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Party leaders discuss several proposals to prevent delay in holding LG election door to injunction.

Nov 24, Colombo: A special party leaders' meeting was held today at the parliamentary complex to discuss the restraining order issued by the Court of Appeals until December 4th postponing the holding of Local Government elections.

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Foundation to be laid for national Kidney Hospital in Polonnaruwa.

Nov 24, Colombo: The Foundation Stone of the first kidney hospital in South Asia to be built in Polonnaruwa will be laid in the first week of December.

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Sri Lanka strongly condemns mosques attack in Egypt.

Nov 24, Colombo: The Government of Sri Lanka in the strongest terms condemned Friday's terrorist attack on worshippers at a mosque in the Sinai region of Egypt and urged the international community to join hands to combat terrorism.

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Two ministers hold discussions with MR.

Two government Ministers representing Sri Lanka Freedom Party - John Seneviratne and Susil Premajayantha had discussion with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday morning to seek the possibility of uniting the two factions.

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PM returns.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe returned to Sri Lanka this afternoon concluding his official visit to India. The delegation headed by the Premier left for India on Tuesday.

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18-hour water cut in Colombo tomorrow.

The water supply to several areas in Colombo and suburbs would be interrupted for 18 hours tomorrow owing to an essential maintenance work of the Ambathale Water Treatment Plant, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board said today.

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Dereliction of duty if Govt. allows Mustapha to continue: GL.

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna said today that it join other political parties to ensure that the people would be given the right to exercise their franchise, which had been illegally withheld.

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SL discuss proposed development of ports with India.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today met Indian External Affairs Minister Shushma Swaraj to discuss the proposed development of Sri Lankan ports on a partnership with India and about other Indo-Lanka projects.

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Sri Lanka Premier emphasizes need to move forward on Economic Technology Agreement with India.

Nov 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is on an official visit to India, met with the Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Friday in New Delhi for bilateral discussions.

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Sri Lankan President ready to give up positions to fight against corruption and fraud.

Nov 24, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says he is ready to give up all his positions and join the people to fight against corruption and fraud if he is being criticized when decisions are taken against fraud and corruption.

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India vs Sri Lanka: Ravindra Jadeja not worried about his spot in team ahead of Ravichandran Ashwin for South Africa series.

India are most likely to field only one spinner in the Test matches in South Africa but left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja is not worried if he would be able to get that spot by beating Ravichandran Ashwin The post India vs Sri Lanka: Ravindra Jadeja not worried about his spot in team ahead of Ravichandran Ashwin for South ...

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Indian bowlers restrict Sri Lanka

The normality seems to have been restored. After a rare Sri Lankan domination for most part of the first Test, aided no less by the favourable underfoot and overhead conditions for the pacemen in Kolkata, India seized early initiative of the second Test on a pitch where bowlers needed to work hard for their wickets rather ...

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Just bowled in the right areas, says Jadeja

After hardly getting a ball in the opening Test on a green-top at Eden, R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja were back tormenting the batsmen. The spin duo claimed seven wickets between them on the opening-day wicket as India shot Sri Lanka for 205 in the first innings of the second Test. Jadeja, who claimed 3/56, was happy to see ...

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Lankan coach disappointed with batting show

Nic Pothas, Sri Lankas interim coach, seems to attend every third press conference by his team, and more so when they have a bad day which has been quite often whenever they have played India in recent times. Fridays opening day of the second Test was another of those days, and Pothas tried to cast a protective net around ...

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Ashwin-Jadeja shoot out Sri Lanka for 205

Nagpur, Nov 24 India lost opener Lokesh Rahul to end the opening day of the second cricket Test at 11/1 after bowling out Sri Lanka for 205 in the final session at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium here on Friday. Opener Murali Vijay and No.3 Cheteshwar Pujara were at the crease when the umpires dislodged the bails ...

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India bowl out Sri Lanka for 205, reach 11/1 on Day 1

Nagpur, Nov 24 India bowled out Sri Lanka for 205 in their first innings before reaching 11/1 on the opening day of the second cricket Test at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium here on Friday. Indian spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja wreaked havoc, sharing seven wickets to dismiss Sri Lanka for a small ...

