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Twenty-four year old nabbed transporting heroin (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
A person has been apprehended at Dankotuwa town this afternoon (13) while transporting heroin from Colombo to Dankotuwa. MORE..
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New govt. and Cabinet on Monday? (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
The President has, reportedly, said that a new government and a new Cabinet of Ministers will be formed by next Monday (17). MORE..
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Heavy security near Lake House (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
Heavy security has been deployed in front of the main entrance of the Lake House building, stated Ada Derana reporter. MORE..
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We trust President will respect court decision – Ranil (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
Ranil Wickremesinghe, posting on Twitter, has stated that they believe that the President would promptly respect the judgment passed at the court. MORE..
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Can prepare for any election in 2 months – Deshapriya (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
Chairman of Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya says that two months are sufficient to prepare for any election. MORE..
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I didn t sign any document with Ranil – Sampanthan (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
Leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) R. Sampanthan has stated that the document circulating alleging an agreement between him and UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe is false. MORE..
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Dissolution of Parliament unconstitutional – SC (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
The Supreme Court announces that the gazette notification dissolving the parliament is not in accordance with the constitution. The seven member judge bench unanimously made this judgment stating that it was illegal to dissolve the parliament before its 4.5 year term limit. MORE..
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Case against Gamini Senarath postponed to January (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
The Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar today (13) heard the case against former President s Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath and three others for allegedly misappropriating Rs 500 million in funds belong to Litro Gas. MORE..
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Extra Police security near Supreme Court (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
Extra Police security has been deployed around the Supreme Court complex, stated Ada Derana reporter. The Supreme Court will be delivering its verdict on the petitions on the dissolution of the parliament at 4 pm this evening (13). MORE..
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Complaint lodged over fake documents alleging UNP-TNA deal (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
UNP MP S.M. Marikkar has lodged a complaint at the police headquarters regarding a fake document in the guise of an agreement signed between the UNP and the TNA. MORE..
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Wild elephant electrocuted to death in Kantale (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
A wild elephant has died by electrocution in Wanela –Kantale last night (12), stated Ada Derana reporter. MORE..
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Ranil s party request five-judge panel for Mahinda s appeal (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
Lawyer on behalf of Ranil Wickremesinghe has filed a motion before the Supreme Court requesting a five-member judge panel for the hearing of the appeal of Mahinda Rajapaksa on holding the Prime Minister s Office. MORE..
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Human head found inside factory in Peliyagoda (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
A human head severed from the body has been discovered inside a factory on Dutugemunu Mawatha in Peliyagoda. MORE..
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Theresa May survives confidence vote of Tory MPs (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
Prime Minister Theresa May has won a vote of confidence in her leadership of the Conservative Party by 200 to 117. MORE..
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SC verdict on Parliament Dissolution delivered today (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
Supreme Court will be delivering its verdict on the petitions on the dissolution of the parliament at 4 pm this evening (13), stated Ada Derana reporter. MORE..
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Train delay at Maradana station (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
A train has derailed between the 7th and 8th platforms at the Maradana Train Station, at around 8.15 am this morning (13). MORE..
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Thundershowers expected in sea areas (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
The low-pressure area in the South Bay of Bengal to the South-east of Sri Lanka is likely to develop into a depression during next 24 hours and to move North-north-westwards, towards Tamil-Nadu coast on 15th December, the Met. Department said. MORE..
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Officers injured in protest at Katuwana Police; protestors tear gassed (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
Police have launched a tear gas attack on a protest launched by the rasidents against the Katuwana police station. MORE..
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Sri Lankan rupee ends lower as foreign sell-off continues (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
The Sri Lankan rupee ended weaker on Wednesday, as foreign investors continued to exit from bonds and stocks as a lingering political crisis weighed on sentiment ahead of a key ruling by the island nation s Supreme Court. MORE..
