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Sri Lanka s Catholic Bishops says no to death penalty (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
In a statement with regard to the issue of the Death Penalty, the Members of the Catholic Bishops Conference in Sri Lanka today said that the Church teaches in the light of the Gospel that the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person. MORE..
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Welikada female inmates call off protest (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
The female detainees at the Welikada Prison have called off their rooftop protest after discussions held with officials from the Ministry of Justice and Prison Reforms. MORE..
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JO sets up committee to decide on sitting independently in Parliament (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
The Joint Opposition has decided to set up a committee to look into whether the MPs representing the party should act independently in Parliament. MORE..
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Group admitting a patient assault hospital staff (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
A group of individuals, who had admitted a patient to the Padukka Divisional Hospital, have reportedly assaulted two staff members of the hospital. MORE..
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Special salaries commission to probe govt. sector salary issues (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
A special salaries commission has been appointed to increase the public sector salaries and to remove salary anomalies. MORE..
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Wimalasurendra reservoir spills over due to heavy rain (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
Wimalasurendra reservoir has started to spill over since last evening (13), due to the heavy rainfall in the western slopes of the Central Hills, stated Norton Bridge police. MORE..
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No need for military aid from US when there is no war – Nalaka Thero (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
Venerable Bengamuwe Nalaka Thero says that there Sri Lanka does not need any military aid from the United States as there is no longer a war in the country. MORE..
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Bandula reveals how a secret gazette on SLSFTA was passed (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
A gazette removing the duty tax of nearly 4000 items pertaining to the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA) has been passed secretly, accuses the Joint Opposition. MORE..
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Man arrested for molesting 9-year-old niece (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
An individual has been arrested by Wilgamuwa police for allegedly molesting a school girl, aged 9 years, in Matale. MORE..
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Navy Sampath arrested by CID (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
UPDATE- The court has allowed the CID to detain Navy Sampath until tomorrow (15) and question him. MORE..
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Fishing huts and boats torched in Nayaru (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
Fishermen in Nayaru, Mullaitivu says that a group people have set fire to their fishermen s huts, last night (13). MORE..
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Man arrested after crashing car into UK Parliament (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
A number of pedestrians were injured when a car crashed into the security barriers outside the UK s Parliament building on Tuesday, Scotland Yard said as armed police quickly arrested the male driver. MORE..
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Large-scale deforestation racket uncovered in Kahalla-Pallekele sanctuary (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
A large-scale racket of deforestation and taking over state lands of Kahalla-Pallekele sanctuary in Kandulugamuwa, has been uncovered by the wildlife officers of Galkiriyagama Wildlife Conservation Office. MORE..
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Illegal gem miners caught in the act (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
Koslanda Police have arrested two illegal gem miners on their act and seized their equipment at a raid conducted in Uva Mavelagama area in Koslanda. MORE..
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US gives Sri Lankan military US$39 million, countering China (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
The United States announced Monday it would grant Sri Lanka $39 million to boost maritime security as China develops its strategic hold on the Indian Ocean island. MORE..
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Ranjith Ariyaratne appointed as Postmaster General (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
Polonnaruwa District Secretary Mr. Ranjith Ariyaratne has been appointed as the new Postmaster General, with effect from today (14). MORE..
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Multi-vehicle collision in Chilaw (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
A multi-vehicle collision had occurred early this morning (14) near Deduru Oya Bridge on the Chilaw-Puttalam highway. MORE..
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All ministers of Northern PC should resign – Reginald Cooray (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
Northern Province Governor Reginald Cooray says that all the ministers of Northern Provincial Council (NPC) should resign and new ministers should be sworn in for the provincial ministerial portfolios. MORE..
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Eight persons arrested with heroin (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
Matale and Dambulla Police stations have arrested 8 individuals for the possession of heroin last night (13) at a raid conducted in Matale and Dambulla towns, says Office of the Superintendent of Police, Matale. MORE..
