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Parliament adjourned till 27 April (Tue, 21 Apr 2015)
Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa adjoined the Parliament till 27 April. The 19th Amendment will be presented to the Parliament on the same day, Ada Derana reporter said.
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BC will visit and record a statement from Rajapaksa- Justice Minister (Tue, 21 Apr 2015)
Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe on Tuesday (21) told the Parliament that the Bribery Commission will not summon the former President to the commission instead the officials will visit him and record a statement. MORE...
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Parliament adjourned for 15 minutes (Tue, 21 Apr 2015)
A tense situation arose in the Parliament and Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa adjourned the session for 15 minutes, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE...
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Police read out Court order at protest (Tue, 21 Apr 2015)
Police read out a court order at a protest currently being carried out near the Parliament, issued by the Kaduwela Magistrate pronouncing that no protests should be held near the Parliament or its surrounding areas. MORE...
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Decision to summon Chairman BC unacceptable - Ajith Perera (Tue, 21 Apr 2015)
The Speaker's decision to summon the Director General of the Bribery Commission to the parliament is completely unacceptable, Deputy Foreign Minister Ajith P Perera said at a press conference today. MORE...
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Haroon Lanthra passes away at age 83 (Tue, 21 Apr 2015)
Popular singer Haroon Lanthra (83) has passed away, a family member told Ada Derana.
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ICC withholding funds will disrupt cricket in Sri Lanka - SLC (Tue, 21 Apr 2015)
Sri Lanka`s cricket board Monday accused the world governing body of gravely disrupting the sport in the island by withholding its share of proceeds from World Cup tournaments. MORE...
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Over 114 MPs to sign petition - Dalas (Tue, 21 Apr 2015)
Over 114 MPs to sign the petition against summoning former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to the bribery commission, MP Dalas Alahapperuma told Ada Derana.
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Over 84 MPs sign for the petition (Mon, 20 Apr 2015)
Over 84 Parliamantarins have thus far signed the petition against summoning former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to the Bribery Commission, Ada Derana reporter said.
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President calls for all party conference (Mon, 20 Apr 2015)
A special All Party Conference (APC) will be held on Monday (20) at 8.00 pm with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena and all party leaders, a source from the Parliament said. MORE...
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Speaker to make a special statement tomorrow (Mon, 20 Apr 2015)
Director General of the Bribery Commission has been summoned to the Parliament and Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa will make a statement to the House tomorrow, the Deputy Speaker said.
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There is a move to damage my reputation and goodwill- Gotabaya (Mon, 20 Apr 2015)
Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Monday (20) said some elements of the new government struggle to destroy his reputation and goodwill that he had built for years by being instrumental in the country's struggle to defeat the Tamil rebels.
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SLFP to oppose 19A as it does not include electoral reforms (Mon, 20 Apr 2015)
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will not extend its support to pass the draft bill on the 19th Amendment as it does not include the electoral reforms, Vijitha Herath MP said quoting the Opposition Leader. MORE...
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Speaker to summon DG of the Bribery Commission- Wimal's wife questioned for seven hours (Mon, 20 Apr 2015)
Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa has assured that the Director General of the Bribery Commission will be summoned to the Parliament to inquire as to why they had summoned former President to the Commission, National Freedom Front (NFF) leader and Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa says.
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Sri Lankan asylum seekers on Nauru set to go to Cambodia (Mon, 20 Apr 2015)
Five asylum seekers from Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Iran have agreed to be among the first to leave the Pacific island nation of Nauru for Cambodia under a deal that allows refugees rejected by Australia to be resettled in the Southeast Asian country, a refugee advocate said Monday. MORE...
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CID allowed to investigate bank accounts of Gamini Senarath (Mon, 20 Apr 2015)
Colombo Chief Magistrate has permitted the CID to investigate the bank accounts of former President's Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath and 9 others including four companies owned by them, the Ada Derana court reporter confirmed. MORE...
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Letter against MR summons signed by 55 MPs handed over to President (Mon, 20 Apr 2015)
A letter against summoning former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to the Bribery Commission signed by 55 SLFP MPs handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE...
