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Chinese President leaves for three nation visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping left Beijing Friday morning for state visits to Serbia, Poland and Uzbekistan and attendance at a Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Tashkent.

Xi will visit the three nations at the invitation of Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, Polish President Andrzej Duda and Uzbek President Islam Karimov.Invited by Karimov, Xi will attend the 16th meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of State in Tashkent.

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Thai PM holds talks with Modi today


Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has arrived in India on a three-day visit with an aim to depeen bilateral cooperation in areas of trade and investment, defence, security and tourism.Chan-o-Cha will have extensive talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today during which both sides are likely to explore ways to expand maritime security cooperation, deal with threat of terrorism and boost trade.

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Sri Lanka beat Ireland by 76 runs.

 

Sri Lanka beat Ireland by 76 runs, under the Duckworth/Lewis method for rain-affected matches, to win the first one-day international in Malahide on Thursday.

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British MP dead after shooting attack.

 

An MP has died after she was shot and stabbed in a "horrific" assault in her constituency, police have said. Jo Cox, Labour MP for Batley and Spen, was left bleeding on the ground after

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The Sri Lanka – German Training Institute in Kilinochchi will be declared open by the President tomorrow.

 

The Sri Lanka – German Training Institute in Kilinochchi will be declared open by President Maithripala Sirisena tomorrow. This has been constructed by the German Development Cooperation Institute.

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The President says former leader of the JVP late Somawansa Amarasinghe was a politician who sacrificed his entire life for betterment of the common man.

 

President Maithripala Sirisena says former leader of the JVP late Somawansa Amarasinghe was a politician who sacrificed his entire life for betterment of the common man.

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A special VAT is introduced to alcohol and tobacco products.

The government decides to introduce a special VAT tax procedure on Alcohol and tobacco products.

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President Maithripala Sirisena sends a special greeting message to the Britain's Queen Elizabeth on her 90th birthday.

 

President Sirisena presented his greeting message to the British High Commissioner at his official

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UNP decides to distribute electronic membership cards to its members.

 

 

UNP decides to distribute electronic membership cards to its members.

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The President invites attorneys at law to extend their knowledge and guidance for the nation building process.

 

 

President Maithripala Sirisena invites attorneys at law to extend their knowledge, intellects and guidance for the building of the country disregarding all petty differences. The President has extended this invitation at a cordial meeting with lawyers at the President's House last evening. 

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The Sri Lanka Human Rights commission presents several proposals on constitutional reforms.

 

The Sri Lanka Human Rights Council has prepared a series of proposals for constitutional reforms. 

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Rio Olympic village

 

 

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach described the Rio Olympic village as "one of
the most beautiful" he had seen during Wednesday unveiling of the 835 million US-dollar complex.

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India's first National Civil Aviation Policy

 

The Indian government has approved the country’s first National Civil Aviation Policy for increasing air
connectivity, allowing new domestic airlines to fly abroad quickly and opening up

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French government extends fullest support for the reconciliation efforts of Sri Lanka.

French Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives Jean Marin Schuh says his country strongly backs the present Sri Lankan government’s approach in the areas of reconciliation, good governance and human rights. In an interview with The Hindu, he said the French government is clearly in favour of the efforts taken by the government regarding reconciliation, good governance and human rights. He pointed out that is why the French government has decided to upgrade the ties with
Sri Lanka.

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The final rites of Alawi Moulana to be held today.

The final rites of the leading trade unionist of Sri Lanka Freedom Party and former Governor of the Western Province
Al-Haj S.A.S. Alawi Moulana will be held at Dehiwela Muslim Burial Grounds at 3.30 pm today. The remains are currently lying at his residence in Malwaththa Road, Dehiwela.

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Sri Lanka decides to sign an extradition treaty with Ukrain.

Sri Lanka decides to enter into an agreement with the government of Ukraine on extradition of criminals. 

The treaty would enable Sri Lanka to ask Ukrainian authorities to  send criminals of their country of origin, who engaged in illegal activities in the island and sought refuge in their homeland. Cabinet of ministers approved a proposal made by the president Maithripala Sirisena in this regard. 

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Illegal occupants near canals at Kotte, Nawala, Gothatuwa and BLoemandhal will be evacuated.

President of Land Reclamation and Development Corporation W.M.A.S.Iddawela says that they have decided to evacuate the persons who illegally occupy lands near canals at Kotte, Nawala Bloemendhal and Gothatuwa. Accordingly around 2500 persons will be evacuated.

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Leading trade Unionist and politician Alawi Moulana passed away.

A leadingand former Governor of the Western Province Al-Haj S.A.S.Alawi Moulana passed away this afternoon at the age of 85.  the late leader entered into politics as a member of Colombo Municipal Council. After holding the leadership of SLFP's May Day committee, he entered into parliament at 1994.  Mr.Moulana held the posts of Deputy Minister of Media and Western Provincial Governor during his later political life.

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A New World: official slogan for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The Rio 2016 organizing committee revealed the official slogan for the first Olympic and Paralympic Games in South America: "A New World"

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Advance payments for flood victims in Kolonnawa, Kaduwela and Hanwella will be given from the 20th of this month.

District Secretary of Colombo Sunil Kannangara says the advance payments for the people who were affected by the recent flooding in Kolonnawa, Kaduwela and Hanwella will be given from the 20th of this month. The money will be provided to them till the proper estimation gets finished. After the exact estimation they will be paid the full compensation.

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The latest edition of Mahawansha was presented to Prime Minister.

The latest edition of Mahawansha was presented to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe at Temple Trees this afternoon. The book has been edited by emeritus Professor Chandra Wickrema Gamage. It has been published by the Buddhist Cultural Centre of Nedimala. The Prime Minister pointed out the importance of translating the book into English.

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