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Hatton-Nuwara Eliya Road blocked near Nanuoya (Tue, 30 Sep 2014)
The Hatton-Nuwara Eliya Road has been blocked near Nanuoya Bangalahatha due to an earth slip, the Nuwara Eliya Government Agent told Ada Derana. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes.
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23 injured following wasp attack (Tue, 30 Sep 2014)
At least 23 tea pluckers were injured and hospitalized after being stung by a swarm of wasps in Maskeliya, this morning. MORE...
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PICTURES- One killed, one injured in Nawalapitiya (Tue, 30 Sep 2014)
A 57-year-old person was killed and another injured after an earth mound collapsed on them in Handungalawatta area in Nawalapitiya this morning, the police said. MORE...
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UN Human Rights Committee to review SL next week (Tue, 30 Sep 2014)
The UN Human Rights Committee, which monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), is meeting in Geneva from 7 to 31 October. The Committee will review Sri Lanka from 7-8 October. MORE...
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Thundershowers widespread over the island- Met. Department (Tue, 30 Sep 2014)
The Met. Department says that showers or thundershowers will be fairly widespread over the island during the afternoon and night.Inter-monsoon conditions are prevailing over the island. MORE...
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Sixteen more Indian fishermen arrested (Tue, 30 Sep 2014)
Sixteen more Indian fishermen who illegally crossed the international sea boundary have been arrested by the Navy, early hours of this morning (30). MORE...
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Prisoners to get telephone facilities (Tue, 30 Sep 2014)
For the first time in Sri Lanka, the Prison Authorities have drawn it attention to provide telephone facilities for prisoners to facilitate them to speak to their relatives and loved ones. MORE...
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Jayalalithaa seeks bail (Tue, 30 Sep 2014)
Seeking immediate bail, jailed AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa moved the Karnataka High Court challenging her conviction in the disproportionate assets case which cost her the chief minister's job and disqualified her from being an MLA. MORE...
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Shashindra takes oaths as CM (Tue, 30 Sep 2014)
Shashindra Rajapaksa took oaths as the Chief Minister of the Uva Province before President Mahinda Rajapaksa a short while ago at the Presidential Secretariat. MORE...
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Form team to probe disappearances - Commission asks President (Tue, 30 Sep 2014)
The Presidential Commission on Disappearances and War Crimes (DWC) has asked President Mahinda Rajapaksa to establish an Investigating Team to help it pursue cases of alleged involuntary disappearance in the country. MORE...
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Navy seize gold hidden inside fishing boat (Mon, 29 Sep 2014)
Sri Lankan Navy on Monday seized more than 1.7 kilograms of hidden inside a fishing in order to be smuggled to India. MORE..
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VIDEO- Woman attacked by police officer at Ratnapura reveals all (Mon, 29 Sep 2014)
The woman who was assaulted by a police officer in the Ratnapura town recently, claims that the suspect had carried out the brutal attack due to her refusing his indecent proposal. MORE..
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Over Rs 3.3 million stolen in Mt. Lavinia (Mon, 29 Sep 2014)
Over Rs 3.3 million in cash, belonging to a private educational institution in Mount Lavinia, has been robbed by a group of individuals today, police said. MORE..
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Supreme Court rejects petition to halt deportations (Mon, 29 Sep 2014)
The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea seeking a stop to the deportation of hundreds of Pakistani and Afghan asylum seekers in Sri Lanka. MORE..
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Cop caught on camera assaulting woman interdicted (Mon, 29 Sep 2014)
The Police Sergeant who was caught on camera assaulting a woman at the Ratnapura Town has been interdicted today, police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said. MORE..
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16 die in TN after Jayalalithaa sentencing (Mon, 29 Sep 2014)
At least 16 people committed suicide or died of cardiac arrest across Tamil Nadu after a special court in Bangalore convicted AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa in the 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case on Saturday and sentenced her to four years in prison. Two people have been hospitalized with severe burns. MORE..
