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Stern actions to prevent illicit drug sales near schools - President (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
President Maithripala Sirisena says special attention has been drawn towards the prevention of selling illicit drugs near schools targeting the school children under the national drug prevention programme. MORE...
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Six army officers acquitted over Kumarapuram massacre (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
The six former army Corporals who were accused over the massacre of 24 civilians in Kumarapuram, Trincomalee in 1996 have been acquitted after they were found not guilty by the Anuradhapura High Court. MORE..
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Aussie streaker lands in Sri Lankan prison (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
Australian cricket fan Alex James has been fined 3,000 rupees ($A28) and sentenced to a week in prison after completing a nude run during the washed-out final session on day one at the Pallekele Stadium. MORE...
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RTI to enforce general public - Gayantha (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
The Right to Information act would not provide relief for journalists, but it will enforce the general public, Co-cabinet spokesman Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka says. MORE...
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Lasantha's driver identifies army officer (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
During an identification parade, the driver of assassinated journalist Lasantha Wickramatunge has identified the Warrant Officer (WO) who was arrested in connection with the murder, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE...
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JO ready to commence protest while respecting the court order (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage says that the Joint Opposition will commence the protest march from Kandy tomorrow as scheduled while respecting the court order. MORE....
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It is questionable why Basil was admitted to Merchants Ward - Rajitha (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
It is questionable why former Minister Basil Rajapaksa was admitted to the Merchants Ward of the National Hospital in Colombo, Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne says. MORE...
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Liquor shops to be closed in Kandy due to Esala Perahara (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
The Excise Department said that all the liquor shops in Kandy and surrounding areas will be closed in view of the Sri Dalada Maligawa Perahera festival from 8 August. MORE...
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Jaffna University Conflict- Non-Fictional Clash of Clans? (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
(FEATURE) The violent argument that occurred in the University of Jaffna earlier this month has possibly left considerable doubt in the minds of Lankans- Are we falling prey to racism? Is peace an intricate luxury that we seemingly cannot afford? MORE.....
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Court issues restraining order against JO protest march (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
The Kandy Chief Magistrate today issued a restraining order against four MPs of the Joint opposition not to commence its proposed protest march within the Kandy city limit tomorrow (27), Ada Derana reporter said. MORE...
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Muralidaran to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
The International Cricket Council today announced that Muttiah Muralidaran, Karen Rolton, Arthur Morris and George Lohmann will be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame later this year. MORE...
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Man arrested with Kerala Ganja in Fort (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
A person has been arrested for the possession of Kerala Ganja in Fort, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE...
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No bail for Mohammed Muzammil (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
Media Spokesman of the NFF, Mohammed Muzammil, who was arrested by the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID), has been further remanded until August 10. MORE...
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Sri Lanka's military alert to activities of Tamil Tiger supporters (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
Sri Lanka's military has been told to be alert to the activities of Tamil Tiger rebel supporters, the army media unit has said. MORE...
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Migrant workers in UAE including Lankans forced to work as slaves - report (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
Some 100 migrants from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka are stranded in Abu Dhabi after their employer refused to renew their work permits, Reuters reports. Forced to work without wages, they are pleading with their governments to bring them home. MORE...
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Canadian Foreign Minister to visit Sri Lanka (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
Stphane Dion, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs will visit Sri Lanka until July 29 to advance bilateral relations and to support Sri Lanka in its efforts to promote human rights, reconciliation and accountability. MORE...
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14 tea pluckers hospitalised after wasp attack (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
A group of over 14 tea pluckers have been attacked by a swarm of wasps in Brunswick Estate in Maskeliya on Wednesday (27) morning, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE...
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ICRC presses Sri Lanka on fate of 16,000 war missing (Tue, 26 Jul 2016)
The International Red Cross Tuesday urged Sri Lanka on Tuesday to disclose the fate of more than 16,000 people still officially missing since the island's ethnic war ended seven years ago. MORE...
