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New leasing scheme proposed by Budget 2017 implemented

New leasing scheme proposed by Budget 2017 implemented

The Treasury Secretary has informed secretaries of all line ministries to take necessary actions to implement all development proposals made by Budget 2017 for each ministry, the Finance Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. MORE...

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New Police Commission Chairman appointed

New Police Commission Chairman appointed

P.H. Manatunga has been appointed as the new Chairman of the National Police Commission by the President, the Presidents Media Unit said. MORE...

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Implementation of 27 international conventions only criteria for GSP Plus

Implementation of 27 international conventions only criteria for GSP Plus

The European Union wishes to reiterate that the ratification and implementation of 27 international conventions signed by a succession of Sri Lankan governments, are the only criteria on which the Government of Sri Lankas application to rejoin the Generalised Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) is assessed. MORE...

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With drought looming, Sri Lanka tries something new: preparing

With drought looming, Sri Lanka tries something new: preparing

With rainfall in many areas just a third of that last year and many water reservoirs far below normal levels, Sri Lankans have begun holding traditional ceremonies to invoke rain - some with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE...

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President Sirisena is obliged to abolish Executive Presidency - Kiriella

President Sirisena is obliged to abolish Executive Presidency - Kiriella

President Maithripala Sirisena is obliged to abolish the Executive Presidency as vowed, Minister Lakshman Kiriella says. MORE...

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New FCID Director appointed

New FCID Director appointed

SSP K.D. Priyantha has been appointed as new Director of the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID), police headquarters has announced. MORE...

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Judges son reportedly injured following clash at Pera uni

Judges son reportedly injured following clash at Pera uni

A son of a High Court Judge has reportedly been injured following a clash at the University of Peradeniya on Wednesday, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE...

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Strict action against tri-forces deserters - DM

Strict action against tri-forces deserters - DM

Authorities have begun taking legal action against tri forces deserters who have failed to obtain legal discharge during the General Amnesty that ended on 31 December, 2016, Military Spokesman Brigadier Rohan Seneviratne said. MORE...

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Driving licence to include drivers will to donate their organs

Driving licence to include drivers will to donate their organs

A proposal by Minister Rajitha Senarathne to amend forms of obtaining and renewing driving licences by including a declaration to declare the will of drivers to donate their organs and to indicate that will on the driving licence card has been approved by the Cabinet of Ministers. MORE...

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SL to finalise trade agreements before June this year

SL to finalise trade agreements before June this year

Sri Lanka hopes to finalise trade agreements with China, Singapore and India before June this year, Minister Malik Samarawickrama said. MORE...

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Unidentified gunman kills man in Homagama

Unidentified gunman kills man in Homagama

A person has been killed by an unidentified gunman in Homagama on Wednesday (18) afternoon, the police told Ada Derana. MORE...

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Iran, Sri Lanka ink MoU

Iran, Sri Lanka ink MoU

Sri Lankas Minister of Science, Technology and Research and Irans Vice-President for Science and Technology signed an MoU for cooperation on laboratory analysis for oil and gas. MORE...

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Govt. cancels lease agreement on Voice of America

Govt. cancels lease agreement on Voice of America

The Cabinet approves has been granted for the proposal to cancel lease agreement on Voice of America premises at Iranawila, Puttalam. The government will too take over the land.

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UN assures support to Sri Lankas drought victims

UN assures support to Sri Lankas drought victims

The United Nations promised on Tuesday to provide relief to thousands of Sri Lankan people affected by a severe drought. MORE...

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Sri Lanka signs US$125 Million credit to modernize agriculture

Sri Lanka signs US$125 Million credit to modernize agriculture

Sri Lanka has signed a US$125 million credit with the World Bank to help the country modernize its agriculture sector. MORE...

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Alleged hunter shot dead at Wasgamuwa National Park

Alleged hunter shot dead at Wasgamuwa National Park

A 36-year-old person has been killed following a shooting incident between wildlife officials and a group of people at the Wasgamuwa National Park last evening (17). MORE...

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Sports

Louis van Gaal announces retirement from football

Louis van Gaal announces retirement from football

Former Manchester United and Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal says he has retired from coaching after a 26-year career. MORE..

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Sri Lankan fighter triumphant at International Kickboxing Tournament

Sri Lankan fighter triumphant at  International Kickboxing Tournament

Sri Lanka made history in the international Muay Thai arena when Kumudu Prasanna won his match by knockout at the recent MX Muay Xtreme competition held in Bangkok, Thailand.

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South Africa beat Sri Lanka to complete series whitewash

South Africa beat Sri Lanka to complete series whitewash

The Proteas seam attack obliterated the Sri Lankan batting order on Saturday as South Africa wrapped up the third Test in Johannesburg to win the series 3-0. MORE..

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Proteas rip through Sri Lanka, enforce follow-on

Proteas rip through Sri Lanka, enforce follow-on

The Proteas have demolished the Sri Lankan batting order on the third morning of the third Test at the Wanderers, dismissing the visitors for 131. MORE..

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Sri Lanka bowls out South Africa for 426

Sri Lanka bowls out South Africa for 426

Sri Lanka seamers Nuwan Pradeep and Lahiru Kumara took four wickets apiece to bowl South Africa out for 426 on the second afternoon of the third Test at the Wanderers on Friday. MORE..

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Entertainment

James Cameron producing documentary series on history of science fiction

James Cameron producing documentary series on history of science fiction

The man behind some of the finest sci-fi films of all time is going to delve into the history of the genre itself. MORE..

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Parakrama Niriella to open Bahuroopi theatre festival

Parakrama Niriella to open Bahuroopi theatre festival

Veteran Sri Lankan dramatist and theater director, Parakrama Niriella, will inaugurate Bahuroopi international theatre festival which will start on January 13 in Mysore, India. MORE..

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Veteran Indian actor Om Puri dies aged 66

Veteran Indian actor Om Puri dies aged 66

Veteran Indian actor Om Puri, star of British hit East is East, has died aged 66, a family member told the BBC. MORE..

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Serena Williams engaged to Reddit co-founder

Serena Williams engaged to Reddit co-founder

Serena Williams has used the social media platform Reddit to announce that she is engaged to its co-founder, Alexis Ohanian. MORE...

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Zuckerberg due in court over VR heist

Zuckerberg due in court over VR heist

Mark Zuckerberg is expected to appear in a Dallas court on Tuesday to defend his company over claims it stole virtual reality technology. MORE..

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Googles Toontastic storytelling app for kids goes 3D

Googles Toontastic storytelling app for kids goes 3D

Todays digital devices and tools offer amazing opportunities for kids to imagine, invent and explore with technologyand perhaps most important of all, have fun! MORE..

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Pokmon Go was the most downloaded iPhone app worldwide in 2016

Pokmon Go was the most downloaded iPhone app worldwide in 2016

Pokmon Go and Super Mario Go, Nintendos first experiments with bringing its characters to Apple devices, both ended up in the top 10 iOS apps downloaded worldwide in 2016, Apple announced on Thursday. MORE..

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Crytek to receive $500m investment from Turkish gov

Crytek to receive $500m investment from Turkish gov

Crytek have had a turbulent year, but with the news that Turkish government will be investing a massive $500 million into the German developer, something Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım announced on December 24, without naming Crytek. MORE...

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