Beijing wins 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing wins 2022 Winter Olympics

🕔20:22, 31.Jul 2015

By Sportswriters Cao Jianjie and Lin Hao KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, July 31 (Xinhua) — The International Olympic Committee (IOC) opted for the reliable choice on Friday, awarding the 2022 Winter Olympics to the city that hosted an “exceptional” Games in

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SLFP wants probe on statement made by Ravi

SLFP wants probe on statement made by Ravi

🕔18:15, 31.Jul 2015

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) today called for an investigation into comments made by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake where he had raised fears of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) coming under attack in Kurunegala. SLFP spokesman Dilan Perera

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Sri Lanka now like a police State says Gota

Sri Lanka now like a police State says Gota

🕔16:55, 31.Jul 2015

Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says Sri Lanka is now like a police State as a result of the actions of the United National Party led Government. Speaking at meeting held in support on the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA), Rajapaksa

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Richardson feels Twenty20 leagues a threat

Richardson feels Twenty20 leagues a threat

🕔15:34, 31.Jul 2015

The ICC chief executive David Richardson warned that the growing popularity of the domestic Twenty20 leagues like the IPL, Big Bash and CPL are threatening the survival of bilateral series with the exception of Ashes and big-ticket tours involving India.

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Polls violence hits Colombo

Polls violence hits Colombo

🕔14:36, 31.Jul 2015

Family members of the victims of the Kotahena shooting incident in tears at the Colombo National Hospital.

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Chinese national arrested in Pitigala with Wallapatta

Chinese national arrested in Pitigala with Wallapatta

🕔13:32, 31.Jul 2015

A Chinese man was arrested in Pitigala with Wallapatta, also known as Gyrinops walla, in his possession, the police media unit said. The police said that the Chinese National was travelling in a car when the vehicle was stopped and checked based

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UNP supporters shot at in Kotahena, one killed

UNP supporters shot at in Kotahena, one killed

🕔12:18, 31.Jul 2015

A group of United National Party (UNP) supporters were shot at in the Kotahena area this morning killing one woman and injuring several others. The UNP supporters were engaged in campaigning activities in support of former UNP MP and Finance Minister

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Special Lankan envoy conveys condolences to India

Special Lankan envoy conveys condolences to India

🕔11:45, 31.Jul 2015

The Special Envoy of the President, Minister D M Swaminathan paid his last respects to the late former Indian President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at the State Funeral in Rameshwaran, India on 30th July 2015, the Foreign Ministry said today.

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Pakistan make short work of Sri Lanka’s challenge

Pakistan make short work of Sri Lanka’s challenge

🕔23:00, 30.Jul 2015

A measured Ahmed Shehzad, a spry Shoaib Malik and a belligerent Umar Akmal hit 46 runs each to carry Pakistan to 175 for 5, a total Sri Lanka’s chase never had the measure of. Milinda Siriwardana and Chamara Kapugedera played

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Government will not comment on alleged UN document

Government will not comment on alleged UN document

🕔20:20, 30.Jul 2015

The Government today refused to comment on a document a British television station claims could undermine international investigations into the war. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mahishini Colonne said the Government was aware of the British ‘Channel 4’ news report on the document but

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Budget to target economic growth beyond 8%

Budget to target economic growth beyond 8%

🕔19:48, 30.Jul 2015

The 2016 budget is to target economic growth beyond 8% in the medium term, cabinet was informed, according to cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne. Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake informed cabinet that it has been planned to prepare the Budget for the year 2016

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UPFA accuses UNP of corruption in Chinese highway deal

UPFA accuses UNP of corruption in Chinese highway deal

🕔19:29, 30.Jul 2015

The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) today accused the United National Party (UNP) led Government of signing a suspicious highway deal with a Chinese company. UPFA member Dullas Alahapperuma said that the same Government which had accused the former regime of corrupt

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JVP Puttalam District candidate arrested

JVP Puttalam District candidate arrested

🕔16:14, 30.Jul 2015

JVP Puttalam District candidate Samantha Koralearchchi has been arrested for entering the Chilaw hospital illegally and distributing leaflets.  

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Lanka will not agree to international probe on MR

Lanka will not agree to international probe on MR

🕔14:26, 30.Jul 2015

The Government said that it will not agree to an international war crimes investigation on former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said that the position of the Government is that a domestic mechanism will be setup to investigate

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Yatinuwara Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman arrested

Yatinuwara Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman arrested

🕔14:21, 30.Jul 2015

The Yatinuwara Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman was arrested today for displaying a distorted National flag of Sri Lanka at an election rally this week. Thusitha Walagedera had displayed the flag at the rally of the United People’s Freedom Alliance which was attended

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Deputy Minister of Media Shantha Bandara resigns

Deputy Minister of Media Shantha Bandara resigns

🕔08:49, 30.Jul 2015

Deputy Minister of Media Shantha Bandara has announced his resignation from his post ahead of the August 17 Parliament election. Shantha Bandara is contesting the Parliamentary election from the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA).

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Windows 10 operating system launched

Windows 10 operating system launched

🕔07:27, 30.Jul 2015

A staff member of Microsoft Taiwan demonstrates the interface of the new Windows 10 operating system at a press conference in Taipei, southeast China’s Taiwan, July 29, 2015. Windows 10 was launched in 190 countries and regions on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Han

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Ranawaka calls on Tamils to integrate with Sinhalese

Ranawaka calls on Tamils to integrate with Sinhalese

🕔07:10, 30.Jul 2015

Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) leader Patali Champika Ranawaka called upon Sri Lankan Tamils to integrate themselves with the majority Sinhalese community. In an interview with The Hindu, Ranawaka said the 30-year-old Ealam War has deteriorated the socio-economic development of the

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Lankan refugee in Tiruchi camp observes fast

Lankan refugee in Tiruchi camp observes fast

🕔07:07, 30.Jul 2015

A Sri Lankan refugee lodged in the Special Camp in Tiruchi, India went on a fast yesterday demanding that he should be released, The Hindu newspaper reported today. Police sources said the inmate Hasan Mohamed (30) had completed his conviction period in

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Rajiv killers will not be hanged, confirms Indian SC

Rajiv killers will not be hanged, confirms Indian SC

🕔00:18, 30.Jul 2015

The Indian Supreme Court dismissed on Wednesday the centre’s curative petition against its 2014 judgment commuting the death sentence of three convicts to life term in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, upholding a verdict that brought into focus the inordinate

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