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Woman who abandoned son in forest gets 8 years RI (Mon, 29 Sep 2014)
A woman has been sentenced to 8 years rigorous imprisonment by the Kebithigollewa Magistrate's Court for abandoning her 4-year-old son at a forest. MORE..
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Five injured after boat catches fire (Mon, 29 Sep 2014)
Five persons were wounded and hospitalised after their fishing boat suddenly caught fire mid-sea. The Police Spokesman's Office said that fire broke out after the fishermen had set out to sea from the Rekawa Fisheries Harbour last evening. MORE..
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Shots fired at Range Bandara's hotel (Mon, 29 Sep 2014)
Gunmen have opened fire at a hotel belonging to UNP MP Palitha Range Bandara in Karuwalagaswewa this morning, police said. MORE..
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Panneerselvam to take oath as Tamil Nadu chief minister today (Mon, 29 Sep 2014)
A day after a special court in Bangalore unseated AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa as Tamil Nadu chief minister by sentencing her to four years imprisonment in a disproportionate assets case, party MLAs on Sunday elected O Panneerselvam as her successor, as she wished. MORE..
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Other English News

Video: Govt. already violating election laws: UNP (Tue, 30 Sep 2014)
UNP Leadership Council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya said they would complain to Elections Commissioner tomorrow on the alleged election law violations committed by the SLFP even before a presidential election had been declared.
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16 TN fishermen arrested by SL navy (Tue, 30 Sep 2014)
Sixteen Indian fishermen found poaching in Sri Lankan waters had been arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy in the seas off North Mathagal in Jaffna yesterday, the Navy said.
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Prison inmates to get telephone facilities (Tue, 30 Sep 2014)
The Prison Department said today steps were being taken to provide telephone facilities for the prison inmates in collaboration with Sri Lanka Telecom.
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Shooting at Dehiwala leaves two injured (Tue, 30 Sep 2014)
Two youths sustained serious injuries when two unidentified men opened fire at them in the Pokuna Road area in Dehiwala last night.
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Jayalalithaa seeks bail (Tue, 30 Sep 2014)
Seeking immediate bail, jailed AIADMK supremo J. Jayalalithaa yesterday moved the Karnataka High Court challenging her conviction in the disproportionate assets case which cost her the chief minister's job and disqualified her from being an MLA.
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Two Lankans nabbed with gold worth Rs.3.4 mn (Tue, 30 Sep 2014)
Two Sri Lankans were arrested at the Katunayake Airport when attempting to smuggle 699 grams of gold bars and biscuits worth Rs.3.4 million. The contraband was concealed in the handle of their hand luggage.
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60 shoes with Dharmachakra-shaped buckle (Tue, 30 Sep 2014)
A 41-year-old shop-owner was arrested yesterday at Balangoda when he was found in possession of thirty pairs of shoes with the buckles in the form of the Dharmachakra, police said.
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MR to discuss snap poll (Tue, 30 Sep 2014)
With speculation rife about a snap presidential election early next year, President Mahinda Rajapaksa will hold a discussion with the leaders of the constituent parties of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) after today’s Cabinet meeting, Daily Mirror learns.
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BASL seeks expert opinion on MR’s third term (Tue, 30 Sep 2014)
The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has sought legal opinion from foreign constitutional experts on whether the Constitution allows President Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest for a third term, a senior member of the BASL said yesterday.
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Navy seize 1.7 kilos gold hidden in dingy (Mon, 29 Sep 2014)
Navy seized a haul of 1.730 kilogrammes of gold which was hidden inside a fiber glass dingy on the beach in the Madagalthurei area of Kankasanthurai (KKS) yesterday.
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W’pola girl seeks compensation from police (Mon, 29 Sep 2014)
The girl who was allegedly harassed by a youth at the Wariyapola Bus Terminus filed a fundamental rights petition against the police officers seeking one million rupees as compensation.
