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Colombo Port City Development Project launched
Thursday, 18 September 2014 - 1:50 AM SL Time

The first stage of the proposed offshore city in Colombo, the Colombo Port City Development Project was launched by Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Mahinda Rajapaksa at a grand ceremony this morning (17 September). The memorial plaque set up in connection with the inauguration of the first stage of the project was unveiled by the two leaders.
This will be the largest foreign direct investment of 1.5 billion US$ for the land development that has potential to attract more than 5 billion US$ businesses from all over the world. The two leaders also declared open the Colombo International Container Centre constructed under this project. They have also observed the operating chamber, the city plan and the urban model. President Rajapaksa briefed the Chinese President about the graphical illustrations of the Colombo Port City Project at the official commissioning ceremony.
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Sri Lanka thai prostitutes raided
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 - 12:09 PM SL Time

Nine persons including seven Thai women were arrested during a raid on a brothel at Kollupitiya last evening by the Walana Organised Crimes Investigation Unit.

Police said the brothel was operated under the guise of a massage parlour in a hotel.

Two local suspects were arrested for managing the brothel and another two foreigners were arrested for not being able to show their visa documents.

The suspects were handed over to the Kollupitiya police for further investigation and they are to be produced before the Colombo Fort Magistrate`s court tomorrow.
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Teenager knocks down two

A 16-year-old boy of a private school was arrested after he knocked down two students of the Kelaniya University in Hunupitiya last night. He was arrested on charges of having driven a vehicle without a license and injuring two, the Police said...
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Speeding vehicle knocks down ruling party Uva PC candidate in Sri Lanka

One person was dead and 24 others were injured today when a speeding vehicle plowed into the crowd attending a political rally in Bandarawela town of Uva Province. Among the injured was Sendil Thondaman, the ruling United People`s Freedom Allia...
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Two Killed In Accident

Two people were killed and three injured when the van they were travelling in crashed into an elephant on the Jaffna -Vavuniya Main Road at Mankulam last night, Police said. They said the wildlife officers were searching for the elephant which had...
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Chinese Leader concludes visit to Sri Lanka, leaves for India

Chinese President Xi Jinping concluded his two-day visit to Sri Lanka and left for India Wednesday after opening the US$ 1.5 billion mega development project in Colombo. The Chinese leader later arrived in Ahmedabad in Indian Prime Minister Nar...
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Pope approves canonization for Sri Lanka`s first saint

The Pope Francis today approved the canonization for Sri Lanka `s first saint Blessed Joseph Vaz, a 17th-century missionary who worked in Sri Lanka amid the persecution of Catholics by the Dutch colonial rulers. Pope Francis today approved the ...
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Balance of Payments surplus tops $ 2 b

The Central Bank said yesterday that the Balance of Payments (BOP) surplus in the first seven months is estimated to be $ 2.015 billion as against a deficit of $ 180 million a year earlier. The estimate was disclosed in the release of July externa...
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SL denies ill-treating Nigerian family
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 - 12:32 AM SL Time
Officials at the Airport and Aviation Services Sri Lanka denied claims that a Nigerian family had been ill treated at the Bandaranaike International Airport recently. It was reported in a local media that a Nigerian family was ill treated at the airport while being quarantined for the Ebola Virus Disease. Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora Affairs of Nigeria Abike Dabiri-Erewa was quoted as saying that family members were quarantined in the airport lobby for approximately 18 hours with no access to food or water. Not even toilet facilities were granted causing the children present to answer the call of nature in that state and the family ultimately deported after the prolonged wait, she had reportedly said. However, when contacted by The Nation, officials at the Airport and Aviation Services denied of any knowledge of such instances. However, they stated they would look into the matter if it was brought to their notice. - See more at: http://www.nation.lk/edition/breaking-news/item/33315-sl-denies-ill-treating-nigerian-family.html#sthash.TEC4E4QP.dpuf
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President didn t seek SC opinion
Sunday, 14 September 2014 - 9:57 PM SL Time
Presidential Spokesman Mohan Samaranayake yesterday refuted reports claiming that President Mahinda Rajapaksa has referred the matter of his eligibility to contest the forthcoming Presidential Election to the Supreme Court.Former Chief Justice Sarath N Silva had earlier brought forth a legal argument questioning the eligibility of the President to contest the next presidential election. President Rajapaksa was elected to the second term on January 27, 2010. On that day, he became ineligible for a third term , Sarath N Silva had said in a recent interview with BBC Sandeshaya. However, President Mahinda Rajapaksa s second term began on November 19, 2010. The 18th Amendment removed the restriction on the number of presidential terms. It was passed in September 2010, before the beginning of President Rajapaksa s second term in office. President s Counsel Dr. Jayampathi Wickramaratne says that under article No. 129 of the Constitution, the President can refer a matter to the Supreme Court to obtain its opinion. However, since it is not an issue between two or several parties the Supreme Court will give its opinion and not a judgment. He also states that Article No. 129 (4) gives the Supreme Court the power to hold the proceedings in such a referral in private. However, due to the sensitivities of the issue, the Bar and the public would prefer if the proceedings in a matter like this to be held in public. Meanwhile, Human Rights lawyer JC Weliamuna queries if such a referral can be made to the Supreme Court, arguing that Article No. 129 provides the President to refer matters of public importance. However, this is a matter of personal interest, Weliamuna argues. He is also of the opinion that if such a referral is made, it should be heard in public, due to the political sensitivity of the issue. If not, it will be bad for the integrity of the court and also lead the public to make adverse and bad inferences.He also stressed that the Supreme Court will be giving its opinion and not a judgment in an event a referral is made. - See more at: http://www.nation.lk/edition/news-online/item/33281-president-didn%E2%80%99t-seek-sc-opinion-presidential-spokesman.html#sthash.6EQuV5rX.dpuf
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We will not allow an external probe
Thursday, 11 September 2014 - 1:52 PM SL Time

