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Update : Anointing of oil for new year begins at 11.16 am today State ceremony at Kosshina Raja Maha Buddhist temple. : Video
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 19:47
The Anointing of oil for Sinhala and Tamil New Year falls today at the auspicious time of 11.16 am.The custom of anointing oil should be done facing the South while clad in green colored clothes and placing Kohomba leaves above the ...

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 12:44
Andrew Flintoff eyeing return to T20 cricket
Four years after retiring from international cricket, former England skipper Andrew Flintoff is eyeing a T20 return with former club St Annes.The 36-year-old all-rounder played for the Northern League ...

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 12:42
India bag USD 265,000 for finishing third in ICC Test rankings
The Indian cricket team received a cheque of 265 thousand dollars for finishing third, while South Africa pocketed 475 thousand dollars for claiming the top position in the ICC Test Team Rankings at the ...

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 12:41
China's economy grows 7.4% in first quarter
China's economy expanded 7.4 percent year-on-year in the first three months of the year, marking a further slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.The January-March figure announced by the National ...

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 11:51
7 year old girl dies following a road accident in Pallama
A 7 year old girl died following a road accident which occurred in Pallama area along Aanamaduwa – Chilaw Road.9 persons were injured after the accident.According to Pallama Police, the jeep has ...

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 9:18
Commonwealth expresses disappointment at Canada's decision to suspend funds over Sri Lanka
Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma expressed disappointment at Canada's decision to suspend voluntary contributions to the Commonwealth over Sri Lanka's human rights situation but looked forward ...

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 11:51
A hangman to be appointed next week
The Department of Prisons stated that they will appoint someone to the position hangman by next week under the approval of the Ministry of Prisons.Previously a person was selected after considering 200 ...

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 11:33
Defence Secretary meets Malaysian Prime Minister
Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa had a discussion with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak for over half an hour in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.Malaysian Prime Minster’s office stated that the discussion ...

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 7:58
Johnson ponders limited-overs future
Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has said he might consider quitting one or both limited-overs formats in order to prolong his Test career, with the 2015 Ashes in England in mind.Though Johnson is ...

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 7:56
Yahoo shares surge despite falling profits
Shares in struggling internet search giant Yahoo jumped 9% despite a 20% fall in first quarter earnings.The company's profits of 312 million dollars still beat expectations.Yahoo also said revenue from ...

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 7:53
Putin tells Merkel Ukraine now
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Ukraine was now on the verge of civil war after the Kiev government sent in the army against separatists in the east of the ...

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 19:47
Italy ex-PM Berlusconi to do community service - court
A Milan court has ruled that Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi must do one year's community service over tax fraud.He was convicted of tax fraud last year in connection with TV rights purchased ...

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 19:18
Record decrease in number of accidents this year; 880 drunk drivers arrested
Colombo National Hospital states that accidents which occurred on 13th and 14th have dropped by 26% compared to the previous year.The Director of the hospital Dr. Anil Jasinghe stated that about 157 persons ...

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 14:24
UN Youth Advisory Panel Launched
The United Nations Youth Advisory Panel officially launched on 7th April, is part of the wider UN-wide Action Plan on Youth to establish direct linkages between youth and the UN Country Team.It was followed ...

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 13:17
A PIL filed in the Supreme Court of India against Indian military intervention without authorisation in the war.
A PIL filed in the Supreme Court has said Indian military personnel took direct part in the war, and that some were even injured in the battle.A Sikh officer was commanding the forces, it said, citing ...

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 13:19
A group of police officers attacked in Wilgamuwa.
A person has been arrested for attacking a group of Wilgamuwa police officers who went to raid illicit liquor.The raid was launched last night following a tip off received by the Wilgamuwa Police.During ...

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 10:36
Swimming; Legend Phelps to return to pool
Olympic swimming superstar Michael Phelps, who retired from the sport after taking six medals at the 2012 London Olympics, will make his competitive comeback next week at a US Grand Prix series event.The ...

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 10:34
Obama confronts Putin in call as crisis escalates
US Presidents Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin clashed over pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, in a tense phone call yesterday as tensions between Moscow and Washington soared.The fast ...

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 10:33
WTO: Global trade to gain speed in 2014 and 2015
The World Trade Organization says that the growth of global commerce will pick up speed this year and next.The WTO says that trade will grow by a "modest" 4.7% this year, and by 5.3% in 2015.Next year's ...

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 10:30
Sachin Tendulkar-Rafael Nadal duo to buoy Mumbai in Indian Tennis Premier League
Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar who is a self-confessed Roger Federer fan, would however be rooting for his hero's arch-rival Rafael Nadal when the Indian Tennis Premier League begins November 28th.The ...

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 8:19
Canada cuts Commonwealth funding over Sri Lanka woes
Canada will suspend funding to the Commonwealth while the chair of the secretariat is occupied by Sri Lanka because of human rights concerns.Canada will instead direct its planned 20 million dollars contribution ...

