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Building collapses in Wellawatta

Posted on 18 May 2017

Wellawatte building collapse. Police to question owner, contractors Trapped worker calls friends; more muffled voices of humans and canines heard May 18, 2017.   By Norman Palihawadane – Courtesy" The Island.   Police have told The Island that they will question the owner and two contractors of the six storeyed building which collapsed at Wellawatte […] Continue Reading

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Udaya alleges attempt to give voting rights to overseas pro-Tiger groups

Posted on 17 May 2017

  by Shamindra Ferdinando – Courtesy: The Island. UPFA MP Udaya Gammanpila yesterday alleged that an attempt was being made to allow pro-LTTE groups resident overseas to vote at Sri Lankan elections. Alleging that the government was bent on appeasing those who still propagated separatist sentiments, Gammanpila said the move should be examined against the backdrop of […] Continue Reading

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Sri Lanka: The most difficult CABINET RESHUFFLE

Posted on 15 May 2017

  By The Nation – Courtesy.    Amidst international day of Vesak, visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other priorities, the much awaited cabinet reshuffle seems to have got further postponed. The reshuffle idea has been in the air as an imminent possibility now for several months. Each time speculation has been that it would […] Continue Reading

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ICC Champions Trophy: Winners to take home cheque of US$2.2 million

Posted on 15 May 2017

  The upcoming ICC Champions Trophy in England and Wales from 1-18 June carries a total prize money of $4.5 million with the winner of the eight-team tournament taking home a cheque of $2.2 million, the International Cricket Council announced yesterday. The eighth edition of the tournament sees an increase of $500,000 in prize money […] Continue Reading

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CANADA News

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Vesak

Posted on 10 May 2017

  May 10, 2017 Ottawa, Ontario   The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the occasion of Vesak: “Today, Buddhists in Canada and around the world will celebrate Vesak, the most important of the Buddhist festivals. Vesak is a time when Buddhists come together to reflect on the birth, enlightenment and […] Continue Reading

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LANKA News

President’s Vesak Message Featured

Posted on 10 May 2017

  The year 2561 B.C. dawns, marking the commencement of the golden era in the Buddhist history of Sri Lanka. I believe it is an incomparable prestige that our Motherland, as a place where the Buddha visited on three occasions, receives the opportunity to hold the United Nations International Vesak Festival. This is the foremost […] Continue Reading

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Rs 1.2 bn allocated for ministers’ luxury vehicles in 2017 alone

Posted on 09 May 2017

  May 9, 2017. By Shamindra Ferdinando – Courtesy: The Island.   The national economy was deteriorating at an alarming rate as revealed by the latest Central Bank annual report, but the ruling coalition had presented three supplementary budgets amounting to staggering Rs 1.2 bn to acquire more super luxury vehicles for politicians and officials […] Continue Reading

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Sri Lanka biz conclave in May to attract FDI

Posted on 05 May 2017

Aims to attract FDI, business partners for exports and imports! By The Nation – Courtesy The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce will organize the “Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2017” from 30th May to 1st June 2017 in Colombo to attract much needed Foreign Direct Investors to Sri Lanka, Business partners for Exports and Imports and also […] Continue Reading

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WORLD News

UK parliament dissolves ahead of election

Posted on 04 May 2017

London (CNN)The UK parliament officially dissolved at one minute past midnight on Wednesday (May 3) and will not resume work until after the general election on June 8. UK Parliament approves Theresa May's snap vote 03:05 Prime Minister Theresa May called the snap election to strengthen her hand in negotiations for Britain to leave the European Union. On Wednesday […] Continue Reading

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Prince Philip retires from public life in autumn, Buckingham Palace announces!

Posted on 04 May 2017

Queen's husband to step down from public life in autumn, Buckingham Palace announces! Prince Philip, who is 95, will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year, Buckingham Palace has announced. The Palace said in a statement it was the The Duke of Edinburgh's decision taken with the support of the Queen.  It […] Continue Reading

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PM cracks the whip on foreign jaunts

Posted on 23 April 2017

  April 24, 2017. by Piiyasena Dissnayake in The Island.   Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has banned all UNP MPs and ministers from leaving the country more than thrice a year. If any MP or a minister needs to leave the country then he or she will have to meet him and obtain his written permission, […] Continue Reading

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Sri Lankan doctor killed in road mishap in London

