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India to step-up military ties with Sri Lanka and Maldives (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
India will further step-up defence cooperation with Sri Lanka and Maldives, including assistance in capacity-building of their armed forces through both training and supply of equipment, in tune with the overall policy to steadily boost military ties with countries in Indian Ocean to counter China's strategic inroads in the region. MORE..
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Swamy pleads for 'Bharat Ratna' to Rajapaksa (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi that his government confer Bharat Ratna on Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa under whose leadership the LTTE was eliminated. MORE..
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JHU issues ultimatum to Govt (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), a constituent party of the ruling UPFA government, on Sunday adopted a resolution comprising of 7 main proposals for reforms at the party's 11th convention, including a call for the banning of alcohol, gambling and prostitution in the country. MORE..
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Five surrender over attack on S'gamuwa students (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
Five suspects including a member of the Imbulpe Pradeshiya Sabha today surrendered to Balangoda Police over the recent assault on a group of Sabaragamuwa University students, who were engaged in a Satyagraha, police said. MORE..
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Presidential poll in January; can't reveal date - Keheliya (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
The Presidential Election will be held within the month of January next year, confirmed Cabinet Spokesman and Minister of Mass Media and Information Keheliya Rambukwella. MORE..
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UK fish importers slam EU ban on Sri Lanka (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
UK processors Icelandic Seachill, Direct Seafoods and New England Seafood expressed disappointment over the EU's red card decision on Sri Lanka - especially as some of those importers are engaged in fisheries improvement here. MORE..
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Mahinda Balasuriya appointed as new Law and Order Secretary (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
Former IGP Dr Mahinda Balasuriya who has been appointed as Secretary to the Ministry of Law and Order is to officially assume duties on Tuesday (Oct. 21), the police spokesman said. MORE..
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Tense situation outside Fisheries Ministry (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
A tense situation has been reported in front of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development at Maligawatta, Colombo as stones are pelted during a protest staged by over 500 fishermen. MORE..
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Delhi Police uncover how heroin is smuggled to Sri Lanka (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
With the arrest of three men in Chennai including two Sri Lankan nationals and recovery of heroin worth Rs 50 crore, the Special Cell of the Delhi Police has claimed to have busted an international drug cartel. MORE..
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Thundershowers expected during afternoon and night (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
The Department of Meteorology today said that showers or thundershowers will occur over most parts of the island particularly during the afternoon and night. Heavy falls (more than 100mm) are also likely at some places. MORE..
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What's there to 'learn from Sri Lanka', asks Vaiko (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
MDMK chief Vaiko on Sunday termed the recent comment that 'India has to learn a lot from the Sri Lankan Army' by the Indian Defence Secretary humiliating. MORE..
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Sri Lanka a 'star performer' in SAARC (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
Bangladesh has progressed much going by different social and health indicators among the SAARC member states, but Sri Lanka despite its long civil strife remains the star performer in more ways than one. MORE...
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BJP accused of using fishermen issue for election 'gimmick' (Sun, 19 Oct 2014)
As Tamil Nadu fishermen continue to be arrested and their boats seized by Sri Lanka, BJP is being accused by them of reneging on its promise to protect their interests after assuming power at the Centre. MORE..
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23 injured after bus topples in Godamawita (Sun, 19 Oct 2014)
At least 23 persons were wounded and hospitalised after a passenger bus veered off the road toppled into a canal in the Godamawita area on the Dammulla-Ahaliyagoda road. MORE..
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Missing Persons Commission to hold public sittings in Mullaitivu (Sun, 19 Oct 2014)
The Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons will hold the Next Public Sittings in Mullaitivu District from 2nd to 5th November 2014. MORE..
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Man held with foreign currency worth Rs 4m at airport (Sun, 19 Oct 2014)
A suspect has been arrested at the Katunayake International Airport this morning for attempting to smuggle foreign currency notes amounting to around Rs 4 million, out of the country. MORE..
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Lifting of curbs may help revival of LTTE - Anandasangaree (Sun, 19 Oct 2014)
The European Union Court's annulment of the EU's ban on the LTTE will help revive the separatist and terrorist outfit in Sri Lanka's Tamil-majority Northern Province, warned V Anandasangaree, President of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF). MORE..
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Sri Lankan heroin peddlers arrested in India (Sun, 19 Oct 2014)
In an inter-state joint police operation, the anti-narcotics wing of the Delhi Police and the Chennai city police nabbed two Sri Lankans and a Chennai resident from a hideout at Poonamallee, on Friday night. MORE..
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Over 100 fake notes found inside bus (Sun, 19 Oct 2014)
Galle Police today recovered a parcel of counterfeit currency notes from a private passenger transport bus traveling from Colombo to Kataragama. The parcel reportedly contained over 100 fake notes of Rs 1,000 denomination. MORE..
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Indian court comes to rescue of Sri Lankan refugee (Sun, 19 Oct 2014)
The Madras High Court Bench in Madurai has imposed a cost of 10,000 Indian rupees on the Director of Social Welfare for not disbursing the emoluments due to a Sri Lankan refugee who retired last year after 32 years of government service. MORE..
