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June 21, 2018 7:05 am gmt |
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Two Australian nationals — a woman and her daughter — were killed and another three people including two Australians were injured when a van crashed into a parked container truck in Sri Lanka on Wednesday (June 20) morning. Police said the truck had been parked by the side of the road due...
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June 21, 2018 5:34 am gmt |
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Ruwan Wijewardene, the State Minister of Defence says the government has taken steps to hand over lands that have not been returned to its previous owners after the conflict in the North and the East. Speaking in Parliament, State Minister Wijewardene attributed the delay to the difficulty in relocat...
In India
June 21, 2018 5:17 am gmt |
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Protests against the survey of land and other properties for the proposed Salem–Chennai ‘green corridor’ project continued for the third day in Salem district on Wednesday. However, officials of the Revenue Department went ahead with their task and undertook the survey work in Velliyampatti, Valasaiy...
In America
June 21, 2018 4:28 am gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday (June 20) backed down and abandoned his policy of separating immigrant children from their parents on the U.S.-Mexico border, after images of youngsters in cages sparked outrage at home and abroad. Trump signed an executive order requiring immigrant families b...
In Football
June 21, 2018 4:18 am gmt |
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Iran supporters were happy with their team’s performance in the 1-0 defeat by Spain on Wednesday evening in Kazan while Spanish fans were disappointed despite the victory. Iran fans praised the fighting spirit of their team although some thought they needed to attack more. Spanish supporters we...
In India
June 10, 2018 12:50 pm gmt |
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The Election Commission of India has approved the amended bylaws of the ruling AIADMK, thereby strengthening the position of party coordinator O Panneerselvam and joint coordinator Edappadi K Palaniswami within the party. The revised bylaw had done away with the post of party general secretary. The c...
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June 10, 2018 12:40 pm gmt |
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un landed in Singapore on Sunday ahead of a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump that could end a nuclear stand-off between the old foes and transform the secretive, impoverished Asian country. When Trump and Kim meet on the resort island of Sentosa on Tuesday they wil...
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June 10, 2018 12:34 pm gmt |
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World number one Simona Halep finally won her first Grand Slam title with a gutsy comeback victory over American 10th seed Sloane Stephens in the French Open final. Halep, who had lost her three previous major finals, went a set and a break down at Roland Garros. But the 26-year-old Romanian battled ...
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June 9, 2018 11:39 am gmt |
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The Tamil National Alliance MP Charles Nirmalanathan yesterday alleged that Chiefs of Security Forces in the North and East were refusing to meet them and said they had no one to discuss issues of their people. The MP told Parliament that he made several requests to meet a Navy Officer in the North b...
In India
June 9, 2018 11:37 am gmt |
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in on the sidelines of the two-day Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting in the coastal Chinese city of Qingdao on Saturday (June 09). This is the second time in six weeks Modi is visiting China. Reportedly, In...
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June 9, 2018 11:33 am gmt |
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Road blocks were put into place on Saturday (June 9) afternoon as Singapore prepared for the arrival of US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ahead of their meeting next week. Security around the St Regis and Shangri-La Hotel near the shopping area of Orchard Road was tightene...
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June 9, 2018 11:29 am gmt |
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Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed fans and teams to the FIFA World Cup in a video statement released on Friday (June 8). Putin said it was a joy and honour to host the landmark international event and hoped that that fans will get to know Russia and learn about its identity, culture and histo...
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June 8, 2018 12:23 pm gmt |
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Korea and Sri Lanka have agreed to work closely together on human rights and on a range of other issues. The Second Round of Bilateral Political Consultations at the level of Foreign Affairs Ministries of Sri Lanka and the Republic of Korea took place in Colombo, the Foreign Ministry said today. The ...
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June 8, 2018 12:20 pm gmt |
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The only international airline operating to Mattala has suspended its flights to the airport. UAE-based Fly Dubai has suspended its operations to the Mattala international airport owing to commercial reasons. A spokesperson for the airline told the Colombo Gazette that Flydubai flights to Mattala wil...
In India
June 8, 2018 12:18 pm gmt |
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Militants attacked a patrol party in Kupwara district of India‘s northern Jammu and Kashmir state on Friday (June 08). The militants launched the attack at a patrol party of Indian Army in Haril area of the district, however according to local media reports, no injuries or casualties have been ...
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June 8, 2018 12:02 pm gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday (June 7) it was possible he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could sign an agreement to end the Korean War at their June 12 meeting in Singapore and that he would someday like to normalize relations with Pyongyang. “Well it could be, we could sign...
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June 8, 2018 11:57 am gmt |
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Former Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt, and his World Eleven team, were put through their paces on Thursday (June 7), training for their Soccer Aid UNICEF soccer match on June 10. The squad are taking on an England team, captained by singer Robbie Williams, at Manchester United’s Old Traffor...
In Colombo
June 6, 2018 12:53 pm gmt |
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The telecommunications regulator today defended its action against TNL TV saying it had no “undue ambition.” “The TRCSL (Telecommunications Regulatory Commission Sri Lanka) emphasizes that there is no any other undue ambition behind this action,” the regulator said in a two-page statement issued a da...
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June 6, 2018 12:14 pm gmt |
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A Chinese company is to construct South Asia’s tallest building in Colombo, which is expected to be completed by 2021. One Transworks Square (Pvt) Ltd together with Zhong Tian Ding Hui (ZTDH) Company announced that it will transform Colombo’s skyscape with South Asia’s tallest building, rising to a h...