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Volcano erupts on Galapagos island, threatens Darwin's theory

Volcano erupts on Galapagos island, threatens Darwin's theory

A volcanic eruption on the Galapagos Islands has raised fears that the ecosystem that inspired Charles Darwin's theory of evolution...

3 accused in Kotakethana killing acquitted

3 accused in Kotakethana killing acquitted

The three accused charged with the killing of the mother and daughter at Kotakethana, Kahawatta in 2012 were today (28)...

No-confidence motion against PM on 9th (audio)

No-confidence motion against PM on 9th (audio)

The no-confidence motion againsat prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will be handed over to the speaker on June 09, MP Mahindananda...

No magistrate approval for Johnston's bail

No magistrate approval for Johnston's bail

Although former Trade minister - Johnston Fernando was granted bail by the Kurunegala High Court today (28), the Kurunegala Chief...

Asians prefer brand new cars : report

Asians prefer brand new cars : report

When it comes to new cars, purchase intent is strongest in Asia, where 65% of respondents say they will buy...

Lux launches Lux Star Collection

Lux launches Lux Star Collection

Lux unveiled their fabulous Lux® Star Collection, a limited edition collection co-created with Deepika Padukone and with a new fragrance...

He really swept her off her feet!...

He really swept her off her feet!...

A pilot took to the skies to surprise his girlfriend with an epic proposal as he popped the question whilst...

11th Raigam Tele’es nominations held

11th Raigam Tele’es nominations held

Nominations Evening of the 11th Raigam Tele’es was held in Colombo recently.

Johnston bailed

Johnston bailed

Former Minister of Internal Trade and Cooperatives Johnston Fernando, who was arrested on charges of purchases from Sathosa amounting to...

Financial fraud charges against Lalith, Bandula

Financial fraud charges against Lalith, Bandula

Several serious financial frauds that had taken place at the Chinese-donated BMICH during the previous Rajapaksa regime have come to...

CWC to sell 200 outlets

CWC to sell 200 outlets

The cash-strapped CWE is going to sell 200 of its outlets to the owner of a leading supermarket chain, according...

Chinese company deposits Rs. 600 m to account of Basil’s wife

Chinese company deposits Rs. 600 m to account of Basil’s wife

The FCID is investigating a Chinese company’s having deposited Rs. 600 million to an account of Pushpa Rajapaksa Foundation registered...

Sports authorities in hot water over Sports Act amendments

Sports authorities in hot water over Sports Act amendments

Amendments made to the Sports Act without Sports Unions Acts being amended has sparked controversy, reports say.

USAID helps Ampara manufacturer develop Eco-friendly roofing products

USAID helps Ampara manufacturer develop Eco-friendly roofing products

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with Building Solutions (Pvt.) Ltd. yesterday (27) opened a state-of-the-art...

Fifa sponsors express  "serious concern" over corruption arrests

Fifa sponsors express "serious concern" over corruption arrests

Key sponsors of Fifa have expressed "serious concern" after the US accused senior officials of football's governing body of racketeering...

Should contest separately ; Basil adamant

Should contest separately ; Basil adamant

MP Basil Rajapaksa is adamant that the next General election should not be contested under the ticket of an alliance...

Fmr. SL Army chief says he would welcome war crime probe

Fmr. SL Army chief says he would welcome war crime probe

Sri Lanka’s wartime army chief says his conscience is clear and he would welcome a war crimes investigation to prove...

How Herpes cells are being used to fight cancer

How Herpes cells are being used to fight cancer

A genetically modified strain of herpes can kill cancer cells and stop tumors from growing, according to new research. The...

CID’s latest method to catch criminals

CID’s latest method to catch criminals

Responding to a complaint about a fraud at Sri Lanka Cricket during the previous administration, the CID has asked the...

Fighting for educational rights, a crime? - IUSF

Fighting for educational rights, a crime? - IUSF

Protests are taking place in front of the Kelaniya, Rajarata and Buddhist and Pali Universities to demand the release of...

No supplies at Sathosa outlets

No supplies at Sathosa outlets

Lanka Sathosa Outlets Island wide are experiencing a short supply of consumer goods for sale since last week, employees say.

Spotted! Sakshi's adorable 'Mahi' tattoo for husband Dhoni

Spotted! Sakshi's adorable 'Mahi' tattoo for husband Dhoni

Tattooing your beloved's name in Devnagri script is a popular trend among celebrities. Football star David Beckham's  has his wife...

Mahinda backs away!

Mahinda backs away!

Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa has backed away from his demand for prime minister candidacy at the upcoming general election and...

No bail for Basil

No bail for Basil

Kaduwela magistrate today (27) rejected the bail application of former Economic Development, minister - Basil Rajapaksa further remanded him till June 10.

Shiranthi summoned by FCID

Shiranthi summoned by FCID

Former first lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa has been summoned by the FCID to appear before it on June 01, said his...

Film on slain Lankan TV journalist banned

Film on slain Lankan TV journalist banned

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has refused to certify ‘Porkalathil Oru Poo,’ a film based on real life...

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Skyline Aviation owner Kurukulasuriya Anthony Romesh Fernando is making an attempt to become friendly with the prime minister in order to import, without paying import duty, two more light aircraft...

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Mumbai Indians secure second IPL title

Mumbai Indians secure second IPL title

Chennai Super Kings faltered in an IPL final for the fourth time as they went down to Mumbai Indians by 41 runs in the summit clash at the Eden Gardens...

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