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England cricket fans advised on alcohol on Poya Day matches

Monday, 22 October 2018 12:32

Ahead of the 5th ODI between Sri Lanka and England in Colombo on Tuesday and/or Wednesday, the reserve day which falls on the Vap Full Moon Poya Day, the British High Commission in Colombo has issued a travel advise to supporters of the English team, who are i..

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Arrested Indian, a victim of SL's political insecurity: Brother

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The family of the Indian arrested in Sri Lanka in connection with the alleged plot to assassinate President Maithripala ...


Displaying LTTE flags in UK: SL wants stern action

Monday, 22 October 2018 15:25
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The Sri Lankan Government had highlighted the British Government the importance of implementing its Terrorism Laws and t...


SL needs further safeguards against rights violations: HRW

Monday, 22 October 2018 14:46
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Sri Lanka’s draft counterterrorism law significantly improves upon the current, abusive Prevention of Terrorism Ac...


SL rupee hits 173 against US Dollar

Monday, 22 October 2018 14:15
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The Sri Lankan Rupee depreciated further against the US Dollar today. ...


Welgama’s remarks detrimental to JO: Gammanpila

Monday, 22 October 2018 13:44
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The recent remarks made by UPFA MP Kumara Welgama on his objection to Gotabaya Rajapaksa, were baseless and detrimental ...


SL family get residency in New Zealand after eight-year battle

Monday, 22 October 2018 11:05
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A year after they pleaded to avoid deportation to Sri Lanka, a Sri Lankan family living in Queenstown, New Zealand, have...


A 44-year-old man shot dead in Urubokka

Monday, 22 October 2018 10:31
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A 44-year-old employee of the Pasgoda Divisional Secretariat was shot dead by unidentified gunmen arrived on a motorcycl...


Herath to retire after first Test against England

Monday, 22 October 2018 10:06
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Veteran left-arm spinner Rangana Herath will call it quits from the longest format of the game after the first Test agai...


Fmr. TID DIG Nalaka appears before CID

Monday, 22 October 2018 09:40
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Former Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) DIG Nalaka de Silva appeared before the Criminal Investigation Department ...


Elections should be held on time: Germany

Monday, 22 October 2018 07:52
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German Ambassador Jörn Rohde said yesterday the elections should be held in any democracy when they are due, and no...


Govt should go on in one direction: Wasantha

Sunday, 21 October 2018 22:54
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Government should go one direction without going on two directions, State Minister Wasantha Senanayake said over the wee...


Four ministers with RAW links will be exposed: Amaraweera

Sunday, 21 October 2018 20:48
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Agriculture Minister Mahinda Amaraweera claimed that four Cabinet Ministers, having links with RAW (Research and Analysi...


3,560 arrested in countrywide raid

Sunday, 21 October 2018 15:42
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A total of 3,560 people were arrested for various offences and another 6,020 had been charged with traffic violations du...


Army rejects UN charges against Lt. Col. Amunupure; but says comply written request

Sunday, 21 October 2018 12:31
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The Sri Lanka Army said yesterday that it would prove that Commander of its 200-strong contingent assigned to the UN pea...


Inmates launch protest at Agunukolapelessa Prison

Sunday, 21 October 2018 10:44
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A group of inmates of the Agunukolapelessa Prison launched a protest on top of a tower in the prison, this morning urgin...


Trains on up-country line delayed due to derailment

Sunday, 21 October 2018 10:06
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The train services on the upcountry railway line had come to a standstill after a Colombo bound service train with boom ...


Sri Lankan projects delayed, PM Modi tells Ranil

Sunday, 21 October 2018 09:36
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Saturday discussed th...


UN asks SL to repatriate commander in Mali

Saturday, 20 October 2018 22:37
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The United Nations asked the Sri Lankan government to immediately repatriate the commander of the Sri Lankan U.N. peacek...


Ranil meets Modi

Saturday, 20 October 2018 17:34
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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Saturday held talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in New D...


Govt. turns down gas price hike request

Saturday, 20 October 2018 16:36
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The Ministry of Industry and Commerce yesterday rejected the requests made by gas companies to add their transport costs...


UNP wants Anton Deshapriya investigated

Saturday, 20 October 2018 14:59
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Making counter allegations against investor Anton Deshapriya, who had recently accused a state minister of soliciting a ...


Dissolving Director Boards - Decision not unusual: Harin

Saturday, 20 October 2018 12:45
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The decision to dissolve the Boards of Directors of the Board of Investments (BOI), the Bank of Ceylon and the People&rs...


Police probe whether terror accused set up by brother of Aussie Sportsman

Saturday, 20 October 2018 11:59
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The brother of a prominent Australian sportsperson may have been involved in setting up a 25-year-old Sri Lankan student...


Attempts to replace Medical Ordinance - GMOA to take TU action

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The GMOA yesterday threatened to resort to trade union action if Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne attempted to scrap th...


Stray cats take over President’s House

Saturday, 20 October 2018 08:16
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The Presidential Secretariat has reportedly informed the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) to take immediate steps to remo...


Dissolving director boards - Only subject minister can do so: Kiriella

Saturday, 20 October 2018 06:04
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In the wake of President Maithripala Sirisena dissolving the director boards of the two State banks, Public Enterprise D...


At least 50 dead in train accident in India

Friday, 19 October 2018 21:33
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In a tragic accident, at least 50 people were killed and several others were injured when a train ran over them while th...


Sri Lankan Cricket is going backwards: Mahela

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Sri Lankan Cricket is going backwards and right now it is right at the bottom, Mahela Jayawardene has told Sky Sports. ...


Fmr. TID DIG Nalaka grilled for nine hours for the second day

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Former Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) DIG Kaushal Nalaka de Silva was questioned over nine hours for the second ...


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Hettipola Police said that a 52-year-old man who had been sexually abusing an under-raged girl for a period of 10 months...


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