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The Mahela Jayawardene-Kumar Sangakkara T20 International retirement issue which has been reverberating since last month, entered another phase as the media reported yesterday that the SLC Ex-co has decided to refer the matter to its independent disciplinary committee...
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Angelo and Lasith to Captain ODI and T20

Angelo Mathews and Lasith Malinga have been appointed the Captains of the National ODI Cricket team and T20 team respectively until March 2015, the SLC announced
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UNP protest tomorrow over casino legislation

United National Party (UNP) MPs will hold a protest rally at the proposed site of the Crown Multi-Purpose Development Project at D. R. Wijewardene Mawatha in Colombo to show their opposition to the legislation, under which tax concessions are being granted to three major development projects
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BBS surrounds Ministry building

A tense situation was prevailed when members of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) surrounded Minister Rishad Bathiudeen’s Ministry building in Kollupitiya claiming that Ven. Watareka Vijitha Thera was hiding there
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SL suspend sending workers to Libya

The Government has decided to temporarily suspend sending Sri Lankan workers to Libya because of poor working conditions there, the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau announced today
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MH370 could have landed elsewhere: reports

The investigation team of missing MH370 may have been "looking in the wrong place" and the plane could have landed elsewhere, according to a report by the Malaysian New Straits Times, quoting investigation sources
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Madras HC rejects Lankan refugee's plea

Madurai Bench of Madras High Court yesterday rejected the plea of a Sri Lankan refugee, who claimed himself to be an Indian citizen, to quash the detention of his son under Foreigners Act 1946 and set him free
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Kidney racketeers sent 21 victims to SL

The Hyderabad police has found that the kidney racketeers, who had sent deceased victim Dinesh Maroo to Sri Lanka, had sent as many as 21 people from different parts of AP to Colombo for kidney surgeries in the last few months
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Players fire another salvo at SLC

The chaotic situation at Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) reached crisis proportions yesterday, just a fortnight ahead of a near-two-month full tour of England as the country’s national players who are rebelling against the establishment delivered another decisive blow
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Boat trade ends and SL now legal source of migrants

Co-operation between Sri Lanka and Australia on fighting people-smuggling has reversed migration patterns, with thousands more Sri Lankans arriving as skilled workers while the flow of illegal boats from the South Asian nation, which peaked at tens of thousands, has now stopped
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Don’t make Colombo a Chicago or a Bangkok: NSC

National Sangha Council (NSC) while protesting against the new casino bill which was to be presented in Parliament this week today urged the Government not to make Colombo a Chicago or a Bangkok city.
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Trains on coastal line back on track

Tension prevailed at the Fort railway station this evening due to a picketing campaign by casual employees of Sri Lanka Railways, which delayed about fifteen trains on the coastal line, including the Ruhunu Kumari PICTURES
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Bangladeshis using SL as transit hub to Europe

Forty one Bangladeshis were arrested from Fort and Maradana areas by the Immigration and Emigration Department on allegations that they were part of a large scale human smuggling racket.
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15 southern trains delayed due to strike

At least 15 trains along the coastal line were delayed due to the ongoing picket by the casual workers of Sri Lanka Railways at the Fort Railway Station, the Railway Control Room said
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Trains waiting for TU signal

Trains originating from the Colombo Fort Railway station including the Ruhunu Kumari have been delayed due to a protest by the casual workers of Sri Lanka Railways
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Video: Mangala urges removal of MR as C’wealth Chair

United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera said today the Hambantota incident was further evidence of the violation of the Commonwealth Charter and urged Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma to remove President Mahinda Rajapaksa from the post of Commonwealth Chairman
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Paul Farbrace resigns

The Sri Lanka National Cricket Coach Paul Farbrace has tendered his resignation and has indicated to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) of his unavailability to continue with SLC with immediate effect in order to take up an appointment with the England Cricket Board (ECB), the SLC confirmed on Tuesday
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Khuram murder: Police distorted statement, says Manageress

In a startling revelation one of the main witnesses in the murder of British aid worker Khuram Shaikh, the Hotel Manageress said that the Tangalle Police had distorted what she had said in her First Information Report to the Police on December 24, 2011.
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Video: Tense situation at Mahiyangana PS meeting

A tense situation prevailed outside the Mahiyangana Pradeshiya Sabha this morning, when Ven. Watareka Vijitha Thera visited the Sabha where he was to address the gathering.
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DMK candidate dined with MR- Vaiko

The NDA’s Virudhunagar candidate and MDMK chief Vaiko on Monday claimed that the DMK candidate for the same seat, S Rethinavelu, had links with the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for around a year.
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Video: 3 Lankan women nabbed with Rs.8.3 Mn in foreign currency

Three Sri Lankan women alleged to have had in their possession Rs.8.3 million worth of foreign currency were arrested at the airport arrival lounge last night, Customs spokesman Leslie Gamini said
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CB destroys 157.7 soiled currency notes

The Central Bank has destroyed 157.7 million soiled currency notes bearing a face value of Rs.67.7 billion last year in an effort to maintain its Clean Note Policy, a report says
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Investments in shares: EPF loses billions

Auditor General H.A.S. Smaraweera in his review of the 2011 annual report of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) said Sri Lanka’s main social security fund had lost nearly Rs.11.7 billion through investments in 58 private institutions
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Sanga, Mahela could face disciplinary action

Senior players Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara could face disciplinary action over remarks they made on arriving after winning the ICC World T20 title VIDEO
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British tourist with Buddha tattoo expelled

A British female tourist who had the image of the Buddha tattooed in her hand was arrested by the Katunayaka Airport Police and produced before Negombo Additional Magistrate T.M.T. Bandara today
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Farbrace undecided

Sri Lankan Cricket coach Paul Farbrace had indicated to the Sri Lanka Cricket officials this morning that he had not made a decision regarding his career despite receiving a more lucrative offer from the England and Wales Cricket Board
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Will find a solution for the fishermen issue: Rahul

Raising the issues faced by the Tamil Nadu fishermen, the Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that the Congress led UPA government would find a solution for the fishermen’s issue immediately
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Video: Geneva resolution justified by H’tota attack: SF

The attack on United National Party (UNP) MPs at the Mahagampura Port is a blatant violation of human rights by this Government and is a clear justification of the Geneva resolution on Sri Lanka, Democratic Party Leader Sarath Fonseka said today
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GMOA postpones TU action

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) said today said the Public Services Commission had approved one of the demands in the Medical Service Minute and therefore it had postponed the trade union action which was to be held tomorrow
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Tea workers attacked by wasps

At least eight women in a group of tea pluckers were attacked by a swarm of wasps in an estate in Dikoya, Hatton this afternoon, the Police said
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