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Mahinda is suffering from Amnesia - Ajith P. Perera (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's only political slogan is based on racism, communalism and religious extremism, says the United National Party (UNP). MORE..
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Rs. 50 billion fraud in Kandy- Colombo expressway project, says Dilan (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
The Prime Minister has siphoned off over Rs. 50 billion though a new cabinet paper put forward by him with respect to the Kandy- Colombo expressway project, former Minister Dilan Perera charged. MORE...
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Here is the TNA's election manifesto (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
We, the Tamil People of Sri Lanka are a distinct People in terms of relevant International Conventions and Covenants. We as a People want to continue to live in our country in peaceful co-existence with others. MORE...
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President expresses satisfaction about improved cooperation with Turkey (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
President Maithripala Sirisena thanked Turkey for the steps taken to strengthen bilateral relations and cooperation. He said Turkish construction companies have partnered in several construction projects including a housing project in Mannar where 100 houses were built. MORE...
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Lankan Tamil, wife attempt suicide at Tiruchi prison (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
A Sri Lankan Tamil housed in the special camp in the Tiruchi prison campus here reportedly attempted to end his life by consuming sleeping tablets on Monday. His wife, who had come to meet him at the camp, also consumed sleeping pills, the Hindu reported. MORE...
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Two Sri Lankans held in India (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
A day after busting a fake currency circulation and drug trafficking gang by arresting four people, the Indian police have arrested five more, including two Sri Lankan Tamils, on Tuesday while launching a dragnet for five others to pin down the entire network, the Hindu newspaper reported. MORE...
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Litro sends letter of demand to Bandula (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
The Litro Gas Lanka Ltd sent a letter of demand to former Minister Bandula Gunawardena demanding Rs. 1 billion in damage over several remarks made against it. MORE...
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Major parties reject TNA's demand for federalism (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
Major political parties in Sri Lanka have flatly rejected the Tamil National Alliance (TNA)'s demand for federalism. MORE...
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Saudi employer offers SL housemaid for sale online (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
A Saudi employer offered his Sri Lankan housemaid for SR25,000 (Dh25,00) in an advertisement he published on a local auction website. MORE...
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21 injured in Nittambuwa bus accident (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
At least 21 persons were injured and hospitalized after two buses collided on the Colombo-Kandy road, this morning (4), the police said. MORE...
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Sajin further remanded (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
UPFA Parliamentarian Sajin de Vass Gunawardena, who was arrested for allegedly misusing vehicles belonging to the President Secretariat Office, has been further remanded until August 11 by the Fort Magistrate's Court. MORE...
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Australian Federal Police accused of supporting CID (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has been providing equipment and assistance to Sri Lanka's Criminal Investigation Department (CID), which has been accused of kidnapping and torture, Australian media reported. MORE...
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Bishops urge countrymen to vote for worthy candidates (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
Sri Lanka's Catholic Bishops are appealing to their countrymen to choose worthy candidates for ‎parliament during the nation's August 17 general election. The bishops are urging citizens to think of ‎present and future generations by electing representatives with great care. MORE...
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A'L exams kick off today (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
The Advanced Level Examinations will begin today. Exams Chief requests all candidates to be present at their centres 30 minutes prior with their admission card and National Identity Card or passport.
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Will the govt. give nod to road link SL with India? (Mon, 03 Aug 2015)
A road and rail link between Rameswaram in India and Thalaimannar could be a reality soon as the government of India has asked Asian Development Bank to carry out pre-feasibility study for financing the project across Palk Strait between India and Sri Lanka. MORE...
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Iran to further boost ties with Sri Lanka (Mon, 03 Aug 2015)
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at a meeting with Sri Lankan delegation to Iran, has voiced Tehran's willingness to further boost ties with Sri Lanka, Iranian media reported. MORE...
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Deshapriya directs MPs to handover state owned vehicles (Mon, 03 Aug 2015)
Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya has ordered the former Parliamentarians to handover all state owned vehicles with immediate effect. MORE...
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Six arrested in Maradana with sharp objects (Mon, 03 Aug 2015)
The police on Sunday (3) night arrested six people after several sharp objects including knives and poles were found in their defender type jeep. MORE...
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Will not allow anyone to tear the country into pieces, says Mahinda (Mon, 03 Aug 2015)
It is yet a secret that what types of pacts have been signed between the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the United National Party (UNP), former President Mahinda Rajapaksa claims. MORE...
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Ravi Jayawardena to assume duties as SLRC chairman? (Mon, 03 Aug 2015)
Ravi Jayawardena, who is a Director and Current Affairs head of Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC), will likely be appointed as the new Chairman of the Corporation, a source told Ada Derana. MORE...
