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President Mahinda Rajapaksa to visit Vatican today

(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - It is reported that the President Mahinda Rajapaksa is scheduled to leave for the Vatican today (02) for an audience with His Holiness Pope Francis. The President will officially extend an invitation to the Pope to visit Sri Lanka during his audience with the Holy Father.

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Sri Lankan Tamils observe fast at special camp
Thursday, 02 October 2014, 13:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - International media states that thirty Sri Lankan Tamils observed fast inside the special camp...
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Opposition did not ask me to contest Presidential poll - Ven Sobhitha Thero
Thursday, 02 October 2014, 12:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath)  - Venerable Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thero, the Nagaviharadhipathy, said that neither the UNP nor the JVP invited him to...
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“End of the people’s inquiries, the commission is expected to get statements from military personals” - Maxwell Paranagama
Thursday, 02 October 2014, 11:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Chairman of the Presidential Commission to Investigate Missing Persons, Mr. Maxwell Paranagama stated that the...
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Prison officer freed from the alleged bribery case
Thursday, 02 October 2014, 10:00
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Colombo Lankapuvath) Colombo Magistrates exonerated aprison officer from the alleged bribery case yesterday (01).
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Private Buses strike on Aluthgma-Colombo route
Thursday, 02 October 2014, 09:30
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Lanka Private Bus Owners Association Chairman Gamunu Wejayrathna told the media that long distance private buses that...
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Only 80 square kilometers left for demining - Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya
Thursday, 02 October 2014, 09:00
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(Colombo Lankapuvath) Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya told media that there’s only 80 square kilometers are left for demining. He stressed...
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa to visit Vatican today
Thursday, 02 October 2014, 08:30
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - It is reported that the President Mahinda Rajapaksa is scheduled to leave for the Vatican today (02) for an...
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“UNP will unite with Opposition Political Parties and come on one stage” - Lakshman Kiriella
Thursday, 02 October 2014, 08:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - It is reported that the United National Party (UNP) states that it will have talks with other Opposition Political Parties...
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“Statements which says Army is interfering Iranamadu Reservoir fishing activities are baseless” - Army Media Spokesperson
Thursday, 02 October 2014, 07:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Addressing the media yesterday (01), Army Media Spokesperson Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya states that there is no truth in...
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Elections Commissioner calls for evidence on polls violations
Thursday, 02 October 2014, 06:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Commissioner of Elections Mahinda Deshapriya called upon political parties to provide any evidence they have about...
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New Tamil Nadu Chief Minister writes to Modi over fishermen issue
Wednesday, 01 October 2014, 20:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - It is reported that the newly appointed Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu O. Panneerselvam has urged the India’s Central...
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Government stands for co-existence among all communities: Views on BBS conference
Wednesday, 01 October 2014, 18:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Addressing the Cabinet Press Briefing held in Colombo yesterday (30), Minister of Mass Media and Information Keheliya...
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Pakistan Naval Ships in Sri Lanka on a goodwill visit
Wednesday, 01 October 2014, 17:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - According to the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo, Pakistan Naval Ships PNS NASR and SAIF will be arriving today (01) at...
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“No final decision on January polls” - Minister Keheliya
Wednesday, 01 October 2014, 16:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) Minister of Mass Media & Information, Keheliya Rambukwella said although the SLFP (Sri Lanka Freedom Party) Executive...
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Public Administration Ministry has declared 6th October as a Holiday
Wednesday, 01 October 2014, 15:45
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(Colombo Lankapuvath) The Ministry of Public Administration says that 6 October has been declared a public and special bank holiday in lieu of Hajj...
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“Adults must create a concept among children that they are resources to themselves, country, and society” - President
Wednesday, 01 October 2014, 15:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Addressing the World Children's Day national ceremony at the premises of the Maharagama National Youth Services Council,...
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“Opposition must eat ‘Kochchi’ chilies to overcome their failure to win Uva PC election” - Nandimitra Ekanayake
Wednesday, 01 October 2014, 13:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Addressing the media yesterday (30), the Deputy Minister of Higher Education Nandimitra Ekanayake stated that the Opposition...
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“Hotline to submit complaints related to private buses via SMS” - Minister C. B.Ratnayake
Wednesday, 01 October 2014, 11:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - According to the Ministry of Private Transport Services, it would launch a program effective from today (01) for commuters...
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SL Customs busted illegal activities
Wednesday, 01 October 2014, 10:41
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(Colombo Lankapuvath) Customs Media Spokesman told Lankapuvath that the staff of Northern Naval Command, SLNS UTTARA, intercepted, a boat carrying 08...