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Team composition depends on opposition's combination: Jadeja

Nagpur, Nov 24 Aware of the fact that India are likely to field one spinner in the upcoming South Africa tour, left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja on Friday said the composition of the team depends on the opposition's strengths and weaknesses. Jadeja along with his spin partner Ravichandran Ashwin shared seven wickets between ...

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Fear grips Muslims in Sri Lanka's Ginthota after attack

Last week's violence left dozens of houses damaged and the local community scarred.

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Ashwin takes four as Sri Lanka all out for 205

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was the most successful bowler for the hosts with four for 67. Paceman Ishant Sharma and left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja picked up three wickets apiece.

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SB says Wijeyadasa is a 'donkey'

Social Empowerment, Welfare and Kandyan Heritage Minister S. B. Dissanayake today described former Justice and Buddha Sasana Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe as a ‘donkey’ by saying that his absence had eased the procedures to resolve issues attached to the ‘Samurdhi Vyaparaya’.

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TNA MP funds construction of LTTE Mausoleum

TNA MP S. Sridharan had allocated Rs.4 million out of his decentralized budget to renovate the Mahaviru Mausoleum where the bodies of dead LTTE members are buried in Kanakapuram in Kilinochchi, it is reported.

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Won't damage Ram Sethu which links SL: India

The Indian government has decided not to go ahead with the original alignment of Sethusamudram Shipping Canal project or any other alignment that damages the Ram Sethu or Adam's Bridge which loosely connects Sri Lanka.

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India restrict Sri Lanka to 47/2 at lunch on Day 1

Nagpur, Nov 24 India restricted Sri Lanka to 47 for two at lunch on the first day of the second cricket Test at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium here on Friday. Opening batsman Dimuth Karunaratne and Angelo Mathews were at the crease when the lunch was called after 27 overs of play. Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh ...

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EAM Sushma Swaraj meets Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

Union Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj met Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in the national capital on Friday. During the meeting, both the dignitaries discussed various bilateral issues. Earlier on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe and held ...

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Sri Lanka reach 151/4 at tea on Day 1

Nagpur, Nov 24 Sri Lanka crawled back despite losing two more wickets to reach 151/4 at tea on the opening day of the second cricket Test against India at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium here on Friday.

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Ganguly backs Kohli on cramped schedule issue ahead of SA tour

Kolkata, Nov 24 Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Friday endorsed Virat Kohli's complaint about cramped scheduling ahead of the important South Africa tour, saying the team needed time to prepare before heading off to such tough assignments. You got to give teams time to prepare when they go to South Africa," Ganguly ...

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India bundle out Sri Lanka for 205 in second Test

Nagpur, Nov 24 Indian spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja wreaked havoc, sharing seven wickets on the opening day of the second Test to bowl out Sri Lanka for 205 in their first innings at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium here on Friday.

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India dominate opening day of second Test vs Sri Lanka

Nagpur, Nov 24 India lost opener Lokesh Rahul to end the opening day of the second cricket Test at 11/1 after bowling out Sri Lanka for 205 in the final session at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium here on Friday. Opener Murali Vijay and No.3 Cheteshwar Pujara were at the crease when the umpires dislodged the bails ...

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Cricket: Karunaratne fifty steadies Sri Lanka in Nagpur

- Dimuth Karunaratne compiled a chance-filled fifty as Sri Lanka lost two more wickets in the afternoon to reach tea on 151 for four against India after winning the toss and opting to bat in the second match of their three-test series on Friday.

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AIS Principal Harshana Perera honored at Icons of Learning Summit, Singapore

Nov 24, Colombo: Recognizing a career filled with remarkable achievements in education and invaluable contribution to institutions of learning, Asian International School of Sri Lanka, Principal, Harshana Perera was recently presented with the Award for Distinguished Educationist at the Fourth Annual Icons of Learning ...

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Red Herring names 99X Technology as one of Asia's most promising tech companies

Nov 24, Colombo: Software product engineering specialist 99X Technology was felicitated for its pioneering work and potential for exponential growth when it was ranked on the prestigious Red Herring 100 Asia Index for 2017.

