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Expressway to be built without uprooting ‘Crudia zeylanica’ tree

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana It has been decided to make changes to the proposed Central Expressway without removing the controversial ‘Crudia zeylanica’ tree from its site. Secretary to the Ministry of Wildlife and Forest Conservation Bandula Harischandra said that the decision was taken during a discussion with the Secretary to the Ministry of Highways yesterday (16). Various […]

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PUCSL NODS FOR THE PPA OF 300 MW KERAWALAPITIYA LNG POWER PLANT: CHAIRMAN

Monday, February 15th, 2021

Press Release  The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), the electricity sector regulator approved the power purchase agreement to build 300 MW Kerawalapitiya Liquid Natural Gas power plant in Sri Lanka under the new chairmanship and the board members last week (13 Feb 2021). The power […]

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Spread of evangelical groups causes alarm in Sri Lanka

Monday, February 15th, 2021

UCA News reporter, Colombo Cardinal Ranjith calls for the government to regulate extremist groups after a spate of high-profile conversions Veteran singer Victor Ratnayake claimed he regained his lost voice with the blessings of God via a religious sect. (Photo: YouTube) Anna Mary, 32, and her assistant display religious magazines in public places four days a week. […]

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මාතලේ කොහොඹාකංකාරිය

Sunday, January 31st, 2021

විදුර වික්‍රමනායක මිනිසා විවිධ රෝග බිය සැක දුරුකරගැනිමත් මානසික සුවයත් සදහා විවිධ නොපෙන බලවේග පිළිබදව විශ්වාස තැබු අතර විවිධ කාල වකවානු පසුකරමින් පැමිණ අතිතයේ ඇති වැදගත් සන්සිද්ධින් මුල් කරගෙන විවිධ ශාන්ති කර්ම කෙරෙහිද විශ්වාස තැබු අතර˜මුල් මඩුවේ රජ මහා කොහොඹා යක් කංකාරි ශාන්තිකර්මය ද ඉන් ප්‍රධාන වේ. කෝවිඩ් 19 වසංගතයෙන් මව්බිම ආරක්ෂා කර ගැනීම අරමුණු […]

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Park & Ride City Bus Service from today

Monday, January 11th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The ‘Park & Ride City Bus Service’ system, will come to effect from today from the Makumbura Multi-modal Transport Centre (MTC), State Minister of Transport Dilum Amunugama said. He said the launching ceremony of the system will be held under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.  The Park & Ride system […]

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ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාවේ මනරම් දසුන් වලින් ඔප්නැන්වූ තායිලන්තයේ ‘යුකුරු චිත්‍ර’ ප්‍රදර්ශනය බැංකොක් නුවරදී. Mini Exhibition of ‘Yukyur Art’ Inspired by Sri Lanka held in Bangkok

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in Thailand ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාව හා තායිලන්තය අතර රාජතාන්ත‍්‍රික සබඳතා ස්ථාපනය කර 65 වැනි සංවත්සරය නිමිත්තෙන් ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාවේ තානාපති කාර්යාලය හා බැංකොක්හි, චූලාලොංකෝන් විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයේ ආසියානු අධ්‍යයන ආයතනය එක්ව කුඩා චිත‍්‍ර ප‍්‍රදර්ශනයක් සංවිධානය කරන ලදී. තායිලන්තයේ විශ‍්‍රාමික තානාපති පොල්ඩෙජ් වොරාචාට් විසින් ‘යුකූර් ’ කලාවෙන් චිත්‍රයට නැගූ ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාවේ ම්නරම් සුවිශේෂී සංස්කෘතිකාංග මෙහිදී ප්‍රදර්ශනය […]

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Sri Lankan born actress to star in “Lord of the Rings”

Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News A Sri Lankan-born actress Thusitha Jayasundara has been included to the cast of the Amazon Original series based on the iconic The Lord of the Rings novels by J.R.R. Tolkien. Thusitha Jayasundera is a Sri Lankan actress based in the United Kingdom. She currently plays Ros Mahendra in the BBC drama Doctor Foster. […]

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Sri Lanka: BBC closed Sinhala radio broadcast

Friday, December 4th, 2020

Courtesy International Fedaration of Journalists The BBC has closed the Sinhala Radio service broadcast due to financial crisis, effective from November 30. The International Federation of Journalists and its Sri Lankan affiliates the Free Media Movement (FMM) and the Federation of Media Employees Trade Union (FMETU) express concern at the closure of BBC’s Sinhala broadcast […]

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Mahara Prison riot: Death toll rises to 11

