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Will increase forest cover to 32%: President

Monday, 16 July 2018 13:02

President Maithripala Sirisena, who arrived in Rome to attend the 24th session of the FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO 24), said Sri Lanka was well set to increase its forest cover to 32 percent. “Arrived in the beautiful city of Rome to attend the COFO ..

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Building Brains, Building Futures

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Cartoon of the day

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Lasantha murder: Ex-DIG, fmr. Crimes OIC released on bail

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Former DIG Prasanna Nanayakkara and former Crimes OIC Mount Lavinia Tissa Sugathapala, who were arrested in connection w...


Death penalty: EU writes to President raising concerns

Monday, 16 July 2018 14:19
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The delegation of the European Union in Sri Lanka as well as the diplomatic missions of Canada and Norway have written t...


Basil permitted to travel abroad

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Former Minister Basil Rajapaksa was granted permission by the Colombo High Court today to travel to the US for medical t...


Development officer hacked to death in Anguruwatota

Monday, 16 July 2018 10:02
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A development officer of the Dodamgoda divisional secretariat was hacked to death by unidentified men at an apartment at...


Two flights diverted to MRIA due to bad weather

Monday, 16 July 2018 09:42
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Two SriLankan flights which were scheduled to land at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Katunayake were dive...


Money circulation down: PM

Sunday, 15 July 2018 23:18
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The demand for consumer goods had gone down as a result of money circulation decline in the country, Prime Minister Rani...


France wins 2018 FIFA world cup

Sunday, 15 July 2018 22:32
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France won the 2018 FIFA World Cup by beating Croatia in the final played today at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Ru...


Bus fare hike if Govt. failed to meet demands: ACPBA

Sunday, 15 July 2018 22:12
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The All Ceylon Private Bus Association (ACPBA) said that it would go for a bus fare increase if the Government failed to...


EU says no to Death penalty

Sunday, 15 July 2018 21:04
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The heads of diplomatic missions of the European Union (EU) countries would convey their displeasure to President Maithr...


Heroin worth 17 million found in Serunuwara

Sunday, 15 July 2018 20:22
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Heroin worth 17 million had been recovered at the Seenanveli Beach in Serunuwara today, Police said. ...


Death Sentence: List of 18 submitted to Justice Ministry

Sunday, 15 July 2018 19:15
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A list consisting names of 18 convicts, who were sentenced to death for drug-related crimes, had been submitted to the J...


Beware of strong winds: Met Dept.

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Issuing a special weather advisory, the Meteorology Department today warned the public to be vigilant of strong winds an...


HRCSL wants President to revoke death penalty view

Sunday, 15 July 2018 17:29
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The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) in a letter sent to President Maithripala Sirisena had requested to rev...


Education sector to disrupt due to a token strike

Sunday, 15 July 2018 16:02
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Country’s education sector to disrupt due to an islandwide token strike by Education Administrative service office...


SLA will not close camps in North: Army Commander

Sunday, 15 July 2018 14:01
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Army Commander Mahesh Senanayake today said in a media statement that as a responsible Army, SLA would not close down Ar...


Glyphosate ban lifted

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The Government has lifted the ban on glyphosate for all crops throughout the country by a gazette issued by the Registra...


Prices of bakery products up by Rs. 5 except bread

Sunday, 15 July 2018 09:25
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All bakery products, except bread, would be increased by Rs. 5 from midnight today (15) because of the recent fuel price...


Fake passport racket helping Lankans fly abroad as Indians busted in TN

Sunday, 15 July 2018 09:10
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Indian Police have busted a fake passport racket in Tamil Nadu, which helped Sri Lankan nationals fly abroad from the ci...


Belgium beat England to finish third

Sunday, 15 July 2018 02:06
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Belgium earned its highest World Cup finish on Saturday by beating England 2-0 in the third-place match. ...


SL workers vulnerable to forced labour in NZ, Egypt

Saturday, 14 July 2018 17:31
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Sri Lankan workers are vulnerable to forced labour in New Zealand and Egypt and they are subjected to forced labour in P...


South Africa get its lowest score ever

Saturday, 14 July 2018 14:50
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Dilruwan Perera and Rangana Herath cleaned up the house in the second session, as South Africa came out to chase 352. So...


Drug traffickers - Dilshan praises MS for implementing death sentence

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Sri Lanka former national cricket team's ca[taom T.M. Dilshan yesterday praised President Maithripala Sirisena&rsquo...


Carrying out death sentence won't stop crimes: Ajith P Perera

Saturday, 14 July 2018 12:48
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Carrying out the death sentence will not stop crimes, State Minister Ajith P. Perera told a media briefing yesterday and...


'Ava' gangsters influenced by violence in Tamil films: Minister

Saturday, 14 July 2018 10:32
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After a fact finding mission in Jaffna, Law and Order Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara said yesterday the ‘Ava&rsq...


UNP to consider 20-A on Monday

Saturday, 14 July 2018 08:14
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The United National Party (UNP) will on Monday take up for discussions the 20th Amendment to the Constitution submitted ...


A'pura MC approves resolution to sing national anthem in cinema halls

Saturday, 14 July 2018 06:01
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A resolution submitted by Anuradhapura Municipal Council's Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna member Ranjith Rajakaruna tha...


Unruly behaviour: MP Ranaweera summoned by P’ment Privilege Committee

Saturday, 14 July 2018 01:56
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Joint opposition MP Prasanna Ranaweera has been summoned to appear before the Parliament Privilege Committee on Monday o...


Over 100 Killed in blast at election rally in Pakistan

Friday, 13 July 2018 22:52
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The death toll in a suicide bombing in southwestern Pakistan Friday jumped to 128, an official said, the deadliest in a ...


‘Janabalaya Kolambata’ on August 17: Namal

Friday, 13 July 2018 22:02
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‘Janabalaya Kolambata,’ a massive anti-government protest campaign organised by the joint opposition, will b...


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WEIRD NEWS

Chinese tout menace goes rampant in several areas

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 09:42
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Authorised tour guides in Sigiriya expressed concern about constant clashes between them and the Chinese touts, and they...


FB friendship turns sour: Six girls turn police station into mini battlefield

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Six young girls between 18 and 21 years, said to be private tuition students of Kurunegala had recently created chaos in...


Wanted Air Force deserter arrested after 15 years

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An Air Force deserter, Dileepa Kumaratunga alias Samantha was arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) at the Banda...


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