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In America
October 21, 2018 2:45 am gmt |
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The US will withdraw from a landmark nuclear weapons treaty with Russia, President Donald Trump has confirmed. Speaking to reporters, Mr Trump said Russia had “violated” the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty. The deal banned ground-launched medium-range missiles, with a ...
In Latest Stories
October 21, 2018 2:39 am gmt |
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Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score 400 goals in Europe’s top five leagues as Juventus dropped points for the first time this season. Ronaldo’s fifth Serie A goal for Juve was added to his 84 Premier League strikes for Manchester United and 311 in La Liga for Real Madrid. H...
In Latest Stories
October 18, 2018 3:44 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe would have a discussion with the Indian authorities on the alleged plot to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena, a Spokesman from the Prime Minister’s office said yesterday (Thursday). He said the Prime Minister had decided to discuss the issue with Indian De...
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October 18, 2018 3:40 am gmt |
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The United National Party (UNP) said it had identified 25 of its electoral organizers to be axed under its reorganization programme, it is learnt. According to sources, the UNP would dispense with its organizers identified as weak in the reorganization process. The party leadership, at the Working Co...
In India
October 18, 2018 3:32 am gmt |
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Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami yesterday (Wednesday) wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking a direction to the Ministry of External Affairs to register India’s strong protest with the Sri Lankan government at the highest level in connection with the case of eight Indian fishermen from...
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October 18, 2018 2:52 am gmt |
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The US has asked Turkey for a recording said to provide strong evidence that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed at Istanbul’s Saudi consulate. “We have asked for it, if it exists,” President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House. Mr Khashoggi has not been seen sinc...
In Cricket
October 18, 2018 2:50 am gmt |
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England outclassed Sri Lanka to win a rain-affected third one-day international by seven wickets and take a 2-0 series lead with two games left. The match was reduced to 21 overs per side after a six-hour rain delay. Sri Lanka slipped from 57-0 to make 150-9, with Adil Rashid taking 4-36 and Tom Curr...
In Colombo
October 17, 2018 3:19 am gmt |
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Following discussions held with President Maithripala Sirisena at the President Secretariat yesterday (Tuesday), he had agreed to release the sugar stocks already at the harbour under Rs.14 customs tax concession, Sugar Importers’ Association member Priyantha Senavirathne said. Speaking to the ...
In Latest Stories
October 17, 2018 3:14 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe are reported to have had a showdown at yesterday’s (Tuesday) Cabinet meeting over the proposal to develop the East Container Terminal of the Colombo Port as an Indian investment. At the meeting, Ports and Shipping Minister Mahinda...
In India
October 17, 2018 3:10 am gmt |
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Nearly 10 months after actor Rajinikanth declared his intention to take the political plunge, members of the Rajini Makkal Mandram have been informally asked to gear up for the likely launch of his political party on December 12 — his birthday. The message has been passed on by word of mouth after a ...
In Latest Stories
October 17, 2018 3:04 am gmt |
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Canada has become the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis. The nationwide market for cannabis opened Wednesday at midnight amid lingering questions about the impact on health, the law and public safety. Preparations included mailings to 15m households ...
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October 17, 2018 2:59 am gmt |
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Antoine Griezmann scored twice as France came from behind to claim a second Nations League victory and continue Germany’s abysmal run in 2018. The visitors were eyeing just their second competitive win of the year when Toni Kroos scored from the penalty spot after Presnel Kimpembe had handled. ...
In Latest Stories
October 16, 2018 3:45 am gmt |
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Sugar Importers’ Association yesterday (Monday) said that they would have to stop importing sugar temporarily, due to world market and Indian market sugar price hike. Speaking to the Daily Mirror Sugar Importers’ Association member Priyantha Senavirathne said after imposing an extra control pri...
In Latest Stories
October 16, 2018 3:41 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will visit New Delhi later this week and meet his counterpart Narendra Modi to discuss bilateral matters, official sources in Colombo said. Mr. Wickremesinghe, according to his office, will take part in high-level meetings, including with Mr. Modi, on coming Friday...
In India
October 16, 2018 3:36 am gmt |
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The AIADMK government’s proposed move to take over seven acres of land in Kancheepuram, in the possession of the legal heirs of former Chief Minister and DMK founder C.N. Annadurai, and allot it to a local functionary of the ruling party has evoked strong protests from the DMK. DMK organising secreta...
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October 16, 2018 2:56 am gmt |
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Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft, has died aged 65 from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He had revealed the disease’s return only two weeks ago, after previously being treated for it in 2009. He had said he and his doctors were “optimistic” about treatment. His Mi...
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October 16, 2018 2:52 am gmt |
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Ex-Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged by the International Cricket Council with two breaches of its anti-corruption code. The 49-year-old former all-rounder is accused of failing to co-operate with an investigation by the governing body. He is also charged with obstructing the inves...
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October 15, 2018 2:33 am gmt |
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Stating that the global economic crisis is turning to the worse, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday (Sunday) stressed that government expected support of everyone to see the nation through from it. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said this at the opening of a new building at Bandaranaike Naw...
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October 15, 2018 2:29 am gmt |
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Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama said yesterday (Sunday) further import cuts would not be necessary unless there was a sharp rise in fuel prices in the global market. Mr. Samarawickrama told Daily Mirror that things appeared to have stabilized at the moment...