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Nov 1, 2014 7:12:52 AM- itnnews.lk
Andy Murray’s winning run came to an end with a straight-sets defeat by world number one Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters. The Briton, seeking his 12th win in a row, lost 7-5 6-2 against the defending champion in one hour and 41 minutes. Murray, who has […]
Nov 1, 2014 7:12:18 AM- itnnews.lk
New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has said he is not a certain starter for the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi, because of a right calf strain. The test begins on 9th of this month. Taylor sustained the injury on 23rd September and exacerbated it when he began running […]
Nov 1, 2014 7:09:38 AM- itnnews.lk
Hundreds of US-led airstrikes and daily multi-million dollar military operations have failed to stem the tide of foreign fighters entering Iraq and Syria, who continue to pour in by their thousands. With US intelligence estimating that 1,000 foreign fighters continue to enter Iraq and Syria every month, the Post estimates […]
Nov 1, 2014 7:09:01 AM- itnnews.lk
More children in Britain are considering suicide than ever before, according to ChildLine, which claims to have received more than 34,000 calls in one year from under-18s seeking guidance. ChildLine, which is run by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, said it had received 34,500 calls […]
Nov 1, 2014 7:08:29 AM- itnnews.lk
A teacher in Bangalore has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a six-year-old child in school this week, the fourth such case in the city since July. The police said that the teacher has confessed to the crime. The child, a student of Class 1, was allegedly assaulted twice. The […]
Nov 1, 2014 7:07:49 AM- itnnews.lk
A space tourism rocket exploded during a test flight, killing a pilot aboard and seriously injuring another while scattering wreckage in southern California’s Mojave Desert. The SpaceShipTwo exploded after a plane designed to take it to high altitude released it and the craft ignited its rocket motor. SpaceShipTwo, which is […]
Nov 1, 2014 7:07:10 AM- itnnews.lk
Bangalore is now officially Bengaluru and Mysore is Mysuru. 12 of Karnataka’s major towns and cities reverted to their old Kannada names today after the Union Home Ministry this month cleared a proposal made by the state nine years ago. It’s a birthday gift Karnataka turned 68 today. The state […]
Nov 1, 2014 7:06:42 AM- itnnews.lk
China successfully recovered an experimental spacecraft that flew around the moon and back in a test run for the country’s first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface. The eight-day trip marked the first time in almost four decades that a spacecraft has returned to Earth after travelling around the […]
Nov 1, 2014 7:06:13 AM- itnnews.lk
Furious 7 is an upcoming American action film. It is the seventh installment in the Fast & Furious film series. The film was written by Chris Morgan and directed by James Wan. It stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Lucas Black and Jason Statham.
Nov 1, 2014 6:48:18 AM- yahoo.com
Sri Lanka has accused the UN’s Human Rights Committee of bias in its report on the investigation into the murder of five Tamil students in the eastern port town of Trincomalee in 2006.
Nov 1, 2014 6:45:20 AM- colombogazette.com
To meet the urgent needs of victims of the recent landslides in Koslanda region of the Badulla district in Uva Province, the Government of India has announced Sri Lankan Rupees 5 million worth of immediate relief as emergency humanitarian assistance. The High Commission of India in Colombo and the Assistant High Commissioner in Kandy will
Nov 1, 2014 6:35:49 AM- colombogazette.com
The Northern Provincial Council (NPC) is more forward thinking and is doing better than the Government when addressing the issues of the people, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) told Parliament today. TNA MP Suresh Premachandran said that the NPC is giving Rs. 3000 as an allowance to pre-school teachers in the North while the Government
Nov 1, 2014 6:06:54 AM- colombogazette.com
The Disaster Management Center (DMC), which until yesterday had maintained that 100 people were missing following the Koslanda landslide, had today revised the number to 34 to match the data made available by the police. According to the latest information released by the DMC 4 bodies have been recovered and 34 people are still missing.
Nov 1, 2014 6:51:41 AM- adaderana.lk
Airport officials have taken measures to detain 5 Chinese nationals at the detention center of the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake, after they reportedly caused a disturbance at the airport.
Nov 1, 2014 6:21:14 AM- adaderana.lk
A Sri Lankan man has spoken of his horror after an armed robber held a knife to his face and made off with hundreds of pounds in Gloucestershire, England.
