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Police signs MoU with Interpol

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November 17, 2015 01:09 pm

An Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  between Sri Lanka Police and the Interpol was signed to facilitate the officers of the Interpol and Lankan Law Enforcing Officers engaged i...


President to submit cabinet paper on key constitutional changes

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November 17, 2015 12:15 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena said today that a cabinet paper on constitutional changes including introducing a new constitution and abolishing the executive ...


Cricket: Jayananda Warnaweera suspended

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November 17, 2015 12:07 pm

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has suspended Jayananda Warnaweera, a former national cricketer and former curator at Galle International Stadium, for a period of two years from cricket...


Schools will close for the third term on Dec 4

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November 17, 2015 11:58 am

The Ministry of Education announced that the third term of the schools’ academic year concludes on December 4. The new academic term of 2016 will commence on January 4....


Persuade Lanka to release Tamil prisoners: Karunanidhi

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November 17, 2015 11:18 am

DMK leader M Karunanidhi on Monday urged Prime Minister Modi to put pressure on the Sri Lankan government to release political prisoners as promised by President Maithripala Sirise...


New members for four commissions appointed

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November 17, 2015 11:09 am

President Maithripala Sirisena granted approval to appointment new members who have been recommended by the Constitutional Council, for four commissions, President media unit said....


Rugby: Dialog Inter-Club League to kick off from next week

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November 17, 2015 06:00 am

Eight teams are set to compete for the Dialog Division ‘A’ Inter-Club Rugby League Tournament for the 2015/2016 season but sans the glamour that it featured during the past cou...


Motorsports: Red Bull Kart Fight returns to Sri Lanka

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November 17, 2015 03:00 am

Back to fuel the passions of Sri Lanka’s petrol heads, the iconic Red Bull Kart Fight returns to Sri Lanka on November 28 and 29 at the at the Kanway Autodrome in Mirigama. &n...


Rowing: Lasses from Musaeus row away for a fine season

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November 17, 2015 12:00 am

Musaeus College marked a perfect finish to their rowing season with morale boosting wins at the Schools Rowing Championship held during the final week of October and first week of ...


Motorsports: CEAT-SLADA Championship Awards next Saturday

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November 16, 2015 09:00 pm

The curtain will come down on another year of adrenaline filled motor racing next Saturday (21) when the superstars of Sri Lanka’s racetracks are honoured at the 2015 CEAT-SLADA ...


Swimming: TTSC Championship 2015 next Saturday

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November 16, 2015 06:00 pm

The 31st Travel Trade Sports Club Swimming Championships 2015 will be held next Saturday (21) at Thurstan College Pool, commencing 1.30pm.   The meet governed by the tec...


Sri Lanka tourism industry in an uproar over shift to BTT from VAT (taxes)

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November 16, 2015 05:02 pm

  Sri Lanka’s inbound tourism operators on Monday joined growing concern over Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake’s proposal to revert to the old Business Turnover Tax, ...


President congratulates Aung San Suu Kyi

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November 16, 2015 04:09 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena congratulated the leader of the National League for Democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi on her historic landslide victory in the elections. He also referr...


Rugby: Royal College Group of 90s Rugby Fiesta next Sunday

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November 16, 2015 03:02 pm

The Royal College Group of '91 will hold their annual Touch Rugby tournament, 'Royal Rugby Fiesta 2015' for the 14th consecutive year at CR and FC grounds next Sunday (22) from 9.3...


Kondaya's brother further remanded

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November 16, 2015 02:39 pm

Minuwangoda Magistrate ordered Saman Jaylath, the brother of Dunesh Priyashantha alias 'Kondaya' to be further remanded when he was produced in court today. He was arrested in ...


Motorsport: Dilantha Malagamuwa looking for his global title

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November 16, 2015 12:00 pm

Sri Lanka’s international motor racing star, Dilantha Malagamuwa, will be aiming for his maiden title at global level at the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo World Championship...


Veteran Editor Rex De Silva Passes Away

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November 16, 2015 10:57 am

Veteran journalist Rex de Silva, the former editor of 'The Sun' and 'Weekend' newspapers passed away early this morning. De Silva was also the editor of the Borneo Bulletin dail...


Fencing: Unichela come on top at 4th National Championship

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November 16, 2015 06:00 am

Unichela Fencing Club clinched the Fencing national overall champions’ title when they came out on top at 3rd National Fencing Championship which was held at the Slimline auditor...


Football: Women’s Football Coaching Course conducted

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November 16, 2015 03:00 am

The Women’s Football Coaching Course conducted by FIFA was held at the Racecourse ground in Colombo during the final week of October.   The course, conducted by Monica...


Table Tennis: Siwrathna and Weerasena best at Western Province Ranking Championship

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November 15, 2015 09:00 pm

Visakhian Nathasha Sadavinee Siwrathna and Dewmith Weerasena of Lyceum International School, Nugegoda were crowned the Most Outstanding Players of the Western Province Ranking Tabl...


Pool: Exotic Holidays emerge TTSC champions

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November 15, 2015 06:00 pm

Rukshan Fuard from Exotic Holidays emerged champions of Travel Trade Pool, as he beat Ackiel M. Jameel in the Cup Championship final at the 2nd Travel Trade Sports Club (TTSC) Pool...


MCA Cricket: DIMO spoils party for MAS Active Trading

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November 15, 2015 03:00 pm

DIMO, the current Division ‘B’ runners-up spoilt the party for the Premier League and Knockout winner, MAS Active Trading from bagging an elusive triple crown.   DIM...


Swimming: Rahula's Himaz, Yoshitha and Damithya emerge champs of Matara

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November 15, 2015 12:00 pm

Himaz Baslin, Yoshitha Dinuk and Damithya Liyanage of Rahula College Matara were adjudged the Under-14, Under-16 and Under-18 champions at the 4th Matara District Age Group Swimmin...


Table Tennis: Krishan and Samadhi take major honours at Junior National Championships

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November 15, 2015 09:00 am

Krishan Wickremaratne from Vidyartha College Kandy and Samadhi Hettiarachchi of Mahamaya Girls School Kandy created the biggest upsets at the Junior National Table Tennis Champions...


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...




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