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Sri Lankan girl receives temporary visa after Australian Minister intervenes (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
A Sri Lankan girl who made headlines after being refused a temporary visa because she has Down syndrome will be allowed to live in Australia, after Immigration Minister Peter Dutton intervened in her case. MORE..
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Vijayakala denies refusing to hoist national flag (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
State Minister of Child Affairs Vijayakala Maheswaran today categorically rejected as completely untrue reports claiming that she refused to hoist the Sri Lankan national flag at a function in Jaffna. MORE..
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PM to visit Guruvayur Sreekrishna Temple in Kerala (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will on Friday offer prayers at the Guruvayur Sreekrishna Temple in Kerala amid tight security arrangements. MORE..
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Two sentenced to death over murder in 1999 (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
Two individuals found guilty over a murder committed in the Ratnapura area in 1999 have been sentenced to death by the Ratnapura High Court. MORE..
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Lanka should not be hasty trying to meet UNHRC commitments - UN Special Rapporteur (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
Pablo de Greiff, the UN Special Rapporteur on Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence, has said that Sri Lanka should not be hasty in trying to meet its commitments to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in regard to issues of transitional justice. MORE...
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US to promote investigative journalism in Sri Lanka (Thu, 11 Feb 2016)
The US has decided to give a grant of USD 500,000 to organisations in Sri Lanka that will promote investigative journalism and build the capacity of journalists in the country. MORE..
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Sub-Inspector and Sergeant arrested on bribery charge (Thu, 11 Feb 2016)
Two police officers have been arrested by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption for allegedly soliciting a bribe. MORE..
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Politicians' responsibility is to use power for betterment of people- President (Thu, 11 Feb 2016)
It is the responsibility of the politicians not to be destructed from power but to use that power for the betterment of the people, says President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE...
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Govt worse than black market; mum on oil price - Tilvin (Thu, 11 Feb 2016)
The Janathi Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says that the government is acting like a black market trader and keeping the benefit of the low global oil prices away from the people. MORE..
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Man sent to jail in Pakistan for smuggling turtles to Lanka (Thu, 11 Feb 2016)
A special customs court in Pakistan has sent a man to prison on judicial remand for his alleged involvement in smuggling of rare turtles to Colombo. MORE...
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Govt. attempts to cover up the reality of Geneva resolution- Mahinda (Thu, 11 Feb 2016)
The President and Prime Minister have given the UN Human Rights Commissioner an assurance that last year's UN Human Rights Council resolution against Sri Lanka will be implemented, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said today (11). MORE...
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Heavy traffic due to protest against Indo-Lanka ETCA (Thu, 11 Feb 2016)
Severe traffic congestion has been reported in the Town Hall area in Colombo due to a protest march by several professional associations. MORE..
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Sri Lanka condemns North Korea's missile launch (Thu, 11 Feb 2016)
The Sri Lankan Government has condemned the launch of a long range missile carried out by North Korea on Sunday (07). MORE..
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President to visit Bangladesh in March (Thu, 11 Feb 2016)
President Maithripala Sirisena is expected to pay an official visit to Bangladesh in March at the invitation of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the Daily Star newspaper reported. MORE...
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Twelve TN fishermen arrested by Navy (Thu, 11 Feb 2016)
Twelve Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested by Sri Lankan Navy personnel today for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line, the PTI reported. MORE...
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Investigate, not promote, ex-Army Chief- HRW (Thu, 11 Feb 2016)
The Sri Lankan government's appointment to parliament of the former army chief whose forces were implicated in widespread abuses contradicts pledges to investigate alleged war crimes, Human Rights Watch said today. MORE...
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Yoshitha, Nishantha and Rohan Weliwita further remanded (Thu, 11 Feb 2016)
Yoshitha Rajapaksa, Rohan Weliwita, Nishantha Ranatunga and two others, who were arrested on charges of money laundering, have been further remanded till February 25 by the Kaduwela Magistrate's Court.
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Jayantha Jayasuriya appointed new Attorney General (Thu, 11 Feb 2016)
President's Counsel Mr Jayantha Jayasuriya took oaths as the 29th Attorney General of Sri Lanka before President Maithripala Sirisena at the President's Official Residence today (February 11). MORE..
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Short of options, Sri Lanka turns back to Beijing's embrace - report (Thu, 11 Feb 2016)
Just over a year after a new leader was elected and Sri Lanka's business ties with China came under close scrutiny, Colombo is reversing course by resuming a stalled port project and naming Beijing as the front runner for a new special economic zone. MORE...
