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SLHC director killed in accident (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
A Director attached to the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission (SLHC) died after her vehicle collided head on with a private bus in Beligala area in Balangoda, this afternoon. MORE...
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Harin receives highest number of preferential votes in Badulla (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
Harin Fernando received the highest number of preferential votes 173,993 at the Uva Provincial Council election contesting for the Badulla District on the United National Party (UNP). MORE...
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UPFA preferential votes- Shashindra on the top in Monaragala (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
Shashindra Rajapaksa received the highest number of preferential votes 96,619 at the Uva Provincial Council election contesting for Monaragala District on the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) ticket. MORE...
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Rajapaksa regime now electorally vulnerable- UNP (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
The Rajapaksa Regime especially President Rajapaksa is now electorally vulnerable. We challenge the Regime to hold the election as planned and face the truth about the chaos and misery that the Rajapaksa rule has brought upon the people, the United National Party (UNP) says. MORE...
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Thundershowers in drought prevailing areas from tomorrow (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
The Met. Department says that there are some favorable conditions for afternoon or evening thundershowers in the drought prevailing areas from tomorrow. MORE...
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President to leave for New York to address UNGA (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
President Mahinda Rajapaksa will leave on a five-day visit to New York during which he will address the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at the UN headquarters in New York. MORE...
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Haldummulla PS member assaulted (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
Haldummulla Pradeshiya Sabha Member Nimal Karunaratne (UNP) was hospitalized after being allegedly assaulted by a group of UPFA supporters in Haldummulla, this morning.In his complaint to the police, Karunaratne has stated that...MORE...
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Provincial vote is seen as a test for Sri Lanka's President- Nytimes (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
Voters in a southeastern Sri Lankan province headed to the polls on Saturday in what is widely seen as a crucial test of whether President Mahinda Rajapaksa is likely to win a third term in the coming months. MORE...
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VIDEO- UPFA wins Uva- PC polls final results (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
The United People's Freedom Alliance has secured a significant victory in both Monaragala and Badulla Districts after pooling some 349,906 (51.2%) votes and securing 19 of 34 seats. MORE...
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UPFA wins Moneragala District; secures majority seats in Uva PC (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
The United People's Freedom Alliance has secured a significant victory in the Moneragala District after polling more than 58 per cent of votes and securing 8 out of the 14 seats in the district. MORE..
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UPFA wins Badulla District by narrow margin (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
The United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has claimed a narrow win over the United National Party in the Badulla District, according to the final district results which show the ruling party winning 10 out of 19 seats. MORE..
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UNP wins in Badulla Polling Division (Sat, 20 Sep 2014)
The United National Party (UNP) has achieved a decisive victory over the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) in the Badulla Polling Division with 21,099 votes compared to the ruling party's 15,001 votes. MORE..
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UPFA on top as total Postal Vote results released (Sat, 20 Sep 2014)
The United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) received 8,810 postal votes (46.52%) in the Badulla District, narrowly beating the United National Party (UNP) which polled 7,274 votes (38.41%). MORE..
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Uva PC Polls- First postal vote results released (Sat, 20 Sep 2014)
The first result of the 2014 Uva Provincial Council Election was released a short while ago with the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) obtaining the highest Postal Votes in the Monaragala Administrative District. MORE..
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Newly restored Galle Dutch Hospital declared open (Sat, 20 Sep 2014)
The Galle Dutch Hospital which was refurbished by the Urban Development Authority and transformed into a new shopping complex, was declared open by President Mahinda Rajapaksa a short while ago. MORE...
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Four soldiers dead, 6 injured at Ambepussa camp (Sat, 20 Sep 2014)
Four army soldiers were killed while another 6 was injured after an earth bund collapsed on them at the Ambepussa army camp premises today, military spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya said. MORE..
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VIDEO- Uva PC polls free and fair - Elections Chief (Sat, 20 Sep 2014)
The Uva Provincial Council polls has been free and fair with no major incidents affecting the final result, the Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said. MORE..
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BJP leaders discuss Tamil issues with President (Sat, 20 Sep 2014)
A wide range of issues, particularly relating to ethnic Tamils of Sri Lanka, came up for discussion during a meeting of senior BJP leaders Muralidhar Rao and Vijay Jolly with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Palace in Colombo Saturday. MORE...
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President visits Thondaman at National hospital (Sat, 20 Sep 2014)
President Mahinda Rajapaksa today visited Sendil Thondaman, at the Colombo National Hospital, who suffered injuries following a road accident in Bandarawela. MORE...
