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Naming 8,689 LG Members Gazette out on 3 March 535 females elected 1,500 through addl lists

The 8,689 members, elected at the recently held Local Authority elections, will be announced through a Gazette Notification on 3 March, the Election Commis

Army committee to probe Diyathalawa bus explosion

23 - February - 2018

Sri Lanka Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake has appointed a 5 member committee, to probe the explosion which occurred inside a bus in Diy

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Govt. to deposit cash to farmers’ bank accounts for fertilizer

23 - February - 2018

The Government has decided to deposit cash for full market value of fertilizer to the bank accounts of farmers, starting from the next cultivation season,

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Sri Lankan High commissioner to UK has not resigned - Foreign Ministry

23 - February - 2018

Sri Lanka's Foreign Affairs Ministry denied media reports that island's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Amari Wijewardene has rendered he

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Sri Lanka targets 450,000, Indian tourists in 2018

22 - February - 2018

Sri Lanka Tourism continued its quest to target more Indian tourist arrivals this year by participating at the SATTE – 2018, which was held recently.

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SAITM students to be transferred to KDU

22 - February - 2018

The government has decided to transfer students of South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) to the medical faculty of Sir John Kotelawala D

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CB Chief calls on Govt. to ‘stay the course’

22 - February - 2018

Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy yesterday called on the Government to ‘stay the course’ to avoid any downside risk to economic stabilit

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Diyathalawa bus explosion: grenade was in a soldier's bag - police

22 - February - 2018

Sri Lanka Police say preliminary investigations have revealed that the explosion in a private bus early this morning in Diyathalawa was caused by a grenade

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Speaker urged Maldivians to ensure fundamental freedoms

21 - February - 2018

The Speaker Karu Jayasuriya urge the speaker of the People's Majlis Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed to prevail upon the relevant authorities in the Maldives in

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Law Prof. gives legal lesson to President on sacking PM

21 - February - 2018

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Chairman Prof. G. L Peiris yesterday said President Maithripala Sirisena had no need to wait till the Supreme Court inte

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First draft of National Sustainability Dialogue presented to President

21 - February - 2018

The first draft of National Sustainability Dialogue was presented to President Maithripala Sirisena today (Feb 20) at the Presidential secretariat. The Dia

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Education Minister says will recruit permanent principals to national schools promptly

21 - February - 2018

Sri Lanka's Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said in parliament on Tuesday that the gazette notification for the recruitment of permanent

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DENGUE WHAT REALLY IS THE LONG LASTING SOLUTION?

20 - February - 2018

Seven districts exceed the 600 limit with Colombo heading the list. So, it has finally been announced: the discovery of a once and for all solution to our

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Liability Management bill presented in Parliament

20 - February - 2018

The Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs moved the Active Liability Management Bill yesterday in the Parliament with the aim to authorise the

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Reprieve for coalition

20 - February - 2018

President Maithripala Sirisena’s Sri Lanka Freedom Party announced it would remain in the ruling national unity coalition yesterday, ending a week of pol

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Asela Gunaratne ruled out of Nidahas Trophy

23 - February - 2018

Asela Gunaratne has suffered yet another setback, with a rotator cuff injury ruling him out of the Nidahas Trophy. The triangular Twenty20 International to.. Read more

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Badminton and Hockey cannot vote

22 - February - 2018

The Minister of Sports Dayasiri Jayasekara yesterday said that Sri Lanka Badminton Association and Sri Lanka Hockey Federation will not be eligible to vote.. Read more

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Janaka sets Guinness World Record

22 - February - 2018

Janaka Kanchana Mudannayake, a resident of Hanguranketha Kithulpe, yesterday set a Guinness World Record by bending twenty two steel rods of 12 mm within 4.. Read more

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I do have a dream to get up there among the top ten batsmen in world cricket – Kusal Mendis

21 - February - 2018

The defining slogan, ‘born with a silver spoon in the mouth’ does befit Sri Lanka’s latest batting star, 23-year old Kusal Mendis whose natural flair.. Read more

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Victorious SL cricketers return

20 - February - 2018

Jubilant Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal praised solidarity and teamwork of his teammates which earned them the much needed series victory in Bangladesh.. Read more

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India vs South Africa 2018: MS Dhoni breaks T20 world record

19 - February - 2018

While the focus was on Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar who fashioned India's 28-run win over South Africa in the first T20I on Sunday, MS Dhoni q.. Read more

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Chandimal praises opening bat Mendis

19 - February - 2018

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has praised opening batsman Kusal Mendis after a prolific tour to Bangladesh that saw the visitors win the Test series a.. Read more

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Sri Lanka’s stunning turnaround under Chandika Hathurusingha

17 - February - 2018

Considered the easybeats of world cricket, Sri Lanka have found new direction and timely confidence in Bangladesh, under new coach Chandika Hathurusingha... Read more

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Business

Sri Lanka needs more private sector involvement in development to become an upper middle-income country - WB Director

