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It is political revenge: MR

Friday, 17 August 2018 17:50

Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa today claimed that the government was using journalist Keith Noyahr’s abduction and assault to achieve its political ends and described it as yet another case of political revenge. He told the media who had gathered ou..

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Construction of fourth stage of Southern Expressway underway

Saturday, 18 August 2018 15:01
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Cartoon of the day

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Spa Ceylon celebrating success

Monday, 13 August 2018 17:11

Cases against Senarath and Kudabalage: The first to be heard by the Trial at Bar

Saturday, 18 August 2018 17:06
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The Special High Court Trial at Bar set up to hear cases of financial frauds and other major crimes will sit for the fir...


IGP asks police in North to build houses for people there

Saturday, 18 August 2018 14:55
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The police officers stationed in the North are reportedly nonplussed and at a loss as to how they are to carry out the o...


SL underworld nesting in universities: Wijeyadasa

Saturday, 18 August 2018 12:51
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Sri Lanka's underworld is nowhere else but in universities, Higher Education and Cultural Affairs Minister Wijeyadas...


Turkish, Iranian economic crises may affect SL: PM

Saturday, 18 August 2018 10:45
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Fresh moves by the United States to impose sanctions on Turkey and the impending economic crisis in Iran may affect Sri ...


Japanese Defence Minister to Visit SL next week

Saturday, 18 August 2018 08:20
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Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera will visit Sri Lanka from August 20 to 22. It will be the first time ever for...


Open economy destroyed Lankan values: Cardinal

Saturday, 18 August 2018 06:06
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The open economy has destroyed the social norms and values practiced by the people of this country, Colombo's Archbi...


Matara-Beliatta Railway Track: Work to finish by early 2019

Friday, 17 August 2018 23:33
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The first phase of the Southern Railway Expansion Project -- the stretch from Matara to Beliatta, will be completed by t...


Strong winds damage nearly 700 houses

Friday, 17 August 2018 22:06
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Strong winds that hit 12 districts during the past two days have damaged nearly 700 houses, the Disaster Management Cent...


Work-to-rule campaign from midnight to replace bus strike: ACPBWA

Friday, 17 August 2018 20:35
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The All Ceylon Private Bus Workers' Association (ACPBWA) said they will stop the ongoing strike and launch a work-to...


Landslide warning issued for three districts

Friday, 17 August 2018 20:01
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National Building Research Organization (NBRO) today warned of possible landslides, rock falls, slope failures, cutting ...


Pakistan Par. approves Imran Khan’s premiership

Friday, 17 August 2018 19:08
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The National Assembly approved Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan as 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan. ...


Distribution of 800 tickets: SLC rejects allegation

Friday, 17 August 2018 18:29
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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said today the media reports that Sports Minister had distributed 800 tickets free of charge amo...


Cochin airport closure: SriLankan offers other options to passengers

Friday, 17 August 2018 18:13
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SriLankan airlines has introduced a series of measures to mitigate inconvenience to its valued passengers from the closu...


Sri Lanka becomes a member of CICA

Friday, 17 August 2018 16:49
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Sri Lanka was unanimously accepted as a Member of the Conference on Interactions and Confidence Building Measures in Asi...


Wildlife Dept denies report of attempt of eagle to grab child

Friday, 17 August 2018 15:32
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Referring to the incident where an eagle had attempted to grab a child at Sucharithagama in Anuradhapura on Wednesday, t...


CID team leaves MR’s residence: Records statement for 3 hours

Friday, 17 August 2018 14:44
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CID detectives have left the official residence of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa after recording a statement for ne...


Sri Lankan leaders pay tributes to Vajpayee

Friday, 17 August 2018 13:07
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Sri Lankan cabinet minister and Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella will attend former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajp...


Bus strike continues

Friday, 17 August 2018 12:20
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All Ceylon Private Bus Workers Association (ACPBWA) said that the ongoing private bus strike will continue today as well...


India monsoon floods 'kill 106' in Kerala

Friday, 17 August 2018 12:16
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More than 100 people are thought to have died in devastating monsoon floods in India's southern state of Kerala, the...


CID team at Rajapaksa’s residence

Friday, 17 August 2018 11:46
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A special CID team arrived at the official residence of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo to record a statem...


Nine planes grounded by bomb threats in South America

Friday, 17 August 2018 10:52
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Nine planes were forced to make emergency changes to their routes within Chilean, Argentine and Peruvian airspace on Thu...


Minister gave 800 tickets free of charge: SLC incurs Rs.4 mn loss: JO

Friday, 17 August 2018 10:10
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Sports Minister Faiszer Mustapha distributed some 800 tickets free of charge among his close associates for the recently...


Govt. gazettes new revenue proposals

Friday, 17 August 2018 09:45
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The government has gazetted a series of amendments to the Finance Act to give effect to several revenue proposals in the...


FTA to be amended if expert committee recommends

Friday, 17 August 2018 08:12
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The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Sri Lanka and Singapore will be amended if the expert committee appointed by Pres...


A/L exam timetable in a muddle

Friday, 17 August 2018 06:21
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Several candidates have lost the opportunity to sit for two subject papers with the alleged bungling of the GCE Advanced...


We thank MR for saving Keith Noyar: Ajith P. Perera

Friday, 17 August 2018 04:08
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We must be thankful to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa for his intervention to prevent the killing of journalist Keit...


Vehicles not meeting standards to be re-exported at importers’ cost

Friday, 17 August 2018 02:03
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Vehicles imported on Letters of Credit (LCs) opened after July 13, 2018, should undergo a pre-shipment Emission Inspecti...


PC Polls in January only if all laws are enacted: PM

Thursday, 16 August 2018 23:47
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has informed the party leaders in Parliament that the provincial council elections c...


Three-wheeler driving liscence -- Minimum age of 35

Thursday, 16 August 2018 22:17
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Transport Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said today his ministry had decided to impose a minimum age limit of 35 on th...


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Chinese tout menace goes rampant in several areas

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Authorised tour guides in Sigiriya expressed concern about constant clashes between them and the Chinese touts, and they...


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