India says protests on Lanka politically motivated

India says protests on Lanka politically motivated

🕔23:26, 31.Mar 2013

The Indian government says the recent protests on the Sri Lankan issue in Puducherry and Tamil Nadu were politically motivated, the Hindu newspaper reported. Inaugurating a token fast today undertaken by the Puducherry Pradesh Congress Committee, protesting against the recent incidents

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Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh in T20

Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh in T20

🕔23:20, 31.Mar 2013

Sri Lanka registered a 17-run victory over Bangladesh in the one-off Twenty20 international in Pallekele on Sunday. Bangladesh finished at 181-7 in reply to Sri Lanka’s 198-5, with Mohammad Ashraful (43), skipper Mushfiqur Rahim (39) and Mohammad Mahmudullah (31) being

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Karunanidhi slams Indian Centre on Lankan navy

Karunanidhi slams Indian Centre on Lankan navy

🕔20:35, 31.Mar 2013

The DMK in Tamil Nadu, which quit the Indian government over the Sri Lankan Tamils issue, on Sunday slammed the Centre for adopting “discriminatory” approach in protecting fishermen from Tamil Nadu, who have been allegedly suffering at the hands of

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Sri Lanka beat Chinese Taipei

Sri Lanka beat Chinese Taipei

🕔20:29, 31.Mar 2013

Sri Lanka got off to a winning start to their HSBC Asian 5 Nations with victory over the Chinese Taipei by 39 points consisting of (5 Tries, 4 Conversion& 2 Penalties) to 08 of (1 Try& 1 Penalty) after leading

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Government not responsible (Audio)

Government not responsible (Audio)

🕔17:31, 31.Mar 2013

The government is not responsible for the violent acts reported in recent times targeting a particular religion, Sri Lanka Freedom Party General Secretary, Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena said today. Speaking at a media briefing the Minister said that it is

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Four people drown in Kattankudy

Four people drown in Kattankudy

🕔16:51, 31.Mar 2013

Four people drowned in Kattankudy today while having a swim out at sea, the police media unit said. The police said that a group from Badulla were swimming when four of them went missing. The police said that the body of three

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SLMC to issue ultimatum

SLMC to issue ultimatum

🕔13:19, 31.Mar 2013

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) high command, which met last night and early this morning, has said that the future of the SLMC in the government is at risk as the government has failed to take appropriate action with

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TNA to push for UN probe

TNA to push for UN probe

🕔08:30, 31.Mar 2013

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says it will push for a UN mechanism to investigate alleged human rights abuses in Sri Lanka. “Accountability is mostly important for Tamils. During and soon after the war hundreds of Tamils went missing. After

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Vasu to seek crackdown on BBS

Vasu to seek crackdown on BBS

🕔08:21, 31.Mar 2013

Minister of National Language and Social Integration Vasudeva Nanayakara is to submit a Cabinet paper seeking a crackdown on extremist groups, including the Bodu Bala Sena, Ravana Balaya and Sinhala Ravaya. The Minister told The Sunday Leader that the Cabinet

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Three Iranians arrested

Three Iranians arrested

🕔08:14, 31.Mar 2013

Three Iranians were arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) with fake visas to travel to Malta. According to the police the Iran nationals were arrested by officers of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) at the airport last evening. The three Iranians were

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President stresses on religious freedom

President stresses on religious freedom

🕔20:57, 30.Mar 2013

President Mahinda Rajapaksa says all religions have freedom in Sri Lanka as it is a democratic country. He also said that while protecting Buddhism in Sri Lanka Buddhists should set an example to others through their actions. “We should not

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New posting for India’s envoy to Colombo

New posting for India’s envoy to Colombo

🕔19:45, 30.Mar 2013

The Indian government has cleared the decks to appoint Ashok K Kantha as a new secretary in the ministry of external affairs (MEA), Daily Mail India reported today. Kantha is currently India’s high commissioner to Sri Lanka. He will be

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No breakthrough in Faraz’s shooting

No breakthrough in Faraz’s shooting

🕔19:29, 30.Mar 2013

The police say they have not yet made a firm breakthrough into the shooting incident involving The Sunday Leader journalist Faraz Shauketaly. Police spokesman SP Budhika Siriwardena said that investigations into the February 16 shooting incident were still continuing but

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Worms inside salmon fish can

Worms inside salmon fish can

🕔19:16, 30.Mar 2013

Worms were found inside a salmon fish can in Pahala Kadurugamuwa, Diyatalawa today. Officials said that a man who had purchased the can fish found the worms inside when he opened the can. He had then lodged a complaint with

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Manmohan to decide on CHOGM

Manmohan to decide on CHOGM

🕔18:02, 30.Mar 2013

India’s Union Minister V Narayanasamy says Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid to decide on calls by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and DMK President M Karunanidhi for India to boycott the Commonwealth Heads

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Celebrating Holi in Sri Lanka

Celebrating Holi in Sri Lanka

🕔15:12, 30.Mar 2013

The Indian community in Sri Lanka as well as several Sri Lankans, celebrated the Holi festival (also known as the festival of colors) at the Mount Lavinia hotel today (March 30/2013). The Indian High Commissioner to Colombo Ashok K. Kantha

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Mob attack on TNA meeting

Mob attack on TNA meeting

🕔13:54, 30.Mar 2013

A mob attacked a Tamil National Alliance (TNA) meeting in Killinochchi today, TNA MP E. Sarawanabavan said. The MP said that over 50 people with stones and poles in their hands attacked the premises while several leading TNA MPs were

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Jayasuriya defends selection of minister’s son

Jayasuriya defends selection of minister’s son

🕔09:39, 30.Mar 2013

Sanath Jayasuriya, Sri Lanka’s chairman of selectors, has justified the selection of a minister’s son in the national squad for the one-off Twenty20 against Bangladesh, after his panel attracted sharp criticism in some parts of the local media. Allrounder Ramith

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Six arrested over Pepiliyana attack (Updated)

Six arrested over Pepiliyana attack (Updated)

🕔08:53, 30.Mar 2013

Six suspects have been arrested over the attack on the Fashion Bug warehouse at Pepiliyana, the government information department said today quoting the police. Well over 500 people were involved in the attack, initially on a car sales center and then

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Tinie Tempah to perform at Colombo festival

Tinie Tempah to perform at Colombo festival

🕔08:25, 30.Mar 2013

Award winning international rapper Tinie Tempah will be performing at the Electric Peacock Festival on April 27 in Colombo. Tempah, whose track ‘written in the stars’ with Eric Turner was a major hit on worldwide charts, is bound to have

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