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Jayasiriya to quit politics (Mon, 06 Jul 2015)
Parliamentarian Sanath Jauasuriya says that he will not contest at the forthcoming General Election. MORE...
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Release my container, - Udayanga Weeratunga urges (Mon, 06 Jul 2015)
Former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga, on Monday (06) slammed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs over its decision to hand over a container full of his personal effects to the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID). MORE...
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Acceptance of nomination begins today (Mon, 06 Jul 2015)
Accepting of nominations for the General Election will commence today (06). Nominations will be accepted until the 15th of this month. Independent groups have commenced placing deposits. MORE...
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Sri Lanka ranked 114th in the Global Peace Index (Mon, 06 Jul 2015)
According to the Global Peace Index, Sri Lanka has been ranked 114th out of 162 countries. MORE...
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M.G. Danushka injured in accident (Mon, 06 Jul 2015)
Popular singer and Derana Dream Star M.G. Danushka has been injured in an accident last night. The vehicle Danushka was travelling has skidded off the road near Usweva on the Anamaduwa-Nawagaththegama Road. MORE...
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Gotabaya says he applied the US embassy to cancel his dual citizenship (Sun, 05 Jul 2015)
Former Defence Secretary Gotabya Rajapaksa says the recent news that he is about to contest at the forthcoming General Election is a hoax. MORE...
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Nomination to MR- 'greatest betrayal' in the recent past- JVP (Sun, 05 Jul 2015)
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) on Sunday (05) described the President's decision to grant nominations for the former President to contest under the UPFA ticket as the 'greatest betrayal' in the recent past. MORE...
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Strong winds up to 50-60 kmph - Met Dept. (Sun, 05 Jul 2015)
The weather forecast issued by the Met Dept. today at 12 noon says that there will be several spells of showers in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Northwestern and Central provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts. MORE...
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President Sirisena says he respects ties with China (Sun, 05 Jul 2015)
President Maithripala Sirisena said that Sri Lanka has a lot of respect for China since that country has been assisting Sri Lanka's development work. MORE...
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JHU to contest under a new front (Sun, 05 Jul 2015)
Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said that the Jathika Hela Urumaya will depart from the the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) and will contest under a new front at the forthcoming general election. MORE...
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Motorcyclist killed in Kajugama crash (Sun, 05 Jul 2015)
An individual died on the spot when a motorbike he was traveling in collided with a lorry near Kajugama along the Colombo-Kandy road, the police said. The accident occurred on Saturday (04) at around 10.00 pm. MORE...
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Acceptance of nominations for election from tomorrow (Sun, 05 Jul 2015)
The Elections Department says that nominations for the 2015 General Election will be accepted from July 06 to 15. The Department is making preparations to hold the General Elections on August 17. MORE...
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Sri Lanka will never pose a threat to India, says Mahinda (Sun, 05 Jul 2015)
'We have nothing to gain by helping any other country to become a threat to India,' former Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is on the comeback trail, has said. MORE...
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SB Nawinna to contest from UNP (Sat, 04 Jul 2015)
SLFP Treasurer and Minister S.B. Nawinne says that he will join the United National Party (UNP) and contest the upcoming General Election from the UNP ticket. MORE..
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President assures to safeguard January 8 victory (Sat, 04 Jul 2015)
President Maithripala Sirisena says that no one will be allowed to turn around the trust the people placed on the transformation which took place in the country on January 08. MORE..
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Mahinda will contest from Kurunegala District - TB (Sat, 04 Jul 2015)
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will contest the upcoming General Election from the Kurunegala District, says former Minister T.B. Ekananayake. MORE..
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Construction of Matara-H'tota segment of expressway inaugurated (Sat, 04 Jul 2015)
The construction work on the extension of the Southern Expressway from Matara to Hambantota, which is funded by China, was inaugurated by President Maithripala Sirisena and the Chinese Ambassador this morning. MORE..
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SLMC still undecided on contesting with UNP (Sat, 04 Jul 2015)
The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) says that it has still not taken a final decision regarding contesting the forthcoming election with the United National Party (UNP). MORE..
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Chinese woman arrested in Kollupitiya (Sat, 04 Jul 2015)
A Chinese woman has been arrested by police in Kollupitiya for violating immigration laws as staying in the country without any valid visa. MORE..
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Rights groups urge UNHRC to maintain fullest scrutiny of Sri Lanka (Sat, 04 Jul 2015)
Several international human rights groups have urged the international community and the UN Human Rights Council to maintain the fullest scrutiny of Sri Lanka on questions of justice and accountability. MORE..