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Other English News

JHU wants Cabinet reduced to 25 (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) adopted eight resolutions at its 11th convention yesterday -- includi..
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What s in a ban? (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
The European Union (EU) General Court has recently held that no thorough examination had preceded th..
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Sri Lanka to contest the European Court decision lifting sanctions on LTTE (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
Sri Lanka has decided to contest the decision by the General Court of the European Union (EU)to annu..
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LTTE TERROR CAN RE-SURFACE (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) President V. Anandasangaree has warned the Sri Lankan governmen..
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INFOTEL ICT exhibition in Sri Lanka to focus on creating a `Knowledge Hub` (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
INFOTEL, the popular Sri Lankan ICT exposition organized by the Federation of Information Technology..
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Emerging markets guru Mobius upbeat over Sri Lanka (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
Calls on heads of Central Bank and Securities and Exchange Commission CB Chief says..
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Lifting of sanctions will help LTTE to revive in Sri Lanka - Tamil leader (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
The decision by the General Court of European Union to lift the sanctions the EU imposed in 2006 aga..
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24 injured in bus accident (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
At least 24 passengers were injured after a bus travelling from Dammulla to Eheliyagoda was skidded ..
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The return of the Yal Devi (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
The Yal Devi s return to Jaffna last week predictably evoked a lot of sentiment reflected in three a..
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Top FAO official, hundreds of others turned away at Omanthai (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
A top United Nations official was turned away at the Omanthai checkpoint this week as the Defence Mi..
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President to launch Divi Neguma Phase 6 on Monday (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
President Mahinda Rajapaksa will preside over the commencement of the Divi Neguma National Program P..
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Hingurana targets 30,000 metric tonnes of sugar in 2015 (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
Turning a new page in the history of Hingurana Sugar factory, the Gal Oya plantations company has pr..
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SriLankan Airlines acquires nine wide-body aircraft to replace fleet (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
Sri Lanka`s national carrier, SriLankan Airlines, replacing its fleet with wide-body aircraft will t..
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Indo-SL navies discuss maritime issues (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
The 24th International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) meeting between the Sri Lanka Navy and the Indi..
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Two Lankan heroin peddlers held (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
In an inter-state joint police operation, the anti-narcotics wing of the Delhi Police and the Chenna..
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Abusing thirsty critters (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
Humans call some animals pests and eliminate them. But, in reality, they themselves are the worst pe..
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Sri Lanka`s National Freedom Front to support President for a third term (Sun, 19 Oct 2014)
The National Freedom Front (NFF), a coalition party of the Sri Lankan government has extended its su..
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Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association endeavors to bridge digital divide for Sri Lankan Students (Sun, 19 Oct 2014)
The Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association organized a special ceremony at the High Commission of..
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Moves to re-export vehicles from H’tota (Fri, 17 Oct 2014)
Vehicles exporters of Japan and Thailand were mulling the idea to send vehicles to Hambantota harbour to re-export them to other countries, Harbour Project Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena said.
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Gotabhaya to meet NSA in New Delhi (Fri, 17 Oct 2014)
Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa will visit New Delhi early next week for high-level talks with India’s National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval, according to reliable sources.
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Presidential polls in January (Fri, 17 Oct 2014)
President Mahinda Rajapaksa is reported to have told the leaders of the political parties comprising his coalition that a snap presidential election would be held next January.
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Sarath Fonseka disfranchised (Thu, 16 Oct 2014)
The name of Sarath Fonseka the former army commander and the leader of the Democratic Party is to be removed from the voters list by the Election Commissioner on the instructions of the Attorney General.
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Sarath Fonseka disenfranchised (Thu, 16 Oct 2014)
The name of Sarath Fonseka the former army commander and the leader of the Democratic Party is to be removed from the voters list by the Election Commissioner on the instructions of the Attorney General.
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Animal rights activists accuse Wildlife chief (Thu, 16 Oct 2014)
Animal rights activists today accused the Wildlife Ministry Secretary and Wildlife Conservation Department Director General (WCD) of being directly involved in providing a legal standing to the baby elephants that are smuggled out of national parks and sold off for domestication.
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All hospitals on alert for Ebola: Health Min. (Thu, 16 Oct 2014)
While the authorities were now maintaining a 24/7 special medical unit at the Bandaranaike International Airport to track Ebola patients, the Health Ministry said all hospitals in the country had been issued with detailed instructions on how to deal with a patient suspected of contracting Ebola.
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SL express concerns (Thu, 16 Oct 2014)
The Sri Lankan Government today said it was concerned about the decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to cancel the EU regulations proscribing the LTTE.
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EU court lifts LTTE sanctions (Thu, 16 Oct 2014)
European Union (EU) judges struck down anti-terrorism sanctions imposed on the Tamil Tigers by the European Union, citing a technicality, but said on Thursday that the assets of the Sri Lankan group should remain frozen for the time being.
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Govt. trying to hide borrowings: Harsha (Thu, 16 Oct 2014)
The main opposition UNP today charged that the government had adopted a fraudulent approach of hiding the borrowings made by various state institutions from the 2015 budget.
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Video: Govt. trying to hide borrowings: Harsha (Thu, 16 Oct 2014)
The main opposition UNP today charged that the government had adopted a fraudulent approach of hiding the borrowings made by various state institutions from the 2015 budget.
