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President returns after attending CHOGM in London (Mon, 23 Apr 2018)
President Maithripala Sirisena who was in London to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Govt Meeting returned to Sri Lanka, a short while ago.
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MR s vanity projects helped China establish financial leverage over Sri Lanka – report (Mon, 23 Apr 2018)
The official narrative in China and the highlighting of the country s “core interests” in terms of fostering and promoting economic development in Europe and the Indo-Pacific region through the ambitiously conceived “Belt Road Initiative” (BRI) may not be entirely true. MORE..
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Report- Researchers say Facebook doesn t curb hate speech in developing countries (Mon, 23 Apr 2018)
A new report outlines the fatal effects of Facebook s newsfeed in developing countries where misinformation and hate speech allegedly fuel real-world attacks -- and the Silicon Valley titan is accused of doing nothing to ease the tensions. MORE..
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Train services disrupted along main line (Mon, 23 Apr 2018)
A train has broken down between Polgahawela and Alawwa railway stations, disrupting tran services on the main line, the Railway Control Room said.
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81st birth anniversary of Reggie Ranatunga commemorated (Sun, 22 Apr 2018)
The 81st birth anniversary of Reggie Ranatunga, former Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) minister was commemorated today (22) at Udugampola.MORE...
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UNP Head Quarter activities separated in to 3 main areas (Sun, 22 Apr 2018)
United National Party (UNP) has decided to partition its Head Quarters, Sirikotha, in to three main areas of service and assign a board of officials to ensure their activities.MORE...
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JVP is trying to weaken the Opposition –National Freedom Front (Sun, 22 Apr 2018)
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) is trying to upset the unity and strength of the Opposition by proposing to abolish the Executive Presidency at a time the government is facing crisis, says National Freedom Front (NFF).more...
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Senior Laboratory Assistant of Horana rubber factory remanded (Sun, 22 Apr 2018)
The Senior Laboratory Assistant of the rubber factory in Horana who was arrested over the death of five persons in the ammonia tank incident was remanded until April 25, by the Horana Magistrate s Court.MORE...
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Final decision about cabinet reshuffle after discussions between President and PM (Sun, 22 Apr 2018)
The government has decided to arrive into a final decision about the cabinet reshuffle after discussions between President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. MORE....
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New stamp to celebrate State Vesak Festival (Sun, 22 Apr 2018)
A new postal stamp valued at Rs 12 is to be issued on April 29 to commemorate the State Vesak Festival 2018.more..
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Request for a fixed rate for three-wheelers (Sun, 22 Apr 2018)
Mandating meter installation and issue of receipts instead of introducing fixed prices for three-wheeler fares is like changing the pillow to cure a headache, say the National Movement for Consumer Rights Protection.MORE...
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Kabul voter centre suicide attack kills dozens (Sun, 22 Apr 2018)
A suicide attack at a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul has killed at least 31 people, officials say.MORE...
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World s oldest person, Nabi Tajima, dies in Japan at the age of 117 (Sun, 22 Apr 2018)
The great-great-great-grandmother regarded as the world s oldest person has died in Japan at the age of 117.MORE....
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Govt. schools re-open for second term tomorrow (Sun, 22 Apr 2018)
The second term of government and government affiliated Sinhala and Tamil medium schools will commence tomorrow (23), the Education Ministry announced.MORE...
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Youth arrested with cigarettes worth Rs.1.5 million (Sun, 22 Apr 2018)
A youth who attempted to smuggle in 30,600 sticks of cigarettes worth Rs. 1.5 million was apprehended at the Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake earlier this morning (22).MORE...
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It is wrong to impose laws on temples –Mahinda (Sun, 22 Apr 2018)
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that the government is going to bring a draft bill on establishing new religious places and maintenance. MORE....
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Couple attempt to smuggle out gold worth Rs. 9.1 million fails (Sun, 22 Apr 2018)
A Sri Lankan couple was arrested by the custom officials at Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake while attempting to smuggle 2.35kg of gold to India.MORE...
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SLFP posts will not be given to other parties –Mahinda Amaraweera (Sun, 22 Apr 2018)
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera said he would not allow the posts of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) be given to members of other parties.MORE...
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Person nabbed for trading cannabis in cemetery (Sun, 22 Apr 2018)
A large scale racketeer who smuggles stocks of Kerala Cannabis to Galewala, Jaffna was nabbed with 2kg of Kerala cannabis in possession, reports Galewala police. MORE...
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No need to remove SLFP Secretaries from their posts –Chandrika (Sun, 22 Apr 2018)
Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga says that there is no need to remove the current secretaries of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) from their posts.MORE...
