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August 30, 2018 3:02 am gmt |
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SriLankan Airlines had reimbursed the Sri Lankan Embassy in Russia approximately Rs. 24 million that it had allegedly spent to arrange a get-together organised to provide publicity to the newly appointed SriLankan General Sales Agent (GSA) for Russia. This was revealed in front of the Presidential Co...
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August 28, 2018 9:02 am gmt |
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A massive protest was staged in #Mullaithivu today against #Mahaweli Authority engineered #Sinhala colonization schemes currently underway in the district; protesters demanded to stop colonization of state lands in former war torn area. A massive protest was staged in #Mullaithivu today against #Maha...
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August 28, 2018 8:52 am gmt |
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Sri Lankan authorities have excavated nearly 100 skeletons at a mass grave in Mannar, located in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, where state armed forces and Tamil rebels clashed in a 30-year civil war. According to local media reports, some locals living in the Tamil-majority province, whose relative...
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August 28, 2018 8:43 am gmt |
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A Tamil asylum seeker from Sri Lanka has died at Logan Hospital, south of Brisbane, after his life support was switched off. The 45-year-old was admitted to hospital last week after attempting to take his own life. He reportedly fell into a deep depression several weeks ago after his asylum applicati...
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August 28, 2018 6:06 am gmt |
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The ailing SriLankan Airlines has paid the Bank of Ceylon (BoC) over Rs 4.25 billion and around USD 5.8 million, till 31 January 2018, for the outstanding loans since December 2014, it was revealed at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) on irregularities at SriLankan Airlines, SriLankan Cat...
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August 28, 2018 6:01 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka recorded the lowest trade deficit so far during the year in absolute terms in the month of June, but the trade deficit widened significantly in comparison to June 2017 as the growth in import expenditure outpaced the increase in export earnings, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) said in ...
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August 28, 2018 5:52 am gmt |
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A dispute among students and the authorities has forced the postponement of the opening of an Indian funded auditorium at the Ruhuna University. The Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Auditorium in University of Ruhuna, the largest auditorium of a Sri Lankan University, was to be declared open under the pa...
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August 27, 2018 7:55 am gmt |
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Following the first ever visit of Japanese Defense Minister last week, Mr. Kazuyuki Nakane, State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, will visit Sri Lanka from 28 to 30 August 2018 in order to participate in the commissioning ceremony of the patrol vessels donated from Japan to Sri Lanka under the...
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August 27, 2018 3:03 am gmt |
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The results of 2018 Advanced Level Examination could be delayed due to a shortage of teachers to serve at answer script evaluation supervisory board, the Chairman of the All Ceylon United Teachers Union (ACUTU) Ven. Yalwela Pagnasekera Thera said. “This year there are only eight teachers in each supe...
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August 27, 2018 2:58 am gmt |
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The Transport Ministry would appoint National Transport Security Commission to study and analyze the ban imposed on three-wheeler passenger transport, sources said. The Government earlier considered banning the issuing of trishaw driving licence to persons less than 35 years of age. The existing Nati...
In Cricket
August 26, 2018 6:53 pm gmt |
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Sri Lanka cricket authorities Sunday rejected claims of discrimination against England fans in the pricing of tickets for an upcoming tour, saying both foreign and local supporters would be charged the same. England will play five one-day internationals, a one-off Twenty20 match and three Tests betwe...
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August 26, 2018 6:48 pm gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is participating in conference to develop regional co-operation in the Indian Ocean held in Vietnam, a country that has suffered from China’s controversial restrictions on resources, free navigation and fishing in the seas off the country. T...
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August 26, 2018 3:29 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe left for Vietnam yesterday (Saturday) to attend the Indian Ocean Conference, which will be held in Hanoi from August 27 -28. The Prime Minister is to address the inaugural session of the two-day conference tomorrow (Monday)....
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August 26, 2018 3:24 am gmt |
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A population of about 82,000 people representing 24,100 families in the Kilinochchi District have been affected by the drought prevailing in the area. A senior official of the District Disaster Management Centre said the people of Kilinochchi, Kandawalai. Pachilipalai, Karachchi and Poonaryn division...
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August 25, 2018 10:09 am gmt |
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The visit of Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera to Sri Lanka, the very first in the history of Sri Lanka and Japan, is of great significance to the Indian Ocean region. Onodera’s itinerary, which included a trip to Hambantota, Trincomalee and Colombo ports, assumes importance in the light of ...
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August 25, 2018 9:59 am gmt |
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Amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23), with the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, for a scheduled port visit Aug. 24. During the visit, Sailors and Marines will have opportunities to explore the local area and meet with their counterparts duri...
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August 25, 2018 9:44 am gmt |
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No ‘politics’ was discussed at the meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the latter’s residence in Medamula this morning, a highly placed source close to the former President told to a local News website. The discussion took place a...
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August 25, 2018 3:11 am gmt |
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Three unidentified men on motorbikes pretending to be Special Task Force (STF) personnel are reported to have robbed Rs.1.2 million from a businessman in Weligama, Police said yesterday (Friday). They said the 49-year-old businessman was robbed at a lonely spot while on his way home. The fake STF per...
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August 25, 2018 3:05 am gmt |
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The Police are playing the fool using the freedom given by the yahapalana government, Wildlife and Regional Development Minister Sarath Foinseka told Parliament yesterday (Friday). He said this during the debate on the provincial delimitation commission report and pointed out that some senior police ...