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The first stage of correcting the answer scripts of G.C.E. A- Level Exam will be held from 29th of this month


The Examination Department announces that the first stage of correcting the answer scripts of G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination 2016 will be held from 29th of this month to 11th of September. 27 schools will be used for this purpose.

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Russian bombers use Iran base for air strikes.


A statement said Russia's defence ministry says it has used a base in western Iran to carry out air strikes in Syria. Tupolev-22M3 long-range bombers and Sukhoi-34 strike fighters took off from Hamedan on Wednesday.

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Silva century gives Sri Lanka 288-run lead.


For the past three weeks, Kaushal Silva has been stuck in an unhappy singles party that threatened never to end. Four, 7, 5, 2 and 0 - those were his scores for this series. Remember that Silva is an opening batsman. For an opening batsman, such numbers are not good. They are not even good enough to be called "not bad". In his final innings of the series, Silva again did not make a double-figure score, and Sri Lanka were thrilled.

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The President declares open 50 newly built housing units for war heroes.

President Maithripala Sirisena declares open 50 newly built housing units for war heroes. The housing units were vested with the war heroes and their families who sacrificed their lives and limbs for the motherland. The event took place at the President's Office. The war heroes and their relatives were given the keys of the newly built housing units. The labour was brought from the respective regiments, the war heroes belonged.

The Prime Minister invites investors of Shenzhen of China to invest in Sri Lanka where a big market is being formed in the Indian Ocean rim.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe invites investors of Shenzhen of China to invest in Sri Lanka where a big market is being formed in the Indian Ocean rim. He was speaking at a business summit which was held in Shenzhen today. The Prime Minister highlighted that the South Asian region is undergoing a huge transformation.

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It is stated that some elements are trying to hide corruption while showing arrest of Namal Rajapaksa as a political revenge.


Parliamentarian Hesha Withanage stated that some elements are trying to hide corruption while showing arrest of Namal Rajapaksa as a political revenge. He added that it is the responsibility of the mass media to reveal the truth.

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US announces major Guantanamo transfer.

The US says it has sent 15 Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United Arab Emirates, the largest single transfer during President Barack Obama's administration.

The Pentagon says the transfer of 12 Yemeni nationals and three Afghans brings the total number of prisoners down to 61 at the US facility in Cuba. The released inmates had been held without charge, some for over 14 years. President Obama wants to close the prison before he leaves office.

PM inspects the activities of Shekoyu container terminal of China.

The Sri Lankan delegation led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, who is engaged in an official visit to China, has undertaken an inspection visit to Shekoyu container terminal which falls on the purview of Shenjen China Merchant Company.

It is considered as one of the busiest container terminals of the world, which commenced operations 25 years ago. Shekoyu container terminal is also ranked among the top 20 container terminals of the world. It has been able to maintain relations with 18 countries via 160 sea routes. The China Merchant Company who handles the operations has already provided its expertise to the operations of Colombo Harbour. Furthermore, it has given many Sri Lankan employees number of training opportunities.

Views were exchanged on how can the expertise of the China Merchant Company can be obtained for the future harbour and container operations as well as for the proposed free trade zones. It is the only company in China that has a private free trade zone.

Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan delegation led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe also visited the Sokoyu exhibition hall. They focused attention on the journey of the China Merchant Company which was established in Shanghai in 1872 and its future plans.

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