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Sri Lanka to boycott Nobel ceremony amid Chinese pressure - Hindustan Times, 2010-12-09 18:08:13 EST. PTI Amid intense Chinese pressure, Sri Lanka on Thursday decided not attend Friday's Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo for jailed Chinese dissident writer ... More...
Published: Thu Dec 9 09:35:33 EST 2010

Sri Lanka authorities appeal for help over 'tsunami baby' - AFP, 2010-12-10 00:00:00 EST. COLOMBO A six-year-old girl found at a house in Colombo is believed to have been sold by a hospital worker soon after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Sri Lankan child protection authorities said Thursday. Staff at the National Child Protection Authority went to the house after neighbours complained that the girl was being abused, an NCPA spokesman said. More...
Published: Thu Dec 9 15:58:47 EST 2010 Back to the top

SRI LANKA: Government seeks to boost migrant labour skills -, 2010-12-09 14:44:15 EST. This year at least three returned to Sri Lanka alleging severe abuse. In August, doctors removed about 20 nails embedded in the body of Lahadapurge ... More...
Published: Thu Dec 9 09:39:42 EST 2010 Back to the top

SRI LANKA: Menik Farm closure unlikely by year-end -, 2010-12-09 14:12:51 EST. In 2009, the IDPs fled fighting between government forces and the now defeated Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), which had been fighting for an ... Back to the top

Devananda not proclaimed offender: HC
The Hindu, 2010-12-09 00:47:00 EST. The Madras High Court today ruled that Sri Lankan Minister Douglas Devananda was not pronounced as a proclaimed offender in connection with a 1986 murder case in the city... Back to the top

Rights group: War crimes probe needed in Sri Lanka - Washington Post, 2010-12-09 11:58:55 EST. AP COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- An international human rights group says there is new video evidence linking Sri Lanka's military to the summary execution of ... Back to the top

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... Back to the top

Sri Lanka rules out defence pact with Pakistan - Deccan Herald, 2010-12-08 09:52:00 EST. "In the aftermath of our victory over the LTTE in May last year, we'll have to review our defence needs and equipment," he said... Back to the top

S Lanka 'opposition MP a traitor' - BBC News, 2010-12-08 16:47:53 EST. Sri Lanka's government has called a senior opposition leader a "traitor" after he wrote an article saying that the ... 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

Baby believed dead in 2004 Sri Lanka tsunami is alive - BBC News, 2010-12-09 18:02:53 EST. More than 30000 people were killed in Sri Lanka during the tsunami and Ms Dissanayake said that it could take anything between a week to a year for her ... 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

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