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August 18, 2018 2:58 am gmt |
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Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera will visit Sri Lanka from August 20 to 22. It will be the first time ever for a Japanese Defense Minister to visit Sri Lanka. During his visit he will hold talks with State Minister of Defense, Ruwan Wijewardene and other government leaders. He is also expec...
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August 18, 2018 2:53 am gmt |
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The open economy has destroyed the social norms and values practiced by the people of this country, Colombo’s Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith said. He said this at the festive mass of Our Lady of Madu earlier this week. “Open economy has destroyed this country’s culture norms and values esp...
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August 18, 2018 2:46 am gmt |
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At least 324 people have been killed in flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala in what local officials say is the worst flooding in 100 years. India’s monsoon season started in June, but the death toll in Kerala has soared in the past 24 hours. Rescuers are battling torrential rains to...
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August 18, 2018 2:41 am gmt |
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Italian President Sergio Mattarella is due to preside over a state funeral for 18 of the victims of Tuesday’s bridge collapse in Genoa. Mr Mattarella and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will lead mourners at the ceremony at a hall in the city. So far 38 people are confirmed to have died in the di...
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August 18, 2018 2:35 am gmt |
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England all-rounder Ben Stokes is “desperate” to move on from his trial for affray, says captain Joe Root. Stokes, 27, was found not guilty on Tuesday and will return to the England team for the third Test against India at Trent Bridge, which starts today (Saturday). “He feels he is...
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August 17, 2018 3:06 am gmt |
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We must be thankful to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa for his intervention to prevent the killing of journalist Keith Noyahr in 2009, State Minister Ajith P. Perera said yesterday (Thursday). State Minister Perera told a news conference that Mr. Rajapaksa intervened to stop the killing of Noyahr ...
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August 17, 2018 3:00 am gmt |
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Several candidates have lost the opportunity to sit for two subject papers with the alleged bungling of the GCE Advanced Level examination timetable, it is learnt. The timetable had been published in the official website of the Education Department in two occasions on May 16 and June 25, and one of t...
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August 17, 2018 2:53 am gmt |
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the only non-Congress leader to have completed a full term as Prime Minister, breathed his last at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences yesterday (Thursday) evening. The 12-time Parliamentarian was 93. “Unfortunately, his condition deteriorated over the last 36 hours and ...
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August 17, 2018 2:45 am gmt |
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US defence officials have postponed a planned Veterans Day weekend military parade through the streets of Washington DC until at least 2019. The parade was originally conceived to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1 and to honour veterans. But a Pentagon official said it has now been ...
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August 17, 2018 2:39 am gmt |
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Serie A can never be reduced to a one-man show and it simply cannot be all about Cristiano Ronaldo. Nevertheless, it is hard to understate the impact his arrival at Juventus has had on the league before a ball has even been kicked. The 33-year-old five-time Ballon d’Or winner is not only one of...
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August 16, 2018 3:32 am gmt |
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The Standing Committee on Finance of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) has approved the increase in the basic allowance of a member by 125 percent following a proposal submitted by Colombo Mayor Rosy Senanayake, CMC member Sharmila Gonawala confirmed yesterday(Wednesday). Mrs. Gonawala told that th...
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August 16, 2018 3:22 am gmt |
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Some legal experts are of the opinion that there former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is not debarred from contesting the Presidential Election for the third time, it is learnt. These legal experts believe though the 19th Amendment barred anyone from seeking the Presidency for the third time, it did no...
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August 16, 2018 3:12 am gmt |
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The healthcare sector has welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement in his Independence Day address that the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan, also known as Ayushman Bharat or the National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM), will be launched on September 25. The government-sponsored hea...
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August 16, 2018 2:59 am gmt |
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Donald Trump has revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA chief John Brennan, denying the US president’s critic any access to sensitive information. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced the decision by reading a statement from Mr Trump. The statement cited Mr Brennan’s R...
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August 16, 2018 2:52 am gmt |
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Real Madrid began life without Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane with defeat in the first ever Uefa Super Cup derby as Atletico Madrid scored twice in extra time. Two excellent late goals from Koke and Saul sealed victory for Atletico after the game ended 2-2 in normal time. It was Real’s f...
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August 14, 2018 3:29 am gmt |
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As a result of the ongoing special operations conducted in the North to apprehend and control the sword gangs, 17 persons have been arrested from the Manippai area, according to the Police Media Spokesman’s Office. In addition, the Police have also seized three motorbikes and two swords that belonged...
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August 14, 2018 3:20 am gmt |
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A special police team has commenced investigations into an alleged plot to kill legendary racing driver Dilantha Malagamuwa. The police have initiated the probe following a complaint made by Mr. Malagamuwa with the Police Headquarters recently. According to sources, Mr. Malagamuwa had lodged the comp...
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August 14, 2018 3:09 am gmt |
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Ahead of the DMK’s emergency executive council meeting slated today (Tuesday), late party leader M. Karunanidhi’s son M.K. Alagiri yesterday (Monday) raised a banner of revolt against younger brother and party working president M.K. Stalin, alleging that the party’s assets and funds are being misused...
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August 14, 2018 2:59 am gmt |
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A former adviser to Donald Trump has released what she says is a tape of a phone call from the US president after her dismissal last year. In the tape played on US TV channel, a voice presumed to be Mr Trump’s expresses surprise at Omarosa Manigault Newman being fired the previous day. “N...