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* Coastal line train services disrupted in Sri Lanka as protesting workers block trains

Protesting substitute workers of Sri Lanka Railways have blocked the southern coastal line trains le..

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UK tourist recounts `hellish` time in Sri Lanka over Buddha tattoo

A 37-year-old British nurse has recounted her `hellish` experience in Sri Lanka after she was arrest..

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* Sri Lanka maintains policy rates, current monetary policy appropriate

Sri Lanka`s Central Bank has decided to maintain current policy interest rates as its Monetary Board..

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Prospect of increased Korean investments in Sri Lanka

There is every possibility of increased Korean investments in Sri Lanka, said Korea s former Ministe..

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CAREFUL NPC PLAN TO REVIVE TERRORISM - Udaya Gammanpila

The NGO National Peace Council`s game of supporting Tamil separatism and the pro LTTE diaspora under..

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BOTTLING PLANT: NOT A DROP TO DRINK

A massive racket involving the large scale marketing of contaminated bottled water was bared when a ..

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A paper sin

Asgiriya Maha Nayake, Most Ven. Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Thera, is reported to have sought Preside..

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British tourist with Buddha tattoo expelled

A British female tourist who had the image of the Buddha tattooed in her hand was arrested by the Ka..

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Woman arrested for providing land in Northern Sri Lanka to LTTE operatives

Sri Lankan law enforcement authorities have arrested a Tamil woman for providing land in the North t..

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Sri Lankan government clarifies visa issue of BBC correspondent

The Sri Lankan government dismissed `misleading `reports that the government did not extend BBC Sri ..

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Sri Lanka vehicle registrations up 4-pct in March, commercial vehicles weak

Sri Lanka`s vehicle registrations rose 4 percent to 26,921 in March 2014 from a year earlier picking..

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No room for extremism in Sri Lanka

The Government says there is no room for extremism in the country and any attempt to promote extremi..

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Huge tax on sale of duty-free permits

A ten per cent tax will have to be paid when vehicles bought on duty-free permits are transferred, t..

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NOT EGREGIOUS, BY EXAMPLE

Pie throwing at British MPs is a fairly common pastime and so are the routines that have to do with ..

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Two killed, five injured in accident

Two people were killed and five injured when a three wheeler collided with a jeep at the Ohalpola Ju..

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Japanese investors infuse Rs 400 m into Asia Capital

Asia Capital PLC announced the infusion of Rs. 400 million into the group by two Japanese investors,..

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Pakistan working closely with SL to thwart heroin smuggling HC official

The government of Pakistan was working closely with Sri Lanka to thwart attempts to smuggle in heroi..

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No room for any injustice to any community in Sri Lanka, President assures

Sri Lanka`s President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that there is no room for any community to suppress ano..

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FACEBOOK INTERFACE FOR KIDNEY RACKET

The masterminds behind the alleged international kidney racket, which came under Indian police radar..

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International media watch dog condemns an attack on Tamil journalist in Northern Sri Lanka

The international media watch dog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in a statement has condemned an al..

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BOC performs Avurudu Ganu-Denu with President at Tangalle branch

Bank of Ceylon performed Avurudu Ganu-Denu with President Mahinda Rajapaksa on April 15 at its Tanga..

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Sri Lanka appoints new envoys to US and India

Sri Lanka has made new diplomatic appointments to India, Unite States and Germany, External Affairs ..

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Sajith says H tota incident would further tarnish Lanka

Hambantota is fast becoming a place notorious for thuggery and crimes providing grist to the ant..

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An attack on democracy

It was with shock and dismay that we watched a video footage of some UNP MPs being attacked in Hamba..

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Hambantota mob attack : UNP MPs to raise privilege issues against Police

The five UNP MPs who were attacked by UPFA mobs when they visited the Mattala Airport and Hambantota..

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International body names extremist Buddhist organization in Sri Lanka as a terrorist organization

An extremist Sinhala Buddhist organization in Sri Lanka, the Bodhu Bala Sena (BBS) has been named as..

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SLT, Just In Time settle Rs. 673 m case out of court

National telecom giant to pay Rs. 502 m immediately as part of settlement to JIT and balance..

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Mervyn is better than them - Gnanasara Thero

Mervyn Silva is better than Hakeem, Wimal, Dilan and Wasu because he is a good Sinhalese B..

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THE NEWS CYCLE

About the only items of news this week that are neither bizarre or almost surreal are the news devel..

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More Chinese caught violating visas in Sri Lanka

More Chinese nationals were arrested for violating local immigration and emigration laws, the police..

