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March 30, 2015 [GMT]
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Australia beat New Zealand in final to win World Cup
[Sunday 2015-03-29 19:00]

Australia beat New Zealand by seven wickets in the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground today to win the World Cup for the fifth time and send their retiring captain Michael Clarke out as a winner. Australian bowlers Mitchell Johnson and James Faulkner captured three wickets each as the home side skittled New Zealand for 183 in 45 overs.



Mahinda sees threats to his life
[Sunday 2015-03-29 19:00]

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has expressed fears for his life and has said the Government will need to be responsible if something happens to him. Rohan Welivita, Media Coordinator of the former President said that even though the government provides security for the former President when he engages in social activities, the security is not enough.



Mihin Lanka flight returns
[Sunday 2015-03-29 19:00]

A Mihin Lanka flight landed safely at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) upon being forced to return when pilots detected a technical problem en route to Dhaka, Bangladesh today. The Mihin Lanka flight MRL501 along with 159 passengers and 7 flight crew had departed BIA at 9.30 am though it was scheduled to take off at 7.25 am.



Free Wifi access from tomorrow
[Sunday 2015-03-29 19:00]

Lankan citizens will be able to enjoy free Wifi internet access at selected 26 public locations across the island from tomorrow (30), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Telecommunications and IT said. The Information Communication and Technology Agency said it would expand the services to 1000 public spaces across the island by the end of August.



Eight arrested for producing defamatory film on SL Army
[Sunday 2015-03-29 19:00]

Eight persons including a lawyer were taken into custody by the Borella police under suspicion of producing a defamatory documentary on Sri Lanka Army at a house in Narahenpita. Five individuals among the arrested are residents of Jaffna. Investigations have revealed that two of the suspects had migrated to India.



EU reimposes ban on LTTE: SL
[Saturday 2015-03-28 19:00]

Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Ajith P. Perera said today that European Union (EU) had reimposed the ban on the LTTE due to the positive diplomatic intervention of the Government. Mr. Perera said the EU court had lifted the ban on the LTTE during the previous government due to its ineffective diplomatic process.



Sri Lankan President's brother dies, funeral on Monday at Polonnaruwa
[Saturday 2015-03-28 19:00]

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's younger brother Priyantha Sirisena, has died due to the injuries he received from an axe attack .Priyantha Sirisena, who was receiving treatment at the ICU of a private hospital in Colombo, succumbed to his injuries this morning. He was attacked with an axe in the back of his head on Wednesday (26) evening at around 7pm at Hathare Ela, Polonnaruwa.Following the attack Priyantha, 42, was rushed to the Polonnaruwa hospital in critical condition and later airlifted to a private hospital in Colombo.



No extra funding for probe team
[Saturday 2015-03-28 19:00]

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) was told that extra funding will not be required for the investigations team on Sri Lanka appointed by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights as a result of the decision to postpone the consideration of the report on Sri Lanka. The Programme Support and Management Services of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said that the decision to postpone the submission of the Sri Lanka report will raise financial implications.



MR could be implicated in probe against ex-SL envoy – govt.
[Saturday 2015-03-28 19:00]

Acting Foreign Minister Ajith P. Perera yesterday said that even President Mahinda Rajapaksa could be implicated in the on-going investigation into Sri Lanka’s former ambassador to Moscow Udayanga Weeratunga allegedly supplying weapons to Ukrainians fighting the elected government there. Addressing the media at the Foreign Ministry, Acting Minister Perera said that Weeratunga had gone missing since Sri Lanka received two complaints from Ukraine as regards the Sri Lankan diplomat’s conduct.

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India, Sri Lanka agree to extend ongoing project assisting war-affected women in East Top News
[Saturday 2015-03-28 19:00]

India and Sri Lanka have agreed to extend till June 2016 the ongoing project to assist war affected, poor and destitute women in Batticaloa, High Commission of India in Colombo said Friday.Both countries in 2010 signed a Memorandum of Understanding to set up Women's Trade Facilitation and Community Learning Centers in Batticaloa, with SEWA (Self Employed Women's Association) of India as the implementing agency, at a cost of Rs. 203 million.



