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Colombo checkpoints to be eased - The Hindu, 2010-10-27 21:02:12 EST. Sri Lankan authorities have decided to gradually dismantle all the military and police checkpoints in the capital. The move is an indication of the improved security in the post-conflict Sri Lanka. According to military spokesperson Ubaya Medawala all checkpoints in Colombo city would be replaced by an advanced surveillance system. Checkpoints have been a prominent feature of Colombo and they continued even after the LTTE was militarily defeated in May last year. They were a major irritant to ordinary citizens and a serious bottleneck for smooth flow of traffic. More...
Published: Wed Oct 27 21:22:02 EDT 2010

Sri Lankans' deadly clash with elephants - BBC News, 2010-10-28 04:13:28 EST. In a sweep of grassland studded with watering holes, a herd of elephants, young and old, moves grazing along a grove of trees. With spectacular rocky mountains as a backdrop, it could almost be a scene from the East African savannah. But these elephants are somewhat smaller than their African cousins, and without tusks. This is Sri Lanka. The twilight scene in the national park is tranquil. But a few miles away, in the villages, elephants and human beings are regularly in conflict - as they are all over this relatively small, crowded island. More...
Published: Wed Oct 27 21:21:38 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Lankan court jails LTTE man to 30 yrs for attempt on ex-Prez - Hindustan Times, 2010-10-27 14:04:39 EST. PTI A Tamil Tiger cadre was today sentenced to 30 years in prison for conspiring and attempting to kill the former Sri Lankan President Chandrika ... More...
Published: Wed Oct 27 11:19:40 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Sri Lanka eases checkpoints - Straits Times, 2010-10-27 11:33:00 EST. Sri Lankan troops wiped out the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in May last year following a no-holds-barred military offensive... Back to the top

Peace means a homecoming for Sri Lanka's Muslims - Daily Times, 2010-10-26 02:16:32 EST. SRI Lanka’s war, which ended last year, set the mainly Sinhalese government and military against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE - Tamil Tigers), a militant group drawn from the Tamil minority... Back to the top

S Lanka president in maid appeal
BBC South Asia, 2010-10-26 04:41:00 EST. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is to appeal to the king of Saudi Arabia to revoke the death sentence on a Sri Lankan maid, officials say... Back to the top

Sri Lankan Navy chief visits Kochi
The Hindu, 2010-10-27 23:11:00 EST. The Commander of the Sri Lankan Navy Vice-Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe, who is on an eight-day tour of India since October 19, visited the Southern Naval Command (SNC) here on Wednesday... Back to the top

Sri Lanka to ban unlicensed fish import - Haveeru Online, 2010-10-26 20:20:59 EST. MALE, October 26 (HNS) – Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has put an end to the import of fish to Sri Lanka without approval from Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Ministry, Sri Lankan The Island newspaper reported on Monday... Back to the top

Rajiv trial: Names of Prabhakaran, Pottu Amman dropped -, 2010-10-26 13:17:38 EST. The names of LTTE chief V Prabhakaran and his deputy Pottu Amman have been removed from the list of accused in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case by a designated court here as both were killed in the island republic army's offensive... Back to the top

Sri Lanka shares fall for second day ahead of IPOs - Reuters, 2010-10-26 16:05:36 EST. COLOMBO, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's benchmark share index fell 1.3 percent on Tuesday for a second day as investors cashed in to raise money for ... Back to the top

Clarke's biggest worry: Test form - The Australian, 2010-10-26 17:03:23 EST. MICHAEL Clarke's greatest concern is not his Twenty20 record heading into Sunday's international season opener against Sri Lanka in Perth... Back to the top

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