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First draft of National Sustainability Dialogue presented to President (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
The first draft of National Sustainability Dialogue was presented to President Maithripala Sirisena today (Feb 20) at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo. MORE..
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Racist hoax letter asks locals to host Sri Lankan family during C wealth Games (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
Queensland Police is investigating a racist hoax letter which asks locals to take part in a “multicultural home-sharing scheme” during the upcoming Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. MORE..
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One injured in shooting at Cotta Road (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
One person has been injured and hospitalised following a shooting incident near the railway crossing on Cotta Road in Borella, the Police Spokesman said. MORE..
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Free Tabs for A'L students and teachers on hold (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
The Cabinet has decided to suspend the issuing of Tablets to Advanced Level students and teachers of government schools free of charge, the Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said. MORE..
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Rapid economic development programme to be launched next week (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
The National Economic Council will launch its rapid economic development programme next week, the President s Media Division said. MORE..
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Debate on Bond Commission and PRECIFAC reports postponed (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
The Parliamentary debate on the Bond Commission and PRECIFAC reports has been postponed today (20) due to the non-availability of Tamil and English translations. MORE..
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Leadership training for principals halted (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
The leadership training program being conducted for principals has been cancelled till the completion of inquires into the death of a principal during the training program recently, said the Ministry of Education. MORE...
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Gas cylinder prices to be increased? (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
Sri Lanka gas companies say that they expect to hold discussions with relevant authorities today (20) with regard to increasing the prices of LG gas cylinders. MORE..
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Mano disappointed over seeking SC s opinion on appointing new PM (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
Minister of National Co-existence, Dialogue and Official Languages Mano Ganesan said that he is personally worried over the President seeking the Supreme Court opinion, on appointing a new Prime Minister. MORE..
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Sri Lankan among 2 executives held for raping employee (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
A Sri Lankan national was among two senior executives of a private company arrested for allegedly raping a woman employee of the firm in Andhra Pradesh, an official said. MORE..
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Fire at a rubber factory in Ja-Ela (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
A fire erupted at a rubber factory last night in Raja Mawatha, Ja Ela. MORE...
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Take immediate steps to resolve the political crisis - Archbishop (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith says that all leaders should act swiftly to resolve the prevailing political crisis. MORE...
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Two persons arrested over Kehelbaddara shooting (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
Two persons have been arrested in connection with a shooting incident in Kehelbaddara, Gampaha. MORE..
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President is protecting the Prime Minister - Rajapaksa (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the Prime Minister is being protected by the President. MORE..
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Number of female members of LG bodies to be finalised (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
The election commission has made arrangements to the number of female members elected to Local Government bodies from each party will be counted and notified to the respective parties very soon.MORE...
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Cabinet reshuffle tomorrow? (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
A Cabinet reshuffle is likely to take place tomorrow (Feb. 21), which could see several key UNP ministerial portfolios change hands, according to reports. MORE..
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Girambe Ananda Anunayaka Thero passes away (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
Venerable Girambe Ananda Thero, Anunayaka of the Ramanna Nikaya, has passed away at the age of 80. MORE..
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Speaker writes to Maldivian counterpart expressing concerns (Mon, 19 Feb 2018)
Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka Karu Jayasuriya has expressed deep concern to his Maldivian counterpart with regard to the prevailing situation in the neighboring South Asian island nation, saying that it impacts negatively on the region. MORE..
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Sri Lankan fisherman yearns to return home (Mon, 19 Feb 2018)
Ever since the Marine Police of the Coastal Security Group arrested Sri Lankan Tamil fisherman A. Mariadoss (37) after he was rescued and brought to the shore by Rameswaram fishermen on December 17, 2017, he has been running from pillar to post to return home. MORE..
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President urges UPFA to wait for SC s opinion before quitting (Mon, 19 Feb 2018)
President Maithripala Sirisena has requested the UPFA members in the government not to quit the National Government, until the Supreme Court conveys its opinion, as it could destabilize the country, MP Thilanga Sumathipala said. MORE..
