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A special operation from today in search of beggars who accompany children. 
Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 19:39
Police say a special operation has been launched with effect from today to round up beggar who use children in begging.Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana stated this during a media briefing held with regard to the 4-year old boy...
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CID initiate investigations on 1507 million rupee loss of coal in 2012.-Video 
Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 19:38
It was revealed in parliament today that CID have initiated investigations into a 1507 million rupees loss that incurred due to a coal import order in 2012Answering an oral question, Power and Energy Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi...
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Wickramabahu requests UNP leader Ranil to recall the Joint Opposition 
Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 19:37
Nava Sama Samaja Party Leader Wickramabahu Karunarathna requested Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe today to get ready to recall the Joint Opposition.Having criticized the government in his full force during the media briefing...
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Panadura Chief Magistrate reprimands the police 
Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 19:38
The Panadura Magistrate Court ordered Panadura ASP to submit a show cause with regard to the murder of a woman in the upper compound of the Rankoth Temple in Panadura.When the case relevant to the murder was taken before the Court...
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Bono cheated death as a teen.  
Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 18:07
U2 frontman Bono ''should have'' died in a bomb attack. The U2 front-man believes a decision to ride his bike to a record store in Dublin, Ireland in 1984 stopped him from being in the midst of a terrorist effort, and he claims the...
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Lahiru Gamage picked to tour India 
Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 18:02
Sri Lanka has left out the vice-captain in their previous ODI series against Pakistan in August Lahiru Thirimanne from their squad for the first 3 games of the 5 ODI series in India in November.Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Chandimal,...
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Pakistan attack kills eight on Quetta bus. 
Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 18:00
8 people have been killed after gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Shia Muslims in the Pakistani city of Quetta.A bus carrying members of the city's Hazara community was targeted outside a local vegetable market.Police told the media...
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World leaders condemn terror attack in Canada 
Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 17:28
World leaders offered their condolences and support to Canada following Wednesday's shootings in Ottawa, as the story captured international attention.Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper described the perpetrator of a "brutal and...
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Indian-origin student Sahil Doshi named America's Top Young Scientist 
Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 13:53
Sahil Doshi, a 14-year-old Indian-American student has won the 2014 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for his innovative, eco-friendly battery design that could help lower harmful greenhouse gases.A ninth grader from...
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UNP requests the government to file an early appeal against the EU court order 
Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 13:13
The UNP requests the government to file an early appeal against the EU court order that lifted sanctions on the LTTE.Addressing a media briefing held in Colombo today, UNP MP Lakshman Kiriella said that his party is ready to support...
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Production Costs Of 'The Hobbit' Trilogy Revealed 
Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 13:06
The Hobbit trilogy is officially the most expensive movie series ever produced.New financial details reveal that the expenditure on the three films has totalled nearly three quarters of a billion dollars.The details, show that the...
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Dollar advances as US inflation creeps up 
Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 13:04
The dollar gained against other major currencies after a slight but unexpected rise in US inflation, while the market continued to speculate about eurozone monetary policy.US consumer prices rose slightly in September, with the consumer...
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Pakistan Star Younis Khan Proud at Record Equalling Test Century 
Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 13:03
Veteran batsman Younis Khan said he was proud to become the first Pakistani to score a hundred against all nine Test opponents and equalling the record of most hundreds for his country.The 36-year-old scored a brilliant 106 to help...
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Obama pledges to stand by Canada after attack 
Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 13:04
President Barack Obama offered his condolences to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper over the "tragic" attack near parliament and pledged continued security coordination with Ottawa.Obama said after speaking with Harper by telephone...
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JVP mocked the salary demanding struggle: alleges Wickramabahu. 
Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 13:11
Nawa Sama Samaja party accuses JVP for ridiculing the labourer’s struggle staged on the 21st of this month demanding for a salary increment by 10 thousand rupees.While addressing a media briefing held today in Colombo, leader...
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Navy Chief's tour of India confirmed. 
Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 13:11
The Navy says that the reports published, saying the Navy Commander’s tour of India has been cancelled is false.Meanwhile Indian media reported that Sri Lankan Navy Commander Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera’s tour of India...
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Goons attack a meeting at Raassagala Rankoth temple in Balangoda. 
Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 13:09
Three persons who allegedly launched an attack last night on a meeting held at the Rassagala Rankoth Temple to protest against the opening of a new liquor shop have been arrested.Police said one of the participants of the meeting was...
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UNP complains to Election Commissioner about Presidential election date being announced by Ministers: JVP also meets Election Commissioner.-Video 
Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 13:08
The UNP says the date for the Presidential election should be decided by the Election Commissioner and not by government ministers.The UNP and the JVP met the Election Commissioner this morning, and the UNP representatives told this...
