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Avant Garde to make attack craft, sell to Nigeria

Avant Garde to make attack craft, sell to Nigeria

Avante Garde, together with the Sri Lanka Navy, is preparing to manufacture and sell 16 naval attack craft to Nigeria...

Thajudeen’s death was not accidental

Thajudeen’s death was not accidental

The death of national rugby player Wasim Thajudeen in May 2012 was not accidental, police investigations have established.

Undergrads develop disease diagnosis machine

Undergrads develop disease diagnosis machine

A team of electronics students of Moratuwa University has developed a machine that is capable of diagnosing, 15 years in...

Lankan embassy in Germany celebrates 67th Independence Day

Lankan embassy in Germany celebrates 67th Independence Day

“The election of the new President and the peaceful and democratic transition of power provide a surge of hope for...

Open prison for swindlers - JNP

Open prison for swindlers - JNP

The Jathika Nidahas Peramuna says it will fully support, if the government opens a special prison for politicians and white...

Sri Lanka will defend rupee, has enough fx reserves -finmin

Sri Lanka will defend rupee, has enough fx reserves -finmin

Sri Lanka will defend the rupee currency and has enough foreign exchange reserves to prevent any further depreciation, Finance Ministry...

UN defends its decision to defer Lanka war crime probe report

UN defends its decision to defer Lanka war crime probe report

The UN Human Rights Council today defended its move to defer the release of a report into alleged war crimes...

Lankan PMSCs in int’l weapons racket? (Exclusive)

Lankan PMSCs in int’l weapons racket? (Exclusive)

PMSCs that had operated in Sri Lanka had got involved in illegal weapons trade with Egyptian and Yemeni racketeers, information...

Sri Lanka banks ordered to pay 15-pct interest to 60+ depositors

Sri Lanka banks ordered to pay 15-pct interest to 60+ depositors

Sri Lanka's Central Bank has ordered banks to pay 15 percent interest for term deposits of up to a million...

Sri Lanka to push for US free trade deal

Sri Lanka to push for US free trade deal

Sri Lanka wants push for a free trade deal with the United States and also use foreign policy to gain...

Graduates refuse to go to Samurdhi Ministry

Graduates refuse to go to Samurdhi Ministry

Graduates recruited by the previous regime as economic development officers have demanded an immediate halt to the decision to integrate...

No registration for Sajin’s airplane (exclusive)

No registration for Sajin’s airplane (exclusive)

The Boeing 727 cargo airplane of Cosmos Lanka, owned by former supervisory MP Sajin Vaas Gunawardena, is without even a...

Sajin questioned by the CID

Sajin questioned by the CID

The CID has yesterday (25) questioned UPFA MP Sajin Vass Gunawardena for over four hours.

Faizer and Rajiva to discuss issues with Maithri

Faizer and Rajiva to discuss issues with Maithri

Former state ministers Faizer Musthapa and Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha who recently resigned from their ministerial portfolios have decided to meet...

Govt in discussion with IMF and WB

Govt in discussion with IMF and WB

The Central Bank has stated that Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake has begun discussions with World Bank Managing Director Sri Mulyani...

JVP says no to national government

JVP says no to national government

The JVP says the party would not allow the corrupt politicians who were rejected by the people to form a...

‘No decision yet on local probe into war crimes charges’

‘No decision yet on local probe into war crimes charges’

A final decision is yet to be taken regarding a fresh local investigation into war crimes alleged to have taken...

Speedy action over LTTE suspects

Speedy action over LTTE suspects

A committee headed by an additional solicitor general will make recommendations with regard to Jeyakumari Balendran and other LTTE suspects...

Floating armoury has all licenses - Ruwan

Floating armoury has all licenses - Ruwan

The controversial ‘Mahanuwara’ floating armoury owned by Avante Garde private security firm has all the licenses to operate such a...

Kamal to contest on UNP ticket

Kamal to contest on UNP ticket

Senior actor Kamal Addararachchi is to contest the upcoming general election on the UNP ticket, say party sources.

Fonseka files petition to get back lost seat

Fonseka files petition to get back lost seat

Democratic Party (DP) leader General Sarath Fonseka today (25) filed a petition at the Court of Appeal seeking an order...

CSN closed down?

CSN closed down?

Authorities at the Carlton Sports Network (CSN) have decided to close down the sports TV channel from March 01 onwards...

Screening of adults only film banned by Mahinda!

Screening of adults only film banned by Mahinda!

Approval has been given for the screening of Prasanna Vithanage’s ‘Oba Nethuwa Obath Ekka’ which was banned during the former...

Arjuna stops illegal earth digging within Trinco Port

Arjuna stops illegal earth digging within Trinco Port

Ports and Aviation Minister Arjuna Ranatunge has ordered the immediate halt of the illegal digging carried out in lands under...

MR loyalists to protest demanding general elections

MR loyalists to protest demanding general elections

Loyalist of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Western Provincial Councillor Udaya Gammanpila says that if the government attempts to postpone the...

Govt to discuss with SLFP

Govt to discuss with SLFP

Discussions to form a national government between the United National Party (UNP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will...

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Lovely game where all are equal!

Lovely game where all are equal!

Cricket is a very popular sport which is deeply loved by many. With its popularity, cricket has become a commercially valuable sport. In some countries, the game of cricket and...

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Popularizing pepper cultivation as a home garden

Popularizing pepper cultivation as a home garden

The MInistry of Agiruclture in the North Western Province has taken steps to popularize pepper cultivation among farmers in villages and Samurdhi recipients as a home garden.

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Afghanistan deserve more opportunities - Mahela

Afghanistan deserve more opportunities - Mahela

Sri Lanka will benefit from being tested at the World Cup by an Afghanistan side deserving of more opportunities, says Mahela Jayawardene.

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Surrender the UN veto, says Amnesty

Surrender the UN veto, says Amnesty

Amnesty International has urged the five permanent members of the UN Security Council to give up their power of veto in cases where atrocities are being committed.

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Lost Sherlock Holmes story discovered

Lost Sherlock Holmes story discovered

A long-lost Sherlock Holmes story has been rediscovered more than a hundred years after it was first published.

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Response of Ban Ki Moon about repressing sea piracy was the inspiration

Response of Ban Ki Moon about repressing sea piracy was the inspiration

Following is a discussion with Nissanka Senadhipathi, Chairman of Avant Garde wh...

'Malinga is probably the best ever death bowler'

'Malinga is probably the best ever death bowler'

Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Gary Ballance and Moeen Ali talk about their World Cu...

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Total 100 Days – 45 Days Gone !

Total 100 Days – 45 Days Gone !

This programme is commonly called Maithri’s 100 Day programme. Yet, this is what...

Chinese feast: Year of the lobster?

Chinese feast: Year of the lobster?

Dumplings, red packets of money, long noodles symbolizing long life, fireworks a...

When it comes to weight loss, we're nuts about Almonds

When it comes to weight loss, we're nuts about Almonds

They're a perfect anytime workout snack: Flywheel Sports instructor Wendy Wolfso...

Penguins lost ability to taste fish

Penguins lost ability to taste fish

Penguins can taste only sour and salty food, scientists have discovered.