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Rajpaksa Govt unwilling to set timeframe for devolving powers to Tamils - Sify
google.com, 2010-10-16 09:51:46 EST. The Sri Lankan Government seems to be unwilling to set any anytime frame for the implementation of the 13th amendment, which consists of a devolution package for minority Tamils. The 13th amendment came into being after India and Sri Lanka signed a pact in 1987 under which New Delhi urged Colombo to devolve powers to provinces in a bid to placate the restive minorities, mainly Tamils. Sri Lankan Foreign Minister GL Peiris on Friday said: "It is impossible to talk of exact time frame for implementing the 13th amendment, it is a great mistake to do because if you talk of timeframe and then you are not able to complete the process, it is bound to be conjecture, speculative, then there is erosion of credibility. More...
Published: Sat Oct 16 14:02:39 EDT 2010

Knowledge initiative: India to send team to Lanka - INDOlink
google.com, 2010-10-16 03:24:53 EST. New Delhi, Oct 15 (PTI) As part of its efforts to help Sri Lanka become a trilingual society, India will send a high- level team to the island nation. The decision was taken at a meeting here today between HRD Minister Kapil Sibal and Sri Lankan Foreign Minister G L Peiris, official sources said. The Indian assistance is part of a knowledge initiative that will assist in making the island nation into a trilingual society and improving linkages between universities in the two countries. More...
Published: Fri Oct 15 23:54:16 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Lanka seeks tips on language gap - Hindustan Times
google.com, 2010-10-15 21:12:45 EST. Sri Lanka has asked India for help to emulate its three-language education policy to teach Tamil in Sinhala dominated areas and Sinhalese to ethnic Tamils in the island nation slowly emerging from decades of ethnic conflict. The HRD ministry will soon send experts to Sri Lanka to share India’s experience in handling linguistic differences and to explain the nuances of India’s language policy, government sources told HT. Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Gamini Lakshman Pereis on Friday met HRD Minister Kapil Sibal. More...
Published: Fri Oct 15 23:56:28 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Fundraiser seeks mercy in NY terror case as judge asks whether Tamil Tigers ... - The Canadian Press
google.com, 2010-10-15 22:19:51 EST. NEW YORK, N.Y. — More than three years after federal agents locked up a Sri Lankan immigrant they say was the top U... Back to the top

Migrant Tamil children embrace Canadian schooling - Montreal Gazette
google.com, 2010-10-16 00:57:19 EST. BURNABY, B.C. — They prefer sliced apples and oranges over oatmeal bars at snack time, can't get enough of singing Itsy Bitsy Spider and don't mind getting homework — some even clamour for it... Back to the top

Fears for Sri Lanka temple boys
BBC South Asia, 2010-10-15 15:15:34 EST. Child rights activists in Sri Lanka have criticised a plan by the prime minister to ordain 2,600 boys as Buddhist monks by next May... Back to the top

Sri Lanka's war probe slams rights groups - AFP
google.com, 2010-10-15 20:45:32 EST. COLOMBO — Sri Lanka's government-appointed war probe Friday reprimanded foreign rights groups that rejected an invitation to testify and said the local panel should not be judged by "preconceived notions"... Back to the top

US campaigns against fake drugs in Sri Lanka - Sify
google.com, 2010-10-15 18:49:28 EST. Colombo, Oct 15 (IANS) The US embassy will host a string of seminars in Sri Lanka to help combat counterfeit drugs... Back to the top

Manmohan, Rajapaksa discuss Tamils issue - The Hindu
google.com, 2010-10-15 15:17:34 EST. Rehabilitation of displaced Tamils in Sri Lanka came up for discussion on Friday during a meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President ... Back to the top

Sri Lankan Airlines to acquire seven more aircraft by 2011 end
The Hindu, 2010-10-15 18:56:00 EST. Sri Lankan Airlines will acquire its first brand new aircraft in more than a decade, among the seven aircraft it plans to take delivery of by the end of 2011... Back to the top

Give Sri Lanka Comm Games hosting rights - Stuff.co.nz
google.com, 2010-10-15 20:00:53 EST. With the Commonwealth Games in Delhi finally put to bed, the time has arrived for some serious post-mortems... Back to the top

Sri Lankans fear deportation from Thailand - Radio Australia
google.com, 2010-10-15 05:39:23 EST. ... not affiliated - were judged not to have been affiliated with the LTTE and therefore should not have been swept up and arrested and placed in detention... Back to the top

Sri Lanka invites Indian investors - Express TravelWorld
google.com, 2010-10-15 10:27:30 EST. Projecting an upsurge in its inbound tourism market by 2016, Sri Lanka welcomes investment from India specifically in tourism and hospitality... Back to the top

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