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Thambuttegama farmers file complaints against police March

Five farmers who were assaulted by the police in Thambuttegama last month filed complaints at the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL). Police used

President CHIEF GUEST at Pakistan National Day

22 - March - 2018

President Maithripala Sirisena will undertake a three day official visit to Pakistan from March 22 to 24 at the invitation of Pakistan President Mamnoon Hu

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Cabinet approval to amends the Companies Act order to avoid money laundering and terrorism

22 - March - 2018

Cabinet has approved a proposal for the amendment of the Companies Act no 7 of 2007, in order to avoid money laundering and funding of terrorism.The govern

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President abolishes Cabinet Committee on Economic Management

22 - March - 2018

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has decided to abolish the Cabinet Committee on Economic Management (CCEM) headed by the Prime Minister Ranil Wic

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Garbage dumping racket at over 35 locations inside forest reserves

22 - March - 2018

Wild elephants and many other animals die of garbage poisoning that they consume daily around the island. Besides elephants, cattle, land monitor (thalagoy

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US insists on full implementation of Resolution 30/1, including hybrid court

22 - March - 2018

The US insisted that Sri Lanka iimplement the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution 30/1, which calls for the setting up of hybrid court c

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One remanded for spreading hate online

21 - March - 2018

Colombo Chief Magistrate Lal Bandara yesterday (20) remanded, till 3 April, a suspect charged with spreading comments, social media sites, aimed at incitin

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Counsel supporting Judicature Act Amendment Bill speak of its merits

21 - March - 2018

The present Judicature Act was about forty years old, situations had changed for the worse and remedies had to be found. Dr. Jayampathy Wickramarathne PC,

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Colombo’s first female Mayor Rosy takes oaths

20 - March - 2018

UNP’s Colombo Mayoral Candidate Rosy Senanayake was sworn in as Mayor of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) at the Temple Trees yesterday (19). The swea

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Women co-architects of post-independence welfare state

20 - March - 2018

‘Women and Child Affairs Minister Chandrani Bandara, this week said that in Sri Lanka, women were the co-architects of Sri Lanka’s post-independence we

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Local Government Institutions to be incoroporated from today

20 - March - 2018

Political parties and independent groups that won the local government polls on February 10 are able to establish local government bodies. According to the

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2017 tea production u2017 tea production up 5% to 307mn kg, exports $1.5bnp 5% to 307mn kg, exports $1.5bn

20 - March - 2018

Sri Lanka’s tea industry recovered in 2017 with the crop up 5% to 307 million kilos from a year ago and export earnings rising to Rs233 million (US$1.5 b

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Sri Lanka's Colombo port targets 7mn boxes in 2017 with joint marketing: Minister

19 - March - 2018

Sri Lanka's Colombo Port expect to handle 7.0 million containers in 2018, up 12.9 percent from the 6.2 million twenty foot equivalent units handled in

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Today Sri Lanka at the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

19 - March - 2018

The UN Human Rights Council convenes thrice every year in regular sessions – i.e. in February-March, June, and in September. The current 37th Session of

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CMC to get tough with garbage dumpers

19 - March - 2018

The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) has sought assistance from the Police and the Military to nab those who dump garbage haphazardly at public places. “L

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Sri Lanka Football – Fat Cheques for some but no hope for poor kids!

22 - March - 2018

In our KornerKick feature in November 2018, we made a plea for resurgence in Youth Football without which we thought the future of Football in Sri Lanka wi.. Read more

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Mahela emphasises the need to embrace significant changes

21 - March - 2018

As Sri Lanka’s woes continue to grow in international cricket, former Sri Lanka cricket skipper Mahela Jayawardene urged local cricket authorities to emb.. Read more

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Pakistan Women’s Team win first ODI by 69 runs

20 - March - 2018

The Pakistan Women’s team defeated the Sri Lanka Women’s team by 69 runs in the first of three 50-over internationals at the Rangiri Dambulla Stadium t.. Read more

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Lions, Tigers and asses

19 - March - 2018

Friday was a sad day for cricket. Some visiting Bangladeshi players, ably assisted by their hosts, brought the gentleman’s game into disrepute in Colombo.. Read more

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India clinch title with Karthik's stunning last-ball six

19 - March - 2018

When Dinesh Karthik came to the crease, India required 34 off 12 balls. Mustafizur Rahman had just delivered perhaps the over of the tournament. A profound.. Read more

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Fury and fisticuffs as Bangladesh win ugly

17 - March - 2018

Mahmudullah, sublimely poised while chaos roiled around him, hoisted an Isuru Udana ball over the square leg boundary when six runs were required off the l.. Read more

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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Nidahas Trophy 6th T20I, today

16 - March - 2018

Hosts Sri Lanka and Bangladesh would expect their batsmen to rise to the occasion when they face each other in a virtual semi-final of the Nidahas Twenty20.. Read more

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Dayasiri invites Kohli for holiday in SL

16 - March - 2018

"I am not inviting Kohli to play here, but I want him to spend a few days with his wife Anushka Sharma. After marriage, he has not visited this countr.. Read more

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State institutions will be networked with the Inland Revenue Department to streamline tax collection.