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Moves to patch up with Nonis (Thu, 16 Oct 2014)
Moves are a foot with the use of certain channels to re-instate Dr. Chris Nonis as the Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Britain after the last month’s incident that led to Dr. Nonis to submitting his resignation, Daily Mirror learns.
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Ravana Balaya confronts FEB officials (Thu, 16 Oct 2014)
The Ravana Balaya Organisation today went to the Foreign Employment Bureau in an attempt to urge its Chairman to look into the issues faced by the Sri Lankan employees in the Middle East countries.
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Land issue in North still a problem for civilians: UK (Thu, 16 Oct 2014)
British Deputy High Commissioner Laura Davies said yesterday land issues in the Northern Province continued to prevent some communities from rebuilding their lives.
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Two brothers sentenced to death in Kegalle (Thu, 16 Oct 2014)
Two brothers aged 50 and 52 were sentenced to death by the Kegalle High Court for killing their sister’s husband in 2009.
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Ashok Leyland gets order worth $17mn from SL (Thu, 16 Oct 2014)
Hinduja group flagship company Ashok Leyland has received an order worth $17 million to supply 630 buses to Sri Lankan operators
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Panneerselvam seeks Modi's help to release boats (Thu, 16 Oct 2014)
Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam on Thursday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to secure 75 fishing boats from the custody Sri Lankan authorities.
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TN Chief Minister seeks Modi's help to release boats (Thu, 16 Oct 2014)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Thursday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to secure 75 fishing boats from the custody Sri Lankan authorities.
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Uva PC Ministers swear in (Thu, 16 Oct 2014)
Uva Provincial Council members including the Chief Minister were sworn in as ministers by President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the Presidential Secretariat this morning.
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G20 to run UNP campaign (Thu, 16 Oct 2014)
The United National Party (UNP) has appointed a committee known as the ‘Group 20 or G 20’ to steer the party’s campaign at an upcoming presidential election, party officials said yesterday.
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Yala National Park to be kept open for six hours (Thu, 16 Oct 2014)
The Yala National Park, which was closed due to the dry climatic conditions, would be opened from today (16) six hours a day, the Wild Life Conservation Department said.
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Lankan Al-Quaeda suspect deported to SL (Wed, 15 Oct 2014)
Malaysian authorities yesterday deported the Lankan who is suspected of having indirect links with Al-Qaeda and planned terror attacks in India.
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Work on Northern Expressway to start next month (Wed, 15 Oct 2014)
Construction work on the Northern Expressway would start in November, Highways Project Minister, Nirmala Kotalawala said. The Northern Expressway, from Enderamulla in Gampaha to Dambulla would be constructed in four phases and consist of four lanes initially.
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Video: Work on Northern Expressway to start next month (Wed, 15 Oct 2014)
Construction work on the Northern Expressway would start in November, Highways Project Minister, Nirmala Kotalawala said. The Northern Expressway, from Enderamulla in Gampaha to Dambulla would be constructed in four phases and consist of four lanes initially.
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One dead, 61 houses damaged in Kegalle due to strong winds (Wed, 15 Oct 2014)
At least 61 houses were partly damaged in Yatiyanthota and Ruwanwella areas while one house was completely destroyed due to strong winds experienced this evening, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said.
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Heavy traffic on Colombo exit roads (Wed, 15 Oct 2014)
Traffic congestion was reported in most of the exit roads from Colombo due to heavy rains, the Police said.
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MR should abolish Executive Presidency: TNA (Wed, 15 Oct 2014)
Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian M. A. Sumanthiran today said that they were not plotting to divide the country and therefore President Mahinda Rajapaksa should abolish the Executive Presidency right away as he pledged in Kilinochchi on Sunday.
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Video: MR should abolish Executive Presidency: TNA (Wed, 15 Oct 2014)
Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian M. A. Sumanthiran today said that they were not plotting to divide the country and therefore President Mahinda Rajapaksa should abolish the Executive Presidency right away as he pledged in Kilinochchi on Sunday.
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Sri Lanka sets Guinness record (Wed, 15 Oct 2014)
Sri Lanka today set a Guinness world record for the most number of participants in a hand-washing relay to mark Global Hand-washing Day which falls today.
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Claim your jewellery -Army tells Northern civilians (Wed, 15 Oct 2014)
The Security Forces who had already launched the process of returning identified gold jewellery, recovered earlier from the LTTE, to their rightful owners, today appealed remaining civilians who have still failed to claim their valuables after the war to reach Civil Coordinating Offices in the north, the military said.
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Video: Won’t leave the country: SF (Wed, 15 Oct 2014)
Democratic Party (DP) Leader Sarath Fonseka today rejected claims that he would leave the country in 2017 and vowed he would even spend his last moments in Sri Lanka.
