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30
August
Omanthai Security Checkpoint removed

Security forces have taken steps to remove the sec...

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30
August
Australian Naval Ship in the island

Australian Naval Ship HMAS 'Melbourne' arrived in ...

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30
August
Sun shines directly above Sri Lanka till the 7th of September

On the apparent southward relative motion of the s...

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30
August
Today is International Day of Disappearances

Today (30) is International Day of the Victims of ...

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29
August
Today is Nikini Full Moon Poya

Nikini full moon day falling due one month after t...

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28
August
Gazette for first session of Sri Lanka's eighth Parliament released

A special gazette has been released announcing tha...

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28
August
'Exercise - Cormorant Strike VI - 2015' begins on September 3

The three-week long joint military exercise involv...

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30
August
Bus collides with a lorry causing injuries to 20 in Budugala
Development - Provincial

Twenty individuals have been injured following An accident had occurred on the Dambulla -Kekirawa Main Road in the Budugala area causing injuries...

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30
August
President, PM view final Randoli Perahera in Kandy
President - Parliament - Prime Minister

The final Randoli Perahera of the historic Esala Perahera in Kandy  successfully paraded the streets last night. ...

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30
August
38 girls die in crash on way to Swaziland beauty pageant
World - Business

Mbabane (Swaziland) (AFP) - A road accident in Swaziland killed 38 girls and seriously injured 20 others who had been on their way to a traditional ce...

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30
August
'SME-ProLink: Unity Through Business' link Northern and Southern SMEs
Development - Provincial

The GIZ SME Development Program and the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) will launch 'SME-ProLink: Unity Through Business', an initiative to link the ...

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30
August
NCE Awards Ceremony on Sept.18
Development - Provincial

National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) awards ceremony will be held on September 18 at the Galadari Hotel, for the 23rd consecutive year. ...

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30
August
Medical camp by Wellawatte Lions today
Development - Provincial

The Lions Club of Wellawatte West, as one of the community service projects will hold a medical camp today, August 30 at the Sri Mahabodhi Temple, Sri...

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30
August
Showers or thundershowers in the sea areas after 4 pm
Development - Provincial

The Met. Dept. says that several spells of showers will occur in the sea area off the coast extending from Puttalam to Pottuvil via Colombo, Galle and...

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30
August
Strict laws to stop use of polythene and Asbestos – President
President - Parliament - Prime Minister

President Maithripala Sirisena says he would enforce strict laws from January 1, 2016 to prevent use of polythene which is a major threat to the envir...

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30
August
President participates in Sadaham Yaathra at Uposhatharamaya Temple, Teldeniya
President - Parliament - Prime Minister

The Sadaham Yathra program for Nikini Poya Day was held Saturday (29) at Historical Uposhatharamaya Temple in Karaliyedda, Teldeniya with the particip...

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30
August
Nigeria invites Sri Lankan investors, wants to boost bilateral trade
Development - Provincial

Despite doing business with Sri Lanka for a long time, the bilateral trade between Nigeria and Sri Lanka has not been improved and the country was not...

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30
August
Ranaviru Monument unveiled in Galnewa
Development - Provincial

The Ranaviru Monument built at the Galnewa Pradeshiya Sabha pemises in memory of the gallant soldiers who made supreme sacrifices on behalf of the cou...

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30
August
EU, UNDP extends support to Monaragala Agricultural Producers
Development - Provincial

The European Union has partnered with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to provide productive infrastructure for local economic developm...

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30
August
Purple potatoes may prevent colon cancer
World - Business

Including purple potatoes in your daily diet can help prevent cancer as researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have discovered that compounds fo...

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29
August
U.S. grants Sri Lanka $ 3.2 million to develop schools in the East
Development - Provincial

The United States has agreed to grant US$ 3.2 million for the development of schools in the Eastern Province. ...

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29
August
Paddy purchasing process expedited on PM's instructions
Development - Provincial

Two hundred development assistant officers and a number of Civil Defence Force personnel were deployed at Paddy Marketing Board (PMB) purchasing centr...

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29
August
Sri Lanka's first ever Colombo International Maritime Conference next month
Development - Provincial

Sri Lanka will hold its first ever Colombo International Maritime Conference (CIMC) next month in line with International Maritime day & UN observ...

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29
August
'Maritime Week' declared from Sept.21 - 27
Development - Provincial

Sri Lankan government, for the very first time has declared the week from 21 to 27 September as a 'Maritime Week' in line with World Maritime Day whic...

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29
August
Final Rabdoli Perahera of Kandy Esala Festival, today
Sports - Cultural - Travel

Final Randoli perahera of the Kandy Esala festival will parades the street tonight. ...

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29
August
President emphasizes need for a national plan and policy to take SL's construction sector to international level
President - Parliament - Prime Minister

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday pointed out the necessity for a national plan and policy to take the country's construction sector, which is ...

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29
August
SLFP 64th anniversary celebrations in Polonnaruwa on Sept 2
Political & Current Affairs

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will celebrate its 64th anniversary in Polonnaruwa on September 2 under the patronage of party leader, President Maithr...

