Tamil Nadu failed to protect fishermen - Modi
Tamil Nadu failed to protect fishermen - Modi

18 April 2014

A day after Congress president Sonia Gandhi said that UPA had done a lot for the welfare of fishermen in Tamil Nadu at a meeting in Kanyakumari, BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi chose the same spot to hit back at the Congress alleging that the party stood a silent...

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51 killed in accidents during the festive season
18 April 2014

Around 51 persons were killed in 44 motor accidents during the last few days, Police...

Police nab 14,153 drunk drivers
18 April 2014

From January to April of this year, 14,153 drunk drivers were detected, according to...

Travel advisory affect tourism in SL
18 April 2014

The updated travel advice issued by UK and Australia with regard to travel in Sri Lanka...

Drug dealer escape from the prison
18 April 2014

It is said that two inmates warded at the Welikada prison hospital escaped after scaling...

Sri Lanka fourth worst place for journalists
18 April 2014

It is said that the impunity index of the New York based-Committee to Protect Journalists...

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Tamil Nadu failed to protect fishermen -…

18-04-2014

Tamil Nadu failed to protect fishermen - Modi

A day after Congress president Sonia Gandhi said that UPA had done a lot for the welfare of fishermen in Tamil Nadu at a meeting in Kanyakumari, BJP’s Prime Ministerial...

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51 killed in accidents during the festiv…

18-04-2014

51 killed in accidents during the festive season

Around 51 persons were killed in 44 motor accidents during the last few days, Police Media Spokesman Office said. Colombo National Hospital Nurses trainer Pushpa Ramyani de Soyza says that 956...

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Police nab 14,153 drunk drivers

18-04-2014

Police nab 14,153 drunk drivers

From January to April of this year, 14,153 drunk drivers were detected, according to Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana.    He added that 12 bus drivers will lose their licenses permanently...

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Travel advisory affect tourism in SL

18-04-2014

Travel advisory affect tourism in SL

The updated travel advice issued by UK and Australia with regard to travel in Sri Lanka may result in a decline in tourist arrivals, sources said.   The designation of certain groups...

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19 soldiers injured in road mishap

18-04-2014

19 soldiers injured in road mishap

It is said that nineteen soldiers were injured yesterday when a truck they were travelling in skidded off the road and toppled over at Murukandy, our news sources said. The injured...

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Drug dealer escape from the prison

18-04-2014

Drug dealer escape from the prison

It is said that two inmates warded at the Welikada prison hospital escaped after scaling the wall of the medical facility yesterday. One of the escapees was a convicted heroin dealer,...

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Sri Lanka fourth worst place for journal…

18-04-2014

Sri Lanka fourth worst place for journalists

It is said that the impunity index of the New York based-Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has ranked Sri Lanka fourth worst places in the world for journalists, our news...

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Health authorities warn people not to pu…

18-04-2014

Health authorities warn people not to purchase medicine via internet

It is said that health authorities have warned the public not to purchase medicines through the internet, our news sources said. Director of the National Drugs Authority Dr. Hemantha Benaragama has...

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Six armed men and robbed jewelry and cas…

18-04-2014

Six armed men and robbed jewelry and cash from a shop

It is said that six armed men have broken into a jewelry store near the clock tower in the Negombo town today and robbed jewelry and cash estimated to be...

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UNP MPs attacked at Hambantota

18-04-2014

UNP MPs attacked at Hambantota

It is said that group of UNP MPs who were on an inspection tour of the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport have come under attack by unidentified goons, our news sources...

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UNP prepares for Uva Provincial Council …

17-04-2014

UNP prepares for Uva Provincial Council election

United National Party (UNP) has commenced preparation work for the Uva Provincial Council election expected to be held this year. The term of the Uva Provincial Council will end this September. UNP...

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Khuram family “shocked” as the court bai…

17-04-2014

Khuram family “shocked” as the court bails for accused

The family of Khuram Shaikh, who was killed while on holiday in Sri Lanka, say they are shocked by the decision to bail four men accused of his murder -...

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Rajiv sacrifice his life for Tamils in S…

17-04-2014

Rajiv sacrifice his life for Tamils in Sri Lanka

Dismissing as "false propaganda" that Congress was not concerned about Tamils in Sri Lanka, Sonia Gandhi today raised the emotional issue of her husband Rajiv Gandhi's assassination, saying the former...

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UK updates ravel advisory on SL

17-04-2014

UK updates ravel advisory on SL

Britain has updated its travel advisory after the Sri Lankan Government designated 16 organisations and 424 individuals for purported links to terrorism. In its latest advisory,  on April 17, the Foreign...

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US for comprehensive military ties with …

17-04-2014

US for comprehensive military ties with SL

The United States stated that it looked forward to a resumption of a more comprehensive military relationship once the Government of Sri Lanka has made better progress toward reconciliation and...

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Protest in Jaffna over death of young wo…

17-04-2014

Protest in Jaffna over death of young woman

A mass protest was held opposite Bishop's House in Jaffna yesterday, by those mourning the death of a young woman, who committed suicide by jumping into a well at Gurunagar,...

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Police nab 1,130 drunk drivers

17-04-2014

Police nab 1,130 drunk drivers

The police said yesterday that about 1,130 motorists had been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol between April 10 and yesterday. The Police Spokesman’s Office stated that a total...

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Presidential pardoning procedure of PSD …

17-04-2014

Presidential pardoning procedure of PSD persons improper-UNP

United National Party (UNP) MP Ajith Perera said the presidential pardon for those found guilty by the High Court of harassing popular artistes Rukantha Gunatilleka and Chandraleka Perera is improper...

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Indian Supreme Court to hear case agains…

17-04-2014

Indian Supreme Court to hear case against role of Indian Army in Sri Lanka war

India's Supreme Court on Friday will hear a writ petition for a probe by a Special Investigation Team into the alleged role of the Indian Army in the war in...

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Chief monks to take to the street agains…

17-04-2014

Chief monks to take to the street against “Bim Saviya” Act

It is said that Maha Nayaka of the Asgiriya Chapter, most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Thera, said today he and the Maha Sangha were ready to take to the streets,...

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Around 51 persons were killed in 44 motor accidents during the last few days, Police Media Spokesman Office said. Colombo National Hospital Nurses trainer Pushpa Ramyani de Soyza says that 956...

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