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  • High wind damages 20 houses

    31/08/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    At least 20 houses in Wadinagala, Ampara were damaged by strong winds, which lasted just two minutes, last night.

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  • Bathiudeen at PRECIFAC

    31/08/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    Minister of Industries and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen arrived at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) a short while ago.

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  • More than 1,000 living with shrapnel in their bodies: TNA

    31/08/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    More than a thousand citizens lived with shrapnel embedded in their body due to the bomb blasts which took place in Vavuniya and Jaffna during the war, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said.

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  • Moon here today

    31/08/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    At the invitation of the Government, the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, accompanied by Mrs Ban Soon-taek, is expected to arrive in Sri Lanka today for a three-day visit, where he will meet with President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, and other members of the Government and of the Parliament.

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  • එල්ලය වැරදුණාට ලක්ෂ 20ක් ගෙවන්න වෙයි

    31/08/2016 | adaderana.lk

    අත්අඩංගුවේ සිටියදී පළායාමට තැත්කළ එල්.ටී.ටී.ඊ. සැකකරුවෙකුට අපරික්ෂාකාරී ලෙස වෙඩි තැබීම තුළින් ඔහුගේ මරණය සිදුකිරීමේ චෝදනාවට වරදකරු කෙරුණු හිටපු යුද හමුදා ලුතිනන්වරයෙකුට අත්හිටවු සිරදඬුවමක් සහ රුපියල් ලක්ෂ 20ක වන්දියක් ගෙවන ලෙස කොළඹ මහාධිකරණය නියම කර තිබේ.

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  • McCain wins GOP primary for Senate in Ariz.

    31/08/2016 | yahoo.com

    U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks to supporters after being declared the winner in the Arizona Republican primary Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, in Phoenix. The 80-year-old McCain defeated former state Sen. Kelli Ward and two other Republicans on the ballot. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)John McCain clears a big hurdle in a race that was inundated with questions about Donald Trump.


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  • World Bank hails Sri Lanka for speedy achievement of development goals

    31/08/2016 | news.lk

    World Bank hails Sri Lanka for speedy achievement of development goals

    Sri Lanka has been rapidly achieving its development goals which were set at the time the loans were granted, states the World Bank.

    World Bank Vice President in charge of the South Asian Region Annette Dixon said that the financial disciplines practiced by the incumbent government are the reasons for such achievements. Ms. Dixon stated this during a special meeting she had with Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake this afternoon (August 30) at the Ministry of Finance.


    Ms. Dixon is currently in the island on an official visit to assess how Sri Lanka has utilized the World Bank loans in development projects in the country.


    Sri Lanka has achieved its development goals speedily, therefore World Bank is pleased to extend further assistance, Ms. Dixon said. In addition, she hailed Sri Lanka for speeding up the development drive.


    Meanwhile, Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake told Ms. Dixon that Sri Lanka has embarked on a long journey of economic development on the guidance of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. The country’s financial disciplines have been strengthened while transparency is assured. The aim of this government is to further speed up these development projects and, the assistance extended by international financial institutions such as World Bank is much appreciated, Minister Karunanayake said.


    World Bank Sri Lanka Country Director Dr. Idah Pswarayi-Riddihough, Deputy Treasury Secretary S.R. Artigala and Director General of External Resources Department Priyantha Rathnayake were also present on the occasion.

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  • කොළඹ කැලෑ නීතියට ඉඩක් නෑ

    31/08/2016 | adaderana.lk

    කොළඹ නගරයේ කැලෑ නීතියට ඉඩ නොදෙන බව පළාත් සභා හා පළාත් පාලන අමාත්‍ය ෆයිසර් මුස්තාෆා මහතා පවසයි.

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  • Minister and Deputy Minister to participate at ICAPP

    31/08/2016 | news.lk

    Minister and Deputy Minister to participate at ICAPP

    Senior Deputy Chairman of the United National Party and Minister of Primary Industries Daya Gamage, and the Chairperson of the Eksath LakWanitha Peramuna, Deputy Minister. Dr. (Mrs.) Anoma Gamage will participate at the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) to be held in Malaysia from 1st – 4th September.

    Minister Daya Gamage holds a membership at the Standing Committee and Deputy Minister Anoma Gamage holds a Deputy Chairmanship at the ICAPP.

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  • ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොලීසියටත් කැබිනට් අනුමැතිය

    31/08/2016 | adaderana.lk

    150 වැනි පොලිස් සංවත්සරයට සමගාමීව පොලිස් සේවය " ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොලීසිය" යන නිල නාමයෙන් හැඳින්වීමට කැබිනට් අනුමැතිය හිමිව තිබේ.

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  • Ranil to Singapore for conference

    31/08/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will leave for Singapore today to participate in the Indian Ocean Conference organised by the Indian Foundation which will get under way on September 1, 2016.

