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Dematagoda shooting- five more arrested (Tue, 31 May 2016)
Five more alleged underworld figures have been arrested along with firearms and live ammunitions in their possession in connection with the shooting incident occurred on a prison bus in Dematagoda, the police said. MORE....
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Identification of lands for resettlement to end by next Friday (Tue, 31 May 2016)
President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the relevant officials to finalize the process of identification of lands for the resettlement of internally displaced persons in the North by next Friday (03). MORE...
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Anusha Palpita removed from Home Ministry post (Tue, 31 May 2016)
The Public Services Commission (PSC) has decided to remove Anusha Palpita from the post of additional secretary to the Ministry of Home Affairs, effective immediately. MORE..
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Vehicle importers requested the price increase - Ravi (Tue, 31 May 2016)
The decision to increase the prices of cars was made after also considering a request by the vehicle importers, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake asserted. MORE...
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Ranjan Ramanayake arrives at FCID (Tue, 31 May 2016)
Deputy Minister of Social Empowerment and Welfare Ranjan Ramanayake arrived at the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) this afternoon (31), the police said. MORE...
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Public cautioned over rising water levels (Tue, 31 May 2016)
The Disaster Management Center (DMC) says that the water levels of several rivers have increased due to the inclement weather conditions prevailing in parts of the country. MORE..
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I wasn't drunk - Vijitha Herath (Tue, 31 May 2016)
JVP Propaganda Secretary Vijitha Herath has denied allegation that he was under the influence of alcohol at the time he met with an accident in Rajagiriya Monday evening. MORE...
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7 Indian fishermen arrested by navy (Tue, 31 May 2016)
Seven fishermen from Tamil Nadu were arrested on Tuesday by Naval personnel for allegedly fishing in territorial waters here. MORE...
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Anusha Palpita to be interdicted today? (Tue, 31 May 2016)
The former Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC), Anusha Palpita, will reportedly be interdicted today from his current position as additional secretary to the Ministry of Home Affairs. MORE..
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Railway gatekeepers on strike today (Tue, 31 May 2016)
The keepers of unprotected railway crossings across the country are engaged in a strike since this morning (31), an official said. MORE...
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Vijitha Herath arrested following accident in Rajagiriya (Tue, 31 May 2016)
JVP Propaganda Secretary Vijitha Herath was arrested following a road accident, the police said on Tuesday (31). MORE...
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29 fishermen arrested for engaged in illegal fishing (Tue, 31 May 2016)
On information received, naval personnel have arrested 29 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing activities in the seas off Kalmunai. MORE...
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Eranga reported for suspect bowling action (Tue, 31 May 2016)
Sri Lanka fast bowler Shaminda Eranga has been reported with a suspect bowling action during the second Test against England, which the host won at Chester-le-Street on Monday. MORE..
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Top NCPC officials ordered to appear before Court (Tue, 31 May 2016)
An order has been issued on top officials of the North Central Provincial Council (NPC) including the Chief Minister, the Ministers and the Governor to appear before the court, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE...
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Lanka to take part in WIEF in Jakarta (Tue, 31 May 2016)
Sri Lanka has been invited to participate in the 12th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) for the first time which is scheduled to take place from August 2-4 at the Jakarta Convention Centre, in Jakarta, Indonesia. MORE...
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EU to revise development strategy for Sri Lanka (Tue, 31 May 2016)
The European Union (EU), in close consultation with the Sri Lankan government, is currently in the process of revising its development strategy for Sri Lanka, a Sri Lanka - EU joint statement said on Monday. MORE...
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Hakeem rebukes Eastern Province CM for berating naval officer (Mon, 30 May 2016)
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) chief and Lankan cabinet minister, Rauff Hakeem, has rebuked Eastern Province Chief Minister and party stalwart Naseer Ahamed. MORE...
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Minister did not interfere when preparing the list - Mahipala (Mon, 30 May 2016)
When preparing the list for post-internship appointments, the Minister did not interfere at all, Health Services Director General Dr. Palitha Mahipala stressed. MORE...
