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Janaka Wakkumbura to resign as SLFP Organiser (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
UPFA Ratnapura District MP Janaka Wakkumbura says that he will resign from the position of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Organiser for Kalawana electorate. MORE..
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Nine injured after van topples into precipice (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
At least nine persons were wounded and hospitalised after a van veered off the road and toppled into a precipice near the 24th km post on the Rawana Ella Road in Ella. MORE..
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Indian court orders release of SL refugee, allows him to return (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
A 28-year-old Sri Lankan refugee, who was lodged at the Mandapam refugee camp in Tamil Nadu for illegally staying in India, was released following the Madras High Court orders. MORE..
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Hooters, horns banned from match venues - SLC (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
Spectators are informed that hooters and horns are banned at cricket match venues and that security will confiscate them if found within the premises, Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement today. MORE...
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Ex-Directors of SLTDA remanded (Tue, 23 Aug 2016)
Three former Directors attached to the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority have been remanded until September 6, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE..
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Asian electoral foundation notes issues in Sri Lanka (Tue, 23 Aug 2016)
Money politics, weak political parties and violence still mar democratic elections in Asian countries, Asia Network for Free and Fair Elections (ANFREL) chairperson Damaso G. Magbual stated on Tuesday. MORE..
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Private bus driver gets 3 months in jail for DUI charge (Tue, 23 Aug 2016)
A private bus driver who was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol has been sentenced to 3 months in prison by the Colombo Hulftsdorp Court. MORE..
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Probe launched into Peradeniya Uni. clash (Tue, 23 Aug 2016)
Police have launched an investigation into the clash which took place between two groups of students at the University of Peradeniya. MORE..
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Six face court after failed asylum bid in Australia (Tue, 23 Aug 2016)
A group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were deported after a failed attempt to illegally travel to Australia, have been taken into custody by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) upon return to the country. MORE..
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We took over a corrupted society on January 8 - Arjuna (Tue, 23 Aug 2016)
Minister of Ports and Shipping Arjuna Ranatunga says that when they attempted to root out the corruption and fraud which had plagued the Port before the new government came to power, the individuals who were involved in such activities tried to create issues and halt operations of the port. MORE..
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Russian man drown in sea off Koggala (Tue, 23 Aug 2016)
A 61-year-old Russian national has drowned while bathing in the sea off Koggala in Habaraduwa, police said today. MORE..
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Speaker signs Office of Missing Persons Act (Tue, 23 Aug 2016)
The Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya has signed the Bill establishing the Office of Missing Persons, the Speaker's Office said. MORE..
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6-year old girl sexually assaulted by Lankan in Jerusalem (Tue, 23 Aug 2016)
Israeli prosecutors filed charges on Monday against a Sri Lankan worker suspected of sexually assaulting a six-year old girl in a home he was hired to clean. MORE...
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WAN seeks repeal of article 16 of Lankan constitution as it hurts Muslim women (Tue, 23 Aug 2016)
The Women's Action Network (WAN), a collective of activists and human rights organizations from across Sri Lanka, is seeking either the annulment of Article 16 of the Sri Lankan constitution or its amendment because it allows the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) of 1951 to continue to sanction discriminatory practices against Muslim women.
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SriLankan flight delay- License of pilot suspended (Mon, 22 Aug 2016)
License of SriLankan Airlines pilot has been suspended by the Director General of the Civil Aviation pending an investigation into his failed alcohol test, a statement said today. MORE...
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Man arrested with heroin in Wellawatta (Mon, 22 Aug 2016)
An individual has been arrested in Wellawatta area with heroin weighing over 1.5 kilograms a short while ago on Monday evening. MORE...
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Vigneswaran boycotts Investment Forum organized by Governor? (Mon, 22 Aug 2016)
The Chief Minister of the Northern Province, C.V. Vigneswaran, boycotted the International Investment Forum organized by the Northern Province Governor Reginold Cooray in Jaffna on Monday, the New Indian Express reported. MORE...
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Why hiding secrets, Anura asks President (Mon, 22 Aug 2016)
President Maithripala Sirisena must reveal the secrets that he knows, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake says. MORE...
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President must reveal all the secrets - Gammanpila (Mon, 22 Aug 2016)
The President must reveal all the 'secrets' he knows with respect of the members of the former government, the Joint Opposition urged. MORE...