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Minister says gas companies request for a price hike (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
Minister of Trade and Commerce, Risath Bathiudeen says if Cabinet gives the green light, approval will be granted to increase the price of domestic gas. Addressing a media conference in Colombo today (Feb. 20) the Minister said he has received requests... Read More
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Update: Shooting in Cotta Road, one injured (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
One person was injured when two unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle had opened fire at a car close to the Cotta Road railway crossing in Borella. The incident took place at around 6.35 pm and the assailants had fled the scene immediately after opening... Read More
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Fmr. Pakistan cricketers son commits suicide (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
Former Pakistani cricketer Aamer Hanifs son has committed suicide by hanging over non-selection in an Under-19 cricket team. Mohammad Zaryab, who was a first-year college student and Hanifs oldest son, killed himself yesterday (Feb. 19). According... Read More
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Thai experts to try artificial rain in catchment areas (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
A team of experts from Thailand today (Feb. 20) visited the catchment area of the Mausa Kele and Castlereagh reservoirs to see the possibility of creating artificial rainfall in the area. The water levels at upcountry reservoirs have come down drastically... Read More
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Sampath Bank records impressive growth (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
Sampath Bank has reported a profit after tax in excess of Rs. 12 billion in becoming probably the only bank in Sri Lanka to reach this milestone within 30 years.  It was an impressive 32.7% Year-on-Year growth compared to Rs. 9.1billion recorded... Read More
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Sri Lanka to launch a new economic plan (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
New economic plan from next week National Economic Council has decided to introduce a new economic plan for the country next week, which will bring in speedy economic management changes. The decision was reached when the National Economic Council... Read More
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President asks Cabinet to shelve ‘A/L tab project’ (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
The governments plan to provide tabs for advanced level students and teachers has been suspended. Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam confirmed it. However, the project got the Cabinet green light recently. Under a 2017 Budget proposal,... Read More
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Leadership programme for principals suspended (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
The Education Ministry has suspended the leadership training programme for principals. The Ministry said it was suspended until the completion of inquiries into the death of a principal during training. Related story: Female principal dies in training... Read More
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Adjournment debate on Commission reports postponed (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
The adjournment debate on massive fraud and Central Bank bond scam reports was postponed until tomorrow (Feb. 21). It was found that Tamil and English translations of the report on massive frauds were not available in Parliament. The Tamil translation... Read More
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Councillors bring Lotus buds to PC sessions (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
The Joint Opposition councillors of Western and Central Provincial Councils have attended the council session with lotus buds. Hiru correspondents said that they celebrated the Local Government election victory in front of the councils. Read More
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Speaker to make a statement on national government (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya says he has not been informed of whether the National Government continues or not. He said this in response to an oral question posed by UPFA MP Dullas Alahapperuma in Parliament this morning (Feb. 20). The Speaker also said that... Read More
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Never doubted teams ability says Hathurusingha (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
Sri Lankas Head Coach Chandika Hathurusingha says that he never doubted the teams ability after starting off his new coaching job with two successive defeats during the tour of Bangladesh. Sri Lanka had suffered three 5 nil whitewashes in ODI cricket... Read More
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Election Commission calls for names for additional list of LG authorities (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
The Election Commission has requested that each party hand over the names of nominated councillors from the additional list, relating to LG authorities by next week. A senior official from the Commission said that it is the responsibility of General... Read More
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SAITM parents and anti-SAITM Org. submit a joint proposal to President (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
The SAITM Parents’ Association and anti-SAITM activists have got together in an attempt to find an amicable solution to the SAITM issue. Accordingly, the SAITM Parents Association and Jana Pavra against SAITM have handed over a joint proposal... Read More
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SLFP in a secret discussion to oust Prime Minister (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
SLFP determined to oust Prime Minister The Sri Lanka Freedom Partys attempt to change the Prime Minister is not yet over. It was disclosed that a group of Sri Lanka Freedom Party parliamentarians had met for an emergency discussion at the Colombo... Read More
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Over 200,000 affected by dry weather (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
Over 200,000 people have been affected by the prevailing drought in several districts. Kurunegala, Puttalam, Mannar, Anuradhapura, and Polonnaruwa are among the worst affected districts. The Assistant Director of the Disaster Management Centre,... Read More
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Kite flying tragedy in Chavakachcheri (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
A 15-year-old boy, a resident of Chavakachcheri, Jaffna has died after falling into an unprotected well while he was flying a kite. The incident had occurred last evening (Feb. 19). It was reported that the victim was flying a kite with another... Read More
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Pakistani lawyers exchange gunfire (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
