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Muslims in Sri Lanka to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
Muslims in Sri Lanka will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr (Ramadan festival) on Monday (June 26) as the new moon has not been sighted, the Colombo Grand Mosque announced today. MORE..
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Man dies after stabbing in Rakwana; suspect s house torched (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
A person has been stabbed and murdered with a sharp object in the Kohombakanda area in Rakwana. MORE..
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Sri Lanka urged to establish Office on Missing Persons immediately (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
Amnesty International has called on the Sri Lankan authorities to immediately implement the much delayed Office on Missing Persons. MORE..
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6-yr-old stabbed to death, 2 others injured in Kotadeniyawa (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
A mother and her two children were rushed to hospital in critical condition following a stabbing incident in the Kithulwala area in Kotadeniyawa. MORE..
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Showers expected to continue till Tuesday (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
The Meteorology Department says that due to active southwest monsoonal conditions, showery weather is expected during next few days (until June 27) in the south western part of the country and the possibility of continuing rain in the Kegalle, Rathnapura and Kalutara districts is high. MORE..
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GMOA end strike after talks with President (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) says that they have decided to call off the island-wide strike action with immediate effect following discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE..
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Graham Ford steps down as Sri Lanka head coach (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
Graham Ford has resigned as the Head Coach of the Sri Lankan cricket team, SLC President Thilanga Sumathipala confirmed today (24). MORE..
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8 Indian fishermen arrested in Sri Lankan waters (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
Eight Indian fishing poachers and a steel hull bottom trawler have been arrested by Sri Lanka Navy Fast Attack Craft in the Northern territorial waters, Southeast of Point Pedro. MORE..
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More than 140 feared buried as landslide destroys village in China (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
At least 141 people were missing and feared buried after a landslide caused by torrential rain destroyed a mountain village in a southwest China s Sichuan province, state media reported Saturday. MORE..
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Pakistan awards Jinnah Scholarships to 170 Sri Lankan students (Fri, 23 Jun 2017)
The government of Pakistan has awarded scholarships to 170 bright Sri Lankan students under prestigious Jinnah Scholarship programme. MORE..
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Annual fare revision- New bus fares (Fri, 23 Jun 2017)
The National Transport Commission today issued a special notice with the new revised bus fares, which will come into effect from July 01, 2017. MORE..
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Dr. Saman Kelegama passes away (Fri, 23 Jun 2017)
The Executive Director of the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS), Dr. Saman Kelegama, has passed away at the age of 58. MORE..
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CMC to stop garbage disposal in Meethotamulla (Fri, 23 Jun 2017)
The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) has informed the Supreme Court that no garbage will be disposed at the Meethotamulla garbage site henceforth. MORE...
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de Livera appointed as Acting AG (Fri, 23 Jun 2017)
Additional Solicitor General President s Counsel Dappula de Livera has been appointed as the Acting Attorney-General. MORE...
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Demonstrators urge for immediate conduction of Local Govt election (Fri, 23 Jun 2017)
Local Government representatives and several others of the Joint Opposition (JO) launched a demonstration to urge the Ministry to hold Local Government elections without further delay. MORE...
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GMOA and Government convene for a discussion (Fri, 23 Jun 2017)
Representatives of the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) and representatives from the Government have convened for a discussion. MORE...
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SP Ruwan Gunasekara appointed Police Spokesman (Fri, 23 Jun 2017)
Attorney-at-law SP Ruwan Gunasekara has been appointed as the new Police Media Spokesperson. MORE.
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Irrigation Engineer s Association goes on strike (Fri, 23 Jun 2017)
The token strike is being held in protest against appointing an official who is not aware of the Irrigation Industry for the post of the Secretary of the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources Management. MORE...
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I m here today against all the odds – UN Youth Envoy (Fri, 23 Jun 2017)
Incoming UN Youth Envoy, Jayathma Wickramanayake stated that the voices of young people were of utmost importance in an era where the world is quickly moving to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. MORE...
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IUSF Convener Lahiru Weerasekara arrested (Fri, 23 Jun 2017)
The Convener of the Inter University Students Federation (IUSF), Lahiru Weerasekara, has been arrested by police, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE..
