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Sri Lanka navy arrests 54 Australia-bound asylum seekers


September 6th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 6 (IANS) The Sri Lankan navy Thursday arrested 54 Australia-bound asylum seekers, Xinhua reported.According to the Sri Lankan navy's media unit, a boat carrying the asylum seekers to ... Read more...

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Demining: US official in Sri Lanka (With Image)


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 2 (IANS) A US official has ended a week-long visit during which he meet NGOs in Sri Lanka's north and discussed the progress in de-mining activities.Deputy Assistant Secretary ... Read more...

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Krishna brings healing touch to Tamils (Lead)


January 18th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kilinochchi (Sri Lanka), Jan 18 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna visited this former Tamil Tiger hub Wednesday and gifted medical equipment to a hospital, unveiled a renovated school ... Read more...

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Mathai raises issue of Tamil fishermen with Sri Lanka


October 10th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 10 (IANS) Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai Monday met Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and underlined the need for "national reconciliation" and also took up the sensitive issue ... Read more...

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Mine threats after flood waters recede in Sri Lanka


January 17th, 2011 - 3:12 am ICT by BNO News
COLOMBO (BNO NEWS) - Sri Lanka's military and the United Nations on Sunday warned of the threat posed by unexploded mines which are surfacing now flood waters are receding, the Sunday Times ... Read more...

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Over 4,000 ex-LTTE rebels rehabilitated in Sri Lanka


October 16th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 16 (IANS) Over 4,000 former Tamil rebels in Sri Lanka have been rehabilitated and reintegrated in the society, officials said Saturday."We have rehabilitated over 4,000 former Liberation Tigers of Tamil ... Read more...

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Krishna likely to open strategic Jaffna, Hambantota consulates in Oct end


October 5th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct. 5 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna is likely to inaugurate two Indian consulates in Hambantota and Jaffna during his four-day visit to Sri Lanka in the last ... Read more...

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India asks Sri Lanka to find political solution


September 2nd, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo/New Delhi, Sept 2 (IANS) India Thursday asked Sri Lanka to look beyond the resettlement of war-displaced Tamils and start a political process that would meet the needs and aspirations of the ... Read more...

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Former Tamil rebels wed in Sri Lanka


June 13th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 13 (DPA) Fifty-three former Tamil rebel couples in northern Sri Lanka were wed in a mass ceremony Sunday, an official said. Most of the couples had met when they were members ... Read more...

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Indian experts in Sri Lanka with Jaipur Foot (Lead)


March 12th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, March 12 (IANS) Sri Lanka's separatist war finally over, Indian experts are in the island nation to provide the Jaipur Foot, artificial legs known to be cosmetically and functionally close to ... Read more...

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President Pratibha Patil congratulates Rajapaksa on re-election


January 27th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 27(ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Wednesday congratulated Sri Lanka's incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa on his re-election in Tuesday's Presidential elections.Rajapakse achieved a landslide victory in Sri ... 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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Prabhakaran’s father to be cremated Sunday


January 9th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) The father of slain Tamil Tigers leader Velupillai Prabhakaran will be cremated at his hometown in northern Sri Lanka Sunday, a Tamil politician said Saturday. M.K. Shivaji Lingam, ... Read more...

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Lanka government says over 500 child soldiers in its custody


December 24th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Dec. 24 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Government has claimed that it has 550 ex-child soldiers in its custody - and about half of them are being given the chance of education.Officials ... Read more...

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British minister in Sri Lanka to assess refugee resettlement


October 6th, 2009 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 6 (DPA) A British cabinet minister began a two-day visit to Sri Lanka Tuesday to assess the government's resettlement plans for an estimated 250,000 people displaced by the country's civil ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka relocates 16,000 refugees after floods hit camps


August 19th, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 19 (DPA) The government relocated 16,000 Tamil refugees after floods hit their camps in northern Sri Lanka, state officials said Wednesday. The refugees were relocated from camps in Vavuniya, 260 km ... 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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80 more Indians fly to Sri Lanka to clear landmines


August 2nd, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Over 80 former Indian soldiers have left for Sri Lanka following the defeat of the Tamil Tigers to join Indians already there in clearing ... Read more...

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No respite to Sri Lankan children despite end of war: group


July 28th, 2009 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Despite the end of hostilities, children in Sri Lanka continue to be at risk of forced recruitment, arbitrary detention and other human rights abuses, the Coalition to Stop ... Read more...

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LTTE forced young Tamil children to fight in civil war


May 31st, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 31 (ANI): Tamil children in Sri Lanka as young as 11 years were forced at gunpoint to fight for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in civil war.Darchiga ... 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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Lankan refugee camps are not simply temporary shelters


May 23rd, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, Mar 23 (ANI): Thousands of Sri Lankan Tamil families in the country's south, who were divided for years by the war and finally able to see relatives in the north, are ... Read more...

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Children ‘being kidnapped from Sri Lanka refugee camps’


May 21st, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 21 (ANI): Children are reportedly being abducted from refugee camps in Sri Lanka, apparently with the tacit approval of the Rajapaksa government, human rights groups have claimed.The Telegraph quoted ... Read more...

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Access to Sri Lankan refugee camps restricted: UN


May 20th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 20 (Xinhua) Humanitarian organisations have been barred from entering some Sri Lankan government-controlled camps that house thousands of civilians who fled heavy fighting between troops and the Tamil Tigers ... Read more...

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India to send more medical aid to Sri Lanka


May 18th, 2009 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) With thousands of Tamil civilians in war-torn Sri Lanka needing immediate medical care, India will soon be sending more medical aid to the island nation, an official ... Read more...

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Malaysia sends medical team to Sri Lanka


May 10th, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 10 (IANS) Malaysia has set up four health posts in Vavuniya in northern Sri Lanka for the Tamil civilians who have fled the fierce fighting between the troops and ... Read more...

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Lanka President invites UN chief to see Tamil refugee status


May 7th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 7 (ANI): Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa has invited U N Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to visit the island nation to see for himself the situation in the camps where ... Read more...

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British parliamentarians visit Sri Lanka to review crisis


May 4th, 2009 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 4 (Xinhua) A group of British parliamentarians Monday arrived in Sri Lanka to take stock of the humanitarian situation as a result of the military operation against Tamil Tiger rebels ... Read more...

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Army operations will continue: Sri Lankan president


April 30th, 2009 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 30 (DPA) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has declared that "humanitarian operations" by the military to rescue civilians held hostage by Tamil rebels will continue unabated, a state-run newspaper said ... Read more...

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British, French foreign ministers hold talks with Rajapaksa (Fifth Lead) (With Image)


April 29th, 2009 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 29 (IANS) The visiting foreign ministers of Britain and France Wednesday discussed with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa the humanitarian situation in the island's north, where troops are battling the ... Read more...

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British, French foreign ministers arrive in Colombo (Lead)


April 29th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, April 29 (IANS) British and French foreign ministers arrived in Sri Lanka Wednesday on a day-long trip to discuss with Colombo the humanitarian situation in the island's north where ... 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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Lanka Army launches fresh assault on Tamil Tigers as international protests mount


April 27th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Apr.27 (ANI): Sri Lankan armed forces have launched a new assault in the northern war zone despite the Tamil Tigers' call for a cease-fire.The rebel TamilNet web site said the military ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan Situation like a human tsunami: Sri Sri


April 26th, 2009 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 26 (IANS) Terming the plight of the people displaced by the conflict in Sri Lanka as a "human tsunami", Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has appealed the Indian ... Read more...

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