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SLMC and JHU boycott debate on casino gazette.
Monday, 21 April 2014 - 13:01
The 3 gazette papers that were presented for hotel projects without casinos under the strategic development projects act will be taken up for debate next week.However two coalitions of the government Sri Lanka Muslim Congress and Jathka ...

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Monday, 21 April 2014 - 13:22
Ravi Shastri should not be part of IPL scam probe panel, demands Aditya Verma
The unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar chief Aditya Verma, who has dragged BCCI to the Supreme Court over the IPL spot-fixing scandal, opposed the 3-member committee suggested by the Board to the ...

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Monday, 21 April 2014 - 13:05
Jayalalitha slams Sonia
Launching a blistering attack on Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, AIADMK supreme and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said the root cause of the problems and hardships faced by Tamil Nadu fishermen was the ceding ...

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Monday, 21 April 2014 - 11:31
5 injured including school children following accident in Badulla
5 persons were injured including 3 school children following a road accident which occurred in front of Wendesi-yaya School, Meegahakivula, Badulla this morning.According to our correspondent the accident ...

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Monday, 21 April 2014 - 11:34
Person arrested in Aanamaduwa for possessing firearm
Police have arrested a person and seized his locally manufactured firearm in Divul-wewa, Aanamaduwa yesterday.Police conducted the raid following a tip off about a person who possessed an illegal firearm ...

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Monday, 21 April 2014 - 8:19
Thunder Showers in many provinces
The meteorology department states that Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places over most provinces during the afternoon or evening.A few showers can be expected in the coastal areas from ...

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Monday, 21 April 2014 - 8:18
Revenue from provincial councils increase
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 that earned a revenue of 49.2 billion rupees ...

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Monday, 21 April 2014 - 7:07
IPL corruption claims: BCCI appoints investigative panel
India's cricket board has appointed a 3-member investigative panel to look into allegations of corruption in the Indian Premier League.Its members are former law enforcement agency head RK Raghavan, former ...

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Monday, 21 April 2014 - 7:06
Govt aims US$ one b spice, cinnamon
Sri Lanka’s first batch of Cinnamon exporters successfully captured their licenses to officially flavour the world with Sri Lanka’s second global brand.9 Sri Lankan cinnamon export firms qualified ...

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Monday, 21 April 2014 - 7:05
Iraq attacks kill 14 as bomber hits university
Attacks in Iraq, including a suicide bombing at a university in north Baghdad, killed at least 14 people yesterday.The attacks, which come as Iraq suffers a prolonged surge in bloodshed, took place, less ...

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Sunday, 20 April 2014 - 19:50
Lewis Hamilton eases to victory in China GP for Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton took a dominant victory in the Chinese Grand Prix to win three consecutive races for the first time in his career.Hamilton's Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg took second, fighting back to ...

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Sunday, 20 April 2014 - 19:49
China's shadow to follow Obama around Asia
President Barack Obama will not visit China on his Asia tour next week, but its broadening shadow will be cast everywhere he goes at a time of complex regional disputes and questions about US strategy.American ...

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Sunday, 20 April 2014 - 19:48
IDB to set up three regional industrial estates
The Industrial Development Board will set up three industrial estates within the next three years in the North, North Central and Southern provinces.The IDB comprising around 19 industrial estates across ...

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Sunday, 20 April 2014 - 19:42
Statements to the police by another 3 UNP MP’s regarding the Hambanthota attack.
Police stated that statements from 3 UNP MP’s were obtained today regarding the attack carried out on UNP MP’s who were engaged in an inspection tour of the Maththala airport and the Hambanthota ...

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Sunday, 20 April 2014 - 19:41
Heavy Thunder showers expected tonight; 60 houses in Hambanthota damaged due to gale winds.
The meteorology department states that Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places over the island except over northern parts during the evening.A few showers can be expected in the coastal ...

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Sunday, 20 April 2014 - 13:32
South Africa to intervene in Sri Lanka's matters
Diplomatic Sources state that the South African government is ready to enter in to a wide ranging programme concerning the reconciliation process.South African President Jacob Zuma set the tone as Pretoria’s ...

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Sunday, 20 April 2014 - 13:33
10% tax when transferring duty free vehicle permits
The Government has decided to imposed a 10% tax when transferring duty free vehicle permits.The Finance Ministry has even issued a circular in this regard.However Chairman of the Vehicle Importers Association ...

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Sunday, 20 April 2014 - 10:29
Famous Pakistani TV Anchor shot
Gunmen have shot and wounded one of Pakistan's best known television presenters in the city of Karachi.Police said the attackers opened fire on Hamid Mir's car near the airpor There have been previous ...