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Three flights diverted to Mattala due to heavy mist (Thu, 11 Feb 2016)
Three Banadaranaike International Airport bound flights have been diverted to Mattala airport for landing due to heavy mist. The flights are now scheduled to depart from Mattala to land at BIA shortly.
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Hiru News

No Final Decision On Purchasing Indian Tejas Or China-Pakistan JF-17: SLAF (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) today stated that it had not taken a final decision to purchase aircraft from India, Pakistan or any other country. Speaking to Hiru news, SLAF Spokesperson Group Captain Chandima Alwis stated that they were still carrying... Read More
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Ex-Minister Jagath Pushpakumara at the PRECIFAC (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
The former Minister of Coconut Development Jagath Pushpakumara has arrived at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry on a second consecutive day. The former Minister was summoned to the Commission to record a statement pertaining to discrepancies reported... Read More
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Axiata, Airtel In Talks To Merge Sri Lankan Units (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
Bharti Airtel is in talks to merge its wholly-owned Sri Lanka unit into Dialog Axiata in a likely share-swap deal, according to reports. Report says that potential Airtel Lanka-Dialog-Axiata merger is likely to be along the lines of the recent merger... Read More
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Australia v New Zealand Test series: Australia dominate New Zealand in first Test (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
STEVE Smith and Usman Khawaja swung day one of the first Test against New Zealand Australia’s way with classy half-centuries. After skittling the Kiwis for 183, Australia lost Joe Burns (0) and David Warner (5) to Tim Southee, before half-centuries... Read More
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Car Ablaze On Expressway (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
A cars engine compartment caught fire at the 39 milepost on the Southern Expressway this morning, police said. Await for more details… Read More
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The President Appoints His Special Representative To SLFP Headquarters (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Youth Front, former minister Shantha Bandara says that many important decisions will be made at the SLFP central committee meeting which is to be held today. The meeting will begin at 2pm at the president’s... Read More
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Build your Paradise at the edge of Samanala mountain (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
Paradise Land Scheme in Kuruwita, Rathnapura is another majestic project by the Premier in real estate sector - Blue Mountain Properties. Paradise project caters the need of the nation whose notion is to co-exist with the nature. Thus, the project based... Read More
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The Joint Opposition To Dash Coconuts At Godakawela As Well (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
The second step in a series of religious faith steps carried out by the Joint Opposition against the current government and the FCID are scheduled to be held tomorrow. MP Ranjith Soyza stated that coconuts will be dashed at Ammaduwa Kudaa Kataragama... Read More
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A Shortage Of Pharmaceuticals At Main Hospitals (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
The Health Sector Trade Unions state that there is shortage of 50 essential drugs in main hospitals throughout the country. All Ceylon Nurses Association Chairman Gamini Kumaarasinghe stated that despite short term solutions, the government has failed... Read More
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Mahinda Rajapaksa Opens A New Political Operational Office (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
A new political office for former president Mahinda Rajapaksa to operate from was declared open at the auspicious time of 9.26 this morning at Jayanthi Place in Battaramulla. Our correspondent stated that a large number of MPs who represent the Joint... Read More
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49 Dead In Riot At Mexico’s Topo Chico Prison (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
What started as a late-night fight between leaders of rival gangs spiraled into a massive prison riot in northern Mexico that left dozens dead, officials said. The riot killed 49 people inside Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, a Spokesman for the State’s... Read More
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Lions battle well at SAG (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
Today is the 08th day of 12th South Asian Games (SAG). Hosting India is still dominating the SAG leader board with 142 Gold medals, 78 Silver and 21 Bronze. Sri Lanka is currently at the second place with a total medal count of 155. Team Sri Lanka’s... Read More
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Pakistan Basmathi Rice To Be Sold At Sathosa At A Subsidized Price (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
Minister for Industry and Commerce Rishard Bathiudeen states that steps will be taken to import Basmathi rice under the ongoing bilateral trade agreement between Sri Lanka and Pakistan and will be given to the consumers without duty tax through Sathosa.... Read More
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Police Guard For Aung San Suu Kyi After Death Threat (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
Police in Myanmar have for the first time decided to give protection to Aung San Suu Kyi after a death threat. A Special Police Unit had now been assigned to protect the leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD), which has just taken power in... Read More
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ARRESTED: Man with cannabis- woman with heroin (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