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President presents housing deeds to Ranaviru Real Star winners (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
Presentation of new housing ownership deeds to the 35 selected candidates for the final round of Ranaviru Real Star was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at Madurawala Prabudhdhagma Horana Ranaviru village today(13). MORE..
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Sri Lanka wins low scoring thriller at Khettarama (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
Sri Lanka beat South Africa by three wickets in the solitary T20 International at the Khettarama Stadium in Colombo. Batting first, the visitors totalled a mediocre 98 in 16.4 overs. Quinton de Kock top scored with 20. Reeza Hendricks made 19. In... Read More
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Conditions for female inmates protesting on Welikada Prison roof-top (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
Justice and Prisons Reforms Ministry Secretary Mangalika Adhikari has instructed Prisons Commissioner General to study the facts that had led to the protest by the Welikada Prison’s female inmates. The Ministry Secretary has said that if the... Read More
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Cabinet approves new committee to address public sector salary issues (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
Cabinet has granted approval to the new committee which was tasked with looking into and making recommendations on salary increases and correct disparities of state sector employees. Read More
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London car crash treating as terror incident, police say (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
A man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament in the UK, injuring several people. Officers were seen surrounding the vehicle before the man in his late 20s was detained, shortly after... Read More
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Updated : Court allows CID to detain Navy Sampath for interrogation (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
An absconding suspect in the abduction and disappearance of 11 youths in Colombo, Chandana P. Hettiarachchi aka Navy Sampath has been arrested by the CID. He is also a suspect in the murder of MP N. Raviraj. Police said that the suspect was arrested last... Read More
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Ruhuna campus students stage a protest (Photos) (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
The students of the Ruhuna campus have staged a protest citing several issues faced by them. They are staging the protest at the Eiliyakanda Junction on the Matara - Kataragama main road. Read More
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Ranjith Ariyaratne appointed new Post Master General (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
Polonnaruwa District Secretary U. G. Ranjith Ariyaratne has been appointed new Post Master General with effect from today. He succeeded Rohana Abeyratne who was transferred to the Presidential Secretariat. Read More
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Sri Lankas racing legend receives death threats (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
Police have uncovered a plot to kill Sri Lankas globally renowned racing driver Dilantha Malagamuwa. Accordingly, he had lodged a complaint with the police headquarters. Following that, a special police team has commenced investigations into... Read More
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Imran Khan sworn-in as a parliamentarian (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
Former cricket star turned politician Imran Khan was sworn in as a parliamentarian after his party won Pakistans general election last month. Kahn was sworn in as an MP with other politicians at a brief ceremony in the National Assembly, the decision-making... Read More
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Landslide risk in Kirimatiya, Nuwara Eliya (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
The authorities have asked 30 persons from nine families in Kirimatiya, Nuwara Eliya to evacuate due to a landslide threat. The Disaster Management Center said that the people have been relocated to a welfare center. The police urged the motorists... Read More
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Gunman targets gem businessman (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
A gem businessman was shot at in Marapana in Ratnapura this morning. Police said that a group of persons in a car had opened fire at the businessman while he was travelling by car. The assailants had fled after the shooting incident. However,... Read More
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Traffic stalled in Danowita on Kandy - Colombo main road (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
Police say a traffic congestion is building up, on the Kandy - Colombo main road as a result of an accident in Danowita area. The accident had occurred after an SLTB bus collided with a lorry. One of the occupants of the lorry was hospitalized... Read More
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Over 100 Afghan soldiers killed (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
Four days of ferocious fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban over a key provincial capital has claimed the lives of about 100 Afghan soldiers and at least 20 civilians, the Defence Minister said. The staggering numbers provided by Gen. Tareq... Read More
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SL Vs SA T20I at Khettarama (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
The sole T20 International between Sri Lanka and South Africa will be played at the Khettarama Stadium in Colombo this evening. Dinesh Chandimal who missed the Tests and ODI series due to an ICC ban is expected to play today. Read More
