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Will take immediate action on public complaints – new Chief Justice (Mon, 22 Oct 2018)
An official event was held today (22), to welcome the new Chief Justice Nalin Perera at the Supreme Court. MORE..
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Sri Lankan rupee depreciates further (Mon, 22 Oct 2018)
Sri Lankan Rupee has depreciated further against the US Dollar, according to Central bank of Sri Lanka. MORE..
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Had Mahinda listened to me, he d still be president – Rajitha (Mon, 22 Oct 2018)
Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Rajitha Senaratne stated that he demands the President and the Prime Minister to fulfill the promises given when the Yahapalana government came into power and to execute good governance in the country. MORE..
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UNP conspires to distort SL-India relations - SB (Mon, 22 Oct 2018)
The UNP is engaged in a conspiracy to distort the relations between the President Maithripala Sirisena and India, claims UFPA Parliamentarian S.B. Dissanayake. MORE..
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NBRO issues landslide warning for Nuwara Eliya (Mon, 22 Oct 2018)
The National Building Research Organization (NBRO) has issued landslide warnings for the Nuwara Eliya district due to the prevailing showery condition. MORE..
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Angunukolapelessa prison inmates call off protest (Mon, 22 Oct 2018)
The protest launched by the inmates of Angunukolapelessa Prison has been called off, said Ada Derana reporter. MORE..
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One person dies in gunfire in Matara (Mon, 22 Oct 2018)
One person has died in a gunfire that took place at around 9.25 am this morning (22) on the Hulan Kanda-Dampahala road near Urubokka area, Matara. MORE..
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Showery condition expected to continue over the island (Mon, 22 Oct 2018)
Prevailing showery condition over the Island is expected to continue on today (21), the Department of Meteorology stated. MORE..
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Fmr DIG Nalaka de Silva arrives at CID for 3rd day (Mon, 22 Oct 2018)
Former DIG Nalaka de Silva has arrived at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to record a statement on the VIP assassination allegations. MORE..
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Kri Usman Harun leaves Colombo today (Mon, 22 Oct 2018)
The Indonesian Naval Ship Kri Usman Harun arrived at the port of Colombo on a goodwill visit on 20th October, stated the Sri Lanka Navy. MORE..
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Special investigation to probe protest at Agunukolapelessa Prison (Mon, 22 Oct 2018)
The Ministry of Justice and Prison Reforms has decided to conduct a special investigation into how the inmates from Angunukolapelessa got out of their cells. MORE..
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Saudi foreign Minister says Crown Prince was unaware of rogue operation on Khashoggi (Mon, 22 Oct 2018)
Saudi Arabia s foreign minister denied on Sunday that the nation s powerful young crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi s killing, but the attempt to distance Mohammed bin Salman from the journalist s demise did little to blunt an international uproar that could test Saudi Arabia s status as a regional ­power. MORE..
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Train from Batticaloa to Fort derails at Mahawa (Mon, 22 Oct 2018)
Colombo bound train from Batticaloa has derailed in Mahawa area, this morning (22), according to the Railway Control Room. MORE..
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Mangala ridicules public with fake price formula – Chandima Weerakkody (Sun, 21 Oct 2018)
According to the fuel price formula, fuel from the Trincomalee harbor should be less expensive than the fuel from the Colombo Port, says former Minister of Petroleum Resources Development Chandima Weerakkody. MORE..
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RAW doesn t need to assassinate politicians of neighboring countries – Fonseka (Sun, 21 Oct 2018)
Minister of Sustainable Development, Wildlife and Regional Development Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka says that he doesn t believe that a professional organization such as India s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) would attempt to assassinate politicians of a neighboring country. MORE..
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Kerala Cannabis worth Rs 8 mn seized in Negombo (Sun, 21 Oct 2018)
The Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) has arrested two suspects for the possession of Kerala Cannabis in Negombo. MORE..
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Laddu Roshan and 3 others arrested with 2990 live ammo (Sun, 21 Oct 2018)
Four persons including two women have been arrested in Siyambalanduwa area while transporting 2990 live ammunition. MORE..
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Taiwan train accident kills at least 17; 126 injured (Sun, 21 Oct 2018)
A train derailment in northeastern Taiwan on Sunday killed at least 17 people and injured 126, government authorities said. MORE..
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Two arrested with foreign cigarettes worth Rs 1.9 mn (Sun, 21 Oct 2018)
A Sri Lankan businesswoman and another person arriving from Dubai have been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) this morning (21), for attempting to smuggle in foreign cigarettes. MORE..