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Bus plunges into precipice:1 killed, 55 injured (Wed, 15 Oct 2014)
At least one person was killed and another 55 injured when a bus plunged into a precipice at Rambukwella, Teldeniya on the Kandy-Mahiyanganaya road a short while ago, police said
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Newsfirst Sirasa

Sri Lanka vs West Indies 2nd Innings: Lankans in the lead (Tue, 21 Oct 2014)
Sri Lanka A leads by 78 runs with six wickets in hand in the 2nd innings against West Indies A. At stumps on day 3 in the second unofficial test being played in Matara, Sri Lanka A were 63 for the loss of four wickets. After a poor batting performance by the Lankans in the […] The post Sri Lanka vs West Indies 2nd Innings: Lankans in the lead appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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JHU to meet President Rajapaksa for discussions prior to Presidential Election (Tue, 21 Oct 2014)
Deputy General Secretary of the Jathika Hela Urumaya, Udaya Gammanpila says that they are hoping to have a discussion with the President, on the proposals presented by the party targeting the presidential election. He said that these proposals were directed to the attention of the President on Monday. Udaya Gammanpila further said: The proposals in […] The post JHU to meet President Rajapaksa for discussions prior to Presidential Election appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Another batch of substandard petrol rejected: Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (Tue, 21 Oct 2014)
The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation states that another batch of substandard petrol which was imported to the country has been rejected. The Chairman of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation, S. Amarasekara, speaking to News 1st said the stock of petrol was imported from Singapore a few days ago. The ship carrying 30,000 metric tonnes of diesel and […] The post Another batch of substandard petrol rejected: Ceylon Petroleum Corporation appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Trade union demonstrators demand wage hike and attention of govt (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
Demonstrators representing several trade unions including the the National Trade Union Centre, held a demonstration in Colombo Fort on Monday.  The demonstrators were demanding a wage hike for employees from the private and government sectors through the upcoming budget. The demonstrators made their way from opposite the Fort Railway Station to the main road hampering […] The post Trade union demonstrators demand wage hike and attention of govt appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Former CJ Sarath Silva makes new revelations (Watch Video) (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
Former Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva says that he is steadfast in his resolve to never hold public office again. He made this statement in an exclusive interview with News1st’s Nadim Majeed on Newsline. Please watch video.     The post Former CJ Sarath Silva makes new revelations (Watch Video) appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Sajin sat on the seat allocated to Tamara Kunanayakam: Dayan Jayatilleka (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
On our special segment Newsline, on Sunday, Former Sri Lankan Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka expressed these views on the decline of the foreign service. “In 2012 we lost for the first time. A group led by Sajin Vass Gunawardena and Kshenuka Seneviratne went there from Colombo. There were about […] The post Sajin sat on the seat allocated to Tamara Kunanayakam: Dayan Jayatilleka appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Knaves who dance at balls and get into brawls – Patali Champika on the foreign service (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
Opposition parties and parties allied with the government allege that this situation has been caused by weaknesses in the foreign service. The ollowing views were made by politicians. Media Spokesperson of UNP, MP Gayantha Karunathilaka - “We wish to remind the government that the people are at a position where they will make clear at […] The post Knaves who dance at balls and get into brawls – Patali Champika on the foreign service appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Fishermen’s protest causes ripples in Ministry premises (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
