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Sri Lankan opposition protests casino bill
Colombo, April 24 : Sri Lanka's main opposition staged a protest Thursday outside the proposed site for three casinos as parliament prepared to pass a controversial bill to legalise gambling.
Sri Lankan president ready for snap poll
Colombo, April 24 : Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said Thursday he is ready for a snap poll next year if the opposition formally requests this.
10 international universities to open campuses in Sri Lanka
Colombo, April 23 : Sri Lanka is opening up its public university system attracting significant investment with plans to allow 10 private universities to operate locally by 2020, an official said Wednesday.
Sri Lankan opposition vows protests over casino bill
Colombo, April 23 : Sri Lanka's opposition will stage a protest Thursday outside the proposed building site for three proposed casinos valued at $1.3 billion, including one from gaming mogul James Packer, an official said Wednesday, as parliament prepares to push through legislation delayed since ...
Sri Lanka suspends sending workers to Libya
Colombo, April 23 : Sri Lanka Wednesday suspended sending its citizens for work to Libya due to the volatile situation in that country.
Kidney racket busted: 3 held in AP
Hyderabad, Apr 22 : The city police today busted a Sri Lanka-based kidney racket and arrested three persons.
Indian Rupee - Forex Rates (22 April 2014)
Mumbai, Apr 22 : Following were the indicative currency notes and travellers cheque buying and selling rates per unit today. CURRENCY NAME BUY SALE UAE DIRHAM 15.3174 17.5526 AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR 52.8918 59.7306 BANGLADESH TAKA 0.716514 0.846839 BAHRAIN DINAR 149.7583 171.149 CANADIAN DOLLAR 50.7689 ...
103 countries to attend Sri Lankan youth conference
Colombo, April 22 : A total of 103 countries have confirmed their participation in the World Conference on Youth (WCY) to be hosted by Sri Lanka next month, the country's youth ministry stated Tuesday.
Sri Lanka to deport tourist with Buddha tattoo
London, April 22 : A female British tourist in Sri Lanka has been detained and will be deported for having a Buddha tattoo on her arm, a media report said Tuesday.
Nine killed as tractor-trolley falls into Sri Lanka canal
Colombo, April 18 : At least nine people were killed when a tractor-trolley fell into a canal in Polonnaruwa in the central province of Sri Lanka Friday, police said.
Supreme Court rejects plea to probe Indian army's role in Sri Lanka
New Delhi, April 17 : The Supreme Court Thursday declined to entertain a plea for a Special Investigative Team (SIT) probe into the alleged "clandestine" role of the Indian Army in the Sri Lankan government's 2008-2009 operation against the rebel Tamil organisation LTTE.
Indian Rupee: Currency Exchange (Forex) Rates - 17 April 2014
Mumbai, Apr 17 : Following were the indicative currency notes and travellers cheque buying and selling rates per unit today. CURRENCY NAME BUY SALE UAE DIRHAM 15.2152 17.4327 AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR 52.6891 59.4857 BANGLADESH TAKA 0.71179 0.84112 BAHRAIN DINAR 148.7586 169.9787 CANADIAN DOLLAR 50.5216 ...
Supreme Court rejects plea to probe army's role in Sri Lanka
New Delhi, April 17 : The Supreme Court Thursday declined to entertain a plea seeking a Special Investigative Team (SIT) probe into the role of the Indian Army as a peacekeeping force in Sri Lanka during operations against the LTTE.
Hyderabadi's death in Sri Lanka: AP police probing kidney racket
Hyderabad, apr 16 : Andhra Pradesh Police today launched an investigation into a suspected Colombo-based kidney racket following a death of Hyderabad-based youth in Sri Lanka.
Cook reveals 'places up for grabs' in Test squad to face Sri Lanka in ...
London, Apr 16 : England captain Alastair Cook has revealed that there are places up for grabs in the Test squad to face Sri Lanka in June this year.
Canada suspends Commonwealth funding over S. Lanka human rights abuses
London, Apr. 15 : Canada is suspending funding for the Commonwealth Secretariat over alleged human rights abuses by Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka accuses Canada of misusing voluntary funds
Colombo, April 15 : The Sri Lankan government Tuesday accused the Canadian government of using its voluntary funds to the Commonwealth Secretariat as a political tool based on the dictates of electoral compulsions.
Sri Lanka Govt in touch with Modi: Spokesman Keheliya
Colombo, Apr 14 : The Sri Lankan government is holding a series of talks with all mainstream parties and leaders in India, including BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Government Spokesman, Keheliya Rambukwella, told Ceylon Today.
'Sri Lanka has no faith in international probe'
Colombo, April 13 : The Sri Lankan government Saturday said it has no faith in an international investigation into the alleged human rights abuses occurred during the civil war in the country.
3 LTTE suspects shot to death by Sri Lankan army
London, Apr 12 : The Sri Lankan army has reportedly shot dead three men, suspected to be Tamil rebels.
Sri Lanka to host Pak for two-Test, three-ODI series in August
Karachi, Apr 12 : Sri Lanka will reportedly host Pakistan for two Tests and three ODIs in August, which will take the 2014 tally of both the countries to nine Tests, provided everything goes on schedule.
27th convocation of IGNOU on Apr 16
Pune, Apr 12 : The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will hold its 27th convocation on April 16 at its main campus in Delhi for students passing in December 2013 and June 2013 term end examinations (TEE). A release issued by regional IGNOU department here today stated that Ashok ...
Second-in- command of Europe based LTTE nabbed: Report
Colombo, Apr 11 : Kapilan, alias Nandhagopan, who is said to be the second-in-command of Europe-based LTTE's Nediyavan Group has been nabbed by Sri Lankan authorities, with the help of Iranian and Malaysian authorities.
Pakistan set to tour Lanka in August
Lahore, Apr 11 : Deprived of international cricket at home due to security concerns, Pakistan have something to cheer about after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) stroke a deal with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for an away series on the sidelines of the ICC meet in Dubai.
Attempted LTTE resurgence crushed, 3 killed: Sri Lanka
Colombo, Apr 11 : An attempt at resurgence of LTTE terrorism has been crushed and three local ring leaders have been killed in an encounter in the Jaffna peninsula in the early hours of today, Sri Lanka government announced here.
Tamil asylum seeker fighting for life in Australia
Sydney, April 11 : A Sri Lankan asylum seeker in Australia is fighting for his life after dousing himself in petrol following the the decision to deport him home.
Zoo in Kerala gets 7 anacondas from Sri Lanka
Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 10 : Seven anacondas were brought here today from a Sri Lankan Zoo, making the zoo in this state capital the fourth in the country having these reptiles as exhibits.
SLC slams Jayawardene, Sangakkara over 'criticism of cricket ...
Johannesburg, Apr 10 : The Sri Lankan cricket board has reportedly slammed the retiring Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara for their criticism of cricket officials during a red-carpet reception at the airport, after the World Cup-winning Twenty20 team returned home as national heroes.
Sri Lanka's 'victory' street party 'marred' by Jayawardene, ...
Johannesburg, Apr 9 : A huge street party, which was organised to mark the success of Sri Lanka's World Twenty20 win, was reportedly marred by controversy over the retirements of veteran players Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara.
'Inexperienced' Malinga says 'really' enjoyed captaining Sri Lanka to ...
Johannesburg, Apr 8 : Sri Lankan pace star Lasith Malinga has revealed that he 'really' enjoyed his captaincy in the last three games during the World Twenty20 tournament, which his team won by beating India on Sunday in the finals at Dhaka.