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Candidates warned not to disturb A/L exam

Candidates warned not to disturb A/L exam

Commissioner General of the Examinations Department have urged election candidates not to disturb students sitting for the 2015 GCE A/L...

Mahinda seeks respectable exit

Mahinda seeks respectable exit

Former President and UPFA candidate of the Kurunegala District - Mahinda Rajapaksa has sought a chance from President Maithripala Sirisena...

Customs recovers Lamborghini duties after two years

Customs recovers Lamborghini duties after two years

Sri Lanka Customs has recovered sum of Rs. 278 million from Euro Sports Auto Lanka (Private) Ltd, a subsidiary of...

Beijing wins 2022 Winter Olympics vote

Beijing wins 2022 Winter Olympics vote

The International Olympic Committee picked the Chinese capital to host the Winter Olympics in seven years, making it the first...

Amended NIC charges suspended

Amended NIC charges suspended

The proposed amendments with regard to charges over obtaining a National Identity Card (NIC) has been suspended immediately.

TULF leader disapproves TNA's 'Federal' call

TULF leader disapproves TNA's 'Federal' call

TULF leader V. Anandasangaree says that he wholly disapproves of the recent statement of TNA leader - R. Sampanthan.

JVP opts out of coalition govt.

JVP opts out of coalition govt.

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has said decided not to be a part of any coalition government and obtain ministerial...

Thajudeen death : Yoshitha to be quizzed

Thajudeen death : Yoshitha to be quizzed

The remains of prominent Sri Lankan rugby player - Wasim Thajudeen, who was mysteriously murdered, are to be exhumed next...

Bloemandhal shooting : T-56 Magazine found in car

Bloemandhal shooting : T-56 Magazine found in car

Police have found a Hybrid car near the Bloemandhal Housing Scheme which is believed to be the vehicle of the...

President appears on Duminda's stage (Video)

President appears on Duminda's stage (Video)

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (31) made an unexpected appearance at a meeting of UPFA Anuradhapura District Group leader - Duminda...

No manifestos yet from Muslim parties

No manifestos yet from Muslim parties

With the general election to be held in 17 days, leading Muslim parties are yet to reveal their manifestos, note...

Terror sowed by those who dislikes a better political culture

Terror sowed by those who dislikes a better political culture

Those who does not wish for a better, more virtuous political culture in Sri Lanka are attempting to win the...

Victory after much struggle  - Najith

Victory after much struggle - Najith

The Open University students' 227-day long 'Sathyagraha' against the upping of student fees, was ended today morning (31).

STF mission launched over Bloemandhal shooting

STF mission launched over Bloemandhal shooting

Doubts are surfacing whether today's (31) shooting at the Bloemandhal area was done by the group headed by a relation...

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...

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Thomas Cook India buys Sri Lanka travel firm

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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Photographer Ivelina Blagoeva is able to see the artistic potential that's hidden within ordinary water droplets.

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A People's Business

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"

“We don’t have a Mahinda Rajapaksa phobia. We have defeated him and he is no lon...

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How shrimp farming wreaked havoc on Sri Lanka’s coasts

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...

Rajapaksa treads a different path

Rajapaksa treads a different path

The way Rajapaksa got tickets for himself and his supporters has shown who the “...

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...