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Israel helps Sri Lanka after deadly landslides (Mon, 30 May 2016)
After a series of floods and landslides killed over 100 people in Sri Lanka nearly two weeks ago, Israel is supplying approximately US$20,000 in aid to the island nation's Disaster Relief Management Ministry, Israel's Foreign Ministry reported. MORE...
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Tri-Forces ban on EP Chief Minister revoked (Mon, 30 May 2016)
The Tri-Forces have decided to revoke the decision to ban Eastern Province Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed from entering any of their camps and not to attend any functions attended by him, the Army Spokesperson said. MORE...
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BREAKING NEWS: Anusha Pelpita and R.A.A.K. Ranawaka suspended from services (Tue, 31 May 2016)
The Public Services Commission has decided to suspend the services of Anusha Pelpita and R.A.A.K. Ranawaka who were serving the public administrative service. Secretary to the commission, Gamini Seneviratne stated that this decision was taken when the Public Services Commission convened earlier this afternoon. The appointment of Anusha Palpita to Additional Secretary to the Ministry […] The post BREAKING NEWS: Anusha Pelpita and R.A.A.K. Ranawaka suspended from services appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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X-Men: Apocalypse takes over the Global Box Office (Tue, 31 May 2016)
Director Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse took over the global box office this weekend with an estimated $65 million domestically for the Friday-through-Sunday frame from 4,150 theaters and about $80 million for the four-day Memorial Day weekend. While it’s quite a drop from X-Men: Days of Future Past‘s four-day opening of $110.6 million in 2014, Apocalypse […] The post X-Men: Apocalypse takes over the Global Box Office appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Intel introduces new range of Extreme Edition 10-core processors (Tue, 31 May 2016)
At Computex Taipei, Intel is introducing its new range of Extreme Edition processors, with the crowning jewel being the company’s first 10-core CPU, the $1,723 Core i7-6950X. For that eye-watering price, you get a 3GHz powerhouse capable of running 20 simultaneous work threads and also achieving a turbo boost speed of 3.5GHz. Intel’s answer to […] The post Intel introduces new range of Extreme Edition 10-core processors appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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GMOA token strike called off – Patients severely inconvenienced (Tue, 31 May 2016)
OPD and Clinical services at many hospital across the island were hampered due to the token strike launched by the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA),  however the Strike was called off this afternoon. The GMOA commenced the strike at 8am on Tuesday (31st May). The GMOA claims that irregularities were committed when granting  positions in the […] The post GMOA token strike called off – Patients severely inconvenienced appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Paceman Shaminda Eranga reported for suspected bowling action (Tue, 31 May 2016)
  Sri Lanka fast bowler Shaminda Eranga has been reported for a suspect bowling action following the 2nd Test against England. The match officials’ report, which was handed over to the Sri Lanka team management, cited concerns about the legality of the 29-year-old’s bowling action. Eranga’s bowling action will now be scrutinized further under the […] The post Paceman Shaminda Eranga reported for suspected bowling action appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Norwegian State Secretary for Foreign Affairs arrives in the Island (Tue, 31 May 2016)
State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Tore Hattrem arrived in the country today ( May 31st ). Manager of the Bandaranaike International Airport stated that the State Secretary Tore Hattrem arrived in the island at 8.45 am along with a number of other representatives.The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the […] The post Norwegian State Secretary for Foreign Affairs arrives in the Island appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Report on constitutional reforms to be handed over to Prime Minister (Tue, 31 May 2016)
The report compiled by the Public Representations Committee on constitutional reforms will be handed over to, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today (May 31st). The president of the committee, Lal Wijenayaka states that the report will be handed over to the speaker of parliament tomorrow ( June 1st) and will be presented to the president on the […] The post Report on constitutional reforms to be handed over to Prime Minister appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Attempted North Korea missile launch off east coast ‘fails’ (Tue, 31 May 2016)