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  • නීත්‍යානූකූල නැති යතුරුපැදි ලියාපදිංචියට මාස 4ක සහනයක්

    31/08/2016 | adaderana.lk

    නීත්‍යානූකූල ලේඛන නොමැති යතුරුපැදි ලියාපදිංචි කිරීම සඳහා මාස 4ක සහන කාලයක් ලබාදීමට කැබිනට් අනුමැතිය හිමිව තිබේ.

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  • උතුරේ අවතැන් කඳවුරුවල සිටින පවුල් සඳහා ඉඩම්

    31/08/2016 | newsfirst.lk

    උතුරේ අවතැන් කඳවුරුවල සිටින පවුල් 450ක් සඳහා ඉඩම් පිරිනැමීමට රජය තීරණය කර තිබේ. ආරක්ෂක අමාත්‍යංශයේ අතිරේක ලේකම් වසන්තා පෙරේරා මහත්මිය සඳහන් කළේ, මේ යටතේ එක් පවුලකට පර්චස් 20 බැගින් පිරිනමන බව ය. මේ වන විට උතුරේ අවතැන් කඳවුරු 32ක පවුල් 971ක් රැඳී සිටින බව ද ඇය සඳහන් කළා ය. මෙම පිරිස් සඳහා ලබා දෙන ඉඩම්වල […]

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  • New two SLFP organizers appointed

    31/08/2016 | news.lk

    New two SLFP organizers appointed

    President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed two new SLFP organizers for Ududumbara and Yatinuwara electorates.

    President Maithripala Sirisena, in his capacity as the President of the SLFP, handed over the letters of appointment to Deputy Minister Anuradha Jayaratne, as the new SLFP organizer for Ududumbara electorate and the Central Province Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake, as the new SLFP organizer for Yatinuwara electorate at the Presidential Secretariat, yesterday (30th Aug.).

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  • MOOHs discuss Public Health Legislation

    31/08/2016 | news.lk

    MOOHs discuss Public Health Legislation

    Pre Congress Workshop for Medical Officers of Health (MOOH) on ‘Public Health Legislation’ was held yesterday (30th Aug.) at the National Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS), Kalutara.

    The Workshop (Training Program) was organized by the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka (CCPSL), Legal Aid Commission of Sri Lanka, and NIHS for the first time with the intention of providing the MOOHs a clear understanding on Public Health Legislation, and providing a platform for them to clarify the doubts pertaining to the relevant field. Financial Assistance was provided by the World Health Organization. MOOHs representing every district including Northern and Eastern Provinces participated.

     

    Deputy Director of the NIHS Dr. Ruwan Ferdinando told News.lk that the participants discussed a bunch of legal problems that the solutions had to be sought and focused their attention on informing the relevant authorities. A report compiled by including the concerns raised by the participating MOOHs will be submitted to the Ministry of Health through the CCPSL. A five-day training program is also expected to be held targeting the MOOHs.

     

    Food Act, No 26 of 1980, Food (Amendment) Act, No 20 of 1991, Prevention of Mosquito Breading Act, No 11 of 2007, National Environmental (Amendment) Act, No 56 of 1988, Central Environmental Authority Act, No 47 of 1980, Quarantine and Prevention of Diseases Ordinance, and Nuisances Ordinance were referred for discussion.

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  • රිෂාඩ්ට එරෙහි නඩුව සැප්. 30 විභාගයට

    31/08/2016 | adaderana.lk

    විල්පත්තු අභය භූමියේ කොටසක් එළිපෙහෙළි කර එහි නිවාස ඉදිකිරීම නීති විරෝධී යැයි ප්‍රකාශ කරන ලෙස ඉල්ලා අමාත්‍ය රිෂාඩ් බදියුදීන් මහතා ඇතුළු පිරිසකට එරෙහිව ගොනු කර ඇති නඩුව සැප්තැම්බර් මස 30 වැනිදා යළි කැඳවීමට අභියාචනාධිකරණය තීරණය කර තිබේ.

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  • Trump plans to meet with Mexican president

    31/08/2016 | yahoo.com

    Donald Trump (Getty Images)The GOP nominee accepts an invitation to travel to Mexico City hours before he delivers a speech on immigration.


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  • President, CBK to grace UNP anniversary celebrations

    31/08/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    President Maithripala Sirisena and Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga are slated to grace the United National Party’s (UNP) 70th anniversary celebrations from September 4 to 10, a UNP MP said yesterday.

