Sydney Morning HeraldSri Lanka president declared poll victorFinancial TimesMahinda Rajapaksa, the Sri Lankan president, was on Wednesday declared the winner of a second six-year term in the country's first ...World Agenda: troop movements ruined Sri Lanka's reputation, observers claimTimes OnlineSri Lanka's Fonseka seeks fresh pollAFPBeaten Sri Lankan general considers asylum in Austr...
BBC NewsSri Lankan leg spinner Malinga Bandara signs for KentBBC NewsKent have signed Sri Lankan leg-spinner Malinga Bandara as an overseas player for the second half of next season. Bandara, 30, is due to arrive in mid to ...and more »
Robert O. Blake, Jr. Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Washington, DC February 22, 2010 ~ Interview With BBC World News ~ BBC: What is the American view of what is taking place in Sri Lanka? Live...
Defeated Sri Lankan presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka - currently detained in military custody - is to stand in April’s parliamentary polls.
Party sources told the BBC that he would lead a new opposition alliance.
Sri Lanka’s authorities have meanwhile announced a raft
Persons of Sri Lanka Peoples Party (SLPP), a constituent of ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA), caught and held N. Parameswaran, a senior Tamil journalist in Jaffna peninsula, the correspondent of BBC Tamil service and Daily Mirror, Saturday from 9:00 a.m til 9:30 in front of the SLFP
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What to expect on 16 DecemberThe organisers behind the exciting and highly anticipated weekend set to take Colombo by storm, are ready to share their inside plans with the public. After many months of logistics and operational planning, the 16 and 17 of December is looking to promise an event unlike any event Sri Lanka ...
A teenager was arrested on suspicion of murder over the death of a Sri Lankan
shop assistant in Merseyside, UK, the BBC reported.
Mahesh Wickramasingha, 30, died after being stabbed in the neck while working at Stanley News in Kingsway, Huyton on 29 November.
A police spokesman
(Srilankamirror) - Convicted Sri Lankan-born hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam has arrived at a US federal prison to begin serving the longest-ever sentence for insider trading.
Rajaratnam, who was sentenced to 11 years in jail, reported to a facility in Massachusetts, BBC Sandeshaya reports
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By Peter Day The Ray Wijewardene Charitable Trust that continues the legacy and the vision of the late Sri Lankan innovator is organising the inaugural ‘Ray Wijewardene Memorial Lecture’ to be held on 13 December 2011. The Ray Wijewardene Charitable Trust organises the lecture with the Institution of Engineers of Sri Lanka – of which ...
Dec 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has promised to resolve the issue of delayed payment of salaries to the players of the national cricket team next week, BBC reported.
Srilankamirror - The International Cricket Council (ICC) has said it is currently discussing with the international cricket players union to look for a solution to the non-payment of Sri Lanka player salaries.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has told the BBC Sinhala service in October that the players
Srilankamirror - A 30-year-old Sri Lankan has died after being stabbed in the neck while working in a Merseyside store, the BBC reports.
Merseyside Police said the man was found with a knife wound to his neck at Stanley News on Kingsway in Huyton at about 21:00 GMT on Tuesday
Srilankamirror - The Road Development Authority (RDA) has said there may be a few lapses in the Southern Expressway since it is the country’s first expressway.
Head of the RDA, Ranjith Premasiri has told BBC that there may be a few lapses.
“This is the first (such) experience
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(BBC) Conservationists in Sri Lanka have welcomed a decision by US-based multinational food firm Dole to abandon plans for a huge banana plantation. Campaigners say Dole had hoped to team up with a local company, Letsgrow Ltd, to plant the bananas in Somawathiya National Park. The park is home
Sri Lankan conservationists couldnt be happier at the news of multinational food firm Dole based in the US abandoning plans to start a banana plantation at a national park, the BBC website reported.
Conservationists quoted by the site said Dole had hoped to team up with a local company
"The ban on TamilNet is the first instance of what the Free Media Movement believes may soon be a slippery slope of web and internet censorship in Sri Lanka," BBC reported on 20th June 2007 when local reports indicated that access to TamilNet was blocked by unannounced directives to service
Will the LLRC report re-write history? Sri Lanka’s Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission will issue its report soon (hopefully to the public). It is not necessary to mention leaks; it is enough to simply look at the initial statement of purpose. “To inquire and report on the following matters that may have taken place during ...
Sarath Fonseka, the former army Chief who led the Sri Lankan Army to completely wipe out the LTTE has been jailed for three years for implicating the government in war crimes.
The court has ruled out that he lent credence to allegations the defence secretary ordered Tamil Tigers to be killed as they tried to surrender ...
Colombo is beefing up security ahead of the delivery of the verdict in the controversial white flag case against former
army commander General Sarath Fonseka. While there are reports that a key witness against Fonseka has fled the country in fear on a Cathay Pacific Flight bound for Hong Kong, police have also moved in a ...
(Srilankamirror) - Hirunika Premachandra has welcomed the court order to arrest MP Duminda Silva in connection with the killing of her father, presidential advisor Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra.
Speaking to the BBC from an undisclosed location outside Sri Lanka, she has said that the news
BBC Sandeshaya says that it reliably learns that a brand new Aston Martin car has been hurriedly imported to Colombo by a wealthy businessman.
The new Rs. 55 million sports car has been brought using a specially chartered aeroplane from UK.
Former Sri Lanka Cricket chairman Upali Dharmadasa
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Offering epic safari adventures, Chaaya Wild transcends expectations and enthrals nature enthusiastsBy Marianne David If there’s one message that Yala reinforces, it’s the fact Sri Lanka is so abundantly blessed – a miracle in many ways. Despite its rising position as a hotspot for leopards being temporarily halted in its tracks during the latter stages ...