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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...

GCE O/L exams released

GCE O/L exams released

Results of the GCE O/L examination 2014 have been released.

Parliament to be dissolved in May

Parliament to be dissolved in May

Parliament will be dissolved in the first week of May and a general election held towards end-June or early-July, the...

Lanka pays last respects for Lee Kuan Yew

Lanka pays last respects for Lee Kuan Yew

Foreign affairs minister Mangala Samaraweera and acting Sri Lankan high commissioner Vishwanath Aponso visited Singapore’s parliament on March 27 to...

Smith, Clarke star as Australia wins Cricket World Cup

Smith, Clarke star as Australia wins Cricket World Cup

Australia has won the 2015 Cricket World Cup, defeating New Zealand in the final by 7 wickets

Explanation sought for WC failure

Explanation sought for WC failure

Sri Lanka Cricket executive committee member Shammi Silva has written to the SLC president, asking that explanations be called from...

Suraj, Janith frequent Amarasekara Mawatha

Suraj, Janith frequent Amarasekara Mawatha

Popular actors Suraj Mapa and Janith Wickramage are seen frequenting Amarasekara Mawatha in Colombo 05.

Shammi to run for SLC president

Shammi to run for SLC president

Shammi Silva handed in nominations on March 27 to run for the Sri Lanka Cricket president, reports say.

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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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“My body my choice” (video)

“My body my choice” (video)

Bollywood star Deepika Padukone, along with 98 other women from Mumbai has featured in a short video titled 'My Choice' and voiced equality for females in all spheres of life.

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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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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...

Can China, Sri Lanka mend ties with Maithripala Sirisena's visit to Beijing?

Can China, Sri Lanka mend ties with Maithripala Sirisena's visit to Beijing?

Politics may stop at the water's edge, but that's where geopolitics begins. Last...

Sinhala National Anthem & Mahagama Sekara

Sinhala National Anthem & Mahagama Sekara

Mahagama Sekara was a unique and a versatile artiste, rarely met in post indepen...