Interview with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka s President Mahinda Rajapaksa faces the twin challenges of external pressure for an international probe into allegations of war crimes and internal pressure over the dialogue process with the Tamil National Alliance. In his first interview since meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May, he spoke to Suhasini Haidar about the UNHRC resolution and the possibility of restarting dialogue.
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Teenager knocks down two
Thursday, 18 September 2014 - 10:36 AM SL Time
A 16-year-old boy of a private school was arrested after he knocked down two students of the Kelaniya University in Hunupitiya last night.

He was arrested on charges of having driven a vehicle without a license and injuring two, the Police said.

He would be produced in court today, the Police said.
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Speeding vehicle knocks down ruling party Uva PC candidate in Sri Lanka
Thursday, 18 September 2014 - 10:31 AM SL Time
One person was dead and 24 others were injured today when a speeding vehicle plowed into the crowd attending a political rally in Bandarawela town of Uva Province.

Among the injured was Sendil Thondaman, the ruling United People`s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) candidate for the Uva Provincial Council.

Police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said the speeding van knocked down the supporters of Mr. Thondaman when he was addressing the election rally.

The injured have been admitted to the Diyathalawa Hospital.
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Two Killed In Accident
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 10:24 AM SL Time
Two people were killed and three injured when the van they were travelling in crashed into an elephant on the Jaffna-Vavuniya Main Road at Mankulam last night, Police said.
They said the wildlife officers were searching for the elephant which had fled the scene.

The two men aged 70 and 72 died on admission to the Kilinochchi Hospital.
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Politics Political News Forum 

Chinese Leader concludes visit to Sri Lanka, leaves for India
Thursday, 18 September 2014 - 11:06 AM SL Time
Chinese President Xi Jinping concluded his two-day visit to Sri Lanka and left for India Wednesday after opening the US$ 1.5 billion mega development project in Colombo.

The Chinese leader later arrived in Ahmedabad in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s home state of Gujarat, starting his three-day visit to Sri Lanka`s neighbor.

During his visit to Sri Lanka, President Xi along with island`s President Mahinda Rajapaksa Saturday (16) commissioned the third and final phase of the China-funded and built Norochcholai Coal Power Plant in Puttalam.
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Pope approves canonization for Sri Lanka`s first saint
Thursday, 18 September 2014 - 10:52 AM SL Time
The Pope Francis today approved the canonization for Sri Lanka`s first saint Blessed Joseph Vaz, a 17th-century missionary who worked in Sri Lanka amid the persecution of Catholics by the Dutch colonial rulers.

Pope Francis today approved the votes in favor of the Ordinary Session of the Cardinals and Bishops about the canonization of Blessed Joseph Vaz.

The Pope has finally decided to convene soon a consistory for the canonization of the priest, the Vatican said.
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TN fishermen to meet Swaraj over SL issue
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 11:02 AM SL Time
Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Pon.Radhakrishnan has assured a 15-member fisherfolk team from Poompuhar to fix an appointment with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to represent their grievances, according to fishermen panchayatar association representatives.