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UK Parliament hit by cyber attack (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
UK Parliament has been hit by cyber-attack, says Liberal Democrat peer Lord Rennard: British Media Read More
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Anuradha padeniya reelected as the president of GMOA (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
Specialist Doctor Anuruddha Padeniya re-elected uncontested as the President of the GMOA; Dr. Haritha Aluthge elected as the Secretary, at the AGM Read More
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141 feared buried in landslide in Sichuans Maoxin (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
More than 140 people are feared buried alive after torrential rain touched off a landslide in southwestern China. The landslide hit the village of Xinmo, in Maoxin county of Sichuan province, at about 6am local time. A couple and a baby were rescued and... Read More
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Pastoral farmers prepare to launch a collective protest (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
The All island farmers federation says a collective protest together with all pastoral farming associations would be launched due to not receiving solutions by the government to the problems faced by pastoral farmers. Read More
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Protest against minister of wild life in Pinnawela (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
Area residents of Pinnawala protested against the minister of sustainable development and Wild life conservation, Gamini Jayawickrama today, against the relocation of elephants currently at the Pinnawela elephant orphanage. This was following an elephant... Read More
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Dambulla temple ticket problem continues (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
There is a broad debate on the Rangiri Dambulu Viharaya being taken over by the government. The registrar of the Asgiri Chapter Ven. Medegama Dammananda thero noted that a discussion must be held with the chief prelates and theras, if new rules and regulations... Read More
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England v South Africa: Tourists level T20 series with dramatic three-run win (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
Englands T20 series with South Africa will go to a decider after the Proteas levelled the three-game contest with a three-run win at Taunton. Chasing 175, England was cruising thanks to a stand of 110 between Jason Roy 67 and Jonny Bairstow 47. But when... Read More
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Child who went missing in Katharagama sacred site, found (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
Police found the 3 year old girl who went missing at the Kataragama Sacred site on the 21st of this month.  Police stated that the girl was found covered with a piece of cloth, near a shop operated by the Civil Defence Force. The child was... Read More
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Number of Dengue patients exceed 69,380 (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
The number of Dengue patients during the past period has exceeded 69,380 by now. 200 deaths have been reported and the majority has been reported from the Western Province, says Epidemiology Unit. Health Ministry says that the percentage of school children... Read More
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Struggle to be continued - IUSF (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
Inter University Student Federation says their struggle will be continued without any breaks. Acting Convener of the IUSF, Managala Maddumage said that their struggle will never end even though their leaders are arrested. Read More
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Sri Lankan Cricket Head Coach resigns (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
Graham Ford has resigned as Head Coach of Sri Lanka Cricket. With the culmination of ICC Champions Trophy, he flew to South Africa again for a vacation. Ford whose nationality is South African has decided to resign from his post since the Sri Lankan Cricket... Read More
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Update - GMOA decides to call off the strike (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
The Government Medical Officers Association decided to call off the continuous strike following a discussion held this evening with President Maithreepala Sirisena. Following the discussion it was noted they arrived at 4 agreements with regard to the... Read More
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Glastonbury 2017: Johnny Depp apologises for Trump comment (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
Actor Johnny Depp has apologised for remarks he made about US President Donald Trump in a speech at the Glastonbury Festival. Depp told People magazine it was in poor taste, did not come out as intended and was only meant to amuse. Depp had asked the... Read More
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Several districts to expect rainfall more than 100mm (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
Met Department has announced that Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Rathnapura, Galle, Kurunegala and Kegalle districts would expect heavy showers within the next 24 hours. Met Department further says that these areas would receive heavy showers more than 100mm.... Read More
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Request to the general public to stay on alert regarding landslides (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
Disaster Management Centre has announced that the general public must be cautious of the prevalent showery weather condition due to the risk of landslides. Assistant Director of the DMC, Pradeep Kodippili voiced that the people in Nuwara Eliya, Galle,... Read More