'Evidence of mental illness' in Germanwings Co-pilot's house Top News
[Friday 2015-03-27 18:00]

The Germanwings co-pilot who crashed his plane into a mountain killing himself and 149 people on board was receiving psychiatric counselling right up until the time of the crash, it emerged today. Andreas Lubitz locked the pilot out the of the Airbus A320's cockpit before setting the plane's controls to descend into a rocky valley, French prosecutors revealed yesterday.



Lanka denies claims on Port City
[Friday 2015-03-27 18:00]

The Government today denied reports that President Maithripala Sirisena had given China an assurance that the controversial Port City project will be allowed to resume. Deputy Foreign Minister Ajith Perera said that while the matter had been discussed between the President and China during his ongoing China visit, there was no assurance given that the project will be allowed to resume soon.



No Indian fishers will be allowed in SL water’
[Friday 2015-03-27 18:00]

Acting Foreign Minister Ajith P. Perera yesterday denied Indian media reports that Sri Lanka had agreed to allow Indian fishing vessels to enter the Sri Lankan waters 83 days per year for the next three years. Minister Perera stressed that the government hadn’t changed its position on the contentious issue of poaching. The minister was responding to foreign media reports that Sri Lanka had agreed to share its waters with the Indian fishing fleet.



President Obama intends to nominate Atul Keshap as Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives
[Friday 2015-03-27 18:00]

The United States President Barack Obama Thursday announced his intent to nominate the current Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Atul Keshap for Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Keshap, a career member of the Foreign Service, class of Counselor, currently serves as the deputy to Nisha Desai Biswal, Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs at the Department of State. He has been serving in this post since 2013.



Roshan questioned on MiG deal
[Friday 2015-03-27 18:00]

Former Chief of Defence Staff and former Air Force Commander, Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonatilake, has been questioned by the police over the controversial MiG aircraft deal. Goonatilake was questioned by the special unit of the police investigating financial fraud which was established by the Government recently. Roshan Gunathilake was the Air Force Commander when the MiG-27 fighter jets were purchased from Ukraine.



Priyantha Sirisena in critical condition Top News
[Friday 2015-03-27 18:00]

President Maithripala Sirisena’s brother, Priyantha Sirisena who was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Colombo following an assault is reported to be in a critical condition. The suspect, who surrendered to the Bakamuna Police in connection with the assault on Mr. Sirisena, was being interrogated by the Polonnaruwa police. Police said he would be produced in Courts today. Meanwhile, the axe reportedly used in the assault was recovered by the Bakamuna police.



Australian FM, diaspora hold talks Top News
[Thursday 2015-03-26 18:00]

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop had talks with the Tamil diaspora and the Tamil National Alliance on the latest developments in Sri Lanka. The Foreign Minister said that she had a good meeting on Sri Lanka and it included ways Australia will support reconciliation efforts in the country. Tamil National Alliance M.A. Sumanthiran and Global Tamil Forum (GTF) spokesman Suren Surendiran were among those who attended the meeting.



Sri Lanka promises port project to resume after problems "sorted" -China Top News
[Thursday 2015-03-26 18:00]

China said on Thursday that Sri Lanka's visiting president had promised work would resume on a controversial Chinese-backed port development in Colombo that his administration had earlier suspended.Citing a lack of government approvals, Sri Lanka halted the $1.4 billion port city project, straining ties with its biggest investor. China defends the project, saying it is in line with local laws and any cancellation would deter foreign investors.



Court orders check on Gota’s accounts
[Thursday 2015-03-26 18:00]

The Galle Magistrate today directed the CID to inspect the bank accounts of former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Defence Ministry’s former Additional Secretary D.M.S. Jayaratne and the directors of Avant Garde Maritime Services (Pvt.). The CID had sought a Court order to check their bank accounts following the investigations launched to check whether they had violated the Money Laundering Act in connection with the floating armoury at the Galle Fort belonging to the Avant Garde Maritime Services (Pvt.).



Germanwings plane crash: Co-pilot 'wanted to destroy plane'
[Thursday 2015-03-26 18:00]

The co-pilot of the Germanwings plane that crashed into the French Alps on Tuesday appeared to want to "destroy the plane", French officials said. Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin citing information from the "black box" voice recorder has said the co-pilot was alone in the cockpit. He intentionally started a descent while the pilot was locked out. Mr. Robin said there was "absolute silence in the cockpit" as the pilot fought to re-enter it, the BBC said. The co-pilot, now named as Andreas Lubitz, was alive until the final impact, the prosecutors added.


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