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A protestor shouting slogans at a demonstration attended by thousands of motorcyclists at the Galle Face Green in Colombo yesterday morning to protest against the decision to ban full face helmets. Pic by Nimal Dayaratne

Eight arrested while dubbing anti-army film

Police say suspects were working for Channel Four


The police suspect that eight suspects arrested while dubbing an anti Sri Lanka army film in Narahenpita on Saturday were working for Channel Four responsible for a propaganda onslaught against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

The police believe the film has been shot in Tamil in South India and some sections thereof involving Sri Lankan soldiers have been dubbed into Sinhala.

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Legal action taken against 7,266 mosquito breeders during Dengue Control Week

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About 54,929 mosquito breeding grounds and 4,405 high risk places infested with dengue larvae had been detected and about 7,266 persons prosecuted during the on-going Dengue Control Week, the Health Ministry said.Health Ministry Media Spokesman Lal A...

Australia seal fifth World Cup title in style

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Melbourne, the sporting capital of Australia put up a grand show in the finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup as the home team cruised to a thumping seven-wicket win over neighbours New Zealand here at the MCG yesterday. It was Australia’s fifth Wo...

"If Ranil leaves, the SLFP will step in and continue"

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Parliamentarian Rajiva Wijesinha is no stranger to controversy. A State Minister in the yahapalana government that took office in January, he was the first to cross the floor and rejoin the opposition. Though he has fallen out with what he describes as...

    HNB in 'landmark' deal with ADB

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    HNB entered into a landmark agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to raise USD 100Mn by way of a 7 year senior debt. This is the largest transaction by ADB with a Sri Lankan private sector bank and the funds raised would be deployed towards i...

     
     
     
     

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