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“Sri Lanka is striving to become a science and knowledge based developed country” - President

(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Addressing the "President's Awards for Scientific Publications" as Chief Guest at the event, held at the Waters Edge, yesterday (31), President Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that Sri Lanka is striving to become a science and knowledge based developed country.

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‘Forbes’ predicts the Presidential Election
Saturday, 01 November 2014, 08:53
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Internationally prestigious ‘Forbes’ magazine, which well known for its statistics and rankings, has predicted...
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Government to build new houses for the landslide affected families
Saturday, 01 November 2014, 07:52
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Cabinet decided to construct new houses for those who lost their houses in Miriyabedda landslide. Disaster management...
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Pakistan offers assistance to the Haldummulla landslide victims
Saturday, 01 November 2014, 07:05
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - In an official statement, the Pakistan High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Major General (Retd) Qasim Qureshi along with the...
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Prof G. L. Peiris explains reasons for Sri Lanka not taking part in EU case on LTTE ban
Saturday, 01 November 2014, 05:56
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Minister of External Affairs Prof. G. L. Peiris said the case against the LTTE was brought by 28 EU member countries and Sri...
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“Opposition trying to gain cheap political mileage from Koslanda tragedy” - Minister Dinesh Gunawardena
Friday, 31 October 2014, 20:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - In response to a statement made by United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian John Amaratunga, the Chief Government Whip...
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“Everybody has a responsibility to offer the children the opportunities we didn’t get in the past" - President [Audio]
Friday, 31 October 2014, 19:15
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Addressing the occasion of the opening of the Mahindodaya Technological Laboratory constructed at Vipulananda Tamil Maha...
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Businessman Mohamed Siyam murder trial to begin on Nov 17
Friday, 31 October 2014, 18:08
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Colombo High Court ordered the commencement of the murder trial of businessman Moihamed Siyam on November 17. The...
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Group arrested while trying to export garbage tea
Friday, 31 October 2014, 16:56
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath)- A group of 13 suspects including a manager of a private factory out let in Sapugaskanda who were trying to export garbage tea...
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Four Ambassadors offers to provide assistance in landslide tragedy
Friday, 31 October 2014, 16:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - It is reported that four new Ambassadors and one High Commissioner presented their credentials to President Mahinda...
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CPC to remove fuel transport charges
Friday, 31 October 2014, 15:05
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - According to the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC), the fuel transportation charges to Ceylon Petroleum Cooperation (CPC)...
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“India and U.S. offered assistance in landslide tragedy” - Foreign Minister
Friday, 31 October 2014, 15:02
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Participating in the second reading stage debate on budget 2015, the Minister of External Affairs, Prof. G. L. Peiris stated...
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3 nabbed for gold smuggling
Friday, 31 October 2014, 14:37
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath)- Custom officials have arrested two Sri Lankan males; 43 years and 45 years from Akurana, at Departure Lounge at Katunayake...
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Iraq IS: Scores found dead in mass graves in Anbar
Friday, 31 October 2014, 17:05
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) Scores of bodies of Sunni Muslim tribesmen apparently killed by Islamic State (IS) militants have been found in mass graves in... Read more...
Jerusalem - Glick suspect killed in Israel police shoot-out
Friday, 31 October 2014, 16:40
(Colombo, Lankapuvath)- Israeli police have killed a Palestinian suspected of shooting prominent right-wing Jewish activist in Jerusalem. Read more...
Secularist Nidaa Tounes party wins Tunisia election
Friday, 31 October 2014, 07:30
(Colombo,Lankapuvath)- it is reported that Tunisia's secularist party Nidaa Tounes has won 85 seats in the country's parliament following... Read more...
US increases government security after Ottawa shooting
Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 16:55
(Colombo,Lankapuvath) - It is reported that the US has announced bolstered security measures at government buildings across the nation in the wake of... Read more...
Australia trying to confirm death of IS militant
Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 16:49
(Colombo,Lankapuvath) - The Australian government says it is trying to confirm reports that the most senior Australian member of Islamic State (IS)... Read more...
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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...
OVIKLO brings relief to Palugaswewa
Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 10:46
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - For several months North Central Province was facing extreme drought weather conditions. Residents of the province were... Read more...
SLT connects “Delft Island” in Jaffna to information super highway.
Friday, 24 October 2014, 10:30
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) SLT proudly announces that the company has recently connected Delft Island, located in the East of the Jaffna Peninsula to the... Read more...
US - Sri Lanka identifies areas for enhancing business cooperation
Friday, 17 October 2014, 11:57
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The American and Ceylon Chambers of Commerce joined the Ministry of Industry and Commerce to co-host U.S.-Sri Lanka Business... Read more...
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St Peter’s College kick-off the champion title
Friday, 31 October 2014, 12:54
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) The 2014 Murali Harmony Cup launched on Wednesday with defending champions St Peter’s College kicking-off... Read more...
Murali Harmony Cup 2014
Friday, 31 October 2014, 07:36
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) The 2014 Murali Harmony Cup is being played at five grounds across Northern Sri Lanka in the towns of Jaffna, Oddusuddan,... Read more...
Cricket Stars Murali, Mahela and Sanga invite fans to the North
Friday, 24 October 2014, 08:30
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Cricket stars Muttiah Muralitharan, Mahela Jayawardena, and Kumar Sangakkara combined to issue an open invitation to all Sri... Read more...
Sri Lanka Tour of India - 5 ODI Series
Thursday, 23 October 2014, 17:42
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) -Sri Lanka are touring India to fill the void left by West Indies pulling out of their tour because of a payments-structure... Read more...
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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...
Hugh Jackman treated for skin cancer for the third time
Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 16:47
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Sources from Hugh Jackman confirmed to Newsbeat that he was treated for Basal Cell Carcinoma(BCC) after the Wolverine actor... Read more...
“Harry Potter” returns to theaters with Fantastic Beasts trilogy
Monday, 20 October 2014, 08:30
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Harry Potter fans now know exactly how long they’ll need to wait for each installment of the upcoming prequel trilogy... Read more...
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Cooperation between village community and Pradeshiya Sabha is the key to development
Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 09:56
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - As a measure to create a democratic and participatory local governance culture and promote civic conciseness, more active... Read more...
Water cut in Negambo
Sunday, 26 October 2014, 06:41
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) 24 hour water cut will be imposed in Negambo from 9.30 am on October 28th to 9.30 am on October 29th , due to an urgent repair... Read more...
Trinco Port to become industrial harbor and Galle Harbor for yachts
Monday, 20 October 2014, 08:30
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) is now planning to transform the Trincomalee Port, which is one of the biggest natural... Read more...
Decisions taken by the Cabinet at its Meeting held on 2014-10-16
Saturday, 18 October 2014, 09:32
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - 01. Sharing of Information among Financial Sector Regulators - the Inter Regulatory Institutions Council has been... Read more...

