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'Lankan Tamils now more free to move in northern area of SL'
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'Lankan Tamils now more free to move in northern area of SL'

Sri Lanka and decision to reduce Army presence meant that Tamils in that area in the island nation are now more free and could move around for their livelihood, Sri Lankan MP Seenithambi Yogeswaran said here today. "With the withdrawal of the Governor from ... Business Standard, 21 hours ago
The Telegraph

Delhi sets up Lanka friend test

Next to the landmark Jaffna Public Library in the northern Sri Lanka city, cows graze on a patch of unused land that bears testament to the tensions between India and the just defeated President, Mahinda Rajapaksa. This tract was promised to New Delhi in ...
 The Telegraph3 days ago

Sri Lanka President Sirisena sacks governor in the Tamil-dominated North

Sri Lanka's new President Maithripala Sirisena has sacked the ex-military governor of the Tamil-dominated Northern Province and replaced him with a civilian. The post Sri Lanka President Sirisena sacks governor in the Tamil-dominated North appeared first on ...
 First Post.com1 week ago Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena sacks governor in the Tamil-dominated North  Economic Times1 week ago New Lanka Prez sacks Guv in Tamil-dominated North  Press Trust of India1 week ago New Lanka Prez sacks governor in the Tamil-dominated North  Business Standard1 week ago
Nikkei Asian Review

Sri Lankan election: Improved governance, reconciliation high on new president's agenda

TOKYO -- In the Jan. 8 presidential poll in Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena, former health minister, beat expectations and scored a victory over Mahinda Rajapaksa, the incumbent president who had ruled the South Asian country for nine years. ...
 Nikkei Asian Review1 week ago Rajapakse faces graft complaint  Haveeru Daily Online1 week ago A New Era In Sri Lanka's Politics? Analysis  Eurasia Review1 week ago Fall of a strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa: Lessons from Sri Lanka on the limits of centralised power  Economic Times1 week ago
The Telegraph

Pope visits shrine in war zone

Pope Francis visited a former war zone in northern Sri Lanka today, preaching forgiveness to tens of thousands of followers gathered at a Catholic shrine that was shelled during the country's long ethnic conflict. It was the first visit by a pope to the ...
 The Telegraph1 week ago Sri Lanka gets its first saint at a big outdoor mass  Himalayan times1 week ago In former Sri Lanka war zone, Francis delivers message of hope  UCAN India1 week ago The civil war that 'tore open heart' of Sri Lanka - Pope  Channel 41 week ago

Pope calls for peace, reconciliation

Pope Francis, who visited Mannar in Sri Lanka's Northern Province on Wednesday, called for inspiration and strength to build a future of reconciliation, justice and peace in the
 The Hindu1 week ago Pope Visits Historic Sanctuary in Northern Sri Lanka  Austin American Statesman1 week ago Intense Activity for the Pope in Second Day of Visit to Sri Lanka  Prensa Latina1 week ago After Minorities Vote for Change, Pope Visits Sri Lanka  NDTV1 week ago

Sri Lanka to keep army posted in north

new Sri Lankan government Sunday said it would keep the army stationed in the northern part of the country and give priority to national security. Sri Lankan State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardena said that after President Maithripala Sirisena won the ...
 Business Standard1 week ago

Sri Lanka's Maithripala Sirisena names ex-diplomat as governor of northern former war zone

The government announced the appointment of HMGS Palihakkara, a former Sri Lankan permanent envoy to the United Nations, on its official website late on Thursday. "The government has appointed a non-military civil servant as the governor," it said. During his ...
 Economic Times1 week ago Sri Lanka names ex-diplomat as governor of northern former war zone  Reuters1 week ago H. M. G. S. Palihakkara appointed new Northern Province Governor  Lankapuvath1 week ago

Tamils Avenge Rajapaksa with Big Vote for Sirisena

COLOMBO: In one of the most closely fought Presidential elections in Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena, the Joint Opposition Candidate, on Friday romped home with a 51.28 per cent vote, beating incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa, who secured 47.58 per cent. ...
 New Indian Express2 weeks ago Democratic Resurgence in Lanka  New Indian Express2 weeks ago LTTE had Targeted Sirisena Five Times  New Indian Express2 weeks ago Support of Tamils Crucial for Sirisena to Emerge Triumphant  New Indian Express2 weeks ago
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Sri Lanka just concluded its sixth presidential election, which was as dramatic as it was landmark. The elections were held in a country with an authoritarian regime that had abolished all independent commissions, including the election commission.
 Indian Express1 week ago Monitors say voters obstructed in Sri Lankan election  Arab News2 weeks ago Poll monitors say voters obstructed in northern Sri Lanka  The Hindu2 weeks ago Monitors: Voters obstructed in Lanka poll  Saudi Gazette2 weeks ago
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