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27
January
Six new Governors sworn in

Six new Governors took their oaths before Presiden...

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27
January
Passports of several persons impounded

Passports of several Ministers, Members of Parliam...

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27
January
Lanka mulls pioneering mariculture joint venture with Maldives

Sri Lanka’s first ever South Asian regional maricu...

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26
January
International Customs Day falls today.

Annually held on January 26, International Customs...

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26
January
Sri Lankan Foreign Minister leaves for Europe

Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera wi...

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26
January
Senior DIG Anura Senanayeka transferred to Police HQ

Western Province senior DIG Anura Senanayeka has b...

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25
January
Work independently without fear - Media Minister invites Journalists

Media Minister and Government Chief Whip Gayantha ...

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27
January
Dharmasri Ekanayake appointed President's Media Director
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Senior Journalist Dharmasri Bandara Ekanayake has been appointed President’s Media Director. ...

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27
January
Mr. Arjuna Mahendran takes office as the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka
Development - Provincial

Newly appointed Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Mr Arjuna Mahendran assumed duties in his new post on Monday, the 26th of January 2015 at th...

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27
January
TIIKM Sri Lanka host ‘Marketing Business Forum 2015’
Development - Provincial

Marketing is gaining higher grounds in corporate Sri Lanka as many businesses realize that successful marketing is vital to growth and sustainability....

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27
January
Syriza Party Leader Sworn in as Greek Prime Minister
World - Business

The leader of the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA), Alexis Tsirpas, assumed today as Greek Prime Minister to break tradition with a political oa...

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27
January
Pakistan, China to boost counter-terrorism cooperation
World - Business

Army Chief holds meetings with Chinese leadership to strengthen cooperation in diverse sectors. ...

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27
January
Sri Lanka maintains policy rates unchanged
Development - Provincial

Sri Lanka's central bank held policy interest rates at 6.5 and 8.0 percent taking into  consideration the remaining low inflation in the island, Centr...

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27
January
Govt to launch two housing projects
Development - Provincial

The government will launch two housing projects under the "Sevana Fund"to provide houses for 55,000  families on Jan.30 and 31. ...

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27
January
Strong Winter Storm Hit Northeast USA
World - Business

Washington, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) About 4.000 commercial airline flights were canceled Monday (26), due to the strong winter storm that affected U.S....

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27
January
Govt. has given priority to rule of law - Archbishop
Development - Provincial

The Government has undertaken the important task of ensuring the rule of law in the country and peace and harmony among different communities by appoi...

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27
January
Moragahakanda Project will be completed as scheduled - President
President - Parliament

President Maithripala Sirisena who was on an inspection tour of the Moragahakanda Irrigation Project on Monday (26) assured that the construction work...

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27
January
Allocation for education to reach 6 pct of GDP
Development - Provincial

Minister of Education  Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that the amount allocated in the budget for Education Sector is inadequate and as such measures wi...

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27
January
Sri Lanka to limit the term of Presidency to 5 yrs - President
President - Parliament

President Maithripala Sirisena  said that the term of office of the President of Sri Lanka will be reduced to five years from the original six when th...

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27
January
SriLankan Airlines new Chairman assumes duties
Development - Provincial

SriLankan Airlines’ new Chairman Mr. Ajith Dias assumed duties in the presence of Minister of Ports and Shipping, Arjuna Ranatunga and State Minister ...

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27
January
Government officials’ respectful support is expected to take the country forward – President
President - Parliament

The respectful support of the public officials is expected to take the country forward under the new strategies of the government, President Maithripa...

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27
January
67th Independence Day celebration at Parliament grounds
Development - Provincial

The 67th Independence Day celebration will be held at the Parliamentary grounds at 8 am on February 4 on the theme "Piripun Maubimak,-Abiman Heta Dina...

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27
January
Pakistan, China to boost counter-terrorism cooperation
Development - Provincial

Army Chief holds meetings with Chinese leadership to strengthen cooperation in diverse sectors. Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif held meeting...

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26
January
Danushka Ramanayake assume duties as Working Director of ITN
Development - Provincial

The Independent Television Network (ITN) will not be made a tool of the government said Danushka Ramanayake. assuming duties as the Working Director o...

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26
January
President distributes Rs.3000 assistance to Kidney Patients
President - Parliament

President Maithripala Sirisena inaugurated distribution of Rs.3000 special monthly allowance to Kidney patients at a ceremony today in Polonnaruwa.  ...

