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Sri Lanka, India in mutual forex reserve investment pact 
Friday, 25 July 2014 - 16:07
Central Bank of Sri Lanka and the Reserve Bank of India has inked a deal to buy up to 500 million dollars worth of securities in each other's governments, in a bid to diversify reserve assets.Sri Lanka's monetary authority said in...
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Palestinian death toll in Gaza offensive nears 800, US calls for truce 
Friday, 25 July 2014 - 16:04
Washington's top diplomat John Kerry  pressed efforts to end bloodshed in Gaza, reaching out to allies of Hamas as the Islamist movement's war with Israel raged into a 17th day.Fifteen people were killed yesterday when Israeli...
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Hornets attack 7 foreign tourists in Sigiriya 
Friday, 25 July 2014 - 15:51
A group of foreign tourists who visited Sigiriya was subjected to a hornet attack this afternoon.According to Sigiriya Hospital sources, seven foreign tourists and their guide were attacked by the hornets near the Lion’s Feet,...
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Train derails in Mt. Lavinia 
Friday, 25 July 2014 - 15:52
A train heading from Colombo to Kalutara was derailed at Mt. Lavinia railway station, causing delays to coastal train services.The incident occurred when a train which set off from Colombo at 12.05 pm heading towards Kalutara derailed...
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A person self immolates in Wellawatta 
Friday, 25 July 2014 - 15:51
A resident of Harmers Lane, Wellawatta has committed suicide by setting himself on fire this evening.Police media spokesman’s office stated that the deceased is a 46 year old.Police suspect the reason for the suicide to be a...
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157 asylum seekers to be transferred to Australian mainland 
Friday, 25 July 2014 - 16:22
The Australian government’s stretch of six months without an asylum seeker boat passenger arriving in Australia is set to end, as 157 Sri Lankan Tamils who have spent four weeks in limbo aboard the Customs Ocean Protector will...
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Dispute in English term test paper; SP education Minister admits the mistake. 
Friday, 25 July 2014 - 14:49
The Lanka Teachers Association stated the second part of the English question paper served today to Year 11 students of the Southern Provincial Council is disputing.Association Southern Province Secretary Sunil Gamage told our news...
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50 forest fires reported in July; people advised to avoid bonfire. 
Friday, 25 July 2014 - 14:51
The National Disaster Management Center stated 50 incidents of forest fires have been reported up to today in the month of July.The center stated majority of them reported from the districts of Badulla, Moneragala and Polonnaruwa.Other...
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Tamil Nadu fishermen preparing to arrive in Sri lanka on the 2nd. 
Friday, 25 July 2014 - 14:50
A group of fishermen from Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu who claims that they always face inconvenience due to the alleged breaching of local maritime boundary, intend to visit Sri Lanka on the 2nd of August.They state that they hope to...
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Foreign advisers to missing person commission to arrive next week. 
Friday, 25 July 2014 - 14:48
It is reported the three foreign legal luminaries appointed by the President to advise the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons will arrive in the country next week.Sir Desmond de Silva,...
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Intermittent showers expected. 
Friday, 25 July 2014 - 12:22
The meteorology department states that several spells of showers will occur in the Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts.Showers may spread to the North-Western province too.Strong winds...
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa paid homage to the Jayasri Maha Bodhi this morning. 
Friday, 25 July 2014 - 11:42
Later he paid a visit to Atamasthanadhipathi Venerable Pallegama Sirinivasa Thera.President’s Media Unit stated a special pooja was held with the patronage of the President’s family yesterday in front of the Ruwanweliseya...
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Jayalalithaa asks Modi to ensure visas for UN probe team to Lanka 
Friday, 25 July 2014 - 12:12
Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa expressed surprise over media reports that suggested that India denied visas to the United Nations Investigation Committee looking into human rights violations in Sri Lanka and requested Prime...
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Person who stole from Kovil till arrested 
Friday, 25 July 2014 - 11:39
A person who stole a sum of 55 thousand rupees from a steel till at Gayathri Kovil on Lady McCallum Road, Nuwara Eliya was arrested yesterday by Nuwara Eliya Police.The suspect is a resident of Siripuram area, Nuwara Eliya.He is to...
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Police raid illegal brewery in Weliweriya 
Friday, 25 July 2014 - 11:40
A special unit of Weliweriya Police raided an illegal brewery yesterday, which was maintained in a house in Webada, Weliweriya.Police media spokesman’s office stated that police seized 195 liquor bottles and 10 barrels, a gas...
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Taiwan plane crash: Toll hits 48 as families visit scene 
Friday, 25 July 2014 - 9:22
48 people are now known to have died after a passenger plane crashed in Taiwan's Penghu archipelago, amid stormy weather in the area.The plane, carrying 58 people, crashed into buildings after a failed attempt to land at Magong airport.The...
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Billy Joel to Receive 2014 Gershwin Prize. 
Friday, 25 July 2014 - 8:54
Rock icon Billy Joel is set to be honoured with America's prestigious Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.The Piano Man star has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Library of Congress award, which is named after iconic composer...
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Mahela Jayawardene to End Test Career on Home Ground in Colombo 
Friday, 25 July 2014 - 8:50
Sri Lanka has shifted the venue of the second Test against Pakistan next month by request to enable star batsman Mahela Jayawardene to bow out of Test cricket at his club ground in Colombo.Sri Lanka Cricket in a statement on Wednesday...
