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Big B, who's in Sri Lanka after the island nation was announced as the IIFA host this year, says he's impressed by Sri Lankan hospitality.
Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan arrived in Sri Lanka today. He is slotted to address a press conference in the evening, meet the Sri Lankan President, and leave for India tonight.
Malaysia win Asian Rugby Sevens Invitational TournamentTheSportsCampus.comTop seeded Malaysia showcased their class as they outplayed the Sri Lankan's to close the event as the Asian champions. The Malay's with their strong ...India finish fourth, Malaysia win Asian Rugby SevensLittle About (blog)all 60 news articlesÂ Â»
Hindustan Times'Detained S.Lanka writer probed for radical links'AFPCOLOMBO â€” A Sri Lankan woman taken into custody last month for writing books about her conversion to Islam for Buddhism is being investigated for possible ...Sri Lanka: The Akon ControversyEurasia ReviewBuddhism, Nationalism and Ethnic ConflictSri Lanka Guardian (blog)Akon and Buddhism in Sri Lanka: A Response to Bhikkhu K. TanchangyaGroundviewsall 14 news articlesÂ Â»
Clothes make the mandate â€“ in Sri Lanka and elsewhereThe GuardianThe Sri Lankan president is not the only world leader who has used sartorial signifiers to establish his credentials as a man of the people: Mahmoud ...and moreÂ Â»
BBC NewsPresident with Sri Lanka in his grip braves resentment in search of votesThe GuardianFor his first public meeting he has chosen the place where he has least support: Jaffna, the northern Sri Lankan port city dominated by the nation's largely ...1538 LTTE cadre freedExpress BuzzSri Lanka's president urges Tamil voters to trust himWashington PostSri Lankan Economy Accelerates at Fastest Pace in Five QuartersBusinessWeekAsian TribuneÂ -Colombo PageÂ -World Socialist Web Siteall 256 news articlesÂ Â»
SkySportsIn Sachin-crazy Mumbai, Malinga has a fan followingIndian ExpressBut even as they stretch their winning streak, there is in their midst an unsung hero in the form of Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga. ...Mumbai look to sting Deccan at home againCricketnext.comIPL III: McCullum joins Kolkata Knight Riders campPress Trust of IndiaKings XI Punjab can be party pooper: WhatmoreNDTV.comCricInfo.comÂ -TheSportsCampus.comall 347 news articlesÂ Â»
Sri Lankan Fans On A New Level (Sad Story)Island Cricket (blog)If one said that, Sri Lankan & Indian cricket fans only had a few things in common, I don't think that many would disagree. Let's say the common facts being ...IPL 2010 - At the halfway mark - Perhaps the worst season yet for the Sri LankansIsland Cricket (blog)all 2 news articlesÂ Â»
Brisbane TimesSri Lanka shock Coast Games rivalGold Coast Bulletin NewsThe southern Sri Lankan city unexpectedly entered the bidding to host the 2018 Games after the Nigerian city of Abuja, in the midst of a political crisis, ...Gold Coast up against Sri Lankan city of Hambantota for 2018 Commonwealth GamesThe Canadian PressGold Coast, Hambantota bid for 2018 CommonwealthsReuters IndiaGold Coast has Comm Games competitionSydney Morning HeraldEarthtimes (press release)Â -Yahoo!Xtra Blogs (blog)Â -ABC Onlineall 193 news articlesÂ Â»
Manx clothes parcels sent to Sri Lankan orphanageBBC NewsParcels of clothes, donated by people on the Isle of Man, have been sent to an orphanage in Sri Lanka. Post Office business analyst Lee Bridge and his wife ...
