More than 171 people affected due to rain
More than 171 people affected due to rain

19 April 2014

The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said yesterday that nine people had been killed after being struck by lightning so far this year and the Meteorology Department warned of strong winds during thunder showers spreading across the country. "Lightning is a natural disaster, and...

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Lawlessness experienced at Hambantota -Eran
19 April 2014

UNP parliamentarian Eran Wickremeratne says that there is no law and order in the...

Severe damage in Anuradhapura due to rain
19 April 2014

Several houses in Anuradhapura city limit have been damaged due to torrential rain along...

UNP acting leader to complain on the Hambantota incident
18 April 2014

UNP acting leader Karu Jayasuriya will complained to the speaker of the parliament Chamal...

UNP wants independent probe against Hambantota attack
18 April 2014

The UNP MPs, who visited the Hambantota Port and the Mattala Airport yesterday, came...

Sangakkara submitted resignation from T20 Cricket
18 April 2014

Sri Lanka’s former cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara today submitted his resignation...

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More than 171 people affected due to rai…

19-04-2014

More than 171 people affected due to rain

The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said yesterday that nine people had been killed after being struck by lightning so far this year and the Meteorology Department warned of strong winds...

Read more

Lawlessness experienced at Hambantota -E…

19-04-2014

Lawlessness experienced at Hambantota -Eran

UNP parliamentarian Eran Wickremeratne says that there is no law and order in the country, which experienced at Hambantota couple of days ago . Both places they visited at Hambantota area...

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Severe damage in Anuradhapura due to rai…

19-04-2014

Severe damage in Anuradhapura due to rain

Several houses in Anuradhapura city limit have been damaged due to torrential rain along with lighting and thunder yesterday evening. Power supply has also come to a standstill due to the...

Read more

UNP acting leader to complain on the Ham…

18-04-2014

UNP acting leader to complain on the Hambantota incident

UNP acting leader Karu Jayasuriya will complained to the speaker of the parliament Chamal Rajapakse and the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP)  Gamini Navaratne against the attack on UNP...

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez is no more

18-04-2014

Gabriel Garcia Marquez is no more

Nobel Prize winning Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, widely seen as the most popular writer in Spanish language since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century, passed away at home...

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UNP wants independent probe against Hamb…

18-04-2014

UNP wants independent probe against Hambantota attack

The UNP MPs, who visited the Hambantota Port and the Mattala Airport yesterday, came under attack by a group of government supporters led by local politicians when the visitors were...

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Sangakkara submitted resignation from …

18-04-2014

Sangakkara  submitted  resignation from T20 Cricket

Sri Lanka’s former cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara today submitted his resignation from International T20 Cricket, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said. In a letter to the Chairman of Selectors, Mr.Sangakkara said, "It...

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Nine dead in tractor accident

18-04-2014

Nine dead in tractor accident

It is said that  least 9 bodies have been recovered after a tractor carrying passengers who were travelling to visit their relatives for New Years fell into an irrigation canal...

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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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UNP parliamentarian Eran Wickremeratne says that there is no law and order in the country, which experienced at Hambantota couple of days ago . Both places they visited at Hambantota area...

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Sunday, 12 May 2013
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