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Sacking SLFP organizers calculated move to strengthen UNP - Rajapaksa (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that removing popular figures in the SLFP from their electoral organiser positions is a move calculated not to strengthen the SLFP but to ensure the victory of the UNP. MORE..
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EU parliament votes to grant GSP+ to Sri Lanka (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
The European Parliament today voted to defeat a resolution to deny granting the GSP+ tariff concession to Sri Lanka. MORE..
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25 senior lawyers appointed as President's Counsel (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed 25 senior lawyers as President's Counsel, during a ceremony held at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo. MORE..
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Petronas to explore possibility of long-term business with Sri Lanka (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
President Maithripala Sirisena has invited leading Malaysian entrepreneurs to explore possibilities of expanding investment and trade and look for the potential of new trade opportunities in Sri Lanka. MORE..
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Thajudeen murder- Anura Senanayake further remanded (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
Former Senior DIG Anura Senanayake has been further remanded till the May 04 by the Colombo High Court. MORE..
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PM meets Minister of External Affairs of India (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who is currently in India on official business has reportedly held a discussion with the Minister of External Affairs of India, Sushma Swaraj. MORE...
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Suspected cop killer dies after shootout with police (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
An exchange of fire took place in Hambantota, killing a suspect and injuring 2 Police officers. MORE...
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Court holds that police can file plaints under the Excise Ordinance (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
The Galle Magistrate's Court today held that the police have powers to file plaints, under the Excise Ordinance. MORE..
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Rajitha demands investigation on company selling over priced drugs (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne has demanded an immediate investigation to be held on the company that had been selling medication for cancer, above the maximum retail price. MORE...
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Two arrested with live grenades and firearms (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
An individual carrying a live grenade was arrested near the railway crossing gate at Dahaiyagama, Anuradhapura. MORE...
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Kalutara prison bus shooting - another suspect arrested (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
Another suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting of two prison buses in Ethanamadala, Kalutara. MORE...
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More incentives to be provided to the labour force (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
In honour of International Labour Day, the government has made arrangements to provide more incentives to the working force, Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relations, W. D. J. Seneviratne states. MORE...
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Polythene to be banned in the Central Province (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
The Governor of the Central province, Niluka Ekanayaka stated that measures will be taken to ban the use of polythene in the central province of Sri Lanka. MORE...
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University cut-off marks to be released in May (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
Cut-off marks for entrance to university for the new academic year will be released at the end of May, University Grants Commission states. MORE...
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Deciding vote to be held today on GSP+ trade concession (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
A deciding vote will be held within the Members of the European parliament on a resolution refuting the granting of the trade concession by GSP +, to Sri Lanka, today (27). MORE...
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Harthal in the North and East today (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
A harthal movement will be staged in the Northern and Eastern provinces today (27). MORE..
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President discusses irrigation programs (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
Discussions were held regarding the development of irrigation projects in the country, in the presence of the President, Maithripala Sirisena, yesterday (26). MORE...
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We won't tolerate members who go against the SLFP - Amaraweera (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
The Secretary General of the Unites Peoples Freedom Alliance, Mr. Mahinda Amaraweera stated that they will not hold back when dealing with party members who act against the policies of the SLFP. MORE...
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Flight timings changed due to closure of Indian airspace (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
Due to an experimental flight launch by India and closure of the Indian airspace on the 27th of April, the arrival and departure timings of the following SriLankan Airlines flights will change. MORE...
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India assures Sri Lanka on world class road infrastructure in Jaffna (Wed, 26 Apr 2017)
India has agreed to cooperate with Sri Lanka in developing world class road infrastructure in Jaffna region of Sri Lanka. MORE..