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13th A should be removed from Constitution - Nalaka Thero (Tue, 26 Jul 2016)
The only section that should be removed from the Constitution is the 13th Amendment, Leader of the Jathika Emamuthuwa Venerable Bengamuwe Nalaka Thero says. MORE...
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Lotus Road to be closed for few hours tomorrow (Tue, 26 Jul 2016)
The road from Lotus Roundabout in Colombo will be closed for two and a half hours tomorrow (27) from 7.am to 9.30, the police said. MORE...
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Hiru News

Grand Appearance In Berlin: World Premiere Of The New Panamera (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
Porsche this week celebrated the world premiere of the new Panamera in Berlin to a spectacular display of lights, music and choreography. Over 300 international media representatives – as well as guests from politics, business, sports and society... Read More
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Rajinikanth Says “Magizhchi” After Kabali Success (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
The superstar also put an end to speculation regarding his health stating, “I feel energised and refreshed” Days after the release of “Kabali”, Tamil superstar Rajinikanth has thanked his fans in a letter for making the film a... Read More
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Paul McCartney Rocks Boston’s Fenway With A Little Help From His Friends (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
Sir Paul McCartney and his long-time backing band rocked Boston’s Fenway Park for over two-and-a half hours in the weekend, playing a career-spanning set of more than 3 dozen songs. McCartney was able to keep things fresh by focusing less on his... Read More
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Update: Syrias War - 50 Killed In ISIL Attack In Qamishli (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
Death toll from two explosions feared to rise as ISIL claims attack targeting Kurdish area Qamishli. Two explosions have struck a predominantly Kurdish town in northern Syria, killing at least 50 people and wounding dozens. Syrian state TV said a truck... Read More
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Discussions On FTAs Next Week – Min. Malik Samarawickrama (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
Sri Lanka will commence the initial discussions on the proposed comprehensive Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreements with China, India, and Singapore next week. Discussions with China will be held on August 2nd, 3rd, 4th, with India on August... Read More
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Mohamed Muzammil Further Remanded Till Aug.10 (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
National Freedom Front (NFF) spokesman Mohammed Muzammil was today (27) further remanded till August 10 on charges of misappropriating Rs.6.1 million by misusing a vehicle attached to the Presidential Secretariat. His lawyers submitted a fresh application... Read More
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Bribery/Corruption Prevention To Be Included In Syllabi (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption says subject criteria on prevention of bribery and corruption will be included in the school syllabi. The Commission aims to educate students on eradicating bribery and corruption in... Read More
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At Least 25 Dead, 100 Injured In Massive Suicide Attack In Syria (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
At approximately 9:20 a.m. local time, a suicide bombing took place in the Al-Halaliyah District of Qamishli City in Syria, killing and wounding several people in the process. According to a local source in Al-Qamishli, a VBIED (vehicle borne improvised... Read More
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Rare White Whale Spotted Off Australia (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
A famous white humpback whale has been spotted on his annual migration to Australias north. Migaloo is known for his distinctive colouring and for many years was the only documented all-white humpback whale in the world. He has been sighted off the coast... Read More
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Esala Perahara: Liquor Shops To Be Closed In Kandy (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
The Excise Department said that all the liquor shops in Kandy and surrounding areas will be closed in view of the Sri Dalada Maligawa Perahera festival from 8 August. Commissioner General of Excise Department A. Bodaragama said the liquor shops will... Read More
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RIO Olympic: Nineteen More Russian Rowers Banned (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
Nineteen more Russian rowers have been banned from competing at next month’s Olympics, taking the number of Russian athletes suspended this week to 37. Earlier yesterday (26), eight athletes across canoeing, modern pentathlon and sailing were banned,... Read More
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Nalanda Principal Released on Bail (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
The Principal of Nalanda College Ranjith Jayasundara was released on bail by Colombo Additional Magistrate Mohamed Mihal over an alleged assault. The head of the college has been released on two sureties of 50,000 rupees. A father of a student of the... Read More
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Kerry Hopes To Work With Russia On Syria, U.N. Aims To Restart Talks (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