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Court records witness statements of case against Gamini Senarath (Wed, 12 Dec 2018)
The Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar today (12) heard the case against former President s Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath and three others for allegedly misappropriating Rs 500 million in funds belong to Litro Gas. MORE..
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Ranil wants a full bench to hear Mahind’s appeal (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
Two motions have been filed with the Supreme Court today requesting a full bench to hear the Appeal of the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa. Former president Rajapaksa made an Appeal before the Supreme Court after the Court of Appeal recently issued... Read More
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Supreme Court says unanimously dissolution of parliament is unconstitutional (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
The Seven judge panel which heard the petitions against the dissolution of parliament, unanimously decided that the Gazette issued by the President dissolving parliament is unconstitutional. Delivering the judgment, Chief Justice Nalin Perera said that... Read More
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Reading of the judgment on the petitions against the dissolution of Parliament begins (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
Reading of the judgment by the 7-judge panel on the petitions against the dissolution of Parliament has commenced short a while ago.   According to our corresponded security has been beefed up near the Supreme Court. Read More
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Legal action to be taken against the suspects who attacked Katuwana police (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
Police stated that legal action would be taken against those who caused damage Katuwana police property during protests that took place following the death of a 57 year old resident of Bengamukanda in Katuwana. Katuwana police carried out raids at some... Read More
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Verdict for the petition against dissolution of Parliament to be announced at 4 this evening. (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
The Registrar of the Supreme Court Pradeep Mutugala stated that the verdict on the petitions against the dissolution of parliament will be announced at 4 this evening. 13 petitions were filed against the Gazette issued by the President dissolving parliament,... Read More
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Residents of Katuwana surround police in protest against a death of an individual -Tear gas fired to disperse the crowd (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
A group of residents surrounded Katuwana police in protest of the death of an individual in Katuwana- Bengamukanda last night. Our area corresponded noted that over 500 residents participated in the protest hurling stones at police and setting fire to... Read More
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UNF to convene today (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
The UNF parliamentary group will hold a special meeting at Temple Trees at 6 this evening. MP Mujibir Rahuman said that the discussion would take place  with party leader and former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at the chair.   The MP... Read More
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140 thousand acres of paddy fields become barren land (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
The Agriculture Ministry says that under the programme of re-cultivationof  abandoned paddy land, steps have been taken to cultivate on 27,000 acres of land during the up coming  Maha season. The ministry said that during the previous Maha season... Read More
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Businessman in Sapugaskanda shot dead (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
A 35-year-old businessman was shot dead in  Kiribathgoda – Sapugaskanda – Galvala junction last afternoon. Police media spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said that the deceased was  involved in lending money on interest. two persons... Read More
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Confidence vote in Ranil passes in parliament, TNA votes for and JVP restrains from voting (Wed, 12 Dec 2018)
The confidence vote in former Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe was passed by 117 votes in parliament today. The vote was moved by UNP deputy leader, Sajith Premadasa and was seconded by MP Mangala Samaraweera. UNF and TNA MPs voted for the confidence... Read More
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Cut off marks of Year-5 scholarship examination released (Wed, 12 Dec 2018)
The cut-off marks to enrol students to popular schools following the Year-5 scholarship examination held this year has been announced by the Examination Department. Accordingly, the highest cut off marks to be able to enter Colombo’s Royal College... Read More
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British representatives inspect Mannar mass grave (Wed, 12 Dec 2018)
Human bone fragments of 276 persons have already been found from the mass grave near the old CWE building in Mannar. Meanwhile, a team of special representatives from the British High Commission in Colombo inspected this mass grave yesterday. Meanwhile,... Read More
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TNA meets the President before its proposal to support Ranil is passed (Wed, 12 Dec 2018)
The Opposition Leader, R Sampandan has met the president at the latter’s official residence this morning. Thereafter, Opposition leader Sampandan and several TNA MPs have met the speaker at the parliament complex. In addition, a TNA parliamentary... Read More
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Drug kingpin, Shantha, who fled the Welikada prison arrested in Meemure (Wed, 12 Dec 2018)