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Uva PC polls- 50% voter turnout (Sat, 20 Sep 2014)
The voter turnout in Monaragala and Badulla Districts is reported to have exceeded 50 per cent, according to the Election Returning Offices. MORE...
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Other English News

MR leaves for New York (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
President Mahinda Rajapaksa left for New York a short while ago to attend the United Nations General Assembly Sessions later this week, the Government Information Department announced today
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Susil: UPFA failed to field young (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
Failure to field young and new faces in the Badulla District contributed to the UPFA’s electoral setback at the Saturday’s PC polls, General Secretary of the UPFA Susil Premajayantha said today.
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Susil: UPFA failed to field young candidates (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
Failure to field young and new faces in the Badulla District contributed to the UPFA’s electoral setback at the Saturday’s PC polls, General Secretary of the UPFA Susil Premajayantha said today.
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UNP: Hold national elections (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
The United National Party (UNP) which expressed its satisfaction about its performance at the Uva Provincial Council elections today threw a challenge at the government to hold a national election as soon as possible.
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JVP: Won but not enough (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), which bagged two slots in the Uva Provincial Council at Saturday’s polls, said the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) suffered the worst electoral setback this time though it won by a  narrow margin.
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Police move in to defuse situation in Katukurunda (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
Police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse a crowd at the Katukurunda junction this evening, in order to prevent a clash between two groups, police said.
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HRC director dies in Balangoda accident (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
A Director of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka had been killed and three others were critically injured when their vehicle met with an accident at Beligala, Balangoda this afternoon, the Police said.
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Harin tops in Badulla with 173,993 votes (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
UNP Chief Ministerial candidate Harin Fernando has received the highest number of preferential votes from the Badulla District with 173,993 votes at the Uva Provincial Council elections.
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Shashindra tops in Moneragala (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
UPFA Chief Ministerial candidate Shashindra Rajapaksa has obtained the highest number of preferential votes from the Moneragala District securing 96,619 votes at the Uva Provincial Council elections.
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UNP targets achieved -Harin (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
UNP Chief ministerial candidate Harin Fernando today said he had achieved his target at the Uva Provincial Council elections proving that it would be possible to push the party to a winning position while the ruling UPFA’s vote base had been reduced to less than 50 percent in the Badulla District.
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UNP targets achieved- Harin (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
UNP Chief ministerial candidate Harin Fernando today said he had achieved his target at the Uva Provincial Council elections proving that it would be possible to push the party to a winning position while the ruling UPFA’s vote base had been reduced to less than 50 percent in the Badulla District.
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Seven Indians arrested for illegal trading (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
Seven Indian nationals were arrested yesterday for overstaying their tourist visa, violating immigration laws and engaging in illegal trade in Kalmunai, Police said.
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UPFA wins Uva (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
The ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has won the Uva Provincial Council elections securing the highest number of seats in the two districts during yesterday’s elections, according the results released so far.
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UPFA wins Uva PC polls (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
The ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) won the Uva Provincial Council elections securing the highest number of seats in the two districts at yesterday’s elections.
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Victory for UPFA in Moneragala district (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
The United People’s Freedom Alliance has gained the victory in the Moneragala district by obtaining 140,850 votes (58.34%) securing eight seats out of 14.
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Narrow win for UPFA in Badulla district (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
The ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has claimed a narrow win over the United National Party (UNP) in the Badulla district at the yesterday’s Uva Provincial Council Election with a majority of 11,348 votes. 
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70% voter turnout in Uva (Sat, 20 Sep 2014)
An overall 70% voter turnout was reported from the just concluded Uva Provincial Council election. As at 4 pm,  72. 97 % voter turnout was reported in Moneragala District while 71.61% voter turnout was reported in Badulla District, election returning offices said.
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Collapsing earth mound kills four (Sat, 20 Sep 2014)
Four Army officers died after an earth mound collapsed on them at the Ambepussa Army Camp, Army Spokesman Ruwan Wanigasuriya said.
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40% voter turnout as at 12 noon (Sat, 20 Sep 2014)
As at 12 noon over 40% voter turnout has been reported in Moneragala district while 30% voter turnout has been reported in Badulla districts as at 10 am, election returning offices said.
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Two children drown in Trincomalee (Sat, 20 Sep 2014)
Two children died when their mother jump into the sea with them in the sea off Trincomalee this afternoon, the Police said.
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50% voter turnout as at 1 pm (Sat, 20 Sep 2014)
A 50% voter-turnout was reported in both Badulla and Moneragala Districts as at 1 pm, the Election Returning Offices said.
