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Narcotics authorities of India and Sri Lanka meet to stem drug menace
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Sri Lanka and India together shared concerns on Wednesday (20) over the growing menace of narcotic drugs and latest trends in narcotics smuggling in Indo-Sri Lankan sector during the firs-ever talks between the top anti-narcotics agencies of both the countries.
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Sathosa purchase local potatoes at a certified price of Rs. 80 a kilo from today
Friday, 22 August 2014, 13:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Chairman of Sathosa Nalin Fernando states that a kilo of local potatoes will be purchased at a certified price of Rs. 80...
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Japanese Dy Minister of Land, Infra Structure Facilities, Transport and Tourism Meets Minister Basil Rajapaksa
Friday, 22 August 2014, 12:37
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(Colombo Lankapuvath)Japanese Dy  Minister of Land, Infra Structure Facilities, Transport and Tourism Mr. Manabu Sakai stated that Japanese...
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Ruhunumagampura Port refuels 38 ships
Friday, 22 August 2014, 12:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) The Ruhunu Magampura International seaport at Hambantota has refueled 38 foreign ships during the last two months. Project...
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President expresses his condolences on those who affected by earthslips in Japan
Friday, 22 August 2014, 10:15
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa through a message in his twitter website has expressed condolences on those who...
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Lanka Super Diesel Four Star fuel will be issued from today
Friday, 22 August 2014, 10:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Addressing a media briefing in Colombo yesterday (21), Minister of Petroleum Industries, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa stated...
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Postal vote ballet papers of UVa PC to be handed over by Monday (25)
Friday, 22 August 2014, 10:00
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(Colombo Lankapuvath) Uva Provincial election’s postal vote ballet papers are scheduled to be handed over to postal department on Monday (25)....
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Thundershowers will develop at several places
Friday, 22 August 2014, 10:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Department of Meteorology stated that showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the Central, Sabaragamuwa, Western...
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'Floating Market' makes its way to Sri Lanka today
Friday, 22 August 2014, 09:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Pettah Floating Market, which was implemented as part of the Colombo City Development Project by the Urban Development...
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Maha Sangha appreciates the assistance given by political leadership to uplift Piriven Education
Friday, 22 August 2014, 07:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Addressing the Award ceremony of the All Ceylon Inter Piriven Language Literature Competition, Chief Incumbent of the...
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First Lady donates Laptops to University Students
Friday, 22 August 2014, 06:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Donation of Laptops to University students took place at the President's House recently.
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Rs 2000 hike in relief payment to kidney patients
Thursday, 21 August 2014, 20:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) The government announced that the relief payment to patients suffering from Chronic kidney disease (CKD) will be increased...
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Pettah Floating Market opens tomorrow
Thursday, 21 August 2014, 19:00
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(Colombo Lankapuvath) - "The ceremonial opening of the 'Floating Market' will be held at 6.30 pm on 22nd August at the Bastian Mawatha...
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Information on 10000 fake Doctors
Thursday, 21 August 2014, 18:00
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(Colombo Lnkapuvath) Deputy Minister of Health Lalith Dissanayake said if medical centers raid without a complaint, major dispute will create among...
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“People have faith in Government Standpoint” - Minister Susil
Thursday, 21 August 2014, 17:43
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Addressing a media briefing at Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Headquarters today (21), UPFA General Secretary and...
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45 Acres land for the establishment of Ocean University - Minister Dullas
Thursday, 21 August 2014, 17:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Addressing the Parliament yesterday (20), Minister Dullas Alahapperuma stated that Ministry has found 45 acres of land for...
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Good condition for private buses is essential
Thursday, 21 August 2014, 16:00
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(Colombo Lankapuvath) Western Province Transport Authority Chairman Amila Ranmadala told the media that private buses will be test for its condition...