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Former President likely not moving to 'Peacock' bungalow (Mon, 20 Apr 2015)
(UPDATE) Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is likely not moving to a house which was offered to him by Sri Lanka Labour Party Leader A.S.P. Liyanage, Ada Derana learns. MORE...
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Bribery allegations against former President sparks protest in Parliament (Mon, 20 Apr 2015)
A group of Parliamentarians are protesting inside the chambers in Parliament against the decision to summon former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to the Bribery Commission.
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Landslide at 5-acre land area in Haldamulla (Mon, 20 Apr 2015)
The Disaster Managment Center (DMC) today said that a landslide has been reported in a 5-acre land area in Nikapotha, Haldamulla.
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Other English News

It s a great political betrayal Wimal (Mon, 23 Mar 2015)
National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa, yesterday alleged President Maithripala Sirise..
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Release Lasantha Killing tapes to Cid (Mon, 23 Mar 2015)
Mt. Lavinia Magistrate Mohomed Shahabdeen yesterday ordered several media institutions to hand over ..
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Cabinet Sub-committee to review Uma Oya multipurpose project (Mon, 23 Mar 2015)
President Maithripala Sirisena said Cabinet subcommittee will be appointed to review the plans of Um..
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Maithri consolidates moderate image (Mon, 23 Mar 2015)
President Maithripala Sirisena, in his first interaction last week with newspaper editors and publis..
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Ranatunga says likely to return as Cricket Board Chairman (Mon, 23 Mar 2015)
Sri Lanka Cricket may get a boost with veteran cricketer and Ports and Aviation Minister Arjuna Rana..
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Colombo VC asked to step down, or will be removed (Mon, 23 Mar 2015)
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Colombo, Dr. Kumara Hirimburegama, has been asked to step d..
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The inside story: How Maithripala Sirisena spent election night on a Dodangaslanda estate (Mon, 23 Mar 2015)
With President Maithripala Sirisena s revelation to Sandeshaya, BBC s Sinhala Service in London, tha..
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New National Government soon, 9 portfolios likely for SLFP (Mon, 23 Mar 2015)
Next week will see the birth of a National Government with at least nine ministerial portfolios go..
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Sri Lanka launches national nutrition program for pregnant mothers (Mon, 23 Mar 2015)
Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Saturday launched a national nutrition program fo..
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Large Pakistani Sex Worker Ring in Sri Lanka Exposed (Mon, 23 Mar 2015)
The special investigation unit of the Department of Immigration and Emigration says an extensive inv..
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Lanka fourth in suicides (Thu, 04 Sep 2014)
(Lanka-e-News- 04.Aug.2014, 6.00PM) Sri Lanka was ranked fourth among 172 countries in suicides, a report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday revealed...
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MaRa’s power greed ! frantically seeks SC ruling for a third term - Hearing on 10 th in camera (Thu, 04 Sep 2014)
(Lanka-e-News- 04.Aug.2014, 7.45AM) Medamulana Mahinda Rajapakse driven by his inordinate power mania had made frantic efforts to secure the opinion of the supreme court on whether he could go for a third term as the Executive resident of Sri Lanka (SL), according to reports reaching Lanka e news inside information division based on sources within the supreme court....
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SLFP vs Rajapakses: SLFP team of leaders warn its Ministers, MPs to safeguard their lives from Rajapakse regime (Thu, 04 Sep 2014)
(Lanka-e-News- 03.Sep.2014, 11.55PM) A team of leaders of the SLFP party have sent out secret warnings to their colleagues including Ministers , MPs and politicos of the party to safeguard themselves and their lives from the dire and dangerous threats faced by them posed by the Rajapakse regime.
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Bala Tampoe, Our Comrade No More..! -Dr. Bahu (Mon, 01 Sep 2014)
(Lanka-e-News- 01.Sep.2014, 10.30PM) Bala Tampoe, our comrade Bala is no more. He joined the left movement when he was a student and continued to work for the LSSP while he was a lecturer in Botany and Horticulture in the Department of Agriculture. He came into the limelight as a strike leader...
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Moneragala 'ninja' attackers move to Wellawaya - 4UNP offices and 5 JVP offices destroyed (Sun, 31 Aug 2014)
(Lanka-e-News- 31.Aug.2014, 2.00PM) Nine election offices of opposition political parties have been attacked in Wellawaya and Moneragala between August 29 and 30. Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) observes that five Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) offices and four United National Party (UNP) offices have been burnt and three of them have been completely destroyed....
