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Fasting Lankan Tamils arrested

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October 10, 2015 09:36 am

Eight Sri Lankan Tamils who have been on fast in a special camp here since the beginning of this month, were arrested on Thursday. Cases have been booked against them for attemptin...


Opposition demands joint Indo-Lanka naval patrols

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October 10, 2015 09:32 am

India and Sri Lanka should hold joint naval patrols to prevent fishermen from poaching in each others' waters, Sri Lanka's main opposition leader said today. Speaking during a d...


Badminton: Annual Mercantile Tourney begins today

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October 10, 2015 08:00 am

The 32nd Mercantile Badminton Association Inter Firm Badminton Championship 2015 organised by the MBA and sponsored for the 17th successive year by Akzo Nobel Paints Lanka (pvt) Lt...


Motor Sports: Dareeju and Dimuth best at Gympo 4x4

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October 10, 2015 06:00 am

The fifth Sappers 4x4 Gympo 2015 organised by Corp of Sri Lanka Engineers of Sri Lanka Army with collaboration with Four Wheel Drive Club (FWDC) and Sri Lanka Motor Cycle Riders As...


Athletics: One new, 17 games records and two equaled at Para Games this year

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October 10, 2015 03:00 am

One new Asian Para Games record and seventeen games records were established in different event categories along with two equaled records highlighted the Sri Lanka Army Para Games ...


Table Tennis: All-Island Junior Championship at Kegalle begins

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October 10, 2015 12:00 am

The All-Island Junior Table Tennis Championship played for the Mahipala Herath Challenge Trophy and organised by the Kegalle District Table Tennis Association will be held at the K...


WI in SL: Sri Lankans upbeat in spite of inclement weather

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October 09, 2015 09:00 pm

Though the inclement experienced during the past few days, Lankan cricketers have managed to keep to the required work charts intact according to Interim coach Jerome Jayaratne. ...


Tennis: Four youngsters selected for Development Camp in Thailand

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October 09, 2015 06:00 pm

Four Sri Lankans – two boys and two girls – will be among participants of a development camp organised by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), in collaboration with the A...


IPU wants report on MPs killed in past few years

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October 09, 2015 05:34 pm

The  Inter Parliamentary Union has asked Sri Lanka to forward a report contain the progress made into  investigations into the killings of four members of parliament (MP)s  at t...


Women’s Cricket: SLC names squad for Tour of New Zealand

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October 09, 2015 03:15 pm

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) named the squad of 15 players for the upcoming Tour of New Zealand under skipper Shashikala Siriwardene.   The tour which includes a One Day and ...


Traffic plan from Monday to ease congestion on the road

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October 09, 2015 02:24 pm

A new traffic plan is to be  introduced from Monday between 7.30 a.m. and 8.45 a.m. to ease the congestion in Colombo, the Police Department said yesterday. Traffic DIG Amarasi...


Janashakthi to announce AIA general insurance purchase later in the day

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October 09, 2015 12:59 pm

Janashakthi Insurance Plc has bought global giant AIA’s general business in Sri Lanka in a deal that will be announced later in the day by both parties, officials said on Friday....


Lanka hints at restarting China-funded mega port city project within six months

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October 09, 2015 10:41 am

Sri Lanka's new cabinet has agreed to appoint a fresh committee to review the agreement on a mega China-funded port city project so that the construction of the project could be re...


China sends special envoy to SL to mend ties

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October 09, 2015 10:35 am

In a significant move, China has dispatched a special envoy to Sri Lanka, where major Chinese investments are being reviewed since a Beijing-friendly president was ousted from powe...


73 Lankan refugees return home

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October 09, 2015 10:31 am

Nine-year-old Arunraj and his younger sister Rakshana are excited about their journey on Thursday. For the first time in their lives, they would be travelling by an airplane and bo...


Patrick Amarasinghe, Sri Lanka’s Godfather of Entrepreneurship, passes away

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October 09, 2015 09:49 am

        Patrick Amarasinghe, considered the ‘Godfather of Entrepreneurship” in Sri Lanka, passed away on Thursday evening after a brief illness....


Indian fishermen protest against Lanka

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October 08, 2015 05:05 pm

The fishermen of Rameswaram island in India and the family members of a missing fisherman have observed fast here, urging the authorities to trace him who went missing after the bo...


Germany grants Euro 200,000 to promote renewable-energy in Sri Lanka

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October 08, 2015 02:55 pm

  Germany has stepped in to promote renewable-energy based power generation in Sri Lanka as a solution to the increasing demand for electricity against limited energy resou...


Parliament proceedings to be telecast live from today

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October 08, 2015 01:14 pm

Parliament proceedings will be telecast live for two hours over the national television station Rupavahini starting today. The telecast will be from 1pm to 3 pm on all days that...


President's secretary clarifies facts on official residence & purchase of vehicles

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October 08, 2015 12:36 pm

  Presidential Secretariat said in a statement that the supplementary estimate to allocate Rs 180 million to renovate and refurbish the official residence of the President ...


U-15 Cricket: Southern beat North Central to win Prima Cup

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October 08, 2015 11:14 am

Southern Province beat North Central by 7 wickets to win the SLC-Prima Under-15 Provincial Championship at Colts ground on Wednesday (7).   North Central, batting first ...


Gotabaya at PCoI

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October 08, 2015 10:39 am

  Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has arrived at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry a short while ago to give statement  over a complaint of misusing the ...


Talks on with Tamil parties: Ranil

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October 08, 2015 10:31 am

The Sri Lankan government has begun “informal discussions” with the Tamil National Alliance and other parties on a political solution to the ethnic conflict, according to Prime...


Carrom: Sri Lanka fully-fledged for 7th ICF tourney in Delhi

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October 08, 2015 09:00 am

Sri Lanka Carrom team consisting of four men and women players will leave on Tuesday (6th) to India to take part in the 7th ICF Carrom Tournament to be held in India from October 7...


Athletics: Dialog powers Sri Lanka Army Para Games

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October 08, 2015 06:00 am

The 18th Si Lanka Army Para Games worked off at the Diyagama Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium was powered by the country’s premier connectivity provider, Dialog Axiata.   At ...


Sailing: Sailors on song at Bart’s Bash Bell

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October 08, 2015 03:00 am

Best at what they are mastered to at Sri Lanka Navy boatmen took major honours of the Bart’s Bash Bell even the event was held after a year later under monsoon weather, for the s...


Ladies take the LC/BC title with two close wins

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October 08, 2015 12:00 am

Ladies College defeated Bishops College 1-0 and also won the under 17 game by the same margin to clinch the Overall Championship at the 11th Ladies-Bishops hockey encounter for the...


Hockey: Royal College win U-18 championship

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October 07, 2015 09:00 pm

The Royal College won the Western Province Under-18 Hockey championship for the third year running after beating Nalanda College in the final at Royal College grounds.   ...


Unemployed graduates protest in Colombo

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October 07, 2015 07:21 pm

Unemployed graduates gathered in Colombo today for a demonstration, demanding jobs in the public sector, and the formulation of a national job policy for graduates.   Ca...


Cricket: Mahela Jayawardene signs with NZ Central District

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October 07, 2015 06:00 pm

Cricketing legend Mahela Jayawardene is to be contracted as an overseas player in the Georgie Pie Super Smash Twenty20 competition for Central Districts Cricket team, Central Stags...




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