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28
August
Yala National Park to be closed during September

Sri Lanka's best known nature reserve, Yala Nation...

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27
August
BOI opens a Day Care Centre and a Pre-School at KEPZ

A Day care centre and a pre-school was opened toda...

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27
August
Commander Spells Out Arrangements for ‘Defence Seminar - 2015’

All arrangements have been finalized to hold the 5...

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27
August
New Cabinet to be sworn in on Sept.02

The new Cabinet of the National Government of Sri ...

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26
August
Finance ministry invites proposals from the public for Budget 2016

The Ministry of Finance requests the public and th...

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26
August
Nobody expects miracles - US Asst.Secretary Malinowski

Tom Malinowski, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Dem...

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25
August
New Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Vietnam presents Credentials

Ms. Hasanthi Urugodawatte Dissanayake presented he...

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25
August
Nisha Biswal due today

US Assistant Secretary of State for Central and So...

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28
August
ILO Provides Employable Skills for Mannar Women to Set Up a Garment Unit
Development - Provincial

Twenty-five women of Naanaattan DS Division of Mannar District are to be trained in Modern Dress Making to set up a mini garment unit as a sustainable...

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27
August
New sewerage and waste water treatment plant for Vavuniya hospital
Development - Provincial

The Vavuniya General Hospital is the second largest hospital in the Northern Province which provides a priceless service to arround 400,000 people in&...

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27
August
Japanese Embassy Envoys Meet Mullaittivu Commander
Development - Provincial

A group of embassy official of the Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka, Ms Mariko Yamamoto and Mr I. Ratnayake on Tuesday (25) met Major General P.U.S Vitha...

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27
August
Special trains for the annual feast of Ragama Tewatte Basilica Church
Development - Provincial

The annual feast of Ragama Tewatte Basilica Church will be held on Sunday, August 30. Special  train services will be operative on August 30 by S...

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27
August
Awareness Programme on Administrative Law in Galle
Development - Provincial

An awareness programme for Divisional Secretaries, Assistant.Divisional Secretaries and Grama Niladaris (village officers) on "Administrative Law" is ...

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27
August
Peradeniya University and Canadian Universities promote scholar exchanges
Development - Provincial

University of Calgary has begun the implementation of the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program, with $495,500 in funding a...

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27
August
"A Tale of Medicine Untold" Peradeniya Medical Exhibition
Development - Provincial

The 8th Medical Exhibition PeMEX 2015 organised by the Medical Faculty of the University of Peradeniya will continue till August 31. The exhibition wh...

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27
August
All schools except 29 will reopen for third term on August 31
Development - Provincial

All schools except 29 schools that are used for GCE A/L and Grade Five Scholarship exam activities will re-open for the third term on August 31 (Monda...

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27
August
In Retrospect
Development - Provincial

The Air Force Commander Air Marshal Gagan Bulathsinghala and Mrs. Samanthi Bulathsinghala hosted the former Commanders of the Air Force for a fellowsh...

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27
August
A Delegation from the Indian NDC Visits Air Force Headquarters
Political & Current Affairs

A 15-member delegation of 55th course of the Indian National Defence College (NDC) comprising senior Officers of Tri-Services from UK, New Zealand, US...

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

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
Dengue update - Reduction in dengue cases
Development - Provincial

During the last 8 month of the year 2015, 19,387 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. ...

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27
August
England to play Three Tests against Sri Lanka in summer 2016
Sports - Cultural - Travel

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

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27
August
National security is the priority for SL Army - Army Chief
Development - Provincial

Although Sri Lanka is now a peaceful country, national security is the priority for the Sri Lanka Army as there could be a threat to national security...

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27
August
Raid on illegal sand mining
Development - Provincial

The Police successfully conducted raids on ten illegal sand mining locations.in Galle. ...

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27
August
Grade Five and A/L answer scripts marking in September
Development - Provincial

The Grade Five Scholarship Examination answer scripts evaluation process will take place in 38 schools from September 9 to 14, Examinations Department...

