Sri Lanka Volleyball

Sri Lanka dig Closer to Asian Volleyball Challenge Cup Crown

Sri Lanka triumphed over Hong Kong comfortably at the Asia Volleyball Challenge Cup in Sugathadasa Stadium yesterday. The early lead Sri Lanka achieved in the first set was maintained well by the Sri Lankan players, and finished the game with a remarkable ten point lead. Hong Kong seemed much more spirited during the second half and was successful until the...

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Port City Colombo

Newly Built Lankan City to Rival Hong Kong and Dubai

Sri Lanka’s latest project, a $1.4 billion (Rs.20 billion) Port City development had generated global interest. The project is about 269 hectares and very similar to cities like Hong Kong, Dubai, and Singapore in design. As Sri Lankan are slowly recovering from a painful 30 year long armed conflict, the country seem to be rearing to make up for lost...

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Sri Lanka Foreign Service

Sri Lankan Diplomat Arrested in Italy for Aiding Illegal Migration

A Sri Lankan diplomat who tried to bring four young people into Italy illegally was arrested by the officers of the Malpensa Airport Border Police Bureau in Milan recently. The diplomat arrived with his wife and four others -two girls and two boys who appeared to be in their 20s- from Doha and presented the documents to immigration officials for...

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Tibetan Mastiff

Jail-Time for Kuwaiti Couple for Attempting to Smuggle in a Dog

In a court hearing on Friday, a Kuwaiti couple were sentenced to six months in jail, suspended for five years and were fined 138,000 rupees ($860) recently. The duo were taken into custody for trying to smuggle a Tibetan Mastiff dog through Bandaranaike International Airport in July, without following proper quarantine procedures. The 32-year old woman was also caught on...

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Priyanee Wijesekera

Sri Lankan Ambassador to Austria Receives Marching Orders

The Sri Lankan Ambassador to Austria, Priyanee Wijesekera was ordered to leave her post with five other embassy staff members, due to failure to carry out the official duties while employed. Apparently, the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena had been trying to contact Ambassador Wijesekara by phone for several hours last week, yet no-one at the embassy had picked up...

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Sri Lanka Ports

Colombo Port Speeds Ahead in World Ranking

The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) was awarded the Ports Authority of the Year award 2018, by the Global Ports Forum due the the successful year they’ve had so far. Also, due to it’s record growth of 15.6%, the Port of Colombo has been named the fastest growing port among 30 other container ports during the first half of 2018...

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Ravindra Wijegunaratne

Navy Commander to Give Statement to CID

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) requested the presence of Former Navy Commander and Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne today, for a detailed statement regarding the abduction of 11 youth during 2008-2009. The CID was instructed by the Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne to take action to apprehend the Admiral if the evidence points towards him of aiding...

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India decriminalizes Homosexual acts

Homosexsuality Sees a New Dawn in India ….

A 157-year-old law which criminalizes homosexual (gay) acts was overturned in a historical win for India’s human rights groups and the LGBT Community. A 2013 judgement that upheld the British-era law, section 377, which categorizes homosexuality as an criminal act or an “unnatural offence,” was overturned recently at the Supreme Court in India. Furthermore, the said law also prohibits certain...

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US dollar

The Sri Lankan rupee hit an all time low on Monday and this marks the 10th straight time in recent history. The Friday record of 161.55 was exceeded by the new record of 161.65 earlier on Monday and closed at 161.60/70 per dollar. The value of the Sri Lankan rupee declined 1.2 percent last month, and the market shows a...

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john mccain

John McCain, Americans Mourn A Hero’s Passing

John McCain, a republican senator (Arizona) and considered a beloved hero by many Americans was laid to rest after a five-day procession at the U.S Naval Academy. The Senator has been battling with brain cancer for few months and died peacefully on Aug.25th in Arizona, U.S.A. The funeral was attended by three former presidents, republican George W. Bush, and democrats...

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