China's Xi offers fresh $295 million grant to Sri Lanka

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COLOMBO (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping has offered Sri Lanka a fresh grant of 2 billion yuan ($295 million), as Beijing looks to expand its influence in the tiny island country off India’s southern tip.

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Water filling of Kalu Ganga under the Kalu Ganga- Moragahakanda project inaugurated by President Sirisena

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The water filling of Kalu Ganga under the Kalu Ganga- Moragahakanda project was inaugurated by the President Maithripala Sirisena today July 23.

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Vijayakala speech: Probe on top officials who cheered

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The day after the controversial speech made by Vijayakala Maheswaran in Jaffna on the need for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) for a ‘violence free’ region, Jaffna District Secretary N.

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Jail for errant bus conductors

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The instances of failure of state-run bus conductors to issue tickets are on the rise resulting in severe losses to the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB).

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Austin envoy to India

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Former Presidential Secretary Austin Fernando is to be Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in India.

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Pro-Eelam lobby claims credit for Paisley probe

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A British Parliamentarian made an emotional apology in the House of Commons on Thursday for failing to acknowledge two family holidays funded by the Sri Lankan government in 2013.

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Watch the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century

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Skywatchers are in for an extraordinary celestial treat next week as the shadow of the Earth will color the moon blood-red in the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century.

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Russia pushing for Lanka to buy OPV?

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Is Russia still trying to persuade Sri Lanka to buy the Gephard Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV)? The Defence Ministry recently chose to buy Mi-17 helicopters in place of the OPV but a diplomatic source said yesterday that Moscow was still keen to ask Sri Lanka to conclude the controversial deal.

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Esala Mangalya of Devinuwara Sir Vishnu Devalaya

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The 761st annual Esala Maha Mangalya of the historic Devinuwara Sri Vishnu Devalaya commenced in the early hours of last Saturday (14) with the 'Kap Situweema' ceremony.

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NYT allegations debate hit by lack of quorum

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The parliamentary debate into the investigative article in the New York Times which contained allegations of corruption against former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was held yesterday amid heated arguments from both sides.

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Malaysian Deputy Chief Minister’s alleged links to LTTE to be investigated: Report

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Malaysia's Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P.

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