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Chamal opposes division of SLFP

Chamal opposes division of SLFP

Former speaker Chamal Rajapaksa says he opposes any action that...

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Maithri, not unrighteous to throw us out - Welgama

Maithri, not unrighteous to throw us out - Welgama

Former minister - Kumara Welgama says that President Maithripala Sirisena is not that unrighteous as to throw out those in...

What lightning looks like from space (video)

What lightning looks like from space (video)

British astronaut Tim Peake, currently on a six-month mission on the International Space Station, has a view that can't be...

IGP prevented Uduwe Thera’s arrest?

IGP prevented Uduwe Thera’s arrest?

Uduwe Dhammaloka Thera could be arrested for keeping a baby elephant, without any legal document, at Allen Methiniyarama temple, a...

World powers agree cessation of hostilities in Syria

World powers agree cessation of hostilities in Syria

World powers have agreed to seek a nationwide "cessation of hostilities" in Syria to begin in a week's time, after...

Ranil opens new chapter in Parliament with ‘Ask the PM’

Ranil opens new chapter in Parliament with ‘Ask the PM’

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday moved to adopt a Commonwealth Parliamentary tradition in the House which allows members of the...

Star Wars prosecuted over Harrison Ford injury

Star Wars prosecuted over Harrison Ford injury

The production company behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens is being prosecuted over the incident in which Harrison Ford broke...

New laws against fishermen violating maritime borders

New laws against fishermen violating maritime borders

A Bill proposing new laws against errant Indian fishermen is to be tabled in Parliament today (12).

Chamal opposes division of SLFP

Chamal opposes division of SLFP

Former speaker Chamal Rajapaksa says he opposes any action that will divide the SLFP.

It's perfect time to stun Mary Kom: Anusha Kodituwakku

It's perfect time to stun Mary Kom: Anusha Kodituwakku

Sri Lanka's first woman boxer to win a gold in an International meet, Anusha Kodituwakku today threw an open challenge...

Sri Lanka: Prisoners’ rights activist under death threat

Sri Lanka: Prisoners’ rights activist under death threat

A leading rights activist in Sri Lanka who is a key witness in a prison massacre has been threatened with...

Pune win a big boost: Chamara

Pune win a big boost: Chamara

The victory over India at Pune in the opening match of the T20I series has given Sri Lanka the extra...

Taxing times

Taxing times

SRI LANKA ought to be sitting pretty. Its growth has averaged 6% a year over the past decade. Seven years...

US to promote investigative journalism in Sri Lanka

US to promote investigative journalism in Sri Lanka

The US has decided to give a grant of USD 500,000 to organisations in Sri Lanka that will promote investigative...

Renovation of Welikada Prison VIP ward

Renovation of Welikada Prison VIP ward

The S Ward at Welikada Prison, where the late actor-politician Wijaya Kumaratunga and Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka had been kept...

Sri Lanka may be LCA Tejas' first export customer: Report

Sri Lanka may be LCA Tejas' first export customer: Report

Light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas is the multi-role light fighter that is in development with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), and...

Sri Lankan stocks end at over 3-wk low on weak global cues

Sri Lankan stocks end at over 3-wk low on weak global cues

Sri Lankan shares fell for the fourth straight session on Thursday to end at a more than three-week low, as...

Kasun talks on origins of life, sexuality, love & guilt

Kasun talks on origins of life, sexuality, love & guilt

February is the month of love. With the Valentine's Day just around the corner, 'Sri Lanka Mirror' caught up with Kasun...

Sri Lanka’s Maid in Saudi Problem

Sri Lanka’s Maid in Saudi Problem

Sri Lanka says it has a maid in Saudi Arabia problem it is trying to fix.

Sri Lanka: Investigate, Not Promote, Ex-Army Chief

Sri Lanka: Investigate, Not Promote, Ex-Army Chief

The Sri Lankan government’s appointment to parliament of the former army chief whose forces were implicated in widespread abuses contradicts...

Rajapaksas’ new party starts tomorrow

Rajapaksas’ new party starts tomorrow

The head office of the new political party to be led by Basil Rajapaksa with Mahinda Rajapaksa’s blessings will be...

