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Nicholas (Nick) Goonetilleke appointed Superintendent of Police in Liverpool, UK

Posted on 27 August 2016

  A Briton of Sri Lankan origin.   By Harischandra Gunaratna – The Island. (Courtesy). Nicholas Goonetilleke (42), a Briton of Sri Lankan descent, has been appointed a Superintendent of Police and Deputy Area Commander of Knwosley Borough in Liverpool, England. Knowsley Borough is an urban area with a population of around 120,000 and a police […] Continue Reading

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Provincial Roundup

News Release: Change to Ontario Cabinet Increases Focus on Child Care

Posted on 27 August 2016

     August 24, 2016. New Associate Minister of Education Will Lead Work on Early Years and Child Care. Premier Kathleen Wynne today announced a change to her cabinet that will help strengthen supports for parents and give children the best possible start in life. Indira Naidoo-Harris, MPP for Halton, becomes Associate Minister of Education […] Continue Reading

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CANADA News

Former PM Stephen Harper praised as politicians say goodbye

Posted on 27 August 2016

    BY JAMES WOOD, POSTMEDIA (COURTESY) FIRST POSTED: FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2016 01:30 PM MDT | UPDATED: FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2016 05:17 PM MDT Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn Stephen Harper was praised as a champion of Western Canada Friday as the former prime minister stepped down as MP in characteristically subdued fashion. Harper, the […] Continue Reading

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USA NEWS

Worldwide Travel Inc. announces special return airfares from Washington DC to Colombo, Sri Lanka

Posted on 26 August 2016

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Politics

Former parliamentarian Rosy Senanayake tipped to be Colombo Mayor

Posted on 26 August 2016

As we all know, the power of politics has no limits. Former Mrs. World and UNP parliamentarian Rosy Senanayake is lkely to be appointed Mayor of Colombo in the next few weeks. She is currently attached to the Prime Minister's Office as an advisor. A former Mrs. World, Rosy Senanayake has worked tirelessly for the […] Continue Reading

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Rio2016 Olympics

Rio police charge Ryan Lochte with false report of robbery

Posted on 26 August 2016

  In this Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, United States' Ryan Lochte checks his time in a men's 4×200-meter freestyle heat during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo / Michael Sohn, File) Mauricio Savarese, The Associated Press (Courtesy). RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilian police charged […] Continue Reading

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LANKA News

SriLankan Airlines’ flight schedule changes due to BIA runway work

Posted on 26 August 2016

Colombo, August 26 2016: SriLankan Airlines wishes to advise its valued customers of changes to its schedule over a three-month period commencing from 06th January 2017 to 06th  April 2017, due to the closure of Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport from 0830 hours to 1630 hours each day for maintenance work on  the runway. The following […] Continue Reading

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LANKA News

UN Chief Ban Ki-moon to visit Jaffna during Sri Lanka trip

Posted on 26 August 2016

  United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will visit a resettlement site in Jaffna in Northern Province of Sri Lanka and meet President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe during his trip to the island nation later this month. Ban will leave for Singapore later this week, on the first leg of the trip that includes visits to […] Continue Reading

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Provincial Roundup

Major breakthrough in Legal Aid lawyers’ campaign for collective bargaining rights

Posted on 24 August 2016

    TORONTO, Aug. 24, 2016 /CNW/ – The Legal Aid lawyers' campaign for their right to collectively bargain took a major step forward today. Following an intense pressure campaign, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) finally agreed to come to the bargaining table to negotiate with the lawyers' union of choice, The Society of Energy Professionals. […] Continue Reading

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CANADA News

Finance Minister Morneau Hosts Second Meeting of the Advisory Council on Economic Growth

Posted on 24 August 2016

  August 24, 2016 – Toronto, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada. The Government of Canada is committed to an economic agenda that puts people first, and is based on the notion that when you have an economy that works for the middle class, you have a country that works for everyone. The Minister of […] Continue Reading

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Provincial Roundup

New Driver Licence Fee Comes Into Effect September 1

Posted on 23 August 2016

   News Release. August 23, 2016 Province Maintaining Transportation Infrastructure. Driver licence fee increases come into effect this September to help maintain Ontario's transportation infrastructure. Additional fees for reinstatements, replacements and commercial permits will follow effective January 1, 2017. As of September 1, 2016: The Driver's Licence Original and Renewal Fee, including the driver licensing […] Continue Reading

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Banking & Finance, Headline

Visa opens up branch in Sri Lanka to boost electronic payments

Posted on 25 August 2016

Aug 25, 2016 (LBO) – A global leader in payments technology, Visa today announced the opening of a local office in Colombo and the appointment of Anthony Watson as the Country Manager for Sri Lanka. Visa has been present in Sri Lanka since 1989 and has consolidated its position as a market leader. Speaking at […] Continue Reading