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Man shot dead in Angulana (Sat, 20 Sep 2014)
A-35-year-old man was shot dead by two persons arrived on a motorbike with face-covering helmets in Angulana this afternoon, police said.
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Material seized from LTTE destroyed in TN (Sat, 20 Sep 2014)
A stock of explosive material that was seized from the LTTE in 1985 was destroyed by the Tamil Nadu police in Nagapatinam in Tamil Nadu, the Hindu newspaper reported.
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Bandarawela mayor assaulted (Sat, 20 Sep 2014)
Bandarawela mayor Daminda Wijesiri is reported to have been assaulted by a UPFA parliamentarian at the Bandarawela police station this morning.
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Malinga has PR in Australia (Sat, 20 Sep 2014)
Star bowler Lasith Malinga has already been granted Permanent Residency in Australia which enables him to migrate and live in the country at any given time.
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Malinga shock for Sri Lanka (Sat, 20 Sep 2014)
Sri Lanka's aspirations for next year's cricket world cup received a massive hit yesterday as the country's biggest weapon Lasith Malinga has been dispatched to Australia this morning to undergo a surgery which according to the doctors would keep the star bowler out of action for at least 16 weeks.
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Voting underway peacefully (Sat, 20 Sep 2014)
Voting in the 2014 Uva Provincial Council Election to elect 32 members is now underway and ends at 4 this evening.
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Buddhika reveals credentials of MPs (Sat, 20 Sep 2014)
Main opposition UNP parlaimentarian Buddhika Pathirana yesterday told Parliament that 152 of the 225 members in the present House had failed the GCE Advanced Level Examination while 94 members had failed GCE Ordinary Level examination
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Bakery owners ready to cut prices (Sat, 20 Sep 2014)
The All Ceylon Bakery Owners' Association (ACBOA) said the prices of bakery goods could be reduced if the benefits of the recent fuel and electricity tariff reduction was passed on to them by wheat flour providing companies.
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Ananthi meets new UNHRC Chief (Fri, 19 Sep 2014)
Northern Provincial Councillor Ananthi Sasitharan met the new United Nations Human Rights (UNHR) Commissioner Zeid Al Hussein during a social gathering held on Child and Women welfare at the Office of the United Nation Human Rights Commission in Geneva.
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Sole- less Minister speaks out (Fri, 19 Sep 2014)
Culture and the Arts Minister T.B Ekanayake explained the reason for the worn-down state of his shoes on his way to meet the Chinese President who was the chief guest at a meeting in connection with the signing of a cultural agreement at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo recently.
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External forces destabilising countries in guise of democracy: MR (Fri, 19 Sep 2014)
President Mahinda Rajapaksa said today the emerging trends in the world, including in parts of Asia gave signals that alarmed the Asian Community because external forces under the guise of democracy and other enticing slogans sought to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries.
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Two train derailments and a signal failure (Fri, 19 Sep 2014)
A goods train travelling from Colombo-Fort to Badulla was derailed between Nanu Oya and Ambewela this morning and another train was derailed at the Kalutara-South Railway Station while travelling from Kalutara to Colombo. 
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Video: Two int’l school students caught in a brothel (Fri, 19 Sep 2014)
Two international school students were alleged to have been found inside a brothel at Kollupitiya when it was raided a few days ago.
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Pakistani spy averse to returning to SL (Fri, 19 Sep 2014)
India's NIA investigators, questioning Pakistani spy Arun Selvarajan, 28, from Sri Lanka, on Thursday found him averse to returning home. He was running an event management firm in Chennai.
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Questions over ‘Kudu Laalitha’s assets worth Rs. 68.5 mn (Fri, 19 Sep 2014)
Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said today investigations into the killing of Laalitha Kaushalya alias Kudu Laalitha had revealed that he had owned property including houses and vehicles worth Rs.68.5 million in several areas.
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Video: Questions over ‘Kudu Laalitha’s assets worth Rs. 68.5 mn (Fri, 19 Sep 2014)
Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said today investigations into the killing of Laalitha Kaushalya alias Kudu Laalitha had revealed that he had owned property including houses and vehicles worth Rs.68.5 million in several areas.
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Water cut in these areas (Fri, 19 Sep 2014)
The water supply will be disrupted from 8.00 pm tomorrow to 4.00 a.m. on Sunday to Rajagiriya, Nawala, the Open University, Polduwa junction to Ayurveda Junction on Parliament Road and by roads, Obeysekarapura, Bandaranaikepura and Moragasmulla to affect repairs to a water pipeline from the Kolonnawa pumping station to Moragasmulla.
