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SL’s Christmas tree enters Guinness world records

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 14:53

The Christmas tree which was constructed at the Galle Face grounds last year amidst much controversy has finally made it to the Guinness records as the world’s largest artificial Christmas tree. The Guinness World Records said the largest artificial Chr..

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Top Chinese Communist Party official holds thematic briefing

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CEB unions threaten strike over several demands

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 22:41
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Following a discussion with officials of the Power and Renewable Energy Ministry today, the CEB Joint Trade Union Allian...


SL should show it's not afraid of open economy: PM

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 21:16
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Sri Lanka should show the world that it is not a country which is afraid of the open economy and take steps to modernize...


Won’t sacrifice regional ties for economic gains: SL

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Sri Lanka will not sacrifice its regional interests for economic gains though the country needs economic support from al...


Karunatilaka Amunugama passes away

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 18:16
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Former Foreign Ministry Secretary Karunatilaka Amunugama passed away at the age of 63, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said...


Railway TUs to strike again if promises not delivered

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 17:08
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Trade Union action would be taken again after the GCE O/L examinations if the Presidential Committee failed to provide s...


Cabinet approves minimum qualification for entry into medical education

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 16:05
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The Cabinet today approved a proposal, requiring two credit passes and one simple pass in the GCE A/L for Chemistry, Phy...


Google to open AI centre in China despite restrictions

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 15:48
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Google is deepening its push into Artificial Intelligence (AI) by opening a research centre in China, even though its se...


Namal’s money laundering case: AG told to provide witnesses’ statements

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 13:19
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In the case where MP Namal Rajapaksa faces money laundering charges, Colombo High Court Judge Sampath Abeykoon, taking i...


Sharma funds SL fan's return ticket to be with sick father

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 13:03
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India skipper Rohit Sharma has funded the ticket of a Sri Lankan cricket fan so that he could return early to be with hi...


Malaysian PM to visit SL

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 12:05
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Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka on Sunday, the Straight Times reported y...


Week-long railway strike called off

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 11:42
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The railway strike, which was launched seven-days ago, was called off by the employees today following a meeting held wi...


Govt. to control milk powder importation: Harrison

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The government is to take steps to control the importation of milk powder and ban the importation of substandard milk po...


'Ram Setu' man-made, claims US TV channel

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 09:08
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The spotlight is back on the mythological 'Ram Setu' between India and Sri Lanka, after a show on the Science Ch...


Two valueless MPs now described as heroes: JO

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 08:58
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JO MP Rohitha Abeygunawardana said yesterday the two MPs who defected from the joint opposition (JO) who had no value we...


UN officials visited LTTE detainees-- Did not visit two naval officers in prison

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 08:28
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The United Nations (UN) did not visit the Naval Officers, Cmdr Dasanayaka and Lt. Cmdr Sumith Ranasinghe who are in pris...


Public events during election period -- EC restricts political participation

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 07:24
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Amid complaints about public events after the declarations of the local government elections, the Elections Commission (...


Geminid Meteorites to shower SL skies tonight

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 05:00
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A meteoric shower can be seen from tonight until next Sunday, the Director of the Astronomy and Space Science Unit of th...


Largest number of elephants, tuskers killed during this govt.: Sudaththa Thera

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 23:05
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The largest number of elephants and tuskers were killed after the Yahapalanaya government came to office and after appoi...


Medical sector in chaos if 'altered' report goes to Cabinet: GMOA

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 22:30
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There would be a huge outcry in the country if the Sri Lanka Medical Council’s (SLMC) ‘altered’ techni...


Man caught on CCTV while stealing Christmas decorations

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 21:05
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In a daylight robbery, a man was caught on CCTV camera while stealing a bag full of Christmas decorations worth Rs. 120,...


EC must inquire into John Amaratunga's statement: JO

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 20:16
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Joint opposition Parliamentarian Janaka Bandara Tennakoon said today the Elections Commissioner (EC) should immediately ...


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A driver of a private bus, spotting a considerable number of passengers at a bus halt, overtook the bus that was ahead o...


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