Drug kingpin, Sunil Shantha, who was removed recently from Welikada Remand by deceiving prison officials, has been arrested from a hideout in Meemure. The suspect had changed his hideouts from time to time to abscond police but Police Crimes Investigation... Read More
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Mahinda’s petition against Interim Injunction to be called this Friday (Wed, 12 Dec 2018)
The Supreme Court ordered today to hear the petition filed by former president Mahinda Rajapaksa challenging the Interim Injunction issued by the Court of Appeal against the Prime Minister and the cabinet of ministers, this Friday. 122 MPs have been named... Read More
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Estate workers call off the strike (Wed, 12 Dec 2018)
CWC chairman MP Arumugan Thondaman says that the strike the estate workers had carried out for eight days demanding the increase of daily basic wage up to 1000 rupees will be called off today. A special discussion regarding the estate workers’ demands... Read More
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President requests officials to provide essentials for a lower price without a deficit, Christmas bonus also to be provided as before (Wed, 12 Dec 2018)
President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the relevant sections not to let there be any scarcity of essential food items in the market during the upcoming festive season as well as to provide opportunity for the public to obtain food items at a fair... Read More
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Petition which resulted in the interim order against the prime minister and cabinet to be examined again today (Wed, 12 Dec 2018)
The petition filed requesting a Quo Woronto Writ saying that Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and the cabinet have no authority to hold these posts, is scheduled to be taken up for hearing again today. 122 MPs including former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe... Read More
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Motion of confidence for Ranil Wickramasinghe in parliament today (Wed, 12 Dec 2018)
The confidence motion for former Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe is to be tabled in parliament today. MP Aashu Marasinghe joining a media briefing held at temple trees noted that the proposal will be presented by the deputy leader of the UNP Sajith... Read More
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HiruFm.lk awarded best website at SLT Zero 01 awards - Overall award also secured (Wed, 12 Dec 2018)
hirufm.lk received the award for the best website in the media and publishing category at the SLT Zero One awards 2018. In addition, the overall award in the media and publishing sector category was also secured by hirufm.lk. Read More
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Unruly GCE O/L candidates to be punished severely (Tue, 11 Dec 2018)
The Examination Commissioner General, Sanath Pujitha says that he would initiate an investigation into the delay in distributing GCE O/L examination papers at two centres at Ampara today. It was reported that 300 GCE Ordinary level examination candidates... Read More
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Nalaka de Silva further remanded, notice issued on the CID for absence in court (Tue, 11 Dec 2018)
Former DIG Nalaka de Silva was further remanded until December 19 when he was produced before Colombo Fort Magistrate, Ranga Dissanayake today. Nalaka de Silva is in remand in connection with a plot to assassinate the president and the former defence... Read More
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Police to investigate Saman Rathnapriya on his statement that threatens national security (Tue, 11 Dec 2018)
Police Media Spokesman, SP Ruwan Gunesekera said that the complaint against the statement made by the convener of Puravasi Balaya, Saman Rathnapriya was referred over to the Police Special Investigation Unit. General Secretary of Pivituru Hela Urumaya,... Read More
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Ranil Wickremesinghe’s parliament membership is challenged by a petition (Tue, 11 Dec 2018)
A petition has been filed with the Court of Appeal challenging the UNP leader, Ranil Wickremesinghe’s parliamentary membership. Joint Chairperson of Women for Justice, Shermila Gonawala said that the petition requests the Court to prevent Wickremesinghe... Read More
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A 1 hour 45 minute delay in distributing Ordinary level exam question papers at 2 schools (Tue, 11 Dec 2018)
Its been reported that there was a one hour 45 minute delay in distributing the GCE O level Aesthetic studies question paper to 300 candidates at Ampara Bandaranayake Girls’ School and DS Senanayake National School today. The two examination centres... Read More
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The Supreme Court reinstates Sri Lanka's parliament - Stopping the Sri Lanky-panky - The Economist (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
The Supreme Court reinstates Sri Lanka's parliament - Stopping the Sri Lanky-panky  The Economist Sri Lanka: president's dissolution of parliament illegal, top court rules  The Guardian Sri Lanka parliament sacking 'illegal'  BBC News Sri Lanka's Supreme Court says president's actions unlawful  WIS10 Sri Lanka's UNF expects Wickremesinghe re-appointment, JVP wants 'coup' leaders punished  EconomyNext View full coverage on Google News
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Skeletons of 21 children found in mass grave in Sri Lanka with 'signs of torture' - The Independent (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
Skeletons of 21 children found in mass grave in Sri Lanka with 'signs of torture'  The Independent Excavators in Sri Lanka have found the skeletal remains of 21 children as well as signs of possible torture of the dead in the biggest mass grave in the country's ...