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Students of Law College thanks to Lanka E news..! (Sat, 30 Aug 2014)
(Lanka-e-News- 30.Aug.2014, 5.30PM) We are a group of students from the Law College Sri Lanka who sat the 2nd year exam in July. We faced much difficulty when we sat the Property 1 and Property 2 papers...
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Gota convenes special security meeting: government to solve its election violence with answers more criminal (Sat, 30 Aug 2014)
(Lanka-e-News- 30.Aug.2014, 11.30PM) At the brainstorming special meeting summoned by Sri Lanka (SL) criminal defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse last 27th, the reports pertaining to the election results furnished by the defense Ministry intelligence division and that by the State intelligence service (SIS) were absolutely contradictory...
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As Gota’s kudu (heroin) image reveals itself so he makes new diabolic plans to conceal –creates new unit under Wakishta (Sat, 30 Aug 2014)
(Lanka-e-news- 29.Aug.2014. 1130PM) Following Lanka e news exposing kudu (heroin) Gota’s kudu business with photographs testifying to it , Gota had given orders to the police to arrest ‘kudu Nuwan’ who everyone know is a second row heroin...
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Behind Uva escalating elections violence is none other than the President –Glaring evidence (Fri, 29 Aug 2014)
(Lanka-e-News- 28.Aug.2014, 11.55PM) During the last two days since the Uva elections campaign began , the elections violence had risen meteorically as confirmed by the elections monitoring report released today- it has increased by 76 more cases of violence! All of these incidents of violence involve shooting, threatening using firearms, attacks, arson and...
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Medamulana MR refuses to undergo surgery and returns: Prior to his illness has revealed his self sought disaster (Fri, 29 Aug 2014)
(Lanka-e-News- 28.Aug.2014, 11.30PM) Medamulana Percy Mahendra Rajapakse who flew to America most secretly to obtain medical treatment for his blood in urine disease (hematuria) has refused the conventional medical treatment , and is returning to Sri Lanka (SL) tomorrow(29) after being treated via injections....
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Vigneswaran discharged from hospital (Fri, 01 Nov 2013)
 Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Vigneswaran was yesterday discharged from hospital, a day after he was admitted to hospital with a chest pain, officials said.   Mr Vigneswaran was invited along with other chief ministers today to attend the Cabinet meeting.   TNA sources said that some of the party members were of the opinion that he should not attend the cabinet meeting. 
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Doctors’ strike postponed (Fri, 01 Nov 2013)
The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) announced that the one day, island wide strike planned for the next Monday has been postponed by four weeks following discussions.   The GMOA was scheduled to go on strike to push the government to meet their demands on implementation of a promotion scheme for the government medical officers.    The scheme which has been agreed to by the Ministry of Health, Finance and Public Administration has been delayed for over two years. 
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Jilted lover dies in bizarre attack (Fri, 01 Nov 2013)
A jilted teenage lover attacked his girlfriend with a knife before driving the same weapon into himself in a bizarre incident at a location in Rakwana yesterday night, police said a short while ago. The said the male lover-identified as Nishantha Kumara aged 18 died while under treatment at the Rakwana Hospital while the girl victim is being treated for serious knife injuries. According to police the suspect is alleged to have stormed the girl’s home and attacked her with the knife following a heated argument. Thereafter he turned the weapon on to himself, police added. The Rakwana Police are conducting further investigations.  
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Bridge on a key access road to Colombo collapses (Fri, 01 Nov 2013)
 A part of bridge on a key access road to Colombo collapsed yesterday, Police said.   The left end of a bridge located 100 meters from the Angoda junction along the Colombo-Avissawella had collapsed.   Police said the Colombo- Avissawella road will be temporally closed today due to construction work being carried out on the bridge.   Police said that those wanting to use the road should use alternative routes to reach their destinations. Those approaching Colombo from Avissawella should switch to the Old Avissawella road from the Ambathale junction and switch on to the Avissawella- Colombo through Seda wattha. Drivers going towards Avissawella from Colombo could use the same route, Police said.
