Iran, Sri Lanka to cooperate on lab analysis for oil, gas

Iran, Sri Lanka to cooperate on lab analysis for oil, gas

🕔16:44, 17.Jan 2017

Minister of Science, Technology and Research and Iran’s Vice-President for Science and Technology signed an MoU for cooperation on laboratory analysis for oil and gas, the MNA news service reported. In a meeting with Sorena Sattari in Tehran today (Tuesday),

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600,000 people hit by worst drought in a decade

600,000 people hit by worst drought in a decade

🕔16:34, 17.Jan 2017

At least 600,000 people in Sri Lanka have been hit by the worst drought since 2006 in nearly 13 of the 25 districts, disaster management officials said today. “They are hit by shortages of drinking water and damage to crop,”

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JVP meets SLMC and discusses SAITM medical degrees

JVP meets SLMC and discusses SAITM medical degrees

🕔16:06, 17.Jan 2017

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today had discussions with the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) on the medical degrees offered by the SAITM university. JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that SAITM medical degrees cannot be accepted in Sri Lanka.

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Canadian court upholds deportation of LTTE fundraiser

Canadian court upholds deportation of LTTE fundraiser

🕔15:39, 17.Jan 2017

An alleged fundraiser for the LTTE who has been fighting deportation from Canada for more than two decades has lost a key court battle after a federal judge dismissed his appeal, the National Post reported. The Federal Court upheld the deportation

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Finance Ministry told to keep lottery ticket price at Rs. 20

Finance Ministry told to keep lottery ticket price at Rs. 20

🕔14:18, 17.Jan 2017

President Maithripala Sirisena has issued instructions to the Finance Ministry to maintain the price of lottery tickets at Rs. 20. The Government on January 01 increased the price of a lottery ticket by Rs.10. The move however drew severe criticism from both

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Power Ministry secretary demands resignation of Coal Chairman

Power Ministry secretary demands resignation of Coal Chairman

🕔14:09, 17.Jan 2017

Secretary to the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy BMS Batagoda has written to President Maithripala Sirisena demanding the resignation of ‎Maithri Gunaratne, Chairman of Lanka Coal Company (Pvt) Ltd, who had continuously opposed attempts to sign an unfavourable deal

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Gazette to be issued to conduct raids on private hospitals

Gazette to be issued to conduct raids on private hospitals

🕔13:04, 17.Jan 2017

A gazette is to be issued next week to conduct raids on private hospitals, the Ministry of Health said today. Health Minister, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said that a report on regulating private hospitals will be prepared in two months. The

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Body Shop introduces five expert facial masks

Body Shop introduces five expert facial masks

🕔12:08, 17.Jan 2017

The Body Shop in Sri Lanka added five expert facial masks to its range, promising skin that glows from within. Bursting to the brim with natural ingredients, these face masks are made with 100 percent vegetarian superfoods and have been

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VirtusaPolaris recognized by HfS research

VirtusaPolaris recognized by HfS research

🕔12:04, 17.Jan 2017

VirtusaPolaris, the market-facing brand of Virtusa Corporation and Polaris Consulting & Services, Ltd., and a leading worldwide provider of information technology (IT) consulting and outsourcing services, announced that the company has been recognized by analyst firm HfS Research in its

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Grilling of Wimal’s party members by the FCID continues

Grilling of Wimal’s party members by the FCID continues

🕔11:50, 17.Jan 2017

The police Financial Crimes investigations Division (FCID) recorded a statement from National Freedom Front Parliamentarian Padma Udaya Shantha Gunasekara today. He was questioned on the alleged misuse of a Government vehicle when Mahinda Rajapaksa was President. Just yesterday NFF Parliamentarian

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EU Parliament to elect a new speaker today

EU Parliament to elect a new speaker today

🕔09:15, 17.Jan 2017

The European Parliament elects a new speaker on Tuesday in an unusually hotly contested vote that could strengthen eurosceptic forces at a time when the EU faces British moves to leave and questions about its future role. A divisive campaign

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Britain will not seek ‘half in, half out’ deal

Britain will not seek ‘half in, half out’ deal

🕔09:10, 17.Jan 2017

Britain will not seek a Brexit deal that leaves it “half in, half out” of the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May will say on Tuesday, according to her office, in a speech setting out her 12 priorities for upcoming

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Brazil police control new uprising at prison

Brazil police control new uprising at prison

🕔09:06, 17.Jan 2017

Police put down a new uprising at a prison in northeastern Brazil where 26 inmates were killed by a rival gang faction over the weekend and questioned five drug gang leaders they think ordered the bloodshed, authorities said on Monday.

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Harris, Perera help Renegades stay alive

Harris, Perera help Renegades stay alive

🕔08:57, 17.Jan 2017

Melbourne Renegades ensured they stayed alive in the competition with a six-run win over Adelaide Strikers on Monday (January 16), much to the disappointment of the Adelaide crowd who had to watch their home side’s campaign come to an end.

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Disabled soldier accused of tarnishing image of Army

Disabled soldier accused of tarnishing image of Army

🕔23:20, 16.Jan 2017

The Army today accused a disabled soldier of attempting to tarnish the image of the Army. The Army said that Lance Corporal H.A Heenbanda who turned disabled after injuries in the operations, was posted to the Yakkala Ranaviru Apparels factory

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Lasantha had said MiG deal exposé could harm his life

Lasantha had said MiG deal exposé could harm his life

🕔23:07, 16.Jan 2017

Slain journalist Lasantha Wickremetunga had told his family that the MiG deal exposé could harm his life. The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) told court today that Wickremetunga’s family had told the CID that Wickremetunga feared his life could be under threat over

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UN assures President cooperation and drought relief

UN assures President cooperation and drought relief

🕔22:30, 16.Jan 2017

The United Nations and its affiliated bodies have said they will take serious note of the impending drought situation in Sri Lanka and assured President Maithripala Sirisena that they would extend their fullest cooperation to the Presidential Task Force to provide

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Reconciliation sought between SLTB and private bus operators

Reconciliation sought between SLTB and private bus operators

🕔22:00, 16.Jan 2017

The Government says the time has come for “reconciliation” between the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) and private bus operators. Transport Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said that at a time the country is pushing for reconciliation among the communities, there

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Government notes importance of addressing human rights issues

Government notes importance of addressing human rights issues

🕔17:42, 16.Jan 2017

The Government today noted the importance of addressing human rights related issues following the end of the war. Deputy Foreign Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva said that addressing human rights concerns will not only heal individual wounds but will also protect

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2017 Real Estate: Top 5 emerging market trends

2017 Real Estate: Top 5 emerging market trends

🕔15:22, 16.Jan 2017

2016 was a challenging year for real estate. Most of the year was rapt with uncertainty in the aftermath of two seismic events—Brexit and the US elections. Anyone thinking of buying property became hesitant and decided that it was more

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