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51 injured in Lanka prison clash during drugs raid - Times of India, 2010-11-07 19:17:04 EST. COLOMBO: At least fifty-one people, including 44 policemen and four prison officials, were injured on Sunday when a drugs raid at Sri Lanka's main jail in the capital sparked violence, officials and doctors said.

Around two hundred policemen stormed the prison this morning as part of nation-wide operation to crackdown on illegal activities inside prisons, including drug abuse. More...Discuss this story
Published: Sun Nov 7 12:47:56 EST 2010

Sri Lanka asked to expedite rehabilitation process: P Chidambaram - Daily News & Analysis, 2010-11-06 13:05:45 EST. India has asked Sri Lanka to expedite the construction of houses for Internally displaced persons (IDPs) as part of the rehabilitation process and the latter has promised to take it up after the monsoon period, Union home minister P Chidambaram said today.

India had conveyed this message during the recent visit of Sri Lankan Mahinda Rajapakse to India, Chidambaram told reporters here after meeting Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi.

As part of its efforts in the reconstruction of the war-torn areas of Sri Lanka, India has announced construction of 50,000 houses for the IDPs in the northern and eastern provinces of that nation. More... Discuss this story
Published: Sat Nov 6 16:26:38 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Zardari to visit Sri Lanka - MSN India, 2010-11-07 13:38:08 EST. Colombo, Nov 7 (PTI) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari will be making a maiden visit to Sri Lanka later this month during which he will discuss with his counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksha cooperation on security and trade issues.

Zardari will become the first head of state to visit Sri Lanka after President Rajapaksha assumes duties for his second term of office on November 19.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will be accompanying Zardari. A trade and business delegation will be a part of the Pakistani delegation. More...Discuss this story
Published: Sun Nov 7 12:48:54 EST 2010 Back to the top

Unable to act on LTTE leader's statue: France - Express Buzz, 2010-11-07 10:38:43 EST. COLOMBO: The French government has obliquely expressed its inability to act on the controversial issue of the installation of a bust of S P Tamilselvan, slain head of the LTTE’s political wing, in La Courneuve, a suburb of Paris, earlier this week... Back to the top

Sri Lanka clears 300000 land mines - Daily Times, 2010-11-07 03:51:26 EST. COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Army spokesman Major General Ubhaya Medawala says that the Army has defused 305,376 land mines so far in recently liberated areas in the country... Back to the top

Trade tie-up with Sri Lanka
The Hindu, 2010-11-06 23:30:00 EST. A 13-member delegation of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE), an organization of entrepreneurs, which visited Sri Lanka recently has signed a memorandum of understanding with Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL) to expand business ties... Back to the top

Australia Beats Sri Lanka by Eight Wickets to End Seven-Match Losing Run - Bloomberg, 2010-11-07 19:07:39 EST. Australia, in its final match before the Ashes Test series against England, bowled out Sri Lanka for 115 before racing to victory in less than 22 overs with an unbeaten 50 from stand-in captain Michael Clarke... Back to the top

Lanka to organise its BOI on Pakistani model - Hindustan Times, 2010-11-06 12:19:12 EST. Sri Lanka plans to re-organise its Board of Investment, the nation's main investment regulatory agency, based on the high-profile Pakistani model, which has the Prime Minister on its board... Back to the top

Sri Lankan president opts out of UK visit after threat of arrest - Independent, 2010-11-06 04:01:11 EST. The president of Sri Lanka has called off a visit to Britain after exiled Tamil groups announced that they would attempt to have him arrested over alleged war crimes... Back to the top

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