2014 in Sri Lanka

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Events from the year 2014 in Sri Lanka.

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Balu Mahendra, 1939-2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pilot didn’t lose control of his aircraft: SriLankan". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 3 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Mohan, Sulochana Ramiah (3 January 2014). "SriLankan flight makes emergency landing". Ceylon Today. 
  3. ^ Fazlulhaq, Nadia (12 January 2014). "One was quite enough — sub-cyclone storm lashes north". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 
  4. ^ Moramudali, Umesh; Suriyaarachchi, Binoy; Thambiah, Mirudhula (6 January 2014). "Thousands evacuated". Ceylon Today. 
  5. ^ "Top US envoy due in Colombo". Gulf Times. Agence France-Presse. 5 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Top US war-crimes official visits Sri Lanka". TamilNet. 6 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Arrest warrant issued on Tangalle PS Chairman". The Nation (Sri Lanka). 9 January 2014. 
  8. ^ Jayawardana, Kumudu (9 January 2014). "Court issues arrest warrant for Tangalle PS Chairman". News First. 
  9. ^ "Panic as peacocks hit plane at MRIA". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 12 January 2014. 
  10. ^ Indrakumar, Menaka (12 January 2014). "Aircraft hits peacocks at Mattala". Ceylon Today. 
  11. ^ Haviland, Charles (13 January 2014). "Sri Lanka police 'identify church attackers' in Hikkaduwa". BBC News. 
  12. ^ Gunasekera, Lal (14 January 2014). "Evangelical Alliance to take attacks on fundamental churches to world". The Island (Sri Lanka). 
  13. ^ "Gazette notifications signed". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 12 January 2013. 
  14. ^ Ganewatta, Kasun (12 January 2014). "Southern and Western Provincial Councils are to be dissolved tonight". Ceylon Today. 
  15. ^ "India and Sri Lanka exchange fishermen at sea". BBC News. 16 January 2014. 
  16. ^ "Sri Lankan fishermen home-bound". Daily FT/The Hindu. 17 January 2014. 
  17. ^ Mudugamuwa, Maheesha (18 January 2014). "Floods hit Eastern and NC provinces". The Island (Sri Lanka). 
  18. ^ "Floods in Polonnaruwa and Batticaloa". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 16 January 2014. 
  19. ^ Paranahewa, Ashan (17 January 2014). "One dead and 68 injured in bus accident.". Ceylon Today. 
  20. ^ Mendis, B. D. Jude (17 January 2014). "Update: One dead and 67 injured in Pasyala accident". News First. 
  21. ^ De Silva, Hemantha (17 January 2014). "SF meeting in Balapitiya disrupted by police". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 
  22. ^ "SF's rally in Balapitiya disrupted". Hiru News. 18 January 2014. 
  23. ^ "Khuram Shaikh death: Politician arrest over Sri Lanka killing". BBC News. 22 January 2014. 
  24. ^ "Tangalle PS Chairman arrested". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 22 January 2014. 
  25. ^ Westhead, Rick (20 February 2014). "Canadian Tamil Congress wins $53,000 libel judgment". Toronto Star. 
  26. ^ "Video: Canadian court orders Prof.Gunaratna to pay damages". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). Indo-Asian News Service. 19 February 2014. 
  27. ^ Peoples' Tribunal on Sri Lanka: Bremen, Germany 07 - 10 December 2013. Bremen: Permanent Peoples' Tribunal. 2014. p. 28. 
  28. ^ "Official Release of the Judgement of the Peoples’ Tribunal on Sri Lanka". eoples' Tribunal on Sri Lanka. 22 January 2014. 
  29. ^ "PPT judgement upholds Eelam Tamil identity and nomenclature". TamilNet. 22 January 2014. 
  30. ^ Edwards, Michael (28 January 2014). "Australian National University student raped in Sri Lanka: reports". ABC News (Australia). 
  31. ^ "Young Australian woman reportedly raped in Sri Lankan coastal town". The Guardian. Australian Associated Press. 27 January 2014. 
  32. ^ de Silva, Hemantha (26 January 2014). "Australian student allegedly raped". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 
  33. ^ "Largest cigarette consignment seized by the Customs". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 23 January 2014. 