Pakistan Police say two lawyers were killed and two others sustained injuries after two groups of lawyers exchange gunfire outside a sessions court in Lahore after a scuffle today (Feb. 20). One of the dead was identified as Advocate Rana Nadeem,... Read More
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Two arrested over Kehelbaddara shooting (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
Police have arrested two persons for allegedly helping and abetting the shooting incident in Kehelbaddara, Gampaha which saw a 65-year-old businessman being killed. The suspects were arrested in Dippitigoda, Kelaniya following a tip-off received by the... Read More
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Hackers steal money from India’s City Union Bank (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
Hackers who had stolen nearly $ 2 million from India’s City Union Bank early this month had used tactics similar to those employed in the unsolved cyber-heist of $ 81 million from Bangladesh’s Central Bank in 2016. The unknown hackers... Read More
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Cabinet reshuffle within this week? (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
Cabinet reshuffle within this week? Political sources say that a cabinet reshuffle will take place before the end of this week. Sources say some of the key Cabinet portfolios would be changed. Minister Sagala Rathnayake has already informed... Read More
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Ven. Girambe Ananda Thera passes away (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
The Anunayaka of the Ramanna Maha Nikaya Ven. Girambe Ananda Thera has passed away. The Thera aged 76, was receiving treatment at Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital at the time of his demise. Read More
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Dispute over Bellanwila Thera’s inquest (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
A complaint has been lodged with Inspector General of Police against police over the inquest into the death of Prof. Ven. Bellanwila Wimalarathana Thera. Inquirer into Sudden Deaths of Colombo, Attorney-at-Law Iresha Samaraweera had lodged that complaint... Read More
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Gas prices to be increased? (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
The domestic gas retail companies have requested permission from the Consumer Affairs Authority to increase the price of a domestic gas cylinder by Rs. 300. They have cited rising global prices as the reason for their request. Read More
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Former President says President Maithripala is protecting PM Wickremesinghe (Mon, 19 Feb 2018)
The former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says President Maithripala Sirisena is protecting Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. He said it was part of a deal that exists between United National Party and President Sirisena. The former President said this... Read More
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Case filed against MP Namal Rajapaksa taken up (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
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No Tablet Computers for GCE A/L students (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
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Jennifer Lawrence swaps acting for activism (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
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SL Rupee reaches record lows – ‘reluctance’ over political uncertainty (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
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Parliamentary sessions over bond report concludes for the day (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
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Winter Olympics: USA women to face Canada in gold-medal match (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
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Christchurch declares state of emergency (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
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More arrests made over Punjab National Bank scam (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
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Tokyo plans to build the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
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Special team arrives to create artificial rain (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
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Survival rates for newborns in America nearly same as Sri Lanka - New York Daily News (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
New York Daily News Survival rates for newborns in America nearly same as Sri Lanka New York Daily News Five newborn babies die every minute on Earth, an "alarmingly high" statistic as up to 80% of them are preventable, according to a new report from Unicef. That's one million children who die on the same day they're born and about 2.6 million who are ... Newborn survival rates in US only slightly better than in Sri LankaThe Guardian every child alive - UnicefUnicef all 109 news articles »
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Hathurusingha keen to expand Sri Lanka's depth - Sport24 (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
Sport24 Hathurusingha keen to expand Sri Lanka's depth Sport24 Hathurusingha said on arrival back in Sri Lanka: "We want a big pool of players for us to compete against different countries and different opposition, depending on their limitations and strengths. "All the players get an equal opportunity and they ... Hathurusingha keen to expand Sri Lanka's player depthCricket365.com all 9 news articles »
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Pramuk Perera: What is NZ's Sri Lanka plan? - New Zealand Herald (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
Daily Mirror Pramuk Perera: What is NZ's Sri Lanka plan? New Zealand Herald NZTE is planning another trade mission to Sri Lanka. Having had several visits to this tropical island during his term, former PM John Key appeared to be a big supporter of Sri Lanka. PM Jacinda Ardern may enjoy watching the elephants, walking on ... Sri Lanka receives South Asia Procurement Innovation AwardLanka Business Online SLIM represents Sri Lanka at the prestigious conference in the Asia.Daily Mirror Sri Lanka wins South Asia Procurement Innovation awardEconomyNext all 4 news articles »
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In Sri Lanka, this tribe speaks Telugu - The Hindu (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
The Hindu In Sri Lanka, this tribe speaks Telugu The Hindu So when an indigenous, Telugu-speaking tribe believed to have been around for centuries outside India — in Sri Lanka, to be precise — was identified, it attracted the attention of researchers. The CEO of Andhra Pradesh Creativity and Cultural ...
