Heroin smuggling from Tamil Nadu to Sri Lanka on the rise

Heroin smuggling from Tamil Nadu to Sri Lanka on the rise

🕔09:57, 26.Jun 2017

Heroin smuggling from Tamil Nadu to Sri Lanka using the sea route is on the rise, Tamil Nadu officials have said. With a 1,067-km coastline, excellent air connectivity with Southeast Asian countries and major national and state highways that link

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Australia deports group of Sri Lankans from Christmas Island

Australia deports group of Sri Lankans from Christmas Island

🕔09:48, 26.Jun 2017

The return of Sri Lankans from Christmas Island in Australia to Colombo overnight on a Government charter jet has fuelled speculation that Australian Border Force has inter­cepted a suspected asylum vessel in the past week, Th Australian newspaper reported. A

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Mahela, Moody in line for Indian coach’s job

Mahela, Moody in line for Indian coach’s job

🕔09:14, 26.Jun 2017

If reports are to be believed then former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene is throwing in the hat into the ring for therole of head coach of the Indian team after the deadline for applying got extended to July 9. Jayawardene has

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Hopes fade in China for 93 missing

Hopes fade in China for 93 missing

🕔09:04, 26.Jun 2017

Rescue workers in southwestern China pulled bodies out of piles of rock and mud on Sunday as they searched for 93 people missing after a landslide buried a mountain village, with some residents giving up hope of finding survivors. A

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U.S. urges Arab states to reach resolution in dispute

U.S. urges Arab states to reach resolution in dispute

🕔09:02, 26.Jun 2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday that Qatar and the four Arab states that imposed a boycott on their tiny but wealthy neighbor should sit down together in order to try to reach a resolution. “A productive

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Nine dead after Colombia tourist boat sinks in reservoir

Nine dead after Colombia tourist boat sinks in reservoir

🕔08:55, 26.Jun 2017

Nine people died and 28 are missing after a multi-decked tourist boat carrying about 170 passengers sank in Colombia’s Penol-Guatape reservoir on Sunday during the long holiday weekend, a government official said. Officials did not disclose the cause of the

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PM notes importance of Ramazan celebrated by Muslims

PM notes importance of Ramazan celebrated by Muslims

🕔08:49, 26.Jun 2017

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in a message to mark Ramazan said that the Ramazan Festival is celebrated by Muslims with a deep sense of fellowship and co-existence in countries throughout the world. Ramazan ends a time of fasting undertaken as

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Enrolling students to SAITM suspended pending new gazette

Enrolling students to SAITM suspended pending new gazette

🕔17:00, 25.Jun 2017

The Government has ordered the suspension of enrolling students to the SAITM medical campus in Malabe pending a new gazette on SAITM. Secretary to the President P.B. Abeykoon said in a statement that the new gazette with the terms and

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Three people killed following accident in Hambantota

Three people killed following accident in Hambantota

🕔09:10, 25.Jun 2017

Three people were killed following an accident in Lunama, Hungama in Hambantota. The Police said the accident involved a three-wheeler and a tipper truck.

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Wijeyadasa’s hard hitting statement stuns diplomats

Wijeyadasa’s hard hitting statement stuns diplomats

🕔09:04, 25.Jun 2017

A statement made in Parliament last week by Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe stunned western diplomats based in Colombo. In his statement Rajapakshe accused the former UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Mónica Pinto, of falling prey to

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MS tells Ministers to keep mobiles off during cabinet meetings

MS tells Ministers to keep mobiles off during cabinet meetings

🕔09:02, 25.Jun 2017

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed his Ministers to keep their mobile phones off during cabinet meetings. Sources said that the President was irked that some Ministers are not focused on the cabinet meetings. He has found that some Ministers make

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Police Commission orders report from IGP on Police action

Police Commission orders report from IGP on Police action

🕔08:49, 25.Jun 2017

The National Police Commission has ordered a report from Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara over the manner in which the Police dealt with protesting university students last week. Secretary to the Commission Ariyadasa Cooray said that the IGP

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Hopes fading in China for 118 still missing

Hopes fading in China for 118 still missing

🕔08:47, 25.Jun 2017

Rescue workers in China searched for 118 people still missing more than 24 hours after a landslide buried a mountain village, with hopes fading on Sunday after 15 bodies were pulled out of the rock and mud during the first

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Ford resigns as head coach of Sri Lanka team

Ford resigns as head coach of Sri Lanka team

🕔08:43, 25.Jun 2017

The head coach of the Sri Lanka national cricket team, Graham Ford, on Saturday announced he would be stepping down from his post, Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement. The 56-year old South African, who was more popularly known

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British lawmakers hit by ‘sustained’ cyber attack

British lawmakers hit by ‘sustained’ cyber attack

🕔08:40, 25.Jun 2017

Britain’s parliament was hit by a “sustained and determined” cyber attack on Saturday designed to identify weak email passwords, just over a month after a ransomware worm crippled parts of the country’s health service. The House of Commons said it

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Iraqi forces free hundreds of civilians in Mosul Old City

Iraqi forces free hundreds of civilians in Mosul Old City

🕔08:37, 25.Jun 2017

Iraqi forces opened exit routes for hundreds of civilians to flee the Old City of Mosul on Saturday as they battled to retake the quarter from Islamic State militants mounting a last stand in what was the de facto capital

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Doctors suspend strike following talks with President

Doctors suspend strike following talks with President

🕔12:40, 24.Jun 2017

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) today suspended a strike launched on Thursday following talks with President Maithripala Sirisena. Earlier, Health Ministry sources said that government doctors who were on protest last week on the Malabe SAITM campus issue were to be

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Heavy rain expected till Tuesday owing to southwest monsoon

Heavy rain expected till Tuesday owing to southwest monsoon

🕔10:46, 24.Jun 2017

Due to active southwest monsoonal conditions, showery weather is expected  to continue till Tuesday 27th June in the south western parts of the country with heavy rain expected in the Kegalle and Kalutara districts, the Early Warning Centre of the

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Green consciousness inspires the work of 6 artists

Green consciousness inspires the work of 6 artists

🕔10:37, 24.Jun 2017

In its third edition Swim Week Colombo launches with Art Connect on the 27th of June 2017 hosted at Trace Expert City. Art connect returns for its second season and features six of Sri Lanka’s most acclaimed artists. Swim Week

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Sandwich Factory, Fit.lk present 40 day challenge

Sandwich Factory, Fit.lk present 40 day challenge

🕔10:29, 24.Jun 2017

Two seemingly unlikely allies have joined forces for a 40-day body transformation challenge. The Sandwich Factory is partnering with personal trainers Fit.lk for the Go Keto Bootcamp – a one and a half month challenge to commit to the Ketosis

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