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British rugby players ‘took heroin’ before deaths in Sri Lanka

Posted on 21 July 2018

  Two British rugby players who died in Sri Lanka after being taken to hospital with breathing difficulties had both taken heroin shortly beforehand, a court heard. Tom Baty and Thomas Howard died in hospital in Colombo while on tour with amateur team Clems Pirates, which is part of Durham City RFC, back in May. Two […] Continue Reading

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SRI LANKA

Sri Lanka exports up 9.8-pct, tourism grows 6.2-pct in May

Posted on 21 July 2018

Jul 21, 2018. ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka's merchandise exports rose 9.8 percent from a year earlier to 841 million dollars in May and tourism grew 6.2 percent to 240 million dollars, while remittances fell 3.4 percent to 580 million dollars, the central bank said. The main merchandise and services exports totaled 1.744 billion US dollars. […] Continue Reading

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GOSL

GOSL names five new Heads-of-Mission – designates

Posted on 19 July 2018

The Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) has named five new Ambassador designates and their names referred to the High Post Committee of Parliament, to examine their suitability for the post.This has received the concurrence of Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Tilak Marapana. They are M.A.K. (Asoka) Girihagama as High Commissioner designate to Canada, C.A.H.M. Wijeratne […] Continue Reading

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CANADA

Federal Cabinet reshuffle announced by PM Justin Trudeau

Posted on 18 July 2018

  Trudeau shuffles front benches. Complete list of Justin Trudeau's updated cabinet OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has unveiled his pre-election cabinet, shuffling six ministers to new portfolios and promoting five other MPs to his front benches in a bid to boost the profile of his team. Trudeau confidant and long-time MP Dominic LeBlanc […] Continue Reading

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Business

SRI LANKA: Dept. of Commerce wins historic export judgement in US Trade Courts

Posted on 18 July 2018

  US–SL yoy trade up by 12% Wednesday, July 18, 2018 – Courtesy: Daily News. Sri Lanka has won the first ever revocation of countervailing duty imposed in US for a Lankan export, thanks to the continued pursuit of the Department of Commerce of Sri Lanka. “This will greatly help our Ministry’s efforts to enhance […] Continue Reading

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CRICKET

ICC DECISION: Sri Lanka trio hit with maximum punishment

Posted on 16 July 2018

Chandimal to miss four more games over spirit of cricket breach. Skipper Dinesh Chandimal, as well as two off-field staff, cop bans for two Tests and four ODIs for ball-tampering protest. Sri Lanka's captain, coach and team manager have all been hit with the maximum possible punishment under the ICC's existing regulations for their roles in the […] Continue Reading

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CRICKET

SUNDAY ISLAND: Selectors Jayasinha, Perera, Schoorman acted fairly and justly

Posted on 15 July 2018

July 15, 2018. Courtesy of Sunday Island.   by Upali Obeyesekere – Toronto, Canada Tracing the history of cricket administration in Sri Lanka is an interesting exercise. First it was called Ceylon Cricket Association (CCA), then the Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka (BCCSL) which is the precursor to Sri Lanka Cricket. People at […] Continue Reading

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CRICKET

1st Test: Sri Lanka routs South Africa for 126 & 73 to win by 278 runs at Galle

Posted on 14 July 2018

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Highlights: Sri Lanka win 1st Test by 279 runs Sri Lanka bowl out South Africa for 73 win the first Test by 279 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the 2-match Test series.  South Africa collapsed dramatically against Sri lanka’s spin to crash to 73 all out in the first […] Continue Reading

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GOSL, SRI LANKA

Foreign investors seek policy consistency, stability in Sri Lanka

Posted on 12 July 2018

  By Charumini de Silva  – Daily FT As Sri Lanka looks to position itself as an attractive foreign direct investment (FDI) and trade destination in its pursuit of economic reforms, Stax Founder and CEO Rafi Musher pointed out that policy consistency and stability would remain key over the next couple of years before investors […] Continue Reading

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Real Estate & Property Development

RESTAURANT FOR SALE – NORTH OSHAWA

Posted on 28 June 2018

Goldmine! Turn Key Business With INCREDIBLE Revenue And VERY Low Rent. Highly Visible Location In A Freehold Building On One Of Oshawa's Busiest Intersections. 26 Parking Spots Plus Over 80 Spots Combined On The Lot. Currently Serves Authentic Fine Dining-Casual Mediterranean Cuisine. Kitchen Includes: Separate Cooking Area, Separate Dishwashing Area, Walk In Fridge, Freezers, Staff […] Continue Reading

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CANADA

NEW GLOBAL T20 CANADA CRICKET LEAGUE UNVEILED WITH INTERNATIONAL STARS, SIX TEAMS AND MAPLE LEAF-INSPIRED LOGO

Posted on 28 June 2018

League will Feature Marquee Players Chris Gayle, Steven Smith, Darren Sammy, Shahid Afridi and Emerging Canadian Talent TORONTO, CANADA – International stars Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Shahid Afridi, Darren Sammy, Lasith Malinga, Steve Smith, Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, David Miller and Dwayne Bravo lead the field of cricket talent that will headline Global T20 Canada (www.GT20.ca), a new professional […] Continue Reading

