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Largest stock of Walla-Patta to be smuggled out worth 38.4 million confiscated by customs
Sunday, 20 April 2014 - 13:31
One Sri Lankan and 2 Indians were arrested along with a stock of 48 kgs of "Walla-Patta".The stock is estimated to be worth around 38.4 million Rupees and was seized at the Bandaranaike International Airport this morning.Customs Media ...

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Sunday, 20 April 2014 - 10:29
Famous Pakistani TV Anchor shot
Gunmen have shot and wounded one of Pakistan's best known television presenters in the city of Karachi.Police said the attackers opened fire on Hamid Mir's car near the airpor There have been previous ...

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Sunday, 20 April 2014 - 9:11
Residents express concern over absence of protective fence at Z-D Canal : Video
The Z-D Canal has been spoken about on several instances as several lives have been lost even in the past.This Canal which is 52.8 kilometers long is the main canal in the Mahaweli D area.Residents expressed ...

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Sunday, 20 April 2014 - 9:07
Today, is Easter Sunday.
Meanwhile, President Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that Easter Sunday emphasises the need to commit towards ridding oneself from suffering while requesting to build a better society amidst obstacles.

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Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 12:50
Few solutions needed before discussions: TNA
The National Peace Council released a statement reiterating that government should recommence discussions with the TNA to reach a political solution.The Peace Council further stated that the Northern Provincial ...

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Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 10:19
UN outrage at deadly South Sudan attack
The UN has expressed outrage at a deadly attack on one of its bases in South Sudan, saying it could "constitute a war crime".Thursday's attack by armed youths on the base in Bor left at least 58 dead, ...

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Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 8:15
Peter Moores to be named England's head coach
Peter Moores will be named England's head coach at Lord's on today morning, five years and three months since his dream job was wrenched away from him after a partially successful coup by Kevin Pietersen.Moores ...

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Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 8:14
Wal-Mart in to money transfer business
Wal-Mart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money transfer business.The world's largest retailer introduced a new money transfer service yesterday that it says will ...

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Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 8:12
President will be victorious: Maha Nayake Thera of Ramanya Maha Nikaya
Maha Nayake Thera of the Ramanya Maha Nikaya Agga Maha Panditha Venerable Naapaana Premasiri Thera says that President Mahinda Rajapaksa who has a far sighted programme in mind will continue to be victorious.The ...

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Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 12:51
Showers and winds this evening as well : Video
Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places over most provinces during the afternoon or evening.Showers or thundershowers  can be expected in the coastal areas from Puttalam to Hambantota ...

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Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 8:01
No allegations against the Maha Sangha - an assurance from Prime Minister
Prime Minister D M jayarathna stated that there are no allegations against the Maha Sangha in the country.Speaking at a meeting that was held in Kandy yesterday the Prime Minister stated that the maha ...

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Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 8:01
No land belonging to Muslims have been taken over: Military denies allegations raised by Minister Rishard
Military Spokesperson Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya says that they completely deny the allegations levelled against the Navy by Minister Rishard Badiudeen regarding the situation which has arisen near ...

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Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 9:31
Kalubowila - Lakee Bak Maha Festival held throughout yesterday : Video
Kalubowila – Lakee Bak Maha Festival was held throughout yesterday at the Buddhagosha Grounds in Dehiwala under the patronage of Colombo District Parliamentarian R Dumindha Silva.MP R Dumindha Silva ...

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Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 8:02
8 shops completely destroyed in a fire in Dambulla due to electricity leakage
8 shops were completely destroyed in a fire which erupted last night near the Dambulla economic centre.Our correspondent stated that the fire brigade of the Dambulla Municipal Council and residents had ...

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Friday, 18 April 2014 - 20:19
Virat Kohli defends Yuvraj Singh, says
Star batsman Virat Kohli on Thursday, termed the criticism directed to his India team-mate Yuvraj Singh for his performance in the recent World Twenty20 loss for India against Sri Lanka in Bangladesh as ...

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Friday, 18 April 2014 - 20:17
Weibo shares surge on US debut, despite low opening price
Shares in China's Weibo, a Twitter-like service, rose by almost 20% on their first day of trading on the US stock market, after a lukewarm start.The company's flotation on the Nasdaq stock exchange had ...

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Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 9:02
Vice principal rescued from sinking ship found hanged
The vice principal of the Danwon High School, where over 300 of its students were on board the sunken South Korea ferry, has been found hanged, local police have said.Kang Min-Kyu was found dead near a ...

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Friday, 18 April 2014 - 19:37
Another complaint from Watareka Wijitha Thero; Bodhu Bala Sena denies allegation
Jathika Bala Sena General Secretary Watareka Vijitha Thera says that a certain group of the Bodu Bala Sena Organization had threatened a resident monk of his temple in Mahiyanganaya.The group had arrived ...

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Friday, 18 April 2014 - 19:37
Midwife issue re-emerges from Kurunegala
The Government Midwife Services Association stated that they will commence a trade union action if the issue regarding midwives at the Kurunegala Hospital is not resolved within 5 days.Speaking to our ...

