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South Africa Demolish Sorry Lankans

Sri Lanka vs South Africa First ODI – Port Elizabeth South Africa crushed Sri Lanka by eight wickets in their first ODI at Port Elizabeth on Saturday to go 1-0 in the three-match series. After the Lankans were dismissed for a below par 181 the hosts raced along to 182 for two with as much [...]

President To Discuss Controversial Tyre Factory Project

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya President Maithripala Sirisena is to call for an urgent meeting this week to discuss a controversy which has arisen over a tyre factory in Horana. Cabinet spokesman Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said that a special discussion will be held on the tyre factory. He said the government would reassess the land value of [...]

WB Writes To Ranil On Bond Issue

by Sujith Mangala de Silva The World Bank has written to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe giving its opinion on the Central Bank bond issue. Sources said that the World Bank had given its opinion after the Prime Minister wrote to the bank seeking its input. The World Bank was of the opinion that the government [...]

Minister To Seek Action On Ranjan

Minister of Public Administration and Management Ranjith Madduma Bandara is to meet Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and push for stern action against Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake after he had verbally abused the Divulapitiya Divisional Secretary recently. Ramanayake had verbally abused Divulapitiya Divisional Secretary M.M.S Herath over an incident involving soil excavation. Local television captured the [...]

Intelligence On Alert Following Plot To Kill Sumanthiran

Intelligence agencies have increased their activities in the North following a plot to kill Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian M.A Sumanthiran earlier this month, The Sunday Leader has learnt. Rehabilitated LTTE cadres who have been released into society have been placed under close watch following the arrest of some former LTTE members in connection to the assassination plot. The [...]

Two Bodies Found At Dehiwala Canal

Two bodies were found at two separate locations in the Dehiwala canal yesterday. The police said that the bodies were recovered following information received by the police.

Oil Leaks From Distribution Line

Oil leaked from the Kolonnawa distribution line at the Colombo port yesterday. The oil is transferred from the port via the distribution line to the Kolonnawa oil storage facility. Officials said that the leak was contained and steps were taken to repair the line.

JHU Wants Rathana Thero To Resign

The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) has called for the resignation of the Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero. The Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero had recently decided to sit as an independent member in Parliament. Athuraliye Rathana Thero was a member of the JHU and supported President Maithripala Sirisena at the last Presidential election. The JHU has told [...]

Ponting: Aussies Will Struggle In India

Australia will struggle on their tour of India where they will play four Tests against the world’s top-ranked side in spin-friendly conditions, former captain Ricky Ponting has predicted. Steve Smith’s men will travel to India next month having been beaten 4-0 four years ago. They were also whitewashed 3-0 in Sri Lanka last August in [...]

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