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Sri Lanka marks Chinese Communist Party's centenary anniversary with commemorative coins

This is for the first time ever that Sri Lanka has issued coins to honour a political party of a foreign country.

published on : 7th July 2021

Lanka Premier League: Ownership of Colombo Kings, Dambulla Viiking franchises terminated

SLC is confident that the success of the inaugural tournament has given it the ideal platform to conduct the upcoming edition with much vigour.

published on : 26th June 2021

Selling family silver to pay for food and bullet

The larger concern for India shouldn’t be China’s projects in Lanka and elsewhere in the region. It should be about the reason for them to seek out Chinese funding at a high cost

published on : 22nd June 2021

COVID-19: Sri Lanka reopens international airport in the midst of lockdown

The internal travel restrictions, which allow only essential services, have been in effect from mid-May and due to be lifted on June 7.

published on : 1st June 2021

Sri Lankan Parliament postpones debate on China-backed Colombo Port City bill

All party leaders in the House agreed that the debate should be rescheduled as the Supreme Court's determination on the constitutionality of the bill had not yet reached Parliament, officials said.

published on : 4th May 2021

2019 Sri Lanka blasts: Ex-minister Rishad Bathiyudeen, brother to be detained for 90 days

Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said that the police investigations had focused on the close contacts of the suicide bombers who carried out the attacks at luxury hotels in Colombo and three churches.

published on : 27th April 2021

Ex-Sri Lankan minister Rishad Bathiudeen, brother Riyadh arrested over April 2019 bomb blasts

Earlier in the day, the ex-minister, who presently serves as a lawmaker, tweeted that the CID was standing outside of his house in Boudhaloka Mawatha, looking to arrest him 'without a charge'.

published on : 24th April 2021

China-backed Colombo Port City no threat to Sri Lanka's sovereignty: Minister

The bill titled the Colombo Port City Economic Commission was gazetted on March 23 and the ruling Rajapaksa administration tabled it in Parliament last week.

published on : 17th April 2021

Lanka's SC moved against legislation on China-backed Colombo Port City 

The bill titled the Colombo Port City Economic Commission was gazetted on March 23 and the ruling Rajapaksa administration tabled it in Parliament last week.

published on : 16th April 2021

Eight arrested in connection with Sri Lanka blasts: Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

The government is yet to ascertain whether the attackers had any 'overseas links'.

published on : 21st April 2019

Sri Lanka attacks: Air India waives cancellation charges for Colombo flight tickets

The airline has also requested passengers to report well in advance to clear security at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo.

published on : 21st April 2019

Foreign agency warned SL about possible National Thowheeth Jama'ath suicide attacks on churches

Police chief Pujuth Jayasundara sent an intelligence warning to top officers on April 11 setting out the threat.

published on : 21st April 2019

Chennaiyin FC held to goalless draw by Colombo FC on AFC Cup debut

After a tepid opening few minutes, the game's first real chance fell to Chennaiyin's Francis on the right, whose shot from a distance following a chest-down from striker Lalpekhlua went just wide.

published on : 6th March 2019

Sri Lanka steps up security after Pallekele ODI crowd trouble

Sri Lanka will deploy unprecedented security for Thursday's fourth one-day international against India to prevent a repeat of crowd trouble.

published on : 30th August 2017

Kusal Mendis keeps Sri Lanka's record chase on track against Zimbabwe

Kusal Mendis scored a fluent half-century to keep Sri Lanka's hopes of chasing a record 388 alive on day four of the one-off Test against Zimbabwe on Monday.

published on : 17th July 2017
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