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Akila ties the knot
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The United National Party (UNP) Kurunegala District Parliamentarian Akila Viraj Kariyawasam had married Uththara Wijenayake yesterday (20) at the Mount Lavinia Hotel.
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Sajith sidesteps Harin / UNP at a sneaky discussion
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) Hareen Fernando, who ran for Uva provincial polls as the Chief Ministerial candidate for UNP took oaths last week at Sirikotha; the party headquarters. However, a top figure in the party was surprisingly missing at the event, and it was none-other than the recently elected Deputy Leader of the party Sajith Premadasa. Sajith was reportedly attending rituals at Munneshwaram Kovil where he had made a vow earlier. It is also...
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Namal & Yoshitha as infants
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) The black & white photo shows President Rajapaksa carrying both Namal Rajapaksa and Yoshitha Rajapaksa as infants. The photo was published in Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa’s Twitter page
“Blessed to learn from the best“-Namal
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(Colombo Lankapuvath) Today (19) Hambanthota district MP Namal Rajapaksha has updated his twitter page and Facebook page with an interesting photo followed by the caption as “Blessed to learn from the best” Picture shows President fixing minister Namal’s Satakaya as they are waiting to welcome Chinese President. Blessed to learn from the best
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President instructs Officials to release lands to re-settle people affected by Koslanda tragedy
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - It is reported that the President Mahinda Rajapaksa flew to Meeriyabedda in Koslanda, Haldummulla last morning to look into the needs and welfare of the people affected by landslide which hit a row of line-houses in the Meeriyabedda area in Haldummulla after days of heavy monsoon rains on Wednesday (29).
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa visits landslide affected area
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived at landslide affected Miriyabedda area in Haldummulla a short while ago (October 30). President visits the landslide affected area with Minister of Disaster Management, Mahinda Amaraweera and Uva Chief Minister Sasheendra Rajapaksa and has met people dispalced after the tragedy and who are staying at relief camps. 
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President instructs speedy rescue and relief action for landslide victims
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - President Mahinda Rajapaksa instructed relevant officials to take speedy action to rescue the people trapped in sudden landslides in the central hill country. He also urged the officials to provide relief assistance to the affected people.
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“Commonwealth Secretary-General impressed with the development pace in North” - Northern Province Governor
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - It is reported that the Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma was briefed on the post war developments in the North by the Governor of Northern Province Major General (Retd) G. A. Chandrasiri.
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