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India, Sri Lanka to play Nidahas Trophy curtain raiser - Cricbuzz (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
Cricbuzz India, Sri Lanka to play Nidahas Trophy curtain raiser Cricbuzz The start of the tri-nation Nidahas Trophy has been brought forward by two days and the event will now get underway on March 6 instead of March 8 as planned earlier. India and Sri Lanka will play the curtain raiser of the event, with Bangladesh being ... Nidahas Trophy: India Take on Hosts Sri Lanka in Opener; Final on March 18News18 Presbyterian Mission Agency delegation travels to Sri Lanka in fulfillment of General Assembly overtureThe Presbyterian Outlook India vs Sri Lanka in tri-series openerThe Indian Express Hindustan Times -International Cricket Council -Times Now all 17 news articles »
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Hathurusingha keen on expanding Sri Lanka's player pool - ESPNcricinfo.com (Mon, 19 Feb 2018)
ESPNcricinfo.com Hathurusingha keen on expanding Sri Lanka's player pool ESPNcricinfo.com One tour, three formats, three series wins. For Chandika Hathurusingha, it has been the ideal start to his tenure as head coach of Sri Lanka. Speaking on his side's return home from Bangladesh, a content Hathurusingha cited good communication, tactical ... Lanka sweep abject TigersThe Daily Star 2nd T20I: Sri Lanka crush Bangladesh by 75 runs to sweep series 2-0India Today Kusal Mendis drives Sri Lanka to T20I series sweep against BangladeshScroll.in ESPN -Cricbuzz -SkySports -CricketCountry.com all 111 news articles »
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Sri Lanka government in crisis after comeback of ex-leader - CNN (Sun, 18 Feb 2018)
CNN Sri Lanka government in crisis after comeback of ex-leader CNN Rajapaksa's Podujana Peramuna, also known as People's Front won 44.65% of the seats available in the local vote, sweeping aside Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's United National Party (UNP) who claimed just 32.63%, and the United People's Freedom ... Sri Lanka parliament to debate political crisisEconomic Times Sri Lanka PM plans reshuffle in wake of local election drubbingReuters In Sri Lanka, local elections have rattled the governmentThe Economist Nikkei Asian Review -The Hindu all 172 news articles »
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/ Sri Lanka JO questions unity governments status - India Today (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
Hiru News / Sri Lanka JO questions unity governments status India Today Colombo, Feb 20 (PTI) Mahinda Rajapaksa-backed Joint Opposition today questioned the current status of the unity government in Sri Lanka which has been plunged into an unprecedented political crisis after the local council polls in which the former ... Sri Lanka to launch a new economic planHiru News Sri Lanka's Twenty20 politics and how Ranil's GPS failedEconomyNext The empire strikes back: Rajapaksa triumphs in local elections, his shadow looms again over Sri Lankan politicsTimes of India (blog) all 19 news articles »
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Are Sri Lanka and the SAARC region capable of tackling any cyber threat? - Daily Mirror (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
Daily Mirror Are Sri Lanka and the SAARC region capable of tackling any cyber threat? Daily Mirror Q: Sophos is one of the key leaders in the cyber security space. Can you briefly describe what the company is about? A: Sophos Technologies was established in 1985 in the UK. For the last 32 years, the company has been built on pure technical solidity ...
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Cargills Bank links with TransferTo in Sri Lanka - Mobile Payments Today (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
Mobile Payments Today Cargills Bank links with TransferTo in Sri Lanka Mobile Payments Today Cargills Bank has partnered with TransferTo, a cross-border mobile payments network for emerging markets, to enhance and strengthen its remittance services offered by the bank, according to a press release. The partnership provides customers worldwide ...
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