Southern, Sri Lanka Newswire (Page 7)

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  1. New State Minister and two Deputy Ministers appointed in Sri LankaRead the original story

    Apr 6, 2016 | Colombo Page

    Apr 06, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed a new State Minister and two Deputy Ministers and the new ministers were sworn in before the President on Wednesday at the Presidential Secretariat. Accordingly, Badulla District United People's Freedom Alliance MP Lakshman Seneviratne was sworn in as the State Minister of Science, Technology and Research.

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  2. SLFP to hold May Day rally in Galle under the leadership of PresidentRead the original story

    Apr 6, 2016 | Colombo Page

    Apr 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka Freedom Party will hold this year's May Day Rally in Galle following a request from the SLFP politicians in the district. The General Secretary of SLFP Duminda Dissanayake said the decision was taken at the Central Committee meeting held Monday night with the chairman of the party, President Maithripala Sirisena presiding over the meeting.

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  3. Australia set to tour Sri Lanka after five yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2016 | Daily Times

    SYDNEY: Australia on Wednesday announced their first Test tour of Sri Lanka in five years, with the world's number one team embarking on a two-month series from July. Steve Smith's side will play three Tests - in Kandy, Galle and Colombo - along with five one-day internationals and two Twenty20s, Cricket Australia said on its website, with the team departing on July 11. Only three members of Australia's most recent Test side - Nathan Lyon, Peter Siddle and Usman Khawaja - have experienced the five-day game in Sri Lanka, when Michael Clarke's team won their last series 1-0 in 2011.

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  4. Australia to tour Sri Lanka after five years : April 06, 2016,Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2016 | Daily Times

    Australia on Wednesday announced their first Test tour of Sri Lanka in five years, with the world's number one team embarking on a two-month series from July.

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  5. Australia tour of Sri Lanka to begin in Pallekele from July 26Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2016 | The Cricketer International

    Sri Lanka tours usually begin in Galle but with the Esala Perahera season set to begin in early August, SLC has opted to make a change

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  6. Cricket Australia announce dates for tour of Sri LankaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2016 | Cricket World

    Cricket Australia has announced the dates of the Australian tour of Sri Lanka in July to take part in a two-month long campaign consisting of three Tests, five One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals. The three Tests will be played in Pallekele, Galle and Colombo and will start on 26th July, 4th August and 13th August respectively.

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  7. Australia to play tests in Sri Lanka for 1st time in 5 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2016 | The New Zealand Herald

    " Australia will play its first cricket tests in Sri Lanka in more than five years when it begins a three-match series from July 26. Cricket Australia on Wednesday confirmed dates for a two-month tour beginning on July 11, playing three tests, five one-day internationals and two Twenty20 matches. The first test will be played in Kandy, the second beginning Aug. 4 in Galle and the third in Colombo from Aug. 13. The ODIs are set for Aug. 21 and 24 in Colombo, Aug. 28 and Aug. 31 in Dambulla and Sept.

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  8. Unrecognisable Australian Test side returning to Sri Lanka after five yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2016 | ABC News

    The Australian cricket team will play a Test in Sri Lanka for the first time since 2011 on July 26. The Australian side will play a three-Test series, before five one-day internationals and a pair of Twenty20s in a one-and-a-half-month tour from July 26 to September 9. In 2011, Michael Clarke led the team to a 1-0 win over three Tests, but only three players from that series look a chance to be picked this time around. Nathan Lyon, who made his debut in the first game in Galle, is an automatic selection these days; Usman Khawaja was batting sixth in the line-up but is now a must pick at number three; and Peter Siddle is a chance to return after helping Australia to victory in its last Test series, against New Zealand.

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  9. A wave of compassionRead the original story

    Apr 1, 2016 | Rotarian

    Only one building that wasn't replaced or renovated after the tsunami remains. The sea wall around the hospital buffered the tsunami's force, but flooding and sewer backups made the structures unusable.