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PM stresses to create a strong economy (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says steps are being taken to create a strong economy without allowing the country be divided. He said this addressing an event in Kurunegala yesterday. Read More
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Joint Opposition to become independent in Parliament! Decision to be announced this afternoon (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
Joint opposition party leaders will meet this afternoon to decide on whether that Joint Opposition MPs should remain independent in Parliament. The meeting will take place with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the chair. The Joint Opposition... Read More
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Proposal to remove salary anomalies of state employees before Cabinet (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera is scheduled to present a proposal to the Cabinet today seeking approval to set up a Salary Commission to study salary issues of all state employees. The commission will come up with recommendations... Read More
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Special team to investigate clinical waste found in Puttalam coast (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
The Marine Environmental Protection Authority has decided to send a team to Puttalam to investigate the clinical waste that may have washed ashore from Kerala, India. The Authoritys General Manager Dr. Terny Pradeep Kumara told us that a 5-member... Read More
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Welikada female inmates continue with roof-top protest, police deployed (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
The protest launched by the female detainees at Welikada Prison is continuing. The protest was launched over several demands including the lack of appropriate facilities for female inmates at the prison and demanding for speedy processing of court cases.... Read More
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Joint Opposition prepares to reject speaker (Mon, 13 Aug 2018)
The Pivithuru Hela Urumaya ays that it is compelled not to accept the Speaker in the event he is not ready to accept the Joint Opposition as the main Opposition in Parliament. Read More
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Former President Chandrika shuns media (Mon, 13 Aug 2018)
A tense situation erupted at Attanagalle Pradeshiya Sabha Development Committee meeting following an attempt to block the media from covering its sessions today. The media personnel was present at the Attanagalle Divisional Secretariat Office on an invitation... Read More
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Kotte Sangha Sabha to appeal Presidential pardon to Gnanasara Thera (Mon, 13 Aug 2018)
The Kotte Sri Kalyani Samagri Dharma Sangha Sabha is planning to write to the President requesting a presidential pardon for Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera who was jailed for a 6-year rigorous imprisonment last week. The Chief Prelate of the... Read More
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Vandersay and Madushanka replaced in T20 squad (Mon, 13 Aug 2018)
Jeffrey Vandersay and Shehan Madushanka have been replaced with Isuru Udana and Kasun Rajitha in Sri Lankas T20 squad. Sri Lanka Vs South Africa sole T20I will be played at the Khettarama Stadium from 7 pm tomorrow. Vandersay and Madushanka... Read More
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Protesting female inmates clash with each other (Mon, 13 Aug 2018)
Four female inmates were injured in a clash among group female inmates who are engaging in a rooftop protest at the Welikada Prison. The injured have been hospitalized. The protest was launched demanding better facilities for inmates and to expedite... Read More
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Sangakkara says he will “not enter politics” (Mon, 13 Aug 2018)
In a Facebook post former cricket captain, Kumar Sangakkara says he will never enter politics. He further stated that his attention has been drawn to the ongoing rumours that he is preparing to enter politics as a presidential candidate in 2020. Sangakkara... Read More
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Protesting inmates of Welikada demand a meeting with subject Minister (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
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Commission to look into salary anomalies (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
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China to print Sri Lankan currency? (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
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Dispute among trade unions that back MR (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
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Will action be taken against the 10bn loan after the tenure of the People’s bank BOD ends? (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
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Toner ink contaminates Ma Oya (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
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UPDATE: Several authorities examine the clinical waste found on the Puttalam shore (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
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External forces behind Welikada prison strike – Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
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Djokovic, Wawrinka impress with wins in Cincinnati (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
