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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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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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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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Shashindra tops in Moneragala

UPFA Chief Ministerial candidate Shashindra Rajapaksa has obtained the highest number of preferential votes from the Moneragala District securing 96,619 votes at the Uva Provincial Council elections.Ananda Kumarasiri secured the highest number of preferential votes from the UNP with 24,421 votes from the district.
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UNP targets achieved- Harin

UNP Chief ministerial candidate Harin Fernando today said he had achieved his target at the Uva Provincial Council elections proving that it would be possible to push the party to a winning position while the ruling UPFA’s vote base had been reduced to less than 50 percent in the Badulla District.
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Seven Indians arrested for illegal trading

Seven Indian nationals were arrested yesterday for overstaying their tourist visa, violating immigration laws and engaging in illegal trade in Kalmunai, Police said.
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UPFA wins Uva PC polls

The ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) won the Uva Provincial Council elections securing the highest number of seats in the two districts at yesterday’s elections.
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Victory for UPFA in Moneragala district

The United People’s Freedom Alliance has gained the victory in the Moneragala district by obtaining 140,850 votes (58.34%) securing eight seats out of 14.
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Narrow win for UPFA in Badulla district

The ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has claimed a narrow win over the United National Party (UNP) in the Badulla district at the yesterday’s Uva Provincial Council Election with a majority of 11,348 votes. 
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70% voter turnout in Uva

An overall 70% voter turnout was reported from the just concluded Uva Provincial Council election. As at 4 pm,  72. 97 % voter turnout was reported in Moneragala District while 71.61% voter turnout was reported in Badulla District, election returning offices said.
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Collapsing earth mound kills four

Four Army officers died after an earth mound collapsed on them at the Ambepussa Army Camp, Army Spokesman Ruwan Wanigasuriya said.
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Two children drown in Trincomalee

Two children died when their mother jump into the sea with them in the sea off Trincomalee this afternoon, the Police said.
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50% voter turnout as at 1 pm

A 50% voter-turnout was reported in both Badulla and Moneragala Districts as at 1 pm, the Election Returning Offices said.
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Monday, 22 September 2014 Several vehicles were damaged and three persons were injured after a tree fell in Kynsey Road, Colombo this afternoon. Pix by Pradeep Dilrukshana
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Harin breaks record
We won but....
Uva PC polls