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Some ten Sri Lankan nationals are serving in the British armed forces, UK Parliament was informed recently.
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Video: President violates election laws: JVP

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today accused President Mahinda Rajapaksa of indulging in the most numberof election-law violations in the election campaign being carried out by the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) in the Uva Province.
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Super luxury compartment soon

The Sri Lanka Railway Department today announced the introduction of a super luxury compartment with adjustable box seats on one of the trains travelling from Colombo to Matara via Galle.
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Nigerian family ill-treated at BIA: Nigerian official

A Nigerian family had been unfairly treated by the authorities at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Colombo due to the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease, the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora Affairs of Nigeria Abike Dabiri-Erewa charged.
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Vendors demand business space

A large number of street vendors gathered before a shopping complex at the Bodhiraja Mawatha in Pettah this morning urging the authorities to grant them permission to set up their businesses there.
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PS member banned from leaving country

The Puttalam Acting Magistrate yesterday directed the Police and the Immigration and Emigration Department to prevent Wanathawilluwa Pradeshiya Sabha UPFA member M.S.S. Marikkar from leaving the country.
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Lankan caught on camera molesting shoppers in UAE

A Sri Lankan man was arrested after a CCTV footage reportedly showed him molesting unaware customers of a shop at Al Rafaa in Dubai, Khaleej Times reported.
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Upeksha’s vehicle meets with accident

A jeep in which MP Upeksha Swaranamali was traveling met with an accident on the Mirigama Veyangoda Road this evening. The accident occurred at the Bokalagama Junction this evening, police said.
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UPFA makes a din: JVP

A novel strategy has been put in place by the leaders of the UPFA to prevent meetings of other parties in the Moneragala District, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) charged today.
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Voting for BJP will not benefit TN-Jaya

Charging BJP with adopting 'double-standards' on the fishermen issue, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today said voting for the national party will not benefit the people of her state. 
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India steps up surveillance in vital installations in TN

With the arrest of another Sri Lankan national for alleged spying for Pakistan's ISI, central security agencies have stepped up surveillance of vital installations including defence and foreign consulates in southern parts of the country.
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Keshani abductor twice convicted

The suspect who had allegedly abducted the four-year-old girl from her home in Ganewatte, Kurunegala on September 9 had been convicted twice previously for similar offences, the Police said.
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Five women with Rs. 20 mn gold nabbed at BIA

Five Sri Lankan women were arrested with gold biscuits and jewelries estimated at Rs.20 million at the Bandaranaike International Airport by Customs officials yesterday.Pictures
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Two Lankans drown in UAE

Two Sri Lankan men drowned in Umm Al Quwain in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) while they were swimming at separate locations.
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Mother and son die in accident

A mother and her son were killed and three others including a two days old infant injured after a three-wheeler collided with a van at Randeniya on the Ella-Wellawaya road, yesterday, Police said.
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Indian Coast Guard apprehends Lankan boats with crew

Indian Coast Guard on Saturday apprehended two Sri Lankan boats and 10 crew members for their alleged illegal fishing in Indian waters.
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MR backs China's Maritime Silk Road project

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has hailed Chinese President Xi Jinping's initiative of 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, saying the economic corridor bears significance to the island nation's development.
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Main suspect in child abduction arrested

The main suspect who was behind the abduction of four year old Thamara Keshali Bandara was arrested by the police in Deegama today, police said.
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UN agency expresses ‘grave concern’ over asylum-seeker issue

Expressing grave concern today about the resumption of arrests, detention and deportation of asylum-seekers and refugees in Sri Lanka, the United Nations refugee agency called on the Government to refrain from such actions and abide by its obligations under international law.
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Indian fishermen rule out immediate end to bottom-trawling

Upset at Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s remarks that his government will not free the trawlers in its custody, fishermen fear his stand will crush their livelihood and want the Centre to intervene.
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Marine Drive to be more accommodating

Work has begun on four driving lanes in the Marine Drive from Melbourne Avenue to Ramakrishna Road, the Road Development Authority (RDA) Project Director of the Marine Drive Extension Project, K. Selvanathan said.
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Video: SLFP to study NPC resolutions

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Secretary General and Minister Maithripala Sirisena said today the party would express its views on the resolutions approved by the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) recently after they are studied by the SLFP Central Committee.
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Video: Thewarrapperuma takes up the ‘SL Amu Miris’ challenge

While taking up the ‘SL Amu Miris’ challenge ,UNP parliamentarian Palitha Thewarapperuma today challenged president Mahinda Rajapaksa to take up the challenge alleging that it was he who was responsible for the kidney disease in the country.
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Wellawa missing girl found

The four year old girl who was abducted in Wellawa on September 9 was found abandoned in Neriyawa area a short while ago, the Police said. They said the girl was admitted to the Hiripitiya District Hospital and was in good health.
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PS member wanted for abusing 7 boys

Investigations had been launched regarding a UPFA member of the Wanathawilluwa Pradeshiya Sabha who was alleged to have sexually abused seven students while on an educational tour, the Wanathawilluwa police said.
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SL ranked 19th in creative productivity in Asia

A new index ranks Sri Lanka as one of the least efficient countries among Asian nations in turning the building blocks of creativity into tangible innovations that benefit their economies and people.
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Monday, 15 September 2014 The picture shows I. A. Gamini, alias ‘Grease Gamini’, at a previous occasion, when he had allegedly carried out similar offences to the recent alleged abducted of the four-year-old girl in Ambakolawewa, Ganewatta. Pix by Pushpakumara Jayaratne
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Grease Gamini
Election rally in Uva
Wellawa child in hospital
Ranil at Book Fair
Grease Gamini
Election rally in Uva
Wellawa child in hospital
Ranil at Book Fair