  34. ^ Nanayakkara, Chaminie (23 January 2014). "Customs seize Rs. 112 million worth cigarettes". Ceylon Today. 
  35. ^ "Assistant Secretary of State Biswal Travel to Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, Switzerland". United States Department of State. 28 January 2014. 
  36. ^ "US envoy arrives in Sri Lanka for talks pressure builds over war crimes". Arab News. Agence France-Presse. 1 February 2014. 
  37. ^ "Sri Lanka refuses visa to high-ranking US official". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 3 February 2014. 
  38. ^ Aneez, Shihar; Sirilal, Ranga (5 February 2014). "UPDATE 1-US says Sri Lanka refuses visa for official after war crime accusations". Reuters. 
  39. ^ Ariyawansha, Niranjala (2 February 2014). "Leadership trainee dies". Ceylon Today. 
  40. ^ "Govt responsible for death of student undergoing leadership training - CTU". adaderana.lk. 2 February 2014. 
  41. ^ "Former AFP journalist murdered in Sri Lanka: police". Arab News. Agence France-Presse. 2 February 2014. 
  42. ^ "Journalist Mel Gunasekera murdered". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 2 February 2014. 
  43. ^ "Anura Kumara Dissanayake is new JVP leader". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 2 February 2014. 
  44. ^ "New JVP leader: Anura Kumara Dissanayake". Ceylon Today. 2 February 2014. 
  45. ^ "Sri Lankan forces may have destroyed evidence of mass killings - new report". Reuters. 6 February 2014. 
  46. ^ Radhakrishnan, Rahul (7 February 2014). "War crime claims re-emerge in Sri Lanka". Al Jazeera. 
  47. ^ Davidson, Helen (5 February 2014). "Sri Lankan security forces destroyed evidence of war crimes, report claims". The Guardian. 
  48. ^ Allard, Tom (5 February 2014). "Report to call for UN probe into Sri Lankan war crimes allegations". The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  49. ^ "29 injured in Hatton bus accident". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 5 February 2014. 
  50. ^ Mendis, B. D. Jude (5 February 2014). "Hatton bus accident injures 20". News First. 
  51. ^ "UPFA candidate arrested". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 9 February 2014. 
  52. ^ "VIDEO: UPFA candidate Ajith Prasanna arrested". adaderana.lk. 9 February 2014. 
  53. ^ "Undergrad found dead in Pera". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 10 February 2014. 
  54. ^ Mendis, B. D. Jude (11 February 2014). "Death of Peradeniya University student and sex abuse – the story unfolds (update)". News First. 
  55. ^ "Five killed in accident along A9 road". The Nation (Sri Lanka). 11 February 2014. 
  56. ^ Shanmugarajah, Kavinthan (11 February 2014). "Women and children among those killed in Mankulam accident". News First. 
  57. ^ "SL ranked 165 in 2014 WPF Index". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 12 February 2014. 
  58. ^ Mendis, B. D. Jude (13 February 2014). "SL ranked lowest in South Asia in World Press Freedom Index". News First. 
  59. ^ "Rajiv Gandhi murder: Court commutes execution of plotters". BBC News. 18 February 2014. 
  60. ^ Anand, Anu (18 February 2014). "Rajiv Gandhi assassination death sentences commuted". The Guardian. 
  61. ^ "Video: SC overrules Appeal Court order in Shirani B case". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 21 February 2014. 
  62. ^ Weerarathne, Chitra (22 January 2014). "NAVIGATE : Home  » News » Power to impeach SC judges lies with President and Parliament Power to impeach SC judges lies with President and Parliament". The Island (Sri Lanka). 
  63. ^ "A/HRC/25/23 Promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka: Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights". United Nations Human Rights Council. 24 February 2014. p. 17. 
  64. ^ Nebehay, Stephanie (25 February 2014). "UN rights boss seeks international probe into Sri Lanka war crimes". Reuters. 
  65. ^ "Sri Lanka rejects probe call by UN rights chief". The Washington Post. Associated Press. 25 February 2014. 
  66. ^ "UK citizen Visvalingam Gobithas dies in Sri Lanka jail". BBC News. 25 February 2014. 
  67. ^ Buncombe, Andrew (25 February 2014). "Campaigners call for inquiry into death of British Tamil who died in Sri Lankan jail". The Independent. 
