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Grand Welcome for China’s President Xi

(Colombo, Lankapuvath) -President Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Wickremasinghe Rajapaksa welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) a short while ago.The Chinese President and First Lady were welcomed by hundreds of students in an elaborate  welcome ceremony at the airport, following which they, along with the delegation, travelled to Colombo

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"Electricity traffics, Diesel, Petrol, and Kerosene prices reduced" - President
Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 20:15
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - President Mahinda Rajapaksa has announced a reduction in the price of fuel and electricity, following bilateral talks...
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Uva candidates banned from attending functions after 17th midnight
Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 20:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said the candidates contesting in the Uva Provincial Council election are banned...
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Lankan’s arrest triggers red alert in India’s coastal security
Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 19:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Hindu news report states that following inputs that some suspicious persons, having terror links, might intrude into the...
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Chinese President to commission work on Colombo Port City
Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 18:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Chinese President Xi Jinping, who arrived this morning, will commission the construction work of Sri Lanka’s miracle...
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STF on Uva election duty from tomorrow
Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 17:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - According to the Police Headquarters, 12,000 officers, including 1000 Special Task Force (STF) personnel will be deployed to...
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Ranil, Sajith and Leadership Council to seek shelter at a political refugee camp
Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 16:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) Deputy Minister of Environment Abdul Carder says that opposition leader Ranil Wickramasinghe, his leadership council and MP...
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Six Thai women arrested at a brothel in Colpetty
Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 15:30
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) Panadura Walana Anti-Vice Squad has raided a brothel which operated at hotel Juliana in Colpetty yesterday (15). The brothel...
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“Tissa Attanayake will provide mathematical entertainment on Sep 22 morning” - Minister Dullas
Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 15:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Addressing the media at the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Headquarters yesterday (15), the Minister of Youth Affairs and...
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“Since peace restored, Sri Lanka enjoyed political stability and social harmony” - President of China
Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 14:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - China and Sri Lanka need to turn our wishes into a driving force and enhance exchanges and cooperation between us in...
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“Opposition trying to gain political advantage by creating a rice shortage” - Minister Johnston
Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 13:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - It is reported that the President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed the Minister of Co-operatives and Internal Trade,...
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Supreme Court imposes new law for Acting Magistrates
Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 12:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) The Supreme Court yesterday ordered that there should be no acting Magistrates in Attanagalle. Only a permanent Magistrate or...
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Grand welcome ceremony at BIA awaits Chinese Leader
Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 11:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - According to reports all arrangements are made at Bandaranayake International Airport to welcome President of China His...
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“Harin has no firm strategy for Uva”- UNP candidate withdraws from election campaign
Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 11:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath)Badulla District Uva Provincial candidate of UNP Wishwanath Kulathunga has resigned from the post of Electoral Organizer and...
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“Sri Lanka is committed to to implement the 13th Amendment” - India's External Affairs Ministry
Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 10:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - It is reported that the India's External Affairs Ministry has stated that Sri Lanka has assured India that it is...
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Indian External Affairs Minister to intervene fishermen crisis
Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 09:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Hindu news report states that India’s Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises...
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Suspect attempting to smuggle foreign currency arrested
Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 08:30
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - A Sri Lankan male, aged 48 from Negombo has been arrested at Airport Departure Lounge with some foreign currencies. The...
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“UNP fired an empty bullet in Uva PC” - Minister Anura Yapa
Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 08:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Addressing the media at the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Headquarters yesterday (15), the Minister of Petroleum...
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No Muslim Candidate in Uva PC list - Minister Fauzi explains why
Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 07:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Addressing the media at the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Headquarters yesterday (15), Senior Minister A. H. M. Fauzi...
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Minister Douglas Devananda’s submission in the defamation case against Uthayan newspaper
Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 06:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - It is reported that the Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development and the Leader of the Eelam...
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Australia declares threat level as high
Monday, 15 September 2014, 17:27
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) According to foreign media reports Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abott has announced that they have raised the... Read more...
Britain vows action after 'pure evil' IS murder of aid worker
Sunday, 14 September 2014, 15:02
(Colombo Lankapuvath) Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria... Read more...
White House makes it official: US "at war" with IS
Saturday, 13 September 2014, 11:45
(Colombo Lankapuvath) The White House declared Friday the United States was at war with Islamic State radicals, seeking to rub out another semantic... Read more...
Oscar Pistorius Guilty of Culpable Homicide in Killing of Girlfriend
Friday, 12 September 2014, 14:59
(Colombo Lankapuvath) South Africa — Oscar Pistorius, the disabled track star who once commanded stellar heights of international competition,... Read more...
Russia faces new U.S., EU sanctions over Ukraine crisis
Friday, 12 September 2014, 11:51
(Colombo Lankapuvath) European Union governments agreed on Thursday to begin their new sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis on Friday but... Read more...
ව්‍යාපාරික පුවත්
GDP up 7.8% in second quarter of 2014
Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 12:22
Sri Lanka's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) expanded by 7.8 percent in the second quarter of 2014 compared to same period last year, Department of... Read more...
Mainichi biz journo surprised of Lankan triumph in Japanese hi tech sector
Monday, 15 September 2014, 12:42
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - As Sri Lanka’s IT exports topped $719 Mn, a business journalist from world’s fourth largest selling newspaper... Read more...
Stock Exchange crosses new benchmark
Friday, 12 September 2014, 17:21
(Colombo Lankapuvath) Sri Lanka's bourse, Colombo Stock Exchange crossed another benchmark at the close of trading today (11th), with the S&P... Read more...
Top panel to evaluate e-Swabhimani 2014
Friday, 12 September 2014, 14:48
(Colombo Lankapuvath) Subsequent to  the end of nominations for e-Swabhimani 2014 steps are being taken to have the entries evaluated by... Read more...
