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Meethotamulla garbage issue will be solved by September; Parliamentarian R. Duminda Silva.-Video 
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 20:16
Colombo district Parliamentarian R. Duminda Silva stated that work on the housing project carried out for the families who are affected by the garbage issue in Meethotamulla, shall be completed by September.A discussion with this regard...
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TNA meets Sushma Swaraj.-Video 
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 19:22
A delegation of Tamil National Alliance called on Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and said India can play a major role in resolving the ethnic Tamil problem in the island nation.The delegation comprising six TNA MPs...
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Ranil asks the government whether it has no money.-Video 
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 19:10
Addressing parliament today Opposition leader Ranil Wikramasinghe questioned whether the government does not give EPF benefits properly due to lack of funds in the treasury.In response Labour Minister stated that the government together...
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UPDATE: Attempt to retrieve bucket kills 2 
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 19:20
Two persons of Akurangoda at Mahawela in Matale died after they abseiled down to a water well today.30-year old airman N.M. Swarnatilaka left unconscious inside a well while attempting to retrieve a water bucket this morning.Later...
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Infighting against foreign trips on public money; Cost of Kaluthara and Kurunagala Rs 4.9 million 
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 19:21
Certain Local Government members have opposed the move to organize foreign trips for their fellow members at the expense of public funds.A group of members of Kurunegala Pradeshiya Sabha are scheduled to leave the country tomorrow...
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Update : Elder sister of Badal-kubura tragedy under child probation.-Video 
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 19:14
The 13 year old girl who had killed her 6 year old sister by stabbing her in the Bangalawatte area in Badalkumbura – Moneragala, was produced before the Moneragala magistrate’s court today.Moneragala magistrate R H Jinadasa...
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Holcim (Lanka) adjudged first runner up for the ‘Product Award’ at the 'Kedella' Exhibition 2014 
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 17:49
Holcim (Lanka), diamond sponsor of the Kedella 2014 exhibition was adjudged as the first runner up for the ‘Product Award’. Showcasing the most innovative and attractive stall at the recently held Exhibition at BMICH, Ms....
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Pakistan Regroup for ODIs Against Sri Lanka.-Video 
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 17:28
Pakistan and Sri Lanka begin a three-match one-day series tomorrow hoping to gauge each other's firepower and bench strength ahead of the World Cup just six months away.The two former world champions have been drawn in different halves...
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Syria death toll 'more than 191,000' 
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 17:25
UN human rights chief says More than 191 thousand people have been killed in the Syrian conflict up to April.Navi Pillay said the figure was "probably an underestimate" and criticised what she called "international paralysis" on the...
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Robin Williams' ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay 
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 17:22
The cremated remains of Hollywood actor Robin Williams, found dead on August 1st after an apparent suicide, were spread in San Francisco Bay.According to Williams' death certificate, published by the celebrity gossip site Radar Online,...
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Person dies after attempting to rescue a victim in a well in Matale 
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 16:28
A person who attempted to retrieve a bucket from a well has gone missing in the neighbourhood of Akuramboda at Mahawela in Matale.Two other persons who tried to abseil into the well to rescue the person have also been hospitalised...
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UNP ministers sworn in as dedicated members to work hard for the country 
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 17:35
UNP ministers signed an agreement to work harder under their government in the future ahead. the signing event took place at the sirikotha today. The National front and United National party members signed thisin a hope for a better...
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Man behind Ice bucket challenge dies 
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 15:26
One of the individuals behind the Ice Bucket Challenge to support Lou Gehrig?s disease research has died in a diving accident.Corey Griffin, 27, helped popularize the worldwide trend in which people either pledge $100 to ALS research...
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Bill Gates says that MR is an example to the world 
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 16:17
The Founder of Microsoft Bill Gates said President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who has taken effective steps to invest in Information Technology to empower the people with IT knowledge to ensure speedy socio-economic progress of the country...
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Opening of Pettah floating market postponed 
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 15:00
Due to prevailing adverse weather, today’s opening ceremony of the floating market complex on Bastian Mawatha, Pettah has been postponed.The Urban Development Authority states that they will inform the opening day in due course....
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A tree has fallen near the Queens Road junction on Duplication Road. 
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 13:55
The Colombo fire and rescue dept. stated that the tree had fallen onto several vehicles and added that resc ue efforts are underway to free those trapped in the vehicles.Traffic down duplication road has come to a standstill as a result,...
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Delighted to work with Minister Wasu: Digambaran 
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 13:20
A ceremony was held today at the Ministry of National Languages and Social Integration to welcome Deputy Minister P. Digambaran who was sworn-in yesterday.He was welcomed by Minister of National Languages and Social Integration Wasudewa...
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There are too many Ministers: says Alliance MP Vidura 
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 13:19
UPFA MP Vidura Wickramanayake stated that he too believes that there are too many Ministers.He Expressed his views while participating in the Balaya political program telecast on Hiru TV under the theme ‘Development and Expectations...