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  • වකුගඩු මාරයා ග්ලයිපොසෙට් දැන් පැකට් වශයෙන් වෙළඳපොළට ඇවිල්ලා

    31/08/2016 | adaderana.lk

    රජරට ඇතුළු වියළි කලා‍පයේ පැතිරයන වකුගඩු රෝගයට සෘජුවම සම්බන්ධ ග්ලයිපොසෙට් වල්නාශක දියරය මෙරටට ගෙන්වීම, අලෙවිය හා භාවිතය රජය විසින් තහනම් කිරීමෙන් පසු එම වල්නාශකය කුඩක් ලෙස පැකට් කර අලෙවි කිරීමේ ජාවාරමක් මේවන විට ක්‍රියාත්මක වන බව අනාවරණය වී තිබේ.

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  • Rubio wins Florida's GOP primary for Senate

    31/08/2016 | yahoo.com

    Marco Rubio (Getty Images)Marco Rubio's primary victory sets up a nasty November showdown with Democrat Patrick Murphy.


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  • වැඩිහිටියන් රැක බලා ගන්නා පිරිස් පුහුණු කිරීමේ ව්‍යාපෘතියක් ඇරඹීමට පියවර

    31/08/2016 | newsfirst.lk

    වැඩිහිටියන් රැක බලා ගන්නා පිරිස් පුහුණු කිරීමේ ව්‍යාපෘතියක් ආරම්භ කිරීමට වැඩිහිටි ලේකම් කාර්යලය පියවර ගෙන තිබේ. සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍යංශය සමග එක්ව ක්‍රියාත්මක වැඩපිළිවෙළ යටතේ පළමු අදියරේ පුද්ගලයින් 20 දෙනෙකු පුහුණුවට බඳවා ගැනෙණු ඇති. වැඩිහිටි ලේකම් කාර්යාලයේ අධ්‍යක්ෂ සුමින්ද සිංගප්පුලි මහතා සඳහන් කළේ, ජාතික නිපුණතා සහතිකයක් ප්‍රදානය කිරීමට හැකි වන ලෙස මෙම පුහුණුවීම් සිදු කරන බව ය. […]

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  • කලාප අධ්‍යාපන කාර්යාලයේ ගින්නක්

    31/08/2016 | adaderana.lk

    තිරුක්කෝවිල්, කලාප අධ්‍යාපන කාර්යාලයේ ගින්නක් හටගෙන තිබේ.

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    31/08/2016 | adaderana.lk

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    31/08/2016 | adaderana.lk

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    31/08/2016 | adaderana.lk

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    31/08/2016 | newsfirst.lk

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    30/08/2016 | dailymirror.lk

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    30/08/2016 | yahoo.com

    (Getty Images)The Clinton campaign expects the candidate will not alter his stance on wanting to deport all undocumented immigrants.


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    30/08/2016 | dailymirror.lk

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    30/08/2016 | yahoo.com

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    30/08/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    The Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) today moved the Colombo Commercial High Court to release the two respondents Susil Premajayantha and Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, (members of the 2015 - UPFA presidential election committee) from the case filed against them for the recovery of Rs 143 million due to the SLTB for hiring buses for the meetings of presidential candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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    30/08/2016 | yahoo.com

    Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein speaks with reporters. (AP)The Green Party candidate, a medical doctor, says the failure of the political system is "the mother of all illnesses."


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    30/08/2016 | yahoo.com

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    30/08/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    The 17-year-old student, who was arrested and remanded on charges of hacking into the official website of President Maithripala Sirisena, had demanded the President to protect websites from another possible cyber attack or resign from the office, the CID said.

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    30/08/2016 | yahoo.com

    (Reuters)It was reported that Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, a prominent ISIS leader, has been killed in Aleppo in Syria.


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    30/08/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) today announced that all tickets for tomorrow’s 4th ODI between Sri Lanka and Australia in Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium had been sold out.

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    30/08/2016 | yahoo.com

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    30/08/2016 | yahoo.com

    Down Ticket #7: McCain. Wasserman Schultz. Rubio. (Yahoo News photo illustration; photos: AP)Races in the Sunshine State will have major implications for control of Congress and the political direction of the nation.


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    30/08/2016 | yahoo.com

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    30/08/2016 | yahoo.com

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    30/08/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    A delegation of the Joint Opposition led by former president and MP Mahinda Rajapaksa is scheduled to visit Malaysia from September 1 to 4 to attend the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP), Mr. Rajapaksa’s private secretary Udith Lokubandara today said.

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    30/08/2016 | yahoo.com

    John McCain; Marco Rubio (Marko Djurica/Reuters; Jorge Cabrera/Reuters)Sens. John McCain and Marco Rubio are vying for Republican primary voters in Arizona and Florida.


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    30/08/2016 | adaderana.lk

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    30/08/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    The Customs officers at the Central Mail Exchange (CME) today took into custody a parcel of 1000 tablets valued at Rs.5 million imported from the Netherlands.

