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India wants excellent relations with Sri Lanka, says BJP delegation

(Colombo, Lankapuvath) A group of members from India’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), including the Chairman of BJP’s Committee on Strategic Action and Former Union Minister Dr. Subramanian Swamy, met Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa at Ministry Premises, July 22.

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Latest News

100000 Motorbikes for government sector field officers
Thursday, 24 July 2014, 19:00
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(Colombo Lankapuvath) Government  had decided to give Motorbikes on an easy installment plan for field officers such as Agriculture officers and...
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Fifth Oman Air Golf Classic to attract golfers from Sri Lanka, Australia and the Middle East.
Thursday, 24 July 2014, 19:00
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(Colombo Lankapuvath) Thursday the 24th of July, Colombo: The annual Oman Air Golf Classic 2014 is set to tee off for the fifth consecutive year at...
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Prasanna Ranatunga lodges a complaint at Kurunduwatta Police
Thursday, 24 July 2014, 18:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Western Province Chief Minister, Prasanna Ranatunga has lodged a complaint today (24), at 9.00 am at Kurunduwatta Police...
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Air Algerie AH5017 crashes in Niger with 110 passengers and 6 crew
Thursday, 24 July 2014, 17:55
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(Colombo Lankapuvath) An Air Algerie flight carrying 110 passengers and six crew members disappeared from radar early on Thursday morning between...
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Accepting security deposits for Uva Provincial polls begins
Thursday, 24 July 2014, 17:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Office of the Returning Officers states that placing of security deposits of the candidates from independent groups, for the...
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Landmark Climate change project launch in Sri Lanka
Thursday, 24 July 2014, 16:00
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(Colombo Lankapuvath) Economic Development Ministry and UNDP Sri Lanka yesterday marked the official launch of its project under the Environmental...
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Hearse collided with train causing delays
Thursday, 24 July 2014, 15:49
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(Colombo Lankapuvath) A funeral hearse collided with an oncoming train near Wanawasala train station and has caused train delays. Incident took place...
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Supreme Court dismisses UNP petition on Uva Province seats
Thursday, 24 July 2014, 15:06
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Supreme Court today (24) dismissed the petition filed by UNP Parliamentarian Harin Fernando against the seat allocation...
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All NGOs should register and indicate scope of activities - Prime Minister
Thursday, 24 July 2014, 15:00
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(Colombo,Lankapuvath) - Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne said that under the laws of this country all non government organizations should be registered....
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SLAF proposal for an Aircraft Maintenance Base in Sri Lanka
Thursday, 24 July 2014, 14:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) states that the Government had proposed the construction of an Aircraft Maintenance Base with...
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Tuition classes banned 5 days prior the examination
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - A ban on tuition classes, five days ahead of General Certificate of Education (GCE) examinations, is to be implemented with the assistance of authorities. It is reporte Readmore


Social conciliation should go beyond ethnic reconcilliation
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) Social conciliation is an aspect that should be present in every field, community and public service and it has to go beyond reconciliation between communities, Economic Deve Readmore


Foreign News

Air Algerie plane disappears from radar
Thursday, 24 July 2014, 16:17
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The official Algerian news agency says an Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, has... Read more...
TransAsia Airways plane crashes during emergency landing in Taiwan, killing 47 people
Thursday, 24 July 2014, 09:46
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - A plane has crashed in Taiwan while trying to make an emergency landing, killing 47 people, officials say. Read more...
Malaysia Flight 17 'black box' will not answer why
Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 15:00
(Colombo Lankapuvath)Recorders from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 carry detailed information about the moments before it was shot down over Ukraine,... Read more...
Jakarta Governor, Joko Widodo wins Indonesia Presidential Election
Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 13:00
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Jakarta Governor, Joko Widodo has been declared the winner of Indonesia's hotly contested presidential election. Read more...

Business News

SLT student receives recognition as the City & Guilds ‘International Learner of the Year’
Thursday, 24 July 2014, 12:36
(Colombo Lankapuvath) Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) is proud to announce that a student of the SLT Training Centre, was crowned as the 1st Asian to win... Read more...
Bank of Ceylon listed among Top 1,000 Global Banks
Thursday, 24 July 2014, 11:46
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) Sri Lanka’s leading Bank with 75 years of strength, trust and stability, the Bank of Ceylon is proud to receive global... Read more...
Mobitel mLoyalty expands to major retail brands in support of apparel welfare JAAF - initiated Ransalu Pranaama Rewards Programme enters third phase
Thursday, 17 July 2014, 13:39
(Colombo Lankapuvath) The National Mobile Service Provider, Mobitel has extended its support to Sri Lanka’s single largest worker welfare... Read more...
SLT, exclusive partner for Sri Dalada Maligawa ICT Project
Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 17:18
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) Sri Lanka Telecom, the National ICT Solutions Provider recently entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sri... Read more...

TALES SANS TAILS

Those who speak against other religions disgrace their own religion – President
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(Colombo Lankapuvath) Those who condemn other religions and speak against other faiths are only bringing disgrace to their own religion President Rajapaksa said while pointing out extremists bring no justice to any religion. He said this at the rededication ceremony of the Methodist Church at Galle Fort, which was renovated by the Sri Lanka Navy and handed over to the Methodist Church. The Methodist Church in Sri Lanka begun by missionaries who arrived in 1814 celebrates its bicentennial today (July 4).
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Tony Abbott says Sri Lanka is a “Society at peace”
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has described Sri Lanka as a “Society at peace” while speaking to foreign media on the incident of a boat carrying  153 Tamil asylum seekers facing trouble in high seas off Christmas island.
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Social conciliation should go beyond eth...
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) Social conciliation is an aspect that should be present in every field, community and public service and it has to go beyond reconciliation between communities, Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa said.
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Tuition classes banned 5 days prior the ...
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - A ban on tuition classes, five days ahead of General Certificate of Education (GCE) examinations, is to be implemented with the assistance of authorities. It is reported that teachers should refrain from mass or individual teaching, holding seminars and workshops and...
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West using HR issues to belittle Sri Lan...
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(Colombo Lankapuvath) - Former Union Minister Dr. Subramanian Swamy said Human Rights are being used as a tool by some quarters to belittle Sri Lanka's achievement in crushing one of the most ruthless terrorist outfits in the world.
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BJP Members Meet President Rajapaksa
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) A group of members from India’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), including the Chairman of BJP’s Committee on Strategic Action and Former Union Minister Dr. Subramanian Swamy, met President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees this evening.
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Uva postal vote applications before Augu...
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(Colombo Lankpuvath)- Applications for the postal voting of the upcoming Uva Provincial Council election must be submitted before August 6, 2014. The Elections Secretariat states that the accepting of postal vote applications for the Uva Provincial Council polls will commence July 18 but so far not...
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Portugal Prime Minister calls on Preside...
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Portugal Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho met for discussions at Temple Trees this afternoon.   During the discussion with the President, Prime Minister Coelho said Portugal was interested in further improving relations with Sri Lanka,...
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20 year prison term for Tangalle PS Chai...
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) The Colombo High Court sentenced the Tangalle Pradeshya Saba Chairman Vidanapathirana and 3 others for 20 years of rigorous imprisonment after they were found guilty of Khuram Sheik's murder and the rape of his girl- friend Victoria Alexendra.. Colombo Chief High Court...
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President appoints international legal l...
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday appointed three top international legal experts as members of Advisory Council to the Commission of Inquiry into complaints of violations of human rights.
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