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24
January
Right to Information Bill is priority - Karunaratne Paranavithana

Former diplomat and incumbent Secretary to the Min...

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24
January
Sri Lanka Premier Wickremesinghe: ‘Huge Challenge’ Ahead

Two weeks after an electoral upset that ousted Sri...

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24
January
CSD Director General meets State Minister of Defence

The newly appointed Director General of the Civil ...

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23
January
New Heads Appointed to State Media

The following new appointments have been made for ...

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23
January
24-hour Water Interruption in Colombo City

Due to pipe laying within Maligakanda water tank p...

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23
January
Brigadier K.J.Jayaweera appointed New Military Spokesman

Brigadier K.J Jayaweera, currently the Director, D...

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23
January
Several Roads in Colombo High Security Zones re-opened

Several main roads in High security zones in Colom...

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22
January
A Special Commission to probe into large scale corruptions

Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne charing his firs...

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22
January
Hotline for Complaints on Fuel Prices

Addressing the Cabinet Press Briefing held a short...

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22
January
Rajitha Senaratne Appointed as New Cabinet Spokesperson

Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne has been appoint...

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24
January
Obama cancels Agra leg of visit
World - Business

U.S. President Barack Obama has cancelled the Agra leg of his India visit, Agra District Magistrate has confirmed. ...

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24
January
EU assisted Housing Project in North and East
Development - Provincial

The European Union (EU) has initiated a programme for a housing project to resettle people displaced in the North and East and provide them with neces...

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24
January
Japan's Ambassador meets Media Minister
Development - Provincial

Japan’s Ambassador in Sri Lanka Nobuhitho Hobo has expressed willingness to grant Japanese technology to the Sri Lankan cinema. ...

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24
January
Garbage Disposal Program Launched
Development - Provincial

A programme to streamline the disposal of garbage in the Hanguranketha, Rikillagaskada and Hewaheta towns was launched jointly by the Hanguranketha Pr...

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24
January
Bakery Owners' Association request to lower wheat flour prices
Development - Provincial

The All Island Bakery Owners' Association has made a request to the Ministry of Finance and Planning to reduce wheat flour prices. They have pointed o...

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24
January
CJ, GL, Gammanpila questioned over alleged 'Coup' attempt
Development - Provincial

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has questioned and recorded a statement from Chief Justice Mohan Peirison Friday (23) in connection with ...

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24
January
People in Negombo faced with severe garbage issue
Development - Provincial

The people of Negombo are undergoing immense hardships as there isn't a proper way of removing garbage. ...

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24
January
More Rains, More Deaths as Floods Around Souther Africa Worsen
World - Business

Maputo, Aid agencies raced to reach tens of thousands of people displaced by catastrophic floods across southern Africa, as more heavy rain was foreca...

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23
January
Three New Governors Appointed
President - Parliament

Three new Governors for Western, Southern and North Western Provinces were sworn in by President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday at the Presidential Se...

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23
January
12-Hour Water Supply Interruption - Kalatuwawa Transmission Line
Development - Provincial

Due to urgent maintenance works in main water transmission line from Kalatuwawa to Colombo, water supply to the following areas will be interrupted fo...

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23
January
Enjoy exciting offers from SriLankan Airlines at EDEX
Development - Provincial

SriLankan Airlines, the official airline of EDEX Expo 2015 educational and career fair, will be offering an exciting 30% discount for students who lea...

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23
January
President Sirisena condoles death of Saudi King Abdullah
President - Parliament

President Maithripala Sirisena today  expressed his deepest condolences and offered sympathy to the people of Saudi Arabia on the death of King Abdull...

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23
January
Seychelles is ‘open to assist’ Sri Lanka with Rajapaksa money-laundering investigation
World - Business

The government of Seychelles has said it will assist with all formal requests for an investigation into the assets of Sri Lanka’s former president. ...

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23
January
'Three suns' appear over Mongolia in rare anthelion phenomenon
World - Business

Three suns appear in the horizon over Mongolia on Thursday (22), in an a rare optical illusion known as anthelion, TheGuardian reported. ...

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23
January
Mihin Lanka Undertakes Pilot Training for International Airlines
Development - Provincial

Mihin Lanka, Sri Lanka’s leading low-cost carrier which is owned by the Sri Lankan Government has launched an international pilot training programme t...

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23
January
New Zealand won by 108 runs
Sports - Cultural - Travel

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Dunedin - New Zealand won by 108 runs and lead the series 3-1. ...

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23
January
Taj Mahal open to public ahead of Obama visit
World - Business

Taj Mahal will be open to the public for few hours on January 27, the day U.S. President Barack Obama visits the 17 century monument. From sunrise, wh...

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23
January
Former Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra to be charged over rice scheme
World - Business

Former Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra will face a criminal charge over a controversial rice subsidy scheme, the attorney general's office says. ...

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23
January
Sand Mining and Transporting in Polonnaruwa District halted from Feb.01
President - Parliament

Assuming duties as the Mahaweli Development and Environment Minister at the ministry on Thursday (22), the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena i...

