Interpol issues warrant for a UK man alleged of smuggling Sri Lankan Tamils to Canada

Mar 23, Colombo: The Interpol has issued an arrest warrant for a Sri Lankan Tamil man in the United Kingdom accused of running human smuggling operations. The world’s international police organization has issued a Red Notice for Shanmugasundaram Kanthaskaran, 38, a native of Silavathurai, Sri Lanka. According to the Intepol, he is wanted for his […]
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Iraq – Sri Lankan Chamber of Commerce Agrees on Establishing a Trade Centre in …

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Lanka’s economy grows 8.1%, trade deficit in contraction

March 29, 2011, 7:37 pm *Strong fundamentals: ‘Even if oil prices increase, inflation would remain at single digits’ Sri Lanka’s economy grew 8.1 percent in 2010 with agriculture, services and manufacturing sectors making significant contributions, Central Bank Deputy Governor Dharma Dheerasinghe said. “Strong growth and favourable macroeconomic fundamentals will ensure that inflation stays within at […]
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Sri Lanka postal workers to march against the Post Master General

Mar 30, Colombo: Nineteen trade unions of Sri Lanka Postal Department is to hold a demonstration today against the Post Master General. The Secretary of the Postal and Telecommunication Trade Union Chinthaka Bandara said that the postal workers will march from the Central Mail Exchange to the President’s House to hand over a petition. The […]
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Buddhism: Justifying violence

Sinhalese Buddhist nationalism started to develop in the late 19th/early 20th century as an anti-Christian movement. At that time, the Sinhalese and the Tamils stood together against the British. After some time, however, the Tamils started to feel uncomfortable with the Sinhalese dominance in politics. After independence in 1948, Sri Lanka adopted a kind of […]
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Sri Lankan government to lease out 10 more islands in Kalpitiya for tourism development

Mar 27, Colombo: The government has called for bids to lease out 10 more islands in Kalpitiya of the northwestern coast of Sri Lanka under the Kalpitiya Integrated Resort Development Project (KITRP) and has already leased out two. The Tourism Ministry has declared Kalpitiya in the country’s northwest, which has 14 islands, as a tourist […]
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