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Friday, 18 April 2014 - 13:19
China eases monetary policy with reserve cut for rural banks
China will cut the amount of funds that rural banks must keep in reserve, in a small easing of monetary policy by the government as it tries to provide support to the slowing economy.The powerful State ...

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Friday, 18 April 2014 - 13:18
European Parliament backs economic sanctions against Russia
The European Parliament called for the EU to reinforce sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis and be prepared to target economic interests.In a non-binding resolution, MEPs said the European Union ...

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Friday, 18 April 2014 - 13:16
It's challenging to adjust in UAE conditions, says Dhoni
Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels adjusting to the conditions in UAE will be the biggest challenge for his team though he expects the two-time champions to at least reach the semi-finals ...

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Friday, 18 April 2014 - 13:12
UK issues new travel advisory on Sri Lanka.
Britain has updated its travel advisory after the Sri Lankan Government designated 16 organisations and 424 individuals for purported links to terrorism.Foreign nationals, with the exception of media crews, ...

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Friday, 18 April 2014 - 13:13
UNP demand local and international investigation on Hambanthota attack.
Acting Opposition Leader John Amaratunga requests for an international and local inquiry into the incident where a group of UNP MPs were attacked in Hambantota yesterday.Speaking to our news team, he further ...

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Friday, 18 April 2014 - 13:14
Lightning strike death toll increased.
The number of persons killed by lightning strikes during the first quarter of this year has been increased against the previous year.Two persons who went to drive cattle at Uda Mariya area in Eheliyagoda ...

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Friday, 18 April 2014 - 12:19
License of 364 drivers suspended
According to the police, about 1315 drunk drivers have been arrested during the raids conducted since the 10th of April.Speaking during a media briefing convened at the Police Headquarters yesterday, media ...

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13.5 million rupees Worth Jewellery robbery in Negambo.
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South Africa to intervene in Sri Lanka's matters
Sunday, 20 April 2014 - 13:32
Diplomatic Sources state that the South African government is ready to enter in to a wide ranging programme concerning the reconciliation process.South ...
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10% tax when transferring duty free vehicle permits
Sunday, 20 April 2014 - 13:33
The Government has decided to imposed a 10% tax when transferring duty free vehicle permits.The Finance Ministry has even issued a circular in this regard.However ...
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No injustice will be done to any ethnicity; President
Sunday, 20 April 2014 - 8:28
President Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that no injustice will be done to any ethnicity.The President stated that no race has the right to suppress another.President ...
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Government Doctors say no change in decision to strike
Sunday, 20 April 2014 - 8:35
The Government Medical Officers Association says that there will be no change in the decision to engage in a strike day after tomorrow against the delay ...
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500 more complaints on Facebook
Sunday, 20 April 2014 - 8:34
The Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Response Unit says that over 500 complaints have been received regarding the social networking website Facebook, during ...
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UNHRC officials have not requested permission yet to arrive in the island.
Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 18:30
The External affairs Ministry states that members of the UN Human Rights commissioner’s office have not made a request to arrive in the island to ...
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A DIG from the south to Colombo to obtain statements from UNP MP's who visited Hambanthota : Video
Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 17:49
Police states that statements will be obtained from 4 UNP MP’s who toured the Maththala Airport and the Hambanthota port.MPs Ajith P Perera, Naleen ...
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Hambantota Mayor ready to resign
Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 12:51
Hambantota Municipal Council Mayor Eraj Fernando stated that he’s ready to resign if his actions caused disrepute to his party and the government.Allegations ...
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Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 10:18
Emergency services are continuing to search for almost 300 people missing after a ferry carrying more than 460 people sank off South Korea.Officials say 179 people have been rescued.Most of the passengers on board were students and teachers from the same high school on a field trip.Emergency teams have been using floodlights and flares to search the vessel for survivors overnight.At least six people ...
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Peter Moores will be named England's head coach at Lord's on today morning, five years and three months ...
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Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 8:15
Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels ...
Friday, 18 April 2014 - 13:16
Yuvraj Singh struck form with a brilliant unbeaten ...
Friday, 18 April 2014 - 8:24
He shone with the ball with a four-wicket haul but ...
Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 20:33
Delhi Daredevils suffered a big jolt ahead of their ...
Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 13:21
Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 8:14
Wal-Mart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money transfer business.The world's largest retailer introduced a new ...
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Friday, 18 April 2014 - 20:17
Shares in China's Weibo, a Twitter-like service, rose by almost 20% on their first day of trading on the US stock market, after a lukewarm start.The company's ...
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Friday, 18 April 2014 - 13:19
China will cut the amount of funds that rural banks must keep in reserve, in a small easing of monetary policy by the government as it tries to provide ...
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Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 13:22
Sri Lanka main international airport has handled 7.3 million passengers, including transit travellers, up 3.3 percent from a year earlier, while aircraft ...
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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, 20 April 2014 - 13:31
Chief Government Whip Minister Dinesh Gunawardana stated that the 3 gazette papers that were presented for hotel projects without casinos under the strategic development projects act will be taken up for debate next ...
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