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UN removes Sri Lanka from child conflict blacklist

The United Nations has removed Sri Lanka from its list of countries considered most dangerous for children. The UN’s annual Children and Armed Conflict report praised the Sri Lankan government for making progress on child welfare, particularly efforts to improve health and education as well as trace missing children.   …

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Channel 4 producer denied entry to Sri Lanka

A senior executive at Channel 4 has been denied entry to Sri Lanka. Stuart Cosgrove and his wife Shirani Sabaratnam were turned away at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo because of the Lankan government’s displeasure at a Channel 4 documentary alleging the country’s armed forced had committed war crimes. Mr …

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Sri Lanka: The NEW Destination of Choice

“I can’t believe how many casinos there are in Colombo man!” exclaims an Indian friend recently returned from Sri Lanka.  He seems unable to grasp the fact a nation of Buddhist vegans who regularly practice yoga and meditation could engage in such sinful activities as roulette.  Most Indians are given …

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In Sri Lanka, press marks a bitter anniversary

By Bob Dietz  In recent years, January has emerged as Sri Lanka’s cruelest month for journalists. To commemorate that ugly fact, 100 journalists and press freedom activists gathered Tuesday outside the Fort Railway Station in the capital, Colombo, demanding that the government expedite investigations into a series of attacks and …

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