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Another train derailment

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A Kalutara bound train from Maradana derailed this afternoon at the Mount Lavinia Railway Station bringing the train service on the southern coastal line to a standstill. Two compartments of the derailed train blocked the parallel line as well. Pix by H.M.Dharmapala
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Mahela notches up 150

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Mahela Jayawardene is seen acknowledging the cheers after he scored 150 runs on the second day of the 2nd Test Match between Sri Lanka and South Africa at the SSC cricket grounds today. AFP and Pradeep Dilrukshana
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A master class inning

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Sri Lanka ended the first day of the second Test against South Africa on 305 for the loss of 5 wickets at the SSC today. Mahela Jayawardene's unbeaten 140 helped Sri Lanka recover from early losses. Pix by Pradeep Dilrukshana
Views: 1435

Video: Call to abolish Executive Presidency

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Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, former President Chandrika Kumaratunga, TNA Leader R. Sampanthan, Democratic Party Leader Sarath Fonseka, ex-Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake seen at a meeting convened by the National Movement for Social Justice at the New Town Hall in Colombo today urging that the Executive Presidency be abolished. Pix by Nisal Baduge 
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Train tragedy for coffin

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Three persons traveling in a hearse were injured when an oncoming train crashed into it at a rail road. This is yet another accident in a continuing spree of accidents at unguarded railway crossings. Pix by Lal S. Kumara
Views: 2456

Largest Motor Track in SL

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The largest Motor Track in Sri Lanka was opened yesterday at the Welisara Navy camp followed by a rally event. The opening ceremony was held with the participation of navy’s Sports Director commodore Nevil Sudarshana. Pix by Pradeep Pathirana
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Uni. students protest

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University students today staged a protest in Colombo Fort urging the authorities to revoke the decision of the university administrations to suspend the studentship of 28 undergraduates. Pix by Kithsiri De Mel
Views: 1076

Remembering ‘Black July’

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Remembering ‘Black July’, the anti-Tamil riots started on July 23 1983, a peace vigil has been organised by a government institution today in Battaramulla. Following the Black July, the country experienced nearly three decades of war against Tamil militant groups who demanded for a separate state. Pix by Pradeep Pathirana.
Views: 2049

“Minnie's Tropical Splash”

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A Tokyo DisneySea cast member (R) sprays a bucketful water towards guests during a special summer attraction called “Minnie's Tropical Splash” at Tokyo DisneySea in Urayasu, suburban Tokyo on July 23, 2014. AFP
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Army Commander chats with former commanders

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Army Commander Lt. General Daya Ratnayake has a word with former army commanders General Rohan Daluwatte, General Srilal Weerasuriya, and Lt. General Gerry de Silva at the Ranaviru apparel awards ceremony held at BMICH today. Pix  By Pradeep Pathirana
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Workshop on National Alcohol Policy

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A workshop on Alcohol and Tobacco Control will held from July 22 to 24 in collaboration with the Regional Parliamentarians and Civil Society Representatives. The meeting was held at the Hotel Kingsbury this morning. Pix by Samantha Perera
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Sobitha Thera, Ranil discuss proposed BTA
JTUC protest
Mother blessed with triplets