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Update : On-arrival visa suspended for four African countries due to Ebola risk.
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 10:58
The External Affairs Ministry stated that issuing of visa to visitors from four African countries has been suspended.Accordingly visitors from Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra Leon and Liberia will not be issued visa on arrival.An External...

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Friday, 22 August 2014 - 19:10
Ranil asks the government whether it has no money
Addressing parliament today Opposition leader Ranil Wikramasinghe questioned whether the government does not give EPF benefits properly due to lack of funds in the treasury.In response Labour Minister...

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Friday, 22 August 2014 - 17:25
Syria death toll 'more than 191,000'
UN human rights chief says More than 191 thousand people have been killed in the Syrian conflict up to April.Navi Pillay said the figure was "probably an underestimate" and criticised what she called "international...

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Friday, 22 August 2014 - 17:35
UNP ministers sworn in as dedicated members to work hard for the country
UNP ministers signed an agreement to work harder under their government in the future ahead. the signing event took place at the sirikotha today. The National front and United National party members signed...

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Friday, 22 August 2014 - 15:26
Man behind Ice bucket challenge dies
One of the individuals behind the Ice Bucket Challenge to support Lou Gehrig?s disease research has died in a diving accident.Corey Griffin, 27, helped popularize the worldwide trend in which people either...

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Friday, 22 August 2014 - 16:17
Bill Gates says that MR is an example to the world
The Founder of Microsoft Bill Gates said President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who has taken effective steps to invest in Information Technology to empower the people with IT knowledge to ensure speedy socio-economic...

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Friday, 22 August 2014 - 15:00
Opening of Pettah floating market postponed
Due to prevailing adverse weather, today’s opening ceremony of the floating market complex on Bastian Mawatha, Pettah has been postponed.The Urban Development Authority states that they will inform...

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Friday, 22 August 2014 - 13:20
Delighted to work with Minister Wasu: Digambaran
A ceremony was held today at the Ministry of National Languages and Social Integration to welcome Deputy Minister P. Digambaran who was sworn-in yesterday.He was welcomed by Minister of National Languages...

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Friday, 22 August 2014 - 13:19
There are too many Ministers: says Alliance MP Vidura
UPFA MP Vidura Wickramanayake stated that he too believes that there are too many Ministers.He Expressed his views while participating in the Balaya political program telecast on Hiru TV under the theme...

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Friday, 22 August 2014 - 13:21
Propaganda campaigns prohibited within 500m of polling centres
Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya says it is prohibited to engage in election propaganda campaign activities within a radius of 500 meters of a polling station.He said police department has been...

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Friday, 22 August 2014 - 13:17
Update : Heavy showers and strong winds during next 24 hours.
The meteorology department states that Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the Central, Sabaragamuwa, Western and Southern provinces.Thundershowers will develop at several places elsewhere...

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Friday, 22 August 2014 - 12:41
Islamic State militants pose 'biggest threat' to US
Washington has warned that Islamic State militants are the most dangerous threat the US has faced in recent years.Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said US air strikes had helped to break the Islamist advance...

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Friday, 22 August 2014 - 12:23
Hiroshima Death toll rises upto 39
The deadly landslide in Hiroshima has killed at least 39 people and displacing a number.According to the officials The number of people missing has jumped to 51. About 3,000 rescue personnel are working...

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Friday, 22 August 2014 - 13:45
Malaysia falls silent in honour of returning MH17 dead
A grieving Malaysia stood still in a minute of silence from 10.54am today as a mark of respect as the remains of 20 of 43 Malaysians killed in an air tragedy over Ukraine in July arrived home.The 'Jalur...

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Friday, 22 August 2014 - 12:34
Wild elephant attack kills two.
2 persons died following a wild elephant attack in Henayaaya – Ampara and Paladaagama – Thambowa.58 year old person died after being attacked by a wild elephant in front of his residence in...

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Friday, 22 August 2014 - 11:39
Slow the ride:roads are slipppery advice from the police
Police say that roads are slippery due to the heavy rains experienced in the central parts of the island.Therfore the police requests the public to be vigilent when driving vehicles and to switch on the...

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Friday, 22 August 2014 - 11:26
Students who attacked principal at the canteen given bail
three students from Naththandiya Kottaramulla Alheera Muslim school who attacked the principal at the canteen have been released on bail when produced to the Marawila Magistrate court.The students who...