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China landslide leaves 100 missing in Sichuan (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
More than 100 people are feared buried in a landslide in Sichuan province in south-western China, state media say. About 40 homes were destroyed in Xinmo village in Maoxian county, after the side of a mountain collapsed at about 06:00 local time (22:00... Read More
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Dayasiri replies to Malinga again (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara has replied to comments made by Sri Lanka’s premier fast bowler Lasith Malinga. This was after an event held in Hakmana – Matara. Read More
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CMC assures Supreme Court that garbage will not be dumped in Meethotamulla (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
The Colombo Municipal Council has informed the Supreme Court that they will no longer dump garbage in Meethotamulla. Our Court Correspondent stated that the CMC had given this assurance when a fundamental rights petition filed by a group of residents... Read More
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Doctors strike continues; Future action to be decided at Annual General Meeting today (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
The Government Medical Officers Association is continuing their strike for the 3rd day today. Central Committee Member of the GMOA Doctor Sajith Mallawaarachchi said that the government has not made a noticeable effort to make them call off the strike.... Read More
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Kohlis India face the Caribbean grind (Fri, 23 Jun 2017)
India and West-Indies began their five-match ODI series a short while ago at the Port of Spain. In the five-match series against West Indies, Indias biggest stumbling block could be the slow nature of the Caribbean pitches. They last played an ODI in... Read More
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Gurusinghe ready to coach national cricket team (Fri, 23 Jun 2017)
Asanka Gurusinghe says that he would be ready to coach the national team for a short time if Sri Lanka Cricket extends him an invitation to do so. Speaking to our news team, Gurusinghe said that the national team has commenced training these days until... Read More
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GMOA to continue strike non-stop – JVP too supports GMOA (Fri, 23 Jun 2017)
GMOA threatens to continue its island wide strike which was launched on five issues including peoplization of Malabe Private Medical School and against the police attack on IUSF protestors. GMOA General Secretary Dr. Naveen de Soyza said at a media conference... Read More
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IUSF convener remanded until July 5th (Fri, 23 Jun 2017)
IUSF convener Lahiru Weerasekera was remanded until the 5th of July when he was produced before Maligakanda Magistrate today. Police headquarters stated that Weerasekera and another student of Moratuwa University were arrested by Maradana Police and Colombo... Read More
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Grenfell Tower: Fire started in Hotpoint fridge freezer, say police (Fri, 23 Jun 2017)
The Grenfell Tower fire in London started in a fridge freezer, and outside cladding failed safety tests, police say. Insulation on the building also failed tests and the Metropolitan Police will consider manslaughter charges. Seventy-nine people are feared... Read More
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Doctor Saman Kelegama bids farewell (Fri, 23 Jun 2017)
The Executive Director of the Institute of Policy Studies, Doctor Saman Kelegama has passed away in Bangkok. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in response to the Hiru news team stated that he has passed away during a tour in Thailand. Docotor Kelegama was... Read More
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SLC Head Coach Graham Ford resigns (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
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Children among over 4,000 HIV positive cases recorded (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
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Weather advisory: Rains, thundershowers expected after noon (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
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GMOA calls off strike after discussions with the President (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
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Simon Cowell’s Grenfell Tower charity single tops UK chart two days after release (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
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Illegal constructions around canals draw attention of authorities (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
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New medication, special facilities to battle Dengue – Health Ministry reveals (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
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Hundreds of homes in London evacuated over cladding safety fears (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
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Fake letter issued to media on BASL letterhead (Fri, 23 Jun 2017)
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Renowned Sri Lankan economist Dr. Saman Kelegama passes away (Fri, 23 Jun 2017)
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Ford steps down as Sri Lanka coach - National Post (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
