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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...


Sampoor power projec to get green nod soon

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October 14, 2015 09:00 am

Decks will be cleared soon for the take off of the 500-megawatt (MW) Sampoor thermal power project, a joint venture involving Sri Lanka and India, with the Central Environmental Au...


Cricket: Lionel Mendis devoted his entire life for cause of cricket

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October 14, 2015 06:00 am

Lionel Mendis, a renowned cricket coach of Sri Lanka passed away at the ripe age of 80 on Friday (9).   A cricketer and a coach of the highest caliber Lionel Mendis was ...


Volleyball: Brandix Minuwangoda, MAS Casualine win Mercantile titles

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October 14, 2015 03:00 am

Brandix Intimate Apparel, Minuwangoda and MAS Casualline emerged champions in the Super League of Men and Women respectively at the 4th Mercantile Volleyball Championship 2015 conc...


Rugby: Sri Lanka wins third slot at ARFU 7s Colombo leg

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October 14, 2015 12:00 am

Sri Lanka secured the third place at the ARFU Rugby 7s third leg after defeating Malaysia 45-12 in the third place playoff played at the Race Course International Stadium in Reid A...


Tennis: Adithya wins ITF Girls’ Singles championship

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October 13, 2015 09:00 pm

Adithya Karunaratne won the Girls Singles of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Under-18 Tournament played at the Sri Lanka Tennis Association (SLTA) courts in Colombo on Su...


Athletics: Roshan and Rumeshika emerge best athletes at Schools Games

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October 13, 2015 06:00 pm

Roshan Ranatunga and Rumeshika Ratnayake became the best athletes in the boys’ and girls’ categories respectively at the Athletics Championship of the All-Island School Games c...


Weightlifting: Ransilu wins gold in Singapore

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October 13, 2015 04:00 pm

Weightlifter Ransilu Jayatillake won a gold medal in the 120 kilogram weight category at the Singapore Invitational National Powerlifting Championship held in Singapore.   ...


New bishop of Jaffna appointed by Pope

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October 13, 2015 03:50 pm

Pope Francis has appointed Monsignor Justin Bernard Gnanapragasam as the new bishop to the Diocese of Jaffna, Vatican Radio announced. Gnanapragasam, the Vicar General of the di...


President to appoint national level trade union advisory committee

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October 13, 2015 02:16 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena has given his consent to appoint a national level Trade Union Advisory Committee under his supervision. The Committee will be headed by the Secretary...


Cricket: Rangana Herath likely to retire after 2016 Twenty20 World Cup

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October 13, 2015 02:00 pm

Rangana Herath, the current Sri Lankan left-arm spinner is likely to call time on his career after the 2016 World T20 in India.   Herath, who is nearing 38 years of age,...


Public bus drivers to be issued special licenses

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October 13, 2015 01:23 pm

The Ministry of Transport has decided to issue special licenses to the public bus drivers.The decision had come about following the directive of the Minister of Transport Nimal Sir...


Ban on full face helmets extended

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October 13, 2015 01:19 pm

The Court of Appeal today extended the interim order issued on banning the use of full-face helmets till November 2. The court extended the stay order when the two diffrent writ pe...


Table Tennis: Udaya and Harshani win All-Island Junior championship

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October 13, 2015 12:09 pm

Young prodigy Udaya Ranasinghe and Harshani Devmilla won the Boy’s and Girls’ championships respectively at the All-Island Junior Table Tennis Tournament held at the Kegalu Vid...


U.S. underwater demining assistance improves safety

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October 13, 2015 12:06 pm

The U.S. Navy recently concluded a two-week training session in Trincomalee to equip and support Sri Lanka’s underwater demining efforts. Working with scan sonars and robots dona...


BBS chief surrenders to courts

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October 13, 2015 11:45 am

General Secretary of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Galagodaaththe Gnanasara thero surrendered to Fort Magistrate's court a short while ago after a arrest warrant issued yesterday by the c...


Lankan Navy arrests 24 fishermen

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October 13, 2015 11:26 am

The Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday arrested 24 Indian fishermen and seized four boats near Gulf of Mannar. The Indian National Fish workers Forum (NFF) had earlier appealed to Union...


Third India-Sri Lanka joint training exercise culminates

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October 13, 2015 11:23 am

The third Indo-Lanka Joint Training Exercise ‘Mitra Shakti’ focusing on counter- terrorism and insurgency operations culminated in India. The 14-day joint training included ...


NPC demands for "Tamil Political prisoners" release

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October 13, 2015 10:30 am

The ruling party members of the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) have started a protest demanding the immediate release of whom they call “ Tamil political prisoners” who are ...


Acting Chief Justice takes oaths

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October 13, 2015 09:37 am

Senior Supreme Court Judge, Justice Eva Wansundera took oaths as the Acting Chief Justice before President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday, President Media Unit said. Justice Wan...


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

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October 13, 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...


Heads roll at Sri Lanka Tourism

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October 12, 2015 04:01 pm

  Tourism Minister John Amaratunga on Monday called for the resignation of the heads and boards of Sri Lanka Tourism. They are Chairmen of the Sri Lanka Tourism Developm...


17-year-old Kotadeniyawa schoolboy arrives at Human Rights Commission

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October 12, 2015 03:27 pm

The 17-year-old schoolboy, who was arrested over the murder of a girl in Kotadeniyawa, arrived at the Human Rights Commission today to attend a hearing of the petition filed by All...


Police disperse crowds in Hambantota

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October 12, 2015 02:59 pm

Protesters who were blocking the Tissa-Kataragama Road at Pallemalala Junction in Hambantota were dispersed by police a short while ago. The locals had gathered at the junctio...


LAUGFS acquires Bangladeshi LPG Company

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October 12, 2015 11:27 am

  LAUGFS Gas PLC, said to be one of the most aggressively growing Sri Lankan energy company, has acquired one of the largest LPG downstream companies in Bangladesh, the local f...


Delhi joins Sri Lanka probe into ‘sexual favours’ for houses

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October 12, 2015 11:22 am

The Indian High Commission in Colombo and the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) have launched a joint investigation into a complaint by a war-displaced widow against a Red Cross ...


Pillayan arrested by CID in connection with Pararajasingham Assassination

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October 12, 2015 11:18 am

Sri Lanka's police Sunday arrested a regional politician linked to former president Mahinda Rajapakse over the 2005 assassination of a Tamil lawmaker highly critical of his adminis...


Arrest warrant issued on Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera

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October 12, 2015 11:08 am

Colombo Fort Magistrate has issued an arrest warrant for Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera today following his absence in a court case. The cases pe...


Heavy congestion on roads as new traffic plan is implemented

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October 12, 2015 10:43 am

Heavy traffic has been reported this morning following the introduction of a new traffic plan in Rajagiriya. Police said it has been taking immediate measures to ease up the si...


Navy arrests 19 Indian fishermen

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October 10, 2015 01:36 pm

Nineteen fishermen from the Nagapattinam district were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on charges of violating the International Maritime Boundary Line on Saturday morning, Fisheri...




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