Monthly archives: February, 2011

Roach hat-trick lights up Delhi, Windies beat Netherlands by 215 runs

Paceman Kemar Roach took a stunning hat-trick as West Indies thrashed the Netherlands by 215 runs in their World Cup Group B clash in Delhi. Roach became only the sixth bowler to take a World Cup hat-trick as he finished with outstanding figures of six for 27 and gave his side an emphatic victory at…



MASSIVE DEVELOPMENT IN N&E WILL NOT CEASE, SAYS BASIL

The massive development commenced by the government in the North and East will not cease until the end is visible, says Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development. The minister made this comment during the function held to declare open the central bus stand in Batticaloa….



Change of Command at Sri Lanka Air Force

The handing over of command, with Chief of Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke relinquishing his duties as Commander of the Air Force, took place at the SLAF Headquarters yesterday evening (27 February). Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke handed over command of the Sri Lanka Air Force to Air Vice Marshal Harsha Abeywickrama….



Off the air in Rupavahini

Source: DM Online – By Kelum Bandara Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation had written off as much as Rs. 123 million as “unrecoverable” balances in 2009, including Rs. 47 million from various government establishemetns, Parliament was informed last week. According to the annual report of the Corporation presented in Parliament, this amount written off also included…



Epic encounter ends in thrilling tie

India 338 (Tendulkar 120, Bresnan 5-48) tied with England 338 for 8 (Strauss 158, Bell 69, Zaheer 3-64) On an evening that simply beggared belief, England tied with India in an incredible finale in Bangalore. Andrew Strauss was England’s inspiration, producing an extraordinary 158 from 145 balls, the highest score by an English batsman in…



Misbah and Afridi sink Sri Lanka

Pakistan 277 for 7 (Misbah 83*, Younis 72) beat Sri Lanka 266 for 9 (Silva 57, Afridi 4-34) by 11 runs Anyone out there who still thinks Pakistan are not dangerous contenders for the World Cup? With tremendous poise and skill in the middle overs, Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan propelled Pakistan, who were on a…



South Korea supports Sri Lanka on environmental issues

Onlanka News – By Janaka Alahapperuma (Pix by: Chandana Perera) Young June Park, South Korean Deputy Minister for Trade and Energy of Ministry of Knowledge Economy of South Korea has expressed his government’s support to implement measures to protect the environment and minimize the damaging issues which arise from the accelerated development programmes in Sri…



Sri Lanka’s First National Eye Bank opens.

Onlanka News – By Janaka Alahapperuma (Pix by: Chandana Perera) Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared open the first ever National Eye Bank constructed at a cost of 300 million rupees at the National Eye Hospital premises, Colombo on 24 February. The bank will provide high quality corneas to Sri Lankan patients as well as…



Post-Global Financial Crisis: Find a new global financial order says President Rajapaksa

Onlanka News – By Janaka Alahapperuma (Pix by: Chandana Perera) The global economic crisis taught the world many lessons. Those lessons varied across nations. But all countries learnt common as well as individual lessons, from this crisis. In general, the crisis left behind, a trail of serious damage across nations and shook the very foundations…



Sri Lanka could return to Pakistan

Sri Lanka could become the first team to play international cricket in Pakistan in more than two years as they are considering touring the country later this year. Pakistan haven’t hosted international teams since March 2009 when the Sri Lanka team bus came under fire during a terror attack. Several Sri Lanka players were injured…



Sri Lanka, rising star of Asian economy – FOX NEWS

Which country had the best performing market in 2010? FOX NEWS asked in a special report on Sri Lanka. ‘Guess what? It was not the United States of America! The best performing stock market was Sri Lanka’s CSE which was up 96% for the year’, they said. Calling Sri Lanka ‘the rising star of the…



South Africa crush West Indies in style

NEW DELHI (AFP) – Debutant leg-spinner Imran Tahir snared four wickets and AB de Villiers struck 107 not out as South Africa coasted to a seven-wicket win over the West Indies in the World Cup on Thursday. Tahir (4-41) and off-spinner Johan Botha (2-48) shared six wickets to help South Africa bowl out the West…



Sri Lanka makes multi pronged arrangements to evacuate Lankans from Libya – Dilan Perera

Sri Lankan Government is making multi pronged approaches to evacuate expatriate Sri Lankans working in Libya as the situation there is worsening. Sri Lanka’s Minister of foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare told this edition that he has appointed a committee to coordinate these matters through the External Affairs Ministry round the clock….



LET’S BEGIN GROWING KARAPINCHA, SERE, DEHI IN HOME GARDENS AGAIN, SAYS BASIL

Attention has been focused on developing home gardens in a bid to address the rising cost of living, says Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development. The minister made this statement while addressing a function held in Colombo yesterday….



No mobiles for traffic cops

Disciplinary action will be taken against traffic police officers who use mobile phones when on duty during peak hours, a senior officer of the Traffic Police said. He said only an Officer-in-Charge could use a mobile phone while the others should use their official communication equipment. “Others have communication equipment to use for official purposes,”…



Sri Lanka bans violent cricket World Cup song

COLOMBO: A World Cup song which carries threats against defending champions Australia as well as earthquake-hit New Zealand has been banned on orders of the Sri Lankan president. The song warns that Ricky Ponting’s Australians will end up as bird food while New Zealanders, still reeling from the Christchurch quake, could have their jaws broken….