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Hong Kong Government Open to Meeting With Protesters, Official Says
Thursday, 02 October 2014, 12:08
(Colombo Lankapuvath) he Hong Kong government is keeping an "open attitude" to meeting Occupy Central protesters, but only if there are no... Read more...
Texas girl taken by mom 12 years ago rescued in Mexico
Thursday, 02 October 2014, 12:01
(Colombo Lankapuvath) Sabrina Allen, who was abducted in 2002 in Texas at age 4 by her mother, has been rescued near Mexico City and returned to the... Read more...
Army helicopter crashes near Bareilly, three officers killed
Wednesday, 01 October 2014, 15:18
(Cololmbo Lankapuvath) An army helicopter on Wednesday crashed moments after taking off from an airbase here, killing the two pilots and an engineer.... Read more...
Britain carries out first air strikes against IS in Iraq
Wednesday, 01 October 2014, 10:05
(Colombo Lankapuvath) British fighter jets on Tuesday bombed an artillery post and an armed truck used by the Islamic State group in Iraq in the... Read more...
First Ebola case diagnosed in the US
Wednesday, 01 October 2014, 10:02
(Colombo Lankapuvath) The first case of the deadly Ebola virus diagnosed on US soil has been confirmed in Dallas, Texas. Officials at Texas Health... Read more...
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Mobitel hosts eventful day for orphanage in view of World Children’s Day
Thursday, 02 October 2014, 12:45
(Colombo Lankapuvath) 01st October 2014, Colombo; Mobitel in a special CSR initiative would host an eventful day complete with entertainment, food... Read more...
Arpico PVC Pipes and Fittings awarded with ISO 9001:2008 certification
Wednesday, 01 October 2014, 15:24
(Colombo Lankapuvath) Having established a strong corporate focus on quality and reliability across its processes, Richard Pieris and Company PLC is... Read more...
Envoy Facility Management Services at US Trade Fair jointly organized by the U.S. Embassy and American Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday, 01 October 2014, 12:26
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Envoy Facility Management Services Pvt. Ltd., pioneers in Business Startup Services, Investment Consultancy, and End to End... Read more...
sri-lankan-ambassador-in-brasilia-promotes-tea-in-santiago-chile
Wednesday, 01 October 2014, 10:12
(Colombo Lankapuvath) H.E. Mr. Raja A. Edirisuriya the Ambassador and Mr. Kapila Jayaweera, Minister of the Sri Lanka Embassy in Brasilia in Brazil... Read more...
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BLUES REPEATS TO KEEP THE CARLTON CUP AT HENRY PEDRIS SAFE!
Thursday, 02 October 2014, 12:23
(Colombo Lankapuvath) HSC Blues Basketball Club shot their way to the Carlton Cup Champions title by hitting 79-55 leading all the way through the... Read more...
Ministers of Sports Mahindananda Aluthgamage and Song Kwang-young to sign the agreements on September 01
Wednesday, 01 October 2014, 11:56
(Colombo Lankapuvath) Governments of Sri Lanka and Korea will enter into Memorandum of Understandings (MOU) to strengthen the sports development... Read more...
Nemanja Matic scored a first-half header as Chelsea edged out Sporting Lisbon in a breathless encounter to go top of Champions League Group G.
Wednesday, 01 October 2014, 10:20
(Colombo Lankapuvath) Brimming with pace and purpose, Chelsea almost took the lead inside two minutes when Diego Costa raced clear but Rui Patricio... Read more...
Super Kings move closer to semifinals with 13-run win
Sunday, 28 September 2014, 15:25
(Colombo Lankapuvath) Having made a slow start on a slow Chinnaswamy Stadium pitch, a late-overs blitz from Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni muscled... Read more...
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Stop What You’re Doing and Watch the New Interstellar Trailer
Thursday, 02 October 2014, 12:35
(Colombo Lankapuvath) You might be tempted to blacklist any more footage from Interstellar until the movie actually comes out. That’s fair.... Read more...
Antarctica Has Lost Enough Ice to Cause a Measurable Shift in Gravity
Wednesday, 01 October 2014, 10:26
(Colombo Lankapuvath)This story originally appeared in Slate and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Gravity—yes,... Read more...
5 Reasons to Skip Breakfast
Friday, 26 September 2014, 10:44
(Colombo Lankapuvath) Once considered the foundation of any healthy diet, the morning meal may now be negotiable. By Wendy Schmid, Q by Equinox Read more...
Nissan Builds a Funky Electric Pickup That You Can’t Have
Thursday, 25 September 2014, 12:43
(Colombo Lankapuvath) There’s a reason the Ford F-150 is the best-selling vehicle in the country year after year: Anyone who doesn’t have... Read more...
