President scraps Iran visit, no reasons given

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President Maithripala Sirisena has cancelled a planned visit to Iran beginning on January 21.

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Prime Minister to leave for Davos

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will leave for Switzerland today to attend the World Economic Summit to be held in Davos City from January 17- 21.

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Nineteen 'No Liquor' days; Liquor shops to close on short notice

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Excise Department has announced 19 selected days where the sale of liquor will be banned.

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Thai Pongal festival falls today

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Hindus in Sri Lanka and throughout the world celebrate Thai Pongal festival today (14).

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Govt warns of food shortage due to severe drought

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The government today warned the public of possible food shortages within year due to the severe drought prevailing in the country.

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Man who sheltered Rajiv Gandhi killers dies in Bengaluru

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Jayaram Ranganath, alias Master Ranganath, who was convicted for sheltering LTTE leader Sivarasan and his associates who masterminded the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi in May 1991, died today, he was 61, Indian media reported.

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Drought causes drinking water shortages in Mannar

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Former war displaced newly resettled in villages in Mannar complain that the prevailing drought conditions are making it increasingly difficult to find water for drinking and other essential activities.

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Amnesty Intn'l says CTF report must lead to justice for war victims

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As long as the Sri Lankan government ignores the findings of a taskforce, which examines crimes under international law and human rights violations and abuses during the country’s decades-long internal conflict, justice, truth and reparation for thousands of families who have suffered deaths and disappearances will remain elusive, Amnesty International said in a statement today.

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Dutch school receives threats after Sri Lankan student's death

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Police in the Netherlands have stepped up security at a school after staff and students received threats following the suicide of a 15-year-old Sri Lankan boy, allegedly due to bullying, the BBC reported.

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