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Galgamuwa PS member dies in accident

2013-08-21 05:02 (DM)

Galgamuwa Pradeshiya Sabha member B. A Thilakarathne died after his vehicle veered off the road and crashed onto a tree on the Anuradhapura-Padeniya road today.

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Beware of fake marriage proposals

2013-08-21 05:01 (DM)

Police warned parents to protect their daughters from being duped by fake marriage proposals involving suspects who have used them to pay for their house rents, vehicle repair and purchase of electronic equipment

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Illegal immigration: Australian campaign in the East

2013-08-21 05:01 (DM)

The Australian government has upped its campaign against illegal migrants to Australia in the Eastern Province, it is reliably learnt

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Kerawalapitiya Combined Cycle Power Plant to be reactivated

2013-08-21 05:00 (Island)

In view of the shutdown of the Norochcholai coal-fired power plant on Wednesday for its annual maintenance, the CEB has decided to reactivate 300MW Kerawalapitiya Combined Cycle Thermal Power Plant. The CEB’s top management has ordered its Dispatch Division to give the green light for reactivating the Kerawalapitiya plant from Thursday to meet the power shortfall caused by the shutting down

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I am no dictator, says President

2013-08-21 05:00 (DM)

President Mahinda Rajapaksa said today that many people who called him a dictator were unmindful of the fact that they were using such slogans while being on a democratic platform which allowed them the freedom to express such opinions about the President of the country

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Training for new Tamil drivers and conductors

2013-08-21 04:59 (Island)

Nearly 300 new Tamil drivers and conductors, who are interested in joining the private bus industry, have been registered with the National Transport Commission (NTC). They will work in the Kilinochchi and Mannar districts. These drivers and conductors would undergo training from August 21 to 23, the NTC said. The NTC media spokesman said that NTC would train the new recruits on providing a quality service to passengers, public relations, prevention of road accidents

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Ranil briefs BJP on Sri Lanka

2013-08-21 04:58 (CG)

UNP leader Ranil Wickremasinghe has briefed the Indian opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on the political developments in Sri Lanka. Wickremsinghe, who is in India on an official visit, met Rajnath Singh, the National President of the BJP and discussed several issues, including the rift between Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen. The UNP leader had said that when he was Prime Minister at the time the BJP was in power in India, he made attempts to resolve the fishermen issues

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UPFA predicts landslides in NWP, CP

2013-08-21 04:57 (Island)

The UPFA yesterday predicted that, except in the North, they would record landslide victories at the other two provincial council elections. Addressing the weekly media briefing, Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said that according to the first survey, in the run up to the Northern, North–Western and Central Provincial Council elections, the UPFA could easily secure all 19 electorates in the Kurunegala and Puttalam Districts

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TNA to highlight a plethora of issues with Pillay

2013-08-21 04:57 (CT)

The TNA will stress on the need to demilitarize the North, and request the UNHRC's intervention to obtain the release of Tamil political detainees, when the Alliance meet the UNHRC Chief, Navaneetham Pillay, on 30 August. Pillay, who is scheduled to arrive in Colombo on 25 August, will have several rounds of talks with Lankan leaders. She has invited the TNA for talks scheduled to be held on 30 August

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Upcountry parties clash

2013-08-20 08:19 (DM)

Seven vehicles were damaged in a clash between the supporters of Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) and National Union of Workers (NUW) at Dimbulapathana a while ago, Nuwara Eliya police said

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