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A century at his home ground could well sum-up an excellent career for Mahela Jayawardane who will make his last appearance at Sinhalese Sports Club against South Africa.
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Jaya urges PM to give visa to UN team

Expressing surprise over reports indicating denial of visa by the Centre to a United Nations team probing human rights violations in Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to grant them visa to enable them to hold a fair probe.
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Ukraine PM, cabinet resign over coalition break up

Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and his cabinet on Thursday resigned in a shock move in protest at the disbanding of the ruling parliamentary coalition, plunging the strife-torn nation into political uncertainty.
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SC allows Muslim dress sans face cover

The Supreme Court today directed that Muslim mothers could enter schools wearing their traditional dress but with the face uncovered so that the wearer could be easily identified.
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Missing Air Algerie flight has crashed: official

An Air Algerie flight that went missing en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers has crashed, an Algerian aviation official told Reuters on Thursday
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SL ranked 73 at Human Development Index

Sri Lanka has ranked 73rd position of the United Nations Human Development Index (HDI) for 2014 under high development category, leaving all the South Asian countries behind.
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Algeria plane disappears from radar

Air Algerie said it lost contact with one of its passenger aircraft nearly an hour after takeoff from Burkina Faso on Thursday bound for Algiers
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Eight people injured in train accident

Three people who were travelling in a hearse were injured when a train heading to Colombo from Palai crashed into it at the Thelangapatha railway crossing in Wanawasala this afternoon.
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Chinese drowns in sea

A Chinese tourist downed in the seas off Dikwella while another Chinese woman who had got into difficulty was saved and admitted to Matara Hospital in a critical condition, the Dikwella Police said
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UNP petition on Uva PC seats dismissed

The Supreme Court today dismissed the petition filed by the UNP on the seat allocation in the Districts of Badulla and Meneragala of the Uva Province.
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Four sentenced to death for murder

Four people were sentenced to death by the Kandy High court today on charges of having murdered a van driver at Pelmadulla in 1999.
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Indian doctors remove 232 teeth from boy's mouth

Doctors in India have extracted 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy in a seven-hour operation.
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Lankan falls to his death in Dubai

An unidentified Sri Lankan fell to his death from the fourth floor of a residential building in Riqqa, reports Al-Rai daily.
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Lankan ex-wife murdered in Kuwait

A Kuwaiti citizen murdered his Lankan ex-wife inside his flat in Salmiya area by hitting her several times on her head
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Deplorable security by Britain

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has declined an invitation to participate in the Commonwealth’s First World War Commemoration Service at the Glasgow Cathedral on August 4 on the basis of ‘deplorable security lapses’ by the British Government amid protests planned by pro-LTTE groups, Daily Mirror learns.
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Speaker asks Rosy to stay close to him

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa yesterday advised United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Rosy Senanayake to stay close to him as otherwise she would disturb the proceedings in the House by chatting to others.
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Govt. blocks Karu’s anti casino bill

The Government yesterday prevented United National Party (UNP) MP Karu Jayasuriya from presenting a Bill that prohibited the operation of casinos and other gaming activities under the strategic development projects.
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Minister Champika’s Facebook page disabled

The Facebook account and fan page of Technology and Research Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka has been disabled without notice by the Facebook Administration Committee, according to the minister.
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Guilty verdict in pizza delivery murder trial

The family of murdered Sri Lankan university graduate Thavisha Pereis today said the conviction of his two killers had brought them “some form of solace” after his death
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SL cyclists stopped by police in Scotland

Four members of Sri Lanka's Commonwealth Games team were stopped by police when they were spotted cycling down the M74 near Glasgow, in Scotland.
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42 dead and 11 injured in Taiwan plane crash

At least 42 people were killed and another 11 taken to hospital after their plane crashed and caught fire while trying to make an emergency landing in stormy weather on a small Taiwanese island.
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Marvan’s term extended

The appointment of Marvan Attapattu as the Head Coach of the National Team has been extended until the end of the Pakistan Tour of Sri Lanka, the Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said
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Britain sold weapons to SL

Sri Lanka is also among the 27 countries that the British government sold weapons. Britain had supplied £12bn of arms to some 27 countries including Sri Lanka, the House of Commons Committees on Arms Export Controls stated in their 2013 report.
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Police record statement from Ranatunge

The Welikada Police OIC recorded a statement from Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga in connection with the complaint that he had assaulted a Rajagiriya resident.
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Video: Heavy traffic in Town Hall

Heavy traffic has been reported from the Town Hall area due to a protest by Students of the Rajarata University in front of the University Grant Commission (UGC), Ward Place.
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India accepts Australia's request to probe 157 boat refugees

India gave Australia a bit of a breather by agreeing to investigate whether some of the 157 boat refugees confined to their boat on Christmas Island were Sri Lankan Tamil refugees from a camp in Puducherry.
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