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Black Caps vulnerable ahead of Sri Lanka series - Radio New Zealand (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
Black Caps vulnerable ahead of Sri Lanka series  Radio New Zealand Vulnerable is not the first word that would spring to mind when weighing up the Black Caps chances against Sri Lanka, espcially in the wake of their historic test ...
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'My young Sri Lankan husband left me with nothing' - BBC News (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
'My young Sri Lankan husband left me with nothing'  BBC News When 60-year-old Edinburgh woman Diane Peebles married a man less than half her age and went to live with him in his native Sri Lanka, she called it her "one ...
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OYO expands international presence, enters Sri Lanka - Moneycontrol.com (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
OYO expands international presence, enters Sri Lanka  Moneycontrol.com The move comes barely few weeks post the announcement of appointment of Aditya Ghosh, former IndiGo President, as OYO's chief executive officer for India ...
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CSA announces headline sponsor for Pakistan, Sri Lanka Tests - Sport24 (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
CSA announces headline sponsor for Pakistan, Sri Lanka Tests  Sport24 Cricket South Africa has announced a new headline sponsor for the forthcoming Test series' against Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
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Bangladesh U-23 defeated in semi-final by Sri Lanka - Dhaka Tribune (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
Bangladesh U-23 defeated in semi-final by Sri Lanka  Dhaka Tribune The Bangladesh U-23 had their ACC Emerging Teams Cup 2018 campaign come to an end as Sri Lanka U-23 defeated them by four wickets in a close ...
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Ancient grape seeds may link Sri Lankan trading port to Roman world - Science Magazine (Tue, 11 Dec 2018)
Ancient grape seeds may link Sri Lankan trading port to Roman world  Science Magazine Visit Mantai, nestled into a bay in northwestern Sri Lanka, and today you'll see nothing but a solitary Hindu temple overlooking the sea. But 1500 years ago, ...
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Sri Lanka: Deposed PM's opponents seek to bar him from parliament - Al Jazeera English (Tue, 11 Dec 2018)
Sri Lanka: Deposed PM's opponents seek to bar him from parliament  Al Jazeera English Lawsuit accuses Wickremesinghe of doing business with government, a claim if true, dashes his hopes of returning as PM.
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New Zealand's Tim Southee relishing home conditions for Sri Lanka series - SkySports (Thu, 13 Dec 2018)
New Zealand's Tim Southee relishing home conditions for Sri Lanka series  SkySports Seamer Tim Southee is hopeful a green Basin Reserve wicket will help New Zealand to build on their historic series win over Pakistan when they take on Sri ...
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Sampling Sri Lanka at Montréal's Nama Restaurant - Seven Days (Wed, 12 Dec 2018)
Sampling Sri Lanka at Montréal's Nama Restaurant  Seven Days When Jeya Sivans described her journey to owning Nama, a cozy new restaurant in Montréal's Plateau, she was humble. "I am not a chef," she...
