Protest demands new probe of journalist's killing

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Hundreds of journalists and media rights activists protested on Friday to demand Sri Lanka's new government start a fresh investigation into the abduction and killing of a prominent ethnic Tamil journalist 11 years ago, during the country's civil war.

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1200 Lankan fishermen held in five years

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About 1,000 Sri Lankan fishermen were arrested by the Coast Guard in the last five years on charges of illegally entering and fishing in Indian waters, a senior official said on Thursday.

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Showers expected except North and East

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Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places over most provinces except Northern and Eastern provinces, after 2.

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IMF approves $1.5 mln loan for Sri Lanka

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has reached agreement with the Sri Lanka government for a US$1.

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President says Jaya's remarks on Tamil Eelam, a poll ploy

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President Maithripala Sirisena has termed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s statement on Tamil Eelam as an election ploy, the Hindu reported.

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SriLankan Airlines passengers offloaded in Changi Airport after box containing butane torch caught fire

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A SriLankan Airlines flight made to return to Changi Airport for "security reasons" two weeks ago did so because a checked-in box had caught fire, injuring a baggage handler, said the police in a statement on Thursday (April 28), the Straits Times reported.

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Govt to open diplomatic mission in Ethiopia

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The government has announced that it will establish a diplomatic mission in Ethiopia and the mission will be established in Addis Ababa where the Headquarters of the African Union is situated.

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ITAK youth wing leader released on bail

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The youth wing leader of Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi (ITAK) Subramaniyam Sivakaran who was arrested yesterday by Terrorism Investigation Department (TID) was released on bail today after being produced in Chavakachcheri courts.

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Tear gas used to disperse university protest

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Police used tear gas to disperse a protest march staged by a group of university students in Colombo Fort, local media reported  The protest was organised against the private medical college in Malabe.

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