The United States said on Tuesday  (26) it hoped to announce in early August details of planned military cooperation and intelligence sharing with Russia on Syria, and a United Nations envoy said he would also aim to resume peace talks next month.... Read More
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SL V AUS: Lions Bowling Squad Attacks Tourist Kangaroos Swiftly (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
Sri Lankan bowling squad could limit tourist Australian team to 203 in the first inning played at Pallekele. Sri Lanka could only score 117 for the first inning. Adam Voges, Michelle Marsh and Steeven Smith bagged 47, 31 and 30 for their country respectively... Read More
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Roger Federer To Miss Rio 2016 Olympics And Rest Of Season With Knee Injury (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
Swiss tennis great Roger Federer will miss the Olympics and the rest of the season with a knee injury. The 17-time Grand Slam champion said he needs more extensive rehabilitation if he wants to prolong his career. Federer, 34, had knee surgery in February... Read More
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Restriction Order to Joint Opp and UNP from Kandy Magistrate Court (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
Kandy magistrate court issued a restriction order to the Joint Opposition and the United National Party to carry out their Pad Yathra and membership promotion campaign respectively within Kandy city. According to our correspondent, the court made the... Read More
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Principals Protest Opposite Isurupaya (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
Lanka Teachers Union staged a protest today (27) opposite Education Ministry requesting immediate solutions for issues in the principal service which were unresolved since sometimes. HIRU reporter stated that the protest march which was staged opposite... Read More
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Court Issues Restraining Order Against JO Protest March In Mawanella (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
The Mawanella Magistrate L.A. Mahinda today (27) issued a restraining order against MPs of the Joint opposition (JO) not to enter to Mawanella town along with the protest march which commences from Kandy tomorrow (28), the police said. Mawanella Police... Read More
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Two injured in three-wheel accident in Badulla (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
Two people were hospitalized with serious injuries after a three-wheeler skidded off the road and hit a parapet wall at Badulupitiya area in Badulla. The injured are the three-wheeler driver and its passenger. Read More
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Prez says a large sum was allocated for education (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
President Maithripala Sirisena has stated after establishment of Provincial Councils the government has allocated the largest sum for the development of Provincial Education Departments. He made this statement during the opening ceremony of a technology... Read More
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Australia Take Lunch At 146/6, Lead Sri Lanka By 29 Runs On Day 2, 1st Test At Pallekele (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
Rangana Herath led Sri Lankas fightback Wednesday (27), grabbing three wickets in the morning session as Australia went to lunch at 146-6 on the second day of the first cricket test. A 29-run lead with only four wickets in hand reflected Australias failure... Read More
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Muttitah Muralitharan To Be Inducted Into ICC Hall Of Fame (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
The International Cricket Council today announced that Muttiah Muralidaran, Karen Rolton, Arthur Morris and George Lohmann will be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame later this year. Record-breaking off-spinner Muralidaran becomes the first Sri... Read More
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NFF Spokesperson Mohamed Muzammil In Court Today (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
Media Spokesman of the National Freedom Front (NFF) Mohamed Muzammil arrested and remanded over financial fraud will be produced before the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court once again today (27). Mohamed Muzammil was arrested by the Police Special... Read More
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In Pics: Remembering Indias Missile Man APJ Abdul Kalam (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
India marks on Wednesday (27) the first death anniversary of former president APJ Abdul Kalam, fondly known as the People’s President, who breathed his last in Shillong last year. The death of the 83-year-old had sparked a nationwide outpouring... Read More
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Private Bus Owners Head to the Human Rights Commission (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
The Lanka Private Bus Association filed a petition with the Human Rights Commission today complaining that police do not take proper action to prevent protest marches and demonstrations in the city. Lanka Private Bus Association chairman Gemunu Wijerathna... Read More
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Newsfirst Sirasa

Torch of Hope rally receives a warm welcome in Avisswella (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
