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500 Kms of railway to be added

Acting cabinet spokesman Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said today that the government would add 500 kilometers of new railway lines to the existing lines in the next five years, for the first time in railway history

US double standards - Minister

The government today accused the US of double standards when dealing with human rights stating that it maintains one policy for Israel and another for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka beat England by 75 runs

Sri Lanka beat England by 75 runs on the fourth day of the first test on Thursday to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series

Bahu ready to debate with Bandula

New Left Front Leader and Member of the Dehiwala Mount Lavinia Municipal Council Dr. Wickramabahu Karunaratne had accepted the challenge posed by Minister of Education Bandula Gunawardene for a public debate on the statement which the Minister earlier made that a family of three could survive by spending a maximum amount of Rs 7500 per month.

SL calls for joint sea patrolling with India

Sri Lanka has called for joint patrolling between the navies of Sri Lanka and India to prevent clashes between fishermen of both countries, a Sri Lankan minister said today.

Malaysia explains abstention

While claiming that Malaysia’s abstention at the vote on the UNHRC resolution On Sri Lanka was not a double standard, the Malaysia Government says it is unfair to impose an obligation on Sri Lanka to report in just three months.

SL needs to change - Dayan

Sri Lanka could learn from Myanmar which has radically changed bringing democratic reforms in the country says Sri Lanka Ambassador to France, Dr.Dayan Jathilleka.

‘X Files’ suspect warned

A Colombo Court today severely warned a disabled Sri Lankan Army Captain not to make any statements to newspapers in respect of the popular X-files actress Gillian Anderson

Three killed by lightening strike

Three people – a child and two women – were killed when a lightening struck a house they were in, this evening in Amithirigala, Avissawella, area hospital sources said

Bandula ready for public debate

Education Minister Bandula Gunawardene said today said he was ready for a public debate to prove that a family of three could survive with a monthly income of Rs.7500

25 students arrested in Kandy

Two students of the Institute of Higher Technology in Bogambara, Kandy were hospitalised after a clash between two student parties, Police said

No one has to tell us what to do-MR

While claiming that the government is committed to walk an extra mile to establish permanent peace through reconciliation, President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said that no one has to tell Sri Lanka what to do.

Udeshika: island first

Udeshika Hettiarachchi of Visakha Vidyalaya became 1st in the GCE O/L –exam 2011 while Anusha Perera of Science College, Matale was ranked second, Education Ministry said. PICTURES

Avoid another resolution, urge Elders

A group of world leaders formed by Nelson Mandela has urged Sri Lanka to try and avoid another showdown in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) by adhering to the recent resolution adopted by the body.

Lawyers at Colombo court boycott

Lawyers at the Colombo chief Magistrate Court are refraining from court proceedings and currently holding a protest demanding the arrest of suspects who attacked a lawyer at Nugegoda Magistrate court last week.

Action against Shiral, Maithree and Lal

UNP working committee today, decided to hold a disciplinary inquiry on Western Provincial Council Member Shiral Laktilleke, Member of the Southern Provincial Council Maithree Gunaratne and Lal Perera on the attack on the party head quarters Siri Kotha last year

Media using me to increase sales-Mervyn

Public Relations Minister Mervyn Silva today said that if the media wants to use his name to increase their sales by spreading rumours about him,

Take a definite stand on LLRC-UNP

The main opposition UNP today said that the government must take a definite stand on the resolution and on the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).

Vote on SL 'politically motivated'-Russia

Without criticizing India directly for backing the US-initiated resolution against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council, Russia has described the resolution as "politically motivated" and one that has ended up discrediting the Council itself.

Where is Duminda?

The Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court today directed the CID to inform court of MP Duminda Silva’s whereabouts and asked the CID why Mr. Silva has not been arrested yet.

‘Lankans join hands with Maoists’

The Karnataka government in India has come to know that Sri Lankan nationals have joined hands with a small group of Maoists operating in forests of Western Ghats, state Home Minister R Ashok said on Monday.

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