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Veediye Virodaya to stand against Mahinda

Veediye Virodaya to stand against Mahinda

Veediye Virodaya street drama group states that if Mahinda Rajapkasa stood in for an election there are number of civil...

Election observation unit opens tomorrow

Election observation unit opens tomorrow

The main election observation unit of the election secretariat will open tomorrow (02), said elections commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya.

Solar Impulse 2 grounded in Japan

Solar Impulse 2 grounded in Japan

Solar Impulse 2, the first attempt to fly around the world using just solar power, has been forced to make...

Kids summer camps at Russian Centre

Kids summer camps at Russian Centre

Summer camps  for kids  will be organized this year in July and August by The Russian Centre in Colombo.

Inform about drug sales close to schools

Inform about drug sales close to schools

Police request teachers and parents to immediately inform about any drug sales close to schools.

Ranjan named to Junior Selection Committee

Ranjan named to Junior Selection Committee

Veteran sports Journalist and cricket coach Ranjan Paranavithana has been named to the new Junior Selection Committee.

Samsung launches SUHD Curved TV in Sri Lanka

Samsung launches SUHD Curved TV in Sri Lanka

Leader in Home entertainment - Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced the launch of its first SUHD TV range in Sri...

Tharanga replaces Sanga for 3rd Test

Tharanga replaces Sanga for 3rd Test

Sri Lanka batsman Upul Tharanga will replace Kumar Sangakkara for the third Test against Pakistan starting Friday in Pallekele. Sangakkara...

Closed-door meeting in Medamulana

Closed-door meeting in Medamulana

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has commenced a round of closed door talks in Medamulana with a group of UPFA members...

Chandrika to broker ‘swan’ alliance

Chandrika to broker ‘swan’ alliance

Former president Chandrika Kumaratunga, other parties and organizations are holding talks on possible measures in the event ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa...

Another Tamil returnee arrested

Another Tamil returnee arrested

A Tamil youth returning from his job in the Middle East was arrested at the Katunayake airport on the day...

Mahinda says will contest General Election

Mahinda says will contest General Election

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has officially declared that he will contest the upcoming General election.

Maithri affiliates to take up 'Swan' symbol?

Maithri affiliates to take up 'Swan' symbol?

Affiliates of President Maithripala Sirisena are preparing to contest the upcoming General election under the 'Swan' symbol if former President...

2 drown in Girithale Tank (Pics)

2 drown in Girithale Tank (Pics)

Two young men had drowned yesterday (30) after going to bathe in the Girithale Tank.

SLC reiterates commitment to January elections

SLC reiterates commitment to January elections

Sri Lanka Cricket has reiterated its commitment to holding elections before the end of January next year, in the wake...

SL shares end weaker; pre-poll uncertainty weighs on sentiment

SL shares end weaker; pre-poll uncertainty weighs on sentiment

Sri Lankan shares fell on Tuesday, hovering near 2-1/2 month lows, led by large caps such as Nestle Lanka Plc...

Can't ally with Mahinda's cronies - Rathana Thera

Can't ally with Mahinda's cronies - Rathana Thera

Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera says that they cannot go ahead with an alliance with Mahinda Rajapaksa if the latter is...

MR's candidacy still undecided

MR's candidacy still undecided

President Maithripala Sirisena is yet to decide on granting candidacy to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President's media unit has...

Special project to protect mangroves

Special project to protect mangroves

Central Environmental Authority states that a special project has been launched to protect and study the mangroves which grow in...

'Leap second' added for first time in 3 years

'Leap second' added for first time in 3 years

Airlines, trading floors and technology companies are braced for chaos today as world timekeepers prepare to add a leap second...

Dela Bandara is acting Diyawadana Nilame

Dela Bandara is acting Diyawadana Nilame

Former Diyawadana Nilame of Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy Nilanga Dela Bandara has been appointed to the position on an...

St. Sebastian feast held (pics)

St. Sebastian feast held (pics)

The feast at Hendala dedicated to St. Sebastian the Healer, took place recently with the participation of thousands of people...

Dialog behind ousting of Madu Madhava?

Dialog behind ousting of Madu Madhava?

Chairman of TNL TV, Shan Wickremesinghe said that Dialog Axiata was behind the ousting of Madu Madhava Aravinda, from the...

National archaeology week from July 06

National archaeology week from July 06

A national archaeology week will take place from July 06 to mark the 125th anniversary of the Archaeology Department.

When the CID raided 'Sri Lanka Mirror'

When the CID raided 'Sri Lanka Mirror'

For most, June 29 is another random day. For us in 'Sri Lanka Mirror' (SLM), it is a day of...

CB in ruin due to Mahinda-Cabraal union

CB in ruin due to Mahinda-Cabraal union

The Central Bank has experienced a massive distortion of its data and statistics as well as a major financial loss...

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Bastiat Economic Forum and Book Launch to be held on July 9th

Bastiat Economic Forum and Book Launch to be held on July 9th

The Bastiat Economic Forum and the launch of the book “නිදහසේ අර්ථ ශාස්ත්‍රය-ඔබේ ආචාර්යවරුන් ඔබට කියා නොදෙන පාඩම”organized by The Bastiat Society of Sri Lanka is to be held on...

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Australia and New Zealand will play the first day-night test cricket match when the southern hemisphere rivals meet in the last match of a three-game series in November.

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World's first robotic wedding (Video)

Two robots have tied the knot in Japan in what is thought to be the first wedding of its kind in the world.

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner split after 10 years of marriage

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Speak up for children

The International Labour Organization (ILO) revealed that recent global estimate...

Meet Binura Fernando

Meet Binura Fernando

You impressed at the U19 World Cup in 2014, what was it like playing in that tou...

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Jurassic World : What a noted dinosaur expert thinks

Does Jurassic World actually get much right about dinosaurs? Paul Barrett from L...

Female Literacy: What the Indian economy needs to learn from Sri Lanka

Female Literacy: What the Indian economy needs to learn from Sri Lanka

I had visited Colombo five years ago, just after the civil war ended, and had fo...

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There was a political necessity in society over a long time to have decent elect...

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Do butterflies hold the answer to life's mysteries?

Throughout history, butterflies have been seen as symbols of many things - not o...