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Mahela equals centuries with Lara and Gavaska. 
Friday, 25 July 2014 - 9:43
Mahela Jayawardene was able to equal the number of Test Centuries with Former West Indian Batsmen Brian Lara, and Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaska, yesterday, by achieving his 34th Century at the Singhalese Sports Club. 
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3600 KGs of substandard potatoes recovered from Pettha. 
Friday, 25 July 2014 - 8:42
The Acting Chief Food Inspector of the Colombo Municipal Council M.B. Lal Kumara states that 3600 kilo grams of potatoes unsuitable for consumption have been recovered from 4th cross street, Petta from a ware house.Speaking further...
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Abolishing the executive is the common opinion of all parties; Ven Sobitha - Video 
Friday, 25 July 2014 - 10:17
Chairman of the National Movement for a just society Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero states that all political parties are of the opinion that the executive presidency should be abolished and a new constitution must be prepared.Speaking...
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UNP is creating a negative ideology about the Govt; Dep Min Sarana 
Friday, 25 July 2014 - 8:41
Deputy Minister Sarana Gunawardana participating at the Balaya political programme telecast live on HIRU tv stated that the UNP is trying to create a negative ideology about the Government.The topic of yesterday’s discussion...
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Can the SC over rule Parliamentary powers; Minister Dilan queries in Parliament. 
Friday, 25 July 2014 - 8:42
Minister Dilan Perera Addressing parliament yesterday questioned in Parliament yesterday whether the Supreme Court has the power to change certain acts passed in Parliament.
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Sports has always played a significant and unifying role in SL; President 
Friday, 25 July 2014 - 8:43
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has sent a message to the athletes representing Sri Lanka at the 20th Commonwealth Games taking place in Glasgow, Scotland.There are 156 athletes from various parts of the country representing Sri Lanka...
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Seylan Bank provides superior service with nine more up-graded branches 
Thursday, 24 July 2014 - 19:55
Seylan Bank, the Bank with a Heart recently upgraded nine of its branches on the same day. Accordingly the Moratumulla, Ingiriya, Kirulapone, Ranpokunagama, Minuwangoda, Beruwala, Gothatuwa, Kirindiwela and Yatiyantota centres now...
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Sir Elton John film is from 'birth to rehab' says writer 
Thursday, 24 July 2014 - 19:53
Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall says his new biopic about Sir Elton John will tell the singer's life story "from birth to rehab".Starring Tom Hardy as the flamboyant musician, the film will be "about all the trouble he got into.Sir Elton...
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Creating a nutritious society is imperative; President 
Thursday, 24 July 2014 - 19:48
President Mahinda Rajapaksa says it will be a huge injustice to the nation if it fails to build a healthy future generation.Addressing a ceremony held at the Tirappane Mahanama Vidyalaya this morning, the president said the government’s...
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Gaza humanitarian situation 'dire' 
Thursday, 24 July 2014 - 19:07
UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has expressed extreme concern at the situation in Gaza, describing a ceasefire as "vital".She said the conflict meant 44% of Gaza was a no-go area for Palestinians, and residents were running out...
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Severe drought continues in 6 districts; water levels of 72 tanks reduced by 20% 
Thursday, 24 July 2014 - 18:58
The severe drought season has affected the lives of the communities in Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Moneragala, Hambantota, Vavuniya and Mulativ districts.According to the Met department, these areas have not received rains since the...
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Minister Thondaman's request disregarded 
Thursday, 24 July 2014 - 18:58
Minister Arumugam Thondaman ordered Ginigathhena Divisional Secretary today to halt the construction of the Broadland Hydro Power Project in Kithulgala.The construction of the 35-Mega Watt Hydro Power Project was inaugurated last year...
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Sri lanka ranked in the 'high development' category of the HDI 
Thursday, 24 July 2014 - 18:57
Sri lanka is ranked at 73 in the Human Development index 2014.India is ranked 135th, Pakistan 146th and Nepal 145th are in the 'low development' category, while Sri Lanka is in the 'high development' category.The Human Development...
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Mahela unbeaten on 140 
Thursday, 24 July 2014 - 19:03
Sri Lanka scored 305 runs for the loss of 5 wickets at stumps on the 1st of the 2nd test match played at the SSC against South Africa.Despite losing several quick wickets at the beginning, Veteran Batsmen Mahela Jayawardana rescued...
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Solemn ceremony for MH17 victims 
Thursday, 24 July 2014 - 16:21
The Netherlands has received the first victims' bodies from crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in a solemn ceremony at Eindhoven air base.Forty hearses left for the town where the formal identification process will begin.The Netherlands...
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Update :Algeria passenger plane wreckage found -Video 
Thursday, 24 July 2014 - 15:24
The wreck of a plane that disappeared with 116 people on board on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has been found in Mali.The Burkinabe army said the plane, operated by Algeria's national airline Air Algerie, had crashed about...
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UPDATE: UNP petition on UVA PC seats redistribution rejected. 
Thursday, 24 July 2014 - 13:52
Supreme Court dismissed a Fundamental Rights petition filed by the UNP against the re-distribution of 3 seats of the Uva provincial council from Badulla district to Monaragala district.According to our court reporter, the petition...
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