Government members to back UNP

Government members to back UNP

🕔22:58, 30.Apr 2013

The main opposition UNP claims several government members are in talks with the UNP to back the opposition. UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake said that a Government Minister is among those in talks with him. However Attanayake said that the names

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Fernando gets eight-year ban

Fernando gets eight-year ban

🕔22:41, 30.Apr 2013

The world Football body FIFA today banned former Sri Lanka football chief Manilal Fernando for eight years. A FIFA statement said that the adjudicatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee, chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, has decided to ban FIFA Executive Committee

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Two arrested over triple murder

Two arrested over triple murder

🕔22:34, 30.Apr 2013

Two suspects have been arrested over the triple murder in Karandeniya, the police media unit said today. The police said that a 58 year old man and his 26 year old son were arrested over the murder of a lady

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Fonseka to hold first May Day rally

Fonseka to hold first May Day rally

🕔13:35, 30.Apr 2013

The Democratic Party led by former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka wil hold its first May Day rally tomorrow, the party said in a statement. The rally is to be held at the Budhadasa grounds in Pellaweatte, Battaramulla tomorrow afternoon. This

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Critics in Lanka silenced says report

Critics in Lanka silenced says report

🕔05:53, 30.Apr 2013

The Sri Lankan government is intensifying its crackdown on critics through threats, harassment, imprisonment and violent attacks, Amnesty International said in a report released today. The document, “Assault on Dissent,” reveals how the government led by President Mahinda Rajapaksa is

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Teen commits suicide over love

Teen commits suicide over love

🕔05:50, 30.Apr 2013

A teen committed suicide in Ududumbara yesterday over a love affair, the police media unit said today. The police said that the 15 year old girl had set herself on fire inside her house over the affair. Her parents had advised her on her affair

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Four soldiers among 5 injured

Four soldiers among 5 injured

🕔23:05, 29.Apr 2013

Four soldiers were among five people injured following an accident in Vavuniya today. An army truck and a tipper-truck crashed into each other along the A-9 road injuring five people. Both vehicles crashed head-on near the 164th mile post injuring the passengers

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SLC to launch talent search in former LTTE regions

SLC to launch talent search in former LTTE regions

🕔22:51, 29.Apr 2013

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is to conduct a talent search for potential youngsters from the former LTTE controlled regions in the north and the east. For two days next month, the SLC would run coaching camps and conduct a talent

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Karunanidhi slams Center on Lanka

Karunanidhi slams Center on Lanka

🕔19:19, 29.Apr 2013

India’s DMK leader M. Karunanidhi urged the Indian Central government to emulate former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in taking strong action to stop the attacks on Tamil Nadu’s fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy, Express News reported today. Pointing out

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Sri Lankans on hijacked ship

Sri Lankans on hijacked ship

🕔19:16, 29.Apr 2013

Five crew members were kidnapped in an attack by pirates off Nigeria, the latest in a series in the oil-rich Gulf of Guinea, the Xinhua news agency reported quoting the International Maritime Bureau (IMB). The IMB said the container ship was targeted

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Man arrested over multiple abuse

Man arrested over multiple abuse

🕔16:47, 29.Apr 2013

A man has been arrested in Inginiyagala over multiple child abuse related incidents, the police media unit said today. The police said that the man had pretended to be mentally unstable and had physically abused young girls over a period

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Sri Lanka Tourism celebrates ‘Avurudu’ with foreign visitors

Sri Lanka Tourism celebrates ‘Avurudu’ with foreign visitors

🕔16:13, 29.Apr 2013

Under the theme “Sri Lanka Hospitality 2013”, Sri Lanka Tourism celebrated Sinhala and Hindu New year (Avurudu) at the Negombo beach (Opposite Hotel Camelot). The celebration was rich with Sinhala and Hindu ‘Avurudu’ rituals, which are exclusively found in Sri

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Tense situation during Jaffna demo

Tense situation during Jaffna demo

🕔14:25, 29.Apr 2013

A tense situation arose in Jaffna today during a demonstration staged against the government acquisition of land in Valikamam. The demonstration was staged outside the Tellippalai Divisional Secretariat’s office and some Tamil politicians including Tamil National Alliance parliamentarians Mavai Senathirajah

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Special probe on Lankan refugees

Special probe on Lankan refugees

🕔08:06, 29.Apr 2013

Officers from the internal security wing of the Tamil Nadu Police Q Branch were investigating the arrest of 10 Sri Lankan refugees in India, the Express News Service reported. Aluva East police station SI P A Faisal said that the

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Sri Lankan arrested in Goa

Sri Lankan arrested in Goa

🕔07:45, 29.Apr 2013

Maglivam Krithas, a Sri lankan national, was arrested by the bureau of immigration at Dabolim airport in Goa, India for holding a fake Schengen visa while traveling to Paris, France, the Times of India reported today. The accused has been

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UN expert slams Sri Lanka

UN expert slams Sri Lanka

🕔07:33, 29.Apr 2013

A UN human rights expert says she’s shocked the Sri Lanka will be allowed to host the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) this year despite ongoing cases of torture and disappearances. Yasmin Sooka, who was asked by UN chief

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US help Navy boost border security

US help Navy boost border security

🕔18:42, 28.Apr 2013

The United States is helping the Navy boost security along the border, a statement by the US Embassy in Colombo said today. The statement said that the United States concluded its second training program for the Sri Lanka Coast Guard

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MR ready for talks with TNA

MR ready for talks with TNA

🕔11:45, 28.Apr 2013

President Mahinda Rajapaksa says he is ready to hold talks with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) on a political solution, but first they must join the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) on the National issue. In an interview with the Tamil ‘Suda

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Canada cuts down CHOGM team

Canada cuts down CHOGM team

🕔09:37, 28.Apr 2013

The Canadian government has taken its first decisive move with regard to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) saying it will not send a full delegation to the November summit in Sri Lanka. Earlier the Canadians had called for

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Tinie Tempah electrifies Colombo

Tinie Tempah electrifies Colombo

🕔09:25, 28.Apr 2013

Crowds screamed and danced as award winning international rapper Tinie Tempah performed at the Electric Peacock Festival on April 27 in Colombo. The show itself started late though the tickets had mentioned 7pm and when people got there some bands

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