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The ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has won the Uva Provincial Council elections securing the highest number of seats in the two districts during yesterday’s elections, according the results released so far.
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Victory for UPFA in Moneragala district

The United People’s Freedom Alliance has gained the victory in the Moneragala district by obtaining 140,850 votes (58.34%) securing eight seats out of 14.
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Narrow win for UPFA in Badulla district

The ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has claimed a narrow win over the United National Party (UNP) in the Badulla district at the yesterday’s Uva Provincial Council Election with a majority of 11,348 votes. 
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70% voter turnout in Uva

An overall 70% voter turnout was reported from the just concluded Uva Provincial Council election. As at 4 pm,  72. 97 % voter turnout was reported in Moneragala District while 71.61% voter turnout was reported in Badulla District, election returning offices said.
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Collapsing earth mound kills four

Four Army officers died after an earth mound collapsed on them at the Ambepussa Army Camp, Army Spokesman Ruwan Wanigasuriya said.
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Two children drown in Trincomalee

Two children died when their mother jump into the sea with them in the sea off Trincomalee this afternoon, the Police said.
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50% voter turnout as at 1 pm

A 50% voter-turnout was reported in both Badulla and Moneragala Districts as at 1 pm, the Election Returning Offices said.
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Man shot dead in Angulana

A-35-year-old man was shot dead by two persons arrived on a motorbike with face-covering helmets in Angulana this afternoon, police said.
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Material seized from LTTE destroyed in TN

A stock of explosive material that was seized from the LTTE in 1985 was destroyed by the Tamil Nadu police in Nagapatinam in Tamil Nadu, the Hindu newspaper reported.
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Bandarawela mayor assaulted

Bandarawela mayor Chaminda Wijesiri is reported to have been assaulted by a UPFA parliamentarian at the Bandarawela police station this morning. Pictures
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40% voter turnout as at 12 noon

As at 12 noon over 40% voter turnout has been reported in Moneragala district while 30% voter turnout has been reported in Badulla district as at 10 am, election returning offices said.
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Malinga shock for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's aspirations for next year's cricket world cup received a massive hit yesterday as the country's biggest weapon Lasith Malinga has been dispatched to Australia this morning to undergo a surgery which according to the doctors would keep the star bowler out of action for at least 16 weeks.
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Voting underway peacefully

Voting in the 2014 Uva Provincial Council Election to elect 32 members is now underway and ends at 4 this evening.
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Buddhika reveals credentials of MPs

Main opposition UNP parliamentarian Buddhika Pathirana yesterday said that 142 of the 225 members in the present Parliament had failed the GCE Advanced Level Examination while 94 members had failed GCE Ordinary Level examination
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Malinga has PR in Australia

Star bowler Lasith Malinga has already been granted Permanent Residency in Australia which enables him to migrate and live in the country at any given time.
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Bakery owners ready to cut prices

The All Ceylon Bakery Owners' Association (ACBOA) said the prices of bakery goods could be reduced if the benefits of the recent fuel and electricity tariff reduction was passed on to them by wheat flour providing companies.
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Sole- less Minister speaks out

Culture and the Arts Minister T.B Ekanayake explained the reason for the worn-down state of his shoes on his way to meet the Chinese President who was the chief guest at a meeting in connection with the signing of a cultural agreement at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo recently.
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Ananthi meets new UNHRC Chief

Northern Provincial Councillor Ananthi Sasitharan met the new United Nations Human Rights (UNHR) Commissioner Zeid Al Hussein during a social gathering held on Child and Women welfare at the Office of the United Nation Human Rights Commission in Geneva.
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External forces destabilising countries in guise of democracy: MR

President Mahinda Rajapaksa said today the emerging trends in the world, including in parts of Asia gave signals that alarmed the Asian Community because external forces under the guise of democracy and other enticing slogans sought to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries.
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Two train derailments and a signal failure

A goods train travelling from Colombo-Fort to Badulla was derailed between Nanu Oya and Ambewela this morning and another train was derailed at the Kalutara-South Railway Station while travelling from Kalutara to Colombo. 
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Video: Two int’l school students caught in a brothel

Two international school students were alleged to have been found inside a brothel at Kollupitiya when it was raided a few days ago.
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Pakistani spy averse to returning to SL

India's NIA investigators, questioning Pakistani spy Arun Selvarajan, 28, from Sri Lanka, on Thursday found him averse to returning home. He was running an event management firm in Chennai.
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Video: Questions over ‘Kudu Laalitha’s assets worth Rs. 68.5 mn

Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said today investigations into the killing of Laalitha Kaushalya alias Kudu Laalitha had revealed that he had owned property including houses and vehicles worth Rs.68.5 million in several areas.
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Water cut in Rajagiriya

The water supply will be disrupted from 8.00 pm tomorrow to 4.00 a.m. on Sunday to Rajagiriya, Nawala, the Open University, Polduwa junction to Ayurveda Junction on Parliament Road and by roads, Obeysekarapura, Bandaranaikepura and Moragasmulla to affect repairs to a water pipeline from the Kolonnawa pumping station to Moragasmulla.
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Scotland rejects independence from Britain

Voters in Scotland have rejected independence from Britain, opting to preserve a more than 300-year-old union in a referendum Thursday that sent shock waves through Europe and opened the door to continuing political tumult in Britain.
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SL hasn't asked for help: UN

Sri Lanka has not asked the UN for help for the Special Bureau of Reconciliation it is setting up to deal with the legacy of the civil war that ravaged the island nation, a UN spokesman said Thursday.
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Saturday, 20 September 2014 Bandarawela Mayor Chaminda Wijesiri, who was reportedly assaulted by a UPFA parliamentarian at the Bandarawela police station, is seen at the Diyathalawa hospital before transferring to the Badulla Hospital. Pix by Pradeep Pathirana
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