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VOL. 11, NO. 252


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Prabhakaran to blame for LTTE's demise, says Karuna - Sify, 2010-12-14 13:47:32 EST. People in Sri Lanka's north desired peace and would not want another war as they had gone through untold suffering, he added. Karuna, as he is popularly ... More...
Published: Tue Dec 14 10:51:43 EST 2010

Colombo denies reports on Tamil National Anthem
The Hindu, 2010-12-14 02:46:00 EST. The Sri Lankan government on Monday denied a media report that it had decided to disallow a Tamil version of the island nation's National Anthem played in some parts of the Northern and Eastern Provinces. Lucien Rajakarunanayake , Director, Policy Research & Information (PIRU), Presidential Secretariat told The Hindu that there was no basis to the media report and follow-up reports by sections of the press that the Cabinet had decided to “scrap” the use of the Tamil version of the anthem . More...
Published: Mon Dec 13 12:36:31 EST 2010 Back to the top

Sri Lanka steps up drive to arrest 50000 army deserters - Sin Chew Jit Poh, 2010-12-14 14:23:24 EST. COLOMBO, Tuesday 14 December 2010 (AFP) - Sri Lanka's security forces have stepped up a campaign to arrest some 50000 military deserters, an official said ... More...
Published: Tue Dec 14 10:49:07 EST 2010 Back to the top

Sri Lanka Keeps Interest Rates Unchanged to Support Growth After Civil War - Bloomberg, 2010-12-14 07:27:12 EST. Sri Lanka's central bank kept its benchmark interest rates unchanged for a fourth straight month to ... Back to the top

Arrest in slaying of Toronto student -, 2010-12-15 02:46:53 EST. Naveen Ariaratnam was arrested as he stepped off a flight from Sri Lanka... Back to the top

Sri Lankan minister admits Tamil Tiger killings - BBC News, 2010-12-13 21:56:28 EST. A former Tamil militant in Sri Lanka has admitted that his comrades killed more than 600 policemen 20 years ago in a part of the country he controlled... Back to the top

Vaiko's plea against LTTE ban: Centre directed to file counter - Hindustan Times, 2010-12-14 14:52:26 EST. "I am a supporter of the LTTE and sympathiser of the LTTE," Vaiko said arguing in person when Chief Justice MY Eqbal asked him about his locus standi to ... Back to the top

Jayasuriya, Vaas in preliminary WC squad
The Hindu, 2010-12-13 23:45:00 EST. Sri Lanka picked veterans Sanath Jayasuriya and Chaminda Vaas in a preliminary squad for next year’s World Cup... Back to the top

Sri Lanka scraps minority language anthem - Washington Post, 2010-12-13 16:55:17 EST. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena) (Eranga Jayawardena - AP) The Associated Press COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- Sri Lanka has scrapped its national anthem's minority ... Back to the top

Rajiv's assassination big mistake: ex-LTTE leader - Zee News, 2010-12-13 21:36:56 EST. The LTTE had launched their armed struggle to create an independent homeland for Sri Lanka's Tamils to protect them from alleged discrimination at the hands ... Back to the top

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