Allegations have been levelled that a group of persons inside the premises of the Fisheries Ministry, attacked a group of fishermen staging a demonstration in the vicinity. Police say that four persons were injured in the incident. Representatives from the Multi-day Trawler Owners Association and several fishing associations from Negombo, Chilaw, Thoduwawa and Beruwala took […] The post Fishermen’s protest causes ripples in Ministry premises appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Genevagate audit report discussed in Parliament (Video) (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
The scandal surrounding the Geneva gate audit, was taken up in parliament today. Questioning the government, UNP MP Sajith Premadasa inquired as to why the audit report pertaining to the renovation of the residence of the Sri Lankan Permanent Representative’s in Geneva has not been tabled before Parliament.  He questioned as to who will be […] The post Genevagate audit report discussed in Parliament (Video) appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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SLFP observes “incidents happening when there is talk of a presidential election” (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party says that the decision of the European Union to lift the ban on the LTTE signals a great danger for the motherland. Issuing a statement the SLFP says that the decision of the United Kingdom which was also a victim of terrorism is incomprehensible. The statement, which has been signed […] The post SLFP observes “incidents happening when there is talk of a presidential election” appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Gossip Lanka News

Thanha Rathi Ranga Film Premiere (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
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ඉන්ටර්න්ෂිප් අයට රක්ෂණ නැති නිසා මියගිය වෛද්‍යවරියගෙ මව අසරණයි (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
සීමාවාසික වෛද්‍යවරුන්ට අග‍්‍රහාර රක්ෂණය හිමි නොවන බැවින් පුත්තලම මහ රෝහලේ වෛද්‍යවරිය ගිලන් රථ අනතුරකින් මියයැම නිසා ඇගේ මව ඉතා අසරණ තත්ත්වයකට පත්වනු ඇතැයි රජයේ වෛද්‍ය නිලධාරීන්ගේ සංගමයේ ලේකම් වෛද්‍ය ලසන්ත ජිනදාස මහතා පෙරේදා (18 දා* පැවැති ප‍්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවකදී පැවසීය. මරණයට පත් වූ වෛද්‍ය නිලධාරිනී ඉෂානි එරංගා ජයවර්ධන මෙනවිය පවුලේ එකම දරුවා වන අතර ඇගේ පියා ද ජීවතුන් අතර නැතැයි වෛද්‍ය ජිනදාස මහතා කීවේය. සේවයේ යෙදී සිටින විට අනතුරට පත්වීමේ අවදානම වැඩිම පිරිස සෞඛ්‍ය සේවකයන් බව ද ඒ අතරින් වැඩිම අවදානම වෛද්‍යවරුන්ට ඇතැයි ද ජිනදාස මහතා ප‍්‍රකාශ කළේය. වැඩිම රෝගීන් සංඛ්‍යාවකට නිරාවරණය වන්නේ සීමාවාසික වෛද්‍යවරුන් බව ද එහෙත් ඔවුන් පුහුණුව ලබන නිලධාරීන් පිරිසක් වන නිසා රජයේ ස්ථිර සේවකයන්ට හිමි වරප‍්‍රසාද හිමි නොවන බව ද කී වෛද්‍ය ලසන්ත ජිනදාස මහතා අවම වශයෙන් රජයේ සේවකයන්ට හිමි අග‍්‍රහාර රක්ෂණයවත් සීමාවාසික වෛද්‍යවරුන්ට නැතැයි කීය. මීට පෙරදී ද සීමාවාසික වෛද්‍යවරයකු රෝහල තුළදී ඩෙංගු වැළඳී මියගිය බව ද ඒ අවස්ථාවේදී ඉහත කාරණය තම සංගමය විසින් ඉස්මතු කර සීමාවාසික වෛද්‍යවරුන්ට රක්ෂණ ක‍්‍රමයක අවශ්‍යතාව පෙන්වා දුන් බව ද පැවසූ වෛද්‍ය ජිනදාස මහතා අද වනතුරු ඒ පිළිබඳ කිසිදු ක‍්‍රියාමාර්ගයක් ගෙන නැතැයි ද කීය. ගිලන් රථ සේවාවේ ගුණාත්මකභාවය සහ සුරක්ෂිතභාවයේ ගැටලූ ඇති බවට තොරතුරු අනාවරණය වී තිබෙන බව කී හෙතෙම මේ පිළිබඳව සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය වහා විධිමත් පරීක්ෂණයක් ඇරඹිය යුතු බව ද කීය. අජිත් අලහකෝන්

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පොලිසිය ලොරියේ පැත්ත ගත්තැයි පුත්තලම රෝහලේ වර්ජන (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
පෙරේදා උදෑසන සිදුවූ ඇම්බියුලන්ස් -  ට‍්‍රක් අනතුරේදී දේශපාලන රැස්වීමක උපකරණ රැගෙන ගිය ට‍්‍රක් රථය ඇම්බියුලන්ස් එකේ හැප්පුණ පසු අනතුරට හේතුව ඇම්බියුලන්ස් රියදුරුට නින්ද යාම බව පවසමින් පොලිසිය ට‍්‍රක් රියේ වරදක් නැතිබව දැක්වීම පක්ෂපාතී පරීක්ෂණයක් බව කියමින් අද පුත්තලම රෝහලේ වර්ජනයක් ක‍්‍රියාත්මක වෙයි. ඒ අනුව සියලූ අත්‍යවශ්‍ය රාජකාරී හැර වෙනත් කිසිවක් නොකරන බව රජයේ වෛද්‍ය නිලධාරී සංගමයේ පුත්තලම් ශාඛාව දන්වා සිටී. ඇම්බියුලන්ස් එකේ මරණ දෙකක් සිදුවූ පසුත් මෙම ට‍්‍රක් රියදුරු අතේ වරදක් නැතිබව කිමත් ඔහුගේන් ප‍්‍රශ්න කිරීම උදෑසන 8 දක්වා පමා කිරීමත් පසුව සංගමයේ බලකිරීම මත ඔහු අත්අඩංගුවට ගත්තත් ඉතා ඉක්මණින් ඇප මත මුදාහැරීමත් පසුපස කිසියම් හස්තයක් ක‍්‍රියාත්මක බව වෛද්‍ය නිලධාරීන්ගේ අදහසයි.