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Water cut in Rajagiriya (Fri, 19 Sep 2014)
The water supply will be disrupted from 8.00 pm tomorrow to 4.00 a.m. on Sunday to Rajagiriya, Nawala, the Open University, Polduwa junction to Ayurveda Junction on Parliament Road and by roads, Obeysekarapura, Bandaranaikepura and Moragasmulla to affect repairs to a water pipeline from the Kolonnawa pumping station to Moragasmulla.
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Scotland rejects independence from Britain (Fri, 19 Sep 2014)
Voters in Scotland have rejected independence from Britain, opting to preserve a more than 300-year-old union in a referendum Thursday that sent shock waves through Europe and opened the door to continuing political tumult in Britain.
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SL hasn't asked for help: UN (Fri, 19 Sep 2014)
Sri Lanka has not asked the UN for help for the Special Bureau of Reconciliation it is setting up to deal with the legacy of the civil war that ravaged the island nation, a UN spokesman said Thursday.
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Alleged child killer drowns in Ma-Oya (Fri, 19 Sep 2014)
The suspect who was arrested in connection with the killing of an eight-year-old girl in Akmeemana, Galle died after drowning in the Ma-Oya while attempting to escape from police custody, Police said today.
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Alleged child killer drowns in Madola (Fri, 19 Sep 2014)
The suspect who was arrested in connection with the killing of an eight-year-old girl in Akmeemana, Galle died after drowning in the Madola while attempting to escape from police custody, Police said today.
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Lankan sends ex-girlfriend’s naked photos to her relatives (Thu, 18 Sep 2014)
A Sri Lankan swimming instructor demanded his former Indian girlfriend to pay him Dh10,000 after she broke relationship with him but on failing that he sent her naked photos to her family.
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No faith in a common presidential candidate :JVP (Thu, 18 Sep 2014)
JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said today that his party had no faith in a common candidate at the forthcoming Presidential election.
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Lankan who went to India for Spanish Visa missing (Thu, 18 Sep 2014)
W. Francis Washington Fernando, a 60-year-old Sri Lankan had gone missing while he was in New, Delhi, India to acquire a Spanish Visa, a family member said today.
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MR hands over 1mn surgical gloves to WHO (Thu, 18 Sep 2014)
President Mahinda Rajapaksa today handed over one million surgical gloves to the World Health Organisation (WHO) as Sri Lanka's contribution toward the global effort in combating the Ebola outbreak in Africa.
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3000 TN fishermen go on indefinite fast (Thu, 18 Sep 2014)
Thousands of fishermen along with their family members from 63 fishing hamlets in the district on Thursday commenced an indefinite fast demanding the authorities to initiate immediate action for getting the release of 23 fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan navy.
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Fuel price reduction an election gimmick: UNP (Thu, 18 Sep 2014)
While claiming that the announcement of a reduction in fuel prices and electricity tariffs was an election gimmick, UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake said today that the government could in fact reduce the prices of petrol by Rs. 24 a litre, diesel by Rs. 15 and kerosene by Rs. 35 if the tax imposed on them was reduced by 50%.
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Video: Fuel price reduction an election gimmick: UNP (Thu, 18 Sep 2014)
While claiming that the announcement of a reduction in fuel prices and electricity tariffs was an election gimmick, UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake said today that the government could in fact reduce the prices of petrol by Rs. 24 a litre, diesel by Rs. 15 and kerosene by Rs. 35 if the tax imposed on them was reduced by 50%.
