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Ambassador positions in several countries including India and US changed.
Friday, 18 April 2014 - 13:12
Former High Commissioner in India Prasad Kariyawasam has been appointed as the new Ambassador to the United States after the tenure of former Ambassador Jaliya Wickramasuriya expired.External Affairs Ministry former Secretary Karunatilaka ...

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Friday, 18 April 2014 - 15:14
9 dies after hand tractor accident in Aralaganwila
9 persons died after a hand tractor falls into Z-D canal near Aluth-Oya bridge in Arala-gan-wila, Polonnaruwa today.According to Aralaganwila Regional Hospital, the deceased were 3 men, 4 women and 2 children.The ...

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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 - 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.
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 - 8:24
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 - 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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Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 13:22
Sri Lanka air passenger handling up 3.3-pct in 2013
Sri Lanka main international airport has handled 7.3 million passengers, including transit travellers, up 3.3 percent from a year earlier, while aircraft movements rose 5 percent to 50,802.The Central ...

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Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 13:21
Kevin Pietersen ruled out of 1st match, Dinesh Karthik to lead Delhi Daredevils
Delhi Daredevils suffered a big jolt ahead of their IPL campaign as captain Kevin Pietersen was ruled out of their opening match against Royal Challengers Bangalore due to a finger injury.Pietersen, who ...

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Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 13:13
Provincial council elections to be held under Electoral and Ration system.
The national committee appointed to demarcate electoral boundaries has proposed the government to hold forthcoming provincial council elections under the Electoral and Ratio system.The demarcation of electorates ...

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Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 13:13
51 killed in accidents during the festive season
Police Media Spokesman Office stated that 51 persons were killed in 44 motor accidents during the last few days.Meanwhile Colombo National Hospital Nurses trainer Pushpa Ramyani de Soyza says that 956 ...

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Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 12:10
Buddhist monk attacked following a settlement of a dispute
The Chief Incumbent of Mahasen Maha Vihara at Weheragala, Dimbulagala in Polonnaruwa Venerable Maha-Damane Dhamma-nanda Thero was attacked by a group of people last night.The Thero has settled a brawl ...

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Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 10:01
Many New Year festivals under the patronage of MP R Dumindha Silva : Video
Colombo district Parlimentarian R Dumindha Silva participated in many New Year festivals yesterday.One of the festivals was held in Padukka.Another was held Pahathgama area.MP R Dumindha Silva was also ...

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Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 13:12
Rajiv Ghandi sacrificed life for Tamils in Sri lanka: says Sonia Ghandi.: Video
Dismissing as "false propaganda" that Congress was not concerned about Tamils in Sri Lanka, Sonia Gandhi today raised the emotional issue of her husband Rajiv Gandhi's assassination, saying the former ...

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Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 7:55
Kallis, Narine star in Kolkata Knight Riders' 41-run win over Mumbai Indians
The seventh Indian Premier League kicked with an emphatic 41-run win for Kolkata Knight Riders over Mumbai Indians, as the evergreen Jacques Kallis set the tone with a 46-ball 72 before Sunil Narine completed ...

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Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 8:02
Allied health issue cannot be solved due to certain influence; says Ministry of Higher Education
The Sathyagraha which was commenced by a group of university students against the shortening of the time period of the 4 year Allied Health Science Degree is still in place.The Students Federation of the ...

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Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 8:02
6 hospitalized following a fight in Minneriya
6 persons have been hospitalized following a fight that had taken place in a house in the Paasiyaa-wewa area in Minneriya yesterday.Police Media Spokespersons Office stated that an argument which occurred ...

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 20:47
Ukraine troops blocked in Kramatorsk as tension rises
Ukrainian troops have entered the eastern town of Kramatorsk a day after an operation began to recapture areas seized by anti-government separatists.However, they were blocked by civilians and it is unclear ...

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Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 8:01
Did not act against the country: a statement from Minister Hakeem
Minister of Justice Rauf Hakeem stated that discussions were held with coexistence in the country with the Maha Nayaka Theras yesterday.This was speaking to media after having paid a courtesy call on the ...

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Attack on UNP MPs while touring Mattala Airport and Hambantota Port
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UK issues new travel advisory on Sri Lanka.
Friday, 18 April 2014 - 13:12
Britain has updated its travel advisory after the Sri Lankan Government designated 16 organisations and 424 individuals for purported links to terrorism.Foreign ...
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UNP demand local and international investigation on Hambanthota attack.
Friday, 18 April 2014 - 13:13
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 ...
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Lightning strike death toll increased.
Friday, 18 April 2014 - 13:14
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 ...
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Death toll hits 25 in South Korea ferry mishap : Video
Friday, 18 April 2014 - 8:24
Bad weather, murky water and strong currents are hampering the search for survivors of the South Korean ferry disaster.Emergency services say 25 people ...
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Update : 3 police teams deployed to investigate Negambo robberry
Friday, 18 April 2014 - 8:14
Police say that three police teams have initiated special investigations using CCTV video footage on yesterday’s robbery of a Gold Jewellery shop ...
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Update : Investigations to find out whether police evaded their responsibilities during the attack against UNP MP's. : Video
Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 19:46
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 ...
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Modi pledges to solve Indo - Sri lanka fisheries issue.
Friday, 18 April 2014 - 8:15
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 ...
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The Asgiri Chapter Chief Prelate hands over an appeal to the President : Video
Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 19:46
The Chief Prelate of the Asgiri Chapter handed over an appeal to the President asking him to draw attention on publishing photographs of Buddha statues ...
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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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Friday, 18 April 2014 - 13:16
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 ...
Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 13:21
The seventh Indian Premier League kicked with an emphatic ...
Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 7:55
Four years after retiring from international cricket, ...
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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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Sunday, 13 April 2014 - 18:37
The European Central Bank has said it will provide "further stimulus" to the eurozone economy if inflation in the bloc continues to remain low.Mario Draghi, ...
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Sunday, 13 April 2014 - 14:49
The All Island Association of Firecracker Manufacturers says that there is a significant increase in the sale of firecrackers this season.Chairman of the ...
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Friday, 18 April 2014 - 8:12
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has sent a message of condolence to South Korean President Park Geun-hye on the passenger ferry accident that took place off the southern resort island of Jeju.In his message, President Rajapaksa, ...
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