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111,000 families in 10 districts severely affected due to the drought.
Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 8:03
The Irrigation Department asks farmers in 10 drought hit districts to dig wells in order to irrigate their lands as drought could continue further.Irrigation Department’s Water Science Unit’s Director Janaki Meegastenna...

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Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 11:49
Russia warns sanctions will backfire on West
A defiant Russia said on that Western sanctions over Ukraine would backfire on the United States and lead to energy price hikes in Europe after Brussels and Washington unveiled the toughest punitive measures...

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Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 11:25
10 acres destroyed by fire in Seeduwa.
10 acres have been destroyed after a fire erupted in a forest area in Ambalamulla Rajapaksa pura in Seeduwa.The fire which erupted last evening has been doused by the officers of the Department of Fire...

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Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 10:40
5000kgs of rotten onion from Pettah
5000 kgs of rotten onions have been seized from the 4th cross street in Pettah this morning.PHI’s carried out the raid and the onions were packed in separate 25kg bags.

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Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 10:24
Postal rates to be revised from tomorrow.
According to the postal rates revision from tomorrow the minimum rate will be increased by 5 rupees.Accordingly the minimum rate which was 5 rupees will be increased to 10 rupees.

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Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 8:01
A fisherman dies in a shooting incident in Debarawawe
A fisherman was shot dead yesterday in Thissamaharama – Debara-wawe town.Police media spokesperson’s office stated that a person who arrived in a three wheeler had carried out the shooting.The...

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Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 8:01
IMF commends Governments development programme.-Video
The Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund  in Washington, D.C., representing Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh and Bhutan, Dr. Rakesh Mohan called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple...

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Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 6:59
Gaza toll passes 1,300 on day 23 of Israeli assault
More than 100 people died in Israeli strikes across Gaza yesterday including 17 at a crowded marketplace, sending the Palestinian toll from 23 days of fighting above 1,330.An earlier strike also killed...

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 20:21
Army media spokesperson refute allegations
Convener of Free Media Movement Sunil Jayasekera lodged a complaint with the IGP saying that he is receiving death threats.Jayasekera said he received seven phone calls since last Saturday threatening...

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 20:15
15000 Kilogrammes of expired wheat flour seized from Dikoya
Public Health Inspectors have seized 15,000 kilogrammes of expired wheat flour from the Dikoya area in Hatton, this afternoon.The stock of wheat flour has been stored in a storage facility in the Injusty...

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 19:28
Nominations must be handed over without distrusting A/Level examination-Video
The Election Commissioner has instructed political party general secretaries to educate their contestants to behave lawfully during the handing over of nominations for the Uva Provincial Council election.The...

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 20:33
Person dead after falling off from a building in Fort
An individual died this morning after falling off from an elevator in the 4th floor of a building which is under construction in Fort.The deceased is a 64 year old resident of the Batulandagoda area in...

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 19:08
Deadly shelling hits UN school as Hamas mulls truce
Israeli shells struck a UN school in Gaza killing 16, as ground troops made a significant push into the territory despite Palestinian efforts to broker a 24-hour truce.It was the second time in a week...

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 14:26
Ukraine conflict: US and EU widen sanctions on Russia.
US President Barack Obama has announced new economic sanctions against Russia, saying they will make Russia's "weak economy even weaker".He said the co-ordinated actions of the US and European Union would...

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 14:51
Update :A government which ignores Bhikku advice would not last long; Ranil-Video
Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said a government which acts against the advice of the Maha Sangha would not last long.He made this comment during a meeting held with the committee members of the...

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 14:51
Acceptance of Nomination for Uva from today
Accepting nominations for the forthcoming Uva Provincial Council polls will commence today.The deadline will end at noon on the 6th of August.Accepting security deposits will come to an end by noon, August...

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 14:52
A person dies after jumping before a moving train
A person has committed suicide by jumping before a moving train which was heading from Negombo-Periyamulla to Colombo-Fort  this morning.

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Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 11:47
India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja will appeal against the fine handed down for his part in an altercation...
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England moved closer to levelling the series against...
Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 11:44
South Africa's Jacques Kallis has been praised by leading...
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 19:10
The Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to retain Misbah-ul-Haq...
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 18:20
England's Moeen Ali has been warned by world cricket...
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 14:26
England's bowlers backed up the good work of their...
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 9:35
Organisers of the 2022 Foot Ball World Cup in Qatar...
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 - 16:17
Lasith Malinga, who captains the Southern Express team...
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 - 15:26
Sri Lanka offspinner Sachithra Senanayake will get...
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 - 13:33
Ian Bell returned to form with a first hundred in almost...
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 - 8:14
South Africa held their nerve to draw the 2nd test...
Monday, 28 July 2014 - 19:19
ICC chief executive David Richardson has come out in...
Monday, 28 July 2014 - 11:34
2 groups of doctors clash at Colombo National hospital. Police protection provided.
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A fisherman dies in a shooting incident in Debarawawe
Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 8:01
A fisherman was shot dead yesterday in Thissamaharama – Debara-wawe town.Police media spokesperson’s office stated that a person who arrived...
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IMF commends Governments development programme.-Video
Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 8:01
The Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund  in Washington, D.C., representing Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh and Bhutan, Dr. Rakesh Mohan...
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Update :Meegalawa abducted child still missing;Police seek public assistance. -Video
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 8:11
Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said five police teams have been deployed to trace the 4-year old boy abducted at Meegalawa on Monday.Four masked...
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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 12:50
Many tragedies were reported during the recent past.The first plane tragedy was the Malaysian flight MH 370 that crashed with 239 passengers.A south Korean vessel sank with 304 students and another Malaysian flight MH 17 was hit by a missile which was carrying 298 passengers.Another plane crashed due to adverse weather killing 48 passengers and injuring another 10.Another Algerian flight crashed with...
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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 12:56
130 forest fires reported within 7 months
According to the Disaster Management Centre, about 130 bushfires have been reported during the past 7 months.The Deputy Director of the Centre Pradeep Kodippili told our news team that they’re conducting...

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 12:56
Dalada Perehara organisers in difficulty to find tuskers to flank the casket.
A problem has occurred during the selection of two tuskers who will flank theCasket bearing tusker for the Esala Procession of the Temple of the Tooth Relic this year.The problem occurred since the two...

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 11:42
Heavy traffic in Town hall
Heavy traffic round Town Hall area due to a protest march by junior health workers attached to government hospitals.

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 11:43
A person arrested for abusing a foreign woman in Arugam Bay
A person was arrested by the Police for abusing a British woman at Arugam Bay in Pothuwil.According to the Police media spokesman’s office, the suspect abused the 20 year old woman at Kudaa-kalli...

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 11:46
Fire spreads in Rawana Waterfall Reserve-Video
A fire which erupted in Rawana Waterfall forest reserve in Badulla on the 28th has destroyed 800 acres of land.The world famous Rawana Waterfall is situated within the Rawana Waterfall forest Reserve which...

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 11:46
Tamil Nadu CM writes to Indian Prime Minister again on Sri Lanka
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has written to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi again to take immediate action through highest diplomatic levels to secure the release of all the Tamil...

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 9:32
Gaza conflict: Hamas vows no Israel ceasefire.
A reclusive Hamas commander has rejected suggestions the Palestinian militants are ready for a ceasefire with Israel to end violence in Gaza.In an audio recording, Mohammad Deif, commander of Hamas' military...

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 8:11
Acceptance of nomination for UVA from today
Accepting nominations for forthcoming the Uva Provincial Council polls will commence today.The deadline will end at noon on 6th of next month.Accepting security deposits will come to an end by noon, August...

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 8:13
2014 A/L tuition classes, workshops and lectures banned from midnight today.
The Examinations Department issued a special communiqué yesterday with regard to the GCE Advance levl examination and the scholarship examination due to be held in August.The communiqué said...

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 8:12
Muslim community praise MP R Duminda Silva's Dahama Saviya Programme.-Video
A number of programmes were implemented for the wellbeing of the Muslim Community by Colombo District MP R. Duminda Silva parallel to the Ramazan Fast season of Muslim devotees.That was in coincidence...

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Tuesday, 29 July 2014 - 19:16
All cabinet Minister's responsible for govt affairs; Min Mathripala.
SLFP General Secretary Minister Maithreepala Sirisena stated that cabinet ministers are answerable to all sectors.The minister expressed his views regarding the collective responsibility of the Cabinet...

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Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 12:02
A Sri Lankan delegation representing the Aeronautical authorities of Sri Lanka, led by Secretary Ministry of Civil Aviation visited Warsaw to hold Bilateral...
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Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 11:45
Profits at Samsung Electronics fell 20% in the second quarter, hurt mainly by a slowdown in smartphone sales and a strong Korean currency.It made a net...
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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 19:36
The price of rubber has reported a record low in the market.One kilogram of rubber is currently sold between 290 to 320 rupees.According to the Director...
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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 14:30
Fitch Ratings has assigned the newly organised Ceylon Dollar Bond Fund a 'BB-' Fund Credit Rating and 'V-5' Fund Volatility Rating.This is the first time...
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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 9:33
Social networking service Twitter reported a loss of 145 million dollars, during the second-quarter period from March to June.That is more than triple...
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Tuesday, 29 July 2014 - 10:57
Japan's State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Kazuyoshi Akaba called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday.The primary focus...
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Big Bang Theory production delayed over contract dispute
Work on the eighth series of US sitcom The Big Bang...

Dolly Parton won't retire.
Dolly Parton will never retire.The 68-year-old singer...

Sylvester Stallone - The Expendables 3 Leaks Online
A Dvd-quality copy of Sylvester Stallone's action-packed...

Aretha Franklin 'screamed at by fast-food employee'.
A fast food worker ''screamed'' at Aretha Franklin...

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Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 10:15
3 dead and 2 critically injured when a van collided with a truck at Polhena junction – Gampaha early this morning.
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