  68. ^ "Mass grave found in Sri Lanka ahead of United Nations rights forum". Radio Australia. Agence France-Presse. 2 March 2014. 
  69. ^ "Sri Lankan family finds mass grave in garden in north Colombo". Deccan Herald. Press Trust of India. 1 March 2014. 
  70. ^ "Pera undergrads suspended for ragging". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 27 February 2014. 
  71. ^ Shanmugarajah, Kavinthan (27 February 2014). "Over 30 Peradeniya University students suspended". News First. 
  72. ^ "Yal Devi off to Palai". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 4 March 2014. 
  73. ^ Mendis, B. D. Jude (4 March 2014). "New extended Northern Railway Line opens (Photos)". News First. 
  74. ^ Ranwala, Madura (8 March 2014). "Another major drug haul, but only sprats caught". The Island (Sri Lanka). 
  75. ^ Dias, Supun (7 March 2014). "Three arrested over 36-Kilo heroin haul". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 
  76. ^ "Kottawa-Kaduwela Highway opened". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 8 March 2014. 
  77. ^ Dalima, Bella (8 March 2014). "President declares open first phase of Kottawa Outer Circular Highway". News First. 
  78. ^ "Father, son dies in Vavuniya train crash". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 8 March 2014. 
  79. ^ Shanmugarajah, Kavinthan (8 March 2014). "Two killed in Omanthai train accident". News First. 
  80. ^ Macrae, Callum (9 March 204). "Sri Lanka: new video evidence of grotesque violations". Channel 4 News. 
  81. ^ Srinivasan, Meera (10 March 2014). "New clip ‘exposes’ Sri Lanka war crimes". The Hindu. 
  82. ^ Quinn, Ben (9 March 2014). "Britain joins call for UN to investigate alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka". The Guardian. 
  83. ^ Shanmugarajah, Kavinthan (10 March 2014). "Three-year-old in Kataragama house fire – victim of a dispute? (Video)". News First. 
  84. ^ "VIDEO: Death toll in Kataragama house fire rises to 4". adaderana.lk. 10 March 2014. 
  85. ^ "SLA sets arrest of teen girl and mother figured in British PM's visit to Jaffna". TamilNet. 14 March 2014. 
  86. ^ "Tamil activist detained in Sri Lanka". BBC News. 14 March 2014. 
  87. ^ Sirilal, Ranga; Aneez, Shihar (14 March 2014). "Sri Lanka arrests Tamil woman who pressed case for disappeared rebel son". Reuters. 
  88. ^ "Policemen held for attempt to molest German woman". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 14 March 2014. Archived from the original on 19 March 2014. 
  89. ^ Fazlulhaq, Nadia (30 March 2014). "Sexual assaults on foreign women on the rise as tourist numbers increase". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 
  90. ^ "Sri Lankan court orders war-missing kin held". The Washington Post. Associated Press. 14 March 2014. 
  91. ^ "Sri Lanka arrests Tamil woman who pressed case for war-missing son". The Hindu. Associated Press. 15 March 2014. 
  92. ^ Bastians, Dharisha (15 March 2014). "TNA demands release of disappearances activist". Daily FT. 
  93. ^ "Galle-Matara stretch of southern expressway opened". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 15 March 2014. 
  94. ^ "The Galle to Matara section of the Southern Expressway declared open by the president". Hiru News. 15 March 2014. 
  95. ^ "One killed in bloody Jaffna cricket clash". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 15 March 2014. 
  96. ^ "One dead after old boys clash at big match in Jaffna". adaderana.lk. 15 March 2014. 
  97. ^ "Sri Lankans held on terror law". BBC News. 17 March 2014. 
  98. ^ "SL military deploys terror in Vanni, Priest, NGO activist under TID arrest". TamilNet. 17 March 2014. 
  99. ^ "Sri Lanka arrests rights activists ahead of UNHRC voting". The Indian Express. Press Trust of India. 17 March 2014. 
  100. ^ Palihawadena, Norman (17 March 2014). "Police officer killed in Hanwella protest". The Island (Sri Lanka). 
  101. ^ "Borella OIC succumbs to injuries". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 16 March 2014. 
