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Unpaid Lankan cricketers playing for love of the game

SYDNEY: Sri Lankan players will be playing the Commonwealth Bank Series because of their love for cricket, despite not getting their payments on time

Brother of Kolonnawa UC Mayor abducted

The brother of the Kolonnawa Urban Council Mayor was abducted in Meethotamulla by a group of men in a van, police media spokesman Ajith Rohana said

PSC best way to find solution

The Parliament Select Committee is the best way to find a solution to the national issue, Minister Anura Yapa tells the cabinet briefing today

PSUNU threaten to strike

The Public Services United Nurses’ Union (PSUNU), the biggest nurses union comprising 95% of all nurses in the country, today warned the government that it would go on strike next month if the authorities did not implement the service minutes and other demands made by the union.

Man arrested for cheating 35 women

Police arrested a person who posed as a lawyer, cheating nearly 35 women by taking their jewellery worth Rs.6 million on the promise that he would marry them

Relatives of abducted fishermen request govt. to intervene

Relatives and the owner of a trawler have requested the government to intervene and secure the release of the five Sri Lankan fishermen who were abducted by Somalia pirates on September 27, 2011 demanding a ransom of Rs.680 million.

Ratmalana Railway workshop, dengue mosquito breeding ground

Health authorities have warned that the Ratmalana Railway workshop has been a breeding ground for dengue mosquitoes and that 80 dengue positive patients were reported from the area.

LHC issues arrest warrants for SL cricket team attack accused

LAHORE: A division bench of the Lahore High Court on Wednesday once again issued non-bailable arrest warrants for the three accused of the attack on Sri Lanka cricket team in March 2009 and directed the police to produce them before court on February 27.

Application should have been made to Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake

The retired judges who had called upon President Mahinda Rajapaksa to appoint a special committee to probe Sarath N. Silva’s conduct as Chief Justice should have made an application to incumbent Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake instead of the executive

Gas prices likely to be increased soon

Gas prices are likely to be increased soon with the two main gas companies requesting for a price increase in the wake of a sharp rise in world market prices of liquid petroleum gas

70 university students in remand

Some 300 university students are facing court cases while 70 are already in remand custody as a result of a crackdown carried on students by the authorities, the Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) alleged yesterday

Lawyer, land owner who used fake revenue stamps granted bail

A lawyer and a land sales owner who were accused of using fake revenue stamps on the deeds that the lawyer attested, were granted bail of Rs.40,000 each with two sureties for Rs.500,000 on each of the accused, by the Colombo High Court

Fake Rajapaksa associates arrested

Two men who posed as close confidants of Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa were taken into custody in Galkiriyagama for promising villagers in Uduruwa South that they will be given jobs in state banks and the customs department. They had also asked them for money

Railway strike called off

Railway trade unions called off their countrywide railway strike as the Minister of Transport had agreed to rectify their salary anomalies

Fisheries Ministry to bring Lankan fishermen back

The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource is taking steps to bring the remaining sixteen Sri Lankan fishermen in India along with four of their trawlers. The fishermen are residents of Gandara and Trincomalee

SSP Vaas Gunawardena hospitalised

Kurunegala SSP Vaas Gunawardena was hospitalised following an overdose of medicine he took today, the police said

Railway guards on strike, train services halted islandwide

Train services islandwide have been halted due to a strike carried out by railway guards. Talks are currently underway between the authorities and the union

Elections Dept. cancels registration of 3 political parties

The Elections Department cancelled the registration of three political parties namely the National Unity Alliance (NUA) formed by SLMC founder leader late A.H.M. Ashraff, the People’s Front of Liberation Tigers (PFLT) formed by the LTTE and the Eelam People’s Democratic National Front (ENDLF)

Malaysian job scam busted

The police apprehended a Malaysian couple and three others yesterday (January 31), for questioning, regarding a racket where a number of persons were defrauded under the pretext of providing jobs in Malaysia.

Suspected bird flu case in Bingiriya

The Health Ministry this morning called for a full investigation on the Bingiriya chicken farm which had a suspected case of bird flu after 1,000 chickens were found dead including one which showed symptoms of the flu, ministry officials said UPDATE

Human smuggling operation busted

In a human smuggling operation gone sour, around 200 Sri Lankan refugee claimants hoping to come to Canada are stranded in West Africa.

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Smiles after party office opening
MEP convention
The scene of a tragedy
Saluting the alma mater