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Kurunegala district could aid Rajapaksa’s comeback

Kurunegala district could aid Rajapaksa’s comeback

A tough electoral fight is emerging between the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) and the United National Party (UNP) in...

Pramitha Tennakoon arrested

Pramitha Tennakoon arrested

Central province minister Pramitha Bandara Tennakoon has been arrested over an assault charge.

Mahinda faction’s plan derails

Mahinda faction’s plan derails

The extension of the stay order against the convening of the SLFP central committee has derailed the Mahinda Rajapaksa faction’s...

Just Guessing….. August 17 In Numbers

Just Guessing….. August 17 In Numbers

It’s just two weeks more, before the final party campaigns come to an end before the 17 August, parliamentary elections...

Police protection for Thajudeen’s grave

Police protection for Thajudeen’s grave

Police protection has been given to the grave of rugby player Wasim Thajudeen, who had been tortured to death three...

Prime channel frequencies still with CSN

Prime channel frequencies still with CSN

Channels belonging to Prime channel of ITN are still with CSN, ‘Lanka’ newspaper report.

BCCI bans players' wives and girlfriends on Sri Lanka tour

BCCI bans players' wives and girlfriends on Sri Lanka tour

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided not to allow Indian players to take their wives...

Thajudeen was tortured to death

Thajudeen was tortured to death

Leading rugby player Wasim Thajudeen had been tortured to death three years ago, says the CID.

Operation on to buy MPs

Operation on to buy MPs

Businessmen linked to the UNF and the UPFA are already involved in an operation to buy those who will get...

Chandrika in Mahara to advise Arjuna

Chandrika in Mahara to advise Arjuna

Ex-president Chandrika Kumaratunga visited Gampaha district UNF candidate Arjuna Ranatunga’s main campaign office at Mahara a short while ago.

Helicopter fund for Mahinda

Helicopter fund for Mahinda

Ex-president, Kurunegala district candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa have had several of his election rallies cancelled due to the non-availability of helicopters...

SIS officer nabbed at Mahinda’s office

SIS officer nabbed at Mahinda’s office

An armed man was arrested yesterday (01) at the Kurunegala main election office of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Unfit referees at key rugby matches

Unfit referees at key rugby matches

The deployment of referees declared as unfit at key rugby tournaments has created a big problem, say players.

Chandrika unhappy over Maithri’s decision

Chandrika unhappy over Maithri’s decision

Ex-president Chandrika Kumaratunga is displeased and has expressed strong objections to incumbent Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to supend SLFP membership of...

Latest Intel report : stiff competition at Gen. election

Latest Intel report : stiff competition at Gen. election

According to a research report handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena by the State Intelligence Service, the UNP and UPFA...

Sri Lankan great hopeful for cricket revival in Pakistan

Sri Lankan great hopeful for cricket revival in Pakistan

Former Sri Lankan captain Sanath Jayasuriya expressed optimism Friday that more international cricket matches would be held in Pakistan and...

Its a wrap! Dilwale complets Bulgaria shoot

Its a wrap! Dilwale complets Bulgaria shoot

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan says the Bulgaria schedule of Rohit Shetty's "Dilwale" has been wrapped up. He says the...

Van hits Duminda's supporters ; 1 dead

Van hits Duminda's supporters ; 1 dead

One person has died and 04 injured after a van driven by a police officer had run over a group...

Candidates warned not to disturb A/L exam

Candidates warned not to disturb A/L exam

Commissioner General of the Examinations Department have urged election candidates not to disturb students sitting for the 2015 GCE A/L...

Mahinda seeks respectable exit

Mahinda seeks respectable exit

Former President and UPFA candidate of the Kurunegala District - Mahinda Rajapaksa has sought a chance from President Maithripala Sirisena...

Customs recovers Lamborghini duties after two years

Customs recovers Lamborghini duties after two years

Sri Lanka Customs has recovered sum of Rs. 278 million from Euro Sports Auto Lanka (Private) Ltd, a subsidiary of...

Beijing wins 2022 Winter Olympics vote

Beijing wins 2022 Winter Olympics vote

The International Olympic Committee picked the Chinese capital to host the Winter Olympics in seven years, making it the first...

Amended NIC charges suspended

Amended NIC charges suspended

The proposed amendments with regard to charges over obtaining a National Identity Card (NIC) has been suspended immediately.

TULF leader disapproves TNA's 'Federal' call

TULF leader disapproves TNA's 'Federal' call

TULF leader V. Anandasangaree says that he wholly disapproves of the recent statement of TNA leader - R. Sampanthan.

JVP opts out of coalition govt.

JVP opts out of coalition govt.

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has said decided not to be a part of any coalition government and obtain ministerial...

Thajudeen death : Yoshitha to be quizzed

Thajudeen death : Yoshitha to be quizzed

The remains of prominent Sri Lankan rugby player - Wasim Thajudeen, who was mysteriously murdered, are to be exhumed next...

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