Malinga not included in Sri Lanka T20 team, Mathews vice-captain

July 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s injured fast bowler Lasith Malinga has been left out of the national team for the two-match Twenty20 series against Australia to be started on August 6th , the Sri Lanka Cricket announced. All-rounder Angelo Mathews has been picked as the vice-captain to assist Captain Tillakaratne Dilshan after dropping Thilina Kandamby […]
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Sri Lanka’s state TV wins rights of Sri Lanka

July 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s state run Rupavahini Corporation won a battle with the newly formed Carlton Sports Network to win the rights to telecast the upcoming Sri Lanka – Australia cricket series. The battle was hyped by media since the Carlton Sports Network is allegedly linked to political elite of Sri Lanka. Rupavahini had […]
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Jaffna parliamentary seats to be increased with more voters

July 30, Colombo: The Elections Commissioner of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Deshapriya has said that when there is a reduction in the number of voters from an electoral area, the number of parliamentary seats allocated to respective area need to be adjusted accordingly. Deshapriya has noted that more parliamentary seats would be allocated to the Jaffna […]
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Canadian court releases on bail four Sri Lankan Tamil refugees accused of human smuggling

July 30, Vancouver: A Canadian court on Friday has released on bail four Tamil Sri Lankan asylum seekers accused of smuggling refugees on a ship to British Columbia shores. British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Gregory Bowden has ordered the release of four men on bail pending their trial, Canadian media reports said. According to a […]
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Making Tamil people vote voluntarily for national parties

The interpretations and attributions of the local government election results in the Northern and Eastern Provinces by the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) are interesting and also strange. UPFA leaders wanted the Tamil people to vote for it while there were allegations by the Tamil political parties that the ruling coalition used state power […]
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Sri Lankan court order prevents UNP expelling crossed-over MP

July 29, Colombo: The Colombo District Court today issued a permanent Stay Order preventing the main opposition United National Party (UNP) from expelling the crossed-over parliamentarian Earl Gunasekara from party membership. The UNP Polonnaruwa District parliamentarian crossed-over to the government last September and had secured a deputy ministerial portfolio as the Deputy Minister of Plantation […]
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Iran assures continued support to Sri Lanka

July 29, Colombo: The Iranian government has assured continued support to Sri Lanka for its economic development. The visiting Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran Syed Amir Mansour Borghei, has given this assurance when he called on Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne yesterday evening. On a request from President Mahinda Rajapaksa Iran has granted assistance […]
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Sri Lankan government to appoint Cabinet Sub-Committee on power and distribution of fuel

July 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s cabinet of ministers has decided to appoint a Cabinet Sub-Committee (CSC) on Power and Energy and Supply and Distribution of Petroleum Products. The CSC will oversee the importation and distribution of petroleum products for all purposes, including power generation in the country. According to the Cabinet Spokesperson and Media Minister […]
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