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Human smuggling operation busted

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In a human smuggling operation gone sour, around 200 Sri Lankan refugee claimants hoping to come to Canada are stranded in West Africa.
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Rajapaksa's appeal to Jayalalithaa

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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has a message for Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa: “Take care of our people who go there. Ministers, our relations etc.”
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'Pura Neguma' to makeover 108 Local bodies

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Dr.Nihal Jayasinghe secretary to the Minstry of Provincial Councils said that the Ministry has initiated a programme “ Pura Naguma” to resuscitate 108 local government bodies that the ministry has found to have been lagging behind in waste management
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Complaints on NCPA hotline sees sharp increase

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The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) yesterday said that the number of complaints received by the NCPA hotline 1929, had increased sharply from 1,391 complaints in 2009 to 3,811 complaints in 2010
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PCs likely to give land powers to Govt.

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Provincial Councils are expected to give their consent to the proposed Town and Country Planning Ordinance Amendment before February 8, informed sources said yesterday
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Navy builds its own simulator

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The Sri Lanka Navy has built its own Naval craft simulator by developing software to train its naval officers, navigators and cadets on navigating a Naval craft without leaving the shores, in a move to save a large amount of money which is spent on training
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Fresh criminal case against a Ceylinco subsidiary

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The CID yesterday filed a fresh criminal case at the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court against another Ceylinco group company - Ceylinco Profit Sharing Investment Corporation Ltd - for allegedly cheating and committing criminal breach of trust involving Rs.76.7 million of depositors’ money
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Dengue prevention not our duty: Maithripala

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Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena said that dengue prevention does not necessarily fall within the ambit of the Health ministry
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CEPA review expedited

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The Inter Agency Committee appointed to review the proposed Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with India, has been asked to expedite work on the matter, officials said today
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Oral test for GCE O/L English exam

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The Education Ministry has decided to introduce an oral test for the English language at the G.C.E. Ordinary Level examination from next year, Minister Bandula Gunawardane said today
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47 involved in prisons riot identified

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The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) informed the Colombo Chief Magistrate Court today that they had identified 47 suspects involved in causing damage to the Magazine Prison and its property during riots that took place in the prison on January 27
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SL Embassy in Iraq to be opened immediately

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The President has instructed the External Affairs Ministry to re-open the Sri Lankan Embassy in Iraq with immediate affect, Presidential Spokesman Bandula Jayasekara said
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New luxury buses from China

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New luxury buses imported from China will be introduced to six routes in the Colombo city this month (February) as part of a pilot project to promote public transportation to passengers who use private vehicles, the Transport Ministry said today
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U.S. punishing small nations: MR

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As the combined United States and European Union sanctions against Iran take effect, small nations like Sri Lanka are extremely worried. Sri Lanka depends almost entirely on Iran for its crude oil supplies and the only refinery in the country, Sapugaskanda, can only process Iranian crude
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Dengue review to be held today

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The first review assembly of the dengue action committee appointed by President Rajapaksa is to be held today at the Presidential Secretariat. The Committee headed by the Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena together with ministers in charge of twelve ministries
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GMOA strike for telephone allowance

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Government doctors in all provincial hospitals in the Colombo District are on a token strike today owing to the failure of the government to provide a telephone allowances to the doctors
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CID fabricating evidence, Bhartha’s counsel says

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The Counsel for Baratha Lakshma Premachandra, Upali Kumarapperuma told court today that the CID is "fabricating evidence" when the case was taken up today
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J’pura students to hold protest at noon today

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The students of the Sri Jayawardenapura University will hold a protest at noon today in front of the university. The Students Union says that the protest will be held against the dictatorial behaviour of the Vice Chancellor
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Suicide jacket found in Kataragama

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An old suicide jacket weighing more than three kilos was found hidden inside a room of a rest house in Kataragama this morning, the police said. UPDATE and PICTURES
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MPs currently on visit to Israel

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A Sri Lankan parliamentary delegation is currently visiting Israel on an invitation extended by the Israeli parliament – ‘The Knesset’. The Sri Lankan delegation comprises of Ministers Nimal Siripala de Silva and Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena; Deputy Minister Neomal Perera; UNP MPs John Amaratunga and Buddhika Pathirana; and Secretary-General of Parliament Dhammika Kithulgoda
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One arrested for selling leopard meat

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A Sri Lankan man was caught red handed by police trying to sell the meat and skin of a leopard, an animal listed in the country’s endangered species list.
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Video: Playing with paper rockets
Avurudu at Polhena Beach
Railways Trade Union fast against termination of employees
Yanni ready to rock Colombo