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Sri Lanka to skip Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony - Sify, 2010-12-08 22:47:14 EST. Colombo: Sri Lanka is to skip the ceremony at which the Nobel Peace Prize is to be presented to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, a government official in Colombo said Wednesday.

'The government has decided that Sri Lanka's ambassador will not be accepting the invitation to attend the function,' a Foreign Ministry spokesman said without giving reasons.

The award ceremony for the Chinese dissident writer, who is serving an 11-year prison sentence for subversion, is scheduled for Friday in Oslo, Norway More... Discuss this story
Published: Wed Dec 8 13:58:15 EST 2010

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Sri Lanka bourse falls on credit shortage; rupee up - Reuters, 2010-12-07 16:57:27 EST. COLOMBO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's stock market slipped on Tuesday for a second day due to low credit for retail investors amid concern over the phasing out of margin trading by mid next year, but large crossings boosted the trading volume... Back to the top

Sri Lanka a 'Unique Frontier,' Guardian Fund's Fernando Says - Bloomberg, 2010-12-08 11:12:13 EST. Sri Lanka's benchmark Colombo All-Share Index has climbed more than 90 percent this year, lagging behind only Mongolia among global benchmarks tracked by ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka rupee hits 2-yr high; stx down on credit crunch - Reuters, 2010-12-08 17:01:28 EST. COLOMBO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's rupee currency LKR= hit a two-year high on Wednesday due to exporter dollar selling ahead of year-end holidays, ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka runs out of chicken as tourists flock to island -, 2010-12-08 17:25:52 EST. COLOMBO - Sri Lanka is set to import chicken for the first time in over two decades as consumption zooms due to a tourist bonanza and rising incomes on the ... Back to the top

British Defence Secretary to visit Sri Lanka - MSN India, 2010-12-07 13:54:52 EST. Colombo,Dec 7,(PTI) British Defence Secretary Dr Liam Fox is to visit Sri Lanka later this month to deliver the Lakshman Kadirgamar memorial lecture, a local media report has said... Back to the top

Thousands homeless as floods ravage southern Sri Lanka
The Hindustan Times, 2010-12-07 12:49:53 EST. At least three people have been killed and nearly 76,000 left homeless after torrential monsoon rains struck parts of Sri Lanka, officials said today... Back to the top

Chinese Destroyer Lanzhou Arrives in Sri Lanka -, 2010-12-07 21:15:05 EST. Chinese missile destroyer Lanzhou arrived at Sri Lanka's Colombo port on Tuesday for a five-day visit in the South Asian island country... Back to the top

Sri Lanka May Permit Foreign Investments in Short Tenor Debt - Bloomberg, 2010-12-07 16:00:53 EST. Sri Lanka may allow overseas investors to buy “shorter tenor” corporate debt as part of measures to ease foreign-exchange controls, central bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal said... Back to the top

Sri Lanka to import 2000 MT of chicken from India - Business Standard, 2010-12-07 16:04:53 EST. Sri Lanka today decided to import upto 2,000 tonnes of chicken from India to meet shortages in the domestic market ahead of Christmas holiday season... Back to the top

Lanka: UNP deputy leader for war crimes probe - Express Buzz, 2010-12-07 10:31:18 EST. COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan government has said that it will bring a no-confidence motion against Karu Jayasuriya, deputy leader of the opposition United National Party (UNP), for supporting the Western countries’ demand for a probe into the war crimes allegedly committed by the Lankan security forces in the final phase of the war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)in 2009... Back to the top

Sri Lankan Navy to celebrate Diamond Jubilee - Xinhua, 2010-12-07 18:25:13 EST. 7 (Xinhua) -- Royal Ceylon Navy, as was then known, was renamed as the Sri Lanka Navy in 1972, after Ceylon, the former British dominion, ... Back to the top

Latest destination for adventure cruise company Zegrahm: Sri Lanka - USA Today, 2010-12-07 18:23:35 EST. The adventure cruise operator is rolling out a series of voyages that include stops in little-visited Sri Lanka -- a first for the 20-year-old company... Back to the top

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