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In a paper published in the latest issue of the US Defence Department’s journal “Prism”, Sri Lanka’s Defence Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, has reiterated his belief that Islamic terrorism poses a threat to Sri Lanka.
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Video: Hirunika takes up Ice Bucket Challenge

Promptly accepting fellow Councillor Malsha Kumaratunga’s challenge, UPFA provincial councillor Hirunika Premachandra has participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge and posted a video online
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Janaka Perera killing: 2nd accused pleads guilty

The second of the two accused, indicted by the Anuradhapura High Court on charges of assassinating Major General Janaka Perera and 29 others in a suicide bombing, pleaded guilty to the charge before North-Western Provincial High Court Judge Sunanda Kumara Ratnayaka.
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Two men die inside well

Two people who had climbed down a well in Mahawela this morning had died from breathing difficulties, the police said.
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TNA seek Indian help to resolve Tamil issue

A delegation of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) called on Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on today and said India can play a major role in resolving the ethnic Tamil problem in the island nation.
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Collapsing earth mound kills two

Two people were killed when an earth mound collapsed on them while they were excavating a well at Akuramboda in Matale, police said.
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Heavy traffic in Kollupitiya

Heavy traffic was reported in Kollupitiya after a tree fell on a three-wheeler and a car on the Duplication Road near the British Council, police said. Pictures
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Heavy rainfall in several areas

Negombo had received the highest rainfall of 137mm during the past 24 hours ending at 8.30 this morning while a rainfall of 136mm was reported from Katunayake, the Meteorology Department said today.
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Kolonnnawa UC Chairman gets bail

Kolonnnawa Urban Council Chairman Ravindra Udayashantha who was arrested and remanded on assault charges was released on a surety bail of Rs.100,000 today by the Colombo Additional Magistrate.
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Bronze for SL-China pair at summer Youth Olympic

Sri Lanka’s Sachin Dias and Bingjiao He of China clinched a historic bronze medal in the Badminton mixed double at the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China today.
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Salman gifts Audi to Jacqueline

Indian media reports said Bollywood actor Salman Khan had gifted an Audi car to Sri Lankan beauty queen and actress Jacqueline Fernandez.
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To Uni on MP’s letter

Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday questioned the admission of a student to Ruhunu University on the recommendation UPFA MP Namal Rajapaksa.
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On-arrival visa suspended for four African countries

The on-arrival visa facility for visitors has been suspended, with regard to four African countries, with immediate effect. This has been done as a precautionary measure to prevent the entry of Ebola virus, the External Affairs Ministry said.
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Video: Malsha wants MR to take up Ice bucket challenge

Western Provincial Councillor, Malsha Kumarathunga has challenged President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Minister Mervyn Silva and fellow Provincial Councillor Hirunika Premachandra to take the “Ice bucket challenge” which went viral in the world within the past few weeks
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HIV on the rise, mainly in Colombo and Gampaha

The number of HIV infection cases increased to 1,845 last year from 1,649 cases reported the previous year, and the majority of them were from Colombo and Gampaha, Parliament was informed today
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Video: Common candidate should be accepted by people: SF

Democratic Party leader Sarath Fonseka said today the common candidate should not be limited to its title but he or she should come forward from the aspirations of the people.
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A/L candidate killed in train mishap

A schoolgirl appearing for the GCE Advanced Level examination had been knocked down and killed by the Badulla bound freight train this morning at Watagoda, the Police said.
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Rains for next 36 hours: Met. Dept.

Due to the atmospheric disturbance over the island, wet weather could be expected over the Southwestern parts of the country in the next 36 hours, the Meteorologist Department said.
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Theras will be prisoners under BTA: Sobitha Thera

National Movement for Social Justice (NMSJ) Chief Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera today claimed that the proposed Buddhist Temporalities Act (BTA) was not conducive for the safety of Buddhism and he would request the Mahanayaka Theras to call for a discussion on the proposed Act immediately.
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Speeding ticket cop released on bail

The police constable who was in the spotlight when he issued a speeding ticket to a deputy minister’s driver and later arrested on charges of having solicited a bribe was today released on bail.
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Lankan UK visa applicants arrested for fraud

A 42-year old Sri Lankan woman and her two adult daughters who applied together for UK visas were arrested today for using deception in their applications by applying in multiple identities, the High Commission in its website said.
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UN likely to intervene in Tamil asylum-seeker case

The United Nations may become involved in the case of the Tamil asylum seekers who were detained on an Australian customs boat, with a court hearing to take place in Canberra in October.
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Proposal to shift SL refugees from Bhavani Sagar camp

A proposal for shifting a section of Sri Lankan Refugees at Bhavani Sagar camp to another location in the area has been made to the district administration by the Commissioner of Rehabilitation P. Anand.
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Video: Two more Deputy Ministers

Two more Parliamentarians were sworn in as Deputy Ministers by President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Temple Trees a short while ago.
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Video: 4-star diesel from tomorrow

Lanka Super Diesel 4-star, a new variety of diesel with low sulfur content will be introduced to the local market from tomorrow, the Petroleum Industries Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said today.
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Two Malaysians arrested with Rs. 5 mn worth Whisky bottles

Two Malaysians were arrested yesterday by the CID for allegedly buying five bottles of whisky worth Rs. 4,860, 000 from several five star hotels in Colombo using fake credit cards, police said.
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Does it smell good?
Flooded …
Sobitha Thera, Ranil discuss proposed BTA
JTUC protest
Does it smell good?
Flooded …
Sobitha Thera, Ranil discuss proposed BTA
JTUC protest