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කොහුවල ගෙස්ට් හවුස් එකකදී බි‍්‍රතාන්‍ය කාන්තාවක දූෂණය කරලා (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
නුගේගොඩ කොහුවල ප‍්‍රදේශයේ පිහිටා ඇති විදේශිකයින් නිතර නවාතැන්ගන්නා ගෙස්ට් හවුස් එකකදී පසුගිය සතියේ බි‍්‍රතාන්‍ය කාන්තාවක දූෂණයට ලක්ව තිබෙනවා. සිද්ධිය සම්බන්ධ පොලිස් වාර්තාවට අනුව මෙම ගෙස්ට් හවුස් එකේ පැවති සාදයකට මිතුරියන් කිහිපදෙනෙකු සමග සතිඅන්තයේ මෙම බි‍්‍රතාන්‍ය කාන්තාවද සහභාගීවී ඇත. සාදය අතරතුර මත්පැන් පානය කිරීමෙන් අනතුරුව මෙම කාන්තාවට අසුනක නින්ද ගොස් ඇත. ටික දෙනෙකු එක්ව සිටි සාදයේ ඇතැමුන් එළියටත් ඇතැමුන් කාමරවලටත් යාම නිසා ඇය සමග පැමිණි අයද ඇගෙන් දුරස්වී වෙනත් ස්ථානවලට ගොස් සිටි අවස්ථාවේ මෙම ගෙස්ට් හවුස් එකේ සේවය කළ සේවකයෙකු ඇයව ඇදගෙන ගොස් කාමරයක ඇඳක මුණින් අතට හරවා නිරුවත් කර දූෂණය කර ඇත. මෙම අවස්ථාවේ අවසිහියෙන් මෙන් සිටි කාන්තාවට සිදුවූ දේ යාන්තමින් මතක තිබුණ නමුත් ඇයට එයට විරෝධය පළකරන්නට තරම් ශක්තියක් තිබී නැත. තිගැස්සී ඇහැරුණු අවස්ථාවේ ඇගේ මිතුරියන් ඇයව සොයමින් සිටි බවත් මේ ආකාරයට කාමරයක නිරුවතින් සිටින්නේ මන්දැයි විමසූ බවත් ඇය කියා තිබුණා. ඇයට යාන්තමින් මතක තිබුණ සිද්ධිය පොලිසියට දැනුම් දුන්නේ ඉන් අනතුරුවයි. ඇයව රෝහල් ගත කර වාර්තාවක් ලබාගත් පොලිසිය කාන්තාව සැපයූ තොරතුරු මත සැකකාර සේවකයා අත්අඩංගුවට ගන්නට ක‍්‍රියා කළ නමුත් ඔහු එවැනි දෙයකට සම්බන්ධ නැති බව කටඋත්තරයේදී ප‍්‍රකාශ කළා. ඒ අනුව සිද්ධිය උසාවියට යොමු කළ පසු මහේස්ත‍්‍රාත්වරයා දන්වා සිටියේ සැකකාර සේවකයා මෙම දූෂණයට සම්බන්ධද යන්න සොයා බැලීමට ඞීඑන්ඒ වාර්තාවක් කැඳවා ලබන 23 වනදා ඉදිරිපත් කරන ලෙසයි. සිද්ධිය සම්බන්ධ පොලිස් පරීක්ෂණ ක‍්‍රියාත්මකය.

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ජයලලිතාට ඇපදීම තමිල්නාඩු වැසියන් සැමරූ හැටි (Sun, 19 Oct 2014)
පසුගියදා දින 21ක සිරගතවීමකින් පසු තමිල්නාඩු මහඇමතිනි ජයලලිතා ජයරාම්ට ඇප ලබාදීමට ඉන්දීය ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණය කටයුතු කළා. පුද්ගලයින් 150 කට අධික සංඛ්‍යාවකට ජීවිත අහිමිවූ කම්පනයක් ඇති කළ ජයලලිතා සිරගතකිරීමේ සිද්ධියෙන් පීඩිතව සිටින ජයලලිතා අනුගාමිකයින්ට මෙම ඇප දීම සතුටට කාරණයක්වූ අතර එය සැමරූ ආකාරය පහතින්

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දක්ෂිණ අධිවේගයේ බස් 43ක් වැඩි කරලා (Sun, 19 Oct 2014)
දක්ෂිණ අධිවේගී මාර්ගයේ අධි සුඛෝපභෝගී පොදු ප‍්‍රවාහන සේවා සඳහා නව මාර්ග බලපත‍්‍ර 43 ක් නිකුත් කිරීමට ජාතික ගමනා ගමන කොමිසන් සභාව පියවර ගෙන තිබේ. ඒ අනුව මහරගම - මාතර අතර මගී සේවා බලපත‍්‍ර 28 ක් ද , මාතර කඩුවෙල අතර මගී සේවා බලපත‍්‍ර 15 ක් ද නිකුත් කළ බව එම කොමිසම සඳහන් කළේ ය. හෙට සිට ක‍්‍රියාත්මක වන පරිදි මෙම බලපත‍්‍ර නිකුත් කර තිබේ. සෑම බලපත‍්‍රයක් ම විධිමත් පරිදි අයදුම්පත් කැඳවා සම්මුඛ පරීක්ෂණවලින් ලබාගත් ලකුණු අනුව ලබා දුන් බව ජාතික ගමනා ගමන කොමිසන් සභාව සඳහන් කළේ ය. එම කොමිසම පැවසුවේ, මගී සේවා බලපත‍්‍රවල ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨත්වය, දායකයා සතු අනෙකුත් අන්තර් පළාත් මගී සේවා බලපත‍්‍ර ප‍්‍රමාණය සහ සේවා ගුණාත්මකභාවය ආදී කරුණු සැලකිල්ලට ගෙන මෙම ධාවන බල පත‍්‍ර නිකුත් කළ බව ය.

