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  1. Sri Lanka Election monitor says killing of UNP supporter first election violenceRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Colombo Page

    June 30, Colombo: An election watchdog in Sri Lanka, Campaign for Free and Fair elections says incidents of election violence have already started to happen with the killing of a supporter of the United National Party . A supporter of Minister Thalatha Athukorala has been fatally assaulted by an unidentified group in Nivithigala in the Ratnapura area last night.

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  2. One killed in election-related violence in Sri LankaRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Newkerala.com

    At least one person was killed and two others injured in violent incidents which were reported across Sri Lanka in the past 24 hours ahead of the August parliamentary elections, election monitors said on Tuesday. Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon, executive director of the Campaign for Free and Fair Elections , told Xinhua news agency that the incidents had occurred between supporters of the two main political parties, the United National Party and the United People's Freedom Alliance .

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  3. Sri Lanka Freedom Party to hold talks with minor partiesRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 28 | Colombo Page

    June 29, Colombo: The five-member committee appointed by the Maithripala Sirisena faction of the split Sri Lanka Freedom Party to formulate a strategy for the SLFP's election campaign is planning to hold discussions with minor parties . Discussions will be held with parties already in the former ruling party United People's Freedom Alliance and also with other minor political parties.

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  4. Former Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa plans to comeback as PM candidate at general electionRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 28 | Colombo Page

    June 28, Colombo: Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa plans to contest the upcoming general election as the prime ministerial candidate of the main opposition party, loyalists to the former president say. Kumara Welgama, a former minister in the previous government of Rajapaksa has told the media that the former president seeks to contest the August 17 parliamentary elections under the betel leaf symbol of the former ruling party United People's Freedom Alliance .

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  5. SLFP, UNP appoint committees to steer election campaignsRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 27 | Colombo Page

    June 27, Colombo: Following the dissolution of parliament yesterday by the President Maithripala Sirisena, the two main political parties in Sri Lanka wasted no time in launching their election campaigns for the upcoming general elections. The President in an Extraordinary Gazette Notification on Friday announced that the parliament will be dissolved midnight Friday and the general elections will be held on 17 August.

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  6. Sri Lankan government to accelerate irrigation project to resolve water problem in NorthRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 10 | Colombo Page

    June 10, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government, while focusing on immediate measures to resolve the water problem in the North, will take measures to accelerate the work on one of the largest irrigation projects which will meet the water needs of in the North Central, Northern and Eastern Provinces. The Government would ensure the accelerated implementation of the multi-billion dollar Moragahakanda-Kaluganga Reservoir project that will take water to the Iranamadu tank in Kilinochchi, Minister of Irrigation Vijith Wijeyamuni Soysa said.

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  7. Sri Lanka police, Navy provide special security for devotees attending Poson festivitiesRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 2 | Colombo Page

    June 02, Anuradhapura: The Sri Lankan government says all facilities have been provided to the thousands of devotees attending the religious activities in Anuradhapura to observe the Poson Poya Day and special security arrangements are in place to ensure the safety of the crowds. Already several hundreds of thousand devotees have arrived in Anuradhapura and Mihinthale sacred areas to to engage in Poson Poya religious observances, reports the state-run radio.

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  8. Sri Lanka determined to take corrective steps to restore justice to everyone - PresidentRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 2 | Colombo Page

    June 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena in his Poson day message said that rulers of Sri Lanka are determined to take corrective steps to restore values that were gradually eroded and govern the country with the principle of justice to everyone in the society. The President said it is the teachings of Buddha that showed the nation the correct path and that led it to be a righteous member among the comity of nations.

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  9. President not to allow Sri Lanka Civil Security Force members to be used for political activitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2015 | Colombo Page

    May 31, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today said he will not allow the members of the Civil Security Force to be used as a political tool by any political party as they did during the previous regime. Recalling that during the last presidential election the former president brought 15,000 of Civil Security personnel to attend his first election rally in Anuradhapura, the President said he is aware that their services have recently been used by those in power for political activities.

