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Sri Lanka beats Pakistan in 2nd Test

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Sri Lanka won the second test against Pakistan by 105 runs in a perfect send off for Mahela Jayawardene who played his last test match today at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) in Colombo.
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Child drowns

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A 4-year-old boy drowned off the sea at Midigama in Weligama last night, police said. It was reported that the mother had reportedly attempted to jump into the sea with the child.
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Gunmen kill one, injure another

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One person was shot dead and another was injured when two gunmen who arrived in a motorbike had opened fire at Batewela Junction in Nawagamuwa last night, Police said.
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23 illegally captured elephants owned by government supporters

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There are 23 elephant calves illegally caught from the forests owned by leading supporters of the government, said two UNP Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council members, Sandeeth Samarasinghe and  Heshan Vithanage, at a PC meeting
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Help the triplets

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A resident of Ranchamadama Embilipitiya had delivered triplets on Wednesday at the Embilipitiya Base Hospital, doctors said
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Kaushal set to urge MR to play compromise card

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Indian human rights activist, Avdhash Kaushal, who has been invited by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to join a panel of experts which will advise the Presidential Commission on missing persons and war crimes, will urge Rajapaksa and the minority Tamils to go for a compromise
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Hats off to the Samaritans

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In a heart warming story the Daily Mirror learns that government officials had made special arrangements to grade five students to sit their scholarship exams after some students couldn’t make it to the exam centres yesterday
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Traffic Police: No more speed guns

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Speed Radar guns would not be used as evidence to charge reckless driving and reckless endangerment on the roads, the Traffic Police Headquarters announced today.
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Rain may go away

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The Department of Meteorology said the rains in the drought hit areas may be temporary as they were brought about by a atmospheric condition that did not usually last long.
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Schoolboy chokes to death

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A twelve year boy residing with his parents at the police quarters in Colombo accidentally choked himself to death with a boy scout’s scarf.
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Chennai protesters demand boycott of SL Defence meet by India

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Workers of Chennai's Naam Tamilar Katchi (NTK) party today staged a protest demanding that India should boycott the Defence meet scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka between August 18 and August 20.
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Youth shot dead in Salon

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A man having a hair crop at a barber saloon at Thelawala Road in Ratmalana was shot dead by two gunmen who stormed into the salon around 1.00 pm today.  Update
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Welcome showers end the eight month long drought

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Welcome showers which fell on most parts of the North Central Province and Mannar, Vavuniya and batticaloa Districts during the weekend after eight months were greeted by the people of the area who grappled with a severe drought which caused the destruction of crops and livestock
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No release of boats: SL Minister

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The Sri Lankan Fisheries Minister, Dr Rajitha Senaratne, said that there is no possibility of releasing the detained boats of Tamil Nadu fishermen even as 94 fishermen were repatriated to India on Saturday.
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Two killed,31 injured in two accidents

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At least two persons including an Army officer were killed and 31 others injured in two accidents in Nittambuwa and Dambulla, the Police said. Update
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Killing of black teenager: Emergency declared in Missouri

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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew in Ferguson on Saturday, following nights of protests after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer
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SL strikes gold at Chess Olympiad

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Sri Lanka won the Gold for the best performance among teams in its category at the Chess Olympiad which ended on Thursday in Tromso, Norway.  This was the first time that a Sri Lankan team returns with a Gold from an Olympiad in over 30 years.
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India beefs up Defence Ministry representation in SL

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India has beefed up the Defence Ministry’s representation at the Indian High Commission in Colombo apparently in view of the strategic importance of Sri Lanka in the context of the increasing influence of China on it, and the existence of strong ties with Pakistan.
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Over 94 TN fishermen handed over to India

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Sri Lankan navy today handed over 94 Tamil Nadu fishermen taken into custody by them to the Indian Coast Guard at the International Maritime Boundary Line, Indian police said.
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Pavithra hospitalised

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Power and Energy Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi was admitted to the Bandarawela Hospital due to a sudden illness, Hospital sources said.
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Herath takes nine; Pakistan lead by 12

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Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath returned career best figures of nine for 127 but Pakistan took a first-innings lead of 12 after wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed scored his maiden test century on the third day of the second test.
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Harin in Passara
Series win
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Harin in Passara
Series win
Aren’t they tasty?
Chinese beauties visit Minneriya