Successful Zimbabwe tour will change perceptions, says SLC President

Successful Zimbabwe tour will change perceptions, says SLC President

🕔23:54, 31.May 2015

Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC) Interim Committee President Sidath Wettimuny hopes that the successful conclusion of the Zimbabwe team’s tour will change perceptions of other teams to come and play in Pakistan sans fear, The Express Tribune reported. Zimbabwe became the

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Lanka says talks on fishermen issue will continue

Lanka says talks on fishermen issue will continue

🕔22:43, 31.May 2015

The Government says Sri Lanka and India will, in the spirit of goodwill and understanding that exists, continue to engage in dialogue on the fishermen issue, to seek satisfactory short-term and long-term solutions. The Foreign Ministry, in a statement today, said that

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Ruwan briefs officials on reconciliation moves

Ruwan briefs officials on reconciliation moves

🕔17:36, 31.May 2015

State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene briefed foreign defence officials he met on the sidelines of the 14th Asia Security Summit – the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, on the initiatives being taken by the new Government since assuming office on

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Lankan Tamil sentenced to one year jail

Lankan Tamil sentenced to one year jail

🕔17:29, 31.May 2015

A Judicial Magistrate court in Tiruchi has convicted and sentenced a Sri Lankan Tamil to undergo one year imprisonment in connection with a fake immigration seal found in his passport. Pronouncing the verdict, Judicial Magistrate – VI S. Saranya imposed a

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Asgiriya Chief Prelate questions North CM’s demand

Asgiriya Chief Prelate questions North CM’s demand

🕔12:19, 31.May 2015

The Chief Prelate of the Asgiriya Chapter, the Venerable Galagama Attadassi Thera, has questioned the demand by the Chief Minister of the Northern Province C V Wigneswaran, that the army should be withdrawn from Jaffna. The Venerable Galagama Attadassi Thera

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Cook breaks England run record in tests

Cook breaks England run record in tests

🕔09:11, 31.May 2015

Captain Alastair Cook became England’s highest run-scorer in test cricket while compiling a typically solid 75 against New Zealand in the second test on Saturday. The 30-year-old left-hander drove paceman Tim Southee to the cover boundary shortly after lunch on

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Police probe attack on Borella mosque

Police probe attack on Borella mosque

🕔08:43, 31.May 2015

The police are investigating an attack on a mosque in Borella last night. Stones had been thrown towards the mosque damaging glass and other property of the building. The police media unit said that so far indications were that the

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Concerns over ISIS

Concerns over ISIS

🕔02:13, 31.May 2015

A child holds a placard during a demonstration staged in Colombo last week, which raises concerns posed by ISIS to world peace. Picture by Lalith Perera

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GTF ready for direct talks on Tamil issues

GTF ready for direct talks on Tamil issues

🕔02:04, 31.May 2015

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF), an influential diaspora group based in London, says it is ready for direct talks with anyone to resolve Tamil issues. The GTF was responding to a question posed by The Sunday Leader when asked if

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Three Tamil parties to decide together

Three Tamil parties to decide together

🕔01:59, 31.May 2015

The Democratic People’s Front (DPF), National Union of Workers (NUW) and the Up-Country People’s Front (UPF) will take a collective decision on the upcoming parliamentary election, The Sunday Leader newspaper reported. Leader of the DPF Mano Ganesan told The Sunday

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Shiranthi will go to the FCID tomorrow

Shiranthi will go to the FCID tomorrow

🕔01:56, 31.May 2015

By Ashanthi Warunasuriya Former First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa will present herself before the police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) tomorrow after notice was issued on her last week. Anoma Weliwita, Media Co-ordinating Officer to the former First Lady, said that

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Mahinda to be issued notice by commission

Mahinda to be issued notice by commission

🕔01:51, 31.May 2015

The Bribery or Corruption commission is to issue notice on former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to appear before the commission despite recent protests in Parliament and outside. Director General of the Bribery Commission, Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe has told The Sunday Leader

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Lunchtime special at Palmyrah

Lunchtime special at Palmyrah

🕔01:49, 31.May 2015

The Palmyrah restaurant, reputed for its impeccable traditional Sri Lankan cuisine was recently re-launched after a full renovation and upgrade of facilities. Located at the Renuka City Hotel, the Palmyrah is best known for its wide selection of Sri Lankan dishes and

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I have no problems with Ranil – Field Marshal Fonseka

I have no problems with Ranil – Field Marshal Fonseka

🕔01:44, 31.May 2015

Former Army Commander, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka says some elements are attempting to reignite the ethic issue. Fonseka said that while he has no authority over National security, President Maithripala Sirisena and the security forces have taken measures to ensure

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Geshany Balder: Using art to discover herself

Geshany Balder: Using art to discover herself

🕔16:55, 30.May 2015

Geshany Balder, a Sri Lankan-born artist, uses art as a means of self-discovery. She sees each canvas, that she has custom-made herself, as an opportunity to express the fantasy-based imagery that fuels her imagination, inviting you on a journey through

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Government to extend Southern highway

Government to extend Southern highway

🕔16:32, 30.May 2015

The Government has decided to go ahead with the initial plan to extend the Southern Highway to Hambantota. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, speaking in Kandy today, said that the Government is having talks with China to fund the project to

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The Kingsbury Sparkle

The Kingsbury Sparkle

🕔16:05, 30.May 2015

The Kingsbury introduced the all new “Sparkle” – The Kingsbury High Tea Monthly Fashion Show with an incredibly stunning evening wear and bridal collection by Ruchira Karunaratne recently.   With an impressive turnout ‘The Kingsbury Sparkle’ set standards in gastronomy

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Injustice against Tamils in Lanka continues says DMK

Injustice against Tamils in Lanka continues says DMK

🕔15:35, 30.May 2015

Expressing concern over a report on the Sri Lankan army’s “continued occupation” of traditional Tamil homeland, DMK on Saturday said it showed that the scene has not changed despite a change of guard in the island republic. Party chief M

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Shangri-La unveils Galle Face apartments

Shangri-La unveils Galle Face apartments

🕔09:40, 30.May 2015

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts recently launched its luxury apartments in Colombo. The project is part of its colossal US$ 720 million investment in two mixed development projects in Colombo and Hambantota. Click images to enlarge

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Art festival to welcome Children’s day in Beijing

Art festival to welcome Children’s day in Beijing

🕔09:17, 30.May 2015

                  Children of Chang’an Kindergarten perform during an art festival to welcome the coming Children’s day in Beijing, capital of China, May 29, 2015. (Xinhua/Hou Jun)

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