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Cricket: MCA Division ‘C’ semi-finalists found

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January 16, 2015 12:00 am

Standard Chartered Bank, Commercial Leasing, Airport & Aviation Services and LB Finance ‘B’ advanced to the semi-finals of the 4th Prestige Automobile sponsored, BMW-Hyunda...


Presidential Advisors appointed

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January 15, 2015 10:03 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena today appointed former senior civil servants Austin Fernando, Tilak Ranaviraja and W. J. S. Karunaratne as Presidential Advisors. Austin Fernando,...


Cricket: Cold Stores to sponsor MCA Division ‘D’ tournament

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January 15, 2015 09:00 pm

The 12th Ceylon Cold Stores PLC sponsored, MCA Division ‘D’ 40-over League Tournament will get underway from January 17 with 23 teams in four groups vying for honors for the El...


Rugby: Zahira Sevens on Sunday

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January 15, 2015 06:00 pm

The Annual Invitational inter-School Rugby Sevens, conducted by Zahira College Group of 60s will be held at the Zahira College ground in Colombo on Sunday (18).   Top ru...


New civilian governor appointed to Northern Province

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January 15, 2015 05:22 pm

The government today appointed a non-military civil servant as the Governor of the Tamil-dominated Northern Province. A prominent Sri Lankan diplomat and former Foreign Secretar...


Rugby: Waratahs to play Kandy SC at Nittawela on Saturday

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January 15, 2015 03:00 pm

A strong team representing the famous Australian New South Wales Waratahs will play a friendly rugby game against current Dialog Division ‘A’ League leaders Kandy SC at Nittawe...


SL in NZ: Dilshan ton steers Sri Lanka to convincing win as hosts level series 1-1

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January 15, 2015 01:44 pm

Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 6 wickets in the second game to level the 7-match ODI series 1-1 at Hamilton a short while ago today (15).   Electing to bat first New Zeal...


Basil resigns from National Organiser post

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January 15, 2015 01:40 pm

Former Minister Basil Rajapaksa has resigned from Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) National Organiser post accepting full responsibility for the defeat of Ex President Mahinda Rajapa...


SL to release all Indian fishermen in custody

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January 15, 2015 12:27 pm

The Sri Lankan government has decided to release all the Indian fishermen who were arrested on charges of illegal poaching in Srilankan waters as a goodwill gesture for the Hindu f...


MR to meet MS for another round of talks

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January 15, 2015 12:08 pm

Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and the president Maithripala Sirisena are set to meet tomorrow for second level of talks of the future of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), party ...


D.M. Swaminathan assumes duties

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January 15, 2015 11:52 am

UNP Parlimentarian D.M. Swaminathan  assumed duties as the Minister of Resettlement, Rehabilitation and Hindu Cultural Affairs. ...


SL in NZ: Kiwis post 248 after electing to bat in 2nd ODI

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January 15, 2015 11:26 am

New Zealand posted 248 after skipper Brendon McCullum smashed 117 off 99 deliveries inclusive of 12 fours and five sixes against Sri Lanka at innings break in the second ODI at Ham...


Pope Francis visits Buddhist temple, sees relics in rare honor

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January 15, 2015 11:07 am

Pope Francis became the second pope to visit a Buddhist temple on Wednesday, changing his schedule at the last minute to pay his respects at the Mahabodhi temple in Maradana, loca...


Holy Father meets MR

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January 15, 2015 10:16 am

Pope Francis met former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Shiranthi Rajapaksa, Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Ayoma Rajapaksa at Apostolic Nunciature in the Vatican embassy, in Colombo, yesterd...


President urges for peace, unity and prosperity among Lankans

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January 15, 2015 09:53 am

President Maithripala Sirisena, in his message to mark the Thai Pongal festival, urged for peace, unity and prosperity among all Sri Lankans. "Thai Pongal festival marks the tra...


Pope leaves for the Philippines

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January 15, 2015 09:37 am

Update: Pope Francis departed the Bandaranayake Airport en route to Manila after a two-day visit, a short while ago. He is due to arrive at the  Philippines, home to Asia's lar...


Death threats for Namal

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January 14, 2015 05:48 pm

The Hambantota parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa has complained to the Tangalle Police that from last night he has been receiving death threats over the phone. Mr Rajapaksa claime...


Mangala complains to CID over coup attempt

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January 14, 2015 05:36 pm

External Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera today lodged a complaint with the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over an alleged coup attempt by the former preisent Mahinda...


Another Deputy Minister sworn in

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January 14, 2015 05:13 pm

United National Party (UNP) Ratnapura District Parliamentarian Dunesh Gankanda has been sworn in as the Deputy Minister of Urban Development, Water Supply & Drainage today. ...


Harin appointed as Uva  Chief Minister

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January 14, 2015 02:11 pm

Uva PC Opposition Leader, Harin Fernando  was sworn in as the Chief Minister of the Uva provincial council a shortwhile ago. Governor of the Uva Province, Nanda Matthew accordi...


Tennis: Athukorale and Dissanayake enter Queen’s Cup Men’s final

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January 14, 2015 02:00 pm

Sankha Athukorale and Sharmal Dissanayake, after two contrasting semi-final clashes, reached the final of Men’s Singles of the Queen’s Open Ranking Tennis Championship 2015 at ...


Chess: Kalutara Chess Festival 2015 International Rating Championship begins

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January 14, 2015 11:48 am

The Kalutara Chess Festival Open International Rating Chess Championship 2015 organised by the Kalutara Chess Club will be held at the National Institute of Health Sciences in Nago...


Special coin issued to mark Pope Francis' visit to Sri Lanka

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January 14, 2015 08:40 am

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has issued a commemorative silver coin with a face value of Rs.500 to mark the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to Sri Lanka. The coin was present...


Pope arrives at Madhu

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January 14, 2015 08:07 am

Update 3.00 pm- The Helicopter carrying the Holy Father, just landed at the newly constructed helipad at the Madhu church grounds. Update : Mass at Galle Face Green concluded a sh...


Police seize small aircraft at Narahenpita

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January 14, 2015 07:38 am

Police yesterday seized a small aircraft hidden in a storage facility at the Narahenpita Economic Centre. The Narahenpita Police discovered the aircraft, following a tip-off ...


Crowds gather for mass at Galle Face

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January 14, 2015 07:27 am

With Pope Francis set to conduct service at the Galle Face Green, the crowds poured in from last evening till the early hours of today for a place from which to see his Holiness. ...


Holy Father's schedule for day one concludes

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January 13, 2015 09:30 pm

After a tedious journey from the Vatican City to Colombo and a series of meetings that followed after, the Holy Father's schedule for today concluded a short while ago. At a med...


Palihakkara, new Northern Governor; seasoned diplomat Dhanapala appointed Presidential Advisor on Foreign Affairs

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January 13, 2015 07:01 pm

    H.M.G.S. Palihakkara, a retired Foreign Secretary and diplomat, has been appointed the new Governor of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, replacing retired army officer, Majo...


Colombo shares fail to sustain momentum on retail profit-taking

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January 13, 2015 02:42 pm

Colombo share market started off on a positive note on Tuesday morning but failed to sustain this momentum at close on the back of retail profit-taking stemmed by the shaky politic...


New Foreign Secretary appointed

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January 13, 2015 02:17 pm

Chithranganie Wagiswara, a senior Foreign Service official has been appointed as the new Foreign Secretary of the External Affairs ministry today. Meanwhile the Minister of Exte...




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