North Korea launched a missile from its east coast early Tuesday local time but it appears to have failed, South Korean military officials say. The South Korean military was studying the launch and said it was stepping up surveillance due to signs that North Korea was preparing for a ballistic missile launch. The North is […] The post Attempted North Korea missile launch off east coast ‘fails’ appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Second minister in new Brazil government quits over leaked recordings (Tue, 31 May 2016)
Brazil’s Transparency Minister Fabiano Silveira resigned on Monday after leaked recordings suggested he tried to derail a sprawling corruption probe, the latest cabinet casualty impacting interim President Michel Temer’s administration. Fabiano Silveira was in charge of the ministry tasked with fighting corruption but left after a recording was made public, which seems to show him […] The post Second minister in new Brazil government quits over leaked recordings appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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GMOA prepares for token strike (Mon, 30 May 2016)
The Government Medical Officers Association is preparing for a token strike tomorrow. The GMOA claims that irregularities were committed when granting the post-residential appointments register.However, the government says that the appointments were not influenced. Media Spokesperson for the GMOA,Dr. Samantha Ananda charged that it is clear that political influence has been exerted when granting the […] The post GMOA prepares for token strike appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Lanka arrests seven Tamil Nadu fishermen; Jaya writes to Modi - Hindustan Times (Tue, 31 May 2016)
Hindustan Times Lanka arrests seven Tamil Nadu fishermen; Jaya writes to Modi Hindustan Times Chief minister J Jayalalithaa urged Modi to take up the matter with the highest authorities in Sri Lanka and secure the immediate release of the fishermen and a total of 89 fishing boats impounded on various occasions, without any delay. (PTI) ... Seven Indian fishermen arrested in Lanka northIndia Today Seven Indian fishermen arrested in Sri Lanka northZee News * Jayalalithaa writes to Indian PM on Sri Lanka Navy arresting Indian fishermenColombo Page The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka -The Hindu all 31 news articles »
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Sri Lanka's Credit Crunch - Wall Street Journal (Mon, 30 May 2016)
Wall Street Journal Sri Lanka's Credit Crunch Wall Street Journal Sri Lanka sought a $1.5 billion bailout from the International Monetary Fund last month after saddling itself with billions of dollars in Chinese loans. This is a reality check for reformers who hoped that last year's election of the liberal-minded ... Sri Lanka's Distilleries March net up 10-pct with beverage revenuesLanka Business Online Sri Lankan rupee forwards weaker on importer dollar demandReuters all 16 news articles »
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Milestone man Cook savours Sri Lanka series win - Deccan Chronicle (Tue, 31 May 2016)
Deccan Chronicle Milestone man Cook savours Sri Lanka series win Deccan Chronicle Chester-le-Street: England captain Alastair Cook praised his side's determination after a series-clinching win over Sri Lanka. Monday's nine-wicket success in the second Test at the Riverside gave England an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match ... England v Sri Lanka: James Anderson brilliant but Steven Finn still strugglingBBC Sport England vs Sri Lanka: Jimmy Anderson jumps to No 1 in the worldThe Independent England win Sri Lanka series after Alastair Cook hits 10000 Test runsThe Guardian Reuters UK -Telegraph.co.uk -The Indian Express all 470 news articles »
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Iswaran on 3-day working visit to Sri Lanka from Tuesday - Channel News Asia (Tue, 31 May 2016)
Channel News Asia Iswaran on 3-day working visit to Sri Lanka from Tuesday Channel News Asia SINGAPORE: Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S Iswaran will visit Sri Lanka to strengthen bilateral relations and open up business opportunities for Singapore companies in the fast-growing market. Mr Iswaran will visit Colombo, the capital of ... What will 2H 2016 bring for Sri Lanka's real estate market?Lanka Business Online all 4 news articles »
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SEE IT: Baby elephant freed from Sri Lanka storm drain - New York Daily News (Mon, 30 May 2016)
