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Update : Special police unit to probe complaints on religious incidents - says President
Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 10:08
President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that a decision has been taken to set a special unit to investigate religious complaints under the Ministry of Religious Affairs.Addressing heads of media during a meeting at Temple Trees this morning, ...

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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 - 12:19
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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Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 11:46
2 motor accidents cost 2 lives
The police media spokesman’s office stated that a pedestrian has died after he was hit by a car along Chilaw- Colombo main road around Galahitiyawa area yesterday.Meanwhile, the police sources further ...

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Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 11:46
Two arrested along with foreign made live hand grenade
Two persons have been arrested along with a foreign made live hand grenade and a  plastic pistol in Dibbedda, Wadduwa yesterday.Police media spokesman’s office stated that police found the live ...

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Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 8:23
Ravindra Jadeja's all-round show helps Chennai beat Rajasthan by 7 runs
Ravindra Jadeja produced a brilliant all-round display after Dwayne Smith's fine batting show as Chennai Super Kings defended a modest total to beat Rajasthan Royals by seven runs in their IPL match yesterday.Put ...

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Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 8:21
Russia threatens response if interests attacked in Ukraine
Russia issued a blunt warning yesterday it would respond if its interests are attacked in Ukraine, as pro-Kremlin rebels in the restive east of the country braced for a new military offensive by Kiev.The ...

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Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 8:14
3 gazette papers under the strategic development projects act to be debated
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 ...

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Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 8:22
No disciplinary inquiry for Mahela and Sanga : Video
Sri Lanka Cricket has decided not to conduct any disciplinary inquiry against Mahela Jayawardana and Kumar Sangakkara.Chairman of SLC Jayantha Dharmadasa expressed these views speaking to the media following ...

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 - 20:17
Ireland can beat Sri Lanka, says batsman Ed Joyce
Batsman Ed Joyce believes Ireland will never have a better chance of toppling world champions Sri Lanka than when the sides meet at Clontarf next month.Joyce is named in a 13-man squad for the matches ...

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 - 20:08
Ukraine crisis: US runs the show in Kiev, says Sergei Lavrov
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said the US is "running the show" in Ukraine.Lavrov told Russia Today it was "quite telling" that Kiev had re-launched its anti-terror operation against pro-Russian ...

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 - 19:39
No need for a Presidential Election; Abolish executive presidency - a request from 3 ministers : Video
The Socialist People’s Front states that the Executive Presidency should be abolished rather than holding another presidential election.Leader of the Lanka Samasamaja Party Senior Minister Thissa ...

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 - 15:59
Update :Two simultaneous bank robberies; Robbery at Kirlapone unsuccessful : Video
Two men in full faced helmets on a motorcycle robbed a private bank in Rawathawatta, Moratuwa this afternoon.Another similar robbery was thwarted when security officers on duty opened fire as two robbers ...

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 - 15:59
T-20 Captainship to Lasith Malinga : Video
Lasith Malinga has been appointed as T20 Sri Lankan team captain, while Lahiru Thirimanne was appointed as the Vice captain.Sri Lanka cricket board stated that the captains were appointed under the selection ...

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 - 13:15
PNM request government not to allow South African envoy to enter the country
Patriotic National Movement urge the government not to allow the South African envoy to enter the country to act as the mediator for the discussion between TNA and the government.Expressing his views during ...

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 - 13:14
2 officers interdicted in Saliyawewa
Two police officers, a sergeant and a Constable, in Saliyawewa have been interdicted.They have been accused of negligence in duty concerning the escape of a suspect on the 21st.Investigations are currently ...

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 - 13:01
More information unearthed about Indo - Sri lanka Kidney racketeers : Video
Indian police have found that the kidney racketeers, had sent as many as 21 people from different parts of Andra Pradesh to Colombo for kidney surgeries in the last few months.Two of the three arrested ...

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 - 12:49
Inflation remains at 4.2 per cent in March
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 increased marginally to 3.4 per cent in March ...

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 - 12:45
BCB to push Pakistan home series to April
The Bangladesh Cricket Board is likely to push Pakistan's 2015 tour of Bangladesh to the second week of April, instead of January.Bangladesh, in the meantime, are set to train in Australia for two extra ...

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 - 12:43
Death toll in South Korea ferry disaster crosses 150
The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose sharply to more than 120 yesterday, as divers speeded up the grim task of recovering bodies from the submerged ship and police took two more ...

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 - 11:10
Missing Malaysia Airline MH370 may have landed, not crashed': Diego Garcia?
Latest update: The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 may be forced to re-investigate the possibility that the passenger jet with 239 on board landed, according to new reports.A report in ...

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Bodu Bala Sena surrounds Minister Rishard’s ministry searching for Watareka Vijitha Thero
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Update : UNP in a protest against casinos on D R Wijewardana Mawatha.
Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 11:04
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 ...
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Family Health workers protest against absorbing their cadre to nursing
Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 12:57
The Government Family Health Services Association stated that it categorically condemned the statement made by nursing association to absorb 25% of its ...
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2 protests opposite Colombo Ashoka College.
Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 12:57
Two factions of teachers, students and parents of Ashoka Vidyalaya staged protests in front of the school this morning.A group of teachers accompanied ...
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Legal action against BBS monks who entered Minister Baduideen's Ministry. : Video
Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 8:04
The police says that legal action will be taken against Bodu Bala Senaa monks who entered Minister Rishaad Badiudeen’s ministry.Police media spokesman ...
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Sri lankan support to India for investigation about Kidney racketeers.
Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 8:00
The police says that if a special Indian Central Criminal Bureau team visits Sri Lanka to probe the kidney racketeers and ask for its assistance it is ...
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Minister wasu reveals about an obstacle for National unity.
Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 7:56
The Socialist People’s Front says that LLRC recommendations should be implemented if national peace is to be built in Sri Lanka.The Socialist People’s ...
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Chief Ministers are weak, do something about it; Chief Prelate of Malwathu Chapter responds to BBS claim on changing governments : Video
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 - 19:41
Following a visit by a group of Bodu Bala Sena representatives Chief Prelate of the Malwathu Chapter Most Venerable Thibbatuwawe Sri Sumangala Thero has ...
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Update : Bodu Bala Sena surrounds Minister Rishard’s ministry searching for Watareka Vijitha Thero : Video
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 - 13:01
A group of Bodu Bala Sena monks surrounded the office of Industries and Commerce Minister Rishard Bathiudeen in Colpety this morning.The BBS group entered ...
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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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Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 12:14
Sri Lanka Cricket has decided not to conduct any disciplinary ...
Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 8:22
Batsman Ed Joyce believes Ireland will never have a ...
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 - 20:17
Lasith Malinga has been appointed as T20 Sri Lankan ...
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 - 15:59
The Bangladesh Cricket Board is likely to push Pakistan's ...
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 - 12:45
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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Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 13:22
Sri Lanka main international airport has handled 7.3 million passengers, including transit travellers, up 3.3 percent from a year earlier, while aircraft ...
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Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 12:59
A father has fled the area after pushing off his two small children to Nilwala river this morning.Police Media Spokesman Office said that security officials of a nearby sentry have rescued the two children and rushed them to ...
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