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Arjun hits out at Sri Lanka cricket s chief selector (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
Minister Arjuna Ranatunga today hit out at the Sri Lanka Cricket s Chairman of selectors for interfering with the sport in the country while also expressing his dissatisfaction with the squad selected for the upcoming World Cup. MORE..
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Suspect arrested with over 1kg of heroin in Wattala (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
A suspect has been arrested while in possession of over one kilogram of heroin at Dikowita in Wattala. MORE..
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Sri Lanka wants to revisit FTA with Pakistan - envoy (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
Sri Lankan Consul General in Karachi, G L Gnanatheva has said that Sri Lanka wants to revisit Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Pakistan due to some concerns and would be deliberated soon. MORE..
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Govt can t even declare open the hospitals built by me - Mahinda (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa claims that the incumbent government is unable to even open the new hospitals which were constructed by his government. MORE..
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Sri Lanka improves in press freedom index (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka has climbed five places in the press freedom rankings as per the 2019 index released by Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF). MORE..
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Body of youth who drowned at Galabada Ella recovered (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
A group of Navy divers today recovered a body of a youth who went missing after falling into the Galabada Ella at Nawalapitiya. MORE..
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Thundershowers to continue in next few days (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
The Department of Meteorology says that the prevailing showery weather condition with severe lightning activities will continue in the next few days. MORE..
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Sri Lanka calls for increased protection for endemic lizards (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka will push for international protection of its endemic lizards threatened by smuggling when it hosts a global biodiversity trade summit next month. MORE..
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Motorcyclist killed by train at Ja-Ela (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
One person has died after the motorcycle he was riding was hit by a train at a railway crossing in Tudella, Ja-Ela. MORE..
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CCD arrests suspect deported from Dubai (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
One of the two suspects detained after being deported from Dubai yesterday, Mohamed Afradi Mohamed Inham, has been taken into custody by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD). MORE..
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PNB recovers 3.6 kg of heroin at Kurundugahahetekma (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
Officers of the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) have recovered 3.6 kilograms of heroin found concealed in the Kurundugahahetekma area last night. MORE..
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Mangala meets UN chief in New York (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, who is in New York to represent Sri Lanka at the Financing for Development Forum of the UN Economic and Social Council, has called on United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in New York. MORE..
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Lankan accused of killing wife can t escape justice through deportation, Canadian SC rules (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
Quebec s top court erred in ruling that proceeding with a murder case was unnecessary because the accused had been deported, the Supreme Court of Canada said. MORE..
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Millinocket and Spruance arrive in Hambantota (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
US Naval ships USNS Millinocket and USS Spruance arrived at the port of Hambantota, today (18), to participate in the annual naval exercise “Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Exercise (CARAT)-2019. MORE..
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One dead, another injured in leopard attack at Kumana (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
A person has been killed in a leopard attack at the Kumana Wildlife Sanctuary, stated Ada Derana reporter. MORE..
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Solar power generation plan to save Rs 266 bn in 5 years? (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
The Solar Industries Association SL has presented a cost-effective long term solar power generation solution they have come up with to the current power crisis. MORE..
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Eight state institutes ordered to provide proper access to special needs people (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
The Supreme Court has ordered eight state institutions including ministries to provide special access to persons with special needs. MORE..
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Train derailments in Fort and Polgahawela cause delays (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
A train derailment between the Colombo Fort and Maradana railway stations causing delays on the mainlines stated the Railway Control Room.
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Dubai court postpones Madush s appeal against deportation (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
It is reported that a Dubai court has postponed delivering the decision on the appeal filed by Makandure Madush against his deportation to Sri Lanka. MORE..
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Accomplice of Dematagoda Sudda arrested with heroin (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
The Special Task Force (STF) has arrested a person transporting 5 kilograms of heroin on a motorcycle at Makola Y-Junction area in Kiribathgoda. MORE..