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13 Year old stabs her 6 year old sister in Badalkumbura
Thursday, 21 August 2014, 16:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - It is reported that a 6 year old girl was stabbed by her 13 year old sister in Badalkumbura, Monaragala, and pronounced...
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“Ranil dreams election victory” - Minister Seneviratne
Thursday, 21 August 2014, 15:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Addressing the media at the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Headquarters today (21), Public Administration and Home Affairs...
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Showers or thundershowers around the Island
Thursday, 21 August 2014, 14:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Several spells of showers will occur in the Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in the Galle and Matara...
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Digambaram and Ganeshan appointed Deputy Ministers
Thursday, 21 August 2014, 13:52
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(Colombo Lankapuvath) Parliamentarians Prabha Ganesan and P. Digambaran have been sworn in as Deputy Ministers. According to the Presidential Media...
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U.S. attorney general visits Missouri town for meetings on fatal shooting
Thursday, 21 August 2014, 13:22
(Colombo Lankapuvath) U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder met with community members in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday and vowed a thorough civil... Read more...
Guatemala's army chief dies in chopper crash
Thursday, 21 August 2014, 12:38
(Colombo Lnkapuvath) The chief of Guatemala's armed forces, Gen. Rudy Ortiz, was among five people killed Wednesday when a military helicopter... Read more...
Thai junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha voted Prime Minister
Thursday, 21 August 2014, 11:26
(Colombo Lankapuvath) Gen Prayuth, 60, was nominated on Thursday in a legislature hand-picked by the junta and made up of mostly military and police... Read more...
Brutal execution by Islamic State militants
Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 17:28
(Colombo Lankapuvath)The Islamic State (IS) has released a video online purporting to show the beheading of US journalist James Foley, who went... Read more...
ව්‍යාපාරික පුවත්
JKH crossing sees market turnover top Rs 7.2 b
Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 17:41
(Colombo Lankapuvath) Sri Lanka’s largest diversified conglomerate John Keells Holdings (JKH) was able to cross 300 million shares that closed... Read more...
Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi in landmark agreement to promote Sri Lanka to clients for investment
Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 10:15
(Colombo Lankapuvath) - The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, UFJ became the first bank yesterday to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Board of... Read more...
Frostaire celebrates 34 years of air conditioning and refrigeration excellence
Monday, 18 August 2014, 16:02
(Colombo Lankapuvath) Frostaire, Sri Lanka’s leading provider of air conditioning and refrigeration solutions, celebrates 34 years of... Read more...
SLT opens a new Teleshop in Akurassa.
Monday, 18 August 2014, 15:54
(Colombo Lankapuvath) - To further facilitate the latest information technology and communication services provided by Sri Lanka Telecom PLC, a new... Read more...
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Sri Lanka's rank escalated
Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 10:47
(Colombo Lankapuvath)Root scored an unbeaten 149 at The Oval, his fifth century in 22 Tests, for which he not only won the player of the match award... Read more...
Tribute song for Mahela
Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 10:10
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Tribute song for great Mahela Jayawardene by Gypsies.
Roger Federer faces David Ferrer in Cincinnati final
Monday, 18 August 2014, 12:40
(Colombo Lankapuvath) World number three Roger Federer will take on Spaniard David Ferrer in the Western and Southern Open final in Cincinnati on... Read more...
Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 105 runs
Monday, 18 August 2014, 11:38
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - It is reported that the Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 105 runs in the second and final Test in Colombo on Monday (18) to sweep... Read more...
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Two Sri Lankan students who overpowered a gunman-Video included
Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 17:58
(Colombo Lankapuvath) wo Sri Lankan students who overpowered a gunman during a McDonalds robbery are among dozens of courageous Victorians to be... Read more...
What’s Up With That: How the Weather Forecaster Knows What It ‘Feels Like’ in Your City
Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 11:18
(Colombo Lankapuvath)I’ve moved a lot, and a city never feels like home until I can anticipate how the day’s weather will feel. I... Read more...
