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Colombo shares open mixed as Sri Lanka goes to the polls

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January 08, 2015 11:01 am

Colombo shares opened mixed on Thursday just as Sri Lankans went to the polls to decide the fate of incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The president is seeking a third term in...


Ahead of polls, Kerry speaks with MR

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January 08, 2015 09:28 am

Ahead of Srilanka's presidential elections, US Secretary of State John Kerry has spoken with President Mahinda Rajapaksa and expressed concern over violence in parts of the country...


Polling opens in decisive Sri Lankan presidential election

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January 08, 2015 07:38 am

  Polling opened on the dot at 7 am on Thursday morning in a decisive presidential poll in Sri Lanka seen as a do-or-die battle for President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his mai...


MR condemns terrorist attack in Paris

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January 07, 2015 08:56 pm

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has condemned the terrorist attack in Paris and offered his condolences to the families of the victims. “The world needs to come together to fight all...


Papal visit confirmed: EAM

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January 07, 2015 06:31 pm

The Vatican advance team is due to arrive in Colombo on January 9 for the final preparations prior to the arrival of His Holiness in Sri Lanka, Ministry of External Affairs said in...


Four election officials injured in accident

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January 07, 2015 06:21 pm

Four election department officials were injured in a accident when their jeep collided with the clock tower today afternoon, provincial sources said. A senior officer in charge ...


Journalist injured in brawl

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January 07, 2015 05:50 pm

A journalist had been assaulted in Maligawatte  yesterday night and his Media Identity Card  was taken away by three unidentified individuals . Naushad Amithis is attached to...


First election related death reported

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January 07, 2015 04:36 pm

One among the three injured in the Kahawatta shooting incident succumbed to his injuries today, provincial sources said. The victim has been identified as 58 years old Shantha D...


Emergency call centre for tourists in view of Lankan polls

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January 07, 2015 04:25 pm

Sri Lanka Tourism along with the Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators and the Tourist Hotels Association of Sri Lanka has opened a 24-hour call centre in Colombo for the...


Colombo shares up on election prospects

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January 07, 2015 03:52 pm

    Colombo shares gained on Wednesday with improved turnover and analysts saying that the market was ‘highly excited’ about the presidential elections tomorrow...


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