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Gem mining banned in Ratnapura for 20 days

Gem mining banned in Ratnapura for 20 days

Gem mining with sucker machinery in rivers has been banned for 20 days in Ratnapura.

Ministers support arrival of Kumar

Ministers support arrival of Kumar

Propaganda Secretary of the Peratugami Party Pubudu Jagoda has claimed that government ministers were not against the arrival of Kumar...

More crossovers next week

More crossovers next week

More Members of Parliament are expected to make their crossovers by the middle of next week as the Presidential election...

Army personnel deployed for postal propaganda

Army personnel deployed for postal propaganda

Transparency International Sri Lanka has charged that members of the armed forces have been enlisted to paste stamps on envelopes...

Whole country knows "Helping Hambantota" rogues

Whole country knows "Helping Hambantota" rogues

Former Sri Lanka President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaranatunga has said that the whole country knows what happened to millions of dollars...

Three Police officers get sudden transfers

Three Police officers get sudden transfers

Three Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP) have been transferred out of their places of work to other locations.

Mushtapha boards a flight, will return

Mushtapha boards a flight, will return

Deputy minister Fiaz Mushtapha is reported to have left at 2.45pm today (December 26) on board an Emirates Airlines flight...

Minister involved in Ethanol scandal and family sent overseas

Minister involved in Ethanol scandal and family sent overseas

A deputy minister involved in the alleged Ethanol scandal, his wife and two children are reported to have been sent...

Ranil, Maithri give statements to CID

Ranil, Maithri give statements to CID

The CID has recorded statements from Opposition Presidential Candidate Mathiripala Sirisena and Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe.

DP member crosses over to UPFA

DP member crosses over to UPFA

Democratic Party Gampaha District Provincial Councillor Rajitha Hapuarachchi joined the government today (26).

Move to arrest Common Opposition Candidate?

Move to arrest Common Opposition Candidate?

A sinister move is said to be underway to arrest Common Opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena has come to light following...

President's reelection will be unlawful says ex-Chief Justice

President's reelection will be unlawful says ex-Chief Justice

A re-election of President Mahinda Rajapaksa at next month's election could result in his victory being declared null and void...

Sri Lanka marks National Safety Day today

Sri Lanka marks National Safety Day today

Sri Lanka celebrates the National Safety Day, which has been commemorated for eight years continuously since 2006, on the 10th...

UNP calls for unity to provide flood relief

UNP calls for unity to provide flood relief

The immediate response to the recent flood disaster 'must give way to mid-term solutions that assure that the affected communities...

Govt. declines Moon's request - Divaina

Govt. declines Moon's request - Divaina

The Sri Lankan government yesterday (25) has declined to comply with a request by UN General Secretary Ban ki-Moon, the...

Muthuhettigama secretly leaves country

Muthuhettigama secretly leaves country

Deputy Minister Nishantha Muthuhettigama has secretly left for Singapore early this morning (26).

Nagamuwa explains true dilemma of voters

Nagamuwa explains true dilemma of voters

The present voter has faced the same plight that befell the animals who were tasked of selecting between the wolf...

Wimal betrays his supporters!

Wimal betrays his supporters!

Leader of the National Freedom Front - Minister Wimal Weerawansa says that the Federation of National Organizations, which is suspected...

Claims on social media, untrue - Sanga

Claims on social media, untrue - Sanga

Sri Lanka's star cricketer Kumar Sangakkara has refuted rumours claiming that he has been 'offered a financial incentive to support...

2 CWC members to support Maithri

2 CWC members to support Maithri

Two members of the Ceylon Workers Congress have crossed over to the UNP, pledging support to common candidate Maithripala Sirisena.

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Xbox, PlayStation online services crash

Xbox, PlayStation online services crash

Xbox and PlayStation online services have been suffering technical problems, amid claims a hacking group has disabled their services.

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McCullum in historic batting feat against Sri Lanka

McCullum in historic batting feat against Sri Lanka

New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum scored the fastest century in Test cricket for his country as he achieved the feat against Sri Lanka on the opening day of the first...

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Hong Kong crash sparks money grab

Hong Kong crash sparks money grab

Hong Kong police have appealed to the public to return millions of dollars taken after a van transporting HK$525m ($68m; £44m) crashed on a major road.

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Star Trek 3 to release mid-2016

Star Trek 3 to release mid-2016

Science-fiction movie Star Trek 3 will hit screens on July 8, 2016, marking the 50th anniversary of the TV series, which inspired the film franchise, Paramount Pictures has announced.

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Remembering the Tsunami disaster, 10 years later

Remembering the Tsunami disaster, 10 years later

The massive earthquake off the west coast of Indonesia on December 26, 2004, reg...

Boxing Day tsunami, 10 years on: how cricket helped save Sri Lanka

Boxing Day tsunami, 10 years on: how cricket helped save Sri Lanka

A decade on from the Boxing Day tsunami, Simon Hughes warms to an Indian Ocean i...

Betrayal after dinner makes Sri Lanka presidential race personal

Betrayal after dinner makes Sri Lanka presidential race personal

Crispy rice pancakes and spicy salad, both traditional Sri Lankan dishes, were o...

Survivor of train derailed by tsunami in Sri Lanka tells his tale

Survivor of train derailed by tsunami in Sri Lanka tells his tale

A guard on a train derailed in Sri Lanka by a tsunami recounts the tale a decade...