Posted on 22 April 2017

  By Sujeeva Nivunhella in London – Courtesy: Daily News. Vice President of the Association of Professional Sri Lankans in the UK, Dr. Chesmal Siriwardhana was killed by a double-decker bus in Oxford Street in Central London around 2 am on Sunday, April 9. His body, lying in a morgue in London, will be flown to […] Continue Reading

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IMF expects global economy to perform better this year

Posted on 12 April 2017

  Apr 11, 2017 (LBO) – The International Monetary Fund expects the global economy to perform better this year and next year compared with 2016, but it has concerns beyond the near-term, said IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde. “Our forecast for 2017 and 2018 is certainly more favourable than what we have seen in 2016, […] Continue Reading

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The Sunday Island Preview of “According to Matthew”

Posted on 09 April 2017

  Seeing the praiseworthy film produced and directed by Chandran Rutnam on Fr Matthew Peiris convicted of two homicides, I wondered how on earth the man sailed through two murders in the vicarage of St Paul’s Church on Kynsey Road, Colombo 8, by using the same method of causing hypoglycemia in the husband of his […] Continue Reading

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‘According to Matthew’ awaits its public jury

Posted on 08 April 2017

Courtesy" Sunday Times". With the much-awaited silver screen version of a true to life tale of love/lust, trust, treachery and murder that premiered on Monday soon to be released, Kumudini Hettiarachchi recaps the making of the film A word from Director Chandran Ratnam to Mathew (Alston) and Daphne (Jacqueline)  Clad in a black cassock with […] Continue Reading

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Obituary

Ravi Jayawardene – son of President J.R. Jayawardene and his wife Elina

Posted on 05 April 2017

Ravi Jayawardene, the son of  late Sri Lankan President, J. R. Jayawardene, has passed away aged 80. Ravi Jayawardene who was the founder of the Police Special Task Force, was also a specialist in defence. Late Ravi Jayawardene worked as the Security Advisor to President J. R. Jayawardene, during the UNP regime of 1980 and […] Continue Reading

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IPL 2017: Mumbai Indians beat Rising Pune Supergiant in last ball finish

Posted on 21 May 2017

Mumbai Indians 129 for 8 (Krunal 47, Unadkat 2-19, Zampa 2-32, Christian 2-34) beat Rising Pune Supergiant 128 for 6 (Smith 51, Rahane 44, Johnson 3-26, Bumrah 2-26) by 1 run. Mitchell Johnson’s final over heroics helped Mumbai Indians seal their third Indian Premier League (IPL) title with a one-run win over Rising Pune Supergiant at the Rajiv […] Continue Reading

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SRI LANKA, CHINA TO SIGN FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT

Posted on 13 May 2017

  By Zara Imtiaz – Courtesy: Sunday Observer. PM Ranil Wickremesinghe and Prof. Maithree Wickremesinghe being welcomed at the Capital International Airport in Beijing last evening. The PM arrived in Beijing to take part in the ‘One Belt, One Road’ summit. Three weeks after signing a significant framework agreement with India to cooperate on economic matters, […] Continue Reading

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SRI LANKA EMBASSY CONDUCTS “A DAY OF SRI LANKAN CULTURE” IN WASHINGTON DC

Posted on 12 May 2017

A Day of Sri Lankan Culture and Tradition in DC  Despite spring showers, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington DC was a hive of activity on Saturday as thousands of visitors thronged to the embassy premises for a celebration of Sri Lankan culture. The Embassy opened its doors to the public as part of the […] Continue Reading

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Vesak blessings to all our readers

Posted on 09 May 2017

Buddha Purnima or Vesak is celebrated with religious fervour by the followers of Buddhism around the world. It not only marks the day when Gautam Buddha but also the day when he attained Nirvana (salvation) under the Mahabodhi tree at Bodh Gaya. The day falls on the full moon night in the Hindu month of […] Continue Reading

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TOURIST ARRIVALS UP IN APRIL (2017)

Posted on 06 May 2017

  Picture: Thilak Perera – Courtesy: Sunday Observer. Tourist arrivals picked up last month and accounted for a 7.6% increase over the previous year. April attracted 54,674 tourists and this figure was 50,821 in 2016. Up to end of April there were 160,249 arrivals which is an increase of 17.5%. The largest number of arrivals […] Continue Reading

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