Exiled Maldivian opposition leader Nasheed, calls out China for 'land grabbing'

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Exiled Maldivian opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed in Colombo accused China of  'land grabbing'  and undermining its sovereignty.

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Visiting Singapore PM urged not to sign FTA with Sri Lanka 

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  Professional groups in Sri Lanka, engaged as key stakeholders in discussions with the Government on proposed Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with India, China and Singapore, on Monday urged the visiting Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong not to sign the FTA, as scheduled by the Sri Lanka Government.

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Police, public officials must act “within the law” during upcoming polls -HRC

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  Public officials and the Police have been directed by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRC) to ensure that the upcoming February 10 local council elections are conducted “fairly and freely” and to enforce the law “impartially and fairly”.

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Postal voting for LG bodies to commence today

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Postal voting for upcoming local government bodies island wide commenced today, a senior official from Election Commission said.

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Thailand to assist Sri Lanka’s agriculture sector

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The Thai Government assured that it is expecting to assist for the development of Sri Lanka’s agriculture sector through many new programmes.

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More than 50 persons arrested over Kataragama incident

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More than 50 persons including women were arrested as police fired tear gas to disperse violent protesters in Kataragama, local media reported.

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Lab finds high chemical residues in Sri Lankan tea; urgent meeting summoned

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An independent international laboratory has found unusually high chemical residues in Sri Lankan tea.

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President to manage economy through special economic council

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President Srisena announced Saturday that he would directly manage the economy through a special economic council headed by him, taking over the responsibility from Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his United National Party (UNP).

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Who is this Padmavati?

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Amid an uproar in India over the release of the film “Padmavati”, now renamed “Padmavat” to appease the detractors of the movie, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has welcomed the screening of the film in Colombo.

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Sandalwood tree disappears at dead of night

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We often hear of people’s houses getting burgled and thieves getting away with money and jewellery.

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Candidates get pet names on posters

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Some candidates contesting at the upcoming local councils elections are being introduced in humorous ways.

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