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Taiwan TransAsia Airways plane crash 'kills dozens'
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 20:45
A passenger plane has crashed after a failed emergency landing in Taiwan, killing more than 40 people.The domestic TransAsia Airways flight crashed near Magong airport on the outlying Penghu island.There were a total of 54 passengers...

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 20:21
Parliament adjourned due to lack of quorum.
Parliament proceedings were adjourned today until 1 pm tomorrow due to lack of quorum.

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 20:19
Rajarata uni students in front of Higher Education Ministry for 3 hours.-Video
Rajarata University Students Association held a protest march today on nine demands including the removal of class suspension on 28 students.Students who started the march from Fort Railway station at...

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 20:19
The term of Parliament limited to 4 years under UNP regime; Ranil-Video
Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said the term of parliament should be limited to four years.He also said a change does not mean the change of a government but it means an entire change of the political...

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 20:26
UNP is a party with no solutions; says Minister Dilan.
Foreign Employment Promotion and welfare Minister Dilan Perera says the UNP, the JVP and the TNA have become political parties with disputes.The minister made this comment during a ceremony held today...

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 20:18
PHI's challenge Minister Champika on DCD
The Public Health Inspectors Association rejects the statement made by Minister Patalee Champika Ranawaka that stocks of powdered milk contaminated with DCD was not removed from the market properly.During...

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 18:52
Kerry pushes truce as Gaza conflict hits Israel air traffic
Washington's top diplomat flew into Tel Aviv defying a US flight ban, to try to broker an end to violence in Gaza, which has killed hundreds and hobbled Israel's main airport.Secretary of State John Kerry...

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 16:35
Traffic jam in ward place due to Rajarata students’ protest march
Rajarata University students’ Association staged a protest march today with 9 demands including the removal of the class suspension issued for 28 students.The Protest march has reached the Ministry...

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 16:36
Yala closes for one month
Department of Wildlife Director General H.G. Ratnayake stated that a decision has been taken to close down Yala National Park.The decision has been taken due to the prevailing drought season.Yala National...

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 16:36
Police record statement from Western Province Chief Minister
Welikada Police recorded a statement from the Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga today following a complaint lodged by G.W. Piyasena on the 21st claiming that the Chief Minister and a group...

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 13:05
A Minister reveals about Velupillai, Navi Pillai & Galagoda Aththe thero.
Minister Dilan Perera verified about a connection among former LTTE Leader Velupillai Prabaharan, UN Human Rights Commissioner Navaneedan Pillai and Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera.The minister made this...

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 13:07
Jaffna army camps limited to 6500 acres.
Army Media Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya said today 26 thousand acres of land area confined for army camps in Jaffna Peninsula has currently been reduced to 6500 acres.Addressing a media briefing...

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 13:06
Special programme to check containers to prevent drug racket.
Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said a special operation will be introduced to inspect containers of goods imported to the country in order to prevent the drug racket.He said it is revealed trafficking...

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 13:07
5 year old girl dies following a motor accident
5 year old girl dies after a motor accident which occurred at Kekirawa Junction, along Puttalam – Trincomalee road.According to the police, the accident occurred when a motor bike collided with a...

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 8:38
Local entrepreneurs must be protected: says President-Video
President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that the programme the Government has initiated to uplift the local entrepreneur would never be altered.Participating at the special meeting held yesterday with the Small...

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 8:31
Iraq violence: Suicide car bombs kill 21 in Baghdad.
A suicide bomb has killed at least 21 people in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.At least 13 civilians were killed in the attack, which took place at a police checkpoint at the entrance to the Kadhi-miya district.Many...

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 8:19
Intermittent showers expected
The meteorology department states that Atmospheric conditions are getting favourable for rain over south-western parts of the country.Several spells of showers will occur in the Western, Sabaragamuwa and...