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SLFP holds 2 opinions on the new post for Field Marshal Fonseka (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka stated that the aim of setting up a new unit with the inclusion of tri forces is not to introduce a military rule. He was speaking to the media after participating in a ceremony held at Kelaniya today. However, SLFP... Read More
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Northern Provincial council limits its session today to 10 minutes in support of Harthal (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
The Hartal launched in the Northern Province today pressurizing the government to mete out justice to the Tamils disappeared and releasing lands to their owners is still continuing. It was reported earlier that the Eastern Province would also join in... Read More
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North Korea seeks Southeast Asian support in row with US (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
North Korea has appealed to Southeast Asian countries for support in its row with the United States to prevent what it warned could be a nuclear holocaust, according to a letter obtained by AFP. In the letter to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations... Read More
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S.F.Lokka further remanded (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
Murder suspect of Karate Wasantha, Eron Ranasinghe alias SF Lokka has been further remanded until the 9th of May. He was nabbed regarding a vehicle theft and he was ordered to be further remanded today when presented before the Anuradhapura Magistrate.... Read More
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The resolution against restoring GSP plus for Sri Lanka defeated by 317 votes at the European parliament (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
The European Parliament today voted to defeat a resolution to deny granting the GSP+ tariff concession to Sri Lanka. Deputy Minister Dr Harsha de Silva said that Sri Lanka won the vote in Brussels after 436 MEPs voted against, 119 voted in favor and 22... Read More
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Foreign Employment Bureau incurs brilliant profit (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
Foreign Employment Bureau states that they have incurred a brilliant operating profit of Rs.1.2 billion during the period from last years month of March to this years March. Releasing a notice, the Bureau stated the profit has been increased this time... Read More
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Trump gives Pentagon power to reset Iraq, Syria troop limits (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
President Donald Trump has given the military the authority to reset a confusing system of troop limits in Iraq and Syria that critics said allowed the White House to micro-manage battlefield decisions and ultimately obscured the real number of U.S.... Read More
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Brad Pitts overnight visit with her kids (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
Brad Pitt had his first overnight visit with his children since Angelina Jolie filed for divorce. Brad reportedly had an overnight visit with his six children and the childrens nannies were also made available in case they were needed. It comes after... Read More
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Samuels replaces de Kock for Delhi Daredevils (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
Delhi Daredevils have brought in Marlon Samuels as a replacement for the injured wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock, for the remainder of the season. De Kock had been ruled out of the IPL with an injury to his right index finger he picked up during... Read More
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Samuels replaces de Kock for Delhi Daredevils (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
Delhi Daredevils have brought in Marlon Samuels as a replacement for the injured wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock, for the remainder of the season. De Kock had been ruled out of the IPL with an injury to his right index finger he picked up during... Read More
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Wife murders Her husband using sharp weapon (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
An incident of murdering a husband using a sharp weapon by his wife has been reported from Akurumula area in Delgoda. The reason has been revealed as a row between the couple. The murderer wife has been detained by the police. Read More
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Twenty Five Attorneys appointed as Presidents Counsels (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
Twenty five senior attorneys have been appointed as Presidents Counsel. President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed the Presidents Counsels, and according to the Presidents Media Division, the appointments have been given in line with their excellence... Read More
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Reason for the death of missing youth in Korea revealed (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
Minister of Foreign Employment, Thalatha Athukorala remarks that the cause of death of the Sri Lankan youth who went missing in Korea whose dead body was found recently is committing suicide. Speaking at a media briefing held today Minister said that... Read More
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Police granted powers to file cases under Excise Ordinance (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
Galle Magistrate decided that the Police have powers to file cases under the Excise Ordinance. The decision was taken today giving the final decision regarding a file cased at the court complaining that the Police has no right to conduct Excise raids.... Read More
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Police Inspector admits to the hospital complaining he was attacked by the OIC (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
A police inspector ha admitted to the Badulla General Hospital complaining that the Officer In Charge of Lunugala Police Station assaulted him. Police said that he has been assaulted yesterday, and has admitted to the hospital complaining the OIC commited... Read More
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Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna passes away (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
Veteran Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna has passed away today. He was at the age of 70. Khanna was suffering from the cancer called advanced bladder carcinoma. The actor, who was sitting Bharatiya Janata Party member of the Lok Sabha from the Gurdaspur... Read More
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Former Senior DIG Anura Senanayake re-remanded (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
Former Senior DIG of Police, Anura Senanayake who had been remanded regarding the murder of Ruggarite Waseem Thajudeen has been re-remanded until the 4th of May. Read More
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Mathara Roshan wanted in connection with Maaspotha police shooting shot dead in Hambanthota (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
The main suspect, wanted in connection with the recent murder of a sub inspector of police at a hotel in Maspotha, Kurunegala D.K. Chaminda alias Matara Roshan was killed in a police shooting today. Two policemen received injuries when they exchanged... Read More
