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Sri Lanka boxer fails second doping test - Times of India, 2010-11-14 19:21:01 EST. TCOLOMBO: Sri Lankan boxer Manju Wanniarachchi failed the second doping test for a banned steroid after winning gold at last month's Commonwealth Games, the boxing governing body on the island said on Sunday. The Amateur Boxing Association of Sri Lanka said the "B" sample of 30-year-old Wanniarachchi's urine tested positive for nandrolone, a performance enhancing substance, but the authorities in Colombo will appeal. More...
Published: Sun Nov 14 12:39:36 EST 2010

Man-made lakes to prevent Sri Lanka flooding -, 2010-11-14 07:28:59 EST. Building lakes in the capital Colombo suburbs is a move considered by Sri Lankan authorities to prevent the city from flooding in thunder storms.

That reaction came after Thursday's deluge which left most parts of the capital under water following its highest rain fall in 18 years. The city recorded 440 millimeters of rain which is the second highest rainfall since the 492 millimeters recorded in June 1992.

"We have identified at least three different areas, one in Nawala and others in Kotte to build lakes", Shyama Gunawardena, the general manager of the Lands Reclamation Board said Saturday. More...Discuss this story
Published: Sat Nov 13 22:56:58 EST 2010 Back to the top

Sri Lankan housemaid alleges she was forced to sallow nails -, 2010-11-14 14:33:38 EST. Colombo: In a shocking incident, a Sri Lankan housemaid has alleged that her employer in Jordan's capital Amman forced her to swallow six nails with water. D M Chandima, who had gone to Amman a month ago, charged that she was beaten and forced to swallow nails by her employer. "I took her to hospital. The doctor who examined her asked us to take some X-rays. The report revealed that there were six nails in her stomach. We were told, however, that she will pass out the nails," Hemantha Wijeratne, Head of Labour section of the Sri Lankan embassy in Amman, told local weekly The Sunday Leader. Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau officials said that they await the doctors' report who reached yesterday Amman from Colombo to examine the victim. Twitter NDTV Social Live Messenger Gmail Buzz Print Chandima's husband Sunil Shantha has pleaded authorities to bring his wife back home. More...
Published: Sun Nov 14 12:41:47 EST 2010 Back to the top

S Lanka gives BBC hearings access - BBC News, 2010-11-14 16:00:47 EST. On Wednesday, the defence ministry had prohibited the BBC from travelling to cover the current hearings in northern Sri Lanka's main city, Jaffna... Back to the top

Greenway wary of 'changed' Sri Lanka -, 2010-11-14 21:57:57 EST. Lydia Greenway insists England women will not take Sri Lanka lightly during the limited-overs series, which starts tomorrow... Back to the top

Indian help to integrate Sinhala and Tamil
The Hindustan Times, 2010-11-14 11:28:45 EST. India has come forward to help Sri Lanka resolve the politically sensitive and festering issue of integrating the two primary languages, Sinhala and Tamil... Back to the top

Sri Lanka's 'ignored' non-Tamil Tiger militant groups
BBC South Asia, 2010-11-14 00:17:29 EST. Pro-government Tamil militant leaders in Sri Lanka say the plight of their supporters has been completely ignored since the war came to an end with the defeat of Tamil Tiger rebels in May 2009... Back to the top

Assaulted lankan journalist receives global award
The Hindustan Times, 2010-11-13 13:50:07 EST. A Sri Lankan journalist who was assaulted last year has been named among the recipients of a global integrity ward... Back to the top

Burmese Dissident Is Freed After Long Detention
NYT, Nov 13. YANGON — Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, was freed from seven and a half years of house arrest on Saturday and was greeted at the gate of her compound by thousands of jubilant supporters... Back to the top

Sri Lanka: joint UN-government assessment begins in flood-affected areas - Spero News, 2010-11-13 07:32:11 EST. United Nations agencies have begun a joint assessment mission with the Government of Sri Lanka after record rains caused flash floods in parts of the ... Back to the top

SriLankan maid alleges torture in Kuwait - Sydney Morning Herald, 2010-11-13 13:25:35 EST. The woman, identified only as Lechchami, 38, underwent surgery to have the nails removed after returning home to Sri Lanka, the director of the hospital in ... Back to the top

Appeal for more Jaffna doctors - BBC News, 2010-11-12 16:44:44 EST. By Ponniah Manikavasagam BBC News, Vavuniya Health authorities in northern Sri Lanka have appealed for more doctors to work in the Jaffna peninsula... Back to the top

HC upholds LTTE ban for 2 more years - Indian Express, 2010-11-13 00:01:09 EST. The tribunal concurred with the government's view in a May 14 notification that the LTTE “remained a threat to India's security, integrity and sovereignty”... Back to the top

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