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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The United States Secretary of the Department of State (DOS) John Kerry is to arrive in Sri Lanka on Saturday for a 24-hour visit, the Ministry of External Affairs said. He will arrive in Sri Lanka on Saturday and depart the following day.
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Interim order on full-face helmet ban extended
Monday, 27 April 2015, 13:18
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - It is reported that the Court of Appeal today (27) extended the interim order issued suspending the Police circular to ban...   Read more...

President pitches for early Parliamentary Elections - Report
Monday, 27 April 2015, 13:10
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - President Maithripala Sirisena has apparently decided to order early Parliamentary Elections in the hope that it will yield...   Read more...

Just 16 out of 52 boats back from Lanka - Tamil Nadu claims
Monday, 27 April 2015, 12:07
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - In the second salvage operation on last Friday, Tamil Nadu fishermen could bring back only 16 boats from Sri Lanka, The New...   Read more...

UPFA support 19th Amendment, only if Govt. deliver 20th
Monday, 27 April 2015, 11:24
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Leader of the Opposition Nimal Siripala de Silva speaking in Parliament today (27) stated that the United People's...   Read more...

Cairn India exits Sri Lanka oil exploration
Monday, 27 April 2015, 11:09
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - A nearly 50 per cent drop in crude oil prices has forced Cairn India to exit its operations in Sri Lanka, the Business...   Read more...

Second reading of 19th Amendment begins
Monday, 27 April 2015, 10:21
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Reportedly, President Maithripala Sirisena commenced the second reading of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in...   Read more...

Section on media in 19th Amendment will be removed
Monday, 27 April 2015, 10:16
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe speaking in Parliament today (27) announced that the section pertaining to the media in...   Read more...

JHU backs 19th and 20th Amendments
Monday, 27 April 2015, 09:15
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) which prior restricted the 19th Amendment to the Constitution had chosen to extend full...   Read more...

Daya Alwis passes away
Monday, 27 April 2015, 08:57
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Veteran actor Daya Alwis has passed away today (27) early in the morning. He was aged 72 at the time of demise.   Read more...

Sobitha Thera to stage satyagraha until 19th Amendment passed
Monday, 27 April 2015, 08:20
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Reportedly, the Convener of National Movement for Just Society and the Chief Incumbent of Kotte Sri Naga Viharaya Ven....   Read more...


LTTE abducted many during war - PCICMP Interim Report
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - At least four different groups, including Sri Lanka’s security forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), are responsible for the disappearances of hundr Readmore


Sri Lanka condoles with Nepal on the tragic loss of life from the earthquake
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Government and the people of Sri Lanka is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of lives and extensive damage to property caused by the earthquake which occurred on Saturd Readmore

