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Chief Justice Mohan Peiris today stepped down from the Bench inquiring into the Golden Key Credit Card Company case stating there was a scurrilous letter being circulated against him and as such he should not hear the case in the greater interest of the judiciary.
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UNP to propose candidates with clean hands

The United National Party (UNP) will abide with the request made by the election monitoring body People’s Action for Free and Fair Election (PAFFREL) and put forward a set of candidates with clean hands.
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Anura Dissanayake injured in accident

Janatha Vimukthi Peramua (JVP) Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake was admitted to the Ratnapura Hospital a short while ago after he suffered minor injuries following an accident at Kiriella, police said
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Seven gamblers in the net

Seven people including two women army personnel were arrested last night on charges of gambling at Medamandiya in Panagoda by the Walana Anti Vice Squad
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157 asylum seekers likely Indian economic migrants: Australia

The 157 asylum-seekers held for weeks on the high seas on an Australian customs vessel were likely economic migrants from India, Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said Monday.
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Update: Man shot in Ja-Ela dies

A man who was wounded in a shootout in Ja-ela and admitted to the Ragama Teaching Hospital this morning had succumbed to his injuries, the Police said.
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May all women be reborn as men: Maithripala

“May all women reborn as men in their next incarnation,” said SLFP general secretary and Minister Maithripala Sirisena when he addressed the Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka Freedom Party Women’s Federation meeting
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India to de-linked Sethu project: BJP

In what appeared to be a sigh of relief for Sri Lanka, the Barathiya Janatha Party (BJP) government of India is likely to drop the controversial Sethusamunduram Project in part due to religious sensitivities involved in terms of the Hindu Mythology, the Daily Mirror learns
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Ridiculous, says Bar

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) has sought the approval of Secretary to the Ministry of Law and Order regarding a request made by president of Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) Upul Jayasuriya urging the IGP to ensure his personal security by providing personnel security travelling with him following the incident where Mr. Jayasuriya had been followed by two unidentified motorcyclists on July 15.
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Muslims to celebrate Ramazan on Tuesday

Colombo Grand Mosque has announced that Muslims in Sri Lanka would celebrate the Ramazan Festival on Tuesday (29) as the new moon has not been sighted. 
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India to inform terror cloud on Colombo

India will be informing Sri Lanka about an official working with the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo who was allegedly playing a key role in planning terror strikes at the behest of ISI on the US and Israeli consulates in the southern part of this country.
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Fire at Beruwala star class hotel

A fire that broke out in a star class hotel in Beruwala was doused by hotel employees using emergency fire equipment installed in the building.
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'Unfaithful' expat kills wife in Kuwait

A Sri Lankan man killed his wife in Kuwait by stabbing her many times after she discovered that he was betraying her with another woman
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Suspects arrested along with eggs of migrant seabirds

Four persons have been arrested in the coast of Urumalei in Talaimannar while they were attempted to smuggle out 452 eggs of migratory sea birds in a fishing boat, Police said
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Two held for trafficking Lankan refugees

The CB-CID wing of Puducherry police arrested two persons in connection with the trafficking of Tamil refugees, who travelled from the Puducherry coast to Christmas Island in June
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Resolve Tamil issue for better trade-India

India has told Sri Lanka that it needs to resolve the Tamil issue for making progress in bilateral trade and commerce, a senior BJP leader has said. 
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Abbott defends treatment of SL migrants

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott today said his government's treatment of a boatload of 157 asylum-seekers who have been kept at sea for weeks would underline its resolve to stop people-smuggling.
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MR calls Indonesian President-elect

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has telephoned the newly elected Indonesian President Joko Widodo to offer congratulations on his decisive victory at the recently concluded Presidential elections and invited the latter to visit Sri Lanka.
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Estate workers attacked by wasps

At least eight women in a group of tea pluckers were attacked by a swarm of wasps in a tea estate in Norwood this afternoon, Police said.
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Brothel raided in Dehiwala

A brothel operating in the guise of a massage parlour was raided in Dehiwala last evening by the Organised Crimes Investigation Unit, police said.
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Malinga fights for his team

Star bowler Lasith Malinga had told Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) officials yesterday that he has still not decided whether he would represent the local Southern Express team or the IPL team Mumbai Indians at the forthcoming Champions’ League tournament.
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Sudesh wins SL's first medal at C’wealth games

Sri Lanka's Sudesh Peiris won the Silver medal for Men’s weightlifting in the 62kg category at the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow.
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Facebook clarifies disabling of Champika’s FB

The Facebook administration has informed Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka that his facebook account had been disabled due to the incompatibility of the account name with the name appearing in his Parliamentary identity card.
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Import levy on grains reduced

The special commodity levy on imported grains has been reduced from July 26 because of the insufficient supply of local grain to the market, the Finance and Planning Ministry said.
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Seven feared dead in Helicopter crash in India

Seven people are feared killed in an Indian Air Force helicopter crash near Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh.
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MR directs Rajarata VC to forgive Uni. students

President Mahinda Rajapaksa directed the Vice Chancellor of the Rajarata University to pardon the university students and to reopen the university immediately, during the District coordinating Committee Meeting held in Anuradhapura today.
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Global Centre opened
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Global Centre opened
Peace march dispersed by Police
MR shows the way
DM participates in Ifthar ceremony