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Sri Lankan racer seals junior racing championship
Coimbatore, May 3 : Sri Lankan Brayan Perera clinched the championship in the Formula Junior Racing Series (FJRS) promoted by Meco Motor Sports which concluded at the Kari Motor Speedway here on Sunday. Brayan scored a total of five wins in 10 races spread over two rounds.
Sri Lanka's TID arrests former Tamil Tiger cadre
Colombo, May 3 : A former high ranking cadre from the Tamil Tiger outfit was arrested by Sri Lanka's Terrorism Investigation Division (TID), the media reported on Tuesday.
Former Tamil Tiger cadre arrested in Sri Lanka
Colombo, May 2 : A former top ranked man from the Tamil Tiger rebel outfit was arrested by Sri Lanka's Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) in eastern Sri Lanka on Monday, local media reported.
Sri Lanka, China to hold discussions on FTA
Colombo, May 2 : Sri Lanka and China will hold high level discussions in June on the possibility of signing a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA), Sri Lanka's Ministry of Industry and Commerce said in a statement here on Monday.
Lanka govt. to set up panel to investigate 'Panama Papers'
Colombo, May 2 : Sri Lanka has announced that it is setting up setting up a special panel to chase after nationals likely to figure in the "Panama Papers," a pile of leaked documents on global tax evasion.
Thousands attend May Day rallies in Sri Lanka
Colombo, May 1 : Thousands took to the streets in Colombo and Galle city on Sunday to mark May Day, with President Maithripala Sirisena pledging to strengthen Sri Lanka's position in the Indian Ocean region.
Lankan PM for 'collective responsibility' to safeguard workers' rights
Colombo, May 1 : Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has emphasized that the labour unions must give priority to safeguard the rights of the workers instead of focusing on political agendas.
Secure fishermen's release from Sri Lanka, Jayalalithaa asks Modi
Chennai, April 30 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take action to secure the release of Indian fishermen and their boats from the Sri Lankan custody.
Jayalalithaa seeks PM's intervention for release of 34 fishermen held ...
Chennai, Apr. 30 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take immediate action to secure the release of 34 fishermen from the state and 88 fishing boats, including 21 fishermen and three traditional fishing boats, apprehended by the Sri Lankan ...
Jamaica Tallawahs sign Steyn as Malinga replacement
Kingston (Jamaica), April 30 : The Jamaica Tallawahs franchise has named South African speedster Dale Steyn to replace injuredd Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga, who has been ruled out of the upcoming Caribbean Premier League.
Former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara named Player of the Week
London, Apr 30 : Former Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara has been named Specsavers County Championship Player of the Week.
Dale Steyn replaces injured Malinga in Jamaica Tallawahs squad for CPL
Barbados, Apr.29 : South African fast bowler Dale Steyn has replaced injured Sri Lankan speedster Lasith Malinga in the Jamaica Tallawahs squad for the upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
IMF to lend USD 1.5 billion to Sri Lanka
Colombo, April 29 : Sri Lanka will borrow USD 1.5 billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for the government's economic reform agenda, the IMF said on Friday.
Lanka reaches an agreement of for 1.5 billion dollars with IMF to ...
Colombo, Apr 29: Sri Lanka has reached an agreement with the International Monetary Fund for 1.5 billion dollars in loans to help lower its borrowing costs and fix its finances, aimed at reversing a two-decade decline in tax revenue and reviving growth.
Sri Lanka arrests 21 Indian fishermen
Colombo, April 28 : At least 21 Indian fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday for poaching in the island nation's waters.
Allan Donald named Australia's bowling coach for Sri Lanka tour
Melbourne, Apr.28 : Former South African paceman Allan Donald has been announced as Australia's bowling coach for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka.
Shanaka, De Silva earn call up in Lanka Test squad
Colombo, Apr.27 : Sri Lanka have called in rookie batsmen Dasun Shanaka and Dhananjaya de Silva for the upcoming three-match Test series against England.
Lanka restores Jayasuriya as chief selector
Colombo, Apr.27 : Former Sri Lankan batsman Sanath Jayasuriya has returned as the country's chief selector, a year after he stepped down from the role.
Sri Lanka says no discussions with India on sea bridge
Colombo, April 27 : The Sri Lankan government on Wednesday said it had not held any discussions with India over constructing a sea bridge and tunnel connecting the two countries.
Mumbai Indians sign Jerome Taylor as Lasith Malinga's replacement
Mumbai, Apr 27 : Mumbai Indians have called up West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor to replace the injured Sri Lankan paceman Lasith Malinga for the remainder of the VIVO IPL 2016.
Mumbai Indians sign West Indies pacer Taylor as Malinga's ...
Mumbai, April 27 : Mumbai Indians on Wednesday signed West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor to replace injured Sri Lankan paceman Lasith Malinga for the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season.
Sweden pledges to support Lanka to restore EU GSP+ trade concession
Colombo, Apr. 27 : Sweden has pledged its maximum support to Sri Lanka to ensure the European Union's trade concession Generalized Scheme of Preferences plus (GSP+) is restored.
Lanka Court summons Defense Secretary over compensation to disabled ...
Colombo, Apr 27. : A Sri Lankan court has issued notices and asked the Defense Secretary and the Commander of Army to appear before it over a petition filed by disabled soldiers.
Silva discharged from hospital after recovering from mild concussion
Colombo, Apr.26 : Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman Kaushal Silva has been discharged from hospital and declared fully fit to play, two days after being hit on the head by a cricket ball.
Allan Donald likely to join Aussies as bowling coach
Melbourne, Apr.26 : Former South Africa pace spearhead Allan Donald is likely to join the Australian squad as a bowling coach for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka and South Africa.
Lankan President commutes death sentences of 83 inmates
Colombo, Apr.26 : Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has decided to commute the death sentences of 83 prisoners who are either on death row or serving life. imprisonments.
Foreign minister says Lanka to pass bills to create efficient ...
Colombo (Sri Lanka), Apr.25 : Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said Monday that the government plans to pass a series of bills that will create a more suitable investment environment in the country.
Sri Lanka to create efficient environment for investors
Colombo, April 25 : Sri Lanka hopes to introduce new bills in parliament by June to create a more efficient, dynamic and secure business environment conducive for investment, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said on Monday.
No honesty in Jaya's claim on Sri Lankan Tamils issue: Kanimozhi
Chennai, Apr. 24 : DMK MP Kanimozhi on Sunday slammed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, saying the latter has no right to talk on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue as she highlights the same just before the elections.
Lanka unveils South Asia's tallest Buddha statue
Matugama, Apr. 24 : Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has unveiled South Asia's tallest standing Buddha statue in Matugama of Kalutara district.