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January 18, 2018 5:18 am gmt |
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The Joint Opposition said that the forth coming Local Government Election which is scheduled to hold in Feb 2018, would be considered as the referendum against the National Unity Government. Dalas Alahapperuma, the JO Parliamentarian said it at the Media Brief which was held in Colombo yesterday. He ...
In Latest Stories
January 18, 2018 4:46 am gmt |
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Addressing to the media brief, State Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardene stated that, President Maithiripala Sirisena would compete as a president candidate even in the forthcoming Presidential election. “Another person will be suggested if Maithiripala Sirisena denied”, he said. “If the constitution ...
In India
January 18, 2018 4:06 am gmt |
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Tamil film superstar Rajinikanth, who recently announced his decision to enter politics, said on Wednesday that he was prepared to face the Assembly election even if it happened in the next six months. “I am definitely ready to face it,” he told reporters during a brief interaction before proceeding ...
In jappan
January 18, 2018 3:51 am gmt |
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Japan’s space agency on Thursday (January 18) successfully launched a solid fuel rocket named Epsilon-3, the third of its type and the latest in Tokyo’s effort to stay competitive in an industry that has robust growth potential and strong security implications. The 24-meter (78 feet)-long...
In Cricket
January 18, 2018 3:43 am gmt |
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India captain Virat Kohli wants his team to reflect on their decision-making and commitment after a 135-run second test defeat by South Africa on Wednesday handed the hosts an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Kohli cut a visibly disappointed, and at times irritated, figure after his s...
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January 16, 2018 12:53 pm gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena has criticized Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera for making decisions on contentious matters without informing him. The President made these remarks while speaking at the Cabinet meeting this morning at the Presidential Secretariat. After making a hard-hitt...
In India
January 16, 2018 12:43 pm gmt |
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netan Netanyahoo along with his wife Sara on Tuesday visited the 17th century Mughal monument Taj Mahal. Netanyahu was received by UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath at the Kheria Airport He was accorded a traditional welcome by Braj folk artists on his arrival at the a...
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January 16, 2018 11:57 am gmt |
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A heritage maritime museum was engulfed in flames on Tuesday (January 16) in Jakarta capital of Indonesia, damaging the museum’s collection of sea-faring history and artifacts in the archipelago. Footage recorded by local residents showed a raging fire spreading across a wide area of the buildi...
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January 16, 2018 11:50 am gmt |
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Hundreds of people in southern Tamil Nadu state took part in ‘Jallikattu’, a traditional bull-taming sport, on Tuesday (January 16) as part of ‘Pongal’ – a harvest festival – celebrations. In Madurai, people came out in large numbers to take part in the sport. Garl...
In Latest Stories
January 15, 2018 10:41 am gmt |
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“There are the vast discontent among the international community over the manner in which the Sri Lankan government has acted over the past two years”,   Alan Keenan, Director of the International Crisis Group told Athavan News Alan Keenan, who visited Sri Lanka to evaluate the current situation in S...
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January 15, 2018 6:39 am gmt |
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Lakshman Kiriella, the Minister of Higher Education and Highway stated that, the United National Party (UNP) itself brought Maithiripala Sirisena as the President of Sri Lanka. He stated it, while addressing at a public meeting in Kandy yesterday. He further said that the United National Party, which...
In India
January 15, 2018 4:56 am gmt |
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The much-anticipated Jallikkattu at Alanganallur in Madurai district on January 16 will see the best tamer and rearer take home cars as prizes. “At the world-famous Alanganallur Jallikkattu, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami will give away a Renault car as prize for the best bull tamer,” Tamil NaduRevenu...
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January 15, 2018 4:38 am gmt |
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Claims U.S. President Donald Trump questioned the value of taking immigrants from Haiti and African nations, and referred to them as “shithole countries,” had many focusing on his views on race over the weekend. The remarks leaked out, transforming a debate about saving from deportation s...
In Football
January 15, 2018 4:13 am gmt |
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Borussia Dortmund misfired in their goalless draw against VfL Wolfsburg on Sunday (January 14) after suspending top striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for a disciplinary offence. The Gabon international, who has scored 13 league goals, was dropped just before the game after he missed a team meeting on...
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January 12, 2018 9:28 am gmt |
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Action against anyone who charged of being involved in corruption within the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, will be taken, regardless of their rank, President Maithiripala Sirisena said. President assured while speaking at a rally in Hingurakgoda that, he will take take stern action regarding the disciplin...
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January 9, 2018 8:08 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the manner in which challenges and obstacles were successfully faced by the good governance government is satisfactory. Issuing a special statement, the Premier however said the government has a long way to go to complete its journey. The statement has also fo...
In Colombo
January 9, 2018 6:25 am gmt |
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Addressing to the media brief, the Mayer candidate of the Colombo Municipal Council for United Progressive Alliance Shan Gugavaradhan said that, people should elect the Corruption free, honest and progressive politicians in the forthcoming Local Government Election and requested the people to throw t...
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January 9, 2018 5:44 am gmt |
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Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Tuesday (January 9) the Japanese government welcomed North Korea’s change in attitude when they showed interest in joining Pyeongchang Games, ahead of talks between the two Koreas. As North and South Korea kicked off their first forma...
In India
January 9, 2018 5:17 am gmt |
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Ockhi, the devastating storm swept in many part of the southern India last month. The impact of the storm has listed out by Shashi Tharoor, a former UN under-secretary-general and former Indian Minister of State for External Affairs and, is currently Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee o...