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Soldiers attached to the Matara 3rd Gemunu Watch today rescued two little children who were thrown 30 feet down the crocodile-infested Nilwala River from the Mahanama Bridge by their father UPDATE
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Video: Marvan for top job – Jayasuriya non committal

Chief Selector of the national cricket team Sanath Jayasuriya today hinted that they may already have a replacement for the vacant head coaching position, saying that he and others involved in the recruitment process hope to discuss the vacancy with batting coach Marvan Atapattu, ahead of the tour of Ireland and England next month
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Committee to probe Indian kidney racket

Following the shocking exposure of a medical racket involving some Indians and a Sri Lankan doctor to trade live kidneys for transplantation in Sri Lanka, the Health Ministry today appointed a one woman committee to look into the highly unethical and illegal human organ deal and report back in a month
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Controversial gazette notifications passed

One of the three controversial gazette notifications that the opposition claims will legalize casinos was passed in Parliament a short while ago with a majority of 71 votes.
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Video: SF seeks UN assistance for regime change

If the government and its leadership continue to be corrupt and keep oppressing the people, the opposition will have to seek the assistance of the United Nations (UN) to change the leadership, Democratic Party Leader Sarath Fonseka said today
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SL briefs diplomats on action taken against terrorist funding

External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris today briefed the Colombo based diplomatic community regarding the action taken by the Sri Lankan government against groups and individuals involved in terrorist funding and other activity connected with plans to revive terrorism
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No casino; only a hotel: Govt.

Draft Strategic Development Project Bill doesn't allow any casinos and the project was only a hotel project, the Government Information Department said today
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Zoo staff want jumbo dance back

Employees of Dehiwela Zoological Garden today staged a protest near the Zoological Garden urging the administration to restart elephant performances which were halted due to the bad health condition of the elephants
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230 promoted as Chief Inspectors

Two hundred and eighteen (218) male Police Inspectors and 12 women Police Inspectors were promoted as Chief Police Inspectors by the Inspector General of Police with effect from March 17
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Mahela, Sanga make up with Nishantha

Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara have shaken hands with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga and have resolved their differences at a brief but amicable meeting last evening at SLC head office, sources said
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Special unit to handle religious matters

President Mahinda Rajapaksa said a special Police unit would be established within the Religious Affairs Ministry to inquire complains on religious matters, the government information department said
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Tattooed British tourist to leave today

The British tourist, who was arrested and ordered to be deported Court for sporting a tattoo of the Buddha on her arm, is expected to leave the country after being held at the Mirihana Detention camp
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Tsunami warning rehearsal today

A tsunami rehearsal will be conducted between 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm today covering 14 Districts in the country, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said
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Don’t use Buddha’s image- MR

On a petition by the Mahanayaka Theras, the President has directed media organisations to inform the people to desist from using the image of the Buddha for general purposes, the government information department said
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Prince Charles' brother-in-law dies after fall

The brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has died after suffering a serious head injury following a fall in New York, royal officials said
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Authorities step in to reunite Elina with Lankan dad

The authorities in Dubai have stepped up their efforts to reunite little Elina with her father Chris after reading about her plight in XPRESS even as offers to help the five-year-old keeps pouring from all corners every day
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Casino Bill is against Constitution: Ven Sobitha

People's Movement for Social Justice Chairman the Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera said today S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike’s Government in1956 closed the racecourse by banning horse racing in Colombo and replaced it with a university but this Government was going to start casinos which are much worse.
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Object found on Australian shore examined for link to flight MH370

Three pieces of debris washed up off the coast of Western Australia are being investigated to see if they could be wreckage from missing Malaysian flight MH370
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Cricket contracts finally resolved

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) issued a media release stating that the national players have agreed to accept a share of ten percent from the payments received by SLC from ICC events and that the players would sign the new contracts shortly
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Philips resigns from SLC disciplinary committee

