Illness forces Northern Ireland’s McGuinness to quit politics

Illness forces Northern Ireland’s McGuinness to quit politics

🕔08:55, 20.Jan 2017

Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness, a key figure throughout five decades of conflict and peace in Northern Ireland, said on Thursday he was bowing out of politics and would not lead his nationalist party into elections in March. The 66-year-old former

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Mexico extradites drug lord ‘El Chapo’ to U.S.

Mexico extradites drug lord ‘El Chapo’ to U.S.

🕔08:51, 20.Jan 2017

Mexico extradited top drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to New York on Thursday, ending a career that included two jail breaks and a lead role in a national drug war, the day before Donald Trump assumes the U.S. presidency.

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New Zealand and Sri Lanka to consider free trade agreement

New Zealand and Sri Lanka to consider free trade agreement

🕔08:44, 20.Jan 2017

New Zealand and Sri Lanka will open diplomatic posts in each other’s nations and are considering a free trade agreement, the Pacific country’s trade minister said on Friday, according to the Reuters news agency. New Zealand trade minister Todd McClay

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Mathews to remain captain till World Cup

Mathews to remain captain till World Cup

🕔08:38, 20.Jan 2017

Sri Lanka Cricket and Sanath Jayasuriya, the head of the national selection committee, have backed captain Angelo Mathews after SLC president Thilanga Sumathipala announced that he would remain captain until the 2019 Cricket World Cup. The decision came despite criticism

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Vim DiviyataDisne wows women across Sri Lanka

Vim DiviyataDisne wows women across Sri Lanka

🕔08:32, 20.Jan 2017

The Vim DiviyataDisne consumer promotion concluded recently with an awards ceremony at the Unilever Sri Lanka headquarters which saw winners walking away with up to Rs.2 million in prizes. An initiative to light the spark of entrepreneurship in women, the

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Jaffna Army chief briefs ICRC on post-conflict situation

Jaffna Army chief briefs ICRC on post-conflict situation

🕔19:09, 19.Jan 2017

Commander of the Security Forces in Jaffna, Major General Mahesh Senanayaka, briefed the International Committee of the Red Cross on the post-conflict situation in the area. Ms Claire Meytraud, Head of delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

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Police use tear gas to disperse protest by university students

Police use tear gas to disperse protest by university students

🕔18:55, 19.Jan 2017

The police used tear gas to disperse a protest by university students in Colombo today. The pretest organised by the Inter-University Student’s Federation resulted in a huge traffic block at the Colpetty junction. The police later used tear gas and water cannons

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United States values its strong relationship with Sri Lanka

United States values its strong relationship with Sri Lanka

🕔14:38, 19.Jan 2017

The United States says it values its strong relationship with Sri Lanka and the bilateral partnership over the past 60 years. The US Embassy in Colombo said that the Iranawila shortwave station, managed by an independent U.S. agency, the Broadcasting

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Sri Lanka to work with former peace negotiator Erik Solheim

Sri Lanka to work with former peace negotiator Erik Solheim

🕔14:17, 19.Jan 2017

Sri Lanka is to work with former peace negotiator Erik Solheim once again, this time however on environmental issues. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had talks with Solheim in Switzerland on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum. Solheim is the Executive

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‘Kala Pola 2017 on Sunday 22 January in Colombo

‘Kala Pola 2017 on Sunday 22 January in Colombo

🕔12:18, 19.Jan 2017

The 24th edition of Sri Lanka’s world renowned open-air art fair Kala Pola takes place this Sunday (22 January 2017) along Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha in Colombo 07. It opens at 8.00 am and will continue until 9.00 pm in a

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Legal action against motorists with tinted front window

Legal action against motorists with tinted front window

🕔12:10, 19.Jan 2017

Legal action will be taken against motorists with tinted front windows, the police media unit said today. The police also said that having curtains blocking the view of the driver will also be prohibited. (Colombo Gazette)

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Notice issued on Lanka e-News Editor to appear in court

Notice issued on Lanka e-News Editor to appear in court

🕔11:54, 19.Jan 2017

The Supreme Court today issued notice on Lanka e-News Editor Sandaruwan Senadheera to appear in court on March 3. He was noticed to appear in court over a defamation case.

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Former SLTB chairman Shashi Welgama further remanded

Former SLTB chairman Shashi Welgama further remanded

🕔11:48, 19.Jan 2017

Former Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) Chairman Shashi Welgama was further remanded till February 2 today. Welgama was arrested and remanded over alleged financial fraud.

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Tiruchi freight services hit by new Sri Lankan Airlines schedule

Tiruchi freight services hit by new Sri Lankan Airlines schedule

🕔08:55, 19.Jan 2017

Overseas freight handled at the airport in Tiruchi has been hit due to suspension of one of the daily services of the Sri Lankan Airlines from Tiruchi to Colombo. Daily shipments to Kuwait which were being dispatched through the airlines morning

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India, Sri Lanka to reach decision soon on Trinco port

India, Sri Lanka to reach decision soon on Trinco port

🕔08:47, 19.Jan 2017

Sri Lanka is in talks to offer the port of Trincomalee to India. Speaking to The Hindu on the sidelines of the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka, Colombo’s Minister of Regional Development, said that the decision

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Emirates introduces new sustainable blankets

Emirates introduces new sustainable blankets

🕔08:41, 19.Jan 2017

Emirates has introduced new sustainable blankets made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. The soft and warm blankets are made using ecoTHREAD™ patented technology and is now available in Economy Class on all long-haul Emirates flights. Each Emirates ecoTHREAD™ blanket is

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Pakistan tells Sri Lanka it wants stability in South Asia

Pakistan tells Sri Lanka it wants stability in South Asia

🕔08:39, 19.Jan 2017

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has told Sri Lanka his country backs stability in South Asia, Radio Pakistan reported. Talking to his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe in Davos, the Pakistan Prime Minister said that Pakistan strongly wants peace and cooperation in

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Sri Lanka eager to hit back against South Africa

Sri Lanka eager to hit back against South Africa

🕔08:30, 19.Jan 2017

Sri Lanka are eager to regain some pride after a dismal Test series when they start the limited-overs section of their tour with the first of three Twenty20 internationals on Friday. They will face an inexperienced South African team in

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EU leaders welcome Brexit clarity

EU leaders welcome Brexit clarity

🕔08:22, 19.Jan 2017

EU leaders on Wednesday welcomed clarity from Britain over what it wants from Brexit talks, with Germany’s Angela Merkel promising a united front in what will be “very intensive” negotiations. Responding to Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech on Tuesday that

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Al Qaeda says Mali attack punishment for cooperation with France

Al Qaeda says Mali attack punishment for cooperation with France

🕔08:20, 19.Jan 2017

Al Qaeda’s North African affiliate said a suicide bomb attack on a military camp in northern Mali that killed up to 60 people and wounded more than 100 others on Wednesday was punishment for groups there cooperating with France. The

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