  102. ^ "Sri Lankan 'Soldier' Claims Chemical Attack on Tamil Civilians". Salem-News.com. 16 March 2014. 
  103. ^ "rmy denies using chemical weapons". Gulf Times. 17 March 2014. 
  104. ^ "Sri Lanka frees arrested human rights activists". BBC News. 19 March 2014. 
  105. ^ "Sri Lankan TID releases Fr. Praveen, Ruki Fernando". TamilNet. 19 March 2014. 
  106. ^ Burke, Jason (19 March 2014). "Sri Lankan activists freed after international outcry". The Guardian. 
  107. ^ Hume, Tim (20 March 2014). "Are Sri Lanka's 'anti-terror' arrests an attempt to intimidate activists?". CNN. 
  108. ^ Shaheid, Faizer (19 March 2014). "Polls violence claims first life-UNP supporter killed in Gampaha". Ceylon Today. 
  109. ^ Palihawadena, Norman; Edirisinghe, Dasun (19 March 2014). "First polls-related killing". The Island (Sri Lanka). 
  110. ^ "Fmr SPC minister arrested over assault". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 18 March 2014. 
  111. ^ Edirisinghe, Dasun (19 March 2014). "Govt. home and home clash at Beliatta". The Island (Sri Lanka). 
  112. ^ Mendis, B. D. Jude (18 March 2014). "Several killed in Narammala bus – threewheeler collision". News First. 
  113. ^ "3 killed in bus, three-wheeler accident". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 18 March 2014. 
  114. ^ "Students protest at Fort". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 19 March 2014. 
  115. ^ "Police fire tear gas and water cannons at University students protest in Sri Lanka". Colombo Page. 19 March 2014. 
  116. ^ "PART I : SECTION (I) — GENERAL Government Notifications THE UNITED NATIONS ACT. No. 45 OF 1968 List of Designated persons, groups & entities under paragraph 4(2) of the United Nations Regulations No. 1 of 20". The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1854/41. 21 March 2014. 
  117. ^ "Genocidal Sri Lanka declares war on Tamil Diaspora". TamilNet. 4 April 2014. 
  118. ^ "Sri Lanka bans LTTE, 15 other Tamil diaspora groups". The Hindu. Press Trust of India. 1 April 2014. 
  119. ^ Ranwala, Madura (29 March 2014). "Married businessman arrested for abducting and raping German woman". The Island (Sri Lanka). 
  120. ^ Ramanayake, Indika (28 March 2014). "German woman, abducted from night club, abused". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 
  121. ^ Jayaruk, Krishan Jeewaka (24 March 2014). "Ex PS Chairman remanded over rape". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 
  122. ^ Palihawadane, Norman (25 March 2014). "Attempted rape of tourist: Ex-UPFA PS Head remanded". The Island (Sri Lanka). 
  123. ^ "Khuram Shaikh death: Aid worker murder trial starts". BBC News. 27 March 2014. 
  124. ^ Gunasekara, Manopriya (30 March 2014). "Fiancee recounts brutal assault on her and says she regained consciousness only in hospital". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 
  125. ^ Nebehay, Stephanie (27 March 2014). "U.N. launches Sri Lanka war crimes investigation". Reuters. 
  126. ^ "UN rights council launches Sri Lanka war crimes probe". Times of Oman. Agence France-Presse. 27 March 2014. 
  127. ^ "UN approves Sri Lanka war crimes inquiry". Al Jazeera. 27 March 2014. 
  128. ^ "UN approves inquiry into Sri Lanka war abuses". The Washington Post. Associated Press. 27 March 2014. 
  129. ^ "Sri Lanka war: UN council backs rights abuses inquiry". BBC News. 27 March 2014. 
  130. ^ Senaratne, L. B. (30 March 2014). "Weeping and wailing as 10 men indicted for murdering a three-wheeler driver". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 
  131. ^ "Ten sentenced to death in Kandy". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 27 March 2014. 
  132. ^ Aneez, Shihar; Sirilal, Ranga (28 March 2014). "Sri Lanka leader releases Indian fishermen after U.N. vote". Reuters. 
  133. ^ "Sri Lanka to free detained Indian fishermen". Al Jazeera. 28 March 2014. 
