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US urges restraint after Israel vows to reopen Al-Aqsa mosque 
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 20:41
The United States urged all sides in Jerusalem to exercise restraint amid spiralling tensions in the holy city, and said it was working with Israelis, Palestinian and Jordanians to try to restore calm.Secretary of State John Kerry...
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Younus Khan hits third successive Test century 
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 20:40
Younus Khan became the second man to score three consecutive Test centuries against Australia as Pakistan made 304-2 on the opening day of the final Test.The 36-year-old, in his 93rd Test, was unbeaten on 111, his 27th Test hundred.Englishman...
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All facilities for the displaced provided; Minister Amaraweera. #‎KoslandaLandslide 
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 20:02
Minister of Disaster Management Mahinda Amaraweera stated in Parliament today that all facilities have been provided for those who were displaced by the landslides in Meeriya-bedda in Koslanda in Haldummulla.The Minister stated that...
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Landslide hit houses of Meeriyabadda pushed 300 metres away Soil piled up to 20 feet; another body recovered. #‎KoslandaLandslide‬ 
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 20:03
Investigations carried out so far revealed that the landslide-hit houses of Meeriyabedda have been pushed 300 meters away.Central Province Security Commander Major General Mano Perera who is in charge of the rescue operations in landslide...
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Opposition leader proposes to hoist white flags throughout the island to mourn the deaths. #‎KoslandaLandslide‬ 
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 19:12
Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe says that government officers cannot evacuate residents from disaster prone areas, but the political authority should do it instead.The Opposition Leader expressed his views during his inspection...
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JHU abstain from first vote taking of budget 2015. 
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 19:07
The JHU has decided to abstain from the first vote taking for 2015 budget to be held tomorrow. JHU Media Spokesman Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe said that the decision was taken as the discussions between JHU and SLFP on his party...
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2 die after soil embankment collapses in Balangoda.-Video 
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 16:48
Two persons died today after a soil embankment fell on them at a house near Balangoda Base Hospital.The deceased persons together with several others were putting up a parapet wall near the soil embankment at the time of the accident.One...
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JHU to stay away from budget vote taking 
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 13:47
The JHU has decided to stay away from the first vote taking for 2015 budget to be held tomorrow.JHU Media Spokesman Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe said that the decision was taken as discussions between the JHU and the government on his...
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Government to provide new houses and other facilities to disaster hit families. 
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 13:01
Badulla District Coordinator of Disaster Management Center A.L. Udayakumara stated 1 413 persons of 410 families affected in the Meeriyabedda landslide will further be sheltered in Ganesha Tamil Vidyalaya and Punagala Tamil Vidyalaya.In...
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Steps taken to increase the pass rate of Mathematics 
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 12:45
The special Advisory committee appointed to provide recommendations for increasing the pass rate of Mathematics in G.C.E Ordinary Level examination, handed over their report to the Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena yesterday.The...
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8 sluice gates of Daduru Oya opened;Kalani, Kalu, Nil wala and walawe rivers reach spill level. 
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 12:44
The Disaster Management Center stated that 8 spill gates of Deduru Oya have been opened due to heavy showers.The Center also warned residents living in low-line areas of Bingiriya, Kobeigane and Nikaweratiya in the Kurunegala district...
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Asian shares higher on positive US growth 
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 11:44
Asian shares were trading higher today after positive economic data from the US showed strength in the world's largest economy.Data showed the US economy grew at an annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter.The news came a day after...
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Stuart Broad Denies Kevin Pietersen's 'Bullying' Accusation 
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 11:43
England bowler Stuart Broad has dismissed claims by former team-mate Kevin Pietersen that there was a bullying culture in the changing room during their time as international colleagues.In Pietersen's recently-published autobiography,...
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Mike Tyson: 'I Was Abused As A Child' 
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 11:39
Retired boxing champ Mike Tyson has shockingly revealed he was abducted by a stranger and sexually abused at the age of seven.The sportsman, 48, opened up about the incident during an appearance on a radio show this week, claiming...
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Israel promises to reopen Jerusalem holy site amid tension. 
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 11:29
Israel says it will reopen a key holy site in Jerusalem today, after closing it due to unrest in the city.Earlier, a spokesman for Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas described the closure of the disputed site as a "declaration of war".The...
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Opposition Leader visits Koslanda #‎KoslandaLandslide‬  
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 13:05
Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived in landslide-hit Meeriyabedda of Koslanda for an inspection tour this morning.Our correspondent said that the Opposition Leader thanked the soldiers who engaged in rescue operations in...
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Apple CEO comes out as a 'Proud Gay' 
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 11:13
Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook said Thursday that he was “proud to be gay,” a declaration that puts an openly gay man at the helm of the world’s most valuable company.Rumored for years, the news surprised few...
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GREE the number one air-conditioning systems brand affirms commitment to maintain strong presence in Sri Lanka 
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 10:38
GREE Lanka Private Limited, a fully-owned subsidiary of George Steuart Solutions, has become a formidable contender in the air-conditioning segment. A well-known Chinese brand, GREE is the preferred choice in air-conditioning solutions...
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Commonwealth Secretary-General conveys his solidarity and condolences to Sri Lanka #‎KoslandaLandslide‬  
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 10:30
The Secretary-General of Commonwealth Kamalesh Sharma has sent his solidarity and condolences on behalf of the Commonwealth to the President of Sri Lanka following the devastating landslides.Meanwhile, The United States said that it...