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Friday, 22 August 2014 - 17:28
Pakistan and Sri Lanka begin a three-match one-day series tomorrow hoping to gauge each other's firepower...
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Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal will miss the first one-day...
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 12:51
A scintillating 84 from 75 balls by opener Quinton...
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 8:44
Sri Lankan Off Spinner Sachithra Senanayake arrived...
Thursday, 21 August 2014 - 19:07


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Thursday, 21 August 2014 - 18:47
Former Australia fast bowler Glenn McGrath has suggested...
Thursday, 21 August 2014 - 11:09
Former England captain Mike Brearley, one of the sharpest...
Thursday, 21 August 2014 - 10:31
Ottis Gibson has left his role as West Indies coach...
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 18:42
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez says he has talked to...
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 13:23
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
True story behind the Wariyapola video revealed.
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There are too many Ministers: says Alliance MP Vidura
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 13:19
UPFA MP Vidura Wickramanayake stated that he too believes that there are too many Ministers.He Expressed his views while participating in the Balaya political...
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Propaganda campaigns prohibited within 500m of polling centres
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 13:21
Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya says it is prohibited to engage in election propaganda campaign activities within a radius of 500 meters of a...
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Update : Heavy showers and strong winds during next 24 hours.
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 13:17
The meteorology department states that Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the Central, Sabaragamuwa, Western and Southern provinces.Thundershowers...
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Friday, 22 August 2014 - 11:28
Residents living nearby to the Ritigala reserve claim that the reserve has been destructed by the animal hunters and illegal workers who transport sand without government approval.Hiru news correspondent gathered more on this when he excavated through to the reserve to find out more on this issue.Dead parts of the hunted animals were found during the visit the reserve.Also the residents claim that...
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Friday, 22 August 2014 - 10:50
Ganja stall caught selling near Montessori
Pallama police have been succesfull in arresting an individual who has been engaged in selling Ganja near a montessori in Pallama for a considerable period.27 packets of Ganja, cash worth Rs.1,00580, ...

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Friday, 22 August 2014 - 8:42
US warns of long cross-border war against IS
The United States admitted that the Islamic State is the most dangerous group it has faced in recent years and warned that the Middle East faces a long-term battle to defeat it.Pentagon chiefs said the...

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Friday, 22 August 2014 - 8:27
Health sector minor staff strike called off.
The all island suwa sewa union states that the continues strike launched by minor staff of island wide hospitals based on 7 demands was called off at 6.30 this morning.The decision was taken after considering...

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Friday, 22 August 2014 - 8:26
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation presented its 2014 Access to Learning Award of 1 million dollars to the e-Library Nenasala Program, in recognition of its work to provide free access to computers...

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Friday, 22 August 2014 - 8:27
Heavy rains in Western, Southern, central and Sabaragamuwa provinces.
The meteorology department states that Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the Central, Sabaragamuwa, Western and Southern provinces.Thundershowers will develop at several places elsewhere...

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Thursday, 21 August 2014 - 18:55
UPFA General Secretary Minister says he doesn't know - video
UPFA General Secretary Minister Susil Premajayantha said today that there are two more years to hold a general or presidential election.The minister stated this during a media conference held in Colombo...

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Thursday, 21 August 2014 - 19:04
Ranil - Sobitha thera in a discussion - video
Opposition Leader Ranil Wickramasinghe stated that he is ready to intervene to resolve the issue which has cropped up regarding the amended Draft bill of Temple and Devale Act.Joining the discussion, the...

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Thursday, 21 August 2014 - 18:42
New US strikes in Iraq after IS Foley video
US aircraft have launched fresh strikes against Islamic State militants in northern Iraq, despite threats from the group to kill a second American captive in retribution for continued attacks.US Navy fighters...

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Friday, 22 August 2014 - 17:49
Holcim (Lanka), diamond sponsor of the Kedella 2014 exhibition was adjudged as the first runner up for the ‘Product Award’. Showcasing the...
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Friday, 22 August 2014 - 12:57
Investment promotion minister Lakshman Abeywardena said Foreign direct investment flows to Sri Lanka in the first half of 2014 reached 817 million US dollars...
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Friday, 22 August 2014 - 10:36
The Colombo Stock Exchange's (CSE) All Share Price Index (ASPI) crossed the 7000 mark yesterday day closing at 7,004.75 points.This is the first instance...
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Thursday, 21 August 2014 - 17:47
Closeup as its new initiative being a brighter brand within the country has joint hands with Nolimit to give its loyal customers to stand a chance to win...
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Thursday, 21 August 2014 - 11:17
Sri Lanka's Treasuries yield eased lower at yesterday's auction without accepting any bid for the three month.The 6-month yield fell 02 basis points to...
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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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Friday, 22 August 2014 - 16:28
A person who attempted to retrieve a bucket from a well has gone missing in the neighbourhood of Akuramboda at Mahawela in Matale.Two other persons who tried to abseil into the well to rescue the person have also been ...
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