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VOL. 11, NO. 261


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Colombo steps up fight against defamation - The Hindu, 2010-12-23 03:32:44 EST. Sri Lanka has stepped up efforts to counter the propaganda war unleashed by the Tamil diaspora about the condition of their brethren on the island and allegations of war crimes. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared on Tuesday that the battle against LTTE elements abroad would continue. The same day, External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris invited U.S. Ambassador Patricia Butenis to meet him in the context of news reports that several United States Senators and Members of Congress had written to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the condition of Tamils in Sri Lanka. More...
Published: Wed Dec 22 19:06:36 EST 2010

The overbearing Brits -Opinion, 2010-12-23 06:45:04 EST. IT was during Sri Lanka’s difficult do-or-die battle with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam that former British foreign secretary David Miliband burst into the scene spouting unsolicited strictures on how the government and military should conduct themselves. Tensions between the two nations grew as London exerted pressure on Colombo to stop the offensive citing, among other things, rising civilian casualties. In response, Sri Lanka accused Britain of pandering to pro-LTTE groups desperate to save Tiger leaders by bringing about a ceasefire. More...
Published: Thu Dec 23 07:34:50 EST 2010 Back to the top

Sri Lanka apologises over false claim on Nepal peace - Himalayan Times, 2010-12-22 14:11:08 EST. KATHMANDU: A Sri Lankan minister has apologised to the Nepal government over the false claims that the President of the Himalayan Republic has invited his Sri Lankan counterpart to help build peace in Nepal‚ a Sri Lankan news site reported on Wednesday. Earlier‚ Sri Lanka’s External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris had time and again claimed that President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav sought help from Mahinda Rajapakse asking him to take up the role of a peace mediator in Nepal during their tęte-ŕ-tęte in Beijing a few weeks ago. More...
Published: Wed Dec 22 07:07:39 EST 2010 Back to the top

Tamil boat refugees settle into life in Canada - Vancouver Sun, 2010-12-23 05:07:09 EST. VANCOUVER — The Harper government calls the shadowy individuals who helped smuggle 492 Tamil migrants to Canada aboard a cargo ship this summer "criminals" and "ruthless profiteers... Back to the top

Rahul concerned over plight of Lankan Tamils
IBN, DEc 22. Chennai: Voicing concern over Sri Lanka government "not doing enough" for the Tamils there, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said he would ensure that they get justice... Back to the top

Necklace makes Tamil woman suspect in Canada - Sify, 2010-12-22 09:17:16 EST. Toronto, Dec 22 (IANS) Canadian authorities say that a Sri Lankan Tamil woman who entered the country aboard the smuggling ship MV Sun Sea in August is linked to the Tamil Tigers... Back to the top

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