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U-19 Cricket: Charith Asalanka to lead SL against Pakistan

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October 02, 2015 09:00 am

Richmond College allrounder Charith Asalanka has been named skipper of the Sri Lanka Under-19s for the first and second 3-day matches against the visiting Pakistan Under-19s. &n...


Cricket: TTSC Cricket 6s on Sunday

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October 02, 2015 06:00 am

Over to 40 teams will compete at the 38th Travel Trade Sports Club (TTSC) Men’s and Women’s Softball Cricket 6s 2015, sponsored by Aitken Spence Travels, will be held this Sund...


Cricket: Doctors’ 6s on October 25

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October 02, 2015 03:00 am

The annual Doctors’ 6-a-side Softball Cricket Tournament 2015 will be held at the University Ground in Colombo on October 25.   The tournament, organised by the Sri La...


Tennis: S. Thomas’ beat St. Peter’s to regain Schools Shield title

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October 02, 2015 12:00 am

S. Thomas' College Mount Lavinia regained the Milo National School Games Boy’s Tennis Shield defeating St. Peter's College Colombo in the final.   Incidentally this ye...


U-15 Cricket: North Central to take on Southern in Inter-Provincial final

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October 01, 2015 09:00 pm

North Central Province will take on Southern Province in the Prima-Sri Lanka Cricket Under-15 Inter-Provincial Cricket Tournament to be held on October 7.   North Centra...


UK welcomes UN Resolution on Sri Lanka

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October 01, 2015 06:04 pm

The United Kingdom (UK) welcoming the UN Human Rights Council’s adoption of  resolution on Sri Lanka said that this resolution sets Sri Lanka on a new path towards reconciliat...


Volleyball: Vidyarathana Horana win Under-19 title in India

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October 01, 2015 06:00 pm

Vidyarathana University College Horana emerged the Under-19 Boys Volleyball Champions at the International Inter-School Volleyball Tournament held at the Kensri School Complex in B...


UN calls on Lanka to pursue war crimes with credible process

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October 01, 2015 05:55 pm

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday called on Sri Lanka to establish a credible justice process, including foreign judges and prosecutors, to investigate alleged wa...


Resolution on Lanka adopted unanimously

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October 01, 2015 05:34 pm

The United States sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka which seeks accountability and reconciliation was adopted by the United Nations general Assembly unanimously a short while ago. ...


11 rehabilitated Grama sevakas released in Kilinochchi

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October 01, 2015 04:11 pm

Eleven Grama sevaka (GS) officers from Kilinochchi who have undergone three month rehabilitation programme were released yesterday by the Bureau of the Commissioner General of Reha...


North Central Province Governor P.B Dissanayake hospitalised while attending World's Elders' Day event

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October 01, 2015 04:02 pm

North Central Province Governor P.B Dissanayake has been  hospitalized after he fainted during a World's Elders' Day event held at the Elders Home in Saliyapura, local media repor...


Chairman of Lankan Missing Persons' Panel rebuts Zeid

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October 01, 2015 03:42 pm

Responding to the UN Human Rights High Commissioner Prince Zeid’s call to disband the Sri Lankan Missing Persons’ Commission and assign its work to a more credible body, the ch...


Falck ambulance services pulls out of Sri Lanka, says India’s free ambulance svc will affect business

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October 01, 2015 03:34 pm

  Falck, the world’s largest ambulance service, said this week it was pulling out of Sri Lanka this month – just two years after its entry – stymied by the new Indian...


Athletics: Sri Lanka Defence Services team off to South Korea for WMG

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October 01, 2015 03:00 pm

The Sri Lanka Defence Services team left the island on Tuesday (29) to take part in the 6th CISM World Military Games to be held in Mungyeong, South Korea from September 29 to Octo...


Two suspects over Kotadeniyawa girl's murder released

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October 01, 2015 02:06 pm

Two suspects including a 17 year old boy who were arrested over the murder and rape of five year old girl from Kotadeniyawa were released today by the Minuwangoda magistrate. Th...


Sarana Gunewardene further remanded

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October 01, 2015 01:52 pm

Former parliamentarian Sarana Gunewardene who was charged with misappropriation of funds  when he was the chairman of the National Lottery Board  further remanded till January 2...


Colombo equities start month on gains

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October 01, 2015 01:31 pm

The Colombo equities started the month of October on Thursday on gains, spurring fresh hopes for the capital market after last month's bloodbath, analysts said. On a h...


NCP Governor hospitalized

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October 01, 2015 01:02 pm

The Governor of North Central Province (NCP) P.B. Dissanayake has been hospitalized after he fainted while attending an event today. He had been attending to an event marking the ...


Constant vigil of parents and society essential to ensure safety of children: President

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October 01, 2015 12:58 pm

President Maithripala said by celebrating the International Children’s Day merely for a day is not sufficient and if every day is committed to the safety of children, they will b...


Cricket: Mahela to join Central Stags for Twenty20 Super Smash

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October 01, 2015 12:55 pm

Mahela Jayawardene will become one of the biggest names to grace New Zealand’s Twenty20 cricket competition after he was signed by the Central Stags on Tuesday (29).   ...


Vaiko slams UN resolution on Lanka

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October 01, 2015 12:50 pm

The United Nation’s resolution authorising Sri Lanka to hold a probe into war crimes is bound to turn detrimental to ethnic Tamils, India’s MDMK general secretary Vaiko has sai...


Wigneswaran expresses concerns over resolution

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October 01, 2015 12:39 pm

Chief Minister of the Northern Province, C.V. Wigneswaran yesterday expressed concerns over “some of the serious weaknesses” in a draft resolution on Sri Lanka, which is likely...


Zeid wants SL to scrap missing persons panel

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October 01, 2015 12:36 pm

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid, has recommended that the Sri Lankan Commission to Investigate Cases of Forced Disappearances should he disbanded because its...


SL Govt. to artificially hike prices at crisis-hit Colombo Tea Auction

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October 01, 2015 12:11 pm

  The Sri Lankan Government will intervene in the tea market (similar to traditional Central Bank intervention in money markets to prop up the Rupee) and ‘artificially’ inc...


Housewives protest against child abuse and violence

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October 01, 2015 11:53 am

The Sri Lanka Housewives Association organised a protest yesterday in Slave Island calling for authorities to take up the issue of  the abuse and violence against children. Captu...


U.N. rights boss urges Sri Lanka to probe secret jails, missing people

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October 01, 2015 11:24 am

GENEVA (Reuters) - The top U.N. human rights official called on Sri Lanka on Wednesday to investigate reports of secret places of detention and to set up a "credible and independen...


President tells UN new plan of action will safeguard human rights

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October 01, 2015 08:54 am

President Maithripala Sirisena says that Sri Lanka intends to implement a new programme and plan of action to safeguard human rights. Speaking at the 70th session of the United Nat...


Controversial Sri Lankan casinos unlikely to take off

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September 30, 2015 07:18 pm

  Sri Lanka’s top Government economist-turned foreign office deputy said on Wednesday that it  was unclear whether the three proposed casinos which drew a lot of critici...


Lankan engineer in NZ sacked due to Rs 2.1 M phone bill

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September 30, 2015 03:16 pm

A Sri Lankan-born engineer has been sacked from an NZ power company after running up $NZ23,500 in roaming charges on his work phone on a trip back to Sri Lanka and then turning up ...


Human Rights Council betrays Tamils: Vaiko

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September 30, 2015 03:13 pm

With the United Nations’ report on Sri Lankan war crimes likely to come up for discussion at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday, India’s MDMK general secretary ...




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