Nov 1, 2014 5:55:23 AM- yahoo.com
Sri Lanka on Saturday reduced to 38 the number of dead and missing from a mudslide at a tea plantation after giving an initial toll of over 300.
Nov 1, 2014 5:06:23 AM- adaderana.lk
MDMK Chief Vaiko, an ally of the ruling NDA at the Centre, has blamed the Narendra Modi government for the death sentence awarded to five Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu in Sri Lanka. The fishermen, who are from a village in Rameswaram, had been arrested in 2011 on charges of carrying drugs into Sri Lanka.
Nov 1, 2014 4:33:50 AM- lankatruth.com
Malaka Silva, the son of Minister of Public Relations and Public Affairs Mervin Silva has been assaulted in a night Club today (1st) early morning say reports. It is said that Malaka Silva was assaulted at a Night Club on the Duplication Road in Colombo by a Scottish person. The report further states Malaka Silva has been admitted to a private hospital.
Nov 1, 2014 4:22:30 AM- lankatruth.com
The decision to announce a sudden presidential election on the 17th of this month or thereabout has been suddenly changed reveals a reliable source. President Mahinda Rajapaksa has two more years to complete his second term in office but there was speculation that an illegal presidential election would be held suddenly. The JVP with the former Chief Justice and other people’s forces had commenced ...
Nov 1, 2014 4:57:32 AM- asiantribune.com
Colombo, 01 November, (Asiantribune.com): Pakistan has have expressed great sorrow while offering its condolences to the loss of precious human lives and colossal damage to infrastructure due to the landslide in Badulla District and offered to assist in any way to meet Sri Lanka’s urgent requirements, especially in relief and rehabilitatio...
Nov 1, 2014 4:01:04 AM- itnnews.lk
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Nov 1, 2014 6:33:50 PM- lankaviews.com
A minister and his security have assaulted the driver of the Panadura provincial council’s chairman according to a complaint received by the police. The driver has been admitted to the Panadura hospital with injuries to the head and an arm. Also it has been reported the Minister for small goods exports, Reginald Coorey has hit the hand of the driver demanding that he drives slowly when ...
Nov 1, 2014 4:29:32 AM- yahoo.com
Sri Lanka on Saturday reduced to 38 the number of dead and missing from a mudslide at a tea plantation after giving an initial toll of over 300.
Nov 1, 2014 4:55:12 AM- yahoo.com
Sri Lanka has accused the UN's Human Rights Committee of bias in its report on the investigation into the murders of five Tamil students in the eastern port town of Trincomalee in 2006.
Nov 1, 2014 4:37:56 AM- lankacnews.com
The time in Russia has been advanced by one hour on account of winter.This decision has been taken after a lapse of three years when the then President did not prefer to change it.The people of Russia were not happy.The time has been advanced as it is dark when people get up to go work […]
Nov 1, 2014 4:03:58 AM- lankacnews.com
It has been spoken in government circles that a proposal has been made for the former High Commissioner to the United kingdom,Dr Chris Nonis be appointed as an adviser to HE president. The president Mahinda Rajapaksa and the defense secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has made this proposal taking into consideration the sequence of events that happened […]
Nov 1, 2014 2:32:16 AM- asiantribune.com
By Prakash M. Swamy Chennai, 01 November, (Asiantribune.com): A dedicated school headmistress in rural Tamil Nadu on seeing the plight of students due to shortage of space has decided to construct a new building to accommodate more students in a government school in a hamlet of Thuluv...
Nov 1, 2014 2:16:53 AM- asiantribune.com
Colombo, 01 November, (Asiantribune.com): The High Commissioner of Pakistan, Maj Gen ® Qasim Qureshi along with the entire staff of the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka express their deep sympathy and grief on the tragic loss of life and property caused by the recent landslide in Badulla District. ...
Oct 31, 2014 8:13:54 PM- asiantribune.com
London, 01 November, (Asiantribune.com): Members of the Sri Lankan community in the UK, joined staff members of the Sri Lanka Mission in celebrating Deepavali in the form of a “Festival of Light” at the High Commission of Sri Lanka in London on 23rd October, 2014. ...
Nov 1, 2014 3:52:26 AM- lankacnews.com
The proposed expansion of the Colombo’s port has been taken over by the Chinese government.The Chinese port engineering service has named a Company ATKINS to construct the area to be expanded by a 2.5 kilometre square area by filling the sea.A thorough inspection is to be made by the authorities of M/s ATKINS.
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