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Source: The Hindu

Chennai :: India | updated 2012-02-29 15:54:59 -0800 | political-news

A very severe cyclonic storm lay centered about 250 km of Chennai, with the weather office forecasting winds touching up to 135 kph and advising fishermen against venturing into sea for the next two days. Bay of Bengal moved west-southwestward...
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Source: Tamil Net

Colombo :: Sri Lanka | updated 2011-11-10 20:56:18 -0800 | political-news

Champoor power plant, a great threat to public health [TamilNet, Friday, 09 September 2011, 11:20 GMT] The signing of the agreement in Colombo Tuesday to build a 500MW coal power plant in the prestine surroundings of Koddiyaar Bay in Trincomalee...
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Source: Asian Tribune

Lagos :: Nigeria | updated 2011-11-05 17:32:34 -0700 | political-news

ILO Partnership Agreement 2010-2015, namely, the Green Jobs in Asia project, aims to address issues of providing technical expertise to fill the decent work gap, through interventions that convert unsafe, environmentally non-worker-friendly jobs into safer, productive Green Jobs, ensuring...
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Source: Macleans

Colombo :: Sri Lanka | updated 2011-11-02 06:12:18 -0700 | political-news

Thousands of wildlife officials and volunteers have taken up positions on treetop huts near reservoirs and watering holes for Sri Lanka's first national count of its dwindling wild elephant population. The Wildlife Department says the three-day census through Sunday night...
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Source: Qatar English Daily

Doha :: Qatar | updated 2011-06-17 18:41:00 -0700 | political-news

Quote of the day Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan Monday, 18 April 2011 01:18 A wildlife keeper feeds milk to an elephant calf at the elephant transit home at Udawalawe National Park, some 210km south of Colombo, yesterday. The...
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Source: Asian Tribune

Colombo :: Sri Lanka | updated 2011-06-08 20:23:17 -0700 | political-news

34 — editor Sri Lankan government was committed to promote the green jobs initiative and to create more gender sensitive green jobs opportunities in the country, Sri Lanka's Labour Secretary Upali Wijayaweera said. Addressing the tripartite Project Advisory Committee (PAC)...
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Source: Asian Tribune

Anuradhapura :: Sri Lanka | updated 2011-04-16 09:55:21 -0700 | travel-news

07 — editor The Presidential Task Force established to address the problems of the flood affected people and make arrangements to provide relief assistance would give priority to strengthen the economy and to restore the living conditions of people affected...
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Source: Asian Tribune

Trincomalee :: Sri Lanka | updated 2011-04-05 03:57:32 -0700 | travel-news

35 — editor Just after several hundred thousand people of Sri Lanka returned to their homes after being severely affected and spent their days in temporary camps from the devastating floods during December/January period, they are once again confounded by...
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Source: Asian Tribune

Colombo :: Sri Lanka | updated 2011-03-31 05:47:22 -0700 | political-news

Colombo, the National Science Foundation - Sri Lanka, and Rainforest Rescue International. This summit was to facilitate communication on issues of environmental education and stewardship, focusing specially on how these issues affect and impact the regions and people of Sri...
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Source: BBC

Batticaloa :: Sri Lanka | updated 2011-03-17 17:38:14 -0700 | travel-news

Windows were smashed as more than 1,000 people surrounded the office in a village in eastern Batticaloa district. Flood victims have told the BBC that some local politicians have been giving food and other aid to their supporters rather than...
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Source: The Boston Globe

Colombo :: Sri Lanka | updated 2011-03-20 16:22:23 -0700 | travel-news

Sri Lanka Sri Lanka says four more people have died in floods and mudslides and 11 more have disappeared. Days of heavy rain have wreaked havoc on the island country, mainly in Eastern Province. The Disaster Management Center said the...
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Source: Scoop

Colombo :: Sri Lanka | updated 2011-03-13 19:47:33 -0700 | travel-news

Batticaloa Zone Office. "Ninety per cent of the local population is affected. Everyone is occupying whatever buildings they can find on higher ground."...Representative in Sri Lanka Reza Hossaini. "Understandably, all schools have been adopted as temporary shelters.
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Source: BBC South Asia

Colombo :: Sri Lanka | updated 2011-03-14 22:42:01 -0700 | travel-news

Floods ground Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa Batticaloa is one of the worst affected areas Weather conditions have forced Sri Lanka's president to abandon a visit to areas affected by severe flooding which has displaced nearly 200,000 people and killed...
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Source: Inquirer.net

Colombo :: Sri Lanka | updated 2011-04-24 23:25:30 -0700 | travel-news

Two children were buried alive in mudslides on Sunday in Sri Lanka where more than 600,000 people have been driven out of their homes by floods, officials said. A six-year-old boy and a nine-year-old girl were killed in separate incidents...
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Source: Asia Times Online

Colombo :: Sri Lanka | updated 2011-03-04 21:52:10 -0800 | business-news

At a marketplace near Colombo, consumers scramble for coconuts being sold from a state-owned truck. Sri Lanka is the world's fourth-largest coconut producer and a major exporter, but a crop shortfall and a drought have forced the country to import...
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