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This Former Immigrant From Sri Lanka Just Made India's Most Expensive Movie - Forbes (Tue, 11 Dec 2018)
This Former Immigrant From Sri Lanka Just Made India's Most Expensive Movie  Forbes The man who bankrolled the science-fiction film 2.0, India's costliest movie, is a former immigrant from Sri Lanka who is now running his family's telecom, ...
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Sri Lanka's crisis clouds fate of 20000 missing people - Asia Times (Wed, 12 Dec 2018)
Sri Lanka's crisis clouds fate of 20000 missing people  Asia Times After seven months of digging around the old Sathosa Building in Mannar, a city some 250 kilometers north of Colombo in Sri Lanka, the remains of some 266 ...
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Former immigrant from Sri Lanka just made India's most expensive movie - ft.lk (Wed, 12 Dec 2018)
Former immigrant from Sri Lanka just made India's most expensive movie  ft.lk www.forbes.com: The man who bankrolled the science-fiction film 2.0, India's costliest movie, is a former immigrant from Sri Lanka who is now running his ...
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Sri Lanka becomes 3rd best country in Asia Pacific ICT Awards - ft.lk (Mon, 10 Dec 2018)
Sri Lanka becomes 3rd best country in Asia Pacific ICT Awards  ft.lk Sri Lanka clinched three coveted gold and seven merit awards at the recently concluded Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards (APICTA) 2018 in Guangzhou, China, ...
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Sri Lanka's number one problem | FT Online - ft.lk (Mon, 10 Dec 2018)
Sri Lanka's number one problem | FT Online  ft.lk Did any Sri Lankan emigrate in search of a better political system or “democracy”? During the ethnic unrest in 1983 and the height of separatist war in 2009, ...
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A Hotline for the Broken-Hearted and the Poison-in-Hand - The New York Times (Tue, 11 Dec 2018)
A Hotline for the Broken-Hearted and the Poison-in-Hand  The New York Times Everyday Sri Lankans — a retired banker, a former nurse, a marriage counselor — volunteer at a phone counseling line to ease burdens in a war-traumatized ...
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Sri Lanka’s first ever electric railway system to be constructed - News 1st (Wed, 12 Dec 2018)
Sri Lanka’s first ever electric railway system to be constructed  News 1st COLOMBO (News 1st) - The Department of Railways is to construct Sri Lanka's first ever elevated Light Rail System powered solely by electricity to travel - Get ...
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Sri Lanka's disputed prime minister takes his fight to the Supreme Court - CNN (Tue, 04 Dec 2018)
Sri Lanka's disputed prime minister takes his fight to the Supreme Court  CNN Colombo, Sri Lanka (CNN) Sri Lanka's prime minister is appealing a court decision that temporarily bars him and his cabinet from carrying out official duties, ...
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Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya suspended for illegal action - BBC Sport (Mon, 10 Dec 2018)
Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya suspended for illegal action  BBC Sport Sri Lanka spin bowler Akila Dananjaya is suspended with immediate effect for an illegal action.
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Colombo, Sri Lanka: The three-minute guide - Stuff.co.nz (Sun, 09 Dec 2018)
Colombo, Sri Lanka: The three-minute guide  Stuff.co.nz The Sri Lankan capital is a changeling that manages to blend old and new.
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New US Ambassador opens up to Sri Lanka - ft.lk (Sun, 09 Dec 2018)
New US Ambassador opens up to Sri Lanka  ft.lk A career member of the US Senior Foreign *Service*, the United States' new Ambassador in Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz describes her job as both “exciting and ...
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President requested to revise the Sri Lanka – Singapore FTA - News 1st (Tue, 11 Dec 2018)
President requested to revise the Sri Lanka – Singapore FTA  News 1st Colombo (News1st): A number of groups have requested the President to make a decision on the Sri Lanka - Singapore Free trade agreement. The report - Get ...