National Post Ford steps down as Sri Lanka coach National Post FILE - In this Tuesday, March 14, 2017 file photo, Sri Lankan cricket team coach Graham Ford watches his team members during a practice session prior to their test cricket match against Bangladesh in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Cricket announced on ... Ford exits as Sri Lanka head coachcricket.com.au Graham Ford: Sri Lanka coach leaves after 15 months in chargeBBC Sport SA's Ford steps down as Sri Lanka coachSport24 Channel NewsAsia all 20 news articles »
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Women's World Cup: New Zealand v Sri Lanka free live stream - Fox Sports (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
Fox Sports Women's World Cup: New Zealand v Sri Lanka free live stream Fox Sports NEW Zealand and Sri Lanka kick off their World Cup campaigns in Bristol at 7:30pm AEST. Watch the match live in the stream below. LIVE stream the 2017 ICC Women's World Cup on FOX SPORTS. Get a free 2-week Foxtel Now trial now & stream LIVE ... Live cricket score, ICC Women's World Cup 2017, New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, LiveHindustan Times Live cricket score, New Zealand Women vs Sri Lanka Women, 1st match, ICC Women's World Cup 2017: Rachel Priest ...Cricket Country Huddleston, Bates star in crushing NZ winESPNcricinfo.com all 12 news articles »
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Despatch from Sri Lanka -Tolerating religious intolerance - The Hindu (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
The Hindu Despatch from Sri Lanka -Tolerating religious intolerance The Hindu Developments unfolding in Sri Lanka over the last few weeks look ominously similar to those in 2013-14, when a surge in targeted attacks against minority Muslims and Christians went unchecked by the Rajapaksa administration. The Muslim Council of Sri ... and more »
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Sri Lankan doctors strike to demand university's closure - ABC News (Fri, 23 Jun 2017)
Firstpost Sri Lankan doctors strike to demand university's closure ABC News State hospitals in Sri Lanka were paralyzed Friday as doctors went on strike to demand that a private medical university be shut down, saying it could jeopardize health care standards in the island nation. The strike affected thousands of people as ... Sri Lanka doctors' strike: Thousands of patients stranded as pressure mounts on govt to shut private medical collegesFirstpost Sri Lanka's doctors go on strike demanding university closeSeattle Times Sri Lanka doctors end strike after curse threatEconomyNext Colombo Page all 32 news articles »
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Sri Lanka: Establish Office on Missing Persons immediately ... - Amnesty International (Fri, 23 Jun 2017)
Sri Lanka: Establish Office on Missing Persons immediately ... Amnesty International Amnesty International calls on the Sri Lankan authorities to immediately implement the much delayed Office on Missing Persons. “The people of Sri Lanka ... and more »
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How to explore Sri Lanka's southern coast in style - CNN (Wed, 21 Jun 2017)
CNN How to explore Sri Lanka's southern coast in style CNN (CNN) — One of the hottest destinations in Asia right now, Sri Lanka continues to make it onto an increasing number of international travelers' itineraries. But to make the most of it, you're going to have to let things go a little bit south. From ...
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Lasith Malinga: Sri Lanka bowler investigated over 'monkey' remark - BBC Sport (Thu, 22 Jun 2017)
BBC Sport Lasith Malinga: Sri Lanka bowler investigated over 'monkey' remark BBC Sport Fast bowler Lasith Malinga is being investigated by Sri Lanka's cricket board after comparing the country's sports minister to a monkey. Sports minister Dayasiri Jayasekara told Sri Lanka's players they were too fat after they failed to reach the ... Lasith Malinga's monkey rant against minister lands Sri Lanka pacer in hot waterHindustan Times Lasith Malinga creates controversy after comparing Sri Lanka sports minister with 'monkey'The Indian Express all 13 news articles »
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This day that year: Sri Lanka grab win on penultimate ball of the match against England - The Indian Express (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
The Indian Express This day that year: Sri Lanka grab win on penultimate ball of the match against England The Indian Express On this day in 2014, Sri Lanka grabbed an emphatic win over England at Headingly, Leeds by 100 runs to win the two-match Test series 1-0. England were set a target of 350 runs and the game went into fifth and last day. Hosts England didn't really start ...
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Daughter of billionaire businessman hacked to death - Daily Mirror (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
Daily Mirror Daughter of billionaire businessman hacked to death Daily Mirror The body of a 26-year-old woman, who was hacked to death in her bedroom in a three storey house on Thursday, was recovered last morning, police said. They said the deceased Tharindi Aloka was the eldest daughter of a billionaire businessman in ...
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Sri Lanka arrests 8 Indian fishermen in northern seas - Xinhua (Sat, 24 Jun 2017)
Firstpost Sri Lanka arrests 8 Indian fishermen in northern seas Xinhua COLOMBO, June 24 (Xinhua) -- The Sri Lanka Navy arrested eight Indian fishermen for illegally entering the country's northern waters on Friday night, the navy media unit said here Saturday. A steel hull bottom trawler was also taken into custody. Sri Lankan Navy arrests four fishermen from Tamil Nadu, seizes one boatFirstpost Eight fishermen from Tamil Nadu arrested by Sri Lankan navyHindustan Times Sri Lankan Navy arrests eight Indian fishermen, Tamil Nadu CM writes to PM Narendra Modi seeking immediate releaseFinancial Express Daily News & Analysis -The New Indian Express all 17 news articles »
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