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CRICKET, Headline

Lanka overcome Faulkner hat-trick to level series

Posted on 24 August 2016

Sa’adi Thawfeeq – Courtesy: Daily News.   A hat-trick by Australian pace bowler James Faulkner failed to prevent Sri Lanka from bouncing back to win the second One-Day International by 82 runs and level the five-match series one-all at the R Premadasa Stadium yesterday. Faulkner, man of the match in Australia’s three-wicket win on Sunday, became the […] Continue Reading

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Headline, Rio2016 Olympics

De Grasse wins silver, Bolt takes gold in 200m final and gains sprint double

Posted on 18 August 2016

  RIO DE JANEIRO – Canada's Andre De Grasse won the silver medal in the men's 200-metre final at the Rio Olympics on Thursday night. The 21-year-old sprint star from Markham, Ont., finished in 20.02 seconds. Jamaica's Usain Bolt took gold for the third consecutive Olympics in 19.78. France's Christophe Lemaitre was third in 20.12 seconds. De Grasse […] Continue Reading

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CRICKET, Headline

3rd Test: Sri Lanka beat Australia by 163 runs to complete 3-0 series win

Posted on 17 August 2016

  COLOMBO, Sri Lanka  — Sri Lanka swept a test series 3-0 against Australia for the first time Wednesday, handing the tourists a 163-run defeat in the third test with spinner Rangana Herath bagging seven wickets in another 10-wicket match haul. Sri Lanka beat Australia by 163 runs in the final test in Colombo on Wednesday […] Continue Reading

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Headline, Rio2016 Olympics

Canada’s De Grasse wins bronze, Bolt wins gold in 100 metres

Posted on 14 August 2016

The Canadian Press  Published Sunday, August 14, 2016 8:22PM EDT  Last Updated Sunday, August 14, 2016 9:45PM EDT RIO DE JANEIRO — Canada's Andre De Grasse won the bronze medal in the men's 100 metres at the Rio Olympics, giving Canada its first medal in the marquee event since 1996. De Grasse finished in a […] Continue Reading

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CRICKET

3rd Test: De Silva, Chandimal lead Sri Lanka recovery

Posted on 13 August 2016

Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, SSC, 1st dayAugust 13, 2016 De Silva, Chandimal lead Sri Lanka recovery THE REPORT BY BRYDON COVERDALE Tea Sri Lanka 141 for 5 (De Silva 74*, Chandimal 37*, Starc 3-38) v Australia.   On the first day of this series in Pallekele, Sri Lanka went to lunch in tatters at 84 for […] Continue Reading

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Rio2016 Olympics

Canada has 2xgolds, 2xsilver and 6xbronze medals as at date

Posted on 13 August 2016

August 12, 2016, RIO 2016. Canada has won 2xgolds, 2xsilver and 6xbronze medals to date. Rosie MacLennan has become the first Canadian summer athlete to successfully defend an individual Olympic gold medal with her victory in the women’s trampoline at Rio 2016.  The Canadian flag bearer competed third to last, after qualifying for the eight-woman final in third […] Continue Reading

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Headline, Rio2016 Olympics

Toronto’s Penny Oleksiak takes Olympic gold on Day-6 at RIO2016

Posted on 12 August 2016

CANADA WINS HER FIRST GOLD AT RIO2016 OLYMPICS. Friday, August 12, 2016. RIO2016 was ablaze last evening as Canada swam her way to a GOLD MEDAL, her first in the 2016 Olympic Games. Sprinting the 100 metre freestyle to take Olympic gold, Penny Oleksiask entered historic territory winning her second individual – and fourth overall – medal at Rio2016 […] Continue Reading

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LANKA News

SriLankan Airlines enters into wet-lease agreement with PIA

Posted on 11 August 2016

SriLankan Airlines enters into wet-lease agreement with PIA Colombo, August 11 2016: SriLankan Airlines has entered into a “wet lease” agreement with Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), owned by the government of Pakistan, whereby an Airbus A330-300 aircraft will be leased by SriLankan to PIA on Aircraft Crew Maintenance & Insurance (ACMI) basis. This means that […] Continue Reading

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Headline, Rio2016 Olympics

RIO2016 Olympics – Day 5: Canada earns bronze medal in women’s 4×200 metre freestyle

Posted on 11 August 2016

By: Upali Obeyesekere – Editor, TSL. Anchored by Penny Oleksiak winning her third Olympic medal, the women’s 4×200 metre freestyle relay team nabbed Rio2016 bronze on Wednesday. Katerine Savard got the team going on the first leg, followed by relay specialist Taylor Ruck. Both Savard and Ruck took part in the semifinal earlier in the day that put […] Continue Reading

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