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Refugees still going home for holidays - Toronto Sun, 2010-10-24 23:31:46 EST. OTTAWA – Tamils who have claimed refugee status in Canada continue to present their refugee papers in order to get travel documents that will let them head back to their native Sri Lanka. QMI Agency reported in August that an internal government sampling of Sri Lankan nationals found that 70% of those that had successfully claimed refugee status in Canada had travelled back to the country they claimed was persecuting them. That travel is made possible when the refugee claimants ask Sri Lanka for a new passport or other travel documents. “It is a regular request,” said Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in Ottawa Chitranganee Wagiswara. “Any Sri Lankan that comes to the high commission and asks for a travel document gets one. We don’t refuse because they are Sri Lankan,” said Wagiswara. More...
Published: Sun Oct 24 18:04:02 EDT 2010

Sri Lanka arrests five suspected Tamil rebel accomplices - Sify, 2010-10-24 16:40:02 EST. Sri Lankan police on Sunday revealed the arrest of five suspected accomplices of the former Tamil Tiger rebels. Police spokesman and superintendent Prishantha Jayakodi told reporters here that three of them had been arrested in the central hill area of Talawakelle by the central provincial counter-terrorism unit. More...
Published: Sun Oct 24 14:45:14 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Student Unrest in Sri Lanka Intensifies, Vice Chancellor Attacked - allvoices, 2010-10-24 11:05:25 EST. The vice chancellor of Sri Lanka’s University of Ruhuna, Susirith Mendis, was injured when he was allegedly attacked by a group of university students last week as he tried to intervene to settle a dispute between student groups on campus. “I went there to disperse them, but they refused to go away,” explained Mendis to local media. “There were over 100 students near the canteen, and some students who hid behind others threw a club at me." More...
Published: Sun Oct 24 14:46:31 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Trevor Bayliss plans to stand down after World Cup -, 2010-10-25 04:43:07 EST. Trevor Bayliss intends to quit as the coach of Sri Lanka after next year's World Cup, having spent three years in the role... Back to the top

S.Lanka's gold medallist fails dope test: report - AFP, 2010-10-24 12:00:49 EST. COLOMBO — Sri Lanka's only gold medalist at this month's Commonwealth Games, boxer Manju Wanniarachchi, has failed a dope test and could be stripped of his medal, a national Olympic Committee official said on Sunday... Back to the top

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... 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

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