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Cross-dresser nabbed at airport!

Cross-dresser nabbed at airport!

A man who had arrived at the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport dressed in female clothing was arrested by the airport...

'Hyrax-CPC collaboration, testifies good Malaysia-SL relations'

'Hyrax-CPC collaboration, testifies good Malaysia-SL relations'

The collaboration between Malaysia's Hyrax Oil and Sri Lanka's National Oil Company, Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) testified the commitment and...

Singapore company to develop Trincomalee Port

Singapore company to develop Trincomalee Port

Trincomalee harbor in Eastern Sri Lanka, which is one of the best natural harbors in the world, will be turned...

Mathew competing Olympics through a wild card entry - Ravaya

Mathew competing Olympics through a wild card entry - Ravaya

Sri Lankan swimmer - Mathew Abeysinghe will compete the upcoming Rio Olympics through a wild card entry, contrary to media...

Paba, to be a mother soon

Paba, to be a mother soon

Former parliamentarian and actress - Upeksha Swarnamali better known as 'Paba', is anticipating the bliss of motherhood, reports say.

New governors in the offing?

New governors in the offing?

The government is to appoint several SLFP politicians as provincial governors, reports say.

Telecom adverts for 'Ahawal Fun' & 'Paniya'

Telecom adverts for 'Ahawal Fun' & 'Paniya'

Sri Lanka Telecom has allotted a massive publicity campaign budget of their upcoming 'SLT Speed Up Cycle Rally' to Facebook...

Hospitalised Basil set for hero’s return?

Hospitalised Basil set for hero’s return?

Although former minister Basil Rajapaksa was arrested by the FCID, he has been admitted to the Merchant Ward of the...

Munich shooting: Gunman acted alone, say police

Munich shooting: Gunman acted alone, say police

A shooting at a Munich shopping centre which left nine people dead was carried out by one gunman who then...

Malik upset over PM’s future plans for Mahendran?

Malik upset over PM’s future plans for Mahendran?

Trade minister Malik Samarawickrama is said to be dejected after Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has decided to appoint former Central...

'Sri Lanka Guardian Essays' announced

'Sri Lanka Guardian Essays' announced

The Sri Lanka Guardian editorial announces the launch of their new initiative - the 'Sri Lanka Guardian Essays', which aims...

UNP looks to form govt. of its own

UNP looks to form govt. of its own

Several key figures of the UNP have urged the prime minister to take a firm decision by the end of...

Response to ‘Attempt to give SLT advertising to Rajapaksas’

Response to ‘Attempt to give SLT advertising to Rajapaksas’

Media Factory has sent us a response in connection with an article published by us under the heading ‘Attempt to...

USS New Orleans visits Colombo July 24

USS New Orleans visits Colombo July 24

The USS New Orleans (LPD 18) with embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) will arrive in Sri Lanka for a...

Macro details of beautiful Finnish summer

Macro details of beautiful Finnish summer

Joni Niemelä is a self-taught fine art nature photographer based in Southern Ostrobothnia, Finland.

2 recently-bought ships facing ruin

2 recently-bought ships facing ruin

Two ships bought by the Ceylon Shipping Corporation for Rs. 9,100 million (70 million US dollars) is facing ruin as...

Russian athletes lose doping ban appeal

Russian athletes lose doping ban appeal

Russian track and field athletes will remain banned from the Olympics following claims the country ran a state-sponsored doping programme.

Kiriella’s deception exposed

Kiriella’s deception exposed

Minister of Higher Education and Highways Lakshman Kiriella denied in Parliament yesterday (21st) the information forwarded by JVP Parliamentarian Dr...

Qandeel Baloch's parents speak of pain (video)

Qandeel Baloch's parents speak of pain (video)

The parents of Pakistani social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch have spoken of their closeness to her and their bitterness towards...

Rajapaksa stooge appointed to Lak Sathosa

Rajapaksa stooge appointed to Lak Sathosa

Former DIG in charge of Colombo South Premalal Ranagala has been appointed a management specialist for Lak Sathosa, say sources...

Govt to study request for Lankan workers

Govt to study request for Lankan workers

The Government will study Sime Darby Group Bhd’s request to bring in workers from Sri Lanka to work in the...

In Sri Lanka, student aims for ‘a more robust dialogue about sexuality’

In Sri Lanka, student aims for ‘a more robust dialogue about sexuality’

Themal Ellawala ’17, a psychology major at Clark University, returned to Sri Lanka this summer to research how culture, gender...

Sri Lanka may shut 31 IDP camps in Jaffna

Sri Lanka may shut 31 IDP camps in Jaffna

The Sri Lanka government is planning to close down all 31 camps of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Jaffna...

Japan’s largest bank to fund $ 1 b road projects

Japan’s largest bank to fund $ 1 b road projects

Japan’s largest bank Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ will fund a $ 1 billion project to build the third phase of the central...

GSP Plus Facing Balagiri Doshaya?

GSP Plus Facing Balagiri Doshaya?

The United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) that came to power one year ago pledged to regain the GSP...

COPE probes Cricket Aid Ltd.

COPE probes Cricket Aid Ltd.

The COPE has initiated an investigation into Cricket Aid Ltd. launched by Sri Lanka Cricket.

SriLankan to lease four aircraft to PIA

SriLankan to lease four aircraft to PIA

SriLankan Airlines will lease out four of their newly acquired aircraft to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) from this year, said...

Sajith leads ETCA awareness campaign

Sajith leads ETCA awareness campaign

The economic and technical cooperation agreement (ETCA) between Sri Lanka and India will be signed at the end of this...

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SPACE opens in Colombo

SPACE opens in Colombo

Sri Lankan entrepreneur, hotelier, photographer and interior designer - Lalin Michael Jinasena opened his latest venture - SPACE amidst a distinguished gathering yesterday (20).

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Royal Turf Club constructs new saddling paddock

Royal Turf Club constructs new saddling paddock

As the time approaches for the next race season which kicks off or rather gallops off on 6th August, the Royal Turf club is currently erecting a new saddling area.

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Michelle Obama Rocks Carpool Karaoke! (video)

Michelle Obama Rocks Carpool Karaoke! (video)

Michelle Obama showed off her musical talents when she joined James Corden and special guest Missy Elliott for some Carpool Karaoke on The Late Late Show on Wednesday, July 20.

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India office holiday to watch Rajinikanth film

India office holiday to watch Rajinikanth film

Businesses in southern India have given their employees the day off on Friday so they can attend screenings of a new film starring Tamil cinema superstar Rajinikanth.

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Nature tattoos inspired by changing seasons

Nature tattoos inspired by changing seasons

Crimean tattoo artist Pis Saro creates beautiful tattoos inspired by nature.

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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...