The Torch of Hope rally, which aims to create public enthusiasm and generate even more support for our Olympians,  reached Avisswella on Wednesday, July 27. The Torch of Hope rally which is an initiative of the Capital Maharaja Organisation Limited and News1st is being supported by the Ministry of Sports, the National Youth Services Council and the […] The post Torch of Hope rally receives a warm welcome in Avisswella appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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CID directs files pertaining to Tissa Attanayake case to the AG (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
The Criminal Investigation Department says that it has directed files pertaining to the case against Tissa Attanayake, for publicising forged documents, to the Attorney General for the future course of action. The case on the matter was taken up on Wednesday July 27, before the Colombo Fort Magistrate. The case was filed against Tissa Attanayake for creating […] The post CID directs files pertaining to Tissa Attanayake case to the AG appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Plans to establish independent commission on mass media revealed at cabinet briefing (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
At the weekly cabinet media briefing held on Wednesday July 27,  it was revealed that measures are underway to establish an independent commission on mass media. Co Cabinet Spokesperson Dr. Rajitha Senaratne noted that every person is governed by a certain law.How can journalists remain as the only persons who are not governed in this manner, […] The post Plans to establish independent commission on mass media revealed at cabinet briefing appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Non-academic staff strike disrupts activities at fourteen universities (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
The day to day activities of fourteen universities were disrupted on Wednesday July 27, due to a strike action launched by members of the university non academic staff. The University Trade Union Joint Committee says that over 13,000 of its members are engaged in this trade union action. However, this trade union action has not affected […] The post Non-academic staff strike disrupts activities at fourteen universities appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Balaharuwa child dies in encounter with wild elephant (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
Hasini Shehara is just a memory as she became the another victim of the human – elephant conflict. Hasini was a grade 3 student of the Balaharuwa Junior School.  She was on her to school with her grandfather when she took her final breath. The little girl had met her father early morning, after a lapse of […] The post Balaharuwa child dies in encounter with wild elephant appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Seminar on global, national developments against money laundering held in Colombo (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
A seminar on recent global and national developments in Anti Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism was held in Colombo on the evening of Wednesday July 27. News 1st was official electronic media partner for the Seminar. The seminar focussed on the new issues and challenges that have been identified in different countries with regard to […] The post Seminar on global, national developments against money laundering held in Colombo appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Kevilton brings wave of happiness as lives of Chilaw fishermen light up at night (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
The manner in which the fishermen from the Wella Village expressed their joy was witnessed in Chilaw, over the fulfillment of a request they have been making for years. Their wishes were made a reality as part of yet another project of the Gammedda 100-day initiative. The estuary located in the Wella area in Chilaw, a […] The post Kevilton brings wave of happiness as lives of Chilaw fishermen light up at night appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Intellectuals, experts participate in debate on electoral reforms in SL (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
The electoral reform debate in Sri Lanka took place on Tuesday July 26. The event was organised by the Bar Association of Sri Lanka together with Transparency International Sri Lanka and the European Union in Sri Lanka. The event saw the participation of intellectuals and experts in the fields of law and electoral reforms. The post Intellectuals, experts participate in debate on electoral reforms in SL appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Behaviour of some members in parliament and a boxing ring – BASL president draws a comparison (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
The electoral reform debate organised by the Bar Association together with Transparency International Sri Lanka and the European Union in Sri Lanka,  took place on Tuesday, July 27. President of the BASL, Geoffrey Alagaratnam stated that the behaviour of members of parliament depicts the parliament being converted into a boxing ring and used as virtually […] The post Behaviour of some members in parliament and a boxing ring – BASL president draws a comparison appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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President to initiate strict action to safeguard school children from drug dealers (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
