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August 1, 2018 3:23 am gmt |
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The world’s second largest cargo aircraft, Antonov An-124 Ruslan, landed at the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) yesterday (Tuesday), Airport Manager Upali Kalansuriya said. Kalansuriya said the cargo aircraft was being refuelled and that its crew was resting. “It is iconic to have the ...
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July 31, 2018 9:16 am gmt |
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The university protests carried out by the university students were politically funded, Higher Education & Cultural Affairs Minister Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said yesterday. Addressing a news briefing, he said it had become an issue to maintain the discipline at the university education due to t...
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July 31, 2018 9:15 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka and India are to merge into a Private Public Partnership (PPP) to develop the Sooriyawewa Cricket Stadium, informed government said yesterday (Thursday). This will come following the PPP between India and Sri Lanka to develop the International Airport in Mattala. Sources said several hotels...
In Srilanka
July 31, 2018 9:15 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena opened the J.R.Jayewardene Meditation Centre at the National Namal Uyana in Dambulla renovated by the Central Cultural Fund yesterday(Thursday). Ven.Vanavasi Rahula thera, Minister Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe and Air Force Commander Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathy look on. ...
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July 26, 2018 4:01 am gmt |
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Searching operation to find the 10 years old child in Samanalawatta, Balangoda has been concluded. How ever the child is still missing. Four police stations have been npow collaborated to conduct a joint investigation and continue the search for the child’s whereabouts. The searching was abando...
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July 26, 2018 3:41 am gmt |
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The US Army’s Pacific Region Head Gen.Robert B.Brown who is in Sri Lanka on a four-day visit on the invitation of Army Commander Lt.Gen. Mahesh Sananayake, called on President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (Wednesday). The meeting took place at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday evening. The Pre...
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July 25, 2018 3:36 am gmt |
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The Cabinet approval has been granted to recruit 4000 graduates to the public service soon. The Cabinet meeting presided by President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (Tuesday) reached the decision. Four thousand graduates who obtained the highest marks at the interview would be recruited as Developmen...
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July 25, 2018 3:28 am gmt |
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Sri Lankan government has initiated talks with the authorities of India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to trace some Sri Lankan underworld criminals living in hiding in these countries, Law and Order Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara said yesterday (Tuseday). Minister Bandara told that India had a...
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July 24, 2018 3:34 am gmt |
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The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century will be visible to people in Sri Lanka on July 27 (Poya Day), Colombo University Physics Department Prof. Chandana Jayaratne said. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes completely through the Earth’s dark shadow. He said the moon will gr...
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July 24, 2018 3:26 am gmt |
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Sri Lankan batsman Danushka Gunathilaka, who has been suspended by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), has been declared ‘innocent’ of any allegations of rape. This was revealed by the Officer-In-Charge (OIC) of the Kollupitiya Police Station. He said: “We are not holding any further inquiries against this cric...
In Jaffna
July 23, 2018 3:32 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the deposits at banks in the North have exceeded Rs 100 billion. He mentioned this at an event held in Jaffna, yesterday (Sunday). He said that, after the war, the North was unstable and since the current government came in to power, they have rectified i...
In Jaffna
July 23, 2018 3:23 am gmt |
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Camps of Security Forces in the North would not be removed immediately but would cease to exist automatically when the situation in the area improves gradually, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on yesterday (Sunday). Mr. Wickremesinghe said so at a ceremony held to give permanent appointment ...
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July 22, 2018 2:58 am gmt |
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Party Leaders’s are hopeful of holding the Provincial Council election on December 23, 2018 or January 5, 2019 if the existing issues with regard to holding elections are settled before October end. The Party Leaders’ will meet next Thursday (26) to reach a final decision on holding the Provincial Co...
In Britain
July 20, 2018 6:07 am gmt |
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Rampant corruption during the former Rajapaksa-regime has rocked the British Parliament too and is threatening to undermine the government of Prime Minister Theresa May, according to foreign media reports. A British MP is likely to lose his seat following revelations that he and his family accepted l...
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July 20, 2018 5:58 am gmt |
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Eight applications had been received by the Prisons Department for the post of Executioner by yesterday, the Department said yesterday(Thursday). It is said that all these applicants had expressed their willingness to perform their duty with great commitment. Although the minimum qualification for th...