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Harin failed the challenge: Gammanpila (Mon, 29 Sep 2014)
The Chief Ministerial candidate  at the recently held Uva Provincial elections Harin Fernando had not followed conditions required to win the challenge he was thrown at,  Western Provincial Council Minister Udaya Gammanpila said today.
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16 die as TN reels under verdict (Mon, 29 Sep 2014)
At least 16 people committed suicide or died of cardiac arrest across Tamil Nadu after a special court in Bangalore convicted AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa in the 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case on Saturday and sentenced her to four years in prison.
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SC rejects asylum petition: SL not ratified UN convention (Mon, 29 Sep 2014)
The Supreme Court today dismissed a Public Interest Litigation filed by six human rights activists seeking an interim order preventing the deportation of about 2,000 Pakistani and Afghan asylum seekers arrested by the immigration officials.   
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Rs.3.3 million robbed in Mt Lavinia (Mon, 29 Sep 2014)
Two men travelling in a trishaw are alleged to have robbed Rs.3.3 million worth of cash belonging to the ICBT Campus in Mount Lavinia when the cash was being taken to be deposited in a private bank.
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Rs.3.3 million robbed in Mt. Lavinia (Mon, 29 Sep 2014)
Two men travelling in a trishaw are alleged to have robbed Rs.3.3 million worth of cash belonging to a private campus in Mount Lavinia when the cash was being taken to be deposited in a private bank.
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D.V Upul noticed to appear in court (Mon, 29 Sep 2014)
A notice has been issued on Southern Provincial Council Minister D.V. Upul to appear before the Bandarawela Magistrate's Court on October 6.
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Ratnapura Sergeant interdicted (Mon, 29 Sep 2014)
The Police Sergeant, who had allegedly assaulted a woman near the Ratnapura Bus Terminal had been interdicted following an investigation with immediate effect, the Police said.
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Man sentenced to death for triple murder (Mon, 29 Sep 2014)
A man found guilty of clubbing two men and a woman to death in 1994 in Mahawewa was sentenced to death by the Chilaw Magistrate’s Court today.
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Five rescued from fire gutted boat (Mon, 29 Sep 2014)
Five fishermen were rescued and hospitalised from a fire gutted boat in the sea off Rekawa in Tangalle today.
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Range’s hotel shot at (Mon, 29 Sep 2014)
Multiple shots were fired at a hotel of UNP MP Palitha Range Bandara, located in Karuwalagaswewa this morning, the Police said.
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OIC chief to visit Sri Lanka (Mon, 29 Sep 2014)
The head of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will visit Sri Lanka on an invitation from Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, according to a senior official from the Sri Lankan Embassy.
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SL navy detains four fishermen (Mon, 29 Sep 2014)
The Sri Lankan Navy detained four Indian fishermen who were repairing their boat near Katchativu, in the wee hours of Sunday. Sources said as many as 533 mechanised boats ventured out into the sea for fishing on Saturday
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Jayalalithaa’s first day in jail sans visitors (Mon, 29 Sep 2014)
AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa, the first serving chief minister to be convicted in a corruption case, spent her first day in the Central Prison at Parappana Agrahara in Bangalore without meeting any visitors. She has been allotted a normal cell in the women's barracks that she shares with close aide N Sasikala and J Elavarasi. 
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Jaya’s first day in jail sans visitors (Mon, 29 Sep 2014)
AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa, the first serving chief minister to be convicted in a corruption case, spent her first day in the Central Prison at Parappana Agrahara in Bangalore without meeting any visitors. She has been allotted a normal cell in the women's barracks that she shares with close aide N Sasikala and J Elavarasi. 
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Ashin Wirathu Thera of Myanmar to work with BBS (Sun, 28 Sep 2014)
Stressing that a world without extremism was the essence of Buddhism, the founder leader of the 969 organisation of Myanmar, the Venerable Ashin Wirathu Thera said today that his organisation would work with the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) to achieve this goal.
