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India assures assistance to Sri Lanka’s war-displaced Tamils


August 31st, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 31 (ANI): India on Tuesday assured all kinds of assistance to Sri Lanka's war-displaced Tamils during the visit of Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, who visited the Internally Displaced Persons ... Read more...

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India determined to accelerate pace of rehabilitation in Sri Lanka: Nirupama Rao


August 19th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Aug 19 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao has said India is determined to accelerate the pace of rehabilitation in Sri Lanka."We are determined to accelerate the pace of rehabilitation works ... Read more...

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Indian Bank to open more branches in and outside India


July 24th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 24 (IANS) The city-based Indian Bank has plans to expand its distribution reach within and outside India by adding new branches, ATMs and increasing the headcount by 1,000, a top ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka denies deal with ‘rump Tamil Tigers’


July 1st, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 1 (ANI): Sri Lanka has denied reports that the government is forming an 'alliance' with the supporters of the Tamil Tigers.According to BBC, Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has ... Read more...

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White House officials visit Sri Lanka


June 15th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 15 (IANS) Two senior foreign policy advisors to US President Barack Obama are visiting Sri Lanka where they will meet government leaders and members of the civil society. Samantha Power, ... Read more...

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India, China will now be engaged in new ‘Great Game’ in Indian Ocean


June 10th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): A new "Great Game" between China and India for primacy in the Indian Ocean is likely in the coming decades, especially in the wake of India and Sri ... Read more...

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Canadian Tamils in black mourn victims of ‘war crimes’


May 19th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 19 (IANS) In their biggest gathering in Canada after the end of the ethnic war in Sri Lanka last year, thousands of Tamils held a memorial service for war victims ... Read more...

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Salman to help rehabilitate child soldiers in Sri Lanka


May 12th, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) will hold a charity match between Indian celebrities and Sri Lankan cricketers here in June to help rehabilitate former Tamil Tiger ... Read more...

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Former Tamil chief minister returns to Sri Lanka - after nine years


April 7th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Tamil chief minister of Sri Lanka's northeastern province when Indian troops were deployed has returned to the country for the first time after ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu fishermen sail out for Sri Lankan festival


February 28th, 2010 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 27 (IANS) Fishermen from Rameswaram and surrounding areas in Tamil Nadu set sail Saturday for Katchatheevu island in the Palk Strait, which was transferred to Sri Lanka by India, to ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan poll observer calls for more minority votes


February 6th, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 6 (IANS) A Sri Lankan election monitoring group Saturday urged the political parties to encourage more people from the minority population to vote in the upcoming parliamentary polls. People's Action ... Read more...

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Rajapakse close to landslide victory in sixth Lanka presidential election


January 27th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Jan.27 (ANI): President Mahinda Rajapakse is in the process of achieving a landslide victory in Sri Lanka's sixth presidential election, which was conducted yesterday.Results of 112 out of the total ... Read more...

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Sixth Lanka presidential elections concludes


January 26th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Jan. 26 (ANI): The sixth presidential elections in Sri Lanka and the first in the post-LTTE era ended on Tuesday evening at 4 p.m. local time.The polls evoked an enthusiastic response ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to invest $4 bn in conflict-hit north


January 12th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 12 (DPA) Sri Lanka plans to invest $4 billion to develop infrastructure in the war-torn northern part of the country, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said Tuesday. Rajapaksa said electric power projects, road ... Read more...

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People can leave relief camps after rebels identified: Sri Lanka


August 11th, 2009 - 4:05 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 11 (Xinhua) The Sri Lankan government has said the displaced people living at the relief camps in the country's north would be allowed to leave only when the members of ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s ruling alliance wins local elections


August 9th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 9 (Xinhua) Sri Lanka's ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has recorded a significant victory in the provincial and local elections held Saturday. In the final official results declared here Sunday, ... Read more...

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Ruling UPFA wins Jaffna, but loses Vavuniya in Lanka post-war polls


August 9th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Aug.9 (ANI): President Mahinda Rajapaksa's ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has won Jaffna but lost Vavuniya in the first polls after the civil war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil ... Read more...

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Senior Sri Lankan official arrested for rebel links


August 3rd, 2009 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 2 (Xinhua) A senior civil administration official in the Sri Lankan government has been arrested for alleged links with the defeated Tamil Tiger rebels, police said Sunday. Nagalingam Vethanayagam, the government ... Read more...

