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Sri Lanka police 'ban critical posters' - Khaleej Times, 2010-10-05 21:21:16 EST. Sri Lanka’s opposition on Tuesday said police have been ordered to arrest activists who put up posters criticising President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s backing of a prison term for a former army chief who ran against him.

However, police said the order was intended to prevent posters being placed in prohibited areas.

Rajapaksa last week upheld a court-martial finding Sarath Fonseka guilty of corruption while serving as army commander, which means the ex-general will lose the parliamentary seat he won after failing in his presidential bid. More...Discuss this story
Published: Tue Oct 5 21:31:20 EDT 2010

Sri Lanka Surpasses Vietnam as Asian Sovereign Bond `Darling,' Nomura Says - Bloomberg, 2010-10-06 01:59:56 EST. Sovereign bond investors should buy debt of Sri Lanka over Vietnam as the island nation progresses in setting aside three decades of war to record economic growth that outpaces its rival, according to Nomura Holdings Inc.

“Sri Lanka has become the new darling of the Asian emerging-market space,” credit analysts led by Hong Kong-based Pradeep Mohinani wrote in an Oct. 5 note to clients. The nation is the “the sovereign story in Asia to dislodge Vietnam, which has lost its allure,” he said. More...Discuss this story
Published: Tue Oct 5 21:24:39 EDT 2010 Back to the top

'LTTE ban just to gag Eelam supporters' - Express Buzz, 2010-10-06 07:00:52 EST. CHENNAI: The ban on LTTE was aimed at silencing those who criticised the injustice done to Tamils in Sri Lanka, argued those in favour of lifting the ban in the city on Tuesday. The comment was made at a public hearing organised by the one-man Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal at the Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy. The situation here was tense as advocates, Q-branch police and leaders of organisations supporting the Eelam cause gathered in large numbers. Justice Vikramajit Sen held the hearing. More...
Published: Tue Oct 5 23:11:26 EDT 2010 Back to the top

LTTE ban: Sympathisers want to be heard as parties - Times of India, 2010-10-06 02:29:56 EST. CHENNAI: LTTE sympathisers on Tuesday appeared before a tribunal examining the validity of the Union government's ban on the Tamil Tigers and sought to be ... Back to the top

Sri Lankan opposition leader calls for release of ex-army chief
DPA, Oct 5. Colombo – Sri Lanka's opposition leader asked the president to free the former army commander from jail and restore his military rank as a campaign to secure his release was launched Tuesday... Back to the top

Women clear Sri Lanka's landmine legacy - AFP, 2010-10-05 08:15:38 EST. MANNAR, Sri Lanka — Valmathi Jegadas is a different sort of mine clearer to the testosterone-fuelled explosives specialists portrayed in the 2008 Oscar-winning Hollywood hit, The Hurt Locker... Back to the top

Krishna likely to open strategic Jaffna, Hambantota consulates in Oct end - Oneindia, 2010-10-05 18:54:17 EST. However, there are concerns in New Delhi over the rising Chinese influence in Sri Lanka... Back to the top

Sri Lanka ex-army chief vows to fight from jail - Daily Times, 2010-10-05 02:09:24 EST. Fonseka was hailed as a hero after soldiers under his command crushed the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) last year... Back to the top

Elderly at risk of poverty in Sri Lanka -, 2010-10-05 14:44:56 EST. The meeting on 1 October organised by HelpAge Sri Lanka, the only charity association to assist old people across the country... Back to the top

LTTE's global network remains intact: Top expert - Hindustan Times, 2010-10-04 18:56:52 EST. Deposing before Sri Lanka's Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC), terrorism expert Professor Rohan Gunaratne said the LTTE has 42 offices in ... Back to the top

Badminton: Women take win - New Zealand Herald, 2010-10-05 11:01:56 EST. New Zealand's women more than held up their end of the deal in a hard-fought 3-2 mixed teams badminton win over Sri Lanka at the Commonwealth Games today... Back to the top

Tata has another go at buying Suntel - TeleGeography, 2010-10-05 14:24:01 EST. Suntel's remaining shares are split between Sri Lanka's Metrocorp, the National Development Bank of Sri Lanka, Townsend Ltd of Hong Kong and the ... Back to the top

Demand for release of ex-army chief in Sri Lanka - Sify, 2010-10-05 17:33:47 EST. Colombo, Oct 5 (DPA) Sri Lanka's opposition leader asked the president to free the former army commander, General Sarath Fonseka, from jail and restore his ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka-India trade ties set to improve - Thomsons Online Benefits, 2010-10-05 21:01:53 EST. Employee reward in Sri Lanka is bound to improve from the country's speedy production of export documentation, it has been suggested... Back to the top

Sri Lanka's Trade Deficit Widens In July - RTT News, 2010-10-05 17:33:17 EST. (RTTNews) - Sri Lanka's trade deficit widened 81.5% year-on-year to US$520.92 million in July from US$287.04 million recorded during July last year, ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka stx down on profit-taking; HNB boosts turnover - Reuters, 2010-10-04 16:28:41 EST. COLOMBO, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's benchmark share index slipped on Monday with a 30-month high turnover as investors booked profits after three straight rises, analysts said... Back to the top

Gold Coast worried, despite Sri Lankan no-show - Brisbane Times, 2010-10-04 23:40:42 EST. Adopting the old adage, “if you have nothing good to say, say nothing at all”, the bid team from Hambantota on southern tip of Sri Lanka skipped out on its ... Back to the top

Lightning kills five in Sri Lanka
The Hindustan Times, 2010-10-04 02:27:41 EST. At least five people were killed by lightning and many were missing due to floods triggered by torrential rains in different parts of Sri Lanka, officials said... Back to the top

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