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Hiru News

No choice for Tamil voters, Vardharaja says TNA and Wigneshwaran play dramas (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
Former North Eastern Provincial Council chief minister, Vardaraja Perumal says that Tamil voters have no option in the forthcoming Presidential election. Addressing a media conference held in Jaffna today, he said that Tamil voters have become destitute... Read More
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Kanjipani Imran reveals more details about Madush (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
Drug kingpin and organized criminal Kanjipani Imran has confessed to Colombo Crimes Division that he was introduced to Makandure Madush four years ago. At the same time, Kanjipani Imran has been questioned in connection with several shootings in Mutwal.... Read More
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Ravana-1 reaches International Space Station (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
The Signus Space Ship which carried the first satellite built by two Sri Lankan engineers, Ravana 1 has reached the International Space Station. One of the contributing research engineers, Dulani Chamika of the Arthur C Clerk Institute told our news team... Read More
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The suspect of historical sandalwood statue theft arrested (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
The main suspect of the theft of the historical sandalwood statue of Prathibimbaramaya in Kalubowila has been arrested. The 400-year old statue was found by police from a house in Matale. A senior police officer who is investigating the theft stated that... Read More
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Site seeing of leopard infested areas banned in Kumana (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
The leopards infested areas of Kumana National Park have been temporarily banned for visitors. Curator of the park Sisira Kumara told our news team that this decision was taken after a labourer engaged in road construction was mauled by a leopard in this... Read More
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Mangala meets UN Secretary General (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, who is in New York to represent Sri Lanka at the Financing for Development Forum of the UN Economic and Social Council, called on the Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres. At the meeting,... Read More
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The remaining person detained by CID has been released (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
The remaining person detained by CID after being deported from Dubai yesterday, Piyal Pushpakumara Rajapaksa (50), has been released Read More
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Heroin worth over 40 million rupees seized from Kurudugaha-hathakma (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
A stock of heroin at a face value nearly 40 million rupees was recovered at a garage near the Kurundugahahathapma entrance on the Southern Expressway last night. A top official of the police narcotics bureau said over 5 kilograms of heroin was seized... Read More
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One dead, another injured in leopard attack at Kumana (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
A leopard has dragged away a laborer at a Development project implemented in the Kumana National Wildlife Park. The Wildlife Department said that while that person has died, another person injured in the leopard attack has been admitted to the Ampara... Read More
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Another suspect deported from Dubai arrested (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
The Colombo crimes division arrested 22 year old Mohammed Afradi who was deported to the country yesterday after being arrested with Underworld gang leader, Makandure Madush in Dubai. It has been reported that he has been detained and is being interrogated... Read More
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UNP backbenches meet the Prime Minister to discuss about the crisis (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
A group of UNP backbench MPs have requested Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to settle the opinion clash between Ministers Sajith Premadasa and Ravi Karunanayaka One of these MPs said that 38 MPs had expressed  their consensus for the request. Read More
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Heavy rains until the 21st of April (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
The met department states that the Prevailing showery condition with severe lightning will continue in next few days. Duty Meteorologist Udeni Weerasingha stated that Showers or thundershowers will occur in the most parts of the island after 2.00 p.m. Read More
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Dubai court postpones its ruling on Madush’s appeal, Nadimal Perera questioned again by the CID (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
CID recorded a statement again from the son of popular vocalist Amal Perera, Nadimal Perera today. After deported by the Dubai authorities, Nadimal was questioned by the CID on his arrival in the island and was released later. He was arrested along with... Read More
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Two persons who arrived with firearms rob a jewellery shop (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
Two individuals have robbed a jewellery shop near the Ambalangoda Bus Stand. Our Correspondent said that two persons who came on a motorbike last evening had carried out this robbery. A person who had come to the jewellery shop had been inspecting a display... Read More
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Obstructions to running trains on the main railway track (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
The Railway Control Room said that an obstruction has arisen on the main railway track between Colombo Fort and Maradana Railway Stations. They also said that due to a train being derailed at Polgahawela too there are obstructions to the movement of trains... Read More
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Sri Lanka well prepared for the Asian Athletics Championships (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
The Sri Lankan team participating in the Asian Athletics Championships left the island early this morning. The Asian Athletics Championships are being held from 21 to 24 April in Qatar for the 23 time. 16 Sportsmen and women comprise the Sri Lankan team... Read More
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Four persons hospitalized when a three-wheeler collided with a motor car (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
In an accident that occurred due to a motor car colliding with a three-wheeler opposite the Hali-ela Fuel Filling Station on the Badulla – Colombo main road, four persons who had been travelling in the three-wheeler and sustained injuries were admitted... Read More
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An individual who assaulted the Cricket Captain of St. Thomas’s College Mount Lavinia, remanded (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
A past pupil of Richmond College Galle who was taken into custody for assaulting and causing injuries to the Captain of the Cricket Team of St. Thomas’s College, Mount Lavinia during the final match in the under -19 All Ceylon Cricket Championships,... Read More
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Heavy rains in many areas this evening (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
As a result of the disturbance in the lower atmosphere in the vicinity of the island, the Meteorology Department said that many areas of the island could experience heavy rains together with strong lightning. The Department said that rains of more than... Read More
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Madush’s cousin remanded (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
Nilan Romesh Samarasinghe, the cousin of underworld leader Makandure Madush who was taken into custody by the Criminal Investigation Department subsequent to being deported to Sri Lanka, has been remanded until 22 of this month. That was subsequent to... Read More
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Issuing of verdict in Madush’s appeal postponed (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
It is reported that issuing of the verdict of the appeal filed at the Dubai Court by Makandure Madush who is in custody in Dubai, requesting that he be prevented from being deported to Sri Lanka has been postponed to 2 May. Makandure Madush had submitted... Read More
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An order from the Supreme Court to 8 Government Institutions (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
The Supreme Court ordered 8 government institutions including 6 Ministries to ensure access facilities for persons with special requirements very soon. The three-member panel of judges comprising of Prasanna Jayawardena, Vijith Malalgoda and Murdhu Fernando... Read More
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Treasure theft from a temple belonging to the Asgiriya Maha Vihara (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
The ancient chaitya at the Jambugahapitiya historic Anuragala Rajamaha Vihara belonging to the Asigirya Maha Vihara has been damaged and treasures stolen. These deposited treasures had been stolen at dawn today and our Hiru Correspondent said that the... Read More
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The funerals of the 10 persons who died in the accident at Mahiyangana, to be held today (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
The bodies of the 10 members of the same family who died in the fatal accident which took place at Mahiyangana yesterday (17) at dawn were brought to their homes in Batticaloa this morning (18).   This was subsequent to the postmortem examinations... Read More
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Former President of Peru commits suicide (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
Foreign reports said that former President of Peru Alan Garcia had shot himself in the head and committed suicide yesterday. It is reported that when the Police arrived to arrest the former President on charges of corruption he had committed suicide by... Read More
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Sri Lankans Accuse Him of Wartime Atrocities. California May Decide. - The New York Times (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
Sri Lankans Accuse Him of Wartime Atrocities. California May Decide.  The New York Times In the decade since Sri Lanka's civil war ended, a former wartime defense chief has successfully dodged accusations of crimes against humanity. He may soon ...
