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Lanka bank expands money transfer services in Kingdom - Arab News, 2010-11-06 01:16:01 EST. COLOMBO: The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has expanded its instant money transfer service, in Saudi Arabia for the benefit of thousands of Sri Lankans working in the Kingdom.

The Bank said it will also deploy banking officers in Saudi Arabia to assist its growing Sri Lankan customer base in the country with their diverse financial needs.

The money transfer service can be obtained via the Bank’s representatives in Saudi Arabia, the Al Rajhi Bank, Arab National Bank, National Commercial Bank and Al Bilad Bank. In addition to sending money to Sri Lanka, customers can also open local and foreign currency accounts and enjoy a host of other services offered by the bank rated Sri Lanka’s best. More... Discuss this story
Published: Fri Nov 5 21:31:29 EDT 2010

Sri Lanka says Mahinda Rajapaksa's UK visit postponed not scrapped - Daily News & Analysis, 2010-11-05 15:58:03 EST. Sri Lanka today said President Mahinda Rajapaksa visit to United Kingdom had been postponed till December and not cancelled, dismissing reports that the trip may have been scrapped over fears that he could face arrest.

Reacting to an Indian press report that the president had cancelled the visit fearing arrest, a Sri Lankan external affairs ministry official said the report was "false and misleading."

The report had said that the Lankan president had scrapped the visit following fears that he might be arrested for alleged war-crimes under British law. More...Discuss this story
Published: Fri Nov 5 09:35:46 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Vandalism at library frightens Tamils - Asia Times Online, 2010-11-05 13:03:05 EST. BANGALORE - Thirty years after the Jaffna Public Library in Sri Lanka was burnt down by Sinhalese mobs, it has been vandalized again.

Last week, hundreds of Sinhalese went on a rampage in the library, throwing books and documents on the floor. The library has been closed to visitors since the incident.

It appears that busloads of Sinhalese tourists from the south of the island wanted to tour the library but were not allowed in because a medical seminar was being held inside. Angry at being turned away, they forced their entry and then ransacked the library for hours. The Sunday Leader has reported that among the vandals were members of the President's Secretariat. That office has denied involvement in the incident. More... Discuss this story
Published: Fri Nov 5 09:38:37 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Aussies hapless, woeful against Sri Lanka: Press - Times of India, 2010-11-06 06:17:37 EST. SYDNEY: Australian newspapers on Saturday accused Ricky Ponting's men of embarrassing, hapless and woeful play against Sri Lanka after the visitors scored their first-ever series success Down Under... Back to the top

Australian bowling lacks talent: Murali - Sify, 2010-11-05 18:05:14 EST. Sydney: Sri Lanka spin king Muttiah Muralitharan feels the current Australian bowling attack lacks talent but tipped the team who wins the first Ashes Test to seal the series... Back to the top

Sri Lanka launches anti-porn push
BBC South Asia, 2010-11-05 13:23:24 EST. A Sri Lankan court has allowed police to publish photographs of local porn actors in the media in an effort to break up a porn ring... Back to the top

Sri Lanka beat Australia by 29 runs to win ODI series -, 2010-11-05 17:02:02 EST. SYDNEY: Sri Lanka defeated Australia by 29 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method to win the rain-marred second one-day international and claim the three-match series at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday... Back to the top

Sri Lanka prez calls off Britain trip fearing arrest - Times of India, 2010-11-04 23:41:42 EST. LONDON: In an embarrassing turn of events, Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse has been forced to cancel his proposed visit to Britain following fears that he might be arrested for alleged war crimes under British law... Back to the top

After Decades of War, Sri Lanka Bounces Back
bloomberg, Nov 5. As recently as a year and a half ago, life in Colombo was tense... Back to the top

LTTE member arrested in Germany
DPA, Nov 4. Berlin, Nov 4 (DPA) Germany has arrested an alleged member of the former Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), an armed Sri Lanka group, on terrorism charges, prosecutors said in Karlsruhe... Back to the top

Sri Lanka to build park for lovers - BBC News, 2010-11-04 15:54:42 EST. The Sri Lankan government says it will construct a park for romantic young couples who want freedom to be together without being victimised by police... Back to the top

Sri Lanka - New business of arms dealers is human smuggling – Canadian Minister - ISRIA (registration), 2010-11-04 13:47:59 EST. There are several of these [human smuggling] syndicates actually competing with each other for this business... Back to the top

'Speedy political solution needed for ethnic tensions in Lanka' - Hindustan Times, 2010-11-04 15:27:57 EST. A newly appointed Catholic cardinal has said that only a speedy political solution to the festering issues of the minorities could resolve long-standing ethnic tensions in Sri Lanka... Back to the top

The price of ignoring Rajapaksa - Indian Express, 2010-11-04 02:29:52 EST. As India and the United States prepare for President Obama’s trip, China’s expanding economic and military influence is at the top of the agenda... Back to the top

Sri Lankan Tamil held in Canada for war crimes -, 2010-11-04 09:29:50 EST. Toronto, Nov 4 (IANS) A Tamil asylum seeker has been arrested in Canada for war crimes... Back to the top

Al Mashal's Heraymila Investments to Start Fund in Sri Lanka to Tap Growth - Bloomberg, 2010-11-04 15:35:14 EST. Faster economic growth with the end of Sri Lanka's 26-year civil war in May 2009 is boosting company earnings and encouraging investments... Back to the top

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