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NatWealth Securities puts Mahapola Trust Fund in danger

NatWealth Securities puts Mahapola Trust Fund in danger

In the wake of Sri Lankan university students’ allegations of financial misappropriation and irregularities against the management of Mahapola Scholarship...

Don't obstruct joint opposition protest march - CaFFE

Don't obstruct joint opposition protest march - CaFFE

Earlier today a number of restraining orders have been issued on Joint Opposition (JO) march from Kandy to Colombo. The...

Modern Ukrainians giving new meaning to ancient traditions

Modern Ukrainians giving new meaning to ancient traditions

Slavic workshop Treti Pivni (translated as Third Rooster) has recently created an amazing new series of portraits featuring women and...

Court orders against JO march

Court orders against JO march

The Kandy Magistrate courts today (27) ordered the Joint Opposition (JO) to commence their protest march from outside of Kandy...

Dengue-carrying mosquitoes to be made infertile

Dengue-carrying mosquitoes to be made infertile

A certain bacteria found in Sri Lankan insects can be used to make the dengue virus carrying mosquitoes infertile, according...

Yahoo sold to US telecoms giant Verizon

Yahoo sold to US telecoms giant Verizon

US internet firm Yahoo is being acquired by American telecoms giant Verizon Communications for nearly $5bn (£3.8bn) in cash.

Streaker spotted in Pallekele during rain break (Pics)

Streaker spotted in Pallekele during rain break (Pics)

A streaker was spotted during the ongoing Test match between Sri Lanka and the touring Australian team.

Hillary nominated as Presidential candidate

Hillary nominated as Presidential candidate

The Democratic Party has made history by nominating Hillary Clinton to run for US president as the first woman to...

PM puts off submitting audit act draft to cabinet!

PM puts off submitting audit act draft to cabinet!

Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has indefinitely postponed submitting to the cabinet the amended draft of the audit act, claiming that...

‘Pada Yatra’ to be opposed

‘Pada Yatra’ to be opposed

The UNP will start a party membership promotion in Kandy tomorrow (28) as a challenge to the joint opposition protest...

Ranil’s Attack On Kesara & The Yahapālanaya Media Freedom Bluff

Ranil’s Attack On Kesara & The Yahapālanaya Media Freedom Bluff

Ranil Wickremesinghe’s views on media freedom are two-faced. One, when in the opposition and one when in power. One sports...

CB pledges to consolidate macroeconomic policies to attract investment

CB pledges to consolidate macroeconomic policies to attract investment

Freshly-appointed Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy yesterday insisted that his institution would do its utmost to improve macroeconomic fundaments...

Daily FT editor denies leaving country due to ‘threats’

Daily FT editor denies leaving country due to ‘threats’

Daily FT editor Nisthar Cassim denies having left the country due to any intimidation by prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Rohitha’s brother starts aviation training school!

Rohitha’s brother starts aviation training school!

A brother of joint opposition MP Rohitha Abeygunawardena has started an aviation training school by the name Fly Southern.

SL in danger of squandering growth window: Sally

SL in danger of squandering growth window: Sally

In a hard-hitting evaluation of the Government’s performance, top economist Dr. Razeen Sally yesterday criticised policymakers for failing to formulate...

Separate court to hear bribery, corruption cases

Separate court to hear bribery, corruption cases

The government is planning to set up a separate high court to expedite hearing cases against politicians and others who...

Ranga Kalansooriya hands in resignation

Ranga Kalansooriya hands in resignation

Director General of Government Information Dr. Ranga Kalansooriya has handed in his resignation to President Maithripala Sirisena, before today's (26)...

Bribery, corruption prevention to be school subject

Bribery, corruption prevention to be school subject

The Bribery Commission is to give a special training to teachers in a move to include bribery and corruption prevention...

‘Even parliament canteen uses substandard coconut oil’

‘Even parliament canteen uses substandard coconut oil’

The attention of speaker Karu Jayasuriya has been drawn to the use of substandard coconut oil to prepare food in...