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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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Brendon McCullum blasts into record books (Mon, 06 Jul 2015)
Birmingham Bears’ Brendon McCullum smashed 158 not out off 64 balls against Derbyshire at Edgbaston, the highest ever T20 Blast score. He brought his hundred up off 42 balls as Bears made 242-4 and bowled out Derbyshire for 182 to win by 60 runs. The New Zealand captain hit 11 sixes and 13 fours in […] The post Brendon McCullum blasts into record books appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Greek referendum : Polls close with “No” (Mon, 06 Jul 2015)
Greeks voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to reject terms of a bailout, risking financial ruin in a show of defiance that could splinter Europe. Casting their ballots in the hastily arranged referendum, millions of people delivered an unambiguous message to Greece’s creditors. The final result in the referendum was 61.3% “No”, against 38.7% who voted “Yes”. […] The post Greek referendum : Polls close with “No” appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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JUST IN: Sanath Jayasuriya resigns from post of party organiser (Mon, 06 Jul 2015)
Deputy Minister Sanath Jayasuriya says that he does not intend to contest the forthcoming general election. Speaking to News1st, he said that he has notified President Maithripala Sirisena and Party Secretary Anura Priyadashana Yapa that he has resigned from post of party organiser. The post JUST IN: Sanath Jayasuriya resigns from post of party organiser appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Point Pedro woman arrested for alleged drug possession (Mon, 06 Jul 2015)
A woman has been arrested in Point Pedro for the alleged possession of 285 grammes of Heroin. Police say the woman was arrested following a raid which was conducted on  the afternoon of Sunday, July 5 by the Puttalam anti-vice unit. The suspect is due to be produced before the Point Pedro Magistrate later on […] The post Point Pedro woman arrested for alleged drug possession appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Jellyfish infestation receding – observes NARA (Mon, 06 Jul 2015)
National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency or NARA says the jellyfish infestation that was prevalent along the Western and Southern coastal areas has dropped. Scientist Upul Liyanage said that, accordingly, those beaches that were closed to the public due to the threat of jellyfish are now open. Warnings were issued to the public to […] The post Jellyfish infestation receding – observes NARA appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Person shot dead in Angunukolapalassa (Mon, 06 Jul 2015)
A person has been shot dead in the Murawasihena area in Angunukolapalassa. Police Media Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said that the shooting took place around 7:50 on Sunday (July 5th) night. ASP Gunasekara added that the deceased was a 27 year old. The post Person shot dead in Angunukolapalassa appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Musicians around the world pay tribute to the Grateful Dead’s ‘Ripple’ (Mon, 06 Jul 2015)
On the day when the Grateful Dead plays its final concert in Chicago, an organization called Playing for Change released a heartwarming video of musicians around the world performing “Ripple,” which was written by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter, and first released in 1970. Playing for Change bills itself as a “multimedia movement created to […] The post Musicians around the world pay tribute to the Grateful Dead’s ‘Ripple’ appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Accepting of nominations for 2015 General Election to commence (Mon, 06 Jul 2015)
Accepting of nominations for the 2015 general election commences on Monday, July 6. Deputy Elections Commissioner M.M. Mohammed said the deadline for submitting nominations ends at noon on July 13. He added that measures have been adopted at district level to prevent election law violations from taking place. Meanwhile, Police Media Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said […] The post Accepting of nominations for 2015 General Election to commence appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Tangalle missing fishermen being brought back to shore : Fisheries Ministry (Mon, 06 Jul 2015)
The Ministry of Fisheries notes that three fishermen who were reported missing along with their vessel off the seas of Tangalle have been found. According to Minister of Fisheries Mahinda Amaraweera, steps are being taken to bring the fishermen to shore. The three fishermen went missing June 25 while sailing on the ”Lakshan” vessel. The post Tangalle missing fishermen being brought back to shore : Fisheries Ministry appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Minister Nawinne is welcomed by UNP ministers (Sun, 05 Jul 2015)
Minister S.B. Nawinne who left the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, took part in a media briefing convened by the United National Party July 5 morning, where he was welcomed by a group of UNP ministers The Minister of Labor noted that even though 33 former parliamentarians wanted Mahinda Rajapaksa to be defeated, they sided with […] The post Minister Nawinne is welcomed by UNP ministers appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Mathews, Tharanga steady SL after Rahat strikes - ESPNcricinfo.com (Sun, 05 Jul 2015)
ESPNcricinfo.com Mathews, Tharanga steady SL after Rahat strikes ESPNcricinfo.com Angelo Mathews was the rock in Sri Lanka's middle order once again, soaking up all the pressure Pakistan created, and rebuilding from 35 for 3 to take the hosts to a commanding position. Upul Tharanga, Jehan Mubarak and Dinesh Chandimal supported ... Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan, 3rd Test, Day 3: Highlights, Scorecard and ReportBleacher Report Live Cricket Score of Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 3rd Test, Day 4 at PallekeleCricbuzz Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 3rd Test Day 4: Live Streaming & TV InformationInternational Business Times, India Edition IBNLive -Reuters UK -Sportinglife.com all 901 news articles »
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India thump Sri Lanka to win South Asian Basketball Championship - Firstpost (Mon, 06 Jul 2015)
Firstpost India thump Sri Lanka to win South Asian Basketball Championship Firstpost Defending champions India notched up an emphatic 93-44 win over Sri Lanka in the finals of 4th South Asian Basketball Championship (SABA) at the Kanteerava Stadium here today. Both the sides came into this all-important last league match with perfect ... India Hoopsters Maul Lanka to Retain South Asian SupremacyThe New Indian Express Indian hoopsters to face Lanka in title clashBusiness Standard Basketball: India, Sri Lanka on courseIndia.com New Kerala all 51 news articles »
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Cricket-Test Series Sri Lanka v Pakistan scoreboard - Reuters UK (Sun, 05 Jul 2015)
Cricket-Test Series Sri Lanka v Pakistan scoreboard Reuters UK July 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Scoreboard at stumps on the third day in the third and final Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan on Sunday in Pallekele, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 1st innings 278 (D. Karunaratne 130; Y. Shah 5-78) Pakistan 1st innings (Overnight ...
