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Twenty-five Sri Lankan asylum seekers returned home on Thursday after their applications were rejected by Britain, creating more discussion on the country’s treatment of returnees. The flight carrying eight Muslims, 13 Tamils and four Sinhalese arrived at the international airport at midday. According to reports, once they landed the group was questioned by the Police ...

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Sri Lanka proud hosts of popular and shorter form of most entertaining tournament played in Asia for the first time; 20-teams, 20-day cricket fiesta ICC World T20 kicks off tomorrow Mega boost for tourism as 500 players and officials alone to take up 9,000 room-nights; hundreds of overseas fans, global sponsor officials and media to ...

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Sri Lanka’s diamond-swallowing story took an surprising turn Tuesday as police revealed the 1.5 carat stone gulped by Chou Wan, 32, at a gem show was fake, and that the real thief is still out there with the stolen precious stone valued at $13,000. Wan was taken to Colombo National Hospital on Saturday where X-rays ...

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Owned and operated by Sri Lanka’s largest blue chip conglomerate, John Keells Holdings PLC and positioned as a star value addition at John Keells Hotels Group, ‘Nature Trails’, the dedicated Wildlife and Adventure Tourism division of Chaaya and Cinnamon Resorts, bagged the award for the ‘Best Nature and Wildlife Service Provider’ at the Sri Lanka ...

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Playing off India against China and vice versa‘The Great Game’ was the name given to a diplomatic and military tussle between the British and Russian empires during the time of the British Raj in India for influence over what constitutes today’s central Asian states. Commonly known as the ‘Stan states,’ they were located along the ...

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Live the thrills and spills of the London Olympics from the comfort of your home as Dialog Television (DTV); Sri Lanka’s leading Direct-to-Home (DTH) Digital Satellite TV service is broadcasting the 2012 Olympic Games in High Definition for the first time in Sri Lanka on ESPN HD (High Definition). DTV customers who have subscribed to ...

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Gearing up to grab international attention with new song ‘Game Over’Q: What’s happening on your end, Yashan? A: Well I’m working on my third studio album these days. I will be releasing a brand English new song this weekend titled ‘Game Over’. I am also in the process of producing a song for Shanudrie, one ...

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Wimbledon is special to me not because I played the tennis circuit during my schooling days but for the insights that I get into life and business in general. The 2012 edition in particular was unique, given that a Brit was in the finals of the men’s singles game, that was happening after 74 years. ...

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Dialog Television (DTV), Sri Lanka’s leading Direct-to-Home (DTH) Digital Satellite TV service recently announced the introduction of the country’s first HD (High Definition) broadcast, leading Sri Lanka into the era of advance digital media. With enhanced picture quality, vivid colours, sharper images and Dolby digital surround sound; the HD service will enable DTV subscribers to ...

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By Cheranka Mendis While the aggressive expansion plans for ports in the country are being commended by many due to the potential they hold for the future, it has not been easy sailing for the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA), which has had to face many turbulent waves ever since development work began. SLPA Director ...

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Positioned as the new Asian gateway and one of the fastest growing economies in the world, Sri Lanka’s maritime and logistics initiatives will be given another boost from the inauguration of Sri Lanka Ports, Trade & Logistics two-day Conference and Exhibition that commences on 10 July 2012 at the Hilton Hotel in Colombo. The conference ...

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A top level Sri Lanka Ports, Trade and Logistics conference and exhibition will be held from 10 to 11 July at Colombo Hilton, organised by industry specialists Seatrade. The multi-stakeholder sponsored and endorsed event will showcase commercial opportunities and development of South Asia’s new maritime hub and logistics centre – Colombo and Sri Lanka. Seatrade ...

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BBC: A senior Sri Lankan official has said that he has no idea about the whereabouts of a disappeared journalist seven months after saying he believed the man was alive and living abroad. Human rights activists say that the remarks of former Attorney-General Mohan Peiris betray insensitivity

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The NSB/TFC deal and the General Recent events in Sri Lanka have reconfirmed that though seemingly power may be unlimited, there are in reality constraints which limit the options those in power have. As proof of this fundamental reality, the first event is the purchase by the National Savings Bank (NSB), a State-owned entity, whose ...