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ආණ්ඩුවෙ තුනෙන්දෙකට ඇතැම් මන්ත‍්‍රීවරියන් මහත්තයගෙන් ගුටිකෑවා - අනුර කුමාර (Sun, 19 Oct 2014)
ජනපතිවරයාට තුන්වරක් තරගකිරීමේ හැකියාව ලබාගන්නට ආණ්ඩුව තුනෙන් දෙක හදා ගත්තේ යථා මාර්ගයෙන් නොවන බවත් ඒ සඳහා විපක්ෂයෙන් පැනීමට ඇතැම් මන්ත‍්‍රීවරියන් මහත්තයාගෙන් ගුටි කෑ බවත් සමහරු නඩු ඉල්ලා අස්කරගන්න පොරොන්දුවට පැන්න බවත් සමහරුන්ට බැංකුවට පොලූතැබීමේ හා දේපළ අනතුරු තිබුණ බවත් සමහරුන්ට විදේශගත නෝනාගේ රෝහල් බිල ගෙවාගන්නට බැරිව පැන්න බවත් මන්ත‍්‍රී අනුර කුමාර දිසානායක මහතා හෙළි කර සිටියේය. ඉදිරි ජනාධිපතිවරණයේදි ගතයුතු ක‍්‍රියාමාර්ග පිළිබද ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණේ නායක, අනුර කුමාර දිසානායක මහතා ඊයේ කොළඹ පැවති සම්මන්ත‍්‍රණයක දී කරුණු පැහැදිලි කරමින් මේ බව කියා සිටි ආකාරය පහතින්

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ඇම්බියුලන්ස් - ට‍්‍රක් අනතුරින් වෛද්‍යවරියක ඇතුළු තිදෙනෙකු මරුට (Sun, 19 Oct 2014)
සෙනසුරාදා උදෑසන හලාවත පුත්තලම මාර්ගයේ බතුලූඔය ප‍්‍රදේශයේ සිදුවූ බිහිසුණු රිය අනතුරක් නිසා වෛද්‍යවරියක ඇතුළු තිදෙනෙකු ජීවිතක්ෂයට පත්වුණා. පුත්තලම මූලික රෝහලේ ප‍්‍රතිකාර ලබමින් සිටි රෝගී දරුවෙකු වැඩිදුර ප‍්‍රතිකාර සඳහා බොරැල්ල ළමා රෝහල වෙත රැගෙන ගොස් ඇරලවා ආපසු එමින් ගමනේදී ඇම්බියුලන්ස් රථය ඉදිරියේ ආ ට‍්‍රක් රථයක මුහුණට මුහුණලා ගැටීමෙන් මේ අනතුර සිදුවුණා. මෙම අනතුරින් ඇම්බියුලන්ස් රථයේ සිටි වෛද්‍ය ඉෂානි ජයවර්ධන(26* හා සුළු සේවක ඉර්ෂාඞ් මියගිය අතර ට‍්‍රක් රථයේ පුද්ගලයෙකුද මරණයට පත්වුණා. හෙදියක ඇම්බියුලන්ස් රියදුරා ඇතුළු තිදෙනෙකු තුවාල ලැබුවා. මෙම අනතුර සිදුව ඇත්තේ ඇම්බියුලන්ස් රථය පැදවූ රියදුරුට නින්දයාම නිසා බව මූලික පරීක්ෂණවලදී පොලිසියට තහවුරුවී තිබෙනවා. කිලිනොච්චිය ප‍්‍රදේශයේ සිට රැස්වීම් වේදිකාවක් පටවාගෙන කොළඹ බලා එමින් තිබූ ලොරි රථයක ගිලන් රිය මුහුණට මුහුණලා ගැටීමෙන් මෙම අනතුර වී ඇත. මියගිය වෛද්‍ය ඉෂානි එරංගිකා ජයවර්ධන (26* මෙනවිය පුත්තලම මූලික රෝහලේ ළමා වාට්ටුවේ  ඕනෑම රාජකාරියක් අවංකවම කැපවීමෙන් ඉටුකළ බව රෝහලේ වෛද්‍යවරුන් පවසනවා. ඇය ළමා රෝහලට ගොස් රෝගී දරුවා ඇරලවා එන්නටද නොපැකිළව සහභාගීවී ඇත. නොබෝ කලකින් තම සීමාවාසික පුහුණුව අවසන් කිරීමට ඇයට නියමිතව තිබුණි. රාගම තේවත්ත පාර අංක 772 නිවසේ සිය මව වන අනෝමා මදුරප්පෙරුම මහත්මිය සමග ඇය දිවි ගෙව්වාය. කුඩා වියේදීම සිදුවූ පියාගේ අභාවයෙන් පසුව සිය ජීවිතය ජයගන්නට මහත් වෙහෙසක් ගත් වෛද්‍ය ඉෂානි මෙනවිය තම මව සමග හොඳ ජීවිතයක් ගත කරන්නට දහසක් බලාපොරොත්තු තබා සිටියාය. කොළඹ මියුසියස් බාලිකා විදුහලෙන් උසස් පෙළ හදරා චීනයේ කියෑංජින් වෛද්‍ය විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයෙන් වෛද්‍ය විද්‍යාව පිළිබඳ උපාධිය හැදැරූ ඇය සීමාවාසික පුහුණුව අතරතුර මෙම අනතුරට මූණදී මෙලොවින් සමුගත්තාය. මේ සම්බන්ධ වැඩිදුර පරීක්ෂණ සිදුවෙනවා. මේ සම්බන්ධ වැඩිදුර පරීක්ෂණ සිදුවෙනවා.