Mr. Radhakrishnan assured to fix the meeting on September 18 or 19. Fisherfolk from the village were demanding the release of 21 fishermen from Poompuhar, Vanagiri and Puthukuppam areas along with their boats by the Sri Lankan Navy.
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Business / Economy News Business News Forum 

Balance of Payments surplus tops $ 2 b
Thursday, 18 September 2014 - 11:07 AM SL Time
The Central Bank said yesterday that the Balance of Payments (BOP) surplus in the first seven months is estimated to be $ 2.015 billion as against a deficit of $ 180 million a year earlier.
The estimate was disclosed in the release of July external trade data yesterday. The improved BOP position strengthened the international reserves and stabilized the exchange rate further, the Central Bank added.
It said as at end July 2014, Sri Lanka s gross official reserves amounted to $ 9 billion, while the same is estimated to have increased to $ 9.2 billion by end August.
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Sri Lanka`s trade deficit widens 55.2 percent in July 2014 mainly due to oil imports
Thursday, 18 September 2014 - 10:42 AM SL Time
Sri Lanka`s increase in import expenditure surpassed the increase in earnings from exports in July 2014 on a year-on-year basis widening the trade deficit by 55.2 percent, the Central Bank said in its External Sector Performance Review released today.

Earnings from exports grew by 11.1 percent to US$ 955 million in July 2014 recording a cumulative growth of 15.9 percent during the first seven months of 2014.
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Industry sector shows 12.2 % growth in second quarter 2014
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 10:32 AM SL Time
Sri Lanka`s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) expanded by 7.8 percent in the second quarter of 2014 compared to the same period last year, Department of Census and Statistics said in its Quarterly Estimates of Gross Domestic Product report released Monday.

The total economic output in Sri Lanka, measured by the GDP for the second quarter 2014 from April to June was Rs. 840.653 billion recording a positive growth rate of 7.8 percent compared to the second quarter of 2013 which was estimated as Rs. 779.974 billion, according to the Census and Statistics Department.
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Editorial News Editorial News Forum 

Santa sporting saataka
Thursday, 18 September 2014 - 11:09 AM SL Time
Santa has arrived in Sri Lanka about three months ahead of Christmas with a noticeable change in his traditional attire he is sporting saataka for a change. What a pleasant surprise!

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has reduced the prices of electricity and fuel. The commissioning of the Phase III of Norochcholai coal-fired power plant has made a reduction in power tariffs possible, we are told. The Chinese government has promised that there will be no more unusual breakdowns there.
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Fighting corruption
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 11:05 AM SL Time
Opposition and UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has taken a swipe at the government while welcoming the visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping. Sri Lanka should, he has said in a media statement, adopt the Chinese anti-graft drive which is aimed at increasing transparency and accountability.

One cannot but agree with the Opposition Leader that Sri Lanka should embark on an anti-corruption campaign. But, the question is who will lead it.
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Poison in food
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 - 10:05 AM SL Time
Close on the heels of a ban on agrochemicals containing glyphosate in several districts the government has imposed restrictions on the import of all fertilisers with heavy metals. It has given as the reason for its decision the high incidence of the killer kidney disease which was once confined to the North Central Province but is now spreading to other parts of the country as well. The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) has welcomed the government move recommended by the National Project for the Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease.
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Sports News Sports News Forum 

SL karate team leaves for Kuala Lumpur
Thursday, 18 September 2014 - 11:13 AM SL Time

Sri Lanka NPO World Karate Organisation team before leaving the country.

Shihan Muthukumarana, Branch Chief and Chief Instructor of NPO World Karate Organisation, is to leave for Malaysia today, Sept. 18, to attend the 15th Asian Full Contact Karate Championship, to be held from Sept. 20 at Titiwangsa Gymnasium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Fighters from 20 branches are taking part in this event. In addition to Asian countries, countries such as Australia, Iran and Mauritius are too participating. The Championship will be conducted according to the Full Contact rules of Late Sosai Master Oyama.
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Sudesh and Sayer guide Trinity Under-19 Cricket
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 11:08 AM SL Time
Trinity rode on good bowling efforts by paceman Lahiru Sudesh and spinner Raveen Sayer to beat Moratu Vidyalaya by 147 runs in their Under-19 cricket encounter at Moratuwa on Tuesday.

The home team were restricted to a meager 69 and 40 runs in the two innings respectively as Sudesh and Sayer collected match-bags of nine wickets each.

Scores:

Trinity 153 all out in 35.5 overs (Arjuna Jayasinghe 51, Lahiru Sudesh 15, Shanmuganathan Shanogeeth 22, Naveen Ekanayake 30 Nipun Randika 3/34, Harsha Devinda 4/24) and 103 for 9 wkts decl in 16.4 overs (Arjuna Jayasinghe 42, Kaveen Hiniduma 15 Harsha Devinda 4/42, Nipun Randika 5/27)
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Royalist Chamika to captain SL Under-19
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 - 10:06 AM SL Time
Royal College paceman Chamika Karunaratne has been selected as the captain of the Sri Lanka Under-19 squad picked for the forthcoming Under-19 series against touring Australia Under-19.

Richmond College all-rounder Charith Asalanka, who recently captained Sri Lanka Under-17 team, has been selected as the deputy to Karunaratne.

Australia Under-19 will be in Colombo from September 21 to October 10.
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