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Principal sexually abuses 4 teens

Principal sexually abuses 4 teens

Ella police today (30) arrested a 52 year old principal under the suspicion of sexually molesting four 18-year old female...

New contract with SLC to benefit players more

New contract with SLC to benefit players more

Sri Lanka Cricket has recommended a list of 100 cricketers for annual contracts.

US Embassy launches new website

US Embassy launches new website

The Embassy of the United States in Sri Lanka has launched its new website (lk.usembassy.gov) yesterday (29), featuring a more...

UPDATE : 7 suspects of Avant-Garde case bailed

UPDATE : 7 suspects of Avant-Garde case bailed

1.43pm Seven suspects in the Avant-Garde bribery case, including Former Defence Secretary - Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and Nissanka Senadhipathi had been granted...

President appreciates China’s friendship

President appreciates China’s friendship

The government remains committed to further strengthen the historic friendship with China, says president Maithripala Sirisena.

A ‘chariot’ cake by chef Martinesz

A ‘chariot’ cake by chef Martinesz

Renowned chef Martinesz demonstrated his creativity with a cake depicting a chariot which was on display at Galle Face Hotel...

Army goes back on its word in Court on LTTE surrendees list – VIDEO

Army goes back on its word in Court on LTTE surrendees list – VIDEO

Sri Lanka Army has contradicted its own admission in a Court with regard to the list of names of Tamil...

Asia Pacific’s internet experts to meet in Colombo on 3-5 October

Asia Pacific’s internet experts to meet in Colombo on 3-5 October

Over 200 local and international internet specialists will converge in Colombo in October for the APNIC 42 Conference, at the...

Correctly interpret Vigneswaran’s remark - Vajira

Correctly interpret Vigneswaran’s remark - Vajira

It is important the media again and again publishes the remarks made by north chief minister C.V. Vigneswaran that he...

Child abuse rising by the day

Child abuse rising by the day

Sexual abuse of children is increasing by the day despite the existence of stringent laws to punish child abuse.

PM to appoint committee to probe Lake House crisis

PM to appoint committee to probe Lake House crisis

Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has decided to appoint a committee to inquire into the prevailing crisis in ANCL (Lake House).

Colombo Uni. lectures to undergo revolutionary change

Colombo Uni. lectures to undergo revolutionary change

The History Department of the Colombo University has decided to conduct free public lectures for their History certificate course, reports...

Boy who rescued fish ends up in watery grave

Boy who rescued fish ends up in watery grave

Pictures were posted in social media recently of a group of youths saving the lives of fish from a dried...

Lanka to support India’s efforts to curb areca imports

Lanka to support India’s efforts to curb areca imports

The Central government has got Sri Lanka’s support in its efforts to curb import of arecanut. During her visit to...

Sri Lankan army vows to do its utmost to protect country's unity

Sri Lankan army vows to do its utmost to protect country's unity

The Sri Lanka Army on Wednesday said it is prepared to do what it must in order to protect the...

Always for his fellow-citizens and the nation

Always for his fellow-citizens and the nation

Much can be written about any individual who has lived 76 years. A lot happens over a period of 76...

No action yet against DIG who harboured suspect

No action yet against DIG who harboured suspect

Jaffna civil society organizations strongly criticize the law enforcement failure against former DIG of the north Lalith Jayasinghe over his...

3 UNPers in hot water for going to UN with President!

3 UNPers in hot water for going to UN with President!

The UNP leadership has decided to take disciplinary action against three of its MPs for having gone to the United...

Political justice is not enough to rebuild Sri Lanka

Political justice is not enough to rebuild Sri Lanka

The civil war that raged for 26 years in Sri Lanka was always about more than political grievances. The politics...

Sri Lanka holds rates as past hikes curb credit boom

Sri Lanka holds rates as past hikes curb credit boom

Sri Lanka's central bank held its key policy interest rates steady on Wednesday, a widely expected decision that analysts say...