  134. ^ Berenger, Leon (30 March 2014). "Fishermen cry foul over Govt. sellout by unconditional release of Indian poachers". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 
  135. ^ Desmond, Sanath (28 March 2014). "Accident in Warakapola claims 3 lives". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 
  136. ^ Dalima, Bella (29 March 2014). "Three killed in Warakapola accident". News First. 
  137. ^ Kamalendran, Chris (30 March 2014). "Monks break up US-sponsored seminar for journalists". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 
  138. ^ "Comfortable victory for UPFA". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 30 March 2014. 
  139. ^ Warnakulasuriya, Deepal (30 March 2014). "UPFA triumphs in PC polls". The Nation (Sri Lanka). 
  140. ^ Ratnakara, Ishara (3 April 2014). "Church attack, all accused acquitted". Ceylon Today. 
  141. ^ Thajudeen, Farook (2 April 2014). "Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera acquitted". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 
  142. ^ "Khuram case: Four suspects granted bail". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 3 April 2014. 
  143. ^ Edirisinghe, Dasun (5 April 2014). "Prasanna, Shan sworn in as CMs Angage not reappointed as Minister One ministerial post of Southern left vacant". The Island (Sri Lanka). 
  144. ^ "Prasanna and Shan take oaths as Chief Ministers". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 4 April 2014. 
  145. ^ "Cricket Sri Lanka win first World T20 title". Al Jazeera. Associated Press. 7 April 2014. 
  146. ^ Ashdown, John (8 April 2014). "Sri Lanka finally get over the line, but new challenges already loom". The Guardian. 
  147. ^ Wijewardena, Don Asoka (10 April 2014). "Govt takes over Trinco General Hospital on the request of EPC". The Island (Sri Lanka). 
  148. ^ Nathan, S. G. (11 April 2014). "Minister Sirisena says Health sector short of 10,000 nurses". Ceylon Today. 
  149. ^ Pothmulla, Lahiru (8 April 2014). "Mannar mass grave an ordinary cemetery: DG". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 
  150. ^ Haviland, Charles (11 April 2014). "Suspected Tamil rebels shot dead in Sri Lanka". BBC News. 
  151. ^ Srinivasan, Meera (11 April 2014). "3 LTTE suspects shot dead in northern Sri Lanka". The Hindu. 
  152. ^ "Colombo stages smokescreen operations to divert global focus on crimes: TNA councillor". TamilNet. 11 April 2014. 
  153. ^ "Three killed in bus accident in Kalmunai". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 13 April 2014. 
  154. ^ Shanmugarajah, Kavinthan (13 April 2014). "Three killed in Kalmunai accident (video)". News First. 
  155. ^ "Canada cuts Commonwealth funding over Sri Lanka woes". BBC News. 15 April 2014. 
  156. ^ Mackrael, Kim (14 April 2014). "Canada pulls funding for Commonwealth in flap over Sri Lanka". The Globe and Mail. 
  157. ^ "Tamil journalist attacked". Reporters Without Borders. 18 April 2014. 
  158. ^ "Terror squad assaults Tamil journalist in Vadamaraadchi, Jaffna". TamilNet. 14 April 2014. 
  159. ^ Shanmugarajah, Kavinthan (15 April 2014). "Journalist attacked in Jaffna". News First. 
  160. ^ ".…?". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 17 April 2014. 
  161. ^ Hemmathagama, Ashwin (25 April 2014). "UNP calls for Select Committee to probe Mattala mob attack on MPs". Daily FT. 
  162. ^ Ranatunga, W. J. S. S. (20 April 2014). "Aralaganwila tragedy: Wijepura mourns the death of 10 villagers Tractor wheel dislodged indicating a bad omen". Sunday Island (Sri Lanka). 
  163. ^ "Ten dead after tractor falls into canal". adaderana.lk. 18 April 2014. 
  164. ^ "Five Killed In Kataragama Accident". The Sunday Leader. 20 April 2014. 
  165. ^ "Five dead after van falls into lake in Kataragama". The Nation (Sri Lanka). 19 April 2014. 
  166. ^ "Sri Lanka to deport Buddha tattoo British woman". BBC News. 22 April 2014. 
  167. ^ "Sri Lanka to deport British tourist over Buddha tattoo". The Guardian. Press Association. 22 April 2014. 