President Maithripala Sirisena says special attention has been drawn towards the prevention of the sale of illicit drugs near schools. He made these remarks when he participated in the annual prize-giving ceremony of the Kathaluwa Central College in Galle, on Wednesday July 27. President Sirisena declared open the newly-built Technology Lab of the Kathaluwa Central College. The President […] The post President to initiate strict action to safeguard school children from drug dealers appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Sri Lanka v Australia: Streaker jailed for naked run in Pallekele - ABC Online (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
ABC Online Sri Lanka v Australia: Streaker jailed for naked run in Pallekele ABC Online A Sri Lankan court has jailed and fined an Australian streaker for indecent exposure during a cricket Test between the nations, an act which local Buddhist priests found offensive. The man, identified as Alexander James from Queensland, was jailed for ... Australian streaker jailed in Sri Lanka after first test nude runStuff.co.nz Aussies in a spin as Sri Lanka fight backTVNZ Australia v Sri Lanka: Adam Voges defends Steve Smith as tourists rue 'missed opportunity'The Sydney Morning Herald Times LIVE -Fox Sports all 590 news articles »
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Sri Lanka mystery trumps Aussie planning - cricket.com.au (Thu, 28 Jul 2016)
cricket.com.au Sri Lanka mystery trumps Aussie planning cricket.com.au That grand plan came to fruition in glorious fashion on day one as the tourists ran through the Sri Lankan line-up for just 117 runs. While it might be a step too far to say Lakshan Sandakan's debut performance of 4-58 from 21.2 overs completely ... Australian streaker jailed in Sri Lanka for 'indecent exposur' in Kandy TestThe Indian Express SL vs Aus: Sri Lanka fight backDeccan Chronicle Starc hands Aussies advantage as Lanka wobbleGulf Today Gulf Digital News -The Guardian all 31 news articles »
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Next stop, Sri Lanka for MYCorps programme - New Straits Times Online (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
New Straits Times Online Next stop, Sri Lanka for MYCorps programme New Straits Times Online The Youth and Sports Ministry plans to expand its volunteer programme, MyCorps, to Sri Lanka in 2017. Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said this is being done on the heels of its successful programme in Cambodia. (Pix by IZZUDDIN ABD ...
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China Just Asked For 15000 Acres Of Land In Sri Lanka For A Million Worker SEZ - Forbes (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
Forbes China Just Asked For 15000 Acres Of Land In Sri Lanka For A Million Worker SEZ Forbes China just requested 15,000 acres of land in southern Sri Lanka for the creation of a special economic zone that will reputedly create one million jobs, according to the country's Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade. 15,000 acres ...
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Sri Lanka to conserve climate-friendly mangrove forest - CTV News (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
CTV News Sri Lanka to conserve climate-friendly mangrove forest CTV News PAMBALA LAGOON, Sri Lanka -- Sri Lanka's government and environmentalists are working to protect tens of thousands of acres of mangrove forests - the seawater-tolerant trees that help protect and build landmasses, absorb carbon from the environment ... Sri Lanka prime minister: Mangroves curb climate threat - BBC NewsBBC News Sri Lanka to Conserve Climate-Friendly Mangroves Ecosystem ...ABC News Sri Lanka set to become first nation to protect all mangrovesMongabay.com Baltimore Sun -Colombo Page all 22 news articles »
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India approves $318 million loan for Sri Lanka Railways - The ... - Economic Times (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
Economic Times India approves $318 million loan for Sri Lanka Railways - The ... Economic Times COLOMBO: India has approved a $318 million loan for Sri Lanka Railways to upgrade its communications system and rolling stock in the Tamil-dominated north. Sri Lanka Cabinet approves $318 mn Indian credit for railway projectsThe Hindu India approves USD 318 million loan for Sri Lanka Railways | The ...The Asian Age India approves US $318 million loan for Sri Lanka Railways | Latest ...Daily News & Analysis Lanka Business Online all 11 news articles »
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India and China to get special economic zones in Sri Lanka - Ceylon Daily News (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
Ceylon Daily News India and China to get special economic zones in Sri Lanka Ceylon Daily News Asked why government is going for a new agreement (ETCA) with India, when the India-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement (SLFTA) has many issues to be sorted like the Non Tariff Barriers (NTBs) in India, the Minister said that in the forthcoming talks with ... Sri Lanka professionals misleading public on India trade deal, govt saysEconomyNext Sri Lanka and China to conclude FTA by March 2017 | Colombo ...Colombo Gazette all 14 news articles »
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Sri Lanka 6-1 at stumps after dismissing Australia for 203 - Post-Bulletin (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
Sri Lanka 6-1 at stumps after dismissing Australia for 203 Post-Bulletin PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka (AP) — Facing a deficit of 86 runs, Sri Lanka reached 6-1 in its second innings in the first test against Australia before persistent rain brought play to an early close on Wednesday. Australia made an early breakthrough when ...