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27
August
SriLankan Airlines’ victorious stint at Mercantile Cricket Tournament
Sports - Cultural - Travel

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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27
August
Japan's Prime Minister Abe congratulates Ranil Wickremasinghe
World - Business

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a congratulatory message to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on his swearing in as Sri Lanka's Prime Mi...

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27
August
Nawaz Sharif stresses regional connectivity
World - Business

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is currently in Astana, has shared his vision of establishing energy and trade corridors with Central Asian states. ...

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27
August
Showers, thundershowers in sea areas after 4pm
Development - Provincial

The Met. Dept. says that showers will occur at times in the sea area off the coast extending from Puttalam to Hambantota via Colombo and Galle. Shower...

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27
August
Showers at times
Development - Provincial

The Met Dept. predicts that showers will occur at times in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern and Central provinces. Showers can be expected at sever...

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28
August
ILO Provides Employable Skills for Mannar Women to Set Up a Garment Unit

Twenty-five women of Naanaattan DS Division of Mannar District are to be trained in Modern Dress Making to set up a mini garment unit as a sustainable...

Read full article
27
August
New sewerage and waste water treatment plant for Vavuniya hospital

The Vavuniya General Hospital is the second largest hospital in the Northern Province which provides a priceless service to arround 400,000 people in&...

Read full article
27
August
Japanese Embassy Envoys Meet Mullaittivu Commander

A group of embassy official of the Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka, Ms Mariko Yamamoto and Mr I. Ratnayake on Tuesday (25) met Major General P.U.S Vitha...

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27
August
Special trains for the annual feast of Ragama Tewatte Basilica Church

The annual feast of Ragama Tewatte Basilica Church will be held on Sunday, August 30. Special  train services will be operative on August 30 by S...

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27
August
Awareness Programme on Administrative Law in Galle

An awareness programme for Divisional Secretaries, Assistant.Divisional Secretaries and Grama Niladaris (village officers) on "Administrative Law" is ...

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27
August
Peradeniya University and Canadian Universities promote scholar exchanges

University of Calgary has begun the implementation of the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program, with $495,500 in funding a...

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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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26
August
Biswal meets President Sirisena

US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswalcalled on Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidentia...

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26
August
President discusses the Deegavapi Sacred City Development Project

A special discussion was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena on rehabilitation of the Deegavapi  Sacred City, at the Presi...

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25
August
Sri Lankan President offers Diplomatic Post to Kumar Sangakkara

President Maithripala Sirisena offered the post of Sri Lanka's High Commissioner in the United Kingdom to retiring cricketing legend Kumar Sangakkara....

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25
August
Former British PM Blair to assist eliminate misconceptions on Sri Lanka

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has assured to appear on behalf of Sri Lanka in eliminating misconceptions in the world. He gave this assuran...

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27
August
Japan's Prime Minister Abe congratulates Ranil Wickremasinghe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a congratulatory message to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on his swearing in as Sri Lanka's Prime Mi...

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27
August
Nawaz Sharif stresses regional connectivity

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is currently in Astana, has shared his vision of establishing energy and trade corridors with Central Asian states. ...

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23
August
17th century chandelier crashes at Taj Mahal, ASI orders probe

A 60 kg British-era copper chandelier at the main entrance of 17th century Taj Mahal crashed down recently, prompting the Archaeological Survey of Ind...

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23
August
Bangladesh Premier Sheikh Hasina Congratulates Ranil

The Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina has congratulated Ranil Wickremesinghe on his re-appointment as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. ...

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23
August
Blast at chemical plant in China, casualties unknown

An explosion hit a chemical plant on Saturday night in eastern China, the official Xinhua state news agency said, citing local authorities. ...

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22
August
No asteroid threat to Earth next month - NASA

US: NASA has rubbished claims that a devastating asteroid will hit Earth sometime between September 15 and 28, saying there is not one shred of eviden...

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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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24
August
Ashes 2015: England lose fifth Test by innings but win series 3-2

Australia completed a comprehensive victory in the fifth Test to dampen England's Ashes-winning celebrations at The Kia Oval. ...

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24
August
Sri Lanka Tourism focusing on the $92 billion German source market

The latest UNWTO report reveals that Germany has elevates itself to be most attractive source market globally with its outbound travelers spending $92...

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