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Sri Lankan historian Santasilan Kadirgamar passes away

Sri Lankan historian Santasilan Kadirgamar passes away

Santasilan Kadirgamar, veteran historian, passed away here on Saturday after a brief illness. He was 81. He is survived by...

China's Sri Lankan Port Ambitions Persist

China's Sri Lankan Port Ambitions Persist

China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), a subsidiary of the state-owned China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), has proposed the construction of...

Supplementary medical practitioners to strike for 2 days

Supplementary medical practitioners to strike for 2 days

Joint Council of Professions Supplementary to Medicine (PSM) has announced that the medical practitioners attached to Nursing, PSM and Paramedics...

SLFP memberships of 4 including Rajitha, Hirunika cancelled

SLFP memberships of 4 including Rajitha, Hirunika cancelled

The President has ordered to cancel the SLFP memberships of Rajitha Senaratne, S.B. Navinna, M.K.D.S. Gunawardene, Arjuna Ranatunga and Hirunika...

UPFA manifesto launched

UPFA manifesto launched

The manifesto of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) for the 2015 General Election has been presented to President Maithripala...

new report exposes ‘systematic persecution’ of Tamils

new report exposes ‘systematic persecution’ of Tamils

Six years after the end Sri Lanka’s civil war, a new report by the International Truth & Justice Project exposes...

New Constitution needed: TNA

New Constitution needed: TNA

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA), a coalition of Tamil political parties in Sri Lanka, has demanded that the country frame...

‘Sinhale flag’ at Mahinda’s rally (pics)

‘Sinhale flag’ at Mahinda’s rally (pics)

The Yatinuwara election rally of Mahinda Rajapaksa has had ‘Sinhale flags’ raised, and the ‘Lankadeepa’ photographer who had taken the...

Yarshika raped before being killed?

Yarshika raped before being killed?

A three-year-old girl of Elukkadu village in Kilinochchi, whose body had been found nearly a month after she had gone...

Sri Lankan student missing from coastal Karnataka

Sri Lankan student missing from coastal Karnataka

A Sri Lankan student, who was studying hotel management course at a renowned college in Moodbidri town in coastal Karnataka...

Sri Lanka shares ease on profit-taking, month-end settlements

Sri Lanka shares ease on profit-taking, month-end settlements

Sri Lankan shares slipped on Monday in thin trade from a two-month closing high hit in the previous session due...

‘Rajapaksa, henchmen under probe’

‘Rajapaksa, henchmen under probe’

Investigations are proceeding on allegations of fraud and corruption against former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and his henchmen, says minister Gamini...

Ruggerite Thajudeen’s death was not accidental - CID

Ruggerite Thajudeen’s death was not accidental - CID

The death of well known rugby player Wasim Thajudeen three years ago was not due to a vehicle accident, the...

Don’t fan the flames of racism - Gayantha

Don’t fan the flames of racism - Gayantha

Malinda Rajapaksa and his clan are sowing racism and fanning its flames. We urge them to engage any sort of...

Dodampahala Thera’s sermon from altar (video)

Dodampahala Thera’s sermon from altar (video)

The first in its kind in Sri Lanka, Ven. Dodampahala Rahula Thera has delivered a sermon from a catholic altar...

HRCSL complaint filed over Panama land grabbing

HRCSL complaint filed over Panama land grabbing

A group of civil organisations today (27) filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka against the...

Gold smuggled through fishermen?

Gold smuggled through fishermen?

Indian Customs officials in Kerala anticipate possibilities of gold being sneaked into the State from neighbouring countries like Sri Lanka...

New MoU between Sobhitha Thera & PM

New MoU between Sobhitha Thera & PM

The United National Front will sign a MoU with 75 political parties, civil society organizations and trade unions, including Ven...

China’s MCC gets part of central expressway contract

China’s MCC gets part of central expressway contract

Sri Lanka has given Metallurgical Corporation of China (MCC) a contract to build the first section of an expressway to...

Sri Lankan President welcomed in Maldives (Pics)

Sri Lankan President welcomed in Maldives (Pics)

The Sri Lankan President was welcomed at Ibrahim Nasir International Airport by the Vice President, Ahmed Adheeb Abdul Gafoor, Foreign...

UPFA manifesto launch put off for tomorrow

UPFA manifesto launch put off for tomorrow

The UPFA has put off, until 9.00 am tomorrow (28), the launch of its manifesto for the parliamentary election, which...

Japan pledges 245m aid for HR Development schols

Japan pledges 245m aid for HR Development schols

The Government of Japan has selected the 2nd batch of 15 prospective scholars under its Second Phase of Japanese Grant...

Ranil to introduce new constitution

Ranil to introduce new constitution

The UNP leadership will introduce a new constitution for the country in view of the new political trends and changes...

‘BBS didn’t attack Muslims’

‘BBS didn’t attack Muslims’

The Bodu Bala Sena or anyone linked to the organization never attacked Muslims, says its CEO Dilanthe Withanage.

16 schoolchildren hurt after road mishap

16 schoolchildren hurt after road mishap

A teacher and 16 schoolchildren have been injured after a schoolbus collided with a jeep this morning (July 27).

Rajapaksas used war for existence, personal gain – Mangala (video)

Rajapaksas used war for existence, personal gain – Mangala (video)

The Mahinda Rajapaksa regime used the war for its existence and personal gain, says foreign affairs minister Mangala Samaraweera, stressing...

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High speed internet for entire Sri Lanka by Google

High speed internet for entire Sri Lanka by Google

Foreign, Telecommunications and IT Minister, Mangala Samaraweera, today (28) announced on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka a historic initiative to cover the entire country with affordable high-speed internet...

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Jen Welter appointed NFL's first female coach

Jen Welter appointed NFL's first female coach

Jen Welter has become the first female coach in the NFL after being appointed by the Arizona Cardinals.

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Gaddafi son sentenced to death over war crimes

Gaddafi son sentenced to death over war crimes

A court in Libya has sentenced Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of deposed leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, and eight others to death over war crimes linked to the 2011 revolution.

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Saif's quest to kill Mumbai attack's mastermind

Saif's quest to kill Mumbai attack's mastermind

After setting the box office on fire with his last release Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Kabir Khan is finally out with the dramatic trailer of his much-delayed film Phantom, reported.

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A People's Business

A People's Business

The financial industry of Sri Lanka is going through many changes where new regu...

“We don’t have a Mahinda Rajapaksa phobia"

“We don’t have a Mahinda Rajapaksa phobia"

“We don’t have a Mahinda Rajapaksa phobia. We have defeated him and he is no lon...

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How shrimp farming wreaked havoc on Sri Lanka’s coasts

How shrimp farming wreaked havoc on Sri Lanka’s coasts

We are not far from the ocean here. The air smells of salt and sulphur, of marin...

Rajapaksa treads a different path

Rajapaksa treads a different path

The way Rajapaksa got tickets for himself and his supporters has shown who the “...

Aditi Phadnis: Irony, thy name is Sri Lanka

Aditi Phadnis: Irony, thy name is Sri Lanka

As Indian Parliament gets ready to convene the monsoon session - and prepares it...

Renewal of US GSP: What it offers Sri Lankan exporters

Renewal of US GSP: What it offers Sri Lankan exporters

President Obama signed the ‘Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015’ on 29 June...