BJP govt openly aiding Colombo- Vaiko

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Slamming the BJP Government's policy vis-a-vis Sri Lanka, the party's Tamil Nadu ally MDMK on Saturday said that it was acting against the minority Tamils and warned that this may have repercussions in the future. MORE.. Read the Full Article

200,000kg of artificially coloured coriander seized

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The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) today seized 200,000 kilograms of coriander, estimated to be worth over Rs 10 million, which had been artificially coloured in order to be re-released into the market in the Kalmunai area. MORE... Read the Full Article

Thundershowers over the island during the afternoon and night

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The Met. Dept. says that showers or thundershowers will occur over most parts of the island particularly during the afternoonand night. Heavy falls (more than 100mm) are also likely at some places. MORE... Read the Full Article

EXCLUSIVE- SL vehicle importers’ head explains reduction in vehicle prices

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There will be a marked decrease in the prices of motorcars and vans under the below 1000 cc engine capacity due to the new simple tax system introduced through the 2015 Budget proposals, chairman of the Vehicle Importers' Association of Sri Lanka, Sampath Merinchige told Adaderana Biz. MORE... Read the Full Article

Indian President releases stamp on Anagarika Dharmapala

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Indian President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday released a commemorative postage stamp on Anagarika Dharmapala, the Sri Lankan Buddhist revivalist and writer, at Rashtrapati Bhavan. MORE.. Read the Full Article

‘Galu Kumari’ and ‘Ruhunu Kumari’ canceled due to derailment

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The Matara-bound 'Ruhunu Kumari' train which was scheduled to leave Maradana Railway Station at 3.40pm today has been canceled due to a derailment in Kalutara, the Railway Control Room said. Read the Full Article

Swamy to discuss fishing boat issue with President

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Representatives of the Alliance for Release of Innocent Fishermen Trust on Friday met BJP leader and former Union Minister Subramanian Swamy seeking his help for the release of 79 mechanised fishing boats now in the custody of Sri Lanka. MORE... Read the Full Article

56-year-old clubbed to death in Hatton

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A person has been clubbed to death at the Gremore Estate in Agarapathana, Hatton after a clahs between two groups had escalated out of control. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Modi to meet Wigneswaran next month?

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Officials in Delhi are trying to work out a schedule for Sri Lanka's northern province Chief Minister CV Wigneswaran to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi next month. The provincial Chief Minister was invited by an NGO, People's Union for Civil Liberties to give a public lecture on November 9. MORE. Read the Full Article

SL ‘a remarkable place to visit’ says Wall Street Journal

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SRI LANKA SEEMS to be at a tipping point. Five years after the end of its quarter-century-long civil war, tourists are being lured back to Sri Lanka by friendly locals and an abundance of natural and man-made beauty. MORE... Read the Full Article

Kamalesh Sharma to visit North for the first time

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Secretary General of the Commonwealth Secretariat Kamalesh Sharma is scheduled to arrive in the island today for a five-day official visit, during which he will meet the Sri Lankan President for talks and travel to Jaffna, the foreign ministry said. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Security plan in place for Sri Lanka players during India series

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Keeping in view the security lapses during last year's India-Sri Lanka match and incidents of Tamil Tiger racists attacking Lankan cricket lovers in London, the city's Commissionerate Police on Friday assured a foolproof safety plan for players and spectators. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Taxes on car and van imports to be reduced

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With imposition of Excise Special Provisions tax on motor vehicle imports from today, taxes on import of cars and vans to be reduced, the Ministry of Finance said. Read the Full Article

SL celebrates two years without malaria

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Sri Lanka has not reported a local case of malaria since October 2012, according to the Sri Lankan Anti-Malarial Campaign. MORE... Read the Full Article

New minimum wage for public sector workers

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The minimum monthly income of public servants will be increased to Rs 25,000 inclusive of a CoL allowance increase up to Rs 2,200 with effect from January 2015, President Mahinda Rajapaksa announced today. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Mahapola scholarship increased to Rs. 4,000

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The Mahapola scholarship for graduates will be increased from Rs. 2,500 to Rs. 4,000 from next year January, President Mahinda Rajapaksa, addressing the Parliament after presenting the Budget 2015, said. Read the Full Article

UPDATE- Special tax on vehicle imports; casino entrance tax to be introduced

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa today announced a special tax which will be introduced for vehicle imports. He also said that a US$ 100 casino entrance tax will be introduced. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Budget 2015- Water bill to be reduced by 10%

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa, addressing the Parliament after presenting the Budget 2015, said that the government will reduce the water bill by 10 per cent. Read the Full Article

2015 Budget presented in Parliament

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in his capacity as the Minister of Finance and Planning, presented the National Budget for the fiscal year of 2015 to Parliament a short while ago. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Dr in New York City is sick with ebola

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A doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea became the first person in the city to test positive for the virus Thursday, setting off a search for anyone who might have come into contact with him. MORE... Read the Full Article

Nanda Mallawaarachchi appointed Secretary to Sports Ministry

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Former Secretary of the Ministry of Law and Order, Major General (Retd) Nanda Mallawaarachchi, who was appointed as the new Secretary to the Ministry of Sports, officially assumed duties today. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Three-wheeler driver’s body found near garbage dump

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The body of a person, who has been stabbed to death with a sharp object, was discovered near a garbage dump in Manelgama, Kelaniya this morning, police said. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Missing 9Y-old Horana boy found in A’pura

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A 9-year-old boy who disappeared with a monk in Horana was found near the Jethawanaramaya Stupa in Anuradhapura, this morning, Police Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said. MORE... Read the Full Article

Fire at paper manufacturing plant in Thalahena

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The fire which broke out at a paper manufacturing plant in Thalahena, Malabe this morning has been completely extinguished by the fire brigade with assistance from police. MORE.. Read the Full Article

New Silk Road- China gives India assurance on SL

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China does not want to overstep into India's sphere of influence by bringing Sri Lanka and Maldives into the maritime New Silk Road, according to an official of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the New Indian Express reported. MORE... Read the Full Article