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Update : 46 governments MP's were absent when the vote taking was held on the 1st gazette of strategic development act.
Friday, 25 April 2014 - 9:55
A spokesman for the government parliament office said that 46 government MPs were absent in parliament yesterday when the first gazette under the Strategic Development Act was taken for voting.It was reported that nearly about ten ...

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Friday, 25 April 2014 - 14:31
President Obama plays football with Asimo robot in Japan
As part of his four-nation Asia tour, President Obama has visited students at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo where he was welcomed by a humanoid robot.Honda's Asimo robot ...

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Friday, 25 April 2014 - 14:29
Girl Surprises Michelle Obama With Unemployed Dad’s Resume
When it comes to the job hunt, they say, it’s all about who you know.And one little girl, a guest at the White House’s annual “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day,” seized the ...

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Friday, 25 April 2014 - 13:36
UNP calls a report on its absent MP's
Acting Opposition Leader John Amaratunga stated that they have called for a report regarding why certain MPs were not present even though it was made compulsory for all UNP MPs to attend yesterday’s ...

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Friday, 25 April 2014 - 13:29
Update : Arrest after Bali plane hijack alert in Indonesia
A passenger who caused a hijack scare on a flight from Australia to Indonesia has been arrested at Bali airport, officials say.Virgin Australia said a passenger had been handcuffed by crew on the Boeing ...

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Friday, 25 April 2014 - 13:10
UN Secretary General's special Rapporteur on Sexual Violence meets Dr Palitha Kohona
UN Secretary General’s special Rapporteur on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Bangura has had a discussion with Sri Lanka’s UN Permanent Representative Dr. Palitha Kohona.In a report prepared ...

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Friday, 25 April 2014 - 12:06
Baluchistan Parliamentary delegation here on four day visit
A Parliamentary delegation of the Balochistan Provincial Assembly of Pakistan, headed by Speaker Muhammad Khan Jamali will arrive in Colombo on a four day visit.The visit aims at further strengthening ...

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Friday, 25 April 2014 - 11:54
Kerry warns Russia against
US Secretary of State John Kerry warned that Russia's refusal to take any steps to end the crisis in Ukraine would prove costly, saying the window for Moscow to change course was closing.In a surprise ...

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Friday, 25 April 2014 - 11:46
Microsoft earnings buoyed by new CEO's cloud vision
Microsoft reported net profit of 5.66 billion dollars in the first quarter, a decline from the same period last year but better than market estimates.The software maker's efforts to move further into cloud ...

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Friday, 25 April 2014 - 10:37
Chamari Atapattu Named New Sri Lanka Captain
Chamari Atapattu has been named as the new captain of Sri Lanka Women with Udeshika Prabodhani appointed as her vice-captain.Atapattu takes over from Shashikala Siriwardene, who resigned the captaincy ...

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Friday, 25 April 2014 - 11:10
Look after small scale businessmen; President tell banks
President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that it is the responsibility of State Banks to provide loans even to small scale businessmen and not only to businessmen in Colombo.The President expressed these views ...

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Friday, 25 April 2014 - 9:54
Update : Marvan Athapattu appointed as Sri lanka coach
Sri Lanka Cricket states that Marvan Atapattu has been appointed as the National Team Head Coach and Ruwan Kalpage as the Interim Assistant Coach with immediate effect.These appointments will be for the ...

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Friday, 25 April 2014 - 8:33
Inzamam backs Waqar Younis as Pakistan cricket coach
Lahore:  Pakistan batting legend Inzamam-ul Haq on Thursday backed Waqar Younis to be given another chance as the country's national cricket coach, saying he had proved his credentials in the pastPakistan ...

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Friday, 25 April 2014 - 8:32
Malaysia to release MH370 report' PM Najib
Malaysia will release a preliminary report on the disappearance of flight MH370, Prime Minister Najib Razak said, as the government battles widespread criticism over the transparency of its investigation.The ...

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Friday, 25 April 2014 - 9:56
Parliament heats up due to casinos : Video
A gazette notification under the Strategic Development Act for constructing hotel complexes without casino’s was passed in parliament yesterday by a majority vote of 71.Now we take a look at the ...

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Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 18:31
Sachin Tendulkar continues to remain jewel of India
Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar turned 41 today, and will be celebrating his birthday in his home town in the midst of Indian Premier League action in the UAE, after being with his franchise Mumbai Indians ...

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Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 18:36
Speaker sympathizes over attack on UNP MPs : Video
Speaker expressed his sympathy in parliament today over the threatening and attack on UNP MPs who went on a fact finding tour in the Mattala Airport and the Hambantota Port recently.The Speaker showed ...

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Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 18:30
16 killed in Pakistani military strikes on suspected militant hideouts
Pakistan's military launched a series of airstrikes today, against suspected militant hideouts, killing at least 16 people in the northern tribal area.In a statement, the military accused the suspected ...

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Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 12:59
BBS appreciates setting up Complaint Investigation Division on Religious Incidents
Bodu Bala Sena organization expressed their appreciation regarding the government’s decision for establishing a special police unit called ‘Complaint Investigation Division on Religious Incidents’ ...

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Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 12:58
National tsunami rehearsal today
The Disaster Management Centre said a national tsunami rehearsal will be conducted at 3pm today in 14 coastal districts.

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Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 12:56
Karu meets several party heads
UNP Leadership Council Chairman MP Karu Jayasuriya has met with representatives of JVP, Democratic Party, SLMC and several other parties during the course of last two days.MP Karu Jayasuriya stated that ...

