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Mahela retires from T20

Mahela Jayawardena has tendered his resignation to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sri Lanka Cricket announcing his retirement from playing International T20 Cricket

Motorcyclist, mother killed in head on collision

A motorcyclist and his mother were killed when the motorcycle collided head on with a lorry near the 80th Mile Post on Dambulla-Kekirawa Road today, the Police said

Video: Train delayed due to signal failure

Train services  between Wellawatte and Colombo Fort  have been delayed as a result of a signal failure at the Fort Railway Station, the Railway Control Room said

Attacks on fishermen a case of mistaken identity: AAP

To avoid incidents of shooting due to “mistaken identity,” the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), in its manifesto for Tamil Nadu, suggested “co-ordinated patrolling” between the Sri Lankan Navy and the Indian Coast Guard

Top UK diplomat in SL intervenes in drug peddling case

The Deputy High Commissioner at the British mission in Colombo had said a suspect was an informant to one of Britain’s officers in India

Work permits for foreign experts approved

State institutions and private companies are now permitted to obtain the services of foreign professionals, technical experts and skilled labour not available in the country, following the approval of the BOI that will issue a work permit for a specific time period, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said

Ministry to probe missing body parts complaints

The Foreign Employment Promotion Ministry has initiated inquiries into complaints that organs of dead Sri Lankan expatriate workers in some Middle Eastern countries had been removed, Minister Dilan Perera said yesterday

Listed groups can legally challenge-army

Military spokesman Ruwan Wanigasuriya today said foreign terrorist groups and several overseas organisations banned over suspicion that they were LTTE supporters could go to Courts and get their name cleared.

60,000 breathalyzers imported for the New Year

The Police Department had imported 60,000 breathalyzer balloons to nab drunk drivers during the New Year season, Police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said

SL should listen to int’l community-UK

Days after the Sri Lankan government's announcement that it would not cooperate with the UN probe on Sri Lanka, Britain said that the Sri Lankan government should listen to international community

Video: Bus fare revision after New Year

The Lanka Private Bus Owners Association (LPBOA) yesterday hinted that the time had come for another bus fare revision and said it would discuss the matter with Transport Authorities once the National New Year was over.

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.

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