Day: February 18, 2019

Dananjaya returns to Sri Lanka squad for South Africa ODIs

Sri Lanka have selected off-spinner Akila Dananjaya in their ODI squad to face South Africa, while Dinesh Chandimal has been left out.



‘Raina’ arrested over shooting incident

‘Raina’, an accomplice of organized crime gang member ‘Keselwatte Dinuka’, has been arrested over a shooting incident.



Sri Lanka to tap bond market for $2 billion after Chinese loan delay – sources

Sri Lanka will bring forward a plan to raise $2 billion through the bond market after a delay in a pledged loan from Bank of China, sources close to the deal said on Monday.



Government seeks US$ 48 million credit line from India to develop KKS port

The government will obtain a US$ 48 million credit line from India for the development of Kankesanthurai Port, an official said yesterday.



Pest certification puts brakes on grape exports to Sri Lanka

Export of grapes from India to Russia and Sri Lanka has halted midway in the season over stronger pest control requirements from the destination countries, the Indian Express reported.



How Sri Lankans get into UK illegally revealed – report

A Sri Lankan community leader has told Sky News the vast majority of illegal immigrants arriving in Britain from the country are coming on fake passports.



All those who love the country should unitedly form a much needed national movement – President

Bringing forth a new national movement to form a new goverment and a new set of programs for the betterment of the country is the main responsibility of all those who love the country today, said President Maithripala Sirisena.



‘Critics have not built even one village’

Housing, Construction and Cultural Affairs Minister Sajith Premadasa challenged those who make allegations regarding his Uda Gammana programme, to make their criticisms directly to him.



Four reported dead in bus accident in Marawila

Four individuals have been killed while 19 others have been sustained injuries after a Colombo bound Vavuniya private bus veered off the road and collided with a transformer in Chilaw.