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US warships arrive in Sri Lanka - News 1st (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
US warships arrive in Sri Lanka  News 1st Colombo (News 1st) – US Naval ships USS 'Spruance' and USNS 'Millinocket' have arrived at the port of Hambanthota to take part in the annual naval exercise ...
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Sri Lanka calls for increased protection for endemic lizards - Mongabay.com (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka calls for increased protection for endemic lizards  Mongabay.com Sri Lanka is seeking greater international protection for several lizard species found nowhere else on Earth. The country hosts the next meeting of CITES next ...
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Pakistani navy delegation tours Sri Lanka - Tamil Guardian (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
Pakistani navy delegation tours Sri Lanka  Tamil Guardian Pakistan's navy sent a delegation to tour Sri Lanka and meet with a Sri Lankan navy officer who is currently on bail over aiding a key suspect involved in the ...
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Sri Lanka to offer free visas to tourists from 30 countries, including US - USA TODAY (Tue, 16 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka to offer free visas to tourists from 30 countries, including US  USA TODAY The island nation off the southern coast of India plans to give away free visas to tourists from more than 30 countries.
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Situation Report - Sri Lanka 18th April 2019 at 1800hrs - Sri Lanka - ReliefWeb (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
Situation Report - Sri Lanka 18th April 2019 at 1800hrs - Sri Lanka  ReliefWeb A *service* provided by. ReliefWeb has been the leading online source for reliable and timely humanitarian information on global crises and disasters since 1996.
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Five takeaways from Sri Lanka's CWC19 squad - International Cricket Council (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
Five takeaways from Sri Lanka's CWC19 squad  International Cricket Council Sri Lanka made a bunch of surprise additions – and omissions – to their one-day international set-up in announcing their 15-member squad for the ICC Men's ...
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Sri Lanka rupee rises; stocks edge higher ahead of long weekend - Reuters (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka rupee rises; stocks edge higher ahead of long weekend  Reuters The Sri Lankan rupee closed 0.34 percent firmer on Thursday helped by banks' dollar sales, while stocks ended marginally higher for the fourth straight session ...
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Tamil journalist summoned by police at behest of Sri Lanka navy - Tamil Guardian (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
Tamil journalist summoned by police at behest of Sri Lanka navy  Tamil Guardian A Tamil journalist was summoned for questioning by Mullaitivu police on Thursday after the Sri Lankan navy filed a complaint against him for reporting on a ...
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Jeevan Mendis, Siriwardana, Vandersay make comebacks in Sri Lanka World Cup squad - International Cricket Council (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
Jeevan Mendis, Siriwardana, Vandersay make comebacks in Sri Lanka World Cup squad  International Cricket Council Milinda Siriwardana, Jeffrey Vandersay and Jeevan Mendis made remarkable comebacks as Sri Lanka announced their 15-strong squad for the ICC Men's ...
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Sri Lanka improves in press freedom index - adaderana.lk (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka improves in press freedom index  adaderana.lk Sri Lanka has climbed five places in the press freedom rankings as per the 2019 index released by Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF)
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Sri Lanka's first ever satellite Raavana 1 launched - Ceylon Daily News (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka's first ever satellite Raavana 1 launched  Ceylon Daily News Sri Lanka's first satellite Raavana 1 was launched successfully into space yesterday from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's East Shore. The event ...
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Two female de-miners injured in accidental explosion in northern Sri Lanka - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
Two female de-miners injured in accidental explosion in northern Sri Lanka - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua COLOMBO, April 19 (Xinhua) -- Two female de-mining workers were severely injured when a landmine accidentally exploded in Muhamalai, Kilinochchi in ...
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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY - Sri Lanka Latest News - News 1st (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY - Sri Lanka Latest News  News 1st COLOMBO (News 1st) - Your Friday Morning Brief 1. CEB is yet to provide PUCSL with information and data on the agreement it has reached to purchase power ...
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One killed, 1 injured in leopard attack in Sri Lanka's national park - indiablooms (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
One killed, 1 injured in leopard attack in Sri Lanka's national park  indiablooms Colombo, Apr 19 (Xinhua/UNI) One person was killed and another sustained serious injuries when a leopard attacked a group of laborers inside Sri Lanka's ...
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BREAKING: Sri Lankan Presidential Hopeful Sued in Federal Court for Human Rights Violations - Just Security (Mon, 08 Apr 2019)
BREAKING: Sri Lankan Presidential Hopeful Sued in Federal Court for Human Rights Violations  Just Security Human rights lawyers have sued Sri Lankan presidential hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa in federal court in the Central District of California. Rajapaksa, who is a ...
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Uma Oya project in it’s final phase: 80% funded by Sri Lanka - News 1st (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
Uma Oya project in it’s final phase: 80% funded by Sri Lanka  News 1st Colombo (News 1st): Despite the Uma Oya Multipurpose Development Project being financed by the government of Iran, the Sri Lankan government has been ...
