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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...


Athletics: 3000 athletes to participate at ISAC on February 27, 28 and March 1

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February 23, 2015 08:00 am

The International Schools Athletic Championship (ISAC) will be staged for the 15th consecutive year at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo on February 27, 28 and March 1 with the pa...


ICC WC: Chandimal and Watson -- talents gone off beam

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February 23, 2015 04:00 am

Two bright princes of international cricket – Shane Watson of Australia and Dinesh Chandimal of Sri Lanka -- are battling it out at the World Cup 2015 to save their careers. &...


Football: The sad plight of DCL 2014 champs, Solid SC

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February 23, 2015 12:00 am

Barely after two years upon reaching the top league of domestic football in Sri Lanka, a small club from the North Central Province, with a well-executed plan and above all with gr...


Carrom: Youngsters struggle against experienced players at Grand Slam

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February 22, 2015 08:00 pm

Again the younger set of players gave some anxious moments for the experienced carrom players but since each player had to play seven matches at the Grand Slam Carrom tournament 20...


U-19 Cricket: Great chance for future national players as Bata-ST 2015 sets off

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February 22, 2015 04:00 pm

This year’s Bata-the Sunday Times Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year contest kicked off last Sunday with the first of a series of coupons appearing in our last week’s issue. &n...


Rugby: Fired-up Kandy determined to thwart Soldiers

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February 22, 2015 12:00 pm

Kandy SC, who have in their ranks some very committed and talented foreigners resumed their impressive run to the title by inflicting a 66-27 defeat on the Air Force.   ...


Squash: Ravindu and Naduni win titles at Air Force Open

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February 22, 2015 08:00 am

Top favourites Ravindu Laksiri and Naduni Gunawardane played supremely to win the 10th Air Force Open Squash Championship held at its Squash Complex in Ratmalana.   Both...


Tennis: Portugal’s Machado succeeds for the third time at ITF Men’s Futures

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February 22, 2015 04:00 am

Rui Machado of Portugal succeeded for the third successive time when he clinched the Sri Lanka F3 Men’s Futures tennis tournament with a convincing two sets to nil win over Milja...


ICC WC: Mission Afghan for Angelo and Co. today

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February 22, 2015 01:00 am

Never in the history of Sri Lankan cricket has a win against a minnow in the nature of Afghanistan been so vital.   To gain a foothold in the run-up for the 2015 ICC Wor...


Rugby: Sailors sink CR 44-20

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February 21, 2015 11:26 pm

Navy SC turned in a fine performance in the first half during which time they gained a 27-8 lead and at the end of the game they led 44-20 over CR&FC in a second round Dialog L...


ICC WC: Rain abandons Australia vs Bangladesh clash at Brisbane

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February 21, 2015 01:22 pm

The Pool ‘A’ match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 between Australia and Bangladesh was abandoned without a ball being bowled at Brisbane due to rain.   The match ...


Rugby: Airmen stun Cops at Ratmalana

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February 21, 2015 11:45 am

Air Force Sports Club recorded a stunning 44-22 victory over fancied Police Sports Club in a second round match of the Dialog League Division ‘A’ Club Rugby Tournament played a...


ICC WC: West Indies thrash Pakistan by 150 runs

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February 21, 2015 11:37 am

West Indies thrashed Pakistan by 150 runs in a Pool B match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 played at Christchurch today (21).   Put into bat first West Indies amassed...


Karate: 5th Asian Open Championship on Saturday

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February 20, 2015 05:00 pm

The 5th Asian Open Karate Championship, organised by the Nippon Karate Organisation, will be held on Saturday (21) at the Cultural Centre in Athurugiriya.   The champion...


Dematagoda market opening :Pictures

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February 20, 2015 04:29 pm

The Dematagoda Market which replete with fish and meat stalls as well as fresh produce including vegetables was officially opened yesterday by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesingh...


Colombo shares up on institutional and offshore trades

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February 20, 2015 03:56 pm

Colombo equities gained on Friday, closing the day on a positive note due to index weighted counters closing higher with institutional and offshore entities active in the mark...


New army commander appointed

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February 20, 2015 02:56 pm

Major General A.W.J.C De Silva has been appointed as the 21st Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, effective from February 22,  on the directions of the President Maithripala Sirisena...


Mangala to visit Geneva in March

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February 20, 2015 01:00 pm

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaweera will travel to Geneva to attend the High-Level Segment of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to be held on March 2, Foreign Affairs ...


SL hold discussions with IMF and World Bank on near-term economic outlook

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February 20, 2015 11:59 am

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake recently held discussions with the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde on the economic developments in t...


Govt to present proposed constitutional reforms for public discussion

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February 20, 2015 11:57 am

The government is planning to present the discussion paper on the proposed constitutional reforms for public discussion, Presidential Secretariat said. Presidential adviser on c...




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