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The death toll following the Mahara Prison riot has hiked 11, stated Police Media Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana. A total of 107 persons injured in the incident are currently receiving treatment at the Ragama Hospital, he added. Unrest at the Mahara Prison broke out on Sunday evening (29) when a group of inmates […]

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Cricket fan still on Sri Lanka adventure eight months after England tour axed

Sunday, November 29th, 2020

By Alistair Mason, PA Courtesy Belfast Telegraph Rob Lewis stayed in Sri Lanka when coronavirus meant Joe Root and the England team returned home in March. A cricket fan who travelled to Sri Lanka in March to watch England’s tour is still there eight months after it was cancelled – and has vowed to remain […]

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Parliamentary Council recommends IGP and 14 Appeal Court Judges to (Video)

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The speaker stated that the Parliamentary Council has verified the nomination by the President to appoint C.D. Wickramaratne for the post of Inspector General of Police and 14 Judges to be appointed to the Court of Appeal. Speaking to the Hiru news team the Speaker said that the Parliament also recommended the […]

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නාපාන ශී‍්‍ර පේමසිරි මහ නාහිමිපාණන් වහන්සේගේ අපවත්වීමෙන් ශාසනාම්බරය අඳුරුවිය.

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

ජාතික භික්‍ෂු පෙරමුණ. ශී‍්‍ර ලංකා රාමඤ්ඤ මහා නිකායේ 13 වැනි මහානායක ධුරය දැරූ අග්ගමහා පණ්ඩිත නාපාන ශී‍්‍ර පේමසිරි මහ නාහිමිපාණන් වහන්සේගේ අපවත්වීම ශාසනාම්බරය අඳුරු වීමක් සේ සලකමින් ජාතික භික්‍ෂු පෙරමුණේ සාතිශය සංවේගය පළකර සිටින්නෙමු. උන්වහන්සේ බඳු ඥාන වෘද්ධ මහ තෙරපාණන් වහන්සේලා දුලබ වූ මෙකල නාපාන ශී‍්‍ර පේමසිරි මහ නාහිමි ශී‍්‍ර ලංකා නභෝගැබේ දිදුලන තාරකාවක් බඳු […]

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MSC deals with grounded ship off Al Athaiba coast

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Oman Observer Muscat: The Maritime Security Center (MSC) received a report stating that a wooden cargo ship flying the flag of the Republic of Sri Lanka ran aground and sank due to the failure of its engine off the coast of Al Athaiba in the Governorate of Muscat. The ship had a crew consisting of six […]

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Tiny Georgia Wows Australia With Sri Lankan Cuisine!

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

Courtesy hoteliers.global Georgia, a cute, talented and confident 11 year old competing in the Junior MasterChef contest in Australia, was crowned the winner this week. The announcement saw millions of viewers who were captivated by the little contestants flood the internet with heartwarming messages of happiness and appreciation. Georgia has Sri Lankan roots and is […]

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Sri Lankan court orders seized Indian fishing boats to be destroyed: Officials

Sunday, November 8th, 2020

By PTI Courtesy The New Indian Express Fishermen association leader P Sesuraja appealed against destruction of the boats and said steps should be taken to return to their owners. RAMESWARAM: A court in Sri Lanka has permitted officials to destroy several Indian mechanised fishing boats seized in the last 3-4 years for allegedly crossing into the […]

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Presidential Election 2020 – Voting decision for Sri Lankan Americans in the USA.

Saturday, October 31st, 2020

Anjalika Silva With a Sri Lankan American population in the United States now lingering between the third and fourth generation, the time has come to face one of the most decisive elections experienced by native and naturalized citizens with voting rights in the USA.  The choices are easy and plain to those who follow the […]

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A compelling life story, lost in the fog of illogic

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

Andrew Fidel Fernando Courtesy The Hindu Critics have cast Murali as a ‘generic’ Sri Lankan Tamil to inflame their biases, but his story is more deeply layered Occasionally, Muttiah Muralitharan has spoken of the anti-Tamil pogrom in 1977 when Sinhalese mobs ran a blade 12 inches across his father’s back, then burned down the family’s biscuit factory […]

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Sri Lankan fishing boat with six crew held in Indian waters: Coast Guard

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Courtesy  The New Indian Express It has also impounded the fishing boat, the Coast Guard said, adding the crew were being brought to Karaikal harbour, near Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu. CHENNAI: Six Sri Lankan fishermen were detained by the Coast Guard while fishing in Indian territorial waters, the maritime agency said on Thursday. It has […]

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20වන සංශශෝධනය හමුශේ නව දේශපාලනයක් සඳහා ජනතාව විසින් පත්කළ වයවස්ථාදායකය ශක්තිමත්ව කටයුතු කළ යුතුයි.