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Sri Lanka rupee edges higher; stocks rise for third session - Reuters (Wed, 17 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka rupee edges higher; stocks rise for third session  Reuters The Sri Lankan rupee closed a tad firmer on Wednesday helped by banks' dollar sales, while stocks ended marginally higher for the third straight day in thin ...
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Straight from Sri Lanka, woman opens eyebrow threading studio - SILive.com (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
Straight from Sri Lanka, woman opens eyebrow threading studio  SILive.com Aysha Eyebrow Studio Threading opened in Port Richmond in February.
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Arjun hits out at Sri Lanka cricket's chief selector - adaderana.lk (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
Arjun hits out at Sri Lanka cricket's chief selector  adaderana.lk Minister Arjuna Ranatunga today hit out at the Sri Lanka Cricket's Chairman of selectors for interfering with the sport in the country while also expressing his ...
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Sri Lanka’s first satellite Raavana-1 reaches International Space Station - News 1st (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka’s first satellite Raavana-1 reaches International Space Station  News 1st Colombo (News 1st): Sri Lanka's first research satellite Raavana-1 built by two Sri Lankan engineers successfully reached the International Space Station.
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Sri Lanka to offer free visa on arrival to Indians - Times of India (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka to offer free visa on arrival to Indians  Times of India In a welcome move, the beautiful country of Sri Lanka will soon be offering free visa to Indian travellers. It is a part of the country's efforts to promote tourism, ...
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Karunaratne to lead Sri Lanka in World Cup - Reuters UK (Wed, 17 Apr 2019)
Karunaratne to lead Sri Lanka in World Cup  Reuters UK Sri Lanka's test captain Dimuth Karunaratne has been appointed the skipper for the one-day squad for the upcoming World Cup, the country's cricket board ...
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Sri Lanka : Sri Lanka\'s first satellite \'Raavana-1\' launched - Colombo Page (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka : Sri Lanka\'s first satellite \'Raavana-1\' launched  Colombo Page Apr 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's first satellite 'Raavana-1' was launched into space Thursday, marking Sri Lanka's entry into the global space age. The BIRDS-3 ...
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SEP and IYSSE in Sri Lanka rally to defend Assange and Manning - World Socialist Web Site (Wed, 17 Apr 2019)
SEP and IYSSE in Sri Lanka rally to defend Assange and Manning  World Socialist Web Site The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) held a powerful demonstration and rally in Colombo, the ...
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Civil case filed in US over murder of Sri Lankan journalist Lasantha Wickramatunga - CPJ Press Freedom Online (Mon, 15 Apr 2019)
Civil case filed in US over murder of Sri Lankan journalist Lasantha Wickramatunga  CPJ Press Freedom Online Washington, D.C., April 15, 2019 -- Today, a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, in Los Angeles, unsealed a civil lawsuit ...
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Sri Lanka : US Ambassador inaugurates school construction projects in Sri Lanka\'s East - Colombo Page (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka : US Ambassador inaugurates school construction projects in Sri Lanka\'s East  Colombo Page Apr 18, Colombo: U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz today inaugurated two renovated schools in the Eastern Province that will be able to serve ...
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Sri Lanka to give UK tourists free visa on arrival for six months - The Independent (Tue, 16 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka to give UK tourists free visa on arrival for six months  The Independent UK visitors to Sri Lanka can get a free visa from 1 May 2019. The South Asian country is rolling out free visas on arrival for citizens of 36 countries in total.
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Dimuth Karunatne to lead Sri Lanka - News 1st (Wed, 17 Apr 2019)
Dimuth Karunatne to lead Sri Lanka  News 1st Colombo (News 1st): Dimuth Karunaratne has been appointed as the captain of the Sri Lankan ODI team and will lead Sri Lanka during the upcoming World ...
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Sri Lanka Cricket announces the World Cup Squad - News 1st (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka Cricket announces the World Cup Squad  News 1st COLOMBO (News 1st) - The press brief to announce the Sri Lankan team to represent the ICC World Cup was held at Sri Lanka Cricket Headquarters ...
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Australia: Sri Lanka war crime allegations should be investigated - NavyTimes.com (Fri, 29 Mar 2019)
Australia: Sri Lanka war crime allegations should be investigated  NavyTimes.com Four Royal Australian Navy vessels are visiting Sri Lanka.
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EU urges Sri Lanka not to end moratorium on death penalty - Washington Post (Mon, 08 Apr 2019)
EU urges Sri Lanka not to end moratorium on death penalty  Washington Post The European Union is urging Sri Lanka not to end its four-decade moratorium on the death penalty, saying capital punishment is not an effective deterrent to ...
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Sri Lanka averts rift spilling over to UN rights session - Fox News (Wed, 20 Mar 2019)
Sri Lanka averts rift spilling over to UN rights session  Fox News Sri Lanka's leader has abandoned plans to oppose his prime minister's support of a United Nations resolution that would give the island nation more time to ...
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Sri Lanka : Solar Industries Association seeks immediate approval for small solar power projects to end power crisis - Colombo Page (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka : Solar Industries Association seeks immediate approval for small solar power projects to end power crisis  Colombo Page Apr 19, Colombo: As a long term solution to the ongoing power crisis, the Solar Industries Association of Sri Lanka has suggested the government to ...
