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If President to leave coalition govt, that will put his life in danger - Gammanpila (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
If President Maithripala Sirisena is to leave the coalition government, that decision will put his life in danger, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya leader Udaya Gammanpila said. MORE...
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Jallikattu protest- Violence breaks out in Chennai, other parts of TN (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
Violence broke out in Chennai and a few other places in Tamil Nadu afterpolice started evicting pro-Jallikattu protesters on Monday morning. MORE...
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European Investment Bank confirms backing for Colombo water network (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
The European Investment Bank will provide EUR 50 million to support improvement and expansion of sewage networks across the Sri Lankan capital Colombo, the bank said in a statement on Monday. MORE...
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No bail for Pillayan, further remanded until February 06 (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
Former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan, who was arrested in connection with the murder of ex-MP Joseph Pararajasingham, has been further remanded until February 06. MORE...
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Bodies of three teenagers found (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
The bodies of three teenagers who reportedly drowned while bathing in sea off Muthur have been recovered, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE...
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Showery and windy condition expected to be enhanced (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
Wave type atmospheric disturbance is expected to affect the weather over the country and surrounding sea area. Under its influence showery and windy conditions are expected to be enhanced over the country and adjacent sea areas, the Met. Department said. MORE...
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Protest against SAITM in Fort (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
Heavy traffic congestion has been reported in the Colombo Fort area due to a demonstration in front of the Fort Railway Station, Ada Derana reporter says. MORE...
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Arjuna Mahendran is an adviser to FinMin now - ACF (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
Former Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Arjuna Mahendran is currently acting as an advisor to the Finance Ministry, the Anti-Corruption Front (ACF) alleged on Monday. MORE...
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India denies talks are on to take over development of SL's port (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
Indian official sources have denied Sri Lankan Regional Development Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka's contention that Sri Lanka and India are in talks for developing the Trincomalee harbor in the Eastern coast of the island nation, the New Indian Express reports. MORE...
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Johari- Malaysia will not end up like Sri Lanka, won't lease properties to China (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
Malaysian Finance Minister Johari Abdul Ghani has said Malaysia will not end up like Sri Lanka, which was forced to lease its properties for its indebtedness to China. MORE...
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67-year-old killed in Thihagoda accident (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
A 67-year-old person has been killed following an accident involving a tipper and a motorbike in Thihagoda, police said. MORE...
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Man nabbed with Kerala Cannabis in Nilaweli (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
On receipt of intelligence information, a group of naval personnel attached to SLNS Vijayaba located in Nilaweli have apprehended a person with 2.25 kg of Kerala Cannabis kept in his possession. MORE...
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Two killed, 35 injured due to accident in Pasyala (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
Two killed and 35 injured due to an accident involving a bus, container, car and a thrishaw at Pasyala area, police told Ada Derana. MORE...
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President to appoint CoI to probe CBSL bond scam (Sun, 22 Jan 2017)
I will appoint a Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry this week to investigate the Central Bank bond issue and recommend actions, President Maithripala Sirisena said in a twitter post on Sunday. MORE...
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We had no intention to agree for their terms, says Mahinda (Sun, 22 Jan 2017)
Sri Lanka could not receive GSP+ concession back before because the former government had no intention to agree for the terms of the European Commission, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says. MORE...
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Lankan held with illegal liquor in Kuwait (Sun, 22 Jan 2017)
A Sri Lankan expatriate, who is wanted by law for a debt worth KD 700, was arrested in Mangaf area in possession of 64 bottles of locally manufactured liquor, the Arab Times Online reported. MORE...
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Trump claims media 'dishonest' over crowd photos (Sun, 22 Jan 2017)
US President Donald Trump has accused the media of dishonesty over the number of people attending his inauguration. MORE...
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Navy arrests fishermen engaged in illegal fishing (Sun, 22 Jan 2017)
The Navy has arrested three local fishermen who engaged in illegal fishing activities using explosives in the seas off South Bar in Talaimannar. MORE...
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Man robs Rs.5.7 million from ATM in Medagama (Sun, 22 Jan 2017)
An unidentified person has looted cash from an ATM of a state bank in Medagama area in Monaragala, police said. MORE...
