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OCTOBER 29, 2010 EST, USA
 
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Court rejects Fonseka's charges on re-election of Rajapaksa
The Hindu, 2010-10-29 21:13:00 EST. Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court today dismissed a petition challenging the re—election of President Mahinda Rajapaksa filed by his defeated opponent and now jailed former Army Chief Sarath Fonseka alleging that there were large—scale irregularities in the polls. The five—member Supreme Court bench dismissed the petition by upholding on a preliminary objection raised on behalf of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The defence argued that there was insufficient grounds to proceed with the case, a court official said. More...
Published: Fri Oct 29 11:28:09 EDT 2010
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Sri Lanka court rejects Rajapaksa election challenge - Reuters AlertNet  - google.com

Forget the past for Sri Lanka's good, says MP - Thaindian.com
google.com, 2010-10-29 15:26:59 EST. New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Sri Lanka’s well-wishers should offer holistic solutions to resolve its political ills instead of harping on the past, an MP from that country said here. “I urge all those who have the interests of the Sri Lankan people at heart to think in terms of holistic solutions,” Rajiva Wijesinha told a gathering at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies here. More...
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SLanka squad close to settled for WCup: Jayawardene - AFP
google.com, 2010-10-29 12:00:41 EST. PERTH, Australia — Vice-captain Mahela Jayawardene said Friday Sri Lanka's squad was close to what will be fielded in next year's World Cup. ... More...
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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... Back to the top

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... 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... 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

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 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

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

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