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Sep 30, 2014 6:28:06 AM- news.lk
Sri Lanka will mark World Children's Day with a national event at the Maharagama Youth Centre tomorrow under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The ceremony, held under the theme 'Protect Us with Love' is organised by the Child Development and Women's Affairs Ministry.   Minister Tissa Karaliyadda speaking on this year's programs organised by the ministry to mark the event said it...
Sep 30, 2014 6:17:03 AM- news.lk
President Mahinda Rajapaksa is scheduled to leave for the Vatican during the first week of October for an audience with His Holiness Pope Francis One, Presidential Spokesman Mohan Samaranayake said. He said the President will officially extend an invitation to the Pope to visit Sri Lanka during his audience with the Holy Father.   The Catholic Church has already confirmed the visit of Pope F...
Sep 30, 2014 6:02:15 AM- news.lk
The victorious United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) leader of the Uva Province took oaths as Chief Minister of the province this morning before President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat. In the Uva Provincial Council election held on September 20, he polled over 96,000 votes in the Monaragala District. This is the second time Mr Shashindra Rajapaksa was elected Chief Minister...
Sep 30, 2014 6:16:34 AM- dailymirror.lk
UNP Leadership Council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya said they would complain to Elections Commissioner tomorrow on the alleged election law violations committed by the SLFP even before a presidential election had been declared.
Sep 30, 2014 6:30:05 AM- itnnews.lk
Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey smashed attacking half centuries to keep IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders winning run intact with a convincing 36-run victory over Dolphins in an inconsequential Group A match of the Champions League Twenty20. While Utahappa blazed his way to a fiery 85, Pandey matched his senior […]
Sep 30, 2014 6:29:03 AM- itnnews.lk
The London Zoological Society says in its new Living Planet Index that the global loss of species is even worse than previously thought. The report suggests populations have halved in 40 years, as new methodology gives more alarming results than in a report two years ago. The report says populations […]
Sep 30, 2014 6:28:33 AM- itnnews.lk
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that US foreign policy on the political situation in Ukraine is based on “unchecked facts” or “obvious fakes”. Lavrov’s remarks appeared to be an extension of the increasingly anti-Western stance of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is riding a wave of popularity at home […]
Sep 30, 2014 6:25:58 AM- itnnews.lk
Syria’s foreign minister blasted the United States’ “double standards” of striking at some militants in Syria while providing money, weapons and training to others. Walid al-Moallem said this created a “fertile ground” for the continued growth of extremism in countries including Syria, Iraq and Lebanon. He addressed the annual UN […]
Sep 30, 2014 6:06:35 AM- itnnews.lk
According to a report by the International Organisation for Migration, more than three thousand migrants have died crossing the Mediterranean this year. The figures make Europe the most dangerous destination for those trying for a better life. The IOM has commented that the Mediterranean route far out strips other places […]
Sep 30, 2014 6:06:00 AM- itnnews.lk
Three baby pandas billed as the world’s only surviving panda triplets are now two months old. The breeding centre in Guangzhou in southern China where they were born at the end of July is celebrating their survival. This sleeping bundle of fur is Panda Number 2. He doesn’t have a […]
Sep 30, 2014 6:05:28 AM- itnnews.lk
Music maestro AR Rahman yesterday launched his new album Raunaq and said that he dedicates it to Vogue Empower, a social awareness initiative that draws attention to women’s empowerment. Laadli is the lead track of the album, and Sibal has penned the lyrics for the song, while Lataji has sung […]
Sep 30, 2014 6:28:14 AM- adaderana.lk
A 57-year-old person was killed and another injured after an earth mound collapsed on them in Handungalawatta area in Nawalapitiya this morning, the police said. .
Sep 30, 2014 5:27:49 AM- adaderana.lk
The UN Human Rights Committee, which monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), is meeting in Geneva from 7 to 31 October. The Committee will review Sri Lanka from 7-8 October. .
Sep 30, 2014 5:25:56 AM- dailymirror.lk
Sixteen Indian fishermen found poaching in Sri Lankan waters had been arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy in the seas off North Mathagal in Jaffna yesterday, the Navy said.
