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Pakistan hospital bomb attack kills dozens in Quetta.

 

Peiris for weight lifting and Chamara Nuwan Dharmawardena for Judo will participate in Rio Olympics today. USA is in the lead of the medal table of Rio Olympics with 3 gold, 5 Silver and 4 bronze medals. China is in the 2nd place with 3 gold 2 Silver and 3 bronze medals. Australia is in the 3rd place with 3 gold and 3 Bronze medals.

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Several Sri Lankan players to compete in Rio today

 

Sri Lanka's Mangala Samarakoon for shooting, Suresh Peiris for weight lifting and Chamara Nuwan Dharmawardena for Judo will participate in Rio Olympics today. USA is in the lead of the medal table of Rio Olympics with 3 gold, 5 Silver and 4 bronze medals.

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Western Province Chief Minister requests SLFPers not to be deceived by political conspirators.

 

Western Province Chief Minister Isura Devapriya requests SLFP members not to be deceived by political conspirators. Mr. Devapriya at a media briefing at his Ministry this morning has accused Basil Rajapaksa trying to divide the SLFP

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Japan's Emperor hints at wish to abdicate.

 

Japan's Emperor Akihito has said he fears age and deteriorating health mean he is finding it difficult to continue in his role. The revered 82-year-old emperor's comments came in his second-ever televised address to the public.

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107 Ayurvedic doctors to be recruited.

 

107 Ayurvedic doctors are to be recruited. Commissioner of Ayurveda L.H.Thilakarathne says the government has already given its approval in this regard. The interviews will be held from Thursday to Saturday.

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High demand for SL Tuna fish in the global market.

 

The demand for Sri Lankan Tuna fish in the global market has increased rapidly. Minister Mahinda Amaraweera says its high nutritional level is the main reason.

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Australia is still in the lead of the medal table of Rio Olympics.

 

Anti-doping chiefs will investigate claims a Kenyan athletics official offered to give athletes prior warning of drugs tests in return for 10,000 Euro. The Sunday Times and German broadcaster ARD secretly filmed Major Michael Rotich apparently making the offer.

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Ayurvedic medicines manufactured with excessive amounts of alcohol will be checked.

 

Minister of Health Rajitha Senarathne instructed the authorities to check the Ayurvedic medicines manufactured by some companies with excessive amounts of alcohol

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ආසියානු දැල් පන්දු තරගාවලියේශ්‍රී ලංකාව සහ මැලේසියාව අතර අවසන් තරගය අද පස්වරුවේ තායිලන්තයේදී.

තායිලන්තයේ පැවැත්වෙන 10වැනි ආසියානු දැල් පන්දු තරගාවලියේ අවසන් තරගය අද පස්වරුවේ තායිලන්තයේ බැංකොක් නුවරදී පැවැත්වෙයි.  ශ්‍රී ලංකාව සහ මැලේසියාව අවසන් තරගය සදහා අද පස්වරු 5.00 තරග වැදීමට නියමිතයි. ඊයේ පැවැති අවසන්පුර්ව තරගවලදි ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ගෝල 35 ට 29 ක් ලෙසින් සිංගප්පුරුව පරාජය කළේය.  දෙවැනි අවසන් පුර්ව තරගයේදී මැලේසියා  ගෝල 35 ට 34 ක් ලෙසින් හොංකොං පරාජය කිරීමට සමත්විය.

USA claims first ever gold medal at Rio Olympics.

 

United States has claimed the first gold medal of Rio 2016 as Virginia Thrasher triumphed in the women's 10-meter air rifle event yesterday. The 19-year-old had flown under the radar ahead of the Games but showed impressive accuracy to claim the title by one point with an Olympic Record.

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Thailand to vote on new constitution.

 

Millions of people in Thailand are due to begin voting shortly in a referendum on a new constitution, written by a military-appointed committee. The military threw out the old constitution when it took power in 2014, after months of political instability and sporadic violence. It says that if approved,

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US Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs to arrive in the country on Thursday.

 

US Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles H. Rivkin will arrive in the country for
a two day visit on Thursday.

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The President has congratulated the Sri Lanka Cricket Team for their historic Test victory against Australia.

 

President Maithripala Sirisena has congratulated the Sri Lanka Cricket Team of gaining victory of Test cricket series against Australia for the first time in history.  The Sri Lanka cricket team received this historic victory defeating Australia at the match played at Galle International Stadium.

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US As. Sec of State for Econ & Business Affairs to arrive in the country.

US Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles H. Rivkin will arrive in the country for a two day visit on Thursday. The US State Department announces he is scheduled to meet with government and business leaders to discuss opportunities for increasing two-way trade and investment. The Assistant Secretary will travel to Myanmar prior to his Sri Lankan visit.

Sri Lanka exports more that 300 tons of fish after the removal of the proscription.


The Ministry of Fisheries says Sri Lanka has been able to export more than 325 metric tons of fish after the removal of fish ban imposed on Sri Lanka. 32 local factories are engaged in supplying fish paving the way for thousands of job opportunities. Minister Mahinda Amaraweera says that the country is still able to fulfill only 1/4th of the international demand.

Republican Donald Trump backtracks on 'video of Iran payment'.

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has backtracked on a claim that he saw video footage of a US cash payment to Iran.The White House announced in January it was making payments to Iran, a total of $1.7billion Dollars to settle a decades-old dispute over a failed military equipment deal, as part of the nuclear accord. (BBC)

The Olympic games gets underway.

The 2016 Olympic Games officially got underway in Rio with the opening ceremony at the Maracana Stadium.
Athletes from 206 nations and a refugee team are in Brazil to compete in 28 sports and be watched by a global audience of billions.

The government of Japan provides 12 waste collection trucks to Colombo Municipal Council.


The government of Japan provides 12 waste collection trucks to Colombo Municipal Council. Ambassador of Japan Kenechi Suganuma handed over these vehicles to the Colombo Municipal Council at a ceremony held at the Council premises in the presence of Chief Minister Isura Devapriya. These vehicles were helped to enhance the cleanliness and hygienic environment of the city of Colombo and suburbs. This contribution is viewed as momentous in the upgrading of Solid Waste Management Units in Colombo.

Cyprus government is to setup an inter ministerial committee to look into the possibilities of salary increases for Sri Lankan workers.

Cyprus government is to setup an inter-ministerial committee to look into the possibilities of salary increases for Sri Lankan workers working at present in Cypress. This decision has been taken following a request made by Minister Thalatha Athukorala from the Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Mrs. Sheta Emilianidou.

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Stranded Syrian refugees get first aid in weeks

The UN says it has for the first time in weeks delivered aid to thousands of Syrian refugees stranded on the border with Jordan. A group of relief agencies said they had completed delivery of a month's worth of food and hygiene supplies. More than 75,000 people had been without aid since June when Jordan sealed the border after a deadly attack there by so-called Islamic State. Conditions in the Rukban and Hadalat camps are said to be desperate. (BBC)

Rangana Herath became the oldest bowler to take a Test hat-trick.


Rangana Herath became the oldest bowler to take a Test hat-trick as Australia were dismissed for 106 in the second Test in Galle. The left-arm spinner, who is 38 years and 139 days old, is the second Sri Lankan to take a Test hat-trick. Adam Voges, Peter Nevill and Mitchell Starc - after a third-umpire review - fell to Herath in the 25th over. Herath finished with figures of 4-35 as Australia were bowled out for their lowest Test score against Sri Lanka.

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