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SRI LANKA

Welenda.com, online market place launched

Posted on 21 June 2018

  Chamli Tennakoon, Uplai Tennakoon and Omalee Tennakoon of Welenda.com Pictures by Saman Mendis Welenda.com, an online market place has been established allowing Sri Lankan businesses to reach international market with ease. The e- market place is considered be a ground-breaking online business venture allowing Sri Lankan businesses and industries to break barriers and reach […] Continue Reading

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Banking & Finance

Foreign Exchange Rates in Sri Lanka

Posted on 18 June 2018

  U.S. DOLLAR   Rs. 159.89   June 18, 2018   Canadian Dollar   Rs. 120.79   June 18, 2018   EURO   Rs. 185.55   June 18, 2018   Japanese Yen   Rs. 1.45   June 18, 2018   Australian Dollar   Rs. 118.55   June 18, 2018    Pound Sterling   Rs. 211.67 […] Continue Reading

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CANADA, CRICKET

Global T20 Cricket Canada Match Schedule June 28 – July 8, 2018

Posted on 13 June 2018

Showdown between West Indies stars Daren Sammy, Chris Gayle kicks off 22-fixture schedule TORONTO, Canada – A matchup featuring West Indies stars and teammates Daren Sammy, Chris Gayle and Andre Russell will open the inaugural edition of Global T20 Canada as part of the schedule released Tuesday for the first professional Twenty20 cricket league in North […] Continue Reading

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CANADA, CRICKET

Global T20 Cricket Comes to Canada – June 28th – July 15th, 2018

Posted on 12 June 2018

NIKHIL DUTTA TOPS LIST OF CANADIANS SELECTED IN INAUGURAL GLOBAL T20 CANADA PLAYERS DRAFT 21 Canadian players among strong contingent from associate member nations drafted by cricket luminaries for new pro league TORONTO, Canada – Toronto Nationals selected off spinner Nikhil Dutta in the first Global T20 Canada Players Draft conducted Sunday, marking a landmark moment for the […] Continue Reading

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

The full text of the Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un statement

Posted on 12 June 2018

  Read the joint agreement signed by the US president and North Korean leader in Singapore: ​   Donald Trump holds up the document signed by him and Kim Jong-un at a ceremony during their historic summit in Singapore. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of […] Continue Reading

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CRICKET

1st Test: West Indies Register Comfortable Win Over Sri Lanka, Take 1-0 Lead in Series

Posted on 10 June 2018

Chase, Bishoo spin West Indies to massive win. Kusal Mendis led a strong Sri Lankan second innings effort but West Indies still held the advantage at stumps on day four of the first Test at the Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad on Saturday. Set a daunting target of 453 when the hosts declared their second […] Continue Reading

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Headline, SRI LANKA

LBO NEWS: Sri Lanka Trade Information Portal to be unveiled tomorrow

Posted on 19 July 2018

  July 19, 2018 (LBO) – Sri Lanka will unveil one of the biggest initiatives in its international trade history when the Department of Commerce launches the World Bank supported Sri Lanka Trade Information Portal (SLTIP) on Friday in Colombo. World Bank supported Trade Information Portals (TIP) across the world provide information that traders need […] Continue Reading

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Headline, SRI LANKA

“Made in Chelsea” cast mingle Inside the stunning Shangri-La Hambantota resort Sri Lanka

Posted on 18 July 2018

Inside the stunning Shangri-La Hambantota resort Sri Lanka: The luxury retreat the cast of Made In Chelsea (and occasional Spice Girls) go to escape the drama of the King's Road. Courtesy: By ANDREW BULLOCK FOR MAILONLINE The cast of Made In Chelsea are normally whisked away a couple of times per season to escape the trials and tribulations […] Continue Reading

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Headline, SRI LANKA

EU- SL investor dialogue consolidates economic relations, resolves important matters

Posted on 12 July 2018

  Thursday, July 12, 2018.     The sixth EU- Sri Lanka investor dialogue was held at the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade recently. Many of the earlier outstanding matters had been resolved through dialogue and the joint efforts of the Sri Lanka and EU authorities. Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade, […] Continue Reading

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Headline, SRI LANKA

State Bank in Thalawa in Anuradhapura district robbed of Rs. 97M and CCTV cameras

Posted on 02 July 2018

In a brazen robbery, a State Bank has been broken into the during the weekend and cash and jewellery estimated at Rs. 97 million has been robbed. The thieves have carefully dismantled the CCTV cameras, wifi equipment, and other electronic devices and taken them along with the cash and jewellery. Inspector General of Police has […] Continue Reading

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