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Remembering Sri Lanka's Black July

Huffington Post - ‎11 hours ago‎
Sri Lanka's civil war pitted the almost exclusively Sinhalese military against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
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DPM ends visit to Sri Lanka on an optimistic note

The Star Online - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
COLOMBO: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi ended his two-day official visit to Sri Lanka on a high note, having secured various incentives and agreement on plans to boost the bilateral ties between the two countries.
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Australia v Sri Lanka Test series: Can Australia become subcontinent slayers?

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Only three members of the touring side - Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon and current back-up batsman Shaun Marsh - have featured in a Test in Sri Lanka, that being the 1-0 series win of 2011, so Smith's side remains somewhat of an unknown quantity in ...
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Sri Lanka Prime Minister slams media for backing former President

The Indian Express - ‎9 hours ago‎
Sri Lanka Prime Minister slams media for backing former President. Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Saturday accused the country's print media of backing the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa with a view to see him back in power.
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Australia v Sri Lanka: Mitchell Starc says Angelo Mathews' wicket is key to exploiting hosts' weakness

Herald Sun - ‎18 hours ago‎
The left-arm quick was happy to add to the home team's woes, as seventh-ranked Sri Lanka tries to field a competitive side after naming a 15-man squad including five uncapped players.
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Sri Lanka Super 7s — Packed with Rugby experience

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka - ‎7 hours ago‎
The Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union (SLRFU) will finally get the complete authority to run the competition they outlined, but lost the grip with time and tide.
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Indian fishermen warned to avoid Diego Garcia waters; but not Sri Lanka

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka - ‎7 hours ago‎
Fishermen in the Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu launched an indefinite strike from Friday in protest against the “arrest” of fishermen and “impounding” of their trawlers by the Sri Lankan Navy. According to P. Sesu Raja, leader of one of the ...

Sri Lanka's rights situation improved but challenges remain: Report

The Indian Express - ‎16 hours ago‎
The report states that the new Constitution making process was a good opportunity for Sri Lanka to introduce improved human rights protections.

Sri Lanka a magnet for Indian and Chinese travellers

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka - ‎7 hours ago‎
Many Indian and Chinese tourists are visiting Sri Lanka far more than before. There is a lot of potential in the tourist industry judging by the tourist arrivals in the country where more than one million tourists arrived during the past six months, a ...

Sri Lanka: Impact of the 19th Amendment One Year On

Sri Lanka Guardian - ‎13 hours ago‎
The 19th Amendment wasn't the bill it was originally intended to be which included the plan to abolish the Executive Presidency.
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More Corruption Concerns in Sri Lanka?

Huffington Post - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Arjuna Mahendran, Sri Lanka's former central bank governor, appears be back in business. President Maithripala Sirisena appointed Mahendran as governor in January 2015, after Mahinda Rajapaksa lost the presidency.
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Sri Lanka: Past as Present — Hunger & Suffering of Thousands of Children ( A Song )

Sri Lanka Guardian - ‎10 hours ago‎
... ( July 23, 2016, Melbourne, Sri Lanka Guardian) This song is based on a poem දහසක් බිළිඳුන්නේ ගිනි සාගිනි (Hunger and suffering of thousands of children) written by Lionel Bopage ( Singer) in December 1983.

SRI LANKA: Former President's statement (press release) - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
The statement made by Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa the former head of state in Sri Lanka, that 'establishing the office of the Missing Persons is a betrayal of the armed forces' is a statement unbecoming of a former head of the state and a prominent political ...

Sri Lanka trip proves a big 'hit' for Kenmare boxer Barry Healy

The Kerryman - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
From Kenmare to Sri Lanka, via Islington in North London, is not a route you'd expect most Kerry folk to know off by heart; but for 24-year-old, Barry Healy, it's a journey he will never forget as the treasured memories of coaching Sri Lankan school ...

Challenges remain in North-East says UK report on Sri Lanka

Tamil Guardian - ‎14 hours ago‎
Whilst the human rights situation in Sri Lanka has improved, “much remains to be done” said the United Kingdom in a country update report, highlighting the challenges faced in the Tamil North-East.

SMSC 'Rally Sri Lanka 2016′ from August 5 at Hingurana

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka - ‎7 hours ago‎
The Southern Motor Sports Club the pioneering motor sports club in the south has organized 'Rally Sri Lanka 2016′ at Hingurana, Ampara from August 5 to 7. The ceremonial opening will be held at the Ampara Main Ground at 8pm on 5th August 2016.
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Follow Advice Given To Sri Lanka On Kashmir

Sunday Leader - ‎7 hours ago‎
Swamped by the political razzmatazz of the American presidential election and the gross human tragedies unleashed by the 21st Century's barbarism in Europe, an equally grim human tragedy has been almost ignored in the international media but is ...
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Sri Lanka condemns deadly shooting in German city of Munich

Colombo Gazette - ‎20 hours ago‎
a3EA5llX Sri Lanka today condemned the deadly shooting in the German city of Munich in which at least nine people were killed.

Rashid Khan wins JAT Sri Lanka Open 2016 in sensational finish

Ceylon Daily News - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Multiple Winner in the Asian Tour Rashid Khan from Bangalore, India, came from 4 strokes behind Hole-in-One sensation Syed Saqib Ahmed to become the first overseas player to win the Sri Lanka Open which was first played in 1970. During the last three ...
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Pakistan seeks to expand trade with Sri Lanka, proposes Mutual Recognition Agreement

The Indian Express - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Pakistan seeks to expand trade with Sri Lanka, proposes Mutual Recognition Agreement. "We believe we can start our new rounds with a Mutual Recognition Agreement.