Proposed amendment, a blatant encouragement to torture, degrade suspects

Proposed amendment, a blatant encouragement to torture, degrade suspects

The Asian Human Rights Commission says the hasty passing of laws and emergency regulations particularly with the intention of encouraging...

BoC comes under the shadow of loan irregularities

BoC comes under the shadow of loan irregularities

Irregularities uncovered in lending at State owned Bank of Ceylon, ‘bankers to the nation’ have forced the bank to write...

ETCA second round talks begin in New Delhi on Friday

ETCA second round talks begin in New Delhi on Friday

The proposed Economic and Technology Co-operation Agreement (ETCA) between India and Sri Lanka has been progressing to the satisfaction of...

‘A significant victory for public servants’

‘A significant victory for public servants’

The Supreme Court today (28) ruled that the suspension of a teacher of Mahanama College, Colombo for having spoken to...

Sarath Wijesuriya responds to mud-slinging attacks

Sarath Wijesuriya responds to mud-slinging attacks

Prof. Sarath Wijesuriya has responded in writing to Maj. Gen. Kamal Gunaratne in connection with mud-slinging attacks on him via...

Yoshitha allowed to travel overseas

Yoshitha allowed to travel overseas

Yoshitha Rajapaksa, son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, has been given court approval to travel overseas for medical treatment.

Muslim woman to appear in Playboy in a hijab (video)

Muslim woman to appear in Playboy in a hijab (video)

A Muslim-American journalist Noor Tagouri will appear in Playboy magazine's October issue wearing a hijab, a decision that has elicited...

Buddhist temple employee given bail over Hindu temple fire – VIDEO

Buddhist temple employee given bail over Hindu temple fire – VIDEO

A middle-aged employee attached to newly erected Paashana Pabbatha Vihara, was arrested by the Serunuwara police on Tuesday on suspicion...

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2 US firms interested in SriLankan airlines: Minister

2 US firms interested in SriLankan airlines: Minister

Two global investment managers, US based BlackRock and TPG Capital, have shown interest in crisis-hit SriLankan Airlines which is looking for a partner, 'Lanka Business Online' reports citing a minister.

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1st ‘pink ball’ match at Premadasa stadium from Oct. 4

1st ‘pink ball’ match at Premadasa stadium from Oct. 4

The first ever match to be played in Sri Lanka using a pink ball, a four-day unofficial Test against West Indies ‘A’, will begin at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo...

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India 'launches strikes against militants'

India 'launches strikes against militants'

India's army says it has carried out "surgical strikes" against suspected militants along the de-facto border with Pakistan in Kashmir.

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Theruni, a 'Little Star'

Theruni, a 'Little Star'

The young cast in the teledrama 'Sindu' has gripped viewers old and young allike.

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Fish Ice Cream anyone?

Fish Ice Cream anyone?

Like fish? Like ice-cream? Ever wondered what would happen if you combined the two?

Interviews

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"I'd love to play Wonder Woman & give people the gift of time"

"I'd love to play Wonder Woman & give people the gift of time"

With her effervescent avatar and funky dance moves, Jacqueline Fernandez has won...

SriLankan Airlines Chairman Ajith Dias speaks out

SriLankan Airlines Chairman Ajith Dias speaks out

Business leader and SriLankan Airlines Chairman Ajith Dias in an exclusive inter...

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"Sexual Violence & Impunity" in (Sinhala Buddhist) Sri Lanka

"Sexual Violence & Impunity" in (Sinhala Buddhist) Sri Lanka

Some Thoughts on "The Search for Justice: The Sri Lanka Papers" (2015, published...

Small businesses offer Sri Lanka’s war-weary a second chance at life

Small businesses offer Sri Lanka’s war-weary a second chance at life

In 2009, 20 years after fleeing the conflict between Sri Lanka and the separatis...

Is OMP running low on justice for disappearances?

Is OMP running low on justice for disappearances?

In response to Kishali Pinto Jayawardena’s column, ‘Focus on Rights&...

Can Sri Lanka show the world how to to end malaria?

Can Sri Lanka show the world how to to end malaria?

Sri Lanka was certified malaria-free on Monday, making it the second country to...