14-year old kills his 15-year-old friend in Welipanna

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A 14-year-old has been arrested on the allegation of beating to death his 15-year-old friend with a club in Welipanna area, the police said. MORE... Read the Full Article

Man accused of selling drugs to school students arrested in Kandy

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The police have arrested a suspect accused of selling drugs to schools students in Kandy. MORE... Read the Full Article

Navy sailor commits suicide in Colpetty

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A Navy sailor has committed suicide by hanging himself at his boarding house in Colpetty, police confirmed this morning (25). MORE... Read the Full Article

Fighter jet bomb found in Killinochchi

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An unexploded bomb believed to be fired from a fighter jet during the war time has been found in Kilinochchi, police said. MORE... Read the Full Article

ADB to assist Sri Lanka in transport projects

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will help Sri Lanka prepare studies and designs for new road, railway, and port projects so the country's transport system is well-placed to support economic growth in the medium term. MORE... Read the Full Article

Tamil prisoners continue hunger strike

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Over 20 Tamil prisoners held in prisons across Sri Lanka are continuing their hunger strike for the fourth day as of today. MORE... Read the Full Article

Son of MP Aluthgamage arrested for drunk driving

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Kanishka Aluthgamage, son of MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage has been arrested on charges of driving under the influence of liquor, police said. MORE... Read the Full Article

Govt. can amend the existing Constitution - Mahinda

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There is no need to draft a new Constitution, the Government can amend the existing one instead, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says. MORE... Read the Full Article

Pope appoints Special Envoy to attend conference in Sri Lanka

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Pope Francis has appointed Cardinal Telesphore Placidus Toppo, Archbishop of Ranchi (India), as his special envoy to the Asian Bishops' Conference to be held in Colombo in November, the Vatican Radio reported. MORE... Read the Full Article

Working group for collaboration with Pak- Sri Lanka constituted

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The Punjab gov-ernment has constituted a working group for col-laboration with Sri Lanka, under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary Punjab, Shamail Ahmad Khawaja. MORE... Read the Full Article

Nine injured after two vans collide head-on in Badulla

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Nine persons including 6 women were injured and hospitalized following a head-on collision involving two vans near the Badulla Police Station on the Bandarawela-Badulla main road today. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Barber claims he was assaulted by cops over hair cut delay

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A barber who has been admitted to hospital claims he was assaulted by a group of officers from the Hatton Police Station. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Protest staged in Jaffna to highlight Tamil issues

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Thousands of Sri Lankan Tamils led by Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran today staged a demonstration in Jaffna to highlight issues faced by the minority community in the country. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Ven. Omalpe Sobitha Thero to resign as JHU leader

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Venerable Dr. Omalpe Sobitha Thero says that he will resign from the leadership of the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU). MORE.. Read the Full Article

Sri Lanka, Georgia sign deal on visa-free system for diplomats

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The Georgian and Sri Lankan Foreign Ministers highlighted bilateral relations at the meeting held on the sidelines of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Mastercard lists Colombo as world’s 4th fastest growing tourist destination

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Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, is the world's fourth fastest-growing destination for international visitors, according to the 2016 Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Navy nabs 77.5 kg of Kerala Ganja

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Sri Lanka Navy personnel have seized 77.5 kg of Kerala Cannabis while being transportedin a three-wheeler in the coastal area of Ambalampokkane in Pudukurippu. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Naval rating commits suicide at Trincomalee camp

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A naval rating has committed suicide inside the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) camp in Trincomalee by shooting himself. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Finance Ministry to inspect licensed liquor breweries

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The Finance Ministry says that licensed liquor breweries will be inspected by the special raid unit of the ministry. MORE.. Read the Full Article

IMF asks Sri Lanka to expedite implementation of VAT amendments

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A staff team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by Jaewoo Lee visited Colombo during September 13-23, 2016 to hold discussions on the first review of the Sri Lankan authorities' economic program that is being supported by a three-year Extended Fund Facility (EFF). MORE.. Read the Full Article

Ada Derana Sri Lankan of the Year 2016 - Award Winners

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The first ever Ada Derana Sri Lankan of the Year Awards ceremony was held on Friday (23) at the Hilton, Colombo. MORE.. Read the Full Article

World’s endorsement of Sri Lanka’s achievements a great incentive - President

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President Maithripala Sirisena says that the world leaders have commended Sri Lanka on the achievements of the last 18 months and that is a great incentive, encouragement and a blessing for Sri Lanka. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Prices of 47 essential drugs reduced

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Prices of 47 essential drugs have been reduced under the first phase of the National Drug Policy, Health Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne said. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Women arrested after FB video shows her assaulting daughter

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A woman who was arrested in Nirweli for inhumanly assaulting her nine-year-old daughter, after a video of the incident went viral on social media, has been remanded till October 07 by the Jaffna Magistrate's Court. MORE.. Read the Full Article

More Sri Lankan refugees set to return from India

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Another group of 76 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees currently living in South India are scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka under a UN facilitated voluntary repatriation program, the Sri Lankan government said on Friday. MORE.. Read the Full Article