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Sri Lanka's joint trade union alliance submits 21 proposals for 2014 budget (Tue, 24 Sep 2013)
Sept 24, Colombo: The joint trade union alliance in Sri Lanka has submitted a set of 21 proposals to the Finance Ministry to be included in the 2014 budget proposals.
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UK says polls alone won't bring reconciliation in Sri Lanka (Tue, 24 Sep 2013)
Sept 24, London: The British government Monday while welcoming the "largely peaceful" provincial elections in Sri Lanka held on September 21, expressed concern over the election violence and asked the government to investigate the serious allegations.
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Legal action proposed against political candidates who have not declared assets (Tue, 24 Sep 2013)
Sept 24, Colombo: A group of lawyers in Sri Lanka plans to propose to the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) to look at initiating legal action against political candidates who have failed to declare their assets and liabilities.
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U.S. tells Sri Lankan government to work with the Tamil party (Tue, 24 Sep 2013)
Sept 24, Washington, DC: The United States, while congratulating the Sri Lankan people on a successful provincial council election, has asked the government to take the opportunity and work with the Tamil party.
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Sri Lanka's External Affairs Ministry instructs heads of country's missions to avoid unnecessary travel (Tue, 24 Sep 2013)
Sept 24, Colombo: The External Affairs Ministry of Sri Lanka has instructed the country's overseas missions to avoid unnecessary travel expenses and to restrict travel requirements within the allocated budget.
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Sri Lanka welcomes agreement reached between Russia and US on Syria (Mon, 23 Sep 2013)
Sept 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka today welcomed the agreement reached between Russia and the United States on securing and destroying Syria's chemical weapons stockpile.
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Four cement factories to be set up near Sri Lanka's main ports (Mon, 23 Sep 2013)
Sept 23, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has put forward plans to set up four cement factories adjacent to the main ports in the country under the programme to establish new industrial parks and enterprises within new and existing port premises.
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Sri Lanka Army high profile team to Haiti to investigate alleged rape by a peacekeeping soldier (Mon, 23 Sep 2013)
Sept 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army said a high profile three-member investigative team will shortly be sent to Haiti to investigate the allegations of a rape committed by a Sri Lankan peacekeeping soldier.
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Senior DIG of Sri Lanka Police suspected of forcing police officers to kneel down transferred (Mon, 23 Sep 2013)
Sept 23, Colombo: The Senior Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Pujith Jayasundara, who was in charge of the Eastern Province has been transferred to the police headquarters with immediate effect.
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Sri Lanka's former Army Commander says his party will not be satisfied by being the third force (Mon, 23 Sep 2013)
Sept 23, Colombo: The leader of Sri Lanka's Democratic Party (DP), former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka said that the aim of the DP was not to remain in the place of the third force but to be the second force and move further forward.
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Sri Lanka's NDB Bank unit to create a Private Equity Fund with US firm (Mon, 23 Sep 2013)
Sept 23, Colombo: NDB Capital Holdings PLC, a unit of Sri Lanka's NDB Bank group said it is planning to enter into an agreement with the New York-based Zephyr Management LP to create a Private Equity Fund.
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Sri Lanka Cricket has not received any reports on match fixing (Mon, 23 Sep 2013)
Sept 23, Colombo: Commenting on the reports of a Sri Lankan cricket player's involvement in match fixing, the island's cricket authority, Sri Lanka Cricket said today that it has not received any report from the authorities pertaining to the charge.
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Commonwealth observers impressed with Sri Lanka's election process, concerned over military involvement (Mon, 23 Sep 2013)
Sept 23, Colombo: The Commonwealth Observer Mission which has been present in Sri Lanka since 14 September to observe the provincial council election in the North commended the government for largely peaceful well administered election but expressed concern over the heavy military presence and involvement in the elections.
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U.S. Ambassador views rare Sri Lankan artifacts preserved with Rs. 4 million grant (Mon, 23 Sep 2013)
Sept 23, Colombo: The United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele Sison visited the Yatala Museum today to view rare antiquities found during the excavations of Yatala Dagaba, which were preserved with a $30,000 (approximately Rs. 4 million) grant from the Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation.
