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Spiders strum on leaves for love

Spiders strum on leaves for love

Scientists have revealed the musical, flirtatious side of a common spider.

49 Karunka containers at port

49 Karunka containers at port

It is said that 439 Karunka (Arecanut) containers are cluttered at the Port after failing to secure the Temporary Import...

20A facing a standstill?

20A facing a standstill?

The process to introduce fresh electoral reforms under the 20th Amendment is facing a standstill, reports say.

'Swan' front from Maithri group?

'Swan' front from Maithri group?

The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) has proposed that the group which backed President Maithripala Sirisena should contest the upcoming Gen...

Trio behind ministers' resignations

Trio behind ministers' resignations

The resignation of Dilan Perera from his ministerial portfolio has come to nothing, internal sources from the SLFP say.

Please stop this!

Please stop this!

Crude pictures of the recently raped and killed Jaffna student which were taken at the murder scene are now being...

Court bans protests in Jaffna

Court bans protests in Jaffna

The Jaffna Magistrate has issued a stay order banning all types of protests in the Jaffna town.

Sri Lanka ditched as Asian Youth Games host

Sri Lanka ditched as Asian Youth Games host

Sri Lanka has lost the right to host the 2017 Asian Youth Games because of political interference from the government...

Mothers' Market in India

Mothers' Market in India

The mother's market or 'Ima Keithel' in Imphal, the capital of the India's north-eastern state of Manipur, is perhaps the...

Mystery ‘alien’ lights on Ceres as never seen before

Mystery ‘alien’ lights on Ceres as never seen before

The mystery 'alien' lights flashing on Ceres' surface have been revealed in unprecedented detail - and they seem to confirm...

Senior Police officers of Jaffna District transferred

Senior Police officers of Jaffna District transferred

The Inspector General of Police(IGP) has ordered the transfer of the OIC of the Jaffna Division SSP SSP Lakshman Weerasekara...

Meher Khalil: Man who saved SL team from terror attack, still in trauma

Meher Khalil: Man who saved SL team from terror attack, still in trauma

Meher Khalil earned fame and success after saving Sri Lanka's cricket team from a deadly 2009 attack in Pakistan, but...

Avant Garde demands 5bn from Capt. Udaya

Avant Garde demands 5bn from Capt. Udaya

The Avant Garde Maritime Services has send two Letters Of Demand (LOD) to Captain Udaya Dissanayake for allegedly making defamatory...

Nat’l newspaper heads to join ABC Media

Nat’l newspaper heads to join ABC Media

Editors of several leading national newspapers have agreed to join the four newspapers to be launched by ABC Media Network...

Law students protest

Law students protest

Undergraduates of the Law Faculty of the Colombo University are currently holding a protest demonstration in front of the College...

Cuba’s answer to Kim Kardashian

Cuba’s answer to Kim Kardashian

I’ve never really got the hype about Kim Kardashian. Yes, it’s fact that she has a bigger bum than most...

Proposal to raise women’s representation in parliament

Proposal to raise women’s representation in parliament

The cabinet has received a proposal that there should be a 25 per cent women representation in new electoral divisions...

Aren’t these true human wailings?

Aren’t these true human wailings?

Some in the south think that the Tamils should not be permitted to remember their dead.

TN CM O Panneerselvam resigns, makes way for Jayalalithaa to take over

TN CM O Panneerselvam resigns, makes way for Jayalalithaa to take over

Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam Friday handed over his resignation to Governor K Rosiah, making way for AIADMK chief...

State TV channels back to unethical practices?

State TV channels back to unethical practices?

There is a controversy over the telecasting of two teledramas by director Ravindra Wijeratne over the two state-owned television channels...

India may offer credit for building houses in land released by Sri Lankan Army

India may offer credit for building houses in land released by Sri Lankan Army

India, which is funding the construction of 50,000 houses for internally-displaced Tamils in Sri Lanka, may offer a line of...

Modi’s Bodhi diplomacy to see a Buddhist centre in Delhi

Modi’s Bodhi diplomacy to see a Buddhist centre in Delhi

The Capital will soon have a centre for Buddhist learning and worship as an extension of PM Narendra Modi's larger...

Navin's deals with 'wrong' stakeholders?

Navin's deals with 'wrong' stakeholders?

A group claiming themselves to be the 'Real Stake Holders of SLC' has written to the ICC and the Sports...

‘Mahinda sowing seeds of communalism’

‘Mahinda sowing seeds of communalism’

Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa is sowing the seeds of communalism in order to realise his dream of becoming the prime...

Another barrier to dissolve parliament?

Another barrier to dissolve parliament?

President Maithripala Sirisena has decided that the Constitutional Council should be established soon in accordance with the 19th Amendment and...

130 remanded for unruly behaviour in Jaffna

130 remanded for unruly behaviour in Jaffna

The 130 persons arrested near the Jaffna court for an unlawful protest has been remanded until June 03.

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Sri Lanka loses 2017 Asian Youth Games

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