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UNP used a new tactic to gain votes, says Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena expressed the following views on the Uva PC Elections whilst on an inspection tour in Athuraliya, Matara. Minister of Agriculture, Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena expressed the following views: Journalist questioned: “Is the president facing problems in running the government?” Minister, Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena replied;   The post UNP used a new tactic to gain votes, says Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Environmentalists throw light on threat to valuable Ilmenite deposit and elephants in captivity (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
Environmentalist allege that an ilmenite deposit worth millions is at stake as a result of the Yan-Oya Reservoir Project. This situation was revealed during the second Annual General Meeting of the Federation of Environmental Organisations of Sri Lanka took place in Colombo. The Federation of Environmental Organisation acts as an umbrella organisation for Environmental Organisations […] The post Environmentalists throw light on threat to valuable Ilmenite deposit and elephants in captivity appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Rauff Hakeem meets with delegation from India’s ruling BJP (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
A delegation from India’s ruling Bharatiya Janatha Party, who visited Sri Lanka for the Eighth General Assembly of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties, met with the leadership of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress on Sunday. The meeting between the BJP delegation led by National General Secretary Muralidhar Rao and the SLMC Leadership, was […] The post Rauff Hakeem meets with delegation from India’s ruling BJP appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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SLHRC Directress killed in Balangoda – Ratnapura road accident (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
A directress attached to the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission was killed in a motor accident while returning after election duty on Sunday  evening. The accident took place on Sunday evening at the Beligala Junction on the Balangoda – Ratnapura Main road. The Directress of the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission was travelling in a […] The post SLHRC Directress killed in Balangoda – Ratnapura road accident appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Uva Provincial Council Elections – an analysis (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
The United People’s Freedom Alliance has claimed victory in the Uva Provincial Council. However,  the UPFA has lost 6 seats in comparison with the number of seats it had in the last provincial council. Along with the two bonus seats for securing the highest number of votes in the province, the UPFA has a total […] The post Uva Provincial Council Elections – an analysis appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Watch Report: Luckiest cyclist in Russia and quite possibly the world (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
This could possibly be the luckiest cyclist in Russia – or even the world. The cyclist was biking across a pedestrian crossing in Moscow as a truck approached to his right. As the truck fails to stop at the intersection, a red car is seen speeding along the main road, a video uploaded to Liveleak […] The post Watch Report: Luckiest cyclist in Russia and quite possibly the world appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Attempted abduction in Kurunegala: Police make arrests (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
Two individuals have been arrested in connection to the attempted kidnapping of a thirty-year-old mother and her three- year-old son in Polpithigama, Kurunegala. Police said that the vehicle used by the suspects has been taken into police custody, adding that the arrests were made based on a tip off. The incident took place on Sunday […] The post Attempted abduction in Kurunegala: Police make arrests appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Body of unidentified male discovered in Hasalaka (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
The body of an unidentified male was discovered from the Yoda Ela in Hasalaka. Police stated that the the body was discovered after a tip-off. Police further stated that the deceased is around forty five to fifty years of age. The post Body of unidentified male discovered in Hasalaka appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Preferential voting results for Badulla District released (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
Preferential voting results of the Uva Provincial Council poll from the Badulla District have been released. The UNP Candidate Harin Fernando  received 173,993 preferential votes,  Velayudhan Buddhadheepan received 30,457 preferential votes while Jayantha Kannangara received 28, 290votes. For the UPFA Candidate Anura Vidanagamage  has secured 59,316  preferential votes while Sampath Dassanayake received 34,337 preferential votes […] The post Preferential voting results for Badulla District released appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Preferential voting results for Monaragala District released (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
Preferential voting results of the Uva Provincial Council poll from the Monaragala District have been released. UPFA Chief Ministerial Candidate Shsheendra Rajapaksa has secured 96,619 preferential votes while Kumarasiri Ratnayake received 59,285 preferential votes and Udara Zoysa received 48,513. For the UNP Ananda Kumarasiri received 24,421 preferential votes, W.H.M. Dharmasena received 18,400 preferential votes while […] The post Preferential voting results for Monaragala District released appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Newsfirst | News1st | newsfirst.lk | Breaking.
