UNP fact finding mission- notices issued on four MPs

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The Fort Magistrate's Court today issued notices on four UNP MPs Ravi Karunanayake, R. Yogarajan, Nalin Bandara, and Ajith P. Perera to appear in Court next Monday (27). MORE... Read the Full Article

Budget 2015 to be presented in Parliament tomorrow

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President Mahinda Rajapksa is expected to present the Budget proposal for the year 2015 in Parliament tomorrow (24) for the first reading, the Ministry of Finance and Planning says. MORE... Read the Full Article

Blast at Kandakuliya Air Force training camp, three injured

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Three airmen were injured and admitted to the Kalpitiya Base hospital following a blast at the Kandakuliya Air Force Training Camp, a short while ago, Ada Derana reporter said. Read the Full Article

Migrant workers in UAE exploited, abused- HRW

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Migrant domestic workers from countries such as the Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Ethiopia in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are beaten, exploited and trapped in forced labour situations, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Thursday. MORE... Read the Full Article

President condemns terror attack in Canada

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa through a Twitter message denounced the terrorist attack in Canada, where a suspected jihadist gunman shot dead a soldier near the national war memorial at the federal parliament in Ottawa. MORE... Read the Full Article

Beggar kidnapped child- DNA test to confirm paternity

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A DNA test will be carried out to confirm paternity of the child who is believed to have abducted by a beggar and later found from Dambulla, Police Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana told Ada Derana. MORE... Read the Full Article

Fire breaks out at shops in Fort

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A row of shops at First Cross Street in Fort have been destroyed by a fire, which broke out at around midnight, last night. MORE... Read the Full Article

Thundershowers expected in the sea areas

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The Met. Dept. forecasts that showers or thundershowers can be expected at several places in the sea areas around the island (particularly during the evening or night). MORE... Read the Full Article

Shooting inside Canadian Parliament

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Canada's parliament building and other government offices are locked down in Ottawa after an armed attack left at least one injured guard at the country's main war memorial. MORE... Read the Full Article

Asylum seekers- Andrew takes Australia to international criminal court

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Australian politician Andrew Wilkie has written to the International Criminal Court seeking to prosecute the Abbott government for crimes against humanity, specifically on asylum seekers of Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. MORE... Read the Full Article

PICTURES- Kidnapped child found in Dambulla 10-months after

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A two-year-old child who had been allegedly abducted by a beggar in Ambalangoda was found 10-months after from the Dambulla town, as a result of an intensive search mission launched by child's grandmother, this morning (22). MORE... Read the Full Article

Tamil leaders slam SL Navy Chief’s Indian visit

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Regional leaders in India's southern Tamil Nadu state slammed the visit of Sri Lankan navy chief, Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera, to the country. Read the Full Article

Ban lifted on LTTE- ‘we did enough to stop it’, says MoEA

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The Ministry of External Affairs says that the government has already provided all relevant material to the European Commission in order to assist the Commission to resist the claim by the LTTE. MORE... Read the Full Article

Vegetable vendor found dead in Attidiya

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The police found a dead body of a person believed to be a vegetable vendor near Attidiya junction in Mt-Lavinia, this morning. The abandoned body...MORE... Read the Full Article

Deepavali fosters understanding among communities, increase harmony - President

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The festive day of Deepavali, which underlines the great spiritual values of Hinduism, is filled with the spirit of love and devotion, and is an occasion for Hindus to strive for greater spirituality, foster understanding among communities, and increase harmony among people, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa. MORE... Read the Full Article

Iran, SL underscore expansion of relations

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In a meeting between Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Asian and Pacific Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour and Sri Lankan Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris on Monday, the two officials underscored that expansion of bilateral ties has been always atop agenda both countries. MORE... Read the Full Article

BBS to enter politics

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General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero said that their organization will bring forward suitable candidates for the next General election. MORE... Read the Full Article

IUSF protest tear gassed

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The Police Anti-riot Squad fired tear gas and water cannons on university students who staged a protest and attempted to proceed towards Parliament, a short while ago. MORE... Read the Full Article

Sl. vs Ind. ODIs- Kohli to lead Indian team

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In the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, Virat Kohli will be seen leading Indian squad in the first three One Day Internationals (ODIs) as regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been rested for the series which will begin next month. MORE... Read the Full Article

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5Y in prison in killing of GF

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Oscar Pistorius, the South African track star once seen as an emblem of triumph over adversity, was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. MORE... Read the Full Article

Decision on LTTE not politically motivated- GCEU

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The General Court of the European Union (GCEU) has announced that its decision to annuls sanction on LTTE was not politically motivated. MORE... Read the Full Article

UNP MPs attacked in Slave Island

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A group of UNP MPs who engaged in a field visit at the Port Authority Training Center in slave island were attacked by a group of persons, a short while ago, UNP Ravi Karunanayake MP told Ada Derana. MORE... Read the Full Article

Over 100 mm heavy falls at some places

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The Met. Dept. says that showers or thundershowers will occur over most parts of the island particularly during the afternoon and night. Heavy falls (more than 100mm) are also likely at some places. MORE... Read the Full Article

MoDUD to conduct survey on displaced persons in North

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The Ministry of Defence and Urban Development is about to conduct a survey on Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims who lost their properties and land in the Northern Province from 1980 due to terrorist activities, the Ministry stated in a press release. MORE... Read the Full Article

Bus toppled in Bandarawela, 33 injured

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At least 33 people were injured, three of them seriously, after a SLBT bus toppled in Udamalwatta area in Bandarawela, this morning, the police said. MORE... Read the Full Article