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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

No liquor on July 29
Friday, 25 July 2014, 13:30
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(Colombo Lankapuvath) Excise Department told Lankapuvath that the all liquor shops will be closed on 29th July in view of the Ramadan Festival of the...
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150 new luxurious buses for Colombo and suburbs
Friday, 25 July 2014, 13:25
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(Colombo Lankapuvath)Minister Kumara Welgama said 150 luxurious and normal buses will be allocated to Colombo and suburbs.  These buses are...
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Treasure hunter nabbed
Friday, 25 July 2014, 12:49
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - A person who was engaged in treasure hunting in the Orland Church in Aduruppu Street has been arrested by the Aduruppu...
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SL ranks high in UN Annual Human Development Index
Friday, 25 July 2014, 11:53
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(Colombo,Lankapuvath) Sri Lanka ranks best in  South Asia in the 2014 human development report of the United Nations development programme which...
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Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2nd Test Day
Friday, 25 July 2014, 11:39
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(Colombo Lankapuvath) Today is the second day of  test series Sri Lanka vs South Africa .Mahela Jayawardene scored his 34th Test century as Sri...
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President Rajapaksa conveys greetings for the 20th Commonwealth Games
Friday, 25 July 2014, 09:40
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - President Mahinda Rajapaksa, as the Chair in Office of the Commonwealth, has conveyed his warm greetings to the President of...
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A piece of coal found from Sigiriya Paintings
Friday, 25 July 2014, 08:30
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(Colombo Lankapuvath) A piece of coal found from Sigiriya Paintings hidden inside a layer of plaster. Archaeology department had decided to do a...
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University researchers find potential HIV cure
Friday, 25 July 2014, 07:30
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Temple researchers have achieved a scientific first: designing a technique to destroy the HIV-1 virus from human cells in a...
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9th Session of Sri Lanka Youth Parliament
Friday, 25 July 2014, 06:30
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) The ninth session of the second Sri Lanka Youth Parliament will begin tomorrow (July 25). This is organized by the national...
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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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President Rajapaksa says focus is on education as well as nutrition nutrition level of children
(Colombo,Lankapuvath) President Mahinda Rajapaksa said the government has equally focused attention on improving the nutrition level of the school children while ensuring a quality education. He ad Readmore


Sri Lanka condemns loss of civilian lives in Gaza
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Sri Lanka Government issuing a statement at the 21st Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, in Readmore


Foreign News

Asylum seekers held at sea will be taken to camp on Australian mainland.
Friday, 25 July 2014, 10:26
(Colombo Lankapuvath) The Australian border protection vessel carrying 157 Tamil asylum seekers is on its way to the Australian territory of the... Read more...
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...

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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Sri Lanka condemns loss of civilian live...
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Sri Lanka Government issuing a statement at the 21st Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem yesterday (24), condemned the loss of civilian lives in Gaza.
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President Rajapaksa says focus is on edu...
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(Colombo,Lankapuvath) President Mahinda Rajapaksa said the government has equally focused attention on improving the nutrition level of the school children while ensuring a quality education. He added that it is compulsory to create a healthy future generation.
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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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