Sep 30, 2014 4:26:11 AM- lankacnews.com
The President Mahinda Rajapaksa is scheduled to leave to Vatican this week to invite the Pope officially for his visit to the country on the 13th January.He is scheduled to land in Katunayake International airport at 9 a.m and will leave to with Eminence Bishop , Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith to the Bishop’s house and have lunch […]
Sep 30, 2014 4:11:04 AM- colombogazette.com
The British Deputy High Commissioner in Colombo Laura Davies claims she was “watched” during a visit to the East recently. In a blog posting on the British High Commission website,  Davies said that some of the people she had met during her visit were having follow-up visits or phone calls. “But it gradually became impossible to ignore the […]
Sep 29, 2014 11:59:10 PM- dailymirror.lk
Two Sri Lankans were arrested at the Katunayake Airport when attempting to smuggle 699 grams of gold bars and biscuits worth Rs.3.4 million. The contraband was concealed in the handle of their hand luggage.
Sep 29, 2014 10:48:30 PM- dailymirror.lk
A 41-year-old shop-owner was arrested yesterday at Balangoda when he was found in possession of thirty pairs of shoes with the buckles in the form of the Dharmachakra, police said.
Sep 30, 2014 4:46:00 AM- srilankaguardian.org
| by Nilantha Ilangamuwa ( September 30, 2014, Hong Kong SAR, Sri Lanka Guardian) The “Hong Kong Wall of Shame” is filling up with yellow ribbons which are giving a sharp tone to the true sound of freedom. The barrier is no longer a barrier, it has turned into a tool of expression and expectation of the future. Iron bars surrounding the legislative council, known as LegCo, has been renamed the “Ho...
Sep 30, 2014 4:16:13 AM- news.lk
People with various types of disabilities are estimated to be  7% of Sri Lankan population.There are several persons among them who possess with specialized skills. They have less room or access to develop and exhibit their artistic skills.  On the instruction of the Ministry of Culture and the Arts, the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Department of Social Services  are...
Sep 30, 2014 3:30:43 AM- news.lk
The State Children’s Drama festival 2014 jointly organized by the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Panel of Drama of the Sri Lanka Arts Council on the instructions of the Ministry of Culture and the Arts will will come to an end today (30). The four  dramas that will be staged today at 5pm. at the New Town Hall in Colombo 07 are  “Sudu hadawath”  pf Mara/St.Thomas Girls high...
Sep 30, 2014 3:12:33 AM- news.lk
A simple ceremony was held at the Ranaviru Seva Authority to present artificial limbs to six disable soldiers under the patronage of Mrs.Padma Wettewa, the Chairperson of the authority on September 29.  The six disable soldiers comprised of five from the army and one from the navy.   Mr and Mrs. S.B.Herath  of Australia (children of Gamini B.Herath of Pethiyagoda, Biyagama) gifted ...
Sep 30, 2014 3:10:25 AM- itnnews.lk
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Sep 30, 2014 4:14:48 AM- lankacnews.com
It is learnt that several Sri Lankan sportsman who had gone to participate in the Asian games had not returned. About 20 or more had got disappeared in Japan.
Sep 30, 2014 4:08:25 AM- lankacnews.com
A Member of the Northern PC Thurairasa Ravikaran has given an account of war crimes to the UNHRC in Geneva on the 14th of this month.He had verbally given an account of war crimes about killing of civilians in north and east.He had submitted a 40 page submission.He had spoken between 2.30 and 4.00 pm […]
Sep 30, 2014 3:29:13 AM- lankacnews.com
It is reliably learnt from the Sri Naga Viharaya compound that many politicians had visited and made requests for the Chief Incumbent Ven Maduluwawe Sobitha thera the President of the National Movement for free and just society to contest as the Common Candidate in the forthcoming presidential election in order to abolish the Executive Presidency […]
Sep 30, 2014 4:03:22 AM- adaderana.lk
The Met. Department says that showers or thundershowers will be fairly widespread over the island during the afternoon and night.Inter-monsoon conditions are prevailing over the island. .
Sep 30, 2014 3:22:27 AM- colombogazette.com
John Keells Office Automation (JKOA), the leader in office automation solutions, won top honours once again at Toshiba’s Annual Distributor Meeting 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, when it bagged the coveted ‘Diamond’ award. The company, which has received performance prizes for the past fifteen years consecutively, counts two Diamond Awards to its list of accolades, […]
Sep 30, 2014 3:44:05 AM- dailymirror.lk
The Prison Department said today steps were being taken to provide telephone facilities for the prison inmates in collaboration with Sri Lanka Telecom.
Sep 30, 2014 2:31:38 AM- dailymirror.lk
Two youths sustained serious injuries when two unidentified men opened fire at them in the Pokuna Road area in Dehiwala last night.
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