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An international airport will be constructed in the close proximity of Colombo harbor.


Minister of Mega polis and western development Patali Champika Ranawaka says an international airport will be constructed at the Colombo harbor area after the completion of construction at the Colombo finance city project. Then the people will be able to fly overseas direct from Colombo. Colombo city will be made free of shanties by 2020. A proper plan has already been arranged for waste management in the Colombo city.

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Shanty dwellers in the Colombo city will be provided with quality houses within next six years.

President Maithripala Sirisena declared open the new pagoda and the shrine room constructed at the Borella Bo Setha Viharaya this evening. Joining this event Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said the Colombo city will be subjected to rapid changes in the coming years. All the shanty areas will be developed with all required facilities.

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Israel and Jordan in diplomatic standoff after embassy deaths.

Israel and Jordan are involved in a diplomatic standoff after an Israeli guard reportedly shot dead a Jordanian attacker near the embassy in Amman. Jordanian police want to question the guard and have sealed off the area, but Israel says he has diplomatic immunity. A second Jordanian hit by the gunfire died in hospital. Israel says he was inadvertently shot. It is one of the most serious incidents between the two countries since they signed a peace treaty in 1994.

Tillakaratne appointed Sri Lanka's temporary batting coach.


Hashan Tillakaratne has joined the Sri Lanka team as temporary batting coach, and will be with the side until at least the end of the Test series against India. Sri Lanka have been without a permanent batting coach since Marvan Atapattu was raised to the position of head coach in 2014. Tillakaratne has been a coach in the SLC system since December last year, largely working with the sides that feed into the national team. He had also previously served as a national selector, between January 2013 and April 2015.

Minister Rishard Bathiudeen says neither CWE nor its employees are involved in recent cocaine detection incident.

Minister of Commerce and Industries Rishard Bathiudeen says neither CWE nor its employees are involved in recent cocaine detection incident took place at Rathmalana Economic Center. The Minister says some sinister groups spread rumors to discredit him and the CWE. To explain the truth behind the incident the Minister and the management conducted a special media briefing today in Colombo.

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Minister Mano Ganeshan says that the communalism and religious fundamentalism have been forced into the minds of student generations according to the will of certain politicians.

Minister of National Reconciliation and state languages Mano Ganeshan says that the communalism and religious fundamentalism have been forced into the minds of student generations according to the will of certain politicians. Joining a function today held at his ministry he said that though we faced number of wars and rebellions we have not learnt the lessons after the results of them. The function had been organized to distribute books among 36 school libraries. The time has come to bring forward the country. The minister said that everybody should join hands in achieving that objective.

Chief Minister of Northern province condemns the killing of police officer in Nallor.

The Chief Minister of Northern Province vehemently condemns Nalloor shooting incident which claimed the life of police sergeant Sarath Premachandra. Issuing a communique Chief Minister C.V Vigneshwaran expressed his deepest condolences to the family of Sergeant Premachandra. Mr. Vigneshwaran said that he was saddened to hear the demise of this officer who was shot at while on duty.

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The research report on ancient caves in Paahiyangala by the national building research organization has been handed over to the Archeological Department.

The research report done after the survey on ancient caves in Paahiyangala by the national building research organization has been handed over to the archeological department says Archeological Commissioner General Prof. P.B Mandawala. The aforesaid survey was conducted after the news reports were published saying the caves of Paahiyangala had been damaged by recent floods and heavy rainfall.

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