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Other English News

It s a great political betrayal Wimal (Mon, 23 Mar 2015)
National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa, yesterday alleged President Maithripala Sirise..
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Release Lasantha Killing tapes to Cid (Mon, 23 Mar 2015)
Mt. Lavinia Magistrate Mohomed Shahabdeen yesterday ordered several media institutions to hand over ..
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Cabinet Sub-committee to review Uma Oya multipurpose project (Mon, 23 Mar 2015)
President Maithripala Sirisena said Cabinet subcommittee will be appointed to review the plans of Um..
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Maithri consolidates moderate image (Mon, 23 Mar 2015)
President Maithripala Sirisena, in his first interaction last week with newspaper editors and publis..
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Ranatunga says likely to return as Cricket Board Chairman (Mon, 23 Mar 2015)
Sri Lanka Cricket may get a boost with veteran cricketer and Ports and Aviation Minister Arjuna Rana..
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Colombo VC asked to step down, or will be removed (Mon, 23 Mar 2015)
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Colombo, Dr. Kumara Hirimburegama, has been asked to step d..
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The inside story: How Maithripala Sirisena spent election night on a Dodangaslanda estate (Mon, 23 Mar 2015)
With President Maithripala Sirisena s revelation to Sandeshaya, BBC s Sinhala Service in London, tha..
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New National Government soon, 9 portfolios likely for SLFP (Mon, 23 Mar 2015)
Next week will see the birth of a National Government with at least nine ministerial portfolios go..
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Sri Lanka launches national nutrition program for pregnant mothers (Mon, 23 Mar 2015)
Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Saturday launched a national nutrition program fo..
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Large Pakistani Sex Worker Ring in Sri Lanka Exposed (Mon, 23 Mar 2015)
The special investigation unit of the Department of Immigration and Emigration says an extensive inv..
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Lanka fourth in suicides (Thu, 04 Sep 2014)
(Lanka-e-News- 04.Aug.2014, 6.00PM) Sri Lanka was ranked fourth among 172 countries in suicides, a report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday revealed...
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MaRa’s power greed ! frantically seeks SC ruling for a third term - Hearing on 10 th in camera (Thu, 04 Sep 2014)
(Lanka-e-News- 04.Aug.2014, 7.45AM) Medamulana Mahinda Rajapakse driven by his inordinate power mania had made frantic efforts to secure the opinion of the supreme court on whether he could go for a third term as the Executive resident of Sri Lanka (SL), according to reports reaching Lanka e news inside information division based on sources within the supreme court....
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SLFP vs Rajapakses: SLFP team of leaders warn its Ministers, MPs to safeguard their lives from Rajapakse regime (Thu, 04 Sep 2014)
(Lanka-e-News- 03.Sep.2014, 11.55PM) A team of leaders of the SLFP party have sent out secret warnings to their colleagues including Ministers , MPs and politicos of the party to safeguard themselves and their lives from the dire and dangerous threats faced by them posed by the Rajapakse regime.
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Bala Tampoe, Our Comrade No More..! -Dr. Bahu (Mon, 01 Sep 2014)
(Lanka-e-News- 01.Sep.2014, 10.30PM) Bala Tampoe, our comrade Bala is no more. He joined the left movement when he was a student and continued to work for the LSSP while he was a lecturer in Botany and Horticulture in the Department of Agriculture. He came into the limelight as a strike leader...
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Moneragala 'ninja' attackers move to Wellawaya - 4UNP offices and 5 JVP offices destroyed (Sun, 31 Aug 2014)
(Lanka-e-News- 31.Aug.2014, 2.00PM) Nine election offices of opposition political parties have been attacked in Wellawaya and Moneragala between August 29 and 30. Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) observes that five Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) offices and four United National Party (UNP) offices have been burnt and three of them have been completely destroyed....
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Students of Law College thanks to Lanka E news..! (Sat, 30 Aug 2014)
(Lanka-e-News- 30.Aug.2014, 5.30PM) We are a group of students from the Law College Sri Lanka who sat the 2nd year exam in July. We faced much difficulty when we sat the Property 1 and Property 2 papers...
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Gota convenes special security meeting: government to solve its election violence with answers more criminal (Sat, 30 Aug 2014)
(Lanka-e-News- 30.Aug.2014, 11.30PM) At the brainstorming special meeting summoned by Sri Lanka (SL) criminal defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse last 27th, the reports pertaining to the election results furnished by the defense Ministry intelligence division and that by the State intelligence service (SIS) were absolutely contradictory...
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As Gota’s kudu (heroin) image reveals itself so he makes new diabolic plans to conceal –creates new unit under Wakishta (Sat, 30 Aug 2014)
(Lanka-e-news- 29.Aug.2014. 1130PM) Following Lanka e news exposing kudu (heroin) Gota’s kudu business with photographs testifying to it , Gota had given orders to the police to arrest ‘kudu Nuwan’ who everyone know is a second row heroin...
