Sunday, 14 February 2016

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Stern measures to safeguard women - PM

Stern measures to safeguard women - PM

Stronger laws will be introduced to safeguard women, Prime minister...

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Measures underway to issue Certificate of Absence - minister

Measures underway to issue Certificate of Absence - minister

Home Affairs Minister Vajira Abeywardena told Parliament yesterday, that the government was in the process of issuing a Certificate of...

"Would remain in power until death, if possible"

"Would remain in power until death, if possible"

There are only 10% of decent men and women among politicians, says former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga.

Umaria's first love

Umaria's first love

Umaria... the power packed vibrant female voice that thrills the listener's soul and leaves them spellbound.

'11 Joint Opposition MPs won't join new party'

'11 Joint Opposition MPs won't join new party'

Special Projects Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama yesterday (12) revealed that 11 MPs of the Joint Opposition have clearly said that...

Must come to terms with the shortcomings of the past - Mangala

Must come to terms with the shortcomings of the past - Mangala

"In order for all Sri Lankans to move forward together, we must come to terms with the shortcomings of the...

Major General Milinda Peiris new army Chief of Staff

Major General Milinda Peiris new army Chief of Staff

Major General Milinda Peiris, the Vice Chancellor at the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU), has been appointed as...

Thisara Perera claims T20 hat-trick against India

Thisara Perera claims T20 hat-trick against India

Sri Lankan paceman Thisara Perera became the first Sri Lankan and fourth global cricketer to claim a hat-trick in Twenty20...

‘You are accountable for your unwise & unacceptable actions & inactions’

‘You are accountable for your unwise & unacceptable actions & inactions’

Former chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Chandra Jayaratne has told the minister of finance and the governor of...

Pablo de Greiff asks SL not to be hasty

Pablo de Greiff asks SL not to be hasty

Pablo de Greiff, the UN Special Rapporteur on Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence, has said that Sri Lanka...

US Ambassador visits Colombo's historic Grand Mosque

US Ambassador visits Colombo's historic Grand Mosque

Last evening (11), U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap joined Minister of Post, Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs...

SLFP takes firm decision!

SLFP takes firm decision!

The SLFP central committee that met today (12) decided to suspend the membership of seven of its local government members...

600 foreigners underwent kidney transplants in Sri Lanka

600 foreigners underwent kidney transplants in Sri Lanka

More than 600 foreigners had undergone kidney transplant surgery at several leading private hospitals in Sri Lanka in the past...

Supreme Court's 'disappeared lamp' found

Supreme Court's 'disappeared lamp' found

An expensive decorative lamp which had disappeared from the 5th floor of the Supreme Court building has been found at...

Maithri, not unrighteous to throw us out - Welgama

Maithri, not unrighteous to throw us out - Welgama

Former minister - Kumara Welgama says that President Maithripala Sirisena is not that unrighteous as to throw out those in...

IGP prevented Uduwe Thera’s arrest?

IGP prevented Uduwe Thera’s arrest?

Uduwe Dhammaloka Thera could be arrested for keeping a baby elephant, without any legal document, at Allen Methiniyarama temple, a...

World powers agree cessation of hostilities in Syria

World powers agree cessation of hostilities in Syria

World powers have agreed to seek a nationwide "cessation of hostilities" in Syria to begin in a week's time, after...

Ranil opens new chapter in Parliament with ‘Ask the PM’

Ranil opens new chapter in Parliament with ‘Ask the PM’

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday moved to adopt a Commonwealth Parliamentary tradition in the House which allows members of the...

New laws against fishermen violating maritime borders

New laws against fishermen violating maritime borders

A Bill proposing new laws against errant Indian fishermen is to be tabled in Parliament today (12).

Chamal opposes division of SLFP

Chamal opposes division of SLFP

Former speaker Chamal Rajapaksa says he opposes any action that will divide the SLFP.

Sri Lanka: Prisoners’ rights activist under death threat

Sri Lanka: Prisoners’ rights activist under death threat

A leading rights activist in Sri Lanka who is a key witness in a prison massacre has been threatened with...

Taxing times

Taxing times

SRI LANKA ought to be sitting pretty. Its growth has averaged 6% a year over the past decade. Seven years...

US to promote investigative journalism in Sri Lanka

US to promote investigative journalism in Sri Lanka

The US has decided to give a grant of USD 500,000 to organisations in Sri Lanka that will promote investigative...