An individual has been seized for the illegal possession of 2 kilos and 35 grams of cannabis in Pandithirippu, Jaffna last evening (11th). The 39 year old suspect who... Read More
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Demi Lovato loves her curves- all thanks to Kim K (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
Demi Lovato has recently revealed that because of Kim Kardashian, she has started loving her curves. During her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the 23-year-old singer revealed that Kardashians curvaceous figure had a great influence on her body... Read More
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Obama Proposes $860m Aid For Pakistan From US Budget 2016-17 (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
US government has proposed US $860 million in aid for Pakistan during the 2016-17 fiscal year, including $265 million for military hardware in addition to counterinsurgency funds. The funds were laid out in US President Barack Obama’s budget proposal... Read More
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Albert Einstein Was Right: Scientists Detect Gravitational Waves (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
In one of the most significant experimental findings in recent years, scientists announced today they have detected gravitational waves, vibrations of space and time, proving Einstein was right 100 years after he first predicted their existence. David... Read More
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Speaker Seeks Police Assistance Over Threatening Phone Call (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
Speaker of the House Karu Jayasuriya says he will seek police assistance over a threatening phone call he received earlier this week. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya addressing the house yesterday said his security officials have also been notified of the matter.... Read More
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Anxiety drags down US and European stock markets (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
The index of Londons leading shares has fallen 2.4%, while US and European markets have also posted sharp declines amid continued anxiety about the state of the global economy. The FTSE 100 closed down 124 points at 5,549 points. Markets in Frankfurt... Read More
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World powers agree on Syria ceasefire, says John Kerry (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
World powers meeting on Syria have agreed to implement a nationwide cessation of hostilities. US Secretary of State John Kerry has said the ceasefire would not apply to the fight with jihadist groups Islamic State and al-Nusra Front. He also said... Read More
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Rakhi Sawant’s SHOCKING Reaction On Aamir Khan’s Friendship With Sunny Leone! (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
Bollywood’s drama queen, Rakhi Sawant is once again in news for her bizarre comments on Sunny Leone. The actress who itself is a controversy, never stays back to insult any one with her bizarre statements. Well, as we all know just being Rakhi... Read More
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Dengue Control Program In Seven Districts From Tomorrow (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
A three day Dengue Prevention Programme targeting seven high risk districts including the Western Province, will commence tomorrow. The Health Ministry said the programme will be conductged in Kegalle, Puttalam, Kurunegala, Vavuniya, Batticaloa, Jaffna,... Read More
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The BASL states non arrest of suspects by the police poses concern (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
The Bar Association of Sri Lanka says that a problem exists as a result of relevant police officers not being arrested in spite of  there being clear evidence  with regard to the death of a youth in a clash with the Embilipitiya police. Sumith... Read More
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Protest Against Indo-Sri Lanka ETCA Agreement (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
Heavy traffic was reported in the Town Hall area yesterday (Thursday 11th) due to a protest launched by several professional organizations against the Indo-Sri Lankan Agreement ETCA to be signed between India and Sri Lanka. Several professional organizations... Read More
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Police arrest suspect in connection to Ambalangoda murder (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
A suspect connected to a murder in Ambalangoda has been arrested along with a pistol on Thursday night. Police said that the suspect was a 34-year-old from Idamotota, Ambalantota. Police have seized a foreign-made micro pistol, a magazine and six bullets from the suspect. The Police Media Unit said that, the arrested person is a suspect connected to […] The post Police arrest suspect in connection to Ambalangoda murder appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Coordinating office of former president declared open (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
A coordinating office of former president and current parliamentarian Mahinda Rajapaksa was declared opened on Friday. The coordinating office is situated down Nelum Mawatha in Jayanthipura, Battaramulla. The office was opened by the president at the auspicious time of 9.33  a.m. on Friday Pirith was chanted to bless the office by the Venerable Maha Sangha including the […] The post Coordinating office of former president declared open appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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SLFP Central Committee to convene today (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party Central Committee is scheduled to convene on Friday afternoon to discuss and decide on taking disciplinary action against certain party members. General Secretary of the SLFP, Minister Duminda Dissanayake said that special attention will be drawn towards the conduct of several SLFP MPs in parliament recently. He added that the Executive […] The post SLFP Central Committee to convene today appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Colombo Crimes Division records statement on kidney racket (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