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Dashing love story of Pubudu and Mashi - photos (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
She is gorgeous! Lot of people know her from advertisements. She was also Miss NSBM this year. There is one more reason that she is famous, that is none other than this pretty girl being the girlfriend of famous Sri Lankan actor, Pubudu Chathuranga.... Read More
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UPFA General Secretary says Fonseka has not been given the responsibility to command forces (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
UPFA general Secretary Minister Mahinda Amaraweera says that Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka has not been vest eesponsibility in his new position to command security forces.  He was speaking at a media conference held at the ministry this morning.... Read More
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Decisive vote taking Over GSP plus this afternoon (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
The voting by the European parliament on a resolution, presented by a group of its members whether to restore GSP+ to Sri Lanka will be held at 3pm Sri Lanka time today. Foreign Affairs Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva who is currently in... Read More
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Indian External Affairs Minister meets the Prime Minister (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj says that the Central government has initiated a program in collaboration with state governments to solve the Indi Sri Lanka fishing dispute. This was revealed during a meeting held between the Indian External... Read More
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Pakisthan calls off Bangladesh tour (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
Pakistan will not tour Bangladesh this year as per schedule; the Pakisthan Cricket Board said. Accordingly, the series has been postponed indefinitely by mutual consent. Pakistan was to play two Tests, three ODIs and a T20I series in Bangladesh in July... Read More
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Justin Bieber’s ex Sahara Ray poses completely NAKED as she teases fans with racy Instagram snap (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
The 23-year-old Australian model and swimwear designer thrilled her fans on Sunday when she stripped totally starkers and sprawled herself on a bed. The beauty gazed over to the camera fully naked. Sahara famously was in the company of Justin... Read More
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Thai monk thrill ride ends in accident (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
A thrill-seeking monk who took a friend’s souped-up sports car for a spin lost control and wrapped it around a tree. Thapanat Chaiyasut, 31, was just one day from leaving a strict monkhood in central Thailand when he got behind the wheel of an orange... Read More
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Guidance given by spiritual leaders is very important: President Sirisena (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
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EU Parliament vote on resolution to deny GSP + tilts in Lanka’s favour (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
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Cause for explosions in the vicinity of Damascus airport identified (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
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PM in India: ‘Deep water fishing’ to be introduced for fishermen (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
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President focusses on irrigation development following study in weather changes (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
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Hartal in Northern Province – public transport stalled, shops close (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
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GSP+ vote: Will SL be able to claim victory in EU parliament vote? (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
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Meethotamulla update: More victims moved to temporary shelter (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
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Janaka Bandara and Pramitha Bandara Tennakoon speak out following their resignation (Wed, 26 Apr 2017)
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Rainbow on the horizon as Kansai Nerolac Paints forms Joint Venture with Capital Holdings Maharaja Pvt Ltd (Wed, 26 Apr 2017)
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India's Planned Investment in Sri Lanka's Trincomalee Port Gets a Push - Voice of America (Wed, 26 Apr 2017)
Voice of America India's Planned Investment in Sri Lanka's Trincomalee Port Gets a Push Voice of America India's plans to invest in a strategic port in Sri Lanka as a counterbalance to China's massive infrastructure investments in the Indian Ocean island country got a push Wednesday as Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe visited New Delhi. India Nips at China's Heels in Race to Collect Lanka Port AssetsBloomberg India renews Sri Lanka ties to counter China influence in South AsiaLivemint Working visit of Prime Minister of Sri Lanka to IndiaMinistry of External Affairs (press release) Bangladesh News 24 hours -The Hindu -Businessinsider India all 156 news articles »
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China fear stalls India - Sri Lanka deal - Economic Times (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
Economic Times China fear stalls India - Sri Lanka deal Economic Times NEW DELHI: India is in no hurry to complete the economic and technical cooperation agreement (ETCA) with Sri Lanka. Officially, India has said it would proceed “at a pace comfortable for Colombo“. But there are other, bigger reasons for India to guard ... Nudge to Lanka on Tamil concernsCalcutta Telegraph Sri Lanka appoints seven lead managers for up to $1.5 bln sovereign bond - sourcesNasdaq India, Sri Lanka sign MoU for cooperation in economic projectsThe Indian Express Deccan Herald -Livemint all 40 news articles »
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EU Parliament rejects motion to deny GSP+ for Sri Lanka - Lanka Business Online (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
Colombo Gazette EU Parliament rejects motion to deny GSP+ for Sri Lanka Lanka Business Online Apr 27, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka won the vote in Brussels by 436 against and 119 in favor for the motion to deny GSP plus for Sri Lanka. A group of EU parliamentarians last week forwarded a motion to deny Sri Lanka access to GSP Plus, citing the slow ... ***Motion opposing GSP+ for Sri Lanka defeated in EUThe Sunday Times Sri Lanka Motion to deny Sri Lanka GSP plus defeated by EU ParliamentColombo Gazette * European parliament votes in favor of granting GSP+ to Sri LankaColombo Page Daily Mirror -Hiru News all 10 news articles »
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Sri Lanka: Crown jewels - New Zealand Herald (Wed, 26 Apr 2017)
Sri Lanka: Crown jewels New Zealand Herald For Bawa, the hotel was a departure from his many other projects in Sri Lanka and other Asian countries. Such is the legacy of the architect that itineraries can be arranged to include sidetrips to Bawa's creations, which are faithful to Sri Lanka's ...