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Nivard Cabraal says regime change panacea for Sri Lanka's economic ills - ft.lk (Wed, 12 Dec 2018)
Nivard Cabraal says regime change panacea for Sri Lanka's economic ills  ft.lk By Ashwin Hemmathagama. The corrupt and imprudent management style of the Unity Government has led the country to doldrums, charged former Central ...
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Sri Lanka draw tour match against NZ XI - Sport24 (Mon, 10 Dec 2018)
Sri Lanka draw tour match against NZ XI  Sport24 Sri Lanka completed their preparation for the first Test against New Zealand in a drawn three-day tour match against a New Zealand XI.
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Museum in Los Angeles to present exhibition on Sri Lanka - Daily Mirror (Mon, 10 Dec 2018)
Museum in Los Angeles to present exhibition on Sri Lanka  Daily Mirror The first comprehensive survey of Sri Lankan art organized by a US museum-The Jewelled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka-would be presented by the Los Angeles ...
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Has Sri Lanka tourism addressed the elephant in the room? - ft.lk (Tue, 11 Dec 2018)
Has Sri Lanka tourism addressed the elephant in the room?  ft.lk By Yolanthika Ellepola The long-awaited Tourism Leaders' Summit was held earlier this year with much grandeur under the theme 'Integration of Global Value ...
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Fists. A Flying Garbage Can. And Maybe, at Last, Negotiations in Sri Lanka. - The New York Times (Thu, 15 Nov 2018)
Fists. A Flying Garbage Can. And Maybe, at Last, Negotiations in Sri Lanka.  The New York Times A brawl in Parliament erupts and now the divided government is talking about how to break the political deadlock that has gripped this nation for weeks.
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Lonely Planet named Sri Lanka the No. 1 country to travel to in 2019 — here's why you should go - INSIDER (Mon, 10 Dec 2018)
Lonely Planet named Sri Lanka the No. 1 country to travel to in 2019 — here's why you should go  INSIDER Sri Lanka is a country in South Asia with beautiful wildlife, ancient temples, tea plantations, and a growing surf scene.
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Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson's staggering record against Sri Lanka on the line - New Zealand Herald (Tue, 11 Dec 2018)
Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson's staggering record against Sri Lanka on the line  New Zealand Herald The cricketing world knows Kane Williamson is a great batsman, none more so than Sri Lanka who face the Black Caps' skipper in the first test beginning ...
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Sri Lanka MPs pass no-confidence vote against new prime minister - CNN (Wed, 14 Nov 2018)
Sri Lanka MPs pass no-confidence vote against new prime minister  CNN Colombo, Sri Lanka (CNN) Sri Lankan lawmakers have passed a no-confidence motion against the country's new Prime Minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa, declaring ...
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Dhammika Perera firms sweep CA Sri Lanka's 54th Annual Report Awards - ft.lk (Sun, 09 Dec 2018)
Dhammika Perera firms sweep CA Sri Lanka's 54th Annual Report Awards  ft.lk The Hayleys Group and Vallibel Group, owned by renowned Sri Lankan business magnate Dhammika Perera, have clinched the most number of awards at the ...
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Sri Lanka spinner banned - Independent Community Newspaper (Tue, 11 Dec 2018)
Sri Lanka spinner banned  Independent Community Newspaper Sri Lanka offspinner Akila Dananjaya has been banned for an illegal bowling action.
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Facebook, Yellow Vests, Sri Lanka: Your Thursday Briefing - The New York Times (Wed, 05 Dec 2018)
Facebook, Yellow Vests, Sri Lanka: Your Thursday Briefing  The New York Times (Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign-up.) Good morning. Facebook faces more troubling news, Sri Lanka reckons with postwar mental health ...