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Sri Lanka's CICT invests over USD 10 Mn in green infrastructure at Colombo Port

Nov 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Colombo International Container Terminals has completed a project to convert the company's diesel-operated rubber-tired gantry cranes to electric-powered rubber-tired gantry cranes or E-RTGs, making a major contribution to efforts by the Port of Colombo to go Green.

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Sri Lanka to advance the traditional indigenous medicine and methods

Nov 24, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena says the government will provide all the facilities necessary for the advancement of the indigenous traditional medicine of Sri Lanka while giving due respect to the field.

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Price control on several essential food items considered to arrest rising cost of living

Nov 24, Colombo: Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Mahinda Amaraweera says the Committee on Cost of Living has decided to impose a price control on several essential food items.

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Suspects in Dematagoda abduction case sentenced

Nov 24, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today sentenced the defendants in the case against MP Hirunika Premachandra over an abduction incident in Dematagoda after they pleaded guilty earlier this month.

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Sri Lanka 47/2 at lunch against India

Sri Lanka were 47/2 in their first innings at lunch on Day one of the second match of the three-test series against India in Nagpur on Friday. Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal won the toss and elected to bat first The touring side dominated India for most of the first test at Kolkatas Eden Gardens but the worlds ...

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Sri Lanka opt to bat in second Test vs India

Nagpur, Nov 24 Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal won the toss and elected to bat against India in the second cricket Test at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium here on Friday.

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Sri Lanka win toss and opt to bat in Nagpur

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal won the toss and elected to bat first in the second match of the three-test series against India in Nagpur on Friday. The touring side dominated India for most of the first test at Kolkatas Eden Gardens but the worlds top-ranked test side made a stunning comeback in the drawn match. ...

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Indian, Sri Lankan Premiers discuss entire gamut of bilateral relations

Nov 23, New Delhi: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his visiting Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Hyderabad House on Thursday and held bilateral discussions.

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Sri Lanka receives World No Tobacco Day Award for third time

Nov 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka for the third time, won World No Tobacco Day Award 2017, bestowed by the World Health Organization for the WHO Regions for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control.

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Criminal investigators face many challenges - Secretary to the President

Nov 23, Colombo: Secretary to the President, Austin Fernando says criminal investigators face many challenges during the course of their work.

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Traditional Scottish Pipers in Colombo

Nov 23, Colombo: The Dollar Academy Pipers from Scotland are currently in Sri Lanka. The 10 piece band is in Colombo ahead of the National Day of Scotland "St. Andrew's Day" - celebrated each year on the 30th of November.

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Indian technical assistance to SL's education sector

India had assured it's assistance to Sri Lanka in the field of transferring technology to the education sector while it is also expected that the South Asian giant will engage in the energy sector in Sri Lanka as well.

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India supports Sri Lanka PM's vision to create a stable and prosperous country

Nov 23, New Delhi: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today called on the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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JO brings no confidence motion against Minister for postponement of elections

Nov 23, Colombo: The Joint Opposition has handed over a no-confidence motion to the Speaker against Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government Faizer Mustapha saying that the Minister should be held responsible for the continuing postponement of the local government polls.

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India, Sri Lanka Premiers discuss entire gamut of bilateral relations

Nov 23, New Delhi: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his visiting Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Hyderabad House on Thursday and held bilateral discussions.

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PM Modi meets Sri Lankan PM Wickremesinghe

, November 23 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday.The Sri Lankan Prime Minister, who arrived here on Tuesday on a four-day visit, will hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Modi and will also call upon President Ram Nath Kovind.Earlier in the day, Wickremesinghe ...

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Kohli complains of cramped schedule ahead of SA tour

Nagpur, Nov 23 India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday said a cramped schedule ahead of important challenges such as the South Africa cricket tour sometimes comes in the way of preparations. India will finish their limited overs matches against Sri Lanka on December 24 before they fly off to South Africa on December 28, with ...

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Chandimal hopes for 'miracles' in second Test

Nagpur, Nov 23 Buoyed by their draw at the Eden Gardens in the first match, Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal on Thursday expressed confidence that they can do some "miracles" to win their first ever Test in India. Chandimal hoped veteran left-arm spinner Rangana Herath would come good on a turning VCA Stadium track which ...

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`Neighbourhood first`: PM Modi meets his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday.

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