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  10. Deepika, Ranveer dance to Balam Pichkari, Gallan Goodiyaan at her friend's wedding, see videoRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2016 | The Indian Express

    Deepika Padukone , who was recently in Sri Lanka for her best friend's wedding in Sri Lanka, along with her rumoured boyfriend Ranveer Singh and the two showed off their dance moves at the celebration. The actors were in dancing mode and showed some of their moves on their favourite Bollywood numbers Balam Pichkari and Gallan Goodiyaan.

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  11. Smarter workforce needed to keep tourist dollars in Sri Lanka: economistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2016 | ABC News

    In excess of two million visitors are expected in Sri Lanka this year, but only 20 per cent of their expenditure will stay in the country. At Galle, inside the town's historic old Dutch fort, boutique hotel manager Henry Fitch hopes his staff will prove the point of difference in a competitive market.

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  12. Book Review: The Teardrop IslandRead the original story

    Mar 19, 2016 | Switched

    The Teardrop Island by Cherry Briggs is an entertaining, accessible book that will be of particular interest to readers largely unfamiliar with Sri Lanka. While living and working in the country as a teacher, Briggs stumbles upon the work of a Victorian writer and explorer, James Emerson Tennent.

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  13. Sri Lanka says mega port city project met key conditionsRead the original story

    Mar 17, 2016 | Newkerala.com

    Colombo, March 17 : The Sri Lankan government on Thursday insisted that a mega port city project has met some key conditions and has, therefore, been approved to resume work. The approval for the project was given earlier this week after it remained suspended for a year.

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  14. Chinese company to resume work on Sri Lankan port cityRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2016 | Greenwich Citizen

    Sri Lankans spend their evening on the Galle Face green as the China Port City project is seen behind in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, March 15, 2016. A Chinese company said Tuesday it will resume construction of a $1.5 billion port city project in Sri Lanka, about a year after it was suspended because of questions about its environmental impact.

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  15. Cambridge News published Incredible wildlife and amazing scenery - Sri Lanka has it all,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2016 | Cambridge Evening News

    A scenic air transfer from Colombo brought us to Batticaloa where our friendly guide was waiting at the jetty, ready to take us to Passikudah on the east coast. Landing by sea plane on a beautiful stretch of shimmering water was an amazing introduction to our Sri Lanka holiday and an ideal way to soak up the beautiful green scenery all around.

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  16. Mushfiqur's day to touch 200 milestone in TestRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2016 | The Daily Star

    The historic moment came through the passionate batting of the Tigers Test skipper Mushfiqur Rahim who became the first Bangladesh batsman to score a double century at Galle in Sri Lanka. Mushfiqur achieved what Mohammad Ashraful failed to do and the feat by a captain made this achievement all the more special.

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  17. Sri Lanka approves recommencement of China funded mega port cityRead the original story

    Mar 10, 2016 | Xinhuanet

    The Sri Lankan cabinet has granted approval for a multi billion dollar China funded Port City project to recommence work in the capital after it was suspended by the government last March. Minister of International Trade Malik Samarawickrema told Xinhua that the government would next week send an official letter to the Chinese investors funding the project to begin work.

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  18. Youth Cricket: Gloucestershire youngsters enjoy successful tour of Sri LankaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2016 | Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

    A 16-man boys' squad and a team of 15 girls have recently returned from two weeks in Sri Lanka as part of a new initiative between the GCB and Lions Sports Travel. During the trip the squads played matches against local clubs and regional teams and had a chance to explore the country on a number of cultural sightseeing expeditions.

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  19. Guards harass couples for holding handsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2016 | Iol.co.za

    Sri Lanka's government has sacked a senior security official after guards chased away couples from a monument in Colombo for holding hands, a minister in the conservative Buddhist country said on Monday. The move came after a couple posted video of the guards on social media and is a marked change from the former government, under which police would routinely round up young lovers for kissing in public.

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  20. Sri Lanka fires security boss for harassing loversRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2016 | DNA India

    Sri Lanka's government has sacked a senior security official after guards chased away couples from a monument in Colombo for holding hands, a minister in the conservative Buddhist country said on Monday. The move came after a couple posted video of the guards on social media and is a marked change from the former government, under which police would routinely round up young lovers for kissing in public.

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