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Netball: Sports Minister instructs SLNA to conduct elections before March 31

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February 06, 2015 06:00 pm

The Minister of Sports, Navin Dissanayake has instructed the Interim Committee of Sri Lanka Netball Association (SLNA) to conduct its elections for 2015/2017 before March 31. &n...


Colombo shares close positive in spite of 'super gain tax' concerns

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February 06, 2015 04:23 pm

The Colombo share market was positive on Friday with analysts saying that the previous Friday’s near 3 per cent fall was an ‘overkill’ and that traders have now factored the ...


Golf: Donald Steel Trophy begins on Saturday

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February 06, 2015 03:00 pm

The 17th Donald Steel Golf Championship organised by the Victoria Golf and Country Resort will be worked off at Victoria Golf Course in Digana, Kandy on Saturday (7) from 7.00am. ...


Special Presidential Task Force on reconciliation

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February 06, 2015 02:12 pm

The Cabinet yesterday approved the setting up of a Special Presidential Task Force on Reconciliation as per a cabinet paper presented by President Maithripala Sirisena, Cabinet Spo...


Student dies while running marathon

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February 06, 2015 01:42 pm

A  student of Bolana Maha Vidyalaya in Ambalantota died this morning while taking part in the school's annual sports meet, local media reported. Reports said the  victim a 15 ye...


Special envoy Liu Jianchao meet with Ranil

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February 06, 2015 01:05 pm

The Special Envoy of the Government of China Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Liu Jianchao, who is on a two-day visit to Sri Lanka,  called on President Maithripala Sirisena...


Govt. to continue with Colombo Port City Project

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February 06, 2015 12:05 pm

The Government has decided to continue with the Chinese-assisted Colombo Port City Project, Cabinet Spokesman and Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratna said yesterday. Speaking ...


Football: Standard Chartered 5s tournament on Saturday

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February 06, 2015 12:00 pm

The International 5-a-side Football Tournament played for the Standard Chartered Trophy – ‘The Road to Anfield’, leveraging on its sponsorship of Liverpool Football Club, wil...


China reiterates continued support to Sri Lanka

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February 06, 2015 10:51 am

The Special Envoy of the Government of China Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Liu Jianchao called on the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera yesterday at the ...


Rejuvenated Colombo traders seen collecting high valued stocks

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February 06, 2015 10:30 am

The Colombo share market started on a positive note on Friday with analysts saying that high valued shares were the order of the day. The core All Share appreciated 0.89 per cent t...


Athletic: SLAA Technical Officials’ certificate presentation today

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February 06, 2015 09:48 am

Sri Lanka Athletic Association (SLAA) will present certificates to Technical Officials who successfully passed the examinations conducted in 2014 at a ceremony to be held at the Na...


Table Tennis: WP Ranking Tournament this weekend

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February 05, 2015 09:00 pm

The Western Province Ranking Table Tennis Championship will be held at Lumbini College Indoor Stadium this weekend.   A total of 317 players submitted their entries for ...


President to visit India

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February 05, 2015 05:10 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to undertake a State visit to India from February 15 -18,  on an invitation extended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Presidential Secr...


Cricket: SLC retains Jeremy Snape for ICC World Cup 2015

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February 05, 2015 05:04 pm

Sri Lanka Cricket announced that the services cricketer turned psychologist, Jeremy Snape, has been retained to help the Sri Lankan team in the run-up to the forthcoming World Cup ...


President meets Kahawatte victim’s family

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February 05, 2015 05:01 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena today  met family members of Mr. Shantha Dodangoda, who was shot to death at Kahawatte on January 5 while preparing the stage for a public meeting f...


SriLankan Airline lossess seen at $130 mln for year ending March 2015

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February 05, 2015 04:42 pm

  SriLankan Airlines is set to accrue losses amounting to approximately US$130 million for the year ending March 2014/15, says the airline's CEO Kapila Chandrasena. The ai...


Draft bill on national drug policy approved by Cabinet

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February 05, 2015 04:01 pm

The draft bill on the national drug policy has been approved by the cabinet of ministers, local media reported. Cabinet spokesperson Minister Rajitha Senaratne quoted by local m...


Colombo bourse recovers from 4-day slump as traders wait and watch

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February 05, 2015 03:32 pm

    Colombo equities recovered on Thursday after a 2-day holiday following the sharp sell-off during the past few trading days, owing to the proposed ‘super gain ...


K N Choksy passes away

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February 05, 2015 01:49 pm

Former Finance Minister and constitutional lawyer President's Counsel K. N. Choksy passed away at the age of 82, family sources said. He held office in Parliament as Cabinet Min...


Protests outside Defence Services College

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February 05, 2015 01:34 pm

Parents of  students at the Defence Services College in Slave Island established under the guidance of former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa today protested in front of the...


Court grants permission for Tissa to attend parliament

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February 05, 2015 12:06 pm

The Colombo Magistrate Court today granted permission for former Health minister Tissa Attanayake to attend parliamentary sittings who had been arrested on Monday by Colombo Crimes...


KP's passport impounded

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February 05, 2015 11:44 am

The Court of Appeal has issued an order today, preventing former Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) international leader Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP, leaving the country. ...


Water supply affected in several areas

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February 05, 2015 11:42 am

Owing to a breakage in a main pipe line supplying water from the Ambathale water purification plant to Colombo, the supply of water is to be disrupted in several areas today, lo...


New DG for Bribery Commission

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February 05, 2015 11:38 am

Additional Solicitor General, President’s Counsel Dilrukshi Wickramasinghe has been appointed as the new Director General of the Commission to Investigate allegations of Bribery ...


Sri Lankan peace keeping troops in Haiti receive commendation from UN

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February 05, 2015 11:33 am

Sri Lankan troops serving in United Nations peace keeping duties in Haiti have been recognized by the UN for their exclusive contribution, the Army said. The 20th Sri Lankan UN ...


Sri Lankan President reaffirms commitment to ties with China

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February 05, 2015 10:07 am

President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday pledged to continue strong ties with China. In a message to mark the Chinese New Year, President Sirisena noted the importance of Chi...


US May Seek Postponement of UNHRC Resolution Against Lanka

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February 05, 2015 09:58 am

Keeping in view the delicate political situation in Sri Lanka, the United States may ask the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to postpone the taking up of a resolution against that ...


Poll : Have your say on the CJ saga

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February 04, 2015 05:22 pm

Do you agree with the manner in which Mohan Peiris was removed as CJ and Shirani Bandaranaike reinstated? Vote below and leave your comments at the bottom of the page. Comments ma...


Sisira Senaratne passes away

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February 04, 2015 02:50 pm

Veteran musician Sisira Senaratne has passed away today at Colombo National Hospital. He was 80 at the time of his demise, family sources said. As a noted singer in 1960s he als...


There is a lot of work to be done: Nisha Biswal

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February 04, 2015 01:56 pm

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal who was here on a two day state visit said that the United States’ willingness to work with the...






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