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United National Party (UNP) MP Ruwan Wijewardene said today he had decided to resign from his post of UNP National Youth Front (NYF) Chairman to make way for Harin Fernando.
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Joseph Michael Perera resigns post

United National Party (UNP) Assistant Leader Joseph Michael Perera today said that he had resigned from his post to pave the way for younger members to take over.
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Video: CID arrests Facebook womaniser

A 22-year-old man was arrested by the CID on charges of having sexually harassed young girls especially schoolgirls by threatening them on Facebook that he possessed their nude pictures and would publish them if the girls refused to meet him.
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Marvan shortlisted for head coach post

Sri Lanka Cricket announced at a meeting held today that it was decided to shortlist two candidates for the post of Sri Lanka Cricket national head coach which included Marvan Attapattu.
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Gota in China to strengthen military ties

Vice Chairman of China's Central Military Commission Xu Qiliang held talks with visiting Sri Lanka’s Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, in Beijing, China on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported.
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Jayasuriya resigns

Situation at Sri Lanka Cricket fell into further turmoil this morning as Sri Lanka Chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has resigned with immediate effect from the panel appointed by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Executive Committee to pick the next national coach.
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MR arrives in New York for UNGA, Climate Summit

President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in New York City yesterday on the occasion of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) that is taking place this week.
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Apprehended Indian boats will not be auctioned: Ministry

The Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Ministry yesterday said it had no plans to auction boats and trawlers apprehended from Indian fishermen for allegedly fishing in Sri Lankan waters.
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Video: Vasu offers conditional support to MR

While proposing to abolish the Executive Presidency, National Languages and Social Integration, Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara today said his party would back President Mahinda Rajapaksa at a future presidential election only if he decided to join the fray as a normal candidate.
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Harin’s vehicle attacked in Hali-Ela

The vehicle convoy carrying UNP Uva Province Chief Ministerial candidate Harin Fernando who polled the highest number of preferential votes at Saturday’s election, was attacked by a group of men armed with sharp weapons in Hali-Ela this evening, a police complaint said.
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ITAK affirms self-rule within a united Sri Lanka

Filing an affidavit in the Supreme Court, the Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi (ITAK) today affirmed that neither the ITAK nor the TNA had as its objective the setting up of a separate state within the territory of Sri Lanka.
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Yarl Devi comes to Jaffna after 24 years

The one-time popular and well patronized Yarl Devi express train after 24 years made its maiden trip today from Palai to Jaffna on the recently restored Northern railway line.
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Sajith to be appointed Deputy Leader

UNP MP Sajith Premadasa will be appointed as the Deputy Leader of the party tomorrow according to party sources while Moneragala District MP Ranjith Madduma Bandara will be appointed as a Senior Deputy Chairman.
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Miners protest underground

Miners of the Kahatagaha Graphite Lanka Limited in Dodamgaslanda staged a protest demanding permanent appointments today. About 70 workers staged the protest inside a mine shaft 1,100-2000 feet underground, sources said.
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Video: Tree falls; three injured at Kynsey Road

Three people were injured as a tree fell on to the Kynsey Road near Carey College in Borella, the Police said. They said the injured were admitted to the National Hospital.
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VCK protest over MR speech at UNGA

Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) leader Thol Thirumavalavan said they would stage a protest in Chennai on tomorrow against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse addressing the U.N. General Assembly.
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Attanayake resigns from UNP Leadership Council

UNP General Secretary and parliamentarian Tissa Attanayake today submitted his resignation from the Party’s Leader ship Council. He had sent his letter of resignation to UNP National Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and Leadership Council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya.
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Kudu Ruwan arrested

Ruwan Dhammika alias ‘Kudu Ruwan’ was arrested on charges of possessing 804 grams of heroin by the Borella police in Mount Lavinia last night.
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Harin to get high post in UNP

Plans are afoot to appoint provincial council member elect Harin Fernando to a national level post in the UNP, party General Secretary Tissa Attanayake said yesterday.
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MR leaves for New York

President Mahinda Rajapaksa left for New York a short while ago to attend the United Nations General Assembly Sessions later this week, the Government Information Department announced today
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Susil: UPFA failed to field young candidates

Failure to field young and new faces in the Badulla District contributed to the UPFA’s electoral setback at the Saturday’s PC polls, General Secretary of the UPFA Susil Premajayantha said today.
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UNP: Hold national elections

The United National Party (UNP) which expressed its satisfaction about its performance at the Uva Provincial Council elections today threw a challenge at the government to hold a national election as soon as possible. Pictures
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JVP: Won but not enough

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), which bagged two slots in the Uva Provincial Council at Saturday’s polls, said the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) suffered the worst electoral setback this time though it won by a  narrow margin.
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Police move in to defuse situation in Katukurunda

Police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse a crowd at the Katukurunda junction this evening, in order to prevent a clash between two groups, police said.
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HRC director dies in Balangoda accident

A Director of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka had been killed and three others were critically injured when their vehicle met with an accident at Beligala, Balangoda this afternoon, the Police said.
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Harin tops in Badulla with 173,993 votes

UNP Chief Ministerial candidate Harin Fernando has received the highest number of preferential votes from the Badulla District with 173,993 votes at the Uva Provincial Council elections.
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Bank Union voices woes
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We won but....
Bank Union voices woes
Video: Tree falls on injuring three
Harin breaks record
We won but....