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On December 26 of 2004, about 35,000 Sri Lankan lives were lost to one of the deadliest natural disasters in modern history, the Asian tsunami. The enormity of this tragedy generated an outpouring of aid from the international community. LAcNet collected $129,200 and have have disbursed $94,371 to seven worthy projects. [More...]

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By Carlo Fonseka, may 13. At one point in your very perceptive editorial of 10 May titled "Pay them more; make them work harder" you refer to President Mahinda Rajapaksha's appeal to expatriate Sri Lankan experts including academics to return and help develop the country. Then you ask rhetorically: "But who will want to answer his call, return home and settle for a pittance?" Please give me a little space to tell The Island the story of two such persons - Prof. Ratnajeevan Hoole and his wife Dr. Dushyanthi Hoole, who answered the President's call and the consequent unhappiness they have had to endure. More...
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Headline Summary
· Colombo clarifies on Chinese aid
· India to upgrade crèche facilities for Sri Lanka's estate Tamils
· Sri Lanka cyclists spotted on motorway
· Intervene immediately to secure release of 43 fishermen, Jayalalithaa urges Modi
· Seychelles maritime students advance their seafaring studies in Sri Lanka in ... - Seychelles News Agency
· The subcontinent startups: Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka making a ... - Economic Times
· Ulagalla hotel, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka: review - Telegraph.co.uk
· Sri Lanka president skips Commonwealth Games amid protest threats - Yahoo!7 News
· The island platter
· India, Sri Lanka must engage in strategic dialogue: Swamy
· Sri Lanka: silencing civil society - a blow for democracy - TrustLaw
· Sri Lanka needs no pacts to promote goodwill with India: GL Peiris - Economic Times
· J Jayalalithaa opposes installing buoys on IMBL with Sri Lanka - Economic Times
· The Tuticorin-Sri Lanka link
· Sri Lanka's militant monk rejects Dalai Lama as spiritual leader - The Malay Mail Online
· Sri Lankan Navy arrests 38 TN fishermen
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Colombo clarifies on Chinese aid
The Hindu, 2014-07-23 18:57:50 EST. Sri Lanka will never act in a manner prejudicial to India’s national interests, Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris told Parliament here on Tuesday.Mr. Peiris’ remarks came in response to a query f... More...
Published: Wed Jul 23 23:29:06 EDT 2014

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India to upgrade crèche facilities for Sri Lanka's estate Tamils
The Hindu, 2014-07-23 09:37:48 EST. India has agreed to upgrade facilities at 70 child development centers in Sri Lanka’s estate regions, where a sizeable number of Tamils of Indian origin work.  More...
Published: Wed Jul 23 23:30:17 EDT 2014 Back to the top

Sri Lanka cyclists spotted on motorway
BBC South Asia, 2014-07-23 14:47:50 EST. Four members of Sri Lanka's Commonwealth Games team are stopped by police for cycling down a Glasgow motorway. More...
Published: Wed Jul 23 23:28:45 EDT 2014 Back to the top

Intervene immediately to secure release of 43 fishermen, Jayalalithaa urges Modi
The Hindu, 2014-07-23 05:36:06 EST. Taking exception to the latest instances of arrest of Tamil Nadu fishermen by Sri Lankan authorities, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s immediate intervention t... Back to the top

Seychelles maritime students advance their seafaring studies in Sri Lanka in ... - Seychelles News Agency
Seychelles News Agency, 2014-07-23 12:30:24 EST. (Seychelles News Agency) - 19 young Seychellois students have successful completed their basic sea training certification and sea watch course... Back to the top

The subcontinent startups: Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka making a ... - Economic Times
Economic Times, 2014-07-22 23:39:05 EST. By Harsimran Julka and Vijayakumar Pitchiah Though India dominates the technology startup landscape in South Asia, countries such as Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are making a beginning as well... Back to the top

Ulagalla hotel, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka: review - Telegraph.co.uk
Telegraph.co.uk, 2014-07-23 10:37:22 EST. Ulagalla, near Anuradhapura, is a luxury Sri Lanka hotel offering spacious villas, good local food and strong eco-credentials, in a peaceful jungle setting... Back to the top

Sri Lanka president skips Commonwealth Games amid protest threats - Yahoo!7 News
Yahoo!7 News, 2014-07-22 14:45:21 EST. Colombo (AFP) - Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse will skip the Commonwealth Games starting this week in Glasgow despite being chair of the bloc, his office said Tuesday, after activists threatened to protest at his attendance... Back to the top

The island platter
The Hindu, 2014-07-23 14:03:50 EST. Head to Eighth Bastion in Fort Kochi for a taste of true-blue Sri Lankan food Back to the top

India, Sri Lanka must engage in strategic dialogue: Swamy
The Hindu, 2014-07-22 18:32:16 EST. There is a need for India and Sri Lanka to engage in a strategic dialogue, chairman of the BJP Committee for Strategic Action Subramanian Swamy said after a meeting with Sri Lanka’s Defence Secret... Back to the top

Sri Lanka: silencing civil society - a blow for democracy - TrustLaw
TrustLaw, 2014-07-22 00:41:58 EST. Last week the Ministry of Defence in Sri Lanka warned civil society organisations they should not hold press conferences, issue press releases or hold workshops as it was “beyond their mandate... Back to the top

Sri Lanka needs no pacts to promote goodwill with India: GL Peiris - Economic Times
Economic Times, 2014-07-22 16:02:04 EST. COLOMBO: Sri Lanka today said it will not act in any prejudicial manner against India's interests so that no agreements are needed to maintain its goodwill with its neighbour... Back to the top

J Jayalalithaa opposes installing buoys on IMBL with Sri Lanka - Economic Times
Economic Times, 2014-07-22 07:27:10 EST. CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today termed as "inappropriate" the Centre's proposal to conduct feasibility study on installing buoys on International Maritime Boundary Line as the state government has not accepted IMBL with Sri ... Back to the top

The Tuticorin-Sri Lanka link
The Hindu, 2014-07-22 06:47:36 EST. Tracing the history of maritime trade with Sri Lanka through traditional mode of shipment by vessels from Tuticorin, S... Back to the top

Sri Lanka's militant monk rejects Dalai Lama as spiritual leader - The Malay Mail Online
The Malay Mail Online, 2014-07-22 09:56:44 EST. The Dalai Lama greets the audience at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington February 20, 2014... Back to the top

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 38 TN fishermen
The Hindu, 2014-07-22 06:49:42 EST. Thirty-eight fishermen from Kottaipattinam and Rameswaram were arrested by Sri Lankan navy personnel early on Tuesday on charges of crossing International Maritime Boundary Line... Back to the top

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