Director General of Health Services Dr. Palitha Mahipala gave a statement to the Colombo Crimes Division on the alleged kidney trafficking racket involving Sri Lankan doctors. Police say the Colombo Crimes Division is in the process of gathering more statements by summoning the relevant officers. The Director of Health Services had recently requested the Inspector […] The post Colombo Crimes Division records statement on kidney racket appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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New Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya assumes duties (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
Jayantha Jayasuriya, who has been appointed as the 29th Attorney General of Sri Lanka assumed duties at the auspicious time of 10.30 a.m onFriday at the Attorney General’s Department at the Hulftsdorp Court Complex. He assumed duties in the presence of staff members of the AG’s Department including senior officials. Jayantha Jayasuriya previously served as a […] The post New Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya assumes duties appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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IMF boss Christine Lagarde set for second term (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, has been nominated for a second five-year term at the helm. The former French finance minister was the only nominee for the directorship. Commentators had said there were no obvious challengers for the job. Ms Lagarde, 60, received support from the UK, Germany, China, and […] The post IMF boss Christine Lagarde set for second term appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Unauthorised structures along Dehiwala coastline to be removed today (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
The Department of Coastal Conservation has taken steps to remove unauthorised structures established along the coastal line of the country. Director of the Department of Coastal Conservation, Prabath Chandrakeerthi, said that twelve such authorised constructions will be removed from the Dehiwala coast line on Friday. The unauthorised establishments will be removed with the help of the Police […] The post Unauthorised structures along Dehiwala coastline to be removed today appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Bandaranaike International Airport officials on alert over Zika Virus (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health says that it has informed the officers attached to the airport about measures that need to be taken in the event patients with Zika virus enter the country. The Epidemiology Unit said that the persons who have contracted the  Zika Virus could be identified with the use […] The post Bandaranaike International Airport officials on alert over Zika Virus appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Einstein’s gravitational waves ‘seen’ from black holes (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
Scientists are claiming a stunning discovery in their quest to fully understand gravity. They have observed the warping of space-time generated by the collision of two black holes more than a billion light-years from Earth. The international team says the first detection of these gravitational waves will usher in a new era for astronomy. It […] The post Einstein’s gravitational waves ‘seen’ from black holes appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Mexico prison riot leaves 52 dead near Monterrey (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
A battle between rival groups at a prison near Monterrey in northern Mexico has left 52 inmates dead. Nuevo Leon state Governor Jaime Rodriguez said 12 other people were injured in Topo Chico jail after prisoners fought with “sharp weapons, bats and sticks”. A fire was also started in a storage room. Officials say the situation […] The post Mexico prison riot leaves 52 dead near Monterrey appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Unheralded Sri Lanka look to trip up India again - ESPNcricinfo.com (Thu, 11 Feb 2016)
ESPNcricinfo.com Unheralded Sri Lanka look to trip up India again ESPNcricinfo.com In the first match, India's batsmen seemed not to know much about the pitch in Pune. They also seemed not to know much about Sri Lanka's second-string seam attack. Actually, no one did. Why would they? After a year of modest performances, and with the ... 2nd T20I: India look to shake off upset defeat against Sri Lanka at Dhoni's homeIBNLive India Vs. Sri Lanka 2nd T20 Live Stream: Sri Lanka Eyes Series Win (LIVE STREAM, LIVE SCORES)Headlines & Global News India must find their groove in must-win clash against Sri LankaTimes of India International Business Times, India Edition -International Business Times -Hindustan Times all 203 news articles »
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Ex-Army Chief's Appointment as Sri Lanka Lawmaker Criticized - ABC News (Thu, 11 Feb 2016)
Reuters Ex-Army Chief's Appointment as Sri Lanka Lawmaker Criticized ABC News An international rights group said Thursday that the Sri Lankan government's decision to appoint the civil war-winning general to Parliament contradicts its pledges to investigate alleged abuses under his command. Human Rights Watch said the ... Short of options, Sri Lanka turns back to Beijing's embraceReuters Sri Lanka: Investigate, Not Promote, Ex-Army ChiefHuman Rights Watch all 122 news articles »
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Sri Lanka's Maid in Saudi Problem - Wall Street Journal (blog) (Thu, 11 Feb 2016)
Wall Street Journal (blog) Sri Lanka's Maid in Saudi Problem Wall Street Journal (blog) Sri Lanka says it has a maid in Saudi Arabia problem it is trying to fix. In the past two years, the South Asian nation has had to pay to bring more than 2,000 Sri Lankan maids home from Saudi Arabia after they fled their jobs. Sri Lanka brings home ...
