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Kshanika’s exit causes chaos

Kshanika’s exit causes chaos

The higher education system is left in chaos after the resignation of several officials including the minister of higher education...

SL mother killed in hit and run crash in London

SL mother killed in hit and run crash in London

A mother-of-two who died in a hit and run crash fled Sri Lanka’s civil war eight years ago and had...

DIG Anura Senanayake to be arrested

DIG Anura Senanayake to be arrested

Minister John Amaratunga has ordered the IGP to immediately initiate investigations over complaints received against senior DIG Anura Senanayake, sources...

Oshadi to contest General Election

Oshadi to contest General Election

Actress and model Oshadi Hewamadduma is to contest the next General Election under the Sri Lanka Freedom Party ticket, reliable...

Sathosa sports goods distributed for MR’s campaign

Sathosa sports goods distributed for MR’s campaign

Lanka Sathosa had imported a stock of sports equipment from India ahead of the Presidential election in January 2015, ’Sri...

Mahinda visits Shashi

Mahinda visits Shashi

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has reportedly visited former Minister Wimal Weerawansa’s wife, Sashi Weerawansa at the Colombo National Hospital yesterday...

Maithri in the UK next week

Maithri in the UK next week

President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to visit the United Kingdom on March 7.

Govt’s 100 Day Global Trade Blueprint launched

Govt’s 100 Day Global Trade Blueprint launched

The recovery of export streams and markets damaged through neglect and weak international relations is a major priority in the...

SLFP decision in a week

SLFP decision in a week

General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), MP Anura Priyadarshana Yapa says the party’s central committee is yet...

Brigadier Keppetiwalana removed?

Brigadier Keppetiwalana removed?

Brigadier D.C Keppetiwalana, who was newly reinstated on the request of Gen. Sarath Fonseka has been removed with immediate effect...

SL welcomes Chinese investment - Mangala

SL welcomes Chinese investment - Mangala

 Sri Lanka's foreign minister, Mangala Samaraweera said that the Sri Lankan government would welcome Chinese investment.

Gunaratnam refused citizenship

Gunaratnam refused citizenship

The citizenship application by Kumar Gunaratnam, Frontline Socialist Party politburo member, has been rejected, said controller of immigration and emigration...

Fonseka’s parliament seat ruling on March 9

Fonseka’s parliament seat ruling on March 9

The court of appeal will rule on March 09 on the petition filed by Democratic Party leader, Gen. Sarath Fonseka...

3,199 nabbed last year stealing electricity

3,199 nabbed last year stealing electricity

The CEB says its special investigation unit has nabbed 3,199 persons for having stolen electricity during 2014.

CID records evidence from Wasantha against Rajapaksas

CID records evidence from Wasantha against Rajapaksas

The CID has recorded evidence from JVP central committee member and north central provincial member Wasantha Samarasinghe, reports say.

Commission to probe into media institutions' funds

Commission to probe into media institutions' funds

The government has decided to appoint a special probing committee to look into how funds were invested to found certain...

Wijedasa intimidated judiciary – Anura

Wijedasa intimidated judiciary – Anura

JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake says it is not him, but a top official in the justice ministry who has...

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...

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Nilgala : A medical heritage

Nilgala : A medical heritage

Once said to be a medicine forest of ancient King Buddhadasa, Nilgala Forest is situated in the Gal Oya National Park.

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UK travelers to woo Sri Lanka

UK travelers to woo Sri Lanka

With the view of developing new product segment for UK travelers, Sri Lanka Tourism took a strategic decision in partnership with the industry to showcase Sri Lanka as a premium...

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Size of 2019 Cricket World Cup still undecided

Size of 2019 Cricket World Cup still undecided

The number of teams taking part in the 2019 World Cup hasn't been finalised, the International Cricket Council told AFP on Friday as it responded to growing criticism that its...

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Swine flu deaths breach 1,000 mark

Swine flu deaths breach 1,000 mark

Swine flu deaths have breached the 1,000 mark with 40 more people succumbing to the H1N1 virus while the number of those affected crossed 18,000 on Friday with the government...

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Mr Spock bids adieu

Mr Spock bids adieu

US actor Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr Spock in the cult sci-fi series Star Trek, has died at the age of 83 in Los Angeles, his family has said.

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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...