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Rosetta spacecraft lands probe on comet

Nov 13, 2014
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European scientists have landed a probe on the surface of a comet, the climax of a decade-long project to unlock some of the secrets of the universe.
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Rainco unfurls “Tharageta Kuda Ihalamuda”

Nov 13, 2014
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Sri Lanka's leading brand for umbrellas, mosquito nets and raincoats recently launched a consumer promotion titled “Tharangeta Kuda Ihalamuda?” to engage and…
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CBK's decision today?

Nov 13, 2014
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Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga is to inform the UNP leadership today (13) whether she would consent to contest as the common candidate at…
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SL to host Asia-Pac business forum in November

Nov 13, 2014
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Sri Lanka is to host the 11th session of the Asia-Pacific Business Forum (APBF) organised by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the…
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No decision yet on pardoning fishermen: Sri Lanka

Nov 13, 2014
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A day after Sri Lankan Deputy Minister Prabha Ganesan announced that President Mahinda Rajapaksa was ready to pardon the five Indian fishermen facing death…
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Anarkali's boyfriend Dishan

Nov 13, 2014
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Former provincial councillor and actress Anarkali Akarsha is to marry a businessman named Dishan Jayasinghe.
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05 Lankans get Bunka awards

Nov 13, 2014
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The 21st Bunka (Cultural) Awards ceremony organized by the Japan Sri Lanka Friendship Cultural Fund was held on Saturday 1st November at the Sri Lanka…
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Plantation refugees put down roots in Tiruchi

Nov 13, 2014
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Kottapattu refugee camp houses nearly 100 families of plantation workers who arrived here after losing everything in the civil war in 1980s.
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Plant grows both tomato and potato

Nov 13, 2014
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An extraordinary plant that produces both tomatoes and potatoes has been developed in the UK.
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JHU to quit govt. on 18th

Nov 13, 2014
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The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) has decided to quit the government on 18 November if the President does not make a positive response towards their suggestions,…
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Russia to build two more nuclear reactors in Iran

Nov 13, 2014
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Russia has struck a deal to build two more nuclear reactors in Iran to be possibly followed by another six, a move intended to cement closer ties between the…
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'Manori' appointed to hunt culprits behind SLC sex scandal

Nov 13, 2014
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It has been revealed that the lawyer Manori Jinadasa, appointed to investigate the allegation on demanding sexual bribes from the members of the Sri Lanka…
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Executive presidency will be abolished- Ranil

Nov 13, 2014
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The opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe states that United National Party (UNP) will work in collaboration will all parties in future in order to scrap the…
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Final notice from Rathana Thero

Nov 13, 2014
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The Chairman of Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thero has stated that if the executive presidency is not abolished and 19th amendment to the…
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Nandana Gunatilleka to decide soon

Nov 12, 2014
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Chairman of the Panadura urban council - Nandana Gunatilleka has refuted media reports citing that he is to crossover to the UNP.
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Reasons behind SLC's Rs. 20m-grant revealed

Nov 12, 2014
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Reports are emerging as to why the Sports Ministry has decided to offer Rs. 20m to Sri Lanka cricket despite financial provisions reserved to the Ministry by…
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Rosetta mission: Robot heads towards comet surface

Nov 12, 2014
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Europe's audacious bid to put a robot on the surface of a comet is under way.
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Rajapaksa ready to pardon fishermen

Nov 12, 2014
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa is ready to pardon the five Indian fishermen sentenced to death in Sri Lanka if the Indian High Commission in Colombo does not…
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Over 1 lakh refugees still in Tamil Nadu

Nov 12, 2014
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Over one lakh Sri Lankan Tamil refugees are still in Tamil Nadu and many more are believed to be residing in the State without registering themselves with the…
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ICC boosts Cricket World Cup prize money

Nov 12, 2014
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An unbeaten run to the title will earn the winner of next year's Cricket World Cup more than $5 million.
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Features
October 22 2014
Two European importers of Sri Lankan tuna expressed surprise at the timing of the European ban on fisheries imports from Sri Lanka.
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October 31 2014
From an investor’s point of view, the case for Sri Lanka is getting strong. In the rear view mirror, yet still lurking and causing hesitation for some, are the Sri Lankan Civil War that ended in 2009 and the market bubbles that followed the war’s end through 2011. While there are risks to investing anywhere, Sri Lanka has one of the best cases for an economy with the stars aligned
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November 3 2014
We should not get overly obsessed with making spelling mistakes or typos, because they are not what makes our writing good or bad, says author and Financial Times columnist Lucy Kellaway.
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November 5 2014
“Small-scale fishers are powerless in the face of decisions taken at the level of states and international forums.” Picture shows a Sri Lankan fisherman casting his net into the sea at Cheddi Palayan, east of Colombo. Photo: AP In Sri Lanka, encroachment by Indian trawlers, joint ventures with East Asian vessels and the recent EU ban on seafood exports have a common impact: they cri
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November 13 2014
Twenty-five years ago, on 13 November 1989, the Sri Lankan government announced that Rohana Wijeweera, an extreme-left Sinhalese nationalist leader of two failed insurrections, had died in police custody - in unclear circumstances.
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