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Video: Ashin Wirathu Thera of Myanmar to work with BBS (Sun, 28 Sep 2014)
Stressing that a world without extremism was the essence of Buddhism, the founder leader of the 969 organisation of Myanmar, the Venerable Ashin Wirathu Thera said today that his organisation would work with the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) to achieve this goal.
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Another assault video goes viral (Sun, 28 Sep 2014)
A video clip showing a policeman assaulting a woman with a stick near the Ratnapura Bus Stand has gone viral.
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Video: Another assault video goes viral (Sun, 28 Sep 2014)
A video clip showing a policeman assaulting a woman with a stick near the Ratnapura Bus Stand has gone viral.
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JJ will have no effect: UNP (Sun, 28 Sep 2014)
The issue pertaining to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalithaa Jayaram would not have any effect on Sri Lanka as she was just an opinion maker, United National Party Parliamentarian R. Yogarajan said today.
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Jayalithaa will have no effect: UNP (Sun, 28 Sep 2014)
The issue pertaining to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalithaa Jayaram would not have any effect on Sri Lanka as she was just an opinion maker, United National Party Parliamentarian R. Yogarajan said today.
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Panneerselvam to be TN chief minister (Sun, 28 Sep 2014)
A day after a special court in Bangalore unseated AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa as Tamil Nadu chief minister by sentencing her to four years imprisonment in a disproportionate assets case, party MLAs on Sunday elected O Panneerselvam as her successor, as she wished.
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MR invites Ban to visit Lanka (Sun, 28 Sep 2014)
President Mahinda Rajapaksa had invited UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon to Sri Lanka when he met Ban on the sidelines of UNGA sessions today, the Information Department said.
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Death plunge in Nilwala river (Sun, 28 Sep 2014)
A man of around 40 years had reportedly fallen into the Nilwalaganga in Matara near the Mahanama Bridge and disappeared, residents said.
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BASL: Do honest judges have no place? (Sun, 28 Sep 2014)
The President of Sri Lanka Bar Association (BASL) observed that a well experienced, an honest and upright judge in the Court of Appeal who sat in the judgment in a matter that was filed by the 43rd Chief Justice and issued writ quashing the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) proceedings, was being repeatedly overlooked for promotion.
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MP Range Bandara arrested (Sun, 28 Sep 2014)
UNP Parliamentarian Palitha Range Bandara was arrested by the Police on charges of assaulting the Karuwalagaswewa Pradeshiya sabha chairman.
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“Kalu Chooty” shot dead (Sun, 28 Sep 2014)
Hiran Darshana alias “Kalu Chooty” was shot dead this morning during a Police shootout at Rajakiya Mawatha in Colombo.
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Lankan arrested with Rs. 4.4mn foreign currency (Sun, 28 Sep 2014)
A Sri Lankan male was arrested this morning while attempting to smuggle out foreign currency worth Rs.4.4 million concealed inside his baggage at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA).
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Grade 5 scholarship: Venuja on top (Sun, 28 Sep 2014)
W.A. Venuja Nimsath from Embilipitiya Primary School was placed first in the grade-five scholarship examination with 199 marks, the Examinations Department said.
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Grade 5 scholarship exam results released: Venuja on top (Sun, 28 Sep 2014)
The Grade 5 Scholarship examination results for year 2014 have been released today, the Examinations Department announced.
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Grade 5 scholarship results released (Sun, 28 Sep 2014)
The Grade 5 Scholarship examination results for year 2014 have been released today, the Examinations Department announced.
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MR and Modi agree to strengthen relations (Sun, 28 Sep 2014)
President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral discussions in New York City and agreed to work towards further strengthening relations between the two countries.
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Jayalalitha gets 4-year jail term (Sat, 27 Sep 2014)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has been sentenced to four years in jail and slapped a fine of Rs. 100 crore in the 18-year-old disproportionate assets case.
