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Van topples in to Detugamuwa Tank in Katharagama - 5 killed
Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 8:01
5 persons were killed when a van toppled in to the Detugamuwa tank along the Colombo-Katharagama Road this dawn.Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana stated that a 7 year old boy who was also injured in the accident is receiving ...

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Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 10:19
UN outrage at deadly South Sudan attack
The UN has expressed outrage at a deadly attack on one of its bases in South Sudan, saying it could "constitute a war crime".Thursday's attack by armed youths on the base in Bor left at least 58 dead, ...

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Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 8:15
Peter Moores to be named England's head coach
Peter Moores will be named England's head coach at Lord's on today morning, five years and three months since his dream job was wrenched away from him after a partially successful coup by Kevin Pietersen.Moores ...

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Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 8:14
Wal-Mart in to money transfer business
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 money transfer service yesterday that it says will ...

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Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 8:12
President will be victorious: Maha Nayake Thera of Ramanya Maha Nikaya
Maha Nayake Thera of the Ramanya Maha Nikaya Agga Maha Panditha Venerable Naapaana Premasiri Thera says that President Mahinda Rajapaksa who has a far sighted programme in mind will continue to be victorious.The ...

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Friday, 18 April 2014 - 20:19
Virat Kohli defends Yuvraj Singh, says
Star batsman Virat Kohli on Thursday, termed the criticism directed to his India team-mate Yuvraj Singh for his performance in the recent World Twenty20 loss for India against Sri Lanka in Bangladesh as ...

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Friday, 18 April 2014 - 20:17
Weibo shares surge on US debut, despite low opening price
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 flotation on the Nasdaq stock exchange had ...

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Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 9:02
Vice principal rescued from sinking ship found hanged
The vice principal of the Danwon High School, where over 300 of its students were on board the sunken South Korea ferry, has been found hanged, local police have said.Kang Min-Kyu was found dead near a ...

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Friday, 18 April 2014 - 13:19
China eases monetary policy with reserve cut for rural banks
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 support to the slowing economy.The powerful State ...

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Friday, 18 April 2014 - 13:18
European Parliament backs economic sanctions against Russia
The European Parliament called for the EU to reinforce sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis and be prepared to target economic interests.In a non-binding resolution, MEPs said the European Union ...

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Friday, 18 April 2014 - 13:16
It's challenging to adjust in UAE conditions, says Dhoni
Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels adjusting to the conditions in UAE will be the biggest challenge for his team though he expects the two-time champions to at least reach the semi-finals ...

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Friday, 18 April 2014 - 13:12
UK issues new travel advisory on Sri Lanka.
Britain has updated its travel advisory after the Sri Lankan Government designated 16 organisations and 424 individuals for purported links to terrorism.Foreign nationals, with the exception of media crews, ...

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Friday, 18 April 2014 - 13:13
UNP demand local and international investigation on Hambanthota attack.
Acting Opposition Leader John Amaratunga requests for an international and local inquiry into the incident where a group of UNP MPs were attacked in Hambantota yesterday.Speaking to our news team, he further ...

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Friday, 18 April 2014 - 13:14
Lightning strike death toll increased.
The number of persons killed by lightning strikes during the first quarter of this year has been increased against the previous year.Two persons who went to drive cattle at Uda Mariya area in Eheliyagoda ...

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Friday, 18 April 2014 - 12:19
License of 364 drivers suspended
According to the police, about 1315 drunk drivers have been arrested during the raids conducted since the 10th of April.Speaking during a media briefing convened at the Police Headquarters yesterday, media ...

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Friday, 18 April 2014 - 11:44
2 people die after getting struck by lightning
2 people who went to bring cattle in Eheliyagoda, Ratnapura died after getting struck by lightning last evening.The deceased are 67 and 57 year old residents of Eheliyagoda area.According to the Disaster ...

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Friday, 18 April 2014 - 8:14
Good Friday falls today : Video
Good Friday is regarded as one of the most solemn occasions in the Christian faith.It is one of the major days of the Christian season of Lent, which begins with Ash Wednesday and concludes with Easter.Also ...

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Friday, 18 April 2014 - 8:15
Modi pledges to solve Indo - Sri lanka fisheries issue.
BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi wooed the fisherfolk in the Ramanathapruam district of Tamil Nadu with a promise that he would do everything for their welfare and to protect the Indian ...

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Friday, 18 April 2014 - 8:24
Death toll hits 25 in South Korea ferry mishap : Video
Bad weather, murky water and strong currents are hampering the search for survivors of the South Korean ferry disaster.Emergency services say 25 people are confirmed dead and 271 missing after the ship ...

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Friday, 18 April 2014 - 8:24
Yuvraj ,Virat guide Royal Challengers Bangalore to eight-wicket win over Delhi
Yuvraj Singh struck form with a brilliant unbeaten half century as Royal Challengers Bangalore crushed Delhi Daredevils by eight wickets in their opening Indian Premier League match at Sharjah yesterday.Yuvraj ...

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Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 20:32
Israel, Palestinians to hold peace talks with US envoy
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators were to hold a meeting today, with US envoy Martin Indyk, in a bid to find a way to extend their faltering peace talks.The meeting had been put off by a day, with Israel ...

