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Train strike continues; employee salaries exceed 2 lakhs

The Railway unions will decide on whether to continue with the strike or not based on their meeting with the Ministerial Sub-Committee on the railway issue

More police protection will be provided to Hatton Station

11 - December - 2017

Due to the strike which is continued by Employees of some of the trade union including railway workers police protection has been provided for day and nig

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Constitutional Council to convene today

11 - December - 2017

The Constitutional Council is set to convene this morning at the Parliament. Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera will present the Draft

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All the nominations of the SLFP have been finalized - Minister Duminda Dissanayake

11 - December - 2017

The General Secretary of the SLFP, Minister Duminda Dissanayake said that the nominations lists of the SLFP have been finalized for the 93 local government

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Striking Railway workers asked to return to work before noon today

11 - December - 2017

The Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation today warned the striking workers of the Railway Department that if they do not report to work before 12 noon,

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Korea offers USD 14 Mn for Garbage Collection Compactors to Sri Lanka

11 - December - 2017

The Export-Import Bank of Korea approved USD 14 million for supply of garbage collection compactors to Sri Lanka. This project will provide 190 garbage com

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United against corruption for development, peace and security

09 - December - 2017

Every year $1 trillion is paid in bribes while an estimated $2.6 trillion are stolen annually through corruption – a sum equivalent to more than 5 per ce

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"The present government violates election laws" - The Ceylon Teachers' Services Union

09 - December - 2017

The Ceylon Teachers' Services Union states that the present government is violating election laws. General Secretary of the Association, Mahinda Jayas

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Central Environmental Authority ready to make raid in all island polythene and plastic products

09 - December - 2017

The Central Environmental Authority states that the inspection of polythene and plastic products has already commenced. Director of the Waste Management Un

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"We didn’t discuss politics" - Mahinda Rajapaksha

09 - December - 2017

Meanwhile, former External Affairs Minister and Chairman of Podujana Peramuna Prof. G. L. Peiris told The Island that the JO’s decision to go it alone wa

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Sri Lanka government declares railways an essential service

09 - December - 2017

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena last night has signed an Extraordinary Gazette notification declaring railways as an essential service. Secretary

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15 hour Water cuts for Rajagiriya tomorrow

08 - December - 2017

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board says that there will be a water cut tomorrow, due to essential renovations at Rajagiriya. Water cuts will take

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60,000 acres of paddy face ruin

08 - December - 2017

Around 60,000 acres of paddy fields in Elahera, Minneriya, Girithale, Kavudulla in the Polonnaruwa District cannot be cultivated due to lack of water, farm

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A statement from the former president is that he has decided to contest alone in the election

08 - December - 2017

Former President Mahinda Rajapakse states that the decision was taken by the leaders of the joint opposition to contest alone. Accordingly, it has been dec

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IMF approves USD 251.4 Mn to Sri Lanka

08 - December - 2017

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board completed the third review of Sri Lanka’s Extended Fund Facility arrangement, which enables the disburs

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Sport's

Sri Lankans to visit Dalai Lama

09 - December - 2017

Some Sri Lankan players and support staff were contemplating yesterday on visiting the Dalai Lama. The spiritual leader of the Tibetan people lives is Dhar.. Read more

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Chandika Hathurusingha appointed Sri Lanka coach

09 - December - 2017

Though Hathurusingha had handed his resignation to the Bangladesh Cricket Board as early as October, the boards had been in discussions with him, and indee.. Read more

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Sri Lanka squad for ICC U19 World Cup 2018

08 - December - 2017

Richmond College batting all-rounder Kamindu Mendis will lead the Sri Lanka U19s at the ICC U19 Youth World Cup 2018 in New Zealand. The 13th edition of th.. Read more

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"Even though the cricket board has been in office for eight years, cricket is falling down, and therefore it is dissolved" - MP Dayasiri

07 - December - 2017

Sri Lanka Cricket however, had only sent the names for approval on Monday evening whilst they were scheduled to leave on Tuesday. “I am not prepared to b.. Read more

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Sri Lanka squad for India ODIs announced

05 - December - 2017

Sri Lanka has a 4-21 win-loss record in ODIs this year and currently on a 12-match losing streak in 50-overs cricket. They have suffered three whitewashes .. Read more

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Sri Lanka's medal hopes hinge on 11 weightlifters at CWG 2018

04 - December - 2017

Weightlifting would be one of the main medal hopes at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and a contingent of eleven lifters who have qualified would be there at t.. Read more

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'We had players coming off and vomiting' - Pothas

04 - December - 2017

There were players vomiting inside the Sri Lanka dressing room. There were "oxygen things" used. Eventually they were reduced to only 10 fit and .. Read more

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Junior Athletic pool with an eye on Junior Asian Games

28 - November - 2017

A pool of 27 young athletes have been earmarked and added to the Junior national athletic pool by the Athletic Association of Sri Lanka (AASL) which will b.. Read more