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Sri Lanka calls early presidential elections - BBC News (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
BBC News Sri Lanka calls early presidential elections BBC News Sri Lanka will hold presidential elections in January, nearly two years ahead of schedule, the government's information minister says. President Mahinda Rajapaksa is expected to seek a third term at the elections. Mr Rajapaksa won a landslide victory ... Sri Lankan President Set to Call Early ElectionsWall Street Journal Sri Lanka announces early presidential poll in JanuaryReuters UK Sri Lanka 'to hold early presidential poll'Aljazeera.com Yahoo News all 75 news articles »
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With eye on China, India to step up military ties with Sri Lanka and Maldives - Times of India (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
The Diplomat With eye on China, India to step up military ties with Sri Lanka and Maldives Times of India NEW DELHI : India will further step-up defence cooperation with Sri Lanka and Maldives, including assistance in "capacity-building" of their armed forces through both training and supply of equipment, in tune with the overall policy to steadily boost ... India Steps Up Defense Cooperation with Sri Lanka and MaldivesThe Diplomat all 11 news articles »
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SL to host next Test series against India - Ranatunga - ESPNcricinfo.com (Sun, 19 Oct 2014)
ESPNcricinfo.com SL to host next Test series against India - Ranatunga ESPNcricinfo.com Congratulations INDIA AND SRI LANKA, you are two cricketing jurisdictions with players and administrators who LOVE the game of CRICKET, our guys here in the CARIBBEAN seem to LOVE MONEY! Posted by Cpt.Meanster on (October 19, 2014, 18:07 ...
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Ocean Lady migrants from Sri Lanka still struggling 5 years later - CBC.ca (Sat, 18 Oct 2014)
CBC.ca Ocean Lady migrants from Sri Lanka still struggling 5 years later CBC.ca But that feeling soon turned to fear as he and the 75 other Sri Lankan Tamils on board faced armed border guards and RCMP officers. On Oct. 17, 2009, they were arrested, jailed and interrogated. Eventually, most were released to await hearings before ... and more »
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Sri Lanka wants to host India for Test series - India Today (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
India Today Sri Lanka wants to host India for Test series India Today It's no secret that a tour by the Indian cricket team results in a major payday for any host country. And now that Sri Lanka Cricket has done the BCCI a favour by agreeing to fill in for the West Indies in a five-match ODI series on short notice, the ... India vs Sri Lanka 2014: SLC defend decision to tourCricket Country Sri Lanka set to give fringe players chance during ODI series against IndiaMid-Day Sri Lanka Cricket defend decision to tour IndiaCricbuzz GiveMeSport -Sportskeeda all 103 news articles »
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Sri Lanka calls snap presidential vote for January - Channel News Asia (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
Channel News Asia Sri Lanka calls snap presidential vote for January Channel News Asia COLOMBO, Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka will hold a presidential election in January, almost two years ahead of schedule, in which Mahinda Rajapakse will seek a third term, the information minister said on Monday (Oct 20). An early election had been widely ...
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India vs Sri Lanka 2014: West Bengal government wants to reschedule Eden ... - Cricket Country (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
Cricket Country India vs Sri Lanka 2014: West Bengal government wants to reschedule Eden ... Cricket Country The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) is currently under dilemma over hosting first One-day International (ODI) against Sri Lanka in Eden Gardens. As reported by CricketCountry earlier, CAB wanted to host the of the first match of the upcoming five ... and more »
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Seachill slams EU ban on Sri Lanka, as UK importers will turn to Maldives - Undercurrent News (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
Undercurrent News Seachill slams EU ban on Sri Lanka, as UK importers will turn to Maldives Undercurrent News “We buy more from the Maldives than Sri Lanka, and expect that source to get more expensive, and fishing pressure to increase, as they license more longliners,” said Seachill's Nigel Edwards. “However, fishery management in the Maldives is generally ... * UK seafood importers criticize EU ban on Sri Lanka, willing to help ...Colombo Page all 3 news articles »
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Unfinished war in Sri Lanka threatens paradise regained - Reuters (Tue, 21 Oct 2014)
Reuters Unfinished war in Sri Lanka threatens paradise regained Reuters JAFFNA Sri Lanka (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the fishing village of Oori, two mothers await news of their young daughters who were taken to a care home three months ago after their alleged rape by members of the Sri Lankan navy. In a lawyer's ... Sri Lanka: TNA Sending Out Confusing Signals To India? - AnalysisEurasia Review GOSL Names and Bans LTTE Fronts : NediyavanLankaweb all 9 news articles »
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Ansell completes second biomass boiler at Sri Lanka facility - Biobased Digest (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
Ansell completes second biomass boiler at Sri Lanka facility Biobased Digest In New Jersey, Ansell has completed its second biomass boiler at the Ansell factory complex in Biyagama, Sri Lanka. The new boiler has a capacity of 12.5MW and will be the largest hot water boiler in Sri Lanka. Ansell Lanka already has a 10.5MW boiler ...
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