Tuesday, 09 February 2016

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CC fails to agree on new AG

CC fails to agree on new AG

The appointment of a successor to attorney general Yuvanjana Wanasundara...

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Prison search for Yoshitha’s mobile phone

Prison search for Yoshitha’s mobile phone

A search is to be carried out at Welikada Prison following information that Yoshitha Rajapaksa, remanded over CSN financial dealings...

Red carpet for President Sisi's convoy criticised

Red carpet for President Sisi's convoy criticised

The use of a red carpet for the motorcade of President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has provoked criticism in Egypt.

IGP ordered to compensate commuter assaulted by police

IGP ordered to compensate commuter assaulted by police

Colombo District court judge Amali Ranaweera today (29) ordered the IGP to pay Rs. 50,000 compensation for a commuter who...

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma break-up

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma break-up

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have reportedly broken up - and officially so, say reports.

Sicille Kotelawala remanded

Sicille Kotelawala remanded

Colombo Fort Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage today (09) ordered to remand Sicille Kotelawala - the wife of former Ceylinco Chairman Lalith...

Yasara denies newspaper report

Yasara denies newspaper report

The FCID is reportedly going to use Yasara Abeynayake, who had held a top position at CSN channel, as a...

52 ready to be independent from today!

52 ready to be independent from today!

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya will announce his ruling as to whether the joint opposition will be recognized as an independent entity...

Ekneligoda case state council removal reversed

Ekneligoda case state council removal reversed

State couinsel Dileepa Peiris has been told to continue to represent the Attorney General’s Department in the case in connection...

U-19 World Cup: Sri Lanka’s Charith Asalanka hums his lines, hogs his runs

U-19 World Cup: Sri Lanka’s Charith Asalanka hums his lines, hogs his runs

Among other things, the Youth World Cup is perhaps the first place where young cricketers have their first real brush...

Gazette issued for Fonseka’s appointment

Gazette issued for Fonseka’s appointment

A gazette extraordinary has been issued to appoint Democratic Party leader, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka as a national list MP...

Sri Lanka s ex-regime slams UN rights chief’s ‘joke’ visit

Sri Lanka s ex-regime slams UN rights chief’s ‘joke’ visit

Ex-president Mahinda Rajapakse's brother denounced Monday the UN human rights chief's visit to Sri Lanka as a "big joke", as...

Under-strength SL have mountain to climb

Under-strength SL have mountain to climb

Under-strength SL have mountain to climb

Sri Lankan shares end weaker in dull trade

Sri Lankan shares end weaker in dull trade

Sri Lankan shares edged down in thin trade to a one-week low on Monday as global economic woes dented sentiment...

‘Yahapalana’ government’s Rs.4000 million fraud to be taken to FCID

‘Yahapalana’ government’s Rs.4000 million fraud to be taken to FCID

All Ceylon Farmers Federation has decided to complain to the FCID against the Minister of Agriculture and Paddy Marketing Board...

CC fails to agree on new AG

CC fails to agree on new AG

The appointment of a successor to attorney general Yuvanjana Wanasundara Wijayatilake, who retired on January 09, still remains a problem...

UNP approves Fonseka’s appointment

UNP approves Fonseka’s appointment

The UNP working committee decided at a meeting at Sirikotha this afternoon (08) to appoint Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka to...

Dancers ignore Zika threat to celebrate carnival in Brazil (Pics)

Dancers ignore Zika threat to celebrate carnival in Brazil (Pics)

Despite warnings that the traditional Carnival clothes - or lack thereof - would accelerate the spread of the Zika virus...

Come to the garden of Eden, this weekend

Come to the garden of Eden, this weekend

As the sun sets this Valentine's day, come with your loved ones for a perfect evening of soothing music.

News.lk goes offline

News.lk goes offline

The official government news portal - www.news.lk has gone offline after failing to make the server payment on time, 'Sri...

Engine of joint opposition's boat, stolen

Engine of joint opposition's boat, stolen

On Feb. 06, a group of parliamentarians attached to the joint opposition were prepared to visit Seenigama Devalaya and grind...

International schools to be regulated

International schools to be regulated

The Minister of Education has decided to implement laws to regulate international schools, reports say.

Sumith Lal Mendis sworn in as Health Minister of WPC

Sumith Lal Mendis sworn in as Health Minister of WPC

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) member Sumith Lal Mendis took oath as the Western Provincial Council Minister for Health, Child...

Drug Authority to have new chiefs

Drug Authority to have new chiefs

The National Drug Regulatory Authority is to have two of its top officials appointed today (08), say health ministry sources.

Rathupaswala water resources not up to standards

Rathupaswala water resources not up to standards

A report prepared by the Central Environment Authority (CEA) on the underground water resources in the environs of Rathupaswala in...

Shangri-La says 50% of luxury apartments snapped up

Shangri-La says 50% of luxury apartments snapped up

Hong Kong-based leisure group Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts confirmed that One Galle Face Residences had reached 50% sales since its...

Rajitha-GMOA clash again

Rajitha-GMOA clash again

Health minister Rajitha Senaratne refutes allegations by the GMOA that the chairman and the CEO of the Drug Regulatory Authority...

Hijarbie sweeps Instagram

Hijarbie sweeps Instagram

Hot off the heels of new plus-size Barbie, another version of the doll is a new Barbie is offering her...

World welcomes Lunar New Year (Pics)

World welcomes Lunar New Year (Pics)

Firework displays have lit up the world's most famous landmarks as the Lunar New Year is celebrated across the planet.

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8th Int’l Footwear & Leather show opens today

8th Int’l Footwear & Leather show opens today

The Footwear and Leather Fair 2016, the eighth in its successful series, opens today (05) February morning at BMICH.

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Memorable day for Abeysinghe

Memorable day for Abeysinghe

The under-rated Sri Lankans sprung a few surprises on their fancied Indian rivals on the opening day of the swimming competitions of the 12th South Asian Games at the Dr....

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Deadly quake fells buildings in Taiwan

Deadly quake fells buildings in Taiwan

An earthquake has toppled buildings in the south Taiwanese city of Tainan, killing at least five people.

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Life-size animal sculptures made of wire

Life-size animal sculptures made of wire

Contemporary animal sculptor Kendra Haste is able to create life out of rolls of galvanized wire.

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Enchanting pendants preserve flowers

Enchanting pendants preserve flowers

Artist Paula Schiau (of Resity) crafts jewelry that looks as though it belongs in a fairy tale.

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Katrina Kaif on life, love and everything in between

Katrina Kaif on life, love and everything in between

Breakups make people sadder and wiser. That’s the impression I get when I...

Virat talks of his 'fiery edge'

Virat talks of his 'fiery edge'

Virat Kohli has finally let out the source of his much-talked-about aggressive s...

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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...

Sri Lanka: Tracing the origins of Ceylon tea

Sri Lanka: Tracing the origins of Ceylon tea

Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world after water. But the drink, which...

Health & Lifestyle

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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...