Tillakaratne Dilshan

‘Dilscoop’ Dilshan to hang up his boots

Tillakaratne Dilshan, a formidable Sri Lanka opening cricketer, has announced his retirement from ODIs after the third match against Australia on Sunday.

Maid in Saudi Arabia

Caution urged over online ads to hire maids; Sri Lankan mission receiving lesser complaints

The Sri Lankan Embassy in Doha has advised employers to be cautious about online advertisements for recruitment of maids and urged them to verify details with the mission.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

No reason why cricket cannot grow in United States of America, says MS Dhoni

India One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 skipper MS Dhoni has given the thumbs up for the growth of cricket in the United States of America (USA), saying there is no reason why the game cannot be successful there.

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Tamils continue to face racial discrimination in Sri Lanka, says UN Committee post review

Tamils continue to face discrimination in Sri Lanka, a UN committee stated recently, and questioned the island-country if Indian Tamils were allowed to get back to their homeland – while reviewing a report on the anti-discrimination efforts undertaken by the country.

Maithripala Sirisena in a trouble

President instructs AG to investigate into the allegation in Australian website

President Maithripala Sirisena drew his personal attention to the report published on Wednesday (Aug 24) in the Australian website Sydney Herald that stated some alleged incident of an employee of his office

Ban Ki-Moon

Ban Ki-moon to arrive in Sri Lanka next week

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will highlight the importance of development and human rights during visits next week to Sri Lanka and Myanmar, two legs of a five-stop Asia tour, his spokesman said Thursday.

Arjuna Ranatunga

Sri Lanka wants Indian subcontinent firm involved in $400 million port contract

Sri Lanka is seeking a consortium that must include a company from the Indian subcontinent to bid for a $400 million contract to build a port terminal, the ports minister said on Thursday.

CV Wigneswaran

Vigneswaran sets goals and parameters for development projects

Chief Minister of Northern Province, C.V. Vigneswaran, has outlined the economic goals of his largely rural province and set the parameters within which economic development projects should be conceived.

Crime scene

Body recovered in Mawanella suspected to be of missing businessman

A man’s body believed to be that of the missing businessman, Mohamed Sakeem Sulaiman, was found on the Hemmathagama Road in Rukulagama in Mawanella yesterday evening, police sources said.

Ravi Karunanayake

Sri Lankan reforms aims to simplify tax, increase base, compliance -minister

Sri Lanka’s new government is drafting reforms aimed at simplifying taxes, widening the tax base and increasing compliance, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka Vs Australia Cricket match

Sri Lanka beats Australia by 82 runs in 2nd ODI

Spin bowler Amila Aponso and seamer Thisara Perera shared seven wickets to help Sri Lanka to a crushing 82-run win over Australia in their second one-day international on Wednesday.

Patali Champika Ranawaka

Legislation to establish Megapolis Authority soon

The new legislation for the formation of the WP Megapolis Authority, which will remove many obstacles for development, will be brought in soon.

Sri Lanka Rupee vs US Dollar

Sri Lankan rupee trades steady; dollar selling by foreign investors eases pressure

The Sri Lankan rupee held steady for a seventh straight session on Tuesday, with dealers hesitating to trade in the local currency below 145.50 per dollar anticipating central bank intervention to defend the currency, dealers said.

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya

Speaker signs Office of Missing Persons Act

The Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya has signed the Bill establishing the Office of Missing Persons, the Speaker’s Office said.

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa

MR says anyone has a right to form new party

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said nobody had a right to prevent the formation of new political parties.

C.V Wigneswaran with Atul Keshap

US backs out of undertaking to medically examine ex-LTTE cadres

The United States has backed out of an undertaking to medically examine former combatants of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) who had allegedly been injected with a poisonous drug when they were in detention or undergoing rehabilitation in camps.