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Wish for Long life

Wish for Long life

On his birthday yesterday (03), president Maithripala participated in religious observances and community events at his home town.

Atapattu’s resignation explained

Atapattu’s resignation explained

Marvan Atapattu has suddenly resigned as head coach due to the Sri Lanka Cricket interim committee’s having asked him to...

EU EOM distributes equipment to Sri Lankan civil society

EU EOM distributes equipment to Sri Lankan civil society

On its way to concluding the European Union Observation Mission (EU EOM) to Sri Lanka which witnessed a well administered...

Bimal to parliament in place of Mayadunne

Bimal to parliament in place of Mayadunne

The JVP has decided to appoint Bimal Ratnayake to the national list MP position that fell vacant following the resignation...

Increase in ministers approved: Mahinda, 62 others absent

Increase in ministers approved: Mahinda, 62 others absent

Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s proposal to increase the number of ministers in the national government was passed with a 127...

Kumar Sangakkara’s Twitter account made private following cyber attack

Kumar Sangakkara’s Twitter account made private following cyber attack

Kumar Sangakkara’s Twitter account has been turned into a private account following a cyber attack.

Tiran's passport released to get overseas treatment

Tiran's passport released to get overseas treatment

Colombo Fort Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage today (03) permitted former MP Tiran Alles to leave the country for a period of...

Stephanie's skin grows 7 times faster than normal

Stephanie's skin grows 7 times faster than normal

She was born with an extremely rare genetic condition that left her skin red raw, and severely cracked.

Arjuna may bid for top post in SLC

Arjuna may bid for top post in SLC

Arjuna Ranatunga, who is set to keep the ministry of ports and shipping when the portfolios are announced on Friday...

Stop behaving like monkeys - PM

Stop behaving like monkeys - PM

Today's parliament proceedings became heated after TNA leader - R. Sampanthan was named Opposition leader.

Prolonged television watchers have higher risk of fatal pulmonary embolism

Prolonged television watchers have higher risk of fatal pulmonary embolism

Prolonged television watchers have a higher risk of fatal pulmonary embolism, a condition associated with long haul flights, reveals research...

Speaker approves proposal to increase Cabinet

Speaker approves proposal to increase Cabinet

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today approved a proposal made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to increase the number of ministers in...

Chief Opp. Whip - Anura?

Chief Opp. Whip - Anura?

JVP leader Anuru Kumara Dissanayake is to be tipped as the Chief Opposition Whip, parliament sources say.

Fonseka denies creating shadow LTTE group

Fonseka denies creating shadow LTTE group

Former Army commander Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka says as far as he knows, the Army had never created a shadow...

Speed limits at wildlife parks

Speed limits at wildlife parks

Speed restrictions will be imposed for vehicles inside national wildlife parks to ensure a safe environment for wild animals, says...

Gota to presidential commission today

Gota to presidential commission today

Former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is among nine persons who have been summoned to appear today (03) before the presidential...

JVP National List MP Mayadunne to resign?

JVP National List MP Mayadunne to resign?

JVP National List MP - former Auditor General S Mayadunne says that he has decided to resign from his MP...

Sampanthan named Opp. leader

Sampanthan named Opp. leader

TNA leader - R. Sampanthan has been recognised as the Opposition Leader of the 8th Parliament of Sri Lanka.

Maithri is 64 today

Maithri is 64 today

President Maithripala Sirisena celebrates his 64th birthday today (03), a day after his SLFP marked its 64th anniversary.

New constitution within a year – speaker

New constitution within a year – speaker

New speaker of parliament Karu Jayasuriya says they would be committed to bring about constitutional and other reforms as promised...

Sanga's Twitter account hacked

Sanga's Twitter account hacked

Kumar Sangakkara, who recently retired from international cricket, had to face an embarrassing situation on Tuesday when his Twitter account...

Jeyakumari arrested again

Jeyakumari arrested again

Balendran Jeyakumari, a regular participant in protests against disappearances during the war, has been arrested once again, according to radiogagana.com.

Chinese tourist arrivals hit new high in Sri Lanka but will they keep coming?

Chinese tourist arrivals hit new high in Sri Lanka but will they keep coming?

Sri Lanka’s tourism industry has been riding a record-breaking surge of Chinese tourists, which has helped fuel a building boom...

Paid to poo: Combating open defecation in India

Paid to poo: Combating open defecation in India

Using a toilet is something most people take for granted - but about 1.1 billion people around the world defecate...

Ballet dancer's floating self-portraits

Ballet dancer's floating self-portraits

In this age, when people so easily share selfies worldwide via social media, the network is overload by pictures, but...

Ice cream that doesn't melt

Ice cream that doesn't melt

The days of dripping cones and chocolate stained white t-shirts could soon be gone forever.

Help find Madhushka!

Help find Madhushka!

A 'Sathyagraha' was held in Fort, Colombo today (02) by a wife pleading authorities to find her husband, who had...

Tharindu Kaushal reported for suspect action

Tharindu Kaushal reported for suspect action

Sri Lanka offspinner Tharindu Kaushal has been reported for a suspect illegal bowling action following the third Test against India...

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