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After War’s End, a Long Struggle to Patch Invisible Wounds in Sri Lanka - The New York Times (Tue, 04 Dec 2018)
After War’s End, a Long Struggle to Patch Invisible Wounds in Sri Lanka  The New York Times A government psychiatrist in Sri Lanka goes door to door in an area scarred by civil war, doing whatever he can to meet a staggering need for help.
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Sri Lanka appoint new fielding coach - Sport24 (Sat, 08 Dec 2018)
Sri Lanka appoint new fielding coach  Sport24 Colombo - Struggling Sri Lanka on Saturday announced the appointment of former Australian cricketer Steve Rixon as their fielding coach, in a bid to boost ...
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Another Season of Trouble in Sri Lanka - The New York Times (Mon, 19 Nov 2018)
Another Season of Trouble in Sri Lanka  The New York Times A renewed power play by Mahinda Rajapaksa, who ran the country for a decade, has reignited fears of majoritarianism and trouble for the minorities.
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Sri Lanka's political crisis spurs tourists to cancel in peak season - Reuters (Thu, 06 Dec 2018)
Sri Lanka's political crisis spurs tourists to cancel in peak season  Reuters Sri Lanka's travel industry is starting to suffer the fallout of a political crisis in the middle of its peak tourist season, as uncertainty prompts cancellations by both ...
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Mathews' century saves Sri Lanka's batting blushes - Sport24 (Sat, 08 Dec 2018)
Mathews' century saves Sri Lanka's batting blushes  Sport24 An unbeaten century by Angelo Mathews saved Sri Lanka from an embarrassing batting collapse against a New Zealand XI.
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Sri Lanka: South Asia Human Rights Festival in Colombo - Amnesty International (Wed, 05 Dec 2018)
Sri Lanka: South Asia Human Rights Festival in Colombo  Amnesty International Amnesty International is proud to announce that the Art for Rights: South Asia Human Rights Festival will take place at the National Film Corporation in Colombo, ...
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Sri Lanka: Pro-Rajapaksa Parliamentarians Stage a Walk Out - TIME (Fri, 23 Nov 2018)
Sri Lanka: Pro-Rajapaksa Parliamentarians Stage a Walk Out  TIME (COLOMBO, Sri Lanka) — Lawmakers supporting disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa have walked out of Sri Lanka's Parliament to protest the ...
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Sri Lanka 74-1 in reply to England's 336 all out - EWN (Sat, 24 Nov 2018)
Sri Lanka 74-1 in reply to England's 336 all out  EWN Dimuth Karunaratne, who was spilled at first slip by England captain Joe Root early in his innings, was on 28 at the break with Dhananjaya de Silva also on 28.
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China's Legacy in Sri Lanka's Civil War Gives It a Diplomatic Edge - The National Interest Online (Wed, 28 Nov 2018)
China's Legacy in Sri Lanka's Civil War Gives It a Diplomatic Edge  The National Interest Online In 2015, when Sri Lanka received relatively rare mention in discussions of world politics, then-President Mahinda Rajapaksa suffered a shock election loss.
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China Cannot Turn The Philippines Into Another Sri Lanka - Forbes (Mon, 26 Nov 2018)
China Cannot Turn The Philippines Into Another Sri Lanka  Forbes China cannot do to the Philippines what it did to Sri Lanka -- use the “debt trap” to acquire key sea outposts -- because the Philippines economy doesn't ...
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Environmental damage and land acquisition: Anger grows in Sri Lanka against Belt and Road Initiative - Scroll.in (Sat, 08 Dec 2018)
Environmental damage and land acquisition: Anger grows in Sri Lanka against Belt and Road Initiative  Scroll.in The leafy village of Beragama in Hambantota district is a throwback to a time when Sri Lanka was trying to get on to the Chinese development highway. Far from ...
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US lawmaker blames Chinese debt trap for Sri Lanka's crisis - adaderana.lk (Wed, 12 Dec 2018)
US lawmaker blames Chinese debt trap for Sri Lanka's crisis  adaderana.lk Asserting that Sri Lanka was forced to surrender the sovereignty of its deep-water port, Hambantota, a powerful US lawmaker on Tuesday sought an end to the ...