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    30/08/2016 | adaderana.lk

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  • Hackers remanded

    30/08/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    The two suspects who were arrested on charges of hacking President Maithripala Sirisena’s official website were remanded till September 2 by Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya today.

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  • Athurugiriya shooting: Weapon found

    30/08/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    The weapon which was used to shoot the Lieutenant Colonel Pradeep Kumara Nettasinghe’s wife was found in Diyawannawa Lake in Battaramulla today, police said.

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    30/08/2016 | yahoo.com

    Donald Trump says Colin Kaepernick should perhaps ‘find a country that works better for him’The GOP nominee joins the vocal reaction to Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem.


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  • SLFP appoints two new electoral organisers

    30/08/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    Deputy Minister Anuradha Jayaratne was appointed as Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Ududumbara Organiser while Central Province Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake was appointed as SLFP Yatinuwara Organiser by President Maithipala Sirisena a short while ago.

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  • Army Colonel arrested over wife’s gun attack

    30/08/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    Army Lieutenant Colonel Pradeep Kumara Nettasinghe was arrested today in connection with the incident where his wife was shot at by an unidentified gang in Athurugiriya Saturday night.

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    30/08/2016 | adaderana.lk

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  • ඉන්දු - ශ්‍රී ලංකා පාලමක් හදන විමල්ගේ සැලැස්මක් එඩ්වඩ් හෙළිකරයි

    30/08/2016 | adaderana.lk

    ඉන්දියාව හා ශ්‍රී ලංකාව අතර පාලමක් තැනීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් යෝජනාවක් එවකට විමල් වීරවංශ අමාත්‍යවරයාගේ අමාත්‍යංශය විසින් සැකසූ "2011 ජාතික භෞතික සැලැස්ම" මගින් යෝජනා කර ඇතැයි එජාප පා.ම එඩ්වඩ් ගුණසේකර මහතා පවසයි.

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  • HC permits Dhammaloka Thera to travel to UK

    30/08/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    The Colombo High Court today permitted Ven. Uduwe Dhammaloka Thera to travel abroad.

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  • Ministry of Housing and Construction signs MOU with UN-Habitat

    30/08/2016 | news.lk

    Ministry of Housing and Construction signs MOU with UN-Habitat

    Ministry of Housing and Construction and UN-Habitat Sri Lanka signed an MOU today at the Ministry Auditorium Sethsiripaya.

    Mrs. W.K.K. Athukorala the secretary signed on behalf of the ministry while Mr. Srinivasa Popuri, Senior Human Settlements Officer, UN-Habitat, Regional Office for Asia and Pacific signed on behalf of UN-Habitat.

    The MOU will strengthen the cooperation of UN-Habitat with the government. For example the Ministry of Housing and Construction is currently revising its National Housing Policy with the aim of facilitating access to decent housing for all supported by Un-Habitat.

    UN-Habitat has a long history of cooperation with the Government of Sri Lanka dating back to 1978 and the main initiatives supported by the UN-Habitat include assistance for the preparation of the Master Plan for Colombo, the Government’s million houses program and community based methodologies for housing.

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  • වකුගඩු ජාවාරම්කරුවන්ට චෝදනා පත්‍ර ගොනු කෙරේ

    30/08/2016 | adaderana.lk

    ඉන්දියාව සහ ශ්‍රී ලංකාව අතර සිදුවූ බව කියන වකුගඩු ජාවාරමට අදාළව අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන සිටින ඉන්දීය ජාතිකයන් හත්දෙනාට එරෙහිව චෝදනා පත්‍ර ගොනු කිරීමට පියවර ගන්නා බව කොළඹ අපරාධ කොට්ඨාසය අධිකරණයට දැනුම් දී තිබේ.

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  • මන්ත්‍රීන් පිරිසක් කැටුව 1දා මහින්ද මැලේසියා යයි

    30/08/2016 | adaderana.lk

    හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා සැප්තැම්බර් මස 1දා සිට5 දා දක්වා මැලේසියාවේ පැවැත්වෙන ආසියානු දේශපාලන පක්ෂාවල ජාත්‍යන්තර සම්මේලනයට ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්ෂයේ නියෝජිත කණ්ඩායමක් සමග සහභාගී වීමට නියමිතවී තිබේ.

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  • විරෝධතා ඇත්නම් ඉදිරිපත් කරන්න - මහින්දට නියෝගයක්

    30/08/2016 | adaderana.lk

    පසුගිය ජනාධිපතිවරණ සමයේ දේශපාලන කටයුතු සඳහා ලංකා ගමනාගමන මණ්ඩලයේ බස් රථ යොදා ගැනීම තුළින් සිදුවූ පාඩුව අය කරදෙන ලෙස ඉල්ලා හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ඇතුළු පිරිසකට එරෙහිව ගොනුකර ඇති නඩුවක් අද විභාගයට ගැනිණ.