Lawyer denies detained Sri Lankan author linked to Islamist militants, blames ...The Canadian PressCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka â€” The lawyer for a Sri Lankan author arrested after writing two books explaining why she converted to Islam from Buddhism denied she had ...and moreÂ Â»
Press Trust of IndiaWhere to Buy a Land Mine in Sri LankaTIME31, 2010 A man rides his bicycle past a war-damaged building in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, on Feb. 11, 2010 The civil war in Sri Lanka may be over, but you can buy ...Sri Lankan Economy Accelerates at Fastest Pace in Five QuartersBusinessWeekIndo-Lanka Accord solved nothingAsian TribunePolitical will requiredDaily PioneerSri Lanka Guardian (blog)Â -LankawebÂ -TamilWeekall 36 news articlesÂ Â»
Contactmusic.comAKON TO PLAY SCRAPPED SRI LANKAN SHOW IN THE MALDIVESPR-inside.com (press release)AKON has found a new country to host the Sri Lankan concert he was forced to abandon last week (ends26Mar10) following a protest by local Buddhist s - he ...Some Sri Lankan Buddhists Not Amused with Akon's Music VideoChakraNews.com (blog)* Cancelled Sri Lanka concert to be held in MaleColombo Pageall 22 news articlesÂ Â»
Dulles Detects Sri Lankan Imposter, Alien SmugglerLoudoun IndependentCustoms and Border Protection officers at Washington-Dulles International Airport discovered a Sri Lankan imposter and an alleged alien smuggler after they ...
Ceylon Daily NewsBASIL RAJAPAKSA â€“ THE FOUNDATION OF SRI LANKA'S SUCCESSLankawebBasil Rajapaksa's official Facebook states â€śBasil Rohana Rajapaksa is a Sri Lankan politician currently the Senior Adviser to ...Rajapaksa for concerted global action to curb terrorismPress Trust of Indiaall 17 news articlesÂ Â»
Inner City PressAs UN's Ban Delays Bhutto Report 15 Days for Pakistan, Amid Dodges on Who Sees ...Inner City PressWhile UN Special Rapporteur on Summary Execution Philip Alston has submitted questions to the Sri Lankan government, Nambiar himself is at least a witness. ...and moreÂ Â»
Sri Lanka stymied investigationSydney Morning HeraldTHE Sri Lankan government sought to influence an Australian police investigation and prosecution of three Australian citizens charged with terrorism ...Raising hacklesThe AgeJudge raps federal police for 'high-handed' arrestSydney Morning Heraldall 14 news articlesÂ Â»
SRI LANKA: Housing tops returnees' wish-listIRINnews.orgPULLIYANKULAM, 30 March 2010 (IRIN) - The latest UN figures show that 160000 houses in northern Sri Lanka have to be repaired or rebuilt as the ...and moreÂ Â»
Ceylon Daily NewsPeople have faith in UPFA - Minister Rohana Kumara DissanayakeCeylon Daily NewsPresident Rajapaksa gives a leadership with confidence to the people and it is happening for the first time in Sri Lankan political history. ...Upcoming Parliamentary Elections and the Future of Sri LankaReliefWeb (press release)Hard choice between Ranil and Democracy!Ceylon Daily Newsall 5 news articlesÂ Â»
sri Lanka is hiding War Crime The sinhala government has been extremely successful in manipulating our actions for some time now. We have been put on a defensive footing trying to refute its claims and propaganda relating to the state of Tamils in the land, idps' settlement and the treatment of some 14000 youth in incarceration, not to mention its vast campaign to restore tourism. and one tourist misled by the government and telling no problem but he is in Colombo (Capital) Six months ago in Sri Lanka, as the last bastion of the Tamil Tigers fell, tens of thousands of civilians who had fled the fighting were detained in refugee camps. Now the Sri Lankan army has given them permission to return home. We went to meet these refugees who have lost everything.
Ministry of Defence (press release)* Sri Lanka Navy brings home fishermen released from IndiaColombo PageMar 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy Saturday (27) brought home 25 fishermen released from custody by the Indian officials, the Navy said. ...Conformity with international lawThe Island (subscription)Navy brings released Sri Lankan Fishermen safely homeSri Lanka NavyLankan navy attacks Tamil Nadu fishermen in Palk StraitDaily News & AnalysisAsian Tribuneall 13 news articlesÂ Â»
DAWN.comSri Lankan former Army chief's health not deterioratingGlobal TimesThe Sri Lankan Army said Monday that the health condition of detained former Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka is not deteriorating and a special ...* Sri Lanka President to appoint judges to the second military tribunal ...Colombo PageSri Lanka police announce Rs1 million reward for info on Fonseka kinDaily News & Analysis'Asian diplomat funded Sarath Fonseka's poll'Express Buzzall 22 news articlesÂ Â»
Sri Lankan Cultural Festival In HK 2010. FOR MORE VIDEO www.jpthk.com
End of War Brings New Hope for Sri Lanka's Muslim IDP'sallvoicesSri Lankan activist Jansila Majeed, a Muslim woman displaced by the war for nearly 20 years, recently received the US State ...