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 18:50
Jos Buttler has replaced wicketkeeper Matt Prior in the England squad for the third Test against India.Prior,...
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Former Scottish track cyclist who represented Great...
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 13:22
Dinesh Chandimal has been withdrawn from the Sri Lanka...
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 8:36
England captain Steven Gerrard has retired from international...
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 13:46
England crumbled to a 95-run defeat by India in the...
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 13:44
Steve Waugh, the former Australia captain, has said...
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 13:39
According to former skipper Michael Vaughan Alastair...
Monday, 21 July 2014 - 19:16
Shakib Al Hasan has made a public apology and appealed...
Monday, 21 July 2014 - 10:37
England are on the verge of defeat after India put...
Monday, 21 July 2014 - 10:22
Pacemen Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel took four second...
Sunday, 20 July 2014 - 20:06
Vernon Philander has become the second South African...
Saturday, 19 July 2014 - 8:34
Today, the ICC, appointed Gordon Lewis as the Judicial...
Friday, 18 July 2014 - 13:25
Illegal supply of abortion pill found in pharmacy
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Rajarata uni students in front of Higher Education Ministry for 3 hours.-Video
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 20:19
Rajarata University Students Association held a protest march today on nine demands including the removal of class suspension on 28 students.Students who...
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Update : MH17 crash-Rebels return 80 fewer bodies than promised from MH17-Video
Thursday, 17 July 2014 - 21:26
International monitors said body parts still lay scattered at eastern Ukraine's unsecured crash site of downed flight MH17, as Dutch experts said they...
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The term of Parliament limited to 4 years under UNP regime; Ranil-Video
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 20:19
Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said the term of parliament should be limited to four years.He also said a change does not mean the change of a...
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Friday, 18 July 2014 - 12:06
A Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 295 people has crashed in east Ukraine on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.There are no signs of survivors at the scene of the crash near the village of Grabovo, in rebel-held territory close to the border with Russia.Both sides in Ukraine's civil conflict accused each other of shooting down the plane with a missile. It is still not clear why the plane came down.It...
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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 8:16
A minister reveals about a statistical gimmick-Video
Technology Research Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka says the service economy which is the country’s current economic strategy is like a soap bubble.The minister said further that this encouraged...

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 8:17
University dons to report for duty from the 28th.
Rajarata University Independent Student Collective says that the inter university student federation has become a profit-earning institution.Participating at a media briefing held in Colombo yesterday...

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 19:24
Do we allow SL soil to be used against India; Ranil questions in Parliament.
Minister G.L. Pieris stated at parliament today that no one will be allowed to use the Sri Lankan soil to act against the sovereignty of India.Minister Pieris stated this in reply to a question raised...

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 19:21
Government has changed its stance; Wimal writes to President.
Minister Wimal Weerawansa wrote to the President today asking him to amend the gazette notification under which an advisory committee was appointed to consult the President Commission on Missing persons.He...

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 19:25
A person hospitalised after alleged assault by CM Prasanna; Another complaint from MP Ruwan
A person complained to Welikada police that he was assaulted by a group of people led by Western Provincial Council Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga.The victim G.W. Piyasena of Mel Watta in Rajagiriya...

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 17:40
Russia under fire as train with MH17 bodies leaves rebel station.
Western powers yesterday, ratcheted up the pressure on Moscow over the Malaysian plane disaster, as a train loaded with some 280 bodies was finally allowed to leave a rebel-held station 4 days after the...

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 16:18
National Survey on Psychological  Disorders
The Health Ministry has decided to conduct an island-wide national survey regarding psychological disorders and the mentally ill.After a study on the mentally ill conducted by the World Health Organization,...

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 16:13
Sobitha Thera and Minister Tissa Witharana hold talks
Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera met Minister Professor Tissa Witharana today to discuss regarding the abolishment of Executive Presidency.The meeting was held at the office of Nawa Sama Samaja Party.

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 16:12
Petition against animal slaughter to be taken for hearing on 30th
The petition against the annual animal slaughter of Munneswaran Kaali Amman Kovil lodged by several institutes including Sathwa Awihinsawadi Organization and National Sangha Council was taken for hearing...

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 16:17
Australian Immigration Minister off to India for talks on illegal migrants
It has been revealed that 157 alleged Sri Lankan illegal migrants are detained in the middle of the ocean by the Australian coastal guards.The  Australian courts stated today that they are detained...

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 13:19
Term test question papers in the South disputed
A term test question paper dispute was reported today from the Southern Province as well.The first incident was reported from the schools of Galle Education Circuit where an old Tamil Language question...

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 13:21
The tourist zone including the Udawalawa national park will be further developed to attract tourists under the Pura Neguma program of the Mahinda Chintana.55...
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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 11:46
Yahoo has acquired an app analytics firm, Flurry, to help boost its advertising revenue from smartphones.Flurry helps app developers analyse data about...
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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 9:42
The tax imposed on imported sugar has been increased by 3 rupees per kilogramme.Accordingly the special import tax on sugar will be 28 rupees.The finance...
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Monday, 21 July 2014 - 19:40
Mohsen Qamsari, an official with the National Iranian Oil Company, rejected the claims that Iran is selling crude oil to Greece, Sri Lanka, and South Africa.He...
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Monday, 21 July 2014 - 10:43
Earnings from tourism recorded a growth of 35.8 percent to 901.8 million dollars during the first five months this year.The number of tourist arrivals...
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Monday, 21 July 2014 - 10:18
G20 trade ministers reaffirmed their commitment to free trade as a central driver of growth and to streamline the flow of goods through borders.The ministers...
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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 20:17
Police Department has decided to take legal action against Digana Vithanage Piyasena, a resident of Melwatta – Rajagiriya, for claiming that Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga assaulted him.The decision was ...
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