Renovation of Welikada Prison VIP ward

Renovation of Welikada Prison VIP ward

The S Ward at Welikada Prison, where the late actor-politician Wijaya Kumaratunga and Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka had been kept...

Sri Lanka may be LCA Tejas' first export customer: Report

Sri Lanka may be LCA Tejas' first export customer: Report

Light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas is the multi-role light fighter that is in development with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), and...

Sri Lankan stocks end at over 3-wk low on weak global cues

Sri Lankan stocks end at over 3-wk low on weak global cues

Sri Lankan shares fell for the fourth straight session on Thursday to end at a more than three-week low, as...

Sri Lanka’s Maid in Saudi Problem

Sri Lanka’s Maid in Saudi Problem

Sri Lanka says it has a maid in Saudi Arabia problem it is trying to fix.

Sri Lanka: Investigate, Not Promote, Ex-Army Chief

Sri Lanka: Investigate, Not Promote, Ex-Army Chief

The Sri Lankan government’s appointment to parliament of the former army chief whose forces were implicated in widespread abuses contradicts...

Rajapaksas’ new party starts tomorrow

Rajapaksas’ new party starts tomorrow

The head office of the new political party to be led by Basil Rajapaksa with Mahinda Rajapaksa’s blessings will be...

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LUSH appoints Chulakshi Ranathunga as Brand Ambassador

LUSH appoints Chulakshi Ranathunga as Brand Ambassador

LUSH, one of the country’s most recognized Skin Clinique’s attributing a state-of-the-art approach appointed Ms. Sri Lanka 2014 Chulakshi Ranathunga as their Brand Ambassador.

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Perfect time to stun Mary Kom - Anusha

Perfect time to stun Mary Kom - Anusha

Sri Lanka's first woman boxer to win a gold in an International meet, Anusha Kodituwakku today threw an open challenge to India's MC Mary Kom, saying she is confident of...

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What lightning looks like from space (video)

What lightning looks like from space (video)

British astronaut Tim Peake, currently on a six-month mission on the International Space Station, has a view that can't be beat. He's also generously sharing the amazing sights he enjoys...

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OK Go shoots music video in zero gravity

OK Go shoots music video in zero gravity

The masters of meticulously choreographed music videos, OK Go, just released their latest: a three-minute clip for their new single Upside Down & Inside Out shot entirely in zero gravity.

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Insides of piano making factory (Pics)

Insides of piano making factory (Pics)

Architectural photographer Christopher Payne seeks out unique subject matter to shoot, often choosing to delve into industrial settings and explore overlooked manufacturing processes.

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Indrachapa searching for a drop of love

Indrachapa searching for a drop of love

Indrachapa Liyanage - The voice resonating of radical romance, says he is still...

Kasun talks on origins of life, sexuality, love & guilt

Kasun talks on origins of life, sexuality, love & guilt

February is the month of love. With the Valentine's Day just around the corner,...

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Short of options, Sri Lanka turns back to Beijing's embrace

Short of options, Sri Lanka turns back to Beijing's embrace

Just over a year after a new leader was elected and Sri Lanka's business ties wi...

From Suppa Devi to 'Lion Beer' ; A Preface for "Sinha-lé"

From Suppa Devi to 'Lion Beer' ; A Preface for "Sinha-lé"

From Suppa Devi to 'Lion Beer' ;A Preface for "Sinha-lé"

The country that supplies eyes

The country that supplies eyes

To restore sight to damaged eyes, doctors often need to transplant the cornea -...

Hoppers, restaurant review: 'Love at first taste as I'm transported to Sri Lanka'

Hoppers, restaurant review: 'Love at first taste as I'm transported to Sri Lanka'

I fell in love in Sri Lanka. It's been 24 years now, but my love endures. If any...

Health & Lifestyle

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6 morning habits of naturally thin people

6 morning habits of naturally thin people

Rise and shine! Incorporating these simple steps into your morning routine may m...

Potato-rich diet 'may increase pregnancy diabetes risk'

Potato-rich diet 'may increase pregnancy diabetes risk'

Eating potatoes or chips on most days of the week may increase a woman's risk of...

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Uga Escapes, unveils Chena Huts

Uga Escapes, unveils Chena Huts

Uga Escapes consolidated its position in the leisure industry this month by unve...

Qatar Airways launches Travel Festival

Qatar Airways launches Travel Festival

Qatar Airways (QA) has launched a first-of-its-kind Travel Festival offering tra...