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Sri Lanka fast tracks ETCA amidst Professionals' protest

Sri Lanka fast tracks ETCA amidst Professionals' protest

Sri Lanka has taken prompt action to fast track negotiations on The Indo-Sri Lanka Economic and Technology Corporation Agreement (ETCA)...

Sino - Lanka FTA negotiations to end by Feb. 2017

Sino - Lanka FTA negotiations to end by Feb. 2017

Sri Lanka –China Free Trade Agreement (CSFTA) negotiations are to be completed by February 2017 and the FTA will be...

PM wants to know why 46 officials went to Olympics

PM wants to know why 46 officials went to Olympics

Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed the National Olympic Committee to report to him as to why as many as...

Kite flying risky near highway, in skies used by aircraft

Kite flying risky near highway, in skies used by aircraft

Kite flying has become hazardous for vehicles plying on the southern highway, with many drivers facing difficult situations due to...

St. Anthony’s Group, Jinasena ink market expansion deal

St. Anthony’s Group, Jinasena ink market expansion deal

Two of the country’s largest family-owned business groups, Jinasena Ltd. and St. Anthony’s Industries Group Ltd, recently signed a Memorandum...

TNA ready to complain to OMP about Prabhakaran

TNA ready to complain to OMP about Prabhakaran

The TNA says it will lodge a complaint with the office of mission persons if relatives of LTTE leader Velupillai...

Hantana sexual abuse suspect’s nudity is out

Hantana sexual abuse suspect’s nudity is out

The ‘Sathhanda’ newspaper claims that it has pictures of wealthy businessman Nimal N. Peiris, a suspect in the sexual abuse...

Political pressure against SLBC employee

Political pressure against SLBC employee

A government minister and a certain trade union are pressurizing the SLBC to remove the producer of its ‘Subharathi’ programme...

FCID probes sellers & buyers of luxury apartments

FCID probes sellers & buyers of luxury apartments

The FCID is investigating complaints that the Rajapaksas had accepted, as commission, luxury apartments from foreign investors who had started...

US lobby firm hired by Malik: More questions than answers

US lobby firm hired by Malik: More questions than answers

We thank Minister Malik Samarawickrama for confirming our story. He should have announced it long before the Sunday Times broke...

Leaked emails: Probe to begin on President’s request to AG

Leaked emails: Probe to begin on President’s request to AG

Investigations are due to commence next week at the request of President Maithripala Sirisena to the Attorney General on an...

Envoy offers ‘spending money’ to two VIP politicians

Envoy offers ‘spending money’ to two VIP politicians

One would have thought it was only the rich Arab sheikhs who distributed hundred dollar bills to the needy when...

Wife of Army colonel shot at

Wife of Army colonel shot at

The wife of a colonel in the Army, presently attached to Nelum Pokuna theatre in Colombo, has been shot at...

IMF should approve VAT change

IMF should approve VAT change

As per the agreements reached with the IMF with regard to the VAT, the IMF director board should approve any...

GTH appointee to SLT to be second in command to CEO

GTH appointee to SLT to be second in command to CEO

Sri Lanka Telecom’s major shareholder Global Telecommunications Holdings (GTH), a sister company of Maxis, Malaysia, will intervene into the company...

Seasoned Sri Lanka hand Taranjit Sandhu to be India's next envoy

Seasoned Sri Lanka hand Taranjit Sandhu to be India's next envoy

Taranjit Singh Sandhu will be the next Indian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka succeeding Y.K.Sinha who has completed his term...

An end to White water rafting in Kitulgala?

An end to White water rafting in Kitulgala?

The construction of Broadland plant under the Laxapana power generation project is having an adverse impact on white water rafting...

Electronic media to have newspapers & vice versa to be banned!

Electronic media to have newspapers & vice versa to be banned!

The government is to soon table a draft bill in parliament that will have a considerable impact on the media...

Exclusive – Dassanayake sent emails alleging that president demanded bribes?