TamilWeekUS-Lanka spat over military cooperationExpress BuzzCOLOMBO: The United States and Sri Lanka are at loggerheads over military cooperation in the context of the US charge that the Sri Lankan army had committed ...'Pragmatic and viable political force representing the Sri Lankan Tamils ...TamilWeek1.9 lakh Tamils resettled in Lanka, yet no relief in sightHindustan TimesTamil Diaspora's New Umbrella - The Global Tamil Forum (GTF)Ministry of Defence (press release)Sri Lanka Guardian (blog)Â -Free Malaysia Todayall 18 news articlesÂ Â»
Fly, with the Sri Lankan Air Force!Financial ExpressColombo: In the post-LTTE phase, the Sri Lankan Air Force has ventured into commercial operations with Helitours becoming a popular mode of transportation ...Special Forces, Commandos left outThe Island (subscription)all 4 news articlesÂ Â»
India TalkiesSri Lankan author arrested 'for offending ethnic Sinhalese Buddhists'SifySarah Malini Perera, a Sri Lankan author who has written two books about her conversion from Buddhism to Islam, has been arrested for apparently offending ...Author Sarah Malini Perera held 'for offending Buddhists' in Sri LankaTimes OnlineSri Lankan who wrote about Islam conversion heldeTaiwan NewsAuthor arrested in Sri Lanka: reportNew Straits TimesSunday Times.lkÂ -Nation on SundayÂ -Hindustan Timesall 36 news articlesÂ Â»
Cement makers tap Sri Lankan infra bizTimes of IndiaCHENNAI: Stung by massive capacity expansion and poor utilisation of their plants, cement companies are looking at the war-ravaged Sri Lanka, ...and moreÂ Â»
France24Akon visa denial has wider impact on Sri Lanka and BuddhismTamilWeekby Dushy Ranetunge in London The Sri Lankan government this week has decided to deny a visa for the American rap star Akon, even before he had applied for ...Sri Lankan Muslim convert accused of being 'anti-state'BBC Newsâ€śSmack that!â€ť â€“ On Akon's Sri Lankan rejectionLivemint (blog)Akon Concert In Sri Lanka CancelledRTT NewsArtistdirect.comÂ -SHOUTcast Blog (blog)Â -Zimbioall 89 news articlesÂ Â»
France24Sri Lankan Muslim convert accused of being 'anti-state'BBC NewsA Sri Lankan woman who converted from Buddhism to Islam has been arrested by the authorities on suspicion of anti-state activities. ...Akon visa denial has wider impact on Sri Lanka and BuddhismTamilWeekâ€śSmack that!â€ť â€“ On Akon's Sri Lankan rejectionLivemint (blog)Akon Denied Access to Sri Lanka For Disrespecting BuddhistsSHOUTcast Blog (blog)RTT NewsÂ -Artistdirect.comÂ -Zimbioall 89 news articlesÂ Â»
Times OnlineAkon banned from Sri Lanka for Buddha statue videoThe GuardianR&B star Akon has been refused a Sri Lankan visa after one of his music videos spurred violent protests in the nation's capital. The singer apologised to ...Sri Lankan protesters against Akon throw stonesThe Associated PressAkon refused Sri Lanka visa over Buddha statue videosNME.comSri Lanka visa declined for AkonOneindiaEntertainment WeeklyÂ -LiveDaily.comÂ -CBC.caall 971 news articlesÂ Â»
ReutersSri Lankan protesters against Akon throw stonesThe Associated PressCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka â€” Protesters outraged at an upcoming concert by R&B singer Akon hurled stones at a Sri Lankan private broadcaster's headquarters Monday, ...Stones hurled at Sri Lankan broadcaster's office; 4 hurtWashington PostAkon refused Sri Lankan visa after protestsBBC NewsAkon cancels Sri Lankan concert amid controversyLiveDaily.comArtistdirect.comÂ -CBC.caÂ -411mania.comall 1,057 news articlesÂ Â»
Times OnlineStones hurled at Sri Lankan broadcaster's office; 4 hurtWashington PostCOLOMBO (Reuters) - Hundreds of people stormed the head office of Sri Lanka's largest private broadcaster on Monday and hurled stones at ...Akon refused Sri Lankan visa after protestsBBC NewsAkon banned from Sri Lanka for Buddha statue videoThe GuardianAkon refused Sri Lanka visa over Buddha statue videosNME.comLiveDaily.comÂ -OneindiaÂ -CBC.caall 971 news articlesÂ Â»
It has been nearly one year since the Sri Lankan government defeated the Tamil Tigers, ending a twenty-seven year civil war. Allegations of war crimes on both sides still divide this country haunted by war. The war is over and that leaves of lot questions unanswered, the former UN Sri Lanka spokesperson stressed. We explore the accusations tearing apart Sri Lanka. The war crimes charges levied against the Sri Lankan government including bombing safe zones and hospitals suggest a determination to simply wipe out as many people as possible commented a UN Special Rapporteur. Witnesses allege that the rebels are also guilty of war crimes; kidnapping and forcing children to fight. We meet the victims of this bitter war and hear their stories as two senior UN officials call for an investigation. We can't just draw a line under this, a prominent political analyst emphasised. Serious, hard questions of how we could do these things to each other must be investigated.