Joint opposition MPs ask President to form SLFP govt.

Joint opposition MPs ask President to form SLFP govt.

MPs of the joint opposition have requested president Maithripala Sirisena to form a government of the SLFP.

Probe into doctors at cancer hospital!

Probe into doctors at cancer hospital!

An investigation is underway into the non-usage of a cancer treatment drug imported from Russia.

Sri Lankan finance minister says too few tax payers

Sri Lankan finance minister says too few tax payers

Sri Lankan government tax collections remain insufficient with only a relatively few companies and individuals shouldering the burden of tax...

Pilots cry foul on unfair business

Pilots cry foul on unfair business

The Airline Pilots Guild of Sri Lanka (APGSL) will take stern action against the management of SriLankan Airlines if they...

The light at the end of the tunnel for Mackwoods

The light at the end of the tunnel for Mackwoods

The unexpected hostile raid on Mackwoods in the past few months saw several outsiders make numerous attempts to infiltrate one...

‘Dream became true’ – President

‘Dream became true’ – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says one of his dreams became true today after continuous disruptions during the previous regime.

Mano, Digambaram decide go to UNP?

Mano, Digambaram decide go to UNP?

Ministers Mano Ganesan and P. Digambaram have decided to obtain UNP membership, reports say.

Order to develop empty Colombo city lands

Order to develop empty Colombo city lands

Minister Faizer Mustafa has instructed the Colombo municipal commissioner to develop the empty plots of land in the city.

Sigiriya village, hotels expansions hit snag

Sigiriya village, hotels expansions hit snag

Archaeology officials are likely to reject requests to expand Sigiriya village and hotels, according to reports reaching Sri Lanka Mirror.

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Gorilla Glass 5 helps prevent phone smashes

Gorilla Glass 5 helps prevent phone smashes

New York glass maker Corning has unveiled the latest iteration of Gorilla Glass, which the company claims is four times as likely to survive a fall from waist or shoulder...

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Murali and SLC involved in war of words

Murali and SLC involved in war of words

Sri Lanka Cricket and Muttiah Muralitharan have traded caustic verbal blows following an altercation between Murali and the Sri Lanka team manager. SLC has made a formal complaint to Cricket...

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Solar Impulse completes historic round-the-world trip

Solar Impulse completes historic round-the-world trip

The first round-the-world solar powered flight has been completed, after the Solar Impulse aircraft touched down in Abu Dhabi.

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Salman Khan acquitted

Salman Khan acquitted

A court in India has acquitted Bollywood star Salman Khan of shooting and killing endangered animals two decades ago.

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Umut's Origami lights

Umut's Origami lights

Created by a London-based architect and designer with Turkish heritage, Umut Yamac, this is the Perch Light family.

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“Much has been accomplished by Govt. but a lot more remains to be done”: Krishantha

“Much has been accomplished by Govt. but a lot more remains to be done”: Krishantha

Krishantha Cooray, currently Chairman, Hilton Colombo, is not only a member of t...

Priyanka teases her ‘Delicious’ high-heeled villain (Video)

Priyanka teases her ‘Delicious’ high-heeled villain (Video)

Priyanka Chopra goes head-to-head with Dwayne Johnson in the “Baywatch&rdq...

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To my dear Jaffna University friends

To my dear Jaffna University friends

My dear university friends,

Questions over whether Govt. is going in different directions

Questions over whether Govt. is going in different directions

Storm clouds are building over Government’s main partners on the impact of...

Sugar and Spice And All That’s Not Nice At Sathosa

Sugar and Spice And All That’s Not Nice At Sathosa

Reducing the prices of essential commodities was among the key promises of the Y...

Obama’s disappointing Sri Lanka policy

Obama’s disappointing Sri Lanka policy

Sri Lanka’s compliance with a recent UN Human Rights Council (HRC) resolut...