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Increase in showery weather from today (Sun, 22 Jan 2017)
Due to the wave type disturbance in the vicinity of Sri Lanka, Showery weather condition is expected to be enhanced during next few days, the Met. Department said. MORE...
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Hiru News

Inflation rises (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
Dr. Amara Satharasinghe, Director General of the Department of Census and Statistics said that inflation rate has increased by the end of last year. He mentioned this while releasing a report on the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) for the month of... Read More
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18 Killed in US hurricane storms (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
18 persons have been killed due to violent wind storms that occurred in Southeast regions of America. Many houses have been destroyed by the cyclone in the state of Georgia while about 20 more people have been injured. According to Foreign News reports,... Read More
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Airtel celebrates 8 years in Sri Lanka - commits to further empower the youth of Sri Lanka (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
Bharti Airtel, the third largest telecommunications network operator in the world with a footprint in more than 18 countries recently celebrated its 8th Anniversary in Sri Lanka with a commitment to further empower the youth. Since its inception in January... Read More
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Jallikattu: Two die in India bullfight as protests continue (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
Two men have been gored to death in a bull-wrestling festival, as protests to permanently lift a ban on the controversial sport continue. Dozens were also injured during the event, in Rapoosal, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Jallikattu was... Read More
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3 youth drown in the Muthur Sea; 8 drown within 3 days. (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
Three youth from Thihariya Nittambuwa who went for a swim in the Muttur Sea have drowned this afternoon. Our correspondent stated that the bodies of the victims are currently lying at the Muttur Base hospital. Police said the victims were between the... Read More
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Australian actor shot dead while filming music video (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
An actor has been “accidentally” shot dead during the filming of a music video for a hip hop band in Australia. Police said the man was in his 20s and was shot in the chest during filming at a bar in the city of Brisbane. The managers of Australian... Read More
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Pillayan re-remanded (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
Batticaloa Magistrate has further remanded former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan till 06 February. He was arrested by the CID on 09, 2015 over the killing of Tamil National Alliance parliamentarian Joseph... Read More
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Heavy traffic in Colombo Fort (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
Heavy Traffic in Fort area due to a protest march conducted by Medical Students Action Committee demanding the closure of Private Medical College in Malabe. Read More
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Jallikattu protest: Violence breaks out in Chennai (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
Violence has broken out in Chennai and a few other places in Tamil Nadu after police started evicting pro-Jallikattu protesters, Indian media states. A group of about 50 protesters set Ice House police station on fire. Around 15 bikes parked in front... Read More
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Internal and External probes into 2015/2016 EPF transactions (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
Central Bank of Sri Lanka has commenced an internal examination into the transactions of the Employees Provident Fund in government securities during 2015 and 2016. Law enforcement authorities were also asked to carry out an external independent investigation... Read More
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Petition filed against COPE Committee (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
A fundamental rights petition has been filed against the COPE Committee at the Supreme Court challenging the COPE Committee report released about the Central Bank Bond Transaction. The petition has been filed by the chief monk of Kotte Nalandaramaya... Read More
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The 4 fishermen stranded in Kalpitiya sea safely back on land (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
The vessel named Imasha Duva carrying the 4 fishermen who were stranded in the Kalpitiya Sea has returned safely to the fisheries Port stated Navy media spokesman Captain Akram Alevi. The owner of “Imasha Duva” vessel said to Hiru News that... Read More
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Cause for the container – bus accident in Pasyala revealed (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
Two persons were killed and another 36 injured in an accident this morning involving a SLTB bus and a container vehicle at Bataleeya in Pasyala on Colombo- Kandy road Director of Wathupitiwala hospital Dr. Sisira Wijesundara told our news team that the... Read More
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JVP commends Commission to Probe Pond Issue while Joint Opposition raises objections (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
