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Wattala PS Chairman assaulted, evicted from chamber

Wattala PS Chairman assaulted, evicted from chamber

The Chairman of the Wattala Pradeshiya Sabha, R.A. Thyagaratna Alwis, was reportedly assaulted and forcefully removed from the chamber during...

Maithripala tells SLFP MPs to criticise and have no fear

Maithripala tells SLFP MPs to criticise and have no fear

President Maithripala Sirisena has told Members of Parliament of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) that they now have the...

Transfers of 10,000 cops postponed

Transfers of 10,000 cops postponed

Transfers of around 10,000 police officers which were due to take effect from February 1, 2015 have been postponed till...

Ban hopes SL will work with UN

Ban hopes SL will work with UN

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hopes Sri Lanka works with the UN on the investigations over the war despite launching...

Bread price reduced by six rupees

Bread price reduced by six rupees

The Bakery Owners Association has decided to bring down the price of bread from midnight which could mean a reduction...

Dileepa Wijesundara, new SLT group CEO

Dileepa Wijesundara, new SLT group CEO

The government has decided to appoint Dileepa Wijesundara as the group CEO of Sri Lanka Telecom.

'Mohan Peiris has not resigned'

'Mohan Peiris has not resigned'

Mohan Peiris has not resigned from his position as Chief Justice, his media spokeman - Attorney-at-Law Wijeratne Kodippili says.

Prices of 13 essential goods slashed

Prices of 13 essential goods slashed

Prices of 13 essential goods were reduced through the interim budget today (29).

SL blocks Packer's $400-mln casino project

SL blocks Packer's $400-mln casino project

Sri Lanka's new government has blocked three casinos approved by the previous administration, among them a $400-million project by Australian...

Maithri's interim budget slashes Rs.90 b reserved for President's upkeep

Maithri's interim budget slashes Rs.90 b reserved for President's upkeep

The Interim Budget of the new government of President Maithripala Sirisena has saved the country a whopping Rs. 90 billion...

Bogollagama saved the day for Ranil

Bogollagama saved the day for Ranil

A little kept secret has come to light on how Ranil Wickremasinghe was able to take his oaths as Prime...

Thewarapperuma remanded

Thewarapperuma remanded

Matugama Magistrate’s Court today (29) ordered to hold United National Party (UNP) MP Palitha Thewarapperuma in remand custody until February...

Revoking EU's ban on fish imports to take time

Revoking EU's ban on fish imports to take time

Several months will elapse before the ban on imports of fish from Sri Lanka is revoked, the 'BBC Sandeshaya' reports...

CBK urged to join with MR to ensure SLFP victory

CBK urged to join with MR to ensure SLFP victory

A group of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) seniors have urged former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga to forgive the past...

Justice Sripavan to be next CJ

Justice Sripavan to be next CJ

Senior Supreme Court Judge Kanagasabapathy J. Sripavan is to be appointed as the next Chief Justice, Cabinet Spokesperson - Minister...

What the Interim Budget has for the people

What the Interim Budget has for the people

New Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake is scheduled to present the Interim Budget in Parliament this afternoon (January 29) in keeping...

Speculation JHU will be disbanded

Speculation JHU will be disbanded

The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) has dismissed reports that the party was to be disbanded and its members absorbed into...

Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) leader

Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) leader

Front-line Socialist Party (FSP) chief Kumar Gunaratnam made a statement to the Department of Immigration and Emigration today (January 28)...

CSN throws party for business partners ahead of World Cup

CSN throws party for business partners ahead of World Cup

The controversial television channel called CSN owned by the sons of defeated former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, is reported to have...

All ranks, privileges & pension restored for Gen. Fonseka

All ranks, privileges & pension restored for Gen. Fonseka

The Defence Ministry today announced that former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka is entitled to his rank of Four Star General...

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Apple profit 'biggest in history'

Apple profit 'biggest in history'

US technology giant Apple has reported the biggest quarterly profit ever made by a public company.

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Kulasekara reprimanded for aggressive celebration

Kulasekara reprimanded for aggressive celebration

Sri Lankan fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara was reprimanded for aggressive celebration of Luke Ronchi's dismissal during his team's seventh ODI against New Zealand.

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John Kerry fined $50

John Kerry fined $50

John Kerry has many titles - secretary of state, former senator, one-time Democratic candidate for president.

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Why did Kaveesha visit Kelaniya?

Why did Kaveesha visit Kelaniya?

Kaveesha, the daughter of popular actress Dilani Abeywardena and singer Saman Pushpawarna was recently in Sri Lanka.

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'One in five fish linked to illegal activity'

'One in five fish linked to illegal activity'

The EU has imposed sanctions on imports from Sri Lanka's fisheries after the cou...

Right to Information Bill is priority - Karunaratne Paranavithana

Right to Information Bill is priority - Karunaratne Paranavithana

Former diplomat and incumbent Secretary to the Ministry of Mass Media and Inform...

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Hardline Lanka Buddhists to launch party, say inspired by BJP, RSS

Hardline Lanka Buddhists to launch party, say inspired by BJP, RSS

This is one overseas fan base that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party BJ...

Mystery kidney killer spreads fear in Sri Lanka

Mystery kidney killer spreads fear in Sri Lanka

It's midmorning and hundreds of people are squeezed under a banyan tree's shady...

Peace, love and happiness

Peace, love and happiness

While Christians celebrate Christmas and people of all religious de