Central Bank bombing: 21 years later

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by Ashanthi Warunasuriya   One of the deadliest attacks carried out in Colombo during the 30 year war was the bombing of the Central Bank. On...

Tamil MP’s family awaits justice but hopes fade

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By Meera Srinivasan It was the Christmas weekend last year. Praviinaa Raviraj woke up and looked at the newspapers. ‘All accused released’, the front-page headlines...

Rebuilding lives and homes shattered by war

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By GEETA ANAND and DHARISHA BASTIANS KILINOCHCHI, Sri Lanka — On a small wooden table at the doorway to this bright-turquoise house in Kilinochchi, the...

Surgeon gives Lankan girl new lease of life

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A rare case of scoliosis (curved spine) was surgically corrected in a 10-hour marathon surgery by a city-based neuro surgeon, Dr Damandeep Singh Makkar,...

Girl from Sri Lanka with Down syndrome reunited with family

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A nine-year-old Sri Lankan girl denied an Australian visa because she has Down syndrome has been reunited with her family in Western Australia. Eliza Fonseka's...

Sri Lankan asylum seeker tells of terror on Nauru

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A Sri Lankan asylum seeker brought to Australia after she was allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted on Nauru has spoken of her terror at...

Melissa Day’s tea revolution is far from over

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After a year of fundraising and campaigning, Melissa Day’s efforts to start a ‘tea revolution’ by raising awareness about how many mass market leaves...

Sooka reignites ‘White Van’ abductions debate

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By Easwaran Rutnam The change of government last year gave a sigh of relief to most people in the North and East and even in...

Sri Lanka seeks ways to turn El Niño pain into gain

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Rice farmer Weerasinghearchchilage Darmarathana is used to periodic flooding in his low-lying village of Galella in central Sri Lanka. The 60-year-old has lived all his...

Sri Lanka celebrates Christmas in hope for stable 2016

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by Jamila Najmuddin COLOMBO, Dec. 25 (Xinhua) -- Along with millions of Christians worldwide, Sri Lankan Christians on Friday celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ...