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Update : Functions of hospitals disrupted due to minor employees strike: Army and navy deployed to hospitals.
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 13:08
Services of several hospitals have been severely disrupted due to the trade union action staged by Junior staff of the health sector.The junior staff representing All Island Suwa Seva Association commenced the continuous trade union...

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 18:04
Ten barrels including dead snakes under police custody!
An illegal alcoholic production centre which was widely spaned in the Sintranthriya Gingaha area in Wennappuwa was raided by the Crime investigation unit of the Walana division.During the raid police has...

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 16:42
Mark Wahlberg In Talks To Star In Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Film
Actor Mark Wahlberg is reportedly in talks to star in a film about the Deepwater oil spill.The Lone Survivor star is the frontrunner to play a manager in Deepwater Horizon, which will be adapted from a...

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 17:55
Farmers and the officials of the Eppawela zonal office staged a demonstration today (20) expressing their displeasure to the incident of the mixture of poisonous substance to the well where the villagers...

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 17:27
Peradeniya university lacks of a bilding for the Management Section: Students association to engage in a Satyagraha from tomorrow!
The secreatary to the Peradeniya students association Lasantha Arunashantha said to Hiru News that the Students association will engage on a satyagraha tomorrow onwards based on some demands. The demands...

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 16:57
Chinese coal mine explosion kills two, traps 25 miners
An explosion in a Chinese coal mine has killed two workers and trapped 25 others underground, according to state media.The blast at the privately-owned mine in Huainan city resulted in part of a tunnel...

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 16:37
Six local universities among top 100 South Asian universities
Six Sri Lankan universities have ranked up among the 100 top universities in South Asia. University of Colombo is ranked 24th in South Asia while it remains at the 2146th spot in the world university rankings.Peradeniya...

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 16:36
Six Wildlife stamps to be issued on 22nd
The Ministry of Postal Services stated that they will issue six wildlife stamps designed based on the Pigeon Island, Uppuweli, Trincomalee on the 22nd of this month.Speaking during a media briefing held...

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 13:40
Irom Sharmila: India court orders release of hunger striker
Irom Sharmila Chanu began her fast in 2000 to protest against a controversial law in the north-eastern state of Manipur, which gave the Indian armed forces sweeping powers.Shortly after her protest began,...

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 13:24
Second police killing in Missouri
The police killing of a second black man in Missouri in 11 days has threatened to further escalate tension.Police officers shot dead a man who brandished a knife at them.The 9th August shooting of Michael...

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 13:17
Special attention on Nigerians arriving in Sri lanka.
The Medical Research Institute states that measures have been taken to prevent Ebola virus from entering the country under the instructions of the WHO.The Director of the institute Doctor Sumith Ananda...

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 13:15
Indian medical report on the deceased Rikilla-gaskada woman this week.
The Medical Research Institute states that the forensic report prepared by the Indian Lab concerning the woman who died at Rikilla-gas-kada Hospital due to a sudden illness will be received by the end...

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 13:16
TNA to India tomorrow
A group of TNA delegates will be heading to India on an official tour.A spokesman of TNA told our news team that the local delegates will be joining the Indian tour based on an invitation extended by Indian...

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 13:16
UNP 68TH anniversary in Badulla.
UNP General Secretary MP Thissa Attanayake stated that the 68th anniversary of the party will be held in Passara, Badulla.Speaking during a media briefing held today in Colombo, he said the anniversary...

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 10:44
Lankan maid arrested for harassing old Emirati employer
A Sri Lankan housemaid who is accused of harassing her old Emirati employer has been arrested.Her son, Omar, had arranged for the maid, who hails from Sri Lanka, through an agency last month, since his...

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 10:39
New Jersey Man Celebrates 101st Birthday at Job He's Had for 73 Years
Herman "Hy" Goldman turned 101 this weekend and won't quit after 73 years working at the same job.Goldman still shows up four days a week to a light-fixtures company, Capitol Lighting, in East Hanover,...

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 9:58
Heavy traffic around technical junction
Heavy traffic around technical junction – Maradana due to a temporarily closure of the road behind private bus stand in Bastion Mawatha Pettah. 

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 13:23
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez says he has talked to specialists about his behaviour and insists there...
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Sunil Gavaskar welcomed the appointments of Ravi Shastri...
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 7:41
Sri Lankan squad for the 1st and 2nd ODI against Pakistan...
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - 19:25
Reacting to India's shocking Test rout in England,...
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - 18:08
The Sri lankan squad for the 1st & 2nd ODI's for...
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - 17:50
Sri lanka moved up the ICC test Rankings table to number...
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - 8:50
Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 105 runs to win the 2nd...
Monday, 18 August 2014 - 11:15
India captain Mahendra Dhoni hinted he may stand down...
Monday, 18 August 2014 - 8:31
Test cricket will bid farewell to one of its most elegant...
Monday, 18 August 2014 - 8:02
Pakistan tumbled towards defeat as they lost 7 wickets...
Sunday, 17 August 2014 - 20:03
Veteran Mahela Jayawardana was out for 54 in his final...
Sunday, 17 August 2014 - 10:55
Joe Root moved to the brink of a century as England...
Sunday, 17 August 2014 - 8:54
Dermatologist association discloses the truth about beauty parlours
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Indian medical report on the deceased Rikilla-gaskada woman this week.
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 13:15
The Medical Research Institute states that the forensic report prepared by the Indian Lab concerning the woman who died at Rikilla-gas-kada Hospital due...
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Development not restricted only to laying foundation stones: MP R Duminda Silva-Video
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 7:58
Another programme implemented according to a concept of MP R Duminda Silva to hand over school books and equipment to children of low income families was...
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TNA to India tomorrow
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 13:16
A group of TNA delegates will be heading to India on an official tour.A spokesman of TNA told our news team that the local delegates will be joining the...
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Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - 10:39
"It's been an emotional day but I promise I won't cry," were Mahela Jayawardene's first words when he took the podium following his final Test. His voice cracked on occasion. Sadness was writ on his face. But most memories of his final day in Tests will be happy ones. Sri Lanka had swept the series "for Mahela", fans had shown up in force, and the institutions that had helped make him - Nalanda College...
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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 8:09
Intermittent showers expected
The meteorology department states that several spells of showers will occur in the Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts.Thundershowers will develop at several...

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 8:01
President may postpone Pakistan visit due to restive situation in Islamabad
President Mahinda Rajapaksa may postpone his visit to Pakistan scheduled for some time later this month due to unrest in Pakistan.Earlier this month the External Affairs Ministry in a statement said that...

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 7:57
Approval of all parties is required for local government amendments: Rani-Video
Opposition leader Ranil Wickramasingha addressing parliament yesterday stated that approval of all political parties must be obtained if any amendments are made to the local government act.

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 8:02
Australia to free children from immigration detention centres
The Australian government said it would release hundreds of children including children from Sri Lankan from immigrant detention centres while their asylum applications are being processed.Immigration...

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 8:18
Pakistan army urges talks as protesters march on parliament.
Tens of thousands of protesters marched on Pakistan's parliament today, in a bid to depose the prime minister, as the nation's powerful military called for talks to resolve the week-long political drama.Imran...

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 7:58
Development not restricted only to laying foundation stones: MP R Duminda Silva-Video
Another programme implemented according to a concept of MP R Duminda Silva to hand over school books and equipment to children of low income families was held in Kollonnawa – Weheragoda area.School...

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Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - 19:40
What are the legal problems the commission to investigate missing persons have; Ranil.
Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe raised a question under Parliament Standing Orders today.He asked why an advisory committee was appointed to the Commission of Investigation of Missing Persons.Minister...

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Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - 19:32
Forward march of the government will not be halted ; President
President Mahinda Rajapaksa reiterates the forward march of the present government which aims to bring benefit to the masses would not be halted for any reason.This government which did not limit its service...

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 13:25
The Board of Investment has managed to garner 817 million dollars from January up until July this year, which is a 51% growth when compared to 2013.The...
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Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - 17:38
Lanka hospitals PLC in colloboration with the People's bank joined hands for the launching of "People's Nirogi", a unique healthcare plan that offers exclusive...
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Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - 13:17
Minister of Investment Promotion Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena says that vacancies in the free trade zones, which come under the purview of the Board of Investments,...
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Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - 11:36
Business agreements to the tune of over 30 million dollars were entered into during the proceedings of the Colombo-Zhongshan Investor Forum which recently...
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Monday, 18 August 2014 - 21:58
Sri Lanka’s 10 rupee notes are going out of circulation following the Central Bank’s (CB) decision to stop printing this lower denomination...
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Monday, 18 August 2014 - 19:03
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd recently announced its partnership with HIKE which will now operate as a national distributor of Samsung products in the Maldives....
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Police gather new information in Sir Cliff Richard case.
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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 12:56
A notorious drug dealer and wanted criminal Nuwan Udaya Gunathilaka alias Kudu Nuwan has been arrested in Meethotamulla.
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