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18th SAARC Summit begins today

(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit is all set to formally begin in Kathmandu, today (26). Heads of State or Government from eight South Asian countries, including Nepal, and representatives of nine observers are already in capital for the Summit.

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President Rajapaksa urges SAARC leaders to join forces against external threats to member nations
Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 16:15
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - President Mahinda Rajapaksa urged SAARC leaders to join forces against external threats to member nations. “Morally in...
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“Foreign Conspiracy to bring down Government” - Minister Dilan Perera
Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 16:03
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Dilan Perera accuses foreign powers behind attempt to topple the...
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LTTE’s ‘Mahawiru’ celebrations has no place in this country - Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya
Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 15:08
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Army Media Spokesperson Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya, while speaking to Lankapuvath National News Agency stated that the...
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President Rajapaksa holds bilateral discussions with Afghan President
Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 14:22
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - According to the Nepal Information Department, President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is in Nepal to attend the 18th South Asian...
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“Bringing the conflict to an end is a great opportunity for Sri Lanka” - EU Ambassador to Sri Lanka
Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 13:07
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - It is reported that a special discussion to obtain European Union (EU)'s contribution to strengthen the rural...
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“We are yet uncertain of Maithripala’s policies” - JHU
Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 11:58
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Spokesperson of the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe has stated that the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU)...
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Temporary stop to Government Corporation Heads foreign tours
Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 10:59
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Due to the upcoming 2015 Presidential Election, foreign tours of all Government Department Heads, Government Corporation and...
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Fire at Jayewardenepura Hospital
Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 10:24
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - It is reported that a sudden fire has broken out in a room inside the Pharmacy of the Jayewardenepura General Hospital...
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2014 most number of people eligible to vote from Gampaha and the least from Wanni
Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 10:02
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - According to the 2014 eligible Voters List 1,637,537 people from Gampaha District are eligible to vote in the upcoming...
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High winds over the Country
Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 09:27
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Department of Meteorology states that prevailing showery weather is expected to continue over most parts of the country....
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TNA choices lead Pradeshiya Sabha Members to join Government ranks
Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 08:57
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Seruwila Pradeshiya Member K. Sivalogeswaran pledges support to President Mahinda...
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“SLFP or UPFA voters are not ready to make Ranil Prime Minister” - Minister S. B. Dissanayake
Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 08:06
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Higher Education Minister S. B. Dissanayake said that neither the SLFP voters nor the UPFA voters are prepared to vote for...
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Obama confirms US Defense Secretary resignation
Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 08:11
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - United States President Barack Obama announced yesterday (24), the resignation of Defense Secretary Charles Hagel, after... Read more...
Latest suicide bombing from Kabul, Afghanistan
Monday, 24 November 2014, 08:39
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - It is reported that at least forty-five people were killed and ninty-three others were wounded on Sunday when a suicide... Read more...
Strong earthquake shakes Japan's Nagano area
Sunday, 23 November 2014, 12:56
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - It is reported that at least thirty-seven homes were destroyed in two villages, and thirty-nine people were injured across... Read more...
ISIS militants fighting the Iraqi Military
Sunday, 23 November 2014, 11:31
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - ISIS militants are fighting Iraqi military and tribal forces close to the main Government complex of Anbar province in the... Read more...
Kenyan bus attack: Killed nearly 60 people aboard
Saturday, 22 November 2014, 08:12
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Armed men ambushed a bus which was heading from Mandera, near the Somali boarder, to the capital of Nairobi and killed... Read more...
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Mihin Lanka Now Flies to Another SAARC Destination - Lahore
Thursday, 20 November 2014, 12:48
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Mihin Lanka, Sri Lanka’s national low-cost carrier recently expanded its operations, with an inaugural flight from... Read more...
Fouzul Hameed to present exclusive ‘Concept 2015’ show this November
Friday, 14 November 2014, 15:31
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The FH Studio takes exclusive menswear to new heights with the second edition of its annual ‘Concept’ show.... Read more...
CFW Design Trunk Show 2014
Thursday, 13 November 2014, 16:09
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Galle Face Hotel today announced that it will play host to the first ever CFW Design Trunk Show 2014 organized by the... Read more...
SriLankan Airlines introduces its first wide body A330-300 aircrafts
Friday, 31 October 2014, 10:00
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - It is reported that the SriLankan Airlines has introduces its first wide body A330-300 with more in-flight features,... Read more...
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Lionel Messi: Arsenal targeted Barcelona forward - Arsene Wenger
Saturday, 22 November 2014, 13:07
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger confirms he tried to sign Lionel Messi. Messi was 15 at the time and an academy team-mate of... Read more...
Australia vs. South Africa: Steve Smith century secures series win
Saturday, 22 November 2014, 08:32
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Steve Smith scored 104 off 112 balls as Australia beat South Africa by three wickets to take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the... Read more...
India seal series with facile win
Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 16:23
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Sri Lanka scored 242/10 after 48.2 overs. India won the match by scoring 245/4 only from 44.1 overs with 35 balls to spare.... Read more...
Sri Lanka Tour of India 3rd ODI – 9th November at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium
Sunday, 09 November 2014, 13:15
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - India may not have a great record at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, having lost three of the four ODIs... Read more...
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Calling Applications for All Island School Inventors’ Competition
Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 15:00
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS) annually organize an “All Island School Inventors’... Read more...
President opens "Vision of a Nation" Photo Exhibition
Monday, 03 November 2014, 08:30
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - A rare photographic exhibition titled “Vision of a Nation” (Rataka Dekma) consisting of a large number of... Read more...
Researcher Claims Amazons Really Existed
Friday, 31 October 2014, 17:10
(Colombo,Lankapuvath) - Ancient Amazonian female warriors made famous by Greek legend were actually real, according to latest research by scholar... Read more...
Orson Welles’ final film for release in 2015
Friday, 31 October 2014, 07:45
 (Colombo,Lankapuvath) - Orson Welles’ unfinished final film, “The Other Side of the Wind,” may be heading for a theatrical... Read more...
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Doctorate for President Rajapaksa
Monday, 24 November 2014, 09:00
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - It is reported that the Government of Thailand has conferred a doctorate on the President Mahinda Rajapaksa. This is the... Read more...
Holy Mass in Bethlehem to bless President Rajapaksa
Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 08:00
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - A Holy Mass to bless President Mahinda Rajapaksa and to mark his 69th birthday will be held at the Church of Nativity in... Read more...
Two soldiers interdicted: Army to support victims
Monday, 17 November 2014, 18:57
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - A special team of the Corps of Military Police (SLCMP) of the Army, dispatched from the Colombo Army Headquarters on the... Read more...

