Saturday, 06 February 2016

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‘5 private hospital involved in kidney racket’

‘5 private hospital involved in kidney racket’

A group, including certain doctors, was involved in the kidney...

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Dinusha Hansani wins Silver at South Asian Games

Dinusha Hansani wins Silver at South Asian Games

B. Dinusha Hansani won the first medal for Sri Lanka at the 2016 South Asian Games underway in India.

Drastic increase in cancer patients in Sri Lanka

Drastic increase in cancer patients in Sri Lanka

National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) states the cancer cases reported annually in Sri Lanka has been drastically increasing.

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.

Row over Sonu Nigam's mid-flight 'concert'

Row over Sonu Nigam's mid-flight 'concert'

An Indian airline has suspended five crew members who let a Bollywood star sing over its public address system -...

UN Human Rights chief arrives in SL

UN Human Rights chief arrives in SL

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein arrived in Sri Lanka, a short while...

ICC reinstates SLC’s full membership

ICC reinstates SLC’s full membership

After Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) elections held on January 3, ICC has decided to reinstate its full membership status according...

Independence Day boost to national reconciliation

Independence Day boost to national reconciliation

The National Peace Council of Sri Lanka has issued a statement yesterday (05) with regard to the singing of national...

Hakeem meets with Turkish Airlines

Hakeem meets with Turkish Airlines

Minister of City Planning and Water Supply Rauff Hakeem is on an official visit to Turkey as a special representative...

Yoshitha's misdealings revealed through emails

Yoshitha's misdealings revealed through emails

The investigations conducted by Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) have revealed that a bus owned by Carlton Sports Network (CSN)...

Lanka Mineral Sands in danger

Lanka Mineral Sands in danger

The refining machinery owned by Lanka Mineral Sands Limited which worth Rs 2500 million is at the risk of corroding...

‘5 private hospital involved in kidney racket’

‘5 private hospital involved in kidney racket’

A group, including certain doctors, was involved in the kidney transplant racket in Sri Lanka, said a committee that inquired...

Sculptor carves new life into discarded shovel heads

Sculptor carves new life into discarded shovel heads

For most people, old rusted shovel heads would mean junk. For artist Denice Bizot, however, it's not quite the case.

It's 'Sinha Wisé' next

It's 'Sinha Wisé' next

A sinhala song has been created for the upcoming T20 Cricket World Cup.

SLBFE to open state-of-the-art training facilities

SLBFE to open state-of-the-art training facilities

The government has decided to close down private companies training Sri Lankans hoping to seek foreign employment, reports say.

India to build largest free-standing clock tower

India to build largest free-standing clock tower

Indian IT giant Infosys has said it plans to build the world's largest free-standing clock tower at its campus in...

CPC Terminals employees disappointed with 2 appointees

CPC Terminals employees disappointed with 2 appointees

Employees are disappointed with the persons appointed as the general manager and the human resources manager at CPC Terminals Ltd...

Playboy's non-nude edition revealed

Playboy's non-nude edition revealed

Playboy offered Thursday a sneakpeek at what the magazine’s first non-nude issue will look like when it is released next...

Dubai ruler seeks student for cabinet post

Dubai ruler seeks student for cabinet post

Dubai's ruler is looking for a young person to sit on the United Arab Emirates federal cabinet as the voice...

Latest news on Schumacher, 'not good'?

Latest news on Schumacher, 'not good'?

F1 great Michael Schumacher's former boss at Ferrari has said the latest news about the German's health "is not good...

Consulate marks Sri Lanka's 68th Independence Day in Dubai

Consulate marks Sri Lanka's 68th Independence Day in Dubai

The Consulate-General of Sri Lanka in Dubai marked the nation's 68th Independence Day with an official function at its premises...

Defence Council discusses Yoshitha

Defence Council discusses Yoshitha

At the National Defence Council, the president and the prime minister have sought information with regard to the arrest of...

Singing national anthem in Tamil receives mixed reactions

Singing national anthem in Tamil receives mixed reactions

The government yesterday went ahead with its decision to have the national anthem sung in both Sinhala and Tamil during...

‘National anthem sung in Tamil, a good omen’

‘National anthem sung in Tamil, a good omen’

Democratic Left Front leader Vasudeva Nanayakkara says he considers the national anthem being sung in Tamil too, as a good...

Mangala calls for re-dedication

Mangala calls for re-dedication

Foreign affairs minister Mangala Samaraweera has called upon Sri Lankans to rededicate themselves to intensify the commitment to build a...

Chinese leaders congratulate Sri Lanka on anniversary of founding

Chinese leaders congratulate Sri Lanka on anniversary of founding

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday congratulated Sri Lanka on the 68th anniversary of the founding...

Sicille Kotelawala arrested at BIA

Sicille Kotelawala arrested at BIA

Former Ceylinco Chairman Lalith Kothelawala’s wife Sicille 

Sri Lanka’s Sirisena changes track, backs UN resolution – VIDEO

Sri Lanka’s Sirisena changes track, backs UN resolution – VIDEO

In what seemed a major public U-turn, Sri Lanka’s President  Maithripala Sirisena today vowed to subject his country to the...

National Anthem sung in Tamil after 1949

National Anthem sung in Tamil after 1949

Sri Lanka's national anthem has been sung in the minority Tamil language at official independence day celebrations for the first...

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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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PSL to launch in UAE

PSL to launch in UAE

Pakistan is set to launch its first franchise-based Twenty20 league in the UAE on Thursday as its cash-strapped cricket board seeks to boost revenues and reverse the national team's slide...

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Jack didn't have to die in Titanic - Kate

Jack didn't have to die in Titanic - Kate

Many fans have questioned Jack's death in the final moments of Titanic and now Kate Winslet, who played Rose in the romantic classic, has accepted that the character should have...

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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...

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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...