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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...

Rumesh appointed consultant coach

Rumesh appointed consultant coach

Former Sri Lankan fast bowler Rumesh Ratnayake has been appointed as a consultant coach to join the National team currently...

School vans, meter taxis to slash fares?

School vans, meter taxis to slash fares?

The All-island Inter-District School Transport Services Union says that they have decided to increase school van fees by 05% in...

Australian court rules detention of SL asylum seekers at sea, lawful

Australian court rules detention of SL asylum seekers at sea, lawful

Australia's highest court ruled on Wednesday that the detention of asylum seekers from Sri Lanka on the high seas for...

Mervyn says he knows all misdeeds of Rajapaksas

Mervyn says he knows all misdeeds of Rajapaksas

Former minister Mervyn Silva has refuted claims citing that he was assaulted by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa,

Shirani Bandaranayake to be CJ for a day (Pics)

Shirani Bandaranayake to be CJ for a day (Pics)

(Update)Shirani Bandaranayake will resume her duties as Chief Justice for one day before resigning, senior lawyer and human rights activist...

Peshala sworn in as NCP CM

Peshala sworn in as NCP CM

Peshala Jayaratne has been sworn in as the Chief Minister of the North Central Province before governor P.B. Dissanayake today...

UPFA urged to clear SLTB payment arrears

UPFA urged to clear SLTB payment arrears

The ministry of Internal Transport says that the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) is yet to receive an arrears of...

Kategoda's wish to resign for Sarath Fonseka delayed by AG

Kategoda's wish to resign for Sarath Fonseka delayed by AG

A move by Democratic Front MP Jayantha Ketagoda to make a statement and resign his seat in Parliament tomorrow (January...

Lawyers call off march against Chief Justice

Lawyers call off march against Chief Justice

Lawyers protesting against the failure of the Chief Justice Mohan Peiris to resign called off their campaign a short while...

'Tamil detainees to be released within a year'

'Tamil detainees to be released within a year'

Mannar Bishop Rt. Rev. Rayappu Joseph says that President Maithripala Sirisena has consented to release ethic Tamil political prisoners who...

Retd. Major fasts unto death over Terrorism Act

Retd. Major fasts unto death over Terrorism Act

Retired Army Major Asitha Prabhath, who has been held at the Jaffna Prison for a prolonged period under the Prevention...

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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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India to host T20 World Cup in 2016 - ICC

India to host T20 World Cup in 2016 - ICC

The International Cricket Council has announced that India would host the T20 World Championship in 2016.

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Argentina to dissolve intelligence body

Argentina to dissolve intelligence body

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has announced plans to disband Argentina's intelligence agency.

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Mission: Impossible 5 in July

Mission: Impossible 5 in July

Actor Tom Cruise's highly-anticipated film Mission: Impossible 5 will release in US on July 31 instead of December 25, Paramount has announced.

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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...

Krishantha speaks his heart out on national politics and media

Krishantha speaks his heart out on national politics and media

The Daily FT spoke with UNP Working Committee Member, Media Director and Politic...

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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