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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Gota does not rule out possibility of entering politics

Gota does not rule out possibility of entering politics

🕔08:30, 28.Mar 2017

Denying the corruption and war-crime allegations against him, Sri Lanka’s former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Monday hinted at a possible entry into active politics in future, The Hindu newspaper reported. “I have not decided yet,” he told foreign correspondents

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Madhavan slams opposition to Rajinikanth’s Sri Lanka visit

Madhavan slams opposition to Rajinikanth’s Sri Lanka visit

🕔21:49, 27.Mar 2017

Actor Madhavan has slammed politicians for turning superstar Rajinikanth’s secluded visit to Sri Lanka into a political controversy. Rajinikanth last week called off his trip to the island nation, where he was supposed to unveil a housing scheme for the

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CBSL board to take action on accused in EPF scam

CBSL board to take action on accused in EPF scam

🕔21:40, 27.Mar 2017

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka says action will be taken on anyone found guilty in an alleged Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) scam. The Central Bank of Sri Lanka said that certain media carried erroneous facts on the proceedings of a Monetary

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Sri Lanka wants to reduce China’s stake in strategic port deal

Sri Lanka wants to reduce China’s stake in strategic port deal

🕔20:57, 27.Mar 2017

The Government wants a Chinese company to agree to cut its stake in a strategic port project by up to a quarter, as part of a renegotiation aimed at blunting public and political opposition to the deal, the Reuters news

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