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Devolution will help create lasting peace in Lanka: Krishna
The Hindustan Times, 2010-11-25 18:28:11 EST. ndia today said a "meaningful" devolution package aimed at the minority Tamil community will help creating lasting peace in Sri Lanka and hoped that discussions on that would begin soon. External Affairs Minister S M Krishna, who arrived here on a four-day official visit, said Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has gone on record to say that his government was committed to devolving power to all regions including areas dominated by Tamils. "The end of the armed conflict holds out hope that an era of reconciliation and meaningful devolution package will begin in Sri Lanka," Krishna told reporters here. More...
Published: Thu Nov 25 18:37:06 EST 2010
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Nothing substantial found in alleged mass grave in Lanka - MSN India, 2010-11-25 14:37:16 EST. Colombo, Nov 25 (PTI) Contrary to suspicions, Sri Lankan investigators hardly found any evidence as they carried out digging of a site where the Tamil Tigers are alleged to have mass buried government troops killed by them.

Only a few pieces of clothes and some empty bullets were found from the site, military officials said.

The government investigators comprising forensic experts exhumed the area where four LTTE detainees had confessed that it was "a place where 26 Sri Lankan military soldiers both from army and navy were buried". More...Discuss this story
Published: Thu Nov 25 13:02:12 EST 2010 Back to the top

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S Lanka tests 'mass grave' ashes - BBC News  -

Lanka's connection to the royal wedding
The Hindustan Times, 2010-11-25 12:53:00 EST. Sri Lanka has a sparkling connection to what has been termed as the royal marriage of the century – the oval blue sapphire ring that Prince William gave to Kate Middleton is from here. The sapphire was originally sourced from one among the several gem mines in the rather appropriately named Ratnapura district in central-south of the country.

And as it has turned out, it was the same ring given by William's father, Prince Charles during his engagement to Lady Diana in 1981. More...Discuss this story
Published: Thu Nov 25 13:03:24 EST 2010 Back to the top

Two cricket upsets at Asian Games - BBC News, 2010-11-25 18:15:37 EST. The cricket teams of Afghanistan and Bangladesh have both caused upsets in the semi-finals of the Twenty20 tournament at the Asian Games in China... Back to the top

Nepal rubbishes Sri Lanka's claim of mediator role - Hindustan Times, 2010-11-25 18:25:08 EST. Nepal has refuted claims made by a Sri Lankan minister that it had sought the island nation's help to diffuse the ongoing political crisis in the Himalyan nation... Back to the top

Find solutions for rightful living of Sri Lankan Tamils: Karunanidhi
The Hindu, 2010-11-24 23:36:00 EST. Expressing concern over the “untold miseries and innumerable hardships” faced by the Sri Lankan Tamils, Chief Minister M... Back to the top

Sri Lanka's Dilshan puts Windies batsmen in spin - AFP, 2010-11-25 19:30:00 EST. COLOMBO — Part-time spinner Tillakaratne Dilshan bagged two wickets in one over in fading light to boost Sri Lanka's hopes of gaining the lead in the second Test against the West Indies on Thursday... Back to the top

Sri Lanka tourism revenue at record; Oct visits up 39 pct - Reuters, 2010-11-24 12:55:28 EST. COLOMBO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's tourism revenue hit a record high in the first ten months of 2010, with October arrivals jumping 39 percent as the country continues to enjoy a post-war surge, tourism board data showed on Wednesday... Back to the top

Tribunal's order confirming ban on LTTE challenged
The Hindustan Times, 2010-11-24 13:39:23 EST. The Madras High Court on Wednesday asked the Additional Solicitor General to get instructions from the Union Government regarding maintainability of a writ petition challenging a tribunal's order confirming the ban on LTTE... Back to the top

Sangakkara bolsters S.Lanka in W.Indies cricket Test - AFP, 2010-11-24 15:30:00 EST. COLOMBO — Kumar Sangakkara hit an impressive 135 not out under pressure to boost Sri Lanka in the second Test against the West Indies on Wednesday... Back to the top

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