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Lanka minister a proclaimed offender: TN - Times of India
google.com, 2010-10-29 03:46:05 EST. CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government has justified a subordinate court order declaring Sri Lankan minister Douglas Devananda as a proclaimed offender and an absconding accused in a murder case dating back to 1986. State public prosecutor P Kumaresan told the Madras high court on Thursday that the proclamation was made in accordance with law and Devananda cannot seek quashing of the declaration now, more than 16 years after it was issued. Justice GM Akbar Ali, before whom the matter came up for hearing on Thursday, reserved the orders. More...
Published: Thu Oct 28 20:53:32 EDT 2010

Sri Lanka's moral policing Rajapaksa's big cover-up
Economist, Oct 28. DAMAGE to Sri Lanka’s wondrous Sigiriya frescoes—5th-century depictions of lovely women with ample and mostly bare breasts—sent President Mahinda Rajapaksa clambering up to the rock fortress that houses them for an anxious look. Yet contemporary portraits of the barely-clad female form offend the eye of Mr Rajapaksa’s po-faced regime. Since he was re-elected in a landslide in January, Mr Rajapaksa has sought to make good on a campaign promise to “create a society with good values and ethics”. In Colombo, this has meant police tearing down “indecent” posters and flyers. Citing a law against obscene publications, the officer who led that operation said he had ordered his men to remove any image of “women with their legs out”. More...
Published: Thu Oct 28 13:31:14 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Lanka to implement proposals - Hindustan Times
google.com, 2010-10-28 23:18:24 EST. Shrugging off the international community’s lack of faith in the credibility of the government-constituted panel to look into the civil war, Sri Lanka has set up an advisory group to implement its interim recommendations. The inter-agency advisory group will facilitate the early implementation of the interim recommendations by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC), set up by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The interim proposals of the LLRC seeks speedy disposal of cases relating to detainees and to keep family members informed in the event of the change of location of detainees. More...
Published: Thu Oct 28 20:54:08 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Sri Lanka's moral policing: Rajapaksa's big cover-up - The Economist
google.com, 2010-10-28 20:23:53 EST. DAMAGE to Sri Lanka's wondrous Sigiriya frescoes—5th-century depictions of lovely women with ample and mostly bare breasts—sent President Mahinda ... Back to the top

Sri Lankan caught smuggling over 2000 diamonds in swallowed condoms - Channel 6 News Online
google.com, 2010-10-28 20:54:42 EST. HENNAI, INDIA (BNO NEWS) – A Sri Lankan Man, who had swallowed 2,060 diamonds worth up to Rs... Back to the top

UK calls for probe as Lanka gets ready to implement internal panels proposols - Hindustan Times
google.com, 2010-10-28 17:20:49 EST. Shrugging off the international community's lack of faith in the credibility of the government-constituted panel to look into the civil war, Sri Lanka has ... Back to the top

Colombo checkpoints to be eased - The Hindu
google.com, 2010-10-27 21:02:12 EST. Sri Lankan authorities have decided to gradually dismantle all the military and police checkpoints in the capital... Back to the top

SRI LANKA: Education defuses mine threat - IRINnews.org
google.com, 2010-10-28 10:32:05 EST. COLOMBO, 28 October 2010 (IRIN) - Landmine injuries have been minimal in northern Sri Lanka, thanks in part to mine risk education (MRE) aimed at the tens ... Back to the top

Sri Lankans' deadly clash with elephants - BBC News
google.com, 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... Back to the top

Sri Lanka Aug. Trade Deficit Widens - RTT News
google.com, 2010-10-28 16:55:47 EST. (RTTNews) - Sri Lanka's trade deficit widened in August from the previous year, the central bank said on Thursday... Back to the top

Man Arrested With 2060 Diamonds In Stomach - TIME
google.com, 2010-10-28 19:03:18 EST. ... and plenty of bananas, police in India have recovered 2060 diamonds and precious stones from the stomach of an alleged jewel smuggler from Sri Lanka... Back to the top

Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy appears before tribunal examining LTTE ban - Times of India
google.com, 2010-10-28 15:35:43 EST. CHENNAI: Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy on Thursday appeared before a tribunal examining the validity of a Central ban against the LTTE and sought ... Back to the top

Lankan court jails LTTE man to 30 yrs for attempt on ex-Prez - Hindustan Times
google.com, 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 ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka eases checkpoints - Straits Times
google.com, 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

Murali the last of a golden era - Sydney Morning Herald
google.com, 2010-10-28 11:06:19 EST. Sri Lanka coach Trevor Bayliss admits his team is fast approaching the end of an era as legendary spinner Muttiah Muralidaran gears up for his final tour of ... 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

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