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  • Another suspect arrested over hacking Prez Website

    30/08/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    The CID today arrested a 26-year-old man in Moratuwa on charges of hacking the official website of President Maithripala Sirisena, Police said.

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  • හූ කියූ - ගල් ගැසූ 6ක් රිමාන්ඩ්

    30/08/2016 | adaderana.lk

    වත්තල දී අමාත්‍ය ජෝන් අමරතුංග මහතා සහභාගි වූ උත්සවයක් අතරතුර හූ කීම හා බස්නාහිර පළාත් සභා සන්ධාන මන්ත්‍රීවරයෙකු ගමන් ගත් රථයකට ගල්මුල් ප්‍රහාරයක් එල්ල කිරීමේ චෝදනාවට සැකපිට අත්අඩංගුවට ගත් හයදෙනා හෙට දක්වා යළි රිමාන්ඩ් කර තිබේ.

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  • ඖෂධ මිල සියයට 85න් අඩු කිරීමේ ගැසට් නිවේදනය ඉදිරි දෙසතියේ!

    30/08/2016 | adaderana.lk

    ඖෂධ මිල සියයට 85ක් දක්වා අඩු කිරීමේ ගැසට් නිවේදනය ඉදිරි සති දෙකක කාලය තුළ නිකුත් කිරීමට ජාතික ඖෂධ නියාමන අධිකාරිය කටයුතු යොදා ඇති බව සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය පවසයි.

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  • නිදහස් පක්ෂයට තවත් නව ආසන සංවිධායකවරු දෙදෙනෙක්

    30/08/2016 | newsfirst.lk

    නියෝජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය අනුරාධ ජයරත්න සහ මධ්‍යම පළාත් ප්‍රධාන අමාත්‍ය සරත් ඒකනායක මහත්වරුන් නව ආසන සංවිධායකවරුන් ලෙස පත් කර තිබේ. නියෝජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය අනුරාධ ජයරත්න මහතා උඩුදුම්බර සංවිධායක ධූරයට ත් පත් කර ඇතැයි, ජනාධිපති මාධ්‍ය අංශය සඳහන් කළේ ය.

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  • ඉසුරුපුර වෙඩි තැබීමේ සිද්ධියට සම්බන්ධ හමුදා කර්නල්වරයා අත්අඩංගුවට

    30/08/2016 | newsfirst.lk

    අතුරුගිරිය, ඉසුරුපුර ප්‍රදේශයේදී වෙඩි තබා කාන්තාවකට තුවාල සිදු කිරීමේ සිද්ධිය සම්බන්ධයෙන් ඇයගේ සැමියා වන හමුදා කර්නල්වරයා අතුරුගිය පොලීසිය විසින් අත්අඩංගුවට ගනු ලැබ තිබේ. පසුගිය සෙනසුරාදා රාත්‍රියේ අතුරුගිරිය ඉසුරුපුර ප්‍ර දේශයේ සිදු කළ වෙඩි තැබීමකින් කාන්තාව තුවාල ලැබී ය. එම වෙඩි තැබීම සිදුව තිබුණේ, ඇය නිවසේ නිදන කාමරයේ සිටියදී ය.

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  • Two development projects commence in Ampara

    30/08/2016 | news.lk

    Two development projects commence in Ampara

    Minister of Primary Industries Daya Gamage laid the foundation for the construction of the new bus terminal and the shopping complex in Ampara yesterday (29th Aug.).

    The constructions of the new project commenced in accordance with the proposal made by Minister Daya Gamage and the Deputy Minister Anoma Gamage under the financial assistance of the Government of Australia and the World Bank.

    The inauguration of this project, implemented under the directions of the Ministry of Provincial Council and Local Government had the participation of Ministers Duminda Dissanayake, and P. Harison.

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  • MR too old at 70 to form new party: Rajitha

    30/08/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    Taking a swipe at moves by the joint opposition to from a new party headed by ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said yesterday such attempts were not conducive for a person who was 70 years of age.

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  • SLPA begins Separate Investigations on the fire at the Hyundai Private site.

    30/08/2016 | news.lk

    SLPA begins Separate Investigations on the fire at the Hyundai Private site.

    In few media reports it appeared that the fire broke out at the Eastern Terminal of the port yesterday (29). But this news is incorrect. 

    The fire broke out at the Colombo Port’s Hyundai private site at around 1.30pm. The fire occurred at a stack of scrap rubber tubes. These rubber tubes are used to pump sand to the land from the sea.

    There was no disturbance for the day to day activities of the Sri Lankan Ports Authority or for the Colombo Port terminals. The private site is located outside the shipping operation area of the Colombo Port. No property of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority is lost or no personal injuries were reported due to the fire. All sectors at the Colombo Port actively acted to put out the fire. Sri Lanka Ports Authority has begun separate investigations regarding this fire.

