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In Britain
February 24, 2019 10:08 am gmt |
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Business minister Greg Clark, work and pensions minister Amber Rudd, and justice minister David Gauke signalled in a Daily Mail column that they will side with rebels and opposition parties next week to stop Britain leaving the European Union without a divorce deal on March 29 if necessary, adding th...
In India
February 24, 2019 8:34 am gmt |
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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will address the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Foreign Ministers meet on March 1, the first time the Islamic body has invited an Indian dignitary to attend, the government announced on Saturday. Coming on the heels of statements of solidarity from t...
In Cricket
February 24, 2019 7:57 am gmt |
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On the day in which 23-year-old Kusal Mendis became the youngest batsman since 2005 to score 1000 Test runs in a calendar year, he revealed he had been eyeing up the milestone for several months. Only four younger batsmen have ever managed a 1000-plus year, and three of them are giants of the game. G...
In India
February 16, 2019 10:58 am gmt |
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An analysis by the National Security Guard of the scene of attack in Pulwama, 30 km from Srinagar, has established that the SUV (sport utility vehicle) driven by the suicide bomber was packed with RDX, A type of high explosive. A senior government official told The Hindu that preliminary investigatio...
In Latest Stories
February 16, 2019 9:49 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed a special committee to present solutions after studying the short- and long-term issues related to the tea industry, including the wage issue of the estate workers. A special discussion regarding the wage issue of the plantation workers was held at the Pre...
In Colombo
January 24, 2019 10:16 pm gmt |
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Sri Lanka and the World Bank yesterday (23) signed a $200 million loan agreement to help increase the use and the quality of Sri Lanka’s primary healthcare services. The Primary Healthcare System Strengthening Project will benefit the people in Sri Lanka by increasing the quality of primary health ca...
In Latest Stories
January 24, 2019 10:12 pm gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena, who is on a visit to Singapore to attend the Asia Pacific Forum of Environment Ministers and Heads of Environment Authorities, held a meeting with the President of Singapore Halimah Yacob on Thursday (24). The President who arrived at Isthana Palace of Singapore this m...
In Latest Stories
January 24, 2019 9:33 pm gmt |
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Rohitha Rajapaksa (Chichi), the youngest son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his girlfriend Tatyana said “I do” at a private wedding ceremony today. Last August Rohitha proposed to Tatyana on top of the snow-covered Kilimanjaro mountain....
In Jaffna
January 24, 2019 9:29 pm gmt |
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The Army released more land in the North Province in line with a directive issued by President Maithripala Sirisena, the Army media unit said today. Security Force Headquarters – Wanni (SFHQ-W), in line with the Presidential directive, handed over documents related to the release of 40.74 acres of st...
In Cricket
January 24, 2019 9:24 pm gmt |
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Hardik Pandya will join India’s limited-overs squad in New Zealand and KL Rahul the India A squad that is currently playing a 50-overs series against England Lions in Thiruvananthapuram, after the BCCI lifted their suspensions on Thursday. Pandya wlll fly out to New Zealand “at the earlie...
In Latest Stories
January 22, 2019 11:28 am gmt |
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The Police Special Task Force (STF) have raided an apartment in Colpetty and seized around 100kg of heroin. The Police said that five suspects were arrested in the raid. The Police said that two Americans and an Afghan national were among those arrested. According to the Police, two Sri Lankans were ...
In Latest Stories
January 22, 2019 10:13 am gmt |
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A UK court has found Sri Lankan Brigadier Priyanka Fernando, guilty of violating the Public Order Act. The Westminster Magistrates Court ordered his arrest over his behaviour during a protest staged outside the Sri Lankan High Commission in London last year. Fernando, otherwise known as ‘Brigadier Fe...
In Cricket
January 22, 2019 10:04 am gmt |
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Virat Kohli‘s prolific 2018, especially as a batsman, has been reflected in the ICC awards with the India captain winning the year’s three biggest prizes: the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for cricketer of the year, the Test player of the year and the ICC men’s ODI player of the year. ...
In Latest Stories
January 19, 2019 12:04 pm gmt |
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Sri Lanka is seeking “serious dialogues” with India for repatriation of Sri Lankan refugees living in Tamil Nadu, its envoy on Friday said while asserting that his country wants them to be resettled back home with provision of housing and livelihood. A large number of Lankan refugees cont...
In Latest Stories
January 19, 2019 12:00 pm gmt |
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Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena left the Philippines on Saturday afternoon after a five-day state visit, a first for a sitting Sri Lankan head of state in the country. Sirisena left the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at around 2 p.m., foreign media reported. Prior to his flight, the Sri ...
In India
January 19, 2019 11:55 am gmt |
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DMK president M K Stalin on Saturday said the upcoming general elections will be akin to the second freedom struggle for people of India to fight against the “radical Hinduism” of the BJP. Mr. Stalin, speaking at TMC’s mega opposition rally in Kolkata, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is “afraid” of...
In Latest Stories
January 19, 2019 11:51 am gmt |
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Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Saturday (January 19) the relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia cannot move forward until Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is “dealt with,” without being more specific. Speaking in Ankara a day after meeting with Turki...
In Latest Stories
January 19, 2019 11:42 am gmt |
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Saina Nehwal crashed out of the Malaysia Masters 2019 after losing 16-21, 13-21 to Carolina Marin of Spain in the semifinal match at the Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur on Saturday. The Indian shuttler was dominated by the three-time world champion Carolina Marin throughout the 40-minute contest in Malays...
In Latest Stories
December 11, 2018 10:18 am gmt |
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British High Commission delegates visits the mass grave in the country’s former war zone in Mannar today. Experts in northern Sri Lanka are trying to identify the remains of dozens of bodies in a mass grave in the country’s former war zone. So far the skeletal remains of more than 260 peo...