Exclusive – Dassanayake sent emails alleging that president demanded bribes?

Extensive investigations have commenced regarding a man by the name of Wasantha Dissanayake, who is believed to have sent an...

Dinesh's attacker is the son of Fast Ads Prem

Dinesh's attacker is the son of Fast Ads Prem

It is revealed that the culprit who attacked former UNP member of parliament Attorney Dinesh D. Dodangoda on August 24...

‘Don’t ban Muslim women’s burka’ - President

‘Don’t ban Muslim women’s burka’ - President

President Maithripala Sirisena vehemently rejected a suggestion by security advisors to ban the Burka, during the recent security council meeting.

Pettah Rice trader defaults Rs. 380 million to Sathosa

Pettah Rice trader defaults Rs. 380 million to Sathosa

A rice importer in Pettah is said to owe Sathosa Rs. 380 million in dues and it has been revealed...

Dole in dire predicament over state land occupation

Dole in dire predicament over state land occupation

The FCID has commenced investigations against Dole Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd. for forcibly acquiring 1,000 acres of state land for banana...

Ravi’s wife’s and daughter’s warehouse to the FCID?

Ravi’s wife’s and daughter’s warehouse to the FCID?

A complaint will be lodged with the FCID regarding the public warehouse operated by Global Transportation, a company of which...

‘Didn't resign on a collective decision’- Dullas

‘Didn't resign on a collective decision’- Dullas

Joint Opposition National Organiser and SLFP Matara district MP Dullas Alahapperuma said he did not resign from his post as...

Cabinet Paper for the sale of the Port – 85% to India

Cabinet Paper for the sale of the Port – 85% to India

It is reported that a cabinet paper has been submitted for the sale of the Eastern terminal of the Colombo...

Prime Minister perturbed over police activities

Prime Minister perturbed over police activities

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is deeply perturbed over the current activities of the police, according to internal sources.

HelloCorp inquiry: Sujani Bogollagama released on strict bail conditions

HelloCorp inquiry: Sujani Bogollagama released on strict bail conditions

Sujani Bogollagama, who was arrested by the FCID into the two cases conducted under the Money Laundering Act, was released...

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6 ailing finance companies to be merged under FIRA

6 ailing finance companies to be merged under FIRA

The Central Bank’s handling of failing finance companies came into barrage of criticism at a recent top-level official meeting chaired by the Prime Minister.

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Tillakaratne Dilshan, a game changing cricket player: Arjuna

Tillakaratne Dilshan, a game changing cricket player: Arjuna

Minister of Ports and Shipping Arjuna Ranatunga also the Former Test Cricket Captain said yesterday that Tillakaratne Dilshan is a game changing cricket player.

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Curfew lifted in parts of Kashmir

Curfew lifted in parts of Kashmir

Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have lifted a curfew in many parts of the Muslim-majority valley after more than 50 days.

Entertainment

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How Iraj made ‘Katandare’

How Iraj made ‘Katandare’

Footage of how the video for Iraj Weeraratne’s latest song ‘Katandare’ was made is now available online.

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"Mosaic Sushi" turns lunch to edible art

"Mosaic Sushi" turns lunch to edible art

In Japan, a creative new food trend is transforming an everyday dish into an aesthetically alluring delicacy: mosaic sushi.

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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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Why Australia’s batsmen struggled in Sri Lanka

Why Australia’s batsmen struggled in Sri Lanka

A setback of any kind demands a retrospective study. It is a matter of concern f...

An Adulteress’ Tale: A visit with the village prostitute

An Adulteress’ Tale: A visit with the village prostitute

Despite being warned by the whole village not to visit the home of the local pro...

Rangana Herath is one of the great cricketers of the modern age

Rangana Herath is one of the great cricketers of the modern age

No left-arm spinner ever took a wicket in their life. For some reason, whenever...

The bridesmaid who comes at a price

The bridesmaid who comes at a price

Imagine posing for your wedding photos with a stranger pride of place in your br...