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Lakshman Yapa appointed Matara District SLFP leader (Mon, 22 Aug 2016)
Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena has been appointed as the leader of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) for the Matara district. MORE...
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Hiru News

MP Wakkumbura resigns from the organizer post (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
SLFP MP Janaka Wakkumbura has decided to resign from his post of organizer in Kalawana, Ratnapura. He made the statement a short while ago. Read More
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Eser Marketing International introduces world renowned BH Treadmill to Lanka (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
Eser Marketing International (Pvt) Ltd the pioneer in fitness and exercise equipment has introduced the world renowned BH Treadmill exercise device to Sri Lanka.The newest treadmill introduced under the BH Fitness brand consists of modern technology... Read More
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Man dies in wild elephant attack in Ampara (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
A 32-year-old man has died in a wild elephant attack in Samanthurai, Ampara this morning. He was a father of four. He was trying to chase away wild elephants that was destroying his crops when he was attached. pics by Wasantha Chandrapala Read More
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Two women arrested with Rs. 2.8 million cigarettes at the airport (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
Two women were arrested at the Katunayaka airport for illegally brining foreign made cigarettes into the country. They were traveling from Dubai. Officials have found 400 packets of cigarette worth Rs. 2.8 million in their possession. The person to whom... Read More
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Police hunts for man who killed his father in Ampara (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
Police has launched a manhunt for a 27-year-old man who assaulted and killed his father in Bakmeewewa area, Damana, Ampara. The deceased was 60-years-old. Read More
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Individual killed following a train collision in Moratuwa (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
An individual was killed last night near the Moratuwa- Modara Bridge when he was hit by a train last night. The victim who was hit by the train travelling from Maradana to Aluthgama has not been identified. Police stated that the deceased is in between... Read More
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SL rupee trades steady; dollar selling by foreign investors ease pressure (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
The Sri Lankan rupee held steady for a 7th straight session yesterday, with dealers hesitating to trade in the local currency below 145.50 per dollar anticipating central bank intervention to defend the currency. Foreign investors were seen selling... Read More
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SL vs AUS: Instruments that cause loud sounds banned from the stadium today (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
The second test match between Sri Lanka and Australia will take place today at the R. Premadasa Grounds in Colombo at 2.30 today. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) in a special statement has said that spectators will not be allowed to take flutes or instruments... Read More
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Police arrests suspects of the Rs. 1.8 million Ambalangoda robbery (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
Police has arrested two suspects with Rs. 1.8 million cash they mugged during a heist that took place in Ambalangoda. Suspects were produced before the Balapitiya Magistrate and remanded till September 05th. A woman was mugged when she went to deposit... Read More
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Eight hospitalized after Ella accident (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
Eight persons were hospitalized with injuries when the van they were traveling in fell into a ditch in Rawanaella area, Ella. Six of the injured were children. Read More
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Weather update: Winds and rain expected today (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
Fairly strong wind (up to 50-60kmph) is expected over the Southern province and Central hills of the island. Several spells of showers will occur in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-western provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts.... Read More
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920 sheets of banned polythene found in Hokandara and Rathmalana (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
The consumer affairs authority says that low quality polythene has been found in factories in Hokandara and Ratmalana areas. It has been reported that the use of polythene, less than 20 microns has been banned for food packaging. 920 of such polythene... Read More
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Police raids brothel house in Wellawatte (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
A manager and four women were arrested when police raided a brothel house that was carried out under the disguise of a massage center in Wellawatte area. The manager was a resident of Galle and the women, aged between 24-33 years, were from Kandy, Matale... Read More
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North Korea test-fires submarine-launched ballistic missile (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