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China expresses strong dissatisfaction to US defense bill (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
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Lanka pips South Africa - The Hindu (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
The Hindu Lanka pips South Africa The Hindu The scores: South Africa 98 in 16.4 overs (Lakshan Sandakan three for 19, Dhananjaya de Silva two for 22, Akila Dananjaya two for 15) lost to Sri Lanka 99 for seven in 16 overs (Dinesh Chandimal 36 n.o., Dhananjaya de Silva 31), Kagiso Rabada two for ... Sri Lanka end South Africa series with win in T20 low-scorerSkySports Sri Lanka edge out Proteas by three wickets in one-off T20Independent Online Live Cricket Score: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, Only T20ICricbuzz News18 -euronews all 506 news articles »
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Sri Lankan rupee hits near-record low on Indian currency's weakness - Reuters (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
EconomyNext Sri Lankan rupee hits near-record low on Indian currency's weakness Reuters COLOMBO, Aug 14 (Reuters) - The Sri Lankan rupee hit a near-record low on Tuesday on weakness in emerging-market currencies including the Indian rupee, and importer dollar demand, dealers said. The rupee, which fell to a low of 160.15 per dollar in ... Sri Lanka targets trade deficit in monetary dominance of fiscal policyEconomyNext all 33 news articles »
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Family resettlement and peacebuilding in Sri Lanka boosted by £1 million - GOV.UK (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
GOV.UK Family resettlement and peacebuilding in Sri Lanka boosted by £1 million GOV.UK Helping families return to their villages is a crucial element of Sri Lanka addressing the legacy of civil war and is a key part of the joint strategy agreed by the UN and the government of Sri Lanka to support long-term post-conflict peacebuilding in ... and more »
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Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 3 wickets in the only T20I match - The Indian Express (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
The Indian Express Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 3 wickets in the only T20I match The Indian Express Sri Lanka win by 3 wickets. Sri Lanka faced some difficulty in chasing a small target of 99 runs as they managed to win the game by 3 wickets. 21:47 (IST) 14 Aug 2018. Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka vs South Africa T20: WICKET! Tabraiz Shamsi has a ...
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South Africa - Sport24 (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
South Africa Sport24 A disapppointing end to an up and down tour for South Africa but a good win for Sri Lanka even though they made very hard work of it in the end. An outstanding fielding display by South Africa and Heinrich Klaasen in particular almost scraped them ...
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When is BBC2's Searching for Mum: Sri Lanka on TV? What time is it on, and what's it about? - Radio Times (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
Radio Times When is BBC2's Searching for Mum: Sri Lanka on TV? What time is it on, and what's it about? Radio Times The first, emotional film follows Rebecca, born in Sri Lanka but who now lives in Surrey, and 26-year-old Ria, who describes feeling “stuck between two identities” while growing up as the only person of colour in Inverness. Both are searching for their ...
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How to spend 2 relaxing weeks in Sri Lanka - Condé Nast Traveller India (Mon, 13 Aug 2018)
Condé Nast Traveller India How to spend 2 relaxing weeks in Sri Lanka Condé Nast Traveller India Visit the 40ft-high Aukana Buddha (Sri Lanka's tallest), the ancient Mahakanadrawa stone bridge and Mihintale Hill, where Anuradhapura's king is said to have met Ashoka's son Mahinda and converted to Buddhism. Or spot elephants in Minneriya National ...
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Radioactive waste heading to Sri Lanka? - News 1st (press release) (Mon, 13 Aug 2018)
News 1st (press release) Radioactive waste heading to Sri Lanka? News 1st (press release) Convener of the Voice Against Corruption, Wasantha Samarasinghe states that very soon Sri Lanka will be identified as a suitable dumping ground for nuclear waste. He noted that the Sir Lanka Singapore FTA grants tax exemptions at Ports and Airports for ...
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China printing currencies for countries like Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh - Economic Times (Mon, 13 Aug 2018)
Economic Times China printing currencies for countries like Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh Economic Times Since then the company had "seized the opportunities brought by the initiative" and "successfully won contracts for currency production projects in a number of countries" including Thailand, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Brazil and Poland, Liu wrote. Why other countries are giving China a licence to print moneySouth China Morning Post August 12, 2018 - TwitterTwitter all 114 news articles »
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Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi - Atlas Obscura (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
Atlas Obscura Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi Atlas Obscura The Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi is a sacred fig tree, or Ficus religiosa, that stands in the Mahamewna Gardens in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. Not only is it the closest authentic living link to Gautama Buddha, it is also the oldest human-planted tree in the world ...
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