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Local News; Lanka Media Links
Sri Lankan Cricketer Asela Gunaratne has been bought by Mumbai Indians for Sri Lankan Rupees (SLR) 6.75 million in Indian Premier League (IPL) Auction 2017 in Bengaluru. Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: DM
The former Eastern Province chief minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan was today further remanded till March 6 for the 31st time by Batticaloa Magistrate M. Ganesharaja. Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: DM
A group of leading Buddhist Monks today called for the ban of school big matches saying that the matches acted like a platform for promotion of alcohol among students leading Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: DM
Former Minister Wimal Weerawansa was further remanded till March 6 by Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne today. Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: DM
Sri Lanka's captain Angelo Mathews has been bought by Delhi Daredevils for Sri Lankan Rupees (SLR) 4.5 crore in Indian Premier auctions in Bengaluru. Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: DM
IPL Bidding: Sri Lanka top of the flopsEconomyNextECONOMYNEXT - England players attracted megabuck bids in the Indian Premier League auction Monday, while Sri Lankan players emerged top of the flops Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: Goolgle
The election to decide a President to the Bar Association which was scheduled to be held on Tuesday has been postponed until further notice, the Secretary of the association said. Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: Derana
Fifteen senior students of the Peradeniya University had been arrested by the Police for ragging first year students last night. Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: DM
Former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan, who was arrested in connection with the murder of ex-MP Joseph Pararajasingham, has been further remanded until March 06. MORE... Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: Derana
A bipartisan delegation from the US House of Representatives arrives in Colombo today for three days of meetings as part of the House Democracy Partnership (HDP). The US Embassy in Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: CMBGZ
The Court of Appeal today extended the stay order issued against the police circular imposing a ban on full-face helmets in the country. MORE... Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: Derana
A bride had eloped with another young man when the bridegroom stepped into a wayside grocery to buy a bottle of soft drink, while on their way to spend their Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: DM
Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa appeared before the Commission to investigate allegations of bribery or corruption today to make a statement. Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: CMBGZ
Former Minister Wimal Weerawansa was further remanded today till March 6 by the Colombo Fort Magistrate's Court in connection to the misuse of Government vehicles. Weerawansa was arrested last month Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: CMBGZ
A retired Sri Lanka Army Major attached to the Disaster Management Center (DMC) which was sent for a training programme in Hawaii, was deported last week after he was charged Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: DM
The Colombo District Court on Monday decided to take up for hearing the petition filed seeking an order to re-appoint former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Chairman of the Sri Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: Derana
The IGP and several officers have left the island to take part in the 22nd Asia Pacific Operational Drug Enforcement Conference. MORE... Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: Derana
Former minister Wimal Weerawansa, who was arrested on charges of misusing state vehicles, has been further remanded until March 06 after being produced before the Fort Magistrate's Court on Monday. Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: Derana
Daily MirrorSri Lanka MP Wimal Weerawansa's remand extended until March 6Colombo PageFeb 20, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today extended the remand of the United People's Freedom Alliance parliamentarian Wimal Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: Goolgle
A proposal has been handed over to all the Provincial Councils against the enactment of the Urban Development Authority (UDA) to decentralize some of the powers of the Local Government Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: Derana
French Company Wins €156 million Water Contract In Sri Lanka
By winning a €156 million contract from the Sri Lankan National Water Supply and Drainage Board, Veolia (Paris:VIE), through its subsidiaries OTV and SADE, will help to provide access to Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: AM
Sri Lankan batsman Asela Gunaratne was bought by Mumbai Indians during the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction. He was bought for Rs. 6.72 million. Read More Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: Hiru
US President Donald Trump has sought to explain why he referred to a security incident in Sweden on Friday which did not actually happen. Addressing a rally on Saturday, he Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: Hiru
Police Nab Fifteen Peradeniya University Students In Raid, For Ragging
Fifteen Peradeniya University students were arrested at a house in Galaha this morning, during a Police raid. Police said they had received information that a group of juniors was being ragged, Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: AM
Sri Lanka Bar Association election that was to be held tomorrow has being postponed indefinitely. Read More Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: Hiru
Feb 20, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today extended the remand of the United People's Freedom Alliance parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa who was arrested and remanded over misuse of state property. Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: Topix
Three oarfish, which normally live deep near the ocean floor, have been found in the Philippines, sparking fears among locals that it may be a sign of an impending large Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: Hiru
The 15 students attached to Peradeniya University who were arrested early this morning over ragging charges were remanded till March 02. Read More Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: Hiru
The agreement with China regarding Hambantota port has being amended. Accordingly, the Chinese company will receive 70 per cent of the ownership, while Sri Lanka gets 30 per Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: Hiru
President Maithripala Sirisena inaugurated the Fourth South Asia Region Public Procurement Conference (SARPPC) in Colombo today. The conference will be held in Colombo and Kandy commencing today to Thursday (23). Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: Hiru
Rescue operations continue on today in search of victims that were on the boat that capsized at sea, 3 km off Katukurunda beach yesterday. A total of 41 passengers were Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: Hiru
Sri Lanka won the T20 against Australia yesterday restricting the hosts to 173 runs in 20 overs. Asela Gunaratne's fours stunned the fans. Fans' attention was captured by another incident Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: Hiru
Former Chief Minister of the Eastern Province Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pilleyan was further remanded till March 06 today. He was remanded on the orders of Batticaloa Magistrate M.S. Ganesharajah. He Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: Hiru
In a dramatic turn of events the investigation into the abduction of Keith Noyahr, the Criminal Investigation Department has found that the abductors had made phone calls to Gotabaya Rajapaksa Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: CT
Fourth South Asia Regional Public Procurement Conference Begins Today
The fourth South Asia Regional Public Procurement Conference starts in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo today. The four-day conference, to be held in Colombo and the hill capital Kandy, will end on Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: AM
Wimal Weerawansa further remanded till March 6
Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne this morning remanded till March 6, National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa. Weerawansa was arrested on January 10, on charges he misused up to 40 Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: AM
Prime Minister Indicates Sri Lanka-Singapore FTA This Year
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has indicated the Free Trade Agreement between Sri Lanka and Singapore will be signed this year. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on the weekend that Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: AM
Colombo To Kochi Ferry Service Talks Back On Track
India and Sri Lanka are ready to make way for better ties by resuming a ferry service from Kochi to Colombo, reported NIE. “The ferry service is mooted between Kochi in Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: AM
Feb 19, Colombo: Commenting on the controversy surrounding the recent appointment of a High Court Judge from private bar by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: Topix
11 Dead After Boat Capsizes Off In Katukurunda Coast
At least 11 persons were killed and several others went missing after a boat carrying a group of people capsized in sea off Katukurunda coast today. 15 people were on the Read more..
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: AM