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Sri Lanka bourse performs Asia's best in 2010 - Economic Times, 2010-12-31 19:54:28 EST. COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's stock market edged up 0.3 per cent on Friday to end the year as Asia's best performer for second year in a row hinging on post-war economic optimism, while the rupee closed flat on thin volumes of trade. The island's main share index rose 21.74 points to 6,635.87. It has fallen 7.9 per cent since it hit an all-time high of 7,207.75 on Oct. 4 on year-end settlements, profit taking, and liquidity shortage. More...
Published: Fri Dec 31 13:58:28 EST 2010

Online Sri Lankan visas soon - The Hindu, 2010-12-31 22:59:38 EST. Sri Lanka will shift its visa issuance operations to the internet in the new year “as early as possible.” This means that the visa-on-arrival facility will not be available from the time that the online visa process begins. Asked about the date when the process will begin, one source in the presidential secretariat told The Hindu that the shift had been authorised by President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday. “I am not aware of the modalities. But it will be from early next year. This will save a lot of visitors the trouble of going to a Sri Lankan mission in their countries, for their visas,” he added. More...
Published: Fri Dec 31 13:58:45 EST 2010 Back to the top

Sri Lanka says UN panel can not conduct own war crimes probe - Reuters Africa, 2010-12-30 14:19:46 EST. COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka said on Thursday it would not allow a U.N. panel to conduct an independent probe into the country's 25-year war, a few weeks after reversing a ban on U.N. members taking part in a controversial, local investigating body. The government said in a statement the U.N. panel can only testify before the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC), a state-created body that human rights groups say lacks the credibility, and impartiality, needed to look into alleged human rights violations by the military against Tamil Tiger rebels, especially in the last few months of the conflict. More...
Published: Thu Dec 30 15:54:49 EST 2010 Back to the top

Sri Lanka Collaborates With India, Maldives in Higher Education - allvoices, 2010-12-31 17:35:06 EST. In its aim to expand higher educational opportunities for the country’s youth, the Sri Lankan government in collaboration with the Indian High Commission is offering 40 scholarships for Sri Lankan students to attend undergraduate and graduate programs at various Indian universities... Back to the top

Sri Lanka Among the Top 30 Countries for Offshore Services - allvoices, 2010-12-31 14:45:05 EST. One of the world’s leading information technology research companies has rated Sri Lanka among the top 30 countries for globally-sourced activities for the years 2010 and 2011... Back to the top

Sri Lanka's Inflation Rate Held Near a One-Year High in December - Bloomberg, 2010-12-31 15:41:42 EST. Sri Lanka’s inflation rate held near a one-year high in December, adding pressure on the central bank to raise interest rates... Back to the top

'Sri Lanka will be a force to reckon with in World Cup' - Sify, 2010-12-31 16:47:57 EST. Dubai, Dec 31 (IANS) Sri Lanka, who finished runners-up in the previous edition, have a good chance of winning the cricket World Cup for the second time, feels stylish batsman Mahela Jayawardene... Back to the top

Dropping a colonial tag - The Hindu, 2010-12-30 21:08:37 EST. Move over Ceylon, it will be Sri Lanka from now on everywhere... Back to the top

Sri Lanka bans BBC again at panel - BBC News, 2010-12-30 18:31:25 EST. The BBC has been banned for a third time from covering an official panel's investigation into the final phase of the Sri Lankan civil war... Back to the top

Slain clerk had been sent to US to escape violence in his homeland of Sri Lanka - Kansas City Star, 2010-12-30 09:43:12 EST. Sujendra Amarasingham escaped the violence in his homeland of Sri Lanka only to find it lurking in the parking lot of a gas station in Kansas City... Back to the top

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