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Taxes on import rice removed

All the existing taxes on rice imports were removed and a Rs. 5 consumer goods tax per kilo of rice imposed with effect from today, the Ministry of Finance and Planning said

16 SL fishermen poaching sea cucumbers off Lakskhadweep nabbed

Prompt action taken by Indian Coast Guard based on information provided by the alert Indian fishermen has resulted in arrest of 16 Sri Lankan fishermen who were caught fishing for sea cucumber in India's exclusive economic zone

SLC regrets Mahela’s claims

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) today expressed its regret over claims made against the Secretary and CEO of the SLC by National Cricketer Mahela Jayawardena and stated that ‘such statements as damaging to both the image of the institution and the officials concerned

Aussie official "optimistic" Flight 370 will be found, and soon

A ship searching for the missing Malaysian Airlines jet has detected two more underwater signals that may be emanating from the aircraft's black boxes, and the Australian official in charge of the search expressed hope Wednesday that the plane's wreckage will soon be found.

Guidelines for vegetarian cosmetics

A National Standards Bill is being drafted giving guidelines for the manufacture of cosmetics using non-animal products, Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) said today

HC allows Lankan Detenu's wife to See him at hospital

Madras High Court yesterday permitted the wife of a Sri Lankan Detenu to see him in hospital. Chenduran, a Sri Lankan national, was in detention under the Foreigners Act at a refugee camp on March 4.

Four in hospital after clash over Korean exam

Four people were severely injured when two families clashed over the results of the Korean Language exam held recently

Govt. wants Rs.5 Bn more

The Government yesterday sought supplementary allocations of Rs.5 billion to settle the expenditures for various matters, including Rs.206 million spent for the purchase of “high security protected vehicles for the use of VVIP”

House to fete Lankan Lions

Parliament will felicitate the Sri Lanka Cricket Team today, according to a decision taken by party leaders today, sources said.

Pakistan reiterates its continuous support to SL

While appreciating the efforts of the Sri Lankan government in defeating the menace of terrorism from Sri Lankan Soil, Pakistan reiterated its continuous and unflinching support to Sri Lanka at all forums.

Video: Mahela unhappy with SLC over retirement issue

Returning to a heroes’ welcome 18 years in the making, former captain Mahela Jayawardene called out Sri Lanka Cricket officials yesterday, expressing his disappointment on how they handled the controversy surrounding his and Kumar Sangakkara’s T20 international retirements, saying that they had acted irresponsibly in speaking to the media without first clarifying the news with them

Video: T20 Champs arrive

The victorious Sri Lanka cricket team led by Lasith Malinga arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) a short while ago.

Amitabh Bachchan congratulates SL

Indian Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has congratulated Sri Lanka cricket team for their achievement in winning the T20 World Cup on Sunday in Bangladesh

Renuka: NTC Chairman

Former Western Provincial Councilor Renuka Perera, who was unable to secure a seat at the last WPC elections, had been appointed as the National Transport Commission Chairman, the Private Transport Services Ministry said today

13 Rajarata undergrads suspended

Thirteen 2nd and 3rd year Rajarata University students were suspended on charges of having forcibly entered the Dutugemunu Hostel and assaulted some 4th year students on March 29, University officials said.

'We can show how to topple a govt'

The opposition’s expectation for a regime change through a Arab Spring kind of uprising will not succeed in Sri Lanka and there is no need to go to Harvard or Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to learn how to topple governments, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said today

Mannar mass grave an ordinary cemetery: DG

The skeletons unearthed at Thiruketheeswaram in Mannar were reportedly of bodies buried since the 1930’s, further it is not a mass grave site as earlier believed, but an ordinary cemetery, the Archeological Department Director General said today

Astrology can’t predict future

Whether astrology can predict future has been a question that many sensible people have been asking over millennia. An interesting discussion on this topic over the weekend saw a leading astrologer in the country declaring that astrology can no way predict the future of a person

Asset freeze threatens peaceful dissent: HRW

The Sri Lankan government’s decision to label 16 overseas Tamil organizations as financers of terrorism is so broad that it appears aimed at restricting peaceful activism by the country’s Tamil minority, Human Rights Watch said on Monday

Another Lankan caught smuggling gold

A 49-year-old Sri Lankan man was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) departure lounge last evening with 10 yellow gold nuggets worth Rs.1, 285,000 hidden in his rectum by the Airport Customs, Airport Customs spokesman Leslie Gamini said

LTTE’s Nediyavan group No.2 in SL custody

Kapilan alias Nandhagopan, who is said to be the second in command of the LTTE’s Nediyavan Group abroad was captured by Sri Lankan authorities with the help of Iranian and Malaysian authorities, the Daily Mirror learns

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