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Behind Uva escalating elections violence is none other than the President –Glaring evidence (Fri, 29 Aug 2014)
(Lanka-e-News- 28.Aug.2014, 11.55PM) During the last two days since the Uva elections campaign began , the elections violence had risen meteorically as confirmed by the elections monitoring report released today- it has increased by 76 more cases of violence! All of these incidents of violence involve shooting, threatening using firearms, attacks, arson and...
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Medamulana MR refuses to undergo surgery and returns: Prior to his illness has revealed his self sought disaster (Fri, 29 Aug 2014)
(Lanka-e-News- 28.Aug.2014, 11.30PM) Medamulana Percy Mahendra Rajapakse who flew to America most secretly to obtain medical treatment for his blood in urine disease (hematuria) has refused the conventional medical treatment , and is returning to Sri Lanka (SL) tomorrow(29) after being treated via injections....
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Vigneswaran discharged from hospital (Fri, 01 Nov 2013)
 Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Vigneswaran was yesterday discharged from hospital, a day after he was admitted to hospital with a chest pain, officials said.   Mr Vigneswaran was invited along with other chief ministers today to attend the Cabinet meeting.   TNA sources said that some of the party members were of the opinion that he should not attend the cabinet meeting. 
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Doctors’ strike postponed (Fri, 01 Nov 2013)
The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) announced that the one day, island wide strike planned for the next Monday has been postponed by four weeks following discussions.   The GMOA was scheduled to go on strike to push the government to meet their demands on implementation of a promotion scheme for the government medical officers.    The scheme which has been agreed to by the Ministry of Health, Finance and Public Administration has been delayed for over two years. 
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Jilted lover dies in bizarre attack (Fri, 01 Nov 2013)
A jilted teenage lover attacked his girlfriend with a knife before driving the same weapon into himself in a bizarre incident at a location in Rakwana yesterday night, police said a short while ago. The said the male lover-identified as Nishantha Kumara aged 18 died while under treatment at the Rakwana Hospital while the girl victim is being treated for serious knife injuries. According to police the suspect is alleged to have stormed the girl’s home and attacked her with the knife following a heated argument. Thereafter he turned the weapon on to himself, police added. The Rakwana Police are conducting further investigations.  
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Bridge on a key access road to Colombo collapses (Fri, 01 Nov 2013)
 A part of bridge on a key access road to Colombo collapsed yesterday, Police said.   The left end of a bridge located 100 meters from the Angoda junction along the Colombo-Avissawella had collapsed.   Police said the Colombo- Avissawella road will be temporally closed today due to construction work being carried out on the bridge.   Police said that those wanting to use the road should use alternative routes to reach their destinations. Those approaching Colombo from Avissawella should switch to the Old Avissawella road from the Ambathale junction and switch on to the Avissawella- Colombo through Seda wattha. Drivers going towards Avissawella from Colombo could use the same route, Police said.
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Sri Lanka's joint trade union alliance submits 21 proposals for 2014 budget (Tue, 24 Sep 2013)
Sept 24, Colombo: The joint trade union alliance in Sri Lanka has submitted a set of 21 proposals to the Finance Ministry to be included in the 2014 budget proposals.
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UK says polls alone won't bring reconciliation in Sri Lanka (Tue, 24 Sep 2013)
Sept 24, London: The British government Monday while welcoming the "largely peaceful" provincial elections in Sri Lanka held on September 21, expressed concern over the election violence and asked the government to investigate the serious allegations.
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Legal action proposed against political candidates who have not declared assets (Tue, 24 Sep 2013)
Sept 24, Colombo: A group of lawyers in Sri Lanka plans to propose to the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) to look at initiating legal action against political candidates who have failed to declare their assets and liabilities.
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U.S. tells Sri Lankan government to work with the Tamil party (Tue, 24 Sep 2013)
Sept 24, Washington, DC: The United States, while congratulating the Sri Lankan people on a successful provincial council election, has asked the government to take the opportunity and work with the Tamil party.
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Sri Lanka's External Affairs Ministry instructs heads of country's missions to avoid unnecessary travel (Tue, 24 Sep 2013)
Sept 24, Colombo: The External Affairs Ministry of Sri Lanka has instructed the country's overseas missions to avoid unnecessary travel expenses and to restrict travel requirements within the allocated budget.
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Sri Lanka welcomes agreement reached between Russia and US on Syria (Mon, 23 Sep 2013)
Sept 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka today welcomed the agreement reached between Russia and the United States on securing and destroying Syria's chemical weapons stockpile.