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India crush Sri Lanka to clinch gold in women's hockey at South Asian Games - Firstpost (Thu, 11 Feb 2016)
Firstpost India crush Sri Lanka to clinch gold in women's hockey at South Asian Games Firstpost Guwahati: A rampaging India stamped their formidable superiority in women's hockey in the region as they steamrolled Sri Lanka 10-0 in the summit clash to clinch gold in the 12th South Asian Games here today. Rani Rampal struck four times as India ... Indian women trounce Sri Lanka to bag goldThe Hindu Maldives beat Sri Lanka 2-1 SAG women's footballBusiness Standard India start favourites in women's hockey summit clash against Sri LankaEconomic Times NDTVSports.com all 348 news articles »
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India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20: Pitch conditions, team news, playing XI and injury update - International Business Times, India Edition (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
International Business Times, India Edition India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20: Pitch conditions, team news, playing XI and injury update International Business Times, India Edition Pawan Negi looks set to make his international debut for India on what seems to be a dry pitch in Ranchi and an even drier outfield. After suffering a scathing defeat in the first match, India will be keen to put things right in the 2nd T20 against Sri ... and more »
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Sri Lanka seamers topple India on green track - ESPNcricinfo.com (Tue, 09 Feb 2016)
ESPNcricinfo.com Sri Lanka seamers topple India on green track ESPNcricinfo.com Kasun Rajitha, Dushmantha Chameera and Dasun Shanaka - Sri Lanka's lanky seam-bowling labour force - came upon a thoroughly surprising green Pune deck, and wound up delivering their team a surprisingly thorough victory. The three quicks took eight ... India stunned by Sri Lankan debutantFox Sports As it happened: India vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20IIBNLive India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I: Players to watch out forZee News ABP Live -The Indian Express -Sport360° all 1,219 news articles »
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Sri Lanka Must Confront Demons, UN Human Rights Chief Says - Wall Street Journal (blog) (Wed, 10 Feb 2016)
Wall Street Journal (blog) Sri Lanka Must Confront Demons, UN Human Rights Chief Says Wall Street Journal (blog) Sri Lanka must “confront the demons of its past,” the United Nations human rights chief said Tuesday as he ended a four-day visit to monitor the country's progress in investigating allegations of war crimes. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the U.N. high ... After 30 years of conflict, Sri Lanka still in 'early stages of renewal' – UN rights chiefUN News Centre UN official asks Sri Lanka to locate people missing from warFox News UN urges Sri Lanka govt. to locate missing civiliansPress TV The Diplomat -The Hindu all 285 news articles »
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Meliá Hotels enters Sri Lanka to manage three hotels - Ceylon Daily News (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
Ceylon Daily News Meliá Hotels enters Sri Lanka to manage three hotels Ceylon Daily News For the first time Meliá Hotels International,17th biggest hotel chain worldwide which was founded 1956 will enter the leisure sector in Sri Lanka this year. The Spanish hotel chain, has 100,000 rooms under their management. this is the first time that ...
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Bharti Airtel in talks to merge its wholly-owned Sri Lanka unit into Dialog Axiata - Economic Times (Wed, 10 Feb 2016)
Mobile World Live Bharti Airtel in talks to merge its wholly-owned Sri Lanka unit into Dialog Axiata Economic Times A potential Airtel Lanka-Dialog-Axiata merger is likely to be along the lines of the recent merger of Bharti Airtel and Axiata's telecom units in Bangladesh, wherein Axiata will be the dominant shareholder and Airtel a strategic minority holder in the ... Airtel, Axiata to merge operations in Sri Lanka - reportTelecompaper (subscription) Axiata, Airtel in talks to merge Sri Lankan unitsMobile World Live Airtel, Axiata may merge Sri Lankan unitsTelecom Asia all 11 news articles »
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How a Walnut couple uses dance, song to share Sri Lanka's Independence Day - The Pasadena Star-News (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
How a Walnut couple uses dance, song to share Sri Lanka's Independence Day The Pasadena Star-News SAN GABRIEL >> When Medini Ratnayake and her husband, Asela, founded the Serendib Foundation for Music & Performing Arts ten years ago, the couple wanted to present programming to promote the culture of Sri Lanka. It's the organization's driving ...
