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VOL. 11, NO. 199


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Sri Lanka 'pays top PR firm £3m' - BBC News, 2010-10-22 19:57:32 EST. The Sri Lankan government is paying a top British PR firm about £3m ($4.7m) a year to try to enhance the country's post-war image, the BBC understands.

Bell Pottinger Group was recently hired to lobby UK, UN and EU officials.

The government says it employs several PR companies but will not disclose their names or the amount paid. Bell Pottinger also refused to give details.

Sri Lanka's authorities strongly deny alleged human rights abuses in the defeat of Tamil Tiger rebels last year. More...
Published: Fri Oct 22 14:34:53 EDT 2010

Who in LTTE ordered massacre of 630 cops in 1990 - Express Buzz, 2010-10-23 06:01:25 EST. COLOMBO: Twenty years have passed, and yet no one in Sri Lanka knows for sure who in the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ordered the coldblooded ... More...
Published: Fri Oct 22 23:27:20 EDT 2010 Back to the top

S Lanka demand over seized gold - BBC News, 2010-10-22 09:22:21 EST. A Sri Lankan politician has demanded that the government return gold and jewels seized during the final stages of the war against Tamil Tiger rebels last year. Mano Ganesan's demand comes after the government reportedly disclosed details about gold jewels "collected" by the army in the Wanni region. Reports say the jewels weighed 110kg and were valued at about $4.4m. More...
Published: Fri Oct 22 13:53:29 EDT 2010 Back to the top

'Allow LTTE to appear before tribunal' - Express Buzz, 2010-10-22 10:05:47 EST. COLOMBO: The Vikramajit Sen tribunal going into the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in India appears to have got entangled in the question of who can legitimately plead on behalf of the banned organisation... Back to the top

SRI LANKA: Government defends reconciliation commission -, 2010-10-22 04:57:48 EST. COLOMBO, 22 October 2010 (IRIN) - The government of Sri Lanka has dismissed widespread criticism of a government-appointed commission to probe “lessons to be learnt from events” in a civil war that led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of civilians and an unknown number of deaths... Back to the top

UN Lanka panel asks for submissions
The Hindustan Times, 2010-10-21 19:28:04 EST. The United Nations panel looking into war crimes during the final stages of the Sri Lankan conflict has called for submissions and correspondence from institutions and individuals... Back to the top

Sri Lanka: Sri Lankans welcome Mgr Malcolm Ranjith as a new cardinal - Spero News, 2010-10-21 17:38:56 EST. In Sri Lanka, people welcomed the news, including President Mahinda Rajapaksa who offered his congratulations to the new cardinal... Back to the top

Sri Lankans eye breakthrough win - Sydney Morning Herald, 2010-10-21 10:01:21 EST. Vice-captain Mahela Jayawardene believes Sri Lanka have their best chance ever to achieve a breakthrough series win on Australian soil... Back to the top

Coral reefs across Indian Ocean dying: Experts - Sify, 2010-10-21 15:04:36 EST. ... and the Philippines in the east and include reefs in Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and many sites in western and eastern Indonesia... Back to the top

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