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Four cement factories to be set up near Sri Lanka's main ports (Mon, 23 Sep 2013)
Sept 23, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has put forward plans to set up four cement factories adjacent to the main ports in the country under the programme to establish new industrial parks and enterprises within new and existing port premises.
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Sri Lanka Army high profile team to Haiti to investigate alleged rape by a peacekeeping soldier (Mon, 23 Sep 2013)
Sept 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army said a high profile three-member investigative team will shortly be sent to Haiti to investigate the allegations of a rape committed by a Sri Lankan peacekeeping soldier.
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Senior DIG of Sri Lanka Police suspected of forcing police officers to kneel down transferred (Mon, 23 Sep 2013)
Sept 23, Colombo: The Senior Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Pujith Jayasundara, who was in charge of the Eastern Province has been transferred to the police headquarters with immediate effect.
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Sri Lanka's former Army Commander says his party will not be satisfied by being the third force (Mon, 23 Sep 2013)
Sept 23, Colombo: The leader of Sri Lanka's Democratic Party (DP), former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka said that the aim of the DP was not to remain in the place of the third force but to be the second force and move further forward.
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Sri Lanka's NDB Bank unit to create a Private Equity Fund with US firm (Mon, 23 Sep 2013)
Sept 23, Colombo: NDB Capital Holdings PLC, a unit of Sri Lanka's NDB Bank group said it is planning to enter into an agreement with the New York-based Zephyr Management LP to create a Private Equity Fund.
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Sri Lanka Cricket has not received any reports on match fixing (Mon, 23 Sep 2013)
Sept 23, Colombo: Commenting on the reports of a Sri Lankan cricket player's involvement in match fixing, the island's cricket authority, Sri Lanka Cricket said today that it has not received any report from the authorities pertaining to the charge.
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Commonwealth observers impressed with Sri Lanka's election process, concerned over military involvement (Mon, 23 Sep 2013)
Sept 23, Colombo: The Commonwealth Observer Mission which has been present in Sri Lanka since 14 September to observe the provincial council election in the North commended the government for largely peaceful well administered election but expressed concern over the heavy military presence and involvement in the elections.
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U.S. Ambassador views rare Sri Lankan artifacts preserved with Rs. 4 million grant (Mon, 23 Sep 2013)
Sept 23, Colombo: The United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele Sison visited the Yatala Museum today to view rare antiquities found during the excavations of Yatala Dagaba, which were preserved with a $30,000 (approximately Rs. 4 million) grant from the Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation.
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Sri Lankan court releases 35 Tamil Nadu fishermen (Mon, 23 Sep 2013)
Sept 23, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court Monday ordered to release the 35 Indian fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy last month.
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Former opposition MP gets a record number of ruling party preferential votes in Sri Lanka provincial polls (Mon, 23 Sep 2013)
Sept 23, Colombo: Crossed over former opposition parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekera contesting the provincial council election from ruling United people's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has received the highest number of preferential votes recorded in the provincial council election history.
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Sri Lankan President Arrives in New York to attend the UN General Assembly (Mon, 23 Sep 2013)
Sept 23, New York: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa accompanied by the First Lady Shiranthi Wickramasinghe Rajapaksa arrived in New York City Sunday to attend the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at the UN headquarters in New York.
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Delay in issue of preferential vote results heats up Sri Lanka's central city (Sun, 22 Sep 2013)
Sept 22, Kandy: A warm situation was reported from Kandy, the capital of Sri Lanka's Central Province this evening due to the delay in releasing the results of preferential votes of the Central Provincial Council election.
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Sri Lanka Muslim Congress decided to remain independent in the three Provincial Councils (Sun, 22 Sep 2013)
Sept 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's major Muslim political party and government coalition partner, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) said today that the councilors elected from the party to the Northern, Northwestern and Central Provincial Councils would remain independent.
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Sri Lanka Marxist party says election results are not a victory for the people (Sun, 22 Sep 2013)
Sept 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says that the outcome of the provincial council elections is not a victory for the people.
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Former Sri Lanka Army Commander's party second among opposition parties in PC polls (Sun, 22 Sep 2013)
Sept 22, Colombo: The Democratic Party led by Sri Lanka's former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka has been placed in the second position among the opposition political parties at the recently concluded provincial council elections.
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Sri Lanka main opposition admits setback at the elections (Sun, 22 Sep 2013)
Sept 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National party (UNP) today admitted that the party had faced a setback at the provincial council elections held yesterday for three of the nine provinces.
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Holding elections in Sri Lanka's North is a victory for the government - President (Sun, 22 Sep 2013)
Sept 22, Colombo: Holding an election to provide the people in the North, who were under terrorist control for three decades, the right to elect their own administration is a victory for the government, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said following the elections held for three provincial councils yesterday.
