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Germanwings crash: Co-pilot Lubitz 'hid illness'

Germanwings crash: Co-pilot Lubitz 'hid illness'

The co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a Germanwings airliner into the French Alps hid details of an illness, German prosecutors...

Anura speaks of the country’s challenge

Anura speaks of the country’s challenge

JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake says the challenge faced by the country at present is to expedite the constitutional amendment.

Former diplomat missing

Former diplomat missing

Former Sri Lankan diplomat Udayanga Weeratunge, who has been accused by the Ukrainian government of providing weapons to a terrorist...

Decision on electoral reforms in 10 days

Decision on electoral reforms in 10 days

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says a decision will be reached on the proposed electoral reforms by political parties within the...

Gota knew about Lasantha’s murder – Mervyn

Gota knew about Lasantha’s murder – Mervyn

UPFA MP Mervyn Silva says that former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is linked to the murder The Sunday Leader founding...

ICRC to broaden operations in SL

ICRC to broaden operations in SL

The government of Sri Lanka has allowed the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to resume operations across the...

2 Lankans at the Cricket World Cup final

2 Lankans at the Cricket World Cup final

Although the Sri Lankan team could not make it to the much anticipated Cricket World Cup final, two Sri Lankans...

Cabinet to take up proposed RTI Act

Cabinet to take up proposed RTI Act

Cabinet minister of public administration and Buddha Sasana Affairs - Karu Jayasuriya is to seek Cabinet approval for the Draft...

President's brother dies

President's brother dies

President Maithripala Sirisena’s brother, Priyantha Sirisena, also known as Weli Raju, had succumbed to his injuries earlier this morning (28)...

Premier Li asks Sri Lanka for continuous, stable policy for Chinese investors

Premier Li asks Sri Lanka for continuous, stable policy for Chinese investors

Premier Li Keqiang asked Sri Lanka Thursday to maintain its continuous and stable policy, and provide good environment for Chinese...

Surgery for president’s brother

Surgery for president’s brother

The president’s younger brother, who had been attacked with an axe, has undergone emergency surgery, and remains in critical condition...

Harmful drugs available galore!

Harmful drugs available galore!

The National Dangerous Drugs Control Board says that they have received details that several harmful drugs are being sold deviously...

2 Lankan housemaids die in Saudi Arabia

2 Lankan housemaids die in Saudi Arabia

A Sri Lankan housemaid has died in a road accident while another had succumbed to burn injuries after being set...

SL President undertakes successful state visit to China

SL President undertakes successful state visit to China

Sri Lankan President, Maithripala Sirisena, paid a State Visit to the People’s Republic of China from 25 to 27 March...

Military intelligence assaults Chundikuli fishermen

Military intelligence assaults Chundikuli fishermen

Members of the military intelligence assaulted Tamil fishermen of Chundikuli in Vadamarachchi at the weekend.

Arjuna writes to President and Premier

Arjuna writes to President and Premier

Ports and Shipping Minister Arjuna Ranathunga has called on President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to be mindful...

SLFP to initiate disciplinary action

SLFP to initiate disciplinary action

SLFP Treasurer, Minister S.B. Navinna says that party members who have violated a directive by the SLFP will have to...

Basil to return

Basil to return

Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa says he will return to the country soon.

Indian Navy ships to dock in Trinco

Indian Navy ships to dock in Trinco

The Indian High Commission in Colombo has stated that four ships from the Indian Navy’s First Training Squadron will arrive...

Indo-Lanka CEPA to the fore again

Indo-Lanka CEPA to the fore again

Bringing back an Indo-Lanka comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA) is likely to be revived following bilateral visits by top officials...

Petition against Scottish training of Lankan police

Petition against Scottish training of Lankan police

A public petition demands Scotland’s police to suspend the training of Sri Lankan policemen, which it has been doing since...

Jeyakumari's daughter released

Jeyakumari's daughter released

The Kilinochchi Magistrate court has called for the immediate release of Vibhushika, the 13-year daughter of activist Jeyakumari Balendran.

3 Lankan Tamils held for migrating people to Australia

3 Lankan Tamils held for migrating people to Australia

The Tamil Nadu 'Q' branch police on Wednesday arrested three Sri Lankan Tamils for illegally migrating the refugees from the...

Atul Keshap, nominated new US ambassador to SL

Atul Keshap, nominated new US ambassador to SL

President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Atul Keshap, a career member of the US Foreign Service, class of...

US plans to help Sri Lanka on governance, accountability

US plans to help Sri Lanka on governance, accountability

The US government said on Tuesday that it was exploring the possibility of increasing its assistance to the Sri Lankan...

Call to appoint interim committee for Judo Association

Call to appoint interim committee for Judo Association

Secretary of Sri Lanka Judo Association (SLJA) Major Tharindu Weerasinghe has requested to appoint an interim committee for the association.

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Skill withstanding time : Buduruwagala

Skill withstanding time : Buduruwagala

Buduruwagala. A classic example of how the ancient sculptor bent rough rock to create a majestic masterpiece... intricate and unique.

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Airlines to change safety policies

Airlines to change safety policies

Airlines across the world have begun requiring two crew members to always be present in the cockpit, in the wake of the French Alps crash.

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Michael Clarke announces retirement

Michael Clarke announces retirement

Australia captain Michael Clarke has announced the World Cup Final will be his last one-day international match, opting to retire from the 50-over game after his third World Cup to...

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Co-pilot wanted to Germanwings destroy plane

Co-pilot wanted to Germanwings destroy plane

The co-pilot of the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps, named as Andreas Lubitz, appeared to want to "destroy the plane", officials said.

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Lata Mangeshkar mimicked at Music Awards

Lata Mangeshkar mimicked at Music Awards

After singer Lata Mangeshkar was mimicked by a female comedian at a music award function, members of the music industry like Alka Yagnik and composer Lalit Pandit said this was...

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'We are going after Rajapaksa’s stolen assets'

'We are going after Rajapaksa’s stolen assets'

In the first government response to the outrage in India over Sri Lankan Prime M...

Sinhalese have a vital role to play in the search for justice – Callum Macrae

Sinhalese have a vital role to play in the search for justice – Callum Macrae

At an event in the British parliament on Tuesday 10 March, the producers of mult...

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Vaastu for happy married life

Vaastu for happy married life

New Delhi: A bond of love and happy married life brings contentment and joy in y...

Why a referendum is necessary for 19A

Why a referendum is necessary for 19A

There are politically important and serious reasons why this piece of legislatio...

Can China, Sri Lanka mend ties with Maithripala Sirisena's visit to Beijing?

Can China, Sri Lanka mend ties with Maithripala Sirisena's visit to Beijing?

Politics may stop at the water's edge, but that's where geopolitics begins. Last...

Sinhala National Anthem & Mahagama Sekara

Sinhala National Anthem & Mahagama Sekara

Mahagama Sekara was a unique and a versatile artiste, rarely met in post indepen...