New York Daily News SEE IT: Baby elephant freed from Sri Lanka storm drain New York Daily News As men in the town of Hambantota, located in Sri Lanka's Southern baby Province, worked to retrieve the baby elephant, other rescuers fired smoke bullets to distract its anxious mother nearby. According to ABC News, elephants freely roam the streets of ... Video catches baby elephant rescue in Sri LankaCBS News Video shows rescuers in Sri Lanka saving a baby elephant after it fell down a drainDaily Mail Baby Elephant Rescued From Open Drain in Sri LankaABC News ABC Online -Huffington Post UK all 52 news articles »
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UPDATE 1-Japan to lend Sri Lanka $4.2 bln to help shore up forex reserves - Reuters (Tue, 31 May 2016)
UPDATE 1-Japan to lend Sri Lanka $4.2 bln to help shore up forex reserves Reuters COLOMBO, May 31 Japan will lend $4.2 billion to Sri Lanka through both a loan and bond financing for budgetary support in the next two years, including infrastructure development, the Indian Ocean nation's finance minister said on Tuesday. The ... and more »
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The 'usual suspects' are once again making the same policy mistakes - Business Insider (Wed, 01 Jun 2016)
Business Insider The 'usual suspects' are once again making the same policy mistakes Business Insider Vietnam and Sri Lanka are facing a different problem. Vietnam still hasn't recovered from the bankruptcy of its state-owned shipbuilder, and risks another rise in non-performing loans. In Sri Lanka, the central bank unexpectedly hiked rates back in ... and more »
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Sri Lanka Backs Talks To Resolve South China Sea Disputes - NDTV (Tue, 31 May 2016)
NDTV Sri Lanka Backs Talks To Resolve South China Sea Disputes NDTV Beijing, China: The South China Sea disputes should be resolved through bilateral talks between China and the countries concerned rather than being subject to external forces, a leader of Sri Lanka's ruling party said today. Kabir Hashim, General ... and more »
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England vs Sri Lanka, second Test: Ali Cook makes 10000 Test runs as England win by nine wickets - Telegraph.co.uk (Mon, 30 May 2016)
Telegraph.co.uk England vs Sri Lanka, second Test: Ali Cook makes 10000 Test runs as England win by nine wickets Telegraph.co.uk Well done to Sri Lanka, they made England work hard for that. Bairstow and Vince made England work hard for that, too. Ton from Chandimal, game support from Herath, some poor catching and England, who began the day thinking they were going to win by ... Sri Lanka find their fight ... and their off stumpsESPN Chris Woakes comes good on his promise for England against Sri LankaThe Guardian Sri Lanka's batsmen find their fightESPNcricinfo.com Daily Mail -The Indian Express -BBC News all 710 news articles »
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Bangladesh Navy's ship starts for Sri Lanka with more aid for flood victims - Bangladesh News 24 hours (Tue, 31 May 2016)
Bangladesh News 24 hours Bangladesh Navy's ship starts for Sri Lanka with more aid for flood victims Bangladesh News 24 hours Following directives of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh first extended emergency humanitarian support to Sri Lanka last week responding to their call for aid to the international community. Before 'BNS Bangabandhu' left, Commander of ... and more »
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Other English News

President warns negligent public officials (Tue, 31 May 2016)
President Maithripala Sirisena today warned that strict action will be taken against relevant govern..
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Man hit by train at Wellawatta (Tue, 31 May 2016)
A man was hit by a train travelling from Kalutara to Maradana near the Wellawatta Station this morni..
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Vehicle price hike to avoid unwanted buyers: John (Tue, 31 May 2016)
Tourism Minister John Amaratunga today said the Government was compelled to increase vehicle prices ..
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Laws soon to ban animal sacrifices (Tue, 31 May 2016)
The Ministry of Rehabilitation, Resettlement, Prison Reforms and Hindu Religious Affairs is expected..
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Insurance payments expected to rise to Rs. seven billion in floods aftermath (Tue, 31 May 2016)
As a consequence of the recent flood devastation in the country, around Rs.7 billion in insurance pa..
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Reds show the way (Tue, 31 May 2016)
News about the recent disasters and the heavy toll they took on the country no longer receives much ..
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I will not be deterred by GMOA`s threats: Rajitha (Tue, 31 May 2016)
Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne, in response to a strike planned by doctors, said he would not shy..
