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Shashi bailed

Shashi bailed

Shashi Weerawansa, wife of Former Minister Wimal Weerawansa, was today (27) granted bail by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court.

BMICH ordered to pay Rs. 180m to tent collapse victim

BMICH ordered to pay Rs. 180m to tent collapse victim

Court today (27) ordered the Bandaranaike Memorial I Conference Hall to pay Rs.180 million as compensation to Dr. Samitha Samanmali...

SLintegrated resort should tap bond markets: CB Governor

SLintegrated resort should tap bond markets: CB Governor

A large 'casino-related' project has been asked to tap Sri Lanka's bond markets instead of relying on more bank financing...

Ishara Sandamini to wed

Ishara Sandamini to wed

Ishara Sandamini, who became popular through her role ‘Elwathura Nangi’ in ‘Uthum Pethum’ tele drama is to get married very...

Football chief seeks election postponement

Football chief seeks election postponement

President of the Sri Lanka Football Federation Ranjith Rodrigo is making a big attempt to get the election of office-bearers...

US notes progress in SL under new govt.

US notes progress in SL under new govt.

The progress in Sri Lanka after the new government assumed office has been noted by the US.

Cannot confirm claim on LTTE Camp: S Africa

Cannot confirm claim on LTTE Camp: S Africa

Almost a year after Prabhakaran’s death and the decimation of the LTTE, Sri Lankan intelligence agency had requested its South...

Press ahead on rights reforms - HRW

Press ahead on rights reforms - HRW

Sri Lanka’s new government should advance a reform agenda to address past and ongoing human rights problems in the country...

Prepare for elections, President informs SLFP

Prepare for elections, President informs SLFP

Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) - President Maithripala Sirisena has yesterday (26) informed the party Central Committee...

SLFP opposes to abolishing Executive Presidency

SLFP opposes to abolishing Executive Presidency

Talks between the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and other parties representing the National Executive Council were suspended yesterday (26) after...

Fmr. Police Spokesperson speaks of threats by Gota

Fmr. Police Spokesperson speaks of threats by Gota

Former Police Spokesperson SSP Prishantha Jayakody has arrived in Sri Lanka from Australia and claimed that he fled the country...

Committee to probe poll complaints before next election

Committee to probe poll complaints before next election

The Cabinet of ministers has decided to establish a special committee to investigate election complaints before holding the general elections.

Avant Garde to make attack craft, sell to Nigeria

Avant Garde to make attack craft, sell to Nigeria

Avante Garde, together with the Sri Lanka Navy, is preparing to manufacture and sell 16 naval attack craft to Nigeria...

Thajudeen’s death was not accidental

Thajudeen’s death was not accidental

The death of national rugby player Wasim Thajudeen in May 2012 was not accidental, police investigations have established.

Undergrads develop disease diagnosis machine

Undergrads develop disease diagnosis machine

A team of electronics students of Moratuwa University has developed a machine that is capable of diagnosing, 15 years in...

Lankan embassy in Germany celebrates 67th Independence Day

Lankan embassy in Germany celebrates 67th Independence Day

“The election of the new President and the peaceful and democratic transition of power provide a surge of hope for...

Open prison for swindlers - JNP

Open prison for swindlers - JNP

The Jathika Nidahas Peramuna says it will fully support, if the government opens a special prison for politicians and white...

Sri Lanka will defend rupee, has enough fx reserves -finmin

Sri Lanka will defend rupee, has enough fx reserves -finmin

Sri Lanka will defend the rupee currency and has enough foreign exchange reserves to prevent any further depreciation, Finance Ministry...

UN defends its decision to defer Lanka war crime probe report

UN defends its decision to defer Lanka war crime probe report

The UN Human Rights Council today defended its move to defer the release of a report into alleged war crimes...

Lankan PMSCs in int’l weapons racket? (Exclusive)

Lankan PMSCs in int’l weapons racket? (Exclusive)

PMSCs that had operated in Sri Lanka had got involved in illegal weapons trade with Egyptian and Yemeni racketeers, information...

Sri Lanka banks ordered to pay 15-pct interest to 60+ depositors

Sri Lanka banks ordered to pay 15-pct interest to 60+ depositors

Sri Lanka's Central Bank has ordered banks to pay 15 percent interest for term deposits of up to a million...

Sri Lanka to push for US free trade deal

Sri Lanka to push for US free trade deal

Sri Lanka wants push for a free trade deal with the United States and also use foreign policy to gain...

Graduates refuse to go to Samurdhi Ministry

Graduates refuse to go to Samurdhi Ministry

Graduates recruited by the previous regime as economic development officers have demanded an immediate halt to the decision to integrate...

No registration for Sajin’s airplane (exclusive)

No registration for Sajin’s airplane (exclusive)

The Boeing 727 cargo airplane of Cosmos Lanka, owned by former supervisory MP Sajin Vaas Gunawardena, is without even a...

Sajin questioned by the CID

Sajin questioned by the CID

The CID has yesterday (25) questioned UPFA MP Sajin Vass Gunawardena for over four hours.

Faizer and Rajiva to discuss issues with Maithri

Faizer and Rajiva to discuss issues with Maithri

Former state ministers Faizer Musthapa and Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha who recently resigned from their ministerial portfolios have decided to meet...

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Lovely game where all are equal!

Lovely game where all are equal!

Cricket is a very popular sport which is deeply loved by many. With its popularity, cricket has become a commercially valuable sport. In some countries, the game of cricket and...

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Popularizing pepper cultivation as a home garden

Popularizing pepper cultivation as a home garden

The MInistry of Agiruclture in the North Western Province has taken steps to popularize pepper cultivation among farmers in villages and Samurdhi recipients as a home garden.

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Afghanistan deserve more opportunities - Mahela

Afghanistan deserve more opportunities - Mahela

Sri Lanka will benefit from being tested at the World Cup by an Afghanistan side deserving of more opportunities, says Mahela Jayawardene.

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Surrender the UN veto, says Amnesty

Surrender the UN veto, says Amnesty

Amnesty International has urged the five permanent members of the UN Security Council to give up their power of veto in cases where atrocities are being committed.

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Lost Sherlock Holmes story discovered

Lost Sherlock Holmes story discovered

A long-lost Sherlock Holmes story has been rediscovered more than a hundred years after it was first published.

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Response of Ban Ki Moon about repressing sea piracy was the inspiration

Response of Ban Ki Moon about repressing sea piracy was the inspiration

Following is a discussion with Nissanka Senadhipathi, Chairman of Avant Garde wh...

'Malinga is probably the best ever death bowler'

'Malinga is probably the best ever death bowler'

Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Gary Ballance and Moeen Ali talk about their World Cu...

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A New Era for India-Sri Lanka Relations?

A New Era for India-Sri Lanka Relations?

A recent visit has encouraged optimism, but India will struggle to counter China...

Sri Lanka’s Mahinda Rajapaksa hopes for comeback

Sri Lanka’s Mahinda Rajapaksa hopes for comeback

The former president is hoping to return to politics in upcoming parliamentary e...

Total 100 Days – 45 Days Gone !

Total 100 Days – 45 Days Gone !

This programme is commonly called Maithri’s 100 Day programme. Yet, this is what...

Chinese feast: Year of the lobster?

Chinese feast: Year of the lobster?

Dumplings, red packets of money, long noodles symbolizing long life, fireworks a...