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Extradition of Udayanga Weeratunge hits a roadblock (Sun, 22 Apr 2018)
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President Maithripala Sirisena to return to Sri Lanka (Sun, 22 Apr 2018)
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Funding for Central Expressway delayed (Sun, 22 Apr 2018)
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Attanagalla Shooting: Businessman killed, four others including a pregnant woman injured (Sun, 22 Apr 2018)
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Horana Tragedy: Final rites of another victim performed (Sun, 22 Apr 2018)
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Today marks the 48th Earth day (Sun, 22 Apr 2018)
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31 lives claimed by a suicide bomber in Kabul (Sun, 22 Apr 2018)
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India adopts death penalty for rape of girls under 12 (Sun, 22 Apr 2018)
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China Dragon boat accident claims lives of Seventeen (Sun, 22 Apr 2018)
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Mini-me actor Verne Troyer dies aged 49 (Sun, 22 Apr 2018)
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Facebook Accused of Ignoring Government Warnings Before Mob Violence in Sri Lanka - Fortune (Sun, 22 Apr 2018)
Fortune Facebook Accused of Ignoring Government Warnings Before Mob Violence in Sri Lanka Fortune Angry mobs of Buddhists in Sri Lanka last month attacked minority Muslims, burning mosques and killing at least one. Those riots appear to have been triggered in part by false stories spread on Facebook and WhatsApp. And despite efforts by governments ... In Sri Lanka, Facebook is like the ministry of truthQuartz Report: Facebook Is Fueling Violence in Sri Lanka, and Did ...Gizmodo Report: Researchers say Facebook doesn't curb hate speech in developing countriesCBS News The Straits Times -New York Times -New York Times all 11 news articles »
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Facebook rumors incite hatred, leading to deadly end in Sri Lanka - The Seattle Times (Sun, 22 Apr 2018)
The Seattle Times Facebook rumors incite hatred, leading to deadly end in Sri Lanka The Seattle Times MEDAMAHANUWARA, Sri Lanka — Past the end of a remote mountain road, down a rutted dirt track, in a concrete house that lacked running water but bristled with smartphones, 13 members of an extended family were glued to Facebook. And they were furious ... and more »
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Hope says preparation already underway for Sri Lanka series - Jamaica Observer (Sun, 22 Apr 2018)
Jamaica Observer Hope says preparation already underway for Sri Lanka series Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Elegant stroke-maker Shai Hope says West Indies have already trained their sights on the Sri Lanka Test series, as they target success in the three-Test rubber in June. The 24-year-old has been among several Windies ... and more »
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Bangladesh, India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka need more WB funds - The Daily Star (Sun, 22 Apr 2018)
Bangladesh, India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka need more WB funds The Daily Star India has made a strong pitch for increased lending by the World Bank and its affiliates for Bangladesh, India, Bhutan and Sri Lanka, in a meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund held in Washington on Saturday. The combined gross ...
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Sri Lanka: From My Eyes and Experiences - Modern Diplomacy (Sun, 22 Apr 2018)
Modern Diplomacy Sri Lanka: From My Eyes and Experiences Modern Diplomacy Sri Lanka, an island country in south Asian, located to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea, has been interestingly attracting Russian tourists over the two decades. The tourism industry, apart from tea exports ... Cricket: Sri Lanka seeks a wrist spinning coachThe Sunday Times Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Maha 2018 rice production rebounds 62-pctEconomyNext all 66 news articles »
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A Decade After Civil War, Sri Lanka Dives Into Luxury - Bloomberg (Thu, 19 Apr 2018)
Bloomberg A Decade After Civil War, Sri Lanka Dives Into Luxury Bloomberg When Fernando closed 13 years ago on Castlereagh, Sri Lanka's government was in a cease-fire with a secessionist militia, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, and optimism was in the air. He saw an opportunity to cater to fans of his family's ... and more »
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Watersports: Canoeing and Kayaking beckons Sri Lanka - The Sunday Times Sri Lanka (Sun, 22 Apr 2018)
The Sunday Times Sri Lanka Watersports: Canoeing and Kayaking beckons Sri Lanka The Sunday Times Sri Lanka Buoyed by the recent success achieved by our athletes in boxing and weightlifting, at the recent Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia, undoubtedly, the best performance by the country to date at Commonwealth Games, this article explores the ...
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Extradition of Udayanga Weeratunge hits a roadblock - News 1st (press release) (Sun, 22 Apr 2018)
Colombo Gazette Extradition of Udayanga Weeratunge hits a roadblock News 1st (press release) COLOMBO (News 1st) -Authorities have been unsuccessful as yet in securing the extradition of Sri Lanka's fugitive former Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunge, who is currently in Dubai. A warrant was issued for the arrest of Udayanga Weeratunge who ... Dubai refuses to handover Udayanga, Lanka to send a teamColombo Gazette all 3 news articles »
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US: Lanka slow in transitional justice - Gulf Times (Mon, 23 Apr 2018)
Gulf Times US: Lanka slow in transitional justice Gulf Times Torture remained endemic throughout Sri Lanka in 2017, the US has said, highlighting limited progress made by the government in establishing additional transitional justice mechanisms. The US State Department, in a report released on Friday, mentioned ... and more »
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China warns Sri Lanka over attempts to sour relationship - Sunday Leader (Mon, 23 Apr 2018)
Sunday Leader China warns Sri Lanka over attempts to sour relationship Sunday Leader China has warned Sri Lanka over attempts to sour the relationship between both countries. The Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Cheng Xueyuan said that there are baseless claims being made that the Hambantota Port might be used for military purposes ... and more »
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