  168. ^ Fernando, Andrew Fidel (22 April 2014). "Farbrace quits as Sri Lanka coach". ESPNcricinfo. 
  169. ^ "Paul Farbrace resigns as Sri Lanka cricket coach to take up possible England assignment". ABC News (Australia). Agence France-Presse. 22 April 2014. 
  170. ^ Hemmathagama, Ashwin (26 April 2014). "Green light from P’ment for other two mega integrated projects". Daily FT. 
  171. ^ "Strategic Development Projects Act: Gazettes 2 & 3 passed in Parliament". adaderana.lk. 25 April 2014. 
  172. ^ "PART I : SECTION (I) ó GENERAL Government Notifications STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS ACT, No. 14 OF 2008 Order under Sub section (4) of Section 3". The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1847/35. 30 January 2014. 
  173. ^ "Opposition protests casinos as controversial bill taken up in Parliament". Daily FT. 25 April 2014. 
  174. ^ Indrajith, Saman (26 April 2014). "More orders under Strategic Dev. Projects Act passed Champika joins Ven. Ratana in voting against ‘Casino Bill’". The Island (Sri Lanka). 
  175. ^ "PART I : SECTION (I) ó GENERAL Government Notifications STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS ACT, No. 14 OF 2008 Order under Sub section (4) of Section 3". The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1847/36. 30 January 2014. 
  176. ^ "PART I : SECTION (I) ó GENERAL Government Notifications STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS ACT, No. 14 OF 2008 Order under Sub section (4) of Section 3". The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1847/37. 30 January 2014. 
  177. ^ "Seven sentenced to death in Nuwara-Eliya". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 28 April 2014. 
  178. ^ "Seven sentenced to death over ‘94 election related murder". adaderana.lk. 28 April 2014. 
  179. ^ Dissanayake, Chathuri (4 May 2014). "Potuhera: Railway safety measures on shaky track". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 
  180. ^ "Sri Lanka trains' head-on collision leaves 68 injured". The Gulf Today. Associated Press. 30 April 2014. 
  181. ^ "Three hacked to death in same family". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 4 May 2014. 
  182. ^ "Three members of same family murdered, 2 critical in Jaffna". adaderana.lk. 4 May 2014. 
  183. ^ "SL military wants Jaffna University shut down on Mu’l’livaaykkaal Day". TamilNet. 6 May 2014. 
  184. ^ "War memorial events banned in North". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 11 May 2014. 
  185. ^ Ranwala, Madura (7 May 2014). "Police shaken by daring abduction of two cops and killing of one". The Island (Sri Lanka). 
  186. ^ Dias, Supun; Desmond, Sanath; Kahagalla, Sunil; Jayaratne, Pushpakumara (6 May 2014). "PC shot dead, another injured". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 
  187. ^ "Three new SC Judges sworn in". Daily FT. 9 May 2014. 
  188. ^ "Opposition cries foul at recent judicial appointment". The Nation (Sri Lanka). 11 May 2014. 
  189. ^ Sirilal, Ranga; Aneez, Shihar (9 May 2014). "Sri Lanka won't oppose casino in Packer's $400 mln Crown resort". Reuters. 
  190. ^ "Packer is coming; but has paid only 20 per cent for the land". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 11 May 2014. 
  191. ^ Gunasekra, Manopriya (11 May 2014). "VAT fraud case: Convict’s property confiscation if fine not paid within one month". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 
  192. ^ "VAT Scam accused sentenced to 102 years". The Nation (Sri Lanka). 8 May 2014. 
  193. ^ "Muslim shop in southern Sri Lanka torched by monks-led mob". Colombo Page. 9 May 2014. 
  194. ^ Siriwardene, Sarath (9 May 2014). "Two-storied supermarket complex gutted in Aluthgama". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 
  195. ^ Ariyawansa, Palitha (11 May 2014). "Suspect dies in remand; Policemen arrested". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 
  196. ^ Wijeratne, Premalal (12 May 2014). "Seven cops on the mat over suspect's death". Ceylon Today. 
  197. ^ Wickremasekera, Damith (18 May 2014). "Snakes and daggers in macabre crimes stun authorities". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 
  198. ^ Mahabellana, Siri (12 May 2014). "Peliyagoda UC member shot dead". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 
  199. ^ "UPFA member of Peliyagoda Urban Council shot dead". Ceylon Today. 12 May 2014. 