Friday, October 16th, 2020

මාධ්‍ය ප්‍රකාශය: තොරතුරු තාක්ෂණ වෘත්තීයවේදීන්ගේ සංසදය

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Coronavirus: The lost six weeks when US failed to contain outbreak

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

BBC Having watched Asian and European countries struggle against Covid-19, the US was slow to ramp up testing and order its residents to stay at home. We look at this crucial time period and what exactly was done to prevent the outbreak. Produced by the BBC’s Franz Strasser, narrated by Hannah Long-Higgins https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-52622037

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India needs to invest in regional disaster relief mechanisms | Opinion

Sunday, September 13th, 2020

Courtesy The Hindustan Times With climate uncertainty, humanitarian emergencies in the region are poised to grow. India must invest in regional frameworks for disaster management and take the lead in setting up a road map for greater cooperation On September 3, a fire broke out in a large crude carrier MT New Diamond off the eastern coast […]

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Sri Lanka: Salvage team struggles to plug supertanker fuel leak

Friday, September 11th, 2020

Courtesy Aljazeera Salvage operations continue to stop fuel leak from fire-sticken New Diamond oil supertanker off Sri Lanka’s east coast. A salvage team is still trying to plug a fuel leak from the fire-stricken New Diamond oil supertanker, Sri Lankan Navy spokesman Indika de Silva said on Friday. The tanker, which is carrying the about […]

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Salvagers Working to Repair Leak on Oil Tanker off Sri Lanka

Friday, September 11th, 2020

Courtesy https://www.manufacturing.net/ The MT New Diamond, which is carrying nearly 2 million barrels of crude oil, was damaged by two fires in a little over a week. This photo released by Sri Lankan Air Force shows ships fighting fire on the MT New Diamond, about 30 nautical miles off the coast of Sri Lanka, Tuesday, […]

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Backed by Buddhists, Tamil Hindus, Sri Lankan PM Pushes Proposal for Cow Slaughter Ban

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

Courtesy Sputnik Rising Buddhist nationalism in Sri Lanka has prompted the government to revisit plans for a cow slaughter ban, with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa reportedly floating the proposal in a parliamentary meeting. The proposal has brought together Buddhists and Tamils who see such as law as in line with their religious sentiments. Fresh from […]

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Oil Slick Spotted Near Burning VLCC Off Sri Lanka

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Courtesy gCaptain By Waruna Karunatilake COLOMBO, Sept 8 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s navy said on Tuesday that an oil slick had been spotted a kilometre from a loaded supertanker off the country’s east coast, as efforts to extinguish a fire on board continued. Sri Lankan officials are working to assess any damage to the environment […]

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Bombay HC refuses bail to Finnish woman arrested for helping Sri Lankan national illegally migrate to Europe

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Courtesy The Hindustan Times The Bombay high court last week refused bail to a 60-year-old Finnish national arrested for helping a Sri Lankan national to illegally migrate to Europe. Justice Sarang Kotwal rejected the bail plea of Miira Mirva Helena Pasma observing that there were strong circumstances against her. Pasma was arrested after Sri Lankan […]

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Fire on oil tanker completely doused

Sunday, September 6th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The fire onboard the crude oil tanker MT New Diamond has been completely doused, the Commander of Sri Lanka Navy confirmed. However, there still remains a risk of the ship catching on fire again due to the temperature of its current location, the Commander told media following a meeting held with the Attorney […]

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Fire at ‘New Diamond crude oil tanker’ contained – SL Navy

Friday, September 4th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The Navy says that the fire that broke out in the New Diamond ship in the eastern seas is now contained. Meanwhile, the Indian Coast Guard also confirmed that the fire that broke out on the ship has been brought under control. They said this by leaving a special note on their […]

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‘අද දෙරණ“ ගුවනේ සිට වාර්තා කළ ‘නිව් ඩයමන්ඩ්’ නෞකාවේ ගිනි නිවීමේ මෙහෙයුම…

Friday, September 4th, 2020

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Owners hand over blazing ship to international salvage company

Friday, September 4th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The owners of the crude oil tanker MT New Diamond”, which was engulfed by flames on Thursday morning (03) off Sri Lanka, have handed over the vessel to an international salvage company. A team of the company is set to arrive in Sri Lanka on Monday (07), the chairperson of the Marine Environment […]

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