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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...

Rajitha Senaratne, SLFP national organiser?

Rajitha Senaratne, SLFP national organiser?

An appeal has been made by Pivithuru Hetak leader Ven. Athureliya Rathana Thera to senior stalwarts of the Sri Lanka...

Urgent action against CJ - Anura reveals

Urgent action against CJ - Anura reveals

The National Executive Council (NEC) that met today (27th) specially discussed regarding the Chief Justice who is said to have...

Six new Governors sworn in

Six new Governors sworn in

Six new Governors took their oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena today (27) at the Presidential Secretariat.

Media blitz meant to vilify me - MR

Media blitz meant to vilify me - MR

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today (27) charged that a media blitz had been unleashed to vilify him and mislead the...

Court orders to probe Duminda Silva's accounts

Court orders to probe Duminda Silva's accounts

A court order has been obtained to probe bank accounts of Colombo District Parliamentarian Duminda Silva, as drug kingpin ‘Wela...

Court issues notice to AG

Court issues notice to AG

The Attorney General was today (27) noticed to appear before the Court of Appeal on February 05 in connection with...

Shiranthi Rajapaksa usurped land in Mount Lavinia

Shiranthi Rajapaksa usurped land in Mount Lavinia

Former First lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa has been accused of acquiring a public land at Kalapura at Templers Road in Mount...

Bus fares reduced

Bus fares reduced

Minister of Internal Transport Ranjith Maddumabandara has said that bus fares would be reduced by between 8 and 10 percent...

Massive rice scam involving billions at Sathosa

Massive rice scam involving billions at Sathosa

For 130,000 metric tons of rice imported to the country and sold by the national supermarket Sathosa, a whopping commission...

TNA claims China wanted to trample Sri Lanka

TNA claims China wanted to trample Sri Lanka

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian S. Sridharan claimed that China was waiting to trample Sri Lanka by using what was...

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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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Sanga's emails expose Nishantha-Mahindananda plot

Sanga's emails expose Nishantha-Mahindananda plot

Former cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara has revealed of a plot hatched by former Sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage and SLC secretary Nishantha Ranatunga, in order to tarnish his reputation.

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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