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26
January
SLBC New Chairman assumes duties
Development - Provincial

New Chairman of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation, Attorney At Law Nanda Muruttettuwegama assuming duties this morning said that the national rad...

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26
January
India's 66th Republic Day celebrations in Sri Lanka
Development - Provincial

The High Commission of India and the Indian expatriate community in Sri Lanka celebrated the 66th Republic Day of India on Monday, January 26, 2015 at...

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26
January
Country's New Political Culture has drawn World Leader's Attention - President
President - Parliament

I extend my honour and gratitude to all citizens of the country, with those at Pulathisipura in the lead, for enabling the introduction of a new polit...

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27
January
Mr. Arjuna Mahendran takes office as the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka

Newly appointed Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Mr Arjuna Mahendran assumed duties in his new post on Monday, the 26th of January 2015 at th...

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27
January
TIIKM Sri Lanka host ‘Marketing Business Forum 2015’

Marketing is gaining higher grounds in corporate Sri Lanka as many businesses realize that successful marketing is vital to growth and sustainability....

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27
January
Sri Lanka maintains policy rates unchanged

Sri Lanka's central bank held policy interest rates at 6.5 and 8.0 percent taking into  consideration the remaining low inflation in the island, Centr...

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27
January
Govt to launch two housing projects

The government will launch two housing projects under the "Sevana Fund"to provide houses for 55,000  families on Jan.30 and 31. ...

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27
January
Govt. has given priority to rule of law - Archbishop

The Government has undertaken the important task of ensuring the rule of law in the country and peace and harmony among different communities by appoi...

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27
January
Allocation for education to reach 6 pct of GDP

Minister of Education  Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that the amount allocated in the budget for Education Sector is inadequate and as such measures wi...

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President - Parliament

27
January
Dharmasri Ekanayake appointed President's Media Director

Senior Journalist Dharmasri Bandara Ekanayake has been appointed President’s Media Director. ...

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27
January
Moragahakanda Project will be completed as scheduled - President

President Maithripala Sirisena who was on an inspection tour of the Moragahakanda Irrigation Project on Monday (26) assured that the construction work...

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27
January
Sri Lanka to limit the term of Presidency to 5 yrs - President

President Maithripala Sirisena  said that the term of office of the President of Sri Lanka will be reduced to five years from the original six when th...

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27
January
Government officials’ respectful support is expected to take the country forward – President

The respectful support of the public officials is expected to take the country forward under the new strategies of the government, President Maithripa...

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26
January
President distributes Rs.3000 assistance to Kidney Patients

President Maithripala Sirisena inaugurated distribution of Rs.3000 special monthly allowance to Kidney patients at a ceremony today in Polonnaruwa.  ...

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26
January
Country's New Political Culture has drawn World Leader's Attention - President

I extend my honour and gratitude to all citizens of the country, with those at Pulathisipura in the lead, for enabling the introduction of a new polit...

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World - Business

27
January
Syriza Party Leader Sworn in as Greek Prime Minister

The leader of the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA), Alexis Tsirpas, assumed today as Greek Prime Minister to break tradition with a political oa...

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27
January
Pakistan, China to boost counter-terrorism cooperation

Army Chief holds meetings with Chinese leadership to strengthen cooperation in diverse sectors. ...

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27
January
Strong Winter Storm Hit Northeast USA

Washington, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) About 4.000 commercial airline flights were canceled Monday (26), due to the strong winter storm that affected U.S....

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26
January
Air China to launch direct Chengdu-Colombo flight

Air China, one of the China's leading carriers, is scheduled to start direct service between Chengdu, the capital city of southwest China's Sichuan pr...

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26
January
As big as 5 football fields: Massive asteroid to be visible from Earth today

An asteroid the size of five football fields is approaching Earth and is expected to pass by on Monday. It will be visible through strong binoculars –...

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26
January
Obama says it's 'a great honour' to be back in India

INDIA: President Obama arrived in India on Sunday for a three-day visit aimed at strengthening bilateral ties as the two countries appeared close to a...

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25
January
New Zealand beats Sri Lanka by 120 runs to seal series win

New Zealand clinched a 4-1 series victory over Sri Lanka by winning Sunday's sixth game of the seven-match one-day series by 120 runs. ...

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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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