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New ministers sworn in

New ministers sworn in

UPFA Parliamentarians Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena, Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, Chandrasiri Sooriyaarachchi, Hemal Gunasekara and Pandu Bandaranayake have received ministerial portfolios.

Colombo reluctant to demilitarise: report

Colombo reluctant to demilitarise: report

Notwithstanding the four-month-old Sirisena government’s repeated assertions of attaching priority to ethnic reconciliation in the country, the regime has been...

ICC report to put SL cricket at risk?

ICC report to put SL cricket at risk?

Following the ICC's criticism of the SLC interim committee, the ICC Governance Review Committee report on Sri Lanka could have...

President should agree with UPFA’s majority view - Vasu

President should agree with UPFA’s majority view - Vasu

The president should agree with the majority view of the UPFA, says MP Vasudeva Nanayakkara.

'Hiru CIA' reveals Periyamadu deforestation (video)

In a massive exposé the 'Hiru CIA' revealed how the untouched forests of Periyamadu reserve are being cut down in a...

Singapore Appoints Indian-Origin Man as Envoy to Lanka

Singapore Appoints Indian-Origin Man as Envoy to Lanka

Singapore has appointed an Indian- origin businessman as its non-Resident High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, the Foreign Ministry announced. S...

Maithri says no to Mahinda, to no-faith motion

Maithri says no to Mahinda, to no-faith motion

President Maithripala Sirisena has stressed that he would not allow his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa to be named as the prime...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

‘This is a Sinhala, Buddhist country’ – JHU

‘This is a Sinhala, Buddhist country’ – JHU

Government affiliate JHU stresses to justice minister Wijedasa Rajapakse that Sri Lanka is a country of Sinhala Buddhists.

Kanchana, Nisthar uncertain to join ABC

Kanchana, Nisthar uncertain to join ABC

‘Ada’ editor Kanchana Dassanayake says there is no truth to a report that he is going to join ABC Media...

2 gold for Lanka at science Olympiad

2 gold for Lanka at science Olympiad

Rakhitha Dilshan Malewana of Nalanda College, Colombo won gold from South Asia region at the International Science Project Olympiad for...

Shigeko Baba receives commendation from Japanese ambassador

Shigeko Baba receives commendation from Japanese ambassador

Nobuhito Hobo, Ambassador of Japan awarded a special commendation to Shigeko Baba, the Founder of Surangani Voluntary Services in recognition...

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SriLankan Airlines expanded its presence in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka by opening its latest passenger sales office in Anuradhapura in a bid to capture a larger share...

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Michael Jackson's former home on sale for $100M (Pics)

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'Wealth, money meaningless unless shared'

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Chandrika calls for national reconciliation

Chandrika calls for national reconciliation

Sri Lanka is now reverting to a foreign policy based on a principle of "dynamic...

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Meher Khalil: Man who saved SL team from terror attack, still in trauma

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Why an iron fish can make you stronger

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Starfruit: Tart or Sweet?

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