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Farbrace undecided

Sri Lankan Cricket coach Paul Farbrace had indicated to the Sri Lanka Cricket officials this morning that he had not made a decision regarding his career despite receiving a more lucrative offer from the England and Wales Cricket Board

Will find a solution for the fishermen issue: Rahul

Raising the issues faced by the Tamil Nadu fishermen, the Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that the Congress led UPA government would find a solution for the fishermen’s issue immediately

Video: Geneva resolution justified by H’tota attack: SF

The attack on United National Party (UNP) MPs at the Mahagampura Port is a blatant violation of human rights by this Government and is a clear justification of the Geneva resolution on Sri Lanka, Democratic Party Leader Sarath Fonseka said today

GMOA postpones TU action

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) said today said the Public Services Commission had approved one of the demands in the Medical Service Minute and therefore it had postponed the trade union action which was to be held tomorrow

Tea workers attacked by wasps

At least eight women in a group of tea pluckers were attacked by a swarm of wasps in an estate in Dikoya, Hatton this afternoon, the Police said

37,000 bottles of water seized

Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) today seized 37,000 bottles of water from a bottling plant of a popular brand of drinking water in Dalugama after it was found that the the water contained some kind of a chemical.

Man assaults army officer in civvies

A man had assaulted an army officer who was in civvies in Maharagama when the officer asked him to move his motorcycle as he was wearing a full face helmet today

Dengue forces closure of three schools

The Homagama Zonal Education Office today announced the closure of three schools in the Seethaawaka Divisional Secretariat Division for three days as a result of a Dengue outbreak in the area

Bus hits three students on pedestrian crossing

Three students between the ages of six and seven and a woman were injured when a school bus hit them on a pedestrian crossing near the Bandarawela Central College this morning

LTTE suspect escapes

A LTTE suspect who was undergoing treatment at Vavuniya Hospital under prison custody had escaped last night

Sonia shedding crocodile tears for TN fishermen: Jaya

Launching a blistering attack on Congress President Sonia Gandhi for the first time during the current electioneering, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today charged her with shedding crocodile tears for Tamil Nadu fishermen on poll eve.

Road accidents claim 81 in ten days

Eighty one people were killed in 65 fatal accidents reported during the ten days time of 10th and 19th of April, Police said today.

FCA unaware of visa time limits to foreign journalists

 The Foreign Correspondents Association (FCA) today said that it was unaware of any time limits on visas issued to foreign journalists posted to Sri Lanka.

Video: UNP MPs dismiss claims made by MR

UNP MP Ajith Perera today denied claims made by President Mahinda Rajapaksa that the group of visiting UNP parliamentarians had ridiculed the development taking place in Hambantota as they left Port. Pictures

Video: Largest stock of Walla-Patta seized by Customs

A Sri Lankan and two Indians possessing a stock of 48 kgs of "Walla-Patta"  worth Rs. 38.4 million were arrested by Custom officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport this morning

SL police reject kidney racket behind Indian's death

Sri Lankan police rejected reports of a suspected kidney racket behind the death of a 26-year-old Indian, saying he died of heart failure

Two killed, five injured in accident

Two people were killed and five injured when a three wheeler collided with a jeep at the Ohalpola Junction in Narammala on the Narammala- Kuliyapitiya Road yesterday, the Police said

SLTB grosses highest ever income during festive season

The Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) said today it had earned an income of about Rs. 450 million within a week starting from April 7 when the special bus service was launched to facilitate commuter travel during the New Year season.

SLC surprised by Farbrace’s move

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has expressed surprise and disappointment over the surprise move by national coach Paul Farbrace to consider taking up a coaching position with England cricket team.SLC said in a media release that they have been unable to contact Farbrace who is in England while ECB had communicated to SLC expressing their desire to have Farbrace released from Sri Lanka duties.

Fmr. WNBA players due in SL

Former Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) players Tamika Williams and Edna Campbell will visit Sri Lanka as State Department Sports Envoys from April 21 to 25, Office of the Spokesperson of State Department announced today.

143 drunken drivers arrested within 24 hours

About 143 drivers were arrested while driving under the influence of liquor within 24 hours ending 6 am today, police said.

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