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England v New Zealand: Jade Dernbach added to one-day squad

England v New Zealand: Jade Dernbach added to one-day squad

England have added fast bowler Jade Dernbach to their squad for the three-match one-day series against New Zealand, starting at Lord’s on Friday. The 27-year-old comes in as cover for…

Bhutan readies for first stage of key elections

Bhutan readies for first stage of key elections

Voters in Bhutan are taking part in elections on Friday to determine which two out of four parties will go on to participate in the second and decisive stage of…

Liberace film watched by 2.4 million in US

Liberace film watched by 2.4 million in US

The television premiere of Behind the Candelabra, starring Michael Douglas as flamboyant pianist Liberace, was seen by 2.4 million people in the US. The Nielsen Company said it was the…

Thai PM to visit Sri Lanka, Maldives

Thai PM to visit Sri Lanka, Maldives

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will pay official visits to Sri Lanka and Maldives from Friday to Sunday, the Foreign Ministry said. A press release from the Foreign Ministry said…

More Sri Lankans returned to Colombo

More Sri Lankans returned to Colombo

A further 28 Sri Lankan irregular maritime arrivals have been returned to Colombo after failing to meet Australia’s international obligations, Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Brendan O’Connor said today. The…

Sri Lanka and China work to promote trade and tourism

Sri Lanka and China work to promote trade and tourism

The President of the China’s International Tour Management Association, Mr. Zhao Xianzhang, yesterday (May 29) handed over two gold-plated statues to President Mahinda Rajapaksa, symbolizing the two countries’ cooperation in…

52 Australia bound Persons intercepted in Chilaw Seas

52 Australia bound Persons intercepted in Chilaw Seas

Sri Lanka Navy intercepted 52 persons illegally bound for Australia in a multi-day trawler in the early hours of 29th May 2013. The trawler named “Rosa Kusum” was intercepted by a…

Parliamentarian Dr. Jayalath Jayawardana passes away

Parliamentarian Dr. Jayalath Jayawardana passes away

UNP Deputy General Secretary, Gampaha District Parliamentarian and Chairman of the Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya Dr. Jayalath Jayawardana passed away last night. Dr. Jayawardana was suffering from ill health during the…

Sam Mendes back in talks with Bond producers

Sam Mendes back in talks with Bond producers

Sam Mendes has resumed talks with the producers of the James Bond films about the possibility of directing the next in the series, the BBC understands. The Skyfall director previously…

Chinese baby ‘fell into sewage pipe accidentally’

Chinese baby ‘fell into sewage pipe accidentally’

The Chinese baby that was rescued from a sewage pipe fell in accidentally, the baby’s mother has said. The mother, who has not been named, reportedly told police she unexpectedly…

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