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Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - 8:48
The Government has decided to hold an immediate investigation about the pelting of stones at the fishermen engaged in an agitation in front of the Fisheries Ministry at Maligawatta in Colombo.A Government spokesman said that he expresses...

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - 9:34
President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that there could not be political differences in development and service to the people.The President said that the people’s honour could be gained only by  offering ...

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - 9:32
The Hindus of Sri Lanka, join their fellow believers the world over today in celebrating this great festival with the worship of deities, spiritual chanting and lighting the flames of worship shrines,...

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - 8:54
The United States tightened restrictions on travellers arriving from the West African countries gripped by an Ebola outbreak, funneling them into five airports with extra health checks.The Department of...

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - 8:28
The 2nd reading of the draft act of amalgamating 2 commercial banks was taken up for debate yesterday in Parliament.UNP MP Harsha Desilva said that a development bank is required for the country.

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - 8:21
The Sabaragamuwa university teachers’ union says that a special meeting of the parents of the Sabaragamuwa university students will be held on 24th instant.Union chairman Dr. Hiniduma Sunil Senevi...

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 19:39
During the parliamentary sessions held today a question was raised regarding the 2 multimedia machines and 11 security cards that went missing at the person’s registration department.DNA MP Anura...

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 19:37
A discussion between President Mahinda Rajapaksa and a group of JHU representatives was held at Temple Trees.The JHU group includes party leader Omalpe Sobhitha Thera, General Secretary Minister Patalee...

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 21:18
A tense situation occurred at the Western Provincial Council after Chief Organizer of the Opposition presented a proposal explaining that the services relating to External Affairs have become politicized....

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 16:56
Police  have used tear gas and water canon to disperse the university students who were engaged in a protest march as they entered the parlimentary road. Related story published below :http://www.hirunews.lk/95182/heavy-traffic-as-student-protesters-march-forward

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 20:21
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been given five years in jail for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.Judge Thokozile Masipa also gave Pistorius a 3 year suspended sentence for a firearms...

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 13:43
Heavy traffic from 'Nelum Pokuna' - towards Horton place - Colombo 7, due to protest march by university students

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 13:43
A group of UNP MPs who went on a fact finding mission at Harbour Defence school - Col 2, have been attacked; Several vehicles damaged.

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 13:25
The government has decided to appeal against the EU court decision that lifted the ban on the LTTE.The External Affairs Ministry stated that the appeal will be filed through the Sri Lankan Embassy in the...

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 13:23
The inter-university student federation says that the university students are boycotting classes requesting for certain demands to be met, including the suspension of privatization of education, and increasing...

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 11:34
A newborn baby was found alive over the weekend in a toilet at a public restroom in a Mexico City Metro station.Police found the baby girl in a restroom at the Constitucion de 1917 station on Sunday morning.A...

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 11:27
All liquor shops in the island will be closed tomorrow in view of Deepavali Festival.Excise Department

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - 8:55
Oscar Pistorius is unlikely to want to compete in Paralympic events again, according to the psychiatrist...
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India has suspended all future tours to the Caribbean...
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 20:30
Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has said his side has spotted...
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 11:24
Cricket Australia has said it is 'deeply concerned'...
Monday, 20 October 2014 - 20:42
Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to emphasize the procedure...
Monday, 20 October 2014 - 17:05
According to SLC secretary Nishantha Ranatunga, Sri...
Monday, 20 October 2014 - 8:30
Valentino Rossi marked his 250th premier class Grand...
Sunday, 19 October 2014 - 19:59
The BCCI is likely to claim damages of at least 65...
Sunday, 19 October 2014 - 7:51
Sri Lanka has agreed to fill in the void that has been...
Saturday, 18 October 2014 - 18:10
Jenson Button is considering a switch to the world...
Saturday, 18 October 2014 - 13:24
Virat Kohli struck 127 as India fashioned a 59-run...
Saturday, 18 October 2014 - 8:23
Tear gas and water cannons used to disperse university students protest march in front of Parliament.
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Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - 8:28
The 2nd reading of the draft act of amalgamating 2 commercial banks was taken up for debate yesterday in Parliament.UNP MP Harsha Desilva said that a development...
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Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - 8:21
The Sabaragamuwa university teachers’ union says that a special meeting of the parents of the Sabaragamuwa university students will be held on 24th...
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 19:38
A tense situation erupted outside the Ports Security Training School at Slave Island this morning after stones were hurled at the fleet of vehicles used...
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Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 11:02
A certain group has attacked the tent last night in Balangoda – Pabahinna junction where Sabaragamuwa University students were staging a protest for nearly 40 days.Convenor of the Sabaragamuwa students collective Rasindu Jayasingha stated that the students were also attacked by the group.When inquired about the incident from Police media spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana, he stated that 11 students...
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 11:22
Ghana's President John Mahama states vital supplies and resources to tackle Ebola are beginning to arrive in the three worst-hit West African countries.Ghana's President said centres were being set up...

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 11:21
33 individuals sustained injuries when a SLTB bus veered off the road and plunged into a precipice in the Uda-malwatta area along the Atom-pitiya road in Bandarawela.The injured have been admitted to the...

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 11:32
Karuwala-gaswewa Police OIC has been transferred to Mirihana Police with immediate effect.According to Police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana, the OIC was transferred for inefficiently handling the case...

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 7:59
Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena issued a communiqué with regard to the accident that occurred when an ambulance plying from Colombo bound for Puttalam crashed against a lorry on 18th instant.The...

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 7:57
The National Trade Union Centre says that if the Government avoids increasing state sector employees’ salaries in the upcoming budget, a massive series of strikes would be launched island-wide.The...

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 7:52
Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa told parliament yesterday that as a security measure prior to President Mahinda Rajapaksa presenting the budget speech on 24th all areas in the parliamentary complex would be subjected...

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 7:50
The General Secretary of the United National Party parliamentarian Tissa Attanayake says that time has come to look back at the era of the country’s first Prime Minister D.S. Senanayake.He expressed...

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Monday, 20 October 2014 - 20:41
Turkey will allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to cross the Syrian border to fight Islamic State militants in Kobane.Turkish Foreign minister added that talks on the subject were continuing, but gave no further...

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 12:25
Cabinet had given approval to establish an Inter Regulatory Institutions Council with a view of identifying issues that require collective action by financial...
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Monday, 20 October 2014 - 8:43
The Gannoruwa garden crop development and research institute says that steps are being taken to increase the daily vegetable consumption per person from...
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Monday, 20 October 2014 - 8:25
Apple introduced iPad Air 2 recently, which the company says is the thinnest and most powerful iPad.Now just 6.1 mm thin and weighing less than a pound,...
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Sunday, 19 October 2014 - 7:52
Google was extremely hopeful that it would become the second biggest company after Apple; however when the earnings were revealed for the third quarter...
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Saturday, 18 October 2014 - 18:04
President Mahinda Rajapaksa will preside over the commencement of the Divi Neguma National Program Phase Six on the 20th of October.A program to plant...
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Saturday, 18 October 2014 - 13:23
Shares in Europe and US have rebounded after a turbulent week in which stock markets tumbled to multi-month lows.Yesterday US stocks closed more than 1%...
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Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - 8:39
The Examination Department says that the period of holding the Ordinary level examination will not be altered for any reason.Examinations Commissioner W. M. N. J. Pushpakumara told our news team that the examination would be held ...
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