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Sri Lanka to seize ‘historic moment’ for reconciliation - Top UN official

Sri Lanka to seize ‘historic moment’ for reconciliation - Top UN official

The United Nations will stand with the people and leaders of Sri Lanka as the country forges ahead along the...

10 Tamils arriving in Lanka arrested

10 Tamils arriving in Lanka arrested

The TID has arrested nearly 10 Tamils at the Katunayake airport alone, following their return from the Middle East, Australia...

Australia post Cricket World Cup record score v Afghanistan

Australia post Cricket World Cup record score v Afghanistan

Australia posted the highest total in Cricket World Cup history as they scored 417-6 in their Pool A match against...

Govt. clears Rakna, Avant Garde

Govt. clears Rakna, Avant Garde

Rakna Arakshaka Lanka and Avant Garde Maritime Services have been cleared of any wrongdoing.

Memory forests instead of graveyards?

Memory forests instead of graveyards?

The idea of coming full circle and returning whence we came from is one that appeals to many of us...

Tax proposals credit negative – Fitch

Tax proposals credit negative – Fitch

One-off and recurring taxes on the Sri Lankan telecoms sector as set out in the interim budget proposals on 07...

Anoma opens new DP office

Anoma opens new DP office

A new office of the Democratic Party (DP) led by former Army Commander Gen. Sarath Fonseka was opened in Battaramulla...

SB seeks return to UNP

SB seeks return to UNP

Former higher education minister S B Dissanayake has applied to return to the UNP, say party sources.

Vaas to leave after World Cup

Vaas to leave after World Cup

Chaminda Vaas says he will vacate his position as the pace bowling coach of the Sri Lanka team following the...

Afridi becomes first cricketer to bag 8000 runs

Afridi becomes first cricketer to bag 8000 runs

Experienced Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi completed 8,000 One-Day International (ODI) runs during the Pakistan vs UAE, ICC Cricket World Cup...

Watford Costco car park death: Man admits manslaughter

Watford Costco car park death: Man admits manslaughter

A man has admitted killing a shopkeeper who fell from a moving van in Watford.

Ethanol imported by businessman with govt. links?

Ethanol imported by businessman with govt. links?

The 16,000 litres of ethanol illegally imported and found at the Orugodawatte container yard by the customs belongs to a...

Yoshitha summoned to CCD over light aircraft

Yoshitha summoned to CCD over light aircraft

Yoshitha Rajapaksa, the son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been summoned to the Colombo Crime Division today (04).

Ranil speaks of attempt to unite Maithri, MR & CBK

Ranil speaks of attempt to unite Maithri, MR & CBK

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has spoken about attempts to create unity within the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) by getting...

JHU calls for more emphasis to Anti Corruption Secretariat

JHU calls for more emphasis to Anti Corruption Secretariat

The Anti Corruption Secretariat that was set up by the current government in order to address efficiently the issue of...

UN calls for confidence building among Lankan communities

UN calls for confidence building among Lankan communities

The United Nations has reportedly said there is still a wide trust deficit between communities in Sri Lanka and urged...

No nominations for MR - Maithri

No nominations for MR - Maithri

Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party - President Maithripala Sirisena has pledged that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa would not...

PM’s stance regarding Avant Garde matter

PM’s stance regarding Avant Garde matter

The president and the prime minister both have ordered the officials concerned to conduct an independent and impartial investigation with...

Karu Paranawithana's father passes away

Karu Paranawithana's father passes away

P.V. Ariyapala, the father of Media ministry secretary Karu Paranawithana, has passed away this morning (03).

Right to information act to parliament soon

Right to information act to parliament soon

Noting that a foundation has already been laid for a free media culture, media minister Gayantha Karunatilake says the right...

Ex-leader of LTTE Women’s Sea Tiger Wing nabbed

Ex-leader of LTTE Women’s Sea Tiger Wing nabbed

The former leader of the LTTE Women’s Sea Tiger Wing, Jeyaganesh Murugesu Pakeerathy, has been arrested at the Bandaranaike International...

Absolutely no interest in entering politics - Sanga

Absolutely no interest in entering politics - Sanga

Former cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara has yet again stated that he has 'absolutely no interest in entering politics now or...

16,000 litres of ethanol seized

16,000 litres of ethanol seized

A large consignment of illegally imported ethanol had been seized at the Orugodawatta Custom’s Warehouse today (03) by the Customs...

Glow-in-the-dark ice cream is really a thing

Glow-in-the-dark ice cream is really a thing

An Australian ice-cream parlour has created a new frontier in frozen treats, one that will make it very obvious if...

Sri Lankan woman to be celebrated

Sri Lankan woman to be celebrated

The European Union, the Norwegian Embassy and Rights Now are organising a Women's Day Event: "Celebrating Sri Lankan Woman" on...

More exposure on Sajin’s airplane following SLM revelation

More exposure on Sajin’s airplane following SLM revelation

Following the exposé made by 'Sri Lanka Mirror' about the unregistered cargo airplane owned by former supervising MP Sajin Vaas...

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Aruni among the shadows

Aruni among the shadows

Aruni Madusha Rajapaksa came into the limelight with the film Super Six in 2012.

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Apple cars on the way!

Apple cars on the way!

Apple is said to be working on producing electric cars as early as 2020 and a team is now working on the project.

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Gayle admits Test retirement possibility

Gayle admits Test retirement possibility

West Indies opener Chris Gayle has raised the possibility of retiring from Test cricket if his fragile back cannot cope with the increasing workload in a crammed cricket calendar. Despite...

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Regular coffee drinkers have 'cleaner' arteries

Regular coffee drinkers have 'cleaner' arteries

Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries - a known risk factor for heart disease - Korean researchers believe.

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Dilani barred from ‘Ridee Reyak’

Dilani barred from ‘Ridee Reyak’

‘Ridee Reyak and Apey Reyak’ happened in Arizona in the US on February 08.

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Censor chief to end censorship

Censor chief to end censorship

"I have been appointed as the Chairman of the Public Performance Board(PPB) also...

Response of Ban Ki Moon about repressing sea piracy was the inspiration

Response of Ban Ki Moon about repressing sea piracy was the inspiration

Following is a discussion with Nissanka Senadhipathi, Chairman of Avant Garde wh...

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Delhi bus rapist blames his victim in prison interview

Delhi bus rapist blames his victim in prison interview

In an interview from jail, Mukesh Singh says women who go out at night have only...

A New Era for India-Sri Lanka Relations?

A New Era for India-Sri Lanka Relations?

A recent visit has encouraged optimism, but India will struggle to counter China...

Sri Lanka’s Mahinda Rajapaksa hopes for comeback

Sri Lanka’s Mahinda Rajapaksa hopes for comeback

The former president is hoping to return to politics in upcoming parliamentary e...

Total 100 Days – 45 Days Gone !

Total 100 Days – 45 Days Gone !

This programme is commonly called Maithri’s 100 Day programme. Yet, this is what...