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Earth slip risk at Hantana Range (Tue, 31 May 2016)
A vast area of Uduwelawatta in the Hantana range had been declared dangerous or prone to massive lan..
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MR to visit Japan (Tue, 31 May 2016)
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will undertake a tour of Japan on June 9 along with a few other m..
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11-year old girl shot and injured (Tue, 31 May 2016)
The Galnewa police said the 11-year-old daughter of a businessman was injured, having been shot by a..
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Elephant calf rescued from uncovered drain Hambantota (Tue, 31 May 2016)
A young elephant has been rescued from an uncovered drain in Sri Lanka`s Hambantota port. Locals wor..
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Govt. mulls IT education access for all students in public schools (Tue, 31 May 2016)
Minister of Digital Infrastructure Development Harin Fernando, chief guest at the recent Smart Metro..
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Barmecide feast (Tue, 31 May 2016)
Pro-government propagandists have been excessively amped up and hyper about the recent opportunity P..
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The Story Behind The World`s Emptiest International Airport (Tue, 31 May 2016)
Hardly anybody goes to Sri Lanka s Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI) because they have ..
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Another Vehicle bonanza for MPs (Tue, 31 May 2016)
The government has decided to grant an additional vehicle lease option to all MPs entitling them to ..
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PM seeks separate reports from Navy and CM (Mon, 30 May 2016)
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has requested both Eastern Province Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed..
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Vehicle prices increased again (Mon, 30 May 2016)
Prices of motor vehicles with a cylinder capacity between 1000 cc and 1500 cc and three-wheelers hav..
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Minister rejects racial issue behind Madawala school incident (Mon, 30 May 2016)
Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam today rejected reports of an alleged incident that had ta..
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The coming tragedy of Jumbo Pageantry (Mon, 30 May 2016)
In the midst of the increasing criticism the Attorney General s Department receives today on its slo..
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Floods: Fish or cut bait! (Mon, 30 May 2016)
Nature has her own way of humbling humans who are so arrogant as to trifle with her. She unleashes h..
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IFS highlights power of the Industrial Internet of Things (Mon, 30 May 2016)
IFS and ARC Advisory Group recently held a forum for Sri Lankan industrialists at the Cinnamon Grand..
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Clinton E-Mail Scandal: Never wanted Sri Lanka LTTE defeated (Sun, 29 May 2016)
The U.S. Department of State`s - highly impartial and non-partisan watchdog - Office of Inspector Ge..
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Ex-Senior DIG, Ex-Crimes OIC re-remanded till June 09 (Sun, 29 May 2016)
Former Western Province Senior DIG Anura Senanayake and former Narahenpita Crimes OIC Sumith Perera ..
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CM`s tirade: MR urges probe (Sat, 28 May 2016)
Responding to the behaviour of Eastern Province Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed who slandered a Navy of..
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Unnatural punishment teacher released on bail (Sat, 28 May 2016)
The teacher of Anuladevi Girls School, Galle who had allegedly told three students of grade four to..
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GMOA gives new ultimatum for TU action (Sat, 28 May 2016)
The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) said today they had given a few more days to the ..
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Chief Minister Nazeer not allowed in military camps (Sat, 28 May 2016)
Eastern Province Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed would not be allowed to enter military camps and the t..
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Several irregularities in the business affairs of BLUE (Sat, 28 May 2016)
A Special Purpose Independent Audit conducted under the instructions of the Securities and Exchange ..
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Seamy side of paradise (Sat, 28 May 2016)
How civilised a country is can be judged by the way it handles its garbage. In colonial days, crocod..
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MR s ex-coordinating secy. arrested with 1.1kg of gold (Fri, 27 May 2016)
Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa s coordinating secretary Champika Karunaratne was yesterday arres..
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Army Field Engineers Begin Post-Recovery Work with Other Agencies (Fri, 27 May 2016)
Sri Lanka Army troops, including 1 Field Engineer Regiment this morning (25) hand in hand with the M..
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FSP front-liners Jagoda and Kuruwita arrested (Fri, 27 May 2016)
Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) Propaganda Secretary Pubudu Jagoda and Central Committee Member Suji..
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