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Chiara Vigo: The last woman who makes sea silk

Chiara Vigo: The last woman who makes sea silk

Silk is usually made from the cocoons spun by silkworms - but there is another, much rarer, cloth known as...

Curse of the Wolf Family (Video)

Curse of the Wolf Family (Video)

Jesus 'Chuy' Aceves woke up one morning to discover another one of his family's cats has been murdered.

Cabinet ministers swear in (pics)

Cabinet ministers swear in (pics)

The Cabinet ministers of the newly elected Good Governance government were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena today (04) at...

Artists' respond to Aylan's tragic death

Artists' respond to Aylan's tragic death

On Wednesday morning (Sept. 2), Turkish police found the body of a 3-year-old Syrian refugee – Aylan Kurdi – who...

Sanna sees Ravi becoming Buddha Sasana minister

Sanna sees Ravi becoming Buddha Sasana minister

Former UNP candidate, tuition master and novelist - Upul Shantha Sannasgala said that he has been having weird dreams of...

Manohari's ‘Pembara’ launched

Manohari's ‘Pembara’ launched

Writer, journalist and tele drama directress Manohari Hewawasam launch her second novel ‘Pembara’ (The Lover) at the Library Services’ Auditorium...

Societal change needed to prevent child abuse

Societal change needed to prevent child abuse

The National Child Protection Authority has decided to conduct research to find out causes that have led to child abuse...

New Ministers sworn in

New Ministers sworn in

UPDATE : The swearing in ceremony of the new Cabinet of the new Good Governence Government commenced at the Presidential...

Sarana remanded again

Sarana remanded again

Former deputy minister Sarana Gunawardena has been remanded further until September 09.

JVP’s Anura gets call from opp. leader’s office!

JVP’s Anura gets call from opp. leader’s office!

JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake received a call on the very first day the new parliament had its first session.

‘Northern Tamil women still face risk of rape’

‘Northern Tamil women still face risk of rape’

Tamil women in Northern Sri Lanka still face the risk of rape and harassment by the security forces present throughout...

Over 10,000 letters in toilet pit

Over 10,000 letters in toilet pit

Over 10,000 letters including airmail, ordinary letters, post cards were recovered from an abandoned toilet pit in the Moratuwa post...

Wish for Long life

Wish for Long life

On his birthday yesterday (03), president Maithripala participated in religious observances and community events at his home town.

EU EOM distributes equipment to Sri Lankan civil society

EU EOM distributes equipment to Sri Lankan civil society

On its way to concluding the European Union Observation Mission (EU EOM) to Sri Lanka which witnessed a well administered...

Bimal to parliament in place of Mayadunne

Bimal to parliament in place of Mayadunne

The JVP has decided to appoint Bimal Ratnayake to the national list MP position that fell vacant following the resignation...

Increase in ministers approved: Mahinda, 62 others absent

Increase in ministers approved: Mahinda, 62 others absent

Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s proposal to increase the number of ministers in the national government was passed with a 127...

Tiran's passport released to get overseas treatment

Tiran's passport released to get overseas treatment

Colombo Fort Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage today (03) permitted former MP Tiran Alles to leave the country for a period of...

Arjuna may bid for top post in SLC

Arjuna may bid for top post in SLC

Arjuna Ranatunga, who is set to keep the ministry of ports and shipping when the portfolios are announced on Friday...

Stop behaving like monkeys - PM

Stop behaving like monkeys - PM

Today's parliament proceedings became heated after TNA leader - R. Sampanthan was named Opposition leader.

Prolonged television watchers have higher risk of fatal pulmonary embolism

Prolonged television watchers have higher risk of fatal pulmonary embolism

Prolonged television watchers have a higher risk of fatal pulmonary embolism, a condition associated with long haul flights, reveals research...

Speaker approves proposal to increase Cabinet

Speaker approves proposal to increase Cabinet

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today approved a proposal made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to increase the number of ministers in...

Chief Opp. Whip - Anura?

Chief Opp. Whip - Anura?

JVP leader Anuru Kumara Dissanayake is to be tipped as the Chief Opposition Whip, parliament sources say.

Fonseka denies creating shadow LTTE group

Fonseka denies creating shadow LTTE group

Former Army commander Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka says as far as he knows, the Army had never created a shadow...

Speed limits at wildlife parks

Speed limits at wildlife parks

Speed restrictions will be imposed for vehicles inside national wildlife parks to ensure a safe environment for wild animals, says...

Gota to presidential commission today

Gota to presidential commission today

Former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is among nine persons who have been summoned to appear today (03) before the presidential...

JVP National List MP Mayadunne to resign?

JVP National List MP Mayadunne to resign?

JVP National List MP - former Auditor General S Mayadunne says that he has decided to resign from his MP...

Sampanthan named Opp. leader

Sampanthan named Opp. leader

TNA leader - R. Sampanthan has been recognised as the Opposition Leader of the 8th Parliament of Sri Lanka.

Maithri is 64 today

Maithri is 64 today

President Maithripala Sirisena celebrates his 64th birthday today (03), a day after his SLFP marked its 64th anniversary.

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Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks Studios is to end its distribution partnership with Disney next year, according to Hollywood reports.

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