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Modi unhappy with slow progress of India-funded projects in Sri Lanka (Sun, 21 Oct 2018)
After internal differences between Sri Lankan president and prime minister spilled over into ties with India, the country s prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe discussed the current status of India-funded development projects with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Saturday (20). MORE..
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Hiru News

Bus strike in Ambilipitya; Colombo taxi drivers take to the streets (Mon, 22 Oct 2018)
Private buses plying between Colombo and Ambilipitiya have staged a strike in protest of assaulting a bus conductor. Our correspondent stated that the strikers are demanding the authorities to implement the law against the attackers. Another bus conductor... Read More
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An officer of Pasgoda divisional secretariat killed in a shooting in Urubokka (Mon, 22 Oct 2018)
An official attached to the Pasgoda Divisional Secretariat was killed when a shoot out took place along the road between Hulankanda and Dampahala in Urubokka this morning. Police media spokesman office stated that the 44-year old victim of Walasmulla... Read More
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Rangana Herath to retire after first Test against England (Mon, 22 Oct 2018)
Sri Lankas veteran left-arm spinner Rangana Herath will call it quits from the longest format of the game after the first Test against England at Galle - the same venue where he made his Test debut 19 years ago. Herath is second on Sri Lankas list of... Read More
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Ammunition for Laddu Roshan arrested in Siyambalaanduwa had been brought from Potuvil – investigations reveal (Mon, 22 Oct 2018)
It has been revealed that the stock of bullets which were apprehended from Siyambalanduwa - Dombagahawela has been brought from Ampara- Potuvil  area. Police noted that the plan had been transport the stock from Siyambalanduwa to Galle. 5 individuals... Read More
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Rain in a many areas today as well (Mon, 22 Oct 2018)
The met department states that Showers or thundershowers will occur at most provinces of the island after 02.00 pm. Heavy falls about 100 mili meters can be expected at some places in Central, Uva, Sabaragamuwa and North central provinces and in Ampara... Read More
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Former DIG Nalaka to appear before CID today as well for the third day (Mon, 22 Oct 2018)
Former DIG - Terrorist Investigations Division – Nalaka de Silva is scheduled to appear before CID again today for the third time. While the former DIG visited the CID last Friday, statements were recorded querying him for over 9 hours on that occasion.... Read More
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A statement from the Asgiri Chapter that new laws abet terrorism (Sun, 21 Oct 2018)
Chief Registrar of the Asgiri Chapter, Venerable, Dr. Medagama Dhammananda Thera stated that compiling new laws leave room for the facilitation of terrorism to rise. The Thera made this statement when the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, Professor... Read More
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Troubling signs for tuition masters (Sun, 21 Oct 2018)
Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that national examinations will not be held to suit the tuition mafia. The Minister made these comments at an event in Bingiriya today. Read More
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Ladhdhu Roshan arrested for transporting ammunition under a contract of Jayalath Sudhdha, who is currently in prison (Sun, 21 Oct 2018)
5 Individuals have been arrested along with 2,990 live bullets in Siyambalanduwa today. The Police Media spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara noted that among the bullets confiscated were 2,958 T - 56 Bullets and 32 9mm Pistol bullets. One of the suspects... Read More
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Modi disappointed over delay in Indian projects in Sri Lanka (Sun, 21 Oct 2018)
India and Sri Lanka agreed to speed up implementation of development projects in the island nation and deepen their “historic ties” during a meeting between PM Modi and visiting counterpart Ranil Wickremasinghe. Premier Wickremasinghe, who... Read More
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Amendments to the Provincial Council elections act to the Cabinet (Sun, 21 Oct 2018)
The Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government noted that several proposed technical amendments to the provincial council act, have been forwarded to the cabinet of ministers. In response to an inquiry made by our news team, a senior official... Read More
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Vigneshwaran makes a revelation about the future (Sun, 21 Oct 2018)
The Chief Minister of the Northern Province, C.V. Vigneshwaran has organized a public meeting next Wednesday in Jaffna to mark the beginning of a new political journey.   The Chief Minister will reveal his new political journey on the 24th of this... Read More
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Group of inmates of Angunakolapelessa stage protest (Sun, 21 Oct 2018)
A group of Inmates of Angunakolapelessa Prison have commenced a protest a top a tower in the prison premises. This is opposing the search operations carried out by the Police STF and Prison Officials within the premises. Nearly 100 prisoners are taking... Read More
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Dasun Shanaka who batted brilliantly rues mistakes (Sun, 21 Oct 2018)
England sealed the series against Sri Lanka with victory in another rain-affected one-day international. The improved hosts posted 273 for 7 in their 50 overs, with Niroshan Dickwella and Dasun Shanaka both hitting fifties. But England was ahead of the... Read More
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Western Province Chief Minister says Governor is in another world (Sun, 21 Oct 2018)