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Sri Lanka mass graves: 230 skeletons found at country's largest site - BBC News (Thu, 22 Nov 2018)
Sri Lanka mass graves: 230 skeletons found at country's largest site  BBC News Sri Lankan experts say a mass grave found earlier this year in the north-western town of Mannar has turned out to be the country's biggest such site. More than ...
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Sri Lanka's president says will not reinstate ousted PM - Reuters (Sun, 25 Nov 2018)
Sri Lanka's president says will not reinstate ousted PM  Reuters COLOMBO (Reuters) - A political impasse in Sri Lanka could be set to drag on longer after President Maithripala Sirisena said on Sunday he would not reinstate ...
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Lankan babysitter who abused two boys sentenced in Australia - Daily Mirror (Tue, 11 Dec 2018)
Lankan babysitter who abused two boys sentenced in Australia  Daily Mirror A Sri Lankan babysitter who sexually abused two seven-year-old boys in Perth, Australia has been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison and is likely to be ...
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Sri Lanka's economy at crossroads: The 1972-76 Five-Year Plan and its diagnosis of economic ailments - ft.lk (Sun, 09 Dec 2018)
Sri Lanka's economy at crossroads: The 1972-76 Five-Year Plan and its diagnosis of economic ailments  ft.lk This is an edited and abridged version of the Professor H. A. de S. Gunasekara 2018 Oration delivered at the University of Peradeniya on 4 December 2018.
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Sri Lankan cricket problem child pushes test claims with rapid knock in Napier - Stuff.co.nz (Sun, 09 Dec 2018)
Sri Lankan cricket problem child pushes test claims with rapid knock in Napier  Stuff.co.nz Opener Danushka Gunathilaka has given Sri Lankan cricket its share of headaches in the past 18 months, but those eased a fraction with a timely, rapid knock in ...
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Sri Lanka President faces fresh challenge over his mental health - EconomyNext (Mon, 10 Dec 2018)
Sri Lanka President faces fresh challenge over his mental health  EconomyNext ECONOMYNEXT – President Maithripala Sirisena Monday faced a new challenge from an unexpected source questioning his mental condition to govern the ...
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Fears grow over Chinese projects in Sri Lanka - chinadialogue (Wed, 05 Dec 2018)
Fears grow over Chinese projects in Sri Lanka  chinadialogue Locals are concerned about environmental impacts, land losses and a lack of public consultation, reports Amantha Perera.
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Discover The Tea Country Of Sri Lanka, Voted Best Country To Visit In 2019 - Forbes (Thu, 15 Nov 2018)
Discover The Tea Country Of Sri Lanka, Voted Best Country To Visit In 2019  Forbes Voted best country to visit in 2019 by Lonely Planet, all eyes are on Sri Lanka. For something different, look to Teardrop Hotels which offer small and stylish ...
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England seal Sri Lanka series with win in Kandy - Sport24 (Sun, 18 Nov 2018)
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Fitch downgrades Sri Lanka’s rating - The Seattle Times (Wed, 05 Dec 2018)
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Shot in Sri Lanka, Shelled in Syria - Foreign Policy (Fri, 07 Dec 2018)
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Petition challenges Ranil Wickremesinghe’s parliamentary seat - News 1st (Tue, 11 Dec 2018)
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Sri Lanka’s second largest heroin haul - Daily Mirror (Thu, 06 Dec 2018)
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Sri Lanka MPs boycott parliament as crisis drags on - Channel NewsAsia (Tue, 27 Nov 2018)
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An evaluation of Sri Lanka's democratic credentials - Asia Times (Wed, 05 Dec 2018)
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Sri Lanka: Don't impede ongoing investigations - Amnesty International (Mon, 19 Nov 2018)
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