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Muslims in Sri Lanka to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday

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Muslims in Sri Lanka to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday

- Muslims in Sri Lanka to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday Muslims in Sri Lanka will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr (Ramadan festival) on Monday (June 26) as the new moon has not been sighted, the Colombo Grand Mosque announced. Eid al-Fitr is a “festival of breaking the fast” and marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. It is a religious holiday that is celebrated by Muslims from all over the world and involves a range of celebrations as friends, family and the entire Muslim community come together

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Current monetary policy stance is appropriate-CB

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Current monetary policy stance is appropriate-CB

- Current monetary policy stance is appropriate-CB Central Bank releasing the monetary policy review on Friday said it has decided to maintain current policy interest rates as the current monetary policy stance is appropriate. Accordingly, the Monetary Board has decided to maintain the Standing Deposit Facility Rate (SDFR) and the Standing Lending Facility Rate (SLFR) of the Central Bank unchanged at 7

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Causes of cancer found – Sri Lankan lady among the research team

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Causes of cancer found – Sri Lankan lady among the research team

- An international team led by scientists from Johns Hopkins University has, for the first time, found what causes the spread of cancer and what could slow it down. One of the lead authors who carried out the research is a Sri Lankan. Hasini Jayatilaka has brought much pride to her country. The researchers found that most of the cancers are caused when cancer cells get densely packed and secrete two proteins that deliver a stark message to other cells – go away

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SC orders Water Board to complete two drinking water projects

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SC orders Water Board to complete two drinking water projects

- SC orders Water Board to complete two drinking water projects The Supreme Court yesterday directed the National Water Supply and Drainage Board to complete by June 25, 2017, the drinking water projects at Weheragala Thanne and Makulualle, Bandarawela, designed to supply drinking water to villagers, affected by the Uma Oya Project. Deputy Solicitor General Parinda Ranasinghe yesterday told the court that altogether four drinking water projects had been planned and approved and of them two had been successfully completed

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President Sirisena to leave for Australia

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President Sirisena to leave for Australia

- President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to leave on a three-day state visit to Australia today. Issuing a communique, the President’s Media Division said that the president is visiting Australia upon a special invitation extended by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The key focus of the president’s visit, will be drawn towards improving trade cooperation among the two states and promoting more investments from Australia

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Over 8,000 Ha of forest cover destroyed annually

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Over 8,000 Ha of forest cover destroyed annually

- Over 8,000 Ha of forest cover destroyed annually Over 8,000 hectares of forest cover is destroyed each year in Sri Lanka. This was revealed in Colombo on 9 May by the United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD), which is supporting Sri Lanka to reduce forest destruction and emission of greenhouse gases

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  • Sebastian Vettel extends his Formula One championship lead over Lewis Hamilton
    Sebastian Vettel extends his Formula One championship lead over Lewis Hamilton

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    Sebastian Vettel extended his Formula One championship lead over Lewis Hamilton to 25 points on Sunday, after becoming the first Ferrari driver since Michael Schumacher in 2001 to win the showcase Monaco Grand Prix. Finnish team mate Kimi Raikkonen, who started on pole for the first time in nine years but lost the lead in the pitstops, made sure of a Ferrari one-two with Hamilton finishing seventh for Mercedes after starting 13th

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  • Galle District Secretariat website under cyber attack
    Galle District Secretariat website under cyber attack

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    The official website of the Galle District Secretariat (http://www.galle.dist.gov.lk/) is reported to have been hacked by an alleged group identifying itself as the ‘Pakistani Cyber Team Experts’. The attackers had however entered the official website and posted a message hailing their success saying “Pakistan Zindabad, Islam Zindabad, Muslims Zindabad ,Pakistan Army Zindabad, Pakistan ISI Zindabad and #Free Kashmir #Free Syria #Free Palestine

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  • The tragic story of Shyamila – reportedly set on fire by husband while pregnant
    The tragic story of Shyamila – reportedly set on fire by husband while pregnant

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    Shyamila Swapna -forced into marriage at the young age of 14, suffered years of domestic violence. She eventually ran away from home, seeking help and justice from the only place she knows. The Police. But in a twist of fate, help was not what she received. Apparently having brokered a reconciliation, the Police returned her to her husband in Nallandaluwa, Madurankuliya

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  • Muslims in Sri Lanka to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday
    Muslims in Sri Lanka to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday

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    Muslims in Sri Lanka to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday Muslims in Sri Lanka will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr (Ramadan festival) on Monday (June 26) as the new moon has not been sighted, the Colombo Grand Mosque announced. Eid al-Fitr is a “festival of breaking the fast” and marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. It is a religious holiday that is celebrated by Muslims from all over the world and involves a range of celebrations as friends, family and the entire Muslim community come together

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Entertainment & Arts

  • Sirasa TV, News1st win eight awards at Raigam Awards 2017
    Sirasa TV, News1st win eight awards at Raigam Awards 2017

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    Sirasa TV and New1st have won eight awards at the 13th Raigam Tele Awards which took place at the Nelum Pokuna theatre in Colombo on Saturday, under the auspices of President Maithripala Sirisena. The awards: Best reality tv programme was awarded to Sirasa TV’s “Jana Asuna” programme. Sirasa TV’s Pentathalon programme won the year’s Best Educational Programme. Sirasa TV won the award for the year’s Best Programming Channel

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  • Over 8,000 Ha of forest cover destroyed annually
    Over 8,000 Ha of forest cover destroyed annually

    , digathanews.com

    Over 8,000 Ha of forest cover destroyed annually Over 8,000 hectares of forest cover is destroyed each year in Sri Lanka. This was revealed in Colombo on 9 May by the United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD), which is supporting Sri Lanka to reduce forest destruction and emission of greenhouse gases

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