President says Dilshan’s retirement from ODIs great loss

President says Dilshan’s retirement from ODIs great loss

🕔23:13, 28.Aug 2016

President Maithripala Sirisena today said that the retirement of T M Dilshan from One Day International (ODI) cricket is a great loss to the country. The President said that cricket fans will never forget the great service rendered by Dilshan to promote

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Mainda supported giving Sirisena SLFP leadership

Mainda supported giving Sirisena SLFP leadership

🕔17:06, 28.Aug 2016

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa supported handing over the leadership of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to President Maithripala Sirisena, SLFP member and Minister, Nimal Siripala de Silva said. He said that Rajapaksa had urged the SLFP to back and

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USS Frank Cable to arrive in Sri Lanka tomorrow

USS Frank Cable to arrive in Sri Lanka tomorrow

🕔16:37, 28.Aug 2016

The USS Frank Cable (AS-40) will arrive in Sri Lanka for a routine refueling and port visit tomorrow (August 29), the US Embassy in Colombo said..  During the visit, sailors from the ship will enjoy shore leave and volunteer at

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LeJ terrorists involved in Lanka cricket team attack killed

LeJ terrorists involved in Lanka cricket team attack killed

🕔16:33, 28.Aug 2016

Four Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) terrorists who were allegedly involved in the 2009 attack on the visiting Sri Lankan cricket team were shot dead today by Pakistani police in Lahore, the Press Trust of India reported. Seven terrorists attacked a CID team

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Probe launched over sexual abuse at Kalubowila hospital

Probe launched over sexual abuse at Kalubowila hospital

🕔16:27, 28.Aug 2016

An investigation has been launched over an alleged sexual abuse incident at the Kalubowila hospital, the Ministry of Health said today. The Health Ministry said that Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne had ordered the investigation. It was reported in the media

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Foreigner arrested at BIA with 838 grams of heroin

Foreigner arrested at BIA with 838 grams of heroin

🕔16:16, 28.Aug 2016

A foreigner was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) with 838 grams of heroin, the police media unit said. The foreigner is said to be a 38 year old Indian national and he was arrested when he had arrived in

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Other meetings led to cancellation of Sitharaman’s Colombo Visit

Other meetings led to cancellation of Sitharaman’s Colombo Visit

🕔09:09, 28.Aug 2016

Indian Minister of State for Commerce, Nirmala Sitharaman, who was to visit Sri Lanka on August 25 for a short visit at the invitation of the Sri Lankan Minister of International Trade, Malik Samarawickrama, cancelled her visit on account of pressing

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Tamil People’s Council to hold mass protest in North

Tamil People’s Council to hold mass protest in North

🕔09:05, 28.Aug 2016

The Tamil People’s Council (TPC) is to hold a mass protest next month in the North against the government, TPC member Suresh Premachandran said. He said that the protest will draw light to the failure of the government to fulfill

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Pakistan looks to strengthen relations with Sri Lanka

Pakistan looks to strengthen relations with Sri Lanka

🕔09:01, 28.Aug 2016

Pakistan’s Finance Minister Ishaq Dar says Pakistan and Sri Lanka have tremendous scope to further strengthen the bilateral economic and trade relations. He was talking to his Sri Lankan counterpart Ravi Karunanayake in Islamabad on Saturday, Radio Pakistan reported. Ishaq

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Al-Qaeda attempting to recruit youth from Sri Lanka

Al-Qaeda attempting to recruit youth from Sri Lanka

🕔18:35, 27.Aug 2016

Al-Qaeda is attempting to recruit youth from Sri Lanka and south India, the Asian Age reported. In a attempt to counter the propaganda drive by Islamic State (IS), Al-Qaeda is now translating its publications and propaganda materials into regional Indian languages

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Death toll from Karuwalagaswewa elephant attack rises

Death toll from Karuwalagaswewa elephant attack rises

🕔18:28, 27.Aug 2016

The death toll from the Karuwalagaswewa elephant attack rose to two this afternoon. One person was earlier killed and several others were injured after a wild elephant attacked a van in Karuwalagaswewa today. The police said that 10 people were injured in the

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Sri Lankan couple arrested in India for forging documents

Sri Lankan couple arrested in India for forging documents

🕔18:21, 27.Aug 2016

A Sri Lankan Tamil couple have been arrested by the Tirupur city police in India for obtaining Indian passports and ration card by forging documents, The Times of India reported. Police sources said that the couple and their two children planned to

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BJP accuses Congress of supporting the LTTE with arms

BJP accuses Congress of supporting the LTTE with arms

🕔08:24, 27.Aug 2016

India’s ruling BJP has accused the Congress party of supporting the LTTE with arms when it was in power, the Press Trust of India reported. Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu accused the Congress of raking up needless controversies for reaping political gains

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Gold seized from Lankan women at Cochin International Airport

Gold seized from Lankan women at Cochin International Airport

🕔08:16, 27.Aug 2016

India’s Customs air intelligence unit seized gold bars and jewellery weighing 832 gm and valued at Indian Rs 26 lakh, from two Sri Lankan women passengers at the Cochin International Airport, The Hindu newspaper reported. The passengers had arrived by Sri

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One person killed, several injured as elephant attacks van

One person killed, several injured as elephant attacks van

🕔08:06, 27.Aug 2016

One person was killed and several others were injured after a wild elephant attacked a van in Karuwalagaswewa today. The police said that 10 people were injured in the incident and were admitted to hospital.

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Seasoned Sri Lanka hand Taranjit Sandhu to be India’s next envoy

Seasoned Sri Lanka hand Taranjit Sandhu to be India’s next envoy

🕔23:53, 26.Aug 2016

Taranjit Singh Sandhu will be the next Indian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka succeeding Y.K.Sinha who has completed his term, the New Indian Express reported. An old Sri Lanka hand, Sandhu was Political Counselor in the Indian High Commission in

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UN Committee calls for legislation against hate speech

UN Committee calls for legislation against hate speech

🕔21:26, 26.Aug 2016

A UN Committee today called for comprehensive legislation on hate speech in Sri Lanka fulfilling the requirements which ensure State parties prohibit ideas based on racial superiority and hatred, the incitement to racial hatred, acts of violence against any race or

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Maldives opposition meet in Sri Lanka to hatch plan

Maldives opposition meet in Sri Lanka to hatch plan

🕔19:39, 26.Aug 2016

The Maldives’ dissident former president met opposition groups in neighbouring Sri Lanka today to hatch a plan to topple strongman president Abdulla Yameen, opposition sources told AFP. Ex-president Mohamed Nasheed, who recently won asylum in Britain after being jailed by

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President asked to make detailed response to allegations

President asked to make detailed response to allegations

🕔16:36, 26.Aug 2016

Transparency International Sri Lanka has noted with concern the recent media allegations published by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) against President Maithripala Sirisenaagainst President Maithripala Sirisena. The allegations connect Snowy Mountain Engineering Company (SMEC), an engineering company headquartered in Melbourne, Australia

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Army intelligence officer who assaulted Upali identified

Army intelligence officer who assaulted Upali identified

🕔14:47, 26.Aug 2016

An army intelligence officer who is alleged to have assaulted journalist Upali Tennakoon in 2009, has been identified. The army officer was identified during an identification parade today.  

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