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Sri Lanka's victorious Tamil party ready to work with government in power devolution (Sun, 22 Sep 2013)
Sept 22, Colombo: After emerging victorious in a landslide at the polls for the Northern Province yesterday, Sri Lanka's main Tamil party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said it is ready to work with the government to solve the ethnic problem.
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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister proposes talks with Sri Lankan fishermen (Sun, 22 Sep 2013)
Sept 22, Chennai: Following the arrest of another 20 Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu by the Sri Lankan Navy on Sunday, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J. Jayalalithaa has asked the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to facilitate fishermen level talks between the two sides.
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U.S. urges Sri Lankan government to investigate election violence (Sun, 22 Sep 2013)
Sept 22, Colombo: While congratulating the people of Sri Lanka for the historic Provincial Council elections held Saturday (September 21), the United States Embassy in Colombo has urged the government to investigate the election violence, particularly the involvement of uniformed individuals in the attacks.
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Hiru News

Golden Key case in which 9000 depositors lost Rs. 26,000 million concludes (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
The Supreme Court concluded today the hearing of a petition filed by Golden Key depositors. When the petition was taken before a bench of five Supreme Court judges presided by the Chief Justice, the settlement mechanism proposed by the government was... Read More
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Necessary legislations will be introduced for economic reforms - Says PM #GenElecSL (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that essential legislature for economic reforms which would turn Sri Lanka to a powerful market would be introduced. The theme of the economic summit this time is sustainable export development. The Premier stated... Read More
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Summons on Minister Rishard Badiudeen with regard to Wilpattu forest vandalism (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
Summons were issued to 8 persons including Minister Rishard Badiudeen to appear before the Court of Appeal with regard to the deforestation of the Wilpattu national park surrounding and resettlement of people. The order was issued when a petition filed... Read More
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Attorney Generals Department prepares to seek court approval to exhume the body of ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen who died mysteriously (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
The Attorney-General’s office stated that it would seek court permission tomorrow to exhume the body of ruggarite Wasim Thajudeen who died mysteriously in 2012. Earlier, the CID sought Attorney-General’s advice with regard to this case, and... Read More
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Sikandar Raza Slams Hundred To Hand Zimbabwe Hope Against New Zealand (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
Sikandar Raza Butts unbeaten century hauled Zimbabwe out of trouble and gave them a fighting chance in the second one-day international against New Zealand at Harare Sports Club today. Raza arrived at the crease with Zimbabwe struggling on 68 for five,... Read More
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New Taliban leader facing tension as top official quits (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
A top Taliban official announced his resignation today amid a growing leadership struggle in the Afghan insurgent movement after the news of the death of leader Mullah Mohammad Omar last week. The swift announcement that Omars longtime deputy, Mullah... Read More
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Celebrated international swimwear designers to showcase at CFW Swim 2016 (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
The inaugural edition of Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) Swim, presented by OLU Tropical Water and the foremost swimwear designers and manufacturers in the region, will showcase a line-up that includes nine Sri Lankan designers and the collections of three... Read More
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UNF election manifesto presented to the Chief Prelate of the Malwatu Sector (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
The UNF election manifesto that consists of a five fold action plan was presented to the Chief Prelate of the Malwatu Sector this morning. Having paid a courtesy call on the Maha Nayake Thera at the Malwatu Maha Viharaya this morning, minister Lakshman... Read More
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Reforms necessary for growth of exports; says Prime Minister (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that an attitudinal change in the private sector is essential in order to increase the growth of the export sector. Addressing the inauguration of Sri Lanka Economic Convention held in Colombo this morning, he... Read More
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Sajin Vass further remanded (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
Former MP Sajin Vass Gunawardana has been further remanded today until August 11th. The former MP was remanded again when he was produced before Colombo Fort Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage this morning. Vass Gunawardana was arrested by the CID on May 11th... Read More
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Bottles of poison from the opposition to the Government (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
The Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that SLFPers are currently rallying round the UNP in numbers. He stated this during a media conference held at his party office in Kuliyapitiya. Meanwhile, several bottles of some liquid referred to... Read More
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Indo - Sri Lanka land route likely to be accelerated (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
