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Jaffna uni students rally for release of UN report

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February 24, 2015 12:37 pm

Jaffna University students organized a rally today (Feb 24) demanding that the report on the alleged war crimes investigations should not be postponed. The report was due to be ...


Rugby: Kandy beat Army 37-10

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February 24, 2015 12:04 pm

Kandy Sports Club beat Army Sports Club by 37-10 in a second round match of the Dialog League Division ‘A’ Club rugby tournament at Nittawela on Sunday (22).   Kandy...


Australia stayed silent on Lankan abuses

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February 24, 2015 10:19 am

Australia stayed silent about human rights abuses in Sri Lanka in exchange for its cooperation in cracking down on people-smuggling, Colombo’s new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesi...


Lankan found dead in TN

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February 24, 2015 10:14 am

Two persons, including a Sri Lankan Tamil, were found dead under mysterious circumstances near the Uyyakondan river in India yesterday (Feb 23) a report in the Hindu said. On info...


Indo -Lanka fishing talks on hold

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February 24, 2015 10:02 am

Talks between India and Sri Lanka on fishing in the Palk Bay and Palk Strait, which were to be held in Chennai on March 5, have been postponed indefinitely , the Director General o...


Three killed, five injured in accident

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February 24, 2015 10:00 am

At least three people were killed while five others were injured in an accident on the Ratnapura – Colombo main road. This accident occurred at 5.30a.m today (Feb 24) when a lorr...


Current interest rates to remain, Central Bank said

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February 24, 2015 09:27 am

  The Monetary Board of the Central Bank on Tuesday, contrary to expectations from Sri Lanka’s money markets, announced that policy interest rates will remain as it is. ...


Big Match: Thurstan and Isipathana seeking to break hoodoo

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February 23, 2015 08:00 pm

It’s time for big match fever in Sri Lanka.   The first in line is the Thurstan and Isipathana clash scheduled to be played on February 27 and 28 at the SSC ground sta...


Wimal's wife remanded

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February 23, 2015 07:47 pm

Former Minister Wimal Weerawansa's wife Shashi Weerawansa remanded until February 25 by the Kaduwela Magistrate for allegedly submitted fake documents to obtain a diplomatic passpo...


Singaporean FM meets Mangala

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February 23, 2015 07:39 pm

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law of Singapore, K. Shanmugam, who is on a two day visit to Sri Lanka from 23 to 24 February , met with Foreign Affairs Minister ...


Former Maldivian President Nasheed to remain in detention throughout trial

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February 23, 2015 07:27 pm

Police on Monday dragged the Maldives' former president into a court, which ordered his detention throughout his trial over a decision to arrest a senior judge three years ago, Mal...


Wimal denies allegations against his wife

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February 23, 2015 07:23 pm

Ex-Minister Wimal Weerawansa on today (Feb 23) denied allegations  against his wife describing it as a “totally false”. Weerawansa speaking to reporters said false allegati...


Commercial Bank assets up 31.29% to Rs. 795.6 bln in 2014

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February 23, 2015 04:36 pm

    The Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC ended 2014 on a strong note, withstanding challenging conditions in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to post profit before tax of Rs. 15.736 billion...


Swimming: Mt. Lavinia Sea Swim on Feb 28, March 1

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February 23, 2015 04:00 pm

One of the oldest open water swimming competitions in Asia, the Mt. Lavinia Two-Mile Sea Swim will be held for the 78th year on the February 28 and March 1 on the sea waters of Mt....


Central Bank asked to step in to speed up GK depositors’ dues

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February 23, 2015 03:42 pm

      Sri Lanka’s Central Bank will directly intervene in settling deposits of Golden Key depositors under the new government’s 100 day programme., repr...


Colombo shares mixed ahead of Central Bank meeting on interest rates

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February 23, 2015 03:18 pm

Colombo equities were mixed on Monday with analysts saying that investors are anticipating an interest rate hike at today’s Monetary Policy Review by the Central Bank. The res...


New Army Commander assumes office

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February 23, 2015 02:37 pm

The new army commander Lieutenant General Krishantha de Silva was sworn in to his new position today. Lieutenant General Krishantha de Silva was appointed as the new army comma...


New Army commander assumes duties

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February 23, 2015 02:17 pm

Major General Krishantha De Silva has assumed duties as the new Commander of the Sri Lanka Army today morning, army said. Major General A.W.J. Chrishantha De Silva was appointed...


Top Malaysian envoy to ring CSE bell on Thursday

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February 23, 2015 02:15 pm

    Special Envoy of the Malaysian Government Dato’ Seri Utama S. Samy Vellu will participate at the market opening ceremony of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) on Thursday, ...


Wimal goes to CID

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February 23, 2015 01:14 pm

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) recorded a statement from National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader and former Minister Wimal Weerawansa today over a complaint lodged by Kad...


38 injured in Dambulla accident

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February 23, 2015 01:05 pm

Atleast 38 persons admitted to Dambulla hospital following an accident between a bus and two lorries at Digampathaha in Sigiriya, police said. The bus collided head on with the ...


Cricket: Royal-Thomian Past Cricketers’ Dinner on March 11

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February 23, 2015 12:00 pm

The 25th annual Royal-Thomian Past Cricketers’ Dinner will be held on March 11 from 7.30pm at the Atrium Lobby of Cinnamon Grand Colombo.   Past cricketers who have re...


Ranil alleges Australia over ‘price of boats deal’

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February 23, 2015 11:33 am

Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, claims the Australian government’s silence on alleged human rights abuses was the price it paid to secure co-operation from the former Rajap...


Resetting relations with the US, India and China : PM in NY Times interview

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February 23, 2015 11:22 am

In an interview with the New York Times Prime Minister Ranil Wickrememsinghe said  he had managed to help reset relations with the United States, India and China and had only jus...


President pledges to ensure religious freedom in the country

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February 23, 2015 11:22 am

President Maithripala Sirisena assured that as pledged during the Presidential Elections, an environment will be created where all communities can live in peace and harmony. The...


Over 4000 Indian devotees to attend Katchatheevu festival

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February 23, 2015 10:29 am

Over 4000 Indian devotees are expected to attend the annual feast of the St Anthony's Church in Katchatheevu Island this year. The annual St. Antony's Church festival at Katchathe...


Singapore Foreign Affairs Minister to visit SL today

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February 23, 2015 10:25 am

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Law of Singapore K. Shanmugam will be visiting Sri Lanka and India from Feb 23 -26, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. Mr. K. Shanmugam's...


Maldives arrests ex-leader on terrorism charges

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February 23, 2015 10:19 am

(AFP) Police in the Maldives on Sunday (Feb 22) arrested former president Mohamed Nasheed under an anti-terror law for the alleged illegal detention of a judge when he was in power...


Lankan Navy damages our boats: Indian fishermen

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February 23, 2015 09:25 am

Indian fishermen accused  that the Sri Lankan Navy yesteday allegedly damaged 10 boats of fishermen from Tamil Nadu after pelting bottles and stones on them at the highly sensitiv...


Wimal Weerawansa's wife arrested

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February 23, 2015 09:15 am

Former Minister Wimal Weerawansa's wife Shashi Weerawansa was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday evening for allegedly possessing a fake diplomatic p...




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