India Lanka to hold talks on ISIS threat in South Asia

India Lanka to hold talks on ISIS threat in South Asia

🕔09:17, 27.Apr 2017

India and Sri Lanka will hold a dialogue on how to check the growing threat of the Islamic State in South Asia and any attempt by the terror outfit to destabilise the region, the Press Trust of India reported. The

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BCCI outvoted in ICC, end of Big Three

BCCI outvoted in ICC, end of Big Three

🕔09:12, 27.Apr 2017

The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board received a thumping mandate from its full member directors to implement the changes to its constitution (governance) and financial (revenue) structure that were agreed in principle at its quarterly meeting on February 4. At the

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South Korea, US warn North Korea

South Korea, US warn North Korea

🕔08:58, 27.Apr 2017

South Korea and the United States agreed on Thursday on “swift punitive measures” against North Korea in the event of more provocation, although the United States signaled sanctions and diplomatic pressure were its priorities for now. As a standoff escalated

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Front-runner withdraws from Canada Conservative Party race

Front-runner withdraws from Canada Conservative Party race

🕔08:53, 27.Apr 2017

The front-runner in the race to become the next leader of Canada’s Conservatives dropped out on Wednesday mere hours before the final televised debate, stunning party insiders and throwing the contest open to two remaining favorites. Reality TV star and

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China flags global naval role after new carrier launch

China flags global naval role after new carrier launch

🕔08:49, 27.Apr 2017

China needs to raise its military capabilities to protect its growing overseas interests, its foreign minister said following the launch of China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier, but he vowed not to pursue expansionism. China launched the carrier on Wednesday

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Dynamic dup to head blink design group

Dynamic dup to head blink design group

🕔08:40, 27.Apr 2017

BLINK Design Group has appointed Rengy John and Clint Nagata as co-CEOs, marking a new chapter for the luxury hospitality design firm as both leaders focus on their respective areas of expertise to strengthen the company through integrated business and

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British tourist sues tour operator over accident in Sri Lanka

British tourist sues tour operator over accident in Sri Lanka

🕔23:42, 26.Apr 2017

A British woman has decided to sue a tour operator after an accident in Sri Lanka where a palm tree fell on her legs. The British woman has spoken out of her terror that she would never be able to walk

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CEB chairman resigns, Ganegala appointed acting chairman

CEB chairman resigns, Ganegala appointed acting chairman

🕔23:16, 26.Apr 2017

Chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) Anura Wijepala resigned from his post today. His resignation was accepted by the subject Minister. W.B. Ganegala has been appointed the acting chairman Wijepala was appointed as the CEB chairman in January 2015. He served

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One–man committee to probe garbage dump tragedy

One–man committee to probe garbage dump tragedy

🕔20:14, 26.Apr 2017

President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed a one–man Presidential Committee to investigate the causes that led to the Meethotamulla tragedy. The President has appointed retired High Court judge Chandradasa Nanayakkara to the Committee.

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Number of missing in Meethotamulla revised to zero

Number of missing in Meethotamulla revised to zero

🕔16:03, 26.Apr 2017

The number of people missing following the garbage dump landslide in Meethotamulla has been revised to zero. Deputy Director of the Disaster Management Centre Pradeep Kodippili told the Colombo Gazette that since there was no clarity on how many are exactly missing

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Indian PM Modi holds “comprehensive” talks with Ranil

Indian PM Modi holds “comprehensive” talks with Ranil

🕔14:49, 26.Apr 2017

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks on bilateral issues with his visiting Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe in New Delhi today. “Held comprehensive talks with PM Ranil Wickremesinghe on ways to strengthen India-Sri Lanka ties for the benefit of

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Fonseka to take on a new role on request of President

Fonseka to take on a new role on request of President

🕔14:43, 26.Apr 2017

Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka is to take on a new role on a request made by President Maithripala Sirisena. The new role includes working with the military in the event of a strike by employees of essential services.

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Excess elephants at Pinnawala to be given to individuals

Excess elephants at Pinnawala to be given to individuals

🕔14:27, 26.Apr 2017

Cabinet has granted approval to hand over some elephants at the Pinnawala elephant orphanage to individuals and religious places of worship under strict conditions. The approval was granted on a proposal made by Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife Gamini Jayawickrama Perera in

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Leading underworld figure ‘SF Lokka’ arrested over theft

Leading underworld figure ‘SF Lokka’ arrested over theft

🕔13:32, 26.Apr 2017

Leading underworld figure Eron Ranasinghe alias SF Lokka was arrested today over a vehicle theft, the police media unit said. Ranasinghe is the main suspect in the murder of nightclub owner Wasantha de Zoysa in Anuradhapura.

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Sri Lanka holds urgent talks with EU MEPs ahead of vote

Sri Lanka holds urgent talks with EU MEPs ahead of vote

🕔13:05, 26.Apr 2017

The Government held urgent talks with several EU Members of Parliament (MEP) ahead of the vote at the EU Parliament tomorrow on a resolution not to grant Sri Lanka the GSP plus trade concession. Deputy Foreign Minister, Dr. Harsha de

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Cabinet approves signing of several MoUs with India

Cabinet approves signing of several MoUs with India

🕔13:00, 26.Apr 2017

Cabinet has approved the signing of several Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) with India, the Government said today. The agreements will look to strengthen the economic cooperation between both countries.

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President issues gazette for Parliament to meet on Friday

President issues gazette for Parliament to meet on Friday

🕔11:57, 26.Apr 2017

A gazette notification has been issued by President Maithripala Sirisena for Parliament to meet on Friday to be informed of the decision taken to declare disposing garbage an essential service. The President instructed the issuance of the special gazette notification

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Several Sri Lankan domestic workers in Lebanon deported

Several Sri Lankan domestic workers in Lebanon deported

🕔08:17, 26.Apr 2017

Dozens of migrant domestic workers who have given birth in Lebanon, including several Sri Lankans, have been detained, deported and denied residency renewals, a human rights charity said. Lebanon has deported at least 21 domestic workers with children, many of

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Thai man broadcasts murder live on FB

Thai man broadcasts murder live on FB

🕔08:09, 26.Apr 2017

A Thai man filmed himself killing his 11-month-old daughter in two video clips posted on Facebook before committing suicide, police said on Tuesday. People could access the videos of the child’s murder on her father’s Facebook page for roughly 24

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Turkey could reconsider its position on Europe

Turkey could reconsider its position on Europe

🕔08:06, 26.Apr 2017

President Tayyip Erdogan told Reuters on Tuesday that Turkey would reconsider its position on joining the European Union if it was kept waiting much longer and if the current hostile mentality of some member states persists. Erdogan said a decision

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