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“America will finally catch up with 1960 Sri Lanka”: Stephen Colbert puts Hillary's run in perfect perspective - Salon (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
Salon “America will finally catch up with 1960 Sri Lanka”: Stephen Colbert puts Hillary's run in perfect perspective Salon “And America will finally catch up with 1960 Sri Lanka.” Colbert noted that Clinton's historic achievement marks the end of the line for runner-up Bernie Sanders. “If you're a supporter of Bernie, you should be proud,” he said. “So many of the things ...
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Sri Lanka's pact with IMF faces flak - The Hindu - The Hindu (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
Sri Lanka's pact with IMF faces flak - The Hindu The Hindu A recently-formed coalition of trade unions, student unions, progressive intellectuals, social organisations and activists has criticised the Sri Lanka government ... and more »
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Other English News

SLC doesn t know Cricket- Arjuna (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
While admitting that he wouldn t have accepted the consulting role to Cricket Australia former Sri L..
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BIA closed for renovations for 3 months (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
The main runway of the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) would be closed for three months fro..
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Moragahakanda-Kaluganga project was started by us: MR (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
The initial steps of the Moragahakanda-Kaluganga project was started under the Mahinda Chinthanaya a..
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Financial firms 300% more prone to hacking than businesses in other industries worldwide (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
Hackers target financial service firms 300 percent more than businesses in other industries, Praveen..
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Ingratitude! (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
It must have shaken the conscience of every right-thinking Sri Lankan to see dozens of disabled mili..
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Two dead, 16 injured in Florida nightclub shooting (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
Two people have been murdered and 16 have been wounded in a mass shooting at a Florida night club. T..
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Don t play with fire: Gammanpila tells PM (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
While criticizing the controversial statement made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Kandy o..
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Ranil and MS a matching couple: Ajith P (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
Power and Renewable Energy Deputy Minister Ajith P. Perera said the porondam (compatibility) chart..
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If SL loses, they will say it is because of me: Murali (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
Sri Lanka s record-breaking spinner Muttiah Muralitharan launched a blistering attack Monday on his ..
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Govt. aiming to improve export performance to 40 per cent of GDP (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
`The government is taking every step to expand the local export sector, to reach 40 percent of GDP, ..
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Turtles and hens (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
ou know you are growing old when the candles cost more than the cake as Bob Hope has famously said. ..
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SAITM to be run as Private Public Partnership: Kiriella (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
Highways and Higher Education Minister Lakshman Kiriella yesterday said seven out of eight Medical F..
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Businessman arrested for kidnapping (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
A businessman of Dehiwala who was alleged to have links with underworld figures, was arrested by the..
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Tourist taken into custody for begging (Wed, 27 Jul 2016)
A tourist who was playing the violin on the road side to earn money was taken into custody by the El..
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SL mission in London fails to pay congestion charge -UK (Tue, 26 Jul 2016)
Foreign embassies in London including Sri Lankan High Commission have failed to pay 95,811,650 in c..
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Of those political marriages (Tue, 26 Jul 2016)
Marriages are said to be made in heaven. For, one cannot foretell who will marry whom. This may be t..