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  • 'USS Frank Cable' arrives at the Port of Colombo

    30/08/2016 | news.lk

    'USS Frank Cable' arrives at the Port of Colombo

    US Navy ship "USS Frank Cable" arrived at the Port of Colombo on Monday (29th, August 2016) on a goodwill visit.

    The ship will stay at the Port of Colombo for four days.

    During the stay, ship's crew will take part in programs including cricket, Baseball and Basketball matches with their local naval counterparts.

    The ship is scheduled to leave the country on 1st September.

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  • ADB supports to improve the compilation of statistics

    30/08/2016 | news.lk

    ADB supports to improve the compilation of statistics

    Asian Development Bank (ADB) is working with governments in the region to improve the way they compile statistics. One of the projects promotes the use of computer-assisted personal interviewing or CAPI. This improves the accuracy of results and reduces the time and money spent on field data collection.

    The interviewer uses a handheld device, such as a tablet or a mobile phone, with the survey questions preloaded. The answers can be quickly sent back to the national statistics office via the internet and can also integrate the location, time, photographs, and audio and video recordings. The system automatically checks for data errors, irregularities, and gaps while the interview is being conducted.

    ADB will initially support three countries: the Marshall Islands; Sri Lanka; and Viet Nam. It will help national statistical offices in these countries to use CAPI to improve the scope, quality, and timeliness of national survey results linked to the SDGs.

    "Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals is going to require investments not only in infrastructure, health, education and the environment, but also in statistics," said Lakshman Nagraj Rao, a statistician at the Asian Development Bank (ADB). "The policies that come from these statistics will impact millions of lives."

    "Survey data are not just numbers in a spreadsheet," he said. "They represent thousands of little stories from which emerges a human narrative, one that describes the day-to-day circumstances of individual people."

    In 2015, world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, which seek to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. More than 200 development indicators need to be tracked to assess the status of each of the 17 goals.

    How can countries know how well they are progressing with these goals? And how can they determine the best way to channel social services to the people who need them most?

    "Governments have limited funds and have to make difficult decisions on what to invest in for the betterment of their citizens," said "They need quality data to understand the impact of their investments and make appropriate decisions - what we call evidence-based policy making."

    Many governments utilize statistics from national surveys for framing policies, but these data are often out of date because many countries still rely on traditional data collection methods that involve pencil and paper interviewing. The process of data collection, encoding and generation of results takes a long time, which means that policies are designed based on an outdated social or economic picture.

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  • World Bank South Asia Region Vice President arrives

    30/08/2016 | news.lk

    World Bank South Asia Region Vice President arrives

    The World Bank South Asia Region Vice President, Annette Dixon arrived on an official two day visit to Sri Lanka. During her stay, she will be meeting with senior government officials and visiting the World Bank supported projects in the Northern Province. This is her third visit to Sri Lanka since taking office in December 2014.


    “I look forward to my first visit to the Northern Province of Sri Lanka and meeting with key officials as well as civil society representatives to receive a firsthand account of the development progress and how the Bank’s support can have maximum impact,” said Annette Dixon. “Sri Lanka’s journey towards higher growth and prosperity will require progress across all provinces.” stressed Dixon.

    Dixon will be visiting World Bank supported projects aimed at enhancing economic growth and development. The visit will cover projects supporting local government service delivery, Jaffna city development priorities and opportunities to modernize agriculture in the Northern Province - with a focus on creating livelihood opportunities and increasing productivity.

    She will be meeting with senior officials including Ravi Karunanayake, Minister of Finance; Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy, Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka; and Hon. Justice C. V. Vigneswaran, Chief Minister Northern Province and other officials.

    “During these meetings, I hope to continue discussions that I have previously had with government to further our collaboration. As Sri Lanka’s largest development partner for over 60 years, the World Bank looks forward to building upon this established collaboration and to continue supporting Sri Lanka’s ambitious development agenda.” said Dixon. 

