Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka)

Type: City
Name: Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka)
Country: Sri Lanka
Latitude: 8.32
Longitude: 80.410004
population: 60,954
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Heavy rainfall in several areas

Negombo had received the highest rainfall of 137mm during the past 24 hours ending at 8.30 this morning while a rainfall of 136mm was reported from Katunayake, the Meteorology Department said today.The duty meteorologist said the drought prevailing in ... [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - 3 hours ago]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Israeli attacks on Palestine: President should move UN, not dole out state funds – Harrison

By Zacki JabbarInstead of moving the United Nations and campaigning for a halt to the Israeli shelling of Palestine, President Mahinda Rajapaksa had donated USD 1 million to the Palestinians which they did not need, an Opposition legislator said y ... [Published Sri Lanka Island - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

The Elections Chief grapples with legal lacunas

After the declaration of the Uva Provincial Council election, the legal lacunas, in the present law, have started confronting the Elections Department in its attempt to ensure a free and fair election. Election officials based in the Uva Province remain ... [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Jaffna revisited

By Jayantha JayewardeneI have gone to Jaffna three times. My first visit to Jaffna was in 1956 when my parents took my brother and myself to Jaffna. The second visit was when the late Gamini Dissanayake took a team of Mahaweli agronomists, for a week, ... [Published Sunday Observer - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Drought-relief from World Food Programme

(Colombo, Lankapuvath) Those who are affected by the prolonged drought in some parts of Sri Lanka will get relief assistance from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), under a drought relief programme jointly planned by the Ministry of Economic ... [Published Lankapuvath - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

Residents in Sri Lanka see shiny object in skies, hear loud noise

© newsfirst.lkPhoto used for representational purposes.Authorities are investigating into reports that a bright light had been seen over the skies in the Anuradhapura district around 8 p.m. today accompanied by a loud sound, sources said.However, it was ... [Published Sott.net - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 09 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 1 reports

Sri Lanka allocates over Rs. 10 billion to develop local government institutions in North and East

* Aug 09, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has allocated over Rs. 10 billion to develop a number of local government institutions in the northern and eastern provinces.Under the Pura Neguma project, the government has allocated the Rs. 10.75 billion ... [Published Colombo Page - Aug 09 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

Dutch woman in search of her biological Lankan mother

by Cyril WimalasurendreSandra Nishani with her two sons and daughter.Chandra (Sandra) Nishani has arrived in Sri Lanka from Holland after 28 years hoping to find her mother Kuruwita Gamage Sumanawathie."I hope the people of my motherland, Sri Lanka, ... [Published Sri Lanka Island - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

Drought affects 1 million Sri Lankans

More than one million people in Sri Lanka have been affected by a 10-month-long drought in 14 of its districts, top officials say. Sri Lankan Health Minister Maithreepala Sirisena said on Monday that about 1.5 million people were affected by the drought ... [Published Press tv - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 04 2014 - 2 reports

Over 1 mln Sri Lankans affected by drought

COLOMBO, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Over one million people in Sri Lanka have been severely affected by a prolonged drought prevailing in 14 districts of the island, a top government official said on Monday.Sri Lanka's Health Minister Maithreepala Sirisena said ... [Published Xinhua News Agency - Aug 04 2014]
First reported Aug 03 2014 - Updated Aug 03 2014 - 1 reports

Are Sri Lanka’s critics living in this world?

, 10:16 pmExternal Affairs Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris, addressing public meetings in Anuradhapura and Medawachchiya over the weekend asked whether those who levelled baseless allegations against Sri Lanka were living in this world.The Minister recalled ... [Published Sri Lanka Island - Aug 03 2014]
First reported Aug 03 2014 - Updated Aug 03 2014 - 1 reports

Dr. Sinha Dewapura "An Innings Well Played"

, 6:04 pmFour months short of his ninetieth birthday, he bid farewell. He ended a magnificent innings in style. A unique human being, poised and collected in every manner. A rare gentleman, stately and supreme, calm and tranquil — that was my Thaththa. ... [Published Sri Lanka Island - Aug 03 2014]

Quotes

"A piece of silk cloth, dating back 2000 years, was found during archeological excavations at this temple, and it is proven to be  the oldest such finding in Sri Lanka"
These dagabos are somewhat akin to the stupas at the Borabadhur temple in Indonesia. Sir Paul Pieris who discovered the site in 1916 wrote that "Kantarodai appears to me to be a miniature Anuradhapura buried in the Tamil country" . Some suggest that Kantharodai marks the spot where Buddha landed on his second visit to the island
"Initially, it was puzzling for the UNP member as to why"
"Both places seem poised to develop rapidly," says the woman. Adds her husband: "We wanted to be a few steps ahead of the crowds."

