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Minister Mervyn Silva should correct himself first before making allegations against others, the General Secretary of Bodu Bala Sena Ven. Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera said today.
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Speed guns will be used after sign boards in place-Police

Radar guns to check speeding vehicles will come into operation after the sign boards indicating the speed limits are put up, the Police Headquarters said today
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'I only have two to three years left to live': Pope

Pope Francis has said he might have only two or three years left to live. On a plane trip back from South Korea, he told journalists he believed he only had limited time left
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Lankans keen to host Modi: MR

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi should visit Lanka because Lankans are eager to host him.
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Suspected Ebola victims blood samples to be sent to India

The director of the Medical Research Institute said that arrangements had been made to send blood samples of the suspected female Ebola victim to a laboratory in Pune, India.
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India calls meeting on fishermen issue

The Prime Minister's Office has convened a meeting tomorrow to explore a long-term solution to the contentious fishermen issue between India and Sri Lanka.
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India, Sri Lanka meet to discuss narcotics menace

India and Sri Lanka are expected to finalize a strategy to jointly tackle cross-border smuggling of narcotics and syndicates running the illegal trade between the two maritime neighbours.
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Kachatheevu: SC to hear Karunanidhi, Jayalalitha’s petitions

The Supreme Court of India today agreed to hear together the petitions filed by the DMK President M. Karunanidhi and the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa seeking a direction to the Centre to retrieve Kachatheevu Island from Sri Lanka.
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Three arrested with 11kg of gold

Three people were arrested this afternoon in Talaimannar on charges of having 53 gold bars weighing 11 kilograms in their possession.
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SL to refuse entry to UN investigators

Sri Lanka will not grant visas to UN investigators probing war crimes allegedly committed during the island's decades-long separatist conflict, President Mahinda Rajapakse said Tuesday.
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MR appoints two more experts

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has appointed two more international experts to the international panel of experts advising the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons in Sri Lanka, the President’s Office said.
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PC member arrested with illegal firearm

A ruling party member of the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council was arrested by the Kegalle police last night in the Ranwala area with an illegal firearm.
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SL worker commits suicide in Sharjah

A Sri Lankan worker committed a suicide by hanging himself at home in Sharjah and police said they were investigating the case. The worker was found by colleagues hanging inside his room in the industrial zone 4 in the northern emirate, they said.
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Bus crash injures 20 garment workers

Twenty garment factory female employees and the driver of a bus had been admitted to the Eheliyagoda hospital after the bus crashed on to tree on the Ratnapura-Colombo Road this morning, the Police said.
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Rains won’t go away

The atmospheric conditions were still favorable for rainy weather over the island, the Meteorology Department said. It said occasional showers or thundershowers would occur in the Western, Sabaragamuwa and the Central Provinces and in the Galle and Matara Districts.
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Alleged brothel raided in Bambalapitiya

A brothel operating under the guise of a massage parlour at Fonseka Place, Bambalapitiya was raided last evening by the Police Organised Crimes Investigation Unit, the Police said.
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Modi may visit SL next year: Swamy

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi may visit Sri Lanka early next year, according to Dr Subramanian Swamy, head of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Strategic Action Committee.
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Video: Operation seize fire

The Police had launched a special operation in Colombo and suburbs since Monday to seize illegal firearms following several shooting incidents in the recent past, Police Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said.
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Video: NFF now wants new Constitution

The National Freedom Front (NFF) said today Sri Lanka’s Constitution should be replaced with a new Constitution instead of amending it following the compromise it had reached with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) on NFF’s 12-point action plan.
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Video: Two SL students receive bravery awards

Two Sri Lankan students who overpowered a gunman during a McDonalds robbery are among dozens of courageous Victorians to be recognised with bravery awards.
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Video: Cosmetic mess: Police want patrons testify

A laptop computer found at the cosmetic clinic of Dr. Nimal Gamage had been send to the Mortauwa University for the inspection to facilitate the investigation into the incident, the Police said today.
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Kolonnawa UC chairman remanded

The Chairman of the Kolonnawa Urban Council, Ravindra Udayashantha was remanded till August 22 for allegedly assaulting the Deputy Chairman of the Council, Suresh Kodagoda.
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Govt. mulls punitive action on NGOs

Amid allegations of NGO attempts to collect evidence to be sent to Geneva, the government has decided to consider a proper regulatory framework to monitor their accountability, External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris said today.
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No Politics, coaching: Mahela

While claiming that the 2015 ICC World Cup would be his last international tournament, star cricketer Mahela Jayawardane, who retired from the international Test Cricket, has ruled out entering politics and being a cricket coach.
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Beauty therapist further remanded

Doctor Nimal Gamage, who was remanded in connection with the death of a lady doctor at his Clinic in Bambalapitiya was further remanded till August 25 when the case was taken up at the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court today.
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Sri Lanka beats Pakistan in 2nd Test

Sri Lanka won the second test against Pakistan by 105 runs in a perfect send off for Mahela Jayawardene who played his last test match today at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) in Colombo.
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