Jonathan wins first Apprentice Asia

Jonathan wins first Apprentice Asia

🕔23:03, 31.Jul 2013

With his signature “diskarte” and leadership, Filipino marketing executive and University of the Philippines (UP) graduate Jonathan Yabut aced the final challenge given by a Malaysian billionaire to emerge as the first winner of the cable reality show “The Apprentice

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Lankan refugee gets 11 years

Lankan refugee gets 11 years

🕔22:38, 31.Jul 2013

A court in Nagapattinam, in Tamil Nadu today sentenced a Sri Lankan Tamil refugee to 11 years rigorous imprisonment for attempting to smuggle explosives. Saundirarajan, a native of in Sri Lanka, was staying at the refugee camp at K K Nagar

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Lanka beat South Africa in final match

Lanka beat South Africa in final match

🕔22:35, 31.Jul 2013

Tillakaratne Dilshan was bowled for 99 and Kumar Sangakkara smashed an unbeaten 75 on Wednesday to propel Sri Lanka to a convincing 128-run win over South Africa, and a 4-1 victory in their one-day international series. Electing to bat first

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Ex police spokesman removed

Ex police spokesman removed

🕔19:38, 31.Jul 2013

Former police spokesman SS Priyashantha Jayakody has been removed from service after he failed to return from Australia. Police headquarters said that Jayakody had not informed the police about his absence from work and so has been considered as having

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Journalism Awards for Excellence

Journalism Awards for Excellence

🕔16:01, 31.Jul 2013

The annual Journalism Awards for Excellence, organized jointly by The Editors’ Guild of Sri Lanka (TEGOSL) and the Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI) was held at the Mount Lavinia Hotel last night (Tuesday July 30 – 2013).  

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Having a booze not cheap

Having a booze not cheap

🕔15:24, 31.Jul 2013

The Ministry of Finance announced the excise duty on liquor have been increased with effect from today. Accordingly a litre of arack has been increased from between Rs 25 and Rs 30 while a lite of beer has been increased

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UK says no to CHOGM boycott

UK says no to CHOGM boycott

🕔13:05, 31.Jul 2013

Britain has rejected a demand from the British Tamils Forum (BTF) to boycott the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka. The BTF said that at a recent meeting with Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt he had said

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CPC chairman to resign

CPC chairman to resign

🕔12:05, 31.Jul 2013

The Chairman of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) Thilak Collure is to resign from his post, sources told the Colomboi Gazette. It is understood that Collure had tendered his resignation as he was to go oversaes. His resignation comes amidst the controvercy

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Another asylum boat stopped (Updated)

Another asylum boat stopped (Updated)

🕔09:11, 31.Jul 2013

A boat with would-be asylum seekers was stopped in the Batticaloa seas while it was heading to Australia, Navy spokesman Kosala Warnakulasuriya said. The Navy said that at least 116 people were believed to have been on the boat at

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Navy arrests 65 Indians

Navy arrests 65 Indians

🕔08:41, 31.Jul 2013

The Navy has arrested 65 Indian fishermen who entered Sri Lankan waters illegally late last night. According to the Navy, 34 Indians were arrested off Point Pedro and five boats were also seized. The Navy said that another 31 fishermen

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Smoking not cheap anymore

Smoking not cheap anymore

🕔08:34, 31.Jul 2013

The government today announced that the price of cigarettes has been increased with effect from today. Accordingly the price of a cigarette has been increased by Rs. 2 and Rs. 3 from today. The top range cigarettes have been increased

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I am no superhero says Malaka (Audio)

I am no superhero says Malaka (Audio)

🕔08:10, 31.Jul 2013

Minister Mervyn Silva’s son Malaka Silva says the men who attacked him at the Odel car park recently had weapons and other objects with them when they carried out the attack. He fears the attackers may have assassinated him if he

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Accident kills Navy officers

Accident kills Navy officers

🕔07:55, 31.Jul 2013

An accident between a container lorry and a car killed two Navy officers in Puttalam this morning. The police said that the accident took place along the Puttalam – Anuradhapura road. The container lorry had crashed into the car near

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Canadian FM says unconfirmed

Canadian FM says unconfirmed

🕔07:39, 31.Jul 2013

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird denied reports that he has confirmed plans to attend the Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka. External Affairs Ministry Monitoring MP Sajin Vass Gunawardena had told newspaper editors and electronic media heads yesterday that Baird had

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Trade Ministry on fire

Trade Ministry on fire

🕔07:28, 31.Jul 2013

A fire broke out at the Ministry of Cooperatives and Trade in Colombo this morning, the fire brigade said. The fire had erupted on the seventh floor of the building located at Vauxhall street in Colombo 2. According to the fire

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Indians claim Lankans attacked them

Indians claim Lankans attacked them

🕔23:28, 30.Jul 2013

A group of Indian fishermen have claimed they were injured in a mid-sea attack allegedly by their counterparts in Sri Lanka off Kodiakarai coast today. Outlook India reported that eight fishermen of Perumalpettai ventured into the sea yesterday in two

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Lankan war criminals in UK

Lankan war criminals in UK

🕔16:13, 30.Jul 2013

Scores of suspected war criminals including those believed to be from Sri Lanka are living in Britain, a BBC report said today. Almost 100 suspects – with the majority likely to have been living in Britain for years – originate

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Randika heads to USA

Randika heads to USA

🕔15:43, 30.Jul 2013

Randika Cooray was the first and only person with dwarfisn to represent Sri Lanka at the World Dwarf Games in 2009 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She made the county proud by winning a bronze medal in Women’s 100m individual medley.

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Mahela, Malinga, Herath rested

Mahela, Malinga, Herath rested

🕔15:10, 30.Jul 2013

Mahela Jayawardena, Lasith Malinga and Rangana Herath have been rested for the fifth and final one Day International match between Sri Lanka and South Africa tomorrow. The Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket at its meeting held yesterday, selected a

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President says no pressure (Audio)

President says no pressure (Audio)

🕔14:26, 30.Jul 2013

President Mahinda Rajapaksa says the decision to appoint a commission to investigate incidents of disappearances during the war was not taken owing to outside pressure. Speaking to newspaper editors and electronic media heads at Temple Trees today the President said

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