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Sri Lankan court releases 35 Tamil Nadu fishermen (Mon, 23 Sep 2013)
Sept 23, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court Monday ordered to release the 35 Indian fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy last month.
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Former opposition MP gets a record number of ruling party preferential votes in Sri Lanka provincial polls (Mon, 23 Sep 2013)
Sept 23, Colombo: Crossed over former opposition parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekera contesting the provincial council election from ruling United people's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has received the highest number of preferential votes recorded in the provincial council election history.
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Sri Lankan President Arrives in New York to attend the UN General Assembly (Mon, 23 Sep 2013)
Sept 23, New York: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa accompanied by the First Lady Shiranthi Wickramasinghe Rajapaksa arrived in New York City Sunday to attend the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at the UN headquarters in New York.
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Delay in issue of preferential vote results heats up Sri Lanka's central city (Sun, 22 Sep 2013)
Sept 22, Kandy: A warm situation was reported from Kandy, the capital of Sri Lanka's Central Province this evening due to the delay in releasing the results of preferential votes of the Central Provincial Council election.
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Sri Lanka Muslim Congress decided to remain independent in the three Provincial Councils (Sun, 22 Sep 2013)
Sept 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's major Muslim political party and government coalition partner, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) said today that the councilors elected from the party to the Northern, Northwestern and Central Provincial Councils would remain independent.
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Sri Lanka Marxist party says election results are not a victory for the people (Sun, 22 Sep 2013)
Sept 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says that the outcome of the provincial council elections is not a victory for the people.
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Former Sri Lanka Army Commander's party second among opposition parties in PC polls (Sun, 22 Sep 2013)
Sept 22, Colombo: The Democratic Party led by Sri Lanka's former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka has been placed in the second position among the opposition political parties at the recently concluded provincial council elections.
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Sri Lanka main opposition admits setback at the elections (Sun, 22 Sep 2013)
Sept 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National party (UNP) today admitted that the party had faced a setback at the provincial council elections held yesterday for three of the nine provinces.
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Holding elections in Sri Lanka's North is a victory for the government - President (Sun, 22 Sep 2013)
Sept 22, Colombo: Holding an election to provide the people in the North, who were under terrorist control for three decades, the right to elect their own administration is a victory for the government, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said following the elections held for three provincial councils yesterday.
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Sri Lanka's victorious Tamil party ready to work with government in power devolution (Sun, 22 Sep 2013)
Sept 22, Colombo: After emerging victorious in a landslide at the polls for the Northern Province yesterday, Sri Lanka's main Tamil party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said it is ready to work with the government to solve the ethnic problem.
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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister proposes talks with Sri Lankan fishermen (Sun, 22 Sep 2013)
Sept 22, Chennai: Following the arrest of another 20 Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu by the Sri Lankan Navy on Sunday, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J. Jayalalithaa has asked the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to facilitate fishermen level talks between the two sides.
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U.S. urges Sri Lankan government to investigate election violence (Sun, 22 Sep 2013)
Sept 22, Colombo: While congratulating the people of Sri Lanka for the historic Provincial Council elections held Saturday (September 21), the United States Embassy in Colombo has urged the government to investigate the election violence, particularly the involvement of uniformed individuals in the attacks.
