Monday, 02 May 2016

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Corrupt who go to Kirulapone to be ousted!

Corrupt who go to Kirulapone to be ousted!

The SLFP central committee will take a decision with regard...

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Piyasena Gamage gets confused

Piyasena Gamage gets confused

Making the welcome address at the SLFP May Day rally in Galle, former minister Piyasena got confused when he greeted...

May Day processions across the country (pics)

May Day processions across the country (pics)

Labour unions and political parties have begun their processions and rallies to mark international labour day today (01).

Free seed paddy for farmers not using agrochemicals

Free seed paddy for farmers not using agrochemicals

One hundred and fifty thousand acres are to be brought under paddy cultivation without the use of agrochemicals and 14...

Govt.’s biggest weakness

Govt.’s biggest weakness

The biggest weakness in the government is the absence of a mechanism to inform the public about its good deeds...

State TV ignores orders by president, PM!

State TV ignores orders by president, PM!

The Rupavahini Corporation is planning to carry a live telecast of the SLFP May Day procession and rally despite an...

Free access to Southern Expressway on May Day

Free access to Southern Expressway on May Day

Motorists will be allowed to use the Southern Expressway free-of-charge from 6am to midnight tomorrow (May 1) due to the...

Sri Lanka’s tourism revenue surges eightfold after end of civil war

Sri Lanka’s tourism revenue surges eightfold after end of civil war

Sri Lanka’s revenue from tourism rose to $2.98 billion from $349 million over the last six years after the island...

Debt-ridden Sri Lanka snuggles up to China again at India’s expense

Debt-ridden Sri Lanka snuggles up to China again at India’s expense

India is hoping to host Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena this month for a multi-religious event at Ujjain which will...

Corrupt who go to Kirulapone to be ousted!

Corrupt who go to Kirulapone to be ousted!

The SLFP central committee will take a decision with regard to those who attend the joint opposition May Day rally...

Vigneswaran issued notice over federal call

Vigneswaran issued notice over federal call

The Supreme Court has issued notice on northern province chief minister C.V. Vigneswaran and three others to appear before the...

Data webs instead of Tear Gas

Data webs instead of Tear Gas

The Ministry of Defence is to take novel measures when making arrests, calling for intelligence reports and when curbing anti-government...

TIFA talks : US - SL adopts joint action plan to boost trade & investment.

TIFA talks : US - SL adopts joint action plan to boost trade & investment.

The 12th U.S.-Sri Lanka Trade and Investment Framework (TIFA) Council meeting was held April 28, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

A salute to mothers on May Day

A salute to mothers on May Day

Tomorrow (May 01) marks the International Workers' Day or May Day, which celebrates the labour, freedom, the power, the unity...

Kanchana feeds cake to Basil

Kanchana feeds cake to Basil

Former minister Basil Rajapaksa's 64th birthday was held last Wednesday.

Reshuffle of PC ministers next week

Reshuffle of PC ministers next week

President Maithripala Sirisena has stated that a change in Provincial Council ministers and chief ministers will take place before May...

ASP promotions to address dearth of SPs

ASP promotions to address dearth of SPs

Although 150 Superintendents of Police (SP) are required to cover the duties of the Police force, there are only 04...

New Godfather for underworld

New Godfather for underworld

Intelligence units have identified a one Raja of the Keselwatta area as the new Godfather of the underworld, police reports...

Commission seekers still continuing their 'games'

Commission seekers still continuing their 'games'

Parties who used to misuse public assets while importing firearms for the armed forces during the Rajapaksa regime, are continuing...

Cabinet reshuffle in May

Cabinet reshuffle in May

President Maithripala Sirisena has confirmed that there would be a Cabinet reshuffle after May 01.

Happiness is for all

Happiness is for all

For some its love, for others it travel. No matter what the reason is, all human beings treasure their moments...

Panic buttons to prevent violence against women

Panic buttons to prevent violence against women

In a bid to prevent crimes against women, all mobile phones sold in India will be required to have a...

CID investigates ATM scam by Chinese nationals

CID investigates ATM scam by Chinese nationals

Colombo Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has commenced investigations with regard to a scam where a group of Chinese nationals have...

