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SL-India match ‘free’ on Supreme TV through Dialog & PEO TV

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Although Sri Lankan cricket fans had to pay to watch cricket matches on Dialog and PEO TV for many years, Supreme TV, which acquired the right to broadcast India-Sri Lanka cricket match series, has decided to broadcast it free of charge to the subscribers.

Earlier, the company charged Rs.173 from a Dialog TV subscriber to watch a cricket match and therefore, Sri Lankan cricket fans had paid about Rs.200 million or more to watch a match on Dialog TV.

The cricket match series, which is scheduled to commence on January 3, includes three T20Is and three ODIs.

Accordingly, all Sri Lankans will have the opportunity to watch the India-Sri Lanka cricket tournament for free on Dialog TV (Channel 20), PEO TV (Channel 140) and Freesat (Channel 17).

The subscribers have the opportunity to watch ‘Supreme TV’ by tuning the television to UHF 47 (Islandwide), UHF 49 (Western), UHF 28 (Southern), UHF 56 (Sabaragamuwa) and UHF 32 (Karagathanna) from tomorrow.

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Sri Lanka Mirror wishes everyone a happy Sinhala and Tamil New Year!

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The 2024 Sinhala and Tamil New Year dawned at 09.05 pm last night (April 13).

‘Sri Lanka Mirror’ extends heartfelt New Year greetings to all our readers. May this upcoming year be filled with boundless happiness, prosperity, and success for each and everyone of you.

–  Sri Lanka Mirror team

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Derailed train causes delays on coastal line

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A train has derailed at the Kalutara South railway station on Saturday morning (13).

Trains operating on the Coastal Line are thus experiencing delays, Sri Lanka Railways said.

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Kristalina Georgieva to head IMF for a 2nd term

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The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has selected Kristalina Georgieva to serve as IMF Managing Director for a second five-year term starting on October 1, 2024.

The appointment comes ahead of the start of the fund’s spring meetings in Washington next week.

Georgieva, who has been in the role since the autumn of 2019, was the sole candidate for the position. However, it was only after European leaders signalled that they would endorse her last month that her candidacy was assured.

In a statement, the coordinators of the Executive Board, Mr. Afonso S. Bevilaqua and Mr. Abdullah F. BinZarah has said, “Looking ahead, the Board welcomes Ms. Georgieva’s ongoing emphasis on issues of macroeconomic and financial stability, while also ensuring that the Fund continues to adapt and evolve to meet the needs of its entire membership. It recognizes her focus on strengthening the Fund’s support to its members through effective policy advice, capacity development and financing. The Board looks forward to continuing to work closely with the Managing Director.”

“I am deeply grateful for the trust and support of the Fund’s Executive Board, representing our 190 members, and honored to continue to lead the IMF as Managing Director for a second five-year term,” Ms. Georgieva has said.

The Bulgarian national has served as Managing Director since October 1, 2019. The Managing Director is the chief of the IMF’s operating staff and Chair of the Executive Board. The Managing Director is assisted by four Deputy Managing Directors in overseeing the Fund’s operations, which serve its membership through about 3,100 staff.

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