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September 20, 2018 3:15 am gmt |
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Mahaweli Development and Environment Ministry would buy a high tech ocean cleaning vessel through Spanish funds in near future, Deputy Minister of Environment Ajith Mannapperuma said. “The vessel is capable of cleaning waste in saline water,” he said. He was addressing a press conference at UNP headq...
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September 20, 2018 3:11 am gmt |
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Colombo Fort Magistrate M/s. Lanka Jayarathne, yesterday (Wednesday) ordered the government analyst to submit an immediate report on the recorded telephone conversation over an alleged attempt to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The magistrat...
In India
September 20, 2018 3:01 am gmt |
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The Union Cabinet yesterday (Wednesday) cleared an ordinance that makes talaq-e-biddat, or instant triple talaq, a criminal offence that will attract a maximum jail term of three years. President Ram Nath Kovind later in the day gave his assent. The new law, however, incorporates safeguards, includin...
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September 20, 2018 2:50 am gmt |
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Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been released from prison, two months after he began a 10-year jail sentence for corruption. The release came hours after a court suspended the sentences of Sharif and his daughter Maryam, who were jailed shortly before July’s general elec...
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September 20, 2018 2:45 am gmt |
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A tearful Cristiano Ronaldo was controversially sent off as Juventus claimed a hard-fought win at Valencia. The Portuguese forward, making his Champions League debut for Juve, appeared to grab Valencia defender Jeison Murillo’s hair as they tangled off the ball midway through the first half and...
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September 19, 2018 4:04 am gmt |
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The government had not taken any decision to hand over the Palaly domestic airport to India or any other country and said it would be developed in partnership with the Tourism Development Fund and Civil Aviation Authority, Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva said yesterday (...
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September 19, 2018 3:59 am gmt |
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Chief of the Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, who left for Mexico last week, for an official visit, had arrived in the country this morning (Wednesday). Earlier, the the Criminal Investigations Department summoned Admiral Wijegunaratne, to record a statement with regard to harbouring a s...
In India
September 19, 2018 3:52 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday (Tuesday) donned the hat of a parliamentarian as he gave an account of work done in his Lok Sabha constituency, Varanasi,over the past four years to his “high command”, the people of the temple city. Launching or inaugurating projects worth more than ₹550 crore ...
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September 19, 2018 3:02 am gmt |
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A further one million children are at risk of famine in Yemen, Save the Children has warned. Rising food prices and the falling value of the Yemeni currency as a result of the conflict are putting more families at risk of food insecurity. But another threat comes from fighting around the key port cit...
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September 19, 2018 2:49 am gmt |
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Lionel Messi scored his 48th career hat-trick as Barcelona thrashed Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven in their opening Champions League group game. Barca’s captain curled home a stunning free-kick to open the scoring before Luis Suarez’s clever 20-yard lob hit the crossbar. The impressive Ous...
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September 17, 2018 3:22 am gmt |
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Two individuals succumbed to death after the three-wheeler in which they were traveling toppled on the Hatton- Nuwara Eliya Road and crashed into a private bus coming on the opposite side yesterday (Sunday) evening, police said. The victims were identified as Kandamuththu Mohan Shiva (37), a resident...
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September 17, 2018 3:17 am gmt |
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The government decided to create a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) under Treasury to absorb the total liabilities of SriLankan Airlines after writing them off its balance sheets, a Minister said yesterday (Sunday). Public Enterprises Development Minister Lakshman Kiriella told it was a pre-requisite to...
In India
September 17, 2018 3:11 am gmt |
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The late-night dark skies at Sriharikota lit up in bright orange hues as the PSLV-C42 lifted off and vanished into the thick black clouds, carrying two satellites from the United Kingdom – NovaSAR and S1-4 from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, SHAR here. The lightest version of...
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September 17, 2018 3:04 am gmt |
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A powerful storm which killed dozens of people in the Philippines is now making its way across southern China. Typhoon Mangkhut is one of the most powerful storms to hit the region in decades. Two people have been killed in the Chinese province of Guangdong, according to state media – more than...
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September 17, 2018 2:57 am gmt |
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Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first two goals for Juventus as the Italian champions maintained their perfect start to the season. Ronaldo, goalless in his first three games since his move from Real Madrid, tapped in shortly after half-time. The 33-year-old then finished off a rapid counter-attack by s...
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September 16, 2018 9:49 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena has recalled his top envoy to Austria and five other embassy staff for failing to answer his long-distance telephone calls, the AFP news agency quoted officials as saying. Ambassador Priyanee Wijesekera was given her marching orders after calls made by Sirisena to the e...
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September 16, 2018 3:28 am gmt |
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At least 62,528 people from 18,836 families in six divisional secretariat areas have been affected by the prevailing drought in the Puttalam District, Disaster Relief Centre of the Puttalam District Secretariat (DS) said. It said most of the water holes in the area had dried up resulting in extensive...
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September 16, 2018 3:24 am gmt |
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The agricultural ministry had signed an agreement with China in 2016 to export more than 10,000 tons of bananas but it had failed to export at least a kilo of bananas after two years, former Agricultural Ministry Additional Secretary Dr. Subaheenkenda said. He told that according to the agreement, th...
In India
September 16, 2018 3:17 am gmt |
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The RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and the Left parties indulged in a blame game on Saturday as they accused each other of roughing up their members in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) with the Left alleging that attempt was made to kidnap one of their woman members out...