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  10. Former Sri Lankan President fears revival of LTTE terrorismRead the original story

    May 30, 2015 | Colombo Page

    May 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is hopeful of a political comeback, has expressed fears about the possibility of a revival of the defunct Tamil Tiger terrorist organization, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam , in the country. Speaking to media after attending a religious ceremony held at the premises of the Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura Friday, the former President said he has suspicions that the LTTE may return.

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  11. Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa fears LTTE revival in countryRead the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2015 | DNA India

    Rajapaksa, who led the Sri Lankan forces in the bloody victory over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in 2009, plans to contest parliamentary polls in another bid to return to power. Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is mounting a political comeback, has expressed fears that the separatist Tamil Tigers could regroup and revive terrorism in the country.

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  12. Sri Lanka's opposition to protest for removal of governmentRead the original story

    May 28, 2015 | Newkerala.com

    Sri Lanka's main opposition the United People's Freedom Alliance said on Thursday that it will be launching protests after June 9 to gather support for the removal of the current government. UPFA legislator and former sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said that the government has failed to achieve its goals within the 100 days since it took office.

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  13. SriLankan Airlines opens ticketing office in AnuradhapuraRead the original story

    May 26, 2015 | Colombo Page

    May 26, Anuradapura: SriLankan Airlines expands its presence in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka by opening its latest passenger sales office in Anuradhapura in a bid to capture a larger share of the local travel market. The office was declared open on May 20th, 2015 by Chief Minister North Central Province, Peshala Jayaratne.

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  14. Sri Lankan government allocates over Rs. 400 million to set up IT labs in schoolsRead the original story

    May 22, 2015 | Colombo Page

    May 22, Colombo: The Sri Lankan Government has taken steps to launch a program to provide computer laboratories to selected schools around the country and has allocated Rs. 400 million for the program.

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  15. Grasshopper Adventures New Sri Lanka Promotion Package for 2016Read the original story

    May 8, 2015 | PR.com

    Grasshopper Adventures are offering a free 1-night post tour stay plus package of activities at the Tamarind Hill hotel in Galle. Siem Reap, Cambodia, May 08, 2015 -- -- Grasshopper Adventures are offering a special promotion on all 2016 Sri Lanka cycling tours.

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  16. Train-jeep collision in Sri Lanka kills fourRead the original story

    Apr 27, 2015 | Colombo Page

    Apr 27, Colombo: Four people have died in the Iranamadu area of Kilinochchi Monday when the jeep they were traveling collided with a train, the police said. The jeep carrying 6 people collided with a goods transport train plying from Jaffna to Anuradhapura on the Northern track at an unprotected railway crossing, police spokesperson told media.

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  17. Sri Lanka, Long a Hotbed of Malaria, Is Eliminating Indigenous Cases Through Diligence, EducationRead the original story

    Apr 26, 2015 | Big News Network.com

    ... the social media spectrum and is administered by Mainstream Media EC on behalf of Big News Network. ANURADHAPURA, SRI LANKA -- Punchibandage Rathnapala has been working in a small vegetable plot in his garden for about five hours today. It has taken ...

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  18. Sri Lanka: SL State agencies, occupying military accelerate Sinhalicisation in MaduRead the original story

    Apr 19, 2015 | TamilNet Newswire

    The policy of social engineering targeting Sinhalicisation of Madu division has not changed under the 'new' regime, as these departments seem to compete with each other in the occupation of the lands. The threatening presence of Sinhala soldiers in the villages and the jungles facilitates the occupation.

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  19. Bhutan Prime Minister concludes visit to Sri LankaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2015 | Colombo Page

    Apr 12, Colombo: Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay who visited Sri Lanka at the invitation of President Maithripala Sirisena concluded his three-day official visit on Sunday 12 April 2015. Prime Minister Tobgay accompanied by his wife Tashi Doma arrived in Colombo on Thursday and he was received on arrival by Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera along with several dignitaries.

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  20. Petaling Jaya: Paradise once more in Sri LankaRead the original story

    Apr 11, 2015 | Asia News Network

    My late grandmother Victoria Gonzales once told me that Sri Lanka was really beautiful. "Even more beautiful than Kerala," she said, which is quite a thing for a Malayalee to say.

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