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Post-LTTE, Jaffna beaches get ready for tourists (Lead)


July 22nd, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Rahul Das Colombo, July 22 (IANS) For decades it lay at the heart of Sri Lanka's Tamil conflict. Now that the Tamil Tigers have been crushed, Jaffna's once tranquil beaches are getting ... Read more...

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163 civilians die at Sri Lanka’s relief camps


July 17th, 2009 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 17 (Xinhua) The Sri Lankan government Friday said 163 people have died between May 15 and July 14 at the relief camps in the country's north. The health ministry has rejected ... Read more...

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End of war can spark instability in Sri Lanka’s Tamil areas: CSM


May 28th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Tamil activists say that the end of the 26-year war for a separate state for Sri Lanka's ethnic Tamil minority should allow more moderate voices to emerge, but ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to hold elections in north


May 25th, 2009 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 25 (Xinhua) The Sri Lankan government plans to hold local council elections in regions formerly controlled by the Tamil Tigers, a minister said here Monday. "I have today (Monday) signed ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka urges aid agencies to help displaced civilians


May 5th, 2009 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 5 (Xinhua) The Sri Lankan government has sought the assistance of international aid agencies to rehabilitate the displaced civilians in the ongoing military conflict. Human Rights Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said Colombo ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka has 200,000 refugees displaced by conflict, says UN


April 29th, 2009 - 3:23 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 29 (DPA) Tens of thousands of Sri Lankans are still trapped in conflict zone while some 200,000 others remain in swollen refugee camps waiting for relief assistance, the top ... Read more...

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5,000 civilians flee Sri Lanka’s war-zone: Military (Lead)


April 20th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 20 (IANS) Over 5,000 civilians Monday fled Sri Lanka's northern war-zone and entered the government-held areas as troops continued to advance towards the last stronghold of the Tamil Tigers as ... Read more...

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Shoojit Sircar’s next film on Sri Lanka


April 2nd, 2009 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Shoojit Sircar, who went to Kashmir to film his love story "Yahaan", is geared up to can his next movie "Jaffna" in war-hit Sri ... Read more...

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19 LTTE rebels killed as troops capture fresh areas: Military


April 1st, 2009 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 1 (IANS) At least 19 Tamil Tiger rebels were killed Wednesday when the troops forcing their way into the last LTTE strongholds captured fresh territories from the rebels in the ... Read more...

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27 killed in sea clash with LTTE: Sri Lankan military


March 30th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 30 (IANS) At least 26 Tamil Tiger guerrillas and a Sri Lankan Navy sailor were killed, and four rebel boats were destroyed in a clash off the coast of Mullaitivu ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa to discuss political situation with parties


March 24th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 24 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has invited all Tamil and Muslim political parties, including the pro-LTTE Tamil National Alliance (TNA), for an interaction this week on the prevailing ... Read more...

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Shoojit Sircar dabbles with terrorism again


March 20th, 2009 - 7:58 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Shoojit Sircar made "Yahaan' about terrorism in Kashmir. In fact he went there when terrorism was still rampant in the valley to shoot his love story.He's now set to make another film ... Read more...

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Shoojit Sircar To Make A Film Jaffna On the LTTE


March 19th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
By Subhash K JhaThe director who went to Kashmir when militancy was still rampant in the Valley to shoot his love story Yahan, is all set to shoot another film on a ... Read more...

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29 Tamil Tigers killed: Sri Lanka


March 17th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 17 (IANS) At least 29 Tamil Tigers were killed and scores were wounded when fierce clashes broke out between the advancing troops and the rebels in the island's north, military ... Read more...

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Rebels attack ship in Sri Lanka


March 9th, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 9 (Xinhua) Tamil Tiger rebels Monday fired mortar shells at a ship carrying essential commodities for civilians in Sri Lanka's Mullaitivu district, the military said. Military spokesman Brig. Udaya Nanayakkara said ... Read more...

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Indian medical team in Sri Lanka next week


March 6th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 6 (IANS) India will send a medical team to Sri Lanka next week to provide emergency care to civilians displaced by the fighting between security forces and Tamil Tiger rebels ... Read more...

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Australia announces $4 mn humanitarian assistance to Sri Lanka


February 18th, 2009 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 18 (IANS) Australia Wednesday announced an additional four million dollars (Australian) for humanitarian assistance for the war-hit civilians in the island's north. The Australian High Commissioner Kathy Klugman said that the ... Read more...

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