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BJP pitches for new maritime policy to solve fishing row (Sat, 27 Sep 2014)
The BJP has advocated the formulation of a new Maritime Indo-Lankan policy to deal with the fishermen issue.
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Jayalalithaa convicted in graft case (Sat, 27 Sep 2014)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was today convicted in an 18-year-old disproportionate assets case by a special court, a verdict that raises questions over her continuance on the post.
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Jayalalithaa guilty in assets case, may get 7-year jail term (Sat, 27 Sep 2014)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa was today held guilty in a disproportionate assets case. A special court in Bangalore dealt a big blow to the AIADMK leader, who has become the first chief minister to be convicted in a wealth case and faces up to seven years' jail term.
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Jayalalithaa guilty in assets case (Sat, 27 Sep 2014)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa was today held guilty in a disproportionate assets case. A special court in Bangalore dealt a big blow to the AIADMK leader, who has become the first chief minister to be convicted in a wealth case and faces up to seven years' jail term.
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SL wins backing of 22 nations against UN rights probe (Sat, 27 Sep 2014)
Sri Lanka has won the backing of 22 nations in its battle against the UN's war crimes probe into the country's human rights record during its brutal civil war.  
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Heavy rains in drought- hit areas (Sat, 27 Sep 2014)
The Meteorology Department said today several drought affected areas such as Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Moneragala and Vavuniya districts received heavy rains during the last twenty four hours ending at 8.30 a.m. this morning.
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Abbot commends SL on LLRC implementation (Sat, 27 Sep 2014)
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott had credited Sri Lanka for its successful implementation of the LLRC recommendations and its ability to maintain a 7.8 per cent GDP growth.
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Journalists ask Minister Rambukwella whether High Commissioner Nonis has resigned (Tue, 30 Sep 2014)
At the cabinet press conference convened on Tuesday journalists inquired from Minister Keheliya Rambukwella as to whether Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Chris Nonis resigned from his position. Minister said that Dr.Chris Nonis has not submitted his resignation to the Ministry of External Affairs. The post Journalists ask Minister Rambukwella whether High Commissioner Nonis has resigned appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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PUCSL announces new electricity tariff structure (Tue, 30 Sep 2014)
The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka has announced the new electricity tariff structure, incorporating the 25 percent tariff reduction that was announced following the opening of Phase 3 of the Norochcholai Power Station. The new tariff structure will only be applicable to households. As per the new structure, households will no longer be required […] The post PUCSL announces new electricity tariff structure appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Hong Kong leader in protest appeal (Tue, 30 Sep 2014)
Hong Kong leader CY Leung has urged pro-democracy protesters to stop their campaign “immediately”, as huge crowds continue to bring parts of the territory to a standstill. Tens of thousands of people have been blocking streets in several areas. The protesters want Beijing to give Hong Kong a free vote for its next leader, something […] The post Hong Kong leader in protest appeal appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Lesser known facts about star turned politician – Jayalalithaa (Tue, 30 Sep 2014)
In politics, the combination of beauty and intelligence is very rare but Jayalalithaa is a perfect combination of the two. She is beautiful as well as knowledgeable. It is said that Jayalalithaa was the first heroine to appear in skirts in Tamil films but that was just one part of her persona. The other part […] The post Lesser known facts about star turned politician – Jayalalithaa appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 hit by build quality complaints (Tue, 30 Sep 2014)
