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Colombo shares down after a 5-day high on profit taking

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February 12, 2015 12:43 pm

Colombo shares in early trade on Thursday couldn’t sustain the bullish market momentum that lasted for five days with reports of an increase in Treasury bill rates dampening enth...


CORRECTED: Sri Lankan port workers to get salary hike

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February 12, 2015 12:08 pm

    Sri Lanka Ports Authority workers are to be given a salary hike and an allowance. This follows a Cabinet decision on Wednesday aimed at motivating workers ...


Indian fishermen happy about boat release, but concerned about damages

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February 12, 2015 11:11 am

Indian fishermen’s leaders and owners of the 87 fishing vessels detained by Sri Lanka, were ecstatic when they learnt that the boats were going to be released this week on the or...


Sri Lanka urges UN to delay war crimes probe

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February 12, 2015 10:23 am

(AFP ) Sri Lanka yesterday urged the UN to delay a report into alleged war crimes during the island's civil war to allow the new government to complete its own probe. Sri Lankan ...


Duminda to be questioned for a third day

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February 12, 2015 10:11 am

UPFA MP Duminda Silva is to be  interrogated for the third day on Thursday by officers of the Criminal Investigations Department, Police media spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana was ...


Chinese construction company 'sure' about Port City project go ahead: Reports

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February 11, 2015 07:10 pm

The Chinese construction company behind the controversial $ 1.34 billion Colombo port city project - currently being reviewed by the new Sri Lankan government - has said it is "sur...


18 hour water cut on Friday

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February 11, 2015 06:51 pm

National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) has announced an emergency water interruption for 18 hours on Friday. The water cut will commence from 9pm on  February 13, 20...


New appointments to the judiciary and bribery commission

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February 11, 2015 06:41 pm

Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe was appointed as the new Director General for Bribery and Corruption Commission today(Feb 11) before the President and at the same time, Justice Hema...


Video: Tissa speaks to journalist soon after his release

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February 11, 2015 06:31 pm

  The Fort Magistrate released the former UNP General Secretary after demanding two sureties of Rs 1 million. Captured here is footage taken soon after his release. Atta...


Video : Namal at the Magistrate's Court

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February 11, 2015 06:16 pm

Namal Rajapaksa attended the Fort Magistrate Court to appear for Tissa Attanayake alongside his senior, President Counsel Kalinga Indratissa earlier this afternoon. Tissa Attan...


Have your say : Is the Govt acting fast enough against corruption ?

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February 11, 2015 05:52 pm

This week in have your say we are asking our readers the following Is the Govt. acting fast enough against politicians allegedly involved in corruption and other crimes? To have ...


Swire meets with Lankan Foreign Minister

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February 11, 2015 03:58 pm

Hugo Swire met with Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera today, the visit being the  first  to the UK since the new government was formed. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office qu...


Emirates offers Sri Lankans 2 free airtickets for ICC World Cup final

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February 11, 2015 02:31 pm

Emirates, an official partner of the ICC World Cricket cup, is offering Sri Lankan fans a chance to win a place at the March 29th final for two, inclusive of air tickets and hotel...


Tissa Attanayake gets bail

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February 11, 2015 01:31 pm

UNP National list MP Tissa Attanayake who was in remand custody for preparing a forged document ahead of the presidential elections was today released on bail by the Fort Magistrat...


ICC WC: Zimbabwe record morale boosting win ahead of main event against Sri Lanka

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February 11, 2015 12:28 pm

Zimbabwe beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets with 28 deliveries remaining in a warm-up match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 played at Lincoln today (11).   Electing to bat fi...


Statement on Govt stance on Port city on Feb 18

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February 11, 2015 11:12 am

Leader of the House and Plantations Industries Minister Lakshman Kiriella said yesterday (Feb 10) ithat a statement giving the government's stand on the Colombo Port City proj...


Colombo bourse gains in early trade backed by political hopes

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February 11, 2015 10:24 am

      Colombo Equities continued the rally for the fifth consecutive day at Wednesday’s start on the back of positive investor sentiment with confidence o...


TN proposes Indo -Lanka Fishermen talks for March 5

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February 11, 2015 10:16 am

The Tamil Nadu government has proposed to hold the next round of talks between fishermen of India and Sri Lanka in Chennai on March 5, according to a report by the Hindu The State...


PM Modi urged to resume suspended Fishermen talks with Sri Lanka

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February 11, 2015 10:13 am

The Indo-Sri Lanka Fishermen Negotiation Committee on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to secure the release of 87 Indian fishing boats in Sri Lanka's  custody, the Pres...


Tobacco and Alcohol Bill inconsistent with the Constitution

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February 11, 2015 10:07 am

The National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (Amendment) Bill was presented in Parliament by Health and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne yesterday.  Deputy S...


Yoshitha Rajapaksa leaves the country

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February 11, 2015 09:57 am

President Mahinda Rajapaksa's son Yoshitha Rajapaksa has left the country on a private visit, MP Namal Rajapaksa said today. 'My brother has left the country on a private vi...


Colombo shares up, driven by heavyweights

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February 10, 2015 05:19 pm

  Colombo equities continued on Tuesday its positive momentum with the market stabilising owing to last week’s policy changes. Analysts said results released by corporat...


Foreign Service Association welcomes Maithiri

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February 10, 2015 05:10 pm

The Sri Lanka Foreign Service Association (SLFSA) has welcomed the new government’s emphasis on restoring the dignity and professionalism in the foreign service. The SLFSA in ...


Duminda questioned for eight hours by CID

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February 10, 2015 04:42 pm

Parliamentarian of Colombo District Duminda Silva was questioned by the Criminal Investigations Department over allegation of money laundering levelled by a notorious drug dealer f...


Ex- ITN top official remanded

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February 10, 2015 04:16 pm

The former Deputy General Manager of the Independent Television Network (ITN), Sudarman Radhaliyagoda was today remanded until February by the Colombo Additional Magistrate for h...


ICC WC: Chameera replaces injured SL pacie Prasad

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February 10, 2015 03:00 pm

Fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera was named by Sri Lanka as the replacement to injured Dhammika Prasad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 which begins on Saturday (14).   ...


Nelum Pokuna Mawatha reverts to Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha

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February 10, 2015 01:18 pm

Nelum Pokuna Mawatha in Colombo was restored to its previous name Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha today.President Maithreepala Sirisena declared open the plaque at the opening.The ro...


Rugby: Hat-trick Apisai powers Cops over Soldiers

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February 10, 2015 12:56 pm

Centre Apisai Naqalive scored a hat-trick to help Police Sports Club record an inspiring 27-18 win against Army Sports Club in a second round match of the Dialog Division ‘A’ L...


Lawyers to get back Indian boats from Sri Lanka:TN

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February 10, 2015 11:27 am

The State government on Monday urged the Indian High Commissioner YK Sinha in Colombo to make one more attempt with Lankan authorities to release the 81 boats of Tamil Nadu fisherm...


Cigarette pack warning issue to be taken up in Parliament

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February 10, 2015 10:14 am

The draft for amending the National Authority Act on Tobacco and Alcohol is to be presented in parliament today. Health and Indigenous Medicine Minister Rajitha Senaratne parti...




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