South Koreas military said that North Korea has fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile off its east coast this morning. This is the latest in a string of missile launches by the isolated country in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions. The... Read More
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Mathews suggests cautious approach against Starc (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews says that his team would seek to shelve the ambitious strokes against Michel Starc, even if the pitch for the 2nd ODI is better for batting than the previous surface. Mathews said that they have a clear plan for... Read More
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Earthquake strikes central Italy (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, with officials saying some buildings had collapsed. The quake hit at 03:36 (01:36 GMT), 76 km (47 miles) southeast of the city of Perugia, at the very shallow depth of 10km (six miles), the USGS said.... Read More
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34kg pearl found in Philippines is worlds biggest (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
Philippine officials believe they may have recovered the biggest natural giant clam pearl in the world - weighing a whopping 34kg (5.2 stone). The pearl was found 10 years ago by a fisherman who was unaware of its value and kept it as a good luck charm,... Read More
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An exchange of blows at SAITIM ; student hospitalized (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
A tense situation arose during the seminar held in Ratnapura yesterday with the participation of a group of professional experts who had expressed support to the Malabe private medical college. That was in consequence of the Sabaragamuwa University Student... Read More
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A Rs. 20 million ransom demanded by the abductors of Bambalapitiya businessman (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
Bambalapitiya Kotalawala Mawatha resident and millionaire textile businessman Mohamed Sulaiman’s father is prepared to offer a Rs. 5 million reward to anyone furnishing information about the abductors of the businessman’s son. The abducted... Read More
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President says Samurdhi will be made efficient (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
President Maithripala Sirisena says that the Samurdhi movement will be made an efficient and fruitful institution. The President said so at a discussion regarding Samurdhi Managers’ trade union problems held last afternoon.  The discussion... Read More
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4000 bottles of drinks without colour codes recalled from market (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
Over 4000 bottles of aerated beverages which was not colour coded according to its sugar content, as instructed by the ministry of health, were found in the market. These aerated drinks were found following a raid conducted by health inspectors in line... Read More
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New helmet for motorcycle riders introduced (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
National Council for Road Safety has made it compulsory for motorcycle riders to wear a newly introduced helmet from first of September. Its President Dr. Sisira Kodagoda said the new high quality helmet is imported from Indonesia to tackle the rising... Read More
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One killed, 30 wounded by explosions in southern Thailand (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
One Thai person was killed and 30 wounded when two bombs exploded last evening, near a hotel in the southern Thai beach town of Pattani. The first blast in a parking lot behind the Southern Hotel caused no casualties, and the 2nd explosion came... Read More
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Wild Elephant ‘Niyapotta’ who caused 5 deaths, captured (Tue, 23 Aug 2016)
The wild elephant nicknamed as Niyapotta that terrorized the residents of Habbegamuwa in Wellawaya, after killing five residents and destroying property, was finally captured by Wildlife officers today. 5 residents in the area including a 9 year old girl... Read More
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No room to instigate racism in the party: Statement by UPFA General Secretary (Tue, 23 Aug 2016)
SLFP treasurer Minister S.B. Dissanayake says that some of his party members who threatened to quit the party are already in the black list. The minister stated this while addressing the media following a ceremony held in Matale yesterday. Meanwhile,... Read More
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Newsfirst Sirasa

Over 1000 bridges before 2017 ends: Provincial Councils and LG Ministry (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
The Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government has said that before the end of the year 2017, they will vest 1210 bridges with the public. Issuing a communique, the Ministry noted that this will be implemented in three stages and that  Rs.45 billion will be allocated for this purpose. Under the first phase, 210 bridges will be constructed […] The post Over 1000 bridges before 2017 ends: Provincial Councils and LG Ministry appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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President vows to develop Samurdhi programme (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