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Reducing military presence in the north is a tricky challenge for the Government. The danger of LTTE sympathisers destabilising the region needs to be counterbalanced by a growing international and political focus on the issue. In such an atmosphere, striking a delicate balance is difficult and often open to criticism and fraction from all sides. ...

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Expolanka Freight Ltd was recently awarded a CarbonNeutral Certification by the Carbon Consulting Company thus making it Sri Lanka’s first-ever CarbonNeutral Freight & Logistics Company, and, one of the first in Asia. Expolanka Freight CEO Jagath Pathirane said, “We’re very proud to be a certified Carbon Neutral® Company and Sri Lanka’s first at that. We ...

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Gurcharan Das, the author of the international bestseller, ‘India Unbound’ is scheduled address the Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2012 to be held from 10 to 12 July, at the Cinnamon Grand. Das will address the inauguration ceremony of the Sri Lanka Economic Summit on the evening of 10 July. His address is titled ‘Are there ...

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By Cheranka Mendis With Sri Lanka dropping five places in the World Press Freedom Index from 158 in 2010 to 163 in 2011, the country’s press freedom today lies suppressed with the parliament not passing legislation for a Right to Information Act, not granting justice for the disappearances, assault and murders of journalists as well ...

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BBC: The Iranian government has expressed confidence in the Prime Minister to resolve the controversy on the attempts to remove a mosque from a site in Dambulla. Several International and Muslim organisations had asked the Government to take action to resolve the issue. In a letter addressed

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BBC: Muslims in Sri Lanka have said that the storming of the Jumma Mosque of Dambulla by a gang may negatively impact the reconciliation process among communities. Army patrolling Ampara yesterday after Muslims protested and staged a hartal against the removal of mosque in Dambulla The All Ceylon

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Sri Lankan marathon runner has qualified in London to represent the country at 2012 London Olympics. Anuradha Indrajith Cooray, the first ever Sri Lankan to compete in London Marathon, qualified as he clocked two hours 17 minutes and 50 seconds, just 10 seconds less than the qualifying standard time. National badminton champion, Niluka Karunarathne, is ...

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Emmanuel Ray, winner of Fashions Finest’s Fashion Icon of the Year award (2011), has been asked to officially open Gibraltar Fashion Week commencing 19 April 2012. Emmanuel will meet with fashion designers, press and a selection of important members of the Gibraltarian government. Reene Weston, designer and organiser had the following to say about why she chose ...

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A gallery of images depicting the story of how the Nature Trails team headed by Chitral Jayathilake and Head Naturalist Nilantha Kodithuwakku, launched whale watching in the Eastern coast; was displayed at Chaaya Blu Trincomalee recently. Once approval was obtained by relevant authorities, the Nature Trails team headed out from Chaaya Blu Trincomalee in their ...

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By Nita Bhalla It was with a heavy heart I read the press release this morning. A desperately needed aid programme run by the charity Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) – in English, Doctors without Borders – in Sri Lanka’s war-torn North has shut down after only 18 months of operation. I had visited the project ...

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BBC: Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath who has moved up the ICC Test rankings to fifth says he is delighted to be awarded for his performance in two -Test series against England. Herath who took 6-133 and 1-37 in the second Test and adjudged man of the match after securing 12 wickets moved

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million. But Sports Minister Mahindananada Aluthgamage told BBC Sinhala ...

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Let’s accept it, Sri Lanka made a statement to the world that we are open for business with Expo 2012, even though it had its limitations like the faulty air conditioner at the launch that grabbed media attention. Whilst some can say that the shine was taken off the event due to the very uncomfortable ...

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By Firdous Syed DNA India: There seems to be no moral justification behind the United States-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council. The massacre of ‘40,000 civilians’ and continued persecution of Tamils is a fit case for international censure; even an international intervention could be justified. That the US, motivated, or ...

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BBC: England chased 359 to beat the Sri Lankan Development XI by four wickets in their final warm-up game ahead of the two-Test series against Sri Lanka. The home side declared their second innings on 199-4 at lunch to give England a run-chase of 359 in 64 overs. England’s Ravi Bopara (2nd

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By Cheranka Mendis As you walk in to the children’s ward at the National Cancer Institute of Maharagama you cannot help but feel a lump in your throat, tears threaten to spill over and sobs have to be choked back. Turning towards you will be these little faces – eyes big as saucers, lips sometimes ...

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