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29
August
PMB continues to purchase paddy in Anuradhapura
Development - Provincial

The Paddy Marketing Board (PMB) is successfully engaged in Yala season paddy purchasing in the Anuradhapura District. PMB has targeted to buy 20,000 m...

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30
August
Bus collides with a lorry causing injuries to 20 in Budugala

Twenty individuals have been injured following An accident had occurred on the Dambulla -Kekirawa Main Road in the Budugala area causing injuries...

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30
August
'SME-ProLink: Unity Through Business' link Northern and Southern SMEs

The GIZ SME Development Program and the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) will launch 'SME-ProLink: Unity Through Business', an initiative to link the ...

Read full article
30
August
NCE Awards Ceremony on Sept.18

National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) awards ceremony will be held on September 18 at the Galadari Hotel, for the 23rd consecutive year. ...

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30
August
Medical camp by Wellawatte Lions today

The Lions Club of Wellawatte West, as one of the community service projects will hold a medical camp today, August 30 at the Sri Mahabodhi Temple, Sri...

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30
August
Showers or thundershowers in the sea areas after 4 pm

The Met. Dept. says that several spells of showers will occur in the sea area off the coast extending from Puttalam to Pottuvil via Colombo, Galle and...

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30
August
Nigeria invites Sri Lankan investors, wants to boost bilateral trade

Despite doing business with Sri Lanka for a long time, the bilateral trade between Nigeria and Sri Lanka has not been improved and the country was not...

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30
August
President, PM view final Randoli Perahera in Kandy

The final Randoli Perahera of the historic Esala Perahera in Kandy  successfully paraded the streets last night. ...

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30
August
Strict laws to stop use of polythene and Asbestos – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says he would enforce strict laws from January 1, 2016 to prevent use of polythene which is a major threat to the envir...

Read full article
30
August
President participates in Sadaham Yaathra at Uposhatharamaya Temple, Teldeniya

The Sadaham Yathra program for Nikini Poya Day was held Saturday (29) at Historical Uposhatharamaya Temple in Karaliyedda, Teldeniya with the particip...

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29
August
President emphasizes need for a national plan and policy to take SL's construction sector to international level

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday pointed out the necessity for a national plan and policy to take the country's construction sector, which is ...

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27
August
President emphasizes importance of coast conservation

President Maithripala Sirisena said a special program for coast conservation and preservation would be initiated shortly. “That program will be ...

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26
August
PM says he and President expect the support of religious leaders

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has informed the country's leaders that he expects the support of the religious leaders to carry forward religious...

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30
August
38 girls die in crash on way to Swaziland beauty pageant

Mbabane (Swaziland) (AFP) - A road accident in Swaziland killed 38 girls and seriously injured 20 others who had been on their way to a traditional ce...

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30
August
Purple potatoes may prevent colon cancer

Including purple potatoes in your daily diet can help prevent cancer as researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have discovered that compounds fo...

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28
August
Obama says sorry to Japan after WikiLeaks claims of US spying

US: US President Barack Obama on Wednesday apologised to Tokyo after WikiLeaks claimed Washington had spied on Japanese politicians, a government spok...

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28
August
Nigeria is now open for Sri Lankan investments

Nigeria’s High Commissioner in Sri Lanka, S U Ahmed said that they were not represented very well in Sri Lanka though they have been doing busin...

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28
August
A billion users for Facebook in a single day- Zuckerberg

For the first time over a billion people used Facebook on a single day, according to company founder Mark Zuckerberg.   The "milestone" was rea...

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28
August
Hundreds feared dead as migrant boats capsize off Libyan coast

Hundreds of people are feared dead after two boats carrying up to 500 migrants capsized off the Libyan city of Zuwara, BBC reported quoting residents ...

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29
August
Final Rabdoli Perahera of Kandy Esala Festival, today

Final Randoli perahera of the Kandy Esala festival will parades the street tonight. ...

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28
August
Free Entry for School Boys for 3rd Test at SSC

Sri Lanka Cricket has extended an invitation to all school cricketers and school boys to come and support the Sri Lankan team when they play their fin...

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27
August
Old Boys Rugby Rumble at CR and FC on Sept.5, 6

It’s rugby rumble time yet again as the venue shifts to the CR and FC after the bust up last year at the Havelock Sports Grounds where Science C...

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27
August
England to play Three Tests against Sri Lanka in summer 2016

England will play three Tests against Sri Lanka and four against Pakistan next summer. ...

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27
August
SriLankan Airlines’ victorious stint at Mercantile Cricket Tournament

The cricket team of SriLankan Airlines entered the Quarter Finals of the Mercantile Cricket Tournament, beating Butani Capital by 37 runs. Having elec...

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25
August
Kumar Sangakkara Was a Terrific Player, Says Adam Gilchrist

Former Australia wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist has hailed Kumar Sangakkara's contribution and called him as one of the game's terrific players. ...

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