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Ship detects signals consistent with missing jet

Australian officials said on Monday signals picked up by a black box detector attached to an Australian ship searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 were consistent with aircraft flight recorders

Exploitative political system must end – CBK

Former president Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge said that if the Opposition did not act properly and unseat this government democratically, the people would revolt as has happened in some

Stones pelted at Yuvraj Singh's home

After India suffered a massive defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka in the ICC World Twenty20 finals  on Sunday evening, Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh's house in the Manimajra locality of Chandigarh was pelted with stones, according to Amar Ujala.

Dead man’s name in list of designated individuals

Among the 422 individuals designated by the Sri Lankan Government through a Gazette Extraordinary issued on March 21st 2014, is included the name of a person who died two years ago, senior Premini herself was brutally raped and executed. Yet the gazette lists the name Thanuskodi Premini.

Sri Lanka crowned T20 champs

Kumar Sangakkara guided Sri Lanka to a six-wicket victory over India to win the World Twenty20 in Mirpur and end a run of four defeats in global finals.

India score 130/4 in Twenty20 final Vs SL

India were restricted to 130 for four in the final of the WorldT20 being played in Mirpur Bangladesh. Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field first.

Sri Lanka win toss, bowl against India in WT20 final

Sri Lanka stand-in captain Lasith Malinga won the toss and elected to field against India in the final of the fifth World Twenty20 at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.

Rains delay T20 finals

The final of the ICC World T20 between India and Sri Lanka is likely to be delayed as steady rainfall is threatening to play spoilsport at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur.

Cricket fan fined for revelling in b’day suit

A cricket fan spotted in the nude at a public location in Kollupitiya over the Sri Lanka Cricket team’s win against the West Indies in the ICC World T20 Semi-Final last Thursday (03) was ordered to pay a fine of Rs. 2,500 by a Colombo Court.

UNP will push for presidential or general election: Ranil

Leader of the Opposition and UNP National Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said his party would now press the government to hold a presidential or a general election next year

Four arrested with 15 kg of cannabis

Naval troops attached to SLN Thambapanni of the North Western Naval Command arrested four men with 15 kilogrammes of cannabis and a shot gun at the Nugawala Junction in Puttalam yesterday

Flight MH370: 'acoustic event' detected by Australian ship

The head of the multinational search for the missing Malaysian jetliner says that an Australian ship detected an 'acoustic event' early Sunday morning and that a Chinese ship has reported a second pulse consistent with an aircraft black box in a different location, though the Chinese reports could not be verified.

Pakistan’s CJCSC Gen Rashad to arrive in SL on Monday

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) Pakistan, General Rashad Mahmood, will arrive in Sri Lanka tomorrow on his first overseas visit after taking over as CJCSC

27 injured in head-on collision

At least 27 people were injured after a bus collided head on with a lorry in Digithawa, Wariyapola this evening, police said.

Chinese vessel detects pulse in southern Indian Ocean

A Chinese vessel searching for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 has detected a pulse signal in the southern Indian Ocean, China's Xinhua news agency has reported.

17 injured in bus accident

At least seventeen people were injured when a bus veered off the road and toppled over near Bambarakulama Bridge in Bulathsinhala last night, police said.

Malinga to get full-time Sri Lanka T20 captaincy?

Lasith Malinga will be appointed Sri Lanka captain on a full-time basis in the T20 International format replacing the present captain Dinesh Chandimal after the present ICC World T20 tournament, sources told “Daily Mirror”.

MR upbraids Nimal Siripala

President Mahinda Rajapaksa is reported to have pulled up Irrigation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva at Thursday’s Cabinet meeting over a statement made by him to the media saying that mega development projects would not suffice to win votes.

Four soldiers in custody over YouTube video

The Army’s Military Police are currently questioning four soldiers with regard to the leaked video footage which went on YouTube showing a group of trainee women soldiers being harassed at an Army Camp in Anuradhapura.

Britain will work closely with int’l partners on SL -Cameron

British Prime Minster David Cameron said that Britain will work closely with its international partners to support the implementation of the resolution on Sri Lanka establishing an international investigation.

Video: SL multi-ethnic nature holds a tremendous dynamism: Shanmugam

Referring to Sri Lanka ethnic, religious and cultural diversity, visiting Singapore Foreign Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam today said that its human capital, potential and the multi-ethnic nature of the population could hold a tremendous dynamism.

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