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Inactivated Polio Vaccine introduced

Inactivated Polio Vaccine introduced

Sri Lanka has introduced an Injectable Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) for four month old infants from July 1st, Epidemiologist Dr...

Dimuth scores Test ton at Pallekele

Dimuth scores Test ton at Pallekele

Dimuth Karunaratne today (03) scored his 2nd Test century in the 3rd and final Test against Pakistan played at the...

Mahinda granted nominations from UPFA

Mahinda granted nominations from UPFA

President Maithripala Sirisena has given formal approval to grant nominations for Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest the upcoming General election under...

Tortoise smuggler nabbed (Pics)

Tortoise smuggler nabbed (Pics)

Authorities at the Katunayake Bandaranaike Airport today (03) seized 124 local tortoises that were to smuggled to Kuala Lampur, Malaysia.

I will overcome any challenge for the sake of country & people‘ - President

I will overcome any challenge for the sake of country & people‘ - President

President Maithripala Sirisena says that he will overcome any challenge for the sake of the country and its people. He...

Gen. elections : Postal voting lists up

Gen. elections : Postal voting lists up

The Elections secretariat has commenced displaying postal voting lists with regard to the upcoming general election from today onwards. (03).

Lankan women going for beer, arrack on the rise

Lankan women going for beer, arrack on the rise

Beer and arrack consumption among young women over 18 years of age have spiked sharply in the last 10 years...

Hema Malini injured in road accident

Hema Malini injured in road accident

BJP MP from Mathura and Bollywood dream girl Hema Malini met with accident when her car collided with another car...

Menaka in shock! (video)

Menaka in shock! (video)

Popular actress Menaka Maduwanthi says that she is in shock.

MR agrees to decision that prevents SLFP split

MR agrees to decision that prevents SLFP split

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has informed President Maithripala Sirisena that he is prepared to take any decision that prevents the...

No nominations for Duminda - Sajin - Mervyn

No nominations for Duminda - Sajin - Mervyn

President Maithripala Sirisena has decided not to grant nominations for 08 former parliamentarians and ministers who faced various allegations in...

Mahinda's fate to be decided today

Mahinda's fate to be decided today

President Maithripala Sirisena is to declare today (03) whether or not former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be granted candidacy for...

President rejects Mahinda!

President rejects Mahinda!

President Maithripala Sirisena has refused to give nominations to his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest the general election on the...

Dialog unable to submit Thajudeen's telephone records

Dialog unable to submit Thajudeen's telephone records

Filing an affidavit to court today, Dialog Axiata informed that it was unable to provide telephone records of Wasim Thajudeen...

Effective politics vs. Saruwa Sunil, Ananda Kumara

Effective politics vs. Saruwa Sunil, Ananda Kumara

All political parties in Sri Lanka have become signatories to the March 19 declaration that spells out yardsticks for selecting...

FCID records statement from Prasanna's wife

FCID records statement from Prasanna's wife

The Financial Criminal Investigation Division (FCID) is recording a statement from wife of Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga.

Mahinda will contest from new alliance – Basil

Mahinda will contest from new alliance – Basil

Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa will contest the general election from a new alliance, said former minister Basil Rajapaksa.

30 pc denied early childhood education

30 pc denied early childhood education

Poverty has denied early childhood education to 30 per cent of Sri Lankan children, says state minister Rosie Senanayake.

Polls chief to meet party representatives

Polls chief to meet party representatives

The first meeting between elections commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya and representatives of political parties will take place at the Elections Secretariat...

BASL urges CJ not to list Abrew for court cases

BASL urges CJ not to list Abrew for court cases

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has handed over a letter to Chief Justice K. Sripavan asking him not...

India probes Wattala knife attack

India probes Wattala knife attack

The Indian police had to carry out an investigation regarding the CCTV camera footage of a fatal knife attack on...

Mahinda to announce his party in 48 hrs.

Mahinda to announce his party in 48 hrs.

Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa says he will announce within 48 hours the party from which he will contest the August...

Central Bank Dy. governors gets salary raise

Central Bank Dy. governors gets salary raise

The administration of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has recently decided to double the salary of the bank's...

No room for MR ; Maithi assures

No room for MR ; Maithi assures

SLFP chairman - President Maithripala Sirisena's decision not to grant candidacy to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa under the ticket of...

NDF to contest under ‘swan’ symbol

NDF to contest under ‘swan’ symbol

The New Democratic Front says it will contest the upcoming general election under the ‘swan’ symbol.

Chandrika to lead Maithri group!

Chandrika to lead Maithri group!

Former president Chandrika Kumaratunga has decided to give political leadership to groups that are alarmed and dejected by the possibility...

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The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has commissioned the first of a new generation of automated cash deposit terminals that completely eliminate the use of paper, in another example of the...

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Qualifier Brown hammers Nadal out of Wimbledon

Qualifier Brown hammers Nadal out of Wimbledon

Two-time champion Rafael Nadal's appalling recent run at Wimbledon continued on Thursday as he crashed out in the second round after being out-muscled and out-thought in four sets by an...

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Saudi prince to donate $32bn fortune to charity

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