SINHALAYA News AgencyProbe into Sri Lankan team attack completed: CCPODaily TimesLAHORE: Police have completed investigation into the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team a year ago and submitted a challan to the court, Capital City ...First Year commemoration of the terrorist attack on Sri Lankan Cricket Team in ...SINHALAYA News AgencyAttack on Sri Lankan cricket team: One year on, police yet to make significant ...Daily Timesall 4 news articlesÂ Â»
ReutersSri Lanka's 27 year emergency extended againTruthDive.com (blog)Sri Lankan president Rajapakse has extended the State of Emergency in Sri Lanka today. The nation has been in a state of emergency for 27 years since 1983. ...Sri Lankan Parliament to be summoned next TuesdayAsian TribuneRajapaksa extends emergency laws till AprilThe HinduEmergency to be extended for another month in SLPress Trust of Indiaall 35 news articlesÂ Â»
PayvandLankan woman wins IWOC awardDaily MirrorA Sri Lankan woman activist for the displaced persons is among the 10 winners of this year's US Department of State, International Women of Courage (IWOC) ...* Sri Lankan woman activist US State Department's 2010 International Women of ...Colombo Pageall 16 news articlesÂ Â»
BBC NewsUS honours displaced Sri Lankan Muslim womanBBC NewsA Sri Lankan Muslim woman who has been internally displaced in the north of the country for 20 years has won a top award from the US state department. ...and moreÂ Â»
SINHALAYA News AgencyUK calls for constitutional reform in Sri LankaTamilEelamNews.comUnited Kingdom calls for constitutional reform in Sri Lanka at the inaugural conference of the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) last week in United Kingdom. ...Sri Lankans living in Britain launch strong objections over David Miliband's ...SINHALAYA News AgencyGlobal Tamil Forum (GTF) endorses separate state in Sri Lanka: US & UK behind GTFAsian TribuneGlobal Tamil Forum and Fonseka â€“ New weapons of the westSri Lanka Guardian (blog)Lanka TimesÂ -Gulf TimesÂ -Sri Lanka Guardian (blog)all 8 news articlesÂ Â»
Earthtimes (press release)Indo-Sri Lankan Couple Attacked In AustraliaRTT News(RTTNews) - A Sri Lankan man and his Indian wife have been attacked in Melbourne, the latest in the series of hate crimes committed against Indians living ...Sri Lankan, Indian attacked in OzOneindiaFresh attack on Indian, Sri Lankan in OzPress Trust of Indiaall 38 news articlesÂ Â»
Sri Lanka will again miss IMF deficit goalAlibaba News ChannelCOLOMBO, March 2 - Sri Lanka will not meet the budget deficit target set by the International Monetary Fund for this year as a condition for a $2.6 billion ...Sri Lanka will overshoot IMF 2010 deficit target-finminReuters IndiaSri Lanka shares fall on profit-takingLanka Business OnlineFACTBOX-Sri Lanka's pre-election budget reportInteractive InvestorCeylon Daily Newsall 28 news articlesÂ Â»
AFPProtest outside British embassy in Sri LankaAFPCOLOMBO â€” Hundreds of Sri Lankan ruling party activists demonstrated outside the British High Commission in Colombo on Monday, denouncing what they called ...Sri Lankan protest says Brits back Tamil rebelseTaiwan NewsWar-Stories on Sri LankaLankaweb* Sri Lanka breakaway Marxist party accuses UK for abetting terrorismColombo PageChristian Science MonitorÂ -Lanka Business OnlineÂ -Lanka Everythingall 86 news articlesÂ Â»
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OneindiaSri Lanka army officers remandedBBC NewsA Sri Lankan court has ordered that six army officers suspected of plotting to overthrow the government should remain in custody. ...General Sarath Fonseka to fight in Sri Lanka parliamentary electionsTimes OnlineSri Lanka's human-rights and free-speech problems need international attentionSeattle TimesSri Lanka Inflation Rate Rises, Leaving Less Room to Hold RatesBusinessWeekReuters IndiaÂ -Sunday Leader (registration)Â -Mission Network NEws (press release)all 179 news articlesÂ Â»