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Disaster Management Rehearsal begins island wide 
Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 11:29
The Rehearsal of Disaster Management which began at 9 this morning covering 25 districts is continuing successfully.According to the Disaster Management Centre, the rehearsal covers disasters such as Tsunami, landslides and floods.Therefore,...
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Present government provided an efficient service to the public: President-Video 
Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 13:10
President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the present government was able to provide an efficient service to the public as it kept confidence on the service.He was speaking at a ceremony to distribute motor bicycles to government employed...
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Police raid an illegal brewery centre in Kottawa 
Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 9:15
Police raided an illegal brewery centre in Kottawa and arrested one person.Police media spokesperson’s office stated that a stock of illegal liquor was also seized.The suspect is a resident of Hokandara.
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A person arrested for smuggling currency notes 
Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 9:15
The customs arrested a person for attempting to smuggle foreign and local currency worth 6 million rupees to Dubai.A customs spokesperson stated that the suspect had dollars and Euros in his possession.The suspect is a resident of...
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Elton John Extends Las Vegas Residency 
Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 9:12
Sir Elton John has extended his residency in Las Vegas for another three years.The Rocket Man's The Million Dollar Piano show was due to finish in late 2014 after a three-year run, but the singer has signed a new deal with Caesars...
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ICC Admits it is Powerless in India-West Indies Dispute 
Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 9:06
The International Cricket Council admitted it “does not have the power to intervene” in the dispute between the Board of Control for Cricket in India and the West Indies Cricket Board.The future of the West Indies national...
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US Treasury chief urges Germany to boost growth 
Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 9:05
US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, in a meeting with German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel, called on Germany to boost public spending to stimulate stuttering eurozone growth.Lew and Gabriel, who met in Washington, discussed the slowdown...
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Soldier killed in Canada Shooting.-Video 
Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 8:55
A gunman shot and killed a soldier at a war memorial in Ottawa, before police engaged in a gun battle inside the parliament building.Police confirmed a gunman was shot dead, but Canada's capital remains on alert as they hunt for more...
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Terrorist challenge is not something restricted to history: Minister G L 
Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 8:49
Foreign Affairs Minister Professor G. L. Peiris says that the terrorist challenge is not something restricted to history.The Minister points out that the decision the European Court has taken to lighten the regulations that had been...
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Higher education Ministry gets ready to obtain the finger prints of all university students. 
Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 8:30
The Higher Education Ministry has decided to prepare a method for computerizing the finger prints of all university students.A senior ministry spokesman told our news team that the ministry was currently preparing the relevant set...
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Update : CID goes to Kotakethana.-Video 
Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 8:25
A CID squad has gone to Opathawatta in Kotaketana in Ratnapura to probe the killing of a woman resident there.Police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana told our news team that initial investigations revealed that this killing had taken...
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Thundershowers in many areas of the island: a rehearsal today with regard to tsunami, landslides and floods disasters. 
Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 8:19
The meteorology department states that Showers or thundershowers will occur over most parts of the island particularly during the afternoon and night.Heavy falls more than 100 mili meters are also likely at some places.There may be...
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Special security for Kanthale tank grounds. 
Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 8:17
Police and STF have been deployed for completely stopping gem mining in the Kantale tank grounds.With the recent drought, the Kantale tank has dried.Following this, residents and outsiders numbering close to 2000 persons were engaged...
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A financial donation for an artist under the 'Kalaa Saviya' programme implemented by MP R. Duminda Silva.-Video 
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - 20:45
Under the ‘Kalaa Saviya’ programme implemented according to a concept of Colombo District MP R. Duminda Silva, a financial donation was handed over to veteran theatrical artiste Samanthi Lanerole who had enriched the arts...
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China economic growth falls to five-year low of 7.3% 
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - 18:44
China's gross domestic product expanded in the third quarter at its slowest pace since the depths of the global financial crisis, despite efforts to kickstart the world's second-largest economy.The 7.3 per cent year-on-year increase...
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Kumar Sangakkara Doubtful for India Tour 
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - 18:43
Experienced batsman Kumar Sangakkara has been rendered a doubtful starter for the five-match ODI series against India due to a back injury.Sangakkara, who had questioned the wisdom of the hurriedly arranged series in the wake West...
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Syria air force steps up strikes 
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - 18:42
The Syrian military has stepped up air strikes on rebel areas dramatically, carrying out more than 200 in recent days.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the raids took place mostly in western areas between midnight on Sunday...
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It was revealed in parliament today that CID have initiated investigations into a 1507 million rupees loss that incurred due to a coal import order in 2012Answering an oral question, Power and Energy Minister Pavithra ...
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