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23
January
Evo Morales Invested as president of Bolivia until 2020
World - Business

La Paz,:The Bolivian President, Evo Morales, was invested on Thursday (22) for a new term at the head of the State Plurinational in a ceremony that wa...

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23
January
Saudi King Abdullah passes away
World - Business

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who joined Washington’s fight against al-Qaida and sought to modernise the ultraconservative Musl...

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24
January
EU assisted Housing Project in North and East

The European Union (EU) has initiated a programme for a housing project to resettle people displaced in the North and East and provide them with neces...

Read full article
24
January
Japan's Ambassador meets Media Minister

Japan’s Ambassador in Sri Lanka Nobuhitho Hobo has expressed willingness to grant Japanese technology to the Sri Lankan cinema. ...

Read full article
24
January
Garbage Disposal Program Launched

A programme to streamline the disposal of garbage in the Hanguranketha, Rikillagaskada and Hewaheta towns was launched jointly by the Hanguranketha Pr...

Read full article
24
January
Bakery Owners' Association request to lower wheat flour prices

The All Island Bakery Owners' Association has made a request to the Ministry of Finance and Planning to reduce wheat flour prices. They have pointed o...

Read full article
24
January
CJ, GL, Gammanpila questioned over alleged 'Coup' attempt

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has questioned and recorded a statement from Chief Justice Mohan Peirison Friday (23) in connection with ...

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24
January
People in Negombo faced with severe garbage issue

The people of Negombo are undergoing immense hardships as there isn't a proper way of removing garbage. ...

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Development - Provincial

President - Parliament

23
January
Three New Governors Appointed

Three new Governors for Western, Southern and North Western Provinces were sworn in by President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday at the Presidential Se...

Read full article
23
January
President Sirisena condoles death of Saudi King Abdullah

President Maithripala Sirisena today  expressed his deepest condolences and offered sympathy to the people of Saudi Arabia on the death of King Abdull...

Read full article
23
January
Sand Mining and Transporting in Polonnaruwa District halted from Feb.01

Assuming duties as the Mahaweli Development and Environment Minister at the ministry on Thursday (22), the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena i...

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21
January
A Cabinet Minister, State Minister and four Deputy Ministers sworn-in before the President

A Cabinet Minister, a State Minister and four Deputy Ministers were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena this afternoon at the Presidential ...

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21
January
Maithripala Sirisena, as Sri Lanka's President makes his first appearance in Parliament

The Parliament presided by Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa met at 1.00 pm on Tuesday (20) for the first time for 2015 under the new President, Prime Minister...

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21
January
The foremost responsibility of Govt. is to fulfill promises given to people -President

Today, the biggest duty and responsibility of the Government is to fulfill the promises given to the people. Our agenda should not limited to a one po...

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24
January
Obama cancels Agra leg of visit

U.S. President Barack Obama has cancelled the Agra leg of his India visit, Agra District Magistrate has confirmed. ...

Read full article
24
January
More Rains, More Deaths as Floods Around Souther Africa Worsen

Maputo, Aid agencies raced to reach tens of thousands of people displaced by catastrophic floods across southern Africa, as more heavy rain was foreca...

Read full article
23
January
Seychelles is ‘open to assist’ Sri Lanka with Rajapaksa money-laundering investigation

The government of Seychelles has said it will assist with all formal requests for an investigation into the assets of Sri Lanka’s former president. ...

Read full article
23
January
'Three suns' appear over Mongolia in rare anthelion phenomenon

Three suns appear in the horizon over Mongolia on Thursday (22), in an a rare optical illusion known as anthelion, TheGuardian reported. ...

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23
January
Taj Mahal open to public ahead of Obama visit

Taj Mahal will be open to the public for few hours on January 27, the day U.S. President Barack Obama visits the 17 century monument. From sunrise, wh...

Read full article
23
January
Former Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra to be charged over rice scheme

Former Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra will face a criminal charge over a controversial rice subsidy scheme, the attorney general's office says. ...

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23
January
New Zealand won by 108 runs

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Dunedin - New Zealand won by 108 runs and lead the series 3-1. ...

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20
January
SL tour of NZ 2015: Seekuge & Dushmantha leaves for New Zealand

Leg-Spinner Seekkuge Prasanna and Paceman Dushmantha Chameera have left Sri Lanka to join the National Team in New Zealand, Sri Lanka Cricket announce...

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20
January
New Zealand seals win over Sri Lanka

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Nelson:  Kane Williamson hit a century and Luke Ronchi smashed 24 runs off one explosive over when the match was sti...

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20
January
Maradona Inducted into Italys Hall of Fame

Rome:  Argenntinian football star Diego Armando Maradona was inducted today to Italys Hall of Fmae according to the juy that selected him. ...

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19
January
SL U19 in a glorious win over Bangladesh U19

Charith Asalanka of Richmond and Lasith Lakshan of St.Thomas, Matara propelled Sri Lanka U19 to an easy win against their Bangladeshi counterpart in t...

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13
January
Cristiano Ronaldo retains World Footballer of the Year Award

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’Or world footballer of the year award for the second year in a row. ...

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