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Provincial Vote Is Seen as a Test for Sri Lanka's President - New York Times (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
Channel News Asia Provincial Vote Is Seen as a Test for Sri Lanka's President New York Times NEW DELHI — Voters in a southeastern Sri Lankan province headed to the polls on Saturday in what is widely seen as a crucial test of whether President Mahinda Rajapaksa is likely to win a third term in the coming months. The candidates for chief ... Sri Lanka president's party narrowly clears vote testChannel News Asia Presentation of Crafts Map of Sri Lanka to His Excellency President Mahinda ...Asian Tribune Sri Lanka ruling coalition narrowly survives vote testDaily News & Analysis GlobalPost all 45 news articles »
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Chinese Leader Visits Sri Lanka, Challenging India's Sway - New York Times (Wed, 17 Sep 2014)
New York Times Chinese Leader Visits Sri Lanka, Challenging India's Sway New York Times COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — President Xi Jinping of China arrived in Sri Lanka on Tuesday for a 23-hour trip to this island nation to sign a raft of agreements as China chips away at India's traditional dominance in the region. Mr. Xi's plane traveled from ... Sri Lanka Backs China's Maritime 'Silk Road' PlanABC News China Maritime Silk Road Is Sri Lanka's Boon as Xi VisitsBloomberg China's Xi pledges closer defence ties with Sri LankaYahoo News Reuters UK -BBC News all 414 news articles »
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Asian Games hockey: India should use Sri Lanka game to get some shooting ... - Firstpost (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
The Express Tribune Asian Games hockey: India should use Sri Lanka game to get some shooting ... Firstpost This match should provide opportunities to practice penalty-corner variations and basically plenty of goal-scoring opportunities. But it will be important for India not to be complacent or even take Sri Lanka lightly as important lessons that can help ... India thrash Sri Lanka 8-0 in Asiad men's hockeyBusiness Standard India humiliate hapless Sri Lanka 8-0Indian Express Asian Games: India Blank Sri Lanka 8-0 in Men's HockeyNDTVSports.com The Express Tribune -Colombo Gazette all 114 news articles »
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Malinga shock for Sri Lanka - Daily Mirror (Sat, 20 Sep 2014)
ESPNcricinfo.com Malinga shock for Sri Lanka Daily Mirror Sri Lanka's aspirations for next year's cricket world cup received a massive hit yesterday as the country's biggest weapon Lasith Malinga has been dispatched to Australia this morning to undergo a surgery which according to the doctors would keep the ... Malinga to have ankle surgery in AustraliaESPNcricinfo.com Sri Lanka's Malinga a major doubt for Cricket World CupEmirates 24/7 UK to utilise Sri Lanka ODI series for WCColombo Gazette Gocricket.com -Island Cricket -IBNLive all 21 news articles »
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Pope approves Sri Lanka's first saint - Aljazeera.com (Fri, 19 Sep 2014)
Aljazeera.com Pope approves Sri Lanka's first saint Aljazeera.com Pope Francis has approved Sri Lanka's first saint, an Indian missionary credited with reviving the Catholic Church on the island during persecution by Dutch colonial rulers, according to church officials. Francis is scheduled to canonise Joseph Vaz ... Pope OKs Canonization for Sri Lanka's 1st SaintABC News Relative of British MP to become Sri Lanka's first saintCatholic Herald Online Pope approves Joseph Vaz as Lanka's 1st saintDaily Mirror CTV News all 714 news articles »
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'Too many things had gone wrong on Sri Lanka' - The Hindu (Thu, 18 Sep 2014)
The Hindu 'Too many things had gone wrong on Sri Lanka' The Hindu Asked if the mess in Sri Lanka could have been avoided, Mr. Singh said: “Too many things had gone wrong from the very beginning,” he said. While New Delhi had a policy, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran pursued a policy that Northern Sri ... and more »
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Injured tourist sent to Lanka for treatment - haveeruonline (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
haveeruonline Injured tourist sent to Lanka for treatment haveeruonline The tourist who suffered serious injuries in a road accident that took place on Medhu Ziyaaraiy Magu, Male', was sent to Sri Lanka on Saturday night for further treatment. Chinese tourist Jaitai Zhu, 50, who was taking photographs of Maldives People's ... and more »
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Seven Indian nationals arrested in Sri Lanka for overstaying - Daily News & Analysis (Sun, 21 Sep 2014)
Daily News & Analysis Seven Indian nationals arrested in Sri Lanka for overstaying Daily News & Analysis Seven Indian nationals have been arrested by Lankan police for allegedly overstaying and their involvement in illegal trade in the country, according to a media report. All seven of them, between the age of 23-65, have exceeded their visa tenure ... and more »
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Chinese president visits Sri Lanka to strengthen strategic ties - World Socialist Web Site (Sat, 20 Sep 2014)
Chinese president visits Sri Lanka to strengthen strategic ties World Socialist Web Site Chinese President Xi Jinping made a two-day visit to Sri Lanka this week to try to strengthen Beijing's strategic ties with Colombo, chiefly by offering investment in major projects. The first trip to the island by a Chinese president in 28 years, it ...
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Hong Kong favorites but hosts Lanka could surprise - Sunday Leader (Sat, 20 Sep 2014)
nation.lk - The Nation Newspaper Hong Kong favorites but hosts Lanka could surprise Sunday Leader The Singer Junior Asian Rugby Tournament will kick off today at the picturesque Race Course rugby stadium in Colombo with four teams – Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei, South Korea and hosts Sri Lanka vying for a place at the Youth Rugby World Cup next ... Sri Lanka in the Asian Centurynation.lk - The Nation Newspaper all 6 news articles »
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