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Coke s accumulated losses top a billion, but company confident of future

With net assets of Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Limited less than half its stated capital, the ..

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Round II of Fishermen Talks to Begin in Lanka on May 12

Taking the dialogue process forward, the Tamil Nadu government on Monday announced that th..

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On rumble strip

The government had apparently been cherishing many delusions until the last PC polls, one being that..

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Sri Lanka cricket board hits back at Mahela

The Sri Lanka Cricket Board today hit back at the comments made by national cricketer Mahela Jayawar..

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GOBI AND HIS BRIGANDS SHOT DEAD

Three wanted criminals and hardcore LTTE cadres, including Kajeeban Ponniah Selvanayagam alias Gobi,..

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Sri Lanka police take extra measures to nab drunk drivers during holidays

Sri Lanka Police had launched a round-the-clock operation to nab drunk drivers during the Sinhala an..

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New Authority to control medicinal drugs and devices

Tough new laws giving effect to the Government s policy on medicinal drugs will require all manu..

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Brits warned about drink-spiking in SL

Britain has advised its citizens travelling to Sri Lanka mainly in the southern beach resorts to be ..

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Supreme Court orders immediate removal of CIESOT s Board of Directors GK Chairman and 4 nominees to be appointed

The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the immediate removal of the Board of Directors of CIESOT Pvt. Lt..

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A new beginning

Whenever the Sinhala and Tamil New Year dawned as the war was raging, national leaders and editorial..

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Sri Lanka has no faith in international probe: government

The Sri Lankan Government on Saturday said it has no faith in an international investigation into th..

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New engineering faculties to be opened in Colombo, Jaffna, Kelaniya, J pura universities

New engineering faculties would be opened in the Colombo, Jaffna, Kelaniya and Sri Jayewardenepura u..

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Square pegs in round holes

Senior Minister D. E. W. Gunasekera has lamented that intellectuals no longer enter politics unlike ..

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Rape on the rise

Rape cases are on the rise, Child Development and Women`s Affairs Minister, Tissa Karaliyadda, said…

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Expressway toll reduced for New Year

The entry fee charged from all categories of vehicles on the Expressways has been reduced from midni..

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BANKING SECTOR POISED FOR GROWTH

Local banking sector is expected to record a considerable growth in market earnings from D..

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UK says Sri Lanka`s human rights situation negative in many respects

The United Kingdom said today that the human rights situation in Sri Lanka was of serious concern in..

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Pakistan Announces Jinnah Educational Scholarships 2014 for Sri Lankan youth

Pakistan has invited applications for Jinnah Scholarship from Sri Lankan high school students pursui..

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Editor-in-chief of Sri Lanka`s Lakbima newspaper questioned by CID

Sri Lanka`s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today questioned the editor-in-chief of Sinhala ..

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Banned groups and organizations could clear their names through courts - Sri Lankan military

Sri Lanka military has said that the groups and organizations banned by the government could get the..

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Bus fare revision after New Year

The Lanka Private Bus Owners Association (LPBOA) yesterday hinted that the time had come for another..

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LANKA FASTEST NEXT TO CHINA - UK FT

Sri Lanka`s economy grew at a rate of 7.2 per cent over the past financial year, making th..

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UK intervenes on behalf of Canadian held for heroin smuggling 36 kg heroin haul Man from Delhi in Colombo for rescue bid

Ongoing investigation into an abortive bid to smuggle in 36 kgs of heroin with a street value of Rs:..

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Killing the sporting spirit

Sri Lanka s spectacular win against India in Sunday s ICC World T20 finals is still being celebrated..

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Four in hospital after clash over Korean exam

Four people were severely injured when two families clashed over the results of the Korean Language ..

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LTTE s Nediyavan group No.2 in SL custody

Kapilan alias Nandhagopan, who is said to be the second in command of the LTTE s Nediyavan Group abr..

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Sri Lanka secures lowest rate as $ 500 m Sovereign Bond draws $ 4.2 b bids

Sri Lanka has managed to raise $ 500 million at the lowest rate among all five-year international so..

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March tourist arrivals up 17.5%

Sri Lanka s tourist arrivals rose 17.5 percent Year- on-Year (YoY) to 133,048 in March 2014, with Ru..

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Prof. Peiris declines to speculate on speculation

External Affairs Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris has said that India s abstention at the vote on US-..

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The dirtiest month

April is the cruelest month, Eliot says, in the opening line of The Wasteland. But, in this blessed ..

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