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Lanka to install CCTV system for surveillance of Colombo - MSN India
google.com, 2010-12-20 16:39:59 EST. Colombo, Dec 20 (PTI) Sri Lanka''s defence authorities will unveil the country''s first closed-circuit television camera system to maintain surveillance of the capital, police said today. The network of over 100 cameras installed in the Colombo metropolitan area will be launched on December 29 and later expanded to other areas too, a police official said. The network will be used for "national security purposes" as well as traffic management in the city of just over 600,000 residents, officials said. More...
Published: Mon Dec 20 07:44:24 EST 2010

Sri Lanka bans felling coconut trees - AFP
google.com, 2010-12-20 16:45:00 EST. COLOMBO Sri Lanka's government on Monday banned the felling of coconut trees as the island battled a severe shortage of nuts -- a dietary staple -- and ordered imports for the first time. Coconut development minister Jagath Pushpakumara said the government had outlawed the cutting down of coconut trees in a bid to maintain local production that has been falling steadily in recent years. More...
Published: Mon Dec 20 11:29:12 EST 2010 Back to the top

India-Lanka to commemorate Lord Buddha''s festival jointly - MSN India
google.com, 2010-12-20 20:35:20 EST. Colombo, Dec 20 (PTI) India has commissioned a 16-feet high icon of Lord Buddha, as part of joint activities with Sri Lanka to commemorate 2,600th year or the Sambudda Jayanthi of the Buddhahood, the Indian High commission here said. The Saranath style icon of the Lord Buddha from the Gupta period is proposed to be installed at the entrance to the International Buddhist Museum of the Sri Dalada Maligawa, the temple of the tooth relic in Kandy. More...
Published: Mon Dec 20 11:29:47 EST 2010 Back to the top

Indian Bank to open branch in Jaffna - MSN India
google.com, 2010-12-19 21:36:51 EST. Palani (TN), Dec 19 (PTI) Indian Bank would soon open a branch in Jaffna in northern Sri Lanka, its second in the island nation, a top bank official said today... Back to the top

'India wanted LTTE, Lanka to allow intervention' - Express Buzz
google.com, 2010-12-19 08:07:17 EST. COLOMBO: Contrary to the general perception, India was keen that the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE showed restraint and accepted international intervention during the three-year Eelam War IV, which ended in the decimation of the LTTE by the Lankan armed forces in May 2009, The Island said on Saturday, quoting the whistle blower website Wikileaks... Back to the top

Lanka seeks USD 500 million loan from World Bank for recovery - MSN India
google.com, 2010-12-19 13:23:29 EST. Colombo, Dec 19 (PTI) Sri Lanka is seeking USD 500 million in financial aid for its post-war economic recovery from the World Bank, which said its assistance could complement the bilateral loans being negotiated by Colombo with countries like India and China... Back to the top

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