dailymirror.lk http://dailymirror.lk/RSS_Feeds/breaking-news The only Sri Lankan newspaper with round the clock news updates - Dailymirror Online Edition en-us rangazone.r@gmail.com Copyright 2018 On-line bus ticket booking for long distances launched http://www.dailymirror.lk/152779/On-line-bus-ticket-booking-for-long-distances-launched http://www.dailymirror.lk/152779/On-line-bus-ticket-booking-for-long-distances-launched Bus transportation in the country is to undergo significant changes with the launching of online bus ticket booking facility and with the introduction of high-bred and electric buses, Deputy Minister of Transport and Aviation Asoka Abeysinghe said today.

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Mon, 16 Jul 2018 23:19:54 +0000
MRIA: Proposal before cabinet soon http://www.dailymirror.lk/152778/MRIA-Proposal-before-cabinet-soon http://www.dailymirror.lk/152778/MRIA-Proposal-before-cabinet-soon The proposal to develop the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) into a Public-Private partnership (PPP) with India would be presented to Cabinet shortly, Deputy Minister of Aviation Ashok Abeysinghe said today.

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Mon, 16 Jul 2018 22:09:47 +0000
Our relationship which was worse, now changed: Trump to Putin http://www.dailymirror.lk/152783/Our-relationship-which-was-worse-now-changed-Trump-to-Putin http://www.dailymirror.lk/152783/Our-relationship-which-was-worse-now-changed-Trump-to-Putin US President Donald Trump, speaking alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin at a press conference in Helsinki, Finland, admitted that the relationship between the two countries 'has never been worse' - before adding 'but that changed as of about four hours ago', the Daily Mail reported today.

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Mon, 16 Jul 2018 22:00:39 +0000
Take steps to recall UNHRC resolution on SL http://www.dailymirror.lk/152777/Take-steps-to-recall-UNHRC-resolution-on-SL http://www.dailymirror.lk/152777/Take-steps-to-recall-UNHRC-resolution-on-SL Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Chairman Prof. G.L. Peiris said today he would write to the newly appointed British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt asking him to take decisive steps to call upon the UNHRC in Geneva to withdraw the resolution on Sri Lanka.

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Mon, 16 Jul 2018 21:00:36 +0000
GMOA urges parliamentarians to test urine for glyphosate http://www.dailymirror.lk/152770/GMOA-urges-parliamentarians-to-test-urine-for-glyphosate http://www.dailymirror.lk/152770/GMOA-urges-parliamentarians-to-test-urine-for-glyphosate The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) today urged all parliamentarians to test their urine for residues of the herbicide glyphosate in their system.

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Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:56:27 +0000
No trust till a hanging is carried out: SF http://www.dailymirror.lk/152769/No-trust-till-a-hanging-is-carried-out-SF http://www.dailymirror.lk/152769/No-trust-till-a-hanging-is-carried-out-SF Wildlife Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka on Sunday commented on the death penalty and said he has no trust in the assurance given to hang drug smugglers, until a hanging is carried out.

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Mon, 16 Jul 2018 18:47:22 +0000
ICC suspends Chandimal, coach, manager for four ODIs http://www.dailymirror.lk/152766/ICC-suspends-Chandimal-coach-manager-for-four-ODIs http://www.dailymirror.lk/152766/ICC-suspends-Chandimal-coach-manager-for-four-ODIs Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) captain Dinesh Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusinghe and manager Asanka Gurusinha have been suspended for the first four ODIs along with both the Tests against South Africa, the ICC said today.

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Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:13:42 +0000
SL remains a ‘Priority Country’ in UK HR report http://www.dailymirror.lk/152765/SL-remains-a-Priority-Country-in-UK-HR-report http://www.dailymirror.lk/152765/SL-remains-a-Priority-Country-in-UK-HR-report Sri Lanka has achieved limited progress in the human rights situation and remains a priority country in the United Kingdom’s Annual Human Rights Report 2017, the British High Commission on Monday said.

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Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:43:30 +0000
Despite a few protesters, majority attended Jaffna meeting: OMP http://www.dailymirror.lk/152763/Despite-a-few-protesters-majority-attended-Jaffna-meeting-OMP http://www.dailymirror.lk/152763/Despite-a-few-protesters-majority-attended-Jaffna-meeting-OMP The Office on Missing Persons (OMP) today said a majority of the family members whose loved ones went missing and disappeared, attended the OMP meeting held in Jaffna on Saturday despite a few members protesting outside.