President Maithripala Sirisena says that he will ensure that the development of the Samurdhi programme results in a fruitful outcome. The president said that owing to the bad governance of the previous government, employment prospects had fallen, rendering the Samurdhi Development Programme ineffective. He expressed these views when the trade issues faced by the Samurdhi workers […] The post President vows to develop Samurdhi programme appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Strong earthquake hits Central Italy (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, with reports of damaged buildings and blackouts near the epicenter Rieti and residents fleeing their homes and running into the streets with the shock also felt in Rome. The quake struck just after 3:30 a.m. In Rome, some buildings shook for 20 seconds, according to reports. […] The post Strong earthquake hits Central Italy appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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North Korea test fires ballistic missile from sub (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
North Korea test fired a submarine-based ballistic missile from its east coast, according to the South Korean military. The KN-11 missile was launched off the coast of Sinpo, South Hamgyong Province, in the early morning and flew about 500km (300 miles) before falling into the Sea of Japan, a US official said. This comes amid the […] The post North Korea test fires ballistic missile from sub appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Power Crisis: COPE probes into three recent power failures (Tue, 23 Aug 2016)
A report by the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) has revealed that flaws in the Norochcholai Coal Power Plant resulted in several nation wide power-disruptions in the recent past. During the past year, three separate island-wide power-disruptions affected the Sri Lankan people The first disruption September 27, 2015 – 11:53 p.m. The second disruption February 25,  2016 – […] The post Power Crisis: COPE probes into three recent power failures appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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CSN channel functioning on state-owned land given for educational, cultural services: Min. Patali Champika (Tue, 23 Aug 2016)
The draft bill on the establishment of the Office of Missing Persons was signed by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya on Tuesday, August 23. Meanwhile,  Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka said in Parliament that the state-owned land in which the CSN Channel was functioning on was given to the Rajapaksa Memorial Educational Cultural, Social […] The post CSN channel functioning on state-owned land given for educational, cultural services: Min. Patali Champika appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Nine cases filed against fmr deputy minister Sarana Gunawardena (Tue, 23 Aug 2016)
Nine cases filed by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption against Former Deputy Minister Sarana Gunawardena were called before the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court at Hulftsdorp. The  cases were filed on the basis that the deputy minister had caused losses to the state when he had leased vehicles for the National Lotteries Board, […] The post Nine cases filed against fmr deputy minister Sarana Gunawardena appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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#Gammedda100: Day 35 – Canal renovated as a multi-purpose project (Tue, 23 Aug 2016)
Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. – Albert Einstein The 5th project which commenced under the Gammedda 100 days initiative was vested in the public on Tuesday August 23. DAY 35/100 RENOVATION OF THE CHEENAGAHABENA CANAL The Cheenagahabena canal supplies water to over 190 acres of farmland in the Kathduwa village in […] The post #Gammedda100: Day 35 – Canal renovated as a multi-purpose project appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Two former directors of SL Tourism Promotion Bureau remanded (Tue, 23 Aug 2016)
Two former directors of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau were remanded until September 8 after they were produced before Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne. Former directors Nilmini Nanayakkara and Mervin Fernandopulle were charged with defrauding five million rupees and criminal breach of trust. The suspects were produced in court after they were arrested by the Police Financial Crimes […] The post Two former directors of SL Tourism Promotion Bureau remanded appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Finance Minister says rupee strengthening with economic progress achieved by govt (Tue, 23 Aug 2016)
Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake says that the rupee is strengthening with the economic progress achieved by the Government. He noted that the depreciation of the rupee in comparison to the Dollar from December 31, 2014 to May 31,  2016, was 6.9 percent. However,  at present the value had dropped to 6.5 percent. Due to […] The post Finance Minister says rupee strengthening with economic progress achieved by govt appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Readers Say: China's Investment In Sri Lanka; Bangladesh's Clothing Giant - Forbes (Tue, 23 Aug 2016)
Forbes Readers Say: China's Investment In Sri Lanka; Bangladesh's Clothing Giant Forbes OUR STORY ABOUT China's request to create a special economic zone (“China's Sri Lanka Grab,” August) elicited this from Philip Price: “These Hambantota projects were the merger of two unfortunate desires: an egomaniacal former president who selfishly ...
