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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang yesterday (26) expressed his contentment over the program carried out by the new Sri Lankan Government. "Me and my Government will extend our fullest cooperation and support to the Sri Lankan Government," Prime Minister Li Keqiang said during bilateral discussions held between him and President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday evening.
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India and Sri Lanka to extend assistance to women in Batticaloa
Saturday, 28 March 2015, 09:31
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - India and Sri Lanka have agreed to extend till June 2016 the ongoing project to assist war affected/poor/destitute women in...   Read more...

Loan scheme to revive small rice mills
Saturday, 28 March 2015, 09:07
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - A concessionary loan scheme will be introduced from yesterday (27) to revive the small and medium scale rice mills which...   Read more...

President to address Boao Forum today
Saturday, 28 March 2015, 08:54
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President Maithripala Sirisena will address the Boao Forum in China's Hainan Province today (28). He is expected to meet several world leaders...   Read more...

Russia, Sri Lanka resolve standoff over stranded research vessel in Colombo
Saturday, 28 March 2015, 08:11
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Moscow has paid off its debt to Sri Lanka’s Port Colombo for the maintenance of the Russian research vessel, the...   Read more...

Lanka, Australia talks on developing health sectors
Saturday, 28 March 2015, 07:03
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Australian High Commissioner Carlotte Bludel who met State Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine Hassan Ali at his...   Read more...

President’s brother succumbed to the injuries [Update]
Saturday, 28 March 2015, 06:55
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Priyantha Sirisena, the brother of President Maithripala Sirisena, has succumbed to the injuries he suffered following an...   Read more...

Sri Lanka's growth slows to 7 pct in 2015 but outlook remains favorable - ADB
Saturday, 28 March 2015, 06:18
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Postwar economic recovery in Sri Lanka is expected to moderate in 2015 to 7 percent from 7.4 percent the previous year as...   Read more...

Priyantha Sirisena’s assaulter remanded
Friday, 27 March 2015, 18:11
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Reportedly, Don Nishan Lakmal Haputhanthri, who was arrested on charges of assaulting President Maithripala Sirisena’s...   Read more...

Committee to probe CMC housing problems
Friday, 27 March 2015, 15:42
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - A special committee will be set up by the Urban Development, Water Supply and Drainage Ministry to investigate anomalies...   Read more...

China, Sri Lanka discuss trilateral cooperation with India
Friday, 27 March 2015, 14:19
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Chinese and Sri Lankan presidents on Thursday discussed prospects of trilateral cooperation with India to address New...   Read more...

International-level probe on Udayanga Weeratunga
Friday, 27 March 2015, 12:52
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Government has decided to carry out an international-level probe on a former diplomat of the country, the Deputy...   Read more...


Clarifying the fate of missing persons in Sri Lanka requires sustained commitment
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says it remains committed to their work in Sri Lanka and to providing assistance to vulnerable individuals, including de Readmore


Sri Lanka promises Port Project to resume after problems "sorted" - China
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - China said on Thursday (26) that Sri Lanka's visiting President had promised work would resume on a controversial Chinese-backed Port development in Colombo that his ad Readmore