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  • ජනපති නිල වෙබ් අඩවිය හැක් කළ සිද්ධියේ තවත් සැකකරුවෙක් අත්අඩංගුවට

    30/08/2016 | newsfirst.lk

    ජනාධිපතිවරයාගේ නිල වෙබ් අඩවියට ඇතුළු වී එහි දත්ත වෙනස් කිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් තවත් සැකකරුවෙකු අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන තිබේ. පොලිස් මූලස්ථානය නිකුත් කළ නිවේදනයක දැක්වෙන්නේ, එම සැකකරු මොරටුව ප්‍රදේශයේ පදිංචි වයස අවුරුදු 26ක විවාහකයෙකු බව ය. ඔහු අත්අඩංගුට ගෙන ඇත්තේ, වෙබ් අඩවිය හැක් කිරීම සඳහා ආධාර අනුබල දීමේ චෝදනාව මතයි. ජනාධිපතිවරයාගේ නිල වෙබ් අඩවියට ඇතුළු වී එහි දත්ත […]

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  • ප්‍රාදේශීය ලේකම් කොට්ඨාස 115ක අලි – මිනිස් ගැටුම්

    30/08/2016 | newsfirst.lk

    ලංකාව පුරා ප්‍රාදේශීය ලේකම් කොට්ඨාස 115ක පමණ අලි – මිනිස් ගැටුම් පවතින බව වනජීවී දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව පවසයි. එහි අධ්‍යක්ෂ ඩබ්ලිව්.ඒ. එස්. පතිරත්න මහතා සඳහන් කළේ, මෙම ගැටලුව විසඳීමට ජනතා සහභාගීත්වය අනිවාර්යෙන් ම අවශ්‍ය බව ය. වන අලින් ගැවසෙන මාර්ග ප්‍රදේශයන්හි ජනතාව දැනුවත් කිරීමේ කටයුතු පුළුල් කරන බව ද ඔහු පැවසී ය.  

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  • Clinton proposes mental health treatment plan

    29/08/2016 | yahoo.com

    (AP)Under this system, mental health issues would be treated the same way that physical health problems are.


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  • The Stanford case inspires a rape bill

    29/08/2016 | yahoo.com

    (AP)The goal of the bill is to support victims and change the culture on campuses to prevent future crimes.


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  • Trump waged ‘personal’ crusade against Weiner

    29/08/2016 | yahoo.com

    Donald Trump, Anthony Weiner (Photos: Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images, Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)For over five years, the GOP nominee attacked the disgraced ex-congressman via social media.


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  • Fresh start for Sandy Hook, 4 years later

    29/08/2016 | yahoo.com

    Classes began Monday at the new Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. (AP)Students are attending school here for the first time since a shooting rampage killed 20 first graders and six educators in 2012.


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  • Gary Johnson: I will qualify for a debate

    29/08/2016 | yahoo.com

    Gary Johnson (AP)The Libertarian presidential candidate needs to reach at least 15 percent in an average of five national polls.


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  • Ships save thousands of migrants off Libya coast

    29/08/2016 | yahoo.com

    Thousands of migrants saved off Libyan coast. (AP)Migrants from Eritrea and Somalia cheered as rescue boats arrived, with some jumping into the water and swimming toward them.


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  • Abedin announces her separation from Weiner

    29/08/2016 | yahoo.com

    Huma Abedin announces separation from Anthony WeinerThe Clinton aide announces the decision after allegations her husband had sexually explicit dealings with another woman online.


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  • ජනාධිපති නිල වෙබ් අඩවිය හැක් කළ පාසල් සිසුවෙකු අත්අඩංගුවට

    29/08/2016 | newsfirst.lk

    ජනාධිපති නිල වෙබ් අඩවිය හැක් කිරිම සම්බන්ධයෙන් කඩුගන්නාව ප්‍රදේශයේ 17 හැවිරිදි පාසල් සිසුවෙකු අපරාධ පරික්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව විසින් අත්අඩංගුවට ගනු ලැබ තිබේ. අපරාධ පරික්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව සඳහන් කළේ, ජනාධිපති මාධ්‍ය අංශයෙන් ලද පැමිණිල්ලක් අනුව ඔහු අත්අඩංගුවට ගත් බව ය. එම සිසුවා අද කඩුගන්නාව ප්‍රදේශයේදී අපරාධ පරික්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ පරිඝණක අංශය මගින් අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන තිබේ.

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  • Pope Francis chats with Mark Zuckerberg

    29/08/2016 | yahoo.com

    Pope Francis meets Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)One topic of discussion was "how to use communication technologies to alleviate poverty," said a Vatican spokesman.


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  • FBI says hackers breached election systems

    29/08/2016 | yahoo.com

    Yahoo News/AP/GettyForeign hackers penetrated two state election databases in recent weeks, according to an FBI "flash" alert.