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Wasim s Family Threatens To Protest (Tue, 26 Jul 2016)
The family of the murdered rugby player Wasim Thajudeen has threatened to take to the streets if inv..
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Moragahakanda a dream come true (Tue, 26 Jul 2016)
Sri Lanka is primarily an agricultural nation and nearly 70 percent of the population is directly or..
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Kiriella offers five posts for JVP (Tue, 26 Jul 2016)
While denying media reports that a Buddhist monk named Ven. Wattappola Rahula Thera was appointed as..
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Donald Trump accepts Republican presidential nomination (Mon, 25 Jul 2016)
Donald Trump formally accepted the Republican nomination for president on Thursday night, giving the..
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MPs disappointed by Murali s Aussie consultancy: Thilanga (Mon, 25 Jul 2016)
Sri Lanka Cricket President Thilanga Sumathipala said yesterday that MPs had expressed disappointmen..
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New World Bank-initiated Country Partnership Frameworks for Sri Lanka (Sun, 24 Jul 2016)
Idah Pswarayi-Riddihough, the new World Bank Country Director* for Sri Lanka and Maldives is visitin..
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SLFP threatens defeat of VAT (Sun, 24 Jul 2016)
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) would defeat the VAT Amendment if SLFP proposals were not incorpo..
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Parents of 800 students not willing to send children to Jaffna uni. (Sun, 24 Jul 2016)
A Parents collective of the injured Jaffna University students said today they would not send their ..
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Largest ever cocaine haul seized (Sun, 24 Jul 2016)
The largest ever detection of cocaine, weighing 274 kilograms and valued at around Rs. 4.1 billion, ..
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President assures Customs Laws won`t be diluted (Sun, 24 Jul 2016)
President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday that he would not allow the Customs Law to be diluted ..
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Ease of doing business to be ensured (Sat, 23 Jul 2016)
Sri Lanka would ensure ease of doing business to encourage more foreign investments says Prime Minis..
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Body found in Bolgoda Lake (Sat, 23 Jul 2016)
The body of a 40-year-old man was found in Bolgoda Lake in Piliyandala this morning, Police said. Th..
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SL in a mess so many trying to govern it: Gammanpila (Sat, 23 Jul 2016)
UPFA MP Udaya Gammanpila said today the country was in a mess because too many groups including the ..
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Women too affected by cigarette, alcohol price increases: Geetha (Sat, 23 Jul 2016)
Joint Opposition MP Geetha Kumarasinghe yesterday said the impact of the increase in the prices of c..
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Bank of Ceylon among the top 1000 banks in the world and ranked No. 1 in Sri Lanka (Sat, 23 Jul 2016)
`The Banker` U.K Magazine revealed The Bank of Ceylon as the No. 1 Bank in Sri Lanka among the World..
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SLFP s dilemma (Sat, 23 Jul 2016)
The SLFP finds itself in a peculiar position. Politically speaking, it is neither fish nor fowl. It ..
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GMOA frowns on Rajitha s plain packaging move (Thu, 21 Jul 2016)
The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) yesterday urged Health Minister Dr Rajitha Senar..
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Boost for Lanka-Singapore ties (Thu, 21 Jul 2016)
Singapore and Sri Lanka have enjoyed very close links for decades. The late Singaporean leader Lee K..
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Prices of consumer items still high: Bandula (Thu, 21 Jul 2016)
Displaying a kilogram packet of sugar at a news conference, UPFA member Bandula Gunawardane said tod..
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Two youth missing in Kelani River (Thu, 21 Jul 2016)
A 16-year-old boy and a 19-year-old girl were reported missing after have gone to bath in the Kelani..
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Jana Satana Paada Yathrawa starts from Kandy on July 28 (Thu, 21 Jul 2016)
The five-day Jana Satana Paada Yathrawa organised by the Joint Opposition (JO) against alleged supp..
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