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Obama warns North Korea over Sony hack 
Saturday, 20 December 2014 - 8:53
US President Barack Obama warned North Korea it would face retaliation for a crippling cyber attack on Sony Pictures over an irreverent film comedy that infuriated Pyongyang.Obama said the movie giant had "made a mistake" in cancelling...
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England naughty with timing - Steve Harmison 
Saturday, 20 December 2014 - 8:52
The timing of Alastair Cook's removal as England one-day captain was "naughty", according to Steve Harmison.Cook, had the role taken away by the England and Wales Cricket Board on Friday, a day before the 15-man squad for the 2015...
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Upcountry people's front divides. 
Saturday, 20 December 2014 - 8:37
Leader of the upcountry people’s front Shanthini Chandrasekaran states that they would support President Mahinda Rajapakse in the forthcoming Presidential election.However, MP V Radakrishnan who represents the upcountry people’s...
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Investigation on Muthuhettigama who forcibly took away 3 individuals under police custody. -Video 
Saturday, 20 December 2014 - 8:32
Police have commenced investigations regarding an incident where 3 suspects who were arrested following their involvement in setting ablaze the stage of Common Candidate Maithripala Sirisena in Waduraba, were taken forcibly while under...
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President reveals of an attempt to sell resources of the country. -Video 
Friday, 19 December 2014 - 19:01
President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that his aim is to build our own Sri Lanka rather than another Singapore.He said that the common opposition is preparing plans to privatize the state resources built by this government.The president...
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Front liners go to HRC to bring back Kumar Gunarathnam.  
Friday, 19 December 2014 - 19:02
The Front liners Socialist Party submitted a petition to the Human Rights Commission today. In the petition, the party states that the Department of Immigration and Emigration has violated its central working committee member...
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Steve Smith century leaves Test in balance 
Friday, 19 December 2014 - 18:54
Australia stand-in captain Steve Smith hit a second century in two games to help leave the second Test with India finely poised.Deputising for the injured Michael Clarke, Smith made 133 as the hosts posted 505, a first-innings lead...
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Pakistan Army kills '57 militants' 
Friday, 19 December 2014 - 18:53
Pakistan's military says it has killed 57 militants in ground assaults and air strikes on Taliban units in areas near the border with Afghanistan.The operations come days after the Taliban killed 141 people at a school in Peshawar,...
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8 children found dead at home in Australia. 
Friday, 19 December 2014 - 14:03
Eight children have been found dead at a home near the northeastern Australian city of Cairns, police said Friday.Police said they were called to the property in the Manoora area Friday morning after reports of a woman with serious...
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The era to come out from the darkness has dawned: a statement from the President. 
Friday, 19 December 2014 - 13:23
President Mahinda Rajapaksa says the era to come out from the darkness has dawned.He was speaking at a public rally held in Kilinochchi yesterday.At the same time, President Rajapaksa said in another public rally held at Mullaitivu...
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Kate Hudson And Jennifer Aniston Feted At People Magazine Awards 
Friday, 19 December 2014 - 13:04
Actresses Kate Hudson and Jennifer Aniston were among the celebrities feted at the first annual People Magazine Awards last night.Editors of the publication honoured Hudson with the Celebrity Role Model of the Year prize for her acting,...
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Putin says his grip on power is firm and economy will rebound 
Friday, 19 December 2014 - 12:56
President Vladimir Putin vowed) that Russia would rapidly recover from its financial crisis and said his grip on power was firm, even as new Western sanctions and a run on the rouble pile on the pressure.The Russian strongman, who...
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SriLankan Airlines' second A330-300 arrives 
Friday, 19 December 2014 - 12:55
SriLankan Airlines, will take delivery of its second brand new A330-300 arriving at the Colombo International Airport today, flying from France.It joins the airlines' existing fleet of A320, A321, A330-200 and A340-300 aircraft.SriLankan...
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Mario Balotelli: Liverpool striker banned for one game and fined 
Friday, 19 December 2014 - 12:54
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been given a one-match ban by the Football Association as punishment for his Super Mario post on social media.The Italian, whose suspension rules him out of Sunday's home game against Arsenal,...
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Update: Strict bail condition on Fonseka's son in law who surrendered to courts after 4 years. 
Friday, 19 December 2014 - 13:12
Colombo High Court today granted bail to Danuna Tilakaratne, the son-in-law of former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka after he surrendered to the court.Colombo High Court judge Iranganie Perera released Tilakaratne, who appeared in court...
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A mother and daughter die after a soil embankment collapses on their house in Hasalaka 
Friday, 19 December 2014 - 13:17
A mother and her daughter died in their sleep as an earth embankment collapsed on them last night at Udu-baddawa in Hasalaka.
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A mother and daughter murdered in Mahiyanganaya. 
Friday, 19 December 2014 - 14:01
The Police Media Spokesman also said that a 30-year old mother and her 6-year old daughter were murdered with a sharp weapon at Padiyatalawa last night.
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Update: Maithripala's election manifesto released: Many concessions from the interim budget of the Common Candidate. -Video 
Friday, 19 December 2014 - 13:13
The election manifesto of common candidate Maithreepala Sirisena was released yesterday in front of the Buddha statue at Viharamahadevi Park in Colombo.The manifesto named as a compassionate governance and stable country, is comprised...
