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Narcotics authorities of India and Sri Lanka meet to stem drug menace
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Sri Lanka and India together shared concerns on Wednesday (20) over the growing menace of narcotic drugs and latest trends in narcotics smuggling in Indo-Sri Lankan sector during the firs-ever talks between the top anti-narcotics agencies of both the countries.
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Steps to prevent public from using areca nut with betel - Deputy Minister of Health
Saturday, 23 August 2014, 10:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Deputy Minister of Health, Lalith Dissanayake states that the fruit of the Areca palm, commonly called as areca nut, which...
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Thundershowers will develop at several places
Saturday, 23 August 2014, 09:18
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Prevailing showery weather in the southwestern part will be gradually reducing by today.
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International Conf on Water Management begins
Saturday, 23 August 2014, 09:00
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(Colombo Lankapuvath) The 3rd International Conference on “Community and Water Services” was inaugurated at Sri Lanka International...
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Special train service for Seenigama Temple Ceremony
Saturday, 23 August 2014, 08:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Railway Commercial Superintendent Sisira Kumara stated that a special train service will be in operation from August 30 to...
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PM refutes allegations that govt not protecting Buddhism
Saturday, 23 August 2014, 07:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne said some groups are trying to create a wrong picture among the public, alleging that the...
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The Presidential Commission on Missing Persons visits Kurukkalmadam
Saturday, 23 August 2014, 06:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - It is reported that the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons visited...
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Australia Court sets date for hearing of SL asylum seekers
Friday, 22 August 2014, 20:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Australia's highest court set a date for a full hearing into how a group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers were detained at...
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Electricity for every household is a national duty - Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi
Friday, 22 August 2014, 19:00 (Colombo Lankapuvath) This government accepted the responsibility that it is a national duty to provide electricity to everyone and steps were taken...
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Over 1,800 HIV infected found since 1987
Friday, 22 August 2014, 18:00
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(Colombo Lankapuvath) The first HIV infected was reported from Sri Lanka in 1987 from the Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital and since then upto now 1,845...
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Minister SB clarifies university admission procedure
Friday, 22 August 2014, 17:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake said that it is the normal procedure for the universities to accept appeals from...
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(Update) Fallen tree in Duplication Road removed
Friday, 22 August 2014, 16:05
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(Colombo Lankapuvath) It is reported a tree has fallen near the Queens Road junction on Duplication Road removed by Fire and Rescue Department. Tree...
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Health authorities warns about a threat of spreading Dengue
Friday, 22 August 2014, 16:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Director General of Health Services Dr. Palitha Mahipala states that there is a threat of spreading Dengue fever in Colombo,...
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Rain continues for next 24hrs
Friday, 22 August 2014, 15:22
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - It is reported that the Rain will continue for next 24 hours, National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) ask public to...
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Elections Commissioner issues guidelines for Uva PC Polls
Friday, 22 August 2014, 15:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya has named the date and guidelines for the Postal Voting for the Uva Provincial...
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Tree fallen in Duplication Road
Friday, 22 August 2014, 14:16
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(Colombo Lankapuvath) It is reported a tree has fallen near the Queens Road junction on Duplication Road. Major traffic conjection on Duplication...
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Ceremonial opening of the 'Floating Market' postponed
Friday, 22 August 2014, 14:05
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - It is reported that the ceremonial opening of the 'Floating Market' at the Bastian Mawatha in Pettah has been...
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The biggest Hospital for Kidney diseases constructs in Galle
Friday, 22 August 2014, 14:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - It is reported that the biggest hospital for Kidney diseases will be setup in the Karapitiya Hospital premises in Galle.
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Compensation for mother who died on the crossing
Friday, 22 August 2014, 13:33
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(Colombo Lankapuvath) Court has issued an order to compensate 2.5 million to Gunasghinhapura accident victim’s child. Colombo additional...
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Sathosa to purchase potatoes at a certified price
Friday, 22 August 2014, 13:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Chairman of Sathosa Nalin Fernando states that a kilo of local potatoes will be purchased at a certified price of Rs. 80...
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Japanese Minister meets Minister Basil Rajapaksa
Friday, 22 August 2014, 12:37
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(Colombo Lankapuvath)Japanese Dy  Minister of Land, Infra Structure Facilities, Transport and Tourism Mr. Manabu Sakai stated that Japanese...
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Russian aid convoy drives into Ukraine
Friday, 22 August 2014, 16:31
(Colombo Lankapuvath) Russia unilaterally sent an aid mission into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday, saying its patience had worn out after a... Read more...
469 Gaza children killed, over 370,000 need ‘psychosocial aid’ – UNICEF
Friday, 22 August 2014, 14:02
(Colombo Lankapuvath) At least 469 children have been killed and over 3,000 injured in Gaza since the start of the Israeli offensive, a senior UN... Read more...
U.S. attorney general visits Missouri town for meetings on fatal shooting
Thursday, 21 August 2014, 13:22
(Colombo Lankapuvath) U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder met with community members in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday and vowed a thorough civil... Read more...
Guatemala's army chief dies in chopper crash
Thursday, 21 August 2014, 12:38
(Colombo Lnkapuvath) The chief of Guatemala's armed forces, Gen. Rudy Ortiz, was among five people killed Wednesday when a military helicopter... Read more...
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EU, US demand for garments from Sri Lanka increases
Friday, 22 August 2014, 15:00
(Colombo Lankapuvath) The Central Bank says country’s trade deficit narrowed substantially this year, thanks to increased demand for clothing... Read more...
JKH crossing sees market turnover top Rs 7.2 b
Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 17:41
(Colombo Lankapuvath) Sri Lanka’s largest diversified conglomerate John Keells Holdings (JKH) was able to cross 300 million shares that closed... Read more...
Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi in landmark agreement to promote Sri Lanka to clients for investment
Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 10:15
(Colombo Lankapuvath) - The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, UFJ became the first bank yesterday to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Board of... Read more...
Frostaire celebrates 34 years of air conditioning and refrigeration excellence
Monday, 18 August 2014, 16:02
(Colombo Lankapuvath) Frostaire, Sri Lanka’s leading provider of air conditioning and refrigeration solutions, celebrates 34 years of... Read more...
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Bernie Ecclestone intends to run Formula 1 as long as he can
Friday, 22 August 2014, 16:35
(Colombo Lankapuvath)  Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone has said he wants to run the sport for "as long as I can" after paying... Read more...
Edwards leads England to victory
Friday, 22 August 2014, 15:18
(Colombo Lankapuvath) Charlotte Edwards and Heather Knight took England to a 42-run win over India on a rain-affected day at Scarborough. Knight took... Read more...
Sri Lanka's rank escalated
Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 10:47
(Colombo Lankapuvath)Root scored an unbeaten 149 at The Oval, his fifth century in 22 Tests, for which he not only won the player of the match award... Read more...
Tribute song for Mahela
Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 10:10
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Tribute song for great Mahela Jayawardene by Gypsies.
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Two Sri Lankan students who overpowered a gunman-Video included
Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 17:58
(Colombo Lankapuvath) wo Sri Lankan students who overpowered a gunman during a McDonalds robbery are among dozens of courageous Victorians to be... Read more...
What’s Up With That: How the Weather Forecaster Knows What It ‘Feels Like’ in Your City
Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 11:18
(Colombo Lankapuvath)I’ve moved a lot, and a city never feels like home until I can anticipate how the day’s weather will feel. I... Read more...
A Famous Art Museum Is Offering Everyone Remote Tours, Using Robots
Monday, 18 August 2014, 12:43
(Colombo Lankapuvath) Since at least the 1960s, we’ve romanticized nighttime visits to art museums. In From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E.... Read more...
Applications called for wildlife photography competition
Monday, 18 August 2014, 09:56
(Colombo Lankapuvath) Arrangements have been made to hold a wildlife photography competition by the Department of Wildlife Conservations to mark the... Read more...
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General Kotelawala Defence University International Research Symposium 2014
Friday, 22 August 2014, 10:43
(Colombo Lankapuvath) In line with a university’s responsibility to generate new knowledge that can assist in national development, KDU has... Read more...
Pope stuns Vatican workers by dropping into Vatican's canteen
Monday, 18 August 2014, 13:30
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Pope Francis proved he really is a ‘Man of God’ when he made a surprise visit to the Vatican's canteen on... Read more...
Powerful Portraits of People Living Off the Grid
Monday, 18 August 2014, 12:47
(Colombo Lankapuvath) Whenever the emails pile up or the traffic grinds to a crawl, many of us fantasize about leaving it all behind and unplugging... Read more...
Fire ball in North central skies was a large chunk from Perseid Meteor Shower
Saturday, 16 August 2014, 10:02
(Colombo Lankapuvath) The annual meteor shower called Preside is now active in this year and has its peak from 12-13th August 2014.About 30 to... Read more...
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Land ownership gives the people dignity and pride – President
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(Colombo Lankapuvath) - The fertile agricultural lands immensely contribute to the country’s economic stability and the ownership of lands help the people to utilise them with dignity and pride, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said.
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Int’l pressure not only unhelpful but also detrimental – Prof. Peiris
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris on Monday said that international pressure to probe allegations of human rights violations is not only unhelpful, but is also “absolutely harmful” to the country.
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Sri Lanka wants to build ‘Positive Peace’ in a cohesive, social relationship - Secretary to the President
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) What we must seek to build progressively is a "Positive Peace" and a kind of development that goes beyond a monetary value and favours the growth of human and social relationships, cohesive societies, promote civic engagement and establish trust and reciprocity, said Mr Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to the President.
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Defence Seminar - 2014 begins today in Colombo
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Defence Seminar - 2014 organized by the Sri Lanka Army will be conducted in Colombo from today (18) to the 20th of this month. The forum will be held for the fourth occasion this year.
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Government committed to fulfill youth aspirations – Prof G.L. Peris
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) Minister Professor G.L. Peiris said the Government headed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa is totally committed to working for the well being of youth and has made achievements at an unprecedented level. He said this while delivering the key note speech as the chief guest at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Youth Council Secretariat in Hambantota last evening (Aug 13).
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Time frame of UNHRC probe team is problematic - Military Spokesman
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) The timeframe set out by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights established OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL) is problematic, says Military Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya. While clarifying that Sri Lanka is opposed to the UNHRC appointed investigation, he pointed out although its specified mandate is to inquire into the alleged human rights violations in Sri Lanka between 22 February 2002 to 19 May 2009, the Investigation Team has reportedly investigate events up to 15th November 2011.
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Will Harin join SLFP?
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage, and Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena predicts that Harin Fernando, former UNP Parliamentarian who resigned from Parliament to contest forthcoming Uva Provincial Council Elections might change the political party sooner than expected.
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US statement creates false and alarmist view on Sri Lanka: Ministry of External Affairs
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) The Ministry of External Affairs takes serious note of the Security Message for US Citizens issued by the United States Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security on 8th August 2014, which regrettably creates a false and alarmist view of the conditions prevalent in Sri Lanka.
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Intension of UNHRC probe is not pure
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) Outgoing UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navinetham Pillai said that the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL) could be done without visiting Sri Lanka. She told Reuters that there were ways and means of conducting investigations without visiting the country where the alleged human rights violations had taken place.
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