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Tamil workers in northern Sri Lanka support Maruti Suzuki workers - World Socialist Web Site (Thu, 27 Apr 2017)
World Socialist Web Site Tamil workers in northern Sri Lanka support Maruti Suzuki workers World Socialist Web Site Members and supporters of the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) visited Chavakachcheri, a small town, about 25 kilometres from Jaffna in northern Sri Lanka, as a part of the campaign by ... Sri Lankan Tamil, Muslim political parties protest against the militaryLivemint Sri Lankan protest demands information on civil war missingNew York Daily News all 4 news articles »
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Sri Lanka overturns ban on adopting elephants - Channel NewsAsia - Channel NewsAsia (Wed, 26 Apr 2017)
Channel NewsAsia Sri Lanka overturns ban on adopting elephants - Channel NewsAsia Channel NewsAsia Sri Lanka said Wednesday it would allow rich individuals and temples to adopt baby elephants, overturning a ban put in place to protect the animals. and more »
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British tourist crushed by palm tree in Sri Lanka | Daily Mail Online - Daily Mail (Wed, 26 Apr 2017)
Daily Mail British tourist crushed by palm tree in Sri Lanka | Daily Mail Online Daily Mail Claire Saywell, 42, was relaxing at the four-star Club Hotel Dolphin resort in Sri Lanka with her husband David when a 50ft tree fell across her sun-bed, ... British tourist sues tour operator over accident in Sri LankaColombo Gazette all 3 news articles »
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* Deputy Minister optimistic on EU vote to grant GSP+ to Sri Lanka - Colombo Page (Wed, 26 Apr 2017)
Colombo Page * Deputy Minister optimistic on EU vote to grant GSP+ to Sri Lanka Colombo Page Apr 26, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has held discussions with several Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) ahead of the vote on the Generalized System of Preferences plus (GSP+) at the EU parliament in Brussels tomorrow on a resolution ... Vote on SL's GSP Plus application todayDaily Mirror Sri Lankan Cabinet agrees to 'certain' EU GSP+ conditionsThe Sunday Times Sri Lanka all 7 news articles »
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Malinga, Mathews back for Sri Lanka - cricket.com.au (Mon, 24 Apr 2017)
cricket.com.au Malinga, Mathews back for Sri Lanka cricket.com.au Angelo Mathews is back as skipper and Lasith Malinga makes his return after nearly a two-year absence as Sri Lanka release their one-day squad for the Champions Trophy tournament. Mathews will resume the captaincy after missing the ODI series against ... Angelo Mathews, Lasith Malinga back in Sri Lanka squad for ICC Champions TrophyHindustan Times Lasith Malinga in Sri Lanka squad for Champions Trophy | Cricket ...ESPNcricinfo.com Lasith Malinga returns for Sri Lanka in Champions TrophyDaily Mail SkySports -Deccan Chronicle -International Cricket Council all 31 news articles »
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A Dengue Vaccine Exists, But Sri Lanka Has Yet To Approve It - Roar.lk (Wed, 26 Apr 2017)
Roar.lk A Dengue Vaccine Exists, But Sri Lanka Has Yet To Approve It Roar.lk Sri Lanka has seen an unprecedented outbreak of dengue this year, overwhelming hospitals throughout the country. Since January 2017, the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health has recorded over 37,000 cases of dengue, more than double last year's ...
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