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Decisions taken by the Cabinet at its Meeting held on 30-09-2014
Wednesday, 01 October 2014, 10:08
(Colombo Lankapuvath) 01. Creation of a mechanism for regulation of Programmes implemented with the objective of ensuring mutual friendship and trust... Read more...
First Lady attends an event with the wife of the UN General Secretary
Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 16:29
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - It is reported that Mrs. Ban Soon Teak, wife of the United Nations General Secretary has hosted a tea party to all Heads of... Read more...
Sri Lanka urges consensus building as key to multilateral outcomes
Thursday, 25 September 2014, 11:14
(Colombo Lankapuvath) Ambassador A.L. Abdul Azeez, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka in Vienna, Austria, has been elected by acclamation as... Read more...
Bamunakotuwa Vishnu Devalaya perahera on Sep. 27
Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 12:59
(Colombo Lankapuvath)The annual Perahera of Sri Vishnu Maha Devalaya of Bamunakotuwa will be held on September 27 in the Bamunakotuwa town.  ... Read more...

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“Blessed to learn from the best“-Namal
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(Colombo Lankapuvath) Today (19) Hambanthota district MP Namal Rajapaksha has updated his twitter page and Facebook page with an interesting photo followed by the caption as “Blessed to learn from the best” Picture shows President fixing minister Namal’s Satakaya as they are waiting to welcome Chinese President. Blessed to learn from the best
Fonseka markets suicide bomb to obtain sympathy votes
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) Democratic Party leader Sarath Fonseka in his maximum effort to obtain at least few sympathy votes in the upcoming Uva provincial council election is marketing the incident of suicide bomb attack on him. In one of Democratic Party’s campaign rallies a mock display of the suicide attack was arranged. With the car which was damaged in the incident on display a cut out of the suicide bomber and banners carrying images taken at the time were exhibited.
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Rosy says “No” to Harin’s Bungalow / Samantha Vidyarathna says “Thanks” to Ranjan / Sajith retorts at Mangala
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) Harin Fernando is actively engaged with the election campaign for Uva Provincial Council these days. Harin has arranged a luxury bungalow especially for accommodation of lady MPs and Provincial Councilors who had come to support him in the campaign. However, MP Rosy Senananayake has refused to stay in this bungalow. It is not revealed why she has refused so but in contrast Nadeesha Hemamali has agreed to indulge in the luxuries provided by UNP Chief Ministerial candidate. It is reported that Harin also frequently visits Nadeesha to inquire on her well-being at this bungalow.
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Ranil missing from Harin’s tea party
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) According to sources Harin Fernando, Chief Minister nominee of UNP for Uva Provincial Council had organized a tea party for the MP and party members who participated for the 68th convention of the party held in Passara recently. However Party Leader Ranil Wickramasingha has left as soon as the convention rally was over without participating for that.
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Harin has been fooled by somebody saying that I would cut my ear - Chief Minister Dayasiri
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) Chief Minister of North Western Province, Dayasiri Jayasekera said somebody has given a ‘d’ rope to Uva CM candidate Harin Fernando that he (Dayasiri) would cut his ear off if Harin could bring the UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and MP Sajith Premadasa to the same election platform.
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Obama says ISIS terrorists shock the conscience of the world: Where was world’s conscience when LTTE unleashed similar terror?
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Addressing the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 69), on September 24, 2014, the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama transfigured his “shock and awe” into words. He was traumatized before the indiscriminate killings by the Jihadist Extremist ISIS group which terrorizes the present-day Middle East. President Barack Obama stated that ISIS terrorists shock the conscience of the world.
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“Reports are doctored, orchestrated and biased” - SBS Interview with Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Australia
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Australia Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe has dismissed the findings of an investigation done by Australia’s Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) into the alleged mistreatment of asylum seekers sent back to the country by Australia. In a report by Australia’s Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) some people claimed that they were abducted, tortured, raped and abused by the Sri Lankan Security Forces on their return.
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Equal education to urban and rural children Our children are inheritors of our current achievements -- President
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Our children are the inheritors of our current achievements. These become more meaningful when children are inculcated with righteous and ethical values, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa. In a message on ‘World Childre’s Day,’ he stated that the Government has made rapid strides better than in any other era in this country in crucial areas such as education, health and nutrition. Our greatest success has been in extending these facilities to rural areas too, without limiting them to urban areas, the President stated in his message for Universal Children’s Day-2014. Among the steps taken for the betterment of our...
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Shasheendra Rajapaksa sworn in as Chief Minister of Uva Province
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - UPDATE: The United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Chief Ministerial Candidate Shasheendra Rajapaksa who topped the preferential vote list of the Moneragala District by securing 96,619 votes sworn in as the Chief Minister of Uva Province before President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat short while ago.
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