General: St. Thomas' College Matale holds Colours Night

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November 15, 2015 06:00 am

Tilina P. Welagedara was crowned as the most outstanding sportsman of the year 2015 for his excellent performance in hockey, at the 'Colours Night of St. Thomas' College Matale hel...

Motorsports: Gunawardena brothers enters Asia Cup Road Race final

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November 15, 2015 03:00 am

Brothers, Aaron and Jaden Gunawardena, reached the final round of the Asia Cup Road Racing event in Taiwan.   Aaron (12) and Jaden (13) kept the Sri Lankan flag flying h...

Karate: Shihan Lokukaluge appointed Sri Lanka coach

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November 15, 2015 12:00 am

Shihan Lokukaluge has been appointed as the national coach for the Sri Lanka Karate Do Association.   He is a grade 7 black belt karateka who has been entrusted with the...

Cricket: Warne’s Warriors beat Sachin’s Blasters to take 2-0 lead with a match to go

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November 14, 2015 10:00 pm

Shane Warne's Warriors walloped Sachin Tendulkar's Blasters by 57 runs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match Cricket All Stars Series.   Tendulkar's decisi...

Islamic State claims Paris attacks that killed 127

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November 14, 2015 09:47 pm

REUTERS Islamic State claimed responsibility on Saturday for a coordinated assault by gunmen and bombers that killed 127 people at locations across Paris, which President Francois ...

President Maithripala condoles over Paris attack, urges international community to unite against terrorism

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November 14, 2015 09:44 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena conveyed his condolences in a message to President of France François Hollande,  on the terrorist attacks that occurred in Paris. The text of t...

No Sri Lankans affected by Paris attack, numbers to call for assistance

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November 14, 2015 09:32 pm

Officials in the Sri Lanka Embassy in Paris are in touch with the relevant authorities to enquire if there are any Sri Lankan nationals that have been affected. As of now, there...

Athletics: 5 new records set on second day of National Youth Sports Festival

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November 14, 2015 08:33 pm

Five new meet records were established on the second day of the 27th National Youth Sports Festival 2015 at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium in Diyagama on Saturday (14).   ...

Cricket: Lack of a solid first class tournament is a huge drawback says Lankan coach

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November 14, 2015 12:00 am

Though it was psychologically encouraging, the win against the West Indies could not be taken as the yardstick of balance in international cricketing strength, according to SLC’s...

126 Indian fishermen released by Lanka; repatriated by Indian Coast Guard

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November 13, 2015 09:51 pm

As many as 126 Indian fishermen, arrested on the charge of poaching in Sri Lankan waters, were on Friday repatriated by the Indian Coast Guard after being released by the neighbour...

Scientists claim space debris did not fall into the sea

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November 13, 2015 08:49 pm

The space debris WT1190F which was expected to make a landfall in the Southern Coast has exploded in space, the government news portal reported. The Planetarium said t...

26th death anniversary of Wijeweera marked

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November 13, 2015 08:13 pm

The 26th death anniversary of founding leader of the JVP Rohana Wijeweera was  commemorated by the party. The JVP held a gathering at the Vihara Maha Devi Open Air Theatre wit...

Reduction in fees of Indian e-Tourist Visas

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November 13, 2015 05:52 pm

The High Commission of India has announced a reduction in visa fees for Sri Lankan nationals applying for e-Tourist Visa (e-TV), which was introduced from 14 April 2015. The new...

Lankan boat found in sea at Nagayalanka

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November 13, 2015 05:46 pm

An abandoned mechanised boat was found in Bay of Bengal close to coast in Nagayalanka mandal in Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh, India. Fishermen who observed the boat floating ...

Tourism stalwarts urge Govt to drop plans to scrap VAT

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November 13, 2015 05:30 pm

  Tourism industry stalwarts appointed to the ministry’s advisory board urged that state plans to reintroduce taxes like Business Turnover Tax (BTT) in place of Value Added T...

Planetarium in Tangalle to observe space debris

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November 13, 2015 04:52 pm

The planetarium has set up camp in Tangalle and made arrangements to observe the debris of the rocket which is expected to re-enter the atmosphere and fall into the sea 62 miles of...

Lanka on UNESCO Executive Board

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November 13, 2015 04:50 pm

Sri Lanka was elected to the Executive Board of the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) for the period 2015-2019 receiving 149 votes at the 38...

SLIC MD Bangsa Jayah refuses to quit for third day running

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November 13, 2015 04:04 pm

SLIC MD Bangsa Jayah refuses to quit   The state-owned Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation Ltd’s (SLIC) former 'Managing Director (MD) T. M. R. Bangsa Jayah refused to qui...

KP has no criminal record in SL: Govt tells court

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November 13, 2015 03:37 pm

Top LTTE leader Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP, wanted in India in connection with the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, has no criminal record in Sri Lanka or li...

President invites Lankan expat intellectuals to work for the country

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November 13, 2015 03:34 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena said that it is time to utilize the knowledge and technical knowhow of Sri Lankan intellectuals who work abroad, to develop knowledge of the people a...

Maithri renews call to end Executive Presidency

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November 13, 2015 03:29 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday renewed his call for abolishing the system of Executive Presidency, which came into existence in 1978. He was addressing a gathering i...

Lankan woman deemed security threat released in Australia

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November 13, 2015 03:26 pm

Ranjini, the Sri Lankan mother of three who has spent more than three years in detention after being deemed a national security threat by the Australian Security Intelligence Organ...

Court summons for Rajapaksa and six others

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November 13, 2015 01:15 pm

The Commercial High Court today issued notice on former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and six others to appear in court on March 10, 2016, on the case regarding the default of payme...

$450 mln from Swiss Bank account holders deposited in local banks

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November 13, 2015 11:46 am

    Sri Lankan banks have received US$450 million in deposits from Sri Lankans and foreigners holding Swiss Bank account holders after the Government invited them to re-r...

Hartal in North and East

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November 13, 2015 10:49 am

The normalcy in the Northern and Eastern provinces were crippled as a hartal launched today demanding the release of detainees held under the terrorism charges for a long time with...

Acting Chief Justice takes oaths

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November 12, 2015 11:46 pm

Senior Supreme Court Judge, Justice Priyasad Dep took oaths as the Acting Chief Justice before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today, President Media...

Final rites of Ven Sobitha Thera conclude, President vows to abolish Executive Presidency

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November 12, 2015 08:43 pm

Amidst a large gathering Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera’s cremation ceremony concluded a short while ago at Parliament Grounds in Battaramulla.   The government chose t...

Motorsports: Junaid and Chandrasoma win Mahindra-MRA Rally

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November 12, 2015 03:00 pm

Leading rally drivers Shafraz Junaid and Sam Chandrasoma became joint winners of the Mahindra-MRA Rally 2015 in a unique manner with six debit points each when the motor rally in C...

Former President Rajapaksa's birthday to be marked by religious activities

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November 12, 2015 12:54 pm

The 70th birthday celebrations of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be held on November 18 at 4.00 p.m. at the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi with religious activities, MEP Leader and M...

Former coordinating secretary Champika Karunaratne further remanded

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November 12, 2015 12:36 pm

  Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's Coordinating Secretary Champika Karunaratne who was arrested on charges of misappropriating public funds, was yesterday further r...

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