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Pesticides registration fee increased by 92000 rupees.
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 8:14
Several provisions under the Pesticides control act were passed in Parliament yesterday.Agriculture deputy Minister Y G Padmasiri presenting the provisions stated that Pesticides registration fee had been increased by 92 thousand rupees.

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 8:38
Local entrepreneurs must be protected: says President-Video
President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that the programme the Government has initiated to uplift the local entrepreneur would never be altered.Participating at the special meeting held yesterday with the Small...

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 8:31
Iraq violence: Suicide car bombs kill 21 in Baghdad.
A suicide bomb has killed at least 21 people in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.At least 13 civilians were killed in the attack, which took place at a police checkpoint at the entrance to the Kadhi-miya district.Many...

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 8:19
Intermittent showers expected
The meteorology department states that Atmospheric conditions are getting favourable for rain over south-western parts of the country.Several spells of showers will occur in the Western, Sabaragamuwa and...

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 8:16
A minister reveals about a statistical gimmick-Video
Technology Research Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka says the service economy which is the country’s current economic strategy is like a soap bubble.The minister said further that this encouraged...

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 8:17
University dons to report for duty from the 28th.
Rajarata University Independent Student Collective says that the inter university student federation has become a profit-earning institution.Participating at a media briefing held in Colombo yesterday...

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 19:24
Do we allow SL soil to be used against India; Ranil questions in Parliament.
Minister G.L. Pieris stated at parliament today that no one will be allowed to use the Sri Lankan soil to act against the sovereignty of India.Minister Pieris stated this in reply to a question raised...

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 19:21
Government has changed its stance; Wimal writes to President.
Minister Wimal Weerawansa wrote to the President today asking him to amend the gazette notification under which an advisory committee was appointed to consult the President Commission on Missing persons.He...

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 19:25
A person hospitalised after alleged assault by CM Prasanna; Another complaint from MP Ruwan
A person complained to Welikada police that he was assaulted by a group of people led by Western Provincial Council Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga.The victim G.W. Piyasena of Mel Watta in Rajagiriya...

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 17:40
Russia under fire as train with MH17 bodies leaves rebel station.
Western powers yesterday, ratcheted up the pressure on Moscow over the Malaysian plane disaster, as a train loaded with some 280 bodies was finally allowed to leave a rebel-held station 4 days after the...

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 16:18
National Survey on Psychological  Disorders
The Health Ministry has decided to conduct an island-wide national survey regarding psychological disorders and the mentally ill.After a study on the mentally ill conducted by the World Health Organization,...

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 16:13
Sobitha Thera and Minister Tissa Witharana hold talks
Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera met Minister Professor Tissa Witharana today to discuss regarding the abolishment of Executive Presidency.The meeting was held at the office of Nawa Sama Samaja Party.

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 16:12
Petition against animal slaughter to be taken for hearing on 30th
The petition against the annual animal slaughter of Munneswaran Kaali Amman Kovil lodged by several institutes including Sathwa Awihinsawadi Organization and National Sangha Council was taken for hearing...

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 16:17
Australian Immigration Minister off to India for talks on illegal migrants
It has been revealed that 157 alleged Sri Lankan illegal migrants are detained in the middle of the ocean by the Australian coastal guards.The  Australian courts stated today that they are detained...

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 13:19
Term test question papers in the South disputed
A term test question paper dispute was reported today from the Southern Province as well.The first incident was reported from the schools of Galle Education Circuit where an old Tamil Language question...

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 13:19
Health minister encourages relatives of tobacco victims to claim compensation
Health Minister Maithreepala Sirisena says he would encourage families of tobacco victims to take legal action in order to obtain compensation.He said there is precedence that compensation could be claimed...

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 13:13
Protest in a Rakwana estate against raping a girl
The estate workers are currently engaged in a protest against the rape of a girl in the Delwin estate in the Rakwana area in Ratnapura.Our correspondents said that the estate workers have gathered in Hatton,...

