New taxes Lankan telcos negative for the industry, Fitch says

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March 03, 2015 12:52 pm

  Sri Lankan telcos will pay one of the highest taxes among Asia-Pacific telcos as a percentage of revenue if the new budget proposals are enforced, a rating agency said on...

Sajin no longer on COMOS board, Ratmalana more civil

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March 03, 2015 12:32 pm

  Sri Lanka’s Aviation, Ports and Shipping Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said today that former Monitoring MP Sajin Vaas Gunawardena was no longer a director on the board of ...

BBS General Secretary keeps away from court owing to health reasons

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March 03, 2015 10:21 am

Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera cited health reasons for not appearing in courts  before the Colombo Fort Magistrate yesterday. The BBS General S...

CHOGM Secretariat to be closed

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March 03, 2015 10:05 am

The government is to close the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) Secretariat in operation at the BMICH on a rent basis, local media reported. Deputy Foreign Mini...

Right to Information bill to be presented in Parliament on March 20

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March 03, 2015 09:56 am

TheRight to Information bill is to be ready by March 20 to be presented in Parliament, a member of the working committee preparing the Bill, K. W. Janaranjana said. He was addre...

‘Finance Minister cheats elders’ in 15 % interest rate fiasco, says senior citizens

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March 03, 2015 09:48 am

Anger and concern over the about-turn by the Sri Lankan Government in the eligibility criteria in 15 per cent interest for senior citizens is growing, bankers and senior residents ...

Sri Lanka asks international community to support new government

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March 02, 2015 09:16 pm

Sri Lanka  today asked the United Nations and the international community have faith in its new government and for its support  to succeed. Addressing a high-level segment of ...

Court of Appeal rejects Shasheendra Rajapaksa's writ petition

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March 02, 2015 08:57 pm

The Court of Appeal rejected a writ petition that had been filed by former Uva Province Chief Minister, Shasheendra Rajapaksa, challenging the take over of his position by Harin ...

Full face helmets to be banned

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March 02, 2015 08:39 pm

Wearing full-face helmets by motorcyclists is to be banned from March 21, Police Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said. Previously the police banned the use of full-face helmets ...

Lanka scraps licences for foreign mining firms

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March 02, 2015 01:28 pm

COLOMBO AFP: Sri Lanka’s new president has cancelled mining licences issued by the previous government to 16 foreign companies to search for blue sapphires and other gems, his of...

ICC WC: Prof Arjuna de Silva to deliver keynote speech at WCSMC

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March 02, 2015 12:00 pm

Professor Arjuna de Silva, the Chairman of Sri Lanka Anti Doping Agency (SLADA) has been invited to deliver the keynote speech at the World Congress of Science and Medicine in Cric...

Commission on missing person to commence hearings in Trinco

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March 02, 2015 11:57 am

The Presidential Commission to investigate  complaints regarding missing persons is set to commence its hearings at  in Trincomalee today,  (March 2), local media reported. ...

Aviation Minister Arjuna takes on Sajin's COSMOS tomorrow

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March 02, 2015 11:50 am

Aviation Ports and Shipping Minister Arjuna Ranatunga will be visiting the Ratmalana airport tomorrow with a view to inspecting the runway and hangar areas and discuss with authori...

Confusion, anger over restrictions in 15 % deposit rate eligibility to senior citizens

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March 02, 2015 11:31 am

  Confusion once again prevailed on Monday when senior citizens called at commercial banks to make use of the 15 per cent interest on deposits not exceeding Rs. 1 million and wer...

No longer a believe in astrology : MR

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March 02, 2015 11:22 am

In an interview with a Pakistani journalist former President Rajapaksa remarked that he no longer believed in astrology. Read the full story which appeared in Pakistan's Dawn n...

Golf: Over 200 golfers at Independence Day Cup RCGC Tournament

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March 02, 2015 08:00 am

Over 200 golfers participated at the Sri Lanka Independence Day Cup Golf Tournament held at the Royal Colombo Golf Club on January 31.   The tournament was organised by ...

Chess: International Women’s Open from March 3 to 9 at Public Library

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March 02, 2015 04:00 am

The Paul Morphy Chess Club (PMCC), one of the premier chess clubs of Sri Lanka, under the guidance of Chess Federation of Sri Lanka, will organise the first-ever International Wome...

ICC WC: GABBA’s convict drain beat Marcia’s rain

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March 02, 2015 12:00 am

Even in the midst of cyclone Marcia, the World Cup tie between Australia and Bangladesh was nearly played at the GABBA, Queensland, last Saturday, thanks to an old convict drain. ...

MCA Cricket: Division ‘E’ kicks off from Thursday

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March 01, 2015 08:00 pm

The Division ‘E’ 30-over League Cricket Tournament conducted by the Mercantile Cricket Association (MCA) for the David Pieris Group of Companies Challenge Trophy will get under...

Cricket: Melbourne felicitates World T20 champions

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March 01, 2015 04:00 pm

The Victoria Cricket Foundation -- the SLC representative in Melbourne is now headed by David Cruse replacing its longtime head Dr. Quintus de Silva.   This was revealed...

U-19 Cricket: Competition kicks off with eight contenders going beyond 500 mark

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March 01, 2015 12:00 pm

The 36th Bata-the Sunday Times Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year 2015 contest, which kicked off on February 15, has made sturdy progress within a matter of a week. &n...

Cricket: Is the ICC controlled by money and influence?

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March 01, 2015 09:00 am

Sri Lanka’s aspirations to win the 2015 World Cup is being tested to the utmost by the ICC scheduling which has given them the hardest possible route to glory and fans here quest...

Big Match: Battle of the Blues Old Boys’ game on Sunday

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March 01, 2015 06:00 am

The prelude to the traditional Big Match between Royal and S. Thomas' Colleges will be staged at the SSC ground on Sunday (1) between the old boys of both schools.   The...

ICC WC: Lankans ready for the England challenge on Sunday

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March 01, 2015 03:00 am

Notwithstanding the impressive win on Thursday over Bangladesh, the Lankans go in today to face the tentative Englishmen a bit weary.   The day after the match the Lanka...

Big Match: Isipathana vs Thurstan encounter ends in draw

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March 01, 2015 12:10 am

The 52nd Battle of the Brothers big match encounter between traditional rivals Thurstan and Isipathana fizzled out to a tame draw at the SSC ground on Saturday (28).   T...

Table Tennis: All-Island Open Ranking tournament at Lumbini Court

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February 27, 2015 08:00 pm

Over 600 players are expected to compete at the All-Island Open Ranking Table Tennis Tournament 2015 which will be held at the Lumbini College Courts from Saturday (28) to Monday (...

Fonseka's Parliamentary seat - respondents issued notice

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February 27, 2015 06:44 pm

The Court of Appeal issued notice on  respondents to the writ petition filed by General Sarath Fonseka referring to the restoration of his parliamentary seat, the court date has ...

Sports Minister to take stern action against Association Heads who skipped Sports Association Meeting

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February 27, 2015 04:44 pm

Minister of Tourism and Sports Navin Dissanayake said that stern action will be taken against Heads of Sports Associations who did not attend the meeting between the Minister of Sp...

BMICH to pay Dr Samanmali Rs 180million in compensation

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February 27, 2015 04:20 pm

The Colombo Chief Magistrate  ordered the management of the BMICH to pay Rs. 180 million in compensation to young Dr. Samitha Samanmali who was paralyzed following the collapse...

Colombo shares down

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February 27, 2015 03:53 pm

      Colombo equities didn’t sustain the momentum on Friday, reflecting mixed investor sentiment due to the changes in the policies taking place in the c...

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