• Australian boat handed over to Navy

Australian boat handed over to Navy

The Bay Class patrol boat gifted by Australia was today officially handed over to the Sri Lankan Government at the Colombo, a senior naval official said.

Navy Commander Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage was the chief guest at the handing over ceremony.

The gift from Australia was mainly aimed at helping the local navy in its drive against human traffickers behind a recent flood of asylum seekers to reach the Australian Coast.

A second such vessel will be handed over to the government […]

153 kg of Ganja found in Mannar

A fish lorry transporting 153 kg of Marijuana was detained yesterday in Mannar.

The search […]

Indian police consider sending a team to investigate kidney racket in SL:Report

The Sri Lankan police Thursday offered to assist India to investigate an alleged kidney […]

SL Government says ‘No’ to gay marriages: Hindu

The Sri Lankan government on Thursday said there was no move to legalise gay […]

Controversial gazette notification passed in Parliament

One of the three controversial gazette notifications that the Opposition says will legalise casinos […]

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WORLD

  • India’s ‘Spider-Man’ pledges to use powers for good

India’s ‘Spider-Man’ pledges to use powers for good

Forget going door-to-door, Gaurav Sharma, 31, campaigns from window-to-window. He’s an independent candidate running for a seat in India’s general election from South Mumbai, CNN reported.

Unlike the politicians he’s up against, who wear traditional […]

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 […]

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VIDEOS

BUSINESS

Adam Investments Ltd IPO on May 19

 

Adam Investments Limited (AINV), a newly formed investment company which looks at investment, revival and management of a growing number of subsidiary companies as its core business, confirmed that it has received approval to […]

MCSL debenture issue withdrawn

 

MCSL Financial Services has withdrawn its debenture issue since the company would be part of the consolidation process that would ensure its capital expansion is secured, a statement issued to the Colombo Stock Exchange […]

Galadari profits up at Rs.286 mln

The Galadari Hotel has made gains amounting to Rs.286 million in profit in 2013 after tax compared to losses in 2012 of Rs.861 million, the company stated releasing their financials on Tuesday.

This was achieved […]

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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

Cricket: Sri Lanka names T20 squad against England

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) selectors named a 15-man squad under the captaincy of Lasith Malinga, who was officially appointed as the T20 skipper today, for the one-off Twenty20 game against England.

This game will be […]

Cricket: SLC names young team against Ireland

Sri Lanka named a young team under the captaincy of Angelo Mathews in their tour to Ireland which will be held prior to the tour of England, from May 6.

Ireland will host Sri Lanka […]

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 […]

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