Western Province Chief Minister Isura Devapriya says that the Governor does not have the power to act alone. He expressed these views in response to a statement made by the Governor Hemakumara Nanayakkara recently on the purchase of chairs and air fresheners.... Read More
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2 more wild elephants fall victim to the train in Ambanpola and Palugaswewa (Sun, 21 Oct 2018)
2 wild elephants have died after colliding with train in Ambanpola and Palugaswewa. The Railway Control Room stated that as a train had derailed, services along the Batticaloa line have been restricted to Kekirawa. 2 elephants had collided with the train... Read More
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Sri Lanka v England: Tourists seal series with win in rain-hit fourth ODI (Sun, 21 Oct 2018)
England sealed the series against Sri Lanka with victory in another rain-affected one-day international. The improved hosts posted 273-7 in their 50 overs, with Niroshan Dickwella and Dasun Shanaka both hitting fifties. But England was ahead of the rate... Read More
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Intoxicated doctor in Kantale who declined to see his patients, arrested (Sat, 20 Oct 2018)
Our news team revealed an incident on the 18th where certain employees attached to the Kurunegala Ceylon Petroleum Corporation Office, had held a party, consuming alcohol during office hours.   A similar incident was reported from Kantale today.... Read More
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A different story from the SLFP (Sat, 20 Oct 2018)
Chief Minister of the Western Province, Isura Devapriya stated that it is the SLFP that has to face serious consequences due to the conduct of the government. Speaking to media following a ceremony held in Meegoda, he stated that measures should thus... Read More
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Cats in Colombo to be sterilized (Sat, 20 Oct 2018)
Health Authorities at the Colombo Municipal Council have focused their attention on performing sterilization surgeries on stray cats in Colombo city as well, in addition to stray dogs. Chief Urban Veterinarian at the Colombo Municipal Council, Dr. Vipula... Read More
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3 shot in Maligawaththa and Matara (Sat, 20 Oct 2018)
Two individuals sustained injuries in a shooting incident that took place today near the Rotumba Regional Bank in Matara.   Police stated that two individuals, who had arrived on a motorbike, had carried out the shooting at around 1 PM today. Police... Read More
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JVP to vote against the budget (Sat, 20 Oct 2018)
The JVP has decided to vote against the budget for 2019 which is scheduled to be presented in parliament on the 5th of November. Speaking to our news team, its Parliamentarian, Dr. Nalinda Jayathissa stated that the government, as usual, will take... Read More
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Prime Minister meets Modi today (Sat, 20 Oct 2018)
Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe, who is currently on a visit to India, is scheduled to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. Indian media reported that bi-lateral discussions on trade and investments as well as maritime security are scheduled... Read More
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Digana report also ready (Sat, 20 Oct 2018)
The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka stated that the report on the tense situation that erupted in Digana – Kandy will be published soon. The Commission conducted an investigation into the incident between the 9th and the 12th of... Read More
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UN informs Sri Lanka’s Commanding Officer for Peacekeeping Operations in Mali to be removed (Sat, 20 Oct 2018)
The United Nations has asked the government of Sri Lanka to immediately repatriate the commander of its 200-strong contingent assigned to the UN peacekeeping force in Mali following a review of his human rights background. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric... Read More
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Sri Lanka spin legend Herath to retire after first England test - Independent Online (Mon, 22 Oct 2018)
Independent Online Sri Lanka spin legend Herath to retire after first England test Independent Online COLOMBO - Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath, the most successful left-arm spinner in test history, will retire after the series opener against England in Galle next month, local media reported on Monday. The 40-year-old, who has been managing knee injuries ... and more »
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds talks with Sri Lankan counterpart to boost ties - Economic Times (Sat, 20 Oct 2018)
Economic Times Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds talks with Sri Lankan counterpart to boost ties Economic Times Key decisions taken in stepping up bilateral cooperation during Modi's visit to Lanka in May 2017 for the International Vesak Day celebrations , Sri Lankan prime minister's visit to India in April and November last year, and Sri Lankan President ... Will finish infra projects before your polls: India to Sri Lanka | The ...The Indian Express PM Modi holds talks with Sri Lankan counterpart to boost tiesMoneycontrol.com Sri Lanka reverses $300m China housing deal as PM visits IndiaAljazeera.com Daily Mirror -Colombo Page all 263 news articles »
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Sri Lanka rupee hits record low of 172.05 per dollar - Reuters (Mon, 22 Oct 2018)
Sri Lanka rupee hits record low of 172.05 per dollar Reuters COLOMBO, Oct 22 (Reuters) - The Sri Lankan rupee slumped to a fresh low of 172.05 on Monday due to importer dollar demand while selling in government securities pressured the local currency further, market sources said. The currency had touched ... and more »
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Sri Lanka vs England recap - SkySports (Sun, 21 Oct 2018)
SkySports Sri Lanka vs England recap SkySports ENGLAND LOOKING TO SEAL SERIES. England winning bilateral ODI series has become the norm – they will secure a ninth on the bounce if they beat Sri Lanka in Kandy on Saturday. Join us from 4.45am on Sky Sports Cricket for all the action from the ...
