Showers expected except North and East


Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places over most provinces except Northern and Eastern provinces, after 2.

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IMF approves $1.5 mln loan for Sri Lanka


The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has reached agreement with the Sri Lanka government for a US$1.

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President says Jaya's remarks on Tamil Eelam, a poll ploy


President Maithripala Sirisena has termed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s statement on Tamil Eelam as an election ploy, the Hindu reported.

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SriLankan Airlines passengers offloaded in Changi Airport after box containing butane torch caught fire


A SriLankan Airlines flight made to return to Changi Airport for "security reasons" two weeks ago did so because a checked-in box had caught fire, injuring a baggage handler, said the police in a statement on Thursday (April 28), the Straits Times reported.

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Govt to open diplomatic mission in Ethiopia


The government has announced that it will establish a diplomatic mission in Ethiopia and the mission will be established in Addis Ababa where the Headquarters of the African Union is situated.

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ITAK youth wing leader released on bail


The youth wing leader of Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi (ITAK) Subramaniyam Sivakaran who was arrested yesterday by Terrorism Investigation Department (TID) was released on bail today after being produced in Chavakachcheri courts.

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Tear gas used to disperse university protest


Police used tear gas to disperse a protest march staged by a group of university students in Colombo Fort, local media reported  The protest was organised against the private medical college in Malabe.

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Govt. urges media to stop using the term "Joint Opposition"


The Government has requested all media organizations and journalists to refrain from using the term 'Joint Opposition,' warning that usage of the term was in violation of the law.

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13 university students injured when bus over turns


At least 13 university students were injured when their bus travelling from Badulla to Jaffna over turned at Mankulam yesterday morning, Police said.

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