23 - February - 2018

While Sri Lanka in many ways has been a development success story since its independence 70 years ago, the island nation still faces some critical challeng.. Read more

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Sri Lanka national inflation slows to 5.4-pct in January

22 - February - 2018

Inflation in Sri Lanka, as measured by the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) slowed to 5.4 per cent in January 2018 from 7.3 per cent in December 2017, .. Read more

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Economy underpins political loss: Dr. Sally

21 - February - 2018

Respected economist Dr. Razeen Sally stayed true to his usual straight-talking style yesterday, criticising the main political parties for misjudged appoin.. Read more

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State Minister attended First Global Conference of the Tax Collaboration

20 - February - 2018

Eran Wickramaratne, State Minister of Finance represented Sri Lanka at the First Global Conference of the Platform for Collaboration on Tax, which commence.. Read more

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Transshipments at Colombo Port up by 20.4-pct in January

19 - February - 2018

Transshipment operations at the Port of Colombo have shown a significant increase in January this year against last year amid an increase in productivity, .. Read more

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Further economic grants from US Millennium Challenge Corporation

17 - February - 2018

Following its competitive selection by the US Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) for grant assistance, the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) is now focusi.. Read more

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Sri Lanka Teleome opens a new Contact Centre in Bandarwela

17 - February - 2018

As a means of strengthening its services and broadening the organization’s reach across the island, Sri Lanka Telecom recently announced the opening of a.. Read more

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International

Donald Trump WILL strike 'by the end of March!' Expert's SHOCK warning

23 - February - 2018

The American lawyer and finance expert said the progress made so far by Kim Jong-un with his nuclear programme suggests Donald Trump will only have a five .. Read more

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India building huge island military base off Africa in MAJOR warning to China

22 - February - 2018

The new facility in Seychelles, north of Madagascar, will include an airbase as well as naval installations. The structure will be located at a key strateg.. Read more

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Mount Sinabung volcano eruption

21 - February - 2018

MOUNT Sinabung erupted on Monday and a terrifying video shows the moment schoolchildren were forced to flee from a huge ash plume that rose 4.3 miles into .. Read more

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Iran crashed plane found in mountains, reports say

19 - February - 2018

The wreckage of a plane that crashed in Iran on Sunday has been found, local media are reporting. But a civil aviation spokesman told Reuters news agency.. Read more

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Mexico hit by 6.1 magnitude earthquake - people in streets as quake rocks Oaxaca

19 - February - 2018

Mexico has been rocked by a 6.1 magnitude earthquake for the second time in three days in the southern city of Oaxaca - sparking two aftershock quakes in C.. Read more

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Mexico earthquake: Strong tremor hits Oaxaca state

17 - February - 2018

A powerful earthquake has hit south-western Mexico, causing buildings to shake in the capital Mexico City, about 350km (217 miles) away... Read more

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Huge lava dome forms INSIDE magma chamber

17 - February - 2018

An underwater volcano in Japan which last erupted thousands of years ago could be prepared to erupt again as a huge lava dome forms inside the collapsed ma.. Read more

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Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed as South Africa's President after Zuma quits

16 - February - 2018

Cyril Ramaphosa was confirmed Thursday as South Africa's new President hours after scandal-plagued leader Jacob Zuma resigned. Ramaphosa, 65, the lead.. Read more

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Entertainment

Canadian PM Trudeau meets Bollywood celebs during India trip

23 - February - 2018

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family are on a week-long visit to India and met with Bollywood celebrities during an event held on 20 Febru.. Read more

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The 36th consecutive ‘A18 (ARCHITECT 2018)’

22 - February - 2018

The 36th consecutive ‘A18 (ARCHITECT 2018)’ one of the most looked forward trade exhibition in the country and Annual Sessions of Architect 2018 was in.. Read more

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‘Black Panther’ Smashes Box Office Records and Hollywood Myths

19 - February - 2018

The Disney-Marvel movie “Black Panther,” roared into theaters over the weekend as a full-blown cultural event, breaking box office records and shatteri.. Read more

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Guru Geethaya chosen for Moscow International Film Festival

17 - February - 2018

Award winning writer who has also been awarded of the Lenin Prize for literature and the Arts in 1963, Chingiz Aitmatov’s very famous novel ‘The First .. Read more

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Vijaya Kumaratunga remembered: Today

16 - February - 2018

Today marks the 30th death anniversary of the late founder of the Sri Lanka Mahajana Party, veteran actor, Vijaya Kumaratunga... Read more

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Happy Valentine's Day 2018! Who was St. Valentine and what is the real story, facts and history behind February 14?

14 - February - 2018

Many of us associate the 'most romantic day of the year' with flowers and cards, but how did Valentine's Day begin and what's the real .. Read more

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Indian music festival on Friday

14 - February - 2018

Indian Cultural Center and the High Commission of India, Colombo will be organizing Sri Thyagaraja Aaradhana, an annual music festival paying homage to the.. Read more

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