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England Monitoring Jonny Bairstow Fitness for Sri Lanka Tests - News18 (Sun, 21 Oct 2018)
News18 England Monitoring Jonny Bairstow Fitness for Sri Lanka Tests News18 England international Jonny Bairstow will not be available for any of the white ball contests against Sri Lanka during the on-going tour, and is in a race against time to be fit for the Test series. The England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed on ... Sri Lanka vs England: Jonny Bairstow a doubt for Test series after injuring ankle playing football in trainingThe Independent (blog) Bairstow to miss rest of limited-overs series in Sri LankaInternational Cricket Council Bairstow in race against time to be fit for Sri Lanka Tests | Cricbuzz ...Cricbuzz Read Cricket (blog) -Cricket365.com -SkySports all 80 news articles »
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Sri Lanka v England: Tourists seal series with win in rain-hit fourth ODI - BBC Sport (Sat, 20 Oct 2018)
BBC Sport Sri Lanka v England: Tourists seal series with win in rain-hit fourth ODI BBC Sport England sealed the series against Sri Lanka with victory in another rain-affected one-day international. The improved hosts posted 273-7 in their 50 overs, with Niroshan Dickwella and Dasun Shanaka both hitting fifties. But England were ahead of the ... England beat Sri Lanka in fourth ODI to win series in the rain – as it happenedThe Guardian England seal series with latest comfortable DLS victoryESPNcricinfo.com England secure series win over Sri Lanka - and ninth in a row - but another deluge brings early finishTelegraph.co.uk SkySports -India Today all 258 news articles »
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Multi-pronged reforms effort remains key for Sri Lanka: IMF - ft.lk (Sun, 21 Oct 2018)
ft.lk Multi-pronged reforms effort remains key for Sri Lanka: IMF ft.lk The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says for Sri Lanka to unlock its growth potential as well as strengthen the resilience of the economy to shocks, the country must persist with a multi-pronged reforms effort including revenue-based fiscal ...
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Sri Lanka to recall peacekeeping commander on UN request - Fox News (Sun, 21 Oct 2018)
NDTV Sri Lanka to recall peacekeeping commander on UN request Fox News COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka's military said that it will recall its commander leading a U.N. peacekeeping contingent in Mali after the world body asked him to be repatriated over his human rights background. Military spokesman Sumith Atapattu said ... Sri Lanka to recall peacekeeping commanderNEWS.com.au all 208 news articles »
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Indian PM Modi disappointed in Sri Lankan government - News 1st (press release) (Sun, 21 Oct 2018)
News 1st (press release) Indian PM Modi disappointed in Sri Lankan government News 1st (press release) COLOMBO (News 1st) – During a meeting with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his concern and disappointment in the long delay to implement Indo Lanka Joint development projects. The Indian ... Sri Lanka condoles with India over Punjab tragedyft.lk Letter to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe of Sri LankaHuman Rights Watch China brought in to probe Sri Lanka's 'India-backed' assassination plotEconomyNext Colombo Page -The New Indian Express -Colombo Gazette all 28 news articles »
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Sri Lanka Prime Minister Reaches New Delhi For Three-Day Visit - NDTV (Thu, 18 Oct 2018)
NDTV Sri Lanka Prime Minister Reaches New Delhi For Three-Day Visit NDTV Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe reached New Delhi today on a three-day visit in a bid to boost ties in a range of areas including trade and investment and maritime security. Mr Wickremesinghe and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold ... Sri Lanka's Sirisena calls India over 'murder plot'BBC News Sri Lankan President telephones PM Modi to dispel reports of Delhi's role in assassination plotEconomic Times Sri Lanka boosts leader's security over alleged death plot: AdvisersChannel NewsAsia Times of India -India Today all 420 news articles »
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