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 11:36
26 fishermen arrested for using illegal fishing equipment in Trinco
26 fishermen have been arrested by Navy for using illegal fishing equipment last evening.The arrested fishermen who are residents of Kinniya have been handed over to Trincomalee Harbour Police.The arrested ...

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 8:16
730 drunk drivers arrested
Police media spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana states that 730 drunk drivers have been arrested so far.Spokesperson stated that the operation will continue until the 21st of this month.

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 8:15
An inmate of the Negombo Prison dies
An inmate of the Negombo Prison, who was arrested and remanded for possessing heroin has died.The suspect was arrested in 2010 for the possession of 30 kilograms of heroin and placed in remand custody. ...

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 8:07
New Authority to control medicinal drugs and devices
Tough new laws giving effect to the Government’s policy on medicinal drugs will require all manufacturers, importers and sellers to register with a new Authority and conform to strict new procedures.This ...

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 8:08
Bond between people of the North and Security forces have strengthened; says NPC Chairman.
Chairman of the Northern Provincial council C V K Sivaganam states that the bond between people of the North and the security forces has further strengthened. He made this statement participating in a ...

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Jathika Bala sena go to police against BBS. Apologized in fear of death; says Wata-raka Vijitha Thero.
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Bodu Bala sena a terrorist organisation; says US TRACK organisation. Reply from BBS today.
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 7:51
The Bodu Bala Sena says that it will today state its opinion about an International Terrorism Research Institute listing it as a terrorist organization.Its ...
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Investigations about persons who had relationships with Gopi, Thevian and Appan.
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 7:51
The Terrorist Investigation Division has begun investigations about persons who had links with former LTTE leaders Gopi, Theviyan and Appan.Police Media ...
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Eric Solheim and Nisha Biswal in a pow wow about Sri Lanka.
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 7:49
US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Nisha Biswal, in a tweet said that she was impressed more by Eric Solheim's “care ...
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UPDATE: Canada attempting to achieve political mileage; a statement from the Government : Video
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 13:15
Responding to the decision taken by Canada to suspend funding to the Commonwealth, the External affairs Ministry stated that this announcement is not a ...
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Record decrease in number of accidents this year; 880 drunk drivers arrested : Video
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 19:55
Colombo National Hospital states that accidents which occurred on 13th and 14th have dropped by 26% compared to the previous year.The Director of the hospital ...
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Live bullets found in a canal in Manampitiya : Video
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 19:19
Police have found 6011, T-56 live bullets in Kota-leeya canal along Polonnaruwa – Batticaloa main road.The police found the live bullets inside fertilizer ...
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Thunder showers in many areas tonight; public requested to be vigilant of lightning strikes
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 19:16
The meteorology department states that Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places over the Western, Southern, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Uva ...
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Former Weligama PC arrested over Matara shooting incident : Video
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 13:17
Police have arrested a former provincial councilor over an incident of shooting which occurred in Garaa-duwa, Matara.According to police media sources, ...
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Tuesday, 08 April 2014 - 16:29
The flight carrying Sri Lankan cricket team who won the T20 World cup landed at Katunayake International Airport a short while ago.According to our correspondent, a special ceremony to welcome the national team members has been organized at the airport.Later, the team is to proceed to Colombo on an open vehicle.
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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 12:41
China's economy expanded 7.4 percent year-on-year in the first three months of the year, marking a further slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.The ...
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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 7:56
Shares in struggling internet search giant Yahoo jumped 9% despite a 20% fall in first quarter earnings.The company's profits of 312 million dollars still ...
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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 10:33
The World Trade Organization says that the growth of global commerce will pick up speed this year and next.The WTO says that trade will grow by a "modest" ...
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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 7:58
Sri Lanka's central bank has sounded a note of caution and over the rising burden of renewable power on consumers as the proportion of non-conventional ...
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Monday, 14 April 2014 - 21:26
The prolonged drought in Sri Lanka's tea growing regions may raise tea prices globally according to tea industry analysts.The drought across Sri Lanka ...
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Monday, 14 April 2014 - 8:36
Sri Lanka's economy rebounded recording 7.3 percent growth in 2013, while inflation remained at single digit levels for the fifth consecutive year, gradually ...
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Sunday, 13 April 2014 - 18:37
The European Central Bank has said it will provide "further stimulus" to the eurozone economy if inflation in the bloc continues to remain low.Mario Draghi, ...
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Sunday, 13 April 2014 - 14:49
The All Island Association of Firecracker Manufacturers says that there is a significant increase in the sale of firecrackers this season.Chairman of the ...
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Sunday, 13 April 2014 - 7:09
Sri Lanka was the world’s third biggest ornamental fish exporter after Thailand and Vietnam.Its aquarium fish exports are estimated at 1’212 ...
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Saturday, 12 April 2014 - 17:56
The government has decided to reduce the import taxes on corn and sorghum effective from yesterday.The government has taken this decision due to the lack ...
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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 9:16
Two people have died and more than 100 remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 476 people capsized and sank off South Korea.So far, 368 people have been rescued, local reports say.A major rescue operation is under way, ...
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