ක්‍රීඩා පුවත්
Football-Atletico Madrid gained a measure of revenge for their defeat by Real Madrid in last season's Champions League final with a derby win away to their rivals.
Sunday, 14 September 2014, 12:22
(Colombo Lankapuvath)  Reigning La Liga champions Atletico took an early lead at the Bernabeu as Tiago headed in from a corner. Cristiano... Read more...
Oscar Pistorius: IPC will allow him to compete at Rio Paralympics
Saturday, 13 September 2014, 12:29
(Colombo Lankapuvath)  Oscar Pistorius will be allowed to compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games if he is not in jail, the International... Read more...
Uva Province Sports Complex vested with the public
Saturday, 13 September 2014, 12:21
(Colombo Lankapuvath)President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared open the newly built Uva Province Sports Complex. Sports complexes are coming up in every... Read more...
Shamed athlete Oscar Pistorius released on bail after being convicted of killing Reeva Steenkamp
Saturday, 13 September 2014, 11:24
(Colombo Lankapuvath) Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius walked free today after being found guilty of the manslaughter of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp... Read more...
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Tech Time Warp of the Week: The TVs That Gave People a Taste of the Internet in the ’70s
Saturday, 13 September 2014, 13:02
(Colombo Lankapuvath) Internet TV is the new thing. Except that it’s really old. Before Apple TV, Google Chromecast, the Amazon Fire TV, and... Read more...
Meet Apple’s Super-Sized iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 12:24
(Colombo Lankapuath) As foretold by the rumors, Apple announced two new larger iPhone models today: the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Sized at... Read more...
Budget Friendly Things to See and Do in Singapore
Monday, 08 September 2014, 10:00
(Colombo Lankapuvath) Singapore, an island city- state, is the world's fourth leading financial center, and its port is one of the five busiest... Read more...
Michael Emerson Discusses His Character on Person of Interest: The Complete Third Season
Sunday, 07 September 2014, 10:59
(Colombo Lankapuvath) With its fourth season premiering on September 23, the CBS crime drama Person of Interest is making sure that fans are all... Read more...
වින්දනීය පුවත්
“Government rendered a great service for the betterment of Buddhism” - Prime Minister
Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 15:00
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - It is the Maha Sangha who was a giant strength to the Government as well as to His Excellency the President to establish... Read more...
Asian-Pacific Postal Union Executive Council meets in Colombo
Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 12:15
The Asian-Pacific Postal Union Executive Meeting got underway in Colombo Monday with the participation of 150 representatives from 32 member... Read more...
Sri Lanka donates tea to earthquake victims in China
Monday, 15 September 2014, 16:52
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) The Government of Sri Lanka has donated a consignment of Ceylon black tea to the victims of the recent earthquake in Yunnan... Read more...
Colombo International Book Fair declared open by the President
Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 17:42
(Colombo Lankapuvath) 2014 Colombo International Book Fair  was declared open by the president today (10) in the morning. President Mahinda... Read more...
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තිරෙන් එහා
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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Ravi Karunanayake to decide his future with UNP
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Speaking to Lankapuvath, the United National Party (UNP) Colombo District Leader Ravi Karunanayake, who is a bitter rival of Sajith Premadasa stated that he would wait till the Uva Provincial Council elections were over to comment on moves being made to appoint the latter the party’s Deputy Leader.
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“Well-done” says President. / Namal reveals the secret of meeting Harin
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(Colombo Lankapuvath) Rousing welcome to President at SLFP convention 63rd Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party was held last 2nd September in Badulla under the theme “Sirilakai – Nidahasai” (Sri Lanka & Freedom), in a grand scale. Before the commencement of the convention rally President took part in several other campaign rallies organized in Badulla. A heavy rain started scattering as President was getting ready to leave to Vincent Dias stadium from Governor’s official residence. However, president managed to arrive at the stadium on time as the rain barely eased to a rousing welcome of thousands of...
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“Mahindodaya Technical Laboratories will strengthen free education” - President
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Addressing the opening ceremonies of seven more Mahindodaya Technical Laboratories in Uva Province, President Mahinda Rajapaksa states that the construction of Mahindodaya Technical Laboratories in the schools island wide is a new step taken forward to strengthen free education. This will help our children to win the challenges not only in the country, but also throughout the world.
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“We were able to bring once loved, long forgotten Uva Wellassa to a turning point” - Shashindra Rajapaksa
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Addressing the media at a press briefing held in Colombo, the former Chief Minister and the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Chief Ministerial candidate for the Uva Province, Shashindra Rajapaksa stated that current Government did its best to create the surroundings and conditions in which Uva Wellassa people could live proudly. Once loved, long forgotten Uva Wellassa which was destroyed due to invasions of imperialists' is now being restored to its former glory.
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“Open for talks on 13th Amendment” - President
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - In an exclusive interview to The Hindu, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has stated that he is open for a dialogue with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) on the implementation of the 13th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution, which devolves more powers to provinces in the island nation. President Mahinda Rajapaksa denied reports that he was upset about the meeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had with six leaders of the Tamil majority North and Eastern provinces. It was their right in a democracy “to meet anyone”, he said. President Rajapaksa hoped to meet Indian Prime Minister on the sidelines of...
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“Army has no intention or need to spy on people” - Army Spokesperson
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Addressing at the convention of the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK), at Vavuniya on Sunday (08), the Chief Minister of Northern Province, C. V. Wigneswaran stated that the Sri Lankan Army is collecting all kinds of data on the people of the province, including a person’s “body language”, with the help of Israeli technology. “We should be aware that the Army here is not eating grass”, Northern Province Chief Minister said, using a Tamil expression.
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