A road and rail link between Indias Rameswaram and Sri Lankas Thalaimannar could be a reality soon as the government of India has asked Asian Development Bank to carry out pre-feasibility study for financing the project across Palk Strait between India... Read More
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Aishwarya Rai turns ramp scorcher for Manish Malhotra at AICW 2015 (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
Aishwarya Rai returns to the ramp after five long years and how! The stunner sashayed down the ramp for designer Manish Malhotra at AICW 2015 on Sunday night and left everyone stunned with her beauty and panache. Manish Malhotra presented his collection... Read More
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Rafael Nadal Rises to Ninth, Novak Djokovic Maintains Top Spot in ATP Rankings (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
Rafael Nadal has risen a place to ninth in the Association of Tennis Professionals, after winning the Hamburg Open on Sunday. Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic maintained his place at No.1 in mens singles rankings released yesterday with 13,845 points.... Read More
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Lionel Richie loves taking Autographs of other celebrities (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
Lionel Richie has revealed he is a big believer in collecting autographs and despite his own international fame, he isnt afraid to ask other celebrities for their signatures. He says he’s a big believer in getting an autograph. He has presidents,... Read More
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Sri Lanka Central bank announced that it plans to sell 100 million dollars worth of development bonds to foreign and local investors (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
The Public Debt Department of Central Bank will issue 100 million dollars in Sri Lanka Development Bonds of 1 year 7 months and 2 years 5 months tenor to eligible investors for subscription at a rate of either US Dollar 6 month LIBOR plus a margin determined... Read More
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11 Dead After 50-Year-Old Building Collapses in Thane (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
11 people died after a 50-year-old building collapsed in Thane last night. Many others are feared trapped under the debris. Reports say the municipality had declared the old, dilapidated property dangerous to live in, but the residents had refused to... Read More
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8 arrested for violating election laws in Poonarin and Kurunegala #GenElecSL (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
The police arrested two persons who were distributing TNA handbills in front of the Nalloor School in Pooneryn while postal voting was taking place yesterday. Meanwhile the police media spokesman’s office said that while four persons and  a... Read More
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Sri Lankan shares end steady near 6-month high (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
Sri Lankan shares ended steady at their highest in nearly six months yesterday, as investors picked up risky assets on expectations of strong corporate earnings and political stability after the August 17th parliamentary polls. The main stock index edged... Read More
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Elvis Presley last album Today reissued (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
Elvis Presleys final studio album Today is new again, via Sony Music to mark the 40th anniversary of the release. Elvis recorded Today in RCAs Studio C in Hollywood in March 10th and 12th, 1975.  It was the same studio Presley recorded Burning Love... Read More
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First-class cricket was a lot tougher when I started (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
Kumar Sangakkara has said Sri Lankas first-class competition is worse preparation for international cricket than it was when he began his career 17 years ago. In a recent interview he said that the thing about first-class cricket when he started out was... Read More
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Islamic State crisis: UK to extend air strikes over Iraq (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
The defence secretary has said that the UK is to extend air strikes by RAF Tornados against the Islamic State group by an extra year, to March 2017. Michael Fallon, who is on a visit to Iraq, said the British jets had helped Iraqi forces on the ground... Read More
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A fake Indian currency racket carried out in Sri Lanka unearthed (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
Six members of a 16-strong gang have been arrested in various parts of Ramanathapuram over the past three days, in connection with smuggling of fake Indian currency - some of which were allegedly printed in Pakistan - from Sri Lanka. The racket came to... Read More
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A/L examination commences today : 309,069 candidates sit for the examination (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
GCE Advance level examination begins today. The Examinations Department said that all preparations had been made to hold the examination at 2180 centers. While 309,069 applicants sit for  A/L examination this time, 236,072 are school applicants.... Read More
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Former MP Thilanga Sumathipala should be questioned by the CID regarding the Kotahena shooting incident: Says Minister Ravi Karunanayake #GenElecSL (Mon, 03 Aug 2015)
Finance minister Ravi Karunanayake said today that the CID should question former MP Thilanga Sumathipala in connection with the shooting at a group of UNP supporters at Kotahena. He said that the statements made by bookie owners are part of the opportunistic... Read More
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Newsfirst Sirasa

Prime Minister comments on controversial Treasury Bond Issue (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
