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Sri Lanka Cricket seeks clarification on ICC mishap at the Champions Trophy opening

Sri Lanka Cricket seeks clarification on ICC mishap at the Champions Trophy opening

        Sri Lanka Cricket announced that Secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga wrote to Mr. Dave Richardson  CEO of ICC, with regard to the mishap that took place at the opening ceremony of the ICC Champions Trophy in England. It has sought …

Fat, Fiber in Diet Linked with Asthma

Fat, Fiber in Diet Linked with Asthma

      People with asthma who eat a diet low in fat and high in fiber may be better off than those who eat less healthfully, a new study suggests. In the study, people with severe asthma consumed five grams more of fat daily, …

U.S. Ambassador visits new laboratory complex of Government Analyst’s Department

U.S. Ambassador visits new laboratory complex of Government Analyst’s Department

       U.S. Ambassador Michele J. Sison visited the new laboratory complex of the Sri Lanka Ministry of Justice Government Analyst’s Department (GAD) in Battaramulla on June 6. The U.S. Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department …

Obama administration defends spying on citizens

Obama administration defends spying on citizens

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–         British newspaper The Guardian reported that the United States has been collecting the telephone records of millions of Americans under a top secret court order. The Obama administration on Thursday defended the government’s need to collect telephone records …

Proposal to repeal President”s right to merge Provinces

Proposal to repeal President”s right to merge Provinces

     The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a proposal to repeal the President”s right to merge Provinces, which has been provided for under the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella addressing a news conference in Colombo yesterday, said that constituent members of …

Obama’s Choices Reflect Change in Foreign Tone

Obama’s Choices Reflect Change in Foreign Tone

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       President Obama named Susan E. Rice and Samantha Power to major national security posts on Wednesday, promoting two outspoken voices for humanitarian intervention on a foreign policy team known for its deep caution in dealing with conflicts abroad. …

TNA opposed to amending 13th amendment

TNA opposed to amending 13th amendment

   The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) expressed its opposition to the government’s proposal to amend or dilute the 13th Amendment, claiming it was meant for the solution of the national question. Speaking to journalist in Colombo, TNA Spokesman and Jaffna District MP, Suresh Premachandran, said: …

Trouble For Muslim And Left Parties Over New Amendment

Trouble For Muslim And Left Parties Over New Amendment

    The proposed amendment to the 13th Amendment of the Constitution to dilute the powers of Provincial Councils has already begun to make ripples in the Muslim and Left parties, Colombo Telegraph understands. SLFP ministers who talked big in the last few weeks that …

HC reserves judgment on closure of High Commission in Sri Lanka

HC reserves judgment on closure of High Commission in Sri Lanka

     A Division Bench of the Madras High Court here has reserved its judgment on a petition seeking review of an earlier order rejecting a plea to close down the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka. The petitioner, M. Solaikannan, the Madurai district president …

Proposal for Media Ethics Code

Proposal for Media Ethics Code

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      The government is in the process of introducing a Code of Media Ethics to all Print and Electronic media with a series of guidelines that includes sections that could lead to broad interpretation such as “no publication should be …