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'Leap second' added for first time in 3 years

'Leap second' added for first time in 3 years

Airlines, trading floors and technology companies are braced for chaos today as world timekeepers prepare to add a leap second...

Dela Bandara is acting Diyawadana Nilame

Dela Bandara is acting Diyawadana Nilame

Former Diyawadana Nilame of Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy Nilanga Dela Bandara has been appointed to the position on an...

St. Sebastian feast held (pics)

St. Sebastian feast held (pics)

The feast at Hendala dedicated to St. Sebastian the Healer, took place recently with the participation of thousands of people...

Dialog behind ousting of Madu Madhava?

Dialog behind ousting of Madu Madhava?

Chairman of TNL TV, Shan Wickremesinghe said that Dialog Axiata was behind the ousting of Madu Madhava Aravinda, from the...

National archaeology week from July 06

National archaeology week from July 06

A national archaeology week will take place from July 06 to mark the 125th anniversary of the Archaeology Department.

When the CID raided 'Sri Lanka Mirror'

When the CID raided 'Sri Lanka Mirror'

For most, June 29 is another random day. For us in 'Sri Lanka Mirror' (SLM), it is a day of...

CB in ruin due to Mahinda-Cabraal union

CB in ruin due to Mahinda-Cabraal union

The Central Bank has experienced a massive distortion of its data and statistics as well as a major financial loss...

No nominations from Maithri for Mahinda!

No nominations from Maithri for Mahinda!

President Maithripala Sirisena has reached a firm stance that his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa would not be given the prime ministerial...

TNL ousts Madu Madhava

TNL ousts Madu Madhava

Artiste Madu Madhava Aravinda, who was the programme host of 'Dialog Ridma Rathriya' on TNL TV, has been ousted from...

Pro-Mahinda faction to contest from 'Sri Lanka Jathika Balaya'

Pro-Mahinda faction to contest from 'Sri Lanka Jathika Balaya'

Although former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had earlier expected to contest the General election as Prime ministerial candidate under the 'Betel...

‘Country or party? – decision is with Maithri’

‘Country or party? – decision is with Maithri’

President Maithripala Sirisena will be going against the public mandate he received on January 08 if he allows his predecessor...

Sri Lanka initiates collaboration with CERN

Sri Lanka initiates collaboration with CERN

Sri Lanka and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) have entered into an agreement to begin cooperation between CERN...

Buddhist monk promotes peace through release of anti-nuclear manga in Sri Lanka

Buddhist monk promotes peace through release of anti-nuclear manga in Sri Lanka

With his home country of Sri Lanka having been embroiled in decades-long conflicts, Thalangalle Somasiri felt moved after reading the...

Sri Lanka shares recover after election announcement

Sri Lanka shares recover after election announcement

Sri Lankan shares recovered on Monday from a near 2-1/2 month low hit in the previous session after President Maithripala...

‘A journey with Mangala who made the black country white’

‘A journey with Mangala who made the black country white’

A poster campaign titled ‘A journey with Mangala who made the black country white’ was carried out in Matara district...

No nominations for Mahinda, said Maithri

No nominations for Mahinda, said Maithri

President Maithripala Sirisena, as chairman of the SLFP, has said that his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa would not be given nominations...

Karapitiya heart surgery reactivated

Karapitiya heart surgery reactivated

Director of Karapitiya Teaching Hospital Dr.Shelton Perera speaking to 'Sri Lanka Mirror' stated that heart surgeries performed at the hospital...

Elephant corpse at Rathmale Tank cause trouble for villagers

Elephant corpse at Rathmale Tank cause trouble for villagers

The villagers residing near the ancient Rathmale Tank, where the corpse of an elephant lays, have been heavily inconvenienced as...

Don't give PM candidacy to MR ; Maithri pressurised

Don't give PM candidacy to MR ; Maithri pressurised

During discussions currently underway, pressure is being built not to grant prime minister candidacy of SLFP to former President Mahinda...

Screen time linked to weaker bones in teen boys

Screen time linked to weaker bones in teen boys

Teenaged boys who spend too many hours in front of the computer or television without participating in enough weight-bearing exercise...

Sri Lanka beats Pakistan by 7 wickets

Sri Lanka beats Pakistan by 7 wickets

Sri Lanka needed a little over 26 overs to chase down a 153-run victory target for a series-levelling seven-wicket victory...

Culture ministry chairperson sends staff for private clinic

Culture ministry chairperson sends staff for private clinic

The chairperson of Construction Company (Pvt.) Ltd., owned by the State Ministry of Culture, has sent seven employees of the...

ITAK in Fix as Ex-LTTE Leader Seeks Poll Ticket

ITAK in Fix as Ex-LTTE Leader Seeks Poll Ticket

An application by a former top LTTE leader, Athmalingam Ravindra alias Rupan, for an Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK) ticket...

How the world turned into a rainbow this weekend

How the world turned into a rainbow this weekend

Scroll through your Facebook feed and you'll already see an array of family photos, pouting selfies and delectable dinners. But...

Badminton CEO cheats junior players

Badminton CEO cheats junior players

A top official of the badminton association is planning a massive financial fraud by using the Sri Lankan team to...

JHU is firmly against Mahinda Rajapaksa

JHU is firmly against Mahinda Rajapaksa

The JHU has decided not to join any political alliance that will field former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as a candidate...

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