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Common Candidate akin to Mohini
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Back in the days people were scared of walking next to a cemetery or a three way junction because of ghosts, and we all know that out of all the ghosts ‘Mohini’ is the scariest of them all.
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Sajith and Tissa
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(Colombo, Lankapuwath) - In preparation for the forthcoming general election United National Party has appointed a 20 member committee called G-20. This committee met on a latter day. This meeting was held at the parliamentary complex presided over by party’s present leader Ranil Wickramasinghe.
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Sajith asks for responsibilities and receives a tirade! UNP’s G-20 a flop?
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(Colombo, Lankapuwath) - A special discussion took place last week between UNP leader Ranil Wickramasinghe, Malik Samarawickrama and Sajith Premeadasa.  At this meeting Parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa has said, “I have been given deputy leadership. As agreed, now I should be given at least some of the balance responsibilities”.
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2015 Budget flies through with a majority of 95 votes
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The second reading of the proposed Budget for 2015 was passed in the Parliament, yesterday (24) with a majority of 95 votes. While there were 152 votes in favour of the reformed Budget it was only opposed by 57 votes.
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“Political revenge and insult are not the policies of the present Government” - President [Audio]
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - President Mahinda Rajapaksa has released the water from ‘Deduru Oya’ which will provide irrigation for 30 thousand acres of paddy and would benefit about 100 thousand farmer families.
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“Maithripala Sirisena fallen into the opposition’s trap” - President
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Addressing Indigenous Medical Practitioners at Temple Trees yesterday (22), President Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that the former General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Maithripala Sirisena has fallen into the opposition’s trap the same way Sarath Fonseka did in 2010.
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“We will let the people decide, that is democracy” - President [Audio]
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Addressing over 5,000 small scale rubber smallholders at Temple Trees, yesterday (20), President Mahinda Rajapaksa emphasized that “We will let the people decide. That is democracy”, he made this remarks while publicly expressing his intentions of seeking a people’s mandate from the people to hold Office as President by election for a further term, added that this would be conveyed to the Commissioner of Elections by relevant proclamation yesterday (20).
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