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Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 12:49
Sri Lanka Treasuries slightly down
Sri Lanka's 3 and 12 month Treasuries edged lower at yesterday’s auction, with the 6-month yield flat.The 3-month yield fell 03 basis points to 6.58 percent, the 6-month yield was flat at 6.79 percent ...

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Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 12:57
Family Health workers protest against absorbing their cadre to nursing
The Government Family Health Services Association stated that it categorically condemned the statement made by nursing association to absorb 25% of its members to the nursing service.State Services United ...

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Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 12:19
Prince Charles' brother-in-law dies after fall
The brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has died after suffering a serious head injury following a fall in New York, royal officials said.Clarence House said that the 62-year-old Mark Shand died in ...

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Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 12:14
David Moyes 'proud' of Manchester United tenure despite being sacked
David Moyes spoke out for the first time since his sacking as Manchester United manager, saying he understood fans' frustration after his ill-fated 10-month spell in charge at Old Trafford.Moyes moved ...

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Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 12:13
Indians vote on big polling day
Indians are voting in the sixth phase of a marathon general election in which the governing Congress party is fighting the main opposition BJP.More than 180 million voters are eligible to vote in 117 seats ...

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2 protests opposite Colombo Ashoka College.
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Another Accomplice of Gopi, Appan and Thevian who tried to revive LTTE arrested
Friday, 25 April 2014 - 13:08
Terrorism Investigation Division yesterday arrested another suspect in Jaffna who had operated with former LTTE leaders Gopi, Appan and Thevian.Police ...
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Possibility of a Railway fare hike
Friday, 25 April 2014 - 13:33
General Manager of Railway B.P.A. Ariyaratne stated that they are currently considering a hike in Railway fares.Expressing his views regarding the matter ...
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Norway ready for a discussion with regard to the Red Notice issued to Nediyawan.
Friday, 25 April 2014 - 8:29
The Norway Government has drawn its attention on the red notice issued through the Interpol for arresting a former LTTE leader Perin-panayagam Sivaparan ...
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 Health trade union action stops due to Presidents intervention.
Friday, 25 April 2014 - 8:29
Several Health Sector Grades have decided to stop the  trade union action scheduled to be carried out today.That was in consequence to a discussion ...
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Those engage in Colombo projects are civil employees of the Army; a clarification from the Army spokesperson.
Friday, 25 April 2014 - 8:28
Military Spokesperson Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya stated that members of the Army who are engaged in various development work are not those who took ...
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No permission for Casinos in the proposed Crown Hotel Complex - says President : Video
Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 19:21
The UNP held a demonstration on D.R. Wijewardana Mawatha this morning in protest of the proposed Crown hotel project.The respective three gazettes to build ...
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Strategic Development project 1 passed in Parliament.: Video
Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 19:59
Strategic Development project act gazette 1 passed in parliament by 113 to 42 votes; Athuraliye Rathana Thero of JHU voted against while Minister Patalie ...
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Evidence that foreign funds were given for terrorist activities : Video
Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 19:14
Minister of External Affairs Prof. G. L. Peiris states that evidence has been uncovered, that foreign countries transmitted substantial amounts of money ...
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Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 13:48
The 3 gazette papers that were presented for hotel projects without casinos under the strategic development projects act will be taken up for debate today and tomorrow.The gazette with regard to the proposed hotel project by the Crown Casino owned by Australian Billionaire James Packer is also among them.The Cabinet had granted concessions for a hotel project with gaming facilities, but it had received ...
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Chamari Atapattu has been named as the new captain of Sri Lanka Women with Udeshika Prabodhani appointed ...
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Friday, 25 April 2014 - 10:37
Lahore:  Pakistan batting legend Inzamam-ul Haq ...
Friday, 25 April 2014 - 8:33
Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar turned 41 today, and ...
Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 18:31
David Moyes spoke out for the first time since his ...
Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 12:14
Ravindra Jadeja produced a brilliant all-round display ...
Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 8:23
Friday, 25 April 2014 - 11:46
Microsoft reported net profit of 5.66 billion dollars in the first quarter, a decline from the same period last year but better than market estimates.The ...
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Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 12:49
Sri Lanka's 3 and 12 month Treasuries edged lower at yesterday’s auction, with the 6-month yield flat.The 3-month yield fell 03 basis points to 6.58 ...
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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 - 12:49
Year-on-year inflation remained low with headline inflation for March 2014 recording 4.2 per cent, unchanged from the previous month, while core inflation ...
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Tuesday, 22 April 2014 - 11:24
Sri Lanka's Central Bank has decided to maintain current policy interest rates as its Monetary Board is of the view that the current monetary policy stance ...
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Monday, 21 April 2014 - 8:18
Compared with last year the revenue of provincial councils has increased by 2.5 per cent.The Sri Lanka Central Bank points out that the provincial councils ...
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Monday, 21 April 2014 - 7:06
Sri Lanka’s first batch of Cinnamon exporters successfully captured their licenses to officially flavour the world with Sri Lanka’s second ...
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Sunday, 20 April 2014 - 19:48
The Industrial Development Board will set up three industrial estates within the next three years in the North, North Central and Southern provinces.The ...
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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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Friday, 25 April 2014 - 14:05
Police say that they are searching whether the father who threw his children to the Nilvala River also jumped to the same river.A senior Police Officer in Matara said that Navy divers are scouring Nilvala River for the suspected ...
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