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Meeriy-badda rescue operations recommence; 3 sniffer dogs also used. #‎KoslandaLandslide‬  
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 12:46
The army and relief teams have commenced operations this morning in search of persons buried at Meeriyabedda, Koslanda in Haldummulla.According to our correspondent, 3 sniffer dogs belonging to the army have been utilized for the operation.The...
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Principal of Mathara Rotumba Wijayabaa Navodaya School arrested 
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 8:47
The police yesterday arrested the Matara - Rotumba Wijayabaa Navodaya School principal for allegedly assaulting 10 students of grade 10.Although the principal had told the students to attend the funeral of the mother of a teacher of...
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India's Gujarat state braces for Cyclone Nilofar 
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 8:36
Authorities in India have begun evacuating tens of thousands of people as a powerful cyclone heads for the western coast.Cyclone Nilofar, categorised as "severe" by weather forecasters, is expected to hit Gujarat state on Saturday...
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John Lennon Letter Sells For $28,000 
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 8:30
A letter written by John Lennon has sold for more than 28,000 dollars at auction.In the 1971 note, which was addressed to U.S. Tv host Joe Franklin, the Beatles legend praises the musical talents of his wife Yoko Ono and asks the small...
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Rohit Sharma, Manish Pandey Lift India A to Victory With Impressive Tons in Warm-up Tie 
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 8:29
Centuries from a fit-again Rohit Sharma and Manish Pandey helped India A register a thumping 88-run win over Sri Lanka in their first warm-up match at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai yesterday.India A posted a mammoth total of 382...
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Iraq IS: Scores found dead in mass graves in Anbar 
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 8:28
Scores of bodies of Sunni Muslim tribesmen apparently killed by Islamic State militants have been found in mass graves in western Iraq.The graves that were found in the province of Anbar may contain between 80 and 220 bodies.Many of...
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Search operation in land slide hit Meeriyabadda today as well. A special canine unit deployed in search of the missing. #‎KoslandaLandslide 
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 8:11
Central Province Security Commander Major General Mano Perera said search operations will continue today in search of survivors of the Meeriyabedda landslide.Nearly 700 army soldiers and 52 airmen joined the search operations.At the...
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A revelation from Minister Navin about Budget relief. 
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 7:58
Minister Naveen Dissanayaka addressing parliament yesterday made a revelation with regard to the relief provided through the budget.He stated that the President presented a favourable budget targeting the election and it is an open...
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Venerable Rathana thero and JVP on the same platform. 
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 7:54
JHU MP Venerable Athuruliye Rathana Thero says that the executive presidency should be abolished before the Presidential election.The prelate said so while participating at a protest rally the People’s Movement for Democracy...
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Heavy rains island wide today as well: Sudden increase of wind speed over the sea areas: A warning to fishermen. Land slide warning in 7 districts continuous. 
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 7:54
National Building Research Organisation said that the landslide warning imposed on seven districts including Badulla had been extended till 7 p.m. today.Accordingly this landslide warning will be effective in the Matale, Kandy, Kegalle,...
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Death sentences imposed on 12 individuals 
Thursday, 30 October 2014 - 19:25
Death sentences were imposed on 12 individuals today by the Colombo and Polonnaruwa High Courts.Colombo High Court judge Preethi Padman Soorasena imposed the death sentence on 8 individuals who were engaged in a large scale drug smuggling...
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Government should take the responsibility; a statement from UNP.-Video #‎KoslandaLandslide‬ 
Thursday, 30 October 2014 - 19:25
Various views were expressed in parliament today regarding the tragedy in Haldummulla.Speaking in parliament today Chief Government Whip Minister Dinesh Gunawardana said that the government would take the responsibility of the children...
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Advising people to evacuate is the responsibility of officers; To follow instructions is Estate owner's duty; says President. #‎KoslandaLandslide‬ 
Thursday, 30 October 2014 - 19:29
President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that the responsibility of the government officers is to advise to evacuate people from disaster prone areas, and to follow such instruction is the duty of estate owners.The President stressed that...
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No bodies found during today's operations in Haldumulla.#‎KoslandaLandslide‬ 
Thursday, 30 October 2014 - 19:30
Central Province Security Commander Major General Mano Perera said there are little clues to believe of any survivors of the Meeriyabedda landslide.He told our news team that despite little hope of survivors, operations are underway...
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Inform 1929 about children who lost parents in Meeriyabadda tragedy; requests NCPA #‎KoslandaLandslide‬ 
Thursday, 30 October 2014 - 19:27
Meanwhile issuing a statement the Government Information Department requests the public to provide any information on vulnerable children among those who are affected, to the National Child Protection Authority on 1929.#‎KoslandaLandslide‬
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Sri Lanka Celebrates Two Years Without Malaria: Sustained financing and vigilance needed to safeguard success 
Thursday, 30 October 2014 - 16:32
International malaria experts gather in Colombo to recognize country’s remarkable achievement and to sign the Colombo Declaration on Eliminating MalariaSri Lanka has not reported a local case of malaria since October 2012. If...
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Friday, 31 October 2014 - 16:48
Two persons died today after a soil embankment fell on them at a house near Balangoda Base Hospital.The deceased persons together with several others were putting up a parapet wall near the soil embankment at the time of the ...
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