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Sri Lankan minister warns rights activists


March 24th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 24 (IANS) Sri Lankan Minister Mervyn Silva has threatened to "break the bones" of three rights activists who campaigned for a US resolution at Geneva that was deemed ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan dailies go to town over India’s UN vote


March 23rd, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 23 (IANS) India's vote against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council grabbed the headlines here Friday.India Thursday voted for a US-backed resolution urging Sri Lanka to ... Read more...

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Nasheed not to seek asylum in Sri Lanka: Daily


February 12th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 12 (IANS) Former Maldives president Mohammed Nasheed has said he will not seek asylum in Sri Lanka despite his family being here but instead continue to fight ... Read more...

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Arrest Nasheed, says court as ex-president’s family flees (Lead)


February 9th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 9 (IANS) The crisis in the Maldives deepened Thursday with a court ordering the arrest of ousted president Mohamed Nasheed, who assured that he doesn't "want ... Read more...

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Ex-president’s family flees Maldives (Lead)


February 9th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 9 (IANS) The family of deposed Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed has fled the country and sought refuge in Sri Lanka following unrest, a media report said.Nasheed's wife ... Read more...

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Maldives president quits after protests (Second Lead)


February 7th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 7 (IANS) Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed, elected only four years ago, resigned Tuesday following overnight protests, authorities and media reports said.The Maldives High Commission here said Vice President ... Read more...

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Maldives president quits (Lead)


February 7th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 7 (IANS) Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed resigned Tuesday following overnight protests, authorities here said.A spokesperson at the Maldives High Commission in Colombo said Vice President Mohammad Waheed was ... Read more...

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Our report to bare roots of Goa’s illegal mining: BJP


October 30th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 30 (IANS) With the Goa assembly Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report on illegal mining mired in legislative red tape, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to ... Read more...

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SLC hopes to convince BCCI to allow participation of Indian cricketers (Lead)


June 19th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 19 (IANS) Surprised and hurt, the Sri Lankan cricket board said Sunday that it will take up with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) the ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s former army commander denies accusing military of war crimes


May 13th, 2011 - 2:18 am ICT by BNO News
COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (BNO NEWS) -- Sri Lanka's former Army Commander on Thursday said that his comments to a weekly national newspaper on the final stages of the war had been distorted, ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka court frees four co-accused in Fonseka ‘conspiracy’ case


September 25th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Sept 25 (ANI): A court in Sri Lanka has released four aides of the former army chief Sarath Fonseka who was convicted of corruption and conspiring to topple the government.Those released ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan court opens hearing against ex-army chief


July 29th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 29 (DPA) The Sri Lankan High Court held its first hearing Thursday in a case against the former army chief, charged with bringing disrepute to the government. General Sarath Fonseka stands ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka denies surrendering Tamil leaders were slaughtered


December 13th, 2009 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 13 (DPA) The Sri Lankan government Sunday denied claims by a former army chief, who has turned presidential poll candidate, that orders had gone out not to spare rebel leaders ... Read more...

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UNESCO honours murdered Sri Lankan journalist


May 4th, 2009 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Doha, May 3 (DPA) A murdered Sri Lankan journalist was Sunday posthumously awarded the 2009 UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize during a ceremony held in the Qatari capital. The ceremony honouring Lasantha Wickrematunge ... Read more...

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Persecuted Sri Lankan paper wins British award


April 22nd, 2009 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) An anti-government Sri Lankan newspaper, whose editor was shot dead in January by unknown gunmen, has been named for a prestigious freedom of expression award in London. The ... Read more...

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Murdered Sri Lankan journalist awarded UNESCO press freedom prize


April 6th, 2009 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 6 (DPA) Murdered Sri Lankan journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge has been named recipient of the 2009 UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize, the UN's educational and cultural organisation said Monday. "Jury members were ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka slams German comments at slain editor’s funeral


January 14th, 2009 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 14 (DPA) The Sri Lankan government sharply criticised German Ambassador Jurgen Weerth for his comments at the funeral of a slain newspaper editor, a foreign ministry official said Wednesday.Foreign Secretary ... Read more...

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Large crowd attends Sri Lankan editor’s funeral


January 12th, 2009 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 12 (DPA) A large crowd gathered for the funeral of a slain newspaper editor in the Sri Lankan capital Monday as the opposition called for an international investigation into the ... Read more...

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Commonwealth journalists’ outraged over Sri Lankan editor’s killing


January 9th, 2009 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
Toronto/New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) The Commonwealth Journalists' Association (CJA) has expressed its outrage at the killing of Lasantha Wickramatunga, editor of the Sri Lankan newspaper Sunday Leader Thursday, and urged the ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan editor shot dead, Rajapaksa condemns murder (Second Lead)


January 8th, 2009 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo/New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Gunmen on a motorcycle Thursday shot dead an outspoken editor in Sri Lanka as he drove his car in rush hour traffic. President Mahinda Rajapaksa condemned the ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan newspaper editor shot dead


January 8th, 2009 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Jan.8 (ANI): Unidentified gunmen, riding on a motorcycle, on Thursday killed Lasantha Wickramatunga, the editor of the Sri Lankan daily, Sunday Leader, while he was en route to his office ... Read more...

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Leading editor shot dead in Sri Lanka (Lead)


January 8th, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 8 (IANS) Gunmen riding a motorcycle shot dead the chief editor of a leading Sri Lankan weekly on the outskirts of Colombo as he drove his car during rush hour ... Read more...

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Leading editor shot at in Sri Lanka


January 8th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 8 (IANS) The chief editor of a leading Sri Lankan weekly, Sunday Leader, was shot and wounded by gunmen Thursday on the outskirts of Colombo, military sources said.The sources said ... Read more...

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Indian accusation over Kabul attack ’shocking’, says Gilani


August 3rd, 2008 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 3 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has described as "shocking" Indian accusations that Islamabad was to blame for the horrific suicide bombing at the Indian mission in Kabul. ... Read more...

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