South Africa names Champions Trophy squad

South Africa names Champions Trophy squad

🕔09:20, 21.Apr 2017

Cricket South Africa has announced 15-man squad for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 on Thursday (April 20). AB deVilliers will lead the team. South Africa is slotted in Group B with India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It begins its campaign against Sri

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IS claims Paris shooting, one policeman killed

IS claims Paris shooting, one policeman killed

🕔09:02, 21.Apr 2017

A French policeman was shot dead and two others were wounded in central Paris on Thursday night in an attack carried out days before presidential elections and quickly claimed by the Islamic State militant group. President Francois Hollande said he

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Russian court bans Jehovah’s Witnesses as extremist

Russian court bans Jehovah’s Witnesses as extremist

🕔08:59, 21.Apr 2017

Russia’s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Jehovah’s Witnesses were an “extremist” organization and must disband and hand over all property to the state, local media said. The religious grouping confirmed the ruling about its “liquidation” in Russia. “We are

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Trump praises Chinese efforts on North Korea

Trump praises Chinese efforts on North Korea

🕔08:54, 21.Apr 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump praised Chinese efforts to rein in “the menace of North Korea” on Thursday, after North Korean state media warned the United States of a “super-mighty preemptive strike.” Trump told a news conference “some very unusual moves

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Ranil to discuss key issues during India visit next week

Ranil to discuss key issues during India visit next week

🕔23:51, 20.Apr 2017

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe will visit India next week to set the agenda for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to Colombo in May, The Hindu newspaper reported. “The visit of the PM of Sri Lanka to India from April 25

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Garbage disposal declared an essential service

Garbage disposal declared an essential service

🕔23:35, 20.Apr 2017

President Maithripala Sirisena instructed the issuance of a special gazette notification to declare garbage disposal as an essential service, the President’s office said Accordingly a gazette will be issued with effect from midnight today under the Public Security Act Clause

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Police fire tear gas on protest against dumping garbage

Police fire tear gas on protest against dumping garbage

🕔20:24, 20.Apr 2017

The police fires tear gas on a protest staged in Dompe today against dumping garbage in the area. Residents in the area blocked vehicular movement on the road and protested against moves to dump garbage collected from Colombo in the

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National policy proposed on standards for adventure activities

National policy proposed on standards for adventure activities

🕔16:23, 20.Apr 2017

A National policy has been proposed on standards for adventure activities, the policy development office of the Ministry of National Policy and Economic Affairs said. The Sri Lanka Tourist Development Board (SLTB) will have a web site on which all locations

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Northern fishermen want long term solution for fishing issue

Northern fishermen want long term solution for fishing issue

🕔12:08, 20.Apr 2017

Although New Delhi and Colombo have expressed satisfaction over recent bilateral talks on the Palk Bay fishing conflict, northern Sri Lankan fishermen say a much-needed long-term solution remains elusive, The Hindu newspaper reported. Following resistance from the fisherfolk and some

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Malaysian High Court rejects application on Lankan envoy

Malaysian High Court rejects application on Lankan envoy

🕔11:19, 20.Apr 2017

The Malaysian High Court today dismissed the Malaysian Government’s application to transfer a criminal trial involving a Sri Lankan envoy from the Sepang court to Kuala Lumpur on security grounds, the Free Malaysia website reported. Justice Nordin Hassan said the

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SAITM private campus to be listed on the stock market

SAITM private campus to be listed on the stock market

🕔11:11, 20.Apr 2017

The SAITM private campus in Malabe is to be listed on the stock market, President Maithripala Sirisena said today. He said that the sole ownership of the campus will be removed and a governing council will be appointed to manage

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Several heads to roll in state institutions in two weeks

Several heads to roll in state institutions in two weeks

🕔09:46, 20.Apr 2017

President Maithripala Sirisena says several changes will be made in state institutions over the next two weeks. The President said the changes will be made to ensure state institutions perform more effectively. The President expressed these views at a meeting

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President says he is ready to abolish executive powers

President says he is ready to abolish executive powers

🕔09:17, 20.Apr 2017

President Maithripala Sirisena says he is ready to abolish his executive powers, in line with the commitment he gave at the last Presidential elections. The President told media heads today that there is no change in the promise he gave

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Misbah, Younis aim to sign off on a high

Misbah, Younis aim to sign off on a high

🕔09:11, 20.Apr 2017

It is going to be a memorable series as all eyes will be on retiring stars Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan during the three-Test contest between Pakistan and West Indies which gets underway with the opening match in Kingston (Jamaica) from

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US accuses Iran of alarming provocations

US accuses Iran of alarming provocations

🕔09:01, 20.Apr 2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday accused Iran of “alarming ongoing provocations” to destabilize countries in the Middle East and of undermining U.S. interests in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon. “An unchecked Iran has the potential to travel the

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Britain’s May wins parliament’s backing for June 8 snap election

Britain’s May wins parliament’s backing for June 8 snap election

🕔08:55, 20.Apr 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May won parliament’s backing for an early election on Wednesday, a vote she said would strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the European Union and help heal divisions in Britain. May surprised allies and opponents on

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Colombia landslide kills at least 17 as rains lash Andes

Colombia landslide kills at least 17 as rains lash Andes

🕔08:45, 20.Apr 2017

At least 17 people were killed and seven are missing after a landslide sent mud and rocks crashing into several neighborhoods in Manizales, Colombia, the government said on Wednesday, the second deadly landslide in the country this month. Recent heavy

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Sri Lankan among four killed in Visakhapatnam accident

Sri Lankan among four killed in Visakhapatnam accident

🕔08:43, 20.Apr 2017

Four people, including a Sri Lankan, were killed on the spot and three others were injured when a lorry rammed into a roadside restaurant in Visakhapatnam, India last evening, The Hindu newspaper reported. The deceased were identified as Krishna Kumari (50),

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Reema in black and white

Reema in black and white

🕔08:37, 20.Apr 2017

Model Reema Ravina posed in some eye-catching black and white outfits in these photographs taken by Ranuka Wijewardhane.                               Click images to enlarge:

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Ministries told not to issue separate statements

Ministries told not to issue separate statements

🕔23:51, 19.Apr 2017

President Maithripala Sirisena today instructed Ministries not to issue separate statements on Meethotamulla. The President issued the instructions after an erroneous statement was issued on the compensation to be offered for the victims. President Sirisena issued the instructions when asked

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