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Serbian Tennis Ace claims That he was Secretly Dating Princess Diana

Posted on 04 May 2016

Serbian tennis star Slobodan Živojinović makes sensational claims of affair with Princess Diana! Serbian tennis star Slobodan Živojinović has sensationally claimed that he had an affair with Princess Diana. The 52-year-old opened up about his alleged relationship with Princess Diana in the late 1980s, in an interview with Serbian newspaper Kurir. A sensational story carried […] Continue Reading

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Sri Lanka NEWS

PRECIFAC to question Gothabaya Rajapaksa on why two solders were deployed to USA

Posted on 04 May 2016

By Niranjala Ariyawansha – Ceylon Today. Member of Parliament for the Hambantota District Namal Rajapaksa and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa have been summoned to the Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry……(PRECIFAC) to answer allegations relating to the misuse of aircraft belonging to the Sri Lanka Air Force. PRECIFAC is also expected to question Gotabaya Rajapaksa about […] Continue Reading

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Business

Tea Board in Rs 6.8 bn global tea promotion

Posted on 02 May 2016

The Sri Lanka Tea Board will spend over Rs 4.8 billion for 2016 and a further Rs.2 billion in 2017 to promote Sri Lankan tea globally,Plantations Minister Naveen Dissanayake said. He was surprised to note that despite having US$ 60 million (around Rs. 9 billion) in the Tea Board promotion ‘kitty’ this amount was hardly […] Continue Reading

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Sri Lanka NEWS

Asia’s tallest Buddha statue declared open in Matugama

Posted on 02 May 2016

Apr 23, Matugama: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today unveiled South Asia's tallest standing Buddha statue in Matugama of Kalutara District in Western Province.The 135-feet tall Buddha Statue, similar to the Avukana standing Buddha Statue, has been built on a hill top at Batamulla Kanda Buddhist Centre at Matugama with the personal funds of Provincial […] Continue Reading

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Sri Lanka NEWS

President Premadasa – Statesman who walked the talk

Posted on 01 May 2016

  Professor Lakshman R. Watawala – Courtesy: Daily News. As one who had the opportunity to serve President Premadasa as the Chairman and Director General of the Greater Colombo Economic Commission and also as the First Chairman of the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka from 91 to 93 and prior to that as the Chairman […] Continue Reading

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Sri Lanka NEWS

Lives snuffed out in an instant for two HFC girls

Posted on 01 May 2016

  by Ridma Dissanayake – Courtesy: Sunday Observer. Like any other teenager, Sharon and Imeshi were excited about the surprise party they planned to have last Monday evening for a friend. Everything was planned – a beach restaurant was selected, friends were invited and the parents had been told of the party. Sharon Schuilling and […] Continue Reading

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Sports

Royal maul Trinity through mud to win first leg 22-17

Posted on 30 April 2016

Royal’s powerhouse forward pack mauled their way through the hapless Trinity outfit to register a decisive 22-17 score amidst the heavy downpour of rain at the Royal College Sports Complex in the first leg of the 72nd Bradby Shield encounter. Royal compiled their points off three tries, two conversions and a penalty while Trinity were only able […] Continue Reading

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Sri Lanka NEWS

Questions raised over safety of large visitor influx to Nuwara Eliya in April

Posted on 30 April 2016

  By Shelton Hettiarachchi – Courtesy: Sunday Times.   Questions raised over safety of large visitor influx to hill town in April The unfortunate incident where a motorcyclist taking part in the races in Nuwara Eliya skidded off course and crashed into spectators leaving 16 persons injured, has raised many questions about the safety of people […] Continue Reading

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In Memoriam

Obituary: Arthur Hakel – Old Josephian sportsman of the sixties

Posted on 29 April 2016

Death Announcement shared by Susilough de S. Wijeyeratne – Old Josephian cricketer Arthur Hakel the Josephian Sportsman of the late 60's Passed away this morning and his remains will lie at 59 Medawelikada Rd, Rajagiriya late in the evening today, the funeral will be on Sunday 1st May at 4.00 PM at the Borella Cemetry. Arthur played […] Continue Reading

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Tourism

Barefoot Luxury Comes to the South Shore of Sri Lanka: Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle

Posted on 28 April 2016

Ever since Sri Lanka emerged from its civil war in 2009, it’s been on everyone’s hot list of next destinations. So far, most of that interest has centered on the UNESCO-designated colonial treasures and tea plantations in the north of the country. Now the sleepy south coast, with its glorious white beaches and secluded blue-green […] Continue Reading

