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Firm stance not to allow Rajapaksa’s return

Firm stance not to allow Rajapaksa’s return

Mahinda Rajapaksa is most unlike to secure the prime ministerial candidature at the upcoming general election as senior leaders who...

H’tota port security given to Achala’s husband

H’tota port security given to Achala’s husband

Watch Guard security service has been given the task of providing security to Ruhunu-Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa port in Hambantota from...

Nishantha’s promise to cut player allowances

Nishantha’s promise to cut player allowances

Secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket Nishantha Ranatunga says allowances of national players will be cut this year for the second...

Whom will God Kataragama favour?

Whom will God Kataragama favour?

Eighteen candidates are in the fray for the position for Basnayake Nilame of Kataragama Maha Devale, according to reports reaching...

CID summons ex-Navy spokesman

CID summons ex-Navy spokesman

The CID yesterday summoned former Navy spokesman D.K.P. Dassanayake to question him with regard to the abduction of several youths...

Rivira to reproduce 1815 Dinamina front-page

Rivira to reproduce 1815 Dinamina front-page

‘Rivira’ has run into controversy following a decision to reproduce in its tomorrow’s issue a more than 100 year old...

TNA says no faith in domestic probe to visiting UN official

TNA says no faith in domestic probe to visiting UN official

TNA has said the party did not have faith in a domestic probe into issues related to the period of...

India’s Krrish Group to return

India’s Krrish Group to return

India’s Krrish Group is to recommence its long delayed and controversial project in Colombo under the new government within two...

Sushma to visit Lanka on Friday

Sushma to visit Lanka on Friday

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is to arrive in Colombo on Friday to set the stage for Indian Prime...

Dilani barred from ‘Ridee Reyak’

Dilani barred from ‘Ridee Reyak’

‘Ridee Reyak and Apey Reyak’ happened in Arizona in the US on February 08.

Maithri, Chandrika, Mahinda on same platform!

Maithri, Chandrika, Mahinda on same platform!

Chandrika Kumaratunga and Mahinda Rajapaksa have been invited, as advisers of the SLFP, to take part in the party’s May...

Big crowds for Kachchativu feast

Big crowds for Kachchativu feast

Around 8,000 devotees attended the feast of St. Anthony’s Church in Kachchativu today (01), reports say.

UN commends local mechanism

UN commends local mechanism

UN under-secretary general of Jeffrey Feltman has discussed with president Mahinda Rajapaksa and external affairs deputy minister Ajith P. Perera...

SLFP proposals for constitutional amendment, next week

SLFP proposals for constitutional amendment, next week

National organiser of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) - Susil Premajayantha says that the party’s suggestions pertaining to the...

Elephant shows to resume again

Elephant shows to resume again

The popular elephant shows at the Dehiwala Zoological Gardens, which were suspended for nearly a year, are to commence from...

CID gets new Director

CID gets new Director

SSP B.R.S.R. Nagahamulla has been appointed as the Director  of CID.

Kshanika’s exit causes chaos

Kshanika’s exit causes chaos

The higher education system is left in chaos after the resignation of several officials including the minister of higher education...

SL mother killed in hit and run crash in London

SL mother killed in hit and run crash in London

A mother-of-two who died in a hit and run crash fled Sri Lanka’s civil war eight years ago and had...

DIG Anura Senanayake to be arrested

DIG Anura Senanayake to be arrested

Minister John Amaratunga has ordered the IGP to immediately initiate investigations over complaints received against senior DIG Anura Senanayake, sources...

Oshadi to contest General Election

Oshadi to contest General Election

Actress and model Oshadi Hewamadduma is to contest the next General Election under the Sri Lanka Freedom Party ticket, reliable...

Sathosa sports goods distributed for MR’s campaign

Sathosa sports goods distributed for MR’s campaign

Lanka Sathosa had imported a stock of sports equipment from India ahead of the Presidential election in January 2015, ’Sri...

Mahinda visits Shashi

Mahinda visits Shashi

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has reportedly visited former Minister Wimal Weerawansa’s wife, Sashi Weerawansa at the Colombo National Hospital yesterday...

Maithri in the UK next week

Maithri in the UK next week

President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to visit the United Kingdom on March 7.

Govt’s 100 Day Global Trade Blueprint launched

Govt’s 100 Day Global Trade Blueprint launched

The recovery of export streams and markets damaged through neglect and weak international relations is a major priority in the...

SLFP decision in a week

SLFP decision in a week

General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), MP Anura Priyadarshana Yapa says the party’s central committee is yet...

Brigadier Keppetiwalana removed?

Brigadier Keppetiwalana removed?

Brigadier D.C Keppetiwalana, who was newly reinstated on the request of Gen. Sarath Fonseka has been removed with immediate effect...

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Aruni among the shadows

Aruni among the shadows

Aruni Madusha Rajapaksa came into the limelight with the film Super Six in 2012.

Business

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UK travelers to woo Sri Lanka

UK travelers to woo Sri Lanka

With the view of developing new product segment for UK travelers, Sri Lanka Tourism took a strategic decision in partnership with the industry to showcase Sri Lanka as a premium...

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Lanka win by nine wickets

Lanka win by nine wickets

Sri Lanka coasted to an easy nine wicket win against England in their third World Cup match today. They chased down 310 in 47.2 overs losing only T.M. Dilshan.

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Swine flu deaths breach 1,000 mark

Swine flu deaths breach 1,000 mark

Swine flu deaths have breached the 1,000 mark with 40 more people succumbing to the H1N1 virus while the number of those affected crossed 18,000 on Friday with the government...

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Mr Spock bids adieu

Mr Spock bids adieu

US actor Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr Spock in the cult sci-fi series Star Trek, has died at the age of 83 in Los Angeles, his family has said.

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Response of Ban Ki Moon about repressing sea piracy was the inspiration

Response of Ban Ki Moon about repressing sea piracy was the inspiration

Following is a discussion with Nissanka Senadhipathi, Chairman of Avant Garde wh...

'Malinga is probably the best ever death bowler'

'Malinga is probably the best ever death bowler'

Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Gary Ballance and Moeen Ali talk about their World Cu...

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A New Era for India-Sri Lanka Relations?

A New Era for India-Sri Lanka Relations?

A recent visit has encouraged optimism, but India will struggle to counter China...

Sri Lanka’s Mahinda Rajapaksa hopes for comeback

Sri Lanka’s Mahinda Rajapaksa hopes for comeback

The former president is hoping to return to politics in upcoming parliamentary e...

Total 100 Days – 45 Days Gone !

Total 100 Days – 45 Days Gone !

This programme is commonly called Maithri’s 100 Day programme. Yet, this is what...

Chinese feast: Year of the lobster?

Chinese feast: Year of the lobster?

Dumplings, red packets of money, long noodles symbolizing long life, fireworks a...