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Angelo Perera called up in place of injured Pradeep - ESPNcricinfo.com (Tue, 23 Aug 2016)
ESPNcricinfo.com Angelo Perera called up in place of injured Pradeep ESPNcricinfo.com An aggravation of the hamstring strain that ruled Nuwan Pradeep out of the last two Tests, now sees him leave the Sri Lanka ODI squad. He was one of only two specialist seamers in the squad, but the selectors have replaced him with middle-order batsman ... News, 19 hours ago Sri Lanka v Australia II ODI, Colombo - PreviewInternational Cricket Council Sri Lanka seek quick turnaround in 2nd ODICricbuzz Sri Lanka vs Australia, 2nd ODI: Watch live, prediction, preview ...International Business Times UK International Business Times, India Edition -Cricket Country all 43 news articles »
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Sri Lanka Speaker signs Office on Missing Persons Bill - The Indian Express (Tue, 23 Aug 2016)
The Indian Express Sri Lanka Speaker signs Office on Missing Persons Bill The Indian Express The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) on Monday recommended an effective communication strategy in all three languages to reach out to thousands of families of the disappeared to the OMP. Among the other recommendations were to ... * Sri Lanka Speaker signs the Office on Missing Persons BillColombo Page all 9 news articles »
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The 'Different Yet Equal' Protest Politics of Sri Lanka - Global Voices Online (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
Global Voices Online The 'Different Yet Equal' Protest Politics of Sri Lanka Global Voices Online This post by Raisa Wickrematunge originally appeared at Groundviews, an award-winning citizen journalism website in Sri Lanka. A redacted version is published below as part of a content-sharing agreement. The corner of Bauddhaloka mawatha near ... and more »
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James Sutherland disappointed with Australia's dismal show in Sri Lanka - Cricbuzz (Tue, 23 Aug 2016)
Cricbuzz James Sutherland disappointed with Australia's dismal show in Sri Lanka Cricbuzz Reflecting on Australia's dismal showing in the recently-concluded Test series against Sri Lanka, Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland expressed his disappointment and is keen to know the reasoning behind the team's under-par performance in the ... and more »
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England vs Sri Lanka: Win tickets to the one-day match at Lord's - courtesy of Brut Sport Style - Daily Mail (Tue, 23 Aug 2016)
Daily Mail England vs Sri Lanka: Win tickets to the one-day match at Lord's - courtesy of Brut Sport Style Daily Mail MailOnline Sport has teamed up with Brut Sport Style, the new range from iconic male grooming brand, to give away a pair of tickets to the one-day match between England v Pakistan. The winner will enjoy a day out at the second ODI at Lord's on Saturday ...
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Principal US Deputy Assistant Secretary in Sri Lanka for talks - Colombo Gazette (Tue, 23 Aug 2016)
Colombo Gazette Principal US Deputy Assistant Secretary in Sri Lanka for talks Colombo Gazette Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs at the US State Department William (Bill) E. Todd began talks in Sri Lanka today. The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Atul Keshap said that Todd will discuss the bilateral agenda with ... and more »
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Cricket: Australia defeat Sri Lanka in opening ODI match - The Sydney Morning Herald (Sun, 21 Aug 2016)
The Sydney Morning Herald Cricket: Australia defeat Sri Lanka in opening ODI match The Sydney Morning Herald Half-centuries from Steve Smith and Aaron Finch lifted Australia to a morale-boosting three-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the opening one-day international in Colombo on Sunday. The Aussies put aside their embarrassing 3-0 Test whitewash to grind out a ... Sri Lanka v Australia coverage: First one-day international in ColomboFox Sports Australia's subcontinent salvage mission starts with Sri Lanka one-day seriesABC Online Sri Lanka v Australia: Steve Smith and Aaron Finch star in first ODIHerald Sun The Guardian -The National Interest Online -Daily Mail all 225 news articles »
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Telairity Consolidates Its Position in Asia with Win at Sri Lanka Telecom - PR Newswire (press release) (Tue, 23 Aug 2016)
Telecom Lead (registration) (blog) Telairity Consolidates Its Position in Asia with Win at Sri Lanka Telecom PR Newswire (press release) Mitter International, based in Colombo, is a leading provider of telecom equipment and after sales support for Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Telecom is the island nation's leading broadband and backbone infrastructure service provider, serving more than 6 ... Telairity inks encoding technology deal with Sri Lanka TelecomTelecom Lead (registration) (blog) all 3 news articles »
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Sri Lanka tourism sector stands to gain as fewer westerners travel to troubled Europe - The New Indian Express (Tue, 23 Aug 2016)
The New Indian Express Sri Lanka tourism sector stands to gain as fewer westerners travel to troubled Europe The New Indian Express COLOMBO: Sri Lanka, which is already experiencing a boom in tourist arrivals this year, is likely to benefit from a fall in travel to Europe and several other hotspots because of Islamic terrorism, the Colombo-based daily Ceylon FT says. Given the ... Sri Lanka stocks higher at close of trade; CSE All-Share up 0.14%Investing.com Sri Lanka corporate earnings growth slows to 6.0-pct in June quarterEconomyNext all 5 news articles »
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Other English News

Separate institute to administer Hambantota Port Industry Park (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
The Government has decided to set up a separate institute to administer the work of the proposed Ham..