Speaking at the Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2015, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe spoke about the controversial treasury bond issue. The Prime Minister said that they took a policy decision that there cannot be private be placements, unless urgent. He said: Why can’t you pay the market rates in the local market for the rupees when […] The post Prime Minister comments on controversial Treasury Bond Issue appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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A novel experience for Sri Lankan team at 23rd World Scout Jamboree (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
Sri Lankan scouts participating in the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan took part in a number of activities on Tuesday. The World Scout Jamboree which commenced on July 29 will conclude on August 7. The Scouts from across the world are camped in a three square kilometre area, and many activities have been organised in and around the premises. Sri […] The post A novel experience for Sri Lankan team at 23rd World Scout Jamboree appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Flagged off from Alampil, 4 X 4 Expedition to reach Ulhitiya (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
Today was day two of the Experience Sri Lanka with Commandos 4 x 4 Expedition organised by the Sri Lanka Army Commando Regiment. Sports 1st is the media sponsor of the event. Experience Sri Lanka with Commandos 4 x 4 Expedition was flagged off  from Alampil on Tuesday. Today’s leg of the expedition covered 147 kilometres passing […] The post Flagged off from Alampil, 4 X 4 Expedition to reach Ulhitiya appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Notices issued on Min. Bathiyutheen and eight others over destruction caused to Wilpattu (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
Notices were issued on nine persons including Minister Rishad Bathiyutheen and the Secretary to the Ministry of Environment to appear before the Court of Appeal on September 26. Notices were issued on Tuesday after a petition filed with the court on the destruction caused to the Wilpattu National Park when it was taken up. The petition filed by […] The post Notices issued on Min. Bathiyutheen and eight others over destruction caused to Wilpattu appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Bloemendhal shooting: Body of Niroshan Sampath brought home (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
The body of Niroshan Sampath, one of the persons who was killed in the drive-by shooting in Bloemendhal , Kotahena, was brought to his residence on Monday night. Gunmen opened fire at a crowd of Minister Ravi Karunanayake’s supporters during an election campaign on Friday  July 31, killing a woman. Niroshan Sampath was the second victim of […] The post Bloemendhal shooting: Body of Niroshan Sampath brought home appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Elections Commissioner asks candidates to be aware of examinations being held (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
On Tuesday August 4, Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya made a request from all candidates. He said that as the parliamentary election is scheduled to be held on August 17, election-related campaigns have reached their peak adding that he would like to request all the politicians and supporters, that no disturbance should be caused to students facing the […] The post Elections Commissioner asks candidates to be aware of examinations being held appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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President declares open new building at General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
The newly-constructed building for the Faculty of Graduate Studies of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University was declared open by President Maithripala Sirisena. Built at a cost of Rs,750 million, the new state-of-the-art building comprises of many facilities for studies, including a fully-equipped modern auditorium,16 lecture halls and a computer laboratory. President Maithripala Sirisena also […] The post President declares open new building at General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Indian cricket team holds practice sessions in Colombo ahead of Test series (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
Indian cricketers sweated out in the  Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Tuesday, August 04, ahead of the test series starting in  Galle on August 12. The 15-member team, along with the support staff, was seen holding practice sessions. The team led by Captain Virat Kohli arrived in Colombo on Monday. Indians will play three Test matches […] The post Indian cricket team holds practice sessions in Colombo ahead of Test series appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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‘Think’ initiative enters fourth day (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
Today is day four of the Think initiative launched in order to motivate voters to exercise their franchise to elect suitable persons for the legislature. The initiative is organised by Sirasa-Shakthi and News 1st together with the Campaign for Free and Fair Election. One phase of the Think initiative commenced on Tuesday morning from Wariyapola. The people also pledged […] The post ‘Think’ initiative enters fourth day appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Last surviving Dambusters pilot, dies aged 96 (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
The last surviving Dambusters pilot, Les Munro, has died at the age of 96, the New Zealand Bomber Command Association has said. Sqn Ldr Munro died in hospital in his native New Zealand on Monday following heart problems, the association said. The legendary World War Two Dambusters operation flew from RAF Scampton, near Lincoln, in […] The post Last surviving Dambusters pilot, dies aged 96 appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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India tour of Sri Lanka: Hello before an emotional goodbye - The Indian Express (Mon, 03 Aug 2015)
The Indian Express India tour of Sri Lanka: Hello before an emotional goodbye The Indian Express IT'S not until two hours have elapsed on tour that the first Sri Lankan elephant, with its distinctly darker complexion, is spotted. Two hours too long you might say. The mildly-mighty tusker is on his way to Kandy you're told, like most of them are at ... 22 years since India won a Test series in Sri Lanka - will 2015 break the jinx?IBNLive India tour of Sri Lanka 2015ESPNcricinfo.com India vs Sri Lanka 2015: Captain Virat Kohli's Aggression Fires Up Players ...International Business Times, India Edition Firstpost -Zee News -Cricbuzz all 327 news articles »
