officer In-Charge, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry, who led the Indian Navy delegation, told The Hindu that the Indian Navy had brought to the notice of the Sri Lankan Navy reports of incidents allegedly involving the Sri Lankan Navy and Indian fishermen. Besides Commodore Rajiv Girotra, the Indian team included Deputy Inspector General Y.K. Singh, Chief of Staff, Operations, Coast Guard, Eastern Region and six others. More...
Published: Wed Sep 29 21:32:20 EDT 2010

Sri Lanka seeks help for 90000 war widows: minister - The Beverly Hills Courier, 2010-09-29 20:33:24 EST. Sri Lanka is seeking foreign help to care for nearly 90,000 women who have been widowed due to the island's Tamil separatist war which ended last year, a minister said Wednesday. Child Development and Women's Affairs Minister M. L. A. M. Hizbullah told reporters some 12,000 war widows were below the age of 40. Around 8,000 widows have three or more children to care for. "We need help to look after the war widows and we are seeking help from abroad for this," the minister said. He said the government had already asked neighbouring India to provide vocational training for the widows. More...
Published: Wed Sep 29 21:33:10 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Former female fighters strive for better life - Daily Times, 2010-09-30 01:42:20 EST. Lalitha was 23, from Petiva Pullumalai, deep in Sri Lanka’s eastern interior, when the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) came for her. At the time, each family living under LTTE control was required to provide a child to the separatist forces fighting for an independent Tamil homeland for three decades. Lalitha joined up to spare her younger sister. After heading a female Tamil Tiger team in battle for nine years, Lalitha escaped in 2004 to take care of her then-ailing mother, only to end up on the run. She was terrified of being identified by the Sri Lankan Army or the LTTE and putting her family at risk. “Everyday, I would change my accommodation so I would not be tracked down,” she said. More...
Published: Wed Sep 29 21:31:25 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Official inspects refugee camp
The Hindu, 2010-09-29 00:50:00 EST. The Commissioner for Rehabilitation, M.Kalaivanan, advised the Sri Lankan Tamil refugees staying in various camps in the State not to take the risk of going abroad without getting permission from t... Back to the top

Sri Lanka Asks Canada to Help Stop LTTE Activities - allvoices, 2010-09-29 08:51:07 EST. Stating that operations of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) have now shifted to Canadian soil, Sri Lanka has requested the ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka: Third anniversary of Buddhist monk massacre in Myanmar commemorated - Spero News, 2010-09-29 02:16:05 EST. They called on the world not to forget, highlighting the difficulties democracy encounters in Sri Lanka itself... Back to the top

SRI LANKA: Former female fighters strive for a better life -, 2010-09-29 10:24:10 EST. ... deep in Sri Lanka's eastern interior, when the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) came for her... Back to the top

Sri Lanka extends yield curve with $1 billion issue - FinanceAsia, 2010-09-29 03:07:34 EST. Sri Lanka comes to market with its largest and longest-dated sovereign ever, achieving the objective of extending its yield curve to 10 years... Back to the top

What Will Obama Have For Sri Lanka? - Eurasia Review, 2010-09-28 22:41:24 EST. Rajapakse is using the elimination of the LTTE as a cover for messing up the politics of Sri Lanka... Back to the top

Sri Lanka MP quizzed over posters - BBC News, 2010-09-28 17:37:21 EST. ... deputy leader Karu Jayasuriya told the BBC that the "political harassment" of Mr Samaraweera is a serious threat to freedom of expression in Sri Lanka... Back to the top

Winning the Peace - by Ross Tuttle - Foreign Policy, 2010-09-28 01:19:28 EST. After 30 years of war, Sri Lanka's Tamil community is finally connected again with the outside world... Back to the top

Sri Lanka to Establish its First Nuclear Power Plant - allvoices, 2010-09-29 10:12:36 EST. Sri Lanka is aiming to establish the country's first nuclear power plant within the next 20 years, according to the Minister of Power ... Back to the top

No terror attack in Sri Lanka since end of LTTE war - Indian Express, 2010-09-29 12:49:25 EST. Colombo: No terrorist act has taken place and no one has died due to the menace in Sri Lanka since the end of LTTE war last year, a top military commander ... Back to the top

Floodwaters wreaking havoc in Sri Lanka -, 2010-09-29 00:07:42 EST. COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Torrential rains in Sri Lanka caused at least one death and extensive flood damage Tuesday, displacing hundreds of ... Back to the top

Etisalat Lanka awards Alcatel-Lucent major mobile/IP network contract - TeleGeography, 2010-09-29 14:46:35 EST. Alca-Lu's solution also includes MiTV, an application that will enable Etisalat Lanka to offer advanced mobile broadband and multimedia services such as ... Back to the top

Jet Airways to Introduce Daily Flights to Colombo, Sri Lanka from Delhi and Mumbai - (press release), 2010-09-28 20:05:55 EST. The introduction of the two new flights serving Sri Lanka and India, are in addition to the existing daily Chennai-Colombo service, with which the airline ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka's Stock Rally May Enter `Blow-Off' on Stock Splits, Nomura Says - Bloomberg, 2010-09-28 05:49:53 EST. Sri Lanka's stock rally may enter a “blow-off phase” as stock splits help draw individual investors to the ... Back to the top

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