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Propaganda campaigns prohibited within 500m of polling centres 
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 13:21
Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya says it is prohibited to engage in election propaganda campaign activities within a radius of 500 meters of a polling station.He said police department has been informed to prevent such activities...
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Update : Heavy showers and strong winds during next 24 hours. 
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 13:17
The meteorology department states that Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the Central, Sabaragamuwa, Western and Southern provinces.Thundershowers will develop at several places elsewhere particularly during the afternoon...
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Sri Lanka FDI flows reach $817mn in the first half 2014 
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 12:57
Investment promotion minister Lakshman Abeywardena said Foreign direct investment flows to Sri Lanka in the first half of 2014 reached 817 million US dollars up 51 percent and the full year was expected to bring 2.5 billion US dollars.Global...
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Sandra Bullock To Reunite With George Clooney For Political Film 
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 12:54
Sandra Bullock is set to reunite with her Gravity co-star George Clooney for new film Our Brand is Crisis.The Oscar-winning actress has signed on to star in the film based on the 2005 documentary of the same name, about the use of...
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Ajmal misses first Sri Lanka ODI for tests on action 
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 12:51
Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal will miss the first one-day international against Sri Lanka tomorrow as he is flying to Brisbane to undergo tests on his bowling action.A senior official of the Pakistan Cricket Board said that Ajmal might...
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Islamic State militants pose 'biggest threat' to US 
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 12:41
Washington has warned that Islamic State militants are the most dangerous threat the US has faced in recent years.Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said US air strikes had helped to break the Islamist advance in Iraq, but the militants...
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Hiroshima Death toll rises upto 39 
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 12:23
The deadly landslide in Hiroshima has killed at least 39 people and displacing a number.According to the officials The number of people missing has jumped to 51. About 3,000 rescue personnel are working in the area.According to Japan's...
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Malaysia falls silent in honour of returning MH17 dead 
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 13:45
A grieving Malaysia stood still in a minute of silence from 10.54am today as a mark of respect as the remains of 20 of 43 Malaysians killed in an air tragedy over Ukraine in July arrived home.The 'Jalur Gemilang' national flag was...
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Wild elephant attack kills two. 
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 12:34
2 persons died following a wild elephant attack in Henayaaya – Ampara and Paladaagama – Thambowa.58 year old person died after being attacked by a wild elephant in front of his residence in Paladaagama – Thabbowa.According...
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Slow the ride:roads are slipppery advice from the police 
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 11:39
Police say that roads are slippery due to the heavy rains experienced in the central parts of the island.Therfore the police requests the public to be vigilent when driving vehicles and to switch on the headlights when during cloudy...
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Students who attacked principal at the canteen given bail 
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 11:26
three students from Naththandiya Kottaramulla Alheera Muslim school who attacked the principal at the canteen have been released on bail when produced to the Marawila Magistrate court.The students who attacked the pricipal are two...
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Ganja stall caught selling near Montessori 
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 10:50
Pallama police have been succesfull in arresting an individual who has been engaged in selling Ganja near a montessori in Pallama for a considerable period.27 packets of Ganja, cash worth Rs.1,00580,  a mobile phone and a three...
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ASPI crosses 7000 mark after 3 years 
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 10:36
The Colombo Stock Exchange's (CSE) All Share Price Index (ASPI) crossed the 7000 mark yesterday day closing at 7,004.75 points.This is the first instance after 3 years the ASPI crossed 7000 points since closing on 7,030.85 points on...
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Sir Paul Mccartney - Paul Mccartney Tops Richest Bassist List 
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 8:45
Sir Paul Mccartney has topped a news list to find the top 10 Richest Bassists in the World.The Beatles legend is worth an estimated $1.2 billion.Coming in at number two are Sting and Gene Simmons, both with a net worth of $300 million.Rounding...
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3rd ODI: Quinton de Kock Helps South Africa Crush Zimbabwe, Sweep Series 
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 8:44
A scintillating 84 from 75 balls by opener Quinton de Kock led South Africa to a seven-wicket win over Zimbabwe yesterday and a 3-0 whitewash in the one-day international series.De Kock plundered seven fours and two sixes and appeared...
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US warns of long cross-border war against IS 
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 8:42
The United States admitted that the Islamic State is the most dangerous group it has faced in recent years and warned that the Middle East faces a long-term battle to defeat it.Pentagon chiefs said the jihadist group could be eradicated...
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Update : On-arrival visa suspended for four African countries due to Ebola risk. 
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 10:58
The External Affairs Ministry stated that issuing of visa to visitors from four African countries has been suspended.Accordingly visitors from Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra Leon and Liberia will not be issued visa on arrival.An External...
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Friday, 22 August 2014 - 19:20
Two persons of Akurangoda at Mahawela in Matale died after they abseiled down to a water well today.30-year old airman N.M. Swarnatilaka left unconscious inside a well while attempting to retrieve a water bucket this ...
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