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Leave for postal workers suspended until the Presidential election is over. 
Friday, 19 December 2014 - 13:20
Leave for postal workers of all grades have been cancelled until the Presidential election is over.Post Master General Rohana Abeyrathna said cancellation of leave for postal workers during an election time is a usual phenomenon.He...
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Kurds 'break IS mountain siege' 
Friday, 19 December 2014 - 9:36
Kurdish forces in northern Iraq are claiming their biggest victory yet against Islamic State  militants.They say they have broken the IS siege of Mount Sinjar, where thousands of Yazidis and other displaced Iraqis have been trapped...
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Steve Smith and Josh Hazlewood shine in Brisbane 
Friday, 19 December 2014 - 9:35
Stand-in skipper Steve Smith remained unbeaten for the series as Australia closed day two of the second Test 187 runs adrift of India on 221 for four.Smith,  who replaced the injured Michael Clarke as captain, made 65.India resumed...
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Sony Cancels Kim Jong-Un Movie After Threats 
Friday, 19 December 2014 - 9:34
Sony Pictures has cancelled the release of controversial film The Interview, which depicts the fictional assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.The company said the decision was made after major US cinema chains pulled out...
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Let's build the country together: President requests Tamil leaders -Video 
Friday, 19 December 2014 - 8:39
President Mahinda Rajapaksa requested the Tamil political leaders to unite to build the country.Participating at a people’s rally held in Kilinochchi yesterday the President said that it is was easy to spread racism.On this occasion...
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A pledge from Common candidate Maithripala not to allow another war. 
Friday, 19 December 2014 - 8:31
Common Candidate Maithripala Sirisena stated that no room will be kept for a war to take place once he is elected as the President.This was at a meeting held in Aranayake yesterday.
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No secret pact with Common candidate: says TNA. 
Friday, 19 December 2014 - 8:24
The TNA says that it refutes the statement the President made at a people’s rally held in Chilaw recently saying that the TNA had signed a secret pact with common candidate Maitripala Sirisena.TNA MP M. A. Sumanthiran asked that...
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The injured airman in Antanov 32 crash also dies. -Video 
Friday, 19 December 2014 - 8:25
The airman who had survived the accident of Antonov 32 that crashed in Hokandara in Athurugiriya on 12th December succumbed to his injuries at the Colombo National Hospital last night.He was treated at the Colombo National Hospital...
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President uplifted the living standards of the public: MP R Duminda Silva -Video 
Friday, 19 December 2014 - 8:26
Distribution of roofing sheets to low income earning residents in C.G.R. - Watta in Meethotamulla and Maanikkamulla in Gothatuwa recently took place under the patronage of Colombo District Parliamentarian R. Duminda Silva.80 families...
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Black book receives 104 complaints. 
Thursday, 18 December 2014 - 20:12
Co-media spokesman of the common opposition MP Mangala Samaraweera says that 104 complaints against corrupt government officials have already been received to be included to the black book opened by the common opposition recently.MP...
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The Common Opposition is the most powerful political alliance after independence; says Maithripala. 
Thursday, 18 December 2014 - 19:49
The Common candidate Maithreepala Sirisena says that he has joined the most powerful political alliance that has ever been formed after Independence in the country.The Common candidate expressed these views while addressing a public...
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Golden era of public service is brought about by this government; says President in Mulathiv. 
Thursday, 18 December 2014 - 19:44
President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the golden era of the public service was brought about by this government.He further said that his government created dignity for the public service, and an environment for the public workers to...
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Common candidate Maithreepala has no economic vision. 
Thursday, 18 December 2014 - 19:45
External Affairs Minister G.L. Peries says that common candidate Maithreepala Sirisena is maintaining a silence policy on the agreement he signed with the TNA.Addressing a UPFA media conference held in Colombo, minister G.L. Peries...
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Engelbert Humperdinck Takes on Iron Maiden for UK chart battle. 
Thursday, 18 December 2014 - 17:45
The UK is facing one of its biggest chart showdowns of all time, with music legend Engelbert Humperdinck in battle against metal icons Iron Maiden for the number one spot on the English chart next week.Engelbert Humperdinck’s...
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Dolly Parton Still A Fan Of Cosmetic Surgery. 
Thursday, 18 December 2014 - 17:41
Country music star Dolly Parton plans to continue undergoing surgical procedures to keep looking young.The 9 to 5 hit-maker is a big fan of age-defying techniques and is determined to do whatever it takes to continue looking good for...
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Steve Smith Should Remain Captain Even if Michael Clarke Returns, Says Ian Chappell. 
Thursday, 18 December 2014 - 17:39
Former Australian skipper Ian Chappell backs Steve Smith to lead Australia in the long-term, and wants the management to retain him as skipper even when Michael Clarke returns from injury.Clarke was ruled out of the Test series vs...
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India launches largest rocket and unmanned capsule. 
Thursday, 18 December 2014 - 17:38
India has successfully launched its largest rocket and an unmanned capsule which could send astronauts into space.The 630-tonne Geo-syn-chro-nous Satellite Launch Vehicle (MK III) blasted off from Sri-hari-kota in the southern state...
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The election manifesto of common candidate Maithreepala Sirisena was released yesterday in front of the Buddha statue at Viharamahadevi Park in Colombo.The manifesto named as a compassionate governance and stable country, is ...
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