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SLFP rules out a new Sri Lanka national govt, ministerial portfolio for Fonseka | #AsiaNewsNetwork - Eleven Myanmar (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
SLFP rules out a new Sri Lanka national govt, ministerial portfolio for Fonseka | #AsiaNewsNetwork  Eleven Myanmar Sri Lanka (The Island) - President Maithripala Sirisena wouldn't under any circumstances swore in those who had been elected on the UPFA ticket at the last ...
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Sri Lanka squad for World Cup - Himalayan Times (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka squad for World Cup  Himalayan Times COLOMBO: Sri Lanka named the following 15-man squad for the May 30-July 14 Cricket World Cup in England and Wales: Squad: Dimuth Karunaratne ...
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Sri Lanka holiday ends in tragedy for Dutch family; son, 21, killed in accident - NL Times (Tue, 16 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka holiday ends in tragedy for Dutch family; son, 21, killed in accident  NL Times A holiday to Sri Lanka ended in tragedy for a family from the Noord-Brabant town of Zevenbergen. The family was involved in a serious traffic accident in Matale.
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Sri Lanka: Executions will not end drug-related crime - Amnesty International (Wed, 03 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka: Executions will not end drug-related crime  Amnesty International Executions will not end drug-related crime in Sri Lanka, Amnesty International said today in a new briefing, calling on the Sri Lankan government to halt plans to ...
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Sri Lanka plans to offer free visa on arrival to Indians, Pakistanis - Khaleej Times (Wed, 17 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka plans to offer free visa on arrival to Indians, Pakistanis  Khaleej Times Sri Lanka is aiming to boost its tourism industry and is set to give free visas on arrival to citizens of 36 countries. The Sri Lankan government will offer the ...
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Exclusive: Deal for new Sri Lanka oil refinery will take at least a year to finalize - investor - Reuters (Thu, 28 Mar 2019)
Exclusive: Deal for new Sri Lanka oil refinery will take at least a year to finalize - investor  Reuters NEW DELHI/COLOMBO (Reuters) - An agreement to build a proposed $3.85 billion oil refinery in Sri Lanka will take at least a year to be finalized as its main ...
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Sri Lanka's first satellite to be launched today - ft.lk (Wed, 17 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka's first satellite to be launched today  ft.lk Sri Lanka's first satellite 'Raavana 1' will be launched into space at 2.16 am today, marking Sri Lanka's entry into the global space age. The BIRDS-3 satellites ...
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Dubai drug bust: Six more deported to Sri Lanka - News 1st (Wed, 17 Apr 2019)
Dubai drug bust: Six more deported to Sri Lanka  News 1st COLOMBO (News 1st) - A total of six, including a cousin of notorious underworld leader "Makandure Madush", who were recently arrested in Dubai, have been ...
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Sri Lanka's first satellite to be launched tomorrow - Ceylon Daily News (Wed, 17 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka's first satellite to be launched tomorrow  Ceylon Daily News Sri Lanka's first satellite 'Raavana 1' will be launched into space at 2.16 am tomorrow, marking Sri Lanka's entry into the gliobal space age.The BIRDS-3 ...
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Amal Perera to be deported soon - News 1st (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
Amal Perera to be deported soon  News 1st Colombo (News 1st): A petition filed by Makandure Madush, challenging the decision to deport him to Sri Lanka was taken up in a court in Dubai today (April 18) ...
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Sri Lanka's Ceylex Engineering wins Rs2.7bn transmission line deal - EconomyNext (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka's Ceylex Engineering wins Rs2.7bn transmission line deal  EconomyNext ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's Ceylex Engineering, a privately owned power engineering firms has won a 2,708 million rupee deal to build transmission lines for ...
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31 accidents, 42 lives claimed all in 6 days - News 1st (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
31 accidents, 42 lives claimed all in 6 days  News 1st Colombo (News 1st): From April 13th to 18th, 31 accidents were reported claiming 42 lives, while the most tragic accident resulted in the death of 10 - Get the ...
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Sri Lanka’s presidential elections: Progress, regression, or paralysis? - Brookings Institution (Wed, 10 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka’s presidential elections: Progress, regression, or paralysis?  Brookings Institution Jeffrey Feltman explains the delicate politics at play ahead of crucial presidential elections in Sri Lanka in 2019, as well as the potential geopolitical ramifications ...
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Sri Lankan president distances himself from pledges to UN - Fox News (Wed, 27 Mar 2019)
Sri Lankan president distances himself from pledges to UN  Fox News Sri Lanka's president has distanced himself from the government's recent co-sponsorship of a resolution at the U.N. Human Rights Council giving the island ...
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Sri Lanka : India to transfer a Dornier reconnaissance aircraft to Sri Lanka - report - Colombo Page (Sat, 13 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka : India to transfer a Dornier reconnaissance aircraft to Sri Lanka - report  Colombo Page Apr 13, Colombo: As part of the effort of building closer defense ties with Sri Lanka, India is likely to transfer a Dornier reconnaissance aircraft to the island nation ...
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Lawsuits in U.S. Target a Former Sri Lankan Official - The Wall Street Journal (Fri, 12 Apr 2019)
Lawsuits in U.S. Target a Former Sri Lankan Official  The Wall Street Journal A former defense secretary of Sri Lanka and a possible candidate in that nation's coming presidential election is facing two separate federal lawsuits in the U.S. ...
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Sri Lanka's first satellite 'Raavana 1' launched today - Ceylon Daily News (Wed, 17 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka's first satellite 'Raavana 1' launched today  Ceylon Daily News Sri Lanka's first satellite 'Raavana 1' will be launched into space at 2.16 am today, marking Sri Lanka's entry into the global space age. The BIRDS-3 satellites ...
