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Fire in Wellawatta

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October 15, 2015 10:59 am

A fire broke out in a three storied  mobile phone shop at Wellawatta junction a short while ago, Fire brigade officials said. At least three persons trapped in third floor and a ...


Lankan migrants use India as springboard to reach Australia: report

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October 15, 2015 10:34 am

Even as migrants from poor and war-torn countries continue their risky journey to European countries for a better life, the data available with the Department of Immigration and Bo...


Nine Indian fishermen remanded

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October 15, 2015 10:32 am

Nine Indian fishermen who were arrested yesterday by Navy remanded until October 28 by the Point Pedro magistrate. The Point Pedro magistrate K. Kanesarajah also ordered police to...


Ranil to visit Singapore today

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October 15, 2015 10:22 am

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will leave for Singapore today  on a two day official tour.He is accompanied by International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrema for this tou...


MR at PCoI

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October 15, 2015 09:41 am

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived at the Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry to probe large scale corruptions to record a statement fraud a short while ago. &n...


Athletics: Susanthika’s Story is neatly penned to a flow

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October 15, 2015 09:00 am

Born on December 17, 1975, Susanthika Jayasinghe’s name is etched proudly in the Sri Lankan history books for her silver medal at the 2000 Olympics held in Sydney, quenching the ...


Cricket: Sri Lanka beat India to win Oxigen Cup

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October 15, 2015 06:00 am

Sri Lanka beat India 3-0 in a One Day International series to win the Oxigen Cricket Cup for the physically challenged national cricket teams, held in India in September.  ...


Cricket: Warnaweera also barred from all local cricket activities

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October 15, 2015 03:00 am

The Jayananda Warnaweera episode reached another phase when it was reported that Sri Lanka Cricket has taken steps to bar the errant former tweaker and cricket official from all ac...


Athletics: Sports Minster Dayasiri pays high tribute to Paralympics athletes

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October 15, 2015 12:00 am

At the presentation of Dialog sponsorship package to the National Paralympics contingent and the Sri Lanka Army Para Games from 2015 to 2017 held at the Sports Ministry Auditorium ...


Waterpolo: Thomians beat Royal to take D.R.L. Hayman Trophy

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October 14, 2015 09:00 pm

The Blues rivals finished the second leg of their annual waterpolo game at 7-all but with an aggregate score of 18-14, S. Thomas’ College beat Royal College comprehensively to cl...


Cricket: Dharmasoka Old Boys win Olcott Memorial tournament

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October 14, 2015 06:00 pm

Dharmasoka College Ambalangoda won the annual Col. Henry Steel Olcott Memorial Cricket Tournament held at the Colts ground in Colombo for the 16th year.   Dharmasoka Amb...


Lankan activists demand release of Tamil detainees

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October 14, 2015 03:49 pm

Relatives and civil rights activists demanded that the Sri Lankan government release hundreds of ethnic Tamils detained without charges for years on suspicion of links to the Tamil...


U-19 Cricket: Sri Lanka names squad for two Youth ODIs

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October 14, 2015 03:14 pm

Sri Lanka Cricket named a squad of 15 players under the captaincy of Richmond College allrounder Charith Asalanka for the first two games of the five-match Youth ODI series against...


A little light administrative duty for Lanka's new hangmen

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October 14, 2015 03:10 pm

(Reuters) - Sri Lanka said on Wednesday it has hired two new executioners to replace the previous hangman, who quit soon after seeing the gallows for the first time, even though ca...


Special Committee to prepare new constitution appointed under the guidance of PM

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October 14, 2015 02:54 pm

A special committee to make recommendations for the preparation of a new constitution for Sri Lanka has been appointed under the guidance of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, P...


Former Indian minister to address Sri Lankan tax forum

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October 14, 2015 01:49 pm

    Palaniappan Chidambaram, a former Indian Minister of Finance and Home Affairs, will be addressing the 20th annual tax oration organized jointly by the Institute...


Pillayan remanded

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October 14, 2015 01:33 pm

The Colombo Chief Magistrate today granted permission to Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to detain and  question former chief minister of the Eastern province Sivanesath...


DNA of Saman Jayalath matches samples found on Seya's body: Court

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October 14, 2015 01:29 pm

The Minuwangoda Magistrate has announced that the DNA of Saman Jayalath, the brother of Kondaya, had matched with the DNA obtained from the crime scene of Seya Sadewmi’s murder. ...


Five Lankan fishermen arrested by Indian coast guard

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October 14, 2015 01:15 pm

Five Sri Lankan fishermen, were apprehended with 700 kilograms of fish by the Indian Coast guard off the Vakalapudi coast, Indian media reports said. The Indian Coast Guard Ship ...


Foreign Employment Bureau saves 400 million in expenditure: Minister

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October 14, 2015 12:44 pm

The Foreign Employment Bureau has saved a sum of more than 400 million rupees within the past nine months, according to the minister of Foreign employment, Thalatha Athukorale. Th...


New traffic plan temporary halted

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October 14, 2015 11:54 am

The new traffic plan implemented from Welikada to Nelumpokuna have been temporary withheld,  police said.These steps have been taken due to the huge traffic congestion of few road...


Lankan fishing vessel seized in India

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October 14, 2015 11:51 am

Marine Police of the Coastal Security Group in Tamil Nadu has seized a Sri Lankan fiberglass boat found ‘abandoned’ in the shallow waters off Vadakadu near Rameshwaran, even as...


Traffic plan in Rajagiriya suspended

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October 14, 2015 11:37 am

The new traffic plan in the Rajagiriya area that was implemented since last Monday, has been suspended, police said. The decision was taken due to the increase of traffic in the...


WI in SL: Sri Lanka elects to bat in Galle Test

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October 14, 2015 11:23 am

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat against West Indies in the first Test match which began at the Galle International Stadium a short while ago today (14).   Allr...


Former Minister K. Velayudam passes away

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October 14, 2015 10:44 am

K. Velayudam, trade unionist-cum-politician and former State Minister for Plantation Industries, died in a private hospital India yesterday. He was 65. The former Minister, a le...


Wele Suda sentenced to death

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October 14, 2015 10:43 am

The Colombo High Court today  sentenced Samantha Kumara alias 'Wele Suda' to death after found guilty of peddling drugs and possessing heroin. The sentence was handed down by Co...


President meets SLPI representatives

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October 14, 2015 09:42 am

A group of representatives of Sri Lanka Press Institute held a special discussion with President Maithripala yesterday at the Presidential Secretariat. Attention was paid on the...


Canada ordered to deport former LTTE member

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October 14, 2015 09:30 am

A member of the Tamil Tigers who was allegedly sent to Toronto to run the Sri Lankan guerrilla group’s Canadian front organization has been ordered deported for terrorism, accord...


Arrests of TN fishermen by Lankan navy: India can’t be a mute spectator, Jayalalithaa tells Modi

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October 14, 2015 09:03 am

Expressing concern over the frequent arrests of Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan navy, Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday said India could not continue to be see...


Cricket: Umpires reluctant to call suspect actions – game in a quandary

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October 14, 2015 09:00 am

Two of Sri Lanka’s leading Schoolboy cricketers who have been included in the twenty man squad for the current Pakistan tour and next years Under 19 World Cup are reportedly havi...




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