Pakistan PM for strong economic ties with SL

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May 06, 2015 03:14 pm

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif  said that Pakistan's economic ties and trade linkages with Sri Lanka must be further strengthened for the benefit of their people. The prime minist...

Four teams to be appointed to missing persons' commission for investigations

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May 06, 2015 03:07 pm

Four teams will be appointed to the Presidential Commission Investigating Cases of Missing Persons (PCICMP) to conduct investigations into future deliberations, Government informat...

We will take all necessary measures to ensure national security: President

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May 06, 2015 01:37 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena emphasizes that all necessary measures to ensure national security are being taken. He added that a series of steps were taken during last three mont...

Maithri-Mahinda meeting on SLFP matters

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May 06, 2015 01:09 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena and former president Mahinda Rajapaksa scheduled to meet today will only discuss matters related to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) matters and no...

Johnston re-remanded

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May 06, 2015 01:00 pm

Former minister Johnston Fernando further remanded till May 11, after being produced before the Kurunegala Magistrate's court today. He was charged in a financial fraud that too...

UK parliamentry candidate suspended for threatening Lankan

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May 06, 2015 11:30 am

A UK parliamentary candidate has been suspended after saying he would shoot his Tory rival if he ever became prime minister. In an expletive-laden rant, Robert Blay said the Con...

Lankan shot dead in US

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May 06, 2015 11:12 am

The US police have made an arrest in the April 28 fatal shooting of a convenience store owner, Metthananda Kuruppu, a 52-year-old native of Sri Lanka. Officers have named Chandl...

Colombo shares shows early gains amidst projections of single digit inflation

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May 06, 2015 10:18 am

Colombo stock market showed some early gains on Wednesday on the back of Central Bank's (CB) stamp on Sri Lanka expecting to maintain single digit inflation until end 2015, analyst...

Johnston Fernando produced at Kurunegala Magistrate

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May 06, 2015 10:13 am

Former Minister of Cooperatives and Internal Trade Johnston Fernando was produced before the Kurunegala Magistrate Courts a short while ago. He was arrested by the  police Fina...

SC case against Central Bank Governor postponed to May 13

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May 05, 2015 08:15 pm

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday postponed till May 13 further hearing in the Fundamental Rights (FR) petition seeking an independent inquiry into the controversia...

Johnston Fernando arrested

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May 05, 2015 03:31 pm

Former Trade Minister Johnston Fernando has been arrested by Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division over alleged financial corruption at Sathosa during the previous governm...

Distribution of voters’ lists from next month

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May 05, 2015 02:37 pm

The Elections Commissioner’s Office says that the distribution of forms related to the voters’ lists. It mentioned that the distribution of these lists will be undertaken by th...

SL Forces relief team assists more than 1500 persons in Nepal

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May 05, 2015 01:59 pm

The Sri Lanka Tri-Forces personnel dispatched to assist the earthquake relief efforts in Nepal have so far provided medical assistance to over 1,500 badly injured persons, Prime mi...

Basil re- remanded

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May 05, 2015 01:30 pm

Former Econamic Affairs minister Basil Rajapaksa and three others who have worked under his ministry during the previous government were further remanded till May 7 by the Kaduwela...

Colombo shares show midday gains at start of 4-day week

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May 05, 2015 12:58 pm

Colombo stock market showed positive returns on Tuesday at the start of a 4-day short week reflecting an optimistic market sentiment, analysts said. The market was closed on Monda...

Supreme Court decides against Attanayake expulsion

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May 05, 2015 12:32 pm

Supreme Court today (May 5) said that the due process was not followed in expelling Former Minister of Health Tissa Attanayake from the United National Party. This determinatio...

Sri Lanka should have a new constitution : Jayampathy

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May 05, 2015 12:23 pm

Jayampathy Wickramaratne, the leader of a three-member team that prepared the 19th Constitutional Amendment in Sri Lanka, speaking to the Hindu  called for a new Constitution whi...

Basil brought to Kaduwela Magistrate

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May 05, 2015 10:31 am

Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa was brought to the Kaduwela Magistrate's Court this morning. Rajapaksa was arrested by police Financial Crimes Investigation...

Documentary on pro-Tamil SL journalist screened

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May 05, 2015 09:53 am

Taraki, a documentary on the travails of a pro-Tamil Sri Lankan journalist who was abducted and later found dead in the vicinity of the Sri Lankan parliament a decade ago, was scre...

Rugby: Skipper Marija woes lack of 15’s exposure as Sri Lanka gears up for A5N

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May 04, 2015 06:00 pm

Sri Lanka is set to see eye-to-eye with the big-made players of the Kazakhstan rugby team on Wednesday in Manila, Philippines in the opening game of the ARFU Asian5Nations Division...

Cricket: Sports Minister to meet former ex-co on May 12

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May 04, 2015 03:00 pm

Sports Minister Naveen Dissanayake will meet the now dismissed Sri Lanka Cricket executive committee on May 12 at 2.00pm at the Sports Ministry to hear its side of the story, SLC...

Cricket: Disappointed Vaas feels belittled

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May 04, 2015 12:00 pm

Chaminda Vaas, Sri Lanka’s best exponent of the new ball all time, feels that he has bid adieu to his association with the game in his motherland.   Vaas said: “I me...

Bishop of Mannar in ICU

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May 04, 2015 11:04 am

Rev. Dr. Rayappu Joseph, Bishop of the Mannar Diocese who came to Colombo on Saturday to meet US Secretary of State John Kerry was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital Intensi...

Amnesty for prisoners

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May 04, 2015 10:29 am

A group of 1,400 prisoners were given general amnesty to mark Vesak, the Department of Prisons was quoted as saying. Steps were taken to release prisoners serving sentences for...

Kerry wants justice for SL’s war-hit Tamils

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May 04, 2015 09:52 am

US Secretary of State John Kerry ended a visit to Sri Lanka on Sunday after pledging support for minority Tamils following decades of ethnic war, TNA lawmaker Suresh Premachandran ...

Netball: SLNA comes under formidable Yasa Ramachandra

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May 04, 2015 09:00 am

Former netball queen and Sri Lanka netball captain turned coach Yasa Ramachandra took reins of the Sri Lanka Netball Association (SLNA) last Wednesday with the main objective of un...

Bowling: Double win for Luxe Asia at TTSC Championships

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May 04, 2015 06:00 am

Luxe Asia scored a double, clinching the first two places at the 14th Travel Trade Sports Club Bowling Championships 2015, sponsored by Amaya Resorts and Spas for the fourth succes...

Rifle Shooting: Suranga hitting the bull’s eye

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May 04, 2015 03:00 am

Following the footsteps of his father, Suranga Fernando an old Cambrian is going great guns in the sports discipline of Pistol Shooting.   Suranga’s father, Manjula Fe...

Motor Racing: Indika, Isuru victorious at Nuwara Eliya 4x4 Lake Cross

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May 04, 2015 12:00 am

The Nuwara Eliya 4x4 Lake Cross organized by the Four Wheel Drive Club (FWDC) in association with Nuwara Eliya Motor Racing Club (NEMRC) was worked off at the dual purpose NEM trac...

Carrom: MLH wins the 3rd Inter-Hotel Tournament 2015

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May 03, 2015 09:00 pm

The Carrom team of Mount Lavinia Hotel emerged Champions at the 3rd Inter-hotel Carrom Championship held on 21st April 2015.   The team secured the coveted awards winnin...

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