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 went earlier on sale than originally planned in order to compete with the iPhone 6 Plus. However, it seems that Samsung’s rush has resulted in some defective Galaxy Note 4 units, a report from South Korea suggests. As you can see, there’s a gap between the Galaxy Note 4′s 5.7″ […] The post Samsung Galaxy Note 4 hit by build quality complaints appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Microsoft to unveil next version of Windows (Tue, 30 Sep 2014)
Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system. Although the new software won’t be formally released until next year, analysts already consider its success crucial for Microsoft and Satya Nadella, who has […] The post Microsoft to unveil next version of Windows appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Ferry runs aground in South Korea; rescue operations launched (Tue, 30 Sep 2014)
South Korea’s coastguard rescued all 109 passengers and crew from a ferry that ran aground Tuesday, not far from the site of April’s Sewol ferry tragedy that claimed more than 300 lives. The ferry, on a sightseeing trip around the island of Hongdo off the southwestern coast, ran aground shortly after 9:00am (0000 GMT), coastguard […] The post Ferry runs aground in South Korea; rescue operations launched appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Private medical colleges cannot exist without permission of the Medical Council – GMOA (Tue, 30 Sep 2014)
The Government Medical Officers Association convened a press conference in Colombo on Monday. Speaking at the press conference Assistant Secretary of the GMOA, Dr.Nalinda Herath expressed the following views: Assistant Secretary of GMOA, Dr. Nalinda Herath: “As you are aware, the Office of the Government Medical Officers Association was closed down in July. A group […] The post Private medical colleges cannot exist without permission of the Medical Council – GMOA appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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West Indies spinner Sunil Narine reported for “suspect bowling action” (Tue, 30 Sep 2014)
West Indies spinner Sunil Narine was reported for suspect bowling action during a Champions League T20 match between KKR and Dolphins, here on Monday in what turned out to be another ICC crackdown on chucking. The CLT20 organising committee issued a media advisory late last night, confirming the development, that on-field umpires Anil Chaudhary and Chettihody Shamshuddin along with third umpire […] The post West Indies spinner Sunil Narine reported for “suspect bowling action” appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Several students arrested following clash in Balapitiya school (Tue, 30 Sep 2014)
Six students who were injured in a clash that broke out between two groups in a school in Balapitiya have been hospitalised. Police said that the fight took place between students of grades 12 and 13. Five students have been arrested in connection to the incident. They will be produced before court on Tuesday. The post Several students arrested following clash in Balapitiya school appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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The nightmare of returning to Sri Lanka - Sydney Morning Herald (Mon, 29 Sep 2014)
Sydney Morning Herald The nightmare of returning to Sri Lanka Sydney Morning Herald And 4500 others have been intercepted by the Sri Lankan navy, with which Australia has close ties, while attempting to come to Australia. Last month, I travelled to Sri Lanka and spoke to people who had been returned from Australia. One woman, who says ... * Sri Lanka Supreme Court rejects petition to halt deportation of asylum seekersColombo Page 'Relentless sexual abuse and torture': reports of harrowing brutality endured ...Daily Mail all 10 news articles »
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Myanmar, Sri Lanka Buddhist Hard-Liners Join Hands - ABC News (Mon, 29 Sep 2014)
ABC News Myanmar, Sri Lanka Buddhist Hard-Liners Join Hands ABC News A hard-line Buddhist monk from Myanmar known for his anti-Muslim stance said his movement would join hands with a like-minded Sri Lankan group to "protect" Buddhists, whom he called an endangered world minority. Ashin Wirathu, leader of 969, ... Hardline Myanmar Buddhist monk Wirathu to battle 'jihad threat' with Sri Lanka ...The Straits Times Myanmar, Sri Lanka Buddhist Fundamentalists Join Hands To 'Protect' The FaithHuffington Post Radical Myanmar monk seeks alliance with Buddhists in Sri LankaSouth China Morning Post (subscription) all 115 news articles »
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OIC chief to visit Sri Lanka - Arab News (Tue, 30 Sep 2014)
