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Dayasiri to contest for parliament

Dayasiri to contest for parliament

North Western Province Chief Minister, Dayasiri Jayasekara said he would contest the upcoming General election under a Sri Lanka Freedom...

Welikada OIC jailed

Welikada OIC jailed

Nuwara Eliya Magistrate Sampath Hewawasam imposed a one-year rigorous imprisonment sentence on Welikada police OIC Kamal Amarasinghe, over the charges...

SLFP leader - Maithri ; Chairman - CBK?

SLFP leader - Maithri ; Chairman - CBK?

A group of SLFP MPs have called President Maithripala Sirisena to introduce a party constitution amendment required to appoint former...

Child dies after falling from 22nd floor

Child dies after falling from 22nd floor

A 4-year-old girl child had fallen to her death from the 22nd floor apartment of the Havelock City Apartment complex...

Yoshitha assaulted Malaka - Mervyn

Yoshitha assaulted Malaka - Mervyn

Former minister Mervyn Silva says that the person related to two accounts of assault on his son is none other...

'Gota's account violates constitution'

'Gota's account violates constitution'

Former Auditor General, S.C. Mayadunne says that if money has been deposited to an account under the name of the...

Rajitha for SLFP General Secretary post?

Rajitha for SLFP General Secretary post?

Leader of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) - President Maithripala Sirisena is considering to appoint minister of Health -...

Moves to bring back Mahinda through new alliance

Moves to bring back Mahinda through new alliance

Former Minister Wimal Weerawansa is said to be going flat out to form an alliance with his National Freedom Front...

Probe on abuse of aircraft in run-up to election

Probe on abuse of aircraft in run-up to election

A move is underway to probe the many irregular and unscheduled use and abuse of aircraft belonging to the Air...

Saman Wagarachchi new director of Lake House editorial board

Saman Wagarachchi new director of Lake House editorial board

Former Lakbima newspaper editor and convener of the Committee of the Free Media Movement Saman Wagarachchi today (January 24) assumed...

Mahinda kept dogs and birds, Gota had shark and elephants

Mahinda kept dogs and birds, Gota had shark and elephants

As many as 43 dogs imported from foreign countries were kept at former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's official residence at Temple...

Duminda, Sajin and Rohitha to be kicked out

Duminda, Sajin and Rohitha to be kicked out

Tainted politicians Duminda Silva, Sajin Vaas Gunawardena and Rohitha Abeygunawardena along with several others will not be given nominations by...

EPDP turns to southern Left

EPDP turns to southern Left

The Eelam People's Democratic Front (EPDP) is to contest the Parliamentary election forming an alliance with leftist parties in the...

Information to be made a Fundamental Right

Information to be made a Fundamental Right

The right to information is to be once again incorporated into the country's Constitution enshrined as a Fundamental Right under...

Yoshitha Rajapaksa's TV channel CSN under probe

Yoshitha Rajapaksa's TV channel CSN under probe

The television channel Carlton Sports Network (CSN) operated by Yoshitha Rajapaksa, the son of the toppled President, is to be...

Mahinda Rajapaksa faces expulsion from Party over coup

Mahinda Rajapaksa faces expulsion from Party over coup

President Maithripala Sirisena has warned that he will call for the ouster of his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa as a patron...

Avant Guard Chairman barred from leaving SL

Avant Guard Chairman barred from leaving SL

Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya today (23) restrained Avant Guard Maritime Service (Pvt) Ltd Chairman H. N. Yapa Senadipathi from...

Ranawaka's former Media secretary is ITN's working director

Ranawaka's former Media secretary is ITN's working director

Dhanushka Ramanayake has been appointed as a working director and a member of the Board of Directors of the Independent...

Kusal calls upon 'Maithri governance' to declare Assets & Liabilities

Kusal calls upon 'Maithri governance' to declare Assets & Liabilities

Senior journalist and prominent social activist Kusal Perera says he 'believes the promise for clean and accountable governance can be...

Panel to probe into Welikada Prison clash

Panel to probe into Welikada Prison clash

A three-person panel has been appointed to probe into the Welikada Prison clash that occurred in 2012.

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World oldest barber shop to set up business in SL?

World oldest barber shop to set up business in SL?

Truefitt and Hill, world's oldest barber shop as certified by Guinness Book of World Records in April 2000, wants to enter the Sri Lanka market and set up shops across...

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Black Caps win series

Black Caps win series

The New Zealand World Cup preparation juggernaut rolled on today with a 120-run win in the sixth one-day international against Sri Lanka in Dunedin.

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Obama arrives for three-day India visit

Obama arrives for three-day India visit

US President Barack Obama has arrived in India for a three-day visit, where he will be protected by an unprecedented security operation.

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Jackie does ballet for ‘Roy’ (Pics)

Jackie does ballet for ‘Roy’ (Pics)

After impressing with her dance moves in ‘Jumme Ki Raat’ from ‘Kick’, Jacqueline Fernandez is turning out to be one of the most-sought after actresses when it comes to dancing....

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Right to Information Bill is priority - Karunaratne Paranavithana

Right to Information Bill is priority - Karunaratne Paranavithana

Former diplomat and incumbent Secretary to the Ministry of Mass Media and Inform...

Krishantha speaks his heart out on national politics and media

Krishantha speaks his heart out on national politics and media

The Daily FT spoke with UNP Working Committee Member, Media Director and Politic...

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Hardline Lanka Buddhists to launch party, say inspired by BJP, RSS

Hardline Lanka Buddhists to launch party, say inspired by BJP, RSS

This is one overseas fan base that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party BJ...

Mystery kidney killer spreads fear in Sri Lanka

Mystery kidney killer spreads fear in Sri Lanka

It's midmorning and hundreds of people are squeezed under a banyan tree's shady...

Peace, love and happiness

Peace, love and happiness

While Christians celebrate Christmas and people of all religious de