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Fonseka Is Released Short While Ago

By Colombo Telegraph – Sarath Fonseka, who was granted a Presidential Pardon was released from the Welikda prison a short while ago. “Thank you for supporting me. I will dedicated mylife for you”, were his remarks as he walked free. Crackers went off in several parts of the isalnd following the release. Related news ; SF […]

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Presidential Secretariat Will Be Used To Implement LLRC Recommendations – GSL To US

By Colombo Telegraph – “During their 45-minute meeting, Minister Peiris outlined the mechanism adopted by Sri Lanka’s presidential secretariat that will be used to implement recommendations made by the independent Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC), which examined Sri Lanka’s successful conflict against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.” says Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington […]

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‘Our Agony Unbearable, Liberate Our Surrendered And Disappeared Relatives’

By Colombo Telegraph – “We request you to liberate our surrendered and disappeared relatives from the state of Sri Lanka through international pressure.” Relatives of the Surrendered and Disappeared Persons  said. Issuing a press statement they further said  “Our complaints to the government officials, politicians and NGOs have been futile. We went to the crime […]

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A Soldier Had Killed A Girl And Her Mother

A soldier had shot the mother, Father and a twenty one year old girl from Katugastota after the girl had rejected the soldier’s plea to enter into a relationship with her. The mother and daughter were found dead on admission to the Thittajjala hospital, Daily Mirror reports. The soldier was also injured after he attempted […]

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Clinton Urges Sri Lanka To Make Reconciliation Plans Public

By By Stephen Kaufman / IIP Digital /usembassy.gov Washington — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the United States wants to be a supportive partner in Sri Lanka’s reconciliation and reconstruction efforts following decades of conflict between the government and Tamil rebels. Speaking with Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Gamini Lakshman Peiris ahead of their meeting […]

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WikiLeaks: Sri Lankan’s Visa Fraud Techniques – Non Immigrant

By Colombo Telegraph – “During the reporting period from March 1 to August 31, 2009, officers referred 335 NIV cases to the Fraud Prevention Unit (FPU). Of those, fraud was confirmed in 42 cases (12.5%) and 39 are still pending further investigation. During the same period in 2008, 240 cases were referred to FPU, with […]

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TGTE-GTF Mullivaaikkaal Remembrance Message: History Recorded The Abject Failure Of The International Community

By Colombo Telegraph – “The absolute power and the arrogant ways of the present Sri Lankan regime are earning the disgust of the international community. This in turn is creating conditions favourable to our cause. In addition, there are noticeable and encouraging changes in the mind set and approach of the international community following the […]

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Cabinet Backs President To Free Jailed Rival

By Ranga Sirilal – COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s cabinet has formally backed President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s move to free his ailing former army chief Sarath Fonseka, a spokesman said, a proposal seen as a bid to quell criticism of the government and its human rights record. The president will order the release of his jailed rival […]

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‘Demand For Heroine In Sri Lanka Has Doubled’ – Indian Narcotice Bureau

By Colombo Telegraph – Enforcement agencies have sounded an alert on drug cartels using Kochi as a transit point for smuggling heroin to Sri Lanka, where the demand for the contraband has doubled in the past one year, Times of India reports. Agencies have been asked to track carriers from West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar arriving in the […]

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WikiLeaks: Sri Lankans Represent The Fourth Most Frequently Offloaded Nationality On U.S.-Bound Flights

By Colombo Telegraph- “Despite the conclusion of formal hostilities, the lengthy conflict has left lingering instability. Severe lags in socioeconomic development persist, particularly in the north and east of the country. Throughout the country, economic conditions are relatively poor, with high inflation and weak government spending on social services.  Large numbers of Sri Lankans traditionally […]

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