  200. ^ "Sri Lanka police break up Tamil war remembrance service". Arab News. Agence France-Presse. 17 May 2014. 
  201. ^ Srinivasan, Meera (18 May 2014). "Sri Lankan police stop remembrance event". The Hindu. 
  202. ^ "SL police disrupts elected councillors from conducting Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance". TamilNet. 16 May 2014. 
  203. ^ Dissanayaka, Chathuri (18 May 2014). "AHS undergraduate activists assaulted in police custody and hospitalised". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 
  204. ^ Paranamanna, Lakna (17 May 2014). "Four arrested undergraduates hospitalized". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 
  205. ^ Jayawardana, Sandun (18 May 2014). "IUSF alleges police brutality in student arrests". The Nation (Sri Lanka). 
  206. ^ "Sri Lanka blocks Tamil memorials amid war parade". BBC News. 18 May 2014. 
  207. ^ "Sri Lanka celebrates end of war, blocks commemorations". Bangkok Post. Agence France-Presse. 18 May 2014. 
  208. ^ Srinivasan, Meera (19 May 2014). "Sri Lankan army surrounds Jaffna newspaper office". The Hindu. 
  209. ^ "SL military ridicules Mu’l’ivaaykkaal observance even in temples". TamilNet. 18 May 2014. 
  210. ^ Wickremasekara, Damith; Jayaratna, Pushpakumara (25 May 2014). "Arrests, shootouts and conflicting motives for PC’s midnight murder". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 
  211. ^ "Main suspect of Kurunegala constable's murder case shot dead". Ceylon Today. 18 May 2014. 
  212. ^ "Security forces obstruct Sri Lanka’s media". International Federation of Journalists. 2 June 2014. 
  213. ^ "Transparency International Sri Lanka condemns repeated intimidation at investigative journalism workshop". Colombo Page. 11 June 2014. 
  214. ^ "UN concern at Malaysia's expulsion of Tamil Tiger suspects". BBC News. 28 May 2014. 
  215. ^ "Sri Lanka: Refugees Returned From Malaysia at Grave Risk". Human Rights Watch. 
  216. ^ "UN, Rights groups concerned for safety of Lankans deported from Malaysia". Daily FT. 30 May 2014. 
  217. ^ "Malaysia criticised for deporting Sri Lankans". Al Jazeera. 28 May 2014. 
  218. ^ Katriarachchi, Sunil (31 May 2014). "Cop assaulted by politician's goons ?". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 
  219. ^ "Policeman in hiding citing security threats, politico says he’s not involved". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 8 June 2014. 
  220. ^ Suriyaarachchi, Binoy (8 June 2014). "The Law In Quest For Justice". The Sunday Leader. 
  221. ^ "Sri Lankan Deputy Minister to respond to allegations over attacking a police officer". Colombo Page. 8 June 2014. 
  222. ^ Paranamanna, Lakna; Jayaruk, Krishan Jeewaka (3 June 2014). "Ruhunu uni declared out of bounds". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 
  223. ^ "Sanath Jayasuriya Accused of Attacking Sri Lankan Undergraduates". NDTV. Press Trust of India. 4 June 2014. 
  224. ^ Edirisinghe, Dasun (5 June 2014). "Master Blaster denies JVP allegation". The Island (Sri Lanka). 
  225. ^ "Video: 22 killed, 7,500 displaced by heavy rains". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 3 June 2014. 
  226. ^ Indrakumar, Menaka; Jayakody, Ruwan Laknath (4 June 2014). "Rains continue merciless onslaught". Ceylon Today. 
  227. ^ "Bus conductor shot dead". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 4 June 2014. 
  228. ^ Somawardana, Melissa (4 June 2014). "Bus conductor shot in Tangalle". News First. 
  229. ^ "Transparency International condemns repeated intimidation at investigative journalism workshop". Transparency International. 10 June 2014. 
  230. ^ "Protesters again force cancellation of workshop for Tamil journalists in Sri Lanka". Colombo Page. 8 June 2014. 
  231. ^ "Threat and intimidation forces end to Sri Lankan journalist training". International Federation of Journalists. 10 June 2014. 
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