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Rajapaksa India Games visit row - BBC News, 2010-10-12 20:48:15 EST. Activists have criticised India's decision to invite Sri Lanka's president to attend the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony in Delhi. Sri Lanka's government said President Mahinda Rajapaksa would be the guest of honour at Thursday's event. The move has angered rights groups and the Tamil diaspora who are critical of Sri Lanka's human rights record. More...
Published: Tue Oct 12 17:30:44 EDT 2010

Rajapaksa chief guest at CWG closing ceremony - Sify, 2010-10-11 23:21:07 EST. New Delhi: Sri Lanka is set to brief India on the rehabilitation of displaced Tamil civilians when President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is the chief guest at the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony, meets Prime Minister Manmohan Singh later this week. Rajapaksa will attend the Oct 14 closing ceremony and return to Colombo Oct 15, said official sources. More...
Published: Mon Oct 11 19:24:16 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Invite to Rajapaksa slammed
The Hindu, 2010-10-13 05:30:00 EST. Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam general secretary Vaiko and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi leader Thol Thirumavalavan condemned the Union government's decision to invite Sri Lankan Presiden... More...
Published: Tue Oct 12 17:29:37 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Canada aids in Thai arrest of Tamil migrants - Globe and Mail, 2010-10-12 03:43:01 EST. Thai authorities have arrested more than 150 Tamil migrants in an immigration sweep that Canada had a hidden hand in, according to one security expert... Back to the top

Wives of LTTE leaders seek husbands' details - Express Buzz, 2010-10-12 15:37:50 EST. COLOMBO: The wives of two top LTTE leaders have sought the help of the Sri Lankan President's Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) to find ... Back to the top

SRI LANKA: North crying out for more private investment -, 2010-10-12 05:24:02 EST. KILINOCHCHI, 12 October 2010 (IRIN) - More private investment, especially in agriculture, is urgently needed in Sri Lanka’s former conflict zone in the north to lift the local population out of dependence, say experts... Back to the top

Sri Lanka work recruitment halted
BBC South Asia, 2010-10-11 14:48:21 EST. One of the main recruitment organisations in Saudi Arabia has called for a suspension in the hiring of thousands of workers from Sri Lanka... Back to the top

Protests at jailing of Sri Lankan leader - Sydney Morning Herald, 2010-10-11 15:46:05 EST. Thousands of protesters marched through the streets of Sri Lanka's capital on Monday, demanding the release of ex-army chief and opposition leader Sarath Fonseka who is serving a 30-month jail term... Back to the top

Sri Lanka poised to send more pilgrims this year - Arab News, 2010-10-12 01:30:45 EST. RIYADH: A senior official from the Sri Lanka Haj Committee visiting the Kingdom said Colombo would send more pilgrims this year after the country’s government reduced pilgrimage costs... Back to the top

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