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Sunday, 20 April 2014 - 9:11
Residents express concern over absence of protective fence at Z-D Canal : Video
The Z-D Canal has been spoken about on several instances as several lives have been lost even in the past.This Canal which is 52.8 kilometers long is the main canal in the Mahaweli D area.Residents expressed ...

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Sunday, 20 April 2014 - 9:07
Today, is Easter Sunday. : Video
Meanwhile, President Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that Easter Sunday emphasises the need to commit towards ridding oneself from suffering while requesting to build a better society amidst obstacles.

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Sunday, 20 April 2014 - 8:35
Government Doctors say no change in decision to strike
The Government Medical Officers Association says that there will be no change in the decision to engage in a strike day after tomorrow against the delay in enacting their service constitution.Central Committee ...

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Sunday, 20 April 2014 - 8:34
500 more complaints on Facebook
The Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Response Unit says that over 500 complaints have been received regarding the social networking website Facebook, during the first 3 months of this year.Senior Information ...

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Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 18:30
UNHRC officials have not requested permission yet to arrive in the island.
The External affairs Ministry states that members of the UN Human Rights commissioner’s office have not made a request to arrive in the island to carry out an investigation.A US backed resolution ...

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Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 17:49
A DIG from the south to Colombo to obtain statements from UNP MP's who visited Hambanthota : Video
Police states that statements will be obtained from 4 UNP MP’s who toured the Maththala Airport and the Hambanthota port.MPs Ajith P Perera, Naleen Bandara, Eran Wickramarathna, Ajith Mannapperuma ...

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Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 12:51
Hambantota Mayor ready to resign
Hambantota Municipal Council Mayor Eraj Fernando stated that he’s ready to resign if his actions caused disrepute to his party and the government.Allegations were levelled against Hambantota mayor ...

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Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 12:50
Few solutions needed before discussions: TNA
The National Peace Council released a statement reiterating that government should recommence discussions with the TNA to reach a political solution.The Peace Council further stated that the Northern Provincial ...

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13.5 million rupees Worth Jewellery robbery in Negambo.
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A group of railway workers in a fast at Fort.
Monday, 21 April 2014 - 13:03
A group of Railway workers launched a fasting campaign in front of the Colombo Railway Station this morning on several demands including slashing down ...
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3 schools in Seethawaka closed for 3 days due to Dengue.
Monday, 21 April 2014 - 13:02
Homagama Zonal Education Director Palitha Wijesooriya stated that they will close 3 schools for 3 days in Seethaawaka Divisional Secretariat due to Dengue ...
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Many New Year festivals under the patronage of MP R Dumindha Silva : Video
Monday, 21 April 2014 - 8:18
Many New Year festivals were held in the Colombo District yesterday under the patronage of MP R Dumindha Silva.MP R Dumindha Silva was the chief guest ...
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6000 Government employees retire within three months
Monday, 21 April 2014 - 8:17
Pensions Director General S. H. Hettiarachchi  says that from January 1st to March about 6000 Government employees retired from service.The DG told ...
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An LTTE cadre escapes from Vavuniya hospital.
Monday, 21 April 2014 - 8:16
An LTTE cadre escaped this dawn from Vavuniya hospital while receiving treatment.The LTTE suspect detained at the Vavuniya hospital on a court order thus ...
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80 killed in vehicle accidents during festive season: 1800 drunken drivers arrested.
Monday, 21 April 2014 - 8:26
80 persons were killed in 65 fatal vehicle accidents from April 10th up to now.The police media spokesman’s office said that the number of vehicle ...
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President orders to immediately stop construction activities within 500 meters of the Jaya Sri Maha bodiya. : Video
Sunday, 20 April 2014 - 19:41
President Mahinda Rajapakse has given instructions to the Mayor of Anuradapura to stop all construction activities within 500 meters of the Jaya Sri maha ...
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Minister Dilan accuses 2 Bala sena's. : Video
Sunday, 20 April 2014 - 19:41
Minister Dilan Perera states that no organisation will be allowed to divide the country according to the requirements of the international community.Addressing ...
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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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Monday, 21 April 2014 - 13:22
Lewis Hamilton took a dominant victory in the Chinese ...
Sunday, 20 April 2014 - 19:50
Peter Moores will be named England's head coach at ...
Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 8:15
Star batsman Virat Kohli on Thursday, termed the criticism ...
Friday, 18 April 2014 - 20:19
Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels ...
Friday, 18 April 2014 - 13:16
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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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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Monday, 21 April 2014 - 13:00
Another student protest against the Higher Education Ministry decision to slash the four-year Allied Health Science degree was held in front of University Grant Commission this morning.Besides, University students have been ...
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