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Former Acting GM of Sathosa granted bail

Former Acting General Manager of Lanka Sathosa, Wimal Perera, who was sentenced to one year in prison after being found guilty on corruption charges, has been granted bail. Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne had delivered the verdict today in the case filed against the accused by the Bribery Commission regarding Rs. 4 million in losses incurred by the government when...

Mother who threw her new born into a reservoir arrested

A mother of two, who is suspected of throwing a new-born into the Castlereagh Reservoir was arrested by the Hatton Police Crimes Division. Investigations uncovered that the woman had thrown the new-born into the Dik Oya Canal on the 14th of August. A group thereafter had witnessed the body of the new-born floating on the Castlereagh Reservoir and alerted the...

Dimuth Karunaratne ranked 8 in the ICC Test Rankings for batsmen

Latest ICC Test Batsman Ranking states Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne, has broken into the top 10, climbing four spots to No.8, the highest he has been in his seven-year Test career. Dimuth Karunaratn’s brilliant 122 in the first Test helped his team claim a six-wicket win over New Zealand. Meanwhile, Angelo Mathews has moved up to 14th position in...

Shavendra’s appointment undermines accountability efforts: Canada

The appointment of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva as the Army Commander undermines reconciliation and accountability efforts in Sri Lanka, the Canadian High Commission said today. In a tweet, the Canadian High Commission said it was deeply concerned by the appointment of the new Army Commander. “Canada is deeply concerned by Lt. General Silva’s appointment as Army Commander in Sri Lanka, despite credible allegations of gross human rights violations...

President meets Japanese peace envoy Yasushi Akashi

President Maithripala Sirisena says staunch peace-maker Yasushi Akashi is a loyal and trusted friend of Sri Lanka. He stated this when the Japanese peace envoy called on President Sirisena at the President’s Office today (July 20). Mr Akashi was presented with the “Sri Lanka Rathna,” the first-ever highest national honour conferred on non-nationals in order to recognize his distinguished and...

SC rejected 3 petitions against death penalty, Deputy Speaker tells Parliament

Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri today (19) informed the Parliament that the Supreme Court has rejected 3 petitions submitted against the implementation of death penalty, says our news reporter.

Ranil will make the right decision in 2019 as well – Eran

The United National Party (UNP) Leader, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has made the right decision in 2010 and 2015 and he will make the right decision in 2019 as well, said State Finance Minister Eran Wickramaratne. The State Minister expressed these views commenting to the media today (20). He said that choosing Minister Sajith Premadasa as the Presidential candidate has not...

Ex-Acting GM of Sathosa sentenced to prison

Former Acting General Manager of Lanka Sathos, Wimal Perera, has been sentenced to one year in prison after being found guilty on corruption charges. The Colombo Magistrate’s Court today delivered the verdict in the case filed against the accused by Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) regarding Rs.4 million in losses incurred by the government when importing...

Will Trump take a club to the G7 club again?

Biarritz is known for big Atlantic waves, but the loudest crashing at next weekend's G7 meeting in the French resort could be the sound of US President Donald Trump and his convention-wrecking diplomacy. Annual Group of Seven summits - bringing together the leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States - were always the coziest of...

Murray falls to Sandgren as singles comeback continues

Andy Murray on Monday fell in the first round of the ATP Winston-Salem Open, where the three-time Grand Slam champion was giving his surgically repaired hip just its second test in singles. Britain's Murray, who feared in January that his hip trouble would end his career, accepted a wild card into this week's tournament in North Carolina after falling in...
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