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In Srilanka
September 3, 2017 8:57 am gmt |
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The Minister of Finance and Media, Mangala Samaraweera stated that politician Bandula Gunawardana was making twisted statements about the new Inland Revenue Bill like a blind man. He stated this upon issuing an official statement on the new Inland Revenue Bill. Remarking that Gunawardana had said tha...
In Colombo
September 3, 2017 7:43 am gmt |
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At least nineteen students of the Sri Jayewardenepura University were injured when the bus carrying the students collided head-on with a car last night. The accident happened on the High Level Road at Navinna Junction in Maharagama at around 11:30 last night. Police said around 65 students were retur...
In Colombo
September 3, 2017 6:53 am gmt |
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The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) would be re-organised after the 66th Anniversary celebration, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary Minister Duminda Dissanayake said today. While addressing the media at the Campbell Park, Colombo where the 66th SLFP anniversary is scheduled to be held, ...
In Colombo
September 3, 2017 6:36 am gmt |
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With the SLFP’s crucial 66th anniversary convention being held today at Campbell Park, Borella, Maradana, Kotte and other areas were decorated with big pictures of President Maithripala Sirisena, on banners and posters. It was in contrast to what happened at the January 2015 presidential election whe...
In India
September 3, 2017 6:16 am gmt |
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The suicide of Anitha, the 17-year-old from Ariyalur who challenged the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) in the Supreme Court, triggered widespread protests across the State on Saturday. Various political parties and student organisations took out processions and organised protest meetin...
In America
September 3, 2017 4:08 am gmt |
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A wildfire on the northwest edge of Los Angeles spread rapidly on Saturday (September 2) despite light rainfall, a day after it forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents and triggered the closure of a major highway. Fire officials told residents of about 200 houses in northwest Los Angeles and n...
In Sports
September 2, 2017 11:59 am gmt |
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Serena Williams has given birth to a baby girl, the first child for the former world number one tennis player, her coach Patrick Mouratoglou said on Twitter on Friday. The 35-year-old American, who is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, has not competed since winning the Australian Open in J...
In Britain
September 2, 2017 11:41 am gmt |
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Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, the former Catholic archbishop of Westminster, has died at the age of 85, a church spokesman has said. He became leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales in 2000, and was appointed as a cardinal by Pope John Paul II the following year. He retired in 2009. A mes...
In Canada
September 2, 2017 11:28 am gmt |
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Mexican officials met with trade negotiators from Canada and the United States at a Mexico City hotel on Friday (September 1) to discuss the North American Free Trade Agreement, with the mood darkened by U.S. President Donald Trump’s persistent threats to pull out. Teams from the three countrie...
In Srilanka
September 2, 2017 11:02 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s former actress and legislator Geetha Kumarasinghe was being treated at a private hospital in Colombo Saturday following severe burns, police said. Kumarasinghe, 62, was rushed to hospital on Friday night in what appeared to have be been an accident involving a gas stove at her home,...
In Srilanka
September 2, 2017 10:41 am gmt |
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Gethsie Shanmugam, a teacher turned psychological counselor from Sri Lanka’s minority Tamil community is among the six winners of this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Awards. Ms. Shanmugam, 82, was honored with the prestigious award, regarded as Asia’s version of the Nobel Prize, at a ceremo...
In jappan
September 2, 2017 10:05 am gmt |
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The Japanese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Iwao Horii who arrived in Sri Lanka to participate in Indian Ocean Conference – 2017, called on President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (1st Sep.). The President lauded the Japan’s contribution towards the development of Sri Lanka, as a true friend witho...
In Srilanka
September 2, 2017 9:43 am gmt |
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The president of Sri Lanka, Maithiripala Sirisena has given his wishes to the people who celebrate Hajj festival today. The vast gathering of people for performance of common religious activities is as old as the human history itself. Today, after the lapse of many eras, the followers of different re...
In Srilanka
September 2, 2017 8:45 am gmt |
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Field Marshal Fonseka said he had received information that General Jayasuriya had committed various offences as the Commandant of the Vanni range. Fonseka said that when he was the commander of the army Jayasuriya had been tasked to head supplies and rehabilitation work in Vavuniya. There was inform...
In India
September 2, 2017 7:25 am gmt |
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Unidentified protesters clashed with police in Srinagar city of India’s northern Jammu and Kashmir state on Saturday (September 02) and raised flags of Pakistan and dreaded militant outfit Islamic State (IS) soon after the Eid-al-Adha prayers. As soon as the prayers concluded, violent clashes b...
In Colombo
September 2, 2017 7:00 am gmt |
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Answering to the media people yesterday, after an event, the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that the JO decided not to participate on the 66th annual function of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).  Joint Opposition including himself took the decision, because the party SLFP working together wit...
In Britain
September 2, 2017 6:23 am gmt |
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Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) opened all roles to women on Friday (September 1, 2017), becoming the first branch of the British military to open up all areas of its service to both men and women. The move to accept applications from women to join the RAF Regiment comes after a decision last y...
In India
September 2, 2017 5:49 am gmt |
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The life convict in Rajiv Gandhi murder case, A.G.Perarivalan who released currently on thirty days parole, has thanked Tamil Nadu CM, Edappadi K. Palaniswami for his efforts to release him on parole. His mother Arputhammal handed over his hand-written letter to the Chief Minister at the Secretariat ...
In Srilanka
September 2, 2017 5:40 am gmt |
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Assistant secretary of US, Allice Wells, who visits Sri Lanka, met the leader and the members of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) yesterday. The meeting took place at the ambassador’s residence Colombo. The current political situation of the country especially the constitution process, discussed on the ...