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Peace means a homecoming for Sri Lanka's Muslims - BBC News, 2010-10-24 03:38:22 EST. About 100000 Muslims were ordered out of northern Sri Lanka by the LTTE in 1990. They accused the Muslims as a group of collaborating with the Sri Lankan ... More...
Published: Sat Oct 23 22:14:50 EDT 2010

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 Back to the top

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... Back to the top

Amid Sri Lanka's boom, life for Tamils remains bleak - Toronto Star, 2010-10-23 16:54:08 EST. ... the country's progress for so many years, Sri Lanka's military has bulldozed LTTE cemeteries and erected a monument to the country's fallen soldiers... Back to the top

More Lankan refugees returning home from India
The Hindustan Times, 2010-10-23 12:16:10 EST. There is an increase in the number Sri Lankan refugees returning home from camps in Tamil Nadu, latest statistics with the United Nations (UN) has shown... 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

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