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Unfavorable coal deal: Power Secretary writes to President

Unfavorable coal deal: Power Secretary writes to President

Secretary to the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy B.M.S. Batagoda has written to the President demanding the removal of ‎Maithri Gunaratne, Chairman of Lanka Coal Company (Pvt) Ltd, who had allegedly opposed the attempt to sign an unfavorable deal to import coal to Sri Lanka, the Anti Corruption Front (ACF) said on Tuesday. MORE...

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Lanka Coal Company board of directors, chairman removed

Lanka Coal Company board of directors, chairman removed

The Board of Directors of the Lanka Coal Company (LCC), including the Chairman Maithri Gunaratne, has been removed by the Minister of Power and Energy Ranjith Siyambalapitiya.

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SLMC should pressurize government over SAITM issue - JVP

SLMC should pressurize government over SAITM issue - JVP

The Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) should pressurize the government not to register medical students of the private medical college in Malabe, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) asserts. MORE...

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Delimitation committee report handed over

Delimitation committee report handed over

The report of the delimitation committee, with the signatures of all five members, has being handed over to Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government, Faiszer Musthapha. MORE..

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Officials call off search for missing Malaysia airlines flight MH370

Officials call off search for missing Malaysia airlines flight MH370

Officials have called off the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 after an intensive $160-million effort that lasted nearly three years and scoured some 120,000 square miles of ocean. MORE...

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Canadian court upholds deportation of LTTE fundraiser

Canadian court upholds deportation of LTTE fundraiser

An alleged fundraiser for Tamil rebels who has been fighting deportation from Canada for more than two decades has lost a key court battle after a federal judge dismissed his appeal. MORE...

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Vidura to decide on his MP post on Saturday

Vidura to decide on his MP post on Saturday

I will decide whether or not to resign as a Parliamentarian on 21 January, MP Vidura Wickremanayake said. MORE...

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Govt. decides not to increase lottery prices - Yapa

Govt. decides not to increase lottery prices - Yapa

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed to maintain price of a lottery at Rs.20 without increasing it, Minister Lakshman Yapa said. MORE...

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Sri Lanka climbs to 82nd rank on global talent competitiveness

Sri Lanka climbs to 82nd rank on global talent competitiveness

Sri Lanka has climbed one place to 82nd rank on the global index of talent competitiveness that measures how countries grow, attract and retain talent. MORE..

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NFF MP Padma Udaya Shantha at FCID

NFF MP Padma Udaya Shantha at FCID

National Freedom Front MP Padma Udaya Shantha Gunasekara arrived at the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) on Tuesday. MORE...

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17-year-old motorcyclist killed in Chilaw accident

17-year-old motorcyclist killed in Chilaw accident

A 17-year-old person was killed after his motorbike collided with a container vehicle in Chilaw last evening, police said. MORE...

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Lankan national arrested after arriving in TN by illegal ferry

Lankan national arrested after arriving in TN by illegal ferry

A 27-year-old Sri Lankan was arrested at Arichal Munai in India today after he arrived by an illegal ferry, four days after another man from the island nation was held from the same area. MORE...

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Two persons arrested with 45 kg of Kerala Ganja

Two persons arrested with 45 kg of Kerala Ganja

Sri Lanka Navy personnel attached to SLNS Buwaneka located in Nachchikuda in the North Central Naval Command have arrested 2 suspects with 45 kg of Kerala Cannabis, in the sea area of Erukkulampiddi. MORE..

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UN assures cooperation on Sri Lanka drought relief

UN assures cooperation on Sri Lanka drought relief

The United Nations and its affiliated bodies would take serious note of the impending drought situation in Sri Lanka and has assured President Mainthipala Sirisena that they would extend fullest cooperation to the Presidential Task Force to provide drought relief. MORE..

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Delimitation Committee to resubmit report on Tuesday

Delimitation Committee to resubmit report on Tuesday

The Delimitation Committee will submit its final report to Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Faiszer Musthapha tomorrow, its Chairman Asoka Peiris said. MORE...

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India must rethink opposition to Chinese investment in Sri Lanka - report

India must rethink opposition to Chinese investment in Sri Lanka - report

India should rethink its opposition to Chinese investments in Sri Lanka and join the port development in the island nation instead of feeling jealous, Chinas state media said today. MORE...

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Sports

Louis van Gaal announces retirement from football

Louis van Gaal announces retirement from football

Former Manchester United and Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal says he has retired from coaching after a 26-year career. MORE..

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Sri Lankan fighter triumphant at International Kickboxing Tournament

Sri Lankan fighter triumphant at  International Kickboxing Tournament

Sri Lanka made history in the international Muay Thai arena when Kumudu Prasanna won his match by knockout at the recent MX Muay Xtreme competition held in Bangkok, Thailand.

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South Africa beat Sri Lanka to complete series whitewash

South Africa beat Sri Lanka to complete series whitewash

The Proteas seam attack obliterated the Sri Lankan batting order on Saturday as South Africa wrapped up the third Test in Johannesburg to win the series 3-0. MORE..

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Proteas rip through Sri Lanka, enforce follow-on

Proteas rip through Sri Lanka, enforce follow-on

The Proteas have demolished the Sri Lankan batting order on the third morning of the third Test at the Wanderers, dismissing the visitors for 131. MORE..

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Sri Lanka bowls out South Africa for 426

Sri Lanka bowls out South Africa for 426

Sri Lanka seamers Nuwan Pradeep and Lahiru Kumara took four wickets apiece to bowl South Africa out for 426 on the second afternoon of the third Test at the Wanderers on Friday. MORE..

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Entertainment

James Cameron producing documentary series on history of science fiction

James Cameron producing documentary series on history of science fiction

The man behind some of the finest sci-fi films of all time is going to delve into the history of the genre itself. MORE..

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Parakrama Niriella to open Bahuroopi theatre festival

Parakrama Niriella to open Bahuroopi theatre festival

Veteran Sri Lankan dramatist and theater director, Parakrama Niriella, will inaugurate Bahuroopi international theatre festival which will start on January 13 in Mysore, India. MORE..

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Veteran Indian actor Om Puri dies aged 66

Veteran Indian actor Om Puri dies aged 66

Veteran Indian actor Om Puri, star of British hit East is East, has died aged 66, a family member told the BBC. MORE..

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Serena Williams engaged to Reddit co-founder

Serena Williams engaged to Reddit co-founder

Serena Williams has used the social media platform Reddit to announce that she is engaged to its co-founder, Alexis Ohanian. MORE...

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Zuckerberg due in court over VR heist

Zuckerberg due in court over VR heist

Mark Zuckerberg is expected to appear in a Dallas court on Tuesday to defend his company over claims it stole virtual reality technology. MORE..

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Googles Toontastic storytelling app for kids goes 3D

Googles Toontastic storytelling app for kids goes 3D

Todays digital devices and tools offer amazing opportunities for kids to imagine, invent and explore with technologyand perhaps most important of all, have fun! MORE..

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Pokmon Go was the most downloaded iPhone app worldwide in 2016

Pokmon Go was the most downloaded iPhone app worldwide in 2016

Pokmon Go and Super Mario Go, Nintendos first experiments with bringing its characters to Apple devices, both ended up in the top 10 iOS apps downloaded worldwide in 2016, Apple announced on Thursday. MORE..

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Crytek to receive $500m investment from Turkish gov

Crytek to receive $500m investment from Turkish gov

Crytek have had a turbulent year, but with the news that Turkish government will be investing a massive $500 million into the German developer, something Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım announced on December 24, without naming Crytek. MORE...

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