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US opens probe into Cecil the lion killing

US opens probe into Cecil the lion killing

US authorities opened a probe on Thursday into the killing of a beloved lion in Zimbabwe, as the American doctor...

Don't vote for goons - Sunil Perera (Video)

Don't vote for goons - Sunil Perera (Video)

Sunil Perera, leader of the popular Gypsies band has urged public not to vote for politicians with 'goonish' tendencies at...

Piumi’s home coming

Piumi’s home coming

Popular actress Piumi Boteju has got married for a second time.

Gunmen fire at Ravi's supporters ; 1 dead

Gunmen fire at Ravi's supporters ; 1 dead

A group of supporters of Minister Ravi Karunanayake has come under fire of unidentified gunmen in Bloemandal Road, Kotahena, a...

10 demands by Eksath Lanka Kala Karuwo

10 demands by Eksath Lanka Kala Karuwo

A grouping of artistes has made 10 demands to resolve problems faced by their fraternity.

Ravi Jayawardena to be SLRC chairman

Ravi Jayawardena to be SLRC chairman

Ravi Jayawardena, director board member and current affairs head of Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation, is to be appointed chairman of...

India 'to overtake China's population by 2022' - UN

India 'to overtake China's population by 2022' - UN

A new UN study of global population trends predicts that India will overtake China to become the world's most populous...

‘LTTE terrorism has raised its head again’ – Tissa

‘LTTE terrorism has raised its head again’ – Tissa

Former UNP general secretary Tissa Attanayake says that going by the recent local and foreign media reports, any right-thinking person...

New ambassador, a personality acclaimed by Russia

New ambassador, a personality acclaimed by Russia

Newly appointed Sri Lankan ambassador to Russia Dr. Saman Weerasinghe is an eminent personality widely acclaimed by Russia for his...

Probe into vehicle emission testing certificate monopoly

Probe into vehicle emission testing certificate monopoly

A team of economists is to investigate the monopoly given by the previous Rajapaksa regime to W.K. Wegapitiya’s Laugfs Gas...

Orient Garment workers surround owner’s home

Orient Garment workers surround owner’s home

Employees of the Mattegoda factory of Orient Garments Plc. have staged a major protest in front of the Pitakotte home...

Defeat Rajapaksa, wipe off drug menace - Karu

Defeat Rajapaksa, wipe off drug menace - Karu

Minister Karu Jayasuriya says Kurunegala district UPFA candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa and the rogues around him have to be defeated on...

‘Maithri faction will form govt, Ranil as PM’

‘Maithri faction will form govt, Ranil as PM’

The Maithri faction in the UPFA will form a national government in consideration of the number of seats that will...

‘No legal hurdle against quizzing Mahinda’

‘No legal hurdle against quizzing Mahinda’

There is no legal hurdle to question or file a criminal case against a former president, says legal expert Dr...

Celebrities pose naked celebrating women’s bodies

Celebrities pose naked celebrating women’s bodies

A selection of top sportswomen and celebrities have spoken out about the pride and insecurities they have in their bodies.

Recycled art by Jane Perkins

Recycled art by Jane Perkins

Jane Perkins is a talented artist in Britain, which gets its inspiration in all of the objects that are found.

Human flag on top of world's tallest building

Human flag on top of world's tallest building

As if dangling from the top of a 400-metre building was not enough, one fearless thrill-seeker has taken the human...

Estate labourers to complaint to ILO

Estate labourers to complaint to ILO

Estate labourers are to lodge a complaint to the International Labour Organization over the non-receipt of allowances, to which they...

Half of online world uses Facebook

Half of online world uses Facebook

Half the world's estimated online population now check into social networking giant Facebook at least once a month.

Mahinda to be questioned over RADA funds

Mahinda to be questioned over RADA funds

Ex-president, UPFA candidate for Kurunegala Mahinda Rajapaksa is likely to be questioned by the police special invstigating unit over the...

SLRC Chairman resigns

SLRC Chairman resigns

Chairman of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation - Somaratne Dissanayake has resigned.

We’re experimenting with players for the T20 WC – Malinga

We’re experimenting with players for the T20 WC – Malinga

Sri Lanka’s Twenty20 captain Lasith Malinga said that the selectors were using the two T20 internationals against Pakistan at the...

Rajapaksas protected drug kingpin!

Rajapaksas protected drug kingpin!

A key international drug racketeer Mohamed Mubarak Mohamed Mujaid had received protection from top persons in the previous Rajapaksa regime...

Mahinda told to respect university students’ intelligence

Mahinda told to respect university students’ intelligence

Former President and UPFA Kurunegala district candidate who has by now realised the impending certain defeat of his camp at...

Tickets for 1st T-20 sold out

Tickets for 1st T-20 sold out

Tickets for the first T-20 game between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo starting at 7.00 pm...

Mahinda told to respect university students’ intelligence

Mahinda told to respect university students’ intelligence

Former President and UPFA Kurunegala district candidate who has by now realised the impending certain defeat of his camp at...

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Thomas Cook India buys Sri Lanka travel firm

Thomas Cook (India) Ltd, said it had bought Luxe Asia, a Sri Lanka-based travel company that with partnerships in the Middle East and East Asia, through its unit in the...

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Mastermind of 2009 Sri Lankan Cricket team attack, killed...

Mastermind of 2009 Sri Lankan Cricket team attack, killed...

The head of the banned Pakistani Sunni extremist outifit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Malik Ishaq, was killed in an attempted breakout from police late on Tuesday, along with his sons and 11 others,...

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' I think if I ran, I could win. But I can't ' - Obama

' I think if I ran, I could win. But I can't ' - Obama

President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he could win a third term in office if he ran again but that he is barred by the Constitution.

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A People's Business

The financial industry of Sri Lanka is going through many changes where new regu...

“We don’t have a Mahinda Rajapaksa phobia"

“We don’t have a Mahinda Rajapaksa phobia"

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How shrimp farming wreaked havoc on Sri Lanka’s coasts

We are not far from the ocean here. The air smells of salt and sulphur, of marin...

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Rajapaksa treads a different path

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Aditi Phadnis: Irony, thy name is Sri Lanka

Aditi Phadnis: Irony, thy name is Sri Lanka

As Indian Parliament gets ready to convene the monsoon session - and prepares it...

Renewal of US GSP: What it offers Sri Lankan exporters

Renewal of US GSP: What it offers Sri Lankan exporters

President Obama signed the ‘Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015’ on 29 June...