22 - March - 2018

A commissioner of Inland Revenue Department Ivon Dissanayake says a formal data base will be set up in the Department opening file for each citizen. The ai.. Read more

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Sri Lanka aims for real-time data to guide policymaking

20 - March - 2018

The Sri Lankan government wants to adopt advanced information systems that can provide real-time data to help policymakers do their job better, Karu Jayasu.. Read more

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Singapore remains world’s most expensive city in 2018

16 - March - 2018

The results of this year’s Worldwide Cost of Living survey reveal that Singapore is the most expensive city in the world for the fifth consecutive year. .. Read more

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SLTDA downsizes January 2018 arrivals by near 8K YoY growth down from 12.6% to 8.9%

15 - March - 2018

The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) revising its arrivals figure for January this year, reducing the number of arrivals by 8,000 and said t.. Read more

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Business confidence intact in February

14 - March - 2018

The LMD-Nielsen Business Confidence Index (BCI) increased by a single basis point to 128 in February, the latest edition of business magazine LMD reports. .. Read more

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12 - March - 2018

Sri Lanka will be looking at a new business model for growth in the apparel sector which is expected to surpass the US $ 5 billion mark in exports this yea.. Read more

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Thailand Week Trade Fair opens investment and development opportunities for Sri Lanka

10 - March - 2018

The Thailand Week Trade Fair kicked off yesterday, opening many investment and development opportunities for Sri Lanka. The second edition is taking place .. Read more

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Facebook's Zuckerberg 'sorry' over Cambridge Analytica 'breach'

22 - March - 2018

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has admitted that the social network "made mistakes" that led to millions of Facebook users having their data ex.. Read more

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Texas explosions: FBI investigating new blast at FedEx plant

20 - March - 2018

US authorities are investigating whether a parcel bomb that exploded at a FedEx depot in Texas on Tuesday is connected to a suspected serial bomber. The in.. Read more

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Two wounded in Austin explosion after parcel bombings

19 - March - 2018

An explosion has injured two people in Austin, Texas, following a deadly series of bomb attacks in the city. Three parcel bombs left on doorsteps have kill.. Read more

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Putin says UK claims Moscow was behind spy attack are NONSENSE

19 - March - 2018

VLADIMIR Putin has broken his silence to dismiss claims Russia was involved in the nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter.. Read more

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Former FBI deputy head Andrew McCabe sacked

17 - March - 2018

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has fired FBI official Andrew McCabe, who had been accused of political bias by President Donald Trump. In January Mr McC.. Read more

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'We're going to be tough until Putin CHANGES' Furious US hits Russia with sanctions

16 - March - 2018

The US has hit Russia with sanctions, targeting Vladimir Putin’s intelligence services after Donald Trump's fovernment found Moscow responsible for .. Read more

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US 'stands in solidarity' with UK on Russia

15 - March - 2018

The White House says it "stands in solidarity" with "its closest ally" the UK and supports its decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats. .. Read more

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Russia warns Trump it will ATTACK American troops if US strikes Damascus

14 - March - 2018

RUSSIA has issued a chilling warning to US President Donald Trump as the Syrian conflict threatens to spiral out of control as the Kremlin warned “Attack.. Read more

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Sri Lanka confident of high tourist arrivals despited advisories

20 - March - 2018

Sri Lankan Tourism Minister John Amaratunga on Monday expressed confidence in the country attracting over 2.5 million tourists in 2018. Minister told Chine.. Read more

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New Artifacts found in Sigiriya Excavation

19 - March - 2018

A statue of a lion made from terracotta was discovered from a recent excavation at the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. The excavation is currently underway in the .. Read more

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Journey of Edna sugathapala - She passed away

15 - March - 2018

She is known for her acting, particularly during a time when film as is known here and today bloomed throughout two decades. She has her associations, her .. Read more

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Physicist Stephen Hawking dies at 76

14 - March - 2018

Theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking died Wednesday at his home in Cambridge, according to a spokesperson for the family. "He was a g.. Read more

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The “Freedom Principle” demonstrated in Colombo

10 - March - 2018

In confluence with the 70th anniversary of Ceylon’s Independence from British rule, was the marking of seven decades of diplomatic relations betwixt Wash.. Read more

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Frances McDormand's Oscar stolen!

09 - March - 2018

A man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing Frances McDormand's Oscar after the awards ceremony on Sunday. Los Angeles Police have confirmed Terr.. Read more

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Carnatic and Hindi film music at Indian Cultural Centre

07 - March - 2018

The Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo will be presenting a Carnatic Vocal recital by the Dharshani Arulanandam of Sri Lanka at 6.00 pm on Wednesday, 14 March.. Read more

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