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Policy clarity from new SL government is key, says Fitch

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August 19, 2015 02:38 pm

    Greater clarity over economic policy, matters more for than the party composition of Sri Lanka's next government, says Fitch Ratings in a statement issued on W...


Two Airline employees arrested with 37 million worth gold

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August 19, 2015 01:46 pm

Two airlines employees were arrested at the Bandaranaike airport earlier this morning whilst attempting to smuggle gold bars worth 37.50 million, customs officials say. The susp...


Ranil pledges to continue consensual politics   

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August 19, 2015 01:27 pm

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today said that he was inviting all political parties to work together by reaching consensus to continue ‘Good Governance’, We cannot rev...


Ban applauds peaceful polls

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August 19, 2015 01:02 pm

The UN Secretary General has praised the manner in which the parliamentary elections were held in Sri Lanka. A statement said: The Secretary-General applauds the people of Sri ...


Modi congratulates Ranil on success at polls

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August 19, 2015 10:29 am

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday indicated via his official Twitter account that he telephoned Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to congratulate him on his party’s...


US commends commitment to democracy

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August 19, 2015 10:04 am

The United States yesterday commended Sri Lanka's commitment to democracy  as displayed by the peaceful parliamentary elections. Spokesperson for the U.S. State Department, Jo...


Rugby: Kandy SC to represent Sri Lanka at Asian Club League Championship

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August 19, 2015 03:00 am

Kandy Sports Club, the winners of the Sri Lanka’s Inter-Club League and Knockout tournaments this year, will compete at the Asian Rugby Club League Championship which will take p...


MCA Cricket: Asia Asset Finance win Division ‘G’ title

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August 19, 2015 12:00 am

Nimesh Perera and Nimesh Fernando guided Asia Asset Finance to their first MCA Cricket Title, scoring a convincing 27-run win over Brandix Essentials ‘B’, in the fifth Stafford...


Full text of President's special message to the nation at the closing of polls

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August 18, 2015 09:06 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena in a special Message to the Nation at the closing of polls said yesterday was the most peaceful election in the political history of the country. ...


U-20 Rugby: Sri Lanka emerge Asian 7s Cup runner-up

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August 18, 2015 09:00 pm

The Sri Lanka Under-20 Sevens rugby team, under the captaincy of Kevin Dixon, secured the runner-up position at the Asian Under-20 7s Championship, after losing to Hong Kong in the...


General Election 2015- Final Composition of Parliament

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August 18, 2015 08:03 pm

The Elections Department announced the bonus seat  allocations for each political party with regard to the General Election 2015. Bonus seats UNP 13 UPFA 12 JVP 2 ITAK 2...


Junior Cricket: Under-15 Schools tournament reach semi-final stage

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August 18, 2015 06:00 pm

The Schools Under-15 Division I cricket tournament has reached the semi-final stage with St. Sebastian’s, Prince of Wales, Richmond and S. Thomas’ colleges set to clash for a b...


Final District results - Colombo District

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August 18, 2015 03:37 pm

United National Party - 640743 (53.00%) United People's Freedom Alliance - 474063 (39.21%) JVP - 81391 (6.73%)   Seats - UNP - 11 UPFA - 7 JVP 1...


Junior Cricket: Schools Under-17 semis this weekend

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August 18, 2015 03:00 pm

Trinity, Ananda, St. Sebastian’s and Isipathana colleges have reached the semi-final stage of the Schools Under-17 Division I Cricket tournament which will get underway come Frid...


Preferential Votes : Live Update

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August 18, 2015 02:48 pm

Preferential Votes - Polling District - Colombo UNP 1.Ranil Wickremesinghe 556,600 2.Sujeewa Senasinghe 117,049 3.Harsha De Silva 114,147 4.Ravi Karunanayake – 111,399 ...


Exporters chamber congratulates President, Election Commissioner

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August 18, 2015 01:18 pm

      The National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE), on Tuesday congratulated the President and the Elections Commissioner of Elections and his staff for the con...


Indi in SL: Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of remaining two Tests

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August 18, 2015 01:00 pm

Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the remaining two Test matches against Sri Lanka, due to a fracture in his right hand.   Dhawan injured his hand in th...


Final Result General Elections 2015: UNP secures the highest number of seats.

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August 18, 2015 12:27 pm

The final result of the General elections 2015 saw the United National Party (UNP) claiming a total of 5,098,916 (45.66%) votes, while the UPFA has obtained 4,732,664 (42.38%) of t...


Cricket: Ashan Priyanjan to lead Sri Lanka ‘A’ in New Zealand

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August 18, 2015 11:56 am

Sri Lanka Cricket selection committee has named Ashan Priyanjan as the captain of the Sri Lanka ‘A’ team for the tour of New Zealand.   Priyanjan will lead both the ...


Final District Results :ITAK secures Batticaloa

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August 18, 2015 10:08 am

4.30 p.m The ITAK secured the Batticaloa District after obtaining a total of 121, 185 votes and bagging three seats. The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) came in second after...


UNP win Trincomalee District

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August 18, 2015 09:58 am

The United National Party (UNP)  received the highest number of votes in the Trincomalee District with 83,638 (46.36%) while ITAK has come second in with 45,894 (25.44%) votes. ...


UNP heading for victory, stockmarket to reflect positive trends

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August 18, 2015 09:52 am

With the United National Party (UNP) heading for victory with the largest number of seats, though short of a working majority, after Monday’s parliamentary poll, the Colombo sto...


UPFA win Matara district

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August 18, 2015 08:02 am

In the Matara final district results the UPFA received 250,505 votes with 5 seats while the UNP recieved 186,675 votes with 3 seats . ...


UPFA wins in Hambantota district

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August 18, 2015 07:30 am

The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has won in the Hambantota District and managed to secure 4 seats, according to the final district results released a short while ago....


District Results Final

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August 18, 2015 01:02 am

_________________________________________________________ Polonnaruwa District - Final Results The United National Party (UNP)  received the highest number of votes in the P...


Postal Votes Results: Update- Kegalle District- UNP

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August 17, 2015 10:58 pm

5.03 am Kegalle District Postal Votes United National Party (UNP)- 14,472 (48.65%) United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA)-12,963 (43.53%) People's Liberation Front (JV...


General election 2015 most peaceful in country's history : President

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August 17, 2015 10:39 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena, today stated that the General Elections 2015 was the most peaceful in the country’s history. He urged the people to enjoy the results in a calm...


A very peaceful polls in Lankan election history: PAFFREL

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August 17, 2015 09:31 pm

The People's Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL), a local election watchdog said that the general election that took place today was the most peaceful and fair in the rece...


Lanka condoles over loss of lives in Tianjin explosions

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August 17, 2015 08:35 pm

The Sri Lankan government has condoled the loss of lives and injury to the people of the People's Republic of China due to deadly explosions in Tianjin, a statement from Ministry ...


70 percent voter turnout recorded

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August 17, 2015 07:53 pm

With polling for Sri Lanka’s eighth parliamentary elections coming to an end at 4 pm, several parts of the country reported around 70 per cent turnout of voters. Though the po...




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