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The President says playground is the center of reconciliation.

President Maithripala Sirisena says playground is the center of reconciliation as there are no racial, religious, caste and language barriers within it. The sports sector can contribute a lot for the government's move to build up peace, harmony and fraternity among people. The President made these comments at the opening ceremony of 2016 sports stars festival held in the Mahaweli Grounds in Embilipitiya today.


The prime Minister says the government's aim is to make Mattala airport an efficient and a busy aviation centre.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe and the Sri Lankan delegation yesterday visited the Xiantho data processing Center in Chongqing China. The delegation was enlightened on the new inventions and software of data processing with regard to economic, finance and entrepreneurship sectors. They focused the attention on the data gathered their regarding the challenges and opportunities to develop Maththala Rajapakse International airport. The Prime Minister said the government's aim is to make Mattala airport an efficient and busy aviation centre in future.

JVP accepts the need of an act that have provisions to look into the whereabouts of missing persons.

Parliamentarian Bimal Rathnayaka says that the JVP accepts the need of an act that have provisions to look into the whereabouts of missing persons. There has been no proper system in this connection in the country since 1971. The JVP has supported to the committees which were appointed from time to time regarding the missing persons.


Namal Rajapaksa has been remanded until August 22.

Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa was arrested by the FCID on alleged irregular purchase of Rs. 125 million worth shares of a private company. He has been remanded until August 22. Namal Rajapaksa and five others were earlier named as suspects over money laundering charges in connection with a case filed at the Colombo Magitsrate’s Court on 28 July. It was the second time he had been arrested. In July, he was arrested in connection with a separate case on suspicion of misappropriating of funds in a $650-million apartment project and was released on bail after seven days in detention on remand.

US election: Trump team 'must disclose pro-Russia ties'

Hillary Clinton's manager has said that Donald Trump's campaign team must disclose all pro-Russia links, following new allegations in the New York Times. The paper said ledgers earmarked 12.7 million US dollars in undisclosed cash payments from a pro-Russia political party in Ukraine to Mr Trump's campaign head Paul Manafort between 2007 and 2012. His lawyer said Mr Manafort had not received any such payments.


Rangana Herath smashed 6 Australian wickets.

In reply to the Sri Lanka's first innings score of 355, Australia scored 379 runs all out in the 3rd Test of the Australia tour of Sri Lanka. Shaun Marsh scored 130 runs, Steven Smith scored 119 and Mitchell March scored 53 runs. Sri Lankan spinner Rangana Herath smashed 6 Australian wickets.


Indian Premier vows his country will not bow down to terrorism.



Dressed in a white kurta and a turban streaked in shades of orange, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his speech to mark the 70th Independence Day, has underlined the government's mantra of "reform, perform and transform".
He also sent out a message that India will not tolerate or bow down to terrorism. In his 90-minute address from the ramparts of the Red Fort, Modi made no reference to the situation


SL's national economic policy & opportunities available for investors to be revealed soon - PM


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says Sri Lanka's national economic policy and the opportunities as well as the encouragements that will be given to both local and foreign investors will be revealed soon. The premier stated this while holding a discussion with the officials of the Chong Jin Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperative Company held in China last evening.


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