Pope decries war, terrorism and weapons

Pope decries war, terrorism and weapons

🕔10:09, 10.Apr 2017

Pope Francis condemned a deadly blast at a church in Egypt and said at a Palm Sunday Mass that the world was suffering from wars, terrorism and “interests that are armed and ready to strike”. Francis, who has not made

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Palm Sunday bombings of Egyptian Coptic churches kill 44

Palm Sunday bombings of Egyptian Coptic churches kill 44

🕔10:05, 10.Apr 2017

At least 44 people were killed in Egypt in bomb attacks at the cathedral of the Coptic Pope and another church on Palm Sunday, prompting anger and fear among Christians and leading to troop deployments and the declaration of a

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G7 foreign ministers seek U.S. clarity over Syria

G7 foreign ministers seek U.S. clarity over Syria

🕔10:02, 10.Apr 2017

Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven major industrialized nations meet on Monday for an annual gathering, with Europe and Japan seeking clarity from the United States on an array of issues, especially Syria. The two-day summit in Tuscany comes

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SLMC calls for new Constitution and not amendments

SLMC calls for new Constitution and not amendments

🕔10:36, 9.Apr 2017

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) has called for a completely new Constitution and not amendments to the existing Constitution. SLMC leader Rauff Hakeem said that a referendum will however be needed to create a new Constitution. He said that the people were given

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Two doctors who attempted to climb water tank arrested

Two doctors who attempted to climb water tank arrested

🕔10:31, 9.Apr 2017

Two doctors who attempted to climb a water tank at the Colombo National hospital, were arrested and later released on bail. The police said that a male and female doctor had attempted to climb the water tank.  

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Sri Lanka, India to develop Trinco oil tank farm

Sri Lanka, India to develop Trinco oil tank farm

🕔10:12, 9.Apr 2017

India and Sri Lanka have, in principle, agreed to jointly operate the World War-era oil storage facility in Trincomalee, the strategically advantaged port town located on the island’s east coast, The Hindu newspaper reported. “We are currently negotiating the specifics

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‘The truth must be told’ According to Matthew

‘The truth must be told’ According to Matthew

🕔09:51, 9.Apr 2017

By Easwaran Rutnam After much controversy and speculation, the movie ‘According to Matthew’ has been set for release. Directed by Chandran Rutnam, ‘According to Matthew’ was screened to a VIP audience last week, which included journalists and movie critics. The

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India keen to resolve fishing dispute with Sri Lanka

India keen to resolve fishing dispute with Sri Lanka

🕔09:39, 9.Apr 2017

Asserting that India’s BJP-led Government at the Centre was taking serious steps to bring a lasting solution to the fishermen issue, Rajya Sabha member and senior party leader L. Ganesan said efforts were made to secure the release of the

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Whatmore takes over as Kerala cricket team coach

Whatmore takes over as Kerala cricket team coach

🕔09:31, 9.Apr 2017

Dav Whatmore, a hugely successful cricket coach who coached four international teams, on Saturday took over as the coach of the Kerala cricket team for a period of six months. Addressing reporters, Whatmore said that he sees his new assignment

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China, Sri Lanka vow to develop strategic cooperative partnership

China, Sri Lanka vow to develop strategic cooperative partnership

🕔09:26, 9.Apr 2017

China and Sri Lanka have pledged here to deepen pragmatic cooperation in all fields to further develop the strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries, the Xinhua news agency reported. The pledge was made when visiting Chinese top political advisor

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Iran wants chemical attack in Syria investigated

Iran wants chemical attack in Syria investigated

🕔09:19, 9.Apr 2017

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on Saturday for an impartial probe of this week’s suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria and warned that U.S. missile strikes in response risked escalating extremism in the region. Washington accused the government of Syrian

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U.S. Navy strike group to move toward Korean peninsula

U.S. Navy strike group to move toward Korean peninsula

🕔09:15, 9.Apr 2017

A U.S. Navy strike group will be moving toward the western Pacific Ocean near the Korean peninsula as a show of force, a U.S. official told Reuters on Saturday, as concerns grow about North Korea’s advancing weapons program. Earlier this

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Ouster of al-Assad is a priority of U.S.

Ouster of al-Assad is a priority of U.S.

🕔08:15, 9.Apr 2017

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said in an interview that she sees regime change in Syria as one of the Trump administration’s priorities in the country wracked by civil war. Defeating Islamic State, pushing Iranian influence out

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Severe punishment sought on activist for showing Lanka film

Severe punishment sought on activist for showing Lanka film

🕔14:24, 8.Apr 2017

Not satisfied with the Kuala Lumpur Magistrate’s Court imposition of a RM10,000 fine on activist Lena Hendry for showing a war film on Sri Lanka , the public prosecutor in Malaysia is now filing an appeal for a more severe

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Land reclamation of Colombo Port City proceeding rapidly

Land reclamation of Colombo Port City proceeding rapidly

🕔14:19, 8.Apr 2017

With Jun Hai 1, Asia’s largest trailing suction hopper dredger joining the construction fleet, the land reclamation of Colombo Port City, as a future city and long awaited by Sri Lankans, has been proceeding rapidly, the Xinhua news agency reported.

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Increase Palk Bay patrol, Colombo tells New Delhi

Increase Palk Bay patrol, Colombo tells New Delhi

🕔14:08, 8.Apr 2017

Sri Lanka on Friday asked India to increase the patrol of the Palk Bay to prevent Tamil Nadu fishermen from trespassing into Sri Lankan waters, even as it expressed positive signs on the likely release of detained Indian trawlers, The

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Veteran movie Director Vasantha Obeysekera passed away

Veteran movie Director Vasantha Obeysekera passed away

🕔14:05, 8.Apr 2017

Veteran movie Director Vasantha Obeysekera passed away today at a private hospital. Obeysekera entered the film industry with Sath Samudura in 1967 which he co-wrote and worked on as assistant director; it was Sri Lanka’s entry at the Moscow International

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Basque militants ETA to disarm

Basque militants ETA to disarm

🕔10:44, 8.Apr 2017

Basque militant group ETA is to surrender its weapons to authorities on Saturday, drawing a line under more than four decades of armed struggle that gained it notoriety as one of Europe’s most intractable separatist movements. The orchestrated handover in

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Trump, Xi agree to 100-day plan to discuss trade issues

Trump, Xi agree to 100-day plan to discuss trade issues

🕔10:41, 8.Apr 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed to a new 100-day plan for trade talks that will boost U.S. exports and reduce the United States’ trade deficit with China, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Friday.

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Woman, two daughters found dead in Anuradhapura

Woman, two daughters found dead in Anuradhapura

🕔10:20, 8.Apr 2017

A woman and her two daughters were found dead in Anuradhapura, the police media unit said. The police said that the 35 year old woman and her 1 1/2 year old and 4 year old daughters were found dead in

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