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  • ගම්මැද්ද දින 100 වැඩසටහනේ සියලු ක්‍රියාකාරකම් දැන් සයිබර් අවකාශයේ #Gammadda100

    29/08/2016 | newsfirst.lk

    ගම්මැද්ද දින 100 වැඩසටහනේ සියලු ක්‍රියාකාරකම් අද උදෑසන සයිබර් අවකාශයට මුදා හැරිණ. ඒ අනුව www.gammadda.lk වෙබ් අඩවියට පිවිසීමෙන් අද සිට ගම්මැද්ද දින 100ට අදාළ සියලු විස්තර, ඡායාරූප සහ දර්ශන නැරඹිය හැකියි. ජනමාධ්‍ය සහ සමාජ මාධ්‍ය පිළිබඳ විශේෂඥයෙකු වන ඔස්ට්‍රේලියාවේ ග්‍රිෆිත් විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයේ මහාචාර්ය මාර්ක් ලෙස්ලි පියර්සන් මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් අද පෙරවරුවේ News1st කොළඹ මධ්‍යස්ථාන පරිශ්‍රයේ පැවති උත්සවයකදී […]

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  • Friends mourn slain Mississippi nuns

    28/08/2016 | yahoo.com

    Sister Paula Merril (AP)Those who knew Sister Paula Merrill and Sister Margaret Held are struggling to reckon with their deaths.


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  • 2 brothers charged in shooting of Wade's cousin

    28/08/2016 | yahoo.com

    Two men charged in shooting of Dwyane Wade’s cousin. (AP)Two brothers have been charged with first-degree murder of Nykea Aldridge, who was walking to register her kids for school.


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  • Dallas police squelch critics after attack

    28/08/2016 | yahoo.com

    Police officers arrive at a funeral service for slain Dallas Area Rapid Transit police officer Brent Thompson. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)Nearly two months after the sniper attack on officers, the department has moved to silence questions.


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  • Did building code lapses boost Italy quake toll?

    28/08/2016 | yahoo.com

    A rescuer and a sniffer dog atop rubble in Amatrice, in central Italy, in Amatrice, in central Italy, in Aug. 27. (Antonio Calanni/AP)As the death toll rises, investigators focus on construction code enforcement at recently renovated sites.


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  • Costs of N.J. bridge scandal still adding up

    28/08/2016 | yahoo.com

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie enters the Borough Hall in Fort Lee to apologize to Mayor Mark Sokolich. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)Nearly three years after gridlock was allegedly created to punish a mayor for not endorsing Gov. Chris Christie, repercussions linger.


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  • RNC chair: 'I don't speak for Trump'

    28/08/2016 | yahoo.com

    Reince Priebus: Reince Priebus said that if people want to know the specifics of Trump’s immigration policy, they'll have to ask the candidate himself.


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  • Christie defends Trump's immigration policy

    28/08/2016 | yahoo.com

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses the Republican National Convention. (Brooks Kraft/Getty Images)Chris Christie called Donald Trump's stance on immigration "completely consistent" on Sunday.


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  • How a fictional cop probes N. Korea mysteries

    28/08/2016 | yahoo.com

    Pyongyang, North Korea, at dusk. (Dita Alangkara/AP)The novelist known as James Church uses Inspector O, a Pyongyang cop, to help describe the realities of life in North Korea.


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  • Clinton invokes dad's memory to attack Trump

    28/08/2016 | yahoo.com

    Clinton invokes father's memory to attack Trump. (AP)The Democratic nominee says her father would have been "stiffed" in a deal with the celebrity businessman.


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  • 10,000th Syrian refugee reaches U.S.

    28/08/2016 | yahoo.com

    10,000th Syrian refugee reaches U.S. (AP)The U.S. ambassador to Jordan says staying safe and taking in the world's most vulnerable people are not mutually exclusive.


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  • Kaep's national anthem protest fuels debate

    27/08/2016 | yahoo.com

    Colin KaepernickSan Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick knew that not standing for the national anthem would draw some opinions – and it has.


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  • Report: Black men shot most by Chicago cops

    27/08/2016 | yahoo.com

    Officers watch as demonstrators protest the fatal police shooting of Paul O'Neal in Chicago. (Joshua Lott/Getty Images)Data from the city's police department shows that four out of five people shot by officers were African-American men or boys.


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  • Tears flow in Italy on day of mass funeral

    27/08/2016 | yahoo.com

    Italian President Sergio Mattarella arrives in Amatrice on Aug. 27. (Ciro De Luca/Reuters)Recovery efforts continued as the country mourned the victims of the Aug. 24 earthquake.


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  • Trump sparks outrage with reaction to shooting

    27/08/2016 | yahoo.com

    Donald Trump addresses supporters in Akron, Ohio. (Angelo Merendino/Getty Images)NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin was killed in crossfire in Chicago, but Donald Trump didn't offer condolences.


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  • Can Kaine's wife make Clinton more relatable?

    27/08/2016 | yahoo.com

    Anne Holton and Hillary Clinton in July. (Andrew Harnik/AP)Anne Holton, wife of vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine, is a veteran of the political stage.


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  • Donald Trump finally making big TV ad blitz

    31/12/1969 | yahoo.com

    Donald Trump at a campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa. (Getty Images)The GOP candidate is spending $10 million on commercials in nine battleground states over the next week.


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