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Contradictory reports on rugby player's death

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February 26, 2015 06:17 pm

A fresh investigation to be launched to the death of former Sri Lankan rugby player Wasim Thajudeen, who reportedly died in road accident in Colombo, police said. Police spokesp...


President launches trust fund for kidney patients

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February 26, 2015 06:02 pm

President Maithreepala Sirisena  was at the launch of a national trust fund for kidney patients yesterday (Feb 25). The President speaking at the event said a  tremendous res...


UN defends its decision to defer Lanka war crime probe report

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February 26, 2015 05:20 pm

The UN Human Rights Council today defended its move to defer the release of a report into alleged war crimes committed during Sri Lanka's civil war as a "very rational" decision ta...


CID to investigate Lasantha murder

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February 26, 2015 05:13 pm

The investigation pertaining to the murder of senior journalist and the founder Editor of  'Sunday Leader'  Lasantha Wickramathunge has been handed over to the Criminal Investiga...


President reiterates no allignment foreign policy

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February 26, 2015 03:04 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena today said that the government's foreign policy is to continue on the path of non-allignment with cordial relations with all nations. He made thes...


Attorney General's report on KP out in 6 months

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February 26, 2015 02:44 pm

The Attorney General’s Office  has requested the Court of Appeal today (FEB 26) to grant  them a period of  6 months  to complete the investigations on Kumaran Padmanadan ali...


Top UN official to visit Sri Lanka

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February 26, 2015 11:31 am

The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman will be visiting Sri Lanka on Saturday, the office announced in a short statement on Wednesday. ...


South Africa to share reconciliation and nation building experience with SL

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February 26, 2015 11:26 am

A South African delegation led by the Deputy Minister of International Relation and Cooperation Ms. Nomaindia Mfeketo is visiting Sri Lanka this week and the team will enlighten th...


New Chinese ambassador arrived

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February 26, 2015 11:22 am

New Ambassador-designate of the People's Republic of China to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Mr. Yi Xianliang arrived in Colombothe Chinese Embassy in Colombo said....


U.S. continues to assist demining in Sri Lanka

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February 26, 2015 10:53 am

The United States continuing its assistance for demining in war-affected areas in Sri Lanka has donated nearly Rs. 300 million worth demining equipment to the Sri Lanka Army. Li...


Sri Lankan Govt.expresses its concern over situation in Maldives

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February 26, 2015 10:36 am

The Sri Lankan government issuing a statement yesterday expressed its concern over the developing situation in the Maldives following the arrest of former President of Maldiv...


15% interest rate for senior citizens’ depositors from today (Thursday)

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February 26, 2015 10:02 am

  15% interest rate for senior citizens’ depositors from today (Thursday) The 15% special interest rate for depositor senior citizens is being accepted by all Sri Lankan comme...


SEC should not be involved in promotions-SEC chief

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February 26, 2015 09:53 am

  Sri Lanka’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) should not be involved in marketing and promotions, SEC Chairman Thilak Karunaratne said on Thursday. Speaking at the tr...


Private sector workers demand Rs.2500 wage hike

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February 26, 2015 09:50 am

    Private sector workers mainly from the Free Trade Zone (FTZ) held a protest on Wednesday demanding an increase in wage allowance by Rs.2500 as proposed in the i...


Hockey: Navy grounds Air Force to win Women’s Championship

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February 25, 2015 07:00 pm

Navy Sports Club beat Air Force Sports Club by 3-0 to win the 23rd Women's Hockey Nationals held at the Ministry of Sports Astro Turf last Sunday (22).   At halftime the...


SF seeks to reclaim lost Parliamentary seat

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February 25, 2015 05:42 pm

Democratic Party  leader  Sarath Fonseka filed a petition at the Court of Appeal seeking an order to reclaim his lost seat in Parliament and to revoke the appointment of Parliame...


ICC WC: ICC approves Sri Lanka’s replacement

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February 25, 2015 03:45 pm

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 has approved Upul Tharanga as a replacement player for Je...


Colombo shares close mixed on heavy sell off

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February 25, 2015 03:15 pm

The third trading day of the week on Wednesday saw a stumble in the Colombo equities due to heavy retail investor sell off, analysts said. "This largely stemmed from the policy unc...


Former Transport Director released on bail

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February 25, 2015 02:23 pm

The Fort Magistrate released on bail former Transport Director of the Presidential Secretariat Office (PSO), Keerthi Samarasinghe, today (Feb 25). Mr Samarasinghe was remanded...


Shashi further remanded till March 4

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February 25, 2015 02:19 pm

Wife of former Minister Wimal Weerawansa was remanded further till March 4  by the Colombo Magistrate, this afternoon (Feb 25). The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arr...


Sajin Vass’ COSMOS flying school gets licence extension

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February 25, 2015 01:50 pm

The COSMOS Aviation owned flying school on Wednesday was given an extension of one week for a licence to operate the flying school pending audit by the Civil Aviation Authority (CA...


Puravesi Balaya meeting today

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February 25, 2015 12:18 pm

A meeting organised by the Puravesi Balaya (people power) organisations to assess the progress of the government's 100 programme and its challenges will be held at the Colo...


Disciplinary action against officers over Shashi Weeerawansa's two NICs

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February 25, 2015 09:48 am

The Department of Registration of Persons is to take  disciplinary action against  officers who were involved in forging documents to provide wife of former Minister Wimal Weera...


Soldiers who saved Dutch national to be felicitated

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February 25, 2015 09:36 am

The army soldiers who were involved in rescue operations to save the life of a Dutch National who fell at  World’s End will be felicitated by Army Commander Lieutenant Genera...


Ex- CJ Bandaranayake refrains from accepting returned passport

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February 25, 2015 09:28 am

Former Chief Justice Shirani Badaranayake yesterday politely refused to take back her passport, when Colombo Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya ordered the Courts to release her passport....


Rugby: Fazil Marija to lead Sri Lanka 7s for Borneo

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February 24, 2015 06:00 pm

Kandy SC flyhalf Fazil Marija will continue to lead the Sri Lanka Sevens Rugby team at the forthcoming Borneo Rugby Sevens which will be played in Malaysia this weekend.   ...


CMC puts up signs near safe/certified eateries

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February 24, 2015 04:06 pm

The Colombo Municipal Council has begun erecting small signs in front of canteens which have been deemed safe and have been certified by the CMC. It is reported that several ve...


15% special interest rate to senior citizens cleared for take off

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February 24, 2015 03:48 pm

The 15 per cent special interest to senior citizens as announced in last month’s budget on Tuesday was cleared for take-off by the Finance Ministry and will now be implemented b...


Sri Lankan shares lose ground on Tuesday

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February 24, 2015 03:33 pm

      Colombo shares lost ground on Tuesday, owing to pressure from not-so-good-results posted by listed companies and the fact that corporate taxation matt...


Lankan trade unions protest tomorrow over wage hike issue

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February 24, 2015 03:30 pm

      Private sector employees are set to protest opposite the Katunayaka Free Trade Zone (FTZ) tomorrow demanding a wage hike of Rs.2,500 for eight million workers as propos...




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