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Sri Lanka polls timed ahead of UN war crimes report to foil Rajapaksa comeback - Reuters (Mon, 06 Jul 2015)
Reuters Sri Lanka polls timed ahead of UN war crimes report to foil Rajapaksa comeback Reuters COLOMBO Sri Lanka's August elections have been timed to stop a comeback by war-time president Mahinda Rajapaksa, who remarkably may see his popularity rise in coming months if criticized for war crimes in a U.N report, said government sources. Sri Lanka President's alliance disintegratesEconomyNext (satire) Mahinda says Lanka not a threat to IndiaColombo Gazette Sri Lanka will never pose a threat to India- Mahinda RajapakseLankaweb GlobalSolutions.org (blog) -Sri Lanka Guardian all 155 news articles »
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Efficient pricing, long term planning needed in Sri Lanka power sector: ADB - EconomyNext (satire) (Mon, 06 Jul 2015)
EconomyNext (satire) Efficient pricing, long term planning needed in Sri Lanka power sector: ADB EconomyNext (satire) “On the whole, the power sectors in Georgia, Sri Lanka, and Viet Nam each need continuing improvements in transparency, in economic efficiency, and in regulation, particularly in tariff-setting, system management, and effective independent regulation ... and more »
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Sri Lanka's Ousted President Seeks a Comeback - TIME (Thu, 02 Jul 2015)
TIME Sri Lanka's Ousted President Seeks a Comeback TIME Six months ago, Maithripala Sirisena pulled off a stunning electoral upset in Sri Lanka, defying expectations to defeat incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a national election. Sirisena, a former Health Minister for Rajapaksa, rode to victory ... Ex-President of Sri Lanka Says He'll Lead Opposition in ElectionsNew York Times Sri Lanka's Mahinda Rajapaksa Seeks Return to PoliticsWall Street Journal Sri Lanka's ex-strongman leader announces he'll run for parliamentLos Angeles Times Huffington Post -BBC News all 256 news articles »
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Sri Lanka's private credit slows in April, SOEs up - EconomyNext (satire) (Mon, 06 Jul 2015)
EconomyNext (satire) Sri Lanka's private credit slows in April, SOEs up EconomyNext (satire) ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's private credit slowed in April 2015 to 14.5 billion rupees from 41.5 billion rupees a month earlier, with state and state enterprises continuing to borrow, official data showed. Private credit however has a tendency to be slow ... and more »
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#360LIVE: Ball-by-ball updates of Sri Lanka vs Pakistan - Third Test, day four - Sport360° (Mon, 06 Jul 2015)
Sport360° #360LIVE: Ball-by-ball updates of Sri Lanka vs Pakistan - Third Test, day four Sport360° Sri Lanka made sure they were in total control of the third and final Test match of the series on day 3 and you can find out if they can go assert their dominance on day four, LIVE right here with Sport360.com. - SLvPAK: Hosts amass 291-run lead on day ... and more »
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Sri Lanka's War Is Long Over, But Reconciliation Remains Elusive - NPR (Mon, 29 Jun 2015)
Sri Lanka's War Is Long Over, But Reconciliation Remains Elusive NPR Sri Lanka, a palm-fringed island in the Indian Ocean, is in the sixth year of peace. But as the country prepares for elections in August, the legacy of its long civil war still casts a shadow. The intervening years have been especially painful for the ... and more »
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#Snapshot: Wimbledon, Sri Lanka v Pakisgan & Tour de France - Sport360° (Mon, 06 Jul 2015)
Sport360° #Snapshot: Wimbledon, Sri Lanka v Pakisgan & Tour de France Sport360° We have an mouthwatering clash at Wimbledon between Venus and Serena Williams, day four of the decisive Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan and all the latest from the Tour de France. Comment below or by using #360Snapshot on social media to ...
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