• BBS on hunt for dissenting monk

BBS on hunt for dissenting monk

A large number of Buddhist monks and laymen from the Bala Sena (BBS) stormed the building housing the Ministry of Industry and Commerce in search of a rival monk, police and ministry officials said a short while ago.

They said the group was hunting for the Ven. Watareka Vijitha Thera who held dissenting views regarding the simmering encroachment crisis in the Wilpattu Wild Life Park.

According to the ministry officials the monks had searched most of the rooms […]

Hotel worker held for attempted sex attack

A hotel worker was taken into custody yesterday in connection with the alleged molestation […]

Wilpattu crisis: Journalists taken on tour

Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen on Tuesday escorted a team of local media […]

Immediate ban on Libya jobs

The Government today banned Sri Lankans from taking up employment in Libya since the […]

Indian High Court rejects plea of Lankan refugee

Madurai Bench of Madras High Court yesterday rejected the plea of a Sri Lankan […]

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Rival Palestinians agree to form national unity govt: Official

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories, April 23, 2014 (AFP) - Rival Palestinian leaders from the West Bank and Gaza Strip have decided to form a government of national unity within the “next five weeks”, officials said […]

Australia says cost not a concern in MH370 search

PERTH, Australia, April 23, 2014 (AFP) - Australia said Wednesday cost was not a concern in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, after the mini-sub plumbing the depths of the Indian Ocean for wreckage […]

Australia vows to keep searching to solve missing Malaysian plane mystery

PERTH, Australia, April 23 (Reuters) - Australia vowed on Wednesday to keep searching for a missing Malaysian plane despite no sign of wreckage after almost seven weeks, and as bad weather again grounded aircraft and […]

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BUSINESS

  • Hameedia links with Sri Lankan Cricket since winning 1996 World Cup

Hameedia links with Sri Lankan Cricket since winning 1996 World Cup

Hameedia, Sri Lanka’s leading menswear brand, has been involved with the Sri Lankan Cricket team for decades.

According to a statement released by the company  Fouzul Hameed, Managing Director, Hameedia stated, was quoted as saying […]

  • SL rubber prices fall by 50 per cent over 2011 levels, industry says

SL rubber prices fall by 50 per cent over 2011 levels, industry says

Declining rubber prices in Sri Lanka since 2012 is drawing a lot of concern in an industry which enjoyed a price-boom for nearly a decade. Prices have dropped by nearly 50 per cent from […]

  • Etihad Airways unveils free premium stopover in Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways unveils free premium stopover in Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways is offering guests the opportunity to experience a premium stopover and either a one or 2-day stay in some of the finest hotels in Abu Dhabi or Dubai, the airline said.

With this […]

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FEATURES

ANALYSIS – Obama visit lifts lid on simmering Asia tensions – By Huw Griffith

TOKYO, April 23, 2014 (AFP) - US President Barack Obama’s Asian tour which starts in Japan on Wednesday has lifted the lid on a bubbling cauldron of regional animosities, exposing historical rifts that Washington can […]

FOCUS – Iraqi parliament hopeful fought in Syrian civil war

BAGHDAD, April 22, 2014 (AFP) - An Iraqi Shiite who proudly fought Sunni rebels in Syria’s civil war is now running for parliament in his home country, where the conflict has raised already-high sectarian tensions.
Faleh […]

  • Yanni thrills Colombo

Yanni thrills Colombo

It was a weekend for the musically inclined as Colombo buzzed with Yanni fever. The  musician arrived in Sri Lanka on Saturday night, before captivating an audience in the thousands at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium […]

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SPORTS

Golf: Thailand’s Nattawat wins Victoria Cup

A 3 under par round of 68 on the recently lengthened Nuwara Eliya Golf Course saw Nattawat Suvajanakorn take the honours on the first day winning the Victoria Cup by a comfortable margin of […]

Rugby: Sri Lanka team leaves for A5N clash in Korea sans Marija

The Sri Lanka national 15s rugby team, consisting 23 players, left for Korea today (22) for their first Asian5Nations Top Division match against Korea.

Fazil Marija, who is the skipper of the Sri Lanka Sevens […]

Cricket – Fabrace resigns as Sri Lanka coach, set for England role

COLOMBO, April 22 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka head coach Paul Farbrace has resigned and is set to take up the position of assistant coach of England, Sri Lanka Cricket said on Tuesday.
Farbrace made it known […]

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