Last Updated : 02-09-2014 03:14



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Why worry about my meeting with Harin?: Namal

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UPFA parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa asked as to why eyebrows are raised when he meets UNP Uva Chief Ministerial candidate Harin Fernando over a cup of tea, while such a meeting between UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and his father- President Mahinda Rajapaksa was seen as normal.
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Parents sell infant for Rs. 50,000; buy house for Rs. 18,000

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Police today arrested the parents of a week-old infant and four others for allegedly selling the infant for Rs.50, 000 yesterday in Modera.
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Video: Harin to launch death fast if police are biased

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United National Party (UNP) chief ministerial candidate Harin Fernando today threatened to launch a death fast if the police and the other authorities continued to act biased in favour of the Government when maintaining law and order in the Uva Province.
Views: 1485

JVP complains to HRC

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The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission asking it to compel Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya to ban some 26,000 government officers from being used in the government’s election campaign in the Uva Province.
Views: 605

Bala Tampoe passes away

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Lawyer and senior trade union activist Bala Tampoe passed away at the age of 92 in a private hospital this afternoon. He was the General Secretary of the Ceylon Mercantile, Industrial and General Workers Union.
Views: 1815

Veteran dramatist no more

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Award-winning dramatist, actor and translator Bandula Vithanage passed away yesterday at the age of 74 and his funeral will take place at 4.30 pm on Thursday September 4 at the Borella General Cemetery.
Views: 695

Elephant gets a DNA test

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A DNA test had been ordered by a court today on an elephant believed to have been switched prior to the Saman Dewala Perahara.
Views: 1371

‘Z’ security for Swamy across India

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The Indian government has accorded BJP leader Subramanian Swamy Z-category security under the central protectee list. Till now, Swamy enjoyed Z-category security in Tamil Nadu only, but now his security cover has been extended all over India.
Views: 1546

Dr. Nimal Gamage further remanded

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The bail application on behalf of Doctor Nimal Gamage has been declined by the Colombo Additional Magistrate today and he was re-remanded till September 3.
Views: 1772

Protesters seize Pakistan's State TV

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Pakistan's national television channel is back on air after security forces removed anti-government protesters from its headquarters in Islamabad
Views: 1899

Man armed with pistol tries to enter Court

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Police arrested a man who was attempting to enter the Courts Complex in Hulftsdorp armed with a pistol.
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Japanese PM here on Sept. 7

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to arrive in Sri Lanka on an official visit this Sunday, the External Affairs Ministry said today
Views: 1422

Chinese man arrested with Wallapatta

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The Customs arrested a Chinese national who had attempted to smuggle 13 kilos of Wallapatta worth Rs. 10 million at the Bandaranaike Airport today
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Wariyapola youth remanded

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The Wariyapola Magistrate Court yesterday remanded Chandra Kumara alias Selva till September 3, who was arrested on charges of sexually harassing 21-year-old Thilini Imalka at the Wariyapola bus Terminal.
Views: 5365

MR-Modi meeting on UNGA session sidelines likely

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa are likely to meet on the sidelines of the 69th UN General Assembly session in New York in the third week of September
Views: 1302

Sam Wijesinha passes away

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Former Parliamentary Secretary General Sam Wijesinha passed away this evening at the age of 93.
Views: 3954

JVP to petition HRC over election violence

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The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has said it would file a petition at the Human Rights Commission on tomorrow citing the Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya as a respondent.
Views: 1417

Some northern fishermen want to use trawlers

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A section of Sri Lanka’s northern fishermen has urged the Northern Provincial Council to allow them to use trawlers, citing the damage caused by Indian trawlers.
Views: 1398

Cell phones exchanged at Mail Exchange

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Eight suspects, including two Post Masters, had been arrested for abusing the postal system and illegally bringing mobile phones and tablet PCs into the country, the Police said
Views: 7758

Chandrika meets Aung San Suu Kyi

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Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga met Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, a globally known activist for democracy and the leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD) during her visit to Myanmar.
Views: 3408

Six drown in three places in 24 hrs

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At least six drowned including an 8-year-old child when they were bathing in three separate incidents at the Kilinochchi, Bandarawela and Mawanella yesterday
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Harin in Passara
Series win
Aren’t they tasty?
Chinese beauties visit Minneriya
Harin in Passara
Series win
Aren’t they tasty?
Chinese beauties visit Minneriya