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Athletics: Past athletes reunite to form NCSLA

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September 10, 2015 09:00 am

A dozen athletic greats of yesteryear met last week at the auditorium of the Director General of the Ministry of Sports, to officially launch the National Champions of Sri Lanka At...


Bridge: Gerry Hidelaratchi elected BFSL president

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September 10, 2015 06:00 am

Gerry Hidelaratchi was elected President of the Bridge Federation of Sri Lanka for the period of 2015/17 at its Annual General Meeting held recently.   Sarath Radalage w...


Cricket: Gymnasiums to be added at International venues

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September 10, 2015 03:00 am

Sri Lanka Cricket in its bid to broadbase the game will be equipping several of their International Stadiums will with gymnasiums.   Speaking about the project SLC’s I...


Cricket: Chandika Haturusinghe tipped to take over Sri Lanka

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September 10, 2015 12:00 am

Former Sri Lanka Shadow Coach Chandika Haturusinghe is likely to join Sri Lanka cricket as its Head Coach before next month’s West Indies inbound tour, according to reliable sour...


SL Finance Minister meets visiting IMF mission

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September 09, 2015 09:36 pm

Sri Lankan Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake met a visiting IMF delegation on Wednesday to discuss the country’s economic state and progress, ministry officials. The mission ...


Women’s Cricket: Sri Lankan women off to the Kiwiland

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September 09, 2015 09:00 pm

In preparation for Sri Lanka women cricketers New Zealand tour Sri Lanka Cricket had selected a pool of twenty players of which the finals team will be picket for the tour. &nbs...


Rifle Shooting: 18 shooting coaches graduate after 24 years

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September 09, 2015 06:00 pm

After 24 years, the Sri Lanka Shooting Sport Federation (SLSSF) was able to qualify 18 local coaches under the Olympic Solidarity Technical Course in shooting sports.   ...


President declares open Air-Force swimming pool complex

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September 09, 2015 04:30 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena declared open the Air-Force Swimming Pool Complex in Ratmalana yesterday, President Media Unit said. The new state-of-the-art facility is 50 metre...


JVP nominates Vijitha Herath to CC

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September 09, 2015 04:28 pm

The Peoples Liberation Front (JVP) parliamentarian Vijath Herath has been nominated to represent the political party in the Constitutional Council (CC)....


Champika and Wijedasa Rajapakshe appointed to Constitutional Council

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September 09, 2015 04:24 pm

Ministers Patali Champika Ranawaka and Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe have been  appointed to the Constitutional Council. Ranawaka was named as the President's representative of the cou...


Lanka express condolences over death of UAE Soldiers in Yemen

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September 09, 2015 03:47 pm

The Government and the people of the Sri Lanka expressed their heartfelt condolences to the Government and the people of the United  Arab Emirates (UAE) over the death of forty-f...


Badminton: Western Province Classics from September 19

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September 09, 2015 03:45 pm

The Western Province Badminton Association’s 17th Classic Badminton Championship will be held on September 19 and 20 and to be continued on October 3 and 4 at the University of M...


New State ministers and Deputy ministers sworn in

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September 09, 2015 03:12 pm

The new State and Deputy Ministers sworn in at the Presidential Secretariat a short while ago. The full list of newly appointed ministers as follows: State Ministers 01 T.B. Ek...


TELO leader to take out march on 'war crimes'

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September 09, 2015 01:57 pm

The Tamil Eelam Liberation Organisation (TELO)’s national organiser and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA)’s member in the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) M.K. Shivajilingam h...


New Secretaries to Ministries appointed

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September 09, 2015 01:12 pm

  Secretary to the President Mr. P. B. Abeykoon announced the appointments of 44 new Secretaries to the Ministries today (Sep. 08) at the Presidential Secretariat. Th...


Two ministers appointed to CC

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September 09, 2015 12:17 pm

Two ministers have been appointed by the President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to the Constitutional Council (CC) today, the President Media Unit s...


Govt releases Gotabaya from floating armory case

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September 09, 2015 11:55 am

In a move which is pregnant with political possibilities,  the Sri Lankan government on Monday told the Colombo Additional Magistrate that it does not want to proceed with the “...


Three more cabinet ministers sworn in

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September 09, 2015 11:47 am

Three more cabinet ministers sworn in today before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat. Faizer Mustapha sworn in as the minister of Provincial Council...


Sarana Gunawardene granted bail

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September 09, 2015 11:28 am

Former Deputy Minister Sarana Gunawardena who was remanded over an alleged assault incident, has been released on bail by Gamphaha District court today. He was released today on tw...


Former US Deputy State Secretary Armitage meets the President

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September 09, 2015 10:43 am

Former United States Deputy Secretary of State Mr. Richard L. Armitage met Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday, President Media Unit...


China congratulates Karu

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September 09, 2015 10:34 am

Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China Zhang Dejiang has congratulated. Karu Jayasuriya on his election as Speaker of the Parliament of Sri L...


Karunanidhi urges Modi not to support reolution on SL

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September 09, 2015 10:29 am

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(DMK) said it opposed any move by the US to bring in a revised resolution in a UN rights body on a probe into alleged rights violations in Sri Lanka, ...


President launches climate change adaption action plan

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September 09, 2015 10:16 am

President Maithripala Sirisena launched the Climate Change Adaption Action Plan in Colombo yesterday, President Media Unit said. The International Summit on Climate Change, Adap...


New secretaries to ministries appointed

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September 09, 2015 10:13 am

Secretary to the President P. B. Abeykoon announced the appointments of 44 new Secretaries to the Ministries yesterday at the Presidential Secretariat. The New Secretaries recei...


Cricket: Tharindu Kaushal to be tested in Chennai

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September 09, 2015 09:00 am

Sri Lanka off-spinner P.H.T. Kaushal, who was reported to the ICC over questions about his bowling action by the match officials during the third Test against India at the Sinhales...


Karate: Harinda Fonseka takes Wado Kai bronze in Japan

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September 09, 2015 07:00 am

Harinda Fonseka won the bronze medal at the World Wado Kai Karate Do Tournament held in Nagoya, Japan.   He won the medal competing in the under84kg Men’s Kumite event...


Athletics: Ishara Sandaruwan sets new Sri Lanka record in pole vault

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September 09, 2015 04:00 am

Ishara Sandaruwan of Sri Lanka Air Force cleared 4.90metres to set a new Sri Lanka record in pole vault record at the Thailand Open Athletics Championship on Monday (7).   ...


Hockey: Trinity, St. Peter’s S. Thomas’ to play in a Sevens tourney

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September 09, 2015 12:00 am

The past hockey players of Trinity College, St. Peter’s College and S. Thomas’ College have rallied together to organize a Seven-a-Side hockey tournament between the three scho...


Rugby: Sri Lanka finish fourth at ARFU 7s Series in China

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September 08, 2015 09:00 pm

Sri Lanka lost to South Korea 7-24 in the third place playoff in the ARFU Asian Sevens Rugby Series held in Beijing, China last weekend.   After beating Kazakhstan 24-12...


U-18 Rugby: Isipathana beat S. Thomas’ to win Milo League

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September 08, 2015 06:00 pm

Isipathana College beat S. Thomas’ College 17-5 to win the Milo Schools Under-18 All-Island Rugby League Championship at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday (6). &nbs...




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