Wimal transferred to National hospital as condition deteriorates

Wimal transferred to National hospital as condition deteriorates

🕔13:06, 29.Mar 2017

Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa was transferred to the Colombo National hospital today as his condition deteriorated. Weerawansa was earlier admitted to the prison hospital following a fast launched by him. The former Minister was in remand prison over allegations he misused

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Van believed to have been used in Noyahr’s abduction found

Van believed to have been used in Noyahr’s abduction found

🕔08:07, 29.Mar 2017

A van believed to have been used in the abduction of former journalist Keith Noyahr has been found in Piliyandala. Noyahr was abducted in May 2008 and was severely assaulted before being set free. Last month an Army Major and four soldiers were

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Pregnant Lankan in UK who tried to stop fraud run over

Pregnant Lankan in UK who tried to stop fraud run over

🕔07:57, 29.Mar 2017

A pregnant woman who tried to stop a crime at a shop suffered life-threatening injuries when she was hit by a vehicle fleeing the scene, The Telegraph in the UK reported. The woman, in her 30s and who is believed

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Rain sinks Sri Lanka hopes against Bangladesh

Rain sinks Sri Lanka hopes against Bangladesh

🕔07:38, 29.Mar 2017

The second ODI between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka has been abandoned due to persistent rain at Dambulla. The match was sizing up for a good contest after Kusal Mendis’ gritty century powered the hosts to 311 with Taskin Ahmed capping

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British PM May signs Brexit letter to EU

British PM May signs Brexit letter to EU

🕔07:29, 29.Mar 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May signed a letter on Tuesday to European Council President Donald Tusk notifying the European Union of Britain’s intention to leave the bloc, a photograph seen by Reuters showed. The letter is due to be delivered

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U.S. sees probable role in Mosul blast

U.S. sees probable role in Mosul blast

🕔07:26, 29.Mar 2017

The senior U.S. commander in Iraq acknowledged on Tuesday that the U.S.-led coalition probably had a role in an explosion in Mosul believed to have killed scores of civilians but said Islamic State could also be to blame. As investigators

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North Korea could be in final stages of nuclear test preparations

North Korea could be in final stages of nuclear test preparations

🕔07:21, 29.Mar 2017

Satellite imagery of North Korea’s main nuclear test site taken over the weekend indicates that Pyongyang could be in the final stages of preparations for a sixth nuclear test, a U.S. think tank reported on Tuesday. Washington-based 38 North, a

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JSA to meet on Saturday to discuss concerns on judge

JSA to meet on Saturday to discuss concerns on judge

🕔23:59, 28.Mar 2017

The Judicial Service Association (JSA) is to meet on Saturday to discuss concerns over the appointment of Ramanathan Kannan as a High Court judge. The JSA said that the Judicial Services Commission had found that the appointment of Kannan was illegal.

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Sri Lanka optimistic about its future development goals

Sri Lanka optimistic about its future development goals

🕔23:44, 28.Mar 2017

The Government says the country can be optimistic about its future development goals. The European Investment Bank, the world’s largest international pubic bank expects to increase its loan projects enabling the private sector to expand their investment in Sri Lanka,

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Cabinet sub-committee to decide on Hambantota port

Cabinet sub-committee to decide on Hambantota port

🕔23:40, 28.Mar 2017

A cabinet sub-committee will decide on the agreement to be signed between the Government and a Chinese company on the Hambantota port, a Minister said today. Minister of Petroleum Resources Development Chandima Weerakkody said that the matter was discussed at the

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Indian envoy briefs Chief Prelates on Modi’s Sri Lanka visit

Indian envoy briefs Chief Prelates on Modi’s Sri Lanka visit

🕔22:35, 28.Mar 2017

The Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu today called on the Chief Prelates in Kandy and briefed them on the visit to Sri Lanka by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the UN Vesak Day celebrations in

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Badulla may lose a seat at the next Parliament elections

Badulla may lose a seat at the next Parliament elections

🕔15:53, 28.Mar 2017

Badulla may lose a seat at the next Parliament elections, head of the Elections Commission and Commissioner of Elections Mahinda Deshapriya said. He said that the gazette notice on the seats allocated for each district at the next Parliament elections will

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UN official holds talks with Eastern Province Governor

UN official holds talks with Eastern Province Governor

🕔15:25, 28.Mar 2017

The new Country Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sri Lanka, Ms Ritsu Nacken, had talks with the Governor of Eastern Province Austin Fernando today. The discussion took place at the Governor’s Secretariat, the Governor’s office said. The discussion

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Week long war on dengue mosquitoes to be launched

Week long war on dengue mosquitoes to be launched

🕔14:39, 28.Mar 2017

A week long war on dengue mosquitoes is to be launched from tomorrow, the Ministry of Health said today. The Health Ministry said that the dengue mosquito eradication week will be conducted around the island. According to the Health Ministry, 24562 people

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Woman found dead in Mount Lavinia with burn injuries

Woman found dead in Mount Lavinia with burn injuries

🕔09:01, 28.Mar 2017

A woman has been found dead in Mount Lavinia with burn injuries, the police said. The body of the 37 year old woman was found in a house in Kaldemulla in Mount Lavinia. Investigations are underway.

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Cyclone Debbie lashes Australian coastal resorts

Cyclone Debbie lashes Australian coastal resorts

🕔08:57, 28.Mar 2017

Coastal areas in northeast Australia were battered by high winds and heavy rainfall on Tuesday as a powerful cyclone, which prompted authorities to urge some 30,000 people to evacuate, hit island resorts along the world-famous Great Barrier Reef. Cyclone Debbie

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Mugabe’s Zimbabwe gets busy creating ‘fiction money’

Mugabe’s Zimbabwe gets busy creating ‘fiction money’

🕔08:55, 28.Mar 2017

When President Robert Mugabe scrapped the Zimbabwe dollar in 2009, most of his people thought this meant the end of runaway money-printing and hyperinflation that had rendered the currency worthless. They may have been wrong. Adoption of the U.S. dollar

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North Korea tests rocket engine: U.S. officials

North Korea tests rocket engine: U.S. officials

🕔08:52, 28.Mar 2017

North Korea has carried out another test of a rocket engine that U.S. officials believe could be part of its program to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, officials told Reuters on Monday. The latest test follows one earlier this month,

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Mansoor excited to play in Sri Lanka league

Mansoor excited to play in Sri Lanka league

🕔08:42, 28.Mar 2017

Pakistan National team and PAF striker Mansoor Khan is looking forward to his stint in Sri Lanka after he and three of his peers — Muhammad Sufyan, Muhammad Asif and Muhammad Sohail —were selected to play in the Sri Lankan

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Vietnam steps up as spa destination du jour

Vietnam steps up as spa destination du jour

🕔08:34, 28.Mar 2017

While Bali and Thailand steal the lion’s share of attention when it comes to spa destinations in Southeast Asia, Vietnam is readying a major roar as five of the country’s top hotels, resorts and cruises launch ‘Spa-tacular Vietnam.’ The new

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