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Pilot 'locked out of cockpit' in Germanwings crash
Friday, 27 March 2015, 08:43
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - One of the two pilots on the Germanwings flight was locked out of the cockpit before the plane crashed in the French Alps,... Read more...
German Airbus crashes in French Alps with 150 dead, black box found
Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 09:46
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - An Airbus operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline crashed into a mountainside in the French Alps on Tuesday... Read more...
ව්‍යාපාරික පුවත්
Sri Lanka commences GSP+ process with EU
Thursday, 26 March 2015, 11:09
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - As bilateral trade between European Union (EU) and Sri Lanka edged the $5Bn mark, Sri Lanka commenced talks on the recovery... Read more...
Shares in Lufthansa and Airbus fall following Alps plane crash
Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 09:32
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Shares in Lufthansa and Airbus slumped as news broke that an A320 passenger jet operated by Germanwings had crashed in the... Read more...
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Mexican wrestler who collapsed in ring suffered three broken vertebrae, died quickly: Autopsy
Friday, 27 March 2015, 14:28
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Mexican wrestler Pedro (Hijo del Perro) Aguayo Jr., who collapsed mid-match as a bout went on around him, suffered three... Read more...
Australia beat India to reach World Cup Final
Thursday, 26 March 2015, 18:54
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Australia powered into the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Final with a 95-run victory over defending champions India in Sydney. Read more...
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Anushka Sharma spotted cheering Virat Kohli
Friday, 27 March 2015, 09:11
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - According to a report on Cricketcountry.com, India’s Vice-Captain Virat Kohli's 'my love', Anushka Sharma,... Read more...
‘The X Files’ is coming back to TV and so are Mulder and Scully
Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 10:34
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Thirteen years after its original run, The X-Files is coming back, with Fox ordering a six-episode 'event series'... Read more...
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DRI foils bid to smuggle gold from Sri Lanka
Thursday, 26 March 2015, 13:25
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The India Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Wednesday (25) arrested a trio on the charge of smuggling 7.83 kg... Read more...
Lankan in Dubai sentenced to life in jail for murdering wife
Thursday, 26 March 2015, 13:11
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - A husband, who killed his wife after suspecting that she cheated on him and had extramarital affairs, has been jailed for... Read more...
CAA nabs unsuitable Semolina stock
Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 15:31
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) personnel have apprehended a stock of Semolina worth over Rs. 8,500,000 in Kotahena... Read more...
Lankan heroin smuggler gets 10-years imprisonment
Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 13:05
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - A Special Court for Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) cases in Chennai sentenced three persons including... Read more...
Full-face helmets to be banned
Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 11:54
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Motorcyclists will be prohibited from wearing full-face helmets with effect from April 2, the Police said. Read more...
Lost prestige will be brought back
Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 06:18
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The prestige and glory of the Police service lost under the previous Government will be brought back under the good... Read more...
Demo in North demanding an international probe
Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 12:04
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - A large number of Tamils in Sri Lanka on Monday (23) held demonstrations in the North and Eastern provinces, demanding an... Read more...
Sri Lanka invited to join Budapest Cybercrime Convention - ICTA
Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 11:50
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - In a historic ICT policy achievement, Sri Lanka has now become the first country in South Asia to be invited to join the... Read more...
Japan helps improve Mannar schools
Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 06:18
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Japanese Government has agreed to provide USD 4.2 million through the United Nations Human Settlements Programme... Read more...
Mahapola allowance to be increased from June
Monday, 23 March 2015, 15:41
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Government decided to increase Mahapola Scholarship offered to University students from Rs. 2,500 to Rs. 5,000 starting... Read more...
Pakistan-Sri Lanka friendship firmly standing on pillars of mutual trust respect
Monday, 23 March 2015, 15:02
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Acting High Commissioner of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Dr. Sarfraz Ahmed Khan Sipra said that the... Read more...

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Hirunika slams S. B. Dissanayake
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - “I got out from the Mahinda Rajapaksa Government risking my life for a change, but if that change is not happening I am not thinking twice to get out of this Government too,” Western Provincial Council Member Ms. Hirunika Premachandra stated.
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Modi discussion will remain private and confidential
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - “I do get a lot of invitations, urging me to return to active politics”, the Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa stated during an event which was organized to appreciate and celebrate all the hard work done by members of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) in Kalutara District, yesterday (17).
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On the off chance that this is "Yahapalanaya" may the divine have mercy on us
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - “On the off chance that this is "Yahapalanaya" may the divine have mercy on us”, Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa stated while paying a courtesy call on the Chief Prelate of Mihintale yesteday (12), and included that both the development and good governance of the nation has decayed.
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I do not believe in astrology now
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Responding to a question raised by a journalist from the “Dawn”, Pakistan's oldest and most widely read English-language Newspaper, whether he still believes in astrology, Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said, "Now, I don't" and laughed out loud.
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China wish to further boost relations between the two nations
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - President Maithripala Sirisena has held talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Thursday (26) in Beijing at the start of his first visit to the Asian giant since taking office in January.
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Indo-Lanka fishermen talks end on a positive note
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The talks between Sri Lankan and Indian fishermen held in Chennai on Tuesday (24) ended on a positive note with the Indian fishers agreeing to abandon trawling in the Palk Strait in three years time. Trawling by Indian fishermen in the Palk Strait had been a bone of contention between the fishers of both the countries.
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Colombo Port City would not affect the deep rooted Sino-Lanka ties
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Sri Lankan Government has reiterated that it would work hard to continue the strategic partnership with the Chinese Government, Special Envoy to Sri Lanka and Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Liu Jianchao stated yesterday (23).
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New Cabinet, State, and Deputy Ministers revealed
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Eleven Cabinet Ministers, five State Ministers, and ten Deputy Ministers were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat on Sunday (22). President Maithripala Sirisena had authorized these appointments.
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USCIRF notes progress in Sri Lanka
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) delegation, which visited to Sri Lanka to evaluate the atmosphere for religious freedom, human rights, and tolerance, have noted progress on the issues in Sri Lanka since the nation's Presidential Election in January.
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General Fonseka calls on India, Pakistan to resolve Kashmir issue
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Former General in the Sri Lanka Army Sarath Fonseka on Thursday (19) urged India and Pakistan to speedily resolve the Kashmir issue, adding that countries of the region should start behaving like neighbors.
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