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7 year old dies as phone explodes

7 year old dies as phone explodes

A seven-year-old boy died on Monday (30) when a mobile phone, whose battery was being recharged, exploded suddenly at his...

IUSF takes to streets against education under ‘good governance’!

IUSF takes to streets against education under ‘good governance’!

The IUSF says it will stage a protest march today (31) against the government’s failure to respond to its call...

Vavuniya citizen’s committee head to TID

Vavuniya citizen’s committee head to TID

Head of the Vavuniya citizen’s committee Krishnapillai Devarasa has been summoned to appear before the TID.

Estate labourers from frying pan into fire!

Estate labourers from frying pan into fire!

The month of April will see the renewal for the next two years of the collective agreement that decides the...

Sajin Vass granted bail

Sajin Vass granted bail

Colombo Magistrate Courts released UPFA MP Sajin de Vass Gunawardena on two sureties of Rs 1 million each when the...

Champika takes constitutional amendment to court

Champika takes constitutional amendment to court

The JHU has decided to challenge the 19th amendment to the constitution in court, and will petition the Supreme Court...

Rebalancing acts

Rebalancing acts

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s four-day visit to China was part of a delicate balancing act being executed by Colombo...

Passport of CHEC senior impounded

Passport of CHEC senior impounded

Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya has yesterday ordered to impound the passport of San Ya Peng, director of China Harbor...

CBK sees UNP hand in promoting Rajapaksa

CBK sees UNP hand in promoting Rajapaksa

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge has now taken charge of the SLFP and its reforms. She is currently heading the...

President absent from brother’s funeral

President absent from brother’s funeral

The final rites of President’s brother - Priyantha Sirisena was held at the Polonnaruwa public cemetery last evening (30).

Sidath Wettimuny to head cricket administration

Sidath Wettimuny to head cricket administration

The government has taken steps, through a gazette extraordinary issued on March 27, to appoint an interim committee for Sri...

Basil to be back within days!

Basil to be back within days!

Former economic development minister Basil Rajapaksa, who left the country soon after the presidential election, has decided to return soon.

Blindness no obstacle for painting

Blindness no obstacle for painting

In 2001 John Bramblitt changed his epilepsy medication. Unfortunately his body had a bad reaction to the new medicine and...

Nalanda student comes first in O/L

Nalanda student comes first in O/L

A student of Nalanda College, Colombo has come first in the 2014 G. C. E. Ordinary Level examination results released...

Gayesha speaks about good governance

Gayesha speaks about good governance

Miss Sri Lanka 2006 Gayesha Perera says the people will keep a tab on whether the promises given for good...

Shreya bottle-feeds baby jumbos

Shreya bottle-feeds baby jumbos

Bollywood songstress Shreya Ghoshal, who was in Sri Lanka to take part in a concert, took time out to visit...

Interim committee for SLC appointed - PM

Interim committee for SLC appointed - PM

Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that he has appointed an interim committee to Sri Lankan Cricket.

Proposal to raise parliament seats to 250

Proposal to raise parliament seats to 250

Several proposals have been made as to how the number of seats in parliament should be raised to 250 under...

Test of love: Man's girlfriend and ex-partner jump into river to see who he'll rescue

Test of love: Man's girlfriend and ex-partner jump into river to see who he'll rescue

A man found himself in a sticky situation when his current girlfriend and his ex both threw themselves into a...

Ranil to appoint special representative to the North

Ranil to appoint special representative to the North

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says he will appoint a special official from the Prime Minister’s Office to look into issues...

SL backs China’s move to get India involved in regional cooperation

SL backs China’s move to get India involved in regional cooperation

Sri Lanka has backed China’s surprise initiative to make India an important component of a regional cooperation to address New...

MR is like a bride - Udaya

MR is like a bride - Udaya

Western provincial Councilor Udaya Gammanpila says that Sri Lankan politics without Mahinda Rajapaksa is like a wedding without a bride...

Did the PM forget north CM?

Did the PM forget north CM?

Political circles are agog with prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s not having invited north chief minister C.V. Vigneswaran for a meeting...

JVP wants PR system for general elections

JVP wants PR system for general elections

The JVP has said the party wanted the next general election to be held under the proportional representative (PR) system.

SL team manager unable to control players?

SL team manager unable to control players?

Sri Lanka’s cricket team manager Michael de Soyza had been unable to control the players during the 2015 Cricket World...

Kshenuka's appointment suspended!

Kshenuka's appointment suspended!

Deputy minister of Foreign Affairs - Ajith P. Perera has said that it has been decided to suspend the appointment...

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Skill withstanding time : Buduruwagala

Skill withstanding time : Buduruwagala

Buduruwagala. A classic example of how the ancient sculptor bent rough rock to create a majestic masterpiece... intricate and unique.

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Alpha Industries holds annual dealer convention

Alpha Industries holds annual dealer convention

Alpha Industries, one of the leading security solution (physical storage) providers and furniture manufacturers in Sri Lanka, held their annual dealer convention recently. A total of 40 Alpha dealers who...

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Fernando's life ban upheld by CAS

Fernando's life ban upheld by CAS

Former FIFA Executive Committee member Vernon Manilal Fernando has lost his appeal to have a lifetime ban overturned.

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World's oldest family

World's oldest family

A family of 12 siblings with a combined age of more than 1,000 years have officially been named the oldest in the world.

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Petal collage by Collins

Petal collage by Collins

Seattle-based Bridget Beth Collins mixes her love of nature with her interest in art to create stunning collages out of colorful flower petals, leaves, twigs and whatever plant materials she...

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'We are going after Rajapaksa’s stolen assets'

'We are going after Rajapaksa’s stolen assets'

In the first government response to the outrage in India over Sri Lankan Prime M...

Sinhalese have a vital role to play in the search for justice – Callum Macrae

Sinhalese have a vital role to play in the search for justice – Callum Macrae

At an event in the British parliament on Tuesday 10 March, the producers of mult...

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From 225 to 250; This is too dangerous a joke

From 225 to 250; This is too dangerous a joke

New look at electoral reforms: 250 seats” – Sunday Times lead story on 29 March,...

Sri Lanka confronts ex-leader's extravagant projects in 'middle of nowhere'

Sri Lanka confronts ex-leader's extravagant projects in 'middle of nowhere'

This remote coastal scrubland, a haven for wild elephants and migratory birds th...

Vaastu for happy married life

Vaastu for happy married life

New Delhi: A bond of love and happy married life brings contentment and joy in y...

Why a referendum is necessary for 19A

Why a referendum is necessary for 19A

There are politically important and serious reasons why this piece of legislatio...