A Famous Art Museum Is Offering Everyone Remote Tours, Using Robots
Monday, 18 August 2014, 12:43
(Colombo Lankapuvath) Since at least the 1960s, we’ve romanticized nighttime visits to art museums. In From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E.... Read more...
Applications called for wildlife photography competition
Monday, 18 August 2014, 09:56
(Colombo Lankapuvath) Arrangements have been made to hold a wildlife photography competition by the Department of Wildlife Conservations to mark the... Read more...
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General Kotelawala Defence University International Research Symposium 2014
Friday, 22 August 2014, 10:43
(Colombo Lankapuvath) In line with a university’s responsibility to generate new knowledge that can assist in national development, KDU has... Read more...
Pope stuns Vatican workers by dropping into Vatican's canteen
Monday, 18 August 2014, 13:30
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Pope Francis proved he really is a ‘Man of God’ when he made a surprise visit to the Vatican's canteen on... Read more...
Powerful Portraits of People Living Off the Grid
Monday, 18 August 2014, 12:47
(Colombo Lankapuvath) Whenever the emails pile up or the traffic grinds to a crawl, many of us fantasize about leaving it all behind and unplugging... Read more...
Fire ball in North central skies was a large chunk from Perseid Meteor Shower
Saturday, 16 August 2014, 10:02
(Colombo Lankapuvath) The annual meteor shower called Preside is now active in this year and has its peak from 12-13th August 2014.About 30 to... Read more...
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Land ownership gives the people dignity and pride – President
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(Colombo Lankapuvath) - The fertile agricultural lands immensely contribute to the country’s economic stability and the ownership of lands help the people to utilise them with dignity and pride, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said.
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Int’l pressure not only unhelpful but also detrimental – Prof. Peiris
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris on Monday said that international pressure to probe allegations of human rights violations is not only unhelpful, but is also “absolutely harmful” to the country.
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Sri Lanka wants to build ‘Positive Peace’ in a cohesive, social relationship - Secretary to the President
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) What we must seek to build progressively is a "Positive Peace" and a kind of development that goes beyond a monetary value and favours the growth of human and social relationships, cohesive societies, promote civic engagement and establish trust and reciprocity, said Mr Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to the President.
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Defence Seminar - 2014 begins today in Colombo
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Defence Seminar - 2014 organized by the Sri Lanka Army will be conducted in Colombo from today (18) to the 20th of this month. The forum will be held for the fourth occasion this year.
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Government committed to fulfill youth aspirations – Prof G.L. Peris
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) Minister Professor G.L. Peiris said the Government headed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa is totally committed to working for the well being of youth and has made achievements at an unprecedented level. He said this while delivering the key note speech as the chief guest at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Youth Council Secretariat in Hambantota last evening (Aug 13).
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Time frame of UNHRC probe team is problematic - Military Spokesman
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) The timeframe set out by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights established OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL) is problematic, says Military Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya. While clarifying that Sri Lanka is opposed to the UNHRC appointed investigation, he pointed out although its specified mandate is to inquire into the alleged human rights violations in Sri Lanka between 22 February 2002 to 19 May 2009, the Investigation Team has reportedly investigate events up to 15th November 2011.
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Will Harin join SLFP?
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage, and Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena predicts that Harin Fernando, former UNP Parliamentarian who resigned from Parliament to contest forthcoming Uva Provincial Council Elections might change the political party sooner than expected.
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US statement creates false and alarmist view on Sri Lanka: Ministry of External Affairs
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) The Ministry of External Affairs takes serious note of the Security Message for US Citizens issued by the United States Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security on 8th August 2014, which regrettably creates a false and alarmist view of the conditions prevalent in Sri Lanka.
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Intension of UNHRC probe is not pure
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) Outgoing UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navinetham Pillai said that the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL) could be done without visiting Sri Lanka. She told Reuters that there were ways and means of conducting investigations without visiting the country where the alleged human rights violations had taken place.
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