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President rejects alleged corruption reported in Aussie media

Thursday, 25 August 2016 19:47

President Maithripala Sirisena today rejected the news report that appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald website that he and his adviser allegedly demanded a political "donation" to be paid by the iconic Snowy Mountains Engineering Company (SMEC) whe..

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A warm welcome!

Thursday, 25 August 2016 18:11
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Cartoon of the day

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Origin of drowned men not confirmed: SL mission in UK

Thursday, 25 August 2016 20:20
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The five men who drowned off Camber Sands in East Sussex, England have not yet been identified as Sri Lankans, the Sri L...


JO urges local inquiry into Aussie reports

Thursday, 25 August 2016 19:34
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The joint opposition today requested President Maithripala Sirisena to call for a local investigation regarding the news...


Army leaves Kudiyiruppu Camp

Thursday, 25 August 2016 18:25
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The Army has evacuated the Kudiyiruppu Camp which was in the hands of the army for the past 26 years. ...


President's office will issue statement on Aussie media reports: Lakshman Yapa

Thursday, 25 August 2016 17:35
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The Presidential Secretariat will issue a full statement in the days to come on the news reports published in Sydney Mor...


Travel ban on five individuals over businessman’s killing

Thursday, 25 August 2016 16:43
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Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris today issued a travel ban order on five individuals, who are alleged to h...


Five Lankans drowned in London

Thursday, 25 August 2016 16:03
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Five men who drowned off Camber Sands in East Sussex, England were a group of Sri Lankan friends visiting from London - ...


Dilshan will retire from ODIs

Thursday, 25 August 2016 14:27
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TM Dilshan will retire from one day international (ODI) cricket after the third ODI between Sri Lanka and Australia on A...


No decision to remove army camps in North: Army Commander

Thursday, 25 August 2016 14:20
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While denying the statement made by a parliamentarian, Army Commander Lieutenant General Crishantha de Silva said that t...


Body of elderly man found in lodge at Kotahena

Thursday, 25 August 2016 13:20
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The body of an elderly man was found in a lodge at Kotahena last night, Police said. ...


Helicopter with two ministers makes emergency landing in N’ Eliya

Thursday, 25 August 2016 13:08
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A helicopter carrying Ministers Sajith Premadasa and Naveen Dissanayake and Deputy Minister Indika Bandaranyaka is repor...


Scottish engineer due in court in SL over nightclub brawl

Thursday, 25 August 2016 12:25
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A Scot is due in court in Sri Lanka over a nightclub brawl with the son of a former government minister in the country i...


Special commodity levy on potatoes increased

Thursday, 25 August 2016 12:16
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The Special commodity levy on a kilogram of imported potatoes has been increased by Rs. 5 with effect from today, the Fi...


Death toll reaches 247 in Italy earthquake

Thursday, 25 August 2016 11:56
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At least 247 people were killed after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy Wednesday, according to Italy'...


Couple arrested with heroin worth Rs. 10 mn

Thursday, 25 August 2016 11:51
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A husband and wife were arrested with more than 100 grams of heroin worth Rs.10 million in Borella this morning, police ...


Smith rests, Warner skippers Aussies in Sri Lanka

Thursday, 25 August 2016 11:09
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Australia's Steve Smith has been rested to focus on next month's tour of South Africa leaving David Warner to le...


JO to present proposal in Parliament demanding LG polls

Thursday, 25 August 2016 10:08
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The Joint Opposition would today present a proposal in Parliament demanding immediate local government elections, which ...


12 killed in attack on American University in Kabul

Thursday, 25 August 2016 09:06
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Twelve people were killed in an attack on a university in Kabul, the Afghan capital, a spokesman for the Chief of Kabul ...


Body recovered in Mawanella suspected to be of missing businessman

Thursday, 25 August 2016 08:09
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A man's body believed to be that of the missing businessman, Mohamed Sakeem Sulaiman, was found on the Hemmathagama ...


My father brought in Sinhala only Bill to give country back its identity: CBK

Thursday, 25 August 2016 06:14
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Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga yesterday said her father had brought in the Sinhala only Bill in 19...


Preliminary studies could have reduced defects in mini hydro-power plants: Gunawardene

Thursday, 25 August 2016 04:23
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An accurate preliminary study had not been conducted before building a majority of mini hydro-power plants in the countr...


Kiriella leaking news: JVP

Thursday, 25 August 2016 02:17
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COPE Chairman JVP MP Sunil Handunnetti charged in Parliament yesterday that Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella had le...


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