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Sri Lanka: Don't End Death Penalty Moratorium - Human Rights Watch (Mon, 01 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka: Don't End Death Penalty Moratorium  Human Rights Watch The Sri Lankan government should drop plans to resume executions, which would end an unofficial 43-year moratorium in the country, Human Rights Watch ...
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Chinese Investments: Malaysia Dares Something Sri Lanka, Pakistan, And Philippines Didn't - Forbes (Sat, 13 Apr 2019)
Chinese Investments: Malaysia Dares Something Sri Lanka, Pakistan, And Philippines Didn't  Forbes In dealing with China, Malaysia has dared to do something Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and the Philippines didn't: bring Beijing back to the negotiating table to cut the ...
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SLPP ready for any election – MR - News 1st (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
SLPP ready for any election – MR  News 1st Colombo (News 1st): Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa says the SLPP will announce its Presidential Candidate after reaching a unanimous decision on ...
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Cyber Security Act to be presented to Parliament in May - News 1st (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
Cyber Security Act to be presented to Parliament in May  News 1st Colombo (News 1st): The Ministry of Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology is to present a draft of the Cyber Security Act to Parliament next - Get the ...
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Sri Lanka's drought, failure to raise power capacity force nationwide power cuts - Reuters (Mon, 25 Mar 2019)
Sri Lanka's drought, failure to raise power capacity force nationwide power cuts  Reuters COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's state-run power firm has imposed daily power cuts for the first time in more than two years as a drought has slashed ...
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Sri Lanka : Sri Lanka to name World Cup squad on Thursday - Colombo Page (Tue, 16 Apr 2019)
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Mahiyangana accident: Final rites of the 10 today - News 1st (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
Mahiyangana accident: Final rites of the 10 today  News 1st Colombo (News 1st): At least one person is killed every three hours in road accidents on average in Sri Lanka. The final rites were observed today (April - Get ...
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Chinese 'debt-diplomacy' is drowning Sri Lanka's economy and environment - TRT World (Wed, 03 Apr 2019)
Chinese 'debt-diplomacy' is drowning Sri Lanka's economy and environment  TRT World With ever increasing interest rates and a snowballing debt, at what cost is debt in exchange for Chinese development too high?
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Dimuth Karunaratne to lead Sri Lanka at 2019 World Cup? - News 1st (Sun, 14 Apr 2019)
Dimuth Karunaratne to lead Sri Lanka at 2019 World Cup?  News 1st Colombo (News1st) - The Nondescripts Cricket Club reports that opening batsman Dimuth Karunaratne has been named as the Captain of the Sri Lankan ...
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Rupee appreciated by 4.6% against US$ in 2019 : CBSL - News 1st (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
Rupee appreciated by 4.6% against US$ in 2019 : CBSL  News 1st Colombo (News 1st): The Central Bank in its newly released external report states that during the year up to April 18th 2019, the Sri Lankan rupee appreciated ...
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Sri Lanka : PNB recovers over 3 kg of heroin in a garage near Southern expressway entrance - Colombo Page (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka : PNB recovers over 3 kg of heroin in a garage near Southern expressway entrance  Colombo Page Apr 19, Colombo: The Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) officials during a raid have found 3.6 kilograms of heroin in a garage near the Kurundugahahethekma ...
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In Sri Lanka, the new Chinese Silk Road is a disappointment - FRANCE 24 English (Sun, 24 Mar 2019)
In Sri Lanka, the new Chinese Silk Road is a disappointment  FRANCE 24 English Chinese President Xi Jinping has launched the French leg of his European tour to try to drum up cooperation for his global infrastructure project.
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A dive into the cause of Sri Lanka’s garbage crisis - News 1st (Tue, 16 Apr 2019)
A dive into the cause of Sri Lanka’s garbage crisis  News 1st COLOMBO (News 1st): Sri Lanka is currently going through a developing garbage crisis. On top of that, several garbage dumpsites have gone up in flames in ...
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China to give $989 million to build new highway in Sri Lanka - Fox News (Fri, 22 Mar 2019)
China to give $989 million to build new highway in Sri Lanka  Fox News China has agreed to provide a loan of $989 million to Sri Lanka to build an expressway that will connect the island nation's tea-growing central region to a ...
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Brother of Sri Lanka ex-president sued over alleged torture and killings - The Guardian (Tue, 09 Apr 2019)
Brother of Sri Lanka ex-president sued over alleged torture and killings  The Guardian The brother of the former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa is being sued in a US court over alleged extrajudicial killing and torture, by the same lawyers ...
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Lanka to double air space rates, landing and other charges - The Sunday Times Sri Lanka (Sun, 14 Apr 2019)
Lanka to double air space rates, landing and other charges  The Sunday Times Sri Lanka The Government is planning to increase the rates for use of Sri Lanka's air space by international airlines and other flights, ground handling and waiting charges.
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Sri Lanka name mad World Cup squad: Dickwella axed, Karunaratne leads - Cricket365.com (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka name mad World Cup squad: Dickwella axed, Karunaratne leads  Cricket365.com Sri Lanka have named an extraordinary World Cup squad, with Dimuth Karunaratne returning as captain having not played an ODI since the last World Cup, ...