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Visitors not allowed to enter BIA: Administrative Manager (Tue, 21 Apr 2015)
The entry of visitors into the Bandaranaike International Airport has been temporarily halted. The administrative manager of the airport  said that due to a technical difficulty, the entry of visitors has been temporarily halted. Outgoing flights however, have not been halted. Meanwhile, former minister Basil Rajapaksa, is expected to arrive to the country on Tuesday […] The post Visitors not allowed to enter BIA: Administrative Manager appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Breaking: Parliament adjourned till April 27 (Tue, 21 Apr 2015)
The Parliament was adjourned a short while ago. Parliament has been adjourned till April 27. The debate on the 19th Amendment to the Parliament was scheduled to be taken up today, Tuesday, April 21. Parliament Correspondent Amarasri Bandara, noted that the debate on the  19th Amendment to the Constitution will be taken up when Parliament […] The post Breaking: Parliament adjourned till April 27 appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Opposition parliamentarians end protest – say response was ‘favourable’ (Tue, 21 Apr 2015)
The protest launched by a group of opposition parliamentarians has ended. They noted that they have received a favourable response in line with summoning the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Speaker informed Parliament that the Bribery Commission will go to Mahinda Rajapaksa to take a statement: not summon him.       The post Opposition parliamentarians end protest – say response was ‘favourable’ appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Breaking: Large crowd gathers opposite the Parliament (Tue, 21 Apr 2015)
Heavy traffic has been reported along the Parliament Road owing to a protest. According to our correspondent , a large crowd has gathered opposite the Parliament to engage in the protest. The post Breaking: Large crowd gathers opposite the Parliament appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Breaking: Speaker makes key observation on ‘summoning parliamentarians before Bribery Commission’ (Tue, 21 Apr 2015)
The Speaker of the Parliament, Chamal Rajapaksa said in Parliament a short while ago  that the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption should inform the Speaker prior to summoning parliamentarians before the commission. The speaker made these remarks on Tuesday responding to a privilege question posed by parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardena on Monday. A […] The post Breaking: Speaker makes key observation on ‘summoning parliamentarians before Bribery Commission’ appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Boy accused of theft kept chained in police station in Andhra Pradesh (Tue, 21 Apr 2015)
In shocking visuals from Andhra Pradesh, a boy is seen inside a police station, wiping his tears, his left leg chained to a window. Sources say the 13-year-old boy, accused of stealing a chain, was kept in the police station for five days. The police claim that the boy, a rag-picker, is a repeat offender, […] The post Boy accused of theft kept chained in police station in Andhra Pradesh appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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French lawmakers want Google to give up its secret search code (Tue, 21 Apr 2015)
The country’s senate voted last week to require search companies to hand over access to their search algorithms to ensure that rivals are treated fairly. The search companies would also have to post links to three competitor search engines on their search results pages. Though the law would apply to all search engines, it is […] The post French lawmakers want Google to give up its secret search code appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Death in Bambalapitiya school – relatives of victim protest (Tue, 21 Apr 2015)
Relatives of the woman who was found dead at a  school in Bambalapitiya, have refused to accept the body of the deceased as the post-mortem examination report had contained an open verdict. When News1st contacted the Police Media Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekara in this regard, he said that the post-mortem was held on Monday. The post Death in Bambalapitiya school – relatives of victim protest appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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General amnesty – 18,000 army absentees report to stations (Tue, 21 Apr 2015)
The army states that 18,000 army absentees had reported to their relevant stations by  Monday, on account of the general amnesty that has been put in place. Acting army spokesperson brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera stated that the general amnesty period had been extended until April 25 . Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera stated that a general amnesty was […] The post General amnesty – 18,000 army absentees report to stations appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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South Korea’s PM offers to resign amid growing bribery scandal (Tue, 21 Apr 2015)
South Korea’s Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo offered to resign on Monday amid a growing political scandal. Lee will stay in his official role until South Korean President Park Geun-hye accepts his resignation. He has transferred his role of chairing Cabinet meetings to the deputy prime minister for the time being, according to his office. Park […] The post South Korea’s PM offers to resign amid growing bribery scandal appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Sri Lanka want missing Cricket World Cup payments paid up by ICC - Stuff.co.nz (Tue, 21 Apr 2015)