North Central schools closed at 12

North Central schools closed at 12

Chief Minister of the North Central Province Peshala Jayarathna has announced that due to hot weather all schools in North...

Final race of Nuwara Eliya horse race tomorrow

Final race of Nuwara Eliya horse race tomorrow

The final race of the horse race organized by Royal Turf Club (RTC) held parallel to 2016 season in Nuwara...

Massage from hell for 21-year-old woman as convicted bus flasher gets job at parlour and sniffs her

Massage from hell for 21-year-old woman as convicted bus flasher gets job at parlour and sniffs her

A flasher who got a job as a massage therapist faces jail after a court heard how he 'sniffed' a...

Man in animal suit shot outside Baltimore TV station

Man in animal suit shot outside Baltimore TV station

He wore either a hedgehog or panda onesie. The fake explosives were fashioned from wires and chocolate bars wrapped in...

Maithri wants web

Maithri wants web

The article published in 'Sri Lanka Mirror' titled 'Maithri too, doesn’t want websites? Final warning to be issued' has won...

Applications called in for GCE O/L examinations

Applications called in for GCE O/L examinations

The Department of Examinations has called in applications for the G.C.E O/L Examination which is to be held from 06...

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New Roland products launched in Sri Lanka

New Roland products launched in Sri Lanka

Multi Audio Visual, one of Sri Lanka’s leading sound and light systems providers, launched a range of new Roland products to cater to the musical needs of the Sri Lankan...

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Dayasiri absent to wish Dilantha

Dayasiri absent to wish Dilantha

Sports minister Dayasiri Jayasekara was a notable absentee at a function at Hotel Cinnamon Grand in Colombo yesterday (27) to wish goodluck for Sri Lankan driver Dilantha Malagamuwa in his...

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Venezuela imposes two-day week

Venezuela imposes two-day week

Venezuela's government has imposed a two-day working week for public sector workers as a temporary measure to help it overcome a serious energy crisis.

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Pathiraja’s ‘Sakkarang’ maiden screening is today

Pathiraja’s ‘Sakkarang’ maiden screening is today

The maiden screening of ‘Sakkarang’ directed by acclaimed director Dr. Dharmasena Pathiraja will take place at Regal Cinema in Colombo later today (23).

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Meet PuiPui, world’s most stylish bunny

Meet PuiPui, world’s most stylish bunny

Meet PuiPui, the self-proclaimed most stylish bunny in the world from Tokyo, Japan.

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Young journalists support Sri Lanka’s healing

Young journalists support Sri Lanka’s healing

Sri Lankan journalist Tharindu Jayawardhana completed his formal education in th...

Cricket bat or ballot box, taking risk always pays

Cricket bat or ballot box, taking risk always pays

Exactly twenty years ago, in 1996, we won the World Cup.

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Sri Lanka pitstop: the best places to eat and drink in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka pitstop: the best places to eat and drink in Sri Lanka

Discover our pick of the seven best places to eat and drink in Sri Lanka, from a...

Sri Lankan IT industry leverages niche appeal

Sri Lankan IT industry leverages niche appeal

Consistently ranked as a top global destination for business process outsourcing...

Sri Lanka's public holidays: A boon for workers but not the economy?

Sri Lanka's public holidays: A boon for workers but not the economy?

After years of civil conflict, Sri Lanka takes the needs of its multiethnic popu...

Sri Lankan accommodations dazzle visitors

Sri Lankan accommodations dazzle visitors

The hotel industry in Sri Lanka is rising, adding to a growing list of internati...

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More obese than underweight, says study

More obese than underweight, says study

There are now more adults in the world classified as obese than underweight, a m...

Pregnant women should drink more water

Pregnant women should drink more water

Pregnant women should drink clean drinking water regularly in view of the prevai...

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Uga Escapes, unveils Chena Huts

Uga Escapes, unveils Chena Huts

Uga Escapes consolidated its position in the leisure industry this month by unve...

Qatar Airways launches Travel Festival

Qatar Airways launches Travel Festival

Qatar Airways (QA) has launched a first-of-its-kind Travel Festival offering tra...

Rivers to the sea

Rivers to the sea

- The Indian Ocean is a surfer’s delight, making Galle and Bentota ideal d...