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 8:36
Dinesh Chandimal has been withdrawn from the Sri Lanka squad and replaced with uncapped wicketkeeper-batsman...
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England captain Steven Gerrard has retired from international...
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 13:46
England crumbled to a 95-run defeat by India in the...
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 13:44
Steve Waugh, the former Australia captain, has said...
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 13:39
According to former skipper Michael Vaughan Alastair...
Monday, 21 July 2014 - 19:16
Shakib Al Hasan has made a public apology and appealed...
Monday, 21 July 2014 - 10:37
England are on the verge of defeat after India put...
Monday, 21 July 2014 - 10:22
Pacemen Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel took four second...
Sunday, 20 July 2014 - 20:06
Vernon Philander has become the second South African...
Saturday, 19 July 2014 - 8:34
Today, the ICC, appointed Gordon Lewis as the Judicial...
Friday, 18 July 2014 - 13:25
Stay in the crease, the MCC has once again reiterated...
Friday, 18 July 2014 - 7:08
South Africa commenced day 2 of the 1st test on 268...
Thursday, 17 July 2014 - 13:19
Illegal supply of abortion pill found in pharmacy
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A minister reveals about a statistical gimmick-Video
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 8:16
Technology Research Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka says the service economy which is the country’s current economic strategy is like a soap bubble.The...
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University dons to report for duty from the 28th.
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 8:17
Rajarata University Independent Student Collective says that the inter university student federation has become a profit-earning institution.Participating...
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Update : Police say, for no reason, heroin or other narcotics seized during raids would not be released to the society.-Video
Monday, 21 July 2014 - 19:09
Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said such hauls of narcotics would be sent to the government analyst first and then produced before the court.Later...
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Friday, 18 July 2014 - 12:06
A Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 295 people has crashed in east Ukraine on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.There are no signs of survivors at the scene of the crash near the village of Grabovo, in rebel-held territory close to the border with Russia.Both sides in Ukraine's civil conflict accused each other of shooting down the plane with a missile. It is still not clear why the plane came down.It...
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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 11:44
Diplomats push for Gaza ceasefire
Diplomatic efforts to broker a truce in Gaza have intensified, with US Secretary of State John Kerry meeting the UN chief Ban Ki-moon in Cairo.Kerry said the US was concerned about Palestinian casualties,...

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 11:35
Nilwala Wijesinghe released on bail
UPFA parliamentarian Nimal Wijesinghe alias Nilwala Wijesinghe has been released on bail after he surrendered to court.He was accused of assaulting the gramasevaka officer of the Amba-kote division of...

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 11:11
S Korea ferry boss Yoo Byung-eun death confirmed
Police in South Korea have said that a body they found in June is that of the fugitive boss of the operator of a ferry that sank in April, killing more than 300 people.The billionaire businessman Yoo Byung-eun...

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 11:06
37 more Indian Fishermen arrested
The Navy says that 37 Indian fishermen who breached the Sri Lankan maritime border in the northern seas between Thalaimannar and delft island, have been arrested.The navy media spokesperson commander Kosala...

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 11:11
15,000 kilogrammes of chili powder seized.
The Consumer Affairs Authority has seized 15,000 kilograms of chili powder which was not suitable for consumption, from a chilly grinding mill in the Sedawatta area in Wellampitiya.The raid was conducted...

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 8:34
There is no scope in SL for the human rights council; says Swamy.-Video
Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants "excellent" relations with Sri Lanka, when he met President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday and underlined that the end of the LTTE...

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 16:15
Divisional Secretary consents illegal load of timber
A load of timber found at a house in Palagala, Kekirawa was reported to have been illegally felled from a sanctuary in the area.Galkiriyagama Wildlife Range Assistant Officer Sanjeewa Kulatunga stated...

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 16:16
Madampe Sanjeewa hospitalized again-Video
Sanjeewa Edirisinghe, a resident of Madampe - Chilaw, was readmitted to Ragama Teaching Hospital due to the disability caused by the alleged assault of the police.Director of Ragama Teaching Hospital Dr....

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 8:32
Another yeoman service rendered by MP R Duminda Silva-Video
Yet another phase of the Year Five Scholarship Seminar Series organized under the Sisu Saviya Project based on a concept by Colombo District MP R. Duminda Silva took place at the Piliyandala Central College.Meanwhile...

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 8:30
Bank and financial institution employee's taxes removed.
The Presidential Media unit says that President Mahinda Rajapaksa has decided to abolish taxes on state & private bank as well as financial institutions employees' perks imposed by Special Gazette...

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Monday, 21 July 2014 - 19:27
Police to arrest MP Nimal Wijesinghe
Police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana stated that they are taking steps to arrest MP Nimal Wijesinghe alias Nilwala Wijesinghe for assaulting a Grama Niladhari of Ambakote-police division, Kurunegala.Police...

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 11:46
Yahoo has acquired an app analytics firm, Flurry, to help boost its advertising revenue from smartphones.Flurry helps app developers analyse data about...
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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 9:42
The tax imposed on imported sugar has been increased by 3 rupees per kilogramme.Accordingly the special import tax on sugar will be 28 rupees.The finance...
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Monday, 21 July 2014 - 19:40
Mohsen Qamsari, an official with the National Iranian Oil Company, rejected the claims that Iran is selling crude oil to Greece, Sri Lanka, and South Africa.He...
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Monday, 21 July 2014 - 10:43
Earnings from tourism recorded a growth of 35.8 percent to 901.8 million dollars during the first five months this year.The number of tourist arrivals...
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Monday, 21 July 2014 - 10:18
G20 trade ministers reaffirmed their commitment to free trade as a central driver of growth and to streamline the flow of goods through borders.The ministers...
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Sunday, 20 July 2014 - 10:37
Mihin Lanka, Sri Lanka's national low-cost carrier recently shifted its cargo operation to a newly refurbished office managed by its cargo network partner,...
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Thursday, 17 July 2014 - 21:26
Rebels in eastern Ukraine have handed over two flight-data recorders from the downed MH17 plane to Malaysian experts.A senior rebel leader signed them over to the Malaysian officials at a meeting in the city of Donetsk.The ...
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