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Sri Lanka's national anthem now only in Sinhala; Tamil version out - Hindustan Times, 2010-12-12 20:31:23 EST. The Sri Lankan cabinet has mandated the Sinhala version of the national anthem instead of a Tamil version used in some parts of the country, a media report said. The move will mean that the Tamil version of the anthem will no longer be played at any official or state functions, the Sunday Times reported. The decision was taken on Wednesday. At present, the Sinhala version of Sri Lanka Matha is used in all parts of the country, except in the North and the East, where there is a large Tamil population.The decision to do away with the Tamil version came after a discussion at the cabinet meeting. It was the first cabinet meeting after President Mahinda Rajapaksa returned from Britain, where a scheduled address to the Oxford Union was cancelled allegedly due to security reasons. More...
Published: Sun Dec 12 23:02:26 EST 2010
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2011 Cricket World Cup teams under terror threat, warns security expert - Sify, 2010-12-12 12:17:05 EST. A security expert has warned that the 14 national teams taking part in next year's cricket World Cup in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are at risk from ... More...
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211 ex-LTTE cadres pass in competitive exam to enter varsities - MSN India, 2010-12-12 09:24:19 EST. Sri Lanka''s universities could accommodate 20000 students out of up to 150000 who qualify for higher education each year... Back to the top

Iran's Alvand destroyer goes on display in Sri Lanka's waters - Tehran Times, 2010-12-13 01:59:53 EST. TEHRAN – Iran's domestically-manufactured Alvand destroyer went on display in Sri Lanka's waters during a ceremony held to mark the 60th anniversary of the ... Back to the top

Lanka tea deal with Iran - Calcutta Telegraph, 2010-12-13 04:07:34 EST. 12: Iran has agreed to grant preferential treatment for Sri Lanka's tea, officials said today... Back to the top

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