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Business

Dilshan Wirasekara elected to CSE Board

11 - December - 2017

Having joined First Capital in 2013, Wirasekara steered the Company to establish itself as a key contributor to the local capital market industry. He was t.. Read more

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New liability Mgmt. bill to raise money above borrowing limit: CB Chief

07 - December - 2017

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank Chief says the proposed liability management bill will enable the government to exceed the borrowing limit approved by the appro.. Read more

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LVL Energy Fund to announce Rs1.2bn IPO; largest since 2015

04 - December - 2017

A leading energy company and a subsidiary of Lanka Ventures, the LVL Energy Fund is set to announce a 1.2 billion rupees initial public offering on 14th De.. Read more

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S&P DJI considers revising index methodology of S&P Sri Lanka 20

27 - November - 2017

S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) is currently conducting a consultation with members of the investment community on a potential change to the S&.. Read more

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High imports through FTAs

25 - November - 2017

Imports to Sri Lanka under Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) quadrupled over the first eight months of 2017, backed by increased importation of gems and jewelle.. Read more

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Finnish firm to produce alternative energy from sea waves

18 - November - 2017

Finland-based AW Energy, an ocean wave energy company, is working with the Government of Sri Lanka to set up a project to harness the potential of ocean wa.. Read more

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SriLankan Airlines is ‘Best Full Service Airline in Central & South Asia’ for third consecutive year

16 - November - 2017

SriLankan Airlines collected yet another impressive accolade when it won the title of ‘Best Full Service Airline in Central & South Asia’ for the t.. Read more

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International

Pope, UN, others blame Trump for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel capital

09 - December - 2017

Pope Francis, the United Nations, the European Union and others have criticized President Trump’s decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel. .. Read more

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Trump move prompts negative world reaction

08 - December - 2017

Leaders from within the Arab and Muslim worlds, and from the wider international community, were swift to criticise the move. Some warned of the potential .. Read more

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After Uttarakhand, Delhi, 5.4 magnitude earthquake jolts Jammu and Kashmir

07 - December - 2017

A moderate intensity earthquake occurred in Kashmir in the wee hours of Thursday. No report of casualty or damage has come from anywhere so far. “A moder.. Read more

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Earthquake hits Uttarakhand, tremors felt in Delhi

07 - December - 2017

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake jolted people in Delhi and the National Capital Region on Wednesday night. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said the m.. Read more

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Trump's travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries to be fully enacted after Supreme Court ruling

05 - December - 2017

The Supreme Court has decided that President Donald Trump‘s most recent travel ban that targets six Muslim-majority countries can go into full effect, ha.. Read more

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North Korea warns joint US-South Korea military drill risks nuclear war

04 - December - 2017

North Korea has warned that a "reckless" joint military drill by the US and South Korea could spark a nuclear war. The two allies have begun thei.. Read more

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‘I never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn’: Trump goes on tweetstorm about the FBI

04 - December - 2017

President Donald Trump launched a fresh attack Sunday on the credibility of his own FBI, responding to revelations that an FBI agent was removed from speci.. Read more

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Bali volcano: Airport remains closed due to Mount Agung eruption

28 - November - 2017

Indonesia‘s transportation ministry said on Tuesday it will extend the closure of Bali’s I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport for a further 24 hour.. Read more

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Entertainment

Robot sequel releasing during same week; hopes to emulate the Baahubali formula?

07 - December - 2017

The Robot sequel cryptically entitled 2.0 has finally found a release date. And it’s April 27, 2018…The week that Baahubali was released in 2017. In fa.. Read more

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Teaser Has Chris Pratt Running for His Life

04 - December - 2017

The teaser shows Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard who will reprise their roles as as raptor trainer Owen Grady and and park operations manager Claire De.. Read more

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Britain's Prince Harry to marry US actress Meghan Markle

27 - November - 2017

Harry, 33, Queen Elizabeth's grandson and fifth-in-line to the British throne, and Markle, 36, best known for her role in the U.S. TV legal drama &quo.. Read more

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Beauticians and hairdressers awarded

22 - November - 2017

An award ceremony to commend the professionals in the fields of beauty culture and hairdressing was held last 20th Nov. at Waters Edge Hotel, Battaramulla,.. Read more

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Leonardo da Vinci painting sells for $450m at auction, smashing records

18 - November - 2017

Salvator Mundi, the long-lost Leonardo da Vinci painting of Jesus Christ commissioned by King Louis XII of France more than 500 years ago, has sold at Chri.. Read more

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‘Korea Festival’ tomorrow

17 - November - 2017

The Korean Speech Contest (Individual event) organized by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) will be held at the New Arts Theater, Universi.. Read more

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Chhattisgarh royal on 'Padmavati': No Rajput queen danced in front of anyone

15 - November - 2017

A Chhatisgarh royal said filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali must show 'Padmavati' to the Rajput organisations as the film is related to history, and.. Read more

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