Severe weather warning issued for sea areas

Severe weather warning issued for sea areas

🕔15:14, 26.Feb 2017

A severe weather warning has been issued for sea areas for the next 48 hours from 2pm today, the Disaster Management Center. Due to active cloudiness in the deep and shallow sea areas off the coast extending from Trincomalee to Colombo

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Thousands sign petition against deporting Lankan in UK

Thousands sign petition against deporting Lankan in UK

🕔14:42, 26.Feb 2017

Thousands of people have signed a petition to stop the deportation of Sri Lankan student at Bangor University in the UK, the BBC reported. Shiromini Satkunarajah, 20, who was born in Sri Lanka but has lived in the UK for

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Two killed as soil embankment collapses in Laggala

Two killed as soil embankment collapses in Laggala

🕔14:36, 26.Feb 2017

Two people were killed after a soil embankment collapsed at the Kalu-Ganga project in Laggala. One person died initially while the other person died on admission to hospital after an eight hour rescue operation. The Army was deployed to rescue

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Mushfiqur says Lanka series good opportunity

Mushfiqur says Lanka series good opportunity

🕔14:30, 26.Feb 2017

Bangladesh Test captain, Mushfiqur Rahim, has described the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka as an opportunity for the Tigers to perform well away from home. With Mustafizur Rahman back in the team, the skipper believes that the current bowling

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Malaysia declares airport safe for travel

Malaysia declares airport safe for travel

🕔14:27, 26.Feb 2017

Malaysia on Sunday declared its international airport a “safe zone” after completing a sweep of the terminal where the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was assaulted with a deadly chemical last week. Kim Jong Nam died

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Trump decides to skip White House press dinner

Trump decides to skip White House press dinner

🕔14:22, 26.Feb 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he would not attend the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, a high-profile event that draws celebrities, politicians and journalists. “I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this

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Drunken driver injures 28 at New Orleans Mardi Gras parade

Drunken driver injures 28 at New Orleans Mardi Gras parade

🕔14:18, 26.Feb 2017

A pickup truck driven by a man who appeared to be “highly intoxicated” plowed into a crowd of spectators watching the main Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans on Saturday, sending more than 20 people to the hospital, police said.

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Finance Ministry launches full scale probe into gazette

Finance Ministry launches full scale probe into gazette

🕔14:15, 26.Feb 2017

The Finance Ministry has launched a full scale investigation into an Extraordinary Gazette Notification authorizing the issuing of treasury bonds in the past. The Finance Ministry said that the Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake is in receipt of Extraordinary Gazette

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India’s Congress sacks official over gold smuggled from Lanka

India’s Congress sacks official over gold smuggled from Lanka

🕔21:58, 25.Feb 2017

Tamil Nadu Congress Committee chief Su Thirunavukkarasar today sacked a party functionary from a key post, days after the man was arrested in connection with gold smuggled from Sri Lanka, the Press Trust of India reported. “Good Luck Rajendran is

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BAR Association election now fixed for March 15

BAR Association election now fixed for March 15

🕔21:23, 25.Feb 2017

The BAR Association election, which was earlier scheduled for 21 February, is to take place on March 15. The election will see a new President of the BAR Association being appointed.

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Mahinda seeks legal advise to take Ravi, CB to court

Mahinda seeks legal advise to take Ravi, CB to court

🕔12:28, 25.Feb 2017

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says he is to take Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and the Central Bank to court. Rajapaksa said that his name has been fraudulently included in a gazette notification dated Jan 1, 2015 issued pertaining to the issuance of

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Britain’s Labour Party to extend support for Sri Lankan Tamils

Britain’s Labour Party to extend support for Sri Lankan Tamils

🕔09:15, 25.Feb 2017

Britain’s Labour Party is to reaffirm its strongest possible support for the Tamil people at a Parliamentary event next week. Leading figures from the UK Labour Party, including party leader, Jeremy Corbyn MP, the Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell MP, and

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UNHRC urged to push for timetable in new Lanka resolution

UNHRC urged to push for timetable in new Lanka resolution

🕔09:02, 25.Feb 2017

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has been urged to push Sri Lanka for a timetable for implementing the recommendations in resolution 30/1 when a new resolution is submitted at the 34th session which begins in Geneva next week. In a

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Sri Lanka will grow with time, says Mahela

Sri Lanka will grow with time, says Mahela

🕔08:47, 25.Feb 2017

Mahela Jayawardene, the former Sri Lanka captain, urged fans and media to give some time to the talented but inexperienced Sri Lankan team, saying expectations are always high and prompt in the subcontinent. “I think talent is there but they

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A formal look by Ashanthi

A formal look by Ashanthi

🕔08:45, 25.Feb 2017

Model Ashanthi poses in formal wear in these photographs taken by Ranuka Wijewardhana                                   Click images to enlarge:

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South African police stop anti-immigrant protests

South African police stop anti-immigrant protests

🕔08:31, 25.Feb 2017

South African police fired tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets to disperse rival marches by hundreds of protesters in Pretoria on Friday, after mobs looted stores this week believed to belong to immigrants. Anti-immigrant violence has flared sporadically in

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Bolivian lawmakers pass bill to nearly double legal coca area

Bolivian lawmakers pass bill to nearly double legal coca area

🕔08:25, 25.Feb 2017

Bolivia’s Senate on Friday passed a bill to nearly double the amount of land that can legally be planted with coca, bringing the South American nation’s expected production to 30,000 tonnes of leaves. The bill, which was approved by the

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British Cosmetics celebrates student graduation

British Cosmetics celebrates student graduation

🕔08:21, 25.Feb 2017

British Cosmetics, Sri Lanka’s premier hair and beauty care provider held its annual student graduation at the Hilton Residencies. Chief Guest on the occasion was Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Education Mr. Anuradha Wijekoon and the Guests of Honour

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Islamic State car bomb kills more than 50 in northwest Syria

Islamic State car bomb kills more than 50 in northwest Syria

🕔08:17, 25.Feb 2017

An Islamic State car bomb killed more than 50 people on Friday in a Syrian village held by rebels, a war monitor said, a day after the jihadist group was driven from its last stronghold in the area. The blast

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TN fishermen claim they were attacked by Lankan fishermen

TN fishermen claim they were attacked by Lankan fishermen

🕔20:29, 24.Feb 2017

Four Tamil Nadu fishermen suffered serious injuries after they were attacked, allegedly by Sri Lankan fishermen, near Kodiyakarai off the island nation, the Press Trust of India reported. The Sri Lankan fishermen first threatened them with hand guns and attacked

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