Eminent lawyer Dinal Philips has resigned from the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) disciplinary committee with immediate effect, in response to an email sent by SLC asking the committee to probe the statements allegedly made by Mahela Jayawardene at a press conference at the Colombo Airport upon his arrival from Bangladesh after the ICC World T20 triumph.
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Gifted Australian ship due here tomorrow

An Australian Bay Class patrol boat that was gifted by the Australian government to the Sri Lankan government is scheduled to arrive at the Colombo Port tomorrow (24) morning, the navy said
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BBS, Ravana Balaya, NSC meet Mahanayake

Members of the Bodu Bala Sena, Ravana Balaya and National Sangha Council today briefed Malwatta Chapter Mahanayake Ven Thibbotuwawe Sri Sumangala Thera about the government remaining silent in the face of acts against Buddhism
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More bank robberies by face-covered motocyclists

A private bank in Moratuwa was reported to have been robbed of Rs.700,000 by two people who arrived on a motorcycle wearing face-covered helmets, police said PICTURES
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Angelo and Lasith to Captain ODI and T20

Angelo Mathews and Lasith Malinga have been appointed the Captains of the National ODI Cricket team and T20 team respectively until March 2015, the SLC announced
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Video: UNP protest tomorrow over casino legislation

United National Party (UNP) MPs will hold a protest rally at the proposed site of the Crown Multi-Purpose Development Project at D. R. Wijewardene Mawatha in Colombo to show their opposition to the legislation, under which tax concessions are being granted to three major development projects
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BBS surrounds Ministry building

A tense situation was prevailed when members of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) surrounded Minister Rishad Bathiudeen’s Ministry building in Kollupitiya claiming that Ven. Watareka Vijitha Thera was hiding there
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SL suspend sending workers to Libya

The Government has decided to temporarily suspend sending Sri Lankan workers to Libya because of poor working conditions there, the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau announced today
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MH370 could have landed elsewhere: reports

The investigation team of missing MH370 may have been "looking in the wrong place" and the plane could have landed elsewhere, according to a report by the Malaysian New Straits Times, quoting investigation sources
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Madras HC rejects Lankan refugee's plea

Madurai Bench of Madras High Court yesterday rejected the plea of a Sri Lankan refugee, who claimed himself to be an Indian citizen, to quash the detention of his son under Foreigners Act 1946 and set him free
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Kidney racketeers sent 21 victims to SL

The Hyderabad police has found that the kidney racketeers, who had sent deceased victim Dinesh Maroo to Sri Lanka, had sent as many as 21 people from different parts of AP to Colombo for kidney surgeries in the last few months
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Thursday, 24 April 2014
The first Bay Class Patrol Vessel arrived in Sri Lanka today.The vessel was gifted by Australia to the Sri Lanka Navy to enhance maritime security and combat human smuggling. Pix by Pradeep Pathirana
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Minister Rishad Badiutheen organised a media tour on Tuesday to brief the media about the charge that Muslim colonies were created in the Wilpattu Forest reserve.
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The journalists, assigned for the coverage of United National Party (UNP) MPs’ visit to Mattala International Airport last Thursday, sensed the impending danger as they noticed a gang assembled near the entrance.
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A week ago, he was virtually a political non-entity, a man who was one of many in a long list of ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) politicians who held sway in their regional strongholds. A few minutes of foolish bravado have now changed the life of Eraj Ravindra Fernando.
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One of the most progressive laws introduced since independence was the Employees' Provident Fund Act of 1958.
It was introduced and implemented by the S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike Government as the biggest ever social security scheme that today has ......
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The following observations were made in connection with the overall investment of Rs. 73,948,947,927 made by the Employees’ Provident Fund as at 31 December...
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First Bay Class Patrol Vessel arrives
Video: Saying no to Casinos
Living there for a long time
Video: BBS at Rishad’s office
First Bay Class Patrol Vessel arrives
Video: Saying no to Casinos
Living there for a long time
Video: BBS at Rishad’s office