Sunday, 07 February 2016

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Joint opposition to become independent!

Joint opposition to become independent!

The group of MPs of the joint opposition, presently seated...

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Electricity thieves to be strictly dealt with

Electricity thieves to be strictly dealt with

A special unit will investigate instances of electricity theft, said power minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya.

Ex-ministers yet to return official quarters

Ex-ministers yet to return official quarters

Several MPs are yet to return the official quarters they had been given when they were cabinet ministers, says the...

Why Fonseka is being given seat!

Why Fonseka is being given seat!

The UNP leadership has decided to appoint Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka to the seat that fell vacant following the death...

Doctors without registration treated Sobhitha Thera?

Doctors without registration treated Sobhitha Thera?

The Neville Fernando Hospital at Malabe is having 13 doctors, who have not renewed their registration with the Sri Lanka...

Memorable day for Abeysinghe

Memorable day for Abeysinghe

The under-rated Sri Lankans sprung a few surprises on their fancied Indian rivals on the opening day of the swimming...

Gnanasara Thera writes letter from Welikada prison!

Gnanasara Thera writes letter from Welikada prison!

Bodu Bala Sena general secretary Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera has written a letter from Welikada prison to the Mahanayake Thera, president...

Basnayake Nilames seek redress at courts

Basnayake Nilames seek redress at courts

Basnayake Nilames of Purana Devale in Udarata filed a petition in the Supreme Court on February 03 challenging the deprivation...

Sujeewa Senasinghe in illegal land filling

Sujeewa Senasinghe in illegal land filling

Minister and lawyer Sujeewa Senasinghe has been accused of illegally filling a marshland at Malabe.

Rajapaksa family: Crashing fall from grace

Rajapaksa family: Crashing fall from grace

Much of the Hindu epic, the Ramayana, is set in Sri Lanka. But the island has seen something of a...

Looking for a deal, not truth and justice

Looking for a deal, not truth and justice

Sri Lanka’s fledging transitional justice process is in trouble already. It’s getting impossible to paper over embarrassing public differences between...

SL requests IMF bailout to tackle budget deficit

SL requests IMF bailout to tackle budget deficit

Sri Lanka has made a formal request for an IMF bailout package to aid its struggling economy after a sharp...

No legal restriction against Fonseka's position as MP

No legal restriction against Fonseka's position as MP

There is no legal restriction against leader of Democratic Party Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka swearing in as a national list...

SLife-size animal sculptures made of wire

SLife-size animal sculptures made of wire

Contemporary animal sculptor Kendra Haste is able to create life out of rolls of galvanized wire.

Report on disappeared to be handed over to Al-Hussein

Report on disappeared to be handed over to Al-Hussein

The relatives of those who were disappeared decided to stage an attention drawn protest demanding the recovery of their loved...

2 prayers for and against FCID

2 prayers for and against FCID

Dashing of 100,000 coconuts requesting the deities to dissolve Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) was commenced this morning (06) at...

Dinusha Hansani wins Silver at South Asian Games

Dinusha Hansani wins Silver at South Asian Games

B. Dinusha Hansani won the first medal for Sri Lanka at the 2016 South Asian Games underway in India.

Drastic increase in cancer patients in Sri Lanka

Drastic increase in cancer patients in Sri Lanka

National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) states the cancer cases reported annually in Sri Lanka has been drastically increasing.

Deadly quake fells buildings in Taiwan

Deadly quake fells buildings in Taiwan

An earthquake has toppled buildings in the south Taiwanese city of Tainan, killing at least five people.

Row over Sonu Nigam's mid-flight 'concert'

Row over Sonu Nigam's mid-flight 'concert'

An Indian airline has suspended five crew members who let a Bollywood star sing over its public address system -...

UN Human Rights chief arrives in SL

UN Human Rights chief arrives in SL

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein arrived in Sri Lanka, a short while...

ICC reinstates SLC’s full membership

ICC reinstates SLC’s full membership

After Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) elections held on January 3, ICC has decided to reinstate its full membership status according...

Independence Day boost to national reconciliation

Independence Day boost to national reconciliation

The National Peace Council of Sri Lanka has issued a statement yesterday (05) with regard to the singing of national...

Hakeem meets with Turkish Airlines

Hakeem meets with Turkish Airlines

Minister of City Planning and Water Supply Rauff Hakeem is on an official visit to Turkey as a special representative...

Yoshitha's misdealings revealed through emails

Yoshitha's misdealings revealed through emails

The investigations conducted by Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) have revealed that a bus owned by Carlton Sports Network (CSN)...

Lanka Mineral Sands in danger

Lanka Mineral Sands in danger

The refining machinery owned by Lanka Mineral Sands Limited which worth Rs 2500 million is at the risk of corroding...

‘5 private hospital involved in kidney racket’

‘5 private hospital involved in kidney racket’

A group, including certain doctors, was involved in the kidney transplant racket in Sri Lanka, said a committee that inquired...

Sculptor carves new life into discarded shovel heads

Sculptor carves new life into discarded shovel heads

For most people, old rusted shovel heads would mean junk. For artist Denice Bizot, however, it's not quite the case.

It's 'Sinha Wisé' next

It's 'Sinha Wisé' next

A sinhala song has been created for the upcoming T20 Cricket World Cup.

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8th Int’l Footwear & Leather show opens today

8th Int’l Footwear & Leather show opens today

The Footwear and Leather Fair 2016, the eighth in its successful series, opens today (05) February morning at BMICH.

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PSL to launch in UAE

PSL to launch in UAE

Pakistan is set to launch its first franchise-based Twenty20 league in the UAE on Thursday as its cash-strapped cricket board seeks to boost revenues and reverse the national team's slide...

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Jack didn't have to die in Titanic - Kate

Jack didn't have to die in Titanic - Kate

Many fans have questioned Jack's death in the final moments of Titanic and now Kate Winslet, who played Rose in the romantic classic, has accepted that the character should have...

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Enchanting pendants preserve flowers

Enchanting pendants preserve flowers

Artist Paula Schiau (of Resity) crafts jewelry that looks as though it belongs in a fairy tale.

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Katrina Kaif on life, love and everything in between

Katrina Kaif on life, love and everything in between

Breakups make people sadder and wiser. That’s the impression I get when I...

Virat talks of his 'fiery edge'

Virat talks of his 'fiery edge'

Virat Kohli has finally let out the source of his much-talked-about aggressive s...

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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...

Sri Lanka: Tracing the origins of Ceylon tea

Sri Lanka: Tracing the origins of Ceylon tea

Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world after water. But the drink, which...

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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...