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How Gandhi ended up on a Sri Lankan Vishnu temple entrance - Quartz (Mon, 01 Apr 2019)
How Gandhi ended up on a Sri Lankan Vishnu temple entrance  Quartz I first set my eyes on the gopuram (entrance towers of temples built in the southern Indian style) of the Vallipuram Vishnu temple on a warm Sunday morning in ...
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This All-Female Surf Club is Shifting the Paradigm in Sri Lankan Surf Culture - Surfer Magazine (Tue, 02 Apr 2019)
This All-Female Surf Club is Shifting the Paradigm in Sri Lankan Surf Culture  Surfer Magazine Shamali Sanjaya, a confident, 30-year-old mother and surfer from the small Sri Lankan town of Arugam Bay, serves as the president of the country's first ...
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Australian tourists bored with Bali look to enjoy international holidays in Sri Lanka - ABC News (Wed, 03 Apr 2019)
Australian tourists bored with Bali look to enjoy international holidays in Sri Lanka  ABC News A growing number of Australians are shunning Bali and Thailand in favour of holidaying in Sri Lanka, with the country experiencing more than a 10 per cent ...
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UN torture prevention body visits Sri Lanka - JURIST (Tue, 02 Apr 2019)
UN torture prevention body visits Sri Lanka  JURIST A delegation of the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) arrived in Sri Lanka on Tuesday for an 11-day visit. The SPT will examine the treatment ...
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Sri Lanka seeks divine help to end power crisis - Dhaka Tribune (Thu, 28 Mar 2019)
Sri Lanka seeks divine help to end power crisis  Dhaka Tribune The island nation has endured widespread energy shortages all week as a severe drought bites into hydro-electricity production.
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Sri Lanka builds fastest railway line first time after independence with China's assistance - Business Today (Wed, 10 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka builds fastest railway line first time after independence with China's assistance  Business Today The Sri Lankan government on Monday inaugurated its fastest railway line, which has been built with the assistance of the Chinese government. Sri Lanka ...
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Sri Lanka : Dutch youth on holiday killed in traffic accident in Sri Lanka - Colombo Page (Tue, 16 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka : Dutch youth on holiday killed in traffic accident in Sri Lanka  Colombo Page Apr 16, Colombo: A Dutch family from Noord-Brabant town of Zevenbergen holidaying in Sri Lanka was involved in a serious traffic accident in Matale and their ...
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US looking forward to building on partnership with Sri Lanka - adaderana.lk (Sun, 14 Apr 2019)
US looking forward to building on partnership with Sri Lanka  adaderana.lk The United States says it is looking forward to building on its partnership with Sri Lanka and continuing to tackle shared challenges in the year ahead.
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Sri Lanka Launches First Ever Electric 'Tuk Tuk' - The Weather Channel (Fri, 29 Mar 2019)
Sri Lanka Launches First Ever Electric 'Tuk Tuk'  The Weather Channel Sri Lanka has launched the first ever electric three-wheeler, a popular mode of public transport, keeping in line with the government's vision of creating a ...
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Sri Lanka rolls out free visas on arrival for more than 30 nationalities - Lonely Planet Travel News (Fri, 12 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka rolls out free visas on arrival for more than 30 nationalities  Lonely Planet Travel News Bucking a general trend for soaring visa fees across South Asia, Sri Lanka is set to roll out free visas on arrival for citizens of more than 30 countries from 1 May ...
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Sri Lanka : Singapore\'s HPL acquires Sri Lanka\'s Marriott Weligama Bay Resort & Spa - Colombo Page (Mon, 15 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka : Singapore\'s HPL acquires Sri Lanka\'s Marriott Weligama Bay Resort & Spa  Colombo Page Apr 15, Colombo: Singapore-based Hotel Properties' (HPL) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary HPL Properties (West Asia) (HPLPWA) has acquired ...
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Sri Lanka’s biodiversity on show: Q & A with tourism and wildlife minister John Amaratunga - Mongabay.com (Fri, 22 Mar 2019)
Sri Lanka’s biodiversity on show: Q & A with tourism and wildlife minister John Amaratunga  Mongabay.com In May, Sri Lanka will host the latest CITES conference, which is expected to give a strong boost to the island's tourism industry, including wildlife tourism, a key ...
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Is reporting a sexual assault a crime? - News 1st (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
Is reporting a sexual assault a crime?  News 1st Colombo (News 1st): Not just women in Sri Lanka but all around the world, women regularly experience assault and abuse. Yet many avoid speaking up about ...
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Sri Lanka's former defence chief accused of torture and killing after being served lawsuit in US grocery parking lot - The Independent (Tue, 09 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka's former defence chief accused of torture and killing after being served lawsuit in US grocery parking lot  The Independent Sri Lanka's former powerful defence chief has been accused of torture and killing during the country's bloody operation against Tamil militants, in an legal filing ...
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Climbing Sri Lanka’s holy mountain, and four other temple trails - South China Morning Post (Sun, 14 Apr 2019)
Climbing Sri Lanka’s holy mountain, and four other temple trails  South China Morning Post Seeing the sunrise from the top of Adam's Peak requires a five-hour night climb up 5000 steps – it's not for the faint-hearted; the 2243-metre peak is a pilgrimage ...
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Lankan accused of killing wife can't escape justice through deportation, Canadian SC rules - adaderana.lk (Fri, 19 Apr 2019)
Lankan accused of killing wife can't escape justice through deportation, Canadian SC rules  adaderana.lk Quebec's top court erred in ruling that proceeding with a murder case was unnecessary because the accused had been deported, the Supreme Court of Canada ...