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Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 20:33
IPL 7: Dropping Jacques Kallis' catch gifted match to Kolkata Knight Riders, says Lasith Malinga. : Video
He shone with the ball with a four-wicket haul but Mumbai Indians' pacer Lasith Malinga feels responsible for the team's Indian Premier League loss to Kolkata Knight Riders, saying that a dropped catch ...

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Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 19:45
Interpol issues red notice on 40 LTTE activists: Video
Police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana stated that they have obtained the Red Notice from Interpol in order to arrest 40 LTTE suspects involved in terrorist activities.Expressing his views regarding the ...

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Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 19:46
Indian Supreme Court rejects the petition that charged Indian army presence in the final phase of war in Sri Lanka
A petition requesting for an inquiry on the intervention of Indian army during the last stage of war in Sri Lanka has been rejected by the Indian Supreme Courts.The case for the recently submitted petition ...

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Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 19:46
Update : Investigations to find out whether police evaded their responsibilities during the attack against UNP MP's. : Video
A special investigation is currently under way to probe the attack carried out against several UNP MP’s who were on an inspection tour in the Mattala International Airport and Hambanthota port yesterday.Police ...

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Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 13:27
No need to conceal information: Military spokesperson : Video
Army media spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya stated that they have no intention of concealing the information of Military officers.Speaking during a media briefing held at the Media Centre of the ...

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13.5 million rupees Worth Jewellery robbery in Negambo.
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Kalubowila - Lakee Bak Maha Festival held throughout yesterday : Video
Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 9:31
Kalubowila – Lakee Bak Maha Festival was held throughout yesterday at the Buddhagosha Grounds in Dehiwala under the patronage of Colombo District ...
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No allegations against the Maha Sangha - an assurance from Prime Minister
Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 8:01
Prime Minister D M jayarathna stated that there are no allegations against the Maha Sangha in the country.Speaking at a meeting that was held in Kandy ...
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No land belonging to Muslims have been taken over: Military denies allegations raised by Minister Rishard
Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 8:01
Military Spokesperson Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya says that they completely deny the allegations levelled against the Navy by Minister Rishard Badiudeen ...
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8 shops completely destroyed in a fire in Dambulla due to electricity leakage
Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 8:02
8 shops were completely destroyed in a fire which erupted last night near the Dambulla economic centre.Our correspondent stated that the fire brigade of ...
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Hand tractor with 21 passengers topples into a canal; 10 dead including 4 children : Video
Friday, 18 April 2014 - 19:35
Ten persons were killed at Aluth Oya in Aralaganwila, Polonnaruwa after a hand tractor in which 21 persons were traveling fell into an irrigation canal ...
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Foreign Ambassadors notified regarding banned Pro-LTTE organizations
Friday, 18 April 2014 - 19:36
The External Affairs Ministry is preparing to educate foreign diplomats regarding the proscription of 16 LTTE frontline organizations including the British ...
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Another complaint from Watareka Wijitha Thero; Bodhu Bala Sena denies allegation
Friday, 18 April 2014 - 19:37
Jathika Bala Sena General Secretary Watareka Vijitha Thera says that a certain group of the Bodu Bala Sena Organization had threatened a resident monk ...
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Midwife issue re-emerges from Kurunegala
Friday, 18 April 2014 - 19:37
The Government Midwife Services Association stated that they will commence a trade union action if the issue regarding midwives at the Kurunegala Hospital ...
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Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 10:18
Emergency services are continuing to search for almost 300 people missing after a ferry carrying more than 460 people sank off South Korea.Officials say 179 people have been rescued.Most of the passengers on board were students and teachers from the same high school on a field trip.Emergency teams have been using floodlights and flares to search the vessel for survivors overnight.At least six people ...
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Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 8:15
Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels ...
Friday, 18 April 2014 - 13:16
Yuvraj Singh struck form with a brilliant unbeaten ...
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He shone with the ball with a four-wicket haul but ...
Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 20:33
Delhi Daredevils suffered a big jolt ahead of their ...
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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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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 12:41
China's economy expanded 7.4 percent year-on-year in the first three months of the year, marking a further slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.The ...
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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 7:56
Shares in struggling internet search giant Yahoo jumped 9% despite a 20% fall in first quarter earnings.The company's profits of 312 million dollars still ...
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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 10:33
The World Trade Organization says that the growth of global commerce will pick up speed this year and next.The WTO says that trade will grow by a "modest" ...
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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 7:58
Sri Lanka's central bank has sounded a note of caution and over the rising burden of renewable power on consumers as the proportion of non-conventional ...
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Monday, 14 April 2014 - 21:26
The prolonged drought in Sri Lanka's tea growing regions may raise tea prices globally according to tea industry analysts.The drought across Sri Lanka ...
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Monday, 14 April 2014 - 8:36
Sri Lanka's economy rebounded recording 7.3 percent growth in 2013, while inflation remained at single digit levels for the fifth consecutive year, gradually ...
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Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 8:00
The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized and sank this week has been arrested.Lee Joon-seok, faces charges including negligence of duty and violation of maritime law, prosecutors and coastguard officials said.A local ...
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