Maithri and Ranil betrayed country - MR

Maithri and Ranil betrayed country - MR

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that although it is attempted "to portray the UNHRC resolution as a great diplomatic victory...

‘Wear sunglasses when in the sun’

‘Wear sunglasses when in the sun’

Strong sun-rays could lead to cataract in the eyes, warns Dr. Muditha Kulatunga of the National Eye Hospital.

Jayantha Jayasuriya sworn in as new AG

Jayantha Jayasuriya sworn in as new AG

President’s Counsel Jayantha Jayasuriya took oaths as the Attorney General before the President a short while ago (11).

Yoshitha, 4 others further remanded

Yoshitha, 4 others further remanded

The Kaduwela magistrate today (11) ordered to further remand five including Yoshitha Rajapaksa, Rohan Weliwita and Nishantha Ranatunga until Feb.25.

Yoshitha, 4 others at Kaduwela court

Yoshitha, 4 others at Kaduwela court

Youshitha Rajapaksa and the four others, who are accused of misuse of state property through CSN sports channel, were brought...

40 Lankan refugees return home

40 Lankan refugees return home

Forty Sri Lankan refugees, some of whom have been living in Tamil Nadu since the early '90s, returned to Sri...

US govt proposes $31 million aid to Sri Lanka

US govt proposes $31 million aid to Sri Lanka

The US government has proposed a $31 million financial aid to Sri Lanka to encourage reconciliation efforts and support anti-corruption...

BOI briefs diplomats at Koggala zone

BOI briefs diplomats at Koggala zone

The Board Of Investment (BOI) organized a special programme for 57 Nonresident Heads of mission and Defence Advisors and Defence...

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LUSH appoints Chulakshi Ranathunga as Brand Ambassador

LUSH appoints Chulakshi Ranathunga as Brand Ambassador

LUSH, one of the country’s most recognized Skin Clinique’s attributing a state-of-the-art approach appointed Ms. Sri Lanka 2014 Chulakshi Ranathunga as their Brand Ambassador.

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Khawaja's pre-game grab caught from behind (video)

Khawaja's pre-game grab caught from behind (video)

A video footage emerged on Wednesday showing Australia batsman Usman Khawaja becoming touchy-feely and progressively moving his hand down to teammate Adam Zampa's buttocks before the second One-Day match against...

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Titanic sails again

Titanic sails again

If this replica of the RMS Titanic ever sets sail, it will look eerily similar to the ill-fated ocean liner that remains the most famous ship of all time.

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Underwater museum turns ocean floor into art gallery

Underwater museum turns ocean floor into art gallery

Off the coast of West Africa, the Spanish island of Lanzarote sparkles in the bright midday sun, with azure Atlantic Ocean waves crashing against its shore.

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Indrachapa searching for a drop of love

Indrachapa searching for a drop of love

Indrachapa Liyanage - The voice resonating of radical romance, says he is still...

Nadeeka to reveal his heart this Valentine's Day

Nadeeka to reveal his heart this Valentine's Day

"Kiyanna... kiyanna... handa rendi de..." (Speak.. Reveal.. what's in your heart...

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Short of options, Sri Lanka turns back to Beijing's embrace

Short of options, Sri Lanka turns back to Beijing's embrace

Just over a year after a new leader was elected and Sri Lanka's business ties wi...

From Suppa Devi to 'Lion Beer' ; A Preface for "Sinha-lé"

From Suppa Devi to 'Lion Beer' ; A Preface for "Sinha-lé"

From Suppa Devi to 'Lion Beer' ;A Preface for "Sinha-lé"

The country that supplies eyes

The country that supplies eyes

To restore sight to damaged eyes, doctors often need to transplant the cornea -...

Hoppers, restaurant review: 'Love at first taste as I'm transported to Sri Lanka'

Hoppers, restaurant review: 'Love at first taste as I'm transported to Sri Lanka'

I fell in love in Sri Lanka. It's been 24 years now, but my love endures. If any...

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6 morning habits of naturally thin people

6 morning habits of naturally thin people

Rise and shine! Incorporating these simple steps into your morning routine may m...

Potato-rich diet 'may increase pregnancy diabetes risk'

Potato-rich diet 'may increase pregnancy diabetes risk'

Eating potatoes or chips on most days of the week may increase a woman's risk of...

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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...