Arab News OIC chief to visit Sri Lanka Arab News In a letter addressed to the Sri Lankan government, the OIC earlier expressed its concerns at reports of ethnic tensions in parts of Sri Lanka following violence, which has affected Muslim community members and their businesses, particularly in the ... Sri Lanka's propaganda finds a home in WashingtonAsian Correspondent Madani accepts invite to visit Sri LankaColombo Gazette * Emir of Qatar to visit Sri Lanka next monthColombo Page all 17 news articles »
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'Sri Lanka's Prevention of Terrorism Act should be repealed' - The Hindu (Tue, 30 Sep 2014)
The Hindu 'Sri Lanka's Prevention of Terrorism Act should be repealed' The Hindu Civil society members and politicians came together at a campaign in Colombo, seeking the release of Balendran Jeyakumari, who was arrested by Sri Lanka's Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) in March this year. They demanded that the Prevention of ... and more »
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Media group says Sri Lanka sabotaging training - Yahoo News (Mon, 29 Sep 2014)
Media group says Sri Lanka sabotaging training Yahoo News COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's government sabotaged a training program for online journalists for the fourth time in three months, a media rights group said Monday, accusing the authorities of continued intimidation and suppression of the media. and more »
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Asia Pacific|Provincial Vote Is Seen as a Test for Sri Lanka's President - New York Times (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
Channel News Asia Asia Pacific|Provincial Vote Is Seen as a Test for Sri Lanka's President New York Times Shashendra Rajapaksa, son of the speaker of Parliament and a nephew of the president, is the chief ministerial candidate from the dominant Sri Lanka Freedom Party. Harin Fernando, a charismatic leader of the United National Party, resigned his seat in ... Sri Lanka president's party narrowly clears vote testChannel News Asia Sri Lanka ruling coalition narrowly survives vote testDaily News & Analysis Lanka ruling party suffers blow at pollsThe Daily Star NDTV all 187 news articles »
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Asia Pacific|Chinese Leader Visits Sri Lanka, Challenging India's Sway - New York Times (Wed, 17 Sep 2014)
New York Times Asia Pacific|Chinese Leader Visits Sri Lanka, Challenging India's Sway New York Times In a letter published on Tuesday in a Sri Lankan government newspaper, Mr. Xi wrote that China “resolutely opposes any move by any country to interfere in Sri Lanka's internal affairs under any excuse.” The statement was an obvious reference to growing ... Sri Lanka Backs China's Maritime 'Silk Road' PlanABC News China Maritime Silk Road Is Sri Lanka's Boon as Xi VisitsBloomberg China's About To Launch Construction Of A New $1.4 Billion Port CityBusiness Insider Yahoo News -Reuters UK -BBC News all 414 news articles »
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Sri Lanka: Leading Tamil party gives ultimatum for power-sharing deal - World Socialist Web Site (Mon, 29 Sep 2014)
Sri Lanka: Leading Tamil party gives ultimatum for power-sharing deal World Socialist Web Site Resolutions passed at the 15th national convention of the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK), a party of Sri Lanka's Tamil elite, have set a January deadline for the government to offer a power-sharing deal. ITAK is the dominant organisation in the ... 'Militarization' in North Sri Lanka – Don't believe stories. Go and see for ...Lankaweb * Sampanthan to lead Sri Lanka Tamil party political groupColombo Page Scotland Says 'No'!Sunday Leader all 11 news articles »
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Australian High Commission raise funds for Sri Lanka Cancer Society - The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka (Tue, 30 Sep 2014)
Australian High Commission raise funds for Sri Lanka Cancer Society The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka The event raised funds for the Sri Lanka Cancer Society, and was attended by the Society's President, Tony Anghie, and Public Education Board Chair, Mrs Merle Weerasinghe. The funds raised by the High Commission will support breast cancer awareness ... and more »
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Marvan Atapattu aiming to keep cricket and politics separate for Sri Lanka - GiveMeSport (Mon, 29 Sep 2014)
Marvan Atapattu aiming to keep cricket and politics separate for Sri Lanka GiveMeSport Newly appointed Sri Lanka head coach Marvan Atapattu has announced that he aims to keep cricket and politics separate, as relayed by ESPN. However, his aim will be a lot more easier said than done since Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is one of the most ...
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