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Sri Lanka: Record harvest loss, food shortages ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 22 hours ago]
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Israeli attacks on Palestine: President should ... [Published Sri Lanka Island - Aug 20 2014]
The Elections Chief grapples with legal lacunas [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Aug 20 2014]
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Anti BBS Gains Ground [Published Sri Lanka Sunday Leader - Aug 16 2014]
Jaffna revisited [Published Sunday Observer - Aug 16 2014]
India has built 14,500 houses for war displaced... [Published Colombo Page - Aug 16 2014]
India to Restore Rail Link to Jaffna by Mid-Oct... [Published New Indian Express - Aug 16 2014]
Drought-relief from World Food Programme [Published Lankapuvath - Aug 15 2014]
Serendipito us Sri Lanka [Published Khaleej Times - Aug 15 2014]
Energy diplomacy to power South Asia [Published New Delhi Pioneer - Aug 14 2014]
Walk for WIN [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Aug 14 2014]
UNP heads for mission ‘Niyam Charika’ [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Aug 13 2014]
A Look East energy policy [Published Hindu Business Line - Aug 13 2014]
SLBFE Refutes allegation by relatives of women ... [Published Lankapuvath - Aug 13 2014]
Veda Hamine loses battle with cancer [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Aug 13 2014]
Residents in Sri Lanka see shiny object in skie... [Published Sott.net - Aug 12 2014]
Former war zones now fight for tourists (AAP) [Published Yahoo! News Australia - Aug 11 2014]
Final Randoli of Kandy Esala Perahera to parade... [Published Lankapuvath - Aug 10 2014]
Harley Davidson Street Thunder Hits Sri Lanka [Published Sri Lanka Sunday Leader - Aug 10 2014]
Dry spell to ease off with inter-monsoon rains [Published Sunday Observer - Aug 09 2014]
They Know The Truth – General Daya Ratnayake [Published Sri Lanka Sunday Leader - Aug 09 2014]
Need for Sri Lanka to realign to the Right Live... [Published LankaWeb - Aug 09 2014]
Sri Lanka allocates over Rs. 10 billion to deve... [Published Colombo Page - Aug 09 2014]
United States support for Sri Lankan cultural p... [Published Colombo Page - Aug 08 2014]
Dutch woman in search of her biological Lankan... [Published Sri Lanka Island - Aug 08 2014]
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Sri Lanka: Record harvest loss, food shortages ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 22 hours ago]
Source: IRINCountry: Sri Lanka COLOMBO, 21 August 2014 (IRIN) - Sri Lanka's government is scrambling to ease the impact of record harvest losses on millions of farmers as the country enters its tenth month of an acute dry spell. “It’s severe. In some ...
Sri Lanka: Immediate Programme to provide Relie... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 31 2014]
Source: Government of Sri LankaCountry: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa drawing his special attention to the people who are encountering immense difficulties due to the prevailing drought, has initiated an immediate development programme. It has ...
Sri Lanka: Rs. 4 billion allocated for agricult... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 14 2014]
Source: Government of Sri LankaCountry: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa has decided to increase the amount allocated for agricultural loans for the farmers up to Rs. 4 billion. President Rajapaksa has made this decision at a meeting held in the ...
How Sinhala Extremism Turned Against Sri Lanka’... [Published 3quarksdaily - Jul 09 2014]
Samanth Subramanian in Caravan (Gemunu Amarasinghe / AP Photo): One evening in Colombo, my friend Sanjaya dropped by, intending to collect me on our way to someplace else. I offered him a drink—beer, I seem to remember now, but given how the next ...
The Limits of Tolerance [Published groundviews - Jun 17 2014]
Photo courtesy  Today There is a limit to tolerance, and this is it. In its short history as an independent republic, Sri Lanka has seen more bloodshed than seems fair. Many of our citizens have been active participants in the bombing, burning, ...
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