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Other English News

Duty on imported rice to be increased from Rs.35 to Rs.50 (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
Customs duty on a kilogram of imported rice would be increased from Rs. 35 to Rs.50 the government s..
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I was threatened with death: Speaker (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said that an anonymous caller had threatened him with death unless he recogn..
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Pillaiyan further remanded (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
Former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillaiyan, who was arrest..
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Gnanasara Thera re-remanded till Feb.16 (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera was today further remand..
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SL looking to become 100% dependent on renewable energy by 2030 (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
The power and energy sector of Sri Lanka is looking forward to an energy self-sufficient nation by 2..
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Thus spake Zeid (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Al Hussein said nothing new on Tuesday. He only reiterate..
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US govt proposes $31 million aid to Sri Lanka (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
The US government has proposed a $31 million financial aid to Sri Lanka to encourage reconciliation ..
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SF takes oaths as a MP (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka took oath as a Member of the Parliament before the speaker Karu Jayasur..
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Decision is SL`s sovereign Right: UNHR Chief (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
ays OHCHR recommends but the country s sovereign right to decide UN High Commissioner for Human Righ..
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We will continue our struggle: Dulles (Fri, 12 Feb 2016)
Joint Opposition MP Dulles Alahapperuma said today that they would continue their struggle inside an..
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Gnanasara Thera remanded again (Thu, 11 Feb 2016)
Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera, who was granted bail by th..
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Plans for dollar listings on CSE (Wed, 10 Feb 2016)
The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) is now in the process of allowing foreign companies/investors to in..
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Not-so-good governance (Wed, 10 Feb 2016)
Good governance consists in respecting people s verdicts at elections. Their franchise is not to be ..
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RW, Zeid discuss HR issues (Wed, 10 Feb 2016)
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra ad Al Hussein met Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe ..
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Key decisions on new party led by MR finalised (Wed, 10 Feb 2016)
The final discussion on forming a new political party, which would be led by former President Mahind..
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Sicille Kotelawala remanded, transferred to CNH (Wed, 10 Feb 2016)
Former Ceylinco Chairman Lalith Kothelawala`s wife Sicille Kotelawala was remanded till February 23 ..
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IMF bail-out package seen as unavoidable (Wed, 10 Feb 2016)
Sri Lanka`s foreign reserves have gone down to US$ 6,301 million in January 2016 from US $ 7,303.6 m..
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Durdans Hospital submits medical report on Sicille Kotelawala (Wed, 10 Feb 2016)
Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya today inspected the medical report submitted by the doctor..
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SL should opt for MFTAs to enter global value chain (Tue, 09 Feb 2016)
Sri Lanka should promote multilateral free trade agreements (MFTAs) rather than bilateral free trade..
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Yoshitha in a small cell (Tue, 09 Feb 2016)
It has been quite a week for the Rajapaksas. Within a span of one week three members of the Rajapaks..
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Shiranthi brings Yoshitha s meals (Tue, 09 Feb 2016)
Former First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa today visited her son Yoshitha at the Welikada Prison with his..
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Xi Jinping willing to work with Sirisena (Tue, 09 Feb 2016)
Chinese President Xi Jinping has said he is willing to work with Sri Lanka s President Maithripala S..
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CID probes FB threats against President (Tue, 09 Feb 2016)
Spain reported Thursday that a pregnant woman who had returned from Colombia had been diagnosed with..
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Spain reports first known European case of Zika-infected pregnant woman (Mon, 08 Feb 2016)
Spain reported Thursday that a pregnant woman who had returned from Colombia had been diagnosed with..
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SLT Mobitel mCash records over Rs. 5bn transactions (Mon, 08 Feb 2016)
With 11,000 channel partners serving 750,000 mCash customers, we have been able to carry out over Rs..
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Living with Zika (Mon, 08 Feb 2016)
The whole world is now talking about the Zika virus which is fast spreading. This germ is said to ha..
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Only if Monks approve it: PM (Mon, 08 Feb 2016)
The government will not proceed with the Theravada Kathikawath Bill if the monks oppose it, Prime Mi..
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Singaporean nabbed with Rs.22mn in foreign and local currency (Sun, 07 Feb 2016)
A 47-year-old Singaporean was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) while attempt..
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SLFP Dy. Ministers ready resign from Govt: Muttuhettigama (Sun, 07 Feb 2016)
Deputy Minister Nishantha Muttuhettigama, who visited remanded Yositha Rajapaksa at the Welikada pri..
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