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Sri Lanka to resettle displaced persons by year end
TOI, Dec 7. CHENNAI: Sri Lanka has reaffirmed its commitment to resettle most of the Internally Displayed Persons (IDPs), numbering around 16000-17000 in camps, before the end of 2010, said minister of external affairs S M Krishna on Monday. Replying to chief minister M Karunanidhi's November 24th letter, Krishna said he had urged the Sri Lankan President to begin a structured dialogue with the Tamil and other communities with a view to finding a permanent settlement. "India's substantial assistance for the resettlement of the IDPs and the rehabilitation of northern and eastern Sri Lanka has been greatly appreciated by the people of the region. India will do whatever possible to ensure a peaceful and dignified life for the IDPs," said the minister. More...
Published: Mon Dec 6 19:18:08 EST 2010

Sri Lanka to prosecute public officials over spread of dengue - MSN India
google.com, 2010-12-06 16:49:08 EST. Colombo, Dec 6 (PTI) Sri Lanka''s health ministry today warned top officials that they will be prosecuted unless they stopped mosquito breeding on their premises as 230 dengue deaths were reported this year.

Health minister Maithripala Sirisena said he instructed the National Dengue Control Programme to initiate legal action against heads of state institutions who maintained mosquito breeding areas.

"Breeding sites are to be located and anyone deemed to be responsible for creating an environment conducive for mosquito breed would be penalised to the fullest extent. More...Discuss this story
Published: Mon Dec 6 09:20:36 EST 2010 Back to the top


‘German Bakery blast accused was trained to assemble explosives in Colombo’
The Hindu, 2010-12-06 21:55:00 EST. The alleged mastermind of the February 13 German Bakery attack, Himayat Baig, was trained to assemble explosives in Colombo by two of the co-accused in the case when they visited the Sri Lankan capital in March 2008, the Maharashtra ATS has contended in the chargesheet submitted to the Judicial Magistrate in Pune.

A copy of the 2500-page chargesheet, which was filed by the ATS in the court of Judicial Magistrate S. Bose on Saturday, was handed over to Baig who was produced in the court on Monday. More...Discuss this story
Published: Mon Dec 6 09:20:18 EST 2010 Back to the top


Disappointment at LLRC at Trinco
BBC news, Dec 5, 2010. Proceeding of Learnt Lessons and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) should be transparent if it was meant to bring about national unity,some disappointed members of the public in Trincomalee have said... Back to the top

Can Sri Lanka's 'Kik' beat Coke and Pepsi? - AsiaOne
google.com, 2010-12-06 15:21:31 EST. Elephant House, one of Sri Lanka's strongest brands and a household name for over 100 years, has announced the launch of its own new cola, 'Kik', 'which is a giant step towards covering the entire soft drinks market in their existing product portfolio' the company said in a statement... Back to the top

Sri Lanka: Deported asylum seekers face torture, jail - Green Left Weekly
google.com, 2010-12-05 10:30:58 EST. Nor does it account for the fact that the government of Sri Lanka continues to fight the ghosts of the LTTE... Back to the top

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