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Sri Lanka to slash customs inspections after blocking identity theft - EconomyNext (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka to slash customs inspections after blocking identity theft  EconomyNext ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka Customs will halve the number of physical inspections at the border but all importers, exporters, forwarding and clearing agents ...
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SCOC sends case of deported Sri Lankan accused in wife’s slaying back to Quebec court - Global News (Wed, 17 Apr 2019)
SCOC sends case of deported Sri Lankan accused in wife’s slaying back to Quebec court  Global News A Sri Lankan national who saw a murder charge against him stayed after a judge ruled the delays in getting his case to trial were unreasonable isn't finished ...
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Sri Lanka's latest attempt to legalize state terror - ucanews (Mon, 25 Mar 2019)
Sri Lanka's latest attempt to legalize state terror  ucanews Sri Lanka's latest attempt to legalize state terror. Replacing one act that tramples on human rights with another that makes potential suspects of us all is no ...
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Germany indicts suspected rebel over Sri Lanka war crimes - Fox News (Sat, 13 Apr 2019)
Germany indicts suspected rebel over Sri Lanka war crimes  Fox News German authorities have indicted a Sri Lankan man suspected of involvement in killing 15 captured government soldiers while fighting for the Tamil Tigers rebel ...
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Sri Lanka rupee ends steady; stocks edge up ahead of long holidays - Reuters (Fri, 12 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka rupee ends steady; stocks edge up ahead of long holidays  Reuters The Sri Lankan rupee closed steady on Friday while stocks ended tad firmer in thin trade ahead of a long weekend due to traditional new year. ** The currency ...
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Sri Lanka rupee ends firmer; stocks dip on foreign outflows - Reuters (Thu, 11 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka rupee ends firmer; stocks dip on foreign outflows  Reuters The Sri Lankan rupee closed slightly firmer on Thursday, supported by dollar inflows from remittances ahead of the traditional new year, while stocks ended ...
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Sajith is accepted by the entire nation – Vijith Priyantha - News 1st (Thu, 18 Apr 2019)
Sajith is accepted by the entire nation – Vijith Priyantha  News 1st Colombo (News 1st): Former UNP Western Provincial Councilor Vijith Priyantha expressed the following views at a press conference held in Horana today - Get ...
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Sri Lanka : Prime Minister briefed on Nuwara Eliya people\'s problems - Colombo Page (Mon, 15 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka : Prime Minister briefed on Nuwara Eliya people\'s problems  Colombo Page Apr 15, Colombo: Prime Minister Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today visited the Nuwara Eliya Bambarakele Sri Maha Viharaya today (15th) to receive ...
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UAE residents invited to celebrate Sri Lankan New Year Festival in Dubai - gulfnews.com (Mon, 01 Apr 2019)
UAE residents invited to celebrate Sri Lankan New Year Festival in Dubai  gulfnews.com Dubai: This April 12, get a taste, feel and vibe of the rich cultural heritage of Sri Lanka right here in Dubai and join the community as they celebrate the Sri ...
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Sri Lanka’s heightening war on the drug menace - The Hindu (Sat, 23 Mar 2019)
Sri Lanka’s heightening war on the drug menace  The Hindu President Maithripala Sirisena's controversial announcement last month that drug traffickers in Sri Lanka would be executed drew international attention.
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What Sri Lanka's 2019 Budget Tells Us About Its Economic Health - The Diplomat (Wed, 27 Mar 2019)
What Sri Lanka's 2019 Budget Tells Us About Its Economic Health  The Diplomat Following one of the most dramatic political crises in the recent history of South Asia, Sri Lanka's government budget for 2019 was approved by the majority of ...
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Sri Lanka rupee firms on remittances; stocks end steady - Reuters (Wed, 10 Apr 2019)
Sri Lanka rupee firms on remittances; stocks end steady  Reuters The Sri Lankan rupee ended stronger on Wednesday as dollar inflows from remittances ahead of the traditional new year provided support, while stocks closed ...
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Tammy Beaumont eases England home in T20 hammering of Sri Lanka - The Guardian (Sun, 24 Mar 2019)
Tammy Beaumont eases England home in T20 hammering of Sri Lanka  The Guardian Tammy Beaumont hit an unbeaten half-century to help England cruise to an eight-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in their first T20 in Colombo.
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"Severe Dry Weather" in Sri Lanka Affects Over 321000 - The Weather Channel (Wed, 10 Apr 2019)
"Severe Dry Weather" in Sri Lanka Affects Over 321000  The Weather Channel Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Centre on Tuesday said that the number of people affected by the severe dry weather conditions prevailing across the island ...
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Sri Lanka Test captain arrested after traffic accident - Sport24 (Sun, 31 Mar 2019)
Sri Lanka Test captain arrested after traffic accident  Sport24 Sri Lankan Test cricket captain Dimuth Karunaratne has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after an accident.
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Exclusive: Tea label giants vow probe after Sri Lanka labor abuse expose - Reuters (Tue, 26 Mar 2019)
Exclusive: Tea label giants vow probe after Sri Lanka labor abuse expose  Reuters NUWARA ELIYA, Sri Lanka (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Plantations in Sri Lanka that supply tea stamped slavery-free to top global companies are under ...
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