The JVP is commending the appointment of a commission to probe the Central Bank Bond Issue while the Joint Opposition is raising objections. Addressing a media conference, Pivituru Hela Urumaya General Secretary Udaya Gammanpila said that such a commission... Read More
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Centenary commemoration stamps for schools will not be issued from this point on (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
President Maithripala Sirisena says that centenary stamps for schools will not be issued in the future. He was speaking at a ceremony organized to mark the 100th anniversary of Colombo Visakha Vidyalaya this morning. Read More
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Angelo Mathews returns to the island (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
Injured captain Angelo Mathews is expected to return to Sri Lanka from South Africa tonight. The skipper’s leg was injured during the second T20 international against South Africa held in Johannesburg yesterday. Dinesh Chandimal will lead... Read More
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Buddhist nun in critical condition after Pasyala fatal accident (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
A Buddhist nun is among the 37 who were injured in the Pasyala fatal accident that took place early this morning, reports say. Hiru Correspondent said she is treated at the ICU of Wathupitiya hospital. Two died and dozens were left wounded after a public... Read More
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Two suspects arrested with counterfeit notes in Gokarella (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
Police arrested two suspects who had counterfeit notes in their possession in Melsiripura area, Gokarella. They were residents of Kelegedara area in Dambadeniya aged 17 and 43. Read More
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Case against Min. Fowzie to be taken up in April (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
The Courts have fixed dates for the case hearing against State Minister A.H.M. Fowzie for the alleged misuse of a government vehicle during the previous regime, a Jeep donated by the Netherlands for his personal use. The use of the vehicle accrued a... Read More
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Warner rested for Chappell-Hadlee tour (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
David Warner will be rested for the Chappell-Hadlee Series in New Zealand, while Usman Khawaja will also not be part of the squad as he heads to Dubai early for a training camp ahead of the Test tour of India. Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh have both been... Read More
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Sharif calls for Pak-SL collaboration to achieve SAARC objectives (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
Pakistan Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif says that Pakistan wishes to see the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation as a vibrant regional organization. He made this statement at a meeting with his Sri Lankan counterpart, Ranil Wickremesinghe... Read More
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President Donald Trump meets with FBI Director James Comey (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
President Donald Trump shook hands with FBI Director James Comey last afternoon during a reception for law enforcement officials and first responders. Comey also shook hands with Vice President Mike Pence. Some Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, blamed... Read More
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India denies Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka’s statement on the Trinco harbor (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
Indian officials has denied the statement made by Regional Development Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka’s that Sri Lanka and India are discussing the development of the Trincomlee harbour, an Indian newspaper stated. Claims are made that the... Read More
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Sri Lankan arrested in Kuwait (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
Kuwait police has arrested a Sri Lankan with 64 bottles of homebrewed liquor in possession. The arrested has taken place in Mangaf. It is reported that the man’s residency has also expired. Read More
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Burglar shot and wounded by the police in Kaduwela (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
Police has opened fire at a man who was attempting to flee after breaking into a telecommunication center in Weliwita area, Kaduwela. The suspect, 27, who was injured during the incident is treated at the Mulleriyawa hospital under police protection.... Read More
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Three fishermen arrested in Talaimannar (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
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Dry weather affects over 250,000 families in seven provinces (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
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Nilaveli individual arrested over alleged possession (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
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Two killed, several injured in Pasyala accident (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
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President Sirisena to appoint presidential commission to probe CBSL bond scam (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
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Former chairman exposes details of controversial deal struck by Lanka Coal (Sun, 22 Jan 2017)
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Farmlands yet to recover from arid weather despite showers (Sun, 22 Jan 2017)
