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Govt repays loan of USD one billion: Harsha

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 17:40

Economic Reforms and Public Distribution Minister Harsha de Silva said today the government had settled the one billion US dollars borrowed by the previous regime in January, 2014 by way of international sovereign bonds. “We paid back this loan today. U...

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Workers’ lives dark as the tea kettle

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Presidential polls: Rohitha challenges Akila to resign if UPFA candidate wins

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UPFA MP Rohitha Abeygunawardana yesterday challenged UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam to resign from parlia...


Jigsaw-like constitutions - Can’t redress concerns of Tamil people: SLPP

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Constitutional amendments or Constitutions which resemble jigsaw puzzles cannot provide redress to the grievances and as...


Singapore FTA: SL given visas to 242,000 foreign workers: Lakshman Yapa

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 00:15
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MP Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said yesterday Sri Lanka has already given visas to some 242,000 foreign employees and the ...


Cabinet nod for transport hub in Battaramulla

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The Megapolis and Western Development Ministry has obtained Cabinet approval to construct a multi-modal transport hub in...


We're also preparing for PC polls - Harin

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United National Party (UNP) spokesman and Propaganda Unit Head Harin Fernando said today provincial council elections wo...


New Carbon Tax neither effective nor productive: Expert

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 20:43
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The Carbon Tax that had been imposed by the Government was neither effective nor productive because of the fact that it ...


Indian poachers resort to violence when detected: Navy

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 19:06
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The Sri Lanka Navy said they had observed that Indian poachers who illegally enter our territorial waters attempt to esc...


Japanese defence ship arrives at H’tota Port

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 16:07
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Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force ship ‘Ikazuchi’ arrived at the port of Hambantota today on a goodwill v...


China's Moon mission sees first seeds sprout

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 14:15
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Seeds taken up to the Moon by China's Chang'e-4 mission have sprouted, the BBC reported today quoting the China ...


Port City land reclamation completed, construction to commence shortly

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 12:21
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Land reclamation of the Financial City, previously known as the Port City, has been completed, the Ministry of Megapolis...


President leaves for Philippines

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 11:32
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President Maithripala Sirisena left for Philippines on a five-day state visit today. A delegation of 13 members would b...


Two arrested with banned imported dried fish from India

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 08:45
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Two suspects were arrested by the Kalpitiya Police last evening with 630 kilogrammes of banned dried fish imported from ...


Bugs at MC; Ceylon Theatres says...

Monday, 14 January 2019 22:56
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Ceylon Theatres today said that it shut down the Superior cinema hall of the Majestic Cineplex (MC) pending an investiga...


Ravi gets Cabinet approval for immediate power purchases

Monday, 14 January 2019 22:25
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Power and Energy Minister Ravi Karunanayake secured Cabinet approval today to open tenders for immediate power purchases...


Research firm faults embassies over misleading travel advisories

Monday, 14 January 2019 21:49
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A Sri Lanka-based German research institution said that misleading travel advisories by some foreign missions including ...


Weather: Heavy rains expected

Monday, 14 January 2019 20:37
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The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) forecast heavy rains exceeding 100mm in some areas in the coming days. ...


SLPP opposes proposed new Constitution

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Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said today it was unreservedly opposed to the proposed move to bring a new Constituti...


Cabinet nod to make Tripitaka a World Heritage

Monday, 14 January 2019 17:52
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A proposal made by President Maithripala Sirisena to declare the Tripitaka as a World Heritage was approved by the Cabin...


Bugs at MC: Superior hall shutdown, says CMC

Monday, 14 January 2019 16:11
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The superior cinema hall of the Majestic Cineplex (MC) has been closed down after bugs were found in several seats insid...


IMF meeting with SL delegation postponed

Monday, 14 January 2019 16:06
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The meeting scheduled for today between International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde and Sri La...


New Kelani Bridge closed tomorrow

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The A1 Road from the entrance to the new Kelani Bridge to the Kelanitissa Roundabout, will be closed tomorrow from 8.00 ...


Forcible opening at Anula Vidyalaya Sunday school: Parents protest

Monday, 14 January 2019 11:15
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A protest was carried out by a group of parents of the Anula Vidyalaya, Nugegoda this morning against the newly appointe...


IGP arrives at GA’s Dept.

Monday, 14 January 2019 10:42
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Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara has arrived at the Government Analyst's Department to give a vo...


Britisher drowns during surfing

Monday, 14 January 2019 10:39
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A 36-year-old British national drowned while surfing at the Madiha beach in Matara on Sunday. ...


Certain parties attempting to postpone PC polls: Prez

Monday, 14 January 2019 10:05
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President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday suggested that certain parties were trying to postpone the provincial council e...


PC polls a Gordian Knot: EC

Monday, 14 January 2019 09:38
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The Elections Commission ruled out yesterday the possibility to conduct the Provincial Council Elections before April th...


Colombo named ‘must-photograph’ travel destination of 2019

Monday, 14 January 2019 09:31
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The Colombo city has been named the ‘must-photograph’ travel destination of 2019, in a study. ...


Presidential election: I’m ready if people are ready - Gota

Monday, 14 January 2019 09:02
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Hinting at contesting the upcoming Presidential Election, former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said he was ready ...


IGP summoned to give voice sample to GA’s Dept. today

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Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara had been summoned to the Government Analyst's Department today ...


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