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Nepal earthquake: Death toll rises above 3,000
Monday, 27 April 2015, 09:59
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - At least 3,218 people are now known to have died in a massive earthquake which hit Nepal on Saturday (25), say officials.... Read more...
Major aftershock hits Nepal day after devastating earthquake
Sunday, 26 April 2015, 13:11
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Kathmandu area of Nepal was struck by a magnitude 6.7 aftershock Sunday (26), just a day after a massive earthquake in... Read more...
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Google Executive on Mount Everest among the dead in Nepal earthquake
Monday, 27 April 2015, 11:47
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Dan Fredinburg, a Google Executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive... Read more...
Sathosa earns 2.3 billion rupees during New Year season
Saturday, 25 April 2015, 16:53
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) Sathosa has earned revenue of 2.3 billion rupees during the New Year festival season said Mr. Kiran Athapaththu, Chairman of... Read more...
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Indrajith Cooray sets new Sri Lankan Marathon Record
Monday, 27 April 2015, 12:49
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Reportedly, Anuradha Indrajith Cooray has finished 14th in the London Marathon. 37-year-old London based Sri Lankan athlete... Read more...
Pakistan set for full tour of Sri Lanka in June
Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 12:58
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Pakistan will likely play three Tests, five One Day Internationals (ODIs) and two T20 internationals in Sri Lanka during the... Read more...
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Nelly arrested on drug charges
Sunday, 12 April 2015, 09:17
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Nelly has reportedly been arrested on felony drug possession charges while in Tennessee. Read more...
Kurt Cobain chooses 'Nirvana' as band name in Montage of Heck [Video]
Monday, 06 April 2015, 14:21
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Twenty one years ago Sunday, Kurt Cobain died from a self-inflicted shotgun wound at age 27. The Nirvana frontman, who... Read more...
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Lowest inflation rate in years
Saturday, 25 April 2015, 06:18
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The lowest inflation rate of the country was reported this month, the Cabinet Spokesperson and the Minister of Health and... Read more...
Arjuna Mahendran back on duty
Friday, 24 April 2015, 10:14
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran has resumed his duties after a more than five-week voluntary leave of absence. Read more...
Dr. Darshani Gunatilleke appointed Director General of DGI
Thursday, 23 April 2015, 13:20
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Dr. S. K. M. D. Dharshani Gunathillake, a Senior Lecturer of the Department of Sinhala, University of Peradeniya, has been... Read more...
Indian-origin estate workers to get land with deeds
Thursday, 23 April 2015, 11:09
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Sri Lankan Government headed by President Maithripala Sirisena has taken what is described as a “historic... Read more...
Indian Cabinet backs Lanka pact
Thursday, 23 April 2015, 10:14
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Indian Cabinet yesterday (22) gave ex-post-facto approval to Reserve Bank of India’s agreement with the Central... Read more...
Lankans arrested trafficking methamphetamine
Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 08:22
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Two Sri Lankans are being investigated after being arrested in Jakarta, Indonesia for trafficking methamphetamine, the CNN... Read more...
Provincial Co-op employees to get pension
Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 07:03
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - A batch of 1,583 employees in the Co-operative sector in the Sabaragamuwa Province will be entitled for pension benefits.... Read more...
Lanka to become first tropical country to eradicate Malaria
Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 06:45
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - In another achievement of Sri Lanka’s free health service, it was slated to be declared the first tropical country in... Read more...
Denmark Envoy to Sri Lanka calls on President
Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 06:18
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Reportedly, the Ambassador of Denmark to Sri Lanka with residence in New Delhi Freddy Svane has called on President... Read more...

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Uva CM and cousin exchange blows
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Reportedly, a brawl has transpired between the Chief Minister of Uva Province Harin Fernando and his cousin at the Colombo Swimming Club in Kollupitiya on Wednesday evening (22).
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New Year festival involving elephants: Kabir says no threat to safety of animals
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The General Secretary of United National Party (UNP) and the Minister of Highways, Higher Education and Investment Promotion Kabir Hashim emphasized that the Sinhala and Tamil New Year festival involving elephants did not pose any threat to the safety of the animals.
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Former First Family celebrates Avurudu
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa celebrated Sinhala and Tamil New Year while observing the traditional rituals together with the residents of the area at Carlton House in Tangalle on Tuesday (14).
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Sujeewa accused of verbally attacking Malani
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Making a statement at the Parliament on Wednesday (08), the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian Malani Fonseka blamed Deputy Minister of Justice Sujeewa Senasinghe of oppressive comments even including her personnel life.
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My aim was to avoid exercising excessive powers [Video]
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - President Maithripala Sirisena, addressing the nation on Thursday night (23), said his intention was not to use unlimited executive powers that are vested in his position.
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President Sirisena, Former President Rajapaksa agree to meet
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - A special meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been arranged, the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian T. B. Ekanayake revealed.
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John Kerry due in first week of May
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The schedule for the visit by United States Secretary of the Department of State (DOS) John Kerry to Sri Lanka is being finalized, The Sunday Leader quoted Foreign Ministry and Embassy of United States (US) sources.
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Somawansa to form new party
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Reportedly, the Former Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Leader Somawansa Amarasinghe who resigned from the JVP has met with the Commissioner of Elections Mahinda Deshapriya. Former JVP Leader stated that attention was drawn towards the registration of a new political party.
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UNHRC lists urgent tasks for Lanka
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Showing impatience over the slow pace of the ethic reconciliation process in Sri Lanka, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Tuesday (14) listed certain urgent tasks for the Lankan Government to do, so that charges of human rights abuses and war crimes are meaningfully addressed.
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