Sri Lanka climbs Kuoni list of best travel destinations Sri Lanka has climbed the Kuoni list as the 4th best selling travel destination for 2010. Kuoni Travel Ltd is one of the largest travel companies in Switzerland, and also one of the leading travel organisations in the world. It calls itself uk's most successful specialist tour operator. The operator's annual Longhaul Report, which was first published in 1980, reveals the best-selling destinations so far for 2010. While the top three most popular long-haul destinations for Kuoni are Maldives, Thailand and US which held the top places last year, Sri Lanka and Malaysia have moved up the list to fourth and sixth places respectively. China and Hong Kong is a new entry at number eight and Singapore comes in at number 10. Kenya and Mauritius were the destinations to drop out of the top 10 from last year. Kuoni said destinations to watch out for this year include India, Oman, Indonesia and Cuba which are all showing momentum and just sitting outside the top 10. Other trends identified by the operator include a desire by holidaymakers to "get under the skin of a country, to engage with locals or traditional and authentic experiences unique to the destination". www.kuoni.co.uk
Boston GlobeGeneral Sarath Fonseka to stand in Sri Lanka electionBBC NewsDefeated Sri Lankan presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka - currently detained in military custody - is to stand in April's parliamentary polls. ...INDIA'S INTERVENTION IN SRI LANKA IS AN IMMEDIATE IMPERATIVE! - Prof. Arindam ...BigNews.biz (press release)Fonseka to face more chargesThe HinduForex: Sri Lankan Supreme Court Rejects Gen. Fonseka's Bail PleaForexTV.comCPJ Press Freedom OnlineÂ -NationalÂ -Free Speech Radio Newsall 287 news articlesÂ Â»
The President emphasized the importance of commitment and discipline in the development of the country. Addressing the gathering at the Independence Day celebrations in Kandy this morning the President said his aim is to restore everything the country had lost due to war. He has integrated the land and now its his duty to unite the hearts of the people. He said Independence means reducing the suffering and increasing the joys. The last four years have been the most constructive years towards this end. He said that a foreign magazine has selected Sri Lanka amongst the 31 top tourist destinations in the world. Sri Lanka is also amongst the countries with best investment environment. A magnificent celebration was held to mark the 62nd Independence Day at the Sri Dalada Maligawa premises in Kandy. After arriving at the venue the President hoisted the National Flag with the dignity exclusive to a leader who unified the nation. It was the first celebration to be held after the unification of the country. The National Anthem was rendered by students representing Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim communities. The Chief of Defence Staff, Commanders of the armed forces and the IGP thereafter accompanied the President to the special dais. Students sang the Jayamangala Gatha to extend blessings. Thereafter a two minutes silence was observed commemorating those who made supreme sacrifices for the independence of the country. A 21 Gun Salute was conducted by the Army. Addressing the nation the ...
There's high drama in Sri Lanka just hours before the results of its presidential election are declared. The opposition candidate General Sarath Fonseka says there is a conspiracy to assassinate him and he may flee the country. General Fonseka spoke exclusively to News X soon after he went into hiding. He's moved into a hotel in Colombo's suburbs and has booked an entire floor for him and his staff. The area has also been surrounded by armed guards to keep Fonseka safe. Fonseka has also appealed to international governments for help.
Jan. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Bernard Lo and Arjuna Wickramasinghe report on the outlook for Sri Lanka's presidential election results. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa led in early returns from yesterdays election as officials defended the candidacy of challenger Sarath Fonseka, who isnt registered to vote. (Source: Bloomberg)