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Sri Lanka can come back against India after Pakistan jolt: Jayasuriya - IBNLive (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
IBNLive Sri Lanka can come back against India after Pakistan jolt: Jayasuriya IBNLive It's undoubtedly a testing phase for Sri Lanka, something India experienced with the retirement of their 'Fab Four'. The return of 34-year-old Jehan Mubarak was an indication that Sri Lanka haven't produced the next-generation cricketers to take over ... Sanath Jayasuriya: India vs Sri Lanka Will be a Series to SavourInternational Business Times, India Edition India vs Sri Lanka: Virat Kohli's six-five dilemmaThe Indian Express Despite home form against Pakistan, Sri Lanka will challenge India in Test ...Firstpost Cricbuzz -The New Indian Express -The Hindu all 111 news articles »
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Sri Lanka Economic Summit begins in Colombo - The New Indian Express (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
Rappler Sri Lanka Economic Summit begins in Colombo The New Indian Express During the two-day event, the planned eight sessions will focus on areas such as 'National Vision: Policy Implementation and Perspective', 'A New Global Economic Strategy for Sri Lanka', 'Driving Exports - Use of Social Media and Technology ... Sri Lanka to act on UN war crimes reportRappler Sri Lanka has to free consumers, liberalize factor markets, slash state ...EconomyNext Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2015 begins todayCeylon Daily News all 39 news articles »
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Sri Lanka Election Rally Shooting: Second Person Dies - Wall Street Journal (Mon, 03 Aug 2015)
Wall Street Journal Sri Lanka Election Rally Shooting: Second Person Dies Wall Street Journal COLOMBO, Sri Lanka—A second government supporter died on Monday following a shooting at an election rally in the Sri Lankan capital, police said, amid a campaign in which ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa is seeking re-election. On Friday unidentified ... Sri Lanka rally shooting an underworld clash: Polls watch groupEconomic Times * Second victim of shooting at Sri Lanka election rally diesColombo Page all 24 news articles »
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AFP providing support to Sri Lankan government department accused of torture - ABC Online (Mon, 03 Aug 2015)
ABC Online AFP providing support to Sri Lankan government department accused of torture ABC Online The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has been providing equipment and assistance to Sri Lanka's Criminal Investigation Department (CID), which has been accused of kidnapping and torture. The AFP was central to the Government's attempts to deal with the ... and more »
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India's success in Sri Lanka depends on bowlers: Kiran More - IBNLive (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
IBNLive India's success in Sri Lanka depends on bowlers: Kiran More IBNLive "It is really tough to beat Sri Lanka in their backyard. We should not forget, India have struggled on Sri Lankan pitches," More told Cricketnext as India get set to kick-off the tour with a three-day warm-up game from August 6 to 8 before the first ... India vs Sri Lanka 2015: Ravichandran Ashwin is optimistic about improving his ...Cricket Country all 109 news articles »
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Sri Lanka Will Be The First Country To Deploy Google's Balloon&Based Internet - Co.Exist (Mon, 03 Aug 2015)
Co.Exist Sri Lanka Will Be The First Country To Deploy Google's Balloon&Based Internet Co.Exist Only about 1 in 5 people in Sri Lanka are connected to the Internet today. With the help of Google's balloon-based Internet network, Project Loon, 100% Sri Lanka residents will almost immediately be plugged in. Instead of spending many years and even ... Sri Lanka signs up to receive internet by balloon from Google's Project LoonThe Drum Thanks to Project Loon, Sri Lanka will soon have universal Internet accessDigital Trends Sri Lanka braves monsoon with Loon broadband balloonsThe Register Zacks.com -R & D Magazine -Hacked all 31 news articles »
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India in Sri Lanka: Ravi Shastri to Miss Warm-up Match Due to Ashes Commitments - NDTVSports.com (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
NDTVSports.com India in Sri Lanka: Ravi Shastri to Miss Warm-up Match Due to Ashes Commitments NDTVSports.com Chennai: There is an interesting situation developing in the Indian coaching staff ahead of the team's three-Test series against Sri Lanka starting on August 12. Ravi Shastri, the Indian team director, will miss the first three-day warm-up game ... and more »
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Road & rail link between India's Rameswaram and Sri Lanka's Thalaimannar could ... - Economic Times (Mon, 03 Aug 2015)
Road & rail link between India's Rameswaram and Sri Lanka's Thalaimannar could ... Economic Times NEW DELHI: A road and rail link between India's Rameswaram and Sri Lanka's Thalaimannar could be a reality soon as the government of India has asked Asian Development Bank to carry out pre-feasibility study for financing the project across Palk Strait ... and more »
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Pakistan win a T20 thriller vs Sri Lanka - cricket.com.au (Sun, 02 Aug 2015)
cricket.com.au Pakistan win a T20 thriller vs Sri Lanka cricket.com.au Shahid Afridi and Anwar Ali played key roles as Pakistan ended a successful tour of Sri Lanka with a thrilling one-wicket victory in the second Twenty20 international in Colombo on Saturday. Pakistan recovered from 5-40 in the eighth over to surpass ... Ousted Sri Lankan Leader Angles for a ComebackWall Street Journal Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan: Winners and Losers from 2nd T20Bleacher Report Twitter lauds Pakistan after stunning win over Sri LankaThe Indian Express Cricbuzz all 793 news articles »
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