Trains on upcountry line delayed due to derailment


All trains on the upcountry line were delayed this morning after a train delayed near the Peradeniya Railway Station.

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Facebook announces new policy to remove misinformation that could lead to violence


Facebook on Wednesday announced a new policy for removing misinformation, including altered imagery, from the platform that is intended to cause or exacerbate violence.

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Paisley to address Commons over paid Sri Lanka holidays


Democratic Unionist MP Ian Paisley is due to address the House of Commons today in relation to his failure to register two family holidays, paid for by the Sri Lankan government.

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Ward Place closed for traffic due to protest


Ward Place has been closed for traffic due to a protest march by students of the South Eastern University.

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EU warns Sri Lanka losing GSP Plus status over reintroducing death penalty


(AFP)- EU ambassadors warned Sri Lanka on Monday against ending its 42-year moratorium on capital punishment and said the island risked losing trade concessions if it went ahead.

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Appeals Court verdict on Gnanasara Thera on August 8


The Court of Appeal will deliver its verdict on the contempt of court case filed by the Attorney General's Department against Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven.

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Poisoning wild animals for meat: DWC busts racket


Officers from the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) led by Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma have busted a racket in Hambantota where poachers poisoned wild animals to sell their meat to pilgrims.

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Dankotuwa Porcelain-made collection honoured by London’s V&A Museum 


  A stunning tableware collection from Portmeirion, exclusively manufactured by Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC in Sri Lanka, has achieved the rare honour of being entered into the permanent ceramics collection of the prestigious Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum in London.

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One missing after boat overturns in Valaichchenai


One person is missing after a boat carrying three individuals overturned Meeyanmadu Tank in Valaichchenai yesterday (17).

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Train services to Colombo delayed


Train commuters traveling to Colombo were severely inconvenienced this morning after the Badulla Night Mail train broke down at Ambeypussa due to a technical fault, sparking severe delays.

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UNHCR urges Australia to end separation of Lankan refugee family


UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is alarmed by a separation of a Sri Lankan refugee family in Sydney by the Government of Australia, a statement from the UN Agency said today.

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