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Lankan sexually assaults 6-yr-old girl in Jerusalem (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
A Sri Lanka expat worker in Jerusalem, Israel has been charged for sexually assaulting a 6-year-old ..
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One killed by wild elephant, three escape (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
A 60-year-old man was killed by a wild elephant in a chena in Sooriyawewa in Embilipitiya this eveni..
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Govt. borrowings for development at saturation point NDB to help out (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
`The government can no longer borrow funds from any source for development projects as borrowings ha..
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Children crying for justice (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
We front-paged, on Tuesday, a picture of a child in tears among some crestfallen Grade Five Scholars..
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JVP too wants President to reveal secrets (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
President Maithripala Sirisena should reveal what he knows about his rivals now instead of threateni..
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Financial City: JVP asks why build on reclaimed land (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today asked why the proposed Financial City could not be constru..
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Drug kingpin arrested in Colombo (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
An alleged drug kingpin and one of his accomplices were arrested with 1.5 kilogrammes of heroin at W..
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SriLankan pilot`s licence suspended (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
The licence of the pilot - who was to operate the SriLankan flight from Frankfurt to Colombo on Frid..
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Threats will only motivate us: MR (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
The threats would only be directed to the formation of new parties, former president Mahinda Rajapak..
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CSE seen as consolidating as local and foreign interest in stocks renews (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
`The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) seems to be consolidating its position as investors are making pro..
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Foremost place for Buddhism (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
The government continues to draw heavy flak from its critics for an alleged attempt to do away with ..
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Muzammil nominated for high commissioner post (Wed, 24 Aug 2016)
Former Mayor of Colombo, A J M Muzammil has been nominated for the post of Sri Lankan High Commissio..
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Bandula says will resign as Homagama SLFP Organiser (Tue, 23 Aug 2016)
UPFA MP Bandula Gunawardane said today that he would resign from the post of SLFP Homagama electorat..
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Bombing at wedding kills at least 30 in Turkey (Tue, 23 Aug 2016)
A bomb attack targeting an outdoor wedding party in southeastern Turkey killed at least 30 people an..
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2017 annual budget on Nov. 10 (Tue, 23 Aug 2016)
The government will present the 2017 annual budget to Parliament on November 10, and allot one whole..
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NDB `growing well` and poised to set-up nine new branches (Tue, 23 Aug 2016)
NDB`s Director/CEO Rajendra Theagarajah told an investor forum of the bank recently that NDB is now ..
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What s up President s sleeve? (Tue, 23 Aug 2016)
President Maithripala Sirisena has a remarkable ability to stay composed and calm in times of troubl..
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Sri Lanka keen to build a team for the future (Tue, 23 Aug 2016)
In high spirits after the unexpected 3-0 whitewash in Tests, Sri Lanka wish to find similar joy in t..
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More secrets will be revealed when new party formed-MS (Tue, 23 Aug 2016)
President Maithripala Sirisena who seemed to be in an aggressive mood said he will disclose secrets ..
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Infra-red cameras no solution to save elephants (Mon, 22 Aug 2016)
Several environmentalists said yesterday the Wildlife Conservation Department s proposal to install ..
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Dullas resigns (Mon, 22 Aug 2016)
UPFA MP Dullas Allahapperuma today said he would resign from his post as SLFP Matara district leader..
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Eraj and yahapalana mirage (Mon, 22 Aug 2016)
Sri Lankans fall for catchy slogans and attractive election promises hook, line and sinker and vote ..
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Infra-red cameras on trains to save wild elephants (Mon, 22 Aug 2016)
The Wildlife Conservation Department has decided to install Infra-Red cameras in trains travelling t..
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Child dies after biting Hakka Pattas (Mon, 22 Aug 2016)
A ten-year-old boy was killed when attempted to bite into a Hakka Patas , a locally made explosive ..
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Navin threatens to resign (Mon, 22 Aug 2016)
Plantation Industries Minister Naveen Dissanayake today threatened to resign from his ministerial po..
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JHU: Outsiders benefit from lower Z-score in backward districts (Sat, 20 Aug 2016)
The Jathika Guru Saviya (JGS) affiliated to the JHU yesterday urged the government to amend present ..
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CSE continuing to be buoyed by foreign investor interest (Sat, 20 Aug 2016)
The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) recorded a turnover of Rs 1.7 billion yesterday due to the continue..
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