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The BBC's Charles Haviland reports from Putumattalan, the scene of fighting between the Sri Lankan army and Tamil Tiger militants three years ago.

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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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  Government caught lying to defend Defence Secretary By Frederica Jansz Last week, Gamini Abeyratne alias Taxi Abey telephoned me from the United Kingdom.  He was agitated and in more than three telephone conversations told me that Hudson Samarasinghe (Chairman of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation) had telephoned him and asked, “if Frederica went with ...

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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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Defence Ministry says raid and arrest over false news By Indika Sri Aravinda Pictures by Thusitha Kumara and Pavithra De Mello The nine employees of the Sri Lanka Mirror website were produced before the Colombo Magistrate’s Court yesterday and released on police bail. They were ordered to appear in court again on July 6, the ...

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Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday was prevented from delivering the keynote address at the opening sessions of the Commonwealth Business Council following a raucous demonstration by Sri Lanka Tamil expatriates and human rights activists opposite the venue of the symposium at Mansion House in London. The morning sessions were cancelled by the organisers ...

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“The demoralising, destructive character of the patriotic degeneracy….” Sebastian Haffner (Germany: Jekyll and Hyde) By Tisaranee Gunasekara It was the Oxford Debacle all over again. The events were drearily predicable. Sri Lanka, like every Commonwealth nation, received an invitation for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II. President Rajapaksa, unlike most Commonwealth leaders,...

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A senior official from Channel 4 has been expelled from Sri Lanka, the BBC reports. Stuart Cosgrove and his wife Shirani Sabaratnam went on a "blacklist", after Channel 4 News said the country's armed forces may have committed war crimes. Mr Cosgrove's wife was refused a visa

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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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It was a tendentious move from the outset. The BBC was committed to show the world that that the Tamils in the North of Sri Lanka were threatened by Sinhala settlers.

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This country’s history is repeating itself with deadly accuracy. Last week Gotabaya Rajapaksa reiterated what Sinhalese leaders have been saying since the parting of ways with the Tamils in 1958. In an interview with the BBC on Monday (May12) Rajapaksa was asked about ‘a recent local government

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By Maryam Azwer Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa recently said that contrary to what is set out in the 13th Amendment, police powers cannot be given to the North and the East. The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) sees this as a violation which it says cannot be justified by a public servant.  In an interview with ...

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Research carried out by the BBC Sinhala service has revealed that over the last decade, nearly 110 Buddhist monks have been charged for sexual and physical assaults on minors in Sri Lanka. The BBC report however suggests that  according to figures from Sri Lanka's National Child

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It is unfortunate that Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa has to give interviews to the BBC and other western media who parachute to Sri Lanka as international media personnel. It is not only the Defense Secretary but even the President of the country has to be involved with these so called international media

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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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Defence Secretary Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa in an interview with the BBC has said it is not appropriate to view the Northern part of Sri Lanka, over which a separatist war was fought, as a predominantly Tamil area.  

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Earlier before the war all were Sinhalese, in Sri Lanka. It is not appropriate to view the north of the country, over which a separatist war was fought, as a predominantly Tamil area, SL presidential sibling and defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa was cited saying by the BBC News that interviewed

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Sri Lanka's defence secretary has said it is not appropriate to view the north of the country, over which a separatist war was fought, as a predominantly Tamil area. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, who many credit with defeating Tamil rebels, also told the BBC there were few civilian casualties in the war's

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Sri Lanka’s defence secretary has said it is not appropriate to view the north of the country, over which a separatist war was fought, as a predominantly Tamil area, BBC reports. .

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Northern Sri Lanka, over which a separatist war was fought, should not be seen as a predominantly Tamil area, the defence secretary tells the BBC.

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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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A teenager from Huyton who admitted the fatal stabbing of a Sri Lankan shop worker has been cleared of murder. Mahesh Wickramasingha, 30, died after being stabbed in the throat by 19-year-old Sam Harrison on 29 November 2011. Harrison denied murder but pleaded guilty to manslaughter at Liverpool Crown Court. The jury accepted that Harrison had not meant to kill his victim. He was ordered to ser...

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Minister Wimal Weerawansa has told Sarath Fonseka who had received a Presidential pardon to refrain from making betrayals needed by alien forces against the country. Addressing a media conference held at the Jathika Nidahas Peramuna Office today the Minister referred to a statement made to the BBC

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