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Year after death, LTTE chief's case closed - Times of India, 2010-10-26 01:32:19 EST. CHENNAI: The LTTE supremo, Velupillai Prabhakaran, is no more the prime accused in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. In the first official acknowledgment by India of the LTTE supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran's death, a designated court for Tada cases in Chennai has dropped all charges against him, on the basis of a CBI report. "The case against the absconding accused A1 Prabhakaran, A2 Pottu Amman alias Shanmuganathan Sivasankaran is hereby dropped and the charges against them ordered abated," ruled the designated judge, K Dakshinamurthy, a couple of weeks ago. More...
Published: Mon Oct 25 19:08:24 EDT 2010

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...
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'Lanka to indict 1000 ex-LTTE cadres on charges of terrorism' - Hindustan Times, 2010-10-25 15:51:17 EST. ... 1000 former LTTE cadres in custody on charges of involvement in terrorism during the nearly three decades ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka that came to an ... More...
Published: Mon Oct 25 10:20:41 EDT 2010 Back to the top

'Raina was with agent in Sri Lanka, she has no bookie links' - Indian Express, 2010-10-26 01:44:29 EST. The woman with whom Suresh Raina was spotted at the Indian team hotel during the Asia Cup in Sri Lanka is his agent, Ritika Sajdeh, a manager with Cornerstone Sports and Entertainment Private Limited (CSE)... Back to the top

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... Back to the top

Sri Lanka take away boxer's gold - AFP, 2010-10-25 14:54:51 EST. Wanniarachchi, 30, Sri Lanka's only gold winner at the Games, tested positive for the performance-enhancing steroid nandrolone, according to a report sent ... 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... Back to the top

Sri Lanka stx edge down ahead of IPOs; rupee up - Reuters, 2010-10-25 15:58:18 EST. COLOMBO, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's benchmark share index edged down 0.8 percent on Monday, as investors cashed in to raise money for upcoming initial ... 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

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