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Sri Lanka NEWS

Sicille Kotelawala’s passport impounded

Posted on 28 April 2016

  By Chitra Weerarathne – Courtesy: The Island. Colombo High Court Judge, Manilal Waidyatillake yesterday directed the Registrar of the Court to take into custody of the Court, the passport of accused, Sicille Kotelawala, who is indicted for non-payment of money due to the depositors of the Golden Key Credit Card Company (Pvt.) Limited. The […] Continue Reading

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World NEWS

Worth thinking about……shared by a reader from Australia

Posted on 27 April 2016

In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide. Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they got bankrupt. What happened to Kodak will happen in a lot of industries in the next 10 year – and most people don't see it coming.  Did you think in 1998 […] Continue Reading

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Sri Lanka NEWS

VAT affects vehicle prices effective May 2

Posted on 27 April 2016

  by Hiran H.Senewiratne – Courtesy: The Island. Sri Lanka's vehicle prices are expected to increase substantially from May 2 due to the increase in VAT. This VAT hike would have a major impact on vehicle sales, chairman, Vehicle Importers Association Indika Sampath Merinchige said. "Although it is still not clear as to how much […] Continue Reading

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Sri Lanka NEWS

Sri Lanka’s economic growth 4.8 per cent in 2015

Posted on 27 April 2016

  A slowdown in the growth of demand in Sri Lanka’s traditional export markets impacted the growth of the export sector while a strengthening US economy prompted short term capital outflows, the Central Bank said Tuesday. The impact of these developments was offset to some extent by lower international commodity prices. Nevertheless, domestic consumption rebounded […] Continue Reading

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Cricket, Headline

Sri Lanka cricketers leave for England : Tour will identify the future players – coach Ford

Posted on 04 May 2016

Head coach Graham Ford believes that the young group of players picked for the Test tour of England has got a great opportunity to display their skills and temperament and cement their places in the national team for the future. “It’s a great time for a young player to show what he can do. There […] Continue Reading

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Headline, World NEWS

Urfa Masood from Sri Lanka to be Victoria’s first female Muslim magistrate

Posted on 03 May 2016

Tuesday, April 26, Urfa Masood, was appointed magistrate in the Court of Victoria in Australia. She is the first Muslim woman acceded to this position, according to the Australian daily The Age relayed by Ajib. Attorney general Martin Pakula named Urfa Masood, Sri Lankan at the Court of the judiciary of the Australian city of Victoria. It will […] Continue Reading

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Headline, Press Release

Action plan to boost bilateral trade between US and Sri Lanka

Posted on 29 April 2016

US-SRI LANKA TRADE AND INVESTMENT FRAMEWORK COUNCIL ADOPTS ACTION PLAN TO BOOST BILATERAL TRADE. Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama led Sri Lanka delegation to the 12th US-Sri Lanka Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) Council Meeting in Washington which adopted a path breaking Action Plan to boost bilateral trade and investment. The […] Continue Reading

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Headline, Sri Lanka NEWS

President Sirisena unmasks former President Rajapaksa

Posted on 28 April 2016

  President Maithripala Sirisena addresses the meeting with heads of print and electronic media yesterday – Pic by President's Media Unit Courtesy: DAILY FT – By Nisthar Cassim. President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday fired on all cylinders at MP and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, exposing the latter’s past ill-doings and sinister intentions and warned any comeback bid […] Continue Reading

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Headline, Sri Lanka NEWS

How Takas.lk founder Pathmalal’s twisting career path led him home

Posted on 28 April 2016

  Connie Tan Hui Ann – Courtesy: CNBC.                                     Lahiru Pathmalal is full of interesting contradictions. The 34-year-old angered his father by abandoning his economic major to study politics and psychology in the U.S. Yet Pathmalal ended up […] Continue Reading

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World NEWS

Sri Lanka maid accused of theft in Dubai

Posted on 27 April 2016

The Dubai Public Prosecution has accused a Sri Lankan maid of robbing from her employer an estimated amount of Dhs 40,000 and jewellery. The housewife employer said that while she was travelling abroad for treatment, her son had called her and informed that the maid had left the house. She suspected something fishy and asked […] Continue Reading

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Cricket, Headline

Sanath Jayasuriya returns as Sri Lanka chief selector

Posted on 27 April 2016

    Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Wednesday announced the return of Sanath Jayasuriya as the chief selector, a little more than a year since he stepped down from the post.   The new selection committee will start its operation on May 1 and will serve for two-year term. The four-member panel comprises wicketkeeper-batsman Romesh […] Continue Reading

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