Stuff.co.nz Sri Lanka want missing Cricket World Cup payments paid up by ICC Stuff.co.nz Sri Lanka are demanding their World Cup handouts are honoured after the International Cricket Council bosses suspended payments in protest at changes to the island nation's governance of the sport. Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake sacked the previous ... Sri Lanka accuses ICC of grave disruptionZee News Sri Lanka accuses ICC of 'grave disruption' for withholding moneySydney Morning Herald Sri Lanka says ICC withholding money over dispute is illegalYahoo News all 39 news articles »
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Sri Lanka's ex-president Mahinda Rajapakse faces anti-graft probe - Economic Times (Mon, 20 Apr 2015)
Reuters Sri Lanka's ex-president Mahinda Rajapakse faces anti-graft probe Economic Times COLOMBO: Former president Mahinda Rajapakse has been summoned to appear before Sri Lanka's anti-graft body for the first time over bribery allegations, triggering uproar in parliament on Monday. Rajapakse loyalists said the 69-year-old former leader ... Sri Lanka ex-president Rajapaksa refuses to attend anti-graft bodyReuters Sri Lankan lawmakers protest bribery summons for ex-leaderMacon Telegraph (blog) all 140 news articles »
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Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) holds first national congress - World Socialist Web Site (Tue, 21 Apr 2015)
World Socialist Web Site Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) holds first national congress World Socialist Web Site The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) in Sri Lanka held its first national congress in Colombo over four days from March 27 to 30. The congress unanimously passed two important resolutions: “Socialism and fight against the imperialist war”—a resolution ... and more »
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Indians demand access to Lanka - Colombo Gazette (Tue, 21 Apr 2015)
Colombo Gazette Indians demand access to Lanka Colombo Gazette Indian-fishermen Over 100 fishermen from Tamil Nadu will meet Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj next Monday to give a petition demanding uninterrupted fishing rights in Sri Lankan waters, The Hindu newspaper reported today. According to ... Tamil Nadu fishermen team to leave for Sri Lanka to salvage 31 boatsTimes of India * Indian fishermen to demand uninterrupted fishing rights in Sri Lankan waters ...Colombo Page all 6 news articles »
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Sri Lanka neither pro-India nor pro-China: Wickramasinghe - The Hindu (Sat, 18 Apr 2015)
The Hindu Sri Lanka neither pro-India nor pro-China: Wickramasinghe The Hindu Calling for better bilateral ties, Mr. Wickramasinghe said: “We must move ahead,” pointing to visits by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's to India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Sri Lanka.” He said: “I had promised to offer ... Lanka not pro-India or pro-ChinaColombo Gazette * Sri Lankan Prime Minister offers prayers at Guruvayur TempleColombo Page Sri Lankan Prime Minister Offers Worship at Guruvayur TempleNDTV all 28 news articles »
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God Save Sri Lanka ...Wither 19th Amendment to Constitution be passed... - Asian Tribune (Tue, 21 Apr 2015)
Asian Tribune God Save Sri Lanka ...Wither 19th Amendment to Constitution be passed... Asian Tribune The United Peoples Freedom Alliance Members of Parliament have already indicated that they will not vote in favor of adopting 19th Amendment which would be taken up for debate today and tomorrow in the Sri Lankan Parliament, and it is learnt that a ... Sri Lanka Parliament To Hold 19A Debate TuesdayEurasia Review * Sri Lanka parliament postpones debate on 19th Amendment to ConstitutionColombo Page Sri Lanka's key constitutional reforms to be debated onspyghana.com all 10 news articles »
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2015 Holcim Awards grand prizes given to Colombia, Sri Lanka, and US-based ... - Archinect (Tue, 21 Apr 2015)
Archinect 2015 Holcim Awards grand prizes given to Colombia, Sri Lanka, and US-based ... Archinect The Holcim Foundation finally announced today the three winning projects for their global 2015 Holcim Awards. Every three years, the awards competition seeks architectural design interventions that address sustainable building and construction issues ...
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Lanka woos North Indian cos - Business Standard (Mon, 20 Apr 2015)
Lanka woos North Indian cos Business Standard The island nation is focusing on north Indian states "primarily because of immense production capacities here for which we can offer perfect production distribution facilities in Lanka", Sudharshan Seneviratne, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to India ... and more »
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Cairn India pulling out of oil, gas explorations in Sri Lanka - Lankaweb (Mon, 20 Apr 2015)
Cairn India pulling out of oil, gas explorations in Sri Lanka Lankaweb Since Cairn India is reportedly to pull out of its offshore fuel and natural gas explorations within the Mannar Basin in Sri Lankan waters, it has been revealed that the government has been compelled to look for new entities to continue drilling these ... and more »
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A tantalising tea break in Sri Lanka - Evening Standard (Mon, 20 Apr 2015)
Evening Standard A tantalising tea break in Sri Lanka Evening Standard Here in the high hills of central Sri Lanka, on the 60-acre plantation owned by the Dilmah Tea company, tea is grown and made using traditional methods that haven't changed in 150 years. The only innovation is that the women now carry lightweight sacks ... Hot List 2015: The Best New Beach HotelsCondé Nast Traveler all 2 news articles »
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