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School boys drown in Mahaweli River (Sun, 22 Jan 2017)
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SLFP chief ministers meet with former president Rajapaksa (Sun, 22 Jan 2017)
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These rogues will certainly be produced in court in the near future: Ashoka Abeysinghe (Sun, 22 Jan 2017)
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Mathews, Pradeep, Gunathilaka to return to Sri Lanka - ESPNcricinfo.com (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
ESPNcricinfo.com Mathews, Pradeep, Gunathilaka to return to Sri Lanka ESPNcricinfo.com Vice captain Dinesh Chandimal will lead the side in Mathews' stead. The triple blow is a significant for Sri Lanka's chances in the limited-overs series - all three players have featured in Sri Lanka's ODI sides, and Mathews especially, provides ... One-legged Mathews slogs Sri Lanka homecricket.com.au Sri Lanka's injured Mathews to fly homeIndependent Online India agree to play 2018 Independence cup in Sri LankaCricbuzz SkySports -Yahoo News all 271 news articles »
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Sri Lanka hit by worst drought in decades - Aljazeera.com (Sun, 22 Jan 2017)
WION Sri Lanka hit by worst drought in decades Aljazeera.com Sri Lanka is suffering its worst drought in four decades, according to officials, with more than a million people experiencing acute water shortages. The lack of rain last year has lowered water levels in rivers in parts of the country. With less water ... Sri Lanka suffers worst drought in decades, over a million hitWION all 13 news articles »
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India Tells Sri Lanka: You Can Take Your Port And Shove It - Forbes (Sat, 21 Jan 2017)
Forbes India Tells Sri Lanka: You Can Take Your Port And Shove It Forbes Last Wednesday, January 18th, Sri Lanka's minister for regional development, Sarath Fonseka, told journalists at a conference in New Delhi that terms were being discussed to give Sri Lanka's northeastern Trincomalee port to India. Sri Lankan Prime ... and more »
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Sri Lanka president to probe controversial bond - gulfnews.com (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
Sri Lanka Guardian Sri Lanka president to probe controversial bond gulfnews.com Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena ordered an investigation Monday into alleged insider trading at Sri Lanka's central bank that has heightened tensions between him and his prime minister. Sirisena announced he was setting up a special panel to ... Sri Lanka President to appoint committee to investigate bond scamLanka Business Online Sino-Lanka Relations: Kung Hei Fat ChoySri Lanka Guardian Presidential commission for Sri Lanka bondscamEconomyNext Colombo Page -Business Standard -SLBC all 22 news articles »
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De Villiers fit and ready to face Sri Lanka - Times LIVE (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
Times LIVE De Villiers fit and ready to face Sri Lanka Times LIVE AB de Villiers looms large for the Proteas in the third and final T20 against Sri Lanka in Cape Town on Wednesday after scoring an unbeaten 134 to help Northerns to a convincing eight wicket win over Easterns in the CSA Provincial One Day Challenge ... and more »
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Sri Lanka to lose two-thirds of paddy crop this season from Indian Niño - EconomyNext (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
Sri Lanka to lose two-thirds of paddy crop this season from Indian Niño EconomyNext ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's rice production from the main 'Maha' cultivation season in 2017 could drop by two million tonnes or around 60 percent of the usual volume, from a severe drought triggered by an Indian Ocean temperature oscillation, official ... and more »
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Livelihood support to the flood affected - ReliefWeb (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
Livelihood support to the flood affected ReliefWeb 23/01/2017 – Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society's Colombo Branch today took steps to distribute cash grants to flood affected people (2016) within the Homagama Divisional Secretariat area. These cash grants are aimed at providing ...
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The English vet saving Sri Lanka's street dogs - BBC News (Sun, 22 Jan 2017)
The English vet saving Sri Lanka's street dogs BBC News A vet has left behind her home in England to care for Sri Lanka's street dogs. Janey Lowes from Barnard Castle, County Durham, has spent the past two years caring for the neglected animals. There are about three million street dogs on the island ...
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Sri Lanka river paddle boarder faced crocodile threat - BBC News (Sat, 21 Jan 2017)
Sri Lanka river paddle boarder faced crocodile threat BBC News A paddle boarder faced man-eating crocodiles during his quest to travel from source to sea along the longest river in Sri Lanka. Kev Brady from Gloucester said he was terrified as he paddled more than 200 miles (320 km) along the Mahaweli. He now aims ...
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Sri Lanka to strengthen cooperation with EU bank - Colombo Gazette (Mon, 23 Jan 2017)
Colombo Gazette Sri Lanka to strengthen cooperation with EU bank Colombo Gazette Sri Lanka is to strengthen cooperation with the European Investment Bank, the bank said in a statement today. The European Investment Bank is to provide EUR 50 million to support improvement and expansion of sewage networks across the Sri Lankan ... and more »
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