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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...

UNF opposes federal state

UNF opposes federal state

The UNF opposes the idea of a federal state, as mooted by the TNA in its election manifesto, says deputy...

Only 60 pc of candidates declared assets

Only 60 pc of candidates declared assets

Of the 6,000-odd candidates contesting the upcoming parliamentary election, only 60 per cent have declared their assets and liabilities, says...

Star fish removed to protect Nilaveli corals

Star fish removed to protect Nilaveli corals

The coast conservation department, in a bid to conserve the corals around Pigeon’s Island at Nilaveli in Trincomalee, has to...

Body found in luggage near Bastian Mawatha

Body found in luggage near Bastian Mawatha

The police on Wednesday (29) found remains of a man inside a luggage at the Fort bus station near the...

Yet another Cabraal swindling exposed

Yet another Cabraal swindling exposed

Information has come to light about former Central Bank governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal’s having swindled money of the Employees Provident...

SLFP CC further prevented for convening

SLFP CC further prevented for convening

The Colombo District Court today (July 29) ordered to extend the enjoining order preventing the convening of the Central Committee...

Wele Suda’s money with Ishara?

Wele Suda’s money with Ishara?

Many who have had connections with alleged notorious drug trafficker Gampola Vithanage Samantha Kumara alias Wele Suda have had their...

BBS to surround Sirasa!

BBS to surround Sirasa!

Several organizations, led by Bodu Bala Sena, are to stage a major protest against Sirasa Media Network, accusing it of...

Film producer in drug trafficking!

Film producer in drug trafficking!

The Police Narcotics Bureau has uncovered a main drug racket, in which a Sri Lankan film producer in Malaysia is...

President foils yet another conspiracy!

President foils yet another conspiracy!

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (28) decided to suspend, with immediate effect, the SLFP membership of minister Rajitha Senaratne and four...

Mahinda provoking communalism to win – UNP

Mahinda provoking communalism to win – UNP

The UNP accuses Mahinda Rajapaksa of provoking communalism again in an attempt to win the south.

Sri Lankan historian Santasilan Kadirgamar passes away

Sri Lankan historian Santasilan Kadirgamar passes away

Santasilan Kadirgamar, veteran historian, passed away here on Saturday after a brief illness. He was 81. He is survived by...

China's Sri Lankan Port Ambitions Persist

China's Sri Lankan Port Ambitions Persist

China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), a subsidiary of the state-owned China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), has proposed the construction of...

Supplementary medical practitioners to strike for 2 days

Supplementary medical practitioners to strike for 2 days

Joint Council of Professions Supplementary to Medicine (PSM) has announced that the medical practitioners attached to Nursing, PSM and Paramedics...

SLFP memberships of 4 including Rajitha, Hirunika cancelled

SLFP memberships of 4 including Rajitha, Hirunika cancelled

The President has ordered to cancel the SLFP memberships of Rajitha Senaratne, S.B. Navinna, M.K.D.S. Gunawardene, Arjuna Ranatunga and Hirunika...

UPFA manifesto launched

UPFA manifesto launched

The manifesto of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) for the 2015 General Election has been presented to President Maithripala...

new report exposes ‘systematic persecution’ of Tamils

new report exposes ‘systematic persecution’ of Tamils

Six years after the end Sri Lanka’s civil war, a new report by the International Truth & Justice Project exposes...

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