International Monetary Fund gives Sri Lanka thumbs up

International Monetary Fund gives Sri Lanka thumbs up

🕔07:47, 23.Apr 2017

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has praised Sri Lanka’s economic performance and the reforms introduced by the government. Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, who is in Washington, said that the IMF and the World Bank used Sri Lanka as an example

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Faizer genies claims street dogs are to be killed

Faizer genies claims street dogs are to be killed

🕔07:43, 23.Apr 2017

Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Faizer Mustapha denied claims that there was a move to kill street dogs ahead of Vesak. He said that a social media campaign had been launched claiming that street dogs are to be killed.

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Yala harvest may face significant impact says WFP

Yala harvest may face significant impact says WFP

🕔07:42, 23.Apr 2017

The main harvest (Maha) in March 2017 declined by more than half and the secondary harvest (Yala) in September will also be significantly impacted, bringing hardship and suffering, and increasing indebtedness for poor families, the World Food Programme (WFP) said

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The political garbage that is

The political garbage that is

🕔07:39, 23.Apr 2017

By Hilmy Ahamed The Meethotamulla tragedy has brought back the politics of garbage to every screen, newspaper and radio. Street protests are happening around every garbage dump. Modern day popular communication technologies have taken over and they broadcast/stream live coverage

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Military takes action on soldiers accused in Haiti

Military takes action on soldiers accused in Haiti

🕔07:34, 23.Apr 2017

The Army came under fire last week over its alleged failure to deal with the soldiers accused of rape in Haiti. However the military insisted that all those accused and found guilty have been dealt with, including the contingent commander.

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Pakistan make changes for Women’s World Cup

Pakistan make changes for Women’s World Cup

🕔07:30, 23.Apr 2017

Pakistan Women have rung in the changes, starting from a new coach, for their Women’s World Cup 2017 campaign. Sabih Azhar, who played first-class cricket in the 1980s and ’90s, replaced Kabir Khan, the former Test player and Afghanistan men’s

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France votes in cliffhanger presidential election

France votes in cliffhanger presidential election

🕔07:20, 23.Apr 2017

France goes to the polls on Sunday for the first round of a bitterly fought presidential election, crucial to the future of Europe and a closely-watched test of voters’ anger with the political establishment. Nearly 47 million voters will decide,

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EU mulls legislation in the fight against online hate speech

EU mulls legislation in the fight against online hate speech

🕔07:17, 23.Apr 2017

The European Union is considering legislative measures to harmonize how online platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Google take down hate speech and incitement to violence, a draft document seen by Reuters shows. The proliferation of hate speech and fake news

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American Airlines apologizes for onboard clash over stroller

American Airlines apologizes for onboard clash over stroller

🕔07:13, 23.Apr 2017

American Airlines (AAL.O) on Saturday apologized to a female passenger and suspended an employee after a video showing an onboard clash over a baby stroller went viral, in the latest embarrassment for a U.S. carrier over how it treated a

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Key suspect in Lasantha’s killing given diplomatic post by Gota

Key suspect in Lasantha’s killing given diplomatic post by Gota

🕔21:26, 22.Apr 2017

The chief suspect in Lasantha Wickrematunga’s assassination was given a diplomatic post by the then defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa but it was withdrawn soon after Mahinda Rajapaksa won the January 2010 election, fresh evidence has revealed, according to the Economy

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Sri Lanka seeks increased bilateral trade with US

Sri Lanka seeks increased bilateral trade with US

🕔21:17, 22.Apr 2017

Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake speaking at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce highlighted prospects for increasing bilateral trade and U.S. investment in Sri Lanka at a breakfast roundtable meeting hosted by the US Chamber of Commerce.  Minister Karunanayake was in

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Aussies out to increase Lankan pain

Aussies out to increase Lankan pain

🕔21:14, 22.Apr 2017

The Under 19s have already secured the Youth ODI series ahead of Sunday’s final match but want a big finish in Hobart Australia’s Under 19s have already sealed their one-day series against Sri Lanka, but there will be no let-up

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Vomitoxin makes nasty appearance in US

Vomitoxin makes nasty appearance in US

🕔21:00, 22.Apr 2017

A fungus that causes “vomitoxin” has been found in some U.S. corn harvested last year, forcing poultry and pork farmers to test their grain, and giving headaches to grain growers already wrestling with massive supplies and low prices. The plant

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South Korea on alert as North Korea readies for army anniversary

South Korea on alert as North Korea readies for army anniversary

🕔20:57, 22.Apr 2017

South Korea was on heightened alert on Friday ahead of another important anniversary in North Korea, with a large concentration of military hardware amassed on both sides of the border amid concerns about a new nuclear test by Pyongyang. North

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Mourning declared after scores of troops die in Afghan base attack

Mourning declared after scores of troops die in Afghan base attack

🕔20:54, 22.Apr 2017

President Ashraf Ghani declared a national day of mourning after scores of soldiers were killed by Taliban fighters disguised as fellow soldiers, in the deadliest attack of its kind on an Afghan military base. The defense ministry has said more

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Japanese team warn of excessive gas levels at garbage dump

Japanese team warn of excessive gas levels at garbage dump

🕔21:42, 21.Apr 2017

A Japanese team of experts have warned of excessive gas levels at the Meethotamulla garbage dump site. The experts today advised the military to be cautious on the use of heavy machinery in the area. The Japanese team visited the site

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Central Authority for solid waste management to be established

Central Authority for solid waste management to be established

🕔19:07, 21.Apr 2017

President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the officials to implement a programme to solve the issue of solid waste management in the country and formulate necessary arrangements to vest the powers with the Central Authority in that process. He gave

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Khuram Shaikh suffered 45 separate injuries during attack

Khuram Shaikh suffered 45 separate injuries during attack

🕔18:42, 21.Apr 2017

An inquest has heard an aid worker from Rochdale in the UK, Khuram Shaikh, suffered 45 separate injuries during an attack on him in Sri Lanka, ITV news reported Khuram Shaikh was killed six years ago and his girlfriend was raped

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Permits to be suspended if dengue breeding grounds found

Permits to be suspended if dengue breeding grounds found

🕔18:30, 21.Apr 2017

The permits issued to construction sites will be suspended if dengue breeding grounds are found, the Ministry of Health said today. Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said that stern action will also be taken if  dengue breeding grounds are found

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Army may scale down operations in Meethotamulla

Army may scale down operations in Meethotamulla

🕔14:06, 21.Apr 2017

The Army says it may scale down its operations in Meethotamulla following a week-long search and rescue. Army spokesman Brigadier Roshan Seneviratne told the Colombo Gazette the Army is considering reducing the number of troops involved in the operations in Meethotamulla. However he

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