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- defence.lk - Category : Breaking News - Relavancy : 2.9632816

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.

- thesundayleader.lk - Category : Breaking News - Relavancy : 0.45476776

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

- thesundayleader.lk - Category : Breaking News - Relavancy : 0.05719732

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 ...

- sundaytimes.lk - Category : Breaking News - Relavancy : 0.53594893

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

- defence.lk - Category : Breaking News - Relavancy : 0.45476776

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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- www.ft.lk - Category : Business - Relavancy : 0.11439464

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. ...

- news.lk - Category : Breaking News - Relavancy : 0.5305624

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.  

- yahoo.com - Category : Breaking News - Relavancy : 0.37897316

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

- ceylontoday.lk - Category : Breaking News - Relavancy : 0.45476776

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

- adaderana.lk - Category : Breaking News - Relavancy : 0.60635704

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. .

- yahoo.com - Category : Breaking News - Relavancy : 0.60635704

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.

- www.ft.lk - Category : Business - Relavancy : 0.10009531

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 ...

- sundaytimes.lk - Category : Breaking News - Relavancy : 0.11439464

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...

- itnnews.lk - Category : Breaking News - Relavancy : 0.37897316

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

- news360.lk - Category : Breaking News - Relavancy : 0.45476776

The Ex-Army Chief Sarath Fonseka, who was released from jail on Monday rejected allegations made by certain quarters that thousands of civilians had been killed in the closing phase of the army’s offensive, a media report said. Fonseka in an interview given to BBC has said, “The large figures

- www.ft.lk - Category : Business - Relavancy : 0.10009531

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 ...

- lankanewsweb.com - Category : Breaking News - Relavancy : 0.5305624

Sri Lanka must co-operate with any international investigation into alleged war crimes, ex-army chief Sarath Fonseka has told the BBC, a day after his release from jail.

- adaderana.lk - Category : Breaking News - Relavancy : 0.45476776

Sri Lanka must co-operate with any international investigation into alleged war crimes, ex-army chief Sarath Fonseka has told the BBC, a day after his release from jail. He said some Sri Lankan leaders were “hiding their faces” over the conduct of the war, as if they were guilty. .

- dailymirror.lk - Category : Breaking News - Relavancy : 0.5305624

Sri Lanka must co-operate with any international investigation into alleged war crimes, ex-army chief Sarath Fonseka has told the BBC, a day after his release from jail.

- yahoo.com - Category : Breaking News - Relavancy : 0.5305624

Sri Lanka must co-operate with any international probe into alleged war crimes, ex-army chief Sarath Fonseka tells the BBC, a day after his release from jail.

- lankastandard.com - Category : Breaking News - Relavancy : 0.05719732

“No intrepid journalists smuggled their way into rebel territory as they did in Syria, even though an erratic bus service ran across the frontline until mid January 2009″ - Frances Harrison “Every journalist has heard of Srebrenica. But how many have heard of Mullivaikkal where just as many perished?” - Frances Harrison Today marks three years since the end ...

- thesundayleader.lk - Category : Breaking News - Relavancy : 0.08579598

By Hilal Suhaib A 15-year deal between a little-known company in Singapore and Sri Lanka’s cricket board for the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) has left opposition lawmakers in Sri Lanka outraged. Apart from handing the tournament to Somerset Entertainment Ventures (SEV) for more than a decade, there has also been criticism for awarding local ...

- lankastandard.com - Category : Breaking News - Relavancy : 0.15987137

Documentary Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields, along with Jamal Osman’s reporting from Somalia, won the awards for the channel Channel 4 documentary Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields, which at the time was described by presenter Jon Snow as “one of the most important” stories he had ever reported, collected two prizes at the One World Media Awards last ...

- thesundayleader.lk - Category : Breaking News - Relavancy : 0.050047655

Receipt of aid, both in the form of grant aid and concessional aid, like in the good old days, would give an impetus to development. When there are roads, power plants and power connections, water supply and sewerage facilities and such like built, that would also give a fillip to investments and therewith job creation ...

- www.ft.lk - Category : Business - Relavancy : 0.07149665

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 ...

- www.ft.lk - Category : Business - Relavancy : 0.45476776

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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- www.ft.lk - Category : Business - Relavancy : 0.37897316

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

- sundaytimes.lk - Category : Breaking News - Relavancy : 0.1429933

The bulk of the independent media was prevented from covering the arrival of the six Sri Lankan fishermen who arrived at the Bandaranayake International Airport (BIA) earlier today, 10 days after they were rescued by Spanish marines from the captivity of Somali pirates. The free media was informed by a fisheries ministry official at the BIA that there were orders to prevent them from the coverage...

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- lankastandard.com - Category : Breaking News - Relavancy : 0.099068664

Muslim heavy weights in Mahinda Rajapakse’s government –  Urban Affairs (Senior) Minister AHM Fowzie and Governor Western Province Alavi Moulana came out strongly against the government’s plan to relocate the Muslim mosque at Kandalama in Dambulla yesterday. They told the Lanka Standard that under no circumstance will they agree to a proposed plan to relocate the ...

- www.ft.lk - Category : Business - Relavancy : 0.16177845

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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