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NASA scientists to find alien life within the next 20 years
Saturday, 26 July 2014, 17:30
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - NASA’s top scientists have said that they expect to find alien life within the next 20 years. NASA is fairly confident...
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Israel and Hamas agree 12 hour window
Saturday, 26 July 2014, 16:30
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Israel and Hamas have said they have accepted a 12 hour humanitarian window in Gaza.
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Colombo - Jaffna railway ready for handover
Saturday, 26 July 2014, 15:30
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The reconstructed Colombo - Jaffna, Northern railway line up to Jaffna will be completed by September, Transport Minister...
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Helicopter crashes in Uttar Pradesh
Saturday, 26 July 2014, 14:30
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(Colombo Lankapuvath)At least 7 people were dead after an advanced air force chopper crashed in a field near Sitapur on Friday evening. According to...
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The special trade tax on imported pulses reduced
Saturday, 26 July 2014, 13:30
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Sri Lankan Government has decided to reduce the import taxes on Misoor Dhal, Watana Dhal, Green Gram, Coupie and...
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Three gold smugglers nabbed
Saturday, 26 July 2014, 12:30
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(Colombo Lankapuvath) Custom media spokesperson told Lankapuvath  that  two Sri Lankan ladies (36Y & 26 Y) from Trinco & Baticoloa...
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Silver Medal to Sri Lanka
Saturday, 26 July 2014, 11:21
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(Colombo Lankapuvath) Sri Lanka’s Sudesh Peiris has won the Silver Medal for Men’s Weight Lifting in the 62kg category at the...
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Plans afoot to establish Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) divisions in all ports and harbors
Saturday, 26 July 2014, 11:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - It is reported that plans afoot to install Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) divisions in all ports and harbors throughout the...
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Minister Ranawaka opens new Facebook account
Saturday, 26 July 2014, 10:10
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Technology and Research Minister, Patali Champika Ranawaka has opened a new Facebook account and a fan page after his former...
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Gagan Satish the super flexible skater boy becomes limbo legend
Saturday, 26 July 2014, 09:30
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(Colombo Lankapuvath) Armed only with a pair of rollerskates, a six-year-old boy from Bangalore in India has become a limbo prodigy. Gagan Satish has...
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President Rajapaksa says focus is on education as well as nutrition nutrition level of children
(Colombo,Lankapuvath) President Mahinda Rajapaksa said the government has equally focused attention on improving the nutrition level of the school children while ensuring a quality education. He ad Readmore


Sri Lanka condemns loss of civilian lives in Gaza
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Sri Lanka Government issuing a statement at the 21st Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, in Readmore


Foreign News

Taiwan Plane Crash Survivor Crawls Out of Wreckage, Phones Dad
Saturday, 26 July 2014, 12:14
(Colombo Lankapuvath)The 10 survivors of Taiwan's worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father... Read more...
Asylum seekers held at sea will be taken to camp on Australian mainland.
Friday, 25 July 2014, 10:26
(Colombo Lankapuvath) The Australian border protection vessel carrying 157 Tamil asylum seekers is on its way to the Australian territory of the... Read more...
Air Algerie plane disappears from radar
Thursday, 24 July 2014, 16:17
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The official Algerian news agency says an Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, has... Read more...
TransAsia Airways plane crashes during emergency landing in Taiwan, killing 47 people
Thursday, 24 July 2014, 09:46
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - A plane has crashed in Taiwan while trying to make an emergency landing, killing 47 people, officials say. Read more...

Business News

SLT student receives recognition as the City & Guilds ‘International Learner of the Year’
Thursday, 24 July 2014, 12:36
(Colombo Lankapuvath) Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) is proud to announce that a student of the SLT Training Centre, was crowned as the 1st Asian to win... Read more...
Bank of Ceylon listed among Top 1,000 Global Banks
Thursday, 24 July 2014, 11:46
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) Sri Lanka’s leading Bank with 75 years of strength, trust and stability, the Bank of Ceylon is proud to receive global... Read more...
Mobitel mLoyalty expands to major retail brands in support of apparel welfare JAAF - initiated Ransalu Pranaama Rewards Programme enters third phase
Thursday, 17 July 2014, 13:39
(Colombo Lankapuvath) The National Mobile Service Provider, Mobitel has extended its support to Sri Lanka’s single largest worker welfare... Read more...
SLT, exclusive partner for Sri Dalada Maligawa ICT Project
Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 17:18
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) Sri Lanka Telecom, the National ICT Solutions Provider recently entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sri... Read more...

TALES SANS TAILS

Those who speak against other religions disgrace their own religion – President
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(Colombo Lankapuvath) Those who condemn other religions and speak against other faiths are only bringing disgrace to their own religion President Rajapaksa said while pointing out extremists bring no justice to any religion. He said this at the rededication ceremony of the Methodist Church at Galle Fort, which was renovated by the Sri Lanka Navy and handed over to the Methodist Church. The Methodist Church in Sri Lanka begun by missionaries who arrived in 1814 celebrates its bicentennial today (July 4).
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Tony Abbott says Sri Lanka is a “Society at peace”
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has described Sri Lanka as a “Society at peace” while speaking to foreign media on the incident of a boat carrying  153 Tamil asylum seekers facing trouble in high seas off Christmas island.
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Sri Lanka condemns loss of civilian live...
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Sri Lanka Government issuing a statement at the 21st Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem yesterday (24), condemned the loss of civilian lives in Gaza.
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President Rajapaksa says focus is on edu...
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(Colombo,Lankapuvath) President Mahinda Rajapaksa said the government has equally focused attention on improving the nutrition level of the school children while ensuring a quality education. He added that it is compulsory to create a healthy future generation.
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Social conciliation should go beyond eth...
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) Social conciliation is an aspect that should be present in every field, community and public service and it has to go beyond reconciliation between communities, Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa said.
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Tuition classes banned 5 days prior the ...
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - A ban on tuition classes, five days ahead of General Certificate of Education (GCE) examinations, is to be implemented with the assistance of authorities. It is reported that teachers should refrain from mass or individual teaching, holding seminars and workshops and...
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West using HR issues to belittle Sri Lan...
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(Colombo Lankapuvath) - Former Union Minister Dr. Subramanian Swamy said Human Rights are being used as a tool by some quarters to belittle Sri Lanka's achievement in crushing one of the most ruthless terrorist outfits in the world.
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BJP Members Meet President Rajapaksa
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) A group of members from India’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), including the Chairman of BJP’s Committee on Strategic Action and Former Union Minister Dr. Subramanian Swamy, met President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees this evening.
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Uva postal vote applications before Augu...
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(Colombo Lankpuvath)- Applications for the postal voting of the upcoming Uva Provincial Council election must be submitted before August 6, 2014. The Elections Secretariat states that the accepting of postal vote applications for the Uva Provincial Council polls will commence July 18 but so far not...
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Portugal Prime Minister calls on Preside...
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Portugal Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho met for discussions at Temple Trees this afternoon.   During the discussion with the President, Prime Minister Coelho said Portugal was interested in further improving relations with Sri Lanka,...
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