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Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:37:52 +0000
Lasantha murder: Ex-DIG, fmr. Crimes OIC released on bail http://www.dailymirror.lk/152762/Lasantha-murder-Ex-DIG-fmr-Crimes-OIC-released-on-bail http://www.dailymirror.lk/152762/Lasantha-murder-Ex-DIG-fmr-Crimes-OIC-released-on-bail Former DIG Prasanna Nanayakkara and former Crimes OIC Mount Lavinia Tissa Sugathapala, who were arrested in connection with the murder of former Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha

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Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:55:22 +0000
Death penalty: EU writes to President raising concerns http://www.dailymirror.lk/152761/Death-penalty-EU-writes-to-President-raising-concerns http://www.dailymirror.lk/152761/Death-penalty-EU-writes-to-President-raising-concerns The delegation of the European Union in Sri Lanka as well as the diplomatic missions of Canada and Norway have written to President Maithripala Sirisena to verify the worrying information in the public domain about the intention of the Sri Lankan government to resume implementing the death penalty after a moratorium of more than 40 years.

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Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:19:25 +0000
Basil permitted to travel abroad http://www.dailymirror.lk/152759/Basil-permitted-to-travel-abroad http://www.dailymirror.lk/152759/Basil-permitted-to-travel-abroad Former Minister Basil Rajapaksa was granted permission by the Colombo High Court today to travel to the US for medical treatment.

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Mon, 16 Jul 2018 11:34:17 +0000
Development officer hacked to death in Anguruwatota http://www.dailymirror.lk/152746/Development-officer-hacked-to-death-in-Anguruwatota http://www.dailymirror.lk/152746/Development-officer-hacked-to-death-in-Anguruwatota A development officer of the Dodamgoda divisional secretariat was hacked to death by unidentified men at an apartment at Yala Junction in Anguruwatota early this morning.

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Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:02:58 +0000
Two flights diverted to MRIA due to bad weather http://www.dailymirror.lk/152754/Two-flights-diverted-to-MRIA-due-to-bad-weather http://www.dailymirror.lk/152754/Two-flights-diverted-to-MRIA-due-to-bad-weather Two SriLankan flights which were scheduled to land at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Katunayake were diverted to Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) this morning due to adverse weather, the BIA Duty Manager said.

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Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:42:14 +0000
Money circulation down: PM http://www.dailymirror.lk/152732/Money-circulation-down-PM http://www.dailymirror.lk/152732/Money-circulation-down-PM The demand for consumer goods had gone down as a result of money circulation decline in the country, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today.

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Sun, 15 Jul 2018 23:18:54 +0000
France wins 2018 FIFA world cup http://www.dailymirror.lk/152733/-France-wins-FIFA-world-cup http://www.dailymirror.lk/152733/-France-wins-FIFA-world-cup France won the 2018 FIFA World Cup by beating Croatia in the final played today at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) tweeted a short while ago.

 

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Sun, 15 Jul 2018 22:32:32 +0000
Bus fare hike if Govt. failed to meet demands: ACPBA http://www.dailymirror.lk/152731/Bus-fare-hike-if-Govt-failed-to-meet-demands-ACPBA http://www.dailymirror.lk/152731/Bus-fare-hike-if-Govt-failed-to-meet-demands-ACPBA The All Ceylon Private Bus Association (ACPBA) said that it would go for a bus fare increase if the Government failed to look at their demands favourably.

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Sun, 15 Jul 2018 22:12:38 +0000
EU says no to Death penalty http://www.dailymirror.lk/152730/EU-says-no-to-Death-penalty http://www.dailymirror.lk/152730/EU-says-no-to-Death-penalty The heads of diplomatic missions of the European Union (EU) countries would convey their displeasure to President Maithripala Sirisena on the move to execute death sentence, the Daily Mirror learned.

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Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:04:07 +0000
Heroin worth 17 million found in Serunuwara http://www.dailymirror.lk/152728/Heroin-worth-million-found-in-Serunuwara http://www.dailymirror.lk/152728/Heroin-worth-million-found-in-Serunuwara Heroin worth 17 million had been recovered at the Seenanveli Beach in Serunuwara today, Police said.

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Sun, 15 Jul 2018 20:22:19 +0000
Death Sentence: List of 18 submitted to Justice Ministry http://www.dailymirror.lk/152726/Death-Sentence-List-of-submitted-to-Justice-Ministry http://www.dailymirror.lk/152726/Death-Sentence-List-of-submitted-